Boots Botanics Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution Review

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Hey guys, I hope all is well! It’s been a while right?! I haven’t been blogging much lately as I have been super busy with work and went on an amazing holiday! But I’m back and hopefully with a few posts to keep you going. I have a block of product reviews coming your way (just in time for the gift buying season!)

The first of these reviews is the Boots Botanics Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution, I picked up back in September. You guys know I am the micellar water queen, I love the technology and tried almost every brand (drugstore) and type from L’Oréal to Simple and wipes to micellar oils. Check my review index for all reviews. I am in search of the best drugstore micellar water and guys, not to be dramatic but I think I found the one!

The Boots Botanics Micellar Water 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution says it will dissolve makeup, unclog pores and remove impurities whilst brightening the skin. It’s formulated for all skin types and it’s free from fragrance, soap and alcohol. It’s formulated with hibiscus which acts as a skin brightener and the natural AHAs act as mild exfoliators to help leave the skin smoother and brighter.

Experience 

I love how clean it leaves your face! Out of all the micellar water I tried, this one truly feels like you washed your face with water. Absolutely no residue left. Just a nice clean feeling. I also love how effective it is against liquid lipsticks and mascaras and all types of makeup! It doesn’t leave a horrible taste on the lips too, infact it has no taste at all. It also has no scent.

Although I haven’t noticed much with my skin been brighter, my pores have been kept in check and this leaves my skin smooth when I use it. It didn’t break me out. I have also used this to spot clean brushes and it worked quite well. My only con with the product is that it doesn’t have a dispenser so you have to cover the mouth of the bottle with your cotton pad and tip it over, which is not the most hygienic thing to do.

Verdict

If you have to try one micellar water it has to be this one! Perfect for all skin types and at an amazing price point! This one tops all the others and I’m calling it: it ranks 1st in my top 5 micellar water! You have to check this out! Boots Botanics Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution is priced at £2.50 and available from Boots

 

Top 5 micellar water in order

  1. Botanics micellar 3 in 1 cleansing solution all bright
  2. Superdrug Vitamin E micellar water
  3. No7 micellar water 
  4. Sensitive micellar wipes
  5. Nivea micellar water

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First Aid Beauty Review

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First aid beauty is a brand I heard a lot about and as usual couldn’t wait to try. I purchased two of their most popular items: the Facial Radiance Pads and the Vitamin Hydrating Mist a few months back and I can now bring my full review.

Facial Radiance Pads 

Since I started using acid toners, I have been on the hunt for the best drugstore ones. The Facial Radiance Pads from First Aid Beauty is one I have heard off and comes with a reasonable price tag.  The pads promise to exfoliate, tone and brighten the skin. It comes in two sizes a 60 pack and 28 pack.

Experience 

The pads are slightly bigger than the NIP FAB pads I tried some time ago however these are not effective for me. I’m not sure of the acid content as it doesn’t say on the product or online. From the ingredient list, it does have lactic and glycolic acid in it but I haven’t noticed a difference in my skin, which leads me to think the acid content is very low and maybe lower than the Nip Fab pads which were only 2%. It made no difference to my pores either and although it hasn’t broken me out, it hasn’t prevented breakouts either I still get my random one here and there. I do like that they have stayed wet and haven’t dried out but overall very disappointed with its effectiveness.

 

Vitamin Hydrating Mist

The Hydrating Mist says it will hydrate, revive and refresh your skin and safe for sensitive skin.

Experience 

I like to use to over my makeup to take away the powdery look. It’s great at that, it doesn’t necessarily leave a dewy finish but the finish is quite nice. It comes out in a very fine mist so doesn’t leave white spots on your face or disturb your makeup. It has a lovely subtle scent.  The slim line bottle makes it perfect for traveling and its only 59ml (quite small)

My only con- it would be nice to know which vitamins it has as it doesn’t actually say this on the product and I wish i was slightly bigger

Verdict 

It’s bittersweet for me: First Aid Beauty has been on my brand hit list for a while and whilst I’m happy to finally try some items I’m quite disappointed with the effectiveness. Overall I love the mist but not a fan of the Facial Radiance Pads. I guess its but to the drawing board for searching for the drugstore best aid toner!

