Thursday, 17 December 2015

New to Me: Skincare

Hi everyone, I have few newbies to my skincare stash to share today!

skincare nivea sensitive caring micellar water sensitive post shave balm primer pixi overnight glow serum

Since I got Pixi’s Glow Tonic earlier this year I have been absolutely in love with it so on a recent splurge on Cult Beauty I decided to go for this serum as a little extra add on to my skincare routine! It’s described as a concentrated exfoliating gel and as it contains AHA’s, it may increase the skins sensitivity to sunlight. The product itself is distributed from a dropper and has a thick silky consistency and actually feels a little slimy to me but in a good way!

A few drops spread easily over my face and neck and dries in quickly ready for my moisturiser over the top. Pixi says it’s “brightening, hydrating and clarifying” and I would have to agree. While I don’t see drastic results over night there is a subtle difference in my skin and it looks clearer when I wake up and flakiness (nice) is at a minimum. It’s obviously not all down to this serum but it’s a welcome addition to my skincare routine! The only con to this would be that the bottle top can get a little messy when putting the dropper back in!

There is so much hype about this as a primer! I think it stems from NikkieTutorials originally who I haven’t watched before but I've seen it mentioned and blogged about by so many people! When I saw half price in Boots for £2.67 I slipped it into my basket to see what the fuss was about. It’s a really weighty bottle with a lot of product although it doesn’t have a pump which I usually don’t mind with things like foundation bottles but with this I sometimes find myself tipping it just a little too far then trying to scoop it back in as so much comes out!

The balm is lightweight with a thin consistency and dries in quickly on my face ready for makeup. I’m so impressed by this! It’s a lot cheaper than many primers, especially if bought while on offer and its works better than a lot of them too! I’m definitely a lot less shiny than I usually am at lunchtime when I top up my powder and the makeup on my nose which is the first to go throughout the day is still hanging in! So glad I picked this up!

nivea sensitive caring micellar water 3 in 1 care cleanser for face and eyes review

This fragrance free Nivea micellar water promises to remove eye makeup gently, cleanse deeply and remove makeup with the sensitive version moisturising and reducing three signs of sensitive skin – redness, tightness and dryness leaving skin feeling soft and supple and looking healthy and beautiful. The range offers three options for different skin types, Sensitive Caring for sensitive skin, Gentle Caring for dry skin and Caring for normal skin.

Micellar water is something that honestly I have never really been interested in. I've read the hype about Bioderma and the Garnier micellar waters and never been tempted and as a bit of a skincare snob, I wasn’t expecting much from this. Two cotton pads get the majority of my makeup off (I do like to cake it on) but I still like to go in with a balm or oil cleanser afterwards to make sure I have all my makeup off. The micellar water does what it says in terms of sensitive skin though, it doesn’t flair any redness or make my skin feel tight or dry which I really like about it! It also doesn’t leave a residue after use but on its own its not enough to make me feel like I’ve have a deep clean. Overall, I am not fully converted to micellar waters; however this is a great option as it’s so gentle! Oh and it’s great for getting rid of swatches of my arm after a blog photo taking session! Available at all major retailers!

Have you tried anything I've mentioned? What did you think? Tell me what’s new in your skincare stash!

*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me. All opinions are my own.

Danielle xx

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56 comments

  1. I'm planning to pick up that Nivea Post Shave balm to test too, it's all over YouTube recently! I have tried that Nivea micellar water and hated it, it does nothing for me and stings my eyes too!

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    1. Oh no I found it really gentle on my skin although I use a different cleanser for my eyes so didn't try it out on them! The Post Shave Balm is amazing and so cheap for a lot of product! Xx

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  2. I've heard so much about the Post Shave Balm as a primer that I just neeeeeed to try it! x

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  3. Never heard about using after shave balm as a primer but I will give it a go :)

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  4. I haven't tried any of these products, even though I know many people who love Pixi's products, I would like to try this serum. x

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  5. I saw her video and I am curious about it. My face gets super shiny so since it kinda helps with that, I should also give it a try.

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    1. I've been so impressed with it! There is so much product for the price too! Xx

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  6. Amazing post!!

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  7. I've been soo interested in Pixi skincare products now that they're more available in the States and this is definitely on my list!
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  8. Lovely post! I'd love to give Micellar Water a go, I also have sensitive skin :D Now following you on GFC! xx

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  9. im also a fan of nikkie and I always hear about the nivea men balm! I NEED to try it out :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. It is so good! Check if Boots still has it on offer! Xx

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  10. Perfect combination
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  11. Great products!! I have to try that Nivea micellar water, I heard a lots of positive reviews about it!
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  12. I'd love to try the Pixi glow tonic! Would never have thought of using that men's shave balm as a primer but I'm intrigued to try it now. x

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    1. I was sceptical at first but it works so well! Xx

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  13. I love the sound of that Pixi serum! I'm intrigued by the Nive aftershave balm! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I think Boots still have it on offer if you were tempted! Xx

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  14. The nivea balm is such a great find, I had heard about it before but never thought to give it a try. It's great you managed to pick it up on offer too :)

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    1. So happy with it! And for les than £3 too! Xx

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  15. So lucky you have access to Pixi skincare in the UK, it's ridiculously difficult to get a hold of in Australia.

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    1. Aw no that sucks! I hope it becomes more widely available in the new year! Xx

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  16. I'm hoping to get Pixi Glow Tonic soon and would be tempted to add this serum too, as it sounds exactly like the kind of skincare I like. I love that it's brightening and hydrating. x

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    1. It's lovely! My skin always looks better after I've used Glow Tonic and I'm excited to see how this helps over time too! Xx

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  17. I've heard so many good things about Pixi, I'll have to try this one!
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  18. I really liked the Glow Serum too :) as you say, quite subtle but nice when you don't want something too harsh xx

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    1. Definitely! The texture wasn't what I was expecting but it's definitely adding a little extra to my skin! Xx

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  19. Pixi's Glow Serum sounds very nice to Collistar Glycolic Acid Serum which I really like!
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    1. Ooh I haven't heard of that, will have to check it out! Xx

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  20. These skincare products look quite interesting! xx, adaatue.com

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  21. AAA You have an amazing blog, this is super fun to read:) Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)

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  22. The Pixi serum sounds so good and I am yet to try anything from the brand, but would definitely love to include them in my routine next year. I also really want to try the Nivea balm as a primer since everyone is raving about it and it's so cheap x

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    1. I couldn't get over how cheap it is! Works great as a primer too! I really like Pixi and would like to try more from them next year too! Xx

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  23. What a great post!
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  24. I was wondering about the Pixi serum! Great selection!

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  25. I need to try this shave balm, didn't know that there is much hype about it (:
    Nati xx
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  26. this is the first of me hearing about the aftershave balm, you have me curious. And the other half uses this so will be sneaking some today! He might just have to go get himself another bottle if its good stuff! love quirky tips, thankyou :)

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