LUSH Haul + Review

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I make a trip to lush typically once a month to stock up on bath bombs, purchase a few favorites, and grab some samples. I love trying out their latest products because they are always changing things up and I often find new favorites. 

After loving each product I purchased I thought I would share my thoughts, feelings, opinions, etc...

LUSH HAUL + MINI REVIEW 

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DreamWash is one of those products I have been interested in purchasing for a while but never really had a use for it. I just didn't understand the difference between a shower smoothie vs a shower gel and I couldnt justify making a purchase. After months of smelling this product and loving it but putting it back on the shelf I finally bought it! 

The Aloe Vera is what got me this time around. With summer finally here and me spending more time out in the sunshine my skin needs that extra TLC. 

This super soft shower smoothie is loaded with rad ingredients. In addition to Aloe Vera, its got Lavender, Tea Tree, Calamine, Chamomile, and my personal favorite...Rose! 

As you can imagine it smells like heaven. Its also super smooth and literally feels like you are putting chocolate mouse all over your skin. 

Thus far I am loving it! A little tip if you purchase this beauty. Let it sit on your body for a few minutes after you lather yourself up. I treat it like a body treatment. Your skin feels so much better and you really get all the benefits if you give it a little extra time to work its magic. 

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Ok...I know I get a little over zealous when it comes to Lush in general and I OFTEN deem ALL of their products as my favorites. But...this one is definitely a favorite! Best face exfoliant I have honestly ever used. And can we take a second to acknowledge the bad ass name for this one. It does not get cooler than Smugglers Soul. 

I love a lot of their face scrubs but this one is top notch for me. I love that the scrub itself is super fine. It feels more like sand then chunky pieces of almonds (no offense Lush). 

Sandalwood, Argan Oil, and Shea Butter make for such a simple delicious smell. I love it!

Doing some research online I also discovered that they have this baby in a moisturizer as well as a shampoo! Check it out > Moisturizer & Shampoo Bar 

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Lush is great about samples, if you want to try something ask! With my purchase of DreamWash I passed on a shower gel this round. So instead I asked for a sample of Outback Mate

This one smells super yummy with Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus. Its minty and beachy making you feel happy and clean! 

BATH BOMBS

I go above and beyond to make my Self Love Sunday bath nights magical. As far as candles, music, herbs, intentions, and energy go - its the bath bombs that really make it what it is. 

Bath bombs are really where my Lush addiction started. I have tried them all! Heres what I bought for the month of July! 

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TWILIGHT - This one is a staple. A very favorite that holds a special place in my heart. It swirls around your bath turning the water into a pink, purple, and blue night sky with little bits of sparkle. It smells of Lavender and Tonka (which I have recently learned is that secret ingredient I am obsessed with). 

This super gentle slow release bath bomb smells totally magical. Its got a warmth to it that makes you feel totally loved by the universe itself. The Lavender relaxes you, the Tonka is incredibly intriguing, and its got a hint of Ylang Ylang for a little bit of sexy. 

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HONEY BEE - This one is one of my grounding bath bombs. In addition to the obvious honey smell its super earthy! I like to mix herbs with this one for a little extra Gaia Goddess in my life. 

Orange, Honey, Tofee, Bergamot and Moroccan Rhassoul Mud is what makes this extra special. Its also got a hint of Aloe Vera so expect some silky soft skin! 

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YOGA BOMB - We started off on the wrong foot but now im obsessed. The Yoga Bomb is a super grounding and uplifting bath bomb. Your bath looks like a sunset and smells like a field of oranges and incense. 

I am glad I gave it a second chance after our first encounter because bath night with this one is a groovy journey you dont want to miss out on!

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SEX BOMB - This is one of their most popular bath bombs and for good reason. In my book this is the ultimate Self Love bath bomb. Definitely a favorite and definitely one I purchase every time I go. 

This is a sexy bath bomb with all the aphrodisiacs loaded into it! Jasmine, Clary Sage, and Ylang Ylang. You feel relaxed and loved while your senses dance around making a very romantic bath night. 

I also love this one for that special time of the month. Clary Sage is the key to shitty periods! 


And thats my latest purchase! Until next time my sweets...

Much love, 

-Magnolia Rose

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

What made you happy this week? 

