Posted by Lisa Heath | October 29, 2013 8:59 pm | 1 Comment
Too Cute-icle is back on the blog tonight with 3 new holographic polishes that are incredibly Fall appropriate! This is the (Fall) Over 21 Trio. All 3 shades are named after alcoholic beverages (hence the ‘Over 21′ part of the name)
Butter Schnapps is a buttery gold linear holographic. I used 2 coats for this photo and a top coat.
Here is Butter Schnapps under artificial lighting to show off the holo a little more! It isn’t a super strong holo, but it also isn’t subtle, it’s right in between!
Kahlua Sour is a gorgeous chocolate brown linear holo. This is such a rich, warm shade of brown! I used 2 coats for this photo and a glossy top coat.
And Kahlua Sour under artificial lighting to show the holo. It’s really pretty in person. A definite go-to Fall shade!
The third shade in the trio is Green-tea-ni! Green-tea-ni is a deep green linear holographic. I used 2 coats of Green-tea-ni and a glossy top coat.
Green-tea-ni under artificial lighting. Another perfect Fall shade! Probably my favorite of the trio!
The application of all 3 of these polishes was perfect. They glided on like butter and reached full opacity in just 2 coats. The holographic effect isn’t super strong as I said earlier, but it is noticeable in all lighting.
My Top Pick: Green-tea-ni
Price: $8.00 (full size) and $4.00 (mini)
Where to Buy: Too Cute-icle Website
Release Date: Thursday October 31st
What did you think of the Too Cute-icle (Fall) Over 21 Trio? Which is your favorite?
Posted by Lisa Heath | October 28, 2013 10:12 am | 17 Comments
Are you always looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Well look no further, LUSH Cosmetics ! They have the cutest stocking stuffers and gifts for the holiday season!
I have 7 LUSH Cosmetics Holiday 2013 items, and I’ll tell you right now, my son has already claimed 2 of the items.
Item #1 that my son snatched out of my hands as soon as he saw it. Bombardino Bath Bomb! This cute little guy has a pleasant lemon cheesecake scent that isn’t too sweet and really is a unisex scent. Bombardino contains bits of cocoa butter as well as soy milk powder to soften up your dry winter skin!
Bombardino Price: $5.25 for each 3.1 oz
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate , Citric Acid , Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) , Soya Milk Powder (Glycine soja) , Fragrance , Radiant Gold Lustre (Potassium Silicate, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, and Iron Hydroxide) , Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia) , Sicilian Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum) ,Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Planifolia) ,Cornflour (Zea mays) , Sodium Laureth Sulfate ,Titanium Dioxide , Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides) , *Limonene , *Linalool , FD&C Yellow No. 5 , Aluminium Lake , FD&C Yellow No. 5 , D&C Orange No. 4 , Snowflake Lustre (Potassium Silicate & Titanium Dioxide) , Dairy Free Chocolate Drops (Sucrose, Cocoa Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Vanilla)
The Christmas Penguin
And item #2 my son already claimed – The Christmas Penguin! He already told me he needs more – so I will definitely be grabbing a few more to fill his stocking up with! The Christmas Penguin is an adorable bubble bar inspired by the smallest penguins in the world, which are found on Philip Island in Australia. The scent of this little guy may be very familiar as well – it smells of orange flower and bergamot which is also the scent of The Olive Branch Shower Gel by LUSH (this is my boyfriend’s go-to shower gel)!
The Christmas Penguin Price: $7.45
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate , Cream of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate) , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Lauryl Betaine ,Cornflour (Zea mays) , Fragrance , Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia) , Sicilian Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum) , Orange Flower Absolute (Citrus Aurantium amara) , Sicilian Mandarin Oil (Citrus Nobilis) , Water (Aqua) , Citric Acid , Glyceryl Stearate , PVP ,Hydroxyethylcellulose , Titanium Dioxide , *Limonene ,*Linalool , Hydroxycitronellal , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , FD&C Blue No. 1 , FD&C Green No. 3, FD&C Yellow No. 5 , Aluminium Lake , Iron Oxides ,FD&C Red No. 40 , Cola Pip (Sugar, Glucose, Cirtic Acid, Flavor (Aroma), FD&C Red 40)
Ponche Shower Gel
I need to run out and buy a full size bottle of Ponche ASAP before it goes away! This is definitely a unisex scented shower gel. Ponche is inspired by traditional Mexican punch, this sunset-orange cocktail combines fresh, fruity buchu oil with the warm, spicy aroma of plum and cinnamon infusion. Freshly squeezed orange juice brightens the skin and a splash of tequila gets the party started. You can’t really smell the tequila in it, but the orange scent is just divine! It isn’t a super strong citrus scent but it doesn’t smell synthetic either. Definitely a shower gel Nick and I need to stock up on!
Price for Ponche Shower Gel: $9.95 – $29.95 (size shown is a 3.3 fl oz bottle for $9.95)
Indgredients: Water (Aqua) , Plum Infusion (Prunus Domestica) ,Cinnamon Stick Infusion (Cinnamomum cassia) ,Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Sodium Cocoamphoacetate ,Fresh Organic Orange Juice (Citrus Aurantium dulcis) ,Lauryl Betaine , Propylene Glycol , Fragrance , Lactic Acid , Davana Oil (Artemisia pallens) , Buchu Oil (Barosma betulina) , Petigrain Oil (Citrus Amara) ,Tequila , Eugenol , Geraniol , *Linalool , *Limonene ,D&C Orange No. 4 , Methylparaben
Rose Jam Shower Gel
Another lovely shower gel from LUSH and another I need a backup of. I am certainly not a rose scent lover, usually because it’s too strong for me. Rose Jam is not like that. The rose scent in this bottle smells more like a real rose garden and is softened with vanilla and a touch of lemon. Definitely not a ‘grandma’ scent! I also used it as a shampoo yesterday and I had a light touch of rose scent in my hair for HOURS. Give it a try! Also – if you like the scent of Rose Jam bubbleroon and Ro’s Argan body conditioner, then you will fall in love with Rose Jam Shower Gel as well!
