My New Obsession: Rompers

May 22nd, 2017 Posted in Fashion | No Comments »

I normally don’t wear many dresses or skirts.  I’ve always been a mostly pants kinda girl but lately the romper trend has inspired me to try new things and get out of my current fashion rut.   I bought one to give it a try.  It’s from Nordstrom Rack online, by the brand Fraiche by J, and is labeled their floral tie-neck version in Aster.  What do you think?  I just love those floral prints!  The neutral blush color and blouson sleeves make this piece eye-catching and uniquely beautiful!  I’m planning to pair this with either summery espadrilles or tan wedges ;)

*Photo Credit: Nordstrom Rack

Lush Review: Pop in the Bath Cocktail

September 30th, 2010 Posted in beauty products, Lush Reviews, Spa Retreat, Toiletries | No Comments »

I’ve been staring at my Lush goodies for weeks now wondering when there would be some free time for a bath cocktail.  At the end of the day, there’s always something to do- a task of the day that wasn’t quite finished…  Guilt of not getting to certain chores that I had set off to do at the beginning of the day and became so side-tracked by other unforeseen obstacles.  This time I set my foot down for a little treat.  If Venus had bodies of water, they should be as salmon pink as this bath and just as florally sweet.  I created a rejuvenating bath cocktail which Aphrodite would envy and I was surprised at how well the ingredients mingled.

1/3 Easter Egg (Pink) Bath Bomb: Sweet Candy Fluff scent reminding me of pink Peeps marshmallows.

1 Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar: Floral citrus scent, strong but not overwhelmingly so like certain perfumes.  If you love florals, do give this a try. I thought I had sensed a little citrus in this; sure enough it was a correct guess.

  • Bergamot oil
  • Lemon oil
  • Orange flower
  • Mandarin oil

1/3 Happy Blooming Bath Melt: Sweet scent which does remind me of candy cherries.

  • Passionflower
  • Dried cherries
  • Fresh passion fruit
  • Ylang ylang oil

Summer Pudding Soap: Love it almost as much as Sandstone Soap.  I really wish this could be part of Lush’s permanent line somehow, though I doubt it since it has such a seasonal name. As an aside, I did make English summer pudding last month (I was inspired by this Lush soap).  The dessert made an excellent end-of-summer delight.

  • Rapeseed oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Ground almonds
  • Glace cherries
  • Almond oil
  • Buchu oil
  • Juniperberry oil
  • Lemon oil
  • Gardenia Extract

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics

Lush Review: Candy Fluff Bath Cocktail

July 29th, 2010 Posted in beauty products, Spa Retreat, Toiletries | No Comments »

I wasn’t expecting to take another Lush bath so soon but since my pink Easter egg didn’t survive the shipping journey so well and was looking a bit sad, I thought it was a good time to draw another pink themed bath…

1/3 Easter Egg (Pink) Bath Bomb: Sweet Candy Fluff scent reminding me of pink Peeps marshmallows.

1 Creamy Candy Bubble Bar: Smells really candy yummy =)

  • Almond oil
  • Vanilla absolute
  • Candy flowers

1/2 MMM Melting Marshmallow Moment: Sweet floral scent.  Creates white froth (though Lush says pink).  Easily crumbled under running water.  Slow dissolve on its own.

  • almond oil
  • chamomile powder
  • marigold powder
  • synthetic musk

Rock Star Soap: Has a pink/cherry taffy scent which has really grown on me.  As an aside, it evokes for me happy memories of beach town summertime fun since taffy is a popularly sold candy in these places e.g. Wildwood NJ, Seaside Heights NJ- to name a couple.

  • Rapeseed oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Vanilla absolute

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics