Monday, August 23, 2010

I haven't taken a bath in years [lush reviews]

So that may be misleading. No bath, but I SHOWER every day!! :D Now that that's out of the way...

If anything will make me use my tub it's LUSH. I was never into the bath salts, oils, and whatnot. I did love the occasional bubble bath but I was 10! As the years went on I grew out of that and taking showers is faster (duh) plus I never had the time to draw a bath. I remember in junior high this girl gave me a random bath bomb shaped like a flower, and I was like "wtf am I supposed to do with this."

All these fun Lush products I read about always makes me curious so I bought some this weekend. Plus Joanna sent me a couple Lush items for my bday (thank you!) and spiked my interest again. Didn't hurt that it was tax free weekend so I ran out to the mall. I have been to the Lush store before, but I didn't keep any bath bombs for myself. I also realize I haven't done a review since February.. so here goes.

You've Been Mangoed Bath Melt - $5.95 for 1oz
Mango and cocoa butter bath.
You've Been Mangoed is bright and breezy, with nutritious mango and avocado butters to make your skin feel as if it's just had a really healthy breakfast and is all set up for the day.

While mango is totally awesome, this was not. I didn't feel like it did much besides smell nice in the water. I liked the lemongrass oil and citrus grass oil but that's it. It's more citrus than mango smelling so the name is misleading. I don't think the value for this is good. It's too small for $6.

I give it an OKAY but I won't repurchase this.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Who is my surprise Angel?

Little did I know that I would be receiving my gift exchange surprise so quickly! If you remember from my last post I mentioned the Secret Angel or Devil gift exchange my friend Linda put together. Well I got a HUGE surprise today when I checked my porch! The pics will speak for themselves!

Here is the HUGE package. I was surprised to see this on my porch. I was like "who's getting married around here?" hehe. This is extremely well wrapped! It arrived perfectly unharmed. How much tape did you use, lady? The whole thing is wrapped in tape! My guess is that you're an Angel, Linda!

Super pretty packaging! Petals and peanuts! A sweetly typed letter! When I opened it there was a nice fragrance to it.

After I pawed through the petals I found this box. What's inside?

Asian goodies galore! Pocky, really pretty lashes I want to try out, nose strips, lash glue, and bath salt. This is so awesome because I was looking at some glue and nose strips on Sasa this week! Thank you! What's that in the corner?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Secret Santa for the Summer- please join!

My friend Linda is hosting a secret santa in the summer called "Secret Angel or Devil" that can be found here. Please join! We are looking for more ladies to participate. You need to be an active blogger and the spending limit is $25-$45 USD including shipping.

So are you an Angel or a Devil? The angel and devil aspect involves the wrapping of the present, not the present itself. It's not limited to makeup- it can be whatever!

Today is the last day to join but she may be extending the deadline... please join asap!

On another note.. I've been really amused with this site I found called Quote URL where you can group together people's tweets and even embed it into your blog like so! If you don't get it you can watch the demo video on their site.

  1. My Makeup Blog
    MyMakeupBlog Latest: My Favorite Pair of Earrings from Julu Jewelry
-- this quote was brought to you by quoteurl

 I made your favorite pair of earrings? What an honor!! I dunno if you know this but I started blogging because of you! <3

Shout out to Megan for sending me this gorgeous palette for my birthday! Mac Graphic Gardens. I finally made a proper whore look using this so thanks! :D

This is so gorgeous! It's everything I dreamed of and more!! Thank you!

You must join Milk and Cookiie's Giveaway! I love how they always make it a game. They even made a video this time! eek! I love seeing you bloggers "in person."

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Free R&R lip gloss + shipping!

What's this Free lip gloss business? Well (a branch of Editor's Closet) sent me an email for $15 off since I purchased with them last time. How awesome is that? Basically you can get products for free because the cheapest product is around $13. You only need to pay shipping at a $6.50 flat rate. You can only use the coupon once per account. Here is the code for $15 off: BTYTHX1115

I picked up Drama Queen, one of the Pressed Powders, and a 202 small shader brush. I'm running out of MUFE and Cargo powders so the powder should come in handy. I almost wanted to get the blending brush but I have too many blending brushes, and after some research I found that it may be too fluffy and better suited as an all over wash brush. I looked through my brushes and I remembered that I needed more normal small shader brushes that are of natural hair. The 202 seems like it will be perfect for what I need.