Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunny Side Bubble Bar

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this bubble bar.  It was only my second dance with that type of product and I was romanced into a lifetime love affair with this sparkly ball of yummy.

I didn't look up this product before I used it.  To be honest, I wasn't too sold on the scent outside of the bath.  I think it might have scared me into thinking it was a watered-down Karma *insert horror music here*.  I was proven wrong though the moment I began to crumble 1/2 of this bar into my water.  The scent was intoxicating.  It was citrus-y and bright.  This bar made bubbles that outlasted the heat of my water!  With most other bubble products, including the Dorothy bubble bar, the bubbles popped out and left me *gasp* naked!  The water was a luminescent, swirly gold dream world and left my skin dusted with glitter after my bath.  My skin was softened and scented like a citrus garden. 

The great thing about this product, is that 1/2 of the bar was more than enough to give me an over-the-top bath experience.  I decided to cut the remaining 1/2 into two chunks which I'm positive will be great baths.  Such a great deal!

So yourself a favor, meet the love of your life on LUSH's site:

Friday, May 27, 2011

Post Weirdness

If you've noticed, some of my older reveiws are popping up under my newer posts.  I have no clue how this is happening or why.  If you've seen the post before, just disregard :)

Sorry for the confusion!


Catastrophe Cosmetic Face Mask

I'm a smurf.  Well, I was a smurf after using this face mask.  My finance and I slathered this clay-like mud all over our mugs and let it set for about 10 minutes.  We both washed our faces off and after a while noticed that something was off.  We were both pale, vampire-faced smurfs!  We both washed our faces 3 times and acheived no success with removing the blue tint.  It wasn't until the next day, and a couple more washes that we were finally restored to our normal, peach skined selfs. 

This mask did NOTHING for me.  My skin was dull, lifeless and utterly blah.  I would not buy this product again, and if it was given to me, I'd have to give it away to someone else. 

It was very different from Oatifix.  It was more like a clay/mud that dried into flakes (which fell off annoying).  The scent was nice, but the product was blah. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Oatifix Face Mask

This sweet honey scented face mask would bring mummies back to life.  It drenches your skin in moisture leaving it glowy and youthful.  Keeping it in the fridge provides a cool blast of refreshing WOW upon application.  A short 5-10 minutes later just wash it off with warm water and pat your skin dry.

My skin is very sensitive.  It breaks out if I cleanse it with harsh products.  It also breaks out if I over-moisturize.  So, you can imagine my hesitation at trying this product.  I was schooled by this concoction of oats, bananas and honey.  Three uses later, my skin has yet to see a breakout and glows from being quenched. 

This is a great mask for wintertime dryness.  I can't see those of you with oily skin needing this in the summer months.  If you have always-dry skin this could be a staple for you!

Unfortunately, Lush doesn't list their Fresh Face Masks on their website.  You can find them however, in the Lush Times paper. 
Here is a link to the Lush US website where you can find all kinds of goodies:

Monday, May 23, 2011


Hello my loyal followers!  As many of you know from both here, and my YT channel, I was planning on doing a giveaway when I reached 20 followers here and 20 subscribers on YT.  Well, I've decided to change the rules a little bit.  Please view the video below, and follow the steps to enter the giveaway!  The lucky winner will be receiving a Hottie massage bar and Think Pink bath bomb!  Here are my reviews of these products:

Hottie massage bar review
Think Pink bath bomb review

Here are the formal rules:
1-You must be following my YT channel AND this blog. 
2-You must message me both here AND on YT with your name, email, screen names on both YT and blogspot and mailing address/info BY MAY 25TH 6AM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME USA.
3-Please tell me your favorite LUSH product and why
4-Please tell me your least favorite LUSH product and why
5-You must be at least 18 years of age or have the consent of your parent/legal guardian to participate.

Here is how I will pick the winner:
On June 1, 2011, I will have a drawing of ONE name, which I will do in a video to determine and announce the winner.  You will have one week to message me either here or on YT to claim your prize.  I will mail out your prize shortly after.  I will be sending it with a signature receipt and you WILL NEED to ensure proper pickup of this package.  It will be meltable! 

