Skin Care

Budget Beauty That Rocks: Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes by Erin Baynham

Yes To Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes You know how to tell when something is really, really good?  When you get the product for free, run out of said product, then re-purchase. That's exactly the case here. I've tried a bunch of makeup remover wipes. I used MAC Wipes (30 sheets/$15) for years, mainly because they were the only ones that I knew about. But they worked, and that's what mattered. Then I found Alcone Wipes (24 individually wrapped sheets/ $11) , which are hands down the best makeup remover wipes on the planet. I cannot say enough good things about the Alcone wipes, but they are a bit too expensive for my taste.  In between all of these products, I've used baby wipes, which kind of get the job done.

But then, a box of Yes To Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes (30 sheets/$5.99) arrived at my door with a few other things. I used them that during several photo ops, and after many long days sporting a full face of makeup. They don't drip with makeup remover, didn't sting or burn, and they smell divine. I've had a love affair with cucumber scented products forever. They even make a set conveniently for travel (10 wipes/$2.99).

The Yes to empire is more detailed then I realized. Each scent of products works with a different issue.

  • Yes to cucumbers is for soothing/sensitive skin
  • Yes to carrots is for normal to dry skin and hair
  • Yes to tomatoes is for combination/acne prone skin
  • Yes to blueberries is for age damaged/mature skin

Great stuff! I purchased my products at Target, and these products are available at over 30,000 locations worldwide!

My Perfect Skin Care Moisturizers: Make Up For Ever and Philosophy by Erin Baynham

Philosophy Hope In a Jar and Make Up For Ever HD Elixer It's been an annoying few months for my skin. It's so dry and flaky, I had no clue what to do with it! I would look in the mirror after I showered, and there was the flakiness. I'm so used to being an oily girl, so this was difficult. I had tried moisturizers from Juice Beauty, Mario Badescu and Korres. They were okay, but nothing special. My last skin care purchase was Philosophy Hope In A Jar. Can't even lie, mama Oprah had her ever-popular effect on me too. She mentioned it as one of her favorite things, so I remembered it. I had been using it over the last month or two, and it has been really great. It's a light mousse, so I didn't think it would be that effective. Well, I had the old jar of Make Up For Ever HD Elixir in one of my beauty drawers. (Seriously, be sure to read all about the Elixir. The stats behind it are insane.) I forgot all about it! I mixed 2 drops of it with a dollop of HIAJ and voila! My skin felt like a million bucks!

Note: The MUFE Elixir was sent to me as a sample from the company. I speak only the truth in these blog posts. : )