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Pure Fiji Is Pure Bliss

It’s a shame that I had never heard of Pure Fiji before Spavia.  I got to experience their oils, lotions, scrubs, etc. during my spa treatments and fell in love right away.   It’s moisturizing without being greasy, smells divine (guava scent= my personal favorite), doesn’t burn on dry cracked skin (which is how my skin tends to be during the cold season), the scent stays true long after application, and I don’t find myself needing to reapply as often.  Truth be told that I have gotten into the good habit of carrying lotion wherever I go and you can probably find one in almost every pocket I have along with some moisturizing lip balm.   Another post to follow on my top 3 chapsticks/lip balms and lip scrubs.  On second thought, I’ll make it a post about how I care for my skin during the winter season- what’s been the most effective for me of all the products I have tried.  Getting back to Pure Fiji, I recommend purchasing their mini sized sets before committing to any full-size products so you can try out the different scents and products and get to know which ones you prefer.  *Please be aware that their products are not recommended for those who have nut allergies.  I would speak to Pure Fiji’s Customer Service should you have any questions. 

*So far I’ve found Pure Fiji products at: Spavia, PureFiji.com, and Amazon.

*Fun Tip regarding their Exotic Bath & Body Oils: For a luxurious at home dry scalp treatment massage some oil onto your scalp and neck, wait 15 minutes, than shower off.  I find it a great combination of both restoring and relaxing.

*Photo Credits: Pure Fiji

Lush Review: Smurfette’s Bath Cocktail

I had a refreshing and enjoyable bath cocktail today.  Florally sweet and watermelon red.  This bath would have been a favorite of Smurfette…

1 Cinders Bath Ballistic: It does remind me of cinnamon, sweet orange, and apple juice.  Very quick fizz.  I only wish this bath bomb was bigger since bath ballistics normally aren’t cheap.  I’m glad they had a post-holiday sale recently and all of their limited edition products were 50% off woohoo!  Cinders was one of those bath bombs which had alluded me last year and I was thrilled to finally have a chance to try this year.

  • Fizzy candy
  • Gardenia Florida extract
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Orange oil
  • Cinnamomum cassia leaf oil

1 Magic Mushroom Bubble Bar: Slightly strawberry candy scented.  Really cute bubble bar.  So moisturizing!

  • Olibanum oil
  • Bergamot oil
  • Geranium oil
  • Vanilla absolute
  • Jasmine absolute
  • Tonka absolute

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

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

I guess I was in a strawberry mood today and followed up with The Body Shop’s body butter in Strawberry =)

*Photocredits: Lush Cosmetics & The Body Shop

Lush Review: Happy Birthday Bath Cocktail

I admired this sweet citrus floral bath with its Fanta-like scent (the culmination of Hot Java BB and Happy Birthday BB) and its beautiful deep orange color.  This bath was started very late at night but I needed to decompress from our recent travels (to visit with family) and a few crazy moments I had to endure because of it.  Happy belated birthday gift from moi to moi.

1 Hot Java Bath Ballistic:

  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Ginger oil
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Ginger powder
  • Coriander oil
  • Ginger absolute
  • Ylang ylang oil
  • Juniperberry oil
  • Gardenia extract


1 Happy Birthday Bubble Bar:

  • Bergamot oil
  • Vanilla absolute
  • African marigold oil
  • Beeswax absolute
  • Almond oil
  • Gardenia extract
  • Plastic BD decoration

1/2 You’ve Been Mangoed Bath Melt: Very very moisturizing.  Sweet yummy creamsicle scent.

  • Almond Oil
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Avocado Butter
  • Mango Butter
  • Lemon Oil
  • Lime Oil
  • Paprika Extract

Spice Curls Soap (Exfoliator Bar): Reminds me of a spicy scented burnt orange version of You Snap The Whip and Sandstone.  Like You Snap, it has the potential to dye light colored towels or curtains.  Like Sandstone, it’s definitely abrasive.  I was caught by surprise the first time I used it- that it was so exfoliating.  On closer examination, one can see the sandy particles of this bar.  This product was a limited edition Lush product from Fall 2009 (another reason why I was eager to use it).  Not your boring ingredients as you can see below;  that I love!  You may also use any citrus soap of your choice if you can’t find Spice Curls anymore.

  • Coconut oil
  • Paprika
  • Fresh ginger root
  • Clove bud oil
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Ground chilli
  • Ground cayenne pepper

The Soft Touch Body Butter: A bit greasy like all other massage bars but worth it since it does a great job to keep your skin moisturized and smooth.  Begins to melt at first contact of any body heat.

  • Fresh lemons
  • Fresh mango
  • Horsetail
  • Cleavers & vanilla pod infusion
  • Hydrogenated palm kernel oil
  • Wheatgerm oil
  • Soya oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Cardamom oil
  • Vanilla absolute
  • Neroli oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Paprika extract

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics

Lush Review: You Snap The Whip Body Butter

I used You Snap last night for the first time and must give it a mixed review. It has the sweet fragrance of The Comforter (a mixture of cassis and bergamot oils) and also smells of sweet blackcurrants. I love the scent and my skin felt soft after-use. The big negative is that the charcoal residue can stain light colored towels (have to make sure to wash YS all off before using a light colored towel) and it has slightly stained the bottom of my shower liner and white tub. I’m using Comet with a stiff brush to get rid of the stains. The charcoal particles may have the potential to clog drains.  A half cup of baking soda, full cup of white vinegar, followed by hot boiled water should do the trick (prevents detergent/grease build-up of water pipes).  I’m trying to do this treatment twice a month to prevent clogged drains.

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics