KBEAUTY | Kocostar Cucumber Sliced Mask #100DaysofSheetMasks

I am all for putting food on my face so when I spotted this cucumber mask by Kocostar at Anthropologie, the cuteness factor won me over and I had to have this plus the Tomato and Lemon masks (reviews to come) as mini masks are my new favourite thing! Kocostar is a Korean brand that is pretty hard to find in Canada with only just a few of their masks being available at various stores around the city. BeautyMark (so sad they are gone now) used to carry a good selection of Kocostar masks so I will have those coming to show you guys as well, but for today it'll just be cucumber slices! 


NAILS | Jack-O-Lanterns #CBBxManiMonday

Last week just whizzed right by as we were preparing for Inventory at work and then actually doing it over the weekend which for anyone who has worked in a large retail environment, takes a ton of planning on the management side and traditionally has been quite stressful even if we know what's coming. It's like a combination of wedding planning and writing a final exam since there is a score at the end. Now, that Inventory is over, I am fighting the beginnings of a sore throat and a canker sore which is just FANTASTIC.

I had ordered a couple of Halloween nail vinyls from WhatsUp Nails last year, but then they got lost in shipping and ended up having them replaced in November, but WhatUp Nails was kind enough to gift me an equivalent amount of vinyls for Christmas so that I could still do some holiday-themed nail art. Big thumbs up for customer service there! I also realized in my zombie-like state last night that I had no nails for today so luckily I remembered that I had these replacement Halloween vinyls!


PR samples and gifted vinyls

NAILS | Marijuana Mummies

Call it my love of alliteration or the fact that something kind of huge just happened a few days ago, but weed is now legal in Canada and "Marijuana Mummies" NEEDED to happen! While nail art can be fun and glittery, those of you who have been with me for awhile on this crazy beauty journey know that I love creating nail art content that may not be pretty, but also a little funny, nerdy and in this case political! While I am not opposed to using pot, I do look forward to when companies like Dosist can sell their products in Canada as I like the wellness aspect that comes with marijuana usage and would probably benefit from a measured dose or two!

Marijuana Mummies Nail Art

Some PR samples featured

KBEAUTY | Laneige Water Pocket Sheet Masks #1 to #6 - The Breakdown #100DaysofSheetMasks

I like Laneige, but ever since the brand became MUCH more mainstream in North America I have been slower to jump on the bandwagon for new products. I'm weird like that where if something gets too popular, I get even more suspicious about why it's doing so well and usually end up trying it after the craze has mellowed or not at all. In the case of the Laneige Water Pocket Sheet Masks, I saw them on the Sephora website last year and though the packaging was enticing, I didn't look into them until this year when I started my hunt for "cool sheet masks" and rediscovered them! 

Laneige Water Pocket Sheet Mask Review

Some PR samples featured

NAILS | Bloody Monster Mouth Kitty Stitches #CBBxManiMonday

I realize looking at these photos that I have no orange in my manicure so it's almost like a Christmas manicure except for the fangs, evil kitty and blood. I guess it depends on how your Christmas celebrations go, but we are now halfway through October which means two more weeks until Halloween! I had my first piece of Halloween-sized candy over the weekend which signals the beginning of the indulgent season of chocolate and feeling like I've eaten too much every week! I have been wanting to do all these Halloween designs over the years and finally sat down today and chose a few favourites!

Halloween Nail Art

Some PR samples featured

KBEAUTY | Entia No Filter Moisturizing Mask #100DaysofSheetMasks

You may have noticed that over the last 4 months I have been loving sheet masks. Nay, OBSESSED with sheet masks to the point that seeing them in my house, in someone else's house, in a store makes me so happy. I know it's a bit weird, but I'm a fairly pragmatic person who doesn't get excited often and though I am sensible when it comes to most things, I have completely lost all sense of sensibility when it comes to sheet masks. It is like a beast has awoken inside of me and all it wants to do is sheet mask myself and all who come in contact with it. I have had a few people tell me that they started going through their own stash or buying sheet masks because of my #100DaysofSheetMask Challenge and that genuinely makes me SO HAPPY. There is a lot of crap going on in the world right now, but for 15-20 minutes every day, we can all relax and have happy skin. No one can argue with that! 

Entia No Filter Moisturizing Mask Review