Tuesday, March 31, 2009

LUSH Review: Sandstone And Bamboo Soaps

When I received my LUSH order, they were nice enough to throw in two soap samples. Hope my reviews are helpful! (images courtesy of www.lushusa.com)

Sandstone Soap:
My sample looked nothing like this. Obvisouly is it a tiny sliver, and not the whole block, but my soap only had a few little sand grains. Nothing over the top like this looks. So it does have some exfoliation, but my little sample didnt, so I cant comment much on theat part of the soap.

The scent is SUPER SWEET LEMON! Not like a tart, citrus-y lemon, but really sweet. The most perfect way to describe the smell is it reminds me of those super cheap lollipops you get at the bank when you are a little kid. The lemon flavor. Lol. And if you were never lucky enough to
It lathers up very nicely, like a soap should, and rinsed off very clean. The scent lingered for a little bit and was lovely. If you like anything lemon scented, you will definitely love this soap.

Bamboo Soap:
This soap has no exfoliation to it. Just an everyday soap. I really loved the scent of this soap. Although it isnt described as so on the site, it smells lik eucalyptus to me. Which is a scent I love. Most of the LUSH products I have, the scents are SUPER strong and over powering, but not with this soap. And I like that. Again, this is just a basic soap. Lathers nicely, rinses off clean and leaves a VERY faint scent on the skin. The smell of this is very relaxing, but its not a soap I would use daily. More so when I want a relaxing bath.

More LUSH reviews coming in the next few days! keep and eye out for them!

Til next time!

Quick Announcement

Hi everybody. I still have more reviews on my LUSH goodies, but i wanted to make a quick post.

To those who entered my contest:
I am so sorry, but i deleted my entire inbox and lost your addresses. I am waiting on a shipment of containers so i can send out your little goodies for entering. But i need your addresses. If you could please email me them again with the subject "ADDRESS" i would appreciate it! I wanted to say sorry it has taken so long, but i had to order some little containers in order to send out your little goodies for entering!

Thanks so much! Hope you understand.

Be on the watch for more LUSH reviews later today!

Til next time!

Friday, March 27, 2009

LUSH Review: Rockstar Soap

When I placed my first Lush order, I KNEW I had to include this product in my package. I heard nothing but rave reviews on it.
After waiting wayy too long for shipping (LUSH PLEASE BUILD A LUSH STORE CLOSER THAN 400 MILES AWAY FROM ME) I recieved my package yesterday.
I ripped my box open and marveled over all my new goodies. Reviews to come for each product.
I couldnt wait to take a shower. I ran into the house, started the shower and hopped in with HUGE expectations.
Pricey, but not horrible. More than "Dove" type soaps, but still reasonable. $7.95 USD for 3.5 oz.
When dry: smooth. soft, like a firm stick of butter. When wet: even softer. Has a wonderful thick lather that smells amazing. I was pleasently surpised to see that it didnt melt as quickly as I thought. And the little peice I cut off will definitely last me another shower or two. I also watched a review on youtube where the girl said it was really hard to cut and she was going to have her dad do it, but I found my peice to be really soft. Not melty soft, but very simple to cut. Like butter.
Ok, I have to be honest. When I first opened the box and sniffed it through the wax paper, I was nervous. It didnt smell anything like I had expected. It is described as vanilla-berry by LUSH but I must disagree. The smell was EXTREMELY overwhelming. Almost nauseating. I was really worried to use this all over my body. BUTTTT, once cut into a smaller peice, and lathed up, it wasnt that strong at all. It was MUCH lighter. The smell as a whole bar is a bit like really super cheap strawberry shampoo. Like I said though, once cut into a smaller peice and used as soap, the smell was much lighter. It did linger in my bathroom all night which was pleasent, and stayed on my skin as well. I couldnt really smell it on my skin this morning. I feel like you will either love this smell or hate it. Im on the fence.
Overall, I do intend to use up the whole bar I purchased. It cleans like a nice soap, lathed up well, left my skin feeling clean, but not dry. I dont think I will re-purchase this soap due to the smell. It isnt horrible, but not on the top of my list. I think I will try some other soaps to find my favorite scent.
I give this product a 3 out of 5. It does work very well as a lovely soap, but the scent is not for me.
Til next time!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

LUSH Haul and Sorry!

Hey Everyone! I wanted to apologize for being slightly MIA. I have been completely sluggish and out of whack the last few days. Sleeping like a rock at night, but have no energy to get out of bed. Which stinks because i work 2 jobs daily! lol.

Anyhow, i called Lush on the 24th to ask where the heck my stinkin shipment was! Its been approved for like 2 weeks now!