Price for Rose Jam Shower Gel: $10.95-$29.95 (bottle shown is a 3.3 fl oz bottle for $10.95)
Ingredients: Water (Aqua) , Vanilla Pod Infusion (Vanilla planifolia) ,Cypress Leaf Infusion (Cupressus sempervirens) ,Sodium Lauryl Sulfate , Sodium Cocoamphoacetate ,Lauryl Betaine , Propylene Glycol , Fragrance , Goji Berry Juice (Lycium barbarum) , Lactic Acid , Argan Oil (Argania spinosa) , Organic Rose Absolute (Rosa Damascena) , Rose Oil (Rosa damascena) , Egyptian Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens) , Sicilian Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum) , Coumarin , Citronellol ,Geraniol , *Limonene , D&C Red No. 33 ,Methylparaben
Sandy Santa Body Butter
Sandy Santa is added to the LUSH line of body butters! Sandy Santa contains coconut oil, murumuru and Shea butters so he leaves skin feeling oh-so-soft and moisturized as well as sand and sugar that buffs and polishes dull winter skin to reveal a bright, toned complexion. Sandy Santa contains orange, rose and sandalwood oils for a divine scent as well!
Price for Sandy Santa: $9.95
Ingredients: Sugar , Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum murumuru) ,Sodium Bicarbonate , Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) , Sodium Laureth Sulfate ,Cream of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate) , Sand , Lauryl Betaine , Brazilian Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis) ,Rosewood Oil (Aniba rosaeodora) , Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill) , Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) , *Limonene , *Linalool ,Methyl Ionone , Fragrance , D&C Red No.4
Celebrate Hand and Body Lotion
Celebrate Hand and Body Lotion is probably now my favorite LUSH lotion scent now. It’s thick, creamy and extremely moisturizing (which I need this time of year!). You only need a little bit of this stuff as well, a little goes a LONG way! Celebrate smells like Mimosas too (yum!) very fruity and fresh. I’ve been using Celebrate right after using Ponche Shower Gel… they mix perfectly. If you liked Golden Wonder Bath Bomb, this is the same scent. Best part? This lotion is preservative free!
Price for Celebrate Hand and Body Lotion: $29.95
Ingredients: Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis) , Water , Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) , Glycerine , Stearic Acid ,Triethanolamine , Brazilian Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Cognac Oil (Vitis Vinifera) , Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia) , Orange Flower Absolute (Citrus Aurantium amara) , Tincture of Benzoin (Styrax benzoin) , Cetearyl Alcohol , *Linalool , *Limonene ,*Citral , Fragrance
Santa Baby Lip Tint
Santa Baby Lip Tint gives your lips a little moisture and a great pop of color! Santa Baby Lip Tint contains a rich base of Fair Trade Shea butter and cocoa butters as well as vitamin-rich carrot oil to soften and hydrate your lips in the chilly winter months! Santa Baby Lip Tint also smells like Cherry Cola! LOVE IT! This lip tint is buildable, but if you only want a subtle wash of color, you can apply it lightly, but if you want a bold dose of red on your pucker, go ahead and layer it on a bit! To keep your lips looking their best this Holiday season, use a little Santa’s Lip Scrub to exfoliate your lips, then a little layer of Ultra Balm (if you like to sheer out your tint) and then a bit of Santa Baby Lip Tint!
Here is a closeup of me wearing it the way I LOVE! Just a nice wash of color:
Price for Santa Baby Lip Tint: $8.95
Ingredients: Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) ,Extract of Cinnamon Stick and Mandarin (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Citrus nobilis) , Organic Rose Hip Oil (Rosa canina) , Organic Castor Oil (Ricinus communis) , Japan Wax (Rhus Succedanea) , Extract of Cherries and Dates (Prunus cerasus, Phoenix Dactylifera) , Sunflower Wax (Helianthus annuus) , Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao) ,Cupuacu Butter (Theobroma Grandiflorum) , Flavor ,Carrot Oil (Daucus carota) , Persian Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia) , Aniseed Oil (Illicium Verum) , Black Pepper Oil (Piper nigrum) , Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre) , TitaniumDioxide , *Citral ,*Geraniol , *Linalool , *Limonene , D&C Red 28 , D&C Orange No. 5 , D&C Red No. 30 Aluminum Lake , D&C Red 30
There are so many more LUSH Holiday items I need to pick up! I’ll be sure to share my haul with all of you once I run down to the Emeryville shop!
You can find all of these products on the LUSH website, or use the Shop Locator to find a store nearest to you! Remember – all of these items are limited edition – so get em while you can!
LUSH sells most of their products unpackaged in order to cut down on waste. Most products in store will be naked in store (no wrapping!). LUSH packages some products (like Celebrate Hand and Body Lotion) in a black container. If you empty 5 of their black containers and bring them back into any LUSH shop – you get a free Fresh Face Mask as a gift!
Do you have a LUSH favorite for the Holidays? Any stocking stuffers you want to pick up? I’d love to hear about it!