SHEET MASK | Fan Beauty Secret Black Spruce Hydra-Filler Black Mask

Purchased by me

This week has been an interesting one as I have been very focused on the topic of mental health and though I hear about it all the time and understand how important it is, I never realized how much WORK it was to stay on top of it. It's like exercise or making something a habit and it's not easy. I won't get into the whys of why I have suddenly decided to start taking care of my brain more (at least not until it's less fresh), but I am going to be dealing with unpleasantness for probably the next year and I don't know how I'll do, but I guess I will take it day by day.

NAILS | Flowers and Butterflies #CBBxManiMonday

 Green Nail Art

Purchased by me

Let me tell ya, these nails look so much better in these photos than in real life! I was looking through my collection for a really bright green and honestly, while most of my nail polish is organized by colour and in drawers, there are still around 100 bottles of random brands that I don't know where to put and it was in my search for bright green that I came across this mini SCENTED bottle of Sephora by OPI in the shade Watermelon (yes, it does still smell like watermelon once you apply it and for days after too!).

NAILS | Matte Green Flowers #CBBxManiMonday

Matte Green Flower Nail Art
Press samples

I was so proud of myself for getting these nails done two weeks in advance! I really wanted any excuse to use this gorgeously bright green from Biosculpture as it is one of my favourite ones to bring out for Spring and Summer. I mean, look at it! How can it NOT make you happy?

SHEET MASK | Kumamon Sheet Mask

Kumamon Sheet Mask
This was a gift from a friend

I had a really rough week, specifically a rough Thursday and Friday at work and ended up driving home with tears running past my sunglasses early Friday morning. I slept for most of the afternoon in the hopes that I would have the strength to survive a busy Saturday and I ended up having a really horrible day. A very minor conflict has had me WAY more bothered than it should which I know is not a normal way for my brain to function so I am in the midst of trying to figure out how to handle this as I feel like internally something is not right with my body.  

NAILS | Bacteria in a Petri Dish #CBBxManiMonday

Army Green Dotticure
Press samples

This week's manicure was a bit of a fail as I did not get the effect I wanted, but I guess it cleaned up well enough that I received a few compliments on my nails. When I showed my husband he said it looked like "bacteria growing in petri dish" hence the name of the post. To me, my nails reminded me of the Ishihara Test for colour blindness! Nonetheless, I never like redoing my nails or hiding my failures so here we are this week with bacterial nail art!

SHEET MASK | Sally's Box Loverecipe Peach and Carrot Mask

Press samples

Wow, ok so it has felt like forever since I have written anything! I had all these beautiful scheduled posts (I know, I know!) for Jan and Feb and then I just got really pre-occupied with work, work and more work! My brain has been a mess of day job to do lists and even the to do lists for home have gotten to a point where I feel like I am flooding my brain with too much stimulation. I realized I also hadn't had CBD in awhile and immediately placed my order with Birch + Fog last week for my favourite tincture and gummies. 

NAILS | Green and Gold Glitter Tips for a Gala! #CBBxManiMonday

Green and Gold Glitter Nail Art
NCLA nail polish purchased by me

Hi, it's me. It has been a mentally-taxing last few weeks for me and beauty and blogging has been put on the backburner for awhile. I go through these phases where I feel so motivated to pump out content and then the total opposite if something else is going in my life. While I have been keeping busy and actually have had a relatively active social life the last month, I have also been experiencing only what I can describe as an extreme tiredness/lack of motivation at home. I have what feels like enough energy for a few hours and then I need to nap or I just want to literally sit on the couch and be on my phone or read. Reading at least is something I have been pretty productive at and I've read more so far this year than I have since 2020. Though today's nails are from a few weeks ago, it seemed only fitting to share them for our "Green" theme this month!