Jeffree Star Cosmetics: Holiday Glitter Collection

Jeffree Star Cosmetics: Holiday Glitter Collection

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Yes, it has been way to long since I last typed that to y’all, but I’m super excited to have been able to finish my 5th semester of college and be back planning and creating content for my blog again!

I’m not super proud that I needed to take some time off, but at the end of the day it was necessary and if I was worried about this, there is no way I could have survived in terms of all of the stuff that was going on at school.

Brief summary? It all started when my laptop broke in November (it was down and out for literally an entire week.. and in college terms? That’s a lifetime) and put me majorly behind on assignments. And because I really don’t think getting into the rest of the tragedy that was the month of November is relevant, that’s pretty much all you need to know! So on with the show, am I right? (:

And let’s get down to the REAL business.. Jeffree’s Holiday Collection!

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I seriously have SO many thoughts. So let’s start with the packaging! It was absolutely flawless from the holo cartons that the products are kept in down to the glitter containers that contain the actual product itself. I die.

So, the first thing you might notice (or at least you will if you’re like me) is the holographic boxes. Holographic is seriously my favorite color. This is going to sound absolutely crazy but I’m convinced that I’m part alien and so naturally I’m drawn to literally ANYTHING holo. Even more, this is classic, silver/rainbow holo. Or in other words, the color of the inside of my beating heart. I’m not even ashamed to say that I’ve saved the boxes to everything I ordered.. it’s all just SO freaking beautiful (:

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The next thing you might notice is that every container is made with pink glitter. Ugh, how does it get any better? The glitter is so beautiful and is so smooth (seriously, not gritty at ALL) and really just adds a whole other dimension to this collection.

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I think you can really tell how much thought was put into the collection just based on the packaging alone. It was such a step up from anything that I had seen before from Jeffree and had me hooked immediately.

So let’s get into the actual products themselves. Although I’m only going to swatch and review what I bought myself, he did release 2 highlighting pro palettes, 3 lip scrubs, 4 lip ammos, and 8 liquid lipsticks. All of which are unique and wonderful in their own way! But let’s break this section up into parts so it can be a little more focused (because honestly right now I just want to gush about how much I’m in love with every. thing.)

Velour Lip Scrubs

He brought out 3 new lip scrubs for the holidays: Marshmallow, Lemon Icebox Cookies, and Candy Cane.

Originally, I wasn’t able to get my hands on the scrub that I wanted.. Marshmallow (insert heart eyes here, marshmallow is my favorite), but my ever so wonderful boyfriend was able to find it from a second party seller and I’m seriously SO. HAPPY.

For those of you that might not know, I never really used lip scrubs until this summer when I bought all three of the lip scrubs Jeffree released for the Chrome Collection. Ever since, my life has been changed.

The scrubs are super gentle, moisturizing, and taste DELICIOUS. So when I saw he was releasing more, I knew I had to try to snag one.

At first, I was unsure of the marshmallow when I first tried it because it seemed perfume-y (probably because I didn’t use it as a lip scrub.. I just took a finger full and ate it..), but it has quickly become my favorite. When used for its actual purpose, it is super yummy and is consistent with all of the other lip scrubs I’ve tried before. It honestly also has saved my chapped lips and thank the good Lord because I had been STRUGGLIN’ for like two weeks straight, ugh.

So moral of the story? WOULD recommend the lip scrubs and especially the marshmallow one!

Also, P.S. I’m sorry I don’t have pictures of this but like I said, my boyfriend got it for me after I had already taken pictures for this post!

Velour Liquid Lipsticks

Jeffree released another 8 gorgeous shades in this collection. I wasn’t sure which ones I really wanted or would find practical but I KNEW I needed Santa Baby as soon as I saw it.

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Dark, red, matte shades are my absolute favorites to wear and this does not disappoint! It’s honestly even a little magenta/pink-y, which I find makes it very unique. Really, it’s just so beautiful. And I wore it during my end of the semester dance showcase and got loads of compliments on it, so there’s that as well!

