Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water review

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

I had always wanted to try this product, especially after seeing it advertised on TV. It intrigued me. What was micellar water? But I could never bring myself to buy it because I am a creature of habit. My Simple makeup wipes were working perfectly for me and I was happy.

Until I ran out and had forgotten to top up. And I needed to remove my full face of makeup. And all that my mother-in-law had was this bottle, having bought it but never used it.

I was actually surprised at how well it took a patch of foundation off my face with one swipe. The description of it is accurate. Every time that I have used it, I have never needed to rub hard at my face to remove my makeup – I just use gentle swiping motions and gradually everything comes off, as if it really is attracting all the dirt and just lifting it away. My face feels cleansed and refreshed afterwards as though I have rinsed it with water. No perfume and no irritations. Perfect.

I still am surprised at how well it works for me. It usually takes me a while to find a product that is actually suitable for my skin, which is why I stick to what I like. Well, I am glad that I now like micellar cleansing water.

Garnier’s micellar water is definitely my new favourite thing and I will be restocking after this one has finished. It’s only a 125ml bottle, but it’s lasting me quite a while.

Mich x

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*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Letting go

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Happy Monday everyone and welcome to a new week. I hope that it is good to you.

Life is full of choices, from the moment we wake up until we lay our heads down to sleep at night. But it’s not the superficial decisions that we have to pay much attention to – like what to wear that day or whether you should take the bus or tube to work, but the life-altering ones. The decisions like whether you should continue to associate with a group of people that you have realised are way too negative, or whether that guy is really the one for you, even though he is exuding worrying behaviours.

Just like the quote in the image says, it is not always holding on to something that makes you strong, but also letting go. The key is to be able to discern when either is necessary. In the two examples that I have given, letting go may definitely be an option. You have to always prioritise your wellbeing, and if being around someone or doing something does not add anything positive to your life, let go of it. Sometimes that can be hard. The heart wants what the heart wants as they say, but when you put your mind above your heart and make rational decisions, you will definitely thank yourself for it.

Be wise. Do what is good for you. And sometimes that means just letting go.

I know that I have had to apply this to my life. It was difficult in the first instance, but I was definitely better off for it. What about you guys? Have you had to let go of something that you thanked yourself for in the long run? Let me know.

Have a great day!

Mich x

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Ruffles and lace

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Ruffle lace pencil dress: ASOS

Heels: Shoegeeks.com (similar here and here)

Watch: Daniel Wellington

It’s been a while since I’ve put up an outfit post. I’ve been through a lot, but I’m glad to say that I’m getting back to my usual self and feeling confident in my skin again.

I’ve worn this dress before to a wedding in Birmingham (from this post here), but I hated it. I was still struggling with my illness and I didn’t like how I looked. You can tell from the way I have dressed, because I kept my coat on the whole time! Can you believe that?

It’s true that when you are confident, it shows. Look at me then and now. There is a clear difference, especially in the way I’ve styled the dress. I wore it to another wedding last month, but didn’t care because the same people wouldn’t have seen it. I even showed my arms, which is something I hardly ever do since a bump developed on the back of my left arm, after receiving an injection in school (I think it was my fault. I was crying so much that I tensed my arm).

I didn’t add much to this outfit — just black heels, a small necklace, a bracelet, one ring and my Daniel Wellington watch. The simpler the better.

When I bought this dress, ruffles weren’t as big as they are now and I didn’t even notice them. But they are slowly becoming my new favourite thing (in January I bought a white ruffle-sleeved top from H&M).

What do you all think? I’m hoping to have more outfit posts in the future.

Thank you for reading.

Mich x

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*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Strength and honour

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Happy Monday everyone!

Today’s happy quote is:

Strength and honour are her clothing and she will rejoice in time to come.

We women are strong. Our strength may not lie in our arms, but we have it all stored up in our heads and hearts. We have been built to endure so much. Do I have to mention ‘childbirth’ as an example?

But of course, that is not the only example. Although we are emotional creatures, we understand things on a different level. We are survivors. We are resourceful with our hands, and can make the best out of anything. It’s a skill that is deep down within us.

