Wednesday, 16 July 2014

New Skincare Favourites

Garnier & avene skincare

Before I get started chatting away about some new skincare favourites of mine, can we appreciate how amazing that pool looks! If only I could wave my magic wand and be back to lounging by that pool in the gorgeous sunshine *Sobs* I took these pictures in Portugal what feels like a decade a go but I wanted to give them a good ol' testing before I spoke about them on my blog. They've well and truly been put to the test (well over two months) and I'm 100% ready to give them a well deserved mention.

Garnier Micellar Water Review


My first favourite is the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. This is a makeup remover than contains micelles which allow makeup and dirt to be instantly lifted away. And it did exactly what it claims to do! I found with other makeup removers I would have to scrub my face for a good few minutes and use a dozen cotton pads but with this, just a few quick swipes across the face does the job, my makeup completely vanishes and I only have to use one cotton pad. Brill! My skin can be quite sensitive and I found this to be very gentle and in no way did it irritate my skin. It's also very soothing and refreshing, so it's perfect to use during the summer months to refresh the skin after a hot day (not that we're getting very many of those, haha). I've also been using this to remove my eye makeup too and nope, there was no stinging involved with this bad boy. There's nothing worse than when cleanser gets into your eyes and it stings. Ouch! It lasts a life time too, I've been using it everyday for the past two months and there is still over a 1/4 left.

All in all I think this is a great makeup remover and it won't be leaving my skincare stash any time soon. It's suitable for all skin types, even for sensitive skin and it's affordable too - It costs €6.29 but it's currently on offer in Boots for €4.19! That's amazing value in my opinion and rumour has it that it's just as nice as the famous Bioderma micallar water.

Avene light hydrating cream review

The next skincare product that wowed me was Eau Thermale Avene Hydrance Opitimale Light Hydrating Cream. I bought this face cream as I was looking for something a little bit lighter to use for during the summer and it's the nicest moisturiser I've used to date. The main reasons why I like this moisturiser is it feels light on my skin, it doesn't leave a greasy residue (the same can't be said for my current moisturiser, I despise it!) and it has a subtle sweet scent which I love. The packaging is nice and simple and fuss free. I love the clean white look it has, I think it looks rather lovely perched on my dressing table :-) As well as looking nice it also left my skin feeling incredibly soft. As I have an oily t-zone, I loved the fact that it mattifies the skin, making it a great base for makeup. In fact, my makeup hasn't looked as nice since it ran out.
The only downside to this product is that you don't get nearly enough of the product for the price - It costs €25! But I guess you pay for quality and not quantity, but still, there should be at least 100 ml for the price of it!


Have you discovered any new skincare products worth a try? 


Love,
Cliona xx




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  1. I've been dying to try the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and now that it's on sale, I definitely will! Thanks for mentioning that. Great post and I love your photographs. xx

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    1. It's definitely worth a try. It's such a great bargain too! Thanks for reading xx

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  2. The Garnier cleansing water is my holy grail skincare product! What camera do you use? Such gorgeous pictures (the pool in the background looks amazing ha!) xx
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    1. Mine too! I'd be lost without it, haha! Thank you, I just use a point and shoot, nothing fancy ;-) It's a Canon ixus 135 xx

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  3. Never actually heard of this product (Garnier) but I guess it's worth a try, perfect for summer I say, thanks for sharing Cliona, and yes that water looks mighty beautiful!

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    1. Aw thank you Jenny! I agree with you there, it's just beautiful. I want to go back so much :-( xx

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  4. Urghhhh still trying to figure out a place to buy Garnier Micellar Water in the US...
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    1. Oh no! Have you tried ordering it online?

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  5. great post! wanna dive in that pool now haha

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    1. Thank you. I know, I wanna go back so badly :-( x

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  6. I love that you have taken photos by the pool, such a cool idea! I love the Garnier Micellar Water, its a great brush cleaner too!

    Nicole | www.thelifeofabeautyaddict.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you! I'm really happy with how they turned out :-) I never thought to use it as a brush cleanser, thats such a good idea! Thanks for letting me know! xx

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  7. Great !!! This is so phenomenal!!!That is very impressive information! I love it. You really did a super job with the Skin Care! I use to do buy online Skin Care as its time saving.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it :-) x

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