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Garnier Love + GIVEAWAY

January 14, 2019

I’ve been a fan of Garnier for years now, and while I have tried many products, the SkinActive Micellar line is my favourite! I like that they are all gentle on my skin and do their job without causing extra dryness, breakouts or other irritations. Here’s a quick review of some products in the range, including my go-to, the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water (I’ve gone through countless bottles of this stuff!).

Ps. Make sure you read all the way to the end for an exciting giveaway.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water All-In-1 Cleansing Water

If you’re already a fan of this product like me, please take a seat before I blow your mind…

Costco sells the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water in a 700ml bottle for around $13. For reference, the regular size available in most drugstores is 400ml for $11.49. Although you can typically find it on sale for less…

Great deal, right?!

For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, this “water” is magic in a bottle. It removes makeup without needing to be rinsed after, and makes my skin feel clean but not stripped of moisture. It’s the best for lazy girls like me when I can’t be bothered to go through a whole skincare routine. A little of this solution on a few cotton rounds is better than not cleansing at all. And it’s easy to use while watching TV at the same time. So there really should be no excuses for sleeping with makeup on.

I also enjoy using it every morning instead of washing my face to make sure my skin is really clean before applying my moisturizer.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash

I only recently began using the SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash and I’m really impressed! It removes the majority of my makeup in one use. The gel formula turns into a beautiful foam, which I like to think of as a sign that it’s working, and has not caused any irritations to my skin.

It can sting the eyes a little, which is why the next product is so great.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Eye Makeup Remover Pads

There are 100 little round pads in this pot that have been saturated with product to easily remove eye makeup. I like to use two at a time and hold them over my lids for 15-20 seconds before gently swiping over my lash line. They don’t sting, they don’t leave behind a greasy residue, nor do they cause my eyes any dryness or irritation.

I like to use these first, before going in with the face wash, and I’ll use the SkinActive Micellar Water after cleansing my face to remove any makeup that may be left behind. Typically it’s just a bit of foundation and bronzer along my hairline that I can’t get by washing my face without soaking my hair.

*Tip: store the container of eye makeup remover pads upside down so the solution surrounds the top layer for maximum saturation. I use this same trick with makeup remover wipes. 

Garnier SkinActive Makeup Removing Micellar Wipes With Argan Oil

In my opinion, a successful makeup remover wipe MUST be very wet. These do not disappoint. They’re perfectly saturated and do a great job removing makeup. Pretty much everything – foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, mascara and eyeliner – are gone with just one towelette. I also really like that they are infused with Argan Oil, which leaves my skin feeling hydrated and soft, but not greasy.

These also have what Garnier describes as a “honeycomb texture”, which gently exfoliate the skin too.

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask (The Super Hydrating Mask for Soothing)

Garnier make some of my favourite sheet masks! They’re all super saturated in moisturizing ingredients that make my skin feel great. Plus they’re affordable and easily accessible.

Now onto the most exciting bit…

THE GIVEAWAY

I’m teaming up with Garnier to give one lucky reader the chance to win this great prize pack featuring:

 

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only.
  • It starts on January 14, 2019, and will run until January 19, 2019.
  • One winner will receive the prize pack pictured and described above.
  • Once the winner has been contacted, they will have 48 hours to provide me with their mailing address. If the winner fails to respond within that time frame, another winner will be chosen.

Best of luck to you all!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: the products featured in this post were sent to me as PR samples. However, all opinions are 100% my own and honest.

75 Comments

  • Stef

    January 14, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love Garnier products, but the micellar water is by far my favourite. Like you, I’ve used countless bottles of the stuff. It’s the best! 🙂

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 14, 2019 at 1:08 PM

      Isn’t it?! So easy to use and great for travel too!

  • Jackie

    January 14, 2019 at 12:39 PM

    ❤️

  • Judy

    January 14, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Love their shampoos,micellar waters and the local every face mask I’ve tried!

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 14, 2019 at 1:11 PM

      I should try more of their shampoos!

  • Marlene j

    January 14, 2019 at 1:08 PM

    I like the micellar water.

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 14, 2019 at 1:11 PM

      It’s the best!

  • Calvin

    January 14, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    I have tried garnier fructis.. smells nice

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 16, 2019 at 10:43 AM

      You’re right! It does smell really good.

  • ivy pluchinsky

    January 15, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    I like the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Eye Makeup Remover Pads

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 16, 2019 at 10:43 AM

      They surprised me! I’m not normally a fan of eye makeup remover pads, but these ones are quite good!

  • joy

    January 15, 2019 at 7:19 PM

    they make so many varied and reliable products! I think their micellar water is very good in addition to their sheet masks!! I always love to try their new products when they come out!

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 16, 2019 at 10:44 AM

      Me too! <3

  • Glogirl

    January 15, 2019 at 9:25 PM

    My favourite Garnier product would be the Clearly Brighter moisturizer.

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 16, 2019 at 10:45 AM

      I haven’t tried that one. I am in need of a new moisturizer at the moment so maybe I’ll have to pick one up!

  • Amy Heffernan

    January 16, 2019 at 6:09 AM

    LOVE the cleansing gel wash! Thanks!

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 16, 2019 at 10:45 AM

      Isn’t it a goodie??

  • Heather Swanson

    January 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    eye makeup remover pads

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 16, 2019 at 10:46 AM

      Good pick!

  • Sunshine G

    January 16, 2019 at 9:22 AM

    I love their BB cream.

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 16, 2019 at 10:42 AM

      They’re BB cream is totally underrated! I love it too.

