A few days ago, I was waiting out the rain at Dischem and found a few goodies that I required. Some of them tried and tested and others have yet to be put under scrutiny. I thought I would do a ‘haul post’ to highlight some of the products that I got my hands on.
Garnier Micellar Water
This product is a firm favourite amongst many. My first purchase was the pink bottle which is for sensitive skin. I was impressed with the formula as well as how my skin felt after using it; my skin felt refreshed and did not break out or feel irritated which is a bonus as I do have sensitive skin. The product removed about 90% of my makeup – I use this product before cleansing as I feel a cleanser doesn’t remove makeup completely.
This time around I thought I would give the oil-based remover a try; seeing as oil removes makeup more effectively. After a heavy makeup application I gave this product a go. My face was left slightly cleaner than the pink bottle and felt moisturized due to the oil. This product is heaven-sent especially when I am lazy to remove my makeup after a long day. I don’t recommend using this product in isolation but as part of a cleansing routine. I love this water and will continue to purchase this product until they make a better product to remove makeup!
Garnier BB cream
I tested out this product a while ago when I borrowed BB cream from my sister. Due to work, I have to wear makeup every day. Recently, I decided to switch to a BB cream for weekdays and foundation on the weekends. The cream has an SPF in it which is great for when I spend time outdoors while the tint is just enough to even out the imperfections on my skin. It feels so much lighter and doesn’t make my skin feel oily after a full day of wearing. The only downside to this product is that it washes off even if I pat my skin with water (for prayer). Aside from that small drawback, the cream is worth a try. There are a few shades to choose from, my colour being ‘medium’.
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
This is one of those Holy Grail products of all time; be sure to spot this product behind the scenes of any runway show, in the makeup kit of any accomplished makeup artist or the girl who has just been introduced to makeup. All of these people except me! As a young-ling, I recall my elder sister loving this product and referring it to just about everyone.
The formula is great – it is super black. The wand is average at best – I don’t necessarily have an issue with the brush, which a lot of people do, but this mascara seems to go everywhere! After application I have to freeze until it dries. God help me if I sneeze! The mascara creates a ring around my eyes making me look like a racoon. Aside from that, the next issue I have is that it doesn’t come off!!!! I find myself cleaning off residue 2 days after use and the residue adds to my already dark under-eyes. My verdict: this is not my favourite mascara. I don’t think I will buy it again.
Dischem Deodorant Crystal
Not many people are familiar product – only the hipsters 😛 I came across an article about the crystal deodorant so when I saw it on the shelf at Dischem, I had to test it out. Not knowing much about the product, I did some research to find out just what this product does.
An entirely natural Crystal Deodorant made from mineral salt, crystal deodorant can come in many forms, including a spray, stick, powder, and stone, though always starting with a singular mineral crystal. The mineral crystal of choice is potassium alum. Potassium alum is an antimicrobial mineral that is soluble in water. It works to prevent odor while other products attempt to mask it or plug pores with harsh chemicals like aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum zirconium. Crystal is a hypoallergenic deodorant that is safe and healthy.
Personally, it just as ineffective as a regular deodorant roll on. I suppose I just wont get cancer while trying to keep dry but I haven’t seen any remarkable results. A lot of reviews raved about this product but I am yet to see results. I usually perspire down my spine, maybe I should apply it on my back and see if it works there.
Have you tried any of these products, what did you think?