NAILS | Purple Roses #CBBxManiMonday

I wanted to make up for my laziness the last month and finally sit down and commit to some hand-drawn nail art so even though it was midnight and I was still reeling from the last night's Game of Thrones episode. *SPOILER ALERT* I was rooting for Daenerys, but after what she decided to do with King's Landing, it was evident that her reign would have been like that of a dictator as she probably would have slaughtered everyone in the North for not bowing down to her, but I am sad that her end was written this way. I was sad that Jaime made the decision to basically commit suicide by leaving Winterfell and I still don't know what his purpose was at King's Landing, but that was another ending that left me feeling unfulfilled. You know what DID have me feeling good last night though were these nails! 

Rose Nail Art

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SHEET MASK | Soo'AE Intensive Neck and Decolletage Mask #AnywhereButTheFace

You know I hadn't intended on writing a blog post about this mask. I was just going to post a photo on Instagram, do a "micro-review" and call it a day, but I have since decided that because this is a style of mask I have NEVER tried or featured on Cosmetic Proof, it seemed appropriate to share my first experience with the brand Korean beauty brand Soo'Ae

Soo'AE Intensive Neck and Decolletage Mask

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MAKEUP | The Urban Decay Game of Thrones Collection

After last Sunday's GoT episode, I was too unmotivated to talk about GoT because for any of you who tuned in, it definitely wasn't the best. Stories are feeling rushed, characters are doing some tragic things despite becoming better people these last 7 seasons and my biggest pet peeve with all of this is how seemingly easy the battle with the Night King seemed to be. This was an enemy that had been built up for so long and now it's over. I almost miss the bastard after seeing Sunday's episode!

Now, that we have one more episode to go, where I'm pretty sure Dany is going to have to be eliminated (she would have been a total dictator), we might as well talk about the only makeup collection that has gotten me excited for a long time! In general, I have definitely moved towards skincare as my vice, but the Urban Decay x Game of Thrones Collection got my blood pumping again so let's get into it! 

Urban Decay Game of Thrones Makeup Collection

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NAILS | Red, White and Blue #CBBxManiMonday

I started out my Saturday morning with a very painful sore throat that lasted all the way through Sunday and all I was doing was praying to God that it wasn't strep throat because not only is it contagious, but the last time I had it, I was coughing for months and had a fever for over a week. Thankfully, this has only evolved into being a small cold with my throat feeling much better and just the occasional sneezing attack here and there. I still wasn't feeling 100% last night so combined with that horrific Game of Thrones episode, I decided to take it easy on myself and haul out my trusty water flower decals!

Red White and Blue Flower Nail Art

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SKINCARE | Head to Toe Dry Skin Loves

I love how just as I am in the process of putting together this post, summer hits in Vancouver and I kid you not, it was 17 degrees when I left for work this morning! All I needed was a very light cardigan and by afternoon I was pretty much sweltering! Nevertheless, maybe some of you will still enjoy these products if you struggle with drier skin or you can add these favourites of mine to your winter wishlist!

Dry Skin Products

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HAIR | The Body Shop Shea Butter Collection

Almost 2 months ago to the day, I attended the launch of some new products for The Body Shop's Shea Butter Collection at CF Pacific Centre downtown and even made an exfoliating lip scrub to take home all by 8:45am (gotta love morning events)! The Shea Butter range is not a new one, but over the last few years The Body Shop has revamped packaging, added new products and more importantly, raised awareness for ethical wage compensation, community trade ingredients, animal testing and transparency within the global supply chain. All of us were able to see the women in Ghana make this very shea butter I'm using as well as how these job opportunities have given these women their independence. Here I was being all grumpy about having to go to work after the event and then I hear these women talk about how proud they are to finally be able to provide for their families instead of relying on their husbands and I shut right up!

The Body Shop Shea Butter Collection

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