MAKEUP | COVERGIRL Katy Kat Gloss aka A Crazy Cat Lady's Dream

I bought this because it had a cat on top. End review. Ha, I'm sure some of you would have been amused with such brevity! Many of you are crazy cat ladies like myself and when I saw these COVERGIRL Katy Kat Glosses with silver cat heads on top I just about lost my s***. Coming in 12 outlandish shades (for the most part), these high shine babies have been created in collaboration with Katy Perry that promise pigmentation and shine all with a smooth, hydrating feel. Most of the lip colours were just too strange for me to spend my money on, considering I have enough blues, greens and purples from NYX, so when they went on sale for Boxing Day at London Drugs I picked up the two most likely colours I would wear which were "Cateloupe" and "Purrple Paws". Good ones, right?

SKINCARE | Maskeraide Let's Face It Purifying Cleansing Stick with Red Beet

OMG guys, I feel like a lot of my Instastories feature the brand MaskerAide and I certainly do not feature this Canadian brand enough on the blog! In fact, I just used the Weather Warrior Sheet Mask during my "get away from the sick husband hotel stay" this past weekend and the smoothness I got in my skin without the use of silicones was amazing. We're not here today to talk about sheet masks though, but we are here to talk skincare because that's our topic of conversation at the CBB this month!

The newest innovation from MaskerAide is the Let's Face It Purifying Cleansing Stick* ($23.00 CDN) which is an oil-to-lather solid cleanser that not only cleanses the skin, but also removes makeup, nourishes and maintains the skin's pH level (I even have litmus proof!) using a blend of beet root, pink clay, rose petals and citrus oil. A stick cleanser is not something I have ever used, but I was definitely game to try it out!

Maskeraide Let's Face It Purifying Cleansing Stick with Red Beet

NAILS | Making Mondays Better One Nail at a Time #ManiMonday

Guys, I'm tired. Some of you may have seen on my Instagram stories yesterday that I did a bit of a crazy thing on Saturday night and booked a night in a hotel. My husband caught the flu over Christmas while visiting family in Montreal and though he is through the worst of it, he has that nagging man cough that has kept me on the couch since Dec.30th and awake for most of the night. I am a very light sleeper by nature which doesn't help and after falling asleep at the bus stop on the way to work Friday, I decided enough was enough and booked the weekend at Le Soleil in downtown Vancouver. I was working the whole weekend anyway so I pretty much paid $145 for a nice bed and uninterrupted sleep. Hubby understood why I needed to do this which was good and though I felt really guilty for doing it, I had a couple of people mention to me what a great idea this was. There is no making up for the last two weeks, but last night was much needed!

Essie On Your Mistletoes Swatch

SKINCARE | Julep Triple Quench Deep Hydration Sheet Mask System with "Melfie"

I have been doing my best to stay on track this month with the theme of skincare for the CBB which has really forced me to use the sheet masks that I have sitting around and of course all of the other wonderful bottles of skincare that are sitting around my office. I am finding things that I haven't even OPENED from 2 years ago that I'm sure have now lost their efficacy, but I cannot bring myself to chuck out. I just hate waste!

I swore I would not get more sheet masks until I finally made a dent in the collection I have, but when I saw Julep's new Triple Quench Deep Hydration Sheet Mask System ($12 USD), I was intrigued and subbed it into one of my Maven boxes instead of polish. I had been skipping the boxes for almost a year, but ever since they started moving into Asian skincare I have been paying more attention to the new products that come out with almost every month!

Julep Triple Quench Deep Hydration Sheet Mask System Review

NAILS | Get Beautifully Strong Nails with Vitry Nail Repair Care

Can you tell I care a lot about my nails? We all have our beauty obsessions and mine is definitely skin and nails. Up until 2011, I never had long nails. They were constant nubbins and I really had to develop a routine of self-care to keep them long and healthy for nail art. One thing I have been struggling with for the past 2 years is splitting and breakage especially on my right hand as it is the dominant one. In these drier winter months, the nails on my left hand (my beautiful photo hand) have also started to fall prey to being easily broken and I have been rotating base coats and treatments to find the best solution and I have had some (so far) promising results with Vitry's Nail Repair Care* ($26.00 CDN)

Vitry Nail Repair Care Review

SKINCARE | Glamglow #GlitterMask GravityMud Firming Treatment

I am going to be the first to admit that I bought this NOT for the skincare benefits, but for the hype. The Glamglow #GlitterMask ($79.00CDN/50g) is skintertainment at its finest and when I saw this available online at Sephora, I snapped it up and was ready to both revel in the glitter and absurdity of this "serious" skincare mask. I have used all of Glamglow's masks and cleansers in deluxe sample format, but I have never purchased a product of theirs until now because well, you all know that I love skincare, masks and obviously glitter so allow me to take the $79 bullet for you to give you my personal low down!

Glamglow Glittermask Gravitymud Firming Treatment Review