Thursday, 20 August 2009

A beauty pilgrimage to the Isle of Wight


Fact: the Liz Earle shop on the Isle of Wight (a short stroll from Ryde Pier, up Union Street) attracts 20,000 visitors a year. Well, make that 20,001: yesterday, Jo dropped in for a visit, and to have lunch with Kim Buckland - Liz Earle’s lovely and very clever business partner, a bit of an unsung heroine in this fast-growing British beauty business. So: here’s Kim’s moment of well-deserved glory, smiling (as well she should) beside the completely fabulous new Superskin products. (Think: luscious body cream, bust and d├ęcolletage treatment, and a great new lip-and-eye product. Our skins are gratefully lapping these up…) Turns out there’s one customer who even stays opposite, so she can visit the store every day. Frankly, so would we - if we only lived nearer…! On Jo's beauty wishlist? After a delicious garlic-laced lunch with Kim at the IOW's famous Garlic Farm restaurant, Liz Earle Naturally Active should definitely consider a botanical breath-freshener, for a bit of clever co-branding!