Lush- #2- Easter/Spring Edition!

I could not resist when I placed my first Lush order and they sent me a little pamphlet filled with their Easter/Spring goodies. Of course, I had to immediately place another order in fear of the cute bath bombs and bubblebars being sold out quickly. Of course I had to.

So here is my order:

I haven’t used anything yet as I literally just ripped the package open because I was so excited!

Now an individual “review” of what I got!

This is Bubblegrub. This little cutie is a bubble bar, a very adorable bubble bar. Who knew a bubble bar could be so cute? 

The smell did shock me somewhat, I guess because I didn’t read the scent…I just ordered it because I couldn’t stand how cute it was and I needed one. Their description says it smells like Vanilla…hence the vanilla antennas. It smells a little bit like vanilla but I strongly smell like an outdoors, woodsy kind of smell. This bubble bar was $7.95 (USD).

This is a Hoppity Poppity bath bomb. Also super cute. I ordered two of these because I want to use one and save one. It smells like a lemon and lavender scent, smells like spring for sure! It is filled with green popping candy that will crackle, pop and fizz in the tub. It was a lot smaller than I expected it to be but then again I didn’t look at the ounces because I was so excited to get this cute bath bomb! It is a 2.8 oz bath bomb.  This bath bomb was $4.95 (USD).

This is the Fluffy Egg bath bomb. This has the most amazing smell I have ever smelled, ever. It smells like candy. Like cotton candy and vanilla combined. I absolutely love this bath bomb! This bath bomb is 4.5 oz, so it is a decent sized bath bomb. It’s bright pink and has a little flower on both sides. I seriously cannot get over how amazing it smells. This is definitely a must buy! This bath bomb was $5.95 (USD).

Also, as always, I received a small sample of one of their soaps. This time I got The Godmother. It is deep pink, candy colored soap. It smells amazing, like candy! A mix of bubble gum and cotton candy. This soap is supposed to be a soap version of their shower gel, Snow Fairy. I’m very happy they sent me this sample because this is a sample that makes me want to buy the full sized product.

Thanks for reading everyone! What are your favorite Lush products? Let me know in the comments below!

Xoxo

Frank Body- Coffee Scrub

You have probably seen this little brown paper package named Frank on social media at some point, whether it be instagram, twitter or whatever. It is a coffee based scrub that is packed with minerals and essential oils for smooth skin and filled with antioxidants to treat stretch marks, scars, cellulite, and acne.

Of course, after seeing is everywhere I decided to buy a package and see if it was really worth all of the attention it was getting. I bought the Coconut Coffee Scrub. It says that this scrub is great for anyone that has sensitive skin. My skin tends to be dry but anytime I have used ANY face wash, it has broken out…which I am assuming is because my skin is sensitive. Each package contains 200g and the Coconut Coffee Scrub was $17.95 (USD).

Their website and packaging is really cute. When you’re on the website it’s almost as if Frank is talking directly to you. Calling you a babe, letting you know the benefits, and making you feel good about yourself.

I have used the scrub a few times this week already, it says to use between 2-4 times a week. I have only used it on my face so far but I will use it more on my body when I feel like making an even bigger mess. I don’t have ance or scars on my face so the only benefit I am getting from it is that my face felt smooth, moisturized and just clean after using it.

The consistency of the scrub is exactly like used coffee grounds; wet, rough and smells like coffee.

Pros:

  • Smells delicious (like coffee)
  • Softens, exfoliates skin
  • Makes you feel moisturized
  • Package seals with a ziplock
  • Free shipping (USA)
  • Price

Cons:

  • Makes a gigantic mess
  • A lot of product waste
  • Price

Notice I put “Price” under both the Pros and Cons…the reason I did that is because it is decently priced for a moisturizer that does have many benefits to the skin but also you can make your own coffee scrub at home without paying the price of having a name brand product.

I do like the product and the concept of the product, but I absolutely HATE the mess it made all over. I spent more time cleaning my bathroom up than I did exfoliating my face. Not only does the messy aspect of it drive me insane, but the amount of waste of the product. I found out that wetting your face or body first and then putting the scrub on will help but not completely…there is still a good amount of waste.

