Monday, November 26, 2012

Dark spots belong on dalmatians, giraffes and cheetahs



Lets lighten things up around here shall we?

My last few blog posts have been a tad heavy - unfortunately heavy issues are just that. Heavy. So I make no apologies for that. But because you have all been so patient with me, and read the heavy stuff, I'm doing a give away. The very first for Life on the hill.

Now if you've been reading for a while you will know that I am the budget queen, or known affectionately as Frugal Vicky. Its a title I'm happy to have. I like nice things, and to look after myself as much as the next girl does, but I also have to do it on a budget. Gone are the days where I can buy what I want, when I want it, and not care about the price tag.

About half way through this year I started using Garnier's BB Cream and Pure 3 in 1 cleanser. I have had problem skin since I was pregnant with Nathan - 15 years ago, and have tried EVERYTHING! When I started using these two products, I noticed a significant improvement in my skin after only a couple of weeks. Not only was my skin improving, but my wallets wasn't taking a huge hit in doing so. I'm pretty certain I have told everyone I know about these two products. I got my daughter using them both, and she has gone on to tell her friends as well.

When I saw the promotions for the launch of the new Garnier product Dark Spot Corrector, that helps correct sun spots, age spots and acne marks I was keen to try it. I was just waiting for it to hit the shelves!


Fate intervened, and I was very lucky to be gifted Garnier's new Dark Spot Corrector to trial, as well as the new BB Cream for combination and oily skin.




I have been using both these new products for about the last ten weeks, and LOVE them. I'll be honest and tell you that I have no idea why these products are working so well on my skin. Maybe its the Vitamin C found in both of them... I don't know. All I do know, is that my skin feels, and looks the best it has in a very long time. It is literally glowing. It doesn't appear dull anymore, and feels soft and supple. Which is pretty good going for the nearly 43 year old.


My skin care routine involves minimum effort. I use the Garnier Pure 3 in 1 face wash, Dark Spot Corrector moisturiser, morning and night. In the day, I will put the BB cream on after the moisturiser, and if I'm going out at night, I will use the BB cream as a base for my foundation.

Here are some pictures of before and after. It wasn't until today that I could visually make the comparison when I took a photo. My skin looks a lot more even, definitely more hydrated, and generally healthy.
First picture Beginning of September,
second picture 26/11/12

The biggest difference I can is my skin more
hydrated and looks better




I love that my daughter is happy using the BB cream as well. Its a far better option for her young skin then foundation, with the added bonus of SPF in it, and has helped clear up blemishes on her face.

Garnier have given me the opportunity to give four lucky readers in Australia (sorry, overseas readers) the opportunity to try these products. All you need to do is tell me why you would like to receive a Garnier Dark Spot Corrector and BB Cream Package. Winner will be drawn 10 December 2012.

Disclaimer - Garnier sent me some Dark Spot Corrector and BB cream samples as a thank you for being involved in the twitter conversation on launch night of the Dark Spot Corrector. I have received no payment for this blog post. Opinions are my own. I just honestly love Garnier

THIS GIVE AWAY IS NOW FINISHED

27 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh I need some of this stuff!!! Even at 26 my kids have given me dark circles LOL I love how you showed the photos too hun! looks great!

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  2. BECAUSE I need some vitamin c to give me a natural face lift!

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  3. Hi Vicky,
    How have you been since Blogtoberfest? I just wanted to let you know that I'm hosting another (albeit gentler and more introspective) blog challenge over the month of December called #reverb12. Would be so rapt if you joined us!
    There's a little giveaway too. :-)
    Details here: http://isawyoudancing.blogspot.com.au/p/reverb12.html
    Take care,
    Kat xxx
    PS No need to enter me in the draw, but thanks for the kind offer!

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  4. With all these hype regarding to this Garnier products, I would love to try it out on my ever-ending skin problems!

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    1. Kazzie, do you have an email address that I can contact you on if you win? Just email me on mine, which is available on the All About Me (sometimes) tab.

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  5. I'm another who's skin has never recovered from the hormonal rollercoaster of pregnancy, followed by the sleepless nights with a newborn. Would love to try some new products! Great giveaway :)

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  6. I've heard so much about Garnier BB cream - would love to try it.

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  7. I so need this I have dark ageing spots which I am trying to cover on a daily basis ,Garnier come to my rescue please

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  8. Because I run the risk of all my dark spots and freckles suddenly joining one day to create a weird mottled orange tan!

    X

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  9. My face is patchy like a zebra.

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  10. After moving to QLD from London my skin went into "sun shock". Six years later i have sun spots and freckles over my once clear skin. I'm actually embarressed by them and i hate people looking at my face! Help!

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    1. Hi Kristen, could you send me your email address in case you win. You can contact me via my email address which is on the it's all about me tab :)

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  11. I would love to even out my skin tone with the Dark Spot Corrector. Also, the BB Cream for oily skin would be perfect for me because I've always had oily skin. Love Garnier!

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  12. I would love to try these products, especially as I'm currently sporting the 'mask of pregnancy'...nice dark shadow popping up on my face due to all my wonderful pregnancy hormones, no glow here for me!

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  13. Because I have dark spots and blemishes, which makes me very self conscious

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  14. I'm 40 but still have oily combination skin with some sun damage. I would love to give them a go. Thanks Garnier!

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  15. I really want to try the dark spot corrector, I have the worst pigmentation that has gotten worse with each of my 3 pregnancies. I've also had acne since my early teens, so I have heaps of marks from that too! My skin is so patchy, I'm embarrassed to let people see me without makeup! I love the idea of putting the BB cream on as a base for your make-up, really want to try that out now!

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  16. I have tried so may different cosmetics before to try and solve this problem so I would love to try this. I am doubtful about how good this will work as nothing has worked for me before so would love to try
    arballantyne@dodo.com.au

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  17. I'd love to try it on my 'pregnency spots' that are still with me 10 years later

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  18. Adoescence was not kind to me,
    A face left scarred from bad acne,
    Pregnancy left my cheeks all dotty-
    Hopefully this cream can make me a hottie!

    catherinetuckey02@gmail.com

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  19. i suffer from really bad bags under my eyes so i use concealer everyday to lighten them snd i have sufferd and still suffer from acne quite badly now and im 41 years oldi really dont understand it ive tried many a product to date but still concealer works the best i would love to win so i could try these and see if the can help me in ome aid of my acne + sun damaged skin and my dark rings

    jjam8094@optusnet.com.au

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  20. I love Garnier their BB cream is one of my staples would love to try the dark spot corrector.
    operationhotmother@hellokitty.com

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  21. My skin thinks it's a dalmatian and although I like freckles the sun makes them look like brown patches

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  22. I'd love to try this out as I never get enough sleep and I'm very self-conscious of the bags under my eyes! I've tried lots of different things but being a uni student I can only afford the occasional new product... This would be the perfect Christmas treat!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    everbloom36@hotmail.com

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  23. Living with lines and spots can be tough
    And honest, some days, I just have enough
    I've tried endless products but no results
    A waste of money certainly insults!
    So, these would really be welcome on my face
    If I win, that would be ace!!

    *email is kookla123@yahoo.com

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  24. I would love to try this Vicki. I'm out doing a bit of road cycling and my skin could use some TLC. Thanks for putting on a great giveaway!

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  25. Greetings! I just have seen that the Rss feed of this portal is functioning in a right way, did you execute all the properties on your own or you just used the default settings of the widget?

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