Little Holiday LUSH Haul

Hello beautiful people!
There are only 44 days until Christmas and I’m getting more excited every day! People in my neighbourhood have started putting up their lights, and all the stores and cafes have decorated for the holidays, and I just love it!
As I’m sure most of you know, LUSH brought out their Christmas collection a few weeks ago, and I promised myself I would wait until after Halloween to go in and purchase anything. Keeping my promise, I went in last week and picked up a few things, I wanted to go CRAZY because its just so festive, but I restrained and only bought 5 products.
I decided I wanted to pick things that were new, or that I’d never had before, but I’m sure once I use these 5 I’ll head back to LUSH to grab some of my Christmas favourites.

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First I picked up the Stardust bath bomb ($5.25). This one doesn’t look very exciting, but the girl in the store assures me that once you pop this in the bath something magical happens, and honestly I just love stars so I wouldn’t have minded if it didn’t do anything fancy. This one smells like vanilla and a little bit floral as it has bergamot in it – I find the scent of this really soothing and relaxing, great for an evening bath when you just want to chill out.

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Next I grabbed Cinders bath bomb ($4.95). Surprisingly enough I’ve never had this little guy, but I’ve heard great things about it! It has little popping candies in it which is so fun, and it smells warm and spicy which is a nice change from some of the sweet holiday scents. It has cinnamon and orange oils in it which create the perfect festive bath – It really reminds me of the smell of some holiday candles, which you could light while you have a bath with Cinders, and your bathroom will smell incredible and Christmasy!

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The Experimenter bath bomb ($8.95) isn’t specifically Christmas, but it is new to LUSH. This massive bath bomb is made of all different colours and is meant to make your bath psychedelic and colourful. This baby also has popping candies in it to add to the experience, and it smells of vanilla and candies. It’s a very sweet smell, but also quite fresh. I’m very excited to give this one a whirl!

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The Yog Nog bath bomb ($6.95) called my name because it smells like toffee, super sugary and warm, I absolutely couldn’t resist it. It’s embossed with cute little pictures of christmas trees and ornaments which add a nice little festive touch. I’m definitely going to pop this in the bath on a night where I want to cuddle up with some cookies and a cup of tea after my bath and watch a Christmas movie!

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Last I had to grab the new Magic Of Christmas re-usable bubble bar ($9.95). This honestly does look magical, it’s all covered with gold glitter and held on a cinnamon stick! and the little red bow with the bell just adds the cutest christmasy touch! This smells similar to Cinders as it’s quite spicy with cinnamon and clove oils, but also very warm with almond oil. I’m going to use this one closer to Christmas so I can really get into the spirit, and I’ll definitely be using it on Christmas eve to pump myself up for the best day of the year!!!!

That’s it for now my loves,
I don’t think I’ll be posting next week, because Carmen and I are taking a little vacation and heading to Orlando to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Disney!
Until next time,
xoxo
-Lo

Blogmas day 11! – My favourite 14 things about the Holiday Season!

Hello beautiful people!
There are officially 14 days until Christmas! That’s only two weeks!!! I’m so incredibly excited, so in honour of my excitement and the fact that there are only 2 weeks until the best day of the year, todays post is going to be my top 14 favourite things about the Christmas season!
First as always:
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Number one:
Of course it’s all the time I get to spend with my friends and family. People come home from school and out of town and it just makes this time of year so magical, lots of togetherness which I love.

Number two:
The good eats! All the turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and of course all the delicious sweets. This is the time of year where comfort food is a must, and there’s nothing better than breaking bread with good people.

Number three:
Christmas trees, one of my favourite traditions is decorating the tree with my family, but there’s just something about sitting next to my tree in the evening looking at the lights that just puts a big smile on my face.
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*Yes that is a bow on my head

Number four:
Snow! This white fluffy stuff is so magical to me! I love how Christmas lights look once there’s snow on the ground, everything just looks beautiful covered in snow.

Number five:
Christmas music! Every chance I get as soon as December hits I’m listening to Christmas tunes. The Michael Buble holiday album is my favourite this year!

Number six:
Festive drinks! Apple cider, hot chocolate, mint tea; I’ll take it all! As long as it’s in a cute mug and accompanied by something sweet I’m a happy little elf.

Number seven:
Decorations. I love seeing how festive all the shops get, and people go all out with lights on their houses, it just makes the time of year seem so jolly!

Number eight:
Dark lips & glitter. What kind of beauty blogger would I be if I didn’t mention make-up? This time of year is the perfect excuse to wear as much glitter as you want! Either on your eyes, or your nails or your outfit; bring it on!
Dark lips are also a great trend that comes around every year at this time, it just adds sophistication and sexiness to any outfit or event!

Number nine:
Gifts – obviously. Definitely not the most important part of the season but I personally love shopping for gifts and watching people receive them. I try to put as much thought as possible into the gifts that I buy,and I like to see people react when they open them. And of course I like getting gifts because really, who doesn’t?

Number ten:
The fashion, I love getting to wear big sweaters and scarves and warm woolly hats and mittens. Everything about the fashion this time of year is so cozy and very comfort oriented which is always a plus!
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Number eleven:
The candles, this time of year always has the sweetest and spiciest smelling candles which always puts me in a very festive mood ( Not that I need much help in that department)
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Number twelve:
This time of year always has the best gift sets! Cosmetic related or otherwise, you can always find gift sets with great products for cheaper than they normally would be on their own.

Number thirteen:
The movies – Christmas movies are fun to watch with loved ones and really it’s the only time of year you get to watch your holiday favourites.
Speaking of movies – Today’s is A Christmas Story which is one of my dad’s holiday favourites.
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Number fourteen:
Christmas day! My whole family comes over and we spend the day chatting, playing games, and eating delicious food and it’s just the best day of the year!

I hope this made you feel festive!
Let me know what some of your favourites are!
Until tomorrow,
xoxo
-Lo