Review: Garnier Fresh Moisturising Pot

Moisturising is something that I have to do day and night. I do it in the morning before I apply my make-up and in the evening after I have cleansed my face. Ironically, I find that if I don’t apply moisturiser, my face goes quite greasy and oily, which is an awful feeling. Since I used to suffer with awfully oily skin when I was younger, I have to moisturise daily to prevent this from happening again! The type, brand or consistency never really used to bother me but since I have found the Garnier Fresh Moisturising Pot, I have changed my standards!
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How I Remove My Make-Up

I was at my friend’s house the other day and we ended up speaking a little bit about make-up and our routines when it comes to removing our make-up at the end of the day. It’s an odd thing to talk about but I found it quite interesting so I have decided to share how I remove my make-up for all of the curious cats out there.

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Muslin Cloths vs Face Cloths

I will hold my hands up and say that I didn’t know about the existence of muslin cloths until I bought an item from John Lewis a while ago and received a free sample of the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish with a free muslin cloth. I haven’t used the cleanser yet, but when I misplaced my face cloth I decided to start using the muslin cloth. I developed my own personal preferences about them both but thought I would dig a little deeper about the difference between these two cleansing items.

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Review: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation

I’ve been wanting to try out some items in the Bourjois range for so long so when I went to Boots for an Advantage Card event the other week, I bit the bullet and picked up their Healthy Mix Serum Foundation after hearing a lot of bloggers rave about it.

I picked it up in the lightest shade they had, shade 51 Vanille Clair. I swatched it out on my hand and it blended in perfectly, which I was so grateful for since I’m quite pale. I have used it quite a few times since purchasing it, combining it with different concealers, powders and primers and am ready to give a review.

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Beauty Haul, November 2014

I realised recently that I haven’t done a haul post in what feels like a while; it’s not because I haven’t been buying anything, it’s more that I have been buying bits and bobs and I didn’t want to do haul posts where I am showing one or two items. When I realised I hadn’t posted in a while, I collated all of the beauty-related items I bought for myself in November to show you guys, I hope you enjoy it!


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Review: No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush

No7 had always been one of the more expensive skincare and make-up brands that I would occasionally splash out on to treat myself. Of course, that was before I was introduced to the world of Mac and Clinique and true high-end beauty products. However, I have always had a special place in my heart for No7 as it was one of the first brands  of make-up that I bought.

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You might remember back in July when I posted in a Boots Beauty Haul that I had bought the No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush. I used it when I first bought it but then stopped using it for about two months when I moved house (it was packed away in one of the boxes somewhere!). However, recently I have been using it again to ensure my face is completely clean after I have removed all of my make-up so I thought it was time to give you lovely readers a little review.

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Review: Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream

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If you follow my blog, you will know that I recently had a little visit to the Body Shop, where I bought some make-up and signed up for their loyalty card, receiving a hand cream as a present (RRP £5).

I chose the Almond Hand & Nail Cream; I was tempted to go for the Rose cream but they didn’t have it for me to test. They also had Hemp and Absinthe available as the joining gift, but I thought the Almond one sounded the nicest.


First thing’s first, I absolutely adore the smell. I think it is so gorgeous and the scent seems to remain on my hands for a while after I have applied it, giving me a fresh burst of fragrance every now and again, even after the cream has been absorbed.

The cream itself is an amazing formula – it is very lightweight and doesn’t take very long for it to be absorbed, unless you apply a lot. However, I’ve found that with this product, a little really does go a long way and I only need to use a 10p sized amount to cover both of my hands.

I am not amazingly convinced with the packaging – it is presented nicely but I find that the smallest of squeezes on the pressurised tube tends to send a large volume of the product out, which takes a lot longer for the entire product to be absorbed in.

I can’t comment on its moisturising abilities with a great deal of confidence, simply because I only suffer from dry hands during the very cold winter months so I am not currently using the product to give my hands moisture. However, I will be continuing to use this hand cream throughout the winter to see if it can cure or even prevent my dry knuckles. One thing I will say with confidence is that it leaves my hands feeling so silky smooth without leaving a greasy film!

Almond Hand and Nail Cream

Quality: 9/10
Application: 8/10 (simply because of the tube)
Appearance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Formula: 9/10 (this may be reviewed again during/after the colder months when I can evaluate how well it moisturises my dry hands)
Likelihood to buy again: 9/10 (I would like to always have a tube of this available, however I probably will buy other hand creams to expand my collection and knowledge of other brands/products)
Overall: 9/10

What do you think? Have you ever tried this product?

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