Hope everyone’s been having a good weekend and not dreading Monday too much! I know I am as it means only one more day until my dreaded Neuroscience exam, eeek! Thought I’d try something new with today’s post…

With so many make-up brands out there all claiming to make you the best version of yourself, it’s difficult to know whether spending more is actually going to give you better results than going budget. The last week or so, I have been experimenting with two highly recommended cleansers. Prior to that I wasn’t actually using one, and just using Simple Spotless Skin Quick Fix Cleansing Wipes (£3.25) which are really convenient to use. Cleansing should be an important part of every woman’s beauty routine as it removes impurities of the skin which have the potential to cause breakouts, I felt like I wasn’t looking after myself properly so I now cleanse every night.


Bi-Facil Oil Free Facial Cleanser (£21.50), in my opinion is pretty steeply priced for a cleanser! I actually received this free a while back when I bought the Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation (£30) and the Juicy Shaker (£18), both of which I’ve reviewed here on my blog. The product sits separated in the bottle requiring you to shake it before using, causing a bit of foaming. The make-up removes really easily with this blue product on cotton wool. It also hydrates your skin, I would not recommend this for those with an oily skin type, it’s better suited for those with a drier skin type. Personally, I have combination skin and using this everyday would be too much for me!


If you are into make-up you have most definitely heard of the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (£4), everyone’s been raving about it and I can see why. It is like putting water on your face, making your face feel so fresh whilst removing all of your old make-up. It doesn’t make your skin feel oily or heavy, rather light and fresh.

Both products remove waterproof mascara and a mega full face of foundation and cream contour wonderfully. They are both superior to the Simple Skin Quick Fix Cleansing Wipes which I raved about a few months ago, I really can’t believe that they are better than these amazing wipes!

Out of the two products, Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (£4) is my favourite. It’s price and the fresh feeling without feeling moisturising is exactly what I want when I’m trying to take my make-up off after a long day before popping in the shower. I would definitely recommend this product. In this case it shows high end beauty products are not always better than budget, which is great for me as I’m a student!

Have you tried either of these cleansers? What do you think of them? What budget vs. high end products should I compare next?- I’d love to hear from you.