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Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Skincare | 1 comment

Micellar Water – should you believe the hype?

Micellar Water – should you believe the hype?

I feel like I’m the last blogger on earth to review a Micellar Water cleanser, reviews of this type of product were all the rage a few months ago but I thought I would wait for the hype to die down before trying it out for myself. I received this 125ml bottle of Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water in my July ‘My Little Box’ and was excited to see if it lived up to all of the great reviews that I’d seen. ‘Micellar’ is pronounced ‘my cellar’ and it refers to the chemical structure of the product which contains clusters of microscopic oil molecules called ‘micelles’ that attract dirt and grease. The best way to use the product is to apply some to a cotton wool pad then sweep it across the face to remove make-up and dirt, although if you are wearing full make-up you’ll probably need to go through 4 or 5 cotton wool pads to completely clean your face. The thing that I love about this Micellar...

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Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

What’s my favourite ever fake tan?

What’s my favourite ever fake tan?

Just a quick review today, but I thought with this sunny weather it’s a perfect time to tell you about my favourite fake tan ever! So many of the fake tans available today need preparation with scrubbing, then buffing with a mitt before finally showering off – making fake tanning almost a full time job. So what if there were a quicker, easier way? Meet Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer Self Tanning Body Mist from Garnier! I’ve been using this fake tan for years, it’s a body mist that you spray over your skin, it doesn’t need any buffing or rubbing as long as you spray it fairly evenly, which isn’t hard to do as the spray comes out quite finely. It sprays on to the skin clear, then develops in around 2-3 hours, and it has a nice apricot scent – there’s nothing of the usual biscuit-y scent you get with most fake tans. It also dries fairly quickly, I usually leave it around 15 minutes after applying...

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Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Skincare | 0 comments

Garnier – Moisture Match

Garnier – Moisture Match

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive 3 small samples of Garnier’s Moisture Match moisturisers, a new range of moisturisers customised to meet specific skin needs. Basically Garnier have created five new colour coded moisturisers, each one with different benefits aimed at a different skin type. I had requested the samples from Garnier’s website, and after answering a few questions about my skin they sent me the 3 samples which they thought would be best for my skin type (combination): Shine Be Gone for oily to combination skin – Shine Be Gone, enriched with green tea extract, is oil free and helps to reduce the appearance of shine. It comes in a green tube and is a very pale mint green lotion with a light, fresh cucumber-y smell. It has a strange powdery texture, feels cooling and refreshing on the skin, and my face didn’t feel oily after applying which is good. I liked this lotion, but would have preferred if it was left uncoloured. Protect & Glow for normal skin – Protect...

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