4.13.2011

The Shopping Round-Up - Part Two

Aside from all of the clothing and shoes I bought last week {which was totally necessary, of course}, I also ordered a bunch of odds & ends from different stores, like LUSH, VistaPrint and CafePress. I'm anxious to get all of my packages in the mail! I think the first one arrives this Friday (the Victoria's Secret dress).

::: LUSH :::
I've only purchased from Lush.com one other time, about 4 years ago. It's pretty reasonably priced, especially considering it's all organic and natural products. You just have to be careful when ordering items that come in different sizes – some of the smaller versions are REALLY small {like, enough soap for about four showers}. I stuck with products that only came in one size, so I know they'll last. My purchase included:

THE GODMOTHER SOLID SHOWER SOAP
The scent of LUSH's popular Snow Fairy shower gel, which is like sweet bubblegum, mixed into a solid shower soap.
For $5.95 you get 3.5 oz. of solid soap, which can be used in the shower or just as hand soap. Not sure how long it will last, so I'll have to do another post in the future to report back.

The Godmother Soap {image from lushusa.com}

LEMSLIP BUTTERCREAM CLEANSING LEMON SHOWER SOAP
A best-seller for LUSH, Lemslip is described as using "antimicrobial lemon, lime and sweet wild orange," and also contains cocoa butter so it doesn't dry out your skin. I love the smell of fresh lemons {Bath & Body Works' Hello Sugar line of lemon & sugar products were some of my favorites}.
For $9.25 you get 3.5 oz. – more expensive than The Godmother, but this was one of the scents that I couldn't pass up.

Lemslip Buttercream Soap {image from lushusa.com}

SILKY UNDERWEAR BODY POWDER
I bought this body powder thinking I could use it as a shimmery perfume powder on my shoulders in the summer...but after reading the description more closely, I guess it's made to use anywhere and everywhere, for multiple purposes. Luckily I won't need to use it for any of those "multiple purposes" – just my shoulders/decolletage. :]

Silky Underwear Body Powder {image from lushusa.com}


SHIMMY SHIMMY MASSAGE BAR
A "shimmering bar of glitter." The purpose of this massage bar is to achieve glowing skin and deposit a vanilla & lavender fragrance. It's supposed to "give your skin a pinky-bronze glow that lights up pale, wintery skin." I'll take it!

Shimmy Shimmy Massage Bar {image from lushusa.com}

Can't wait to try all of these products. Some of the products that LUSH offers, like their bath bombs and bath melts, make me wish I actually liked taking baths as opposed to showers {I can't get past the thought of soaking in water that you've used to clean yourself. Blech.} But if baths are your thing, LUSH has some great bath bombs. I recommend the Sex Bomb, which I bought a while ago and never used – it smells delish, and turns the water bright pink/purple, which is kind of cool. Check it out and go crazy!

::: MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS :::

Ed Hardy Love & Luck for Women Perfume
I've had this on my list ever since I smelled it when I was shopping at Macy's a few months ago {I was able to dodge those fragrance ladies who aim their spray bottles at you as you're walking past...except the one spraying Ed Hardy}. I'm usually very anti-Ed Hardy, as it's not my style and it reminds me of some famous losers like Jon Gosselin. Haha. But, this perfume smells A-mazing. So when I found a 1-oz. bottle for only $14, I had to pick it up. I've worn it the last three days, and so far I love it. It's subtle but sweet. I also like their pink self-titled perfume, which is quite different than the Love & Luck version, but equally as fragrant. A surprising find, considering the brand, but if I just stick to their perfume, I should be just fine. :]

Ed Hardy Love & Luck Perfume {image from sephora.com}
Last week I also purchased a Groupon for CafePress.com, and was finally able to use it this morning after going around in circles with their customer support trying to get the promo code to be accepted at checkout. Craziness.
I ordered an Audrey Hepburn art print for my bathroom, an Audrey Hepburn window print, a claddagh bumper sticker, a breast cancer awareness button and a "political" t-shirt {which I won't describe, because I want to keep this blog politics-free}.

Audrey Hepburn wall art {image from cafepress.com}

Audrey Hepburn Window print {image from cafepress.com}

Finally, I ordered a few things from VistaPrint.com – and everything was free! Well, except for shipping. I ended up paying $9 altogether. I ordered a box of business cards and two different sets of return address labels (all shown below). I wish I had more reasons to order from VistaPrint, as I love their products...but a person can only order so many return address labels {and I already have four sets from last year}. But, it's free. So what the heck.
And obviously I'm not going to post what the final products looked like, as I'd like to keep my information somewhat private. :]










I think that's it for my crazy shopping experience.
How about you? Buy anything exciting last week?

Stay Fabulous!

2 comments:

  1. I was very impressed with the SKII Facial Treatment Essence (http://www.geocities.jp/hongkong_skii/index_e.htm), enough so that I have continued to use the product daily as part of my skin care routine after the test period. It's a luxury purchase to be sure, but this is one of the best products that can really make a significant difference in your skin, and so worth every penny.

    I applied the treatment each morning and evening after cleansing my skin and before moisturizer/primer and then makeup. Within just a few days I could see that my skin was much more supple and smooth - particularly in the t-zone. After about two weeks, I loved the beautiful glow my skin had - even without makeup.

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  2. Thanks for your comment! I've read a lot about the SKII product line - if money wasn't a factor, I'm sure I'd try it out, along with La Mer eye cream.

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