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Is Eye Makeup Remover really essential? Nivea Double Effect review

Do you need eye makeup remover? Quickly ask yourself this and you will probably say no. For years I've been the same but as I get older and my eyes get tired easier I've been thinking that maybe I need to change. 
Last year I had a case of blocked eye ducts (that's a thing) which resulted in watery eyes, pain, swelling and, at its worst, light sensitivity. I went to my optician who advised applying a hot cloth and massaging the eyes in order to clear the blockage. Whilst the problem wasn't strictly related to my cleansing routine she advised that the risk of the blockages could be prevented by being a bit more… thorough. She was definitely being kind!
I had previously being using Micellar water for every day eye makeup removal, whilst effective at removing the large bulk of product I found that I needed to dig in and go over it a few times to fully remove mascara and liners. Micellar was not effective on gel or liquid liners so I moved on to alternating with The Balm Cos…

Harry Potter and the family holiday to London!

I made a decision last year to travel more. That started off with my solo trip to Paris in the summer and followed up with a Harry Potter themed adventure in London last week with my brother. 

Having waited 16 months we were finally on our way to see Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre. We had a full week planned; trips to Camden to explore the markets, Leavesden to re-visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour and of course the two shows that make up The Cursed Child. 
Day One
We arrive at Gatwick and jump on the express at Crawley; my only regret is not booking our train tickets in advance to get the cheap prices.  After dropping our bags off at the hotel we headed straight to Camden Market for a spot of shopping and a hot chocolate lunch at the infamous Chin Chin Labs
FYI: We were staying just off Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road at the Hotel St Giles, if you're looking for a ridiculously central location then I do recommend it as we were 2 minutes from the tube …