Hi loves! I get asked about skin care quite often and today thought I would share with you all some of my holy grail items. I literally feel like I could not live the life I lead without them, as if I didn’t have them my eye makeup tendencies would have to be dramatically reduced. I feel like it has been forever since I have blogged but I do have some sort of excuse, kind of! I have created two posts ready to go live but I can’t seem to find time within daylight hours to take pictures. One of them is a foundation post and I thought I better show that in daylight because you can’t really get a good representation in indoor lighting. But without much further ado let us get on to my holy grail items.
Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover: I believe this is a Boots owned brand that you can’t get anywhere else (sorry if you can’t get hold of it!). This is a duo phase eye makeup remover that I use on a daily basis (when I wear eye makeup) to get rid of tough mascara residue and all kinds of eye makeup including glitter. To be honest if this was discontinued I could grudgingly make do with another brand, such as the Bodyshop Camomile Eye Makeup Remover, but this is definitely my favourite and I don’t like to be without it. It breaks down makeup really well, doesn’t hurt my eyes or sting them and is quick and easy. It is also extremely affordable at £3.99 when on full price but usually there are offers around the Botanicals range. I picked three up last week half price at £1.99 (at time of publishing this post, it is still half price!). Find it here.
Boots Cotton Wool Double Faced Pad: Now these I cannot live without. I love how the cotton pad is seamed together which means the layers don’t separate, and I love the two textured sides. They are perfect for using with my makeup removers and usually one large pad is enough for both my eyes. If I use the smaller ones, as I sometimes prefer to do, I use up two pads. Now I think Bodyshop have similar ones but I have never tried it because it was pricier than these beauties. I pick the large cotton pads up for £1.89 and the smaller ones are the same price. However 80% of the time it is buy one, get second half price. With Bodyshop ones priced at £2.50 I have no reason to look elsewhere. You can pick it up here.
Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Solution: Ah my beloved Bioderma, my favourite discovery. Coincidentally I found this and my favourite person in the whole wide world the same summer, a summer I remember fondly. I use this as a makeup remover pre-cleanse, it takes away any oily residue left over from the eye makeup remover, and easily breaks down concealer, blush, lipstick etc. I find it very refreshing, and it pretty much removes all makeup. I still cleanse using my Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm just to deep clean my skin but my flannel usually comes up clean. I have lost count of how many bottles I have been through, and I usually always have a back up ready. That reminds me, need to pick up a back up! You can pick up Bioderma Créaline H2O Micelle Solution 2 x 500ml for £22.10, bargain!
I hope you liked a little peek into my makeup removal routine, it is one that took trial and error to perfect and now I am really happy with it. Talking about things I am happy with, I recently updated the look of my blog and this is my first official post on the new design. I hope you like it! It is pink and girly but I think I like it. I was going to opt for black and I might eventually but I like it having a little more colour. Let me know what you think! Speak soon, Tanzina x