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How to Make the Most Out Of 15 Minutes

8 Feb

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Happy Saturday!  Usually the weekend brings all the things you didn’t get to do during the week, or those you put off.  I put off a lot of things, mainly dishes (even thou it’s so easy to just stick them dishwasher right away, but you know, the sink is right there and you don’t have to open it up or anything LOL). I also have a 4 month old puppy and a 10 year old as well. All this leaves me little time to pamper myself when I’m constantly on the go, getting dinner/lunch going, feeding and playing with the puppy and kid and so on and so on, and never stop till I drop.

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In 15 minutes you can get a lot of fast decent pampering done.  These are my steps to get the most out of a beauty routine that sometime can take up to 30 minutes or more.

indexMask your face before you get in the shower

Step 1: Get that mask on your face!  This way it can sit and soak in and do all it’s masking magic while you get some other pampering in.  I’m still deciding on what mask I like the most right now, today I tried Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treament, which the verdict is still out right now on it.

indexTreat your hands

Step 2: Get some cuticle oil and give some love to your fingers.  I have the Sephora brand cuticle oil in a brush pen.  Just take off the cap and apply.  While my mask is setting I can quickly put the oil and message the oil in.

indexShower Time

Step 3: Start that shower!  Now it’s time to do your shower routine but backwards!  Give that mask more time to soak in.

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Step 4: Scrub your parts. I love the Deep Steep Sugar Scrub.  It’s all natural and leave my skin soft and moisturized.  You can go straight to their site but I would recommend going to Lucky Vitamin that has them for half the cost (I made a huge purchase and was pleased with their service).

indexWash your face

Step 5:  Now that your mask has had time to sit, now you can go ahead and take it off.  See how many things you have accomplished to this point: face, hands and body!

indexFinish it up

Step 6:  Now finish up.  Now is  a good time to wash your hair. I had some mask bits dry in my hair so it was nice to do this step last.  Also it will allow you to get any bits of mask off around the edges that sometimes you tend to miss (I know I do!)

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Ta-Dah!  You got all that done in probably less then 15 minutes!  I sometimes have a few extra to dry my hair and do my make up. Thou sometimes it’s nice to have the pampering time more so the make up and hair!

Enjoy your weekend!

Deep Steep Grapefruit and Bergamot Bubble Bath

3 Jan

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Happy Friday!  I hope everyone is looking to a fun and awesome weekend, also a relaxing one.

This is how I relax….with a nice bath. My boyfriend bought me a smorgasbord of bath items, and Deep Steep Bubble Bath was one of them. He wanted to get me another option so I could stretch out my Lush Bath Bombs.  I wasn’t sure about the grapefruit, but he knew I love anything bergamot, so he know it was a winner.

Let me tell you how much I love this product!  Bergamot has a nice deep scent and the grapefruit gives a little tang to the smell so it’s relaxing and invigorating to your senses.  But the bubbles…oh my goodness the bubbles. I have never had a bubble bath that the bubbles were so luscious and over abundant with just a few drops of it.  I was in the tub for an hour and the bubbles didn’t even dissipate.  I was really impressed by that.

Here is another plus side to this product: It’s cruelty free.  But wait, there is more!  It’s vegan, gluten free, no parabens, no sulfate, mineral oils or artificial fragrances. It’s an all natural product, which the company prides themselves on.

If your interested here is the list of ingredients:

INGREDIENTS:

Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Infusion of Organic Herbs; Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Coco Glucoside, Glycerin (Vegan), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Aroma (Organic and Wildcrafted Aroma Blend), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Caprylic Acid (Coconut Fatty Acid), Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Natural, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid.

If your interested in seeing more of their products go to the Deep Steep Site

I found the best prices at Lucky Vitamin and Vitacost

[picture from Deep Steep]

Tonight a little me time

19 Nov

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The last two day have been kind of hectic at work. I trippled my work load while sitting in for someone who was out due to a car wreck. Thankfully she was fine,her car didnt fare well but at least it took the brunt of all injuries.

