Winter Body Scrub

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I couldn’t resist. I had so much extra cinnamon and sugar that I was itching to make a body scrub. I picked up this adorable jar at Target, and here we are!

It’s winter, and let’s be honest, we are all dry and need a good scrub to get that dead skin off (ew).

I actually got a beautiful scrub and body butter set for Christmas and I loved the scrub. The scent was very fresh and I loved it, but I also wanted a sweeter scented one that I could use as well. I found this super easy to make! Hopefully you have everything in your kitchens to create this as well.

(You need a jar)

2 Cups brown sugar

3/8 cup of honey

1/4 cup of coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon cinnamon

You basically just mix all these together in a bowl, and use your hands to mash up the oil and everything together. I added slightly more vanilla to give it a cinnamon-vanilla scent. The coconut scent just barely comes through, so it smells great and it feels amazing.

 

If you try this out, let me know how it goes!

-Heather

 

October Lush Haul | Halloween & Glitter

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It seems like the entire internet is obsessed with the fall Lush that’s come out. I waited patiently until I could finally go, and I was grabbing things left and right. I picked up the new Halloween things (they were out last year too) and a few other things too.

I know this isn’t a big haul, but I don’t have much money to be spending on Lush, especially since I can only take baths at home and not at school. But I knew some of you would want to see this, so I took some pictures of them! Lush is so magical during the fall and winter. I went in and there were decorations and everyone was so cheerful. If you haven’t stopped in lately even just to browse, you should take a look.

I also want to say that the glittery Lush treats are always my favorite. I don’t think you can overlook the beautiful pumpkin or the revamped bubbleroons. They are always amazing and I can’t wait to relax into a hot bath on a crisp Autumn evening. This most certainly is one of the best parts of Autumn.

Lord of Misrule: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is one of my favorites. I say that a lot, but this has always been my all time favorite that I look forward to with seasonal releases. The smell of this is something you honestly can’t put into words. My advice is, just go sniff it. The color of it is a festive wine color and there are popping candies!

-The crown design on Lord of Misrule was inspired by the one worn by the ruler of the Pagan Feast of Fools, where a lowly peasant became Lord for a day.

-This Bath Bomb features Fair Trade vanilla absolute; the world’s first!

-Although commonplace today, black pepper was incredibly expensive in Medieval Europe.

Honey Bee: This bath bomb is very special to me because it was the first Lush product I ever bought! I was feeling nostalgic and thought it was time I tried it out again.

-A bath treat for the whole family; even the most sensitive of skins.

-Honey naturally moisturizes and softens as you soak in the caramel-colored waters.

-Sweet wild orange, perfect for gently cleansing and toning the skin, brightens your mood.

Sparkly Pumpkin: This is one of those fall bath items that smells amazing and sparkles brilliantly so you feel like your even got just a bit more festive.

-This pumpkin shares its scent with our Mr. Punch soap from LUSH Christmases past!

-Lime and grapefruit oils give this Bubble Bar an uplifting scent.

-A gold shimmering exterior will leave you sparkling in and out of the bath.

Rose Jam Bubbleroon: This was always one of my favorites, but they reformulated it so that it makes more bubbles AND they made it look like a sparkly rose!

-Want more of a great thing? Each Bubbleroon is made for two baths!

-Hop in the tub for the silkiest, softiest, rosiest-scented bubbles you’ve ever had.

-With Fair Trade Shea Butter in the base, Bubbleroons treat the skin to a softening and moisturizing soak.

What were your favorites out of these? And let me know what you’ve been buying at Lush!

-Heather

Lush Inspiration: Blackberry

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Back-to-school season has been reminding me to take as many baths as I can now, while I still have a tub (compared to my soon-to-be dorm life).

I took a bath the other day using Blackberry from Lush and The colors were amazing, so I thought I’d share some pictures I took of the bath bomb (and some pictures that resembled it).

Let me know what you think!

-Heather

Lush Haul & Cocktail| August 2015

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For the majority of you, you’ll already know I am obsessed with Lush.

I went in to get some Lush last week and I was happy I went when I did. If you didn’t know, the U.S. Lush stores are phasing out a lot of their old (and most loved) bath bombs! I already stocked up on Space Girl and Phoenix Rising last month, but I didn’t know that Granny Takes a Dip was leaving too. When the employees told me, I knew I had to get it. I also bought a few other fun bath treats (and they all look pretty cohesive, don’t they?)

