April Favorites

Hello loves!

By golly another month has come and gone!

from my perspective, March felt like the longest month to ever exist, and then April has gone by in a blink! Between school, work and everything in between I can see summer approaching quickly and I love it!

This month’s favourites are really a good mix of new products since I have been in the city and have more exciting products right at my fingertips. I can already tell next month is going to be a whopper too 😉

The first product I have been over the moon about is the Batiste Rose Gold dry shampoo. This is my saving grace during the school week when I don’t have time to wash my mane 😛 I have very thick bouncy hair yet somehow 2 days after washing the roots get super oily and everything else is fine. Therefore washing my hair becomes a super big chore and it takes ages to dry. This is where Batiste has really impressed me. When I think dry shampoo I used to thing strong scents with crusty white residue. They must have reformulated it or something because I love the limited edition scent and the texture is very light but effective. Not to mention I got completely sucked in by the pretty rose gold packaging! I’m a real sucker for rose gold hehe.

Next is the Ombra Hand Care Lotion. Something about this hand cream is perfect to me. First off its tiny making it perfect for my handbag and just the right amount to carry. Secondly, I really love the scent of it. It’s something like a very light strawberry scent 🍓 And lastly, it actually does a good job of keeping my hands hydrated. Since I’ve been in school I’m using my hands way more. They get exposed to soaps, makeup removers, the list goes on. It took a toll on my hands and working that close to someone’s face you know they see everything (including my crusty looking hands lol!) . I have to admit I was a hand lotion hater for a long time. Call me crazy but having cream on my hands always felt terrible and greasy. Yet, somehow Ombra has made a hand cream that isn’t greasy and soaks in right away. My hands felt good right after applying it, not five times after like other hand creams. Also they do not use harsh perfumes so there was no burning or redness after using it. Hallelujah!

Eau Roma water has quickly climbed its way into my favourites and becomes probably one of my top products out of all my favourites this month. I’m almost out of it, that’s how much I use it! It’s a gentle rosewater based toner and it’s helped reduce so much redness on my face. It’s very hydrating and I even give myself a little spritz to freshen up sometimes :p

(I feel like my favourites are light on the makeup this month because I’ve just been focusing so hard on getting my skin back into good condition for the summer :P)

My next favourite is another Lush item *surprise* and it’s the Ultrabland cleanser. My skin has not felt dry ever since using this delicious honey-scented and beeswax cream cleanser. I look and feel so glowy after I use it, it’s like my skin has been resuscitated! And I love how easy it is to use. Just massage into the face and wipe away with a damp cloth. Easy! No soapy, bubbly mess. Just yummy soft skin after ❤️

The 2 makeup items I have been crazy about are the Maybelline Fit Me concealer and the Colourpop Liquid lipstick in Star Crossed. The Fit Me concealer is a lifesaver during the school week. I wake up in the morning looking like a zombie and then emerge from my bathroom looking awake and bright! I can also use it for all over my face and it still feels light and natural. Having multi purpose items is a must have for me especially when packing for school!

And I have simply fallen in love with a red lip again, and Star Crossed is your classic, perfect shade of red. Not too cool toned, and not too warm either. The Colourpop formula makes it so easy to apply and stay put. I apply 2 thin layers letting it dry in between and I’m ready to tackle my day. The particular shade I have is very ‘Marilyn Monroe’ and makes me feel like a goddess 💋

I have recently tried to ease up on my social media time and concentrate more on my creativity thus making this book my favourite thing to write in during my down time. Is basically a book filled with writing prompts about life. It asks you what your first kiss was, what your childhood bedroom was like and even what your first experience with real tragedy was. It’s all about your life and is a wonderful place to keep track of all your memories and future endeavours. I got this from Indigo and I feel it’s helped me relax and expand my mind more.

Lastly, I have been reading a lot more in April. I finished ‘The Curious Incident Of the Dog in the Nighttime’ and swiftly moved into a new book. This one is called ‘Too Close to the Falls’ and it follows the life of an eccentric little girl from the ages of 5-12 years old. It is a memoir which makes it even more incredible. So far I’ve loved it, and it is so brilliant reading from a kids perspective. I can’t put it down but I don’t want to read it too quick haha! I totally recommend it. 😊

Do you guys have any favourite books or creative outlets you’ve been loving this month?

