NAILS | Sexy, Sultry and Red with Maxus Nails

I don't often wear red polish on its own, but when I do, I make it count! A new-to-me-brand called Maxus Nails reached out to me recently and after having a look at what they were all about, I was excited to feature them here and of course wear their polishes! Created by Dasha Minina, Maxus polishes are 11-free with a formula that is built to strengthen nails. What this brand is very well-known for are its nail treatments, two of which I enjoyed using and will be talking about later, but for today let's just gaze at this beautiful juicy red creme of a polish!

Maxus Nails Inspired Swatch

BATH & BODY | The Ultimate Pamper Night In with The Body Shop Spa of the World

It's getting to that time of the year, when my brain starts to feel like it's on fire with things to do, people to see and of course the holiday season of work. I work in luxury retail so not only are people buying, but they are hopefully buying a lot since Q3 is singlehandedly the biggest quarter of the fiscal year. I am on the management side of the equation so not only do I need to be in great mental and physical shape but I need to be there for my staff as well so going into work with a good head on my shoulders is important. I am often rushing in the mornings so I try to take extra time at night to make sure I take care of myself whether it'd be with a great meal or treating myself to some bath and body TLC. Like most women, I love body products and I have most recently been enjoying a number of Spa of the World products from The Body Shop that I hope will calm your minds, smooth your skin and just make you feel 100% better!

The Body Shop Spa of the World Review

NAILS | Mani "Meowday"

Having gone to preview the new CND Glacial Illusion Collection and gotten a manicure last week, I actually haven't done my nails MYSELF in almost 2 weeks so I was itching to get my hands on them again. I have recently suffered some major nail breaks which was partly the reason for my lack of nail art, but my babies are growing and hopefully they will be long enough for pretty nail art come December!

Today's manicure is piggybacking on the manicure I received last week using two coats of CND Vinylux Mystic Slate* as a base followed by one coat of the dark blue creme Winter Nights* both of which are from the new Glacial Illusion collection. The fun part was of course the cat design which was created using these cat cyclone nail vinyls from TwinkledT! These were created in collaboration with YouTuber Simplynailogical who we know loves her cats and holos. These vinyls were uber easy to use and as a finishing touch, I added a few silver glequins from Born Pretty to jazz things up. I waited a solid 15 minutes for things to dry as not to smear the kitties and applied the super shiny CND Weekly Top Coat.

Cat Nail Art

The CND Glacial Illusion Collection is available now.

HAIR | ISA Professional Digital Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener

Ooh, it has been ages since I have reviewed a hair tool! I got my first flat iron in my first year of university back in 2001 and I remember being so amazed that there was something out there that was able to tame my coarse, frizzy hair. I don't know why my high school self never thought to look for a solution, but maybe it was because I felt embarrassed asking my parents for money to buy one. Once I started working, my relationship with flat irons began and after going through a number of relatively inexpensive ones (under $100), I started looking at salon-worthy ones since I was using a flat iron a couple of times a week. While the final result of most flat irons look relatively similar, there are small details during the actual ironing process that can make the styling experience much more efficient and pleasant with my number one issue being TIME. The ISA Professional Digital Titanium Flat Iron* ($129.00 CDN) has extra long plates which means that more hair can be straightened during a single pass = less styling time!

ISA Professional Digital Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener Review

SKINCARE | *NEW* b.liv Age Eraser Youth Preserving Bio-Cellulose Mask

You guys know I love a good sheet mask and when you make it a bio-cellulose sheet mask, life is pretty much complete. While I had mainly positive things to say about my last b.liv sheet mask (here), the one thing that I didn't like was the tackiness of the essence that lingered for almost an hour. Tackiness is pretty common for MOST sheet masks, but it is still something my skin has not gotten used to. The neweset innovations from b.liv are a series of bio-cellulose masks aimed at: hydration, soothing and anti-aging with today's review being all about the b.liv Age Eraser Youth Preserving Bio-Cellulose Mask* ($35.00 USD)!

b.liv Age Eraser Bio Cellulose Mask Review

KOREAN BEAUTY | Wish Formula C450 Bubble Peeling Pad (The Chemical Peel for the BODY!)

I love a good chemical peel for the face and have always toyed with the idea of using peels for my body. I used to use the Philosophy Microdelivery Triple Acid Peel Pads for my face as well as my hands, elbows and knees. Basically the rougher areas of my body, but because these peel pads were so expensive (I believe they are close to $100), I didn't keep up beyond the one pack. Every week or so, I go down the rabbit hole of Korean beauty and about a year ago, I came across a company called Wish Formula that had some veeerrry "skin"-teresting products! I was especially interested in their peels and decided to place an order with Rose Rose Shop for the Body Bubble Peeling Pad as this was kind of a weird product which meant I had to buy it!  

Wish Formula Bubble Peeling Pad Body Review