Tuesday, January 26, 2010

In My Shoppe

Hopefully this is the start of something good. I have just listed my Washable, Reusable Facial Make Up Removal Pads in my Artfire Shop. Can I call it a shoppe? When I was a teenager, I wanted to run an old fashioned ice cream shoppe (with 2 'p's and an 'e') with stools and floats and stupid hats for the workers. It never materialised.

I personally use these facial pads myself. I'm the whole reason I came up with them in the first place. Believe me, I don't go about dreaming up what other people may want and make that. I solve my own problems. I didn't like the way that disposable cotton pads would disintegrate as I used them and I didn't like the way they'd fill up my bathroom trash can. I also didn't like shopping for them. The best price was always at Walmart or Superstore and I never go there, so it's a special trip just to get cotton facial pads. I'm a little bit of an environmentalist, but when you mix environmentalist with not having to go shopping (think big city + winter + 2 little kids), not having to empty my trash can as often (lazy) and having a better product to use, well, I'm sold. You know you want some.

 They come with a mesh laundry bag to wash them in, which keeps them together and protects them from your machines. I wash and dry mine in the bag right along with my regular laundry and it works wonderfully! They come in a set of 21, which I find is a nice amount to launder every couple weeks and never run out. I only use toner at night, so I use one or maybe 2 every day. If you remembered to wash every week (I'm so forgetful), you could use 3 per day and it would still be enough! They have a soft, fluffy side that's not too absorbent; it holds toner and eye make up remover without absorbing it, so you don't have to use as much. The other side is absorbent cotton flannel, a soft and gentle exfoliant and great for make up removal. Also, the soft cotton is perfect for cleaning fingerprints off DVDs and CDs.

Anyway, I'm really hoping this launches my motivation to fill that shop up with other interesting things I have dreamed up. Let me know what you think, if you have an opinion or suggestion (or encouragement!). Your comments are appreciated!

Little edit to add: I just added an Artfire widget up there in my side bar so you can shop from my Artfire Shoppe right from here. Another great thing about Artfire is that they don't make you sign up for an account if you just want to buy something. It's pretty sweet.


bjklassen said...

Hey those look great! Good job and good luck with this awesome idea!

Evelyn in Canada said...

Mine aren't as cute as that, but I've been using reusable pads out of flannel scraps for a while now. I figures I'd better perfect the technique before my three girls are all using them daily. I don't want to support the paper industry that much! I just sewed two layers of flannel together and serged the edges.

Teddi Taylor said...

Evelyn, I highly recommend the fuzzy material (I wish I could remember what it was called) on the one side. I'm sure fleece or minkee would work similarly. It's really great at releasing the toner or make up remover, so you don't have to use as much. When I've put it on the flannel side, I've found it absorbs a lot.

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