Nicki Minaj Perfume Review

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Nicki Minaj is one of my favorite celebrities, so I wanted to give all her perfumes a try. Currently she has seven released (I was unable to find Queen and Minajesty Exotic in stores) but I am going to review her five most popular ones─Pink Friday, Minajesty, The Pink Print, Onika, and Trini Girl.

#1: Pink Friday

Pink Friday Nicki Minaj for womenNicki Minaj’s debut scent is called Pink Friday which was released in 2012, named after her debut album Pink Friday which was released in 2010. Her first signature scent has a uniquely shaped bottle, with her face and pink wig as the cap and glass body as the bottle. Special editions of the perfume even include a gold chain around the rapper’s neck with her name on it. Out of all of her fragrances, I would say that this one is definitely the most girly out of the scents. It’s playful, sweet, and perfect for a young woman or teenager as a first perfume. My favorite place to wear this scent is out with friends. It’s definitely a scent for the daytime and perfect for springtime. Click here to purchase → https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Nicki-Minaj/Pink-Friday-16078.html

#2: Minajesty

Minajesty Nicki Minaj for womenNicki Minaj’s second released scent was titled Minajesty and came out in 2013, a year after her first perfume. The bottle again features her face and pink wig for the cap and diamond lingerie clad body as the bottle. Although the scent has similar fruity and sweet notes like Pink Friday, this scent is a lot sultrier and is more spicy. My favorite place to wear this scent is out on dates. The scent is definitely a nighttime scent and is perfect for the summertime. Click here to purchase → https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Nicki-Minaj/Minajesty-18900.html

#3: Onika

Onika Nicki Minaj for womenNicki Minaj’s third perfume was released in 2014 and is called Onika, named after herself (that’s right, her real name is not Nicki). The bottle features a more natural side of Nicki, with her face and black hair as the cap and a sexy black corset as the bottle. The scent is very feminine and mature. My favorite place to wear this is at work or at professional events. The scent is filled with notes of floral and citrus─perfect for day or night and works good for all seasons. Click here to purchase → https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Nicki-Minaj/Onika-25913.html

#4: The Pink Print 

The Pinkprint Nicki Minaj for womenNicki Minaj’s fourth perfume was released in 2015 to promote her studio album The Pink Print which was released in 2014. The bottle features her face with purple lipstick and a pink wig as the cap, and the same purple fingerprint design as her album cover features as the bottle. The scent is extremely fresh smelling and reminds me of the scent of shampoo after a shower. It’s a very clean, crisp, and fresh smell. If you want to smell clean, this is definitely the scent for you. The scent is a daytime perfume and is perfect for any season. Click here to purchase → https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Nicki-Minaj/The-Pinkprint-31669.html

#5: Trini Girl

Trini Girl Nicki Minaj for womenThe last Nicki Minaj fragrance we’ll be reviewing is her Trini Girl perfume, released in 2016. Named after her birthplace of Trinidad, and has notes similar to Onika but with a spicier twist, with notes of blood orange and litchi. The scent was produced by beauty mogul Elizabeth Arden. The bottle features her face and long black hair as the cap and pink bodied bottle. The scent is perfect for all occasions, no matter time of day or season. Click here to purchase → https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Nicki-Minaj/Trini-Girl-41709.html

Now, I will say that although all the fragrances are wonderfully scented and perfect for women of all ages, the scents are weaker than other perfumes and do not last very long. However, they are cheaper than other celebrity endorsed fragrances on the market which makes up for it. I have been collecting her perfumes since Pink Friday was released in 2012, and I can’t wait to see the other fragrances that Nicki Minaj has up her sleeve!

Which one is your favorite? Which one are you excited to try?


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Piggies At Play

It’s springtime now, and the weather is warming up! Say goodbye to the colder weather and hello to spending hours outside every day! One of my favorite things to do when the weather starts to warm up is bringing my guinea pigs outside to play. They love eating the grass and flowers and running around when it’s nice outside. Normally I have a play pen for them, but sometimes I bring them outside and just keep them right next to me and we have fun together, all three of us. However, a few weeks ago Fluffy and I were sitting outside in my backyard, and he heard a noise and got spooked. He dashed off as quick as a lightning bolt, and I tried to chase after him but he was too quick for me. He squirmed underneath my fence and went into my neighbor’s backyard! She’s known for feeding the stray cats, and they always hang around her yard as she even went as far as building houses for them. Luckily, they weren’t there on this particular day. I had to go and hop the fence to get Fluffy back. Fortunately, I brought him back safe and uninjured. But boy did I learn a valuable lesson that day─be more careful! 

