NAILS | Abstract Fall Blobbies #CBBxManiMonday

And just like that, we are into the Holidays! I have to say that this year, at least from what I have noticed at work with clients, people are getting into the holidays much more quickly! In the last couple of days I have had multiple men come in to get gifts compared to last year where nobody really started thinking about it until the middle of December. Suffice it to say, it has turned out to be a busy last week which I can't complain about! 

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SHEET MASK | The Creme Shop Hello Kitty Tea Time Sheet Mask

I was a bit of a hoarder when it came to these Hello Kitty sheet masks from The Creme Shop and now the time has come to use them as I have noticed the expiration dates are looming and more importantly, I have observed that The Creme Shop sheet masks seem to dry out more quickly than the other brands I have. Granted, they don't dry out before the expiration dates, but I've never been someone to take expiration dates on sheet masks very seriously as the masks always work and there is always plenty of essence to ensure the fibres remain hydrated. Having noticed this, I have been trying to prioritize these VERY kawaii masks as they have incredibly cute prints!


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SKINCARE | Teaology Serum Infusion Trio

I have been excited to write about these three Musketeers as I have truly been enjoying this new trio of Teaology serums that launched this past summer! While I share a lot of skincare I use on Instagram stories, I don't often sit down and do full blog reviews of each product mainly due to time, but as I have already finished one of the serums it was evident that these deserved to be in the spotlight! Teaology products are made in Italy and look to nature for their ingredients. What sets their products apart from others in the skincare game is that instead of water, a tea infusions are used! We all know that tea is good for the insides of our bodies, but for our outsides as well as tea contains tannins which are antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. Knowing that either a black, white or blue tea infusion is in each of Teaology's products is pretty cool!

 

Teaology Serum Infusion Trio
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NAILS | "Red"-y for the Sour Patch Kids #CBBxManiMonday

Ah, I know I don't have real nail art for today, but I have been desperately trying to catch up with house chores which has zapped most of my after-work energy. I also have been going to bed at around 1am which is not good considering I need to be up at 7am though my husband measured by REM sleep with his fancy runner's watch and apparently I am very efficient with my sleep! He says that despite having only 6 hours of sleep, half of that is consistently REM sleep which he says he never gets! I attribute that to taking a more regular dose of CBD every night after my shower. Still, I always feel like death when my alarm goes off and then about three Snooze Buttons later, I finally decide to get up! Yes, I know I am one of those people who laze around in bed for awhile before finally getting up!

Sally Hansen Sour Patch Kids First Sour Then Sweet with The Un-Red
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SHEET MASK | For Beloved One Flawless Brightening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Bio-Cellulose Mask

I did something today that I have not done in a very long time and that was to hang out at someone else's house and play board games and have brunch with friends! Everyone was fully vaccinated and there were only six of us so it wasn't like a huge shindig, but we have all also been fairly isolated with myself and one other person being the only ones NOT working from home. It was great to see friends again even if just for a few hours and we played a game which stressed me out called "Cockroach Poker" as I am not good at bluffing especially with my husband! By the time we got home shortly before dinner, I kind of just wanted to socially decompress hence the lateness of this #SheetMaskSunday post!

For Beloved One Flawless Brightening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Bio-Cellulose Mask
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HAIR | JVN Undamage Collection and Instant Recovery Serum

It's heeeerre! I love the show Queer Eye and don't think I've made it through a single episode without crying so when I heard that hair and grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness was coming out with a namesake haircare line, I had a feeling that it was going to be special! Made with the natural silicone alternative hemisqualane, this ingredient is fast-absorbing and non-greasy and is an amazing hydrator with high spreadability thanks to its low molecular weight. This lightweight property also makes hemisqualane a great way to reduce frizz! 

 

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