Sunday, 22 January 2012

Make-up removing + blog design

Finally I am blogging! For the last few days my eyes have been in a war state with me. Vision has been getting blurry, headaches from looking at the computer and constantly squinting! Something is wrong so I am going to see an optician soon.

So let's get to it. First post about my skincare routine is about removing make-up before going to sleep. There are lots of ways of doing it and many different products to choose from. Only way of finding out which one works best for you is trying them out. I personally don’t like oil or milk as it feels greasy and it leaves film on my skin that just grosses me out. I like the squeaky clean type of feel :)

Oh! I don’t think I have to stress about the fact that going to bed with your make-up on is a massive NO NO?! We have all done it and probably still do it on the odd occasion. It is best to eliminate this habit completely and if you cannot be bothered to do the proper cleansing routine then at least remove the make-up thoroughly.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution has become my favorite. It is water based so needs to be used with a cotton pad. This stuff removes every trace of make-up from my eyes and face without irritating the skin. I am talking about black smoky eye, gel eyeliner, eyelash glue etc. without much rubbing. Two or three swipes and everything is gone. Of course you need to use a cotton bud to get to that annoying area between eyelid and eyelashes where bits of make-up always get stuck. But again, two or three swipes and it’s all gone.

Addition: Watch this video of amazing Lisa Eldridge on how to remove your eye make-up. No need for rubbing. Just press the pads onto the lids and wait until make-up will dissolve.


Apologies for the little black hair appearance. Scratchy (the cat) has found my flowery background very comfortable to sleep on.
I am not going to lie and say that each evening I take time to properly cleanse, tone and moisturize my skin. But with Bioderma whole process of removing make-up has become a lot faster and frustration free. I have got no excuse not to spent 2 minutes for removing a whole day’s dirt from my face. So if I skip the other steps at least I know I haven't got any make-up leftovers when I wake up in the morning.

I also use Olay Daily Facial cloths from time to time. I like to take them with me when I travel as they are very light weight and take minimum storage space. Daily Facials remove make-up very good and don’t irritate my skin but I feel they dry it out a bit.



Some other random bits:

I have been messing with the blog design again! It just didn’t seem right no matter what I did :( After a long thinking process and sleepless nights (ok, it wasn’t that bad) I have come to a decision. It must be simple, minimalistic and maybe throw a bit of cuteness into the mix. This is what I like and I feel most comfortable with so I think my blog should reflect that.
What do you guys think? Does it look alright?

Update on Elf Matte Finisher. Full on matte effect kinda rubbed off. Not fully but it became something in between matte and shine. I’d call it sheen/satin finish. I have to say I do like it that way. Also this is sixth day and the polish has only slightly rubbed of the tips of the nails. Pretty good going.



How was your weekend girls? Did you do anything nice/cool/exciting?

Sylwia x


9 comments:

  1. Wow! I love the organization and layout of your blog! I am glad I came here!
    I really need to try this Bioderma Solution Micellaire.
    Lots of love from Spain!
    Catanya

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  2. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I'm so glad you like it! x

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  3. Great blog. I am happy I found it.
    I just followed.
    http://www.beautymakeupaddict.blogspot.com

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  4. We swear by removing our makeup before bed at night. My personal fave cleaner is the Boscia MakeUp BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil. But we also love Neutrogena makeup remover wipes & good ol fashioned Cetaphil!

    Just came across you through the Monday Beauties Blog Hop & we're now following. We'd love for you to visit our blog sometime as well!! Have a wonderful day. :)

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  5. hello. I am a new follower from the blog hop.
    Can you please follow me back?

    http://countryliving-productreviews.blogspot.com/2012/01/cute-baby-for-less-make-it-yourself.html

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  6. I've heard Bioderma is amazing!! So many good reviews out there... Where are you buy it?? xx

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    1. I buy it in Poland when I go to visit my parents. You can get it on some UK internet pharmacies or ebay. Do your research for the prices thought! Some people charge way too much! xxx

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  7. I think your blog design is perfect! I always feel overwhelmed when I get to people's blogs that just have STUFF EVERYWHERE!!!! Omg, almost stresses me out lol. I think your blog should reflect your personality--and I love your simplistic approach!:) xoxo

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    1. Thank you very much darling! I am glad you're with me on that one xxx

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