Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics: My First Lush Haul

Hey divas! How are you all today? I hope well and fabulous! Well. . . If you all follow me on facebook and twitter you all now that I recently went on my first ever Lush haul since they opened a new Lush store in the Austin area!! Yes, that's right my Austin Chameleon's there is a Lush store in our area it is located at:

Lush Fred Handmade Cosmetics, 1012 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703, Phone: 512.524.4459

Otherwise if you don't live close to a Lush store you can shop LUSH Cosmetics by clicking the link provided. Some of you may ask what is Lush? Well Lush is a company the that creates Fresh Handmade bath and body products that are from fresh, organic fruit and vegetables. According to Lush they stand by the following:

We believe in making effective products from fresh, organic* fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics.

We invent our own products and fragrances. We make them fresh by hand using little or no preservative or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients, and tell you when they were made.

We believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission tests on animals and in testing our products on humans.

We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.

We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again.

We believe our products are good value, that we should make a profit and that the customer is always right.

**Source Lushusa.com

I was first introduced to Lush from Youtube. I am subscribed to Makeupdoll and MakeupbyTiffanyD and when I saw there video hauls on the amazing Lush I totally wanted to give them a try, but there was not Lush in my area at the time and when it comes to smell goods I have to see it touch it smell it before I buy at times. Later a few years back My hubby and I went to Vegas and there was a lush store there and let me tell you I wanted to go in and try and play, but my hubby's allergies was killing him, so that was a fail too!

It was not until recently, that I was on Facebook earlier this year and Lush announced that they were opening a store in Austin this spring. When I read that I was on cloud 9 which lead me to this amazing haul!! I went crazy and I did not mind too because the customer service was out of site!! The lady that helped me out was so kind and very informative. She gave me a tour of the store and honed in on what my favorite scent were and helped me find the perfect match for me.

My favorite scents are: Vanilla, Honey, Caramel, Gardenia, Jasmine, and anything sweet scented, so with that said I picked up the following:

