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Friday, January 09, 2015

Turning that Frown Upside Down

Frownies

Get ready for what is admittedly one of my most bizarre and painfully vain purchases to date.
Frownies. I know the name alone is pretty darn cheeserific and the packaging most likely hasn't been updated since the mid 80's (they have apparently been around since 1889). Let me explain the reasoning behind my madness and 3am eBay purchase.

Frownies

Ladies and gentlemen, I suffer from a terrible condition - R.B.F. or more commonly known as Resting Bi*ch Face. Did you know such ailment affects 1 in 10 women? I of course kid but I do naturally frown a lot for no apparent reason and recently I have noticed the start of little fine lines on my head. My first reaction? Google the price of Botox, only to think "ouch" and no "thanks" and end up demanding that my hairdresser cuts my long, thick fringe back in. I don't do panic in halves, full blown panic is all I know. Over the festive period I was treated to a facial and of course mentioned the little lines to my facialist, she got out a magnifying glass (this probably tells you the extent of my lines) and determined that they were a result of dehydration. Cool but really this wasn't enough reassurance for me, did I ever mention that I am hard work and exhausting to know?

Frownies

So what did I do? What every sleep depraved person does of course, read forums. I can't recall what I Googled but somewhere along the line I found about Frownies. What they actually do is still to be determined. Some believe that they contain ingredients that erase wrinkles others like myself are more inclined to say they stop you from creasing a certain area of your face but holding it taunt, which is what the packaging states in a roundabout way. Some say it is like a non-invasive and natural Botox and with continuous use it re-trains the way you move your face. Frownies are little brown patches that you place on any area of the face you want to prevent lines from appearing and for best use you are meant to leave one in place for at least three hours. On the skin they feel like pore strips, tight but not too uncomfortable. The problem is I don't find they do much, my forehead is still able to jump around with every animated sentence like a kid hopped up on sugar, after half an hour the adhesive begins to wane and they pop off my skin.

Basically dear readers if something sounds too good to be true it is and guess what after a month or so of proper water consumption my so called fine lines on my forehead have all but disappeared. Vanity eh?

Frownies £22 via eBay - link.

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17 comments:

  1. Love this post! Your writing style is just lovely, it's like a very funny conversation :)

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  2. Great post! Really engaging!

    Kay, ohkay-dohkay.com

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  3. I too suffer from Chronic Bitch Face.
    People always think I look angry or like I'm sulking and I'm like 'erm, that's just my face'
    As for lines, my forehead is turning into a wrinkled up reciept! I need to find a cure that doesn't involve injections. If you find one, let me know.
    (but i do quite like the simple and erm... vintage packaging!)
    x tink x
    allabouttink.co.uk

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  4. Love this post, such a funny thing! Shows what we get up too when we are sleep deprived and let lose on the internet

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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    1. how long did you use them for?
      i bought these from feelunique in summer, but have only started using them again for the past few days i am hoping to see results in about a month...
      mine are a continuous strip though, not individually wrapped like yours
      i also find them VERY uncomfortable and wear them to sleep, they are v.painful to remove also

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    2. I tried to get them to stick on my skin for a full week before calling it a day. Mine don't seem to stick to my skin for any length of time, it may be my oily skin?

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    3. i have the world's oiliest head, lol and they stick to mine. i separate them, place them all on a book or something and spray them (about 5cm away) with (organic food grade) rose water (just because i have it, i haven't tried with normal water) and then watch something for about 10 mins before going to bed and they stay on till morning. hope that helps :-)

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  6. This really made me laugh! Great post & I will save my money and just drink more water and stick to a healthy diet
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  7. i, too, suffer from resting bitch face. this was a great post.

    brooke | brooke elise beauty

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  8. I suffer from that too and this sounds cute haha!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  9. Ha ha thats so funny! I always buy random stuff on a whim online
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  10. Hahahaha! This was amazing!
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  11. I'm a bit of a "natural frowner" and have some fines lines already (I'm 24). I was thinking of getting these, but after reading your review maybe I'll just try drinking more water! Great post x

    Alice Red | Beauty Blog

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  12. wow I didn't know they had things for frowns haha nothings unfixable!

    Fancy Nancy’s YouTube

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  13. I've been using Frownies for months. I alternate them nightly with the Realine patches, which launched just last year. The Realine patches are far better - much more comfortable and they do a better job but they are pricey (£1 a patch), hence the reason why I alternate them with the Frownies. I can hand on heart say that these devices REALLY DO WORK! But you have to be committed and use them nightly. They work for the reason you give, ie they physically stop you from creasing up your frown lines over night, lol! Effectively, that's what Botox does! Over time lines do fade. If it's of interest I have reviewed the Realine patches on my Face Up Beauty blog here http://bit.ly/1kGhkRB Tx

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