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Friday, July 12, 2013

Step By Step: D.I.Y. Make Up Remover Wipes

I'm lazy. Phew, there, I said it. Feels good to let it out. Okay, maybe lazy is a bit harsh; there are certain things that I just choose to not do 99% of the time. One of those things happens to be removing my makeup at the end of every day. Oh who am I kidding? I don't wear make up every day! 

Okay, let's try this again. On the days that I do wear make up I'm usually too exhausted by that evening to be bothered with removing my makeup and washing my face. I know, that's horrible for my skin but I know I'm not alone in this - you probably don't wash your face either every night either. I am a huge fan of those super expensive but oh-so-convenient make up remover wipes that you can purchase at the store, however in case y'all missed it - I'm also cheap. So when I realized that I could make my own makeup remover wipes that were just as effective and save money at the same time? Yea, I hopped right on that bandwagon! Of course, I'm also a nice gal so you know I'm going to share my little recipe with y'all! Here it is, step by step, in pictures.

Here's What You'll Need:

A note about the paper towels I used - I used VIVA because I know how soft and strong they are. Keep in mind when choosing your paper towels that you will be using them to scrub your face.

Here's What You'll Do:

When cutting your paper towel roll in half, you might consider using a knife that is not serrated. I had a bit of a mess :) 

Because I was reusing a flushable wipes container, I decided to unroll my towels from the cardboard and fold the sheets over into a nice stack. I did this show that they would easily pull through the opening of the container. There are lots of ways to do this step, but this is what worked for me in this case.

Next mix up your cleansing solution.

1/2 Cup Distilled Water
3-4 Pumps of Baby Soap
1 Teaspoon Baby Oil
2 Tablespoons of Witch Hazel

Place your sheets into a zippered bag and add your liquid solution.

Zip up your bag and allow the paper towels to soak up all of the solution. You will need the flip the bag once or twice to make sure that the towels are saturated. 

When all of the cleansing solution is soaked up you can transfer the wipes to the container of your choice. As you can see in the picture below, my makeup came right off! I've been using these wipes for awhile now and I'm so happy with them. I keep a box by my bed and a box in the bathroom - which are a total of about 10 steps away from each other (totally lazy, I tell you!) and I use them every night. I even use them if I don't have make up on because they moisturize my face!

I'd love to know what you think about these wipes; give them a try! 

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