B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes

STOP PRESS! I have found The One. I’ve looked far and wide, met some promising candidates, but finally had that “this is it” moment when these gorgeous cleansing wipes from Superdrug reached my face.

Yes, I’m talking wipes here, what were you thinking?! Look, I know these products are frowned upon by many skincare experts, but I use them in the initial stage of my multi-step skincare routine and my skin is blemish free (without bragging). We all have different skin that each has different needs, but I find these convenient and time saving.

 

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I use wipes to take makeup off BEFORE cleansing with a proper remover and/or micellar water and/or cleanser. Sometimes all four. Sometimes only two.

That’s not to say these aren’t effective but it is important to double cleanse: the first step is to remove makeup and the second to actually clean your skin.

I have tried similar products from Simple, Olay, Nivea, Garnier – even Primark – but nothing beats these. It demonstrates that drugstore own brands can be just as good as the prominent players in the skin care industry, producing their own holy grail candidates.

Unlike the dry and flimsy nature of some of these brands, I find the Superdrug version have the perfect balance of moisture and roughness.  Thanks to the addition of micellar water, these wipes actually remove even waterproof makeup and not just smear it around your face!

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B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes retail for £2.99 from Superdrug and are currently two for one, so hurry!

Do you love the convenience of facial wipes or are they a big no in your skincare routine?

xoxo

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L’Oréal Paris Superliner Superstar

 

If you know me IRL then you’re aware that I rock a cat eye flick on a daily basis. You might even call it my signature look. So to achieve this I need a reliable, pigmented, long-lasting liner.

Is this it? Sort of.

This felt tip liner from L’Oréal is super easy to apply, gliding on in the perfect flick in almost one stroke. What more could you ask for? Well, it does run onto my eyelids in a way that other liners do not. My hooded eyes cannot take all the  blame.

The solution: apply over a powder/kohl liner to make this product linger in all the right places. I find the payoff for ease of application warrants the extra step.

Few people seem to realise the nib is bendable which only makes the application easier. It does take some force though so be brave.

This is a liner which I have and will repurchase. Despite this, the Stila waterproof pen is a worthy investment (albeit double the price). Just be sure to avoid similar offerings from Makeup Revolution and Collection. They made me look like a panda within a minute of leaving the flat.

Reliable. To the point. Affordable. An average liner that sacrifices longevity for ease of application. Recommended, but there are better liners out there.

What are your favourite eyeliners? Do you have any bargains you rave about or do you think quality means a higher price tag?

XOXO

 

Product Review: Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Polish (#34)

I’ve heard so much about this nail varnish that when I saw this shimmery red/purple shade in the drugstore I just had to try it out!

This polish from Bourjois is purportedly chip resistant and quick drying. Let’s see if it can live up to those claims.

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Application: I started off with a single, clear bottom coat to protect my nails before applying the product. I found the fan effect brush to really ease the application process and I ended up with a neat, highly pigmented coat.

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First impressions/colour: I expected the colour to be more red but found it more purple/brown but still pleasant. The slight shimmer is subtle but adds a nice party-ready finish, which is perfect for the festive season.

Usually I apply at least two thin coats of polish to get full colour coverage, however found this was perfect at only one!

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Drying time: It did live up to its claims of being quick drying, however it was significantly longer than one second and I think that is to be taken with a pinch of salt! However after about a minute from application I felt safe enough to use my hands again, which is quite something!

Longevity: I usually apply a clear topcoat but I felt safe enough to skip that this time. After a day there is only one very minor chip at the tip of my right index finger. Impressive.

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Rating: 4/5

It loses points for the actual colour when applied being slightly different to the packaging but the ease of application and drying time more than makes up for that. Plus it seems pretty chip-resistant!

The Bourjois 1 Seconde enamel is available at all good drugstores and costs about £6. Bargain.