Good luck and happy LUSH-ing! 


Blackberry Bath Bomb

I never knew what blackberries smelled like.  If this is what they smell like, sign me up!  This bomb is beautiful.  It turns the bath water an absolutely unparalleled beauty-purple that is pigmented but still clear enough to see right through.  It fizzes out quickly but doesn't disappoint.  Deep inside, a small paper with "Boom Boom" on it hides, waiting to surprise you in the bottom of your tub. 

The scent is from a mix of bergamont, frankincense and berries.  Bergamont oils are supposed to lift you up and stop you from feeling blue or blah.  It worked for me.  I feel as cheerful as a baby! 

The only downside to this bomb is it left a purple film in my tub.  It was easy to clean, but I believe that is because I cleaned it right away.  Also, it's a tad pricey for a one time use at $6.25 USD.  My recommendation would be to split it in half if you don't mind damaging your "boom boom" paper. 

Enjoy one!  Check it out on LUSH's site:

Thursday, May 19, 2011

None of Your Beeswax Vegan Lip Balm

This lip blam was hard to get used to.  The texture is weird, a type of rough-vaseline.  The scent is....vegan, for lack of a better word.  It's a little citrus-y, but mostly just weird.  It has lemon, mandarin, vanilla, extra virgin coconut oil, murmuru butter and carnauba wax.   It doesn't soak into my lips and provide moisture that long.  Also, another thing I don't like about it is the tin.  I don't like to touch my mouth without freshly washed hands, so it's hard for me to use this product.  Basically, it is not a favorite of mine.  With all of the other lip balms being in tins, the formula would have to be stellar for me to get excited about it.  However, I'm going to keep with it and give them all a try.  I'm thinking that I just picked the wrong one for my first try. 

Check it out on LUSH's site:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Joy of Jelly Shower Jelly

This product is A BLAST!  It is fascinating and satisfying.  The most mesmerizing LUSH product that I have tried to date. It smells like Sex Bomb bath bomb which is one of my absolute favorite bath bombs!  I believe that is the jasmine talking there.  It also has ylang, mush, lily and rose petals.  It looks like Jello and purple whipped cream....something evil.  I LOVE it!

It is a little hard to use.  Heaven forbid you drop a chunk of this goo onto the shower ground.  However, once you get the proper cupping action needed to smash it into your skin and rub at the same time, you are golden.  It is very moisturizing and so so smelly-good. I simple cannot wait to try the other shower jellies.

My favorite way to try this is when it has been in the fridge.  It adds a nice refreshing zing to a hot shower.  I have tried it as a shampoo, but found it to make my oily scalp, well.....oily.  Oh well, it smelled dang good.  I'm planning on trying this in a shower pouf instead of just on bare skin soon.  I just love the way the slimy goop feels!  

Please please please, do yourself a fun favor, check it out on LUSH's site and order some up!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Haul 4!

List of products:
Geo Phyzz bath bomb
Blackberry bath bomb
Sunny Side bubble bar
Running to the Embassy pumice stone
Catastrophe Cosmtic face mask
The Joy of Jelly shower jelly
None of Your Beeswax lip balm
Samples: Ambrosia shaving cream
Stick around and check out all of the reviews of these products!  Follow me for a chance to win my first giveaway.

T Tree Toner Tab

This is like the Green Tea perfume my mom bought me when I was 13.  I love this tab!  The scent was fresh and it make my sunburnt nose feel all better!  Warning....playing tennis in Phoenix, AZ at high noon warrants a double application of SPF!  This was a fresh tab of goodness and I highly reccomend it.  With all of the other toner tabs, it's not very showy or interesting.  Simply a nice detox for the skin. 