Seriously, nothing makes a girl feel better than when people notice the little things like her lipstick shade.. it’s the best (:

Yes, this shade is a little more difficult to work with in comparison to other shades Jeffree has released in the past; however, with careful application and MAYBE a second coat, this shade is 100% worth it!

There really isn’t a bad shade in the collection. I would say that of all of the shades released, First Class seems the most difficult to wear in daily life but, after watching 20 videos of different YouTubers swatching the rest of the collection I’ll probably be placing another order tonight (A.K.A. Medusa, Poinsettia, Christmas Cookies, and Human Nature here I come)!

Lip Ammo

I had never bought one of these before but again, when I saw Champagne Tears, I knew I had to have it. Do you see a theme here? Glitter gets me every time.

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This is a sheer silver glitter that can either be worn on its own or as a lipstick topper.

I will say that pictures definitely do not do this color justice and that although the formula is definitely more on the dry side, I am so happy to have gotten my hands on it!

Highlighting Pro Palettes

And last, but not least, is the Platinum Ice Pro Palette. I opted out of the 24 Karat palette because I’m a pale girl and I just thought that all of that gold really wouldn’t suit me. Plus I really liked that the Platinum Ice palette contained both wearable shades (Ice Cold) and more out there shades (Alien Ice).

So let’s quick go through all of the colors individually.

On the top row from left to right, there is Ice Cold which is a true white highlighter, then Glacier, a silver, and Lavender Snow, a purple/silver hybrid.

On the bottom row from left to right again, there is Alien Ice (yes, this is me in a highlighter) which is a white, icy, lime green, Pink Chill which is a pinky duo chrome, and finally Canary Bling, which is a white, silver, yellow.

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Both Ice Cold and Lavender Snow are shades that Jeffree sells individually but the rest are all new and they are all so. freaking. beautiful.

The formula is beyond creamy and so easy to work with. There is little fall out and the color pay-off is blinding which is what I love so much about Jeffree’s skin frosts.

Jeffree mentioned the formula of Pink Chill being more of a topper/natural finish, but I think that it is just as wonderful as all of the other shades. It is buildable and the color is absolutely stunning when on the skin. I love the pink hue it casts and having this shade fills the void that I have from never getting his skin frost Neffree.

Of course my favorite shade is Alien Ice. I’ve never seen anything like it and for those of you who might think it is intimidating, I’m here to let you know that it is actually very wearable.

Needless to say, I’m totally obsessed with this palette.

So final thoughts?

Jeffree’s brand is top-notch for me. It is so affordable and the products you are receiving are very high quality. The formula of his liquid lipsticks and skin frosts are unparalleled and I love that he seems to have so much fun with his line from creating crazy colors down to the cartons itself.

He really went above and beyond with this collection for me and I’ve been so excited about it ever since the reveal (:

Like I said earlier, I will definitely be placing another order soon to snag some more lipsticks and if you are still looking for a Christmas present for your make-up loving friend, this is a great idea!

What do you guys think? Have you played with any of the products from the Holiday Collection? And if so, what is your favorite(s)?

But..

Until next time,

xx.Britani Skye

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Sephora Play Unboxing and Review: November ’17

Sephora Play Unboxing and Review: November ’17

Happy Monday Everyone!

This week on Manhattan Skye I wanted to return to one of my monthly rituals, a good ole Sephora Play Unboxing!

This month’s theme was ‘Survival of the Chillest’ and man was I in need of that title considering the month’s workload, phew.

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I really liked this month’s bag and the little insert that they include with all of the products’ info. I thought the bag’s quote (‘It’s Me O’Clock’) was super cute for the theme and I really liked that the insert was made to be colored. Especially since that is mega trendy when you think about ways for adults to destress anymore! Both were super clever and super cute. So that was an A+ from me (:

Inside the box included deluxe samples all focused on the ‘treat yo’ self’ mantra, just in time for the holidays. Plus, self care is important. And I definitely have to remind myself of that daily.

But I digress, so let’s just jump right on into this month’s goodies!

1. Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

This is a pretty standard black mascara. It claims to create long, beautiful lashes with it’s unique curvy brush while also building volume.

I loved that I received this because of the brand, I mean, Marc Jacobs anything is a yes from me; however, a new mascara is becoming pretty common in these months and I’m low-key bored.

This does what it claims but is by no means a wow-factor, just a nice addition.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty

2. Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores

Yes. That’s apparently the product’s official name. In my opinion? It’s very long.

Either way, I was happy to see this in the box. I literally say this every month but I am a total skincare freak so new masks are a delight in my daily routine.

The charcoal in this one is meant to be gentle, but still show mega results by drawing out the impurities from your pores. They also claim this will make your skin brighter and more smooth feeling, all things that I’m totally into.

It’s made with white China clay and (obviously, it’s in the title) activated charcoal. These together are the magnets that get out all the gunk, yuck, but also satisfying. I like knowing some of the ingredients in my skincare, it makes me feel better knowing that each thing has a purpose. Maybe that’s weird..

This scores a 10/10 for me (:

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Origins

3. IGK Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm

I was super happy to see this as well. I have damaged hair from an incident this summer so I am also beyond thrilled to try hair products that should help out my very dehydrated locks.

This is a nourishing leave-in conditioner that is said to boost the hair’s hydration and leave it shiny AND frizz-free. Uhm, yes please!

It’s made with coconut oil and is also great for detangling hair as well (another thing I am in desperate need of straight out of the shower), which means it also smells totally delicious. It’s also a very lightweight formula so it doesn’t make your hair feel greasy or weighed down. All of which are good things, so this is another 10/10!

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IGK

4. Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in The Red

This is another mascara moment for me.. We’ve totally received multiple red lipsticks over the past year and I’m just kind of over it.

That aside, it is super creamy and definitely very pigmented. If you don’t already have a red lipstick in your collection, this would be wonderful. But also, the real question is: Who doesn’t already have a red lipstick??

It isn’t a true blue-based red color, so at least it has that going for it; however, orange-reds don’t tend to look the best on me and so this will definitely be going to either my mom or a friend!

For those of you that might be curious, it is a satin finish so it is super comfortable on the lips and despite the color, would probably be a great Christmas gift idea for the upcoming month!

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Sephora Collection

5. Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence

Okay so go back a few products ago and reread ‘I am a total skincare freak’. That’s about all the information you need to know to predict that I was pretty pumped about finding this in my box.

This is a toner (love, love, love already) and it helps to take away impurities while smoothing and brightening the skin.

It is made with grape water and glycolic acid which are responsible for gently evening your skin tone and revealing a brighter complexion. Can I repeat, yes please!

10/10 WOULD recommend (:

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Caudalie

6. Burberry My Burberry Blush

This month’s freebie perfume was another miss for me. I personally am not the biggest fan of floral smells. I find them overwhelming and honestly just not that pleasant.

Hence, if you’re a floral lover, this is probably up your alley. It’s a combination of fruity and floral to be more exact and have notes of pomegranate, geranium, rose petal, and jasmine.

So if those sound good, it would probably suit you very well (:

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Burberry

This month’s box from me gets about a 6/10. There were some pretty great products but also some misses for me. Plus, this box really had a tough time following up October’s box (A.K.A. the best box, EVER), so it was difficult not to draw comparisons and be a little disappointed.

I would still say though that this is 100% the best subscription box. I love receiving it every single month and the surprise of it all is so worth it for just $10.

Do you guys think other subscriptions are better? Or are you all loyal Sephora lovers like myself?

I hope you are all having a fabulous week and..

Until next time..

xx.Britani Skye

Black Friday Deals I Won’t Be Missing!

Black Friday Deals I Won’t Be Missing!

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Despite feeling disappointed in myself for needed to take some time away from my blog, I am so thankful for the journey it has taken me on the past 7 months.

We all know that life sometimes gets in the way and that’s totally okay, so I do just quickly want to update you all and say that I can’t promise how consistent my posting schedule will be until the end of the school semester. Girl has to pass her classes, yanno?

