GLAMGLOW | POWERCLEANSE DAILY DUAL CLEANSER - MUD & OIL FOAM

I just want to start off by apologizing for how long it has taken for this review to finally be up on my blog. I have no other reason for it than that I completely forgot to post it. Oh well, I guess things like that happen when you have the memory of a goldfish (or that of Dory in 'Finding Nemo').
 
Anyways, this cleanser has been a favorite of mine right from the start. I first discovered it when I was shopping at Sephora, they always put a sample in your bag when you buy something and they gave me a sample of this cleanser. I fell in love with it the second I used it, let me explain why.
 
Where to buy: Anywhere they sell GlamGlow products, I bought mine at Sephora.
 
Price: For a GlamGlow product I actually found it to be cheap, plus it's big so you get a lot of product for the price. The cleanser cost me 289 SEK. Yes, it'a not cheap but I had expected it to be a lot more expensive. This will easily last you for months, I reckon I could easily get 6 months use out of this bottle.
How does it work? As you can see it has two separate pumps. That's because this cleanser is made up of mud and oil. So one part is the mud, and the other is the oil. These two parts combined is what will get your skin squeaky clean. You pump the two products together simulataneously and then rub your hands together to make them foam and then wash your face. This cleanser will strip everything of off your face, even your natural oils. Because oil is the only thin that can remove oil, this cleanser is ideal for us with oily/combination skin. However, since this cleanser is so drying you need to make sure you moisturize well after using it or it will just make your skin worse. I forgot to use a heavy duty moisturizer one night after I used it, and since it's winter I really need to hydrate my skin well, and it completely broke me out. I had tiny pimples in every single pore around my nose and it was not a pretty sight, so please don't forget to mosturize well.
 
It doesn't remove water proof mascara, but it does remove your base completely, something I've felt my previous cleansers have had a hard time with. I'm a full coverage foundation kind of girl so there's a lot of product to remove. Previously I've had to wash my face two to three times just to remove the base and then I've had to use a remover for my mascara and on top of that I'd notice that it still hadn't fully removed my base when I used my toner. This isn't an issue anymore. I even use this together with my Clarisonic Mia2 and my skin feels like new afterwards. However, I wouldn't recommend this for people with sensitive skin just because it completely dries you out if you're not careful.
The oil is to left end the mud is to the right
 
Pros:
+ Removes your make up easily
+ Your skin feels squeaky clean afterwards
+ You get a lot of product for your moneys worth
 
Cons:
- Exspensive
- Very drying
- Doesn't remove waterproof/or hard to remove mascara (like the Benefit 'They're Real' mascara for example)
 
All in all? I love this cleanser, I will probably buy another one once I run out of it. I'm saying probably because I want to try the Clarins oil cleanser as well, I love trying new products. Since I have a very oily T-zone this cleanser is great at really washing your face and removing every little last trace of dirt and makeup residue. I don't have sensitive skin so I can try things out without worrying about them breaking me out, so if you do have sensistive skin, I'd recommend you get a sample of this cleanser first. But I love it! This has cut down on my time in the bathroom at night, now I'm done in under five minutes so I don't dread or procrastinate the process of removing my makeup as much as I used to. 

FAVORITE BUYS OF FEBRUARY 2016

My wallet hates me at the moment, this past week I've been really splurging but I've been a really good girl up until now, saving and not spending, but then life happened and what's a girl supposed to do? Kat von D Beauty just released here in Sweden on February 16th, this was the day after the tickets to the Beyoncé Formation World Tour tickets went on sale, plus it was Valentines the day before that and I had to show myself some love by getting me a new MK bag. And if that wasn't enough, I might have placed and order on Beautybay for some Makeup Geek foiled shadows and some Dose of Colors Liquid Lipsticks. Yes... I'm eating noodles for the rest of the month. Fortunately it's only five days left until payday 🙌🏼

MONTHLY FAVORITES | JANUARY 2016

Tarte Cosmetics | Tartelette 2 In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette
My most used palette of January, been using it pretty much everyday. I love it because of it's neutral colors. It's really one of those amazing everyday palettes that work both for day and night. Seriously can't get enough of this palette.
 
Embryolisse | Lait-Crème Concentré
I got a sample of this when I ordered the Becca and Laura Geller highlighters from Cult Beauty and I just knew instantly that I needed this moisturizer in my life. It's thick and moisturizing which is really great because I have dry patches during winter because of the cold, and the best part is that it doesn't make me as oily as some mattifying primers I've used. So, my skin is now well hydrated and less oily. This is an amazing primer for your makeup because it makes your make up stick to your face and makes your base look flawless. Thumbs up!
 
Make Up Forever | Ultra HD Foundation
Best foundation I've used to give you that flawless, non-cakey look. I'm addicted. The only downside really is the coverage and the fact that you can't really be in a hurry when applying this, because you won't like the results then. But when applied and built up to fuller coverage, when you're not in a hurry and you have the time to really work it into your skin, this foundation is life. 
 
Laura Geller | Gilded Honey
My most used highlighter at the moment. Anyone who has ever used this knows why it's a favorite. 
 
Ardell | False Lashes in 'Wispies'
Favorite lashes ever! They are easy to apply, they look amazing and you don't even feel them on. I don't like to feel that I'm wearing false lashes because it makes me self conscious. If I don't feel comfortable, then I won't look comfortable. Simple as that. You don't feel these lashes at all, I usually even forget that I'm wearing any.
 
GlamGlow | Powercleanse Daily Dual Cleanser
I don't know what I was doing with my life before I got my hands on this cleanser. I don't know how much time and water I wasted evey night trying to remove my makeup. With this, I'm done in a few minutes and the prospect of having to wash my face before going to bed isn't as harrowing as it used to be. 
 
Sephora | Sheet masks (not pictured above)
Unfortunately didn't have any at home when this picture was taken and the simple reason for that was that I'd used tham all up. The cooling and tightening feeling these masks leave behind is addictive. You have to try them! 
 
Too Faced | Liquified Longwear Lipstick in 'Melted Chihuahua'
This is my go to lip product for when I'm in a hurry (which is almost every morning). This shade looks natural and I feel like it's an amazing everyday color. I slab this on and I'm good to go.
 
Do you have a product you've been loving a little extra during the first month of 2016?
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