Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lush and Philosophy Products From Christmas!

Hey Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I was definitely one spoiled girl as always.. not just in presents but in quality time with the fam jam!
My boyfriends sister knows me so well.. she gifted me with a Lush Christmas Gift Set and Philosophy Shower Gels! I have never been given a Lush set like this before.. I usually just wonder into the store and buy random things. 
I did go to Lush yesterday for Boxing Day and picked up a couple more bath bombs since they were buy one get one but only walked out with four items...didn't want to go overboard.
Butttt.. I'm not going to lie.. as soon as I got home from shopping I dropped my things and went straight into my bath... I couldn't resist not using one of my items right away! haha 

That's everything from the "With Love From Santa Gift Set".. I can't wait to dive right into all these products.. my baths are going to be great!

{From Left to Right: So White Bath Bomb | Candy Mountain | Cinders Bath Bomb}

Out of all these scents.. Candy Mountain is by far my favourite.. that's why I have only 3 pictured because as soon as I came home from shopping.. I had to use my Candy Mountain so now there is only one.. :(   

I just checked on the Lush website and there is still a lot of deals on there! 

Here are the 3 Philosophy Shower Gels I got for Christmas as well. They all smell wonderful!
I'm still using up my Senorita Margarita from Philosophy still.. so when that's done I'll try these out!

ALSO....The Winner to my First Giveaway is.....


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Did you pick up anything from Lush on Boxing day?
 Have you tried any Philosophy Shower Gels that you love? 

Monday, December 24, 2012

My Family Christmas

Hey Everyone!

Yesterday we had my side of the family Christmas get together. We usually do it every Christmas Eve but this year we did it on the 23rd. It's soo nice to have the whole family together and to see 7 little ones running around playing together. I'm so very blessed to have everyone healthy and happy around me. I ran out this morning to pick up a flower arrangement already to give to my boyfriends parents and it wasn't that crazy in the store so that was nice. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and make sure to be safe and no drinking and driving people!

{Lace Dress- H&M | Watch- Aldo Accessories | Black Tights- F21}

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December Luxe Box 2012

Hey Everyone!

I just got my December Luxe Box..I think this is my last box for my subscription since they went and changed the whole thing. Now I don't know what box to get next... I'm thinking maybe Glossy Box.. it seems to have some really great products in it! 
So here's to my last box..!

So I got....

Calvin Klein Euphoria Perfume- I do like this scent.. and I like how this sample comes with a spray! I love it when samples still have a spray to them.. they don't get everywhere!

B. Kamins Vegetable Cleanser- This is the 2nd time I got a sample from this brand from Luxe Box.. this sample is supposed to cleanse and tone your skin and it does take off makeup as well. I'm very interested to see how this stuff works!

Prada Infusion d'Iris Perfume- Surprisingly I like this scent... hate the sample bottle though.. no spray.. I just have to be extra careful.. I do like dropping things haha.

Kerastase Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide- This sample is supposed to help your dry ends on your hair. I always have dry ends of my hair.. so this will come in handy.. especially in these winter months. Second sample from this brand in my Luxe Box.

Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara- I love getting samples of mascara. I think its the best thing someone can give me in a box.. especially from a brand like Lancome. I have tried Lancome mascaras before and really like them so maybe this will be another!

Blue Lagoon Iceland Algae Mask- Never heard of this brand before but always willing to try something new for face products. Its supposed to "give your skin a lift and glow. We will see how this works out!

China Glaze Nail polish (Always a Lady)- Happy to get a nail polish.. but not happy about the colour. I have many nail polishes already in something similar to this one. I'm probably going to give it away to a friend. 

Luxe Box Kabuki Brush- Not bad quality for a brush.. but I already own 2 other brushes just like this and they are better quality then this one.. this brush will also go to a friend. 

There ya have it lovelies. My last Luxe Box. I can honestly say that it wasn't that bad! I just wish they would broaden their brand products.. the reason why I get these boxes is to try out different companies I haven't heard about. Instead they keep giving different samples from the same brands boxes in a row.. am I going to miss my Luxe Box.. I have no clue.. but we will see what the future holds!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My First Giveaway!

Hey Everyone!

As a thank you for supporting me and following me.. I decided to host my very first giveaway! I was going to do it when I hit 100 followers.. but I didn't know what to give away and such. Now I'm at 133 followers! I started this blog because I would sit and lust for hours on blogs I just loved. For the future of this blog I would love to do more reviews on products.. but also more outfit of the day posts as well.. since I LOVE clothing. The products I picked out were items that I thought were pretty and also what I have been wanting to try for a little while now as well. Taylor Swift has been seen wearing this exact lipstick and she always has the perfect red lip.. she is one of my favourite style inspirations. I also wanted to giveaway this NYX Glitter Cream Pallet because the colours are just to die for.. and who doesn't like a little sparkle during the holidays?
Good Luck Everyone!

