Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Sunday, December 29, 2013
This video is so long... I don't know how I ended up with so much stuff and so much to say... youtube gives an option of 3 thumbnails and is usually really bad at it... but this time they got one right that defines this video:)
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
This the biggest bath bomb available at Lush this season. It is described as 3 bath bombs in one, and is supposedly big enough for two baths. One can break it in half, but I did not. It also contains a surprise inside???? I'm not sure what it was supposed to be... it all fizzled out while I was soaking and not paying attention.
Glad I indulged myself this once... no need to do it again. I know Lush has a great sale on Boxing Day, but I've allocated my pennies for other things this season :)
Monday, December 23, 2013
I do love a good thick, heavy, body moisturizer. This was an instant “want” when I sampled this on the back of my hand… and once I got a whiff of vanilla-apricot I knew I’d have to splurge on this eventually. I call it a splurge because I feel it’s a substantial ticket price for not a substantial amount of product ($42 CAD for 8oz or 240ml) in comparison my still all time fave Kiehl's Creme de Corps retails for $87 CAD for a whopping 1L bottle.
That’s the only place this product falls short for me. I need this tub to be at least twice the size, without doubling the price :)
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Loved the name of this bath bomb, the pressed in star, and the colour. I imagined a beautifully fragranced green bath. It was not a green bath... it was deep plum-burgundy. There is another colour in the centre, that fizzles purple :)
This bomb also contains fizzing candies... but I did not hear them while this was melting or see the silver luster it's supposed to have (I'll pay closer attention next time I acquire it). Still loved this bath bomb. The colour is gorgeous... and the scent heavenly. Lush lists pepper oil and patchouli oil as a couple of main ingredients. I'm usually not crazy about patchouli, but in tandem with pepper... it works... it works very well.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
I purchased this to help lighten my dark spots... mostly post acne reminders. The high score on sephora.com and the claims got me. Described as a "lightweight, silky moisturizer that nourishes skin as it gently exfoliates and fades dark spots... it sounds just like what I needed.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
This is the only item that captured my attention from the Holiday 2013 collection presented by CHANEL… although when I went to visit the counter I also walked away with 2 new nail lacquers (see them here).
I don't know if I would have spent that kind of money on a palette if not for Lisa Eldrige who labeled this as "THE ONE" for her. Lucky lady received hers months ago from CHANEL, I waited until November then made a pilgrimage to Holt's and got one for myself.
It comes housed in a soft velvety sleeve. I know some find this wasteful and useless and throw these out, but if my palette (shadow, blush, or bronzer) is encased in something so pretty, that's how I store it.
Except for the middle shade all are velvety matte. When I look at the 5 shade range the word "earthy" comes to mind. This isn't a typical holiday palette, no gold and no glitter, instead it is understated in a very sophisticated and elegant way.
My favourite colour is at the very end. This gorgeous dark grey-purple is hard to describe, but I reach for it every time I pop this open.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
My new favorite item from Lush, and new current favorite mask. I'm talking about Rudolph, the limited edition, seasonal, treat. Lush brings Rudolph out once the weather turns, and Christmas is on it's way. Since this is the first year I've bought this mask, I'm not sure how long Lush keeps it around... but I do hope it's all the way to spring.
This mask has been formulated for Canadian weather... or at least that's what I'd like to believe :)... but seriously this is ideal for this time of the year. When it's cold and frosty outside and warm/hot and dry inside... this kind of switcharoo in temperature can do a number on your face... suddenly your skin becomes, dry, dull, brittle, itchy and you want to give it some love but you don't know how... well this is the product you should slap on.
As you may know I am very acne prone... but his has not aggravated any existing beasts, nor caused any new ones to pop up. I actually find that this has a calming effect on my eruptions...