Sunday, 10 June 2012

Wine and Magazines

I have always admired people who know about wine.  The way they sniff it and swish around their mouths.  I on the other hand tend to look for the cheapest with the highest percentage of alcohol punch and just hope that it tastes alright.  Classy!
Anyhow I decided the other day to ditch that and have a good look at the Tesco wine department and was amazed at the variety and price range.
There are wines from every country imaginable and I settled for a very reasonably priced bottle from Italy.
Memoro Italia (Latin for Remember Italy).  I read the label first which gave a description which quite frankly confused me.  It said that the wine had hints of black cherry with coffee (yes that sounds delicious) and tobacco (oh hang on a minute) with hints of figs and prunes.  Now I don't know about you but I don't want my wine to smell of tab ends.  I pressed on though and had a good long sniff and was able to get black berries which I thought was quite good for a novice.
Down to actually drinking it.  The label said that it was reminiscent of port but with a dry, complex palate.  Yes I must agree.  It was a very nice drop of splosh.
Cost - £9.99 down to £4.99 - 14% Alcohol.
Just to let you know.  Glamour magazine is out and this month and has a Benefit makeup giveaway.  There are three different items to choose from.  The Pore Professional which basically claims to smooth the skin filling in unsightly pores etc.  I bought this a few months ago and although it makes your skin feel silky smooth it doesn't particularly do anything.  The second is a mascara which I suspect will be exactly the same as any other mascara ( I wear their mascara and it is good but I have yet to find one that is fabulous) and the third which is the one I went for is "that gal" brightening face primer.  I thought that I would have a go simply because I need all the face brightening I can get my hands on nowadays.  I have now tried it and I think it actually works.  You can wear it on its own or under your normal makeup.  I did see a difference when I wore it under my usual foundation.  My skin just looked that bit more 'cheered up'.
Whether I would actually buy this product is another matter as I imagine it will be around the £20.00 mark.
Thanks to Heather at Miss Cakeaholic for letting me know about the free gift.  She knows I'm a sucker for Benefit products.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I got the Pore stuff. I'm yet to try it. I do like the That Gal products though! Xx