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What kind of Holy water is this? Genuinely, the amount of times I’ve heard about Micellar Water and thought it was something you could drink (before starting this blog)…

Obviously, now that I’m a fully fledged beauty blogger (who knows absolute sod all about 95% of beauty products but writes about them then hopes for the best), I feel like I’m entitled to pass judgement.

I bought it from a shop (not a pharmacy) on my way home and thought I’d give it a try as I’ve become increasingly tired of using make-up wipes. If you read my Waitrose cucumber wipes post, you’ll know they’ve really been stinging my eyes recently.

Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water is apparently used by sensitive skin sufferers and made from natural ingredients, the water of Micellar – which is a mixture of Hexylene, Glycol, and Glycerine and who host of other God knows whats – to name just one (and only one). It can’t be that bad, can it? I mean, it’s Garnier after all! I’m sure if I’d tried a lot more Garnier products earlier, I’d have loved them!

It claims to “remove dirt, impurities and makeup”. Whether it removed dirt or impurities, I don’t know because my face has never – as far as I know – looked dirty or impuritie(d), so I wouldn’t know what I’d be looking for…

Makeup? Yes, it removed my cheek, chin, forehead, nose and top lip makeup pretty well… In terms of whether it was “soothing”, it felt soothing but I don’t have any pores or inflamed breakouts that need soothing at the moment (touch wood!) so, again, I can’t comment…

My skin is somewhat sensitive and this is specifically targetted at the sensitive-skin type so I agree that I haven’t noticed a redness or an irritancy since applying. I’ll follow up with an update tomorrow though (or over the next few days) just to be sure.

Okay, overall I do feel as though my face is cleaner and more soothed since trying it. I applied it on my face using cotton pads, and as I said, it took the majority of my make-up off. But, I don’t know what kind of bionic, invincible eye make-up I have been wearing of late (the same Kajal eyeliner from Maybelline and They’re Real mascara from Benefit) but MY GOD! They just seem stay on and hang in there for dear life! What am I supposed to wash my eyes with to get rid of them entirely? 😭The most ridiculous thing about this idiocy of a situation that I’ve been finding myself in is that I haven’t even been wearing heavy eye-makeup like I usually do. However, my flannel/face towel still gets black marks all over it! What is this sorcery?

Also, for a product that claims to be for “sensitive skin”, it’s apparently stung some people’s eyes like a… BEE(ch)! I don’t see how though because it doesn’t contain perfume.

Would I buy it again? Probably. I do think that if I was being honest though, I found it too over-hyped for the results it gives. I mean, it didn’t remove all of my eye makeup… That’s one of the main reasons why I wanted to try it. But, I’ve got to say that it didn’t sting me like Waitrose’s wipes did! So, that’s a result in itself I think…

It’s good, yes, but I wouldn’t write home about it if I emigrated to Australia on a foreign exchange student trip or something like that…

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I’ll try not to tell you twice, but Ginger – not that one Spice in The Spice Girls – the ingredient/spice, is actual LIFE where I’m concerned!

To be honest, no-one knows why I’m obsessed with the stuff… I’ve tried asking my organs, asking my nonexistent dietitian (aka Google) but they don’t have a clue!

I want to think that it may be linked to some sort of deficiency that my body is going through… I did some research via Google, regardless.

Gingerol, a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties. Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and is closely related to turmeric, cardomon and galangal. The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice.

There we have it… Ginger contains “Gingerol“, which is packed with “medicinal properties”. So, rather than typing “why am I eating this much ginger?” to find out I’m dying of some sort of life-threatening ginger-addiction related disease – because Google likes to do that sort of thing) – I’d just like to believe that there’s some sort of deficiency going on, it’s safer that way….

It was the same with Peanut Butter though, I used to eat lots of it at one stage. I lived on it. Now, although I’ve limited my intake of it,  I’ve somehow substituted it for ginger. Weird, huh?

Ginger is very healthy by the way, so if (like me) you’re craving it, crack on! What’s more, as you can see from the picture above, it also helps with muscle soreness and is an anti-inflammatory… This sort of makes sense because my Miumba routine has caused me some injuries to my thigh and knee of late, so maybe my body is repairing itself using ginger? Who knows, other than the Ginger Gods, that is… All hail Lord of the Ginger!

