Worth The Fuss? Penney’s Brush Cleaning Mitt

This product is blowing up EVERYWHERE online! I’ve seen beauty bloggers and all my friends raving about Penney’s Brush Cleaning Mitt. It’s cheap as chips at €1.50 but what’s the fuss about it?

As any make-up lover knows, cleaning your brushes is the biggest hassle – so when I heard there was something out there to make it easier, I jumped on the band wagon. We all have different techniques to clean them but I’ve my own special way – and I’m going to tell you what that is!


Using baby shampoo for all my brushes (real and synthetic), I soak them in warm water before squeezing a little bit on my hand. Using a swirling motion, I swipe the brushes up and down the ridges of my finger applying slight pressure so that the bristles get a seriously good clean. When I’m happy enough with how clean they are, I run the brush under some warm water to wash out all the soap, squeeze any excess water out of the bristles and leave to dry flat. Now I know this is not the best way to wash your brushes but it’s my way!

How I use this new fantastic Penneys product is the exact same, but instead of my fingers I use the brush cleaner! It is definitely a life saver because I no longer get cramps in my hands or arms from vigorously cleaning and I don’t end up with awful prune fingers. Whiel most other brush cleaning mitts start at €20, Penney’s sell theirs for just €1.50 – an absolute steal!


Worth The Fuss? Face Mask Sheets

Welcome to my first What’s The Fuss? blog post! I’ll be doing a few of these on products are trending in the Irish beauty scene.

The latest skincare craze these days is face mask sheets. The cotton masks originated in South Korea – a country known for it’s dedication to quality and innovative beauty and skincare products. In South Korea now, you can pick them up in almost every pharmacy and beauty store in an array of treatments, shapes and designs – the panda face masks sheets are a personal favourite.

I recently tried one a friend got me for my birthday. She gave me the Oh K Coconut Water Fibre Face Masks from River Island which says it contains Korean ingredients. I was so excited to try this so I put it on the very next day.

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Oh K Coconut Water Fibre Face Masks : River Island

First, we’ve got to get some facts out there – this is not a typical face mask. Don’t put this mask on and think it’s going to help your pores or take away dead skin. Sheets masks are soaked in a serum-based formula and most are packed with vitamins, amino acids and minerals. The Oh K ones I used are their coconut water masks so are rich in hydrating the skin – perfect after a long week!

Another thing that makes sheet masks different to typical face masks is that all the ingredients are in liquid form and stay in liquid form – they don’t dry on the skin. The ingredients are soaked into the mask in such a way that it’s not drying so you can be sure that the mask won’t dry out if you don’t use it for a couple of months. Sheet masks do have an expiration date on them so be aware of how long you hold onto them.

After using the mask, my skin was left feeling fresh and incredibly soft. I prefer using a sheet masks now for moisturising my skin than standard face masks. For my oily t-zone and sorting out stubborn spots, I will still be using my favourite clay masks.


If you know where to get the fun patterned face masks, let me know!