Food, family, fitness.....plus a little creativity.
Wild and Crazy Day....
with some wild and crazy girls :P There's been food, drink, merriment, singstar, tantrums and brownies.........the fabric is soaking, getting ready for a big dyeing session! Pictures (hopefully!) tomorrow.
So....lets talk about The Ordinary. I first heard about this brand last year from the fabulous Wayne Goss, via his Youtube channel. He was really quite enthusiastic about it, which struck me as kind of cool, so I set out to gather more information before deciding if I would try some of these products out.
As it turns out, this wasn't difficult - there's been a huge amount of buzz all over the internet about the brand, and it's not hard to see why. The products are completely transparent in what they're for, are full of proven active ingredients and the price point is spectacularly low. I'm on quite a tight budget, so the price point is kind of a big deal to me ;)
I started small, picking up the Matrixyl 10% + HA and the Lactic 10% + HA 2%. I found these in-store at Myer and paid the princely sum of $33 odd for both. I had my fingers crossed that these would work well for me and they certainly haven't disappointed.
Welcome back to my review series! Today, I'm going to give my initial thoughts on the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% from The Ordinary.
To start with, I'd like to talk about the purpose of this particular offering from The Ordinary and why you might like to try this kind of product. This formula is aimed specifically at those with blemish prone and oily skin (that's me!), it's claims are that it reduces the appearance of blemishes and congestion. The zinc content is also purported to reduce visible sebum activity, which should result in a less oily appearance, for all of the oily girls and guys out there. Sounds awesome, right? Well...yes and no. If you'd like to know why, please read on.
I'd like to note, as with previous reviews, that I have an acne prone, oily but also maturing complexion. I also have somewhat sensitive skin, though which ingredients will 'set me off' can be a little unpredictable. With that in mind, here's my first impressions…
I had a *great* op shopping trip a couple of weeks ago, with my 'big' girl, Miss N. She was cursing me at every turn, with me grabbing amazing finds the second we'd walk into the stores. In the one trip I found - a reasonably current (and apparently never used) Tupperware colander (the double one that locks together), a brand new Lorna Jane top (with the built in support), brand new Colorado leather bag (tags still on it), a vintage Fendi bag and a vintage Chanel scarf. *None* of these items cost more than $5 each. Now, as with all designer items, there are plenty of knock-offs out there, but I suspect that the Fendi is probably real. Which is awesome, of course :P The Chanel scarf, I also think may be real. Here is why....
The Fendi has a *lot* of wear - it's clearly quite old.....yet is still in remarkably sturdy condition. All of the hardware has the logo/name engraved, it's spelled correctly, even font and not crooked.
As you can see, there's a …