NAILS | Remembrance Day #CBBxManiMonday

For those of you enjoying the long weekend, I hope you are taking it easy and relaxing. I rarely get all three days off, but I am happy with having Sunday and today off which is nice. I have a pressure headache that I woke up with so I will be trying to avoid the ibuprofen and continuing with the errands I need to run today as I did nothing yesterday, but enjoy an awesome girls day out with Jaime! We actually scheduled an improptu meetup at around midnight the night before because there was a CND x Swarovski event downtown that we both were planning on attending and it turned into a day of Sephora, Purdy's chocolates and poutine! Not a bad way to spend a Sunday if you ask me, but while I was at Swarovski, I ended up getting my nails done with one of the shades from CND's new Crystal Alchemy Collection!

Remembrance Day Nail Art

Some polishes gifted

GIVEAWAY | Win a NENA Skincare Routine!

Last month, I raved about the Canadian brand NENA Skincare (review) and was impressed with everything from ingredients, their stance on sustainability and their commitment to making sure their ecological footprint was at a minimum. This local BC brand is one you need to try and get to know so they have kindly offered one Cosmetic Proof reader a chance to try out FULL SIZES of the entire glacial clay routine so be sure to enter using the Rafflecopter form below!



  • Giveaway ends on November 14th, 2019 at 11:59pm PST
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a Rafflecopter giveaway

HAIR | SNP Overnight Hair Mask in Strengthens and Restores

I feel the urge to say thank you to anyone who is still reading this space as even I am finding it hard to find time to read the blogs of some of my favourite bloggers nowadays which makes me sad because I feel like I don't READ as much anymore. I have been trying to do my Goodreads Reading Challenge and I have only hit my goal of 30 books once - back in 2011 I think. That's a loooong time ago and now I am struggling just to read my second book of the year. SO SAD! The one constant I have had going on in my life is masks of all kinds and back in May I focused on masks that had nothing to do with the face and had everything to do with all the other parts of the body with one of the more effective masks being the SNP Overnight Hair Mask*!

SNP Overnight Hair Mask in Strengthens and Restores

PR sample

NAILS | Cult Nails "I Got Distracted" Swatch #CBBxManiMonday

The CBB ManiMonday girls and I decided to do a bit of a palette cleanse after the Halloween nail art to gear up for next weeks theme of "Emo November" where we pretty much use just vampy fall shades, which I am not always a fan of, but every once in awhile it's nice to be a little moody in the nail area. I'm sort of writing this in a bit a funk as I am trying to focus on the positives in life, but man, can people be mean! With the sun shining today and lots to do both with the blog and in real life, there is plenty to keep me busy starting off with what has turned out to be a swatch of the now defunct company Cult Nails in the shade "I Got Distracted"!

Cult Nails "I Got Distracted" Swatch

Purchased by me a looooong time ago

SHEET MASK | Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Sheet Mask #100DaysofSheetMasks

Oh, the lovely Tatcha. This was one of the first truly beautiful skincare brands I came across when I first started blogging and in 2011, Tatcha was still relatively new to the skincare scene having only launched just two years prior. Their philosophy, packaging and products were new to the North American market and to this day, though they have some stiff competition in skincare, I still find the whole Tatcha experience to be quite Zen and almost romantic from opening up the packaging to using the product. While there are a few Tatcha products I enjoy, today's feature is all about the Luminous Dewy Skin Sheet Mask!

Purchased by me

NAILS | Halloween Skittles #CBBxManiMonday

Well, Halloween is upon us and though this is normally my favourite time of year this month has been a whirlwind purely due to my day job being not very fun. Let's just say that I wish people could just go to work and work? There is only so much gossiping I can do in a day and it literally serves no purpose than to create a toxic work environment. Anyway, I have been enjoying my week off and I am sad that I have to go back this week, but here's to things getting better from now on! 

Some polishes are PR samples