Lush Haul (and The Avengers)

Yes… another Lush haul. It seems like Lush just manages to suck me into the store every time I walk past it. I’m always just like… “I wil just take a quick look”, and yet I always walk out with something!  Continue reading

Lush Solid Shampoo Squeaky Green Review

I picked this up in a haul a while back after winning a Lush gift card from Magdalena. I was looking to try one of their solid shampoo since I am super curious about how well they work. I asked the SA which one she’d recommend, since I know zilch about them. She recommended Squeaky Green for me, and so I got it! Continue reading

Sephora VIB + Lush + YSL + MAC + Drugstore Haul

Yes… I had a huge shopping spree (to me anyways) yesterday, and my excuses this time are: 1. 15% off at Sephora; 2: I worked in the lab from 10AM-9PM the day before; I won a Lush gift card from the wonderful Magdalena; 4: $10 off YSL Touche Eclat at The Bay ends soon.

So with all the reasonings above, I headed for Toronto for a weekend of shopping!

First I went to Lush, with the hope to get the Mask of Magnaminty, but they were all out of the smaller size, so I decided to get that another time. I did pick up Angels on Bare Skin (a facial cleanser), and a solid shampoo. The sales associate recommended Squeaky Green so I am going to give that a try, since I have absolutely no experience with Lush hair care. I was weary about how long the shampoo will last since it’s a pretty small piece, but apparently it lasted the sales associate 6-8 months… Although I still have doubts about that, I guess I will have to see for that myself!

Squeak Green Solid Shampoo

Angels on Bare Skin

Then I headed to MAC, I never liked the sales associates in MAC in Eaton’s Centre, everytime I went there, they act like they are too good to talk to you. I went to pick up another Cremesheen Glass but I also wanted to try the Pro Longwear Lipglass since there was a colour I really liked. Oh boy it was the most most most sticky lipgloss I have ever tried in my life, even after I wiped it off my lips, my lips still feel sticky, so that’s a no-go. I ended up picking up a Cremesheen Glass in Deelight (mid-tone neutral) as per recommendation from Karen (at makeupandbeautyblog). It’s such a natural colour, a change from my beloved Double Dare, but I can see how this will become an essential in my make up routine!

I headed to The Bay to pick up the YSL Touche Eclat since they have a $10 off coupon! I have wanted to try it for the longest time but could not justify the price tag, so this coupon gave me an excuse! Touche Eclat is such a holy grail item for so many people, so I really hope I will love it too! It’s a highlighter but everyone says it’s absolutely great as an undereye concealer, which is something I needed desperately! I got matched with the shade 2.5 (Luminous Vanilla, for light to medium complexion with warm undertone).

And now to the store that basically sucks money out of my bank account – Sephora. I am still upset I didn’t get to go to the VIB event on March 28th to get all the freebies! But hey, what can I do? Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is the only thing I actually needed, but the only shade they are out of is mine (Bisque). I checked another Sephora later and they said they have been out of this shade for at least 3 months and there might be some manufacturing problem with the shade. Erm, what?! So not impressed with that. Anyways, so then I went around Sephora and picked up a few other things, I have read amazing review about Ole Henriksen skin care products, so I picked up the “3 little wonders” kit, which contains the Truth Serum Collagen Booster, Sheer Transformation, and Invigorating Night Gel. Since I am obsessed with lipsticks, I just had to pick one up since I was in Sephora. I ended up getting Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in 32. It’s a gorgeous satin soft pink. So excited to wear this! I also picked up a duo pack of Evian Facial Spray. I have meant to get this for the longest time but never remember, and it caught my eye this time when I was heading to the check out.

Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders

Evian Facial Spray

Make Up For Ever Lipstick in 32

Lastly I went to Shoppers Drug Mart just to kill time, but I’m glad I did since they had the whole Yes To… line on sale! I picked up the Yes To Cucumbers Natural Glove Facial Towelettes. It will be so useful for me since I travel between cities quite often and it’s a pain to bring make up remover and cleanser and all those. Now I only need to bring this pack of 3-in-1 wipes!

I also got a bunch of samples from Sephora and The Bay!

From top middle, clockwise
YSL L’Homme Libre Eau de Toilette
Ole Henriksen Trueh Creme Advanced Hydration x2
Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme x2
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free in Nude (since Bisque is all out, I am trying this to see if I can use this shade instead!)
Make Up For Ever HD Blush #6 (Quickie)
Ole Henriksen Total Truth Eye Cream
Skyn Oxygen Infusion Night Cream x2

Did you take advantage of the 15% off at Sephora? I’d love to hear what you bought!

Lush… What to Get?

So I was sooo lucky and won a gift card to Lush from a contest by Magdalena a couple weeks ago! YEEEEEEE you have no idea how excited I was (am)! I have never won anything before so thank you soooo much! 🙂

I have been browsing the Lush site to decide how to put this to good use since I am still pretty new to Lush. So overwhelmed! I got a couple things from Lush before and it’s been hit and miss… Loved the Buffy, not quite the Ocean Salt (dried out my skin way too much). And there are so many experienced Lush users out there so I figured I can get some great opinions from you all as to what I should try out using this great gift I got from Magdalena!

There are some items that seems promising, so I would love to hear some quick opinion from you if you have tried it! Or if there are other produces from Lush that you love, let me know! 🙂

1. Volcano Foot Mask

2. Angels on Bare Skin

3. Mask of Magnaminty

4. It’s Raining Man Shower Gel

5. Honey I Washed The Kids Soap

6. Solid Shampoos
– there are so many and I have absolutely NO IDEA which one… any suggestions?

Lush Buffy Body Butter Review

So as promised, here’s a review for the Lush “Buffy” body butter. I picked this up a little less than a week ago but I have been using it everyday so I feel like I have used it enough for a review.

As mentioned in my mini-haul post, I picked it up in store when I meant to get the You Snap The Whip body butter, but the girl there recommended Buffy saying it’s a best seller and it’s a lot more moisturizing. So here I am with this body butter.

When I think body butter, I think body moisturizer, like those from The Body Shop. (And when I think Buffy, I think Buffy the Vampire Slayer…) But in Lush term, body butter is actually an exfoliator with moisturizer.

Ingredients (From
Fair Trade Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Ground Rice (Oryza Sativa), Ground Almonds (Prunus dulcis), Ground Aduki Beans (Phaseolus), Perfume, Lavender Oil (Lavandula hybrida), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Citral, Limonene, Linalool
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