The quote above is actually about such a woman in the Bible – smart, savvy, resourceful, tender, strong, an example. I’ve read about her many times. We women have these traits. We can make a difference, not only in our own lives, but in the lives of our families and those around us.

You are strong.

Remember that.

Mich x

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Mr and Mrs

 

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Hello everyone, it’s good to be back.

The detox was wonderful, thank you for asking. It was refreshing having that break from the world of social media, and it was a boost for my faith.

I volunteer at the bookshop in my church and we often sell gifts, as well as books, CD’s and DVD’s.

When this beautiful Mr and Mrs passport holders set came into stock, I could not resist! I love products that highlight one’s personality. We only had three sets available, so I jumped at the opportunity and showed them to my husband, who purchased them for us. Yay!

I’m headed to Portugal at the end of March for a wedding, so I can’t wait to use mine for the first time. It may even motivate me to travel more, because what’s the point of having something so pretty kept hidden away?

I managed to find them online and have included the link above.

What do you guys think?

Mich x

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*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

A Valentine’s night outfit

Valentine’s Day is five days away, and although I have never been and still am not fussed about it, I think my hubby and I may be going out that weekend for dinner. Even if we didn’t go out and just spent that day indoors, I  wouldn’t mind at all.

Still, I have put together a red and black themed Valentine’s outfit. This is something I would wear – simple and sophisticated.

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DRESS | SHOES | EARRINGS | BAG

  1. I love the belt and pockets on this midi dress. It adds a nice touch to an otherwise simple ensemble.
  2. Confession time: I have never owned a pair of red heels. I know right! I feel as though they’re a basic in any woman’s wardrobe, and a black dress with red heels does go quite well together. Red seems to be the first colour we think of when we want to add a pop of colour to a black outfit. But I guess the reason I don’t own a pair is because I don’t have a LBD (little black dress) either. Shock horror! I’m full of confessions today. Maybe I might just buy this entire outfit and be done with it. Pointed courts are one of my favourite style of heels and I am loving these from Topshop.
  3. These silver leaf drop earrings are a statement on their own. No need for a necklace. Just wear your hair up and these swinging beauties will do all the work.
  4. This clutch bag adds the finishing touch with its simple, structured design. Matching heels and hand-held accessory – check!

What do you all have planned for V-day? Even if you’ll be spending it alone, make the most of it.

Have a great weekend, and see you in three weeks (refer to my previous post for info on the digital detox I am doing).

Mich x

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It’s not selfish

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Happy Monday everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend.

Today’s quote from my Happy Jar is:

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”

It took me a long time to learn and understand this. I was such a ‘yes’ person, that even if I knew that doing something for someone else meant putting what I had to do on the back-burner, I would still agree to it. My love for other people is what pushed me to say ‘yes’ all the time, but I wasn’t being smart. I wasn’t taking care of myself, and in turn, this affected my own life. I was putting myself last.

But it should always be the other way around, and I am glad I have finally come to this realisation. Hence, my new motto for my life: #Idontcare, which doesn’t only apply to the context I talked about it in this post, but also to this topic today and in whatever way you need to begin to prioritise yourself.

Of course, I have created a balance. I don’t just go around saying ‘no’ to people, but whenever I know that I can’t do something or it is not convenient for me, I don’t accept it. And I don’t feel guilty either because I know my limits. I have noticed that when I am happier in myself, I am able to serve others much better.

So take care of yourself. You come first. And the happier you are, the happier those around you will be.

On another note, I will be taking part in a digital detox from Thursday, 9th February to Wednesday, 1st March. I have done this on more than one occasion, and it is always so beneficial for me.

There are a lot of distractions in this world and at times, they can become overwhelming, which can cause us to get our priorities all wrong. I will be using this time as an opportunity to revive myself, focus on what is most important and invest in my faith, which is the foundation of my life. So, I won’t be posting during that time, although I have one scheduled post coming out on the day my digital detox begins.

In the meantime, have a great day and I will be back in three weeks.

Thank you for reading. 🙂

Mich x

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