Happy Thursday everyone!

~M

Lush Haul ❤️ Trying New Goodies

Hello loves!

Feels like I’m finally back with fun blog posts after such a creativity drought!

I feel refreshed and so happy to be back! January has already been amazing and I cannot wait for the coming year. 2018 will be my year!

 

To celebrate I went and indulged in a little *not so little* Lush haul. They were still having their ‘2 for 1’ deal on Christmas products, but I only snagged a couple Snow Angel bath bombs. Everything else was fairly picked through and really there was only like one shower gel left.

Enough chatter, onto the haul!

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I am extra lucky because this haul was basically possible because of my boyfriend and the lovely gift card he gave me for my birthday, so thanks babe! 😛

I felt like there were lots of items that I hadn’t tried in a long time, or just flat out forgot existed. So my fave originals are:

Ickle Baby Bot

Twilight

Milky Bar

These cuties are so simple but delicious. I used to pick these up almost every time I would nip into a Lush shop. Then between Halloween and Christmas excitement I forgot all about them!

They all have very simple scents to them, making them an easy choice for any bath time. Twilight is very sweet, Ickle Baby Bot is luxurious lavender, and Milky bar is a wonderful fresh scent.

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I also picked up some returning favourites like Butterball and Marilyn (hair mask <3)

Specifically I do want to rave about their hot oil hair treatments for a second. When you buy them, they come on the stick as pictured. Once you add the hot water and stir, it transforms into a creamy amazing mask.

 

I said this before, but with the solid masks you can store them in old Lush pots and re use for later. You don’t have to use all the mask in one go, and you can re-activate with a dash of hot water.

For hair masks I picked up 2, one of them being Marilyn and the other is called Damaged.  I thought it would be great for keeping my hair moisturized despite the crappy cold weather. If its as good as Marilyn I am in for a great treat!

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The last one I want to rave about is Sex Bomb. Until now I didn’t quite get the hype about it and I don’t know why. This little bundle of love is so beautiful and I cannot wait to see what captivating surprises are inside. The funny thing is I bought this a long time ago, so long I’ve completely forgotten what it looked and smelled like!

I will leave a full list below of what I got 🙂

Who else is already excited for the Valentines day collection?

 

Snow Angel

Milky Bar

Butterball

Sex Bomb

Twilight

Ickle Baby Bot

Marilyn Hair Mask

Damaged Hair Mask

~M

Lush 12 Days of Christmas unboxing 🎁

Hello everyone! And Happy December! 🎄 I can’t quite wrap my head around it yet, but I can feel the countdown is on! December is my favourite month (not just because of my birthday hehe) but because of all the festivities and family getting together ❤️

I was dancing with excitement when I got my Lush 12 Days of Christmas in the mail. Now I felt a tad silly because I had convinced myself that this product was an advant calendar, which it is not. It is in fact a gift box that happens to be filled with 12 fabulous Lush goodies of all varieties. I wasn’t disappointed at all, if fact I was a bit excited that I got to smell EVERYTHING and get a first impression all at once.

So without further ado this is the lovely Lush 12 Days of Christmas Gift Box

Lush does such an amazing job with their packaging, it’s almost impossible to ever recycle any of it! They do state that this is a reusable hat box, so I will definitely be reusing it.

What’s inside?

I was so pleasantly surprised to see that the Lush pre packaging had a little makeover. Any soft items is are sealed in recyclable plastic, which stopped any wear or tear on them, which was one of my only pet peeves with ordering online.

Everything smells amazing in this box, and it’s truly a wonderful gift for anyone (including yourself 😜) It’s filled will all the classic Lush treats that we all know and love, as well as some new ones that will steal your heart!

For a full list of names and ingredients you can find them HERE 🎅

I have to say my 3 favourites so far from the box are: Golden Pear Soap , Santa’s Christmas shower cream, and Shoot for the Stars bah bomb.

