Showing posts with label Garnier. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Garnier. Show all posts

Friday, 18 March 2016

Garnier Moisture Bomb Day and Night Creams

The release of the SkinActive Moisture Bomb Day and Night Creams was one I felt lucky to be able to try. Garnier is one of those brands that always seems to pass me by, doesn't call out my name or capture my attention.  Put me in a room with water features and some amazing packaging and that attention is caught.

The experts at Garnier created Moisture Bomb from the belief that excellent moistursation is fundamental for plump and glowing skin.  Moisture Bomb is designed to recharge and revitalise the skin with moisture whilst also protecting it from external aggressors - think pollution and free radicals.  The inspiration for the range is inspired by Asian Skincare, something that during the last 6 months has really become the 'in thing' with some brands.  Moisture Bomb uses the latest innovations in hydration, with a unique water-break texture which is designed to deliver an intense moisture hit which leaves the skin feel super smooth, moisturised but not at all greasy.

Garnier Moisture Bomb Day and Night Creams

The day cream, which is a 3-in-1 super-hydrating cream with SPF10 (I would like to see this in the 30's) uses a high concentration of glycerin and water with some vitamins and antioxidants - Pomegranate and Amla (Indian Gooseberry) thrown in, to penetrate deep into the skins epidermis to provide what is called a tri-action mechanism which serves to restore, renew and nourish your skin for up to 24 hours!  Now that is a big claim, one which is often thrown about quite freely, but to some extent, I have found it to be almost true with this cream, in so much as it leave my skin feeling soft and moisturised all day, but I am not awake 24/7 and apply a night cream.

With a pump action dispenser, the texture is lightly scented and silky smooth. Once on the skin, it literally begins to absorb before you have to chance to massage it in, but in doing so, there is not one sign of anything greasy left behind and the moisture hit is instant, you can feel the difference immediately and it works well on your hands, though that is not the intended use! Priced around £5.29 for a 50ml tub, you can find it stocked online from places like Lookfantastic or on the Highstreet from Superdrug.

Garnier Moisture Bomb Day and Night Creams
Garnier Moisture Bomb Day and Night Creams

Garnier Moisture Bomb Super-Recharging Night Gel-Cream is described as being a product which works symbolically with your body's natural rest, relaxation and regeneration regime - when you are asleep basically.  Moisture Bomb helps your skin to recharge and recover a healthier more youthful look whilst you sleep. Using a 15% concentration of plant serum (7% for the day cream) to re-plump the look of fine lines and hydrate up to 10 layers (yes TEN) of skin to guarantee up to 72 hours of moisture/hydration.  It contains a potent antioxidant mixture of Vitamin C and Vitamin E, Pomegranate and Amla which again help to protect the skin leaving you wake up to fresh, smooth, plump and healthy looking skin.

Garnier Moisture Bomb Day and Night Creams
Garnier Moisture Bomb Day and Night Creams

I really like the texture of this gel-cream, it is silky smooth and bouncy to the touch and applies like a dream, you only need two small pea sized amounts to cover your entire face and it disappears into the skin incredibly quickly, again leaving no greasy trace behind and no stains on your pillow.  In the morning after using this, my skin always feels amazingly hydrated and nourished.  For me it is a product I will use when my skin needs something a little bit special to work from the inside out because it feels more of a treat than an every day cream, which of course is the intention.  Priced at £7.99 for a 50ml tub, you can find it stocked online from places like Lookfantastic or on the Highstreet from Superdrug.

So two fantastic, purse friendly skin creams from Garnier which you need to try!

Monday, 19 May 2014

Glossybox for Superdrug - May Box

There has been much hype and excitement as to whom Glossybox would be collaborating with for the May box and whilst I had seen some spoilers on both Twitter and Facebook, good ones I might add, I was yet to see two people get the same box, which always leaves some room for a bit of excitement and anticipation.

