That’s an awesome idea, I’ll have to try it! Thanks!
Hello! My biggest recommendation for makeup remover is actually olive oil! It works really fast to get rid of even the most stubborn waterproof makeup. I just pour a little bit on a cotton ball and then press it against my eyes gently for a few seconds. The oil eats away at the mascara, liner, etc and makes it really easy to just wipe off the excess. From there I just use my favorite face wash to cleanse my face, and use a makeup wipe to get rid of the residue along my lashlines.
Olive oil is great because it’s natural, inexpensive, and is actually good for your skin and lashes! It will condition and moisturize, and no this type of oil will not break you out. It takes a lot of time and pain out of removing your makeup, and I use it on my entire face because it is so effective and makes my face feel soft and healthy.
As for a bottled remover, my current favorite is Sephora’s Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover. It is an oil-in-water type of remover, and works quickly to melt away that stubborn mascara! ($10 at Sephora)
Hello! Don’t worry about your spelling, I understand what you’re saying, haha!
A lot of people don’t realize that many exfoliators, even those not targeted towards acne, contain salicylic acid. Salicylic acid (also known as BHA - beta hydroxy acid) is an ingredient that exfoliates the skin on it’s own by increasing cell turnover and clearing out pores, so lots of scrubs include this ingredient as an added boost. This would be fine if there weren’t any people with sensitivities to salicylic acid, but for some, this ingredient can cause sensitivity and dry skin with overuse, and it is not recommended for pregnant women.
There aren’t many affordable scrubs without salicylic acid in them. I recommend trying a more natural type of exfoliator, like this one:
Burt’s Bees Citrus Facial Scrub - $8-11
This scrub is 99.9% natural, and uses organic ingredients like almonds to buff away dead skin cells.d [Buy here]
Your best bet, without breaking the bank, is to use an alternative method to exfoliate your face. I recommend trying some DIY options, or trying a manual exfoliator like a washcloth or Clarisonic-type device.
My DIY recipe to soften the skin and remove dead skin cells gently is to use granulated sugar (brown or white) mixed with a little water, olive oil, or your favorite cleanser. The sugar will scrub away rough texture on your skin, but will dissolve before you get too carried away and damage your skin. The best part is that sugar can be as cheap as $1 for a pound, and you probably already have some in your kitchen.
Hope this helps you and gives you a few ideas! Good luck :)
Review + Swatches - Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Gloss “Vision in Violet”
Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color
What it is: An opaque, brightly colored lip product with the texture and shine of a gloss.
What it Costs: $6-$9
Where to Get it: Any drugstore, supermarket, or beauty store where Maybelline is sold; Ulta stores, online
Quick Verdict: The line overall gets a Thumbs Up, but this shade only gets an “Ehh”.