Surprising Finds Day 1 of 5: Makeup Remover Wipes from Body Prescriptives

I took a trip to TJ Maxx Friday night looking for a pair of flats for the new teaching job and I walked out with no shoes but I did leave with five new beauty products that I couldn’t wait to try out.

TODAY’S REVIEW is on the Body Prescriptives Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes.  Before I opened the package, I Googled the product to see if it was a complete loser of a product.


I couldn’t find any reviews. This large picture above is what I purchased at TJ Maxx, which is packaged differently than the package on the left from Amazon. I did notice that the one on Amazon was for sensitive skin.  The one I picked up was a hydrating formula.  Both products offer 60 wipes and I will say these are Bounty Towel size wipes. Okay, I’m exaggerating but they are larger than the average makeup remover wipe.

What I really like about these giant size wipes is one, the size of course, but also, unlike the popular Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes these wipes really did remove most of my makeup with one wipe.  I usually tend to use 2-3 wipes when I’m removing my makeup. I do love the way this wipe is made. It grabs a lot more makeup, I’m assuming because of the raised pattern.  The other thing I notice is that the formula didn’t sting.  Lots of times when I try makeup remover wipes, they tend to sting my face for a few seconds after I wipe.  These did not.  The scent was super pleasant.  The cost was $3.99 and being that I’m not brand loyal when it comes to makeup wipes, this purchase got me super excited.


I often wonder why these products end up at TJ Maxx.  I know that not everything there is a reject.  And the only caveat to buying beauty products at TJ Maxx is,  lots of times I’ll find something I really like only to find out it was discontinued and now I can’t find it any longer. And as much as a risk taker I am when it comes to buying random beauty products, I refuse to go home with the entire shelf without first testing the product.

So here’s my final take on this product: I love it!  I think I’ll go back and purchase the other pack I saw on the shelf.  60 wipes is so much more than you usually get.  Now, as I was  writing this blog I decided to take a photo of the back of the product, in order to share the ingredients and other info.  Well, check out the date.


Today is January 27th, 2018.

Truth is I’m still going to use the product.   And this answers my question about why great products end up in TJ Maxx. LOL

Stay tuned for my next TJ MAXX beauty find review: Australian Charcoal Mask



Will Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream Save My Dry Skin?

I hope so. My skin is in bad shape this winter. Lots of flakes on the bridge of my nose and in the corner of my eyelids and dry red itchy patches on my chin and forehead. My face literally hurts. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel moisturizer was no longer working for me.  So I went on a search for a new moisturizer.

When I turned 50, four years ago, I noticed a major difference in my skin texture.  For most of my life I had oily skin and never had a need for moisturizer.  But over time we lose collagen, lots of it.  I didn’t start using a moisturizer until I was in my 40’s and one of the biggest issues I had with any moisturizer was the occasional acne flareup.  So I’d wear it for a week or two and stopped altogether.  But now at 54, things are different. Plus my hormones have changed a whole lot due to the fact I needed a full hysterectomy three years ago because of fibroids and I am hypothyroid now for 6 years.    I find that, in the winter especially, I develop small round dry patches around my face.  So it was time to find something that would take me out of my misery.

I Googled “Best face moisturizer for dry skin” and these were the top 3 results:

With my Macy’s gift card in hand I decided to purchase the top rated product on Google which is Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream. Note that there are three versions of this product.  There is a gel, a lotion, and a cream.  The cream is for super dry skin.  Here is a great article that explains the differences between the three types:  Cream vs. Lotion vs. Gel.

I’ll be trying this out for 14 days to see if I see any real change in my skin texture.

A little goes a long way with this product. The consistency is light and non-greasy. It disappears into the skin nicely and dries quickly.  It appears to be non-scented.

Tomorrow I’m going to try it on with my foundation to see how it takes. Will take notes and let you know.  In the meantime, if you have any suggestions, please feel free to send me a message or comment.

And by the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR!