Monday, August 10, 2015

Five Fabulous Faves!


Ready for a quickie? Here are Five Fabulous Faves, featuring things I've been loving lately!



FreezeFrame Revitaleyes
I've avoided this brand for the longest time, because honestly it just sounded too gimmicky. This product claims to solve three under eye problems at once: visibly reduce wrinkles by up to 63%, lift away under eye bags and puffiness and diminish under eye darkness and shadows. That's my kind of product! I am very pleased with the results this gives me. The fine lines under my eyes have greatly reduced and the whole area is looking smoother and firmer I love the light gel consistency too, and the fact that you can use it under makeup. I will definitely keep buying this, and recommend it to anyone with fine lines or wrinkles under their eyes.

Lush Ultrabland Facial Cleanser
I found this to be a strange, yet addictive product. I received a generous-sized sample which I got about five goes at; in this time I went from shock to confusion to acceptance to fondness to falling in love with this product! Ultrabland is rich, soft, thick and oily..... and it doesn't come off easily. After massaging it over your face you have to use a damp flannel to remove it. This takes some getting used to. But the results are amazing. My skin felt soft, smooth, plumped up and balanced. I loved this so much I returned to Lush and bought the full size product.

Wearing Different Earrings!
This might not seem like a big deal to most people, but I am not one to put much effort into changing my earrings from day to day. Ever since my splurge in Lovisa however, I've decided to make a special effort to don a different pair (nearly) every day, and I'm loving it. It only takes an extra minute to swap my earrings each morning, so I don't know why I haven't done this sooner (actually yes I do: it's called extreme laziness). I used to have two holes pierced in each ear plus one up the top of my left ear but I let them grow over. Now I 'm thinking of getting some more holes put in, just so I can wear more earrings!

Garnier Perfect Blur Smoothing Base Perfector
This is not the sort of product I usually love. I am not big on primers, bases and blurring creams. However, I decided to give this another whirl recently and lo and behold, was mightily impressed with the results. I don't know if I was just using it wrongly the first time or maybe I didn't give it a proper chance. I only use a very small amount of this on my inner cheeks and chin to cover up pores and under my eyes to blur any fine lines my eye cream has not managed to fully eradicate. The result is a smooth as silk base, and when I apply foundation, my complexion looks virtually flawless. Another huge advantage is that this makes my Bobbi Brown Corrector a dream to apply under my eyes. The Corrector is highly pigmented and amazing at covering dark circles, but the formula is slightly sticky - Perfect Blur makes it glide on effortlessly and skim over fine lines, since they are already filled in with the Perfect Blur Base Perfector. Winning!

Cooking New Recipes!
One of my August Goals was to cook five new recipes and I'm nearly there already. I'm really enjoying making new dishes (and so is my husband, I might add, as he's reaping the rewards. Not so much our fussy son - I'm still having to cook him a separate dinner every night). Unbelievably, I haven't had any disastrous results. Quite frankly, I am shocked that everything has tasted really nice. So far I have made Shepherd's Pie with Sweet Potato Topping; Sausage and Spinach Pasta; Cashew Chicken with Honey and Soy; and Bacon, Sour Cream and Chive Jacket Potatoes. I'm still deciding whether to blog these dishes so you can see how they all turned out!

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29 comments:

  1. I know all about too lazy to change or put in earrings. I had 3 holes in each ear and two have now grown in. lol At least you've inspired me to put some earrings on tomorrow. :)

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    1. I'm glad I inspired you. And I'm glad I'm not the only one lazy enough to let their holes grow over. LOL

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  2. I'm getting better at earring swaps but I feel like I need more dangly ones! I've heard good things about the Garnier Perfect Blur so I'm going to keep an eye out for a special.

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    1. Yes I have a tendency to buy studs and then I really want more longer, dangly ones, too. Weird!

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  3. Yes! I'm using perfect blur under foundation around my mouth for my swatches, I've got scars above my lip which look bloody awful and this stuff seems to help cover them!! I gotta get to a lush...and the shop too haha, that cleanser sounds tops!

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    1. Bahaha! Perfect Blur is like putting Spakfilla in holes on the wall (not that I've ever done this?), it's really effective isn't it?

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  4. I've been hearing quite a bit about the Perfect Blur, and now I want to try it even more!

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  5. I recently bought a Lush face mask, cant wait to try it! I want the same results :p

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Good luck :) There's not much from Lush that I don't like, to be honest!

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  6. The Freeze Frame Revitaleyes sounds fabulous! Does it actually get rid of the puffiness and bags as well as the fine lines? If so where do I get it from???

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    1. I got it from Priceline.It does help overall, however it's best at firming up the area and decreasing the fine lines. The best product I've found to banish eyebags/puffiness is Skin Doctors EyeTuck. That really helped me :)

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  7. Oh my three girls are SO SO SO in love with Lovisa. It's replaces Smiggle in eyes. (They are growing up!!)

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    1. I understand why they love it as I had an absolute ball in there. Like a kid in a candy shop!

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  8. I had a love hate relationshipw with my gariner blur, at first it broke me out... but i eventually adapted to the product and learned to love it!

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    1. I am so happy it didn't break me out as my skin is quite troublesome at times! Glad it's working for you now :)

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  9. the yellow stud earrings are adorable DF xox

    www.doaner-fide.com

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    1. I wished they looked as good on, but unfortunately I look stupid in them. :/

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  10. I have been terrible at remembering to wear any jewellery lately! Especially earrings - I am worried my holes will close over! I haven't heard of the Garnier product so might look into this one.

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    1. So was I, that's why I decided to do something about it! Plus I wanted to actually use all the new earrings I bought!

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  11. Love this quickie post! I'm loving the eye cream, if you reckon it works I'm in!! Also I'm with you on the earrings. It is a great accessory to change your look and jazz it up. You have inspired me to do some more retail therapy this weekend!

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    1. Yay! Hope you pick up some lovely pieces over the weekend! :)

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  12. I love lush! More the hair stuff...

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    1. The Big shampoo is pretty good! Which Lush hair products would you recommend?

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  13. Di, I am so glad you are back onto the Garnier blur cream. I just bought my second one (after forgetting that I loved it) and im loving it even more the second time too. Bron x

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    1. Yes, it's so good! Rediscovering forgotten products is the best! x

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  14. What a lovely bunch of faves hon - love that you included all different sorts of things ♥ I'm a Lovisa lover I must admit, I go bonkers ever time I walk into their store ha ha. And after reading your excellent review I'm pretty keen to try out the FreezeFrame Revitaleyes, thanks a bunch hon! ♥♥♥

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