Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

What's popping, what's new? (I kind of like this slogan. An intro vision is coming to me right now, yup it's official. That's going to be my intro from today :))
I am coming to you today with a review of  THE NEUROGENA HYDRO BOOST WATER GEL.

This product Claim to:

  • Instantly absorbs into skin
  • Contain Hyaluronic Acid which is naturally occurring substance in the the skin
  • Be clinically proven to keep skin hydrated for 48 Hours
  • Contain Glycerin to rebuild skin's cells
  • Contain Olive Derivative to fortify the skin's natural moisture barrier 
  • Leave your skin fresh and supple
  • Be Ideal for All Skin Types


The packaging  is beautiful. It came in a beautiful shade of blue box with the writing in white.
the water gel comes in a blue 50ml acrylic tub. It has a luxurious look to the packaging and this would definately get a spot on my skincare tray just for the packaging:)
It smells lovely. A neutral sort of smell. Nothing too strong or obviously feminine, so I guess the husband is welcome to try it too.
This review is sponsored by BzzAgent. However the following are my personal views.

I like the texture and feel of this product. 
My initial review after observing it's interaction with my skin is that it is promising. I hate it when the only products that works for my dry skin makes me look like a grease ball, like really, i said moisturise and hydrate not to anoint me or even worse, turn me into a block of lard. I've been using it for a week and I love it.
Having said that, I feel that  I can fully put a stamp on this product after i have used it for a lengthy period of time across the colder seasons too.
Generally, I will give it a 4 out of 5 just for the reason that I am not sure how it will perform in colder seasons on my dry skin.


I will place the consistency of this product somewhere between a lotion and a gel. It does look like lotion but absorbs into the skin as easily as would gel
Smooches, Marianne

Tuesday, 2 August 2016


What's popping, what's new? Hope you are all doing great. Today,  I am collaborating with AWO'S HOUSE OF FASHION to showcase these amazing African print blazers. These blazers are oh so gorgeous and form fitting. Blazers are so timeless and classic. They can jazz up any outfit and adds a doze of put togetherness to even the most basic pieces.  In most of these photos, i am literally wearing skinny jeans and a basic vest top , however the blazer takes the look from drab to chic in just one take! Blazers can be worn all year round. On summer nights to keep the occasional chills at bay and even in the colder seasons to warm up and still look fabulous. You can't wear colour in colder seasons, said no one ever! These African prints are beautiful. They come in varying sizes. 
Get in contact and let Awo's House of Fashion get you looking all sorts of fabulous all year round. Find Awo's House of Fashion Here.
 Email me on or DM me on instagram @hauteandcomely. Alternatively, you can leave a message on this post and I shall get in contact with you. 

Smooches, Mariànne  

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Garnier Micellar Water : Is it worth the Hype?

Micellar water is basically  a solution of  micelles, which is a cluster  of detergent oil molecues.
It works by latching onto the dirt or impurities on the skin and rids them off living the skin purified.
As complicated as this may sound, micellar water is kind to the skin and not harsh at all.
Probably like me, you have heard the Hype! on micellar water and you are wondering if it's all marketing or that there is really a truth to it.

I have dry skin and always wished that I don't have to use face scrubs at all.
However I wear make up although not religiously but still not using a face scrub at all isn't an option I am going for.

Disclaimer: I was sent the Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water to review.
 I was excited about this because I have seen reviews on the blue top and a pink top one which aren't oil infused and have thought to myself, that would surely not make a difference to my dry skin. I didn't know about this  white top one which is oil infused.

To be honest when it comes to skincare,  the words scrub, cleanse and wash sounds absolutely the same to me. If you have oily skin you might like to try those. But for those with dry sensitive skin,  This might be your holy grail.

First of all it smells lovely. I can't say for sure what it smells like but it does have a plant tint to it. (YA, I Still haven't made any sense,I know)
It comes in a 400ml plastic bottle .
It boasts of removing  even waterproof makeup.
It also claims to cleanse and nourish the face and no need to wash your face afterwards. (Saves you water and time)


Did i start using this product with any optimism? Absolutely No! I have just gotten used to the fact that nothing really works.

