This weekend, the ROM has a code (SAVE5, use it online or mention it at the museum) for $5 off their general admission or the Blue Whale special exhibit, so there’s still time if you want to go and check it out.
This cleanser will remove make up and gently clean your skin at the same time.
Made with anti-inflammatory castor oil to calm and soothes the skin. It also helps reduce acne and rosacea. The enzymes in the Papaya extract are gently exfoliating, and promote new cell formation. Vitamin C , a powerful anti-oxidant, will leave your skin softer and smoother. Rose Geranium essential oil is balancing and astringent.
For: All skin-types
Shelf Life: 6-9 months. Store in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight.
Initially, I did like this cleanser quite a lot! Even though I have dry skin, I normally have a hard time liking cream cleansers like this one. I always feel like they’re bad at cleaning (forget removing makeup!) and leave my skin feeling dirty or greasy, or both.
The Rose Geranium 2-in-1 Cleanser is a lovely, light cream that actually does a reasonably job of cleaning the skin! I mean, no, it doesn’t do a great job of removing makeup (what cream cleanser does? I wish they’d stop claiming to!), so you’ll have to remove that first.
I am currently using cleansing oils/balms to remove makeup, so I used this cream cleanser as a morning cleanser, and again at night as a second cleanser to remove any remnants of cleansing oil.
As it is a cream cleanser, you have the option of wiping it off with a cotton ball or rinsing it off with water; I’m totally a rinse person, and this cleanser rinses off very well and doesn’t leave a film on my skin.
This cleanser also smells lovely: it’s an herbal, wet rose, like an English garden. All the scents come from actual plant extracts, which brings me to the issue I had with this cleanser.
Last fall, I noticed my local Shoppers Drug Mart holding a charity sale, in which they had pre-bundled goodie bags of higher-end skincare samples for $10. I can’t remember which women’s charity it was for, but considering it was October, it may have been for Breast Cancer research.
Shoppers Drug Mart Charity Purchase (October 2016)
Despite the fact that I hated this cleanser, I thought the charity bag idea was a dandy one and I was delighted to see that Shoppers has stepped it up!
A week ago, I noticed more charity bags at the same store, but only in the beauty department. (Previously they were at the regular checkout.) The goody bags now costed $5 and contained an assortment of full-sized makeup and nail polish from the mass market lines like Revlon, L’Oréal, Maybelline, and in-house brand Quo, instead of skincare samples from the likes of Nuxe and La Roche-Posay.
I didn’t get a chance to grab one then, but yesterday I hit up that Shoppers again, and they had packaged up some new bags that contained foundations and lipsticks.
This is straight-up embarrassing, but I was nominated for this award 1½ years ago, and I never got around to doing it! I have a minor backlog of these awards/tags, so I’m going to finish them up on Tag Tuesdays, starting today!
Becca-Anne Beauty first nominated me for this award; she hasn’t blogged for about a year now, but she still has some great makeup and beauty posts on her site!
Then, earlier this month, I was nominated for the same award by Meg Kem Magic, who’s a relatively new blogger (like, a month old!) so please go check out her lovely beauty blog!
Thanks so much to both Becca-Anne and Meg! 😁
The One Lovely Blogger Award stipulates that I need to share 7 facts about myself. Since I’m combining two nominations in one post, I’ll do 14 facts.
The One Lovely Blog Award
The rules for this award are as follows:
Thanking the person that nominated you and leaving a link to their blog
Posting about the award
Sharing seven facts about yourself
Nominating at most 15 people
Letting your nominees know that they’ve been nominated
7 14 Facts About Myself
I hope I haven’t repeated any of these from previous posts!
My favorite color was red, for the longest time. Several years ago, I somehow no longer felt like it was, and I do not currently have a favorite color. I can find most every color appealing—it just has to be used the right way!
Blue cheese is my favorite kind of cheese. Cashel Blue and Saint Agur are my favorites of the blues I’ve tried (I’ve gone through Auvergne, Bénédictin, Bresse, Cambozola, Gorgonzola, Maytag, Météorite, Roquefort, Stilton, and a few others). Both are so buttery and creamy, and not the most pungent blues you’ll find, so they’re great entry-level blues, too. I really should try some more, but these two are so yummy and readily available where I am that I tend not to stray!