Well the lady said they were waiting on Muslin Towels so the shipping department was upgrading to overnight shipping. I SHOULD be recieving it today. So reviews to come for all of that!

I am sooooo excited for my LUSH to come. I have been dying to try out LUSH stuff so im so excited it should be here today!

Til next time!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Look of the Day

So the other day, my friend and I took the 25 minute treck to Target! Oh how I love me some Target!

I had time to actually do my makeup, and take a "decent" picture.

Natural sunlight. Still washes my skin out, but at least the eyeshadow looks true to life.

Products used:
  • EYES
  • UDPP all over lid up to brow
  • 88 palette, light gold on inner lid and inner lower lash line
  • 88 palette, deeper gold on outer lid and outer lower lash line
  • MAC Shroom to highlight and blend out lid colors
  • MAC Zoomlash mascara
  • MAC Grand Duo is Earth to Earth
  • LIPS = nothing, because i think pink lips look bad with gold colors.
Til next time!

Friday, March 20, 2009

MAC Grand Duo Collection Review

Moon River

Earth to Earth

Love Rock

When i first heard about this collection i was super excited! I LOVEEEE blushes and face products. Way more than eye stuff. Granted i love eyeshadows and doing eye makeup, i uch more prefer "painting" my face!

I wanted to order all of them, but they were $22.50/each. Yeah, right. I decided to only order the ones i really loves and would use often.

Typical MAC packaging. No special LE stuff here. Half is a solid mineralized color, half is a marbled mineralized side with vein-ing of other colors to compliment the solid "blush" side. Gorgeous to look at.

Amazing. The pigmentation of these are great. Definitely why MAC promoted to duo fiber 188. They are super smooth and blend beautifully.

YESSSS it is there. No it is not a chunky shimmer. There is no glitter in these. It is a very strong pearlescent sheen. Absolutely stunning!

Overall, i dont have much to say about these. My favorite is Earth to Earth. Will be a summer staple for sure. Love Rock is next! Awesome purple/pink. Moon River is my least favorite, although i still love it. It is just very light, so i feel it will look best layered over a darker cream base. If you love shimmering, pigmented, fun cheek stuff, you should get these.

I absolutely love everyone i got!

Til next time

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Contest Winner

And the winner is.........


Congratulations Mai!!!!!! Please watch for an email from me!

I wanted to thank all of you who entered! You all did a wonderful job. It was touch judging. My boyfriend and best friend narrowed it down to 2 people, and the 3 of us decided on the winner.

I wish i had more entries because then there would have been a second place prize, but like i said, for those of you who entered, if you all could please email me your mailing address with the subject line "address" i have a little something for everyone who entered!

Big thank you to all who entered and thank you to my new followers!

Upcoming posts:

  • Herbal Essence Hydralicious Shampoo/Conditioner review

  • MAC Green Gel Cleanser review

  • T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel review

Til next time!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Contest Entries

I just wanted to thank all of the ladies who did enter. I re-counted and there are only 5 entries, so there will only be a FIRST place prize.

But if all the ladies who entered can email me there addresses, i have a little something for everyone who entered!

I just wanted to thank you all who did enter my first contest.

Like i said before, I will announce a winner tomorrow after me, my boyfriend, and my best friend decide a winner!

Without further ado, here are the entries:





I wish you all the best of luck! The winner will be announced tomorrow!
Til next time!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Last Day For Contest Entries

Hi Ladies! Just wanted to let you know today is the last day for contest entries.

I have 6 submissions so far, so there will be a first and second prize! I hope i receive a few more entries.

I feel like i have been MIA lately. Family visiting again! I will be on tomorrow to showcase all the entries.

The winner will be chosen by me, my boyfriend, and my best friend.

Good luck ladies! See you all tomorrow!

Til next time!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Secret Prize Goodies

This is so much fun buying stuff !!!

I picked up some more goodies from the CCO yesterday for the winner of my contest!!!!! I almost wanted to keep them for myself, so instead i finally bought the Bobbi Brown brush ive been dying to get!

Review either later tonight or tomorrow.

If you havent yet, ENTER MY CONTEST!!!!!!!

Til next time!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

First Lush Haul =]

Ive taken the plunge ladies!

I am constantly browsing Lush's site, oogling over all the goodies! But not being able to see them in person (and smell them) has made me not order them due to the price.

Right now, Lush has a super offer where you get a ton of stuff for only 20 dollars. Lush's night in for two.

I also ordered a sample of the Therapy Massage bar and full size Rockstar soap!

Im so excited for my order to come in and i will post a detailed review on everything i bought.

