Monday, March 15, 2010

Hi, My name is Allie. And i'm a LUSH addict.

So today after school, I wandered to one of the local malls and into the LUSH store. My sister has become OBSESSED with LUSH and has a huge collection. She literally is OBSESSED. So she stalked the LUSH store until she knew when the Easter collection was coming in and it was coming in Monday. So of course we had to go today. I also wanted to check out the new MAC Liberty of London collection. HUGE disappointment. I didn't buy anything, nothing appealed to me at all.

So this post (i'm getting so good with posting!!) will be a LUSH haul. I bought everything from the LUSH Easter collection, except for the pink eggs. They reeked of 'Snow Fairy' and we all know how I feel about that. But my sister got everything haha, i'll try and convince her to film a video soon!

So this is one of the LUSH Easter classics. A huge egg filled with yummy goodness. The outer shell is a HUGE
bath bomb cut in half and is recomended to use in 4 baths. It retails for $24.50 but in my opinion it's worth it! You get 4 bath bombs in The Honey Bee formulation, 1 full size Ma Bar bubble bar and a little, cute, honeycomb cut out of Honey I Washed the Kids soap. SO CUTE and a great value :) It's called the Happy Easter Gift.

->This next cute item is a bubble bar called theDorothy Bubble Bar, obviously named after The Wizard of Oz and the song "Somewhere over the Rainbow" :) SUPER cute! I love the look of this one. It's a really yummy smelling. LUSH says that "your bath-water will be as blue as the skies over munchkinland and the exotic scent of ylang and sweet figs will make you want to go skipping off to see the wizard. A better day awaits you at the end of our rainbow."

<- This bath bomb is called the Ickle Baby Bot Ballistic. It isn't on the USA or Canadian website, but it is on the UK website. At my LUSH store, it retails for $3.95. It is supposed to help 'little ones' get to sleep, but you can obviously use it at any age. It's a cute little robot, I love it! It smells like "lavender and sandalwood oils' perfect for a nice warm bath!

This need bath bomb is called 'Honey Bun' and it retails for $3.95. I thought it was shaped like a bunny with ears, but
apparently it's in the shape of a traditional Japanese cake. It smells really good, like toffee with sweet orange and bergamot oils to boot! Smells just like caramel!

Possibly my favorite bath bomb. I never usually buy two of something, but this one smelt SO good. It smells of delicious grapefruit and I adore citrus. And it's in the cutest shape of a baby chick! It's called the Hippy Chick bath bomb! BTW, you can also use it as an Emotibomb in the shower too if you're not a bath person! These are $4.95 each.

The other pink egg bath bomb smells like snow fairy, I felt sick just by smelling it. So no thank you, haha!

Are you purchasing anything from the collection? Let me know!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

40 Beauty Questions Tag!

I'm really trying to get into writing on this blog, and I think i'm going to try and get into it! I may do more reviews on here now, or write about topics I don't necessarily want to do a whole video on! So today I will be doing the 40 Beauty Questions tag that is floating around the 'interwebz'. Hope you guys like it!

How many times do you wash your face daily?

I try to wash my face twice a day but I usually don't do a full out routine! I wash my face w/ a hot face cloth in the morning just to open all my pores and clean them out, then moisturize. At night time I take off my makeup, cleanse, tone, moisturize and sometimes exfoliate! Clean skin for the win!

What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
Combination-Oily/Dry -> depends on the day!

What is your current facial wash?

Philosophy Purity Made Simple, I just ran out :(

Do you exfoliate?
Of course! I think exfoliation is SO important, I try to do it at least every other day. I know people say to do it like twice a week, but my skin can handle it.

What brand do you use?

I use a MAC one that I really like, but also a Clean & Clear one that I got SO long ago!

What moisturizer do you use?
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

Do you have freckles?
Only in the summer when I tan, and I do't get many.

Do you use eye cream?
Nope, but I want too start.

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
No, thank God. *Knock on Wood*

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
I never HAD to use it.


What foundation do you use?
MAC Face & Body or the Revlon Photoready

How about concealer?
The NARS duo, it's love!

Do you know your undertone color?
I'm definitely in the middle. `

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
Fun to use, but not necessary!

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

Of course! But I don't.. I'm bad!

What brand of mascara do you use?