Right now work is extra crazy since we are zooming in a month from the soliders going on their break.  Which means that everyone now has a special circumstance to get out of here and go home.

So luckily my gift of a bag full of bathbombs arrived on time. My boyfriend’s parents came back from SC and brought back my favorite cupcake bathbomb in the beach Myrtle Beach sent from Sudz. And since my trusty Kindles battery is dead right now I picked a real book you guy! A real one off my shelf. And decided on some Jane Austen short stories.

I hope everyone has a great night. Im going to get my relax on!

Lush Bath Bomb Review…Big Blue

18 Jul

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So I’m down to one more bath bomb.  I have to wait till Monday to reorder so more. I’m now getting past trying all the ones to find out what I really like.  The other night I used Big Blue it had some great reviews and when you tell me it reminds you of relaxing by the shore I immediately say “take all my money”.

The description on lush says:

Take a dip into the deep blue sea of our Big Blue Bath Bomb for an inspiring getaway to the seashore. Lavender is instantly relaxing on the body and mind, and lemon oil helps to keep you afloat. For a truly authentic experience, we’ve added in some of nature’s finest ingredients – sea salt and seaweed. Packed with minerals, salt helps the body rid itself of toxins, while seaweed softens and soothes your skin. Just lay back and sail away to shores of uncluttered thoughts, softer skin and warm, blue seas.

What was really cool was that there was actual seaweed floating around in your deep blue bath water.  I loved the smell.  It reminds me when we go and rent a condo at the beach every year, it’s just that clean fresh beach smell.  I hope you know what I mean.  I was a little taken a back that there was so much seaweed so I hope it doesn’t end up clogging the pipes.  Over all I think I will buy this one again, this was my second favorite one I bought so far.

Have you tried this one?

Lush Phoenix Rising bath bomb review

22 Jun

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Another day and another bath! My order funnaly came in from Lush and it couldnt have been at a better time. I decided to use Pheonix Rising and it really looked like it is pictured above.

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The web site descirbes it as Features

• Spicy and fruity: The Phoenix has a refreshing orangey twist to lift your spirits.• Baby, it’s cold outside:Perfect for warming up in the tub on a crisp autumn or winter night.• Sparkling cinnamon fizz: The spicy scent of cinnamon is excellent for stimulating tired minds and bodies.

I really felt I was bathing in a tub of hot spiced cider. I was worried I wouldnt be able to handle the cinnamon since I get headaches from it when its to powerful. To my delight it wasnt.  I really enjoyed the scent and the lovely punk water. And with all that gold glitter it didnt leave a horrible residue. This will be great to reorder when it gets colder outside to get into the fall spirit.

Here are a few pictures of the color it came out as

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Lush Bath Bomb in Sex Bomb

17 Jun

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So I finally used my last bath bomb from lush. I saved the prettiest one for last called Sex Bomb.

The sight describes it as: Scintillating jasmine, clary sage and ylang ylang are powerful aphrodisiacs that are known to relax you as they warm your heart, and other body parts too. Soya milk makes the water milky, softening your entire body.

You can really smell the jasmine, but I’m not sure so much on the aphrodisiac part.  I was to relaxed and wanting to go to bed to get anything going on.  In fact when my boyfriend asked me how I felt I told him I was off to bed to sleep!  So the relaxation part is very true.  I loved the scent and the color that it turned my water, and also left no residue. The little rose in the middle does not evaporate and ends up floating around the whole time.  It was kind of cool that some of the petals came off and made it seem like you were taking a romantic bath.  I wish I could have taken a good picture of it but the color blended in so well it was hard to get.  The only down side for me was it kind of dried my skin out, which is a shame, and I do not have dry skin on a normal basis.

I would recommend this if you love jasmine and just a soft feminine scent, but do recommend that you lotion up right after.

Now I’m  just waiting on my new shipment and I will share more.

Here are a few pics of the bathtub at various stages, I do love the pink color!

