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WHAT IT IS

Reusable 100% cotton wipes.

WHAT IT CLAIMS

According to the Softnscrubby etsy site,

20 reusable cloth wipes great as diaper wipes, for baby faces, wash cloths or personal wipes. Great size to cover your hand. When folded these will fit nicely into a wipe container or warmer. Wet your wipes as needed, or wet with a solution of water, baby wash, and tea tree oil and store in a wipes container. Wash with your cloth diapers. These make great wash cloths for babies and children!

WHAT IS NOTEWORTHY

These cotton wipes are made from 100% cotton flannel, and have been preshrunk. This means that the owner, Sheila, had already washed the fabric when it was brand, ensuring that the wipes will not shrink in future washes.

MY IMPRESSIONS

The wipes were initially marketed for babies and intended to be used as cloth diaper wipes or baby wipes, but I bought them to be used as face wipes, cloth pads and cloth pad inserts.

I’ve used them as face towels, to wash my face with water. However, Sheila has informed me that based on her customers’ experience with the cotton rounds (which are made of the exact same 2-ply cotton flannel fabric), these can be used to remove makeup and mascara without staining.

As cloth pads/cloth pad inserts, they are quite absorbent but I tend to only use them mid to end cycle. In the above photo, the wipes have been folded in half. I usually fold them into three, the exact size to sit snugly on my underwear or inside all-in-one pads. Folding the wipes into three layers also help increase the absorbency of the pads/inserts.

I have machine-washed these wipes at least 50 times! With these 100% cotton cloths, the more they are washed, the more absorbent they become. They are super soft and the fabric has not shrunk or faded.

I really enjoy using these cloth wipes. They are so environmentally-friendly, and last forever! Sheila has the prettiest fabrics ever and good customer service too. When she found out about my review on the cotton rounds, she generously offered my readers a coupon code:

JANFEB12 will give 10% off at checkout. This offer expires March 1, 2012.

SIZE

7″ x 8″ (or 17.78 cm x 20.32cm)

PRICE

USD $14.00 for a set of 20 cloth wipes

 

xoxo

 

Disclosure: This product was not given to me by the brand for review purposes.
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Credit: Photo by Softandscrubby

WHAT IT IS

30 pack of Make-Up Removing Pads

WHAT IT CLAIMS

According to Softandscrubby’s etsy site:

Use with your favorite cleanser, or toner. Use with witch hazel for a natural cleanser. Place in a mesh bag and launder with your regular laundry.

WHAT IS NOTEWORTHY

These were made from 100% cotton flannel, the same kind of fabric used for your ultra soft and snuggly pyjamas.

MY IMPRESSIONS

You know how when you open your mailbox and rip open that package, the products don’t usually turn out as nice in real life as they were depicted in the photos? No such problems here. In fact, the cotton rounds surprised me with how vibrant and pretty they were! I think I did a little *squee* when I saw such cuteness.

These are soft to touch, and so luxurious on my face. I’ve washed them over and over again for the past year, and they are still going strong. The fabric still hasn’t shrunk, nor did the designs fade.

The owner, Sheila, was really wonderful to work with. She answered my convos quickly, and her prices were extremely reasonable. Shipping was super fast as well and everything was packaged properly. Most importantly, the stuff that were in my hands looked exactly like they did in the photos, if not nicer.

One thing to note though, is that I do not use these for removing makeup. What, dirty these adorable things?! I absolutely refused to stain them with the remnants of my waterproof mascara, dark-coloured eyeshadow or hot pink blush, noooo way. Therefore, I only use these to apply toner.

After wiping down my face and neck with toner, I throw these into a little mesh bag, and dump the mesh bag into the washing machine on laundry day. When the load is done, I shake up the mesh bag a bit to separate the rounds and hang the entire mesh bag up to dry. Easy-peasy!

SIZE

2.25 inches or 5.72cm

PRICE

USD $10 for 30 pieces, or USD $0.33 per piece

Have you ever stopped to think how many pieces of disposable cotton thingys you use in a day? In the past, I used 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening for toner, and 1 to remove my waterproof mascara. That was 3 pieces in a day, and 21 pieces in a week. I am now using the disposable rounds only for days when I’m wearing waterproof mascara, as I remove non-waterproof mascara with my fingers and some cleansing oil. I’ve reduced the usage of the disposable rounds to less than 7 pieces a week.

Isn’t there enough rubbish in the world already? Why fill up the landfills with disposable cotton rounds when you can use these and save the earth?

I would definitely buy from Sheila again, though I doubt it’ll be anytime soon, because these are so durable that I’m beginning to think it’ll be years before I’ll need to replace them!

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xoxo

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Disclosure: This product was not given to me by the brand for review purposes.

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