The pictures I took of the boys were so adorable, I had to make a post about it and share the pictures with you! 

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Lush Haul Spring 2019

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Welcome back bloggers to another haul from one of my go-to stores — Lush! This edition will be for their line of items for spring 2019. For this haul, I picked up some new releases, as well as some current favorites. Let’s get right into it. ❤

GRL PWR Bubble Bar

Just released for Mother’s Day, spice up your life and your tub with this flower-scented bubble bath. Blue and pink hues swirl together to create frothy purple perfection perfumed with uplifting bergamot, sensual ylang ylang and grounding cedarwood.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bubble-bars/grl-pwr/09295.html

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Pop Bubble Bar

Get bathing down to a fine (pop) art by crumbling this fruity buchu and Sicilian lemon bubble bar under the tap. Fans of sweet citrus baths will love the stream of bergamot bubbles and popping candy that crackle as you soak. Delight bathing enthusiasts and bath artists alike with a bubbly treat that’s sure to make a big splash.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bubble-bars/pop/09340.html

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Hunny Bear Massage Bar

Just for Mother’s Day, this warm and fuzzy massage bar is packed with cocoa and shea butters that melt effortlessly into skin to make a silky smooth massage oil or skin-conditioning moisturizer. It smells sweet like sugar and vanilla and is insanely cute.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/body/massage-bars/hunny-bear/09312.html

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Sushi Bath Bomb

When your skin needs some sustenance, roll into the tub with this fizzer for a creamy, uplifting soak. Sink into soothing, opaque waters while the zesty Brazilian orange and Sicilian red mandarin oil work their wonders on your tired senses. The middle of the bath bomb can work as either a moisturizing center, or can be popped out and held under running water for a bubble bath experience. Don’t forget to drop the rest of the bath bomb to your water once the tub is filled up!

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/new-bath-bombs/sushi/09230.html

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Sakura Bath Bomb

When the cherry blossoms burst forth in springtime in Japan, it’s tradition to take a picnic to the park and enjoy the gorgeous, fragrant display.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bath-bombs/sakura/02159.html

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Guardian Of The Forest Bath Bomb

Find the spirit of the forest, dappled with mossy greens and soft with the shimmer of luster. Prickly on the senses at first, the scent of calming cypress and mystical oakmoss absolute will embrace you, drawing you into the bright, sunlit heart of this woodland bomb.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bath-bombs/guardian-of-the-forest/05992.html

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The Olive Branch Bath Bomb

Sink into this citrusy cocktail filled with fragrant, hydrating oils to soothe your skin and invigorate your mind.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/new-bath-bombs/the-olive-branch/09238.html

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Lamb Bath Bomb

After scouring Lush’s website, it appears that this little cutie was a limited edition for Easter and is no longer available to purchase on their website. Still, it was too adorable not to share. The Lamb bath bomb is two bath bombs in one — one for the head and one for the torso. Also I got a super rare one, both sides of the head had a face on it! The employee told me it was a manufacturer error, as it was supposed to only come with the face on one side. 

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Monster Bath Bomb

Unfortunately this one also seems to be a limited time item, as it is no longer for sale on their website. But, look at how adorable that little face is! Similar to the lamb, the monster is also a bath bomb duo consisting of two bath bombs to make up its body.

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Scrubee Body Butter

This is one that I have gotten plenty of times before, as it is one of my favorite items that Lush carries. The Scrubee is a little bee shaped tool that acts as both a body scrub and a moisturizer. Use the front of the bee to exfoliate and the back to massage the butters into your skin. The scent is a warm vanilla and honey combination that you will enjoy thoroughly.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/shower/body-butters-conditioners/scrubee/07188.html

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Cherryish Body Scrub

This is another stock up for me! Ever since they released this deliciousness for Valentine’s Day in 2017, it was such a big hit that they decided to bring it back permanently. It’s a chocolate cherry scented body scrub after all — what’s not to love?!