Cocktail: Granny Takes A Dip & The Comforter

Granny stats:

(Featured ingredient is Lemon Oil)

  • The wonderful array of swirling colors paints a gorgeous picture in the tub.
  • This bomb was inspired by a 1960’s clothing boutique called Granny Takes a Trip.
  • The pink outer ring contains small bits of Bubble Bar for a bit of bubbling bliss.

Comforter Stats:

(Featured ingredient is Bergamot Oil)

  • Soaking in a tub with The Comforter is like sinking beneath a bath of cotton wool.
  • The warm aroma of cassis absolute is so relaxing that you’ll go to bed feeling happier.
  • Blackcurrant absolute is extracted by solvent extraction from the buds of the blackcurrant bush.

I actually got he last Granny in the store (sad, but awesome) and I knew I needed to use it with something for its last hoorah. The scent of Granny goes perfectly with the candy-scented comforter, and you can see in the pictures that the bubbles were amazing in a purple/pink bath.

Have you bought anything fun at Lush lately?

-Heather

Lush Inspiration: Avobath

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I’ve fallen in love, and his name is Avobath. This is another repurchase for me, but I indulged in a bath after I had a hard day moving out of my dorm, and it was just what I needed.

This bath bomb doesn’t  have all the bells and whistles that some of the other ones do (ie. seaweed, glitter, confetti hearts) but it still one of my all time favorites. It doesn’t fizz for that long before it’s done, but the color and scent are very strong. This was a good relaxing and fresh bath bomb to use when you’ve been on your feet the whole day. I find that when I use this I can relax easier because the scent is calming but still uplifting. This is a perfect spring-into-summer bath bomb!

Here’s some specs on Avobath:

-perfect for early mornings when you just don’t feel like getting up

-lemongrass scent helps wake your brain up

-has mixed in avocados to bring moisture to your dry skin

-having a foggy brain? this might help you get motivated

-a zesty refresher

Have you used Avobath?

-Heather

Lush Inspiration: Dragon’s Egg

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Hello everyone, today I am blogging to you while I am very sick in bed. The best time to get sick is not around finals week. The dorm I live in is pretty much filled with gross people, thus resulting in me getting sick a lot. 

Anyway, I have some Lush inspiration for you. I really enjoyed doing it last time with the Twilight bath bomb. This time I took on Dragon’s Egg, which I’ve used before and I loved!

Here are some stats on Dragon’s Egg:

-Good for if you need to let off some steam (it really took my anxiety from this terrible week right away)

-A good bath bomb for all of your senses

-Has lemon oil, which is good for toning and refreshing skin 

-It’s vibrant, sizzling, and has many sounds, colors, and scents while it’s in the bath

-Good for groggy morning or before an evening out!

-Heather

Lush Inspiration: Twilight

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Shameless, typical Tumblr-inspired pictures of bath bombs.

I came up with a cool idea to compare bath bombs to thing. I actually didn’t really come up with this, because people have been doing similar things on Tumblr. But I thought it would be a fun thing to do for this blog! I love Lush and I can’t always get it, so it might be fun to do something like this when I treat myself. I only own the first two images!!

This was the Twilight bath bomb, and I’ve used it before. I love this because of the lavender in it. As someone who is anxious and usually needs help falling asleep, this is a great bath bomb to use at night. The smell is divine!

Some specs on this bath bomb (taken right from the Lush site):

1. Lavender is a natural melatonin that will help make you sleepy (as said before)

2. It has sweet tonka absolute, which is the “saucier cousin of vanilla” that will help you become relaxed and tired

3. It has a slow froth, and when I used it, it really did take awhile to completely fizzle out.

Honestly, I want to repurchase this over and over after it helped me relax so much after a very stressful week. I love how the colors changed from pink to blue to purple, just like the night sky.

-Heather

Great Balls of Bicarb- Lush Treats

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I have added some Lush products to my collection, and I must say, the excitement is overwhelming. In case you’ve been noticing, there has been a big lack of Lush on this blog lately. Let’s just state the obvious: I’m a broke college student. Keeping up with Lush every month was a nice luxury for awhile, but it had to stop. Especially since I don’t have a bath at school and I only use my bath products when I come home. That meant I had to cut down how much I went to Lush, and eventually, I just stopped going.

