Spa Night: Lush Edition/Review

I love a good spa night. This one was extra special because I was trying Lush products for the first time and I had enough to make a night of it. I went to Lush for the first time a week or so back with my best friend. It was my first time shopping their products but I have heard so much about it both on YouTube as well as blogs. I was super excited to see the products they had to offer and get to try some out.

The store was smaller than I expected but FULL of products. My first impression was the overwhelming scent of essential oils. I was also immediately drawn towards the Bath Bomb.

Butterball Bath Bomb

I started with the famous Lush Bath Bomb. I was kind of disappointed with mine; I got the Butterball bath bomb and it didn’t leave my skin feeling silky at all- there was no “buttery froth” that they claim nor was there a vanilla scent. It did however leave my tub extremely greasy feeling and slippery as all get out.

I think if I go back and try another bath bomb I will get something with a more relaxing scent and maybe different “features”

They had a lot to pick from and honestly for my first time I got the cheapest one. I do love bath bombs but was just not over the top thrilled with the one I picked.

While soaking in the tub, I applied the mask I picked up from Lush. I talked a little bit IMG_0318about it in my sidekicks post because I really do love it. This is an all natural mask that leaves my skin clean, fresh and extra soft and smooth. It wasn’t my first pick, but the one I wanted was out of stock. This one was for troubled skin, which I definitely have. The mask claims to “help defeat problem areas without irritating sensitive skin and help keep skin clean and clear” and it does all of those for my skin. It does take a minute to get used to the cold mask (due to having to keep it in the fridge) as well as the smell. This mask is made with garlic, egg whites, tea tree oil & honey.

Because these masks are made with natural ingredients not only do they need to stay refrigerated but they are only good for about a week. This is bittersweet, on one side its nice because knowing it’s only good for a week it kind of forces me to use it more often. But on the other side it’s only enough to do 3 masks and its more expensive than organic store bough ones.

IMG_0349The last product I used in my Lush Spa night was given to me as a sample with my purchase. It is a African Paradise Body Conditioner. This is used like hair conditioner but for your body. You rub it all over wet skin and rinse off any residue. This was extremely soft and even a day later I am left is silky soft skin.

Overall, I really like the Lush products, I will definitely go back and try out more of their stuff. I was also told that if you save 5 mask containers and bring them in you get a Fresh Mask FREE!

What do you think of Lush products? Do you have any MUST try? I would love some recommendations for my next trip!

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{Sidekicks} June

We are already into the middle of summer and I can’t believe it! June was a BLAST! Between a wedding, babysitting spending time with family and friends June really was a great month. I also got to try out some new products from some brands I have been wanting to try & some products I know and love. Let’s just jump right into my sidekicks from June! Continue reading

Snapshots: June

June has been such a fun month and I can’t believe how quickly it has gone by! Summer is in full swing here in Minnesota, sunny day’s, warm summer nights, stupid mosquito bites. Never the less I have a lot of snapshots I’d like to share!

June was full of family time! We were at Joyful Noise Family Fest, that makes year 4 for us! It was so fun to see For King & Country again! We also celebrated Father’s Day, and I love watching my dad and his team play softball!

I also ate a lot of ice cream & gummy bears and got Beauty and the Beast on DVD and of course the sound track! I also got to spend tons of time with my BFF, time very much needed together!  Continue reading

Simple Hair Styles [Short Hair]

I have never had very long hair. It is currently the longest it has ever been and it only reaches just past my shoulders. I love short hair, it is easy to take care of and style. As I have let it grow out, I have had to get a bit more creative with my styles in order to keep it out of my face. I use only a handful of styles because I am hair challenged, and struggle with braids, curls and doing anything creative on my right side. Check out some of my go-to hair styles that are quick, simple and cute! Continue reading

Poshmark Obsession

A co-worker of mine got me completely addicted to Poshmark. A consignment app where you can sell and buy clothes, shoes, accessories & makeup! I have been totally obsessed with shopping my favorite brands as discounted prices & getting to sell my unwanted clothes before I just donate them.

This has been the best way to filter my size, brands I like and styles I know fit! It is super easy to get started. You can go online or download the app, create a new account and you can start selling or buying instantly! I had an account for a long time and for a while I didn’t post anything of my own, just used it to shop. But when I tried to sell my name brand clothes at a local consignment shop and they turned them away I immediately went to Poshmark to make a few extra bucks. Continue reading

Bless Box: Take 2

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I recently received my second Bless Box and again I am not disappointed. For all the items I got and for only $29.99 bucks. Bless Box is full of hand picked items by the curated Sazan. She describes this box as a way to look and feel beautiful inside and out. I love that I get everything from home, to healthy, accessories and personal care in one box. And I love opening up the BLESS envelope to see the coupon codes and gift cards I get inside as an added bonus. Opening these boxes feels like Christmas and I love knowing that I am getting great products.

You can also use code: BLESSED to save 5% off your first box!

Enough rambling, here is what I got in my May 2017 Bless Box.
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Snapshots: May

Hello Friends! Its the end of May and as usual here are some snapshots from the past month. A pretty quiet month and lack of pictures to prove it. I spent the month taking out my shower doors in my bathroom & replacing with a curtain, celebrating mothers day and working on relaxing through painting and reading in the bath.

Check back next month to see more about my summer & into my crazy life!

Sephora PLAY!

I just got my first PLAY! bag from Sephora! I had tried this subscription a year or so back and I never actually got the bag 😦 I decided to try again because what the heck, it’s only $10!Image result for Sephora Play May 2017 Bag

I got the PLAY! May 2017 bag- which isn’t actually much of a bag at all. It is this plastic envelope looking bag with the word Play! all over it. Here is the line up of products that I got. I have to say I was impressed that I got 6 samples and I have only heard of one brand. Continue reading