Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Why Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes Are Awesome

Honestly, I've used different kinds of makeup remover products; whether it was a wipe or liquid product, but nothing compares to the Kirkland Signature Daily Facial Towelettes. Yes, this is a Costco makeup product... who knew!

These are a staple in my makeup/facial cleansing routine. In fact, I will not use any other type as this product works perfectly for my skin type. Here are some reasons as to why the Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes are awesome!

They Are Cheap!
Let's face it, a beauty regimen can  be expensive... I certainly don't have tons of dollars each month to wipe some makeup off my face... Let's be real and honest. The Kirkland brand goes for about $12 a box and comes with six packages of facial towelettes! Six!!! There are 150 towelettes in total with four packs of 30 in each and two packs of 15 in each. That's $0.08 a sheet! Not bad! This is one of the things that attracted me to this product the most.

Large Quantity
I lead a very busy life and sometimes it's inconvenient to make multiple trips to the drug store to get a product. I found this was the case when I bought individual face wipe packs. However, when buying the Kirkland brand, I'm well stocked for a solid 3-4 months. I love it! No need to make emergency trips to the drugstore.

Travel Size
The Kirkland brand comes in individual packs that it make it easy for travel. With a resealable lid and a formula that moisten well, its definitely something I don't hesitate to pack with me when travelling. There are two packs with 15 towelettes in each that can act as a travel pack in case you are on the go.

It Doesn't Break Me Out!
I have very oily and sensitive skin. It has taken me years, time and tons of money to finally find products that work for me (and that's another story for another day...). The Kirkland brand doesn't break me out and leaves my skin feeling soft and clean. Having my skin under control is a major bonus in my eyes. I suppose this is the case since there are no parabens and the formula is made with cucumber, chamomile flower extract and aloe.

It Gets All The Makeup Off
Try it for yourself and see! No lies here. This product works and it works well. I've never had an experience where it didn't take off a makeup product. Sometimes I find that eyeliners and lip stains can be the most difficult to remove. Not with the Kirkland brand... it removes all of it completely! No need to use a special eye makeup remover or a special lip stain remover. In the end, it saves me money!

If you haven't tried this product yet, I definitely recommend that you give it a try. As mentioned above, these are a staple in my collection and I cannot live without them!

P.S. This is not a sponsored post. I've been purchasing the Kirkland brand for over a year and couldn't be happier to share my experience on the blog.

What facial makeup remover wipes do you use?


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Creepy Dolls vs. Creepy Clowns...?

With Thanksgiving over (at least for the Canadian folks) and Halloween right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to do a little Halloween Q&A! I love Fall and Halloween, so naturally I'm excited for all of the movie watching, candy eating and dressing up that's going to happen in the next few weeks. Let's get started!

Favourite Halloween movie?
Hotel Transylvania! So creative, fun and full of Halloween spirit! Can't wait to watch the sequel.

Fondest Halloween memory?
Going trick of treating for hours upon hours in my childhood neighbourhood. I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, so it was very common to have very cold and snowy Halloween nights. Despite the weather, Halloween spirits would always be so high, which is why it was always so much fun as a kid!

How do you get into the Halloween spirit?
Watching movies, decorating the house, buying pumpkins, carving pumpkins and searching for cool Halloween related pins on Pinterest!

Favourite Halloween decor?
Carved Jack-O-Laterns!

Favourite Halloween/Fall scent?
Caramel! Caramel apples, caramel sauce, salted caramel mocha, caramel chocolate... I think you get the idea...

Favourite Halloween candy?
Chocolate! Some of my favourites are KitKat, Oh Henry, Twix, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Crunch, M&Ms, Butterfinger and Mr. Big.

Which is scarier, creepy dolls or creepy clowns?
Creepy dolls for sure, because I used to play with dolls a lot as a kid.

Favourite Halloween drink?
Swamp water! It's made with a mixture of pop/juices thrown together in a punch bowl. Try it - it's a lot tastier than actual swamp water.