Purchase here →  https://www.lush.ca/en/shower/body-scrubs/cherryish/07917.html

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Carrot Cake Lip Scrub

The new carrot cake lip scrub is so delicious. It’s packed with lots of vitamins and moisturizers to give your lips the treatment they deserve. The scent is full of cinnamon and ginger notes, with a hint of carroty cake. 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/face/lip-scrubs-and-balms/carrot-cake/09285.html

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Too Faced “Peach Perfect” Review

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Good evening bloggers and happy springtime! Finally, the sun is shining and the weather is starting to warm up. Goodbye coats and scarfs, and hello to t-shirts and sunglasses! 

Recently, I decided to try the Peach Perfect line by the brand Too Faced. Too Faced happens to be one of my most favorite cosmetic lines on the planet, so I was super excited to try this one. All of the items are peach scented. Just note, I did not have the chance to try out all of the products from this collection. Right after these were purchased, they released their Peach Perfect lip balms and lip scrubs, as well as eye shadows and lipsticks. However, I was able to grab their foundation, setting powder, primer, setting spray, and one of the eye shadow palettes.

Without further ado, let’s get started! 

Primer

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The Primed & Peachy primer was awesome. Not only does it smell terrific with its peaches-and-cream-esque scent, but it was so smooth and easy to apply. The cooling matte formula was not heavy, but a light formula, making it feel light and cool on your skin, leaving your skin and pores free to breathe. I found my makeup lasted a lot longer while wearing this, and gave it a matte appearance. 

Purchase here: https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/primed-peachy-cooling-matte-perfecting-primer-peaches-cream-collection-P422851?icid2=products%20grid:p422851:product

Foundation

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The foundation I purchased was in the shade Light Beige. Now, although overall I thought that this was indeed a good product, there were some cons as well. It says transfer resistant on the package, but I found that when wearing it, it would come off easily onto clothes, even with the application of a setting powder and spray. I also prefer a more full coverage foundation, so although this made my skin look fantastic, it did not cover as much as I generally would like. The pros? Like all of the other products, the sweet, peachy smell is wonderful. Most foundations are not scented, so it is a refreshing change to be wearing such a sweet perfume on your face. Not only did this product give me a great complexion and tone, but the product itself is very bright looking and gave my skin a radiant effect.

Purchase here: https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/peach-perfect-comfort-moisture-matte-foundation-peaches-cream-collection-P422601?icid2=products%20grid:p422601:product

Setting Powder

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Similar to the foundation, the setting powder gives a wonderfully radiant, glamorous, and glowing look. It also mattifyed any shiny or oily skin that the foundation did not cover. The powder is light and airy, so it does not weigh your makeup down. 

Purchase here: https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/peach-perfect-mattifying-setting-powder-peaches-cream-collection-P422448?icid2=products%20grid:p422448:product

Setting Spray

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After your whole look is complete, make sure to finish it off with the Peach Mist mattifying setting spray. This spray reminded me of another setting spray by Too Faced which is the Hangover setting spray. Both provide a smooth finish and a long lasting effect. With this product, my makeup would last pretty much throughout the day without creasing or wiping off. I wouldn’t say it’s the best setting spray that I have ever used, but I definitely still liked it!

Purchase here: https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/peach-mist-mattifying-setting-spray-peaches-cream-collection-P422850?icid2=products%20grid:p422850:product

Eye Shadow Palette 

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Lastly, I tried the White Peach multi-dimensional eye shadow palette. If you were wondering—yes, this too is peach scented. The shades range from matte to sparkly, and everything in between. This palette is the lighter version so all of the shades are on the softer end of the spectrum. The pigmentation is pretty good but not perfect, as it fades. Thought that is understandable as the colors are not as vibrant as other palettes. I still love this palette, especially Peach Ice, which is perfect to put on your waterline and in the corners of your eyelids to really make your eyes pop.

