Monday, 17 February 2014

'Beige Babe'

Although I'm definitely an Essie girl at heart, they didn't really have a shade of brown that I felt was worth the purchase. I grabbed this on a bit of a whim and I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised at the results. Good colour pay off, good brush and good staying power? Rimmel are definitely onto a winner with this one! 

I know brown is a bit of a 'blah' colour but the weather is still ridiculously drab, and although I've tried - I can't seem to get into any of the spring make-up trends yet, so we're sticking with autumn and winter shades for now. 
ORANGE HAND ALERT. - That aside, I'm loving this colour, and I'll definitely be hitting up the Rimmel counter again really soon to hunt down some more colours. 
Are there any that you recommend me checking out?

Sunday, 16 February 2014

The Quick Cleanse

Whether it's after a night out or just genuinely down to complete exhaustion from a hectic day at work, there's always one thing that we dread - removing your make-up! Now, don't get me wrong, I love feeling fresh and getting rid of every last scrap of make-up that's been on my face during the day (or night..oops) but taking it all off is one of the banes of my life sometimes. 

Despite the fact that you are supposed to give your skin a lovely deep clean morning and night, sometimes I just don't have the time - or energy, and that's where these two fabulous products come in handy. 

The Clarins Water Comfort One Step Cleanser gently removes face makeup, and leaves your skin feeling fresh, smooth and ultra soft due to coconut, peach and moringa seed extracts. It literally smells good enough to eat! Now, I'm a lover of heavy eye make-up even on a day to day basis but I have to say that removing it was never an easy job. Left over bits of mascara that were literally attached to my eyelashes, specks of shimmer from eye shadow that just wouldn't budge - until I was introduced to the Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover. It's a biphase lotion that you shake and then pour onto a cotton pad, hold over your eye for 15-20 seconds, wipe away and it's all gone! Extracts of cornflower, camomile and rose leave your eyes feeling refreshed and soothed, and help to condition and strengthen your lashes at the same time - it's a win win situation really!

The Instant Eye Make-Up Remover is a staple in my daily skincare routine, I honestly cannot go with out it, and the One Step Facial Cleanser does make taking off my make-up a lot easier, I can definitely see myself reaching for this when I'm on holiday!

So there it is, the quality Clarins quick cleanse duo. A must have. 

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