Kind is Simple Pop-up Store in Covent Garden

The Kind is Simple store

The Kind is Simple store

I was lucky enough to attend the Simple “Kind is Simple” Store preview in Covent Garden in London on Thursday  evening, as a Stylist magazine reader. It’s a cute little pop up store where “kindness is currency”. In other words, to receive Simple skincare goodies, you perform a kind act and publicise it on social media using the hashtag #kindissimple, rather than paying with sterling.

There were several ways to be kind and I tried them all. I posted my efforts on Instagram and Twitter. You could describe someone you know using positive words and sticking them on a board, send a positive tweet, create a piece of art to give as a gift or something else as suggested on the kindness tree.

As for the skincare, I learned about Simple’s micellar water and micellar water cleansing wipes. I was quite excited about these as I love  cleansing water and I am always on the search for some decent cleansing wipes.

Simple micellar water is triple filtered to remove as many nasties as possible and it contains glycerin to lock in moisture so skin is not left feeling tight after makeup removal.  This micellar water is also used in the wipes.  As with other Simple products, there’s no added fragrance or colour which is why it is great for sensitive skin. I don’t really like using scented products on my face so this is a great option for me.

On a quick test on my hand of both the wipes and the water, my skin felt clean and cool. So far so good.  Hopefully I’ll get around to doing a full review as I received a full sized micellar water and packet of micellar cleansing wipes.

You can visit the store today on its last day, 22nd May, in the Covent Garden piazza at the Russell Street end. Have fun!

The positive words board and the kindness tree

The positive words board and the kindness tree

Hydration station

Hydration station

The expert table with samples to try

The expert table with samples to try

Simple micellar water and micellar wipes

Simple micellar water and micellar wipes

Review: L’Oreal Skin Perfection Nourishing Cleansing Wipes

Review: L'Oreal Skin Perfection Nourishing Cleansing Wipes

Review: L’Oreal Skin Perfection Nourishing Cleansing Wipes

I know that some people believe you can’t adequately cleanse using wipes. For me, it depends on how much make-up I am wearing.

If I’m wearing the full primer, liquid foundation, powder, setting spray etc then I don’t use wipes. If I’ve been wearing a little make-up- foundation, blush, light eye make-up, I think wipes are fine.

These L’Oreal Skin Perfection Nourishing Cleansing Wipes are pretty good. They cleanse my skin without making it tight and they get my eye make-up off (I don’t really use waterproof mascara). They don’t take too much effort to remove the make-up – no scrubbing involved. That’s all I really need!

There’s not much of a scent and my skin feels quite clean, so I’m very happy with this one.