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Garnier Simply Essentials – 2 in 1 Make Up Remover

If you don’t want to have to read the whole thing here’s my summarised opinion : AMAZING!. 

This make up remover is hands down something I will (and have) repurchase over and over. You can get it anywhere; Tesco, Boots, Dunnes Stores and it’s only €3.99 for 200ml (its 2 for €6 in Boots at the minute). I use this as an eye make up remover, it isn’t exclusively meant to be used as one but, it is one of those make up removers with a liquid then an oil layer on top that you mix up then use, and with me having oily skin? I definitely wouldn’t use it on the rest of my face. Over the past few months I got back into using my Inglot gel liner in #77 as my regular eye-liner, I love this liner but it is a pain to get off, but this removes it like a dream. Just shake it up, pour on a cotton pad, hold on your eye and it loosens up and removes the eye-liner without rubbing your eyelid.

I’ve done a little experiment, I put 3 different black eye-liners (gel, liquid and pencil) and a matte black eye shadow over a primer on my hand to show how well this works. I used the above mentioned god send Garnier remover, the Simple Kind To Eyes make up remover and the Nivea Daily Essentials face wipes. Each only got five passes over each type of liner/shadow without using mass amounts of pressure.

Nivea Daily Essentials face wipes.
These were up first, it was a brand new unopened pack so they were very moist. These didn’t really impress but they did do an alright job on the gel liner. I did eventually get all of the black off my hand using these but it did involve quite a bit of scrubbing.

Simple Kind To Eyes eye make up remover.

This worked better on the pencil, eye shadow and liquid liner but it failed miserably on the gel liner. This used to be my go to eye make up remover before I started using the gel liner, it was cheap, didn’t irritate me eyes and did an alright job. But this cannot stand up to the Inglot liner at all, you could scrub for days and it wouldn’t move an inch. I do still always have a bottle of this handy though because while I love my Garnier one, it is oil based so I use the Simple one to get the excess oil off my face.

Garnier 2-in-1 make up remover.

As I have already said, this removes make up like a dream. There is no scrubbing involved at all and it is really gentle on the eye area. As I’ve already said the only down side is that I feel the need for another remover to get the excess oil off my face to prevent break outs. I also use this for cleaning eye liner brushes, if you have ever used gel liner you will know it hardens onto the bristles making them difficult to work with, so using this after you’ve used the liner keeps everything nice and clean.

As I said at the beginning, I think this product is amazing and definitely a cheaper alternative to the Bi-Facil from Lancôme.

Have you tried this?


Quick Boots Haul

Firstly, people need to accompany me to Boots to ensure I only buy what I had originally intended on buying, I’m too broke for all these special offers. My purse begs you! But, I did make a rather lovely saving of a whopping €14.75 so that makes me feel a little better about it.

Right, so I was originally only going to Boots to get my life saving John Frieda Tone Correcting purple shampoo but the its was 3 for 2 on all hair products so I went a little crazy.

As I already mentioned I was in need of my beloved purple shampoo because I have like one more wash left in the bottle I have and without it my hair turns the most revolting colour. I am planning on doing  blog post on this very soon so look out for that. I picked up two bottles of it purely because I know I will need it so I may as well while its on offer. The shampoo itself is €6.49 but worth its weight in gold!



Also since it was 3 for 2 I picked up two bottles of the Aussie Re-constructor 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner, €5.69. These conditioners do wonders for your hair, it wasn’t until mine ran out that I realised how much of a difference it makes to the condition of my hair. It is technically a hair masque but I use it every time I wash my hair. Did I mention it smells like bubblegum? YUM!

That was four products so naturally I needed two more. The first was the Got2B Guardian Angel heat protection spray €5.19. I have never used a heat protectant ( I know, shoot me!) but since my hair is rather damaged from the bleach I felt it was time I was a little nicer to it. I haven’t used it yet but it smells really fresh and lovely. And the final hair product was the Umberto Giannini Backcomb In A Bottle €8.29. Firstly I thought the price was a bit much but I’ve heard such good things about it on YouTube and in blogs that I just splurged on it. It smells gorgeous and anything that will save me backcombing my hair is good with me.

Finally, I was in need of a new face exfoliator so I got the Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel face scrub €4.04. I was just looking for something cheap and simple to do me for the mean time. It has a quite menthol smell as can be expected with the Witch Hazel. I’m excited to try it out and let you all know how it works.