Product review: break-up make-up balm by Goodness

Product review: break-up make-up balm by Goodness Natural Beauty Lab

break-up make-up balm

A while ago I did a review on the Goodness Natural Beauty Lab’s Certified Organic Chia Seed Oil (you can read it here) and it impressed me so much, I decided I very much wanted to try their break-up make-up balm … and so I did!

One of the initial drawcards for me was the packaging – it’s so cute!  I do love a good tin – especially because you can use it afterwards for all sorts of things; storing your earrings, making soy candles (well, I guess you can – I never have – but it sounds Pinteresty right?!)  Oh – and I liked the name too – it’s clever.

The second thing that sold me was the product description:

“I’m a slick quickie at removing all sorts of make-up.  With all the goodness of chia seed, coconut and avocado oils, your skin will be oh-so-clean and super soft”

And to be fair – they’re quite right!  After using this product, my skin does feel oh-so-clean AND super soft!  It also got my mascara off without stinging my eyes, and that is no mean feat.

I read somewhere too (and I don’t remember where) that it will “melt my make-up off” – I liked the sound of that and that’s pretty much what it does.  It’s kind of a soft,  wax-like substance that you warm in your hands before smooshing onto your face and then massaging it around a bit – concentrating on the areas that have the most make-up.  Then you rinse it off and et voila – you’re done!

Wanna know another thing I love about this product?  It’s cheap as chips!  I bought mine at Farmers for $19.99 – and I’ve seen it on sale for $15.99.  So good.  It comes in an 80ml tin and judging on my rate of usage so far, I would say you’d get a good two months out of a tin.

The only drawback?  And this is because I am DEAD LAZY.  (Prior to getting this, I was removing my makeup with a wipe **chill out man, it’s not that bad!**)  and so I thought I would use this stuff and then remove it with a wipe.  So that’s what I did, but my skin felt a bit waxy and I got a horrible feeling when I was lying in bed that my pores could be being blocked as we speak … so I got myself out of bed and washed it off properly with water and a facecloth.   So there’s that.

Mumpty

Anyway … this post needed more pics and I couldn’t be bothered taking one, so I am using this pic of me, “fresh-faced”, from a couple of years ago.  Let’s face it, there aren’t many “fresh-faced” photos available for me to choose from – I tend not to keep them (!) so I’m gonna leave it to you to imagine I had used break-up make-up balm just prior to this photo. Thanks.

By the way, this product is vegan friendly, light-weight, non-greasy and contains chia seed oil’s winning 3:1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6.  (And yes, that was straight off the tin.)

And that, my friends, is my review.  I hope you enjoyed and find it useful.

break-up your make-up ….

Mumpty

 

When Mumpty went to WOW …

When Mumpty went to WOW …
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For the uninitiated, WOW stands for the World of WearableArt which, at its heart, is an international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries from all over the world.  But it is SO much more than that; it’s essentially a visually spectacular couple of hours of fashion, frivolity, dance and all-out entertainment, and what could be better than that?  Mumpty was very fortunate to attend this year and it was BRILLIANT from start to finish.

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The Bengal Tiger, created by Weta Workshop. Image via WOW FB page.

The star of this year’s show, and indeed the MC, was a rather camp, sarcastic and totally fabulous Bengal Tiger, created by the magicians at WETA Workshop.  He was magnificent and spent the show sitting languidly on his rock overlooking the festivities below.

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Burlesquers – can you spot someone in a leopard print catsuit who looks familiar? Image via WOW FB page.

The Brancott Estate Supreme WOW Award for 2016 went to an entry from a New Zealand designer, Gillian Saunders, called “Supernova”. Mumpty was lucky enough to have WONDERFUL seats right next to one of the “spokes” of the stage, so she saw the intricacies of the designer’s creations up close, and let me tell you – Supernova was a sparkling, decadent creation which well deserved the win!  Now Mumpty loves a bit of bling, and Supernova most certainly delivered on that front – it was glitteringly, light-catchingly GORGEOUS!  Supernova also deservedly took out the Avante Garde section as well.

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Supernova – image via WOW FB page

The show was, of course, based on showcasing the WOW entries and they did an incredible job of making sure each and every outfit was able to be viewed by everyone, no matter where they were in the venue.  As I mentioned, I had a super-duper seat so I could see everything up close.  If you’re going to attend, I really do recommend you spend a bit extra on good seats – you will appreciate it more – trust me.   But it wasn’t just the outfits that were featured – WOW really is a extravaganza of entertainment and the show boys and girls went all-out to create a truly spectacular show.

I have to mention here, just briefly, Hannah Tasker-Poland. Until WOW, I had never seen Hannah dance live before, and she is, quite simply, ridiculously talented.  Don’t want to gush, so I will stop there.

One of Mumpty’s favourite sections of the show was the Bizarre Bra section, where designers were tasked with reinventing the humble bra – and man, do some people have a wild imagination!  Check this out …

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These Bizarre Bra entries, entitled “Revenge of the Paperclip” by Jenny Jack of NZ – used 17,336 paper clips, mesh and polystyrene! Image via WOW FB page.

Cool huh!  Another of my favourites was two poached eggs, and the bit that went around the back was a metal spatula! Hilarious!  And here is the winner of the World of WearableArt and Classic Car Museum Bizarre Bra section, “Come Fly With Me” by Julian Hartzog of the USA. The wings were mirror-like and sparkly and just fabulous.

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“Come Fly With Me” – image via WOW FB page.

The sets for each section of WOW were fantastic as well … check these out:

David Jones Avante Garde
Image via WOW FB page.

The golden tree prop was part of the set for the David Jones Avante Garde section – I loved it.

Globe
Image via WOW FB page.

I do like angelic figures, and I particularly liked those globes they projected images on to; so clever.

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And last but not least, because I could go on forever (and quite often do) and no one will read it anyway … is my personal favourite (after the super-sparkly Supernova of course) a little gem called Lippydeema by Daisy May Collingridge of the UK. Lippydeema is described as a “joyful creature who likes to dance when no one is watching”.  I feel like she might be a kindred spirit!

So that was Mumpty’s experience of WOW – words can’t really describe it so I would recommend, if you ever get the chance to go, GO!  I for one cannot wait to go again, and will be taking my daughter with me – she’ll LOVE it.  And by the way, it’s not just for the girls, it’s a good one for the boys as well.  You know how men like to work out how things are done?  They can do that.  And of course, the models aren’t entirely ugly either!

A special thanks to my amazing Mum and Dad who bought my ticket – I went to WOW with them and my sister and it was a fabulous experience – not to mention the rest of the weekend.  Shhh … we visited WETA Workshop and here is a quick troll photo!

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Spot the troll … heheeee!

We also went to the amazing Gallipoli display at Te Papa. That, my friends, is a must-see.

WOW
Image via WOW FB page.

To see more of World of WearableArt, visit their website here or their Facebook page here.

WOW, just WOW …

Mumpty