MAKEUP LOOK | SUVA Beauty Block Party Eyeshadow Palette

The last time I went to IMATS Vancouver, I was veeeerrry tempted by the bright shades of Vancouver-based SUVA Beauty, but I figured "when would I ever use lime green in my daily life?" With a specialty for intensely bright and pigmented eyeshadows and eyeliners, SUVA Beauty has been on the backburner since I so rarely wear bright colours outside of blogging and though I have tried to phase in the occasional teal or purple eyeshadow at work, I mostly play it safe and stick with neutrals. The new Block Party Eyeshadow Palette is making me reconsider my makeup routine because my God was it ever fun to play with!

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SKINCARE | MaskerAide Sweet Retreat Mini Sheet Masks #100DaysofSheetMasks

Have I mentioned how much fun I have found skincare these last few months?! I have always loved sheet masks as they are such a huge part of Asian skincare, but never did I realize just how many different types and brands there were! My new (very lofty) beauty goal is to TRY THEM ALLLLL! I love amusing you all with my mask selfies as well as giving you the low down on what ingredients I find valuable, interesting and/or total garbage. There haven't been too many bad ones in the hundred or so sheet masks I have used this year and I hope to bring to the blog more masks that will bring your skin glow and your soul some laughter!

MaskerAide Sweet Retreat Mini Sheet Masks Review
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GIVEAWAY | Fall Hair Care for All with Live Clean!

I will admit that it was a bit of a bummer leaving for vacation while it was summer and then coming back to the beginning of Fall, but at the same time there is something about the start of Fall that excites me. It means bringing out my cozy sweaters, my vampy lip colours and wearing socks to sleep (I don't know why I find this comforting, but I do!). The start of Fall also signals the start of new beauty routines namely skin and hair which is why Live Clean and I are partnering up to bring ONE lucky reader some amazing new hair care to make sure your hair is hydrated, happy and ready to brave the colder weather!

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NAILS | Here We Go Again with the Stripes! #ManiMonday

I have not done my nails in SO LONG that when I sat down to do this manicure, I nearly forgot to do a basecoat! I mean, who ARE you Jayne? While I was away in Maine and Montreal, I decided to go bare-nailed because I wasn't sure whether I would have time to paint my nails and didn't want to get sick of the colour I had chosen so it seemed easier to go naked. My nails did suffer their breaks when playing frisbee so while they are a bit shorter for now, I am hoping they will grow out in time for Halloween nails which I adore so much!

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KBEAUTY | A. by BOM Ultra Therapy Floral Leaf Mask #100DaysofSheetMasks

Just when I thought I would love the idea of mini masks, comes the mini mask PLUS the full sheet mask! Ever since I started sheet masking with the vigor and discipline of an Olympic athlete, I have discovered sheet masks that I never thought would have ever made it to market, but here we are and some days I look relatively normal while on others I am a unicorn. With the discovery of Korean brand A. by BOM via meejmuse on YouTube, the concept of two step masking is one that I am totally in love with!

BEAUTY | Limited Edition Zoella Splash Botanics Collection

I am definitely still feeling summer as when I left for vacation, it was the beginning of September and since coming back last night to buckets of rain, I am mentally adjusting to the reality that Fall in Vancouver is here to stay aka "A HELL OF A LOT OF RAIN". While I was away in Maine, the weather was fairly humid so I was able to get away with lighter moisturizers on both my face and body, but more importantly, it gave me a chance to enjoy the limited edition Zoella Splash Botanics Collection!

Zoella Splash Botanics Collection Review

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SKINCARE | Rodial Snake Oxygenating and Cleansing Bubble Mask #100DaysofSheetMasks

It's bubble mask time yet again! My first experience with a bubble sheet mask was with the MaskerAide Bubble Bubble Pop Charcoal Bubble Sheet Mask and it was a positive one so when I realized I hadn't tried the Rodial Snake Oxygenating and Cleansing Bubble Sheet Mask* yet and had had it in my collection for quite some time it seemed appropriate to compare an affordable bubble mask with a luxury one!

Rodial Snake Oxygenating and Cleansing Bubble Mask Review

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GIVEAWAY | Jayne's Favourites from MAKE UP FOR EVER! ($213 Value!)

One of the most consistent brands featured here is MAKE UP FOR EVER and not because they are just press samples. Though I only became acquainted with the brand through PR in 2012, I have purchased additional shades of eyeshadows, lipsticks and refills of foundation all thanks to falling in love with how solid and long-lasting their formulas are in almost every product I have tried. I can only think of one or two things that I don't love and they are only because they just aren't products I regularly use like bronzer or eye brow gel. In this world of beauty, brands and influencers, I definitely have more respect for some brands than others and MUFE is one of the ones that I hold in high regard so I cannot tell you how grateful I was when MUFE decided to partner up with me to gift all of these lovely goodies that I use on a daily basis to ONE lucky Cosmetic Proof reader!


SKINCARE | MaskerAide Rose All Day Rose Gold Peel Off Mask #100DaysofSheetMasks

Last week I had mentioned that MaskerAide had come out with four new masks and after having so much fun with Bubble Bubble Pop and Crystal Clear, I knew I would have a blast with Rose All Day!

MaskerAide Rose All Day Rose Gold Peel Off Mask Review

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HAIR | Live Clean Mineral Clay Rebalancing Shampoo and Conditioner

When I had virgin hair, the words "clay" and "rebalancing" would not freak me out like they do now. I recently used a "clarifying and rebalancing" treatment from a very expensive haircare brand and was shocked at how drying it was for my hair. It honestly destroyed it to the point where I had STICKS of straw for hair and I had to mask and oil my hair like crazy to even get it back to half the softness it was. When Live Clean released their Rebalancing Shampoo and Conditioner, I hesitated with trying it because I couldn't have what happened before happen again! 

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SKINCARE | MaskerAide Crystal Clear Mini Sheet Masks #100DaysofSheetMasks

Last month, MaskerAide debuted the brand new Fun Line which featured four new masks with new packaging and a totally different way to sheet mask! The first mask, Bubble Bubble Pop, I have already reviewed (here) and loved so I have literally been ITCHING to show you guys the other three masks because they are so goddamn cute! Some of you know that my day job involves pretty, sparkly gems so the new Crystal Clear Mini Sheet Masks* ($7.00 CDN) was the next mask I had to try!

MaskerAide Crystal Clear Review

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NAILS | The Last of Summer #CBBxManiMonday

This week out little CBB team thought we should squeeze in just one last summer-themed manicure before we are well into Fall and for me neons are probably the only colour I find hardest to wear the rest of the year. I am looking forward to Halloween though because I love drawing creepy crawly things on my nails! 

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KBEAUTY | The Creme Shop Glow Up Skin Unicorn Face Mask #100DaysofSheetMasks

In my post for the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Matte Velvet Skin Foundation, I had said that the event took place at Curlique which is partly a makeup school and retail store carrying some pretty cool brands in addition to MUFE. One of the brands that caught my eye that night was LA-based, The Crème Shop because they had SO MANY animal print sheet masks! I know that prints aren't really the best when it comes to skincare benefits, but man do they help with lifting your mood and making people laugh! In the end, I find myself balancing my mask stash with both fun and effective masks like this Glow Up, Skin! Animated Unicorn Face Mask!