In all my years using make-up - around 15 to be exact - not once have I bought make-up remover. Cue audible gasps. I know, I know, it's massively bad for my skin/eyes but I've always been an oily eyelids kinda gal which means by the end of the day (as utterly yucky as it may sound) my eye make-up's all but gone anyway.
But despite this, recently something made me want to take better care of the process of make-up removal. I don't know what sparked it but I realised I probably wasn't doing my complexion - or my poor eyes - any good removing make-up with soap and water and/or my usual cleanser.
So when I spied this Camomile eye make-up remover, The Body Shop's enthusiastic staff didn't need to sell it to me. It was in my hands, along with my debit card, faster than you could say 'changed woman'.
Why? I think these were the contributing factors:
* It had the word 'gentle' in its title (it's fragrance and colour-free)
* The product blurb confirmed it was okay for contact lens wearers
* And well, I liked the bottle (you all know I'm a sucker for nice packaging)
And those three reasons, my friends, were the only ones I needed.
But then I hopped to the till and fast realised that this wasn't cheap - at £8 a bottle in fact. Good job it was worth it - my eyes haven't been sore or stingy even once since I bought it.
Will I repurchase? Mmmm, I'm pretty sure there's a cheaper alternative out there - but this one will do for now.