From CB: I got the L’Oreal Brow Stylist angled eyebrow pencil we talked about last week and I really like it! It’s so easy to draw in my eyebrows and they look more natural than the gel I was previously using. I also got the lint dryer brush set. It got a lot of lint out from under my lint trap! Here are some more things Hecate and I are looking at on Amazon.
A dry sponge that removes product from your makeup brushes
From CB: I got a similar product for Christmas and I’m impressed with how well it works. This is a rough sponge you rub your makeup brushes on to quickly remove the powder to switch colors. It’s great to use in between washing your brushes. It’s just $7 and comes with four replacement sponges. This has over 1,100 ratings, 4.6 stars and a B on Fakespot. People say it gets the old color off quickly and easily. “This little can is perfect for cleaning your brushes between applying eyeshadow. It takes the extra powder off very well.” “These brush color swappers are an absolute life saver if you wish to use to same brush often and don’t feel like washing between uses!”
Vitamin E oil for softer, healthier skin
From CB: Vitamin E oil is excellent to treat dry skin and for healthier nails. You can get a full four ounces of organic Vitamin E from trusted brand Pura D’or for just $15. This has 8,500 ratings, 4.7 stars and the same score on ReviewMeta. Reviewers say it reduces fine lines and leaves their skin much softer and more hydrated. “I live in Idaho and the bitter, cold winters wreak havoc on my skin. I had SEVERELY dry hands and forearms and using this oil for a few days, I saw noticeably healthier, moisturized skin. Using it a whole week, the rash/severe dry patches that were on my arms, are gone.” “This literally transformed my face. My skin is glowing and silky just after a few days. It has a light, beautiful scent that doesn’t linger after applying. A little drop goes a very long way.”
Cleaning paste that will make you want to clean all the things
From CB: My mom got this popular cleaner The Pink Stuff cleaner and has been raving about how great it is. This is said to be great for cleaning kitchens, bathrooms, stainless steel and more. This is the #1 bestseller on Amazon in all-purpose household cleaners. It has over 165,000 ratings and 4.3 stars on ReviewMeta. People say it cleans better than other household products without as much work. “The first thing I used it on was my flat top stove… all the cooked on messes came right up! It was much easier to use than the typical bottle of flat top stove cleaner. I then went to my stainless steel sink. I put some on a rag and buffed. I was immediately sold! The Pink Stuff buffed my sink to shiny perfection hard water stains and all!” “Pink stuff removed a lot of hard stains I couldn’t remove in the past, it’s a great product for the price! This product may be the best I’ve ever used. I cleaned bathroom faucets with my fingers and they look sparkling clean!!”
Soft reusable makeup remover pads that hold up after washing
From Hecate: Looking for some sustainable options, I saw these organic bamboo and cotton makeup pads from Greenzla. They are on sale for $10 for a 20 pack this week. They are sturdy enough to last years and designed to create zero waste. They work with every skin type so you don’t have to worry about irritation. And they come with a sustainable laundry sack to prolong their life. They received 4.6 stars from over 34,000 reviews and a B from Fakespot. Customers seem really happy with them, “These reusable makeup remover pads are super soft! I use them and facial oil to prewash my face. Then after washing, I use another for my witch hazel application.” People say if you follow the instructions to wash you have no problem, “I washed them exactly how instructed.. and they did not curl up, they are as soft as ever and look exactly how they looked when I received them. I do not have to use more product than before and the product transfers to my skin perfectly.”
An organic anti-aging night cream for smoother, softer skin
From Hecate: One of my bee-tending friends is coming in town this week so this one is dedicated to her. This BeeFriendly Anti-Aging Night Cream not only works wonders on your skin, it has the Climate Pledge Friendly seal. It uses beeswax and olive oil and works on all skin types to fight wrinkles and moisturize skin. Plus it’s made in the USA and USDA certified natural and organic. It’s $35 for 2 ounces, but it’s a solid night cream so you don’t need much, let a small amount work for you. Over 1,800 people gave it 4.3 stars that ReviewMeta confirmed. Customers said that it works without being heavy, “This product soaks right in your skin. It isn’t heavy. Just a wonderful moisturizing product for your face.” And again, you don’t need much, “I have been using this cream for several years for my normal/aging skin. Just a small dab used nightly after my shower blends wonderfully into my skin.”
A cute ombre tunic hoodie you can style multiple ways
From Hecate: This cute little tunic has several different design options, but I love the ombre options. And it’s light enough it can be layered with a jacket and turtleneck or t-shirt. They come in sizes small to 3XL with prices ranging $21-$30 depending on color and size. And it has a pocket in front, which always comes in handy. Over 20,000 people gave it 4.3 stars that ReviewMeta confirmed. Customers said you don’t have to worry about fading, “The color is beautiful and it is very comfortable. It washed well, no fading.” One person said it can be dressed up nicely, “I really like it for dressy casual work clothes. Pair with colored jeans and boots looks dressy.” Many customers reiterate: this is a lightweight shirt more than a sweatshirt, so plan on layers.
