July 17, 2017

(Serious) Hello Hello, I Love You: Lush Lord Of Misrule.

Lush Lord Of Misrule

I've said it in a previous post, but I will say it again: I freakin love Lush's Lord Of Misrule. I just wanted to let you guys know how serious my obsession with this stuff is. All these bottles, all unopened. I think I'm good until they bring it back in stock for the holidays.

What skincare products do you have tons of backups of?

July 13, 2017

Remembering The Canadian Who Couldn't Dance.

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I've opened up on this blog about some of my mental issues and things before. One thing that is close to my heart is addiction, and the people suffering from it.

Today it's been 4 years since one of my favorite people, Cory Monteith, passed away from a drug overdose. I was a serious fangirl for Cory. I loved Glee, and I was (and still am) just giddy for the man. I was devastated when I found out about his passing.

One might ask "Why would you care so much about a person you've never met and doesn't even know who you are?". Well, he's a person. A human - why wouldn't one care about the health and well being about another decent human being? Also, Cory was not the only person suffering with this dreadful disease. There have been many we've lost because of addiction. There are many who are still battling it as we speak. For those who are no longer with us, I miss you and I wish you would have won your battle. For those still here and struggling, keep fighting and know that you can get through it. You can do anything.

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While awareness ribbons may represent multiple things, the Blue Ribbon represents Addiction Recovery Awareness. If you or someone you know is battling addiction, visit americanaddictioncenters.org and drugabuse.com for help. You can also call the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357.

You have help. You have people who love you. You have people who care about you. You have people who want you to always be around. Never forget that.

July 10, 2017

Hello, I Love You: Soap And Glory The Righteous Butter Body Lotion.

Soap And Glory The Righteous Butter Body Lotion

For some reason, it took Soap and Glory and good while to make its way across the pond and widely available in the States. When it finally did, I wanted to try ALL the things. Amongst some of their products I purchased was The Righteous Butter. I am in love.

First off, and I know this is silly, but...IT HAS A PUMP. It's so much easier for me to just walk up to this bottle, pump out some lotion, and slather it on. No shaking around and holding it upside down for five minutes to get some lotion to come out.

Now, the real meat of why this stuff is awesome. It's super moisturizing on the skin. No greasy feel whatsoever. I've only really used it in cold weather so far, but I don't think I'll have a problem with it feeling heavy during the summer. As for the smell - it's a super light floral-y scent that actually stays on throughout the day. Now, I have the lotion AND the fragrance, so I'm usually layering these to make it last even longer. But even on days when I just had on the lotion the scent stuck around for most of the day.

I already have a backup of this stuff waiting for me in my lotion drawer. There's no question of whether or not I'm gonna keep using this lotion (speaking of which, a little goes a very long way because I've had the bottle I'm using for a while and it's STILL damn near full). Next time you're in Duane Reade, Walgreens, or Target, test this stuff out. You might just fall in love.

Have you tried Soap And Glory products? If so, which ones?

July 6, 2017

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer For Combination Skin.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer For Combination Skin

I like to try new things out every once in a while. Specifically, cheaper alternatives to stuff I've used before. My previous moisturizer was the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. I've used that for a few years now, and I was fine with it. Loved it, actually. But the price wasn't so nice to me, so I decided I wanted to test out some drugstore alternatives.

I'm pretty sure I've used this line of moisturizer waaaaay back in the day (probably high school) and it worked okay. Now that I have a better eye for what's good for my skin and what's not, I've noticed some of this product's faults. It's very...lotion like, if that makes any sense. Even when I use the smallest dollop of it, it still feels like I'm slathering a liquidy-based body lotion on my face. And I have oily skin, so....no bueno.

Throughout the day, I do notice my face being oily. But my face is usually oily no matter what I do, so I don't think I can blame this for all of that. I will say that it doesn't help keep the oil at bay like other moisturizers I've used.

I'm going to keep using the Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer for a while and see if anything changes. At a drugstore price, it's worth the try.