Liz Loves: Souping, More Makeup And A Beautiful New Year

Liz Loves: Souping, More Makeup And A Beautiful New Year

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by Grazia |

Say hello to Liz Loves! Each and every week, our Health & Beauty Director, Liz Hambleton, will be revealing her beauty secrets and makeup must-haves direct from_ Grazia _HQ...*

Environ Level 4:

Another new year means another year older, so I'm hitting it straight on the head by upgrading the level of active ingredients in my daily moisturiser. After a year on level 3 of Environ AVST I've moved onwards and upwards to level 4. This product has changed the quality of my skin so I'm excited to see what happens now.

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Souping Is The New Juicing:

After ten thousand mince pies and far too many glasses of port, I've put myself on two week soup detox to help shift the Christmas pounds. It's cheap, healthy and warming so the perfect fix for January - juicing can also feel like such a drag and I'm not a fan of going hungry! There's no set recipe I follow, it' s a matter of popping everything I have in fridge into a pan and cooking it up before blending. Carrots, celery, peppers spiced up with chilli, ginger and tumeric have been going down very well. If I need something more filling I'll add pulses or sweet potato into the mix.

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Helmut Lang Eau De Parfum

A truly modern scent. I've fallen in love with the re-issued trio of fragrances from Helmut Lang (available in the Westbourne Grove store). True to form, each is sharp, chic, sophisticated with a unusal edge and the bottle is just timeless. I've been wearing mine all over Christmas and new year and have receieved so many compliments.

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Yoga Work Outs

I'm off to Mustique on a work trip (yipee!) in just over a week so naturally I'm trying to turn myself into a hard bodied Victoria's Secret Angel before I bare all to my colleagues in a bikini. Rather than put myself through the latest gruelling body bootcamps, I've turned to strength building power yoga to tighten my tummy, lift my butt and shift any softness around my hips. LA Yoga legend Bryan Kest is the king of power yoga (If you go onto YouTube you'll find his classic power yoga tutorials available - start at level one and build to level three){:rel=nofollow}as well as a newer ones. I love the very retro 80s one seen here. Any man than practices yoga topless and with cut off Levi 501s is fine with me...

** New Year New Beauty Motto**

This will be the year that I finally get my makeup mojo. I intend to wear more! (Red) lipstick, learn to pencil in my brows like a pro and actually be bothered to curl my lashes. Three quite standard issue beauty moves that I NEVER do but I know can make a huge difference to the face. After all. I have the best of beauty industry on speedial for tips, advice and practical product reccomendations. Look out for a wave of more advanced two minute make over tutorials....

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