I thought it would be a good idea to try leaning over the sink to catch any that fell and then pick it up and reuse it…but its almost impossible to pick all the waste up and try to reuse it…it’s more of a hassle and it’s more time consuming than to just accept the amount of waste.

Overall, I will say that I did like how smooth, clean and moisturized it made my face feel…but I want to say the Cons outweigh the Pros here. I am going to give it a try on my body and see if that clears up any cellulite that I may have and I will report back to anyone that wants to know the results. I might purchase this product again, unless I get the ingredients and make it myself.

Rating: 6/10.

I wish I could give this product a better rating but the amount of waste is so upsetting especially when the pric is much more than it would cost to make this yourself.

Have any of you tried this product? What did you think? Would you buy it again? Do you plan on buying and trying this coffee scrub out? Have you ever made your own? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you all for reading!

xoxo

Sephora Purchases!

I have been stalking Sephora for good sales. I received two gift cards for Christmas for Sephora from my Dad. I went to the closest Sephora to me and of course- they were all sold out of everything…probably because it was around Christmas time. So I decided to just hold on to them, and continue to hold on to them until I forgot I had them (I know, I know…how could I?!). Then I decided to quit sitting around holding onto gift cards and to spend them, so I got on to Sephora and spent every last penny on those gift cards and I figured I would show you what I got!

I am not going to review the products I bought because I haven’t used most of them before but feel free to ask me to do a review on something. Right now I am simply going to just show the products and make some comments about them!

(I am not posting this to brag, I am posting to show what I got in case someone would like a review on a product or if anyone would like to tell me that they have used a product I bought and how they liked it.)

So here is what I ordered:

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-Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube

-Too Faced 5 Star Favorites

-Benefit Cosmetics The Real Steal

-Luxe Affairs Sample Bag

-Benefits Cosmetics Pretty Parfait

-Dolce & Gabbana The One For Me (sample)

-Philosophy Live Joyously (sample)

-Lacoste (sample)

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This is Benefits Pretty Parfait! The packaging is super cute, it’s a tin in the shape of a little bakery/sweets shop. Inside of the tin is:

0.3 oz They’re real! mascara
– 0.4 oz Benetint rose-tinted lip & cheek stain
– 0.25 oz Deluxe sample of the POREfessional primer
– 0.05 oz Mini Laugh with me LeeLee fragrance

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And of course, it’s in the collectible tin. The reason I picked this was because I really wanted the Benetint and buying this whole tin was cheaper than buying just the Benetint alone.

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Here is the next item I picked out– Too Faced 5 Star Favorites. Which includes:

– 0.17 oz Better Than Sex Mascara
– 0.17 oz Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
– 0.03 oz Perfect Eyes Eye Liner (black) 

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Let me just say- I used all three of these within 10 minutes of opening the package from Sephora and I am so in love. Obviously it’s true that you get what you pay for.

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Here is the next item I ordered, The Real Steal. Which includes:

– 0.3 oz Full-size They’re Real! Mascara
– 0.01 oz Mini They’re Real! Push-Up Liner
– 0.05 oz They’re Real! Remover sample packet 

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I can’t wait to try out the liquid liner with this set, it does seem like it would be hard for me to apply…but you never know!

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I also got an Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, I have used this product a million times and I swear by it. Mine just ran out two days ago, so I needed to get another one. I have a couple of other brands of eyeshadow primer, so maybe I will do a compare review on all of them!  If anyone is interested?

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This is the Luxe Affairs sample bag. Inside this bag there are mini samples of these fragrances:

-Viktor & Rolf, Flowerbomb

-Dolce & Gabbana, Dolce

-Tom Ford, Velvet Orchid

-Gucci, Flora by Gucci-Gorgeous Gardenia

-Balenciaga, B.

-Cartier, Baiser Vole Lys Rose

-Viktor & Rolf, Spicebomb (For Him)

–Gucci, Made to Measure (For Him)

They came in a cute mini drawstring bag!

