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Empties No. 7


There is nothing more satisfying than squeezing the last drop out of a tube or bottle then stashing away the garbage to share with you months later. That’s what I live for! Yes, when you put that all together it sounds weird, but I truly think that using a product in it’s entirety is the best review you can give it; it was good enough to finish until the last drop. That’s why I love reading empties by other bloggers and why I love sharing some of my empties with you.


Review – Super Facialist by Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Mask


Some of us just need a good mid-week mask session. And even more than mid-week, we Canadian’s are certainly in need of mid-winter moisture! Dropping temperatures, snow blowing in our faces and for me, early mornings that see my moisturizing and cleansing routines out the window. So last night I needed some hump-day help and it came in the form of my new favourite product from the Una Brennan Super Facialist line, the Rose Hydrate Intense Moisture Mask.

Literally everything I could want is right there in the name. Rose, Moisture, Mask. Yup, that sums it all up. It’s an amazing smelling, super relaxing and gentle mask that my face seems to drink up quick. I usually put it on while I’m stepping into the shower at night and leave it on for the duration of my shower routine – that’s about 8-10 minutes I’d say. Then right before getting out of the shower I rinse it all off. After patting my face dry it feels amazing! I still need to use my nightly moisturizer due to all the water used while rinsing the mask off, but combined the mask and moisturizer are making a noticeable difference in my face this winter! And that’s saying something! My face has always had a hard time in the cold weather.

I have nothing but great things to say about all of the Una Brennan products that I have tried and this is absolutely no exception. With the Super Facialist Cleansing Oil, the Super Facialist Vitamin C Daily Wash and the Super Facialist Charcoal Mask already in my arsenal, I couldn’t wait to add some more. Now if only I could find somewhere in Canada to purchase them…..anyone know?

Thanks to my lovely sister in Ireland for continuously supplying me with the better products that the Canadian markets don’t sell.

What are your favourite winter-skin-saving masks?


Top 5 – August


Once again, another month come and gone. But with the ending of this month there also comes the end of a season (more or less). With friends and family returning to school and my job continuing my ever precarious contract, it’s time to settle into the swing of things again and embrace the coming of Autumn. With this new embrace, I think it’s time to set myself some blogging goals for the last four months of the year. These include but are not limited to: being prepared and writing in advance, spending more time with my camera, and giving in to the nerves of putting my face in this space more often. Four months go by quick in blogging life so time to end 2015 on a great note.

So getting back to the main event here: Top 5 favourites of August. These may come as no surprise to you since I seem to resort back to the same favourites every few months. But this time it’s a specific combo that has really got me hooked. Specifically the duo of my ever-fav Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in the shade Pinched (which I apply with the Real Techniques Stippling Brush), paired with the Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Bronzer in the shade 03. This combo seems to create the most perfect mix of a bronze glow! The cream blush has the slightest shimmer to it that renders highlighter unnecessary. Seriously! I feel so bright and semi-strobed!

I also haven’t been able to put down my Sephora Contour Eye Pencil in the shade Stiletto this summer! I’ve been suggesting it to all my friends and have even chatting about it with other bloggers! This is a great pop of colour on the eyes that isn’t too dramatic and actually stays put! 12 hours of wear in this bad boy. Yet although my eye liner stays, my eyeshadow hasn’t been on these hot and humid days. So I’ve pulled out my ever trusty E.L.F Mineral Eyeshadow Primer a $3 dupe of all those other ones out there that is perfect for all day long eyeshadow wear!

And last but not least is something I’ve already reviewed here. It’s the Una Brennan Super Facialist Cleansing Oil, my new favourite face product. It’s an orange scented cleansing oil that leaves my face feeling super soft and moisturized after cleansing. My face has been loving it!

What have you been loving this past month and summer? Bring on the Autumn and my favourite warm colours and scarves! I can’t wait!