Check it out on LUSH's site here:

Vitamin C Toner Tab

Toner tab of the stars.  This is a pampering toner tab.  My skin felt calm and loved by the end of the vapor bath.  It also had a nice, soft scent that I didn't feel to shy about breathing in.  It didn't make my skin sticky or dull when I used it afterward in a spray bottle.  It was a nice little tab!

Check it out on LUSH's site:

Butterball Bath Bomb

I'm a dry piece of toast and I need some butter.  Enter.....Butterball!  This bath bomb is interesting.  When placed in the water, it fizzes out slowly and disperses tiny pieces of yellow "butter" which are little cocoa butter pieces.  I smashed a few of the pieces into my skin and they were very oily like butter and kept my skin super moisturized.  The scent outside and inside of the bath is subtle and almost non-existent.  However, I was so taken with the moisturizing level of this bomb that it didn't matter.  It kept my skin soft for a long time and wasn't too oily.  I highly recommend this bomb! 

Check it out on LUSH's site:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sandstone Soap

Hello yummy!  I absolutely LOVE the scent of this soap.  It reminds me a lot of the Dorothy bubble bar.  However, the ingredients don't match up, so I'm not sure why.  The scent smells far better in the shower and on your skin afterward.  The bar on it's own isn't too drool worthy.  It is incredibly exfoliating.....almost too much.  The sand was a tad abrasive and hurt a little.  I wound up cupping it in my hands and switching off between bare skin and palm application.  It did leave my skin soft and glowing. 

I highly recommend this soap!  It is a not-too-fruity and not-too-sweet yummy bar.

Check it out and order yourself a piece of the beach!

Limited Edition Perfume Kit

Well, this was a HUGE disappointment and a HUGE pain for me.  It seemed like a great idea....get a sample of most of the Gorilla perfumes for only $20 USD!!!! 

Well....the first sample I decided to try was Vanillary.  I thought it was a nice wedding scent.  I was headed out to a wedding on a beautiful day.  Vanilla sounded good.

Well, it was too strong.  It was like a pound of vanilla following me around all day/night.  I didn't like it :(  It took a day or two to wear off. 

After some time away from the perfume, I decided to give another scent a try.  I read the names of the perfumes I had left to Brian (my fiance), and he picked my death.


We had the day off from work and I wanted to smell nice for our lunchtime date at Olive Garden. I put a couple dabs of this on my wrists.  Instantly I was revolted by the disgusting smell of HELL.  My wrists were huge red bumps!  I tried scrubbing my wrists until they were raw and dabbed the area with alcohol.  Every Cosmopolitan magazine article on how to take off perfume smells melted into my head.  I tried EVERYTHING.  The f***er wouldn't wear off!  I decided to try and ignore it.  As the day wore on and the baked ziti fell into my belly, I was getting more and more ill.  As we walked up the pathway to our apartment, I felt it coming......VOMIT.  I ran inside and puked my guts out.  Yes, I then spent the next 10 hours of my day off in bed, vomiting on and off.

What did I do to deserve this, KARMA? UGH!!! make matters worse, Karma broke inside of my perfume kit and leaked all over everything.  Brian had to double bag it and it was promptly returned. 

As you can guess, I won't be reviewing any of the rest of LUSH perfumes.  Even writing this, I am getting sick thinking about it.  If there are any perfumes that are given to me, I will review them but I won't be spending any of my own money on these.

If you like Karma, this set is for you.....if not, STAY AWAY.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Token to the Forest Gods Toner Tab

This toner tab is super zesty.  It is a "green citrus" as opposed to the "orange citrus" smells.  I usually classify my citrus scents into one of those two categories.  Orange is more of a wake up scent that is bright and sunny.  Green is more relaxed and low maintenance in the energy department. 

This toner tab is nice on the skin.  As with the other tab, I didn't notice a huge difference after the vapor sauna.  However, after a couple of days spraying the leftover water on my skin, it woke up my pores and left me brighter. 

On the site, it says that this tab is incredibly awakening, but for me it put me to bed nicely.  I was sound asleep and refreshed at the same time.

Head over to LUSH's site and check it out!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day Party at LUSH!