A microwaveable popcorn maker that really works
From Hecate: Kaiser put something about popcorn in the links this week and now I have popcorn on the brain. This reusable microwavable popcorn maker lets you pop all the popcorn you want and cuts down on the waste of single use bags. It comes in a 1.5 quart snack size for $13 or 3 quart family size for $20, each in six different color choices. And they have over 56,000 reviews with ReviewMeta giving them 4.4 stars. Customers love the handle, “I don’t know how popcorn is this easy but it just seems to work. I know there are some other microwavable poppers available but I think the handle really makes this one worth it.” They also like that you can dictate how much butter you use, “Makes healthy popcorn, because you can use the amount and type of butter that is best for you.” Don’t forget you can add a bunch of flavors too.
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I just ordered the makeup remover pads. I received something similar in a subscription box but only a small quantity and without a little bag to wash them in. I also use the Makeup Eraser and even take one with me when I travel. It goes on sale periodically, like Amazon Prime day and Black Friday usually. That’s when I’ll stock up and buy them as gifts for friends.
I have that brush cleaner and it works fabulously!
I’ve heard so many good things about the Pink Stuff, I will definitely get some when I run low of my current cleaning products!
Question for CB-ers: any recs for foot cream? I have calluses under my big toes and rough (but thankfully not cracked) heels. I am currently using a hemp cream from the Body Shop in combination with a PedEgg and it’s fine, but maybe not rich enough? I’ve already tried Dr. Scholl’s and other drugstore brands, but they were underwhelming.
I like the No-Crack hand cream brand
Bag Balm. A lot of men I know who work with their hands swear by it.
Have you tried CerAVe Healing Ointment? My mom has dry cracked feet and she uses that with some cotton socks at night for her feet and it does wonders
Flexitol makes something called Heel Cream that really works on dry feet. My oncologist gave me a care kit when I was on chemo that contained the heel cream and a wonderful hand softener (also by Flexitol) called Very Dry Skin Cream. Both are winners.
Flexitol heel balm is the good stuff! A chiropodist recommended it to me.
You just reminded me that I have Flexitol Heel Balm and keep forgetting to use it. And I NEED to use it, my heels look terrible.
I’m adding those makeup pads to my cart.
I have the Pink Stuff, and it’s unbelievably good. I had a weird sticky spot that nothing would clean, I tried over and over, and that took it right up, no damage to the floor.
I love those make-up pads. I’ve had them for more than a year and every one of them is still in good shape and I just throw in the wash.
I don’t want to be a killjoy, but a quick dip into the popcorn popper’s section of answered questions, as well as its one-star reviews, reveals problems with sparking in microwaves, whether immediately or after some period of use. One reviewer even had her microwave blow out from it.
I have that popcorn popper and it did not work well with my microwave. It popped a small amount of kernels and then started to burn them. I do have an older microwave so maybe someone with a newer microwave can comment.
I have the Opopop silicone popper and it works well.
I have it and it’s worked well for me. You have to be careful not to overcook because it does burn easily, but I’ve never had it spark or anything. I’m a big fan!
My husband uses that same popcorn popper almost every night and hasn’t had a single problem. He really likes it, much better than the bag microwave popcorn, but not as much as the stove top Whirley Pop.
I have had this popper for years and have never had a problem with it. It gets used 2-3 times a week. The only issue was when I got a new microwave and had to learn the timing as not to burn my beloved popcorn.
I have that popcorn maker and have used it almost every night for almost 2 years. (Yes, I LOVE popcorn!). It’s never been a problem, and it’s SO MUCH HEALTHIER than packaged microwave popcorn. I bought another for when we vacation! I’ve been experimenting with a little butter and then adding nutritional yeast. 🙂
Too funny! I was using the pink stuff last night on a pan I was too lazy to wash the night before & I was thinking I must have bought it from a link on here! It works so great. Total game changer
I bought the Pink Stuff to help with hard water stains on my shower tiles and it worked ok. Not a game changer, but better than other products I’ve used. A lot of people recommended using it with a Scrub Daddy sponge. I haven’t tried it on my stovetop, but people have said it scratched the surface of theirs as well as the oven glass door so I’ve been too afraid to try. Maybe lightly scrub? It doesn’t seem as abrasive as other stuff I’ve used, but I also don’t know what’s in it.
Question for CB: are these links always active for you to receive a percentage of the sale? I have been going back to these posts and the links when I reorder stuff you’ve recommended but not sure if the links are time limited?
And The Pink Stuff is amazing!
I have the popcorn popper its awesome
I got the makeup remover pads after reading this article. Not 100% sold on them, but they’ll do for my gym bag. I can wash them with my gear right after the gym.