Tis the season to be spooky! Halloween month is officially in full swing and everyone is celebrating! The weather is changing (sorta), the leaves are turning (not really), sweater weather is upon us (nope), and I can finally order that festive Starbucks hot drink ("um, can you do it iced??")Even though the weather is deciding to trick us with it's everlasting summer - LUSH is ready to treat us with the spirit of Halloween!
When LUSH released their Seasonal Halloween Products, with spooky names such as Bewitched, Ectoplasm, Lord of Misrule, and Goth Fairy, it was hard to pick which goodies I would be taking home with me! (My "beauty on a budget" regime designated that I would only leave with three products. Two New and One necessity!)
After much deliberation, I walked out of my guilty pleasure with a Bewitched Bubble Bar, because CATS, and a Monster's Ball Bath Bomb (and a necessary face mask)!
It only took a few minutes of bath time to realize that Monster's Ball is one of my favorite purchases I've made at Lush and I intend to stop back by and pick up a couple of more! Im not saying it's as wonderful as a Scrubee.... But I am definitely under its spell.
The Monster's Ball Bath Bomb is seriously other-worldly and should remain on the shelves all year long. Just sayin...
Let me break it down for you!
1 .The sweet Lime Scent is a delightful surprise and shake-up from the normal Fall/Autumn-y smells out there!
2. It's a lil cyclops. Cute!
a. Its got lil horns!!! TOO CUTE!
3. The Cyclop's eye is a petite Vegan Chocolate Chip!
a. Although the LUSH employee said you probably shouldn't eat it.
b. But I mean - I guess if you're desperate for chocolate you could risk a stomach-ache...
c. But are you that desperate for sweets?
d. If so ... PSA: Trick or Treat before partaking.
4. The colors that this monster brings forth is AH-MAZING! Pinks, Purples, and Blues. YAS!
a. You feel like your in a cauldron filled with mystical witch's brew.
b. But not in a threatening way!
5. It gets you in the Holiday Spirit.
So no matter how you decide to celebrate the spooky season, whether you wish to weep with a raven in a cemetery, haunt teenager's dreams, blow up red balloons, or hunt youthful souls with your witch-y sisters, Monster's Ball is the perfect ghoulish delight to unwind with!
Let's Talk Showers and Honey and Men. Oh my.
Specifically, It's Raining Men Shower Gel from Lush!
Now, in case you haven't heard Lush is the bomb.com. There is no comparison. When it comes to a good bubble bath, refreshing face mask, or on the go shampoo bars - Lush has got you covered! Lush is all the things that are right and good in the world. If you are having a crap day, week, month, or even a year... Lush will be there for you. (see what I did there)
This week I would like to talk about my newly purchased product, It's Raining Men Shower Gel.
But, first off, a little back story. I am obsessed, along with the rest of the world, over the almighty SCRUBEE! I was stung, so to speak!
The scrubee, originally a limited time product, took North America by storm about 5 months ago. It sold out like crazy. You just couldn't get it... period. I tried 2 locations in Orlando, 3 in Chicago, and, as a last ditch resort, I tried online. Getting a scrubee was a no go. But I wasn't terribly worried, I had a trip to London planned and apparently our English friends were way more equipped then we were in the scrubee department. After an 8 hour flight, 3 hour jet lag nap, 1 tube ride, and a brief walk - scrubees were purchased at the Oxford Street Lush! (Side note: This Lush was huge. It was like a Body/Face/Shower Wonka Factory. Lush Oxford Street, I recommend you.) Upon checkout, the sweet Lush hostess tried to explain to me what the little bar is used for and basically I was like, "Honey, I've just flown 4,000 miles for this Bad Boy, I got this!"
Notice my use of the word 'honey'... I'm sad to say that pun was not intended but completely welcomed.