Product I got:  Tiny Hands hand lotion. 

I will review this product after I'm done reviewing all of my Haul 3 products, which will be VERY soon! 

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!  Stay tuned, hoping to have two more reviews up tomorrow.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Vitamin E Toner Tab

My blind draw out of my toner tab bag (containing all four toner tabs) had this little guy chosen as the guinea pig.  I must say, I was intimidated by this thing.  I remember the SA in my LUSH store asking me "are you SURE you know how to use that?".  Ummm.....yeah?????  Per the website:  I filled a heart shaped bowl with steaming hot water and dropped it in.  I covered my head with a towel and hung over the bowl while the orange scented vapor washed over my skin.  I have to admit, it was impossible not to come up for air a few times.  Breathing in straight vapor that is scented doesn't feel natural.  After the vapor had cooled a bit, I went to the mirror and...............nothing much.  But, I noticed that after a while, my skin appeared to be more even.  I saved the extra water in a spray bottle and kept it in my fridge for a couple days, spraying myself day and night.  Also, I sprayed it all over my body when I got home from work.  It's getting hot in Phoenix, so this feels AMAZING.  Overall, it's a fun little pick-me-up that isn't too fussy or expensive.  I plan on doing this again!

Check it out!

Demon in the Dark Soap

This is the perfect soap for any man in your life.  It is by far, the most masculine scent that I have encountered using LUSH products.  At the same time, it has enough priss to be suitable for a girl!  It looks like hell but smells like minty heaven.  It also has apple in it....go figure.  It looks like hell but smells like Eden.  Interesting.  Anyhow, the lather is nice and thick and the scent is muted.  It didn't do an incredible job at moisturizing my skin but left it feeling super clean and minty.  It was almost like a breath mint for my body.  Trust me, in Arizona when the summer comes...the body does need a breath mint. off and enjoy some heaven and hell and check it out on LUSH's site!
Demon in the Dark

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Banana Moon Soap

This is a banana explosion.  It is over-ripe bananas begging to be baked into sweet, hot banana bread.  It also looks just like a slice of yummy, fresh-baked banana bread.  Don't let the website photo fool person it is much more beautiful.  If I didn't know any better, it would be in my mouth.....not cool haha!  All this aside, the scent is a little strong.  It took me some getting used to but I love it now.  It also love it on my skin after I use it.  It mutes into a delicate veil of almost cherry-banana.  It doesn't lather that well but I'd attribute that to the different layers and textures in it.  The bottom lathered more, but the top was exfoliating.  It is a great all-in-one bar!  My skin is soft afterward and feels glowing.  You MUST get a piece of this calorie-free treat at your nearest bake store!
Check out Banana Moon on LUSH's site:

Alkmaar Soap

Welcome to tropical paradise.  Don't mind the fact that LUSH couldn't spell the name of their soap properly! LOL  This soap smells super tropical!  It reminds me of Banana Boat tanning oil on a hot summer day.  Blame it on the coconut oil.  This soap also has jasmine and honeysuckle.  I would say it is a coconut drink.  The scent overpowered me in the shower though, turning into a sickening sweet aroma.  The lather was nice but the soap dried out my skin.  I had to moisturize afterward!  I think this soap would be best for someone who doesn't have dry skin and loves the scent enough to love it more when magnified in the shower.  One of my favorite things about it though is the pure, white color.  Simple and elegant. 
Schedule your next vacation on LUSH's site:

Monday, May 2, 2011

Red Rooster Soap

The scent of this soap reminds me of every cinnamon candy I've ever tasted.  It is a burst of cinnamon that wakes you up and satisfies your sweet tooth all at the same time.  It is supposed to be a mix of orange and cinnamon but I didn't catch the orange in it :(  I didn't much care for the soap in general.  My skin didn't react badly or favorably to it.  Also, the scent wore off with drying off.  The lather was sub-par.  I would love to have this scent in a bath bomb or a body spray.  The scent is so much fun! 

Check it out on LUSH's site: