Cheap Makeup Removal Wipes!

When I have finished a closing shift I usually get home around 10:30 pm. I’m hungry, tired and frankly, at that hour, I just don’t want to thoroughly wash my face with a washcloth and soap to scrub the makeup off my face. I also have to wash the washcloth and rinse the makeup out after I’m done as well. Otherwise, I would have to face the morning wrath of my mother for leaving a foundation covered washcloth in the sink. I know, I’m super lazy.

So, I turn to makeup remover wipes in time of need. The thing is, I find they are pretty damn expensive. For example, at Walmart, a pack of 25 NEUTROGENA® makeup wipes costs you 10 dollars. 

But do not fear, for I have found the cheapest and best deal on makeup removal wipes. For me at least. (If you have any other good deals on cheap makeup wipe cleansers be sure to comment on this blog post below!!)

For a while, I was buying makeup wipes at Forever 21. These cost roughly 6 dollars, for a pack of 60 wipes. YES, not 25 wipes, but 60! 

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The one above was one of the kind I would frequently buy. They had all kinds of different scents besides this one. They were decent, cheap and would get the job done. However, they were nowhere near perfect. I would often find they were dryer than other makeup wipes I had tried out, and sometimes, they were just too dry. At the end of the day though, they were fine, and there were 60 of them. I really couldn’t complain.

A few months ago, I was dismayed to find out Forever 21 did not sell this line of makeup wipes anymore. I was very worried they were just going to be selling their small 30 makeup remover wipe sets. 30 wipes is still good and all, but you get a much better deal getting the 60 piece one since it was only a couple of dollars more than the 30 piece.

Last week I visited Forever 21 and was super pumped to find out they were back to selling their 60 wipe set. Forever 21’s makeup Love & Beauty label was still stamped on the packaging; but the design and name of the wipes were different and cost 8 dollars instead of the original 6. I still didn’t hesitate to pick one up to test out.

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Behold, my new favourite item at Forever 21.

 

I am very glad I did. These wipes are so much better than the previous ones I used to purchase. They are better because, sigh, they are perfectly….moist. I cringe as I type this out. (I really hate that word and I hate to use it, but I must in this case.)

They take the makeup off much easier than the ones I used to use and they smell way better. They are a bit more expensive, but heck, 60 wipes for 8 dollars is still an awesome deal compared to 25 NEUTROGENA® wipes for 10 dollars. (And that is how much they cost at Walmart. Can you imagine how much they must cost at Shoppers Drugmart?!)

I try to minimize the waste I cause, so I don’t use makeup wipes every day. But if you are like me and get home late from work some days and just want to hit the hay without covering your pillowcase with makeup, these are a great life hack. Especially for those on a budget.

 

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Wardrobe Necessities

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Apparently there is some rule about a list of clothing that every woman is expected to have: nice jeans, little black dress, work skirt/pants, button down crisp shirt, classy looking heels, nice fitted blazer….ugh. For the record, I only have 2/6 of those items, and I rarely wear jeans anymore.

The whole wardrobe necessity thing is something I just don’t believe in. I don’t even think something like bras should be considered “necessities,” anymore. I believe we should try to stretch our minds a bit further and look at why there even are “necessities” or “essentials,” when it comes to fashion. Is it a quick and easy way to put together outfits, or is it just another way to try to conform us to societal standards?

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Not saying I’d wear something with a tacky font like this, but sociology seriously does rock.

Of course, there are clothes you are expected to wear at any given office/work setting, but really apart from that, nobody has the right to tell you what articles of clothing you “should” or “should not” have. It’s up to you to figure out what your fashion needs are. For me, my necessities change based on what style I am into. Only recently up until now I had not worn a dress in nine years. Now, I have a couple of dresses that I consider to be my go-to fashion pieces.

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I recently bought these pants at Forever 21 and they are now without a doubt part of my necessities. They are comfy, cute and casual; my main fashion themes.

Really, fashion is a form of self expression. It is bad enough some of us have to wear shitty uniforms or business-casual styled outfits for work; now we’re supposed to have a bunch of “wardrobe necessities?” Fuck that. You should be the one to control your fashion necessities, as everybody is unique and feels different in different styles of clothing.

You don’t feel comfortable in button down shirts? That is totally fine, I don’t either! Or if you feel more confident and comfortable in a dressy floral gown, than rock that! The idea that every single woman should all like to wear six specific fashion pieces is just not realistic.

Own your outfits, your style and what you feel most comfortable in. Try new styles if you are interested in expanding your horizons.

And ultimately, never let the beauty or fashion industry make you feel like your form of fashion/self expression to be strange, at the end of the day, they want you to buy and consume more of their clothing and material. They want you to have the desire to be part of their fictional fantasy world of commercials and catwalks.

Of course, all of that is fake. The only thing that is real is you, so be you, nobody else.

You can find the pants I mentioned here:

http://www.forever21.com/shop/ca/en/p/life-in-progress-mineral-wash-denim-joggers-2000078882–1001

First image credit to: http://www.girlinbetsey.com