Monday, January 18, 2016

diy eye make up remover

A while back I found a diy eye make-up remover on pinterest made of half almond oil and half aloe gel.



I finally got around to making it a couple weeks ago and I'm digging it so far. The aloe makes it cool on the eyes every time I use it, which is nice at the end of day but a bit of a shock in the morning when I've been bad and not taken my eye make up off the night before. I suppose I can think of it as negative reinforcement to unlearn a bad habit!

It's quite gentle and leaves a lighter film of oil on my eyes than my previous non eco/organic eye make up remover that I was still working on finishing (truth be told, I unloaded the old almay stuff on my brother turned sister).

Oh yeah, I guess I only announced that on twitter, not on the blog. My baby brother came out as transgendered over the holidays and is currently identifying as a woman. She will start hormones some time this year. Anyways, that's another story for another day.

Back to the eye make up remover.

Yes, I'm still using cotton make-up removal pads. Anyone have good alternatives to suggest?

I splurged on eco products, figuring that I didn't want any funky chemical by-products from the almond industry near my eyes, especially if I'm making the goods (oh the ironies given the chemical crap I was using before!).

It cost a little more to buy the products than to buy the pre-made stuff, but it'll give me 2 batches. So in the end, it works out to about the same price wise.

I definitely recommend it. It takes a bit more to get all the mascara off but I like that my eyes aren't as oily (the aloe and oil is still there but it's like water based skin cream, it absorbs faster).

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