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Review: Soap & Glory Drama Clean 5-in-1 Micellar Water

C: I recently decided to delve a little deeper into S&G’s skincare products, as even though they are one of my favourite brands I hadn’t actually tried many of their skincare products –  I had stuck to those I knew and mainly focused on showergels/body butters. As there was a 3 for 2 offer in Boots I decided to try their micellar water, as lets be honest such products are always useful to have around and I could justify adding a nifty little product to my ever expanding stash. This product is available here for £6!

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“No rubbing required! Remove make-up, dirt and impurities in one clean sweep with our astonishingly gentle yet effective Drama Clean™ 5-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water (or as we call it “miracle water”)”.

So according to S&G this is a miracle water… and unfortunately (normally I adore all S&G products, and haven’t tried one I didn’t before) I have to disagree! I have tried this a couple of times now, and although it soothes my sensitive skin it just doesn’t remove make up effectively enough for me. My mascara (admittedly Benefits They’re Real) just got moved around my face rather than removed and my skin didn’t feel particularly clean. I ended up using my Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Balm after this to actually remove my make up properly.

I am super sad about this, as normally S&G are spot on with their products! Has anyone else tried this? Have I managed to pick up a dud?! On the plus side though I am still getting plenty of use from this product by using it as a toner instead, to make sure my skin is super clean after initially removing make up with something a little more powerful.

On a side note it is also quite fragrant.. which I find strange in a micellar water and isn’t something I have come across before! I can’t work out whether I really like it or hate it!

Has anyone else tried this? I would love to hear if you had a similar experience to me! #twolittleowls

A Long Overdue Skincare and Beauty Haul

C: if you have been following our little blog for any amount of time you may have realised I have been trying to use up my immense beauty stash and have been keeping you updated with my process through monthly empties posts. This meant I haven’t actually bought new stuff properly since before Christmas (other than essential repurchases!), so I have actually started to run out of supplies… and you know what that means? Shopping. My favourite. So as I have had a week off I decided to pop into my local Boots store and pick up some essentials that I have been running out of, and here is what I purchased:

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First up skincare, and therefore Soap & Glory skincare was all 3 for 2. I love S&G’s Peaches and Clean cleanser (which I have reviewed here) but hadn’t tried much else from the range as I kept just repurchasing this! So I made the most of the opportunity and got these:

Face Soap and Clarity 3in1 Daily Detox Vitamin C Facial Wash – I liked the look of this as it has little exfoliating beads throughout and smells very fresh/citrus-y meaning its a product both my partner and I can use. It is also technically not a soap, which is excellent for people with super sensitive skin like mine! I can’t wait to try this out!

The Greatest Scrub of Them All – it would be silly to get a face wash and not get the exfoliator from the same brand wouldn’t it? Yes of course it would. Another product that will look nice and non-scary in the bathroom so the other half will actually use it too!

Drama Clean 5in1 Micellar Cleansing Water – I got this as I hadn’t seen it around before, and I haven’t actually seen any reviews of this so I was intrigued (if you have reviewed it post a link to your review so I can have a goosey please!). I am currently using the Garnier Micellar water which I have really enjoyed using so it will be interesting to see how this compares. Plus I am going to have a baby soon… so easy to use multi use products are going to be essential I think!

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Bourjois make up was also on offer for 3 for 2 across the whole range, so it would obviously be rude of me not to buy something…

123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream – I haven’t seen any reviews on this previously, but I was looking for a new BB or CC cream, and this was literally the only product in the store (we only have a little Boots here!) that wasn’t orange/was super pale enough for my skin. So I bought it on that reason alone… review to come I am sure!

Java Rice Loose Powder – I have however seen lots of reviews on this… and I really like the packaging so I had to have it! This apparently suits all skin tones, boosts skin radiance and sets make up! Sounds perfect to me and I can’t wait to try it out!

Rouge Edition Aqua Laque Liquid Lipstick – I have wanted one of these for AGES, and have never bought them as I really don’t need more lip products! However, technically this was free… so it still counts that I haven’t bought unnecessary items! I got this in the shade 02 Rose on the rocks, which is a beautiful neutral rose.

So there we have it, my first haul in forever/6 months which is super impressive! Have any of you guys made the most of these offers in store? If you want any reviews on any of these items in particular then let me know! #twolittleowls

A Christmas Voucher Haul

C: I have been so busy since Christmas (read: found out pregnant, spent all time at work or asleep) that I hadn’t even spent my Boots Christmas vouchers! This is pretty much unheard of for me, normally I would have spent them on Boxing Day! So whilst in town the other day I needed to pick up some essentials, so thought I would have a little nosey round Boots. Now my local store isn’t very large so there isn’t a lot of choice, but I still managed to find plenty of things to spend my £20 voucher on.

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First up, skincare was 3 for 2 and I chose these badboys to make the most of the offer:

1. Nivea In Shower Moisturiser –  I have seen these around for a while now and they have always intrigued me, but never enough to spend £5 on something that is potentially pointless. Now as this was technically free, it was the perfect time to try it! Plus since being preggo my skin has been super duper dry, so anything that may assist with that is worth a try in my book.

