Garnier SkinActive Botanical Balm and Jelly 3 in 1.

Hey, so about two months ago i was in a superdrug when i spotted these new products from Garnier. Im a big fan of Garnier skincare, and i really like the idea of balm or jelly like products so i had to give these a go when i saw them.

The two in the range are the Garnier SkinActive Botanical Balm Soothing Moisturiser Rose Water  £12.99 and the Garnier SkinActive Refreshing Botanical Jelly Aloe Vera £12.99.

First off, these pots are big! They hold 150ml of product, so even though they are not the cheapest thing around, you can find them on offer quite often they last you months, ive been using these every day for at least 2 months and you can see they haven’t gone down much. They contain no parabens, no silicone’s and according to the tub 96% natural origin ingredients (though of course, that could mean anything!).

First up, the Refreshing Botanical Jelly, this one is a clear jelly, its very refreshing and cooling, if you have ever seen the illamasqua hydra veil it feels very much like that! it feels like barely anything on the skin, like theres nothing there. Yet my skin doesnt feel dry or tight, especially right now with the weather like its been lately (highs of 31c in the south east of the UK today) its actually one of the only things i can bare to put on my skin right now. Ive used it as a day and night cream, you can also use it as a mask but it feels a bit odd on my skin, it made my skin tingle weirdly! but as a moisturiser i love it.

The Botanical Balm is what first drew me to the the tubs on the shelf, its not quite that true super thick balm texture its more like a really thick cream. however once on the skin though you know its there, it doesnt feel overly heavy or anything like that. it melts easily and into your skin, leaves very spot feeling skin. This is my night cream, and even if im falling into bed at 3am (shhh) i can reach for this throw it on and im good, and that is so useful! this is also really hydrating just for any other dry patches you may have. again, didnt really like it as a mask but i adore it as a balm/cream.

overall i really like these moisturisers, ive been using them everyday for 2 months and i will continue to do so until i run out and then i will likely buy them again! in fact, i dont really think its much of a question that i will. And i do highly suggest picking these up!

Cath x

 

Bi Pride Inspired Makeup Look.

Hey! so, im cath and welcome to my little place on the internet. I used to blog, a number of years ago and since then i have also tried my hand at youtube in the past as well. Lately, i have really wanted to come back into the world of blogging so well here i am!

My blog will be about makeup & beauty, something i have loved and been passionate about for many many years now. It will also be however about another important topic in my life, mental illness and of course anything else that i feel like talking about really!

So, for my first post i wanted show you a look i did at the weekend, as im sure a lot of you are aware it is currently pride month. Because of this i have been trying to do as many looks based on various pride flags as possible, i have done gender queer and this weekend i did the Bi flag.

The Bi flag means a lot to me as i am bi myself, i didnt come out or even figure out that i was bi myself until last year so this is a look that i knew i wanted to make very special as it has a lot of emotion behind it for me.


I knew i wanted too do something slightly different to what i normally do, i dont generally do this 3 colour blend but wanted to get this colour transition correct. The pink and blue blending into purple is a really important point made on the bi flag.

As a quick side note my side was rather dry and flaky so please forgive that weird texture you can see on the highlight! Its so hot here in the UK right now and my skin is really not liking it.

Below is a list of products i used and how i used them roughly, i hope you like this look!

Eyes –

Bourjois 24H Eye Primer.

Imagic 12 Colour Flash Palette – Used the white cream all over the lid to make the colours stand out, the pink & blue for my brows.

NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick In Amethyst – for the purple on my eyebrows.

Makeup Revolution Single Eyeshadow In Touch Me – Used to set the primer and base.

Makeup Revolution Pro Regeneration trends Mischief Mattes – Used Indication, fearless and underdog for brows and also the blue and pink sections of my crease.

Nyx Hot Singles Eyshadow In Ultra Violet – used for the purple sections of my brow and crease.

Storybook Cosmetics Wizardry and Witchcraft Eyeshadow Palette – used Merlin for the lid colour for the blue section.

Fashionista Single Eyeshadow In Flamboyant – lid colour for the purple section.

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette – used gossip for the lid colour for the pink section.

Bourjois Liner Pinceau Liquid Liner.

Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.

False eyelashes from ebay.

Face – 

Evio Green Tea Primer.

Freedom Concealer Correcting Pots In Yellow, Liliac and Green.

Max Factor FaceFinity Foundation In Light Ivory.

Obsession Mixer In Whitening.

PopFeel HD Concealer In FB01.

Miss Beauty Pressed Powder In Ivory.

NYX Blusher In Taupe.

Makeup Revolution Matte Blusher In Divine (Discontinued).

Freedom Ghost Lights Highlighter.

Lips –

NYX Liquid Suede Metallic In Ego.

Purple Glitter from Ebay.

There you have it! i hope you enjoyed my first look and post on this blog and hope to see you again soon.

Cath x