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by! 😊

~M

My Week In Instagram Photos 💕

So many festive feels this week! ❤️🎄

I know this is my second Instagram post in a row, I promise I have new amazing content coming soon! 💕💕💕 thank you for sticking through this dry spell!

If anyone is wondering my Instagram handle is missm_w, and I just post a lot of flat lays and fashion, all of it is my own photography 📷

I’d love to follow everyone from here so leave a comment and let me know you’re from WordPress! I’ll follow you back! I’m very new to the whole Instagram blogging thing so I want to get caught up! 😁

Also that is indeed the Lush 12 Days of Christmas gift box 🎁 and yes a review will be coming soon for it! 🎉

How is your week going so far?

Fun question of the week: My brother thinks you should wait until December 1st before you drink any eggnog or listen to Christmas music. Do you agree?

(I’m on the opposing side since I’ve already been listening to Christmas music a bit and had eggnog :p)

My Week in Instagram Pics

Hello everyone! 😘

A picture can say a thousand worlds…. excuse for that cliche haha. But really, these picture posts are one of my absolute favourites to do, so if you’re not interested in seeing a bit more into my life this may not be your jam. However if you like looking at random aesthetically pleasing pictures, you’re in the right place!

~ Sunday to Sunday ~

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I think because it’s been such a dreadful week weather wise, getting to work on something like photography has really brightened it up! Whether it’s my best camera being used, or a quick outfit snap I’ve been really loving it. I hope you enjoy this little post too. Not all of the pictures are brand new, like I said Instagram is fairly new to me on the blogging front.

Anyhoo happy Monday Munchkins! 😛

Let me know if you like seeing these posts 🙂

My instagram handle is missm_w if anyone is interested 😄

~M

October Favourites

Hello everyone, I am back with a favourites post!

I know its been forever and a day since I’ve posted one so I was extra excited when I realized it was the first day of November, and thus I could begin collecting up all my favourite goodies of the month.

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I’m quite happy with this little variety of goodies!

To start I wanted to share with you a perfume I’ve loved since I was about 16 (and I am now 23) This is actually one of the first perfumes I was ever given and it is called Black XS For Her. Its by a brand called Paco Rabbane, and Its one of my top winter perfumes. For me it is almost impossible to describe the scent because it is so unique. I will say it is light, with a rose and musk undertone. I am so not a professional when it comes to describing smells so if you see it in stores I urge you to have a sniff and see for yourself. And this is my second bottle courtesy of my wonderful boyfriend.

Next is something from a recent haul and that is the Marilyn Hot Oil Treatment from Lush. Now I know this is something I bought at the end of October and only tried a few days ago, but I loved it so much I wanted to include it. The picture above is what it looks like in its naked packaging. Now for something that retails at $12.95 CAD I was not going to buy it at first glance. Thankfully one of the Lush staff came and spoke to me about it. He explained that what he did in order to make it last more uses, is he stores it in an old Lush pot and keeps it in a cool area. He then demonstrated how much it emulsifies and puffs up when you mix it. I was sold! Even better it is just as good as the original Marilyn hair treatment (and a fraction of the price). It leaves your hair naturally soft with no oily residues like some other conditioning treatments.

My third favourite is another hair product, and that is the Casting Sun kiss Healthy Look treatment. This is just like sunshine in a bottle…for your hair. Now the Marilyn hair treatment and this go together like peas and carrots because while the sun kiss adds beautiful sun kiss streaks and lightens your hair, its still a bit damaging. After using this, it gives me the look of having sunny streaks in my hair, even when the sun has been gone and cloudy for days.

Onto something that I’ve already talked about in the past, and that is the E.l.f Cosmetics Matte lipstick in the shade ‘Praline’. Now I had a very mixed review on this lipstick but have come to love it over time. While it’s not what I consider a true matte lipstick, this lipstick goes on and stays on. The colour is beautiful and I have no fear of it transferring on my teeth because it never does. Also the shade of it is beautiful, and what I call the perfect cool tone nude for fall and winter.

