Monday, 28 November 2011

Nanoblur - yes or no?

You can't fault the marketers of Nanoblur for confidence.

To say that their product will make you look '10 years younger in 40 seconds' is a bold statement to say the least.

The basis of their claim is that Nanoblur creates an optical illusion with light reflecting particles which essentially airbrushes away the signs of ageing - wrinkles, dark spots, sagging etc.  The nerd part of me was intrigued by this premise so when I spotted it in Boots in Newcastle, I had to give it a go.

My first impression on application was that it seemed to slightly dull the complexion.  This is no bad thing - it toned down the ruddier areas & mattified the shinier ones and overall my skin tone was more even.  Besides that, I couldn't see much of a difference.

When I wore it out in public however, the reaction was interesting.  My boyfriend commented quite spontaneously on how amazing I looked.  My brother, who is blunt in the way only a sibling can get away with, told me that I was looking good.  I had a lot more lingering glances than usual from gentlemen.  

I wasn't complaining...

I probably will buy this again although I'm not sure how long the product will be around.  I think customers will be irritated by the outrageous claim which can never be fulfilled and won't buy a second tube.

A few notes about application.  If you have dry skin, it's advised on the blurb to mix it in with your moisturiser.  I have very dry, sensitive skin and personally I found it better to apply moisturiser, wait a few seconds and then apply Nanoblur.  It has a tightening effect but I didn't suffer any adverse reactions.  

It's also advised to apply Nanoblur on top of foundation.  Don't.  When I tried this, I had to wipe off my foundation and start again. It just mixes the foundation into a goopy mess.  I don't think you need Nanoblur if you have the right foundation.

In the U.K. you can buy it from Boots here for £19.99 and elsewhere in the world here

Friday, 25 November 2011

Something to make you smile - Jesus Christ in Richmond Park

I'm not a great fan of re-posting other people's stuff but this was far too funny not to share...

That poor man.  Tee hee!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Travels with my work

It's been an exhausting couple of weeks.  I've been on the road for work.  Don't get me wrong - I love travelling with my work but nothing beats being at home.

I've been to Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow.

I saw very little of Manchester unfortunately.  Newcastle was lovely.  It's a very beautiful (and cold) city.  The Tyne River runs through the centre of it.  It's a narrow river with steep banks which makes for a very dramatic vista.

Glasgow?  Well Glasgow's Glasgow.  If you've been there, you'll know what I mean.  Raw, exciting, friendly.  And rough.

I've been to all of these cities before but I do enjoy returning because every visit throws up something new.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Lest we forget

'In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.'
  We are free because of their sacrifices.  
Armistice Day 

Sunday, 6 November 2011

A feline vistor

I'd love to have a pet.  Cat or dog, I'm not fussy.  Unfortunately my lifestyle just wouldn't allow it.  I work unsociable hours and I'm often away from home.

So I was very pleased when a neighbourhood cat decided to adopt me. We've named her 'Zero' as in Cat Zero, the first cat in our home, (yes, we're nerds).

A visit from Zero is like a state visit from the Queen.  She walks in, announcing herself with a little 'meow' then proceeds to investigate every room, climbing into cupboards and onto surfaces, rubbing herself against the furniture and sniffing everything.  She never accepts food so it really does seem like the only reason she comes visiting is to be sociable.  When she's here, I find myself trying to make things as comfortable as possible for her like switching on the heating.  Is that sad of me?  Very probably.

I'll leave you with a picture of her looking at the tree outside the living room window.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Object of desire - Chanel Peridot nail varnish

A couple of days ago I saw a girl on the tube with the most incredible nails.  It looked like her nails were beautiful, shimmering gold leaf.  I don't usually talk to people on public transport but I had to ask her what nail varnish she was wearing.  It turned out to be Chanel Peridot.

Image from

I will have to treat myself to a bottle as well as a professional manicure.  Something this lovely deserves more than my usual inept smeared efforts.

This needs to be the focus of a look, I think, so I'll keeping the rest of my outfit quite plain.


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