Trust me, this is just as devastating to me to have to live through as it probably is for you to read this. However, I decided when I get some extra money, I’ll stop in every so often and get some Lush. Fast forward to Easter, when I told my mom all I wanted was one single peep. I came downstairs the next morning to a basket (full of peeps, by the way) with a huge Lush gift inside. AND IT WAS VERY HARD TO HOLD IN MY EXCITEMENT.

This is the Great Balls of Bicarb Lush box (cylinder, really) and I really love it because my favorite thing to get at Lush is bath bombs.

I haven’t used any yet, but I am planning to this weekend. I think as I use each bath bomb I’ll do a blog post on how they look/perform in the bath.

-Heather

Wen Hair Treatment

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Happy President’s Day guys!

I got the Wen Hair Treatment for Christmas and it’s taken me awhile to finally review it, but here I am! I must say that I’ve seen this advertised so much and never thought to pick it up, so I’m so glad I received it as a gift.

Firstly, I found these products the easiest to use for a pamper night type of thing. There was also a normal conditioner that came with the set, but I never remember to use it! For a nice relaxed night in the bath, I’ll use this stay-in treatment that you keep for about a half hour before rinsing out. I use the spray after I’ve towel dried my hair and it’s mostly damp. I really can say I notice a difference after using the Wen products. I don’t use them a whole lot during the week because it might be hard on your hair, but when I end up using them my hair is much softer and shinier!

Also, I love the scent of this! It smells very minty, but not the cheap kind of Bath & Body Works minty. None of these things lather, because there are no chemicals in them that would make them foam up while you wash it. But I can tell the ends of my hair that were damaged seem to be feeling a lot more healthy after using this treatment kit!!

Have you used Wen?

-Heather

This Month’s Lush: September 2014

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Hey everyone!

I stopped into Lush this past weekend to pick some bath goodies up! I usually do this about once a month and I was long overdue. I’ve noticed now that the weather is changing, my skin is a bit dry and less hydrated. I was eager to see if any new fall bath bombs or bubble bars were out, but the girls in Lush said they would be released in October. I still didn’t mind and picked out my favorite Lush products so I could relax a little in this colder weather. I also have my Ipsy makeup look for September done, but the photos are not loading right, so I’ll have them fixed very soon to upload.

This first thing I picked up was actually a product I had never used before! That is the Dragon’s Egg bath bomb. I’ve used almost ever bath bomb from Lush and I decided to try this one out since it had such a beautiful citrus smell to it. It smells clean at first, since it’s main ingredient is lemon. But there are these circle disks of color inside the bomb that come out when placed in the water. The colors swirl around and make an orange-ish color in your bath. I loved this bomb so much and wondered why I’ve never picked it up before! I know it isn’t neccesarily a “fall” or “autumn” scent, but it still really energized me after using it, and I was so happy I picked it up. On the Lush website, it also says that lemon oil (which is in the bomb) is toning and refreshing to the skin. I wouldn’t say this alone is super hydrating, but it is refreshing.

The second thing I got was sunny side, but I’m not gonna go into it a lot since I think I reviewed this from last month’s post, so you can check there for the details! I will say this is great to break into pieces and use with your other bath bombs, because it has a lemon scent and goes with the refreshing other scents.

The third one I got is also a repeat, and it’s Fizzbanger (are you sensing a theme here?). It seems like I’ve been very into the citrus scents this September, but this bath bomb also has a spicy scent to it, so I’ll be saving it for colder weather. I loved this bath bomb the last time I used it, and I can’t wait to use it again.

The last item I got was Tisty Tosty, which is a beautiful looking heart-shaped bomb. I’ve used this once before awhile ago, and I remember how gorgeous and relaxing it was. It is very floral and more of a serious scent, so I’ll be saving this for a chilled-out night when I need some comfort.

My combo this month: Dragon’s Egg and Sunny Side. I broke half of Sunny Side and let that bubble up before dropping in Dragon’s Egg, and I was so happy I did so! Both have lemon-based scents and it was like having a power bath. The small wasn’t overpowering at all,  but left you with the feeling of being very very clean. I didn’t get this recommended from someone in the Lush shop (the way I usually do) I sort of just thought what would go well together and spontaneously threw them in.

Here’s last month’s Lush post!

What have you purchased from Lush this month?

-Heather