Christmas Lush Haul 2019

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It’s that time of year again! And as for always, each holiday when Lush rolls out their seasonal collection, I go and swoop up my fave items to review! Christmastime at Lush is probably one of the best times to go shopping, as their products are adorable (and might I recommend “Snow Fairy” to anyone)?

Since Christmas is right around the corner (like, two days away), I thought it would be a good time to share with you my top picks this holiday season. You can check them out yourself at your local Lush store or on their website!

Santa Bubble Bar

This cute bubble bar instantly caught my eye. It’s glittery, smells like citrus, and looks just like Santa Claus. The notes featured in this product are neroli, zingy lime, and crisp lemon myrtle. I love bubble bars because unlike bath bombs, they’re reusable, so you can enjoy them multiple times! 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bubble-bars/santa/9999901112.html 

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Snow Fairy Bath Bomb

My long-term blog readers will know that the “Snow Fairy” is by far my most favorite scent at Lush. It smells sweet like cotton candy and leaves your skin feeling and smelling fantastic. The “Snow Fairy” comes in many different products, including: bath bombs, bubble bars, body conditioners, shower gels, dusting powders, and more. I love how the bath bomb version is two different colors — I like to think of it kind of like an Elsa & Anna from Frozen bath bomb. 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bath-bombs/snow-fairy/9999901070.html

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Santa Claus & Rudolph Bath Bombs

Aren’t these super adorable?! They’re mini bath bombs, packed with a floral scent and cocoa butter to soften your skin. 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bath-bombs/rudolph/9999901077.html

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Candy Cane Bubble Bar

Similar to the Santa bubble bar, this candy cane can be reused for several baths! I had to pick up this one, because what’s Christmas without a candy cane or two?! This candy cane is scented with touches of lemon and bergamot oils for an uplifting and fragrant bath experience.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bubble-bars/candy-cane/9999908378.html

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Snow Fairy Body Conditioner

It is impossible for Victoria Hecnar to hit up Lush during the holidays and only pick up one “Snow Fairy” scented item. Next to the bath bomb, I also love the body conditioner. This is to be used in the shower — rub it all over, rinse it off, and you’re done! It’s one of the softest creams I’ve ever used on my skin, and probably the sweetest, too. Your skin (and senses) will thank you — plus, it comes in three sizes to choose from (90 grams, 210 grams, or 500 grams). 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/christmas/christmas-products/snow-fairy/01132.html

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Don’t Look At Me Fresh Face Mask

This one isn’t really a Christmas item per say, but it’s the last fresh face mask that I wanted to try. Now, I can officially say I have tried them all! (Psst, “Cupcake” was my favorite. Surprised?) This mask leaves your skin bright and glowing, and it’s the perfect pick-me-up after all of the holiday stress you and your skin have endured.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/christmas/christmas-products/snow-fairy/01132.html

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Luxury Lush Pud Giant Bombshell

Sorry, it was wrapped too beautifully and contained all the powdery mess of a bath bomb too well for me to rip it apart for the picture. I didn’t actually use this one yet, as I usually wait to visit a hotel with a large jacuzzi before breaking out one of these bad boys. But what I can say is that it was extremely colorful, with scents of bright bergamot and fruity blackcurrant — and that I am looking forward to trying it.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bath-bombs/luxury-lush-pud-giant-bombshell/9999901085.html

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What Lush product is your must-have during the holiday season? Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas! ❄ Be sure to subscribe to my blog to get new posts delivered to you via email! XOXO


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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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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

What other Too Faced products should I try next?


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