Favourite Halloween treat?
Baked goods like scones, cupcakes, cookies and any other Halloween inspired desserts or pastries.

Favourite Halloween activity?
It's a toss between carving pumpkins and watching Halloween movies!

What's your favourite part about Halloween? I would love to hear your responses to some of the questions above!


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

My Favourite Nail Polishes

Every girl likes having their nails done. Nothing feels better than having a set of newly polished fingertips. It somehow gives you all the girl power and confidence that you need to tackle what's next on your plate, in an mysterious way. Today, I thought I would share my favourite nail polish brands that I've been loving.

This is a no brainer for me! My collection is mostly filled with Essie nail polish. I gravitate towards the wide spectrum of colours that are available. I have colours from red to purple and everything in between! I love the texture and formula of these polishes. The brush makes for easy application and the formula makes for a long lasting manicure. I only wished that buying this brand would be a little more affordable. However, it's definitely a treat when I do buy a new colour.

Rimmel - 60 Seconds
I wanted a nail polish that would dry really quickly for those times where all you need is a fresh coat of polish before heading out the door. If that speaks to you, then this polish is for you. The formula glides on with a wide brush for easy application. The name doesn't lie... it does dry in 60 seconds! The staying power of this polish is amazing! I can go a whole week with chores and barely have any chips. I definitely want more of this brand in my collection. My only complaint is that I wish they had more colours.

I've been a lover of OPI for a very long time. With a great formula, array of colours and great applicator brush - it's all you need for great looking nails. I have a few OPI bottles in my collection. Lately I haven't bought any new colours, as it can be quite expensive. Although, OPI colours are usually what I tend to pick when I'm out at a salon getting a pedicure. My absolute favourite OPI colour is Bubble Bath! It's the perfect shade of nude all in one bottle.

Sally Hansen
Sally Hansen has been in the nail polish business for a very long time. I remember seeing this brand while growing up and going to the drug store. I love the remodeled look and extensive nail product line it has become. The lasting effect of the polish is long and the colours are pigmented. The applicator brush is wide and easy to use. I personally love my sparkle nail polishes from Sally Hansen.

What are your go to nail polishes?


Thursday, 1 October 2015

What I am Looking Forward To in the Fall....

I'm sad that summer is over but super excited that Fall is here! I think that it's one of my most favourite seasons of the year. There's something enticing about the cool crisp weather outside while wearing warm snug sweaters, sipping a hot pumpkin spice latte while cooking up a warm stew inside a nice warm and cozy house... That's Fall for me. All about the cozy and comfort factor.

With the start of every season, I always have a bucket list of things I want to do... in my head. Then, the season comes to an end and I feel that I haven't done as much as I anticipated. So this year, I decided to put my Erin Condren planner to good use and created a special page that has a bucket list for Fall as well as a shopping wish list.

I've included some pretty random things in my bucket list, but most of it revolves around Thanksgiving and Halloween activities. I think these are probably on the top of list for favourite holidays after Christmas and New Years Eve. There's so much to do and get excited about! I'm very excited about Halloween this year, first and foremost because it's on a Saturday, and secondly because I live in a subdivision where almost every household has kids. Needless to say, I will have to stock up on lots of candy this year as the kids will be out in full force! I'm mostly looking forward to doing some Halloween related activities throughout the day - maybe watch a Halloween movie or two - and having a nice Halloween dinner before the trick-or-treaters come around.

I thought I would create a Fall shopping wish list as there a few things I want for this season. I actually just bought a slow cooker and I'm really excited to start using it! The thought of having dinner slow cook throughout the day and having it ready as soon as I get home from work is simply amazing. I can't wait to try new recipes, especially soups, stews and chili for the crisp weather outside. Of course, getting some new clothes is exciting too!

What's on your Fall bucket list and shopping wish list?