Acne and grey hair should be mutually exclusive!

A few months ago, a surprise package arrived from Garnier.  I felt very “Julie & Julia” until I remembered that I had perhaps answered a request by another blogger to try some new products…I’ll stick with the “Julie & Julia” idea that someone randomly sent me stuff as a new blogger, it makes for a better story.

So, upon opening the package, I found two boxes of the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream in Light and Medium.  My skin is pale at the best of times, so I gifted the Medium to a friend to try out and report back.

Since my mid-twenties, I’ve been lucky enough to have both grey hair and acne at the same time.  Lucky me! They should be mutually exclusive!  Once the tinsel hair kicks in, the acne should cease.  God, if you’re listening, make it happen, k?

Despite my spotty complexion, I’ve never been one for a lot of makeup, but have always used foundation (in winter) powder, mascara and lip gloss.  This BB Cream is an all-in-one tinted moisturiser with an SPF of 15 so I decided to try it for a while to see how my *ahem* problem skin would react.

From the first wear, I found the BB Cream to be smooth to apply, easily absorbed and light.  Despite the tint, it doesn’t go on like a foundation (thick) but does even out the imperfections in my skin.  I wear powder over the top and it lasts really well.

The verdict: I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cream.  I’m a definite convert, and now just need to convince my local supermarket to start stocking it.  My skin is lovely and hydrated, with very few of the problems I used to experience when I wore foundation.  The fact that it has an SPF of 15 is a real bonus, as although it won’t give maximum protection out in the sun all day, it certainly works well to provide some protection that my regular make up/moisturisers don’t.


WOW toys review and giveaway

I remember when Mr2 was a baby and he was given his first WOW toy.  To be honest I didn’t think much of it at the time as we had a playroom filled with various brands and styles of playthings – I thought it was just another one in the mix. Wrong!

Mr2  soon taught me about the fun and imagination that goes hand-in-hand with these little vehicles.  Each toy comes with at least one character, and some include animals and other accessories.  I especially love the baby-wearing mama – a toy after my own heart!  See her in the middle below?

Another bonus is the fact that they run on friction motors – NO BATTERIES!  Who else has been caught out on a birthday or Christmas with a toy that can’t be played with for lack of batteries?  I know we have and WOW toys won’t give you this problem.  They simply don’t need anything to make them a part of any imaginary play.

The boxes state the ages are from 1.5 – 5yo but my kids have (and continue to) play with it outside of these ages.  Not to mention the fact that I love to play with them too!  Check out the granny riding the sidecar below – yep, that was me!  Santa often flies the rescue helicopter and the farmer gets around in the pink racing car.  Hmmm, you gotta have fun too right?

Hand on heart I can say that these toys get the most play in our house (this can be evidenced by the insanely large collection we have) and that’s because they ignite your child’s imagination.  They’re not intricate and fiddly which works well with chubby little fingers.  You don’t have to worry about them breaking because they have a 10yr satisfaction guarantee including for breakages.  Any toy that can withstand the wrath of my 2yo wins my vote.

Thanks to Modern Brands we are lucky enough to have an ‘Ernie The Fire Engine’ to give away to one lucky reader.  If you’d like to be part of this fabulous prize (our very first WOOT) simply follow the directions below:

  1. You must be an Australian resident
  2. You must be subscribed to one of the following: the Working Women Australia Facebook Page OR Twitter OR Blog
  3. Tell us in a comment below what your favourite childhood toy was (include your email address for the winner to be contacted)
  4. This giveaway will run for one week – ending on 2nd of November at Midnight.
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