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  • Butterball Bath Bomb: The Butterball is unassuming, but it's an all-time favorite with customers and staff alike. It smells of vanilla and delicious custard creams. It also has chunks of cocoa butter that melts in the water and moisturize the skin as you bathe. This one try does! It tested one with my son, he has very dry skin around his calf areas of his legs and when I placed this in the water there was an explosion of excited from my son when he say the bomb fizz up and the chuck of cocoa butter did melt and moisturize his skin! Even my hands and arms felt soft and hydrated too. This bomb sells for $4.95 and I purchased 2. One for me and one for my little man.
  • Mrs. Whippy bath bomb, $4.95: I can not believe that I kept calling this one "Mr. Whippy" in the video, lol.  But this one is described as powdered soya milk in the middle, so the water becomes extra softened when the Bath Bomb fizzes down to the centre. Jack Constantine created this one for his wife; he wanted a soothing, creamy bath that would relax her and leave her skin as soft as a vegan alternative to silk. Although she looks shamefully like a whipped strawberry meringue, Mrs. Whippy would be none too pleased if you took a bite! Instead, drop her in your bath water to fill your tub with delectable strawberry ice cream scented foam. Mrs. Whippy is a bit slow at fizzing, so she`s best for long indulgent soaks. Caution:This bath bomb is very fragile and could crack or crumble during shipping. But their performance in the bath will be as good as ever.
  • Vanilla Fountain Bath Bomb, $6.25: Vanilla Fountain is a decadent desert bath made with vanilla absolute (the posh stuff made from pods) and rich tonka absolute. Inspired by lavish English deserts, it's comforting and deeply sweet, with notes of burnt caramel that last on your skin and waft through the house so you can enjoy it for hours. Simon Constantine invented this delicious new fragrance; we loved it so much we just had to have an entire fragrance line, and we got what we wished for! Layer on the vanilla! This is another bomb that explodes in the warm water and smells so yummy!!
  • Honey I Washed The Kids Soap, $7.95: Once you've unwrapped this mouth-watering toffee scented soap, you'll immediately want to wash yourself all over with it – and then wash your honey, and then the kids and maybe even gran if she's lucky. With masses of honey and aloe, this delectable bar is perfect for washing the whole family, even those with sensitive skin. Topped with a slice of beeswax and infused with bergamot and sweet orange to lift spirits right up into honey-heaven. I love this one and I will definitely be purchasing this one again. I am almost out of this lovely!
  • Bohemian Soap, $7.50: The lemon essential oil in Bohemian serves many purposes; it clears and refreshes your mind in the morning to help wake you up, it cleanses and tones skin (so it really keeps artistic types clean even if they can't afford a hot bath very often), and it is said to help inspire creativity. One of our simplest, yet most beautiful creations, this is one of the first soaps LUSH ever made. Man! Do I love this one too especially when I want that lemony fresh feeling! It almost smells as yummy as a lemon custard pie. Hummm. .
  • Creamy Candy Bubble Bar, $7.25: For fluffy white mountains of creamy, candy-scented bubbles, crumble a Creamy Candy Bar under running water and climb in. This sweet, pink,heavenly treat smells like a vanilla candy and is sure to make you smile. It smells delicious and contains cocoa butter and almond oil for supremely softened skin. If you need a pick-me-up, you're sure to be delighted by Creamy Candy. If you love Juicy Couture's Viva La Juicy you will love this one. I love the fact that when I broke this bar apart and dropped it into the running water the most beautiful and frothy bubbles were created! This is also next on my list to buy again. I will also have to find a bubble bar for my son! He would love to see how this bar create bubbles!! Science!
  • Heavanilli Massage Bar, $9.95: Lush loved the smell of Vanillary so much we just had to put it in everything, and the thought of rubbing a cocoa butter Vanillary scented massage bar all over ourselves got us quite excited. So we infused the bar with sweet and seductive vanilla and tonka bean absolute for a rich and sexy massage. We like to rub this all over ourselves, dust with Vanilla Puff duster and walk around sniffing our own arms and legs; you've been warned, it's what Vanillary does to you. I love this bar because my body is drier than my face however if you have oily skin you may want to buy the powder that goes with this one for a semi matte finish to your skin!
  • Sweet Lips lip scrub, $8.95: Sweet Lips is the lip scrub for chocolate fanatics. It smells like a bar of creamy milk chocolate. Vanilla extract keeps your lips moisturized, castor sugar gently exfoliates, and the rich, deep fragrance of cocoa absolute gives this an irresistible flavour. It's meant for exfoliating and softening your lips, but it's rather tasty too. Rub it over your lips when they're feeling the need for some chocolate and sugar. They are not kidding when they say this scrubs is tasty! When I exfoliated by lips and tasted it man does it taste like a chocolate candy! Makes me feel like I am cheating on my diet, lol.

Overall!! I enjoyed my haul and experience with the Lush store in Austin and I totally recommend for you to experience it yourself. This would totally be a great girls afternoon out on the downtown Austin for shopping and such! I know I will be visiting the store again in May to replenish my favorites and maybe try some new ones too!!

My First Lush Haul Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bubble Babez Bath Co Review: New Samples Sizes & More!

Hey all! I just recently received a package from my new favorite bath & body company called Bubble Babez Bath Company! If you haven't read my previous post about the bubble Babez Bath Company Click "Here" for more info about the company and my previous haul. Anyway, since that post and haul I was very impressed with my purchases of my Pretty In Pink Bath & Coco loco as well as my Honey Chile Bath Bomb to the point they are almost all gone!! I am not kidding I loved the items so much!! So, they will definitely be on my next order!

In the meantime, the Bubble Babez Bath Company was so nice to send me a special package of items for me to try and share with you all. The items sent to me was another bath bomb, called Diamond Diva, a Come and Get It sugar scrub, and Kiddie soap for my son (and let me tell he was so excited to receive a present from Nikkie! He had the biggest smile ever because he loves to smell goo too, lol) called Gianni. The new item she sent me is something new that is available now on the Bubble Babez website.They now offer sample soaps! That's right sample soaps! You know how you get a sample soaps from other bath companies and they give you literally a sliver size of the soap? Well, at bubble babez you actually get a baby version of the full sizes! Not just 1, but 5 samples for $4.50. I thought that was amazing because now you can try a decent size before you buy the full size, fabulous!

