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OOTD #3 and LUSH

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When you work on the road it’s quite hard to have a social life. You come and go so often that you lose touch, and when you are finally home you have a completely different schedule than friends. But with my recent schedule change allowing me to be home for 3 months straight, I’ve been able to catch up with some friends and have a social life (something I thought I didn’t have anymore). This past weekend Sandra and I took a road trip to visit Megan – a weekend full of sushi, shopping, wine, fresh lush face masks, and meeting up with our really good friend John that we haven’t seen for at least a year. It’s because of weekend’s like this that I truly love my friends.

My outfit for the day was pretty casual:

JCrew Black Ruffled Pea Coat

American Eagle Dark Skinny Jeans

Grey Woollen Socks

Black Bass Leather Boots

Ray Ban Tortoise-Shell Clubmasters

After some exhausting shopping and stop at Menchie’s for some overpriced frozen yogurt, we return to Megan’s for copious amounts of wine and Lush Face Masks!!!! Truthfully this is the first time that I have ever tried a face mask from Lush and I’m kicking myself for not trying one sooner. I’ve used other Lush products, some of which I love and some of which I hate. But I LOVED this face mask!! I tried The Sacred Truth – a skin conditioning formula of anti-oxidant wheatgrass, green tea and papaya. It smelt amazing, and my skin felt as soft as butter when I washed it off after about 15 minutes. I’m really into the freshness of Lush products, as well as the fact that they are homemade. And the company has such strong beliefs against animal testing and recycling. Both Megan and Sandra tried different masks – Cosmetic Warrior and Catastrophe Cosmetic and they both really loved theirs as well (we even managed to get John to try one out!) After such a good experience I know that I will be purchasing another Lush face mask in the future. You have to use them quick though. They have a very short shelf life!

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Have you tried any Lush face masks? Which are your favourite Lush products?

Sunday Pamper

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Everyone knows that Sunday is the lazy day of the week. The day to sleep late, stay in PJ’s, and pamper yourself with bubble baths and face masks – dreading the early wake up for work the next day. This week I experienced a bit of change at work (good change…don’t worry) and its left me absolutely exhausted. And on top of that, Corey and I adopted a kitten on Saturday morning and the little tyrant thought it was better to pounce at our feet all night rather than let us sleep. So I was in need of some pampering and relaxation today.

– I started with a wonderfully bubbly bubble bath. I used Philosophy Field of Flowers, a bottle which I’ve had for awhile and recently had to remove from the clutches of my mother, reclaiming it as mine own. Philosophy: flowers brighten any day – says so right on the bottle. The scent is magnolia blossom and it can be used as shampoo, shower gel and/or bubble bath, which is the only way I’ve ever used it before. The smell is so relaxing!! And I look forward to a bath every time I know I have this in the cupboard.

– While in the bath I wore one of my favourite face masks – The Body Shop’s Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask. I know that I have stopped using a lot of the products in the Seaweed Line due to the fact that it strips my face of too much moisture/oils. The line is meant for people with oily/extremely oily skin, and mine is a combination although more on the dry side in the winter. Due to the fact that it dries out my face too much if I leave it on too long, I wash the mask off the moment it completely dries although in the summer I like to leave it on for much longer. I love the smell of it, and I love the way my face feels at the end. 

– Finally…..to add all the moisture back into my face I used a few drops of Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil. I was always really skeptical to use oils on my face, thinking that they would make my ‘sometimes’ oily face into an ‘always’ oily face. Yet with just a few drops I get the perfect amount of moisture – especially over night. Then with a good face-wash the next morning I have a well moisturized face, no oils. Perfect. And it just feels so good!!