NAILS | Abstract Fall Blobbies #CBBxManiMonday

And just like that, we are into the Holidays! I have to say that this year, at least from what I have noticed at work with clients, people are getting into the holidays much more quickly! In the last couple of days I have had multiple men come in to get gifts compared to last year where nobody really started thinking about it until the middle of December. Suffice it to say, it has turned out to be a busy last week which I can't complain about! 

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SHEET MASK | The Creme Shop Hello Kitty Tea Time Sheet Mask

I was a bit of a hoarder when it came to these Hello Kitty sheet masks from The Creme Shop and now the time has come to use them as I have noticed the expiration dates are looming and more importantly, I have observed that The Creme Shop sheet masks seem to dry out more quickly than the other brands I have. Granted, they don't dry out before the expiration dates, but I've never been someone to take expiration dates on sheet masks very seriously as the masks always work and there is always plenty of essence to ensure the fibres remain hydrated. Having noticed this, I have been trying to prioritize these VERY kawaii masks as they have incredibly cute prints!

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SKINCARE | Teaology Serum Infusion Trio

I have been excited to write about these three Musketeers as I have truly been enjoying this new trio of Teaology serums that launched this past summer! While I share a lot of skincare I use on Instagram stories, I don't often sit down and do full blog reviews of each product mainly due to time, but as I have already finished one of the serums it was evident that these deserved to be in the spotlight! Teaology products are made in Italy and look to nature for their ingredients. What sets their products apart from others in the skincare game is that instead of water, a tea infusions are used! We all know that tea is good for the insides of our bodies, but for our outsides as well as tea contains tannins which are antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. Knowing that either a black, white or blue tea infusion is in each of Teaology's products is pretty cool!


Teaology Serum Infusion Trio
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NAILS | "Red"-y for the Sour Patch Kids #CBBxManiMonday

Ah, I know I don't have real nail art for today, but I have been desperately trying to catch up with house chores which has zapped most of my after-work energy. I also have been going to bed at around 1am which is not good considering I need to be up at 7am though my husband measured by REM sleep with his fancy runner's watch and apparently I am very efficient with my sleep! He says that despite having only 6 hours of sleep, half of that is consistently REM sleep which he says he never gets! I attribute that to taking a more regular dose of CBD every night after my shower. Still, I always feel like death when my alarm goes off and then about three Snooze Buttons later, I finally decide to get up! Yes, I know I am one of those people who laze around in bed for awhile before finally getting up!

Sally Hansen Sour Patch Kids First Sour Then Sweet with The Un-Red
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SHEET MASK | For Beloved One Flawless Brightening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Bio-Cellulose Mask

I did something today that I have not done in a very long time and that was to hang out at someone else's house and play board games and have brunch with friends! Everyone was fully vaccinated and there were only six of us so it wasn't like a huge shindig, but we have all also been fairly isolated with myself and one other person being the only ones NOT working from home. It was great to see friends again even if just for a few hours and we played a game which stressed me out called "Cockroach Poker" as I am not good at bluffing especially with my husband! By the time we got home shortly before dinner, I kind of just wanted to socially decompress hence the lateness of this #SheetMaskSunday post!

For Beloved One Flawless Brightening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Bio-Cellulose Mask
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HAIR | JVN Undamage Collection and Instant Recovery Serum

It's heeeerre! I love the show Queer Eye and don't think I've made it through a single episode without crying so when I heard that hair and grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness was coming out with a namesake haircare line, I had a feeling that it was going to be special! Made with the natural silicone alternative hemisqualane, this ingredient is fast-absorbing and non-greasy and is an amazing hydrator with high spreadability thanks to its low molecular weight. This lightweight property also makes hemisqualane a great way to reduce frizz! 


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NAILS | Cadillacquer Cobalt #CBBxManiMonday

Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to do some real nail art this week, BUT I do have this insanely gorgeous nail polish from Cadillacquer's Fall/Halloween collection! I am back to feeling the constant need to catch up both at work and here at beauty central. I stayed back at work about 30 minutes just to catch up on emails and forced myself to leave when my eyes felt super blurry. I've realized that there is only so much "valuable" work you can do when you are tired. Mistakes get made and it takes longer to do things so I try to keep it very basic the few times I do stay late.  

