Review: Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover

Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover

Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover

 

Yes, another dual phase eye make-up remover! This time it is Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover. I bought this as I was not particularly overwhelmed with the No7 dual phase eye-make up remover and I didn’t have a No7 voucher.

You shake this to mix the oil phase with the other phase and voila! You have your eye make-up remover. In comparison, it is slightly more greasy than the No7 but I don’t mind because I have dry skin. On mixing it does what I expect and stays mixed (unlike the No7!). It does a fairly decent job of removing the make-up -not amazing and not bad.

It probably performs well for its price and would buy it again if I hadn’t discovered Botanics Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover All Bright and micellar water!

If I were to rank my non-premium dual phase eye make-up removers I would get:

1. Botanics Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover All Bright
2. Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover
3. No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make Up Remover

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Review: No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make Up Remover

No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make Up Remover

No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make Up Remover

 

I originally bought the No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make Up Remover for two reasons. The first was that after using Lancôme’s Bi-Facil, I decided dual phase was the way to go. Secondly, I had a voucher!

Compared with Bi-Facil, it was disappointing. You have to shake the bottle quite hard and then immediately get the solution on to the cotton wool otherwise it will separate. It literally separates in seconds right before your eyes. That’s just annoying.

Once you can get to use it I think it is quite good, which is partly why I did end up buying it again-I had a voucher! It happily removes eye make-up and does not irritate my eyes at all. It has a slightly oily feel but I don’t mind as I have dry skin and the oil-type effect does not linger.
The No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make Up Remover is much cheaper than Bi-Facil at £8.50 but I think it’s value is £3.50 – the price you pay with the voucher that Boots had out from time to time. Bi-Facil is £21 and although I prefer it, I cannot bring myself to spend the cash. I need a middle ground!

Review: Botanics Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover All Bright

Botanics Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover All Bright

Botanics Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover All Bright

I had a Botanics voucher from Boots and I was running out of eye make-up remover so I picked up the Botanic Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover All Bright.

It claims to:

  • Sweep away impurities and waterproof make up
  • Soothe the eye area and condition lashes using the power of hibiscus
  • Boost brightness and gently exfoliate also using hibiscus

This is a dual phase eye make-up remover which is my favourite type.  It says shake vigorously but I find that the two liquids mix quite easily and stay mixed on the cotton wool pad. This eye make-up remover easily removes my make-up although I haven’t tried it on waterproof mascara.  It definitely soothes the eye area and does not irritate at all. My eyes feel cleansed and refreshed after using this.

So far this lives up to the claims.  I really like this one!

 

February Skincare Spree

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Here are my latest skincare purchases:

 

Boots Botanics Hydrating Day Cream SPF 15 All Bright

I think Botanics had an offer on so this was added incentive to try this out.  It promises to brighten and protect with the power of the hibiscus flower. I could do with a brighter complexion as winter makes my skin look so dull. It’s for normal/dry skin so hopefully it will work for my dry skin.  It says it will hydrate for 24 hours but there’s no way I’m going for 24 hours without washing my face!

 

Boots Botanics Hydrating Night Cream All Bright

I bought the matching night cream to maximise the effect!

 

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

I am a big fan of cleansing water and this was on offer so I just had to pick it up. I’ve also read some good blog reviews about it.

 

Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Make-up Remover

I’m also a big fan of dual-formula eye-make up removers – they seem to work pretty well for me. This one looks a bit different to the others in that rather than a 50/50 split of phases, there is a 1/3:2/3 split. Interesting!  It is “enriched in Arginine” which the bottle says protects the eyelashes. I guess that’s an added bonus!

 

Nivea Daily Essentials Soothing Cleansing Mousse

I also really like foam face washes/cleansers. They’re light to perfect for my dry skin.  This one is for dry and sensitive skin so hopefully it will work.  In the past, sensitive skin products have not agreed with me. This says it has almond oil and Hydra IQ in it.   Well, at least I know what almond oil is!

January Skincare Spree

No7 Skincare Collection,  Botanics soothing hand cream,  L'Oreal Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil

No7 Skincare Collection, Botanics soothing hand cream, L’Oreal Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil

 

I attempted to do sale shopping and didn’t do too badly!  This month I bought:

No7 Skincare Collection

This was a Christmas gift set that was half price – I paid hardly anything for all of this:

  • Protect & Perfect day cream with SPF 15
  • Protect & Perfect night cream
  • Beautiful Skin hot cloth cleanser
  • Beautiful Skin eye make-up remover
  • Muslin face cloth
  • Hairband

I know I like all of these products as I have received this gift before!

No7 Skincare Collection

No7 Skincare Collection

No7 Skincare Collection

No7 Skincare Collection

 

I picked up a Boots Health & Beauty Magazine and it has a voucher for 100 points if you buy Botanics skincare.  I needed hand cream so I bought the Botanics soothing hand cream but it was before the validity date of the voucher!  I didn’t mind as the cream was reduced anyway.

 Botanics soothing hand cream

Botanics soothing hand cream

When the voucher was valid, I went back and bought the Botanics Soothing Eye Make Up Remover. It is a dual remover which you shake to activate.  I tend to like this type of eye make-up remover so I’m hoping this will be a winner.

Botanics Soothing Eye Make Up Remover

Botanics Soothing Eye Make Up Remover

 

Finally, I bought the L’Oreal Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil after seeing it on Erin Louise Hunt’s blog here.  I really wanted to try this and there was a discount on it in both Superdrug and Boots – it was a sign!

 L'Oreal Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil

L’Oreal Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil

 

Cowshed free gift from lookfantastic.com

I managed to spend over £60 at lookfantastic.com so I received this great gift:

Cowshed goodies

Cowshed goodies

Cowshed goodies

Cowshed goodies

  • Cow Pat moisturising hand cream
  • Wild Cow invigorating bath & shower gel
  • Eye mask
  • Scented candle

I’ve never tried Cowshed before but so far I like the look of it!

 

I’m looking forward to using all of this!