Thursday, 22 April 2010

Boots Original Beauty Formula Cleanser!

Evening all!! I’ve seen lately that the Boots Original Beauty Formula range is doing the rounds on the beauty blogs, so I thought I’d review a few of the bits I have.  I have practically everything in the range, the cleanser, rose toner, cold cream cleanser and the vanishing day cream.  I have only yet tried the cleanser and toner however, so I’ll review the cleanser today!

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I first saw this range on one of my favourite beauty blogs – The Gloss Goss, and fell for the lovely natural ingredients and cute vintage packaging.  So I picked some up when Boots had the 3 for 2 skincare offer.  I have been using this for a few weeks to take my eye make-up off and it does a lovely job.  It has a milky creamy consistency, which, when applied to a cotton pad and placed on the eye, removes a lot of my everyday eye make-up.  I do wear a lot of eye make-up daily, and I normally need to use up a few cotton pads for each eye to remove every trace of make-up. 

The smell is gorgeous, a sweet rose smell which I adore.  It has 19 ingredients, mostly preservatives and natural ingredients such as Olive fruit oil, Cocoa seed butter, and a few flower oils.  Saying this, it doesn’t leave my skin oily or tacky at all, instead my skin feels rather fresh and moisturized.

One thing I really dislike about this, is the fact that I can never get any product out of the bottle, so I have to shake it and then loaddsssss of it comes out on to my cotton pad!  It is seriously messy (or I’m just extremely clumsy!), and I end up with it everywhere.  It would be so much easier if it had a pump, or if the bottle was able to be squeezed, although I know this would affect the aesthetic-ness of the vintage bottle.  Because of this, I do get some product in my eye, it doesn’t sting but it goes cloudy, obviously, which disappears once you rinse it off.

Would I buy this again – Probably, yes!  I can’t help but feel like an elegant Victorian lady in her boudoir when I use this, or see it on my dresser.  It does a good job of removing make-up and it smells really nice.

The whole Boots Original range is very affordable, this was about £3.99!  I will update soon with what I think of the other products in the range!

Has any one used this before? What did you think? Do you like the vintage packaging?

XXX

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12 comments:

  1. Yes. Can I borrow it? Just to look at, mind. Probably wouldn't use the stuff.

    Love from your inappropriate Mother! xxxx

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  2. I love the vintage packaging, as you said it would look great on a dresser. I need a new cleanser as the clarins one I have is so greasy. x

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  3. LOVE the vintage packaging! Looks just like yummy milk!

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  4. Haha Mummy, I have a backup at home which I can give you to borrow for the bathroom, it would look nice in there huh! haha!

    Beautyfiend - Try it out! Its pretty to look at and won't leave you greasy! It doesn't me, anyway! X

    Cara - Its so so so cute huh!

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  5. So cute, but I hate cloudy eye :) A heads up as in boots they have that one handed belvada mascara from £20 down to a fiver- well worth checking out!

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  6. so cute! i wish we had a Boots in the States =/ maybe someday!

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  7. Like everyone i love the look of the packaging too :) Defo going to check this out in my local boots today, thanks girlie xxx

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  8. I love the packaging! It just looks so retro and vintage, but I'm not sure if I'd actually like to be fiddling with that thing, I'd probably accidentally spill it everywhere...

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  9. Hi Katie,

    I was looking through beauty blogs and I found yours! your eye makeup looks amazing in all these posts, also where did you get that holographic nail polish?

    Beth
    x x x x

    p.s i know i have said this before but can i have your address again so i can send your vogue book, im really sorry i have had it for so long:(

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  10. I've just picked this up yesterday. I'm in love with the packaging and already have the skin tonic(got that about a week ago).

    Really like both products and have found the tonic to be very refreshing on my skin.
    - I'm planning on reviewing on both products shortly on my blog

    http://beautifullyaddictedto.blogspot.com/

    L

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