Here are my Bubble Babez Goodies

 

 

 

Diamond Diva, $5.00: Is A huge bath bombs designed for a nice relaxing bath in-order to get you body to relax with the soothing scent of Lavender.  To top it off this gorgeous bath bomb is bedazzled with a little touch of glitter for you glam divas out there.

Come & Get It Sugar Scrub, $6.00:  Has a beautiful feminine scent of rose. This package comes with 6 cubes of  sugar scrubs that you can use to buff and shine your body with. All it takes is just 2 cubes to massage and reveal beautiful smooth skin.

Gianni Soap (Kiddie Corner) $6:00: This soap was not for me, lol. However it was sent as a special gift from my son! He was so excited like I mention before! I personally loved that this soap smelled like a baby scent. Like Johnson & Johnson. You know we never want are little ones to grow up, but this was perfect for him. He love that he felt squeaky clean and I loved that the product was gentle for his young skin too. The soap is almost gone! He loves it that much!

Samples I received ( On the site you can get 5 samples for $4.50): 

Up in The Clouds (Candy Shop): Smells Like cotton candy to me! Very sweet and fun!

Guaca Melly (Fruit Stand): Is an avocado soap with exfoliating apricot seeds and is scented with cucumber melon. This one smell just yummy and if you are familiar with Koren from EnKore Makeup on youtube he name this tantalizing soap! I think this will be my next favorite!!

The Signature Soap (Perfumery): This soap was handcrafted by Tristian. When you purchase the full size you will notice the cute rubber duck on the inside of the soap. The soap is scented with Strawberry Champagne! This is another soap my son would take from me since he love rubber duckies, lol.

 

Overall, I am totally satisfied with the goodies the Bubble Babez Bath Co sent to me and I can not wait to run out of my items so that I can place another order with them very soon. Have you tried Bubble Babez bath products? What are you favorites and why? I would love to know!

 

My Bubble Babez Video Review

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Beauty: Carol’s Daughter Beauty By Nature

logo01Ever since I have seen Lisa Price and her story on the Oprah show I have been in love with the brand and the story behind. Have you ever wanted to try her line of products, but like me have tried yet? The line has been out since 1999 and has been very successful to this day. I work in beauty retail and I can’t believe how many request I get from women of all colors wanting to know where to Carol’s Daughter to purchase because it is so good! I am at the point where I would like to go out and try it finally. Haven’t heard of Carol’s Daughter yet and you are look for new skincare, hair and body products? Check out this video to get a snippet on how it all began for Lisa Price, owner and creator of Carol’s Daughter.

Here are some of Carol’s Daughter’s top selling products!

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I can’t wait to go try and purchase some and you know there will be a product review coming too!

Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk 4oz-8oz, $12-$14. This lightweight, fast-absorbing lotion for the hair is made with essential oil of lemongrass to stimulate natural oil production and hydrate strands. Infused with a splash of lily of the valley fragrance in a rich base of oils, shea butter, cocoa butter, and vitamins E and C, Hair Milk is ideal for defining natural curls and giving hair loads of shine and bounce.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petro-Chemicals- Phthalates- GMO- TriclosanBest of Sephora Winner 2008.

Carol’s Daughter Tui Hair Smoothie (8 oz)An intense conditioning treatment. Benefits: New, bye-bye tangles recipe Rapa seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, Omega-6 and Omega-3 and slips through strands for easy detangling. Nutrient-rich oils of olive fruit and and sunflower seeds boost shine. Rich shea and cocoa butters provide moisture and protect hair from weather damage, dryness and brittleness. Fragrance cocktail of guava, mango and passion fruit; Tui Hair Smoothie transports you to a tropical island. Tip: Treat your hair to a Smoothie as part of your ritual every time you shampoo. Spread throughout clean hair and massage gently. For daily conditioning, rinse out thoroughly after one minute. For deep conditioning, leave on for 5 15 minutes. Add a plastic cap and moderate heat for the most intense results (8 oz)$18.

Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Body Butter, 4 oz.Carol’s Daughter’s luxurious body butters are exceptionally rich in shea butter, cocoa butter and other natural moisturizers like almond, coconut and jojoba oils. Blended without water for a jam-like consistency, they leave the skin feeling soft, smooth and positively radiant. Say bye-bye to dry skin forever! Deliciously scented with sweet almond oil, vanilla and sandalwood.$18

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