Focusing on the positive is something I am all about. I think in the busyness of all of our lives its good to take some time to just sit and think about the past week and be grateful for the awesome things happening in life.

Throughout the week there were times I felt completely overwhelmed and chaotic. When thinking back to my week I realized I really didn't have much to freak about. I think sometimes I create chaos because I am used to it and its comfortable. Making lists like this and thinking back to all that happened this week makes me realize this tendency I have. Really this week was awesome! The crazy I experienced was something I created. This is why I love blogging, I start to realize things about myself as I write. Its fantastic! 

This week was basically filled with great people, great food, and great times. I sure enjoyed it! 

1. Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee....I had lots this week! The coffee we bought from the store was not very good which meant going to Beans & Brews often! Made my week so great! They even messaged me on Twitter saying thanks for all the shout outs I gave them. That was cool, since I am basically their biggest fan! 

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2. Thinking of Disney. We are about ready to start planning our next trip, so there has been lots of talk thus far of Disneyland! Just fantasizing about going makes me all giddy! We would be flying this time rather than driving. Would we want to go when its decorated for Fall or Christmas? Quick 1 day trip or decent 3 day trip? AHHH! So much excitement! 

3. Day date Thursday! Josh and I went to brunch Thursday early before work. It was nice because we were basically the only ones there. It was a very peaceful breakfast at Cafe Niche (which I am now addicted to). Their food is absolutely amazing! My lovely sister is obsessed with brunch and I think I finally understand the craze about it.

It just feels good to be around people you love in a beautiful place eating fantastic food and having great conversation. After breakfast we went to Lush because they have all their new products for Fall/Christmas coming out. I was really overdue for some new products! Being there makes me realize how obsessed I am with Lush. Haha one of the ladies called me "The Lush Queen". If that is a brand I am associated with that is A-OK with me! 

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4. My dear friend Connor came to visit from Colorado. We had a blast! We always have fun with each other because we are both total goofs! It was so good to see him!

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5. Saturday Josh and I went to Cheesecake Factory. Even though we have done a lot of fun things the last few weeks we had also had a lot of shitty food and gaming nights. It was time for a fancy feast, so we got all dressed up and went out to dinner! It was packed as usual but we got seated relatively quick! I was in the mood to try all new things which was super fun! 

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6. I pulled an amazing tarot reading. I had 3 wands which represent action. Essentially what I learned is that things are in the works and its go time. I need to organize my thoughts and goals and prioritize what I want to do. Pulling my cards myself is a very personal and spiritual experience for me. It feels like therapy and I get so excited about my self discovery and working on my shit. I think taking some time out of the week to focus on you is important. So this "me time" is all about reflection, journal writing, and tarot :) 

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7. I have so many books on my to read list. It takes me so long to read a book because I have the worst attention span! I am reading Gabby Bernsteins Sprit Junkie book right now, and have been for the last 6 months! Ha! Always good thoughts and things in her books, I will finish it by next Sunday!

8. NERD ALERT! With the new WoW expansion you get a level 90 character boost. After lots of thought on what I want to use my boost for I chose a human rogue. Holy shit kids they're the coolest! I nerd out hard and lots of thought goes into each character and what they specialize in, look like, their name etc...and I was so worried I was gonna waste my boost on something dumb! Shes pretty cool, lets just say that! Happy about my choice!

9. Vampire Diaries and The Originals! So since I burned through the last season of Vampire Diaries like an obsessed psycho I now have to wait for each episode of the new season like a normal person and watch it once a week. I started The Originals on Netflix so I could also obsess over that! It gives me my fix haha! I love those shows! 

*SPOILER ALERT: So if you're up to speed on Vampire Diaries then you know that we just learned that Damon & Bonnie met someone else in this weird limbo that they are in. Bonnie got her magic back which is sweet cause that means they will most likely will be able to come back from limbo and be around again! AHH! So great! 

10. Sundays are my favorite day of the week! Drinking coffee in my living room, cuddled up with all three dogs, writing about things that made me happy this week. This is what makes me happy! The simplicity of having a day to just slow down a little feels good, and I NEED it to start my work week off right. 

Make this next week great and enjoy the rest of your lovely Sunday! 

Much Love! 

-Magnolia Rose