Sunday, August 11, 2013

Rub Rub Rub LUSH review -

Hey lovlies -
It's been a while! Recently for my birthday I went to the mall and finally used up a gift card to LUSH that I've had since last Christmas. I have NO clue what took me so long to finally just go and pick something up. The first time I went in I didn't actually have the certificate on hand so a lovely employee showed me (almost) everything in the store and told me exactly what everything was used for, what ingredients they used, etc. I left with a few samples to try out.

When I came back I settled on Rub Rub Rub, which is a salt scrub to exfoliate/moisturize the skin. The bright blue color is the first thing that catches your attention. The scent is a cool, somewhat citrus-y smell. I don't mind it very much, but others may find it a little off putting. As for the texture, the tiny pieces of salt used in the product aren't abrasive, but have enough exfoliating power to really smooth the skin.

I first found out about the product from Estée, better known as Essie Button on the blog and YouTube front. The LUSH employee told me that she used it before she shaved to get the maximum moisture. I have always had horrible razor burn no matter what shaving cream, razor brand, or creams I used to try and prevent it. It wasn't until I used this product that it all cleared up!

I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with razor burn or dry skin problems. Hope this review was helpful!

What LUSH products have you tried out?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Currently -

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Hello lovlies - 
Sorry I suck at blogging. Truthfully, I just haven't felt motivated to do much of anything lately. So in order to push out this "blogger's block" and get a post out of here, I'm going to do a currently post. This was inspired by the always lovely bebebirdbeck aka Amber. So here goes:

Drinking - I had to share this because I've been loving it lately. I am currently drinking my homemade iced coffee. It's so freaking yummy. You control the strength and sweetness. It's perfect.

Reading - Nothing as of right now. I really, really want to start reading John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. 

Listening to - I've been listening to Fireworks by Van Susans on repeat. I just discovered the bad from another beauty blogger. One of the band members (main singer, I think) is her brother. Her YouTube account is here.

Loving - Being surrounded by people that love me. Sitting in the peace and quiet of my room, enjoying my music and surfing the web. 

Wanting - To have fun this summer. Do all the stereotypical things. Go to the beach. Go out and have adventures. Drive with the wind blowing in my hair. Listen to good music. All of that stuff.

Well, I guess that's all. I hope this wasn't too boring for you all! I'm going to try and post more often and get some more beauty related stuff out there. Maybe try some Outfit of the Day posts? What do you guys think?

Friday, May 17, 2013

friday favorites -

Hey lovlies - 
Sorry it's been so long. I hope you're all doing well! Here goes:


1// Ombre anything. 2// This floral dress(only $30!!!) that reminds me of summer. 3// Over the knuckle rings. 4// This gif that makes me happy and sad, all at the same time. 5// Tattoo inspiration. No, I don't have ink. Yes, I am contemplating.



Monday, April 15, 2013

foodie | shrimp fajitas

Hi guys!
Just wanted to write a post on one of my favorite quick meals: shrimp fajitas. This is going to be a pretty non-traditional recipe in the sense that I am just going to try and wing it with the measurements. Either way, it turns out wonderfully.

  - a handful of shrimp, preferably one of the larger varieties
  - one red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, sliced
  - one medium sweet onion, sliced
  - an avocado
  - a lime wedge
  - sour cream (optional)
  - two pinches (heehee) of paprika
  - a pinch (or two according to your taste) of chili powder
  - hot sauce of your choice (optional)
  - cheddar or Mexican style cheese, shredded
  - corn or flour torillas

- First, put the pepper and onion into a skillet coated with olive oil. Let that cook on low/med heat until soft, but not browned. 
- Add the shrimp to the pan. Mix around and wait until they turn to a pinky-opaque color. Add the seasonings to the mixture and stir around to evenly distribute.
- Toast up the corn (my preference) or flour tortillas in a toaster or oven till just warm and slightly crunchy. 
- Make up your fajita however you would like. Mine goes sour cream, cheese, shrimp/pepper/onion, hot sauce, squeeze of lime, and avocado on the side ;) .

Pair it with a batch of Spanish rice and beans, or a veggie and make it a full meal. Quick and easy! 

Pretty self explanatory. If that already didn't cause your tummy to grumble, here are some pictures. 


Sunday, April 14, 2013

festival style -

hey lovlies-
just a quick post showing three potential outfits for a festival. obviously inspired by Coachella. hopefully this will give you all some inspiration.

festival style #3
festival style #1

summer lovin'
festival style #2

festival style #2
festival style #3

Saturday, April 13, 2013

birchbox - april review !

Hey lovlies-
Today I was super excited when my April Birchbox came in the mail! This month's box is themed Tiny Tweaks, Big Results by Women's Health magazine.

Here us what us included:
• Caudalie® | Divine Oil -- full size price, $9-49
• Nexxus® | Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir -- full size price, $20.99
Ruby Wing | Color Changing Nail Polish in Poppy -- full size price, $10
• Whish |Shave Crave Shaving Cream -- full size price, $20
simple | Revitalizing Eye Roll-On  
Women's Health Subscription -- FREE!

 As this is only the first day, I have only tried two of the products. I used the Nexxus hair serum and the simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-On. My thoughts so far are mixed on the Nexxus, because I've had my hair in a messy bun all day (What? It's Saturday!) and I like the simple Roll-On so far. It has a tingly, cool feeling when you put it on. I don't see any results so far, but I'll get back to you guys on that in a few weeks. 

Be sure to look out for reviews!
Love you all,

Friday, April 12, 2013

beauty is in the eye of the beholder .

hey lovlies--
i wanted to do a random photo post. hope you all enjoy! comment below to tell me what you want to see more of.

I love you guys and hope you have a beautiful weekend ♥