Then the last thing I got was three samples of other fragrances.

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(sorry-I could not, for the life of me, get the photo to turn the correct way!)

-Lacoste, NOIR Pour Homm

-Dolce & Gabbana, The One For Me

-Philosophy, Live Joyously

So there you have it, my Sephora purchases. I always like to see what other people buy, so I can get ideas or see future reviews on products I might like to pick up! Let me know in the comments if you have any of these products and what you think about them, or if you want me to review any of the products shown 🙂

Thank you all for taking the time to read my post! I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

xoxoxo

ELF Liquid Eyeliner

Liquid eyeliner. My best friend, and my worst enemy. First of all, it took me months to find one that I was comfortable using. Yes, comfortable. Some were awkward to hold, some were bulky, some were too runny, some were too crayon-like. Second of all, my favorite ended up being one that is $1 a bottle. Now that’s what I call a steal of a deal!

Bargain shopping for liquid eyeliner accidentally. Yessss!

And here she is

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…what a beauty.

I know everyone has their opinions on products and some products work well for others and some don’t. This product however saved me a lifetime of buying expensive liquid liners and testing them out to hate them. I will go through my likes and dislikes of this product.

After buying and trying out over 10+ liquid liners, the ELF Liquid Eyeliner was the winner for me.

Likes
– this eyeliner is cheap, it’s $1!
– you have full control of the brush and the amount of liner on it
– the brush makes it easy to apply and make smooth lines
– it’s small and easy to hold, the applicator isn’t bulky or in the way
-they don’t test on animals

Dislikes
– each brush is slightly different
– you can’t get all of the product out of the bottle easily (but still, it’s only $1)

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The brush “wand”, that’s what I’m calling it, is so easy to hold and gives you great control because it’s slim and not bulky. It is so easy to create smooth lines because you have complete control and you also control how much liner is on the brush. I had a very bad experience with eyeliner that is in a squeeze tube, my entire eyeball was black and my vision was blurred. I have also had bad luck with the pen liquid liners, all those have done for me is either cut my eyelid or made my eyelid raw from rubbing it on it.

Here are a few pictures of my eye with the ELF liquid liner on it:

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One of the only issues I had with the liner was that after my first bottle ran out (and I acted like the world was ending), I went and got another bottle. This time, the brush was slightly different almost like it had more bristles and the end wasn’t to a point. It was more flat and squared off which made it extremely difficult to apply. I tested it out and bought five of the eyeliners and most of the brushes had the same shape but they aren’t 100% the same. So there is my only warning!

I definitely recommend this product to friends (really anyone that will actually listen to me rave about it because I almost cried when I finally found a liquid liner that didn’t give me problems). I have always heard that the best beauty products are the most expensive and I have learned that that is not always the case.

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Buy it. Try it, and let me know your experience with it!

This product is definitely a 4.5 star product.

Coming Soon!

I will have reviews on beauty products coming soon. I just placed a large order with Sephora, from gift cards I saved from Christmas time…I don’t think I would have spent that much on those products if it wasn’t for gift cards to be honest. As soon as I get the products and test them I will be uploading pictures, swatches, my opinion, etc!

I had a Youtube channel with 5k+ followers on it, but then I moved into the middle of the woods where I can’t stream Youtube videos, so I deleted my channel because I am not moving out from the woods and there is no point in having the channel if I can’t use it, right? Right! Plus I really enjoy reading blogs with opinions and seeing pictures instead of staring at videos all day…and I’m not the only one, I don’t think?

I like the idea of reading a blog, instead of watching a video. Reminds me of times before all this electronic stuff bombarded everyones lives. I have a Samsung tablet for reading books, but I would much rather read a paper book, same concept with this I guess. Also, since my job destroyed my eyes… I need glasses to see a computer screen when I’m working that’s probably another reason why I would prefer a paperback book instead of reading a tiny computer screen for hours on end.

So, now that I have successfully change topics ten times during this, I look forward to comments/questions when I start this blog 🙂