SHEET MASK | Sephora Collection Instant Mattifier Hemp Mask

Sephora Collection Instant Mattifier Hemp Mask
Purchased by me

Here we are with another sheet mask on another #SheetMaskSunday! How long have I been doing this? 2 years now? I think I started in 2020 as a way to regulate my blogging schedule a bit AND because it was the year my work started closing on Sundays for "pandemic times". We are actually STILL closed on Sundays now and I have to say it is just so nice having a set day off for EVERYONE where you know nothing can happen on this one day!

NAILS | Cadillacquer Vita (Thermal) Swatch

Cadillacquer Vita (Thermal) Swatch
Purchased by me

I didn't get a chance to paint my nails in time for a #MidWeekMani as I wouldn't really consider Saturday the middle of the week! I was able to take three extra days off this week as it will be a loooooong time before I can take vacation days again as we are very short-staffed at the moment. I think the next time I have off is for my birthday in July which is fine. It's something to look forward to! I just pray that we don't have another heat dome! 

BODY | Boscia Bodycare Routine

Boscia Body Care Review
Press samples

I have been on a bit of a Boscia kick ever since the event I attended online two weeks ago! I always feel like these beauty events renew your curiosity and love for a brand or certain products. It also helps when you get co-founder of Boscia, Lan Belinky, to teach you about every single product and how best to use them! For fun, I went back through my old blog posts to see when I started using Boscia and how often, and you know what? I started using Boscia 10 YEARS ago beginning with their Blotting Linens, BB Cream (THE BEST, but now discontinued) and their cleansing oil. Back in the day, I knew them more as a Western brand with Asian beauty roots which was kind of perfect for me as I was still navigating through the world of beauty and skincare. Fast forward to now where Boscia is killing it with updated eye-catching packaging and a bunch of new products not just for the skin, but for the body too!

SKINCARE | The Sunday Riley Routine

Sunday Riley Skincare
Press samples

I first heard of Sunday Riley in 2015 when I was working for Tata Harper as Good Genes was a competing product to the Resurfacing Mask because of the way it gently exfoliates. Even after leaving Tata Harper, I never really thought too much about the brand not because I didn't like it, but I just didn't know enough about it for me to take a deep dive, especially because their products are luxuriously priced! In one of my last press events for 2020, the Sunday Riley team held a Sunday Brunch event in January 2020 to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rat and I have FINALLY used all of the products they gave us!

NAILS | Teeny Tiny Flowers #CBBxManiMonday

Tiny Flower Nail Art

Press samples

I swear I had these nails done on Sunday night! My husband and I were doing furniture switching around all afternoon and cleaning along the way so by the end of it we were both pretty spent. Most of the stuff that was moved was beauty so it involved me going through products and seeing if I was REALLY going to keep them or find them new homes. I also had to say goodbye to my Star Trek Voyager and Next Generation DVDs because as long as it took to acquire them and as expensive as they were almost 20 years ago to buy, I no longer have a DVD player anywhere in my life and haven't played them in probably 10 years!

SHEET MASK | Yoji Lab Around the Clock Youth Therapy B3 Mask

This review is LONG overdue as even my mask selfie is from pre-pandemic days and many rounds of blonde balayage ago! Over the Easter long weekend of 2019, fellow blogger Leslie from A Life Well Consumed and I went sheet mask shopping in Richmond and hit up T&T and Aberdeen Center. I was all prepared to do some serious retail therapy and realized I had forgotten my wallet! I just had my phone so before I bought anything, I just made sure that all the stores I went to accepted tap. Let's face it, Asian retailers are very technologically advanced so everyone looked at me like a crazy person when I asked if they had tap! Once a year, I make the trip to the store Green and Pure in Aberdeen Tower as the owner Wing is AMAZING and their store has some of the nicest brands and products that are of course all tried and tested by Wing!

Yoji Lab Around the Clock Youth Therapy B3 Mask
Purchased by me