Empties July 2016|secondblonde

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Watch my vlog here to find out what I’ve been loving so much that they are empty! In this vlog I mention the following hair and skin care:

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Cherry 200ml £2.99 here

Davines Melu Hair Shield Heat Spray 250ml £22.80 here

Dr Sebagh High Maintenance Cream 65ml £95 here

Ren ROSA CENTIFOLIA 3-IN-1 CLEANSING WATER 200ML£13 here

Hope you enjoyed this vlog, if you have any questions or wish to share your experiences or tips I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Have a great evenig and I will see you in my next vlog!
Kelly x

Review: Nivea 3-1 sensitive caring micellar water

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If you read my post’s or follow me on instagram you will already know I love to use Nivea essentials alongside my higher end beauty products. Sometimes you don’t need to spend a small fortune to get good quality and great results. I’d just finished a bottle of Micellar water so thought I’d try our Nivea’s latest edition to their sensitive caring range.

The packaging is the new taller bottle with an easy to to open flip lid which is great when you are rushing preventing spills. The label on the front has been updated with cute air bubbles drawn on which must be a reaction to the instagram culture and our obsession to photograph everything!

The product: It’s a 3-1 cleanser for face and eyes for sensitive skin containing dexpanthenol and grape seed oil. Use on cotton wool to remove make-up and dirt without rubbing and moisturises and helps to reduce the signs of sensitive skin: redness, tightness, dryness.

Summary: My skin had been feeling super sensitive with red/dry itchy patches but on first application of this cleansing water I cannot believe the positive effect it’s had on my skin! It’s looking calm, a lot less itchy and no where need as red and angry. I do still double cleanse in the morning using a creamy cleanser which I flannel off, then sweep over with this as my second cleanse. At night I’m a little lazy so rely on this doing he full job which I do twice.

Verdict: This is brilliant stuff! I haven’t tried it on stubborn waterproof mascara yet (i’m a big fan of Nivea Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover read here) but it’s great for removing my daily work wear make-up. I am really pleased with it’s performance and will definitely re-purchase and at only £3.69 it’s a bargin.

Buy your’s from Boots

What have you tried from the Nivea Sensitive Caring range?

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It’s a Miracle! SOAP AND GLORY 5-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water – DRAMA CLEAN™

Dubbed “miracle water” I needed a new cleanser and as I like the freshness of a toner thought I’d give this a try. It claims to remove ALL make-up including the most stubborn mascara in one “no rubbing required” swish of a well saturated cotton wool ball.

IMG_6567.JPGIt also removes dirt and impurities in one clean sweep. There is no-need-to-rinse, it’s oil-free and non-drying, a complete face and eye-makeup-removing marvel is surely the smart-girl’s way to get skin super clean.

Here’s the science bit
(what’s in it that makes it work)
D.CLOG™ WATER – micellar cleansing technology swiftly ‘magnetises’ make-up, dirt and dead cells away.
GO-JUICE™ – with vitamins A and C rich peach and goji berry extracts to help soften skin.
Cool cucumber waterjuice – refreshes and revitalises.
Botanical cornflower extract – calms the delicate eye area.
Aloe vera leaf juice – marvellously soothing and moisturising.
Paraben free
Soap alcohol free
For all skin types

IMG_2798.JPGI’ve been using this for four weeks and have been impressed with its performance. It removes every last scrap of make up without giving me panda eyes, leaving my skin feeling clean, non oily, fresh and does not dry out my skin. I always use this after I’ve washed my face, I use Soap and Glory’s Face Soap & Clarity which I posted about back in 2011 read here.

IMG_2799.JPGThe flip lid is easy to use when you are in a rush, quickly snapping it shut to prevent any spillage, and just the right amount can be applied to your cotton wool ball/pad without it flooding out. The liquid is clear but looks oh so pretty on my dressing table in it’s pink tinted container keeping in line with Soap & Glorys design. The smell I wasn’t too keen on, I love the freshness of cucumber and the sweetness of ripe peach but together!?! At least it’s very subtle and not over powering so I’ve gotten used to it and actually don’t mind it now.

IMG_2797.JPGMy conclusion is that I’m enjoying this product, it does what it claims to do, I haven’t suffered any dry or oily patches while using it and it leaves my skin feeling smooth. At £6 for 200ml I’m quite likely to re-purchase when it’s finished.

Check out Soap and Glory here.