My box arrived on Saturday morning and I couldn't wait to open it.  I had already seen that the usual dusty pink box had been replaced with a rather funky designed box with '50' being emblazoned on a bright neon pink and gold colour and the words 'Glossybox for Superdrug' also clearly visible.  We all know that Superdrug is celebtrating its 50th birthday and there have been some amazing products specially released to celebrate that, but what is in my box I know you are all wanting to know, well.... Ta-dah

Glossybox for Superdrug - May Box

Glossybox for Superdrug - May Box

Glossybox for Superdrug - May Box

Glossybox for Superdrug - May Box

Glossybox for Superdrug - May Box

Glossybox for Superdrug - May Box

OOOh now how fab does this box look? It has been a long time since I have liked all the contents of a Glossybox, that includes everything from the outerbox, the pink tissue and the matching ribbon to the crepe paper - all of which I think looks amazing.

So inside my box I have not one or two full sized items but FIVE - yes five of them, plus two little extras which I am chuffed chuffed with and they are:

Ghost Eclipse - Those of you who read my blog alot (okay occasionally) will know I am a fan of perfume samples, so I am happy to see this one in here.  Ghost Eclipse has the following description:

"Capturing the warm energy of the sun, GHOST Eclipse evokes feelings of carefree abandon.  Get lost in the moment and lift your spirits with this intoxicating and addictive fruity-floral fragrance".

The second sample is a Garnier Oil Body Lotion, something I haven't tried but more than willing to do so, it is infused with argan, macademia, almond and rose oil to help replenish the skin with moisture and reinforce its barrier function to prevent it from feeling dry, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.  

Glossybox for Superdrug - May Box

Here is the rest of the box!

Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara - I am a fan of Maybelline Mascara and this is one I have never tried and you can never have too many mascaras right?  This has an RRP of £4.99

GOSH Cosmetics Velvet Touch Eyeliner - I am a huge fan of GOSH Cosmetics and this is another product I haven't tried though it is fair to say, eyeliner is not one of my favourite items.  However it has an RRP of £4.99

B Sheer Conditioning Lipstick - I got shade 88 which Flamingo and it is as you would expect it to be, a bright pink.  Possibly not a colour I would choose but I am going to give it a try anyway as I have never used anything from B before, despite seeing their products across many blogs I read.  This has an RRP of £6.99

Max Factor - Facefinity All Day Primer - perhaps the product I am most excited about and chuffed to have got.  This primer is said to have micro-correctors which work to absorb sweat and extend the wear of your favourite foundation for all day flawless finish.  This has an RRP of £10.99

The final item is Vaseline Spray and Go in Coco and this is a product I have been umming and arring about for months and months.  I am not the worlds biggest fan of Vaseline for my lips (yuck) but having read about this product so many times, I quite like the idea behind it, plus it makes life a tad easier when it comes to moisturising right?  An RRP of £4.99

So that is my box!  I think it is fantastic and I am chuffed with the contents.  What do you think to my box and if you have one, please link me to it below in the comments so I can come and see what you got.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

My March Empties!

I see so many fellow bloggers doing posts like these and I really enjoy reading them, so I thought I would do one too.  Throughout the whole of March, I have made a conscious effort to use it those bottles and tubs of potions that are just about to run out and here they are:

In this photograph there are some of the face products that I have used up and they are:

The Sanctuary Spa Active Reversal Thermal Transformation Mask which I got in my January Glossybox.  I have to be honest, I didn't like this mask at all, I didn't like how much faffing about there was to using it, the feel of it on my skin or the feel of my skin after using it.

Montagne Jeunesse Paw Paw Peel off Mask which claimed to be a 'Phenomenal Pore Blaster' and I reviewed it HERE it is fair to say I wasn't impressed with this product either.

Simple Facial Wipes which again I reviewed HERE and I love these wipes,l they are brilliant for wiping away all the dirt and grime of the day, along with make-up and wouldn't hesitate to purchase them again.