Rules: Open to all Canadian residents only...sorry everyone who isn't in Canada but this is my first contest. Please fill in the information below in the widget and I will be checking to see if the winner is legit or not haha. The contest is open till December 25th!

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

November 2012 Empties

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Well November came and went and now I'm sitting here writing this post. I think I did a pretty good job with my empties this month.. got a couple full-sized products in there so that's always a plus. School has been kicking my ass, that's why I haven't posted much... so when a month comes to a end I get excited to do this post. I started getting stomach pains after every test that I would write.. so now I'm staying away from coffee for a little bit.. I think I was taking it a little too overboard with the coffee consumption. Instead.. I have found a new little treat to be addicted to.. Candy Cane Hot Chocolate from Tim Hortons.. have you tried it yet? If you haven't.. get to your nearest Tim Hortons and fast!

So anyways... Lets start reviewing! 

1. Garnier Moisture Rescue Cleansing Cloths- These wipes were just ok.. and disliked the smell. On the package it says rose extract... not my favourite and it was just a little too much smell for my wipes. It did remove my makeup but can't get over the smell. I would Not Repuchase

2. Bath and Body Works Bubble Bath (Secret Wonderland)- I just love BBW bubble baths and the always go right with the smell of them.. and this one smells divine. On the bottle it says, a blend of strawberry, jasmine petals and white amber. I also like how many bubbles you get when you use this.. and the stay for awhile.. unlike some bubble baths they disappear as soon as you get into the tub! I would Repurchase again but there are other scents I would like to try out!

3. L'Oreal Intense Repair Nutrition Masque for Dry Hair- I also LOVED this masque. I would use it at least once every two weeks to give my hair some love. I brought this on my trip to Mexico in April and every time I went into the ocean or pool.. this is the masque I would use to make my hair soft again.. a definite lifesaver. The smell is a little bit stronger than the shampoo but on the same line. I would Repurchase again. 

4. L'Oreal Intense Repair Nutrition Shampoo for Dry Hair- I LOVED this shampoo.. period. Every time I used a lot of product during the week and my hair seems dry, I would use this shampoo. It would make my hair soft and shiny and don't even get me started on the smell.. its amazing. I don't know how to describe the smell to you.. but please just go and smell it. It's like bananas and coconut.. no clue. I would Repurchase again. 

5. Pantene Aqua Light Shampoo- I finally got done the shampoo this month.. last month I finished the conditioner. Again with this line.. I do like the smell.. but it doesn't do anything for my hair and I like buying products for my colour treated hair. I would Not Repurchase.  

6. TRESemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hair Spray- I had this bottle of hairspray forever.. and finally I sucked it up and used it all. I didn't like it.. that's why it took me so long to use it. I think it was a combination of the spray on it and the way it made my hair feel after using it. I would Not Repurchase

7. Victoria's Secret Body Lotion (Amber Romance)- I like putting on lotion before I go to bed and this scent is really good and nourishing. I like using the line of products and from my haul from Victoria's Secret.. I still have a lot of lotion to go through. I like how the lotion isn't very greasy either.. I'm not a body butter kinda girl.. so this is perfect for me! I would Repurchase again. 

8. Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara (Blackest Black) 2x- I bought this awhile ago when they had a sale on this mascara so I bought two to try it out.. big mistake.. I should have only bought one to try. The mascara itself dries out really quick and when I apply it to my lashes it doesn't go on smoothly.. it goes on clumpy.. and you really have to work at it to get your lashes the way you like them. I sucked it up and used up both.. didn't want to.. but now I can say bye bye. I would Not Repurchase

9. Cargo Triple Action Mascara- This is my second sample from one of my Luxe Boxes. If you want to see my review on this click here. I reviewed it in my September Empties.  

10. Perfume Samples-
Versace Bright Crystal- Love this scent. Its floral, fruity and musky at the same time. Smells a little like Dior Addiction Number Two and that's my favourite perfume. Would Buy.
Ed Hardy Villain- Fruity scent and kinda reminds me of Taylor Swifts Wonder Struck perfume. Would Buy.
Acqua di Dioia Essenza- This perfume would be a night time scent for me. I wasn't over the top for this perfume but it does smell nice. Wouldn't Buy.
Thierry Mugler Angel- Reminds me of my mom because this is one of the very first perfumes I ever bought her. The scent is a little too strong for me as well.. with those factors I Wouldn't Buy

There ya have it... all my empties for the month of November! If you have any questions or want to leave a comment on the products I've used... please do it below and I'll answer them!

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?