So here’s where I share my favourite couldn’t-get-spliced-without-them products. Today it’s the turn of Realine Beauty Frown Line Patches. Here’s why I love them….
Now for some brides-to-be, a shot of botox between the eyes will be a non-negotiable pre-nuptial requisite. But I didn’t fancy a face that resembled a smooth shiny bowling ball for my own Big Day. Plus I definitely didn’t want to walk down the aisle to whispers of ‘oh look, she’s had some work done.’ *shudders*
It was while I was working as Beauty Editor on a bridal magazine that a box of these hypoallergenic patches first fell out of a jiffy bag onto my desk. I’d seen the like before – gimmicks making big promises that didn’t deliver. Still, ever hopeful that a needle-free alternative to botox would appear before my wedding I decided to give them a go. What was the worse that could happen anyway? Well quite literally, absolutely nothing….!
But something did happen. Here’s how they work: before hitting the duvet you stick one of the see-through diamond-shaped plasters smack between the eyes (well, centre of your forehead.) Btw, because it’s see-through your fiancé probably won’t even spot it – mine never did. Overnight it will harden but OMG when you peel if off in the morning your forehead, if not furrow-free, will look a lot smoother. But without that botoxed-up-past-the -eyeballs look. It’s apparently because the sticky patch forces your muscles to relax. Sadly the results won’t last forever. By the end of the day you’re pretty much back to au naturel, lines ’n’ all, but for a massive confidence boost in the morning and more importantly to ace that ‘WOW’ moment when everyone sees you as a bride for the first time, I think these patches work miracles!
I’d definitely rather spend £28 on a box of 30 Realine Beauty Frown Line Patches then drop hundreds on botox any wedding day of the week. They get two thumbs up from me. But I’d love to know what do you think?