Batiste Dry Conditioner and Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Review

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Hello everyone. If you can believe it, this is the first post on pingandting.com for me this year! I recently bought these 2 new-ish products from Clicks. This seems to be the norm for me now to go to Clicks and pick up product. Here is the review of the two products I bought. Spoiler alert: one worked well, the other didn’t work at all.

Batiste Smoothing Conditioning Mist

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Batiste Smoothing Conditioning Mist is perfect to use after you’ve washed and dried your hair, or on the days you choose not to wash, when your hair needs extra conditioning. A quick burst smoothes fly-aways and helps to nourish hair, giving a non-greasy shine. Hair feels gorgeously smooth and manageable. Use in conjunction with your favourite Batiste Dry Shampoo for refreshed roots and smooth ends.

About

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I’ve previously blogged about the Batiste Dry Shampoo and how much I love it on this blog. I need to get another bottle of that soon! On a recent trip to Clicks I noticed this one on the Batiste shelves. It’s a dry conditioner, which is essentially a conditioning and moisturising oil in a can.

I was sceptical before I used it because I wasn’t sure how it would come out of the can. Would it drip out and mess everywhere? Wouldn’t this saturate my hair and make it look dirty? My other oil hair products are in small pump bottles so that you only use a drop or 2 at a time. So I was weary about this “conditioner in a can” product.

The packaging says that it is a dry feel conditioning mist with argan oil. We all know how people rave about the uses and benefits of argan oil, especially on hair.

Verdict

At the end of it all there was no need to worry because the spray evenly distributes the product onto your hair. If you focus more on the ends and only use a small amount closer to the roots, it works perfectly.

It is similar to my other oil products in the way that it affects my hair. The only difference is that this comes in a can and it has a different fragrance. I think this is a slightly easier way to apply oil/conditioner evenly to your hair. It makes my dry ends look smoother (I will go for trim soon, don’t worry) and it keeps my flyaways and sometimes “staticky” hair in check. I would repurchase, for sure!

If you have oily hair, I would recommend you rather use the dry shampoo as this might weigh your hair down even more.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Sensitive Skin

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I think it’s funny how it says for “sensitive” skin.

It also says it is hypoallergenic, dermatologically, and ophthalmologically tested. It’s also fragrance free. Based on these claims, it is a product that I would usually go for because I do have sensitive skin. I don’t wear makeup every day so I don’t use makeup remover that often. I like my skin to breathe.

When you look after your skin, you won’t need to wear so much makeup because your skin will have a natural glow and beauty to it.

Verdict

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I bought it and I was sorely disappointed. The next day I broke out with these small flesh coloured bumps on my cheeks and forehead. It took maybe 5 days for it to clear up. I know that this product was the cause because it was the only thing I did differently to my face.

I would not recommend this product to anyone with sensitive skin. I really regret buying this and I feel like I wasted my money. I ended up giving it away to my sister as she has a more resilient skin type.

I think if you don’t have overly sensitive skin then this will work for you. Just because it broke me out doesn’t mean it will be the same for you. I have seen mixed reviews on this product and over all there is a lot of hype around it because of beauty bloggers and vloggers. Perhaps in the future I will try a different brand of micellar water.

Alternative

I will stick to my trusty Clicks brand makeup remover wipes. They remove mascara, waterproof eyeshadow, foundation, lip stains, everything! They are gentle, no fragrance, inexpensive, and they last a long time.

Don’t try to keep up with the fads or the brand name makeup removers because they might not be worth it at the end of the day. I usually use this to remove whatever makeup I have on my face, then use baby wipes (fragrance free, with aloe) to remove the excess. It works like a charm!