2. S&G Peaches and Clean Cleanser – I have reviewed this previously here, if you want a goosey. This is now the third bottle of this stuff that I have bought which is a long term relationship for me and a face wash! I love it even more than I used too, its perfect for keeping spots and blemishes at bay.

3. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water – another product that I have heard a lot about, and know that Annie loves. I normally use a cleansing oil/balm to remove my make up, but I have been so tired recently that I decided to get some of this for those evenings that I finish work late and just can’t be bothered!

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Next up, Rimmel is currently 2 for £10! Meaning a huge £5 saving on these:

1. Rimmel Provocalips in 110 Dare to Pink – another product I have had my eye on for a while now. I love Rimmel lipsticks, and these are meant to be super long lasting so I can’t wait to try them out! I decided to go for a pink colour because I am super excited for spring! Let me know if you want a review of this!

2. Rimmel BB Cream in Light – I had the Matte version of this, and due to my currently dry skin and having used it all up I decided to try the normal version. The formula is a lot thicker for this product, so I am not sure if they have actually changed the formula? Anyone know?

So there is what I have been buying recently! I am going shopping with Annie again today, so I shall hopefully have another haul for you guys going up soon! Any of you guys tried these products? #twolittleowls

Annie’s First Empties Post!

A: This really is my first empties post ever. It’s taken me 10 whole months to collect enough empties to write about and review…because I like using new stuff too much. I have a problem. So here it goes.

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water – £4.99 from Boots

This is one of the cheaper micellar waters on the market at the moment. I have tried quite a few but I must say that this is my favourite. It feels super clean to use and is not greasy at all and leaves my skin feeling cleansed and ready for the day – and is great for sensitive skin too. It doesn’t have a scent, which suits me perfectly because these can sometimes irritate my skin. The 400ml bottle advertises 200 uses – in theory just 2p per use, which is massive value for money. I would highly recommend this for removing your make-up if you’re a fan of the micellar waters.

Re-purchase? No, but only because I have changed my cleansing routine recently. This actually didn’t help improve my skin and it’s blemishes – something which my new routine has done (don’t worry – I will be posting an updated night time routine soon!).

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Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions All Over Clearing Treatment – £25.00 from Boots for the 3 Step System

I bought this 3 step system from Clinique as a last ditch attempt when I was feeling super low about my spots and blemishes. I was stuck in a relentless circle of permanently having bad skin and assumed this would solve all of my problems because all of the online reviews said it worked for them. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for me. At all. If anything, it made my skin worse – especially for the first few weeks, I was expecting this so I powered through – but it didn’t improve . The scent, texture and packaging really do make them a nice product to use – particularly this clearing treatment. It sinks into your skin almost immediately and and makes it feel refreshed and super soft so I am disappointed this didn’t work for me – it obviously just contains something my skin doesn’t agree with. I don’t want to put any of you off of using this – please give it a try if you think it might suit you and read other reviews!

Re-purchase? No!

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Beauty Protecter Daily Shampoo and Conditioner –  £14 each from Birchbox

These were in one of my Birchbox’s, and shampoos and conditioners are one of my favourite things to receive because they are perfect for nights or weekends away. I saved these for a weekend away we had planned and was excited to use them as a treat for my hair and because they smelt SO good (although a lot of Birchbox products all have a very similar scent?). Sadly, they were a little heavy for me and left my hair feeling lank and dull – not silky smooth and voluminous like I was hoping. I still haven’t found my HG shampoo and conditioner – and actually buy one from Aldi because it suits my hair the best (embarrassing but true). Have you got any shampoo tips for me?

Re-purchase? No, sorry – a little expensive too I think!

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Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate – £12.99 from Birchbox

I won’t bang on about this too much because I actually reviewed it a while ago on the blog, so if you want to know more – click here!

Re-purchase? Yes!

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Urban Veda Radiance Exfoliating Facial Polish – £8.99 from Urban Veda

I love a good exfoliator and this is one of my favourites. It ‘naturally brightens and balances skin tone’ – which I really think it does! Plus it has lots of scrubby beads in it and for me, there’s nothing more annoying than an exfoliator with not enough beads.

Re-purchase? Yes, but I have a few more exfoliators to use first!

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Bare Minerals Original SPF15 Foundation in Fair – £19.95 from Feel Unique

This is my favourite product. I have included this in my Every Day Make Up Look (you should click the link, even if it’s just to lol at my selfie), but never actually dedicated a whole post to it – but it deserves it. It’s perfect for minimal coverage, but also for applying as much as you need. I really do love it as a foundation – and I don’t get on with liquid foundations because of my insane amount of freckles. If you have freckles, please try this!

Re-purchase? Without a doubt! (already have two in stock from the Feel Unique sale!!)

Have you tired any of these products? #twolittleowlsblog