I, however give this product a double thumbs up! 
It does exactly what it says on the tin. It takes off all your makeup and  your face feels squeaky clean.
I have DESERT drrrrrryyyyy skin. And this has always been an issue. While others prime their foundation with milk of magnesia to keep the oiliness away, I prime with glycerine! (Get the picture?) 
However, after using this product, i do not even need to moisturise my face afterwards.
It makes my skin hydrated and also leaves a slight glow on my face.

Girl, Say no to 'ashyness', get you some micellar water !


  • It's cheap compared to others on the market, go grab it now. Usually £5.99 in the UK. Guess what?It even on sale for £3 HERE (click here)
  • You get 200 uses in one single bottle (Yas girl). A little goes a long way.
  • It's dermatologically and ophthalmologoically tested.
  • Garnier is a company you can trust. They've proved themselves over the years.

Smooches, Mariànne 

Tuesday, 28 June 2016


This blog is guest posted by MimpixBlog. You can read more here: MimpixBlog

Everyday life can become bland to anyone. Experiencing the world and trying new things is a goal we all want to achieve, but where does one start? Not all of us are fortunate enough to be born into wealthy homes. Even while googling ideas online, you'll find that suggestions become fairly repetitive. 'Oh, try bungee-jumping and travelling to Hawaii, afterwards go to Tokyo and take a picture with a monkey riding a tricycle!' - pfft, if only I had the time and money!

So the question is, what are some things I can try that do not require a great amount of money, and I have not done/thought of before? To make it easier for you lovely readers, I've compiled a quick list on 'Ten Things You Should Try, And Maybe Get Into'.

1. Creating Online Graphics

Digital art includes drawings, the use of photoshop, logos, and so on. This can help you with your branding if you have your own 'organization' (for the lack of a better word). Blogging, youtube, having an instagram account, those are all examples that you can benefit from branding. This can be very handy as a lot of people are looking for graphic designers. Learning the skill can help you earn some extra cash, from other people that cannot create their own branding. If you want to mostly draw, use Paint Tool SAI, which is helpful when having a mouse. FireAlpaca is better (in my opinion), if you have a drawing tablet, which costs around $100 for non-professional use. Photoshop is good for logos, headers, and thumbnails. There are various ways on getting it free, but if you can't, Gimp is a good alternative. These are base programs you can begin using that are not too hard to learn. If you find yourself struggling, there are plenty of tutorials online.

2. Dazzle Your Friends By Cooking Cuisines From Around the World

There are multiple recipes you know and eat in your household. Depending on where you are from, the style of foods will obviously be different. We've also inherited a few dishes from other countries into our diet. For example, spaghetti which was originated in Italy, has become popular in many countries. From sushi to poutine, and vermicelli to shawarmas, there are more foods you can try and learn to make on your own. This allows you to understand various cultures a little more, and it's cool to show off to your friends on your expanded knowledge on cuisines around the world.

3. Knitting And Sewing Is NOT Just For The Elderly

I will remind you at the start, knitting and sewing requires a lot of patience to do.

This is for the artsy people. The two skill sets can become very handy in the time of need, and you can create many crafts with the use of yarn and string. There are plenty of tutorials online that will help you get started! To aid you in the brainstorming process of what you should make, I will list a few things you can attempt at

  • stuffed animals
  • stockings
  • baskets/carriers
  • clothing
  • covers for your books/bookmark
  • decoration around your house

4. Animation

Like watching cartoons? Disney movies? Anything that relates with, well, animation? This is something you should definitely try, even if you decide that this will not be a long-term thing. This educates you on the work animators put in and you can see if this may be something you would enjoy doing. There are two main types of animations to me, 2D and 3D. Choose one to start, as both have their own difficulties and challenges. Most programs may cost a bit of money, but for 3D animations you can use 'Cinema 4D' (which is free). I don't have a recommendation for a 2D animation program, but surely you can find something through google.

