MAKEUP | Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne Collection with Swatches & Look

I ain't gonna lie. I had no idea who Kristen Leanne was. Sure, I watch YouTube, but I only know the really big guys like LustreLux, Desi Perkins and you know, those people who go to Bora Bora with Tarte. I also only tend to know more bloggers since that is the space I choose to reside in so when I attended the launch party of this collection in Vancouver back in January, I was more excited to see the collection in person than the meet and greet with Kristen Leanne. Then I found out that she was the brains behind the hair colour Arctic Fox and it all made sense! A number of my saved photos for coloured hair had people with Arctic Fox hair colour so it was reassuring to find SOME sort of connection to Kristen as I was feeling like I had been living under a rock!

Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne Collection Review

NAILS | Gold Dry Brush #ManiMonday

This is one of those manicures that didn't turn out the way I had hoped, but hey. You just roll with it right? I was loving the Louboutin Batignolles turquoise polish so much that I wanted to pair it off with gold so I thought "Why not dry brush some gold on top?!" I think this would have worked with a metallic polish instead of the shimmery polish I decided on, but I figured I would share it with you guys anyway. The design looked great from a distance, but up close not so much. 

Gold Dry Brush Nail Art

BODY | Tata Harper Smoothing Body Scrub

This is one of those posts where I am super unhappy with the photos. I have been trying to experiment with different product layouts, but I took a whackload of photos last year because I was trying to be productive and have the photos "just in case". Now, I have decided to focus on my flatlay game which has always been a challenge for me so thank you to those of you who have left encouraging comments on my IG photos! This also means that I mentally cannot "curate" more than three or four flatlays because I just find it so exhausting even though I have all of the "common" pieces that flatlays should have.

Mini rant aside, let's focus on more splurgeworthy products and add to this glorious CBB "Worth the Splurge" linky of products that has been MOST entertaining for my wallet. It has been a hot minute since I have chatted about Tata Harper here on Cosmetic Proof, but many of you know that I am a huge fan. I rebuy her products all the time despite the price tag because they really are effective and have worked for both myself and my husband, who grudgingly hates the face that the Tata Harper Repairative Moisturizer seems to keep his skin from breaking out. Obviously Tata is fantastic at skincare, but she also has some great body products so when she released her Smoothing Body Scrub (150mL/$95.00 CDN), the exfoliation fiend in me had to have it!

Tata Harper Smoothing Body Scrub

NAILS | Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I was super tired Friday night until I realized that I didn't want to miss out on having green nails for St.Patrick's Day! I don't even really drink and I had to work today so it's not like anyone other than my co-workers would have seen my nails in person, but YOU Internet would have seen them so that was a good enough reason to get my nails dolled up for the day! 

SKINCARE | Nannette de Gaspe Youth Revealed Dry Mouth Mask

Don't I look oh so serious? This beard of a face mask from Nannette de Gaspe is right on theme with this month's CBB topic of splurgeworthy products because this Youth Revealed dry sheet mask for the mouth is...$100! The price is softened slightly by the fact that this is a multi-use mask (I've used mine up to 5x even though the packaging says 3x) because it is a DRY SHEET MASK. I have talked about dry sheet masks before including the full face version of this mask from Nannette de Gaspe (review) and the Charlotte Tilbury Dry Sheet Mask (review) which is the same Canadian technology. I gave quite a bit of background on dry sheet masks and how they work in my previous two posts so have a look at those if you would like a thorough rundown! 

Nannette de Gaspe Youth Revealed Mouth Mask Review

NAILS | CND Chic Shock Goes Leopard Print

Just this past Tuesday I had the pleasure of previewing the new Spring CND Chic Shock collection and receiving a Chic Shock manicure of my own at the always cute Onyx Aesthetics Studio downtown. Usually I am rushing back to work so I rarely get a real manicure done, but not today! Today I had the day off and all the time in the world to enjoy getting pampered and I have often said that I don't let other people do my nails, but not only did I let Linda, owner and founder of Onyx, do  my nails, but also some nail art!

What is exciting about this new four polish collection is that there is a new formula AND brush! The new Caring Complex formula contains keratin, jojoba oil and vitamin E with an extra wide curved brush to hug the nail curves just right. When they told me this, I was like, "There is nothing to fix! I liked the brush and the formulas!" I thought CND couldn't make either better, but they did! The extra wide brush is wide, but not clunky and the formula was perfectly self-leveling and opaque.

Pastel Leopard Print Nail Art