This favourite is definitely more of a splashy item. *Note this was a gift and I’m very fortunate to have had it given to me because ho boy these things aren’t cheap*

This is the Fit Bit Surge watch. I have really gotten into working out again and this watch has helped me track my workouts, track calories burned, steps, heart rate, anything that helps your overall fitness. It also has cool features when you can change your music from your watch instead of fumbling with your phone while running. I never thought I would get into fitness because it seemed so annoying to track all that but this little watch has made it so much easier. The only downside is the battery life. In my opinion it should last a lot longer than 3/4 days. 🤷🏼‍♀️

My last beauty item in a nail polish. I think this is the first time in history I’ve ever had a nail polish in my favourites before. I had come to that dilemma where Halloween was almost here but I was sick of wearing black/green/blue polish, and honestly I had Christmas and winter on the brain. This polish is by Essie, which is my go to brand for fast drying, long lasting, and relatively cheap polish. The colour I have is called Fifth Avenue, and I’m in love. For some reason I’m the photo it shows up more orange but in real life it’s the perfect bright cherry red!

My last 2 favourites are not objects but 2 Apps And a T.V show!

The first is the Fitbit App which goes hand and hand in the watch. It goes a step further to help you track water drinking, calories you’ve even, and sleep habits. It makes it so easy to track it all I quickly became obsessed with tracking all my fitness goals and reaching them.

The second App is called Clue. It’s the ultimate way to track every step of your period and predict (almost) precisely when you’ll have your next one and what it may be like. It’s super flexible and you track how you’re feeling no matter what day of the month. If you’re feeling a bit cramped or hormonal one day, you can track it, and it’ll let you know when your PMS starts the next month. And it tracks every symptom you can think of. It can even remind you to take your pill. I learned about this App from British Beauty Blogger/Youtuber Zoella. She is one of my top absolute favourites bloggers so I trusted her opinion on the App and was not disappointed in the slightest! 🙂

My last Favourites is a T.V show…can you guess? *drumroll*

STRANGER THINGS 2!

I binge watched this show like crazy. Who ever was the genius that had the idea to upload them all at the same time, I applaud you. This show is addictive and has a different twist on it than the last season. If you haven’t seen it, I’ll take the initiative and be the 5 millionth person to say WATCH IT! You wont regret it. I almost didn’t watch it because I thought it was going to be scary. Go. Watch. Now!

These were my favourites this month! I’d love to hear your feedback!

Happy Monday y’all! 🎉

Random Lush Haul

Hello everyone!

I have quite possibly the most random little Lush haul I’ve ever done! I was recently in Vancouver visiting my friend for Halloween, and before getting there my boyfriend and I stopped by a Lush shop to stock up on goodies. My boyfriend loves Lush just as much as I do so we always leave with at least a small bag. He loves the soaps and body washes, I always stock up on bath bombs and bubble bars, body wash…Okay maybe everything! 😛

As I said, we were in the city for Halloween and despite being way WAY too early I still had a little gander through the Christmas releases. Besides bath stuff, I love a good treat for my hair and was super keen on the Naked Products they’ve recently released.

Like I said I couldn’t resist the Christmas section. And while I still thing it’s too early to think about it, butterball is a favourite of mine, and a must have. So I got butter bear, because why have it in a regular shape when I could have it in a bear shape!

Next is Star Light Star Bright. I have a love for all things shiny and glittery so it’s no surprise I had to get this bath bomb/ melt. It’s fresh scent of ginger and lime is also my fave for relaxing and relieving stress.

My last bath bomb is once again a recurring fave for me and that’s Avobath! This is one of those bath bombs where your skin feels so good and soft when you get out you can’t believe your bath could do that. Once again it’s a fresh Lime scent and is very fresh and awakening.

Lastly is the Hot Oil Treatments in the formula Marilyn. The fellow at Lush who was helping completely sold this to me because A. It’s great for blonde hair (I tried the original formula and loved it) and B. He let me in on a little secret for how to make it last longer than one use (storing it in an old lush pot will keep it good for up to a month!) So it’s no doubt I got it! Marilyn is great for natural and coloured blondes because it gets rid of brassy tones and leaves your hair incredibly soft!

So this was my little random Lush haul! I couldn’t resist getting a few Christmas items along with my regular faves. I can’t wait until I can fully indulge in the Christmas range.🎄

Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween and happy November to you all!

