Since September was Women's friendship month, I wanted to do something special for a few friends of mine in my neighborhood. One was getting ready to go to college, another was like me living off and on as a single mom while her husband traveled for work, and another mom had been dealing with sick kids for weeks now. I felt they each needed a woman's survival kit to let them know first that I cared about them, and second to offer them a few things that would help them manage their daily tasks a little easier. The first thing I knew I wanted in the gift survival kits was the Neutrogena makeup remover wipes, but the rest; I needed some inspiration once I got to the store.
Finding a #HealthyValue on Neutrogena makeup remover wipes at Sams Club.
To create my woman's survival kits for my friends, I knew I was going to need a good collection of items, so I went off to Sams Club where I knew I could get a #healthyvalue for my purchases! Each and every time I visit Sams Club I always find a great deal on something our home can use, and this day was no different!
I was able to find the Neutrogena makeup wipes very easily, as they were at the very front of the health and beauty section. And what a great deal, so many packages in one box for one low price! This was perfect as it allowed me to have enough packages for my friends, and even one left over for me, because I really love the Neutrogena makeup remover wipes; but I'll tell you more about that later.
So after finding the Neutrogena facial cleansing wipes I needed to find a few other things that could really make a fun gift for these amazing women who could really use some pampering. Well, as I was walking down the health and beauty section, I saw it right away! A set of great smelling anti-bacterial hand soaps! I love great smelling soaps, and even better, these are anti-bacterial. Remember me saying my one friend has had sick kids for weeks? Yeah, these were specifically for her.
And finally the last thing for the survival kit had to be chocolate! I think it's an unwritten law that if you are giving a gift to a woman, it must contain some chocolate! So I was able to find a bag with a good variety of mini chocolate bars. Let's just say my kids were a bit overjoyed when I realized just how big that bag was when we got it home. It contained a lot more chocolate bars than I was expecting. So I was even able to share with my kids too.
The only thing for my women's survival kits that I couldn't find at Sams Club was the packaging materials. Sadly I couldn't find any gift bags or anything of the sort. I really wish they did carry those things, because with such amazing discounts they offer, it would definitely be a better deal than buying each gift bag individually at other stores.
You can see all the great deals we found on our shopping trip from our Google+ album.
Why include Neutrogena makeup remover wipes in a woman's survival kit gift?
Ok, so you may be wondering why I really wanted to use the Neutrogena makeup remover wipes in my woman's survival kit gifts I was making for my friends. Well, it is because they are fantastic at their job! Many times I find as I'm playing the role of a single mom, that I just get tired. I'm sure every woman reaches this point at some time. You just get tired and frankly you don't care if you go to bed with a little makeup on.
What Neutrogena makeup remover wipes has offered me is the opportunity to easily remove my makeup, even when I'm feeling too tired to wash my face. Knowing how difficult my friends have had it this last month, I knew they were probably reaching that same exhaustion point and I wanted to include items that could really help them in their survival kit.
They really work amazing too. They easily remove all makeup, waterproof mascara, lipstick, foundation, lots of eye shadow without a lot of work. So I can be "bed ready" in a very short amount of time without a lot of effort. And what I also found amazing is that they are still gentle on my sensitive skin. They have a gentle fragrance and don't over dry my skin. Plus, they are one of the best eye makeup remover tools I've used.
The Neutrogena makeup remover wipes are also great to keep in a purse, diaper bag, car, or any other on the go bag. They are perfect for that little clean up you need after a workout, or to freshen up, or even when you've got mascara running down your face because you forgot to wear the waterproof mascara before attending that romance movie you knew was going to make you cry.
These things are brilliant in how easy they are to take and use on the go too. My favorite is taking them with me camping. I don't have to be dirty and grungy all week long in the woods, I can still have a great facial cleanser without wasting our precious drinking water on washing my face.
Creating a Women's Survival Kit Gift with Neutrogena makeup remover wipes
When I got home, it was time to quickly put my survival kits together and get them delivered before September was over. I was really sad that I couldn't find any great gift bags at Sams Club, because I knew if they would have carried them, they would have been a great value. But I also didn't have any time to run to another store to pick any up either. So what could I do? I'm not the most creative when it comes to wrapping gifts without cute gift bags. I had to improvise.
So, it would probably look much cuter with a really nice gift bag, but if you don't have any on hand, you can easily create a fun survival kit simply with the tissue paper, a little ribbon and the fun items you find at your Sams Club.
Lay out two layers of tissue paper. For extra fun, use two different colors. Then gather the gift items in the center. We had the Neutrogena makeup remover wipes, the luxury soap and a big handful of the chocolate bars.
Then carefully gather up all the edges at the neck of the soap dispenser and using the ribbon, tie a knot to keep the tissue paper wrapped around the survival kit.
Like I said, I'm not the most crafty when it comes to packing, but I think it turned out alright for having minimal time and resources.
With all three survival kits wrapped and ready to go, the kids and I went to deliver them to each woman. Sadly none of them were home, so they were left with family members, or on the doorstep with a text letting them know where they could find their women's survival kit.
It was a fun experience and one that I have heard many thanks from since. I really enjoyed how I was able to get most everything I needed for our fun gift for my friends at a much better price than I could have found them individually. It's definitely the way to go when you need to shop for multiple people or create multiple gift bags.
What things would you have included in a Woman's Survival gift kit for your female friends?
What would you love most about the Neutrogena makeup remover wipes?
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