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Friday, 27 January 2017

Could This Micellar Water Trump Bioderma?

Could This Micellar Water Trump Bioderma?

I know, yes. A bold statement. But what's wrong with feeling a little bold once in a while. It's a new year so time to start things off with a bang! I am yet to do a proper reflective 'start of the year' post- I have done a video and will be writing it's blog counterpart very soon. In the meantime, let's get cracking with my first beauty post of the year...

It's fair to say I'm pretty in love with Bioderma. After it cleared up a serious attack of eczema around my eyes, it has never failed in cleaning my skin without scraping it raw. My ideal cleanser, you might say. I have tried a few more micellar waters since then, and to be perfectly honest none have truly lived up to it. Then, this little bottle of Vichy Purete Thermale One Step Micellar Water came through the post. 

I was at first, skeptical. Vichy products have broken me out in the past, and I didn't want it to happen again. But after a good month of using the Vichy Purete Thermale One Step Micellar Wate, I am pleasantly surprised! Not only does this remove my makeup quickly, you can also see any grease that has come off your face. I like to see that a product has actually visibly done something to my face, and this shows up the tiniest amount of makeup or dirt on your cotton pad. 

A problem that I found with some micellar waters in the past was even though they effectively removed my makeup, I would start to break out a little. Now I have very good skin, but do get the occasional tiny blemish and Bioderma keeps these problems at bay. And so did this! This really impressed me, and since then it's become part of my skincare routine. 

If I had to be really picky, then I have only two negatives about this product. Actually, they're not even negatives, but more things I've noticed. One- I can tell this isn't Bioderma. I'm being serious! This is a tad more strong, and after a good year or two of using it, I can weirdly tell the difference between the two products especially if my skin is a little dry or fragile. Two- the bottle annoys me slightly. It may be because it is top heavy, or the fact the top is more of a flat service than a tapered spout. It certainly looks great, but probably isn't as user-friendly as I'd have hoped. 

But with the Vichy Purete Thermale One Step Micellar Wate coming in a couple of pounds cheaper than the 250ml Bioderma, it is certainly a great alternative.

Could This Micellar Water Trump Bioderma?

Could This Micellar Water Trump Bioderma?

So does the Vichy Purete Thermale One Step Micellar Wate trump Bioderma? For some people, I think it could. It's cheaper, does everything it says on the tin and reflects the results of Bioderma. For me, though, Bioderma is still my one and only. This will certainly make a reappearance in my skincare cupboard, and when I can't get hold of my little pink bottle this will be my number two. 

Have you tried any Vichy products? I'd love to know whether you've tried any more micellar waters and what your favourites are. 

Gx

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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

What To Do With Leftover Bottles of Prosecco, Besides Drink It!

What To Do With Leftover Bottles of Prosecco, Besides Drink It!

Have you eaten alcohol? A strange thing to say, I know, but recently I've been discovering different recipes that include alcohol as one of the main components, not just as a splash for flavour. This is mainly thanks to my mum, who loves trying out new recipes (especially ones including drink). At this time of year, we're normally left with a bit more drink in the house due to Christmas and New Year, and believe me when I say we have a lot of bubbly at the moment! We've been trying to find ways to get through it (besides drinking it and becoming alcoholics), and one of these ways is in desserts!

If you're looking for a quick dessert or are looking for a new way to serve Prosecco, then look no further than the classic Float! This is essentially a fancy Coke Float, with a grown-up twist. 

Now this is not a strict recipe - I don't seem to be a fan of those lately - as you can pretty much use any fruit you want. You can also make it non-alcoholic by using soda water, or for an extra kick add 100ml gin. Just play around with it and come up with a mixture of your choice! Here's what I used to make 4 floats:

- INGREDIENTS -

100g hulled strawberries
80g sugar
200g vanilla ice cream

- METHOD -

Halve the strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. 
Toss together and set aside at room temperature for 30 mins.
Divide the ice cream between 4 martini glasses, spoon over the strawberries and top up with Prosecco. 
Serve with long spoons.

What To Do With Leftover Bottles of Prosecco, Besides Drink It!

What To Do With Leftover Bottles of Prosecco, Besides Drink It!

What To Do With Leftover Bottles of Prosecco, Besides Drink It!

What To Do With Leftover Bottles of Prosecco, Besides Drink It!

What To Do With Leftover Bottles of Prosecco, Besides Drink It!

What To Do With Leftover Bottles of Prosecco, Besides Drink It!

What To Do With Leftover Bottles of Prosecco, Besides Drink It!

This is great for any season and any situation; dinner party, date night, girly night in...Let me know how your break has been, and whether there are any simple recipes that you always go to for special occasions.

Gx

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