Anyways, let me breakdown the scrubee for you. It is a little bumble bee - soap bar looking thing made up of Honey, Shea Butter, Cocoa, Coconut Shell, and Almond goodness. It's main purpose is two-fold - 1. Exfoliating - leaving your skin super silky and 2. Smelling drop-dead wonderful. The scent is what makes this bar a cut above the rest! I need more of this scent in my life. (Along with the rose jam... But thats for another post.)
This need for the honey scent is what has led me to my most recent Lush purchase. I saw an article online, or maybe an Instagram post, either way - I was finally made privy to the fact that a certain shower gel is made up of the same honey scent as the Scrubee. I immediately planned my next Lush excursion.
Yesterday, after a 10 hour work day and complete anticipation of spending last week's paycheck, I found myself in Lush.
With the largest bottle of It's Raining Men Shower Gel in one hand and a scrubee and bath bomb in the other - I made my way to the register! Victory is Mine!
Oh, yes, B-T-dubs - American Lush has caught up with our nation's scrubee addiction and has gotten their inventory in check... for now. I hear some locations are already wiped.
When bath time finally rolled around - I decided to use the shower gel as a bubble bath. While it doesn't produce many bubbles - it does make the bath smell yummy - which was my ultimate goal. I also used the gel on my loofa and it creates a great lather and provides that yummy honey scent I crave! Success!!!
Im super stoked for this purchase and would recommend it to the #ScrubeeAddict.
BONUS: It's made of great ingredients - featuring: Honey, Rosehip, Lotus Flower and Tiger Lily. All good things.
If you're only intrigued - but not completely sold on this product - it comes in 3 sizes! Small, medium, and large / tall, grande, venti. So, you can test it out and see if its for you! But, if like me, you're already completely sold. Get the LARGE! I mean, why not!
Also, if your nearest Lush is out of the scrubee - you can take a whiff of the gel and know the majesty of the honey! That should hold you over until the next shipment!
Oh and the name... It's Raining Men... I figure it just adds another positive to the whole thing. Smells good, feels good, and, you know... Men...Raining down from the heavens! Hallelujah! AND yes please. To all of the above.
Try it out and feel delicious!
It's Raining Men Shower Gel
(ps. the links above are to the USA site. But these products can be easily searched from your respective co. site!)
A good blush makes a face! That's my motto. Well, blush and brows and mascara... But this post is all about blush.
Blush is the best! It adds that pop of fun color to your face. Can make you look fresh and alive when really you are sleep deprived, running on Red Bull and trying to figure out your life! Everyone loves a rosy cheek, right? Right! I mean our crazy old grandma's would pinch our cheeks causing a "cute" rosiness and everyone would squeal at how cute we were (bleh), Scarlett O'Hara pinched her own cheeks to better seduce Ashley Wilkes at the BBQ and instead landed herself with a scoundrel, but quite sexy, Rhett Butler, The Nanny, Fran Fine, piled on the pink and landed a killer job living in a mansion (rent free), taking care of 3 grown kids, and marrying a millionaire producer. I mean come on!!
Ok, I get it - these are weird examples. But I guess what Im trying to say is - Rosy Cheeks are hot! Family members like them, strangers like it and may hire you for a ballin' job, and badass women tend to have the brightest cheeks! So, there you go. Blushin' up, ya'll!
Right now my favorite blush is "One For Playing Games" Vivid Baked Blusher by Makeup Revolution - Available at Ulta - and only $5! Can't beat that!
I love this blush because the pigment is so strong and you don't have to pack it on for it to show! I am a HEAVY blusher and I love how intense the color is and it's staying power. I live in Florida, where the weather is constantly 100 Degrees and 100% Humidity - so I need the good stuff! If heavy isn't your thing, no worries, it can be used subtly! Just use a brush that has looser bristles!
Pick up this awesome blush next time you are in Ulta and let me know what you think!
PSA. Blush is not the only great thing by Makeup Revolution! Their bronzers and highlighters are also the tops!
One For Playing Games Vivid Baked Blusher: Makeup Revolution