Simple Facial Moisturising Cream which I have also reviewed and you can find it HERE and again I really liked this product, I love how soft and smooth my skin felt after using it and I had no adverse reactions to it either.

Next are products from the bathroom and again all have been used up in March.

Radox Nourish Bath  - I bought this because it was on offer for £1 in Asda and I had assumed I was running low on bath products, not only for me but also for him indoors.  This is the Nurturing range with Ginger and Shea butter, not two ingrdeients I would put together but it smells alright and I wouldn't purchase it again as it wasn't my favourite fragrance, but for £1 it is alright.

Essential Waitrose Sea Salt and Kelp - I bought this because it was on offer again £1.29, as you might have gathered, I am the worlds greatest impulse shoppers!  A friend of mine swears by this stuff and claims it is the best foam bath she has ever used.  Well to be fair to the bath foam, it does create a lot of bubbles and it does smell quite nice and it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Palmolive Bergamot and Verbena Hand Soap - I bought this for two reasons.  Firstly I liked the design of the bottle and it was on offer in Asda for £1 and I needed some more soap for the bathroom and secondly I have used a bath foam in the past with both Bergamot and Verbena as the main ingredients and loved the sharp citrusy scent.  I was really disappointed by this soap, there is a slight citrus smell, but it wasnt as sharp as I was hoping for and I wouldn't buy it again.

Lush Veganese - A slight cheat as there was only enough left for one last use but I did use it in March.  i like this conditioner as a treat, it is seaweed and lemon infused and is really light as a conditioner.  As I have greasy roots, I don't use a conditioner on my roots very often as it makes my hair worse, however, this leaves my hair soft and shiney.  It costs £4.15 for 100g bottle, £8.15 for 250g and £13.15 for 500g bottle. I will definitely purchase this again.


Here we have:

L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil - Hmm well this was a sachet and am glad I didnt have to pay for it because I hated everything about it. The smell, the texture, the effect it had on my hair, basically it wasn't for me and I have since tried Morrocanoil which I adore.

Spa Magik Salt brushing - Love this product range and this sachet came from a Glossybox and I have since bought another one because they are so good.  It is 100% natural, has no Parabens and costs around £1.78 per sachet to buy and it leaves your skin looking and feeling amazing.  There is a review for this coming soon.

Garnier Body 7 day replenishing Lotion - this was given to me by a work colleague who couldnt stand the smell. It is a Mango oil fragrance for dry skin and I found the scent to be quite subtle.  However, this products is just not for me, it doesnt do enough for my dry skin patches and it isn't something I would now purchase for myself.

Maybelline Colossal Mascara - I actually quite liked this mascara until I got towards the end of the tube when it became clumpy and unwearable which annoyed me.  As a mascara I liked the brush, it made applying the mascara really easy and whilst I never truly believe it would give me 'up to 7 times more gorgeous volume' you could see some improvement.  However, having now discovered They're Real by Benefit, this really does pale into insignificance   Costs around £7

My final list of empties - and I am shocked as to how much I have managed to use up are:

Radox Coconut Kiss shower gel which I wrote about HERE and HERE and I love the smell of this shower gel, the texture is lovely and it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth after using.  A product I would definitely purchase again and it is still on offer for £1 in Asda.

Palmolive Ayurituel Joyous Shower Gel - again I wrote about this HERE and of the three in this range, Joyous is without doubt my favourite.  I like the scent of this alot and it leaves a really lovely lingering smell in your bathroom and on your skin for a few hours after using. Again, I have since purchased this one again.

Dove Natural Touch Deodorant Spray - Picked it for £1 which makes it another bargain yet again.  Doesn't leave white stains on clothing, smells really lovely and keeps me feeling fresh all day long.  I would definitely purchase this again.

The Final product is Nspa mango body scrub which I bought from Asda on a 3 for 2 offer and I really like this scrub, it smells wonderfully fruity and has a matching bath foam, it does exfoliate really well without scratching your skin and the mango smell is really lovely.  A definite item to be repurchased. 

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