MAKEUP | Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette with Makeup Look and Swatches

This palette stole my heart right from the photos on Instagram, but I wanted to see how these gorgeous bejeweled shades swatched and performed on the eye and I was not disappointed! I don't buy a lot of Urban Decay palettes anymore because I have quite a few through press samples and blogging, but I couldn't wait for this one! I ended up getting another one this month through PR, but the fact that I actually purchased my original Stoned Vibes palette with Shoppers points made me feel less sad about unnecessarily having to spend $68! Don't worry, I will be making sure my extra palette makes it into the hands of one fortunate reader soon so stay tuned!

Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette
Purchased by me

NAILS | Moody Dots #CBBxManiMonday

This is the last day I will have set weekends off as the retail sector heads into holiday hours. I haven't worked a set schedule in just over 10 years and with the smaller team that we have had, we all have been working the exact same days as we are only open 5 days/week which has been nice! Now, we move into being open 6 days for those who plan on shopping in person, but I really don't know how busy it will be this year. I have never been a fan of shopping in person anywhere, but this year with multiple provinces in lockdown because of rising COVID cases, the wisest thing really is to STAY INSIDE. Most cases are coming from friends and family gatherings so STOP! Hopefully, 2021 will be better with the vaccine, but honestly, I will probably keep wearing a mask until Kingdom come because this is the longest I have gone without even having a hint of a cold! No runny nose, sniffles NOTHING and we are closing in on 2 years now! 

Fall Dot Nail Art
Press samples

SHEET MASK | NENA Skincare Rejuvenating and Moisturizing Masks

Last week I had NENA nails and today I am relaxing with two of NENA's sheet masks! Made with Glacial Marine Extract, an extract from NENA's key ingredient of pure Canadian Glacial Clay and sourced right along the coast of BC! For now, these masks are only available as a gift with purchase, but hopefully they will be available for purchase in the future. So, how did a sheet mask with clay in its essence feel on my skin? Not like what I was expecting I'll tell ya that!

NENA Skincare Rejuvenating and Moisturizing Masks
Press samples

BODY | 5 Hand Creams (This Really Could be 20 With What's Happening Now!)

Hand creams have had a whole new meaning for all of us this year as the constant hand washing has reached skin-cracking levels. Combined with the first fall/winter season living in a pandemic, I'm sure we are all guzzling hand creams at record levels. When I was off work and just staying home, I didn't need to wash my hands as often, but now that I am out and back at work interacting with co-workers and clients, I am hand-washing my hands between clients, whenever I touch merchandise or when I use the phone or shared cash wrap area. We are provided with gloves, but I feel like gloves provide people with a false sense of security which leads to a higher incidence of cross-contamination. I have literally seen someone rub their eyes WITH GLOVES ON. What is the point then?! Regardless, my hands have been suffering as I am sure many of yours have been and though I only have five hand creams here, I can now think of so many more nice ones I can add to this list!  

Hand Cream Review
Press samples provided

NAILS | Inspired by a NENA Sheet Mask #CBBxManiMonday

Here we are at Monday again and halfway through November! I have been keeping track of my spending and my paychecks on a spreadsheet as a way to stay accountable this year especially now that I am aggressively trying to save more should we ever go through another lockdown and though I am spending a lot more on bath is on Canadian-made ones and I feel a lot better supporting a small business than a large corporate company. In the spirit of supporting local and small businesses, I recently placed an order for some hand sanitizer sprays with Vancouver-based company NENA because they smell so damn good and leave my hands feeling soft. I bought enough ($30+ CDN) to qualify for their gift with purchase which were set of their Rejuvenating and Moisturizing Sheet Masks and in addition to their skin-loving potential, I also saw the potential for some nail art! 

NENA Sheet Mask Nail Art
Some polishes are press samples

SHEET MASK | Food Story Collection: Pomegranate, Blueberry, Banana, Kiwi, Pineapple Masks

Focusing on trying as many sheet masks as possible from Korean beauty brand Soo'Ae this past September was a truly fun experience with one of the more fun collections being the Food Story Collection! 

Soo'Ae Food Story Sheet Mask Review
Purchased by me