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Purchase here: https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/white-peach-eye-shadow-palette-P108675309?icid2=products%20grid:p108675309:product

Bonus

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As a special bonus, I also wanted to share my absolutely favorite mascara of all time that will make any look complete. Yup, it’s the Better Than Sex mascara by none other than Too Faced! After trying this mascara a couple years back, I will never go to any other mascara again. It thickens, lengthens, and adds so much volume without the hassle of falsies. Plus, how cute is this limited edition packaging for their twentieth birthday?!

Purchase here: https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/better-than-sex-mascara-P381000?icid2=products%20grid:p381000:product

Thanks so much for reading! XOXO

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Meet Fluffy & Lulu

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Back in February this year, my beloved skinny pig named Pinkie passed away. Being the animal lover that I am, the best way for me to cope with the loss of a precious pet is to find another creature to love and nurture. Knowing that skinny pigs often have more health issues than furry guinea pigs due to their weakened immune systems, I opted to find some guinea pigs with hair this time.

As a child, I had a black and white bunny named Prince who was absolutely a sweetheart. Unfortunately, as time went on, I adapted an allergic reaction to him and had to give him away. Plus, I was not yet responsible enough to take on the task of caring for another living thing. My allergies swayed me to stay away from rodents for a while after that.

In 2013, I got my beautiful hamster named Hammie after realizing that my allergies did not apply to hamster fur. In 2015 when she passed away, I held both a rabbit and a guinea pig to see if the same thing applied but within seconds of holding them my eyes got watery, red, and itchy, and my throat got scratchy─I realized that this type of fur was a no go for me.

By a miracle, I went in to PetSmart and saw Fluffy─a pig with so much hair it sticks out in all directions. I asked the employee to let me hold him for a couple minutes and to my surprise, nothing. Even less of an allergic reaction than I had with my skinny pig Pinkie, which would cause my skin to break out into rashes and hives if I held him for too long.

I decided to get the guinea pig, and his friend that he had with him in his cage. The employee told me they had been together since birth and had not been separated. I could tell they were close because when I picked up one of them, the other one went up to the cage and started to cry. What kind of a monster would be so cruel as to break them apart?

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When I got home, Jacob and I tried to think of names for these little guys. Fluffy’s name came easily, because, he’s so darn fluffy and cute! His fur is so soft, you could make the most comfortable blanket out of it. Lulu’s name came as a joke. For some reason Jacob kept calling him Legume, and still calls him Legume to this day. Me, a sane person and not one to call my pet after a vegetable, decided to call him Lulu for short. Thus, Fluffy and Lulu were born.

It’s been a month since I’ve gotten them and thankfully no allergic breakouts yet! They are starting to warm up to me and love to climb on the cage and scream at me for food whenever I walk in the room, rustle a bag, open the fridge, open the cupboards─these guys get excited for literally everything. 

It’s so cute how they are the best of friends─I’m so happy I was able to get both of them.

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Goodbye Stinky 🐾❤

When I first got Stinky, it came from a bad situation. On Friday the 13th in February of 2015, my hamster Hammie got sick and died. A couple of weeks later, I went to PetSmart and bought an adorable skinny pig named Jasper. Two weeks later, on Friday the 13th in March of 2015, I came home to find Jasper dead in his cage after only two weeks of having him. I was feeling pretty depressed about losing two pets in a matter of a single month, especially the eeriness of them both passing on Friday the 13th. After sobbing on my couch for a little bit, I called PetSmart to see if they had any more skinny pigs in stock. Luckily, PetSmart’s 14 day guarantee was still in effect, so I would not have to pay anything extra for my new friend. 

On the car ride to the store, Jacob and I joked about what he would look like. “I bet he’s going to be all pink.” We both imagined him being really pink and wrinkly, so we decided to call him Pinkie, if he was pink upon seeing him. When we got there, a sweet girl named Nikki went and brought the new skinny pig out so we could see him. He was in her hands all cuddled up. As she came closer to us, she said, “This one’s a lot more pink than your other little guy.” Jacob and I looked at each other in disbelief―our guesses were accurate! Thus, Pinkie was born. Nikki handed him over to me and I couldn’t believe how quiet he was in that moment. He was so sweet and healthy looking and beautiful. I loved him right away.