5. Start Your Own Business

Starting your own business sounds hard, and it is when you're trying to get yourself out there. That goes for many certain things, such as blogging and being an artist. To begin, you need to find the purpose of your 'company', and recognize how you will provide the following:fundingadvertisementemployees (if you want)websiteproductMake this a checklist and begin by starting a goal, or a 'mission statement'. Find your 'vision' and develop the business's 'values'. You can find examples of these by searching it up online. After that, think about how you are going to provide. Do you have the products or services? How are you going to obtain them? Will you need funding? Lastly, begin spreading news on your organization, which is the hardest part. A good way to start is on social media, and to join other aspiring business owners like you. Hopefully this guide will help you start off.

6. Coding

This is especially helpful for people who want to start a website completely from scratch, without a host. Learning how to code is difficult and not something you can be knowledgable about overnight. To begin, search, 'coding tutorial' on Youtube or Google, and continue from there.

7. Know More About Plants

You know how cool it would be, if you could go out and identify almost all the plants around you. I really don't know much about plants and flora, other than that I want to begin teaching myself this too. Learn about the use of each plant, and the history of how it was found with its meaning. This is something not many people do, so try this out!

​8. Find The Right Diet For You

Trying different diets can be beneficial when you find something that coordinates with your lifestyle. Not just by going vegan, but there are others out there that you can attempt. Make sure you know your boundaries so you don't starve or put yourself at risk! Begin by having one type of diet each week or two, and learn the cost and health benefits of them all. Hopefully you'll be able to find something that fits you.

9. Write To Your Heart's Content

While reading this blog, there's a high chance you also own a blog too. This clearly indicates that you love writing, and if not, you should try other ways to express yourself through the art of written work. Wether it's through the news, articles, or writing a story, here are a few websites you can begin.Wattpad-Write your own stories, it's easier to use and is the most popular writing app/site.Quotev-Another writing site. Quotev does not have an app, but there are groups where you can share your work and create your own journal. It's basically a mini blog/tumblr, but for writing.Listverse-Get paid $100 through PayPal by submitting a list that contains at least 10 things, with 1500 words (it does not matter what topic). Not all work will be accepted.

​10. Stream!

This is a great way to improve your communication skills. How does streaming work? By talking to yourself and having people watch you...yep, sounds fun! Streaming has many possibilities and there are websites that support this. Before starting, you should decide on the genre you want to record yourself doing. Wether it is gaming, singing, or just talking about your life, keep with that field so you don't confuse your viewers. Make sure you have decent audio and video quality. A couple sites you can use is Twitch for gaming, and YouNow for more life related topics.

Hopefully you found this helpful, and you will try at least one of these out! Let me know how it goes in the comment section.


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Monday, 20 June 2016


Hello dearies, Hope you are doing fabulous.
In today's post i will be sharing with you my top picks for summer 2016 trends.
This is basically my style mood board. Hope they inspire you.

Currently, im loving irregular tailored shirts, pastels, fringes, pompoms, tassels, denim, chokers, hats, off shoulder tops and trainers.
Links are provided below.
 Smooches, Mariànne

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Danone Light & Free BzzCampaign

Its summer and my trusted coats cannot hide the bloat any longer. And since I intend to feature a flatter tum, Ive got to get on the #teamsexy wagon.
So, when I received an invite from BZZAGENT to join the Danone Light & Free BzzCampaign to #tryitforfree , I wasn't going to say no? Really, why would I? I am personally lactose intolerant but I am fine with yogurts so let's get on with this review.

So my parcel from BZZAGENT contained a power bank, earpiece, USB cord and coupons to get  the yogurts to try. Wow, I wasn't really expecting  that but thanks BZZAGENT, you know I love you right:)

I picked my yoghurts up with my free coupon from Tesco.

They come in about four flavours Raspberry, Blueberry, Peach Passion Fruit and Cherry. 
They are very creamy with fruity bits in it and it's Greek style yoghurt .
I had it for breakfast with some granola and strawberries.  I also made a snack of yogurt, bananas , strawberries and a honey topping:)  for my daughter and we all loved it!
 'Light* & Free' has 0% fat, 0% added sugar**, and is simply, unbelievably tasty!
*Over 30% fewer calories than most full fat fruit yogurts
**Contains naturally occurring sugars
242 kJ, 58 kcal per pot*
*3% of an adult's reference intake. Per 100g: 210kJ / 50kcal

My verdict :
They are delicious and very affordable.I will very much recommend it to everyone. 

Smooches, Mariànne