  • Jenny Major

    January 16, 2019 at 10:20 AM

    I love their shampoo and conditioner

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 16, 2019 at 10:46 AM

      Which one? They have so many choices! Are you a fan of the Garnier Whole Blends collection?

  • 409cope

    January 16, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    My favourite Garnier product is their micellar water.

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 16, 2019 at 10:47 AM

      Sooooooo good!!

  • Julie Bolduc

    January 16, 2019 at 12:16 PM

    I really like the micellar water.

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 16, 2019 at 3:27 PM

      It seems to be a big hit for many!

  • Janet P.

    January 16, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    I like the Micellar Eye Makeup Remover Pads.

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 16, 2019 at 3:28 PM

      Aren’t they great?

  • Erin N

    January 16, 2019 at 2:04 PM

    I absolutely LOVE Garnier Micellar Water! It works soo well. Happy New Year!

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 16, 2019 at 3:27 PM

      Happy New Year to you as well!

  • Leanne

    January 16, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    I absolutely love garniers micellar water . I use it every night . I have sensitive skin and it was hard for me to find a product that didn’t make me break out .

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 9:45 PM

      The Micellar Water is super gentle and perfect for sensitive skin!

  • Elaine G

    January 16, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    I like the Whole Blends Shampoo and Conditioners.

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 9:46 PM

      I haven’t actually tried any of them. I should do that soon!

  • Catherine Robichaud

    January 16, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    I love their Eye Makeup Remover Pads.

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 9:46 PM

      They’re so nice!

  • wendy hutton

    January 16, 2019 at 6:25 PM

    I have not tried any of these products, I do love the garnier wholes blends shampoo

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 9:47 PM

      You’ll love the SkinActive range once you give it a try!

  • Louanne B

    January 16, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    My favourite Garnier products are the Garnier shampoo and hair conditioners! I would love to try their skin care products!

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 10:02 PM

      Garnier makes great hair AND skincare products! A++ drugstore brand!

  • Suzanne Giroux

    January 16, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    I love the Skinactive Micellar Water All-In-1 Cleansing Water Make Up Remover.

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 9:59 PM

      Good choice, Suzanne! That’s my personal favourite too! 😉

  • Margaret Huitema

    January 16, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    I got some Garnier products for Christmas and I just love them!

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 9:58 PM

      Oooooo which ones did you get??

  • Donnas

    January 17, 2019 at 7:36 AM

    I always use Garnier Belle Color cream (No. 60 light brown). And Micellar water has become a favourite for make-up removal.

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 9:58 PM

      Confession: I’ve never died my hair. Actually…I’ve done ombre. Does that count? Maybe one day I will bite the bullet and try one of the Garnier Belle Color Creams! But there are so many colours to pick from! I wouldn’t know which one to choose.

  • Vanessa

    January 17, 2019 at 8:19 AM

    Love the Garnier micellar water! 🙂

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 10:07 PM

      Good pick, Vanessa!!

  • Kristy Reid

    January 17, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    I love their shampoos and conditioners. I haven’t tried any of the items from this line so I’d love to give them a go!

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 10:07 PM

      Best of luck to you, Kristy!!

  • Kimberley Hamilton

    January 17, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    I LOVE GARNIER FRUCTIS SHAMPOO!

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 9:56 PM

      A classic!!! I haven’t used this in ages.

  • Steph Clark

    January 17, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    I love their makeup wipes !

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 10:04 PM

      A great makeup wipe is always good to have on hand!

  • Diane T

    January 17, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    I love the Micellar water Makeup Remover!

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 10:05 PM

      Me too!! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

  • Lester C

    January 17, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    I love their shampoo and conditioner.

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 10:06 PM

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, Lester! 🙂

  • Jennifer T

    January 17, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    I like the micellar water.

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 9:55 PM

      Hi Jennifer! Thanks for leaving a comment. The Micellar Water seems to be a popular product!

  • Pam

    January 17, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    My fave is the clean+ scrub.

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 9:54 PM

      Oooooo I haven’t tried this product. Should I?

  • LILLIAN BROWN

    January 17, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Eye Makeup Remover Pads work well

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 9:53 PM

      Thanks for your comment, Lillian! I was shocked at how well the Micellar Eye Makeup Remover Pads worked! I haven’t had much luck with other brands in the past…

  • Theresa C.

    January 17, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Smoothing Shampoo!

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 17, 2019 at 9:52 PM

      How amazing do they smell??

  • Diane

    January 18, 2019 at 2:05 AM

    I love the micellar water too- but want to try that mask now!

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 18, 2019 at 10:17 PM

      The mask is so good!! Hands down Garnier makes my favourite sheet masks on the market.

  • Rebecca

    January 18, 2019 at 3:00 AM

    My favourite is the Micellar Eye Makeup Remover Pads

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 18, 2019 at 10:18 PM

      These seem to be a popular pick!! Thanks for leaving a comment, Rebecca! 🙂

  • Sandra Dufoe

    January 18, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    I love the Garnier shampoo’s they smell amazing.

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 18, 2019 at 10:19 PM

      Yes they do!!!

  • Lauraleigh

    January 18, 2019 at 6:58 PM

    I swear by the Garnier Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller! My eyes get puffy & sore, but the roller is cool, soothing and refreshing. Can’t live without it. 🙂

    1. Beauty by Birdy

      January 18, 2019 at 10:22 PM

      Oh my gosh! I forgot about the Anti-Puff Eye Roller! I loved that product when I tried it ages ago!

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