My order included:

  • Therapy Massage Bar Sample
  • Rockstar Soap (full size)
  • The night in for two package that includes:
  • 2 Muslin flannels
  • 2 Ultrabland Cleansers
  • 1 face mask
  • 2 toner tabs
  • 2 face moisturizers

I chose Angels on bare skin, tee tree toners, and imperils moisturizer.

Im so excited and can't wait to receive my order in the mail. The only issue i have with Lush is the OUTRAGEOUS shipping price and time!

Also, HAVE YOU ENTERED MY CONTEST? To do so, click here for details!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Contest Prize Question

Morning ladies!

I have a quick question.

I am keeping all of the prizes for the winner a secret right now like i said before. But they will be beauty/makeup related prizes.

BUUTTTTT i have a question.

I have the "new" Studio Sculpt foundation in NC25. Now i know some people LOVE this foundation, but it DOES NOT work well with my skin. It didnt break me out, but i just love my SFF much more. So should i include it in my prize package? There is about 98% left. And its just sitting in my traincase.

Should i include it?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Review: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish And Blackhead Control

(image curtosy of www.drugstore.com)
After a few weeks of HATING my skin, I decided to jump on the apricot scrub bandwagon.
I tried this stuff back in middle school and could not stand it. It felt horrible on my skin. Ever since, I decided I would never waste my money on this stuff again.
Winter took a huge toll on my skin. I moved right before the start of winter from sunny, hot, humid Florida to freezing, snowy, dry Tennessee. Talk about skin on the fritz. And lately, my chin and jaw line have been freaking out in pimples and whiteheads! Im telling you I cant catch a break.
My Aunt's wedding was last week so I needed to find something to help my skin. Plus, ive been on the hunt for a new exfoliator. Cue on St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead control.
Love it. Upside dowen squeeze tube. Sturdy. Big base do it doesnt fall over. Sanitary since it isnt in a tub. A+
Looks like grainy mustard. May be slightly too abrasive for people with sensitive skin. The scrubbing particles are slightly rough. Does not lather up. (at least not noticeably).
Very light and faint. Those with sensitive noses would approve.
This scrub did help my chin breakout. I used it on Monday last week. Then again on wednesday before leaving for the wedding. The breakouts on my chin started to clear up, as well as the whiteheads. I didnt feel this product was drying at all. Although I always follow up cleansing/exfoliating with a moisturizer. The scrub also helped slough off the dry skin I tend to have on my cheeks and around my nose. Made my skin looked more even overall and much brighter.
Honestly, for under 5 bucks, this scrub is excellent. It can be found nearly everywhere. I have seen it aty walgreens, CVS, my local grocery store, walmart, target, etc. I will definitely continue to use it this product 1-2 times a week.
Have you entered my contest? Check it out here. And you can find more details here if you are unclear on the requirements.
Til next time!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Im home!!!

Finally! What a longg drive! =]

Looking forward to all of the entries to my contest!!!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Contest Details/Examples

Sorry if i wasnt clear enough ladies!

And im sorry that it has taken me so long ot answer. Im sitting in my hotel room, on my brothers comp.!! Even my cell phone died!

what i am looking for is something that you would see on a runway, in a editorial/high fashion magazine. Not your everyday type makeup.

Here are some examples.

Editorial makeup

Sorry ladies, but thats all i can give you!!! I have to hurry and get off this comp since my mom needs it to work. Lol. Damn traveling!

Be home on sunday, and i cant wait! Cant wait to see some entries!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Yes ladies! you read that right! Its Contest time!

Im sorry ive been MIA, but im leaving to head to NY today for my aunt's wedding! 14 hour drive. Im not looking forward to it!!!! GR. I will be back LATTEEE Saturday night.

Contest Rules:
  • Must be editorial makeup! America's next top model type ish!
  • It doesnt have to be inspired by America's Next Top Model, BUT i do want to see the inspiration photo.
  • Full face is a must, but you can include an outfit if you want, but it is not necessary.
  • TWO PHOTOS MAX, not incuding the inspiration picture.
  • You MUST be a follower of mine.
  • Open to all my followers, so international included!YAY!
  • All entries must be submitted by March 16, 2009 by 11:59pm.
  • Email all entries (with your inspiration photo) to xorosexx@hotmail.com with the subject "Contest entry" with your email address so i can get in contact with you if you win!
  • If i have more than 6 entries, there WILL be a second place prize. If 5 or less, there will only be one winner, so COME ONE LADIES! JOIN IN!!

Also, i am keeping the prize a secret. I will tell you that the prizes will be makeup/beauty related.

Ok ladies, get started! If you have any questions, please leave them on this post, and i will reply to them in this post as well!


Til next time!