Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Monty Bojangles 'Milky Mischief' Truffles.

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Monty Bojangles Milky Mischief Truffles
Recently, Monty Bojangles were kind enough to send me some of their Milk Chocolate 'Milky Mischief' Truffles to try and I was very excited! Although I absolutely love them, I don't tend to eat truffles very often. I always feel like they must be reserved for special occasions and eating them just on a Tuesday afternoon just because I wanted to, felt a little wrong. However... also very, very right.

As the name may indicate these are a really milky, light truffles. If you love really creamy, milky chocolate then these are for you. Being milk chocolate, they are a little sweeter, yet still manage to be really light, delicate and smooth. They also had really good mouthfeel (yes, its a horrible term, it is however correct). The outside was soft but still with a little bite and then the inside was really smooth. They melted perfectly as I sunk my teeth into them, solving all life's problems in one, delicious bite!

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Monty Bojangles Milky Mischief Truffles
They also looked like proper truffles, handmade. Not all completely uniform and a little wonky here and there. I would however have liked them to be coated in a little more cocoa powder as they seemed a little sparse, however that is just preference.

Finally, the packaging was absolutely beautiful and felt really special! I feel like the packaging takes it from 'delicious truffles' to a really nice gift or treat for yourself. Sadly however, the box got pretty badly beaten up in transit so it was hard to get a picture that would have done it justice! I would like to point out that this isn't due to a packaging fault but an apparent addiction to stomping on my parcels my postman has developed! :|

Overall I really enjoyed the Monty Bojangles Milky Mischief Truffles and would definitely buy them again soon. At £3.50 they are actually really good value for money and would make a lovely little gift for friends and family. Available at Tesco now! :)

Take care!

Friday, 19 August 2016

Micellar Waters: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

Left to Right: Garnier Micellar Water, Superfacialist Probiotic Micellar Cleansing Water & LO'real Skin Perfection Micellar Water.
I have been using Micellar Waters religiously for the past few years now. I was never one of the OG Bioderma Fans, importing from France but I have tried out my fair share. Here are 3 Micellar Waters that have made an impression on me, not all for good reasons. I think I will start with the 'good' and work my way down...

Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water - This is definitely staple product for me. Firstly it is really gentle on both my skin and my eyes. I have fairly sensitive skin and suffer badly with acne but this stuff has never irritated my skin and has definitely helped keep it balanced oil wise. It also cleanses really well and I never have trouble removing cleansing my skin or removing makeup from my skin or from my eyes. It is also really well priced at around £4.99 (although often on sale) and lasts me a very long time. I tend to use the green cap for Combination and Sensitive Skin but also really like the original pink cap version. Overall I would highly recommend it and give it a 9/10.

LO'real Paris Skin Perfection Micellar Water - Now this is technically the 'bad' but it isn't terrible. It doesn't irritate my skin but I have noticed a few more breakouts whilst using it.  The morning after I sometimes find it hasn't removed all my makeup quite as well as it should and I suspect this is the reason. I find this extra annoying considering how fast I went through it. I found myself having to use much more than the Garnier micellar water in order to feel like my skin was clean. It did an okay job at removing my eye makeup, but again not as good as the Garnier. It is also the same price but at half the size, definitely not worth it. Overall I would probably give it about a 5/10.

Superfacialist Probiotic Micellar Cleansing Water - Now for the Ugly! I usually love the Superfacialist by Una Brennan products and their Rose Intense Moisture Mask is something I use a lot, so I was expecting great things from this micellar water. Sadly, I cannot use it. For some reason it burns my skin. I don't have any reaction to it, it doesn't even make my skin redder but it burns pretty badly and when I try to use it on my eyes it gets really bad. Again, no visible reaction, just pain. My skin is mildly sensitive, so this may contribute but my eyes are not so I have no idea why it hurts quite so badly. Despite perhaps sensibility I have come back to it a few times but it doesn't seem to get any better. Overall I give this stuff a 2/10 as it did do a good job at removing makeup but the burning is slightly hard to forgive!

Are you a Micellar Water fan? 

Let me know!
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