Skincare

REVIEW: The Makeup Eraser

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Last year, I received a mini version of the Makeup Eraser in my Ipsy bag. It was a small pink oval, with slightly different fabrics on each side, and I couldn’t fathom why this was included in my beauty bag. How could a cloth make a difference in taking off my makeup? I’m already buying micellar water, face washes, cotton pads, and the whole gamut of options. So I ignored it, put it with the rest of the samples, and moved on.

Flash forward to a month ago when I received a full-size Makeup Eraser as a gift. At this point, I had to at least try it. So after a long day of work, errands, and appointments, I ran the Eraser under warm water and began gently rubbing my face.

Guess what?

The makeup . . . came right off.

I couldn’t believe it. Even my eye makeup came off without a hitch! All the mascara, all the eyeliner, all the eyeshadow, every last bit of concealer and foundation–it all disappeared with the Makeup Eraser.

I flipped to the other side of the cloth (tag side) and began to rub gently in small circular motions. To my utter shock, my skin was perfectly exfoliated afterwards.

I know it seems unbelievable. A cloth and warm water being able to clear your face of makeup and improve your skin? Nah, doesn’t seem right. Yet every time I use my Makeup Eraser, it’s a confirmation that it works amazingly. It genuinely helps with my acne because it cleanses so well and the exfoliating side is soft but effective.

On top of all that, it’s reusable, and all you have to do is wash it. I generally wash my towels and my Makeup Eraser together once a week, and due to the overall size of the Eraser, I get 3 uses out of the cloth. I tend to use the “ends” of the Eraser first, and then the middle. Once I’ve used it 3 times, I just have to toss it in the wash and bam, I’m ready to take off my makeup again!

I no longer buy cleansing cloths, or any fancy water or face washes to take off my makeup. In fact, I’ve been switching off using my Eraser and using other products just so I can use up everything! Once it’s all gone, I’ll be happily using my Makeup Eraser.

One caution: don’t just buy any “makeup eraser.” I’ve read reviews on how similar knockoffs don’t work nearly as well and people have been disappointed by the entire idea. I don’t want anyone to have a bad experience with a fake! I highly recommend paying $20 for the real deal on Amazon or Sephora–I promise it’s worth it. In fact, I plan on buying additional Erasers to have on hand and for travel. $20 for a cloth seems outrageous until you try it.

I sincerely wish I had tried the mini Makeup Eraser sooner. This cloth is a game changer and a life saver! It makes a great gift for yourself (yes, YOU!) or friends who wear makeup, whether it’s a full face or just the basics. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

 

Gaming

Legion Flying: Now What?

Yesterday, I finally nabbed the “Broken Isles Pathfinder: Part 2” achievement in World of Warcraft. This was no easy feat, as this has been my primary gameplay goal for literally weeks. After struggling in Suramar for longer than I’m willing to admit, I was thrilled to finally have true mobility in the Broken Isles. No more strategically traveling to flight points based solely on what’s nearby! Freedom to take on any quest! Easily farming Legionfall Supplies!

That said, now that I have flying, I need to make sure to have a focus for every play session. I’m still thoroughly enjoying the higher-level content (minus the Thwarting the Twins challenge), but I also have professions I’d like to expand and, as always, gold to make.

Here are some major tasks I’ll be rotating through:

  • Mythic dungeons – with an emphasis on running my own keys
  • Farming Nethershards for higher level gear (iLevel goal = 900, currently 888)
  • Weekly raids (especially those with Class Hall rewards)
  • Herb farming for Herbalism/Inscription
  • Fishing in Broken Isles to max out my Fishing skill, and to farm food materials
  • Building a solid pet battle team, with 1 max level of each type
  • Classic dungeons & the accompanying achievements

I’ll be starting with herb farming today, because I want to stockpile Inscription supplies so I can put up glyphs and Vantus Runes on the Auction House every week. I’m not sure if I’ll change my focus daily or just do what I feel like on any given session, but having specific goals narrows the chance of running around the game aimlessly.

My biggest challenge will be Mythic dungeons. I currently run them randomly with friends, and I’ve only run a key of my own once–and failed miserably. I’m confident I can avoid depleting my keys with solid groups, so I’ll be reading up on strategy guides, watching runs on YouTube, and running more Mythics in general.

As noted above, my current iLevel is 888, but my goal is 900. Farming Nethershards in the Broken Shore is the easiest way to get the gear, but I lose interest in grinding World Quests for both emissaries and Nethershards rather quickly, so I don’t want to binge too hard on this task. I’ve accepted I’m not going to be the best DPS, or even the best Hunter, but I feel the 900 iLevel will definitely make me feel more confident when applying to Mythic or questing groups.

Essentially, I’m switching one major goal for multiple smaller ones now that I have flying, and I’m excited to see how much progress I can make. I hope everyone else is enjoying the freedom as much as I am!

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