Lush Review: B-Electro, Sunny Citrus, Heavenly Bodies, After 8:30

August 27th, 2010 Posted in beauty products, Lush Reviews, Toiletries | No Comments »

B-Electro Shower Gel Sample: Reminds me of a Yankee Candles tart I used to love called Key Lime Pie.  Both are now discontinued unfortunately =(.

  • Rapseed oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Fennel oil
  • Grapefruit Oil
  • Jasmine Absolute
  • Rose Absolute

Sunny Citrus Soap: Very mildly sweetly scented.  The only ingredient I thought I sensed more strongly than the others was lemon.  If you don’t like strong scents and love all things citrusy than this may be for you =).

  • Rapeseed oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Orange oil
  • Tangerine oil
  • Mandarin oil
  • Neroli oil
  • Bergamot oil
  • Gardenia extract

Heavenly Bodies Buttercream: Reminds me of hot chocolate powder with a discernable nuttiness to it.  Leaves one’s skin silky soft.  I really love it.  It’s not as messy as You Snap The Whip thank goodness.  Mine arrived slightly melted during the July heat but nothing was wasted.  I placed it somewhere cooler and it solidified.

  • Orange Blossom Infusion
  • Rapeseed Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Fresh Orange Juice
  • Rhassoul Mud
  • Tangerine Oil
  • Sweet Orange Oil
  • Vanilla Absolute
  • Cocoa Absolute
  • Flaked Chocolate

After 8:30: Reminds me of After Eight Dinner Mints but I smell mainly vanilla and chocolate (sweet scent obviously).  It’s really a great Lush massage bar, especially if you love Coeur.  My only reservation about it is the chocolate side leaves a brown film on your skin but it goes away after you massage it into the skin.  It’s not a big deal to me; I haven’t had anything stained yet from using it.

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics

More Makeup Storage Solutions for You

August 19th, 2010 Posted in Decor, Organization | No Comments »

Recently I’ve been obsessing on this subject since I yet again had to do an update.  I settled for the typical white Sterilites, being that it was one of the best solutions for my current situation.  I transferred everything I had from my Target Castelas to those tiered plastic towers.  The Castelas are now housing smaller items e.g. layering camisoles, scarves, stockings, nailpolish etc.  I also thought of all of you who have been wrestling with how to organize all your things.  You really can get many great ideas off of You Tube, so as an avid YT viewer, I’ve collected a multitude of good and creative ideas (wood, plastic, acrylic, metal) I’ve seen from various gurus, cosmetic princesses and queens alike.

*Photocredit or Sources: Amazon, Staples, Organize.com, The Container Store, Target, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Teen, Lion Star, Walmart, Michaels Craft Store, Rubbermaid, IKEA, Marshalls, USP Home.com, Office Depot (Realspace), TheClearCube.com, BuyInterdesign.com, etc.

H2Pro 300 Heat Styling

August 11th, 2010 Posted in beauty products, Cool Gadgets, curiosities | No Comments »

I love my new H2Pro heat styler!  Scored this one recently at a great price on sample sale.  I’ve been using it in conjunction with my Victoria’s Secret Smooth Straight & Silky Styling Mist but there are many other great heat protectants out there e.g. Tresemme Heat Tamer.  Does not cause damage to hair (just have to be careful handling this styler since it can get pretty hot; follow the instructions), my hair remains well-styled and stick straight for hours in any type of weather, can also do a cute flippy hairdo, makes my hair silky soft and shiny.  Obviously with all these great attributes, I’m pretty happy with it =)

References:

H2Pro Beauty Life, not sure if this site is still undergoing construction? but I wanted to include it anyway.

Hair Products Pro Store

Misikko Store

*Photocredit: Misikko, Victoria’s Secret, Amazon


EOS: Evolution of Smooth

August 11th, 2010 Posted in beauty products, Toiletries | No Comments »

It’s never too early to moisturize your lips (though winter is still being held back by the hot days of summer).  It’s a ritual of mine to apply a lip treatment before going to bed.  EOS has rapidly become a favorite lip treatment of mine, besides Lush lip scrubs and SoftLips.  I just bought a yummy flavored summer fruit lip balm sphere from Rite Aid and I’m dazzled by the non-sticky texture.  Almost feels like your lips are still naked.  EOS doesn’t disappoint.

*Photocredit: EOS