Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ozark Adventure: Relaxing "Freshwater" Bath

Our trip was exactly what my husband and I needed! Though it was a mini-vacay, we feel like we got to enjoy ourselves, have some downtime, and celebrate one year of marriage. We stayed in a cute, little cabin, and I brought a bag of versatile Lush products. I thought whatever mood I was in could be created from my bag of goodness :) I had this bath on Sunday evening, our first night at the cabin. My husband had already had freshwater fish and we were enjoying driving around all of the lakes. So I thought a relaxing freshwater type of bath would be perfect!

big blue bath bomb, 1/2 french kiss bubble bar, dreamtime bath melt

Big Blue is perfect to represent the deep blue waters, and I liked it's relaxing aspects. While refreshing, it also has lavender in it to make it calming. I chose the French Kiss bubble bar over my go-to Christmas Eve because I thought the name was more fitting (this is an anniversary trip, right?), and I like the outdoorsy quality to this bubble bar. The Dreamtime bath melt with sandalwood just balanced everything out. Ahh... it was the perfect combo!
big blue and dreamtime

french kiss bubble bar crumbled and ready to go in the tub!

the beautiful bath tub- part of why i booked this cabin!

the water

now a couple pictures of our cabin...

It was such a fun trip, but now it's time to get things done at home! With helping out my mom, throwing a bachelorette party, filming some vids for you all (have a few vacation hauls to film!), and regular weekly things, it's going to be a busy week!

How was everyone's weekend?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer Wedding Bath Cocktail Series: 27 Dresses

After looking through everyone's requests, it was clear that "27 Dresses", was a clear favorite! I have always enjoyed this movie, so I decided it was a great choice for the last cocktail in my summer wedding cocktail series. I had a lot of fun making the set up of these cocktails fun and festive. 

I don't plan on doing another video in this series unless there is an overwhelming request for a movie I missed from you guys! So let me know if there is a wedding movie you just LOVE that I didn't do a cocktail on. 

The bubble bars mixed together looked really pretty and smelled amazing!

This cocktail really did wake me up and give me energy- it has great scents for that!

The design this bath bomb left is pretty beautiful!

The water turned out to be a deep, muddy orange. I wished it would have turned out prettier, but I was still happy as a clam in the bath! Let me know if you try this combo!

Watch my video below that explains the whole cocktail and how it ties into "27 Dresses"!

Let me know how you liked the Summer Wedding Series and if there are any wedding movies I didn't feature that you would really like to see!

Have a good day :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Lush/Bath Product Demos

Humango from The Lush Wiki website

I think that sometimes it's good to have a resource of quick videos or blog posts to see how a product performs. There have been many times I sit through a long video on YouTube or scan a long blog post for info on one product I'm curious about or wanting to purchase. 

I'm going to be starting a few new series on my channel. Some will be Lush related. Just curious what Lush products you would like demonstrated? I think I will kick off the series with Humango, but let me know your opinions! Are there any single products you would like to see demoed? If it's a hard to find item, I'll even try to find it to demo. I can make promises to find every item you ask to see, but I'll do my best! I think will be a fun series!

Comment down below... it can be anything! Whether it's something simple like a regular line product or a limited edition holiday item, every suggestion will be considered! 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Twilight bath at twilight :)

I've been obsessed with the Twilight bath bomb this week, so I thought I'd go ahead and take a bath using it. The combination of Twilight and Christmas Eve is a combination you know I love! No matter what stress I'm carrying or sore muscles I have, the Twilight bath bomb has some kind of magical power over me! I only have one of them left and with the Twilight shortage, this makes me somewhat nervous. However, you guys have been great with helping me come up with ideas on how to get my hands on a couple. If I use my last one and they still aren't available at my Lush store or at Lushusa.com, then I'll look at amazon.com or the Lush UK site. Enjoy the bath pictures, I sure enjoyed the bath :)

I absolutely love this face mask- it's effective without being too powerful.

Ahh, this is bliss!

Dark pink/purple goodness :)

My video making the cocktail 

What's your favorite scents or products for a relaxing bath?
Have a good weekend, friends!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My beloved Twilight... where are you???

Picture from Lush's Facebook page

If you know me or follow my YouTube channel, my obsession with the Twilight bath bomb is obvious. The second you plunk it in the tub, the show begins. A fragrant lavender malt scent fills the bathroom and the bath water looks like the night sky. It's my secret weapon to getting rid of stress. Pair it with Christmas Eve bubble bar and it's the perfect 1-2-Punch combination.

The reason I'm expressing my love for Twilight today is because I'm a little worried about my beloved bath bomb. A couple weeks ago while visiting my local Lush store, the manager Michelle told me they were out of stock but not to worry. She was sure it would be in soon. So I went home and just thought I'd buy a small supply from the website since it's the bath bomb I go through the most. I still have two, but it's the bath bomb I always buy when I visit my Lush store. 

Imagine my shock when I saw it had been removed from the website! The only thing that will even come up through searching is the Twilight perfume. 

I asked my Lush store again about this... it's starting to make me feel a little panicky when it is completely take off of the Lush website. Michelle wrote me on my local Lush store's Facebook page and said that it is NOT discontinued but there are problems shipping the supplies they need to make the bath bombs. They have no idea when they will get them in stock. I know it's important to Lush to use ingredients from all over the world at a fair price from the country it's exporting from, so I'm guessing it has something to do with that. 

I'm sure Twilight will be back in our bath tubs soon, but until then savor the ones that you have!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

1000 Subscriber Contest! (CLOSED)

I knew everyone would enjoy some Lush... especially limited edition treats! In the running for the blog contest are two prizes for two different winners:

1. The above products (Jilted Elf shower jelly, Snow Fairy shower gel, Gingerbread House bubble bar, Ruby Red Slipper bubble bar, Cinders bath bomb, Satsumo Santa bath bomb, Lil' Lush Pud bath bomb, and Golden Wonder bath bomb)

2. $25 LUSH gift card (pictured below)
All you have to do to enter the contest is the following:

1. Be a subscriber to my youtube and join this blog. I will check! Let me know your youtube user name if it's different from your comment name.

2. The CHALLENGE: Come up with your own movie inspired cocktail... this will be your entry. Be as creative as you like!

I will choose the two winners based on creativity for the contest (just FYI my youtube is just a giveaway- no creativity needed!)

This will end the same time as my youtube giveaway, on Wednesday, July 4th at 11:59 pm.
This is open to international subscribers!

Good luck and here's to a lot more cocktails! :) 

Check out my youtube contest: youtube.com/user/VintageChic1927

Sweet Lime Bath Cocktail

Hello fellow Lushies! Today I decided to have a refreshing bath with some sweet mixed in... sweet lime it was! Make sure to watch my video featuring the cocktail and to sign up for my blog!

calavera bath bomb (limited edition), candy mountain bubble bar (limited edition), and mmm melting marshmallow moment bath melt (regular line)

it was so beautiful in the water and a slow foaming bath bomb

the water turned out to be lime green so it was a very summery bath

Check out my cocktail video :)

Have a wonderful day!