Product Review: Pure Poppet Play Makeup for Kids!

When Annette first contacted me to tell me about Pure Poppet, a range of play make-up for children, I must admit I nearly jumped for joy.

With two young girls under the age of 8, make-up and face-painting are huge in my house and even though I know there are so many harmful chemicals in most over-the-counter cosmetics there are more times than I’d like to admit that I just give in to the “just let them have fun” …

My girls’ eyes lit up from the moment they unwrapped the parcel, which I must say arrived in record time, especially considering it was the week of Christmas, the packaging is bright, colourful and everything a little girl could want for.

Obviously they wanted to play around with it straight away and I needed little convincing, so armed with their make-up kit and a room full of dress ups they went to work on turning themselves into beautiful princesses.

The colours included in the kit were 5 little pots of powdered colour, purple, pink, blue, green and yellow – all bright and shimmery, application sponges, 2 lip balms and a floral water spray.

Being mineral make-up the powder was slightly messier than the traditional block make-up but nothing a dustpan and a broom couldn’t take care of.

The best thing about it (from a mum’s point of view) was how easy it was to remove that night, warm water and a facecloth and it was taken care of in less than a minute.

My only regret is that I forgot to take photos of the little princesses.

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A week later we decided it was time for the face-painting test. As seasoned face-paintees I was slightly apprehensive that my skills would be mocked, or at the very least elicit looks of disappointment, so I spent the first five minutes explaining to my darling daughters that mummy is NOT a professional face-painter and it’s NOT going to look the way it does when they have their faces done by the proper face-painters. I was also very clear that only simple designs would be accepted.

Thankfully my 8 year old requested suns and a flower and my four year old a caterpillar on one cheek and the butterfly it turns into on the other.

With a little bit of water mixed with the powder the face-painting was much easier than I expected and smiles were experienced by all, my husband even asked if I was expanding into a new line of work!

It did wear off a little quicker than traditional face-paint, which in my opinion is actually a good thing. And again, the best part to me was the ease of removal.

I also really like that the emphasis is on play and fun, rather than needing make-up to be pretty.

Price: The cost for the kit is $39.95 plus postage, which is great as these pots will last for ages. Available from the Pure Poppet website.

I’d love to know how you feel about the chemicals in your child’s play make-up, is it a big concern to you? Or do you think it’s not that big a deal?

Review by Chizelle S Salter, Mother of 3 beautiful girls, Writer and Hostess of Chizelle TV

Be well,


Beauty & Wellbeing Routine: Chizelle Salter, Extreme-Self Love Specialist and Hostess of Chizelle TV.

First up, briefly tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m a mother to three gorgeous girls, one in her early 20’s, one seven and a half and one who just turned four in June. I believe in falling in love with ourselves truly, madly and deeply and I have a web tv show where I talk to and interview people who can inspire, educate and motivate you to have a life you love. I believe that my purpose in life is to use my creativity and inspiration to support and guide myself and others to live a life of health, fun and abundance, to love and accept each other and to be surrounded by beauty.
I plan on doing that through my web tv shows, my blog and running courses, as well as one-on-one coaching showing just how you too can have a life that ROCKS!

I live in Hillarys with my husband and two younger daughters, who I homeschool (my oldest just moved back to Melbourne) and I feel so blessed to be able to create a life that I love and help others to do the same.

Tell us about your daily beauty routine.

My daily beauty routine is fairly simple.

I wake up in the morning and drink 1 litre of water before anything else. I wash my face with warm water and a face cloth and then moisturise with my Raw Gaia MSM Beauty Cream.
For make-up I use RMS ‘uncoverup’ 44 and a the Lip 2 Cheek colour. Occassionally I use a mineral eyeliner.

At night I take off my make-up with Raw Gaia Living Cleanser. I don’t moisturise at night.

Both Raw Gaia and RMS are unique in the sense that they are raw products, so none of the ingredients used are heated above 40 degrees ensuring that the life force and nutrients of their ingredients is retained.

Qi Facial with the tiny magnets!

What’s the one beauty treatment you can’t live without? And your favourite place to have it done?

I have just started having Qi Facials and I can feel and see the improvement in my skin already!

The beautiful Bec Haas is the absolute best! She’s also a naturopath, massage therapist and acupuncturist here in Perth and is so talented I highly recommend that you check her out. You can call her on 0400 550 060

Who do you trust with your hair in Perth, and why?

Bec at Living Colour in Marmion is awesome. She listens to what you ask for and I know that whenever I see her I’ll walk out feeling and looking amazing.

Favourite budget / at home beauty treatment?

Foot massage from my gorgeous husband, usually once a week – how lucky am I? (Ed: very!)

Hurraw! Balm – Sooo cute!

Your three, absolutely cannot live without, favourite products?

RMS ‘uncover’ up, I buy it from Bathing Beauty Organic Apothecary a Perth-based online store, Julie Quach is just lovely and the personification of excellent customer service, Chocolate Hurraw Lip Balm and Raw Gaia MSM cream.

Do you have any secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?

Green Smoothies! These have changed my life. I have one every morning, they’re filling, delicious, nutrient rich. I also believe that it’s more what you do internally that will make a difference to the way you look, so lots of fresh foods, a high raw diet, walking and fresh air. Most important tip – LOVE and GRATITUDE. Love yourself, be grateful for all you have and you will glow – I guarantee it!

What beauty treatment/ wellbeing activity would you love to try but haven’t yet? (Due to time, money, scared etc!)

I would love to go on an Embracing Health Retreat. A little hard with the younger two though. There’s one in November in Busselton that I would love to get to.

Describe a typical day of eating for you.

1 litre of water first thing
Approximately 1 litre of Green Smoothie.
That’s my breakfast which I’ll have anytime from 7 – 9. I don’t actually move onto the smoothie until I feel hungry.
For lunch I usually have a green salad, if I’m home. If I’m out and about quite often I will have sushi, or just steamed rice and steamed vegetables.
Dinner is varied, but I usually have a salad followed by another dish, raw zucchini pasta with a pesto sauce, or raw nachos, with nut taco meat and nut sour cream.
In winter we do a lot of vegetable soups, rice and vegetables.
My girls love raw vegetables so we will have lots of cut up broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery etc. with raw cashew nut butter, or just on their own.
I also make sure to drink LOTS of filtered water during the day.

Oh, and I forget to mention, I do travel 22km nearly every day to get my ‘fix’ of caffeine in the form of a soy flat white from Txtshots in North Perth – the best coffee in the world! Everyone has to have a vice (or two).

Describe your fitness routine.

I was doing yoga every morning and evening but that came to a standstill after we went on holiday so I’m getting back on track with that.
Running around after my two youngest is probably the main component of my fitness routine in winter. Now that spring is just around the corner though we start walking to most places and I would like to do some jogging on the beach, or at least walking.

Do you take part in any alternative therapies or take supplements? If so, discuss.

I do add maca and spirulina to my daily smoothies. There’s huge controversy at the moment (in fact most of the time) about whether supplements are good for you, or not, whether they’re a waste of money, whether they’re necessary. I tend to go with my experience, and in my personal experience those two work beautifully for me. I believe in fresh raw foods being the best way to get what I need.

How do you like to relax? What are your favourite ways to de-stress?

Relaxing in the sunshine reading a good book, watching my children laughing and playing together, talking to my husband, spending time with my eldest daughter. Time with the fabulous family and friends that I have.

Thanks so much to Chizelle, I hope you all enjoyed reading her answers as much as I did 🙂

Any questions please leave them below.

Be well,