New beauty: eco cleansing pads, Clinique, ELF & Makeup Revolution

Hello earthlings!

I've been a bit of a naughty bugger the last couple of weeks - I've shopped my feelings away. It's funny that I've noticed whenever I feel particularly crappy I tend to buy make up more than clothes. Here's a round up of my new beauty purchases.


Firstly, I've been meaning to buy some eco friendly (and purse friendly) cleansing pads for AGES. I get through about £2 worth of cotton wool a month and was sick of throwing money into the bin, so I bought these washable cleansing pads from Love The Planet.


They're £6.20 for 5, and come with a wash bag so you can pop them in the washing machine. Each pad is about palm sized and is very thick. They're very soft on my face. How I use them is I use one side for removing cleanser from my face, and the other side to wipe toner on. Because they're so well padded nothing comes through from the other side. When I've finished cleansing and toning, I wash the pad out in cold water to help remove any stains then squeeze dry, before popping it in the bag ready to go in the machine when all 5 are used. Rinsing them immediately in cold water removes all stains, even mascara and eyeliner. I use the darker coloured ones in the evening to take my make up off and cleanse, and the lighter coloured ones in the morning when there'll only be a tiny bit of dirt coming off my face. I bought 2 packs of 5 as I cleanse and tone twice a day.

You'd think that putting toner on with the pad would be a lost cause and the pad would soak up all the liquid, but that doesn't appear to be the case. I think I'm using less toner than usual as cotton wool is more absorbent.

You can also get them in white here. I've used and washed them already and they wash and dry great. I'm going to save loads of money using these. Highly recommend!


I bought 2 copies of Glamour so I could get some Clinique freebies. I don't buy cruelty free products where I can help it, but I will use magazine freebies as I'm not directly supporting those companies with my moolah.

I got the chubby stick in Woppin' Watermelon and there's not a lot of colour to it at all. Not worth the hype as far as I'm concerned. It didn't feel particularly moisturising at all and barely shows up on my quite pigmented lips. The moisturiser comes highly recommended by my friend Rachel and I did try it, and it made my skin very soft. It smells nice too.


ELF had a 51% sale so I bought a few bits.


I've tried everything except the glitter primer and will have up a post shortly with my thoughts and swatches of the swatchable items, but I really like everything.


I also had a cheeky little Makeup Revolution order from their I <3 Makeup range. They've basically done a very cheeky thing and have erm....emulated Too Faced's chocolate scented palette and heart shaped blushes (at a fraction of the cost.) The packaging for both is so cute that's what I bought. Yes, I'm a total sucker for cute packaging.

Again, I'll have thoughts and swatches up soon, but I'm really impressed with both these items, and MR's customer service, as my first blush was in smithereens when it arrived and they sent me out a really well packed replacement a few days later.

That's all from me, so expect some more detailed posts about these items coming up in the next week or so.

BTW, my Outside My Comfort Zone is due today but because James had the snip yesterday I'm playing nurse and will get my post up in a couple of days when he can fend for himself again.

Thanks for reading!
Leah xoxo

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