What Christmas items from Lush do you want most? 🙂

~M

Valentines Lush Haul!

Hello lovelies! And a late happy V-day to all! 

I am not one of those people who place a lot of importance on Valentine’s Day, I definitely love doing little special things for my parter every day regardless of what the calendar says. But, when given an excuse to spoil them a little extra, I’ll take it. And if that also includes me receiving or buying myself chocolate, hey, I’ll never say no 😛

Part of this whole scheme that I love is the little part of my brain that says ‘Treat yo self ‘, and I always happily oblige. This year I was not stingy at all when it came to dropping some dollars in the Lush shop. It’s especially easy and enjoyable when all the Lush employees and SO FREAKING NICE. At least at the one I frequent when I am in the city. 

Anyway , as usual I have rambled on long enough…

 

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I did not purchase everything  from the Valentine’s collection, I only bought things that I loved the smell/was very curious of. As always I just like to make sure that what I write about is honest and mostly positive 🙂
💋 The first bath bomb that I have repurchased over and over was ‘Tisty Totsy’. While this is not part of the V-day collection, it’s just too cute to pass up. It’s a heart filled with baby roses! If that doesn’t scream Valentine’s Day than I don’t know what does. Besides that the smell is beautiful and light, and it turns your bath an enchanting milky color, while delicate rose petals flutter to the surface of your bath. 🌹

💋 Lady Bug bubble bar. I thought this was too cute to pass up! Lots of the Lush bubble bars are much lighter colours, so I was intrigued to see a bit of purple mixed in. Also I have a love of lady bugs, and I just think they’re adorable.  The scent is similar to the Comforter, but less sickly.

💋 Unicorn Horn Bubble bar. The ever famous unicorn horn bubble bar was a no brainer in my little haul. Something about those bright pastel swirls attracts me every time it comes out. The scent is as unique and its colours, filled with lavender and ylang ylang. 

💋 Lover Lamp bath bomb. This is one of those bath bombs that I don’t think much of when I first picked it up, and now I wish I bought 5 more! It’s smells rich with vanilla, yet it’s fresh and tangy at the same time. It turns your water milky, while tiny red hearts melt into your bath. 

💋 Cupid bath bomb. This simple and cute bath bomb is perfect to help melt your woes away in a hot bath. As it begins to fizz, it bursts with rich pink foam and bubbles. It is a cloud of creamy swirls with the aroma of a spring garden. 

💋 Over and Over. While this bath bomb doesn’t scream Valentine’s with the usual pinks and reds, it makes up with its zingy lime scent, and rich cocoa butter. One side fizzes away exploding with colour, while the other delicately melts into your bath, soothing away your worries. 

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The comforter. By no means is this a new Lush product or a Valentine’s Day one, but I needed it in my life. The bubble bar smells more sweet and sickly to me, initially throwing me off it all together. But when I last received an order, a small sample of the shower gel was included. It was love at first sniff. The gel smells more of black currant, and less sickly. I even add it to my bath if I want a little bubble but not too much. 

Lastly is D’fluff shaving cream. I’ve already raved about this before so I’ll keep it short. It’s like strawberry mouse that you shave with. Essentially it’s dessert for your legs! Or wherever you choose to use it. Rich and moisturizing is leaves you soft and smooth after, with no post shaving itch. 

Thanks for reading as always 💗 hope everyone is having a brilliant February! 

Spring is on the way! 🌹🌹🌹

Autumnal Lush Haul!

Hello lovely peeps!

By golly it only feels like yesterday I was excitedly typing away about Lush releasing their Fall/Halloween collection. Here we are again, and I am more excited than ever to show you what I indulged in this year!

I didn’t order everything from the new collection, (just for budgeting sake). That includes some items such as shower gels and soaps that I know I already own way too much of. I know, I know, you can never own too much Lush, but this girl own enough soap to bathe the whole town.

Also, some items aren’t part of the Fall collection, but I just relate them to Autumn, and this time of year.

On with the show!