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Skinny pigs were on sale that day, so we actually got $10.00 back for taking him (which became a long running joke). We brought him back home, and put him in his new home. For the first few months, Pinkie was extremely skittish and shy. It definitely took him some time to warm up to me. Honestly, I would say that it took me a while to warm up to him as well in a sense. After losing Hammie, I was still hurt for a while. But Pinkie was great to hold and to cuddle and to make me feel better when I needed it. That’s one thing he was good at―he was always there for you. Sure, he didn’t contribute much to the conversation except for a chorus of “wheek, wheek, wheek” here and there. However, he was a very good listener and a great cuddle buddy. 

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The next month, I decided to get Pinkie a friend. After all, guinea pigs are supposed to be very social animals. Whenever I wasn’t at home, I wanted Pinkie to be kept company and to have a friend of his own species to play with. Coincidentally, Nikki from the pet store that sold me Pinkie was a breeder, and was trying to sell one of her skinny pigs. Around Easter, I went to her apartment to pick him up. He was very scrawny and little looking. We called him Peanut. Peanut never warmed up, unfortunately. He hated being held, pet, and cuddled with. Whenever I took him out, he would just pee on me to get me to bring him back. Peanut loved Pinkie so much―I like to think that he thought of Pinkie as being a big brother. He would follow him around, try to play with him, and burrow under him when he was scared. Pinkie, however, was quite the opposite. He hated Peanut from the very beginning. Pinkie wanted to be the dominant one, and would fight for that right no matter what. Pinkie did not want to share his food or his home. Pinkie did not want to be followed around the cage. Pinkie was not looking for a friend. I tried everything in the book to get them to bond. Separating them but keeping cages close together so they can smell each other, putting them on the ground with a pile of veggies, etc.

As you can tell from this picture, Pinkie was less than impressed with Peanut.

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Five months later, I was tired of trying and I was tired of the fighting. Blood was beginning to be drawn and scars were being made. So, Peanut was sold to a new mommy and Pinkie was a lone piggy again. Pinkie’s energy levels went up, he seemed perky and happy, and he stopped looking so angry all of the time―LOL

As the months went on since I first got Pinkie, I noticed his skin drastically changing color. In fact, so much so that his name had to be changed. His skin turned from pink to brown as he aged. I could have named him Brownie, but I chose Stinky instead. Or, Stinks for short, as Jacob called him. His official name was still Pinkie, but Stinky just stuck for the remainder of his piggy life. For the rest of this post, he will now be known as Stinky. Just so no one gets confused. 

In 2016, I had the hardest year of my entire life. Perhaps one day I’ll write an emotional post about it. Stinky was there for me through all of it. Even though I loved him since day one, that year really brought us together. I would cry and he would snuggle up with me and make me feel a million times better. He began to love his cuddles and his kisses. He even started to kiss back. I would kiss his cheek, then he would kiss mine. It was the cutest thing in the world.

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We already established that 2016 was a shit year for me. That year, Stinky’s health also started to deteriorate. For an entire year he was fine with no problems. But that year, his health started to drop and kept dropping until he passed, with more and more problems with no stop in sight. He had:

  • Cataracts in both eyes.
  • Glaucoma in one eye.
  • Urinary tract infections.
  • Gastrointestinal issues.
  • Bladder stones.
  • Bumblefoot.  
  • Weight fluctuations. 

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That poor little guy endured so much for the next three years. He was on a daily eye drop medication for his glaucoma and would be on antibiotics so much that his body would always become immune to them, and the vet would either have to increase the dosage or switch the brand. When he had bladder stones, he would often pass them which was good. It meant they were small enough to pass through the urethra. Of course, it meant blood in his pee and urinary tract infections up to that point. But the stones eventually did pass―until the final one.

Stinky was a trooper, and although he had all of these issues, it did not affect his way of life whatsoever. He was such a happy little skinny pig. Stinky would prance, dance, and squeak all over the cage. Stinky loved the sound of the fridge opening or a bag crinkling because he knew that meant food was on its way. Stinky loved cuddles. He loved to be on my neck right up against my jaw, with a soft blanket covering him. He loved his pink patch on his head being rubbed, and he loved the back of his ears being scratched. 

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Stinky and I had some amazing times together.

Dressing up together on Halloween . . .

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. . . seeing Santa Claus at Christmastime . . .