Cadillacquer Cobalt Swatch
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SHEET MASK | Papa Recipe Bombee Fruitables

As expected, I took a little bit of a hiatus as this past week has been very busy at work for me and I have been coming home feeling rather zombie-like so apologies if the content here is only nails and sheet masks! We also watched a couple of movies this week including Shang Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings and No Time to Die which were entertaining and ones that I had been wanting to see! My goal is to watch 100 movies this year and I am currently at 80 so I think with all the Christmas movies I want to watch next month, I will be able to achieve my goal! 

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NAILS | Hot Cross Buns #CBBxManiMonday

Who here enjoyed their extra hour of sleep yesterday? I did not as I woke up fairly early for some reason at 7:30am. I usually like to sleep in on my day off, but for some reason I naturally woke up and decided to read and have some hashbrowns while my Sleeping Beauty of a husband slept for another 4 hours! It is going to be a busy week for me as we are doing a weeklong client even at work so hopefully it means some good numbers for all of us, but it also is a lot of running around which can leave you pretty exhausted by the end of the day! 

Hot Cross Buns Nail Art

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SHEET MASK | Reme + G 3 in 1 Aqua Peeling Kit

It is honestly just shameful how long I have been sitting on this review ( you can tell from my hair colour approximately when I used everything)! I have this box of sheet masks that I have used and would like to review and while I have made a bit of a dent in it over the last year with my slowing down on the sheet mask purchasing, I still have enough in the box for #SheetMaskSunday posts until next Spring! I don't know if people are still interested in sheet masks after they exploded in the North American market a few years ago, but posting sheet masks on Sundays gives me some sense of routine and if blogging is still a thing in a few decades, I will still be here posting about sheet masks just because I like doing these posts at the start of the week. Gives the blog a jumpstart for the week!

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NAILS | Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Neon in Chill Out and Weekly Chat

I feel like I have been kind of busy the last week or so and I think it's because I haven't really had a true weekend or in the retail world, two days off in a row. It's just the retail life and though my boss tries his best to give everyone grouped days off, as the holiday season approaches it gets harder and harder to do. Today, I pretty much spent the day with people so didn't really get a chance to be on my own and even lunch was more of a company lunch where I didn't have time to decompress and zen out with my LEGO. Though I did enjoy doing something a little different for the day, as an introvert, these types of interactions are extremely draining and by the time I got home, I didn't feel like talking anymore. My poor husband was so chatty and all I could do was slur a few syllables together and tell him I wasn't in the mood for conversation anymore. I just can't wait to go to bed and recharge over Sunday as I need to work on Saturday.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Neon Chill Out Swatch
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MAKEUP | IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

I really miss wearing foundation some days because in the last few years it was one of those makeup items that started getting really close to skincare for me. It was never about covering up my skin, but enhancing it and as months of mask-wearing went by, I got really lazy and now I rarely wear any foundation. That is, until about a month ago when I got tired of seeing my reflection in those moments of masklessness while eating, drinking or just needing some fresh air with redness around my nose and cheeks. Sometimes it's nice to see a flawless finish even if it's just for yourself and that's how I feel about makeup in general. Yes, I wear it to look presentable to others, but a larger percentage of why I wear it is how it makes me feel which is why if I'm feeling crap in the morning, I'll still throw on a full face of makeup, know that I look amazing and then cover it all up with a face mask!

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare Review
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NAILS | Leafy Greens #CBBxManiMonday

I saw a post on Instagram today from a nail tech who posted that if any of her clients wanted leaf nail art, that they were fresh outta luck because she hates leaves! I feel I don't do enough leaves on my nails and though I feel like we are now closer to Christmas than Fall, I've only done one set of leaf nails so this will be my second and last! 

Fall Leaf Nail Art
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