Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Review: Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Makeup Remover Pads

I believe the Simple Eye Make-Up Remover Pads came in one of the recent Allure Beauty Boxes and I was definitely curious about them but it's taken me awhile to try them. Simple promises that these remove waterproof mascara yet are "kind to eyes". The packet comes with 30 circle sized wipes and retails for $5.99. I'm a broken record, but I compare everything to my Makeup Forever Sens'eyes Remover. So, how did these perform?

Horribly. I took two (one for each eye) held them up to my closed eye for a good 10 seconds and waited. I wiggled them a bit to ensure they had access to all of my waterproof mascara and pulled off. All I could see were speckles of mascara and an eye lash. Rubbing netted similar results. So I then applied my Sens'eyes and it was kind of frightening how much mascara was missed by these wipes.

They are textured so I found them great for foundation, but not really cost effective since they are just large enough for one eye.  Not a fan and won't purchase.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

July Empties (2013)

I may be the worst blogger ever, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been wearing makeup, using skincare, buying things. I have a whole bunch of posts that need to go up but for now, I bring you my July empties. July was the end of my much beloved Elemental Herbology Purify and Sooth Facial Cleansing Balm and as you can see, I cut open the tube to get every last drop. I also finished another tin of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream which is great on both lips and extra dry flaky bits. This month also saw the passing of my Sephora Brand Waterproof Jumbo Pencil 12hr in Taupe which was a makeup bag staple. I realized I had finished it when I felt something hard tugging at my eyelid. I thought the pencil had gone bad but realized the bottom of the pencil has plastic to help shape it (the point you see above).

Anyway, I'm sorry I've lost my blogging mojo a bit, but I have no plans to stop blogging. Hopefully, I'll be able to pick up when I'm more at ease in my new job. Until then, I appreciate your patience with my slightly random posting.