Friday, 21 November 2014

Lush's Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt

My new apartment has a bath tub (something that I didn't have at my old place!), so you better believe that I've been taking baths all the time. Lush is my go-to brand for bath products, so I made a trip to a store the other day and picked up a goodie or two. Lush's Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt ($8.45/80g) is incredibly calming, relaxing, and pampering, and it was the perfect way to finish off a long day!

Lush's Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt

"Slip into our enchanting potion of oats, lavender and sandalwood to calm and soothe your irritated, sensitive skin. If you’re wishing for relief, we can guarantee that this bath melt it will make your skin dreams come true. Rich, nutritious cocoa butter and walnut oil melt into the bath water to quench and soften your dehydrated skin, frothing ever so slightly, leaving you with a muslin bag of whole oats to give your skin a soothing and gently scented scrub for instant relief from redness and itch." - Lush

Lush's Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt

Ceridwen's Cauldron comes wrapped up in a muslin bag, to keep all of the oats and flowers from clogging up your drain. The cocoa butter and walnut oil melt in the heat of the bath, and created a frothy, beautifully scented bath water. The muslin bag is filled with oats, elderflowers, and daisies, and I think that it creates the perfect relaxing night-time bath. The oils are very nourishing, and my skin was left feeling silky smooth and moisturized. After the oils have fully melted, you can use the muslin bag to lightly exfoliate your skin. 

Lush's Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt

Lush's Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt

Have you tried any of Lush's bath melts before? I think that Ceridwen's Cauldron would be perfect for anyone with sensitive skin, or who just wants a nice relaxing bath. Next on my wishlist is Floating Island - it sounds amazing! 

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Yardley Lily of the Valley Moisturizing Body Lotion & Perfumed Talc

Yardley's Lily of the Valley Moisturizing Body Lotion* & Perfumed Talc* is a nice duo that will not only keep you hydrated, but also nicely perfumed. I haven't used a body talc in a few years, so it was nice to try one out again!

Yardley Lily of the Valley Moisturizing Body Lotion & Perfumed Talc

The Lily of the Valley fragrance combines citrus top notes, fresh flowers including lily of the valley, jasmine, geranium, and magnolia, and rounding things off with amber and woody notes. This fragrance is pretty unique, and I really enjoy it! The body lotion has a very thin consistency, but it's still surprisingly moisturizing. The formula absorbs into my skin quickly, so you can get dressed straight away. The perfumed talc has a creamy consistency, and leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft! This powder isn't messy at all, like I originally thought that it might be. 

Yardley Lily of the Valley Moisturizing Body Lotion & Perfumed Talc

Overall, this duo would make a nice gift for any mother or aunt on your Christmas shopping list. This fragrance is really nice, and I think that it's a scent that most people would really like. 

Have you used a body talc before? 

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Engage Ottawa Luxury Bridal Show

Happy Wedding Wednesday friends! This Sunday I had the pleasure of attending the Engage Ottawa Luxury Wedding Show with one of my bridesmaids, Katie. This was the first bridal show that I've gone to, and I had a ton of fun!

Engage Ottawa Bridal Fashion Show

Engage Ottawa was held at the stunning Fairmont Château Laurier, where I recently spent a weekend! Tickets were $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. The show was supposed to run from 11am-5pm, and we arrived at 2pm. By about 3:30, most of the vendors were already gone, and the room was pretty empty. I would have been upset if I had arrived any later, since I would have missed the entire show!

Engage Ottawa Centrepiece

Engage Ottawa Chair Decorations

Engage Ottawa featured a bridal fashion show at 2:30pm, which was quite fun! There wasn't any introduction to the bridal fashion show, or any explanation of who the designers were. While the fashion show was a lot of fun, I would have appreciated a bit more information about the dresses. 

Engage Ottawa Pink Centrepiece

Engage Ottawa Plate Settings

Engage Ottawa Table Settings

Engage Ottawa The Candy Store

The vendors included photographers, florists, spray tanners, stationary boutiques, photo booth rentals, candy bars, wedding cake bakers, and more. Katie and I walked around, chatted with the different vendors, and got a ton of great ideas to use in my own wedding planning.

Engage Ottawa Flower Wall

Engage Ottawa Photo Booth
Overall, I had a lot of fun at Engage Ottawa, but I do think that it could have run a bit smoother considering that it is a luxury wedding show. I do wish that the show had continued on until 5pm as promised, and that there was more information surrounding the bridal fashion show. For $20/$25 a ticket, this bridal show is a pricey outing, but I had a great day with one of my bridesmaids! 

Have you been to a bridal show before? 

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Budding Blossom

Clinique's Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Budding Blossom* ($19 CAD) is one of those "different on everyone" type of lip products. This is a new product from Clinique, and it's a fun one!

Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Budding Blossom

"A bit of colour, a hefty helping of moisture. These sheers bloom on contact to bring out your lips' natural tone. The colour is different for everyone." - Clinique 

Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Budding Blossom

These new Chubby Stick Baby Tints come in twist up crayon packaging, so you don't need to worry about carrying a sharpener with you. I think that this packaging is really cute! As with all of Clinique's products, this lipstick is fragrance free. Budding Blossom gives off a very light baby pink colour on my lips, with a high shine finish. I do wish that this colour was a bit more pigmented, but it might look a bit darker on someone with less pigmented lips. This formula is fairly hydrating, leaving my lips feeling moisturized for about 3 hours. 

Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Budding Blossom

Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Budding Blossom

Have you tried any of the four new shades of Clinique's Chubby Stick Baby Tints? Are you a fan of these self-adjusting/changing lip colours?

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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Mary Kay Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Body Lotion Set

Mary Kay's Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Body Lotion Set* ($27 CAD) is a new holiday release from the brand, and it comes packaged in a cute white and silver tin. If you're like me, and love bath and body products, then this is one set that you need to add to your holiday wishlist!

Mary Kay Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Body Lotion Set

"The holiday season is a special time of year. It’s when we celebrate with our family and friends. This limited-edition collection captures the magic of the season with its fruity, floral scent. In addition to the festive fragrance, the body lotion adds a touch of glamour that’s great for any occasion. Pair with the limited-edition Winter Wishes™ Fragrance Wand for a delightfully pampering gift set.
  • Features cheerful, fruity notes like snow apple and citrus sparkle.
  • Warms the heart with floral notes of jasmine petals and cozy musk.
  • Body lotion adds a subtle shimmer to skin.
  • Ideal for gift-giving – packaged in a festive holiday tin." - Mary Kay
Mary Kay Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Body Lotion Set

The shower gel and body lotions are packaged in 88 ml bottles, inside of the adorable tin. The Winter Wishes scent is a really nice mix of fruity and floral. More specifically, think apples, musk, jasmine, and citrus! The shower gel has a fair amount of shimmer, but it doesn't stick on to the skin after showering. The body lotion has a heavier amount of shimmer, and I'd recommend using this lotion for a night out. The shimmer will be a bit too much for a day at the office, but it might be fun for holiday parties!

Mary Kay Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Body Lotion Set

Overall, this is a fun holiday set, but it is a bit pricey. If you love shimmer, then this is the set for you! I really like the fruity and floral scent, and I love that Mary Kay didn't stick with the typical holiday scents that are everywhere this time of year! 

Are you a fan of shimmer?

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