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Playing catch-up again with Week 8 of the BCD Nails Challenge with this week's theme (really last week's) being the Pond Manicure which requires a jelly polish. I attempted this manicure 2 years ago (here), but decided to try the more classic "flowers in water" version. Let's just say that the polish I chose was far too dark, but it was too late to look for something new so I sort of improvised and hoped for the best!

MAKEUP LOOK | Everyday Smoky Eyes ft. Rodial (Plus Some New Products!)

In what feels like eons ago, the British company Rodial was all about skincare. I used to pine for their products while reading British blogs like I would pine for Barry M nail polishes. Then Shoppers and Murale started carrying it and the purchasing began! While I am a fan of Rodial's skincare, especially their Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Mask, I was quite excited when they launched actual makeup (I consider tinted lip balms to be right on the cusp of makeup and skincare). 

NAILS | Picture Polish Fool's Gold Swatch #ManiMonday

I am seriously so proud of myself for not missing a Mani Monday since December of last year! It's nice to have some semblance of routine in what feels like a never ending state of entropy! It's also nice to have new nails to start off the week and for this last week of April, I'm kicking off Mani Monday with Picture Polish - Fool's Gold, created in collaboration with Sammy from The Nailasaurus who is one of the queens of nail art with my favourite being her perfect sponge and waterfall gradients. If you don't already follow this girl, you really should! 

Bio Beaute by NUXE | High Nutrition Hand Cream and Tinted Reparing Lip Balm Review

In my head, I had the fullest of intentions to fill the blog last week with nothing but Earth Day posts, but my work hours are now later than I am used to and when you get home at 8pm and then need to make dinner, it doesn't leave a lot of time for ENJOYABLE blogging sessions. Let's stretch out Earth Day to the end of April and call it Earth month shall we? I still have a couple more products I wanted to focus on starting with a brand that I seriously need to give more love to - Bio Beaute by NUXE! Created by president of Nuxe, Aliza Jabes, Bio Beaute by Nuxe is an ecocertified, organic generation of skincare with a focus on ingredients from the harvesting of organic fruit. I have been using a number of products over the last year and I think it's time to start sharing some reviews, results and whatnot with you!

Dior Summer 2016 Milky Dots | Dior Addict Milky Tint in Milky Pastel and Milky Plum Review with Swatches

OMG OMG OMG. That is pretty much what tumbled out of my mouth when I just happened to be home and the Dior Milky Dots Collection arrived at my door! Wrapped in polka dotted paper, I did not know what to expect, but then...this collection is blowing my mind like last year's Tie Dye collection so expect to see as many reviews as I can humanly do because my love for this collection is REAL.

I am starting off with the first product that I have been happily wearing on a daily basis - the new Dior Addict Milky Tints ($43.00 CDN)! Coming in four different nourishing lip colours, these have a similar "wet" formula to the Dior Addict Fluidsticks (reviews), but do not have the same pigmentation as they are a tint. I received the shades Milky Pastel* and Milky Plum* and now want/need/have to pick up the other two shades, Milky Peach and Milky Pop to complete my collection!

EXPERIENCE | Aveda Session #6 Going a Little More Blonde and Appointments for Clean Water

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I am not the most adventurous person and those rare times where I HAVE done something "wild" have involved either a breakup or massive life moment of introspection. Going blonde marked a career change and right now I'm feeling like somewhere in the middle so at my last appointment at Aveda with Rita, who brought up the idea of going lavender(!), I asked to keep the light brown, but add some blonde bits throughout my hair just to bring back some of that brightness. Let's face it, I probably will go back to blonde eventually as I can only pull it off for so long before I'm too old.