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Mar 6, 2013

♥ Garnier, Wet & Wild, Real Techniques, Clinique.. Favourites.

Garnier, Wet & Wild, Real Techniques, Clinique.. Favourites

Sleek Face Form Palette, Garnier Pure Self Heating Sauna Mask, Wet & Wild Palettes, Freeze 24.7 Ice Crystals Anti-Aging Prep And Polish Skincare Scrub, MUA Makeup Academy Makeup Brushes, Real Techniques Multi Tasker Brush (from the Travel Essentials set), INIKA Organic Eyeshadow, Clinique 7 Day Scrub

So I don't write favourites posts too often as I don't buy new products frequently and I don' want to keep posting the same old staples all over again! However this months I've a few new products in addition to trying some samples I hadn't got around to trying before.

Sleek Face Form Palette
You might have read my first thoughts post on this product, If so, you'll know that I absolutely love. I love the concept of a three in one contour, highlight and blusher and for me personally and my skin tone, these shades are perfect. This is a new staple for me.

Garnier Pure Self Heating Sauna Mask
I headed to Superdrug to buy any clay or peel off face mask sachet and I saw this one, which I had not tried before. It was £1 for two separate sachet so I thought I'd try it. I've always had a good experience with Garnier products and this product was another one! The formula was thin enough to distribute evenly (on wet skin), there was some self heating, but not that much. The main thing was that when I washed it off I reallyyy felt like it had dragged the impurities out of my skin, for £1 I think that's pretty good.

Wet & Wild Palettes
Two more recent purchases which I am sure you guys have already heard a lot of in my blog. As much as I don't want to, I have to admit that I bought both of these mainly for the mattes. But I don't even care because I am so happy with them- I'd say these were also new staples of mine but Wet & Wild isn't exactly easily accessible in the UK. I've got a few possibly blog swaps planned so that might work out any way.

Freeze 24.7 Ice Crystals Anti-Aging Prep And Polish Skincare Scrub 

We got a few of these at the #bbloggersxmas goodie bag back in December. I hadn't got around to trying it until now. Why? To be honest, I didn't understand what it was. Is it a lotion, face mask, scrub? Because the packaging just says how to use it and so on. Anyway, turns on it's a really great face scrub. It has super tiny pretty sharp beads so it is not a daily nor gentle scrub- but that's how I like it. The formula is pretty thin and feels like it doesn't contain any oils. However when I washed it off my face- it was left super moisturised as if I had just applied a moisturiser or face oil. Also, it didn't give me a tingling or cold feeling except when I washed it off, it felt really cold on my skin. Be careful, this tends to get in your eyes when washing it off somehow, probably because of the ingredient which gives that cold feeling.

So I have finally been filled in on the whole MUA social media drama a few days ago, which left many people saying they will not buy their products. Personally, I think that is a bit excessive, what happened has nothing to do with how I feel about their products. Now to the point, these brushes are soo amazing. I am particularly impressed with this blending brush and the eyeshadow contour brush. The blending brush is the best one I've ever tried, it's not super big and slightly more dense than all the other blending brushes I've tried. I think this gives that flawless blended result.

Real Techniques Multi Tasker Brush (from the Travel Essentials set)

Another great product from Real Techniques, I'm mentioning this in this post because this is my new favourite brush to use every day for bronzer or blusher. It's just really easy to use and as with all RT brushes- really soft.

INIKA Organic Eyeshadow
This is the shade "Autumn Plum" and it was also in the #bbloggersxmas goodie bag. I tried it out and reviewed it here, but it was only recently when I tried it for a smokey eye look that I started to really love it! See the makeup look here.

Clinique 7 Day Scrub
This is another sample sized product that I had, but hadn't tried it yet. I know Clinique is a very known brand so I thought maybe it was a bit hyped, for nothing. But when I tried the scrub I really liked it, it's a great everyday scrub, it actually gives quite a good scrub, but it is still gentle and the formula is very creamy. Not sure about the ingredients in this though, anybody know?

Have you tried any of these products?



  1. Absolutely love the Sleek Face Form Palette :D it's a great dupe for the Urban Decay Flushed Palette which i also love :D

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  2. omg!!! heaven knows Garnier products are fantastic, have always had good experience with their products, lately i got a garnier facial cleaner with zinc, oh my wholly world it did fantastic job on my pimples dried it up quickly... great product review. Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. I also have a sample of the Clinique 7 day scrub. I like it a lot.

  4. thanks for replying on my blog, not sure if you left a comment on floral and metallic just checked.

  5. I also love the Sleep Face Form Palette - so affordable and so useful to have!

  6. I still wanna buy real techniques brushes, e garnier mask sounds fab!

  7. Sounds like I need something similar to that sauna masque!!

  8. That Garnier mask sounds really interesting - must keep an eye out for it xo

  9. I've been using Garnier facial washes for the last 5 years, I just love them! The self heating mask looks so cool, I've never seen it before somehow. I need to get my hands on these brushes, which I keep saying a lot, but they are never in stock in the Superdrugs near me :(


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