Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How I Style: Cutout Boots


From top to bottom L to R:
Rose Queen Bath Bomb
Sakura Bath Bomb
Dragon's Egg Bath Ballistic
About a week ago I made my first trip ever to LUSH! I have only heard of LUSH previously because I has recieved a sakura soap bar from my friend Liz back in high school. I went to my local LUSH for the first time and picked up these bath bombs.
I picked Rose Queen first, it's a smaller bath bomb but its packed with rosebuds, which are good for the skin and smell fantastic. When I used the bath bomb the water was colored a lovely pastel pink and various roses floated on the water, primrose and tuberose are the most noteable. It could be difficult to clean out the petals if you don't have a catcher on your bath tub drain. You can pick up a tub drain catcher at a ACE hardware store for around 3$.
I have yet to use the blue and pink bath bomb, Sakura. However I picked it becuase it is said to be influenced by a spring afternoon amogst cherry blossoms drinking a bottle of sake. The scent is a very clean floral scent, not as overpowering as say Sex Bomb or Rose Queen. I will update this post once I have used the Sakura bath bomb.
And last but certanly not least is Dragon's Egg. I love this bath bomb it has notes of lemon bergamont and jasmine turns the water a lovely gold glitter color. This bath ballistic has chunks of shea it in that moisturize your skin as you soak in liquid gold. If you like citrus smells and want a nice treat after a hard day, Dragon's Egg may be just the bath baliistic for you.
If you've never been to a LUSH store I really reccomend it, you will not be dissapointed.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Review: Benefit's They're Real! Mascara

Awhile ago I was given a sample tube of Benefit's They're Real! mascara from my good friend Hang Bone.
I've been eager to try out this mascara because the wand is supposed to be great for getting each lash coated with mascara, so I gave it a try. The wand has spindles all over it and bigger ones at the very tip of the wand which allow more maneuverability and getting those lashes in the inner corners of your eyes. However a word to the wise, watch out with how close you get the wand to your eyelid, it smudges easily and any water on this mascara formula will cause the mascara to run, thus making you look like a sad panda. Also, I don't know if this was my own clumsiness but when I tried to get my lashes in the corners I just succeeded at poking my eyelid and causing myself to tear up, make the product run and then start my eye make up all over again.. I'm used to a bristled soft mascara wand so this wand took some getting used to. Once I finally figured out the optimum spacing between the wand and my eye lid, I have to say I enjoyed this mascara, the formula thickens and lengthens lashes and for a naturally full lashed girl like myself, it's nice too have the look of false lashes with just a boost to my natural lashes. If you have sparse lashes I definitely recommend this product, but keep in mind that it runs if any minute amount of moisture gets on it.