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Dragon Egg from Lush review

28 May

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Last night I endulged in another bath. This time I used the Dragon egg that has bergamont and citrus in it. I was curious what color it would come out as because there were flecks of blue and pink it. This is how it started out.

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Just a bit of orange. But the smell ended up filling up the bathroom. It smelled like a citus grove. I really dug the smell because it was bright and round. My boyfriend walked by and said he could smell lemon in the bedroom. So lack of scent there is not.

Because I am easily excited here is the progression of the bath bomb

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There is two small things I didnt care for. Just a small observation I didnt like the final shade of the bath water

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Kind of looks like someone went to the bathroom in the tub.

Secondly I had to wash the tub immediately. There was moee glitter then the bits I saw and left this in my tub

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Oh I do have a third gripe the pink and blue flakes when they lost their color left little jellies floating in the tub so I was constantly trying to catch them and dissolving them in my hand.

But I did love the scent and how it lingered on my skin. I wouldnt end up buying this right away again. I do have 3 more to use. But I will be buying some different ones the next go around. But you want to order do get the Twilight thus far I dig that one.

Lush Twilight Bath Bomb Review

25 May

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When I was in Myrtle Beach I purchased a cupcake bath bomb from a local store.  I never had used anything like that before, nor have I really been a bath person.  So when I used it to my surprise I was the most relaxed I’d been since I came back home from vacation plus finished a book I was 75% thru, and almost fell asleep in the tub.  Since the store was local and didn’t have a website, I had to look for a site online that I could purchases these. While I knew Etsy would have a slew of them, I decided to go with a brand name that I could find really good reviews on. That’s when I found Lush.

It was really important to me to get something all natural,  the last thing I want to do is sit in a tub in some chemicals that are not good for me.  Lush was the first site on Google so I took a chance on them.  I was really excited that they had star ratings and customer reviews on each one (funny enough after I made my purchase someone on here that I follow their blog had a review on them).  I also read their story and they originally was part of The Body Shop and helping produce their make up which is one of my favorite lines of cruelty free cosmetics.

This was my order:

Twilight-a lavender base bomb, that gives a purple/pink/blue hue to the water with some light glitter to give the twilight effect

Butterball-it is vanilla scented with cocoa butter to soften the skin

Sex Bomb-comes with a pretty rose design that has jasmine, clary sage and ylang ylang

Dragon’s Egg-a citrus base with bergamot (which is a new favorite scent of mine) supposedly when used it has a lot of colors and a glitter explosion to it to waken the senses

MMM Melting Marshmallow Moment-it has marshmallow her, cocoa butter and almond oil and leaves the skin soft

I finally got my order on Wed and decided to use Twilight.  I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get to see the full ball with neat little stars and moon (the header picture is what it is suppose to look like) since it was a bit crushed, but they do tell you that they can sometimes come like that in the mail even thou they are package with peanuts.  It works just the same when it’s crushed.  I didn’t even attempt to cut it so I can use it for another bath,  I just threw it in.  To my surprise it split into a pink and blue fizz and I instantly smelled the lavender.  It was pretty neat to watch them fizz and color turn into a pretty purple.  It even was a little frothy look on top, so when you got into the bath you saw the froth separate and the pretty twilight sky appear and the twinkle of the glitter to remind you of the stars.

To my surprise the scent wasn’t overwhelming and it lingered in the bathroom and on my skin for awhile after I got out.  I took about a 40 minute bath relaxing to the fullest.  It’s really nice to be able to soak and read my book with a nice scent and warm water around you.  The color didn’t stain my tub, nor did the glitter stick around on myself or the tub.  This one left very little residue so I wasn’t worried about scrubbing it till the next day.

I highly recommend this bath bomb. Next time I use one I will make sure I take a picture.  It doesn’t take much to excite me but it’s pretty neat what these little balls can do and how much relaxation is packed in them.  I’m ready to buy some more but I’m going to have to wait till I use some more.

So have any of you all purchased from Lush?  Or used any other types? What’s your bath/relaxation routine?

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