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. . . and a photo shoot I had with him a couple of weeks before he died. I am so blessed I was able to get these photos. 

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Stinky was suffering from another bladder stone and urinary tract infection when he died. The night before I brought him to the vet, I noticed he was not eating or going to the bathroom which worried me, because those were his favorite things to do. He also squeaked quite loudly, which concerned me as that could mean he was in a lot of pain. When the vet opened the next morning, I called and made an appointment for that day. Two hours later we were in the car with Stinky and on the way to the vet. Before we went, I cuddled up with him on my bed one last time. In my heart, I kind of felt like it was the last time, too. I cried and the tears ran down my cheeks and he kissed me like he knew, too.

In the veterinarian’s room, she told me she thinks it would be best at this point to euthanize him. His bladder stone was stuck in his urethra and he was unable to pee. If put into emergency surgery, she said he would likely die trying to remove it. Stinky was in unbearable pain and could not urinate, eat, or drink. He had no energy. Stinky could barely lift his head up. It was such a devastating moment to see him like that. I didn’t want Stinky to go that way. I wanted him to be eight years old, in his cage in his cuddle cube which he loved so much.

We were there for four hours saying goodbye to him. It was just so hard for both Jacob and I, knowing this was the last time we were going to see our best friend.

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Our last moments together were so touching. I cuddled him and he snuggled right up to me, as he always did. He seemed to know that it was time. Even though he had no energy to lift his ears, or his head, or to eat, he still had enough energy to lift his head up and give me a couple of last kisses goodbye. Four hours later, I handed him over to the vet and said goodbye for the last time. He died on February 21st, 2019.

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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

It will be a while until I see Stinky again, but I know I will again one day. Thank you Stinky for being the best friend that anyone could ask for and for always putting a smile on my face. You were so incredibly loved and I promise to never forget you and to keep you in my heart forever and always. 

R.I.P STINKY

2015―2019

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❤ Lush Valentine’s Day Collection 2019 ❤

It’s that time of the year again! Hugs, kisses, chocolates, candies, flowers, stuffed teddy bears and Lush’s Valentine’s Day products! This year Lush used plenty of innuendos that emoji users are sure to understand, such as the eggplant bath bomb and peach bath bomb. Both naughty and nice, these awesome products for Valentine’s Day 2019 are going to make sparks fly from your bathtub. 

The ones I tried are all awesome and unique. The fragrances are unlike anything you’ve smelled before, with spicy notes and fruity notes of peach, cherry, and strawberry. 

❤ Love Boat Bath Bomb 

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  • Made with rose oil.
  • Soothing, balancing, and fragrant.

❤ Eggplant Bath Bomb ❤

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  • Made with bergamot oil.
  • Adds shine, is cleansing, and has an uplifting fragrance. 

❤ Peachy Bath Bomb ❤

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  • Made with real fresh peach juice.
  • Cleansing and refreshing.
  • Reminds me of Fuzzy Peach candy! 

❤ Strawberry Whip Soap ❤

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  • Made with real fresh strawberries.
  • Calming, adds shine, and is rich in antioxidants. 

❤ Six And Nine Bubble Bars ❤

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  • Made with ylang-ylang oil.
  • Fragrant and relaxing.
  • Two colors available: yellow and pink, and yellow and green.

❤ Eve’s Cherry Lip Scrub ❤

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  • Made with organic jojoba oil.
  • Moisturizing for your lips.
  • Reminds me of Sour Cherry Blasters candy!

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To purchase these and view a complete list of products, click here to visit Lush’s website.

Have fun and be safe this Valentine’s Day! XOXO


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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ SugarBearHair Limited Edition Backpack Gift Set Review ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

SugarBearHair has released a limited edition backpack gift set on their website! After seeing how adorable the gift set was, I had to order one for myself—especially since I have wanted to try these hair vitamins for years now. 

