Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Review: Bioderma Solution Micellaire

Hello lovelies,

Living in France, it would be a sin not to do a post on the infamous Bioderma Micellar Water. If you're not familiar with micellar waters, I see them as a one step makeup remover/cleanser that doesn't need washing off/removing. Bioderma is adored and labelled by many as their "holy grail" product for removing makeup.

The Bioderma Micellar Water is available in the UK in three variants - Hydrabio H20 for skin sensitivity and dehydration, Sebium H20 for combination/oily skin and Sensibo H20 for sensitive normal/dry skin. All are alcohol and fragrance free. I currently use the Sensibio version, which is available in three sizes - 100ml, 250ml and 500ml. 

Many have raved about how easily it removes eye makeup in one swipe, and a general agreement being that it is extremely gentle on the eyes as well as leaving minimal residue, which is great as Bioderma claims there is no need to rinse after cleansing. Having said that, I did come across a couple of reviews before I purchased it where people were disappointed with how well the micellar water removed waterproof eye makeup but Bioderma states it only removes "water-resistant" makeup... not that anyone knows what that is! I kept this in mind when I removed my eye makeup, and yes it does remove it but not in one swipe and I find that I'm still left with residue, I prefer to use a specific eye makeup remover. One thing I can say is that the solution is gentle and cooling on the skin which I found excellent to use on my eyes - just what they need after a long day!

However, not all is lost and I did buy this specifically to use as a pre-cleanser/ I can't be bothered to take off my makeup and I know face wipes are really bad, so I'll use this instead.  My skin hasn't been great recently and my cheek never ever breaksout but I found after using this, my skin was improved greatly, I feel that this just helps to clean my face properly and gets rid of all the dirt and grime. Despite not being able to remove waterproof makeup, which I only wear on the beach so not actually a huge deal for me, Bioderma Micellar Solution works wonderfully at removing light to moderate makeup. 

This is definitely a staple in my skincare routine whilst I'm in France but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it when I'm back home, I've tried the L'Oreal Micellar Water and it works similarly at a fraction of the price. 

Bioderma Micellar Solution is available from Escentual, 100ml for £4.50, 250ml for £9.99 and 500ml for £14.50

What do you think of the Bioderma H20?

Holly x

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Ebay Wishlist #1

Hello lovelies,

I've recently become addicted to scrawling through Ebay again, I'm on the search for an illusive Topshop dress from many seasons go, I bought it in black but I'm still after the coral version. I seem to always have items in my wishlist so I thought I'd share a few with you incase you were after some inspiration! So these are a few of my favourite items that have found their way onto my wishlist and will no doubt be purchased sometime soon.

Have you got anything on your wishlist right now?

Holly x

Friday, 4 April 2014

Monthly Favourites / March

Hello lovelies,

It's time for another round of beauty favourites and coming to you today are my pick of the best products from the month of March.. I absolutely adore writing these posts and reflecting upon what I've been loving for the past few weeks.

Nuxe Aroma-Imperfection Anti-Imperfection Care 40ml - £18.50
My skin hates me at the moment! I popped into the pharmacy and had a consultation with one of their skin experts and she recommended that I try this moisturiser, it has been a lifesaver. I would say it has the consistency more of a lotion than your traditional moisturiser which makes it light and perfect for applying to problematic skin.

The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It 25ml - £12.00
My beloved No7 Makeup Base is coming to an end and as I can't pick it up here in France, I'm trying to eek it out by only using it on special occassions, I was on the lookout for a new primer and this one caught my eye. Anything that promises to mattify has me written all over it, I like to have a natural healthy glow without looking like a shiney mess. This leaves a silky shine free finish and my makeup definitely lasts longer within my t-zone.

Ciate Antique Brooch 13.5ml - £9.00
I feel like this has already featured in my favourites at some point but it's such a beautiful shade that I couldn't not feature it again. It's a lovely chunky glitter with a champagne undertone, I love the fact that I can use it on it's own or layer it over a nude nail polish. 

L'Oreal Skin Perfection Advanced Correcting Serum - £11.33 (normally £16.99)
When this was realeased, everyone was raving about it. I was in two minds whether or not to try it and as my first venture into the serum world, I'm glad I did. I picked this up last December in duty free on my way to Rome and it only worked out at about £10 so I thought if I don't like it then it's not a huge loss. It’s absorbed easily, light yet hydrating and  makes my skin feel instantly smoother making it a perfect base for my choice of foundation - currently Rimmel Match Perfection if you're wondering

Have you tried any of these products? What have you been loving lately?

Holly x


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