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Get Or Forget : Dove Beauty Cleansing Wipes

No offence** but, seriously :-

a) Who writes reviews on cleansing wipes?
b) Who really wants to read a review on cleansing wipes?

These are the thoughts running through my mind as I write this review on Dove Beauty Cleansing Wipes.  How ironic!  But the reason why I am writing this review is to test out a new review format : Get Or Forget…  Let me know if you Get this format or should I Forget it.  (*chuckles at my own very un-funny puns*)

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I found these Dove Beauty Cleansing Wipes inside my goodie bag when I attended the Australian Open.  I used to be a wipes-kinda-gal and would use all different varieties including baby wipes to wipe my make-up off or to cleanse my face.  It was so quick and easy for a lazy gal like me.  But now that I am older and wiser, I don’t use wipes for these purposes at all because they don’t perform as well as the individual products they are supposed to replace, i.e. make-up remover, cleanser, toner and moisturiser.

Get Dove Beauty Cleansing Wipes if :-

  • You have a tendency to sweat and smell; but can’t get access to a shower
  • You are going through a deodorant-free phase to…you know…air your pits and you’re looking for a scented substitute
  • You don’t wear slippers around the house and you can’t be bothered to wash your feet before you jump into bed
  • You’re looking for an alcohol-free wipe to spot clean make-up brushes
  • You’re going camping or travelling and need to travel light
  • It’s on a special deal at your local pharmacist

Forget Dove Beauty Cleansing Wipes if :-

  • You are looking for a non-scented wipe
  • You’re happy with the baby wipes you use which work out to be much cheaper per wipe

** I dislike it when people who say “No offence, but…” because it’s as if it gives them a valid excuse to say offensive things!  And all I wanna say is, “No offence, but STFU!”  Yes, I am well aware that I have used the exact same phrase to introduce  this post.  The theme of the day is ‘irony’!!!**

What are your thoughts on cleansing wipes?  And is the review format Get Or Forget a keeper?  And what do you think about people who say “No offence, but…” sentences?

My Evening At The Australian Open Thanks To Dove

Can you remember what you were doing on Tuesday evening?  Do you think you’ll remember what you were doing on Tuesday evening in 5 years time??  Well, I am 99.9% sure that I will always remember what I was doing on the evening of Tuesday 17th of January 2012!  My hubby and I had the pleasure of attending the Australian Open thanks to one of their sponsors, Dove.  (Pictured with me is the beautiful Laura, the Dove PR)

And to me, it was a BIG deal because I’ve always watched tennis (Wimbledon, might I add) on TV so this was my first live tennis match at the Aussie Open (There’s no grass!!  It’s blue courts!!) and I was seated in the second row at the Rod Laver Arena!!!  I got to watch these famous tennis stars – Lleyton Hewitt and Serena Williams – wiggle their bums and play tennis.  I got to listen and giggle at their tennis grunts!  Very memorable indeed!

When I heard that it was the first time Dove has sponsored the Australian Open, I was delighted for them.  I have always been a big fan of Dove and have previously blogged about their hand cream, make-up remover and body wash – and I have used their hand wash, deodorant and hair products too.

If you’re heading down to watch a bit of tennis yourself at the Aussie Open, be sure to check out Dove’s ‘Discover the Beautiful Truth’ Marquee where you will be able to experience Dove products and collect samples too.

Other #MBBE beauty bloggers – Tina, Val and Tine – attended this evening session too.  We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!  Thanks so much Dove!!!

For the next few days, my eyeballs will be glued to the TV to see who wins Australian Open 2012.  For the men, I’m thinking Roger Federer and for the women, Serena Williams.

So are you an Aussie Open fan too?  And what are your favourite Dove products?

My Current Shower Buddies

I don’t know how it happened but it just did.  Instead of being faithful to one shower product, I started using four shower products – Dove Go Fresh Energise Body Wash Grapefruit & Lemongrass Scent, Bioglo Red Ginseng Body Scrub, Botanics Of Australia Revitalising Body Cleanser* and Medihoney Gentle Body Wash* – every time I shower for different body parts!  The way I see it is that the skin on my body is not the same type all the way so I need to cater to this.  Allow me to introduce you to my current shower buddies…

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Dove Foaming Make Up Remover

My Husband came into the bathroom and saw me with foam all over my face and he immediately thought it was shaving foam.  Hello??!!  Yes, I admit that sometimes I let my facial hair grow much longer than it should, but it doesn’t mean that I shave it off!!!  “No, my dear, it’s not shaving foam.  I’m using Dove Foaming Make Up Remover.”

Dove Foaming Make Up Remover transforms from liquid into an ultra-fine foam to remove make-up.  The instructions state that this can be used on wet or dry face, but is best to be used with dry hands and dry face – I totally agree because with wet hands, the foam fizzles away easily.  Applying the fluffy foam onto my face provides a wonderful, soft and fluffy sensation – quite difficult to describe…but you must try it.  It’s more fun than using cleansing oils to remove make-up.  There have been many times that I have forgotten that Dove Foaming Make-Up Remover is a make-up remover!!  It does such a great job at making my face squeaky clean yet soft and supple, that I am fooled into believing it is an actual cleanser.

However, I strongly advise you to remove eye make-up separately before using Dove Foaming Make Up Remover even though it says that it can be used for eyes.  It stung like a mother the first time I used it to remove mascara, eyeliner and eyeshadow on my eyes.  My poor eyeballs were red and irritated for 2-3 days.  I think it’s because you have to rub the eye make-up to remove it effectively with the lather and in doing so, some make-up residue can circulate into the eyeballs.

What I Like Foamy fun, pleasant smell, doubles up as a cleanser, affordable at RRP $10.99AUD
What I Dislike Does not remove my eye make-up without irritating my eyes
The Best Beauty Blog Rating 8 out of 10 – I would have given Dove Foaming Make Up Remover top marks if it hadn’t irritated my eyes

This product was sent to me for review purposes but all opinions are my own.

Dove pro.age Hand Cream

My Husband turned to me the other day and said my hands were soft.  That’s a compliment!!!  My hands have a tendency to dry out because of my work.  Being a dentist means that I have to constantly wash my hands and wear gloves and the alcohol in the detergent can really strip away the moisture.  Anyway, I’ve been really good with applying hand cream – Dove pro.age Hand Cream.

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Product Description & Ingredients

Dove pro.age Hand Cream works by combining active ingredients at the levels that will make skin look and feel better.

  • AHA (4%) to help re-surface skin by removing dead skin cells.
  • Glycerin (2%) to add critical hydrating nourishment and help improve the skin’s surface cell renewal.
  • Olive oil (1%) to provide nutrients to your skin.
  • SPF 5 to help prevent sun damage.

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Rich, nourishing, non-greasy and nice-smelling cream.  Contains SPF which is an added bonus to prevent highly un-sexy sun spots and wrinkly hands.  It was cheap too because I bought it for $2AUD.  Dove pro.age Hand Cream is totally awesome and gets 10 out of 10 from The Best Beauty Blog!