KBEAUTY | Ultru I'm Sorry for My Skin Black Mud Mask Tightening #100DaysofSheetMasks

BEST. CLAY. MASK. EVER. Ok, review done. We can all go home. All kidding aside though, this mask was such a surprise to me and I would not have given it a go until much later in my mask journey if wasn't for some prompting from YouTuber @sarireanna who is also a skincare addict like myself! I received the Ultru I'm Sorry for My Skin Black Mud Mask as a press sample from the June Beauteque Monthly Mask Box and thought to myself "Meh, it's clay so it'll be messy and drying for my skin". I was oh so wrong and now I have purchased two more because I am over the moon for the results!

Ultru I'm Sorry for My Skin Black Mud Mask Tightening Review

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NAILS | Wintery Trees #CBBxManiMonday

This time of the month is what I think of as the "sweet spot" of Christmas where we still like the holiday music that is now playing in every store and there is still ample amounts of time to get things done and wrap up unfinished projects and goals before the year is out. Working in retail and especially the luxury retail sector means that reaching out to clients is the only name of the game until Dec.24th so I am waiting for the holidays to hit me like a ton of bricks around next week as it always does. Like on my wedding day, I am trying to stay "present" and calm so that I can think logically if a staff member or client has a problem as well as enjoy the season where clients shake your hands and wish you all the best for the New Year!

Winter Trees Nail Art

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KBEAUTY | Kocostar Tomato Sliced Mask #100DaysofSheetMasks

I do apologize if some of you are sick of seeing sheet mask after sheet mask. I don't know if some of you have noticed, but I try my best to never talk about the same beauty category back to back unless there is something reeeeeallly special going on and until now, I think I have only done two back to back sheet mask posts once or twice, but it's getting down to the wire and the end of 2018 and I still have so much good stuff to share! Oh, and if you haven't noticed, the amount of holiday material on Cosmetic Proof this year will be fairly minimal because I'm just TIRED. The day job and playing catch up this year has been exhausting. What you WILL be seeing here is stuff I am truly, madly, deeply loving and feel is worth having 5 hours sleep to write about starting with tomatoes on my face!

Kocostar Tomato Sliced Mask Review

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SKINCARE | For Beloved One Advanced Anti-Aging Ceramide Squalane Biocellulose Mask #100DaysofSheetMasks

Almost three years ago, I tried my very first biocellulose mask when Taiwanese brand For Beloved One made their Canadian debut in select T&T supermarkets. Sheet masks were just starting to catch on in the North American market (of course nothing is REALLY cool until Sephora starts doing it right?), but biocellulose is like NOTHING else. First developed in Taiwan by For Beloved One, the actual mask itself is made of what we all keep referring to as "biocellulose fibers", but do YOU know where those fibers come from? Our lovely friends - bacteria! Specific strains of bacteria are able to ferment glucose and produce cellulose which is then purified and made into a mask! So, essentially bacterial poop! Don't let this freak you out though because biocellulose masks are not only biodegradeable, but have long been used in the medical industry for burn victims or very dry skin to seal in and enhance moisture uptake in the skin as biocellulose fibers exhibit very low toxicity. Whether you love the science behind biocellulose masks or not, once you wear one, there is no comparison to a cotton sheet mask!

For Beloved One Advanced Anti-Aging Ceramide Squalane Bio-Cellulose Mask Review

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NAILS | Holly and Ivy #CBBxManiMonday

I have a very early morning so I'm going to try to keep this post as neat as possible, but from here on out, it's going to be holiday nail art and I will try to do more than just one a week like in the olden days. I am not the biggest fan of holiday nail art, but once a year it is fun to be have more focused themes and use up all the red, gold and green I have in my 2000 bottle nail polish collection! Today's mani is all about those exact colours with some simple holly and ivy that I somehow forgot how to draw midway through one of the nails so apologies for the one gimpy leaf.

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HAIR | Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo and Conditioner

In the blink of an eye, it is now December. One last month of 2018 and we are officially done! For me, I was quite excited about 2018 and need to go through my "Accomplishment Jar" to see what has happened this year because though I remember some notable things, the rest seems like a bit of a blur so I always like to go back and reflect on what I got up to throughout the year both in work, life and blogging just so I feel like I have accomplished SOMETHING. I have found the accomplishment jar to be a MUCH better strategy than the New Year's resolution one from a mental standpoint. Anyway, once again I have digressed and need to stop rambling so that we can get to my newest favourite haircare duo from new-to-my-hair brand - Giovanni!  

Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo and Conditioner Review

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