Garnier Simply Essentials 2 in 1 make-up remover

So this is one of those purchases I made because I needed make up remover and it was cheap and I liked the colour. I used it once and hated it and it got replaced. Recently I ran out of make-up remover again and this is all I had in so I decided to give it another chance and now I wish I hadn’t given up on it so quickly.

Garnier 2 in 1 makeup remover

It’s a 2 in 1 make-up remover than removes even waterproof make-up with no perfume, no alcohol and no rubbing which is suitable for sensitive skin. I wouldn’t say my skin is overly sensitive but it had started stinging a bit with my old face cleanser. It’s a mix of a make-up removing oil and a cleansing water and you have to shake it before use to mix them.

I think the reason I didn’t like it to start with was it feels a bit oily going on but now I’m used to it I love it. My skin feels so soft after removing my make-up and my skin has never looked better. My eyeliner is quite stubborn to take off normally but this takes it off with ease and I don’t have to rub at my eyes to get it all off. It also means I don’t have to take a separate face & eye make-up remover with me when I go away which is so much easier.

The only slight problem I have with this is the lid is quite stiff and can be difficult to open some days but I tend to just use the edge of a table anyway as it’s much easier.

I’m so glad I gave this product another chance and when it runs out I will definitely be repurchasing it.

What is your favourite make-up remover?



Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer

I’ve been looking for a cheap but good primer for ages and I saw a post over on Beth’s blog about this one and thought I’d give it a go and I have to say I’m so glad I did.

Nivea primer

Nivea express hydration primer

The Nivea express hydration primer is £4.99 or currently £4.00 in superdrug. I got mine cheaper but it seems to have gone up. I would still pay a fiver for this though. You get a 50ml glass tub with a screw lid and it will last forever because a little bit goes a long way. I’ve been using mine for 2 months now and I haven’t even made a dent in it.

It is like a moisturiser and a primer in one which I love as it means I get to skip a step in my routine. It doesn’t look like other primers but it keeps my make-up in place all day and makes sure it doesn’t cling to any dry patches on my skin which is great as I have quite dry skin. It sinks into the skin so quickly that by the time I’ve faffed about finding my foundation my face is ready.

This is definitely my favourite primer at the moment and the price makes it even better.

What is your favourite primer?