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  • I’ll start off withe the cutie in the corner, that being my Boo bath melt. I might be alone in this, but this cute little bath melt gets me all nostalgic when I used to play the Haunted Carousel on Mario 64, and the little Boo ghosts would chase you around. Aside from being freaking adorable, they have a light scent perfect for a calming bath. Hints of Bergamot and citrus wrap you up in a milky blanket.

 

  • The second must have, no exceptions on my Autumn Lush list was of course the Sparkly Pumpkin bubble bar. Its equal parts delicious and sparkly. This little guy can take my mood from zero to one hundred in just one bath. A mix of citrus and juniper berry gives it almost a candy scent, with fluffy bouncy bubbles to cover up your woes.

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I felt as if it needed its own individual photo just to capture the true magic that is the sparkly pumpkin.

  • The karma bubble bar is a long living love affair of mine. The deep shades of purple with elegant touches of gold lure me in every single time! The scent is more of an acquired smell to be honest. Some say it smells like laundry detergent, but mor so its an elegant mix of patchouli and lemongrass. 
  • Lord of Misrule, more like Lord of my heart! Last year I fell in love with this delightfully mysterious bath bomb. Its a show made up of green and red. Not Christmas red, but deep Merlot red
  • The Fizzbanger bath bomb is my other top fall necessity. Thank goodness it is in store year round because I just can’t get enough of it! No matter what time of year it is, I can’t resist grabbing one…or 3 😁 It is made up of all my favorite citrus and apple scents. And there is more than merts the eye, what looks like a plain yellow bath bomb has a great surprise inside when emersed in hot water. 

     • Pumpkin bathbomb is truly the answer to all of out autumnal prayers. When I read that it was pumpkin spice scented I just knew it would be one of the most popular bath bombs this year, and I did not hesitate to add an extra to my cart. 🎃
    • Autumn leaf was the wild card for me in this haul. It caught my eye just from the fact that it wasn’t round like your typical bath ballistic. But it truly was love at first sniff. It has a  gentle rustic scent, but a hint of greenery (like in guardian of the forest). The layers of color in it truly make a spectacular color show, much like the changing leaves on all the trees outside. 🍁🍂🍃
    • Monster ball. The cutest of cute. Who wouldn’t love this adorable one eyed little fella? I thoughts for sure it would be a sweet scent, but I was delightfully surprised to pick up hints of rose and citrus!
    • Last but certainly not least, is Guardian Of the Forest. By far one of the most interesting Lush scents I have smelled to this day. And I love it! It really does smell like fresh greenery from the forest. Or better put, a fresh cut lawn. Some of you may be thinking ‘wow I have no interest of bathing in that’, but if you’re in the lush store just give it a sniff, and give it a chance. It is an acquired scent for sure, but it honestly grew on me so quick, and now I love it! Second time purchasing! 🌲🌱🍃
    Thank you for reading! Always a joy to write about a lush haul! 

    ~M

    Lush Lava Lamp bathbomb mini review 🔮

    Hello lovely individuals! 

    I hope this fabulous Saturday night is treating you kindly.

    ‘What on earth are you doing in on a Saturday night?!’ You may ask…having a delightful pamper night is the answer! 

    I’ve been waiting patiently through yet another heat wave to treat myself to a bathbomb, so I thought I would splurge and try the ever-so-groovy ‘Lava Lamp’ bath bomb from Lush. 

    Say it with me now, ‘groovy duuuuude’. 

    I try not to spoil a bathbomb too much when I review it so I will say now, if you’re like me and love every bath bomb to be a surprise, and haven’t tried it yet, tuck this blog post away, go get it and try it!  

    Okay, are we all caught up? 

    For starters the most delightful surprise this bath bomb holds, is that it is not only a bathbomb, but is filled with 3 (or 4) bath oil beads that create the lava lamp effect. As  it fizzez away releasing  a dreamy orange foam, the little beads begin to melt and sparkle. 

    If you look closely, they almost look like their own little galexy as they genlty ooz into your steamy water. 

    The scent of it matches the color perfectly, as it is packed with pungent aromas from Tangerine and orange  flower. 

    After such a lovely bath I am honestly so ready to just drift off in a purple tangerine haze and fall asleep. 💤

    So on that I’ll say goodnight all! 💋
    ~M