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The gift set includes:

1 Limited Edition SugarBearHair Backpack  

3 Month Supply of SugarBearHair Hair Vitamins 

3 Month Supply of SugarBearHair Women’s Multi Vitamins

1 Sample Size of SugarBearHair Women’s Multi Vitamins

1 SugarBearHair Cruelty-Free Natural Wood Hair Brush 

1 SugarBearHair Fluffy “SugarBear Face” Cosmetic Bag 

1 SugarBearHair Luxury Shower Cap 

1 SugarBearHair Air Freshener 

1 SugarBearHair Headband 

1 SugarBearHair Keychain

1 SugarBearHair Nail File 

1 SugarBearHair Hair Tie

1 SugarBearHair Sticker

The gifts were so cute and made of such good quality. I am so excited to use the air freshener in my car, and I already put the key chain on my car keys! But of course, the most talked about and sought after product on this list is indeed the hair vitamins themself. I have heard about them for years, all across multiple social media platforms and through celebrities who have heavily endorsed this product. Most reviews from both men and women claim it did wonders for their hair and nails, leaving them with thicker, shinier, and longer hair. The women’s multi vitamins are a new addition to SugarBearHair’s line, with lots of vitamins made to help benefit women with a healthier lifestyle. 

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Aside from them smelling great and tasting absolutely delicious unlike other branded hair and multi vitamin supplements, they are full of great ingredients to help you reach your goals. The hair vitamin’s main ingredients consist of biotin, folic acid, and vitamin C, and the multi vitamins contain omega 3, vitamin C, vitamin D₂  and vitamin B₁₂.

I just started taking the vitamins last week, and love their taste and am looking forward to testing their effectiveness. I will do three different blog posts where I look at my hair’s progress: one for after one month of being on the vitamins, one for after two months of being on the vitamins, and finally, one at the end of the three month period. I’m excited to see how well they work!

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To purchase this gift set for yourself or for a friend, click here. You can get it on SugarBearHair’s official website for $179.99 USD. Since this product is limited edition, once it is sold out it won’t be restocked!

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Holiday & Winter Fun ❄

Although Christmas and the holiday season are officially over with, I just had to share some of my favorite moments of the holiday festivities of 2018 on my blog. ❄

We took Stinky to see Santa Claus at PetSmart . . .

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. . . our Christmas tree . . .

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. . . seeing the Bright Lights display at the park . . .

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. . . went hiking in the woods and had a fire with my brother . . .

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. . . and celebrated New Year’s Eve with Jacob!

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That’s all for now! Happy 2019 everyone! May it be your absolute best year yet. ❤ What’s your most favorite part of the holiday/winter season?

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Christmas Cake Pops Recipe ✶

Happy holidays! With only nine days left remaining until Christmas, it’s the perfect time to bake some holiday goodies for you, your friends, and the whole family. These peppermint cake pops are perfect, as they serve up to fifteen people. They are delicious and easy to make, so turn up the Christmas tunes, and let’s get baking!

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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons of butter (2 for cake pop batter, 2 for frosting)
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of milk
  • 3 candy canes
  • 15 cake pop sticks
  • 200g of white chocolate
  • Cupcake or cake mix of your choice 

Directions for Cake Pop Batter

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Grease an 8 x 8 inch cake pan.
  2. Combine cupcake or cake mix, butter, water, and egg. Using an electric mixer, beat only until well-combined. 
  3. Distribute batter into prepared pan and bake for 12-15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  5. When cake has cooled, cut into quarters and crumble by hand into a large mixing bowl.

Directions for Frosting

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat butter on high for one minute, or until light and fluffy.
  2. Add powdered sugar and mix just until combined.
  3. Add milk and beat on high for one minute.

Directions for Cake Pops

  1. Add frosting to cake and mix together using an electric mixer util mixture can easily be shaped into balls.
  2. Roll cake into 15 balls and place on a waxed paper-lined plate before setting in a freezer for 20 minutes to firm and make assembly easier. 
  3. When freezer time is almost finished, heat white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl just until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. 
  4. Immediately remove cake balls from freezer. One at a time, take one cake pop stick and dip the end 1/2 inch into the melted white chocolate. Insert into cake ball.
  5. Dip cake pop into melted white chocolate and gently tape against side of bowl to remove excess. Work quickly as cake balls may start to soften. 
  6. Crush candy canes into small, fine pieces into a bowl while coating is still warm and dip the top of the cake pops in to cover. Serve and enjoy!

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Merry Christmas!

Have a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the holiday season.


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