Oct 21, 2013

Garnier's BB, Sparkling Cranberries and Hermes for iPhones.

I'm calling this photo 'a change is as good as a holiday'.  How fortuitous was it that I took a photo of my new BB creams on top of the suitcase I was meant to be putting away?






My excuse for blogging a second impulse makeup purchase in as many days is that I've managed to misplace the Kiehl's BB cream I usually wear.  Things always happen for a reason.  After I flapped around for a day with a BB free face, I was at Coles buying some milk and found the Garnier BB range on special for $10 each.  I've previously used the regular version of the cream but my skin didn't cope too well with it.  This time around, I've chosen the sensitive skin formula and also the new eye roll on version which for some reason only comes in the 'light' shade.  Perhaps the research unit at the Garnier Institute discovered that the bags under everyone's eyes responds to the one shade whilst discolouration of other parts of the face does not.  The sensitive skin BB cream also contains SPF 15 which isn't clear on the packaging but is stated on Garnier Australia's website.

I'm glad I lost my regular BB cream because I'm very impressed with Garnier's so far.  It wears very well and doesn't look greasy or chalky when worn on its own.  I think there still is a trade off for high SPF face care.  You get the sun protection but have to suffer a bit of a ghostly pallor for it.  I've talked myself into settling for SPF 15 on account of the fact that I spend all day indoors for work.

The eye roll on is lighter in consistency than the Youthful Radiance version which is also tinted.  Despite this, it did a good job of hiding last night's poor sleep.  It's even easier to blend that Youthful Radiance and also dries to a nice, non greasy finish.

It looks like Garnier isn't just Australia's #1 BB cream brand but mine as well.  I've tried L'Oreal's in addition to Kiehl's in the past but Garnier still wins overall for me.  It's a nice price, performs well and is easy to purchase from both supermarkets and specialty retailers.  Reader J tells me that Aldi in the UK have a killer BB cream but I haven't seen it in their Australian stores.  I just had a quick look on the Aldi Australia website and couldn't find it there either.  I'll keep my eyes peeled.




This time last year, I was battling a serious orange juice habit.  Not just any kind of OJ, mind you, but that pulpy, freshly squeezed kind.  I couldn't start the day without a large glass and I reckon I drank twice as much OJ as milk or water back then.  Fortunately, Baby SSG is none the worse for it.  These days, I have a much healthier relationship with oranges.  One a day consumed as the whole fruit is all I need at the moment.


I do have a new drink obsession this year though - sparkling cranberry juice.  It's refreshing, has just enough fizz and best of all, it may be labelled 'diet' but doesn't taste it at all.  A four can pack retails for around $6.



My other 'thing' for the warmer weather is chambray.  It's been decades since I've worn it and I'm making up for lost time.  


Shirt and tank top (in both photos) - Cotton On, belt and shorts - GAP.


I got this shirt from Cotton On and I live in it at the weekends.  I'm a firm believer in how a soft cotton shirt can save a pair of short shorts from going to wrong town in a thirtysomething closer to forty woman's wardrobe.





Another idea for the shorts could be an artfully tied scarf.  I discovered the Hermes iphone app a few weeks back and it's so convenient to have the scarf knotting cards on your phone.  You never know when your advanced scarf knotting techniques could be called for and it's always nice to be prepared.

That's all from me today!

Have a good one.




10 comments:

  1. Hanging out to try that cranberry stuff.
    I got some great BB cream from Korea. Those guys invented BB cream, I think. It's cheap and awesome.

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    1. Cilla
      I must investigate the Korean versions.

      SSG xxx

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  2. I should try that BB cream. Can you believe I still haven't tried one? I'm so behind the times! :P

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    1. Lorraine,
      You need a BB or two in your life!

      SSG xxx

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  3. I just want to say how much I really enjoy your blog. Limited sponsored stuff, down to earth, likeable - it is def a really nice read :). Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I saw some carters boys clothes at trade secret today. I am not even sure if you have this shop in Sydney but thought you might want to know if you need some more ;)

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  4. Hope you like the BB cream! I've tried 2 of the garnier ones and they are just too oily and clog my skin - even the oil free one! I've got a maybeline one at the moment, to tide me over until I find something new. Quite liking it so far :)

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    1. Mica
      Was thinking about the Maybelline one. Glad it's working for you. Might be an excuse to try it when I have to stock up on their mascaras next time.

      SSG xxx

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  5. Cool, I'm gonna try that sparkling cranberry juice out too! And download that iphone app even though I don't really knot scarves, like you said,it could come in handy.

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  6. I'm so addicted to chambray. I bought three shirts in the past month in different shades of blue. I'm itching to buy more, but I'm trying to hold off until my next overseas trip (where I know I'll spend some more).

    That app sounds super useful too! Must remember to download it.

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