My Take on Facials: Blitz Facial Bar

As a professionally trained Makeup Artist, I know all too well that a great makeover depends on great skin. I’m still fairly new to facials, and have only  tried a few in the past year. I travelled to Japan last year, and booked a facial knowing my skin could use some extra hydration after the thirteen hour flight. I hate to admit it, but I did not enjoy my first experience at all. I actually did quite a bit of research and booked my facial at a highly credited spa, so it was unfortunate as to how unprofessional the service was. I loved how my skin felt after my treatment, so I really wanted to get the same results from a friendlier establishment.

Since then, I had been on the hunt for a spa in Toronto that not only makes my sensitive skin happy, but also provides excellent service. And Guys, I found it!

Blitz Facial Bar is exactly what I’ve been searching for. Blitz does a body AND a facial bar. I tried their Leslieville location since I live in walking distance, and could easily go to and from make-up free. After finishing exams, I thought Id treat my face to this relatively new place in the area. From their list of facial services, I tried The Extractor with a Plump it Up booster. I have never been so relaxed getting my face touched in my entire life (I don’t like my face touched at all!). I’m pretty sure I fell asleep ha ha. I had a few extractions which were pain-free, and the plump it up booster was a hydrating glass of water for my face!

The service here is  wonderful. Everyone was friendly and really professional. They were also kind enough to let me photograph the bar. I really enjoy the bright interior aesthetic of Blitz, but that’s just an added bonus. There was no pressure to purchase the bar’s facial products. I find that whenever I’m at a spa, the staff really push their products on me as a selling point, which I really dislike. Since the products were explained to my during my treatment (again, in a non-sales pitch way), I asked about the moisturizer myself. I purchased the Repairing Moisturizer for $50, and it’s 50ml of heaven. I can moisturize my entire face with one pump, and it’s done a fantastic job at keeping my skin hydrated during the dry winter season. As I mentioned earlier, I also have sensitive skin and I have had no issues with it.

I highly recommend Blitz Facial Bar to anyone wanting to treat themselves to a pampering experience. They’re more than just a pretty facial!

Why do I love facials?

  • My skin feels softer than a baby’s bottom
  • My face looks like I drank 10 glasses of water
  • It looks like I got 10 hours of sleep!
  • The results last quite a while… or until exams. 

You can definitely re-create the experience and benefits at home. I will perhaps do another post on this in the future. 🙂

If you guys have any questions on facials OR have any recommendations, please let me know in the comments. I always love trying new places, although I’ll be back here asap.

This post was not sponsored by Blitz Facial Bar. All opinions are entirely my own. 

Thinking of Going Back to School?

Out of all of my posts on The Sparkle Style so far, this one was by far the most I was excited to write. It speaks the loudest to what I value and what The Sparkle Style is all about: Self-Love.

About a year ago, I was on a date with my girlfriend and were were discussing what we would study if tuition was free and making money in life didn’t matter (sounds nice, right)? I thought about it and said, “Art History”. Anyone that knows me knows that I do not do regrets. The moment I said this, I knew that I had to pursue this goal no matter what!

 

This past September, I made the big decision to go back to school. This was a really scary idea for me as I had been out of a school environment for several years. I was in a very established position at a Cosmetics company, and that would mean that all of my hard work in that field would be given up for something entirely new. I also don’t live at home, so there was also the challenge as to how I would take care of my expenses. Not to mention, I was also so accustomed to my lavish lifestyle of traveling to far away places and dining out daily, which would no longer be as easily done. But, I thought, It’s now to never….

I returned to school in September 2016, so I’m still getting the hang of kicking ass as a Mature Student. But I can tell you that I am doing extremely well in my studies. A huge part of this is my interest in my major, and the other part is knowing just how much I “gave up” to be in my current position. There are so many wonderful and difficult outcomes that arise when you decide to go back to school later in life. I will definitely be writing another post on my experiences in the future, but I can tell you that the pros absolutely outweigh the cons.

 

So why this post?

I want to remind you guys that if there is something in life that you want – go out there and get it! There will always be challenges along the way but at least they will be your challenges. I have always found that those pursuing their dreams or passions in life are far more successful than those who chose a path just out of financial security. I understand that we all have responsibilities and life pressures BUT, I am also a firm believer that you are what you make out of your life. Whatever you pursue in life, I urge you to do it for yourself. At the end of the day, your hard work will always pay off. Don’t be afraid. Now starts TODAY!

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” – Einstein

 Have any of you gone back to school as a Mature Student? What was your experience like? Have you thought about going back to school?  If you guys have any questions about the process, let’s chat! I’m more than willing to give feedback  🙂 You can use the contact me page or e-mail me at thesparklestyle@gmail.com

Alright, I’m off to finish an assignment and then I’m looking into vacation packages for reading week. I need sunshine ASAP. If you’re following me on Insta, you know how I’m not a fan of winter weather.

Ciao! xx