It was a big weekend in hot cross bun eating and magazine reading at SSG Manor.
The Prince George edition of the AWW was fascinating not only for the exclusive royal itinerary feature (Good Friday at the Royal Easter Show - am I foolish for even thinking of going?) but also this sample of the latest and greatest in skin care - Revitalift Magic Blur, L'Oreal's take on the blur cream phenomenon.
The hype over this L'Oreal version has been off the dial, apparently. There are YouTube videos showing miraculous transformations in skin texture, colour and radiance but also plenty of less favourable reviews. Which you'll always get with products like this. I'm linking to this objective review from Musings of A Muse because it reflects my own experience of Magic Blur. Especially the points about increasing make up wear and minimizing pores.
In addition to the Muse observations, I found that Magic Blur worked a treat on the bags under my eyes and added to what my current under eye concealer (Garnier's BB version) does in terms of brightening and lightening. It's also a good base of eye makeup and makes getting rid of liner smudges easier than on skin that hasn't been prepped with a bit of blur.
Some people have been using blur creams over their alphabet creams or foundations but this didn't work for me.
I was so impressed with the sample that I went out and got myself the $24.99 full sized tube. I snapped up the last tube at my local Priceline. Garnier's version retails for around $16.99 but didn't appear to be selling as quickly as L'Oreal's. When in doubt, pick the one that's flying off the shelves, I say.
|Top - Mix Apparel, neckalce - Red Phoenix Emporium.|
He's starting to show an interest in these Crayola dry erase crayons. I was trying to get him scribbling on the black board because he's been using biros on my yoga mat when I'm not looking. He's figured something's up because the crayons are breakable whilst the biros are not. He does like sitting on the board and then scribbling on the floorboards and my jeans though. It's a start.