Holy Grail mascara, YSL Faux Cils. My YT Bestie xsunshiine bought it for me :)

Sephora or MAC?

MAC hands down!

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Fingers and Brushes

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

Always – either TFSI or a MAC Paint Pot

For the face?
I use the Guerlain Meteorites!

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I have a ton of favorites. MAC's All That Glitters, Grand Entrance, Shale, Satin Taupe, Vex, Sable, I have a ton!

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Pencil 90% of the time, gel the other 10%. Liquid is rare because I find it hard to use.

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

Hardly Ever! Only when I first started using eyeliner :)

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I like them, they're fun. But not good for me to use in the mornings when i'm in a rush!

Do you use mineral makeup?

Nope, i've never been a fan!

What is your favorite lipstick?

I have a few. I love all my MAC lipsticks, particularily Angel, Creme d'Nude (just ran out!!), A Rose Romance, Nude Rose, Creme Cup.

How about lipgloss?

MAC's Icescape!

What is your favorite blush to use?
LOVE NARS Orgasm and MAC's Peaches

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
Sometimes, but not often. I think I bought from eBay like 3 times.

Do you like drugstore makeup?
Sometimes. I'm not a snob. Watch my drugstore haul for the reasons, haha

Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)

I wish I could get to them more often!

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Not really!

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Sometimes if i'm not into it!

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Overplucked brows, Drawn on brows, caked on foundation, too much blush, lipstick on teeth, I COULD GO ON FOREVER!

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?

Sometimes! Depends on my mood!
Which celebrity always has great make up?
I love Lauren Conrad's makeup, she always looks gorgeous! And the Kardashian sisters makeup, especially Kim's is always beautiful!

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use? Mascara!

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
I always need to have a light dusting of powder and mascara at least! Or at least mascara haha

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
I think I look good w/o makeup sometimes.

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

What do you think of Makeup??

I love it- it's a hobby and passion of mine!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My iPhone: A Love Story (My favorite Apps & Accessories!)

As many of you girlies know, I recently got an iPhone which has been the smartest investment I have EVER made, I think. It is my all time favorite phone and I am a total Apple convert now. I went from a PC to a MacBook and a BlackBerry to an iPhone. You know what they say, once you try a Mac or iPhone, it's hard to go back!

I bought the iPhone 3GS in White. For some reason, I found the white one much more 'me' and 'chic-er'. I have no clue why. I feel it makes the phone different and more unique? *Shrugs* Who knows?

So many people have been asking me:
-What case do I have?
-Favorite apps?
-Why I like it so much?

What better way than a post to answer :)

So the case that I have is a case made my Kate Spade! I purchased mine at the Apple store for around $30, I believe. What I love about the case is how thick it is. I dropped my old phone all the time, and since this phone is so delicate, I want to take very good care of it! The plastic is very thick and secure which I really like! It also has a really good grip! I would totally recommend it! I also like that on the inside, it says "Have Courage"

What are my favorite apps you may ask...

Probably the funniest app you will ever use. Probably my favorite thing to do in my spare time. All you do, is block your number, call a friend or family member and go to this app. There are different voices to do prank calls. I have been doing this all day. I did it to my Dad with my Mom and Mom's best friend and her sons. Needless to say, my dad thought he was being set up and spent an INSANE amount of money to trace the call. PRICELESS.

1) Twitterrific: I am a Twitter addict and I love how easy it is to use. Within 5 minutes of downloading this onto my iPhone, I knew how to work it! I also LOVE snapping TwitPics.. If you follow me on Twitter, you would know this :$

2)Shazam: We've ALL been in this situation. You're listening to this really good song on the radio, but can't figure out what it's called or who sings it. Well know you can with a tap of your finger! Just place your iPhone close to the source of sound and before you know it, you'll have the name, artist and other options! (Free!)

3) The Kim Kardashian Official App: I am a Kim K fiend, I love her! So when she came out with her own app, I needed it! It's really fun, you can ask her questions and she'll answer eventually :)

4) DoodleJump: My favorite iPhone game! SO fun and addicting. At first, it seems stupid. But trust me, you'll become addicted.

5)Smacktalk!: This is the cutest app ever! I love doing it!

These are just some of my favorite apps! If you have iPhone or iPod touch, what are your favorite apps? Let me know!