If you’d like to take a tour into my kitchen, you’ll find sticky ginger cake, ginger beer, dry ginger, raw ginger and ginger detox drinks from ITSU (this one is not nice, it was an accidental purchase. Sorry, ITSU) and Pret (bae and my fave!). Don’t worry though, I haven’t tried eating and drinking these all in one go like some Ginja Ninja! 😂

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Alright, I don’t actually know if Beyoncé really tried this “Maple Syrup” detox as a way of losing extra weight before her Dreamgirls debut, but I heard that this was the detox drink that she took in order to lose the extra weight so I’ve been making it, and trying it for myself.

What you’ll need:

Lemon (the juice of a lemon, squeezed)

Cayanne Pepper (a dash)

 Organic, natural Maple Syrup (a drop)

What to do:

Put these ingredients into your favourite cup or mug and drink up! You can dilute it with hot water if it’s too strong for you, especially when drinking it in the morning. Drinking acidic drinks on an empty stomach is not advised.

Drink this concoction for one week (x3 a day) and you’ll notice a considerable difference in your weight… It’ll begin to drop off after a couple of weeks – once your body gets used to it.

Although it’s a type of diet, you can drink it alongside your normal meals (providing you eat clean). However, Beyoncé actually just drank this and didn’t eat anything… Wow! I couldn’t imagine doing that… But, Beyoncé did and lost a whopping 10  pounds!

I did this (whilst eating my normal calorie-limited meals) and lost five lbs… Not bad going, if I do say so myself!

#Lemonade #Flawless #IDrankLemonadeLikeThis #AllTheCitrusLadies

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I am just one in an ocean of people who love those of all races, religions, genders, sexualities and backgrounds. Don’t let what’s happening in the World right now (coming from a minority with a loud voice) make you forget that!

Together, we will trump hate, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, racism and sexism! Let’s stand tall and be as one against bigots of both great or little power.

Love,

Miamii

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Mandem and madmen,

This here blog post is going to act as a little helping hand in choosing something special for your significant other or life-partner, this  Valentines Day.

First thing’s first, if you’re with a high-maintenance girl, good luck to you… You’re going to need it. I, also, as a lover of the finer things in life, haven’t got the foggiest idea as to what she may want to be given, on the day that celebrates love and a half-naked angel baby who goes around shooting arrows into people’s hearts (lovingly). #Cupid

Failsafe options (unless she’s diabetic or suffers from hay-fever or other pollen allergies) would be flowers and chocolates. Alternatively, a stuffed teddy would be a cute idea too for a Disney fan (or if she’s into that sort of thing).

A pair of shoes wouldn’t go amiss either (providing you actually know her size and what she’s into, style-wise) for a lady who is into fashion.

Perfume? This could work, and so could a gift-set from LUSH.

Make-up? You’ve got to know her shade or what sort of colours/brands she likes in order to even contemplate doing this! Not that you would… Come off it lads! We all know you wouldn’t be seen at a Bobbi Brown counter unless she dragged you along! I wouldn’t even be surprised if you thought “he” was a footballer, to be honest.

Try not to get her stuff that only you like and would use… That isn’t romantic (unless you have the same things in common and) she loves you enough to like the stuff you’re into or put up with it, I’m the best of both.

Finally, when planning something nice, know the type of girl she is, know what makes her tick, what she likes, what she doesn’t… That’s vital in getting it right. If she’s anything like me, good luck in finding out LOL! I struggle beyond belief in being decisive and choosing what to do on dates. I would say it’s “human nature” but it isn’t…  It’s weird because in every other aspect of my life – aside from romance – I’m the most decisive person I know. So, ladies, let that be a lesson – be decisive when you’re being asked to! That’s my advice, which I should take, but never do.

Anyway, back to ideas for dates… I don’t know, the cinema? A nice meal out? The theatre? The zoo? Again, what’s she into? Find that out  because without it you’ll struggle. A nice break away would be sure to not be refused though… Plan a romantic night out somewhere with an overnight hotel stay. Something intimate. Get them candles burning like your heart! #EmergancyServicesInducing (in the best, safest and nicest way possible).

LOL! I love how I seem to know more about what to buy guys than I do girls and the worst part is: I am one! 😂

Disclaimer: I’ve only been in one relationship. This may mean that I was born in the wrong body, or that I’ve spent way too much time around my brother.

As with anything, most of us girls are really very easy to keep happy and don’t ask for much other than your time, patience and love/attention, also – affection. That’s HUGELY important! ❤