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NAILS | Saying Hello to Fall with Picture Polish's Forest #ManiMonday

Every month I look forward to seeing the new blogger collaborations with Aussie brand Picture Polish because they almost always have glitter and 99% of the time a little bit of holo. The shades are usually more on the adventurous side and aren't really about what's trending according to Allure and Pantone. There are a couple of really cool shades for September, but the one that jumped out to me the most was the shade Forest created in collaboration with nailgrammer Lacquertech

Picture Polish Forest Swatch

MAKEUP | MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Face and Body Foundation ("You Took Some Time to Love, My Friend")

I never thought the day would come when I would have more than 50 foundations on the go. Then again, as I have gotten older I have started to lump foundation into skincare so just like I collect serums like potions in a video game raid, I hoard foundations for every mood and season. I have always had really good luck with MAKE UP FOR EVER foundations and most of their makeup in general, but when the Water Blend Face and Body Foundation* ($54.00 CDN) came out last year I wasn't quite as impressed as everyone else seemed to be. At least initially.   

MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Foundation Review

MAKEUP LOOK | Shu Uemura Tokyo Trends Cut Crease

I don't think I'm ever going to be the one with fierce and trendy makeup as I can still barely get my winged eyeliner game on. Working with the brand Shu Uemura has gotten me out of my box a bit more over the years in terms of trying more colour, but not many of us think of this brand when it comes to cutting edge or trendsetting, even though there are some crazy cool and work even on what little surface area an Asian eyelid allows! When it came time to try a cut crease, I was scared, but according to the folks at Shu, it was indeed possible with the proper tools.

Shu Uemura Cut Crease

NAILS | Mandatory Crayola Nail Art

It's obvious I love these Crayola x Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes isn't it? Crayola nails have been on my nail art bucket list and when this collaboration came out, it was time for me to finally do them! Using a Crayola design from Serena of Copycat Claws, this is what I came up with! If you don't follow Serena already, she is one of my most favourite CANADIAN nail art bloggers AND she is a scientist!   

Crayola Nail Art

BATH & BODY | Avon Skin So Soft Oil-Infused Body Wash

For awhile I had this obsession with foaming hand soap. It was all I was buying because there is something just so incredibly satisfying about pressing down on a solid pump and hearing that glorious foaminess greet your palms. So now that I have romanticized foaming hand soaps, let's get into foaming BODY WASH! I know it's pretty much the same thing just bigger, but that doesn't take the fun out of it does it? In fact, since the bottles are bigger it's even better!

When it comes to bath and body, Avon has something for literally everyone and though I do receive a number of bath products from Avon, the Skin So Soft Oil-Infused Foaming Body Washes immediately caught my eye when they arrived. I shook 'em, pumped 'em and then had to shower with 'em!

Avon Skin So Soft Oil-Infused Body Wash Review

NAILS | Back to School Nail Art #ManiMonday

Last week's ManiMonday was seriously science-y and although I've maybe done one or two back to school themed nails before, this will be my first time doing them while NOT a student anymore! I was in university for two separate degrees from 2001-2011 and by the end of it I was done. I was exhausted from going to school full-time and working 40 hours a week and my then-boyfriend and I had decided that getting engaged was only going to happen once I graduated so I REALLY  wanted to be finished!

The Sally Hansen x Crayola collaboration has been one of my favourites to date and all I want to do is keep these polishes out forever because not only is the packing incredibly cute, the formulas are fantastic! Almost every single shade is a one-coater! This collection has reminded me of why Sally Hansen polishes were the first polishes I ever purchased because for the price, you get consistently good formulas and brushes that make nail polishing easy, fun and approachable. 

Back to School Nail Art (1)