Facial Radiance Pads (28 pack) is priced at £12 and the Vitamin Hydrating Mist is £10. Both available from FeelUnique

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Sarah

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Freedom Glycolic Glow Tonic Review

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Acid Toners are my new fav item to use, with a range of benefits for the skin and lots of products to choose from, I am now on a mission to try and nail a staple acid toner and try a few different brands. I picked up the Freedom Glycolic Glow Tonic from Superdrug a couple of months back when I run out of my Pixi Glow Tonic.

The Freedom Glycolic Glow Tonic is very similar to the Pixi Glow Tonic, I think it’s supposed to be a dupe. The only major differences are the Freedom version has alcohol and ginseng whilst the Pixi doesn’t. The other major difference is the price, Pixi retails for £18 for 25oml whilst this is just £6 for 200ml. The Glycolic Glow Tonic promises clearer, brighter skin and gently removes dead skin cells  for a softer, smoother and more radiant skin ( which very similar to Pixi’s claims)

 

Experience

I am so disappointed with this toner! I don’t think it made any difference with my skin. With Pixi, I noticed a reduction in my pores and more radiant skin, breakouts were also minimised. With this, I didn’t notice any of those. I stopped using this for a while because it wasn’t effective at all so moved to the Nip Fab Glycolic Pads . It doesn’t say the acid content on the bottle but I am quite sure its very low.

I also think it has a lot of colouring in it, the colour is very yellow and really just reminds me of a cheap product and definitely a cheaper version of the Pixi Glow Tonic. I don’t really like the smell too.

 

Verdict

For £6 I wanted more out of this acid  toner but unfortunately, it didn’t live up to its expectations. I  have a bit of it left and I am trying really hard to finish the bottle just to get rid of it. I definitely won’t repurchase this. You can get a 100ml of Pixi Glow Tonic which is just £10 and lasts long because you actually don’t need  a lot of it. If you’re thinking of getting this one as a dupe for the Pixi Glow tonic, I would say don’t. I think I am quite harsh with it because I used it right after using the Pixi Glow Tonic.

Freedom Glycolic Glow Tonic is £6 and available from Superdrug

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B. Pure Micellar Oil Review

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Hey guys, I hope everyone is doing great! Happy new month of September! Can you believe 2017 is almost here?!

I have been MIA lately and it was for a good cause, I was busy planning my 1st ever hair talk! More on that to come soon. I have been busy with my other social media channels and running a lot of giveaways so make sure you follow me on there so you don’t miss out! All the links are under the Social Tab

Onto today’s post then

The long overdue review on the B.Pure Micellar Oil I picked up months ago from Superdrug. I love Micellar Technology I have been trying out a lot of drugstore products before moving onto the big boys. I think I have done pretty well with the amount of brands I have tried, check the Review Index for all reviews but my favs are No7, Superdrug and Nivea

I must admit the Micellar Oil was very interesting to me. This one from Superdrug is an oil to milk cleanser and suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. It has Vitamin E, Chia Seed Oil and Pomegranate Seed Oil to protect, purify and soften. It’s also able to dissolve waterproof and long lasting make up.

Experience

I will be honest; I didn’t like this product when I first starting using it and that was because I was using it totally wrong. I found it quite heavy on the face, not as effective and for some reason, I always got it in my eye. Here, I was using it on a pad and wiping my face with it.

Then, I started using it to wash my face as a face wash. I found it a bit more effective but I was still left with a lot of makeup residue and panda eyes (and I still managed to get some in my eye).

After this , I stopped using it for a long time. I finally read the instructions on how to use it properly, which is to  apply the oil onto a cotton pad and wipe across a wet face and I got much better results! Still got a bit in my eye lol, but it felt lighter on my face and it easily removed my makeup! It didn’t break me out of clog my pores. I did notice it was much quicker and easier if the cotton pad was slightly damp too. I would say it’s not the best at removing mascara. The oil turns white in contact with water. I am not sure if I like the smell yet.

Verdict

It took a while, but I finally got there! Now the oil is almost finished. Moral of the story- read the instruction on how to use your products lol. I don’t think I will repurchase though, only because it’s quite messy and takes a longer time to complete my cleansing routine as supposed to using just the B. Pure Micellar Wipes which is just as effective if not more or just normal micellar water.

Pure Micellar Oil is £6.99 and available from Superdrug

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