NAILS | Happy Summer Polka Dots

I think for the next 10 weeks expect to see only bright manicures from me! It doesn't seem right to wear vampy shades while the sun is shining and the temperature is above 20 degrees. I was browsing Pinterest, as I often do for nailspiration, and came across this pin and loved the colour combination of orange with the neon green studs. I guess I liked the pineapple too, but I didn't feel like more fruit this week...

Orange and White Polka Dot Nail Art

MAKEUP | Dior Cool Wave Summer 2018 Collection

I haven't been doing a lot of makeup looks this year mainly due to time, but it's funny how once you get started you just get in the zone and go. It's how I am with my nail art too because you guys should hear the dialogue that goes on in my brain when I have to take off my current nail art and start something new "Whyyyyyy?!" Then I start painting and 3 hours goes by in a heartbeat! I have a soft spot for blue eyeshadow so when I saw that the Dior Cool Wave Summer Collection had a gorgeous limited edition blue 5 Couleurs Eyehadow Palette the 80s child me was instantly interested!

Dior Cool Wave Collection Review Swatches

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WELLNESS | Sleeping Deep with Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Balm and Bath Salts

I am not the most easygoing person and there have been many times in my life where nerves and stress have not gone over well. I can't really handle alcohol or "drugs" all that well so I am always looking for natural alternatives to relaxation and stress relief whether it is journaling, prayer, music or aromatherapy. I think a lot of bloggers can relate to this because we all seem to be cut from the same cloth when it comes to how we handle stress. Obviously we like to write and we see it as an outlet and from my observations over the years, most bloggers are quite introverted or are like me where I have forced myself to be more social in small doses with recharge times in between. I do love meeting new people and trying new things, but it's easy for me to psych myself OUT just before I am about to do them!

I discovered aromatherapy and the healing properties of scent around the time I started blogging while I was finishing up my computer science degree which I found INCREDIBLY stressful. I would cry and get headaches all the time because coding was the ultimate bane of my existence. Don't get me wrong, I love reading code especially when it is written elegantly, but holy crap writing and then DEBUGGING it made me crazy! Now that I am done with school, it can be hard to block out the noise of the day and being a night owl does not make it any better so I have been very open to natural sleep remedies to help calm the chatter in my brain.

Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Balm and Bath Salts

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NAILS | Summer Fruit Nail Art #CBBxManiMonday

I have been craving fruit salad the last week or so ever since our Vancouver heat wave started and because I haven't had time to go grocery shopping yet, I will have to settle for fruit on my nails! For this week, Renee, Trysh and I decided to go with fruit (they both have SUPER cute manis that you NEED to check out!) for ManiMonday and it was pretty fun to do! I used this tutorial from LovAndy which was a good summary of all of my favourite fruits though I do also love oranges, but they weren't quite as interesting to draw.

Summer Fruit Nail Art

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KBEAUTY | The Face Shop Simpsons "Homer" Sheet Mask #KBeautyJune

I just had to laugh when I put this mask on. This is The Face Shop Homer Character Sheet Mask and compared to Marge (here), this mask is quite a bit bigger though it says "One Size Fits All". The Face Shop x Simpsons Collaboration came out last year and though I missed out on the Lisa mask, the Marge and Homer sheet masks have given me enough amusement to convince me that my purchases were worth it! Do I consider these REAL skincare? Well, no, but let's talk about what happened with Homer shall we?

NAILS | CND Boho Spirit Dotticure

I don't normally post manicures on the blog a week after Instagram, but I guess I was so excited to share the manicure with you all that I didn't get a chance to synchronize with the blog. I have also had kind of a funny last two weeks at work that have left me feeling a little more jaded than I normally am, but also empowered to take control of situations that have bothered me for years. Way to be cryptic huh? I don't mean to be and if anyone messages me about what the hell I am talking about I will be more than happy to oblige, but for now let's keep it as "work issues" where I will emerge victorious.

Last week there was an event celebrating the launch of the new summer tribal-themed CND Boho Spirit collection, but because I was on my lunch break, I didn't have time to get any nail art like the leopard print I got for the CND Chic Shock collection so I did the art part at home. What the lovely ladies at Onyx Aesthetics DID do for me was get me started with three coats of CND Vinylux in Uninhibited.

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