Micellar Cleansing Water – Tried & Tested

You may or may not have heard of the new craze for taking off  your make up using Micellar Water… Just the name itself sounds like its not going to do the job ….but if you think like that you would be wrong……and trust me its worth a try! I have tried and tested Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water…..

Before I always used face wipes and the end of a long day at work  and would then use a separate cleanser and toner to remove my make up and the days impurities from my skin….however this handy all in one ‘magic water’ (that I like to call it) is perfect for removing make up, even stubborn eye mascara! Surprisingly when taking eye make up off, it does not sting or irritate the eye area like some face wipes can do. Face wipes are renowned for being harsh on your skin and can even cause spots and blemishes to spread. I am the first one to pick up the‘cheap’ face wipe option and we all know that the cheaper you go with these wipes the harsher they are on your face and skin!IMG_6263So it was a welcome change to only have one bottle to gently wipe away my makeup. Whilst not only removing my stubborn waterproof mascara it also cleansed and toned my skin without the greasy, oily feel that some cleansers or toners can leave behind. The 400ml bottle claims to provide up to 200 uses, and if you compare this to an average pack of 30-40 face wipes you can see that this bottle that really does it all ultimately it is going to save you money in the long run! I would say that one bottle lasts me around 4 weeks, and I don’t use the water sparingly as I like to ensure all my make up is off before bedtime! I buy cotton pads and saturate the cotton pad and sweep over my face using a circular motion to ensure I have removed all make up. I love the fact that the Micellar Water does not sting when taking off eye makeup and because it has no perfume or scent to cause irritation, it is even suitable to even the most sensitive of faces – amazing!

My Overall Verdict:

  • Cheaper compared to face wipes
  • 3 in 1 (Makeup remover, Cleanses & Tones skin)
  • Can be used on sensitive skin
  • Removes stubborn waterproof makeup
  • Less likely to cause spots/blemishes
  • Gentle on your skin
  • No oily or greasy feel left on your skin
  • Some brands are pricey – but will last longer than face wipes

For me I won’t be switching back to face wipes – I am officially a true “Micellar Water” convert….!!

You can buy Garnier Micellar Cleaning Water from your local Boots (priced at £4.99 for a 400ml bottle)

Happy Cleansing  xxx

Blondes do have more fun…!!!

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Before

IMG_6426 This week I was set the task of dying my friends hair. To set the scene; she’s blonde, she has only ever had her highlights done in a salon, never used a home colouring product before and to top it all off I work with her – so no pressure there then! We used Garnier Nutrisse Creme (colour 9.13)

Application was quick and easy to apply and instructions were simple to follow. All products are included in the box, however you may need a few hair clips to help section the hair along with a comb or a brush. We used an old towel and placed this around the shoulders to protect clothes from any possible hair dye type drips or accidents! I would recommend using the gloves when washing the hair dye off to protect hands and jewellery. We left the product to develop for 20 minutes and  sat down with a cup of tea and danish! When it was time, we rinsed off the colour and applied the intensive conditioner (supplied in the kit). I really would recommend smothering this all over your hair and allowing a few minutes for this to really soak in, the difference is very noticeable – take it from someone who in the past has forgotten this important step!!!

After washing out the product we blow-dried the hair and smoothed over with straightening irons. The end results were fantastic! My friend made it clear that she wanted the colour to look as natural as possible, I think the colour was the perfect shade and it gave her hair a glossy sheen with lots of multi tones hopefully you can see that from the picture below.
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Overall Verdict: 9/10
For anyone new to home hair dye kits this is an ideal place to begin! Semi permanent dye is gentler on the hair and you also have the assurance that if the shade is not for you then after 3-4 weeks chances are it won’t be as noticeable as first applied! The Nutrisse Creme’s conditioner is wonderful,  its worth buying the kit just for that, plus it smells delicious!!! The little bottle goes a long way too so I recommend applying once a week to help maintain the colour and gloss! So would I recommend to a friend – well I have,  plus I applied it too so the answer to that is YES!!!!