Reviewed: Sante By Enjo Lilac Make Up Remover Set

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Over the last year, microfibre cleansing cloths and pads have become a huge beauty trend. The Make Up Eraser was one of the first brands to really target beauty lovers and put the focus on removing make up not just using it to cleanse the skin.

Last year Face Halo released their own version. Instead of a towel, they created a small pad that not only is travel friendly but also a lot prettier. I had heard a lot of good hype about these but I ended up purchasing the Sante By Enjo after seeing Tried And Tested rave about them on Instagram.

I ended up buying the Flawless Skin Lilac set which comes with 7 make up removers, 2 exfoliating pads, a set of 3 make up bags and 2 mini laundry bags. This set costs $99 but they do have some smaller and larger sets depending on your budget. The also have a few different colours available.

The laundry bags are great as I can use them to put the dirty make up and exfoliating pads in the bag and wash them in the washing machine without damaging them. 

I like that the set has 7 of the make up pads so I have one for every day of the week. I normally will wash the dirty ones once there is 5 there so I always have clean ones available. 

All you need to do to remove your make up is to wet the pad and then wipe it (along with your make up) off your face. Because it's double sided, I normally use one side for the left side of my face and then the other side for the right side of my face. If you don't wear a lot of make up then you will only need one side to clean your face.

It gets almost all of my make up off but you may need something extra if you're wearing waterproof liner or mascara. Even though they do remove make up, I still normally will use a normal cleanser afterwards. I think this comes down to habit more than necessity as the last few years I've always done a double cleanse. Just now instead of using a cleansing balm or oil, I use the Sante make up removing pad. I also like to use these to help remove a face mask. 

I was really impressed with the exoliating pads. They help to remove dead skin without being abrasive or uncomfortable. I love to use these to help remove an exfoliator, especially one that's gentle and doesn't give me enough exfoliation alone. 

I absolutely love these and really want to buy another set as they're just fantastic!

I also ordered the Colour Change Brush Cleanser after seeing a video of it on Instagram. I own one of the brush cleansing sprays that you spray onto your brush to remove pigment quickly but I find a lot of the time that they don't dry quick enough and they can still feel damp, especially if you use natural brushes. The great thing about the Sante brush cleanser is there's no liquid so I don't need to wait until the brush dries to use it again. 

The cleansing pad that removes eyeshadow pigment looks like a microfiber pad but it feels prickly. This helps to break up the shadow and catch it in the pad. I love the brush cleanser as it's quick and easy to use. It helps to take out shadow pigment so you can go in and use another shade in less than 10 seconds. 

Even though your brush still looks like there's some eyeshadow on it, none will mix with your next shadow so you'll get a clean colour. I also love to use this to remove pigment from my crease brush so I can go back and blend more. I keep this in my bathroom so I don't have to go finding a new clean eye brush.

Sante also sell body gloves and towels to cleanse and exfoliate as well as a coconut cleanser to remover waterproof make up. 

Have you used a microfibre cloth to remove your make up? Did it live up to the hype?
Amy, XO

My New Years Beauty Resolutions

Monday, 1 January 2018

Hi again! It's me, the blogger that rarely blogs! 

Last year I've really focused on my Instagram page since I can share my love of beauty products a lot more easily there than I can on the blog. While a lot of time and effort goes into a photo for Instagram, a blog post takes hours to produce. Hats off to the bloggers who are able to work, have a social life and still blog!! 

But while Instagram gives you (almost) instant gratification, I really miss blogging. So my goal for this year is to get two posts up a week and get back into my blogging groove. 

So I thought what better post to come back with than my beauty, blogging and personal resolutions for 2018.

Other than posting weekly, I'd love to also focus more on my photography. I want learn more about it and push myself to try new things. I'm wanting to do a one day photography course. The Adelaide Zoo has them once a month and while a lipstick is obviously much more different than a zebra, the tools and techniques I'll pick up can help me for my blog photography.

The last time I posted my new years beauty resolutions was back in 2016. Honestly, a few of them are things I continue to work on. Buying less and using more was a big thing for me in 2017 and I'll continue this in 2018.

I also want to use up products more often. I have a bad habit of using half a product and then open a new product because I love trying new things. I'm especially bad at this with skincare. 

In 2017 I tried to buy less and also give away products I wasn't super excited about. I also now have no beauty box subscriptions so I'm not being sent products that I wouldn't buy. In 2018 I'll continue to get rid of my back ups and have a smaller stash of unused products. 

While I love trying new skincare, I find it hard to get my best skin when I'm constantly changing up my routine and products. This year I want to use more of the same products consistently and instead only use one or two new products. 

While I'm diligent about washing my face and using sunscreen, I often forget to use an eye cream. Because I'm not getting any younger, I really want to focus this year on using one daily. 

I'd also love to paint my nails more often as I rarely do it and it's such a nice way to relax and pamper yourself. 

For my personal goals, I want to focus more on health in 2018. Being a mum I find that I spend so much time looking after my family, that I often forget about myself. I want to spend 20 minutes each and every day doing something just for me. It might be blogging, painting my nails, reading a book, working out.... it really doesn't matter what I do but to make sure that I take those 20 minutes out to look after my physical and mental self!

So those are my goals for 2018! Fingers crossed I can smash them! 

Do you have any goals for 2018?
Amy xx

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Reviewed: Braun Silk-epil 9 SkinSpa, Not Your Usual Hair Remover!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Braun Silk-epil 9 SkinSpa

I remember using an epilator in my late teens and it was torture! Not only did it sound like a jack hammer, it felt like torture too! I only used it a few times but threw it away shortly after. 

Luckily over the last 10-15 years they've tweaked the technology and epilators are much easier and more comfortable to use. 

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Mother's Day Gift Suggestions Karen Murrell LVL Hair Garbo & Kelly Overnight Sensation Palette

It's Mother's Day here in Australia on Sunday and I wanted to post some wonderful gift ideas for either yourself if you're a mum or to buy for your mum! I think Mother's Day is a really great opportunity to buy something for your mum that she wouldn't buy herself. 

While it might sound sappy, it's not really about the gift that you buy but about the thought and effort you've put in to finding her the perfect present.

Reviewed: BYS Berries Eyeshadow Palette. Is It An Anastasia Modern Renaissance Dupe?

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

BYS Berries Palette Anastasia Modern Renaissance Dupe

The Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette is one of those products that took the beauty community by surprise. Here was a palette than wasn't a nude palette that suddenly everyone needed. More and more brands are coming out with palettes that are inspired by the oranges and pinks from the MR palette and the latest one is the BYS Berries Palette.

I had heard about this on Instagram and originally while I thought it was pretty I decided I didn't need it. Then when I went to see it in person and it wasn't in store I NEEDED it!! I finally got my hands on it, so here's my review!