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First LUSH Spa in the USA

Oh how sweet this is!  Finally the LUSH Spas are almost here!  I’ve been waiting for this wonderful news for quite some time.  Early 2014 in Manhattan/New York City, followed closely by a second location in Philadelphia they said =)!  Here are some highlights from their spa menu…

  • Synaesthesia- Signature spa treatment
  • The Comforter- Exfoliation treatment
  • The Spell- Foot soak, scrub, massage
  • The Sound Bath- Meditative treatment
  • The Good Hour- Deep tissue massage
  • Tailor Made- Customized version of The Good Hour

I want to try each one at least once!  Time to save those pennies ;)!


New York

783 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10065



1525 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102


*Photocredit: LUSH Cosmetics



Beachy Keen Coverup

Although we have entered into October, I’m still fondly reminiscing over the once warm weather and bright sunny evenings…  My favorite find for this summer was the Beachy Keen Coverup at Athleta.  Soft, lightweight, and beach/spa paisley pretty!  Alas they ran out of stock on the white and bali blue versions in my size so I finally settled on an asphalt (still, no big disappointment towards something so lovely).  Also light color clothing stains very easily too; bad for clumsy ol’ me.  This will always be a well-loved suitcase staple for my island getaways.

*Note: Compare to Beyond Yoga’s cute voile coverup.

*Photocredit: Athleta GAP



Lush Review: Tang Bath Cocktail

This bath cocktail is a small reward for all the recent organizational milestones reached so far and for the 5 big loads of laundry I did yesterday (quite exhausting).  Very Tang in color and scent (orange, citrusy).  This may seem rather strange, but the woodsiness of this bath also reminded me of pre-lit orange incense.  Here are the ingredients:

1 Donkey-Oaty Bath Bomb: Sweet floral.  Love that it’s in the shape of a Scottie dog.  Pink and gold tie-dye cuteness!  It’s a fragile bath bomb though.  Both mine arrived in broken bits but it was going into the bath anyway (just doesn’t make for the picture-perfect bath ballistic).

  • Ylang ylang flower infusion
  • Geranium oil
  • Tagetes oil
  • Gardenia extract

1 Gold Star Bubble Bar: Smells like lemon hard candy or Sprite pop with lemon.

  • Gardenia extract
  • Sandalwood oil
  • Frankincense oil
  • Golden stars
  • Golden edible lustre
  • Red golden glitter

1/2 MMM Melting Marshmallow Moments Bath Melt: Sweet floral scent.  Just in case you’re wondering, it’s very easily crumbled under running water.  I do sense the musk in it.

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

*Recommended Soap: Sandstone soap or any of the lemon-based ones would be perfect.  I used Summer Pudding since it was still sitting in my soap dish.  Summer Pudding is also exfoliating with a delicious aroma of candied cherries.

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics


NYCupcake’s Pampered Ponies Spa

Lickety-Split was part of my first batch of spa-goers.  She signed up for “the works”/Day of Beauty Deluxe Package  =)); and for good reason…

Her spa package included a shampooing, deep conditioning, luxury bath, and hairstyling, with no symbol touch-ups needed.

*Special thanks to my husband who photographed LS (excluding first two pictures, which were photographed by her previous owner)*