Friday, 31 May 2013

Review: La Roche-Posay Toleriane¦ Eye Makeup Remover

As some of you may know from my disappointing products blogpost, I have had some difficulty finding an eye makeup remover, for my ever-so sensitive eyes. After having a reaction to the Simple Eye Makeup Remover, I was on Twitter and asked for some recommendations for a good eye makeup remover for sensitive eyes. I got a reply from Elaine at Bespoke Beauty who recommended 'La Roche Posay's Toleriane' range and specifically their Eye Makeup Remover.

So off I went to Boots and picked up the La Roche Posay Toleriane Eye Makeup Remover. This is the first product I have tried from La Roche Posay and was excited to try it!

This box costs €15.67 from Boots and contains 30 individual doses/containers. Each dose is enough to do both eyes if you have light everyday makeup on, but if you have a full on, night-time eye makeup look, I tend to use 2 containers.

What I do is, empty the contents of 1 container onto a cotton pad, then place the damp cotton pad over my eye area. I leave it placed on my eye for 15-30 seconds, and my eye makeup dissolves off. I find that leaving the damp pad placed on the eye area for some time, allows the bulk of my eye makeup to come off.    With the remaining area of the damp pad, I begin to gently massage the eye area, where the remainder of my eye makeup comes off. Do remember that the skin around your eyes is very thin, and if you are to vigorously rub the area or tug at it, you can cause premature aging to the eye area (which is never a good thing!!).

Ta-da!! Eye makeup has been removed and no irritation to my ever-so sensitive eyes. I recommend this product for anyone who is looking for a new eye makeup remover, if you have sensitive eyes or if you have had a reaction to any eye makeup remover as this product is specifically for people with sensitive eyes. These individual doses/containers are so handy for travelling also! I have 3 containers left, and this full box of 30, has lasted my for a few months! I'll definitely be re-purchasing!

TOP TIP- I use these also to remove eye makeup from my false lashes. Removing old eye makeup keeps your false lashes in tip-top condition and when you go to use them again, they are nice and clean!

Let me know what eye makeup remover you use, especially if any of them are suited for sensitive eyes!!



Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Micellar Blind Trial- First Impressions

A couple of weeks ago I was offered the opportunity of taking part in a blind trial of 7 different Micellar 
Waters. Micellar Waters are a form of makeup remover and in this blind trial, I've been given 7 different anonymous dropper bottles with 7 different Micellar Waters in each. All I know is that there are 7 different waters in each bottle, including the following brands- Dior, Caudalie, Bioderma, Nuxe, La Roche Posay, Vichy and Avéne. 

Micellar Waters are a nice, light, refreshing form of makeup removal. I have already tried the Avéne Micellar Water myself and found it really fresh and it worked very well for me. I find these a nice way of makeup removal, especially during the spring/summer months. 

I'm excited to share my journey and experience with these anonymous dropper bottles, as I've no idea which one is which. I've began to use them already and want to trial all 7 bottles and then I'll be sharing my results with you. I'll be giving my results in letter form, as they are labelled A-G, and then I'll be filling in a survey myself which will give me the results of which one was which. At that point then, I'll let you all know my results. 

You can search the hashtag #micellarblindtrial on Twitter to see how many other beauty bloggers are getting on with all the different brands. I'll be tweeting about my experiences and using this hashtag also. (Be sure to follow other people's journey also). 

Below is a picture of the 7 bottles labelled A-G. I'm going to be using each one a couple of times, for the next couple of weeks to remove my makeup. 

You can check out all these brands on the Escentual website, which deliver to the the UK, USA and throughout Europe!