Marketing Magpie

Hey Everyone

Today I wanted to chat about why I buy the products I buy.

I really want to sit here and tell you how much I research a product and make sure it is right for me before I buy, but that would be a complete lie.

I hate to admit it but like many of you out there I fall for the marketing ploy of Celebrity endorsers and fancy packaging.


So why do we fall for this over and over again? ( by we I mean me)

I know exactly why I do it….. I am still to find that wonder product that cleans my pores, hydrates and leaves me with flawless skin.

Does this product even exist? Will my search last forever? I hope it does exist and I find it fairly soon as I am getting pretty annoyed that I’m still searching in my 30’s.

I’ve had an issue with my skin since my teens, as most girls have, but instead of this clearing up in my 20’s it never did. To me, my skin seems dull at times and I’m still prone to breakouts. Don’t even get me started on the dark circles around my eyes!

I still have these problems even though I follow a 3 step skincare routine, twice daily and face pack at least once a week! What does a girl have to do?!?!?!

Maybe this is as good as it gets and I just need to get super amazing at doing my make up and fake flawless skin?

I would love to know if I’m not the only one out there who feels this way, or if you have that wonder product, then tell me NOW!!! 🙂

Soz for the moan, but sometimes a girls gotta get a few things off her chest!






Teenage Dream

Well Hello! I hope you’re all refreshed after the long Bank Holiday Weekend

So today I’m going to talk about T Zone Skincare, yes that brand from the 90’s!

I’ve been working away in Leeds and come across the shop Home Bargains, and what a treasure trove that is! Give it a look if you have never been, you won’t be sorry.

Anyway, whilst I was bedazzled with all the bargains I came across a section of T Zone products, and it took me back to being 14 again. I spent hours moaning to my mum that I had to have these products as it was the only thing that would clear my horrible spotty teenage skin. As most parents, she ignored me and put it down to hormones, I used to hate that she said that, it was her answer to  most of my teenage angst!

So I’m an adult now so I bought all the products they had 🙂 In your face Mum!

Ah I was so excited to get home and try them, especially the strips. I’ve been noticing a bit of blackhead action on my chin and nose so thought this was just the ticket.

The cleansing face wash smells amazing and makes you skin feel so clean, due to the eucalyptus. So I would definitely recommend this product.

I have to say I was a little disappointed by the blackhead scrub and the nose strips. I have been using the products off/on for about 3 months now and I don’t feel like much has changed. I mean my skin feels clean and silky smooth after the scrub but I still have blackheads, albeit small ones. Maybe I haven’t used the product enough? Or maybe its not suited to my skin type?

All in all I was happy to give them a go, they’re super friendly on the budget and I would carry using the scrub just cause its a great exfoliator, I’m not that bothered it didn’t affect my blackheads!

The 14 year old in me was chuffed to find these and I will still keep my eye out for their products and give them a go, why not eh!


CF x