Empties: April 2018

Round-up of empty beauty, skincare, and wellness products for April 2018

So much aromatherapy in this month's empties round-up, as well as a good mix of drugstore and natural beauty! Let's get to it, shall we?


Product Review: Kenneth Bernard Pro Dryer

Vancouver beauty, life and style blogger Solo Lisa tests the Kenneth Bernard Pro Dryer, available exclusively at Chatters Hair Salons.

Let me be the first to say that I might be the least likely beauty blogger on earth to be offering opinions on hair dryers. Before the Kenneth Bernard Pro Dryer ($74.95, available exclusively at Chatters Salons across Canada), I'd been making do with the same fold-up travel-size hair dryer for the last 5 years, ever since we moved to our condo and I swiped it from my parents' house. It was chintzy, it was weak. It emitted a burning hair smell from the countless times it sucked up my thick Asian tresses through the back vent and I'd had to unplug the dryer and extricate myself from the fan. Needless to say, it was not a pleasure to use. But I hung on to it because it still worked more or less, and besides, my hair had destroyed so many other hair dryers by getting tangled in them that I'd spent a pretty penny on replacements. Any hair dryer would have been an improvement over the status quo, but even barring that, the Kenneth Bernard Pro Dryer has been an all-around delight.


Minimalist Style: Lola Jeans

#OOTD featuring Lola Jeans legging style pull-on jeans, J. Crew sweater blazer in black and buffalo plaid shirt, Madewell V-neck grey tee, white leather Vans with perforated leather, Chanel 2.55 jumbo caviar leather in black with silver hardware

As you may have noticed here or on Instagram, I haven't been posting as much lately. Work projects and participating in the Bar Method Fitness Challenge have proven surprisingly tiring! The last thing I want to do these days is put on uncomfortable clothes, which is why I've been reaching for denim and leggings almost 24/7 and which is where the Lola Jeans 'Julia' jeans ($80) featured today come into play. Think of these pants as a hybrid of your comfiest leggings and stretchiest jeans. Lola Jeans actually kindly sent me a pair to review back in November, but with one thing and another, I didn't have a chance to feature them until now. If you're thinking of ordering a pair for yourself for all those casual #ootd moments, read on for my (admittedly very detailed and honest) thoughts!

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