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So last night I discovered that my beloved Body Shop eye makeup remover is not so good for me after all. I was searching for an eye/face makeup wipe that I could use at night because I just hate having to wash my face (cause I am lazy), when I came a across an article about how some Body Shop products are not as safe as you think. I got up and checked my beloved Camomile Eye Makeup Remover which I have been using for over 10 years now… eek!! How many freaking parabens can you cram into this thing :Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben! As well as Sodium Laureth Sulfate – what the@#$%, why does a foaming agent need to be in there?! This is sad and disappointing 😦

Herbal Eye Make-Up Remover by Eminence

Herbal Eye Make-Up Remover by Eminence looks great from the ingredients, nothing icky in there so I am really excited about this one.  The reviews I read seemed very positive but I am a little bummed about the price, $28 is pretty hefty.

I have been using this product for about 6 months now, and am really liking it! It gets rid of water based mascara and eyeshadow that has been put on over a primer with no problem. I did notice a little residue when using waterproof mascara so if you use that exclusively this may not be the one stop product for you – I solved the problem by just using olive oil to get rid of my waterproof makeup first and then used this to get rid of the residue.

It seem like it is gonna last me about 9 months all up, and I use 1 pump at night and one in the morning, so makes it almost affordable for me, although I wish the pump dispenser (which is a super cool push down circular pump) did not release so much product, I think that I could make do with about half of what comes out 😦


OK, so I am really loving this Rose Hip & Red Bush African Black Soap Face Wash! It makes my face feel very cleansed and fresh with a little bit of tightness but no that itchy tight I NEED moisturizer now kinda feeling. I still definitely need a moisturizer but this is a great cleanser.

So at first glance you will be like, wholey crap that is SO tiny –  the bottle was way smaller than I had thought and for $15 bucks I instantly felt ripped off. BUT you only have to use about a dimes worth of product and it foams up quite well after a little work – the product is VERY thick and you have to be careful not to let it slip out of your hand before you can get your lather on, but once it is started it produces enough suds to spread over your entire face. The container you get comes with one of those flip lids like you get on many shampoos but for this thick product I felt like I was squeezing the bajeezus out of the bottle and it was then just sucking it back in before I could get product! So I just went to target and purchased a travel pump container – make sure it is a SMALL container, normal sized pumps will not fit the thread of the bottle – and stole out the little pump that came with it. Now I get just the right amount of product with much less work – like I said it is thick so even the pumping action is a little difficult so maybe one of those flexible travel squeeze bottles might be the way to go.

Anyhoo, this is a lovely product, I got mine straight from thier site and happened to find a  30% off coupon from RetailMeNot so make sure you check that out before you buy!

Rose Hip & Red Bush African Black Soap Face Wash