L’Oréal’s Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant skin smoother. Deal or No Deal?

This month I received my new BzzAgent box which included a full size L’Oréal Miracle Blur skin smoother for me to test and review. The product is touted on the label as reducing the look or wrinkles, lines, and pores. In addition, the label indicates it has an SPF of 30, making it a product that helps prevent damage while at the same time helping to hide the evidence of past skin damage.

When I first received the product, I spent time thoroughly reading the labels so that I could fairly assess whether the product fulfilled the promises on the label. Immediately I noticed that the label is marketed on the front as a “instant skin smoother” “erases the look of wrinkles, lines, and pores” , yet on the back the purpose listed is “sunscreen” and the uses and directions are all related to using as a sunscreen. 

Given that most consumers, like myself, read the front of packaging to determine whether to buy the product, I tested this product on its advertised claim of being able to erase the look of wrinkles, lines, and pores.

As a 46 year old woman I have been able, thus far, to avoid the curse of wrinkles; however, I suffer from very large pores and some fine lines along my smile line. Since Clinique discontinued my favorite skin texturizer several years ago, I have not been able to find a product that actually smooths out my skin and lasts all day under foundation.


My results after completing the 30 day Naturenetics digestive enzymes challenge 

I was offered an opportunity to test and review this new product for the manufacturer. 

Overall, I was very pleased with the improvement in my chronic digestive problem. I just completed 30 days of using this product and the improvement is significant.
I began this 30 day challenge hoping to reduce the bloating, excessive gas, and heartburn that has plagued me for many years. I have tried many otc and prescription drugs to alleviate my symptoms and only one very expensive drug worked. 

However, with the rising costs of medication and my high deductible, I was hoping to find a cheaper solution.

I believe I have found the solution in this digestive aid. Within the first two weeks, I noticed a significant decrease in both my heartburn and bloating. By the third week, I no longer had excessive gas and the heartburn was completely gone-even when I ate spicy foods.

At the closing of my fourth week, the only symptoms still present was some bloating after meals. 

Overall this worked well for me and I would recommend it to anyone experiencing chronic digestive problems Naturenetics digestive enzymes


209 Pages of Deliciously Simply Home Cooking 

If you love eating quality home cooked meals without the hassle of washing a mountain of dishes, then Dutch oven cooking is for you.

While there are many cookbooks out there touting one pot cooking, I found this one to be the best value because it has over 100 recipes and eliminates the need for multiple cookbooks.

The book is broken down into 10 sections, with the first being my favorite. Unlike many other cookbooks this one dedicates a whole chapter to Dutch oven cooking. 

The chapter on Dutch Oven cooking is perfect for everyone from the new cook to the seasoned cook. Included in the chapter are tips for using a Dutch oven, a review different brand and surprising ways to use your Dutch oven. Being a seasoned home cooker, even I found tips and tricks that were new to me.

The remaining chapters are broken down by meal and enteee type: Breakfast and brunch, Appetizers and sides, Soups and stews, Meatless mains, Fish and seafood mains, Poultry Mains, Pork, beef, and lamb mains, Breads, rolls, and jams, and Desserts.

I’ve been using this are ready for two weeks and I am absolutely in love with these recipes. In fact, we have moved from using the Dutch oven once a week to now using it 4-5 times a week for dinner and every Sunday for our family brunches.

Among my favorite recipes so far is the delicious version of my childhood favorite, baked macaroni and cheese. It came out exactly the same as I remembered from my childhood and cleanup was so easy. Another favorite was the Coconut rice pudding. I never realized that I could use my Dutch oven to make deserts, without sacrificing quality. Again cleanup was easy!!!

I have found very little need to edit these recipes, which is unheard of if you know me. Nearly all the recipes require very little prep time and use everyday ingredients which makes this cookbook something that can be used everyday in our home.

I highly recommend this cookbook for everyone who is looking to have home cooked meals, without sacrificing the entire evening prepping and cleaning up.