I also just want to take a few moments and talk about what I’m thankful for, especially considering the occasion (:

1. My family and friends
2. Delicious food (yeah, I’m looking at you mashed potatoes)
3. My heath
4. Music (Kiwi on repeat always)
5. New York City (:

And without further ado, I want to give you guys the 411 on a few of the sales this Black Friday that I think are 110% WORTH it!

1. Zara

This is a no brainer. I don’t often get to actually go to a Zara in store, but on Black Friday, I haul my butt up to the city and you better believe I’ll be strutting on in to score majorly.

Last year they offered 20% off everything. Let me repeat, EVERYTHING. That’s kind of unheard of. And this year, they seem to be tight lipped on what they’re offering, but I’m sure it’ll be awesome and I’m beyond ready to check it all out (:

2. Jeffree Star Cosmetics

Okay, first of all? The 2017 Holiday collection? Amazing. Sadly, that isn’t on sale, but everything else will be! And spoiler alert.. The discounts? They’re beyond.

Almost everything will be 40% off, and do you know what that means? Skin frosts for literally $17, and eyeshadow palettes for less than $30. That’s a steal and a half. Plus you know Jeffree is the real deal. The pan sizes are huge and the color pay-off always delivers.

So in other words, Neffree here I come!

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3. Saks Fifth Avenue

Like I mentioned previously, we make it a tradition to go to the city on Black Friday. Now, we don’t get up super early but we’re there by 9 and shopping definitely by 10.

Last year, we wandered around Saks to see the window displays and stumbled on literally the BEST sale of the year.

Wrapped around the entire store are hundreds of racks with major designers for mega discounts. Of course, they’re still pretty expensive, but at least maybe these prices won’t make your heart stop completely.

My mom bought be my first pair of Rag & Bone jeans from this sale last year, and they have been my holy grail ever since.

Also, this is a sale you definitely want to get to a little early. The earlier you arrive, the better the discounts and size selection will be. Trust me, it is seriously the very best.

4. Bandier

Okay this makes the list because athleisure, am I right? Who doesn’t want to be comfy AND still stylish literally all stinking day long? And this store sells it for major bank in my opinion. So when they offer 20% off everything, INCLUDING sale I feel like you need to jump on it.

Leggings that are originally over $100 are down to $40-50 so I wouldn’t sleep on this opportunity because I’ve noticed sizes are going FAST. Plus, bonus jonas.. this sale is happening as we speak. So let me repeat, run. Don’t walk (:

5. Winter Village at Bryant Park

Okay so this one isn’t really a sale, but it’s still something I won’t be missing on my day in the city.

I love to see all of the little shops they have and I especially love to munch on a Pickle Me Pete fried pickle at the end of a long day. There is seriously nothing like them, and if you haven’t tried them yet? 10/10 WOULD recommend. Honestly? If you take nothing else from this blog post, keep on your radar Pickle Me Pete pickles and I’ve done my job (:

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But anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed my super quick a brief overview of some of the sales I know I will be shopping. Of course there are seriously a MILLION you could talk about, but I just wanted to include the ones that I think are really worth it at the end of the day!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and that you get to spend it watching the Macy’s Day parade (Dear Evan Hansen, yes please), filling your bellies with delicious food, and relaxing with your families/friends.

Take a moment to realize all that you’re blessed with and..

Until next time,

xx.Britani Skye

Sephora’s Annual VIB Sale: 10 Things in My Cart

Sephora’s Annual VIB Sale: 10 Things in My Cart

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Amidst the chaos of this school week, I threw together a quick blog post all about Sephora’s Annual Sale (because who doesn’t love great quality products at a once a year discount?)!

Included is a wish list of 10 items I would have in my cart (if in a perfect world I was a millionaire), and a quick little reason why I think it’s awesome (: Some of which might be because it is a life staple in my routine and others might just be because it’s winter and to me, that means ’tis the season of glitter and sparkle and NO ONE can say a dang thing about it!

So let’s jump right on in and get to it!

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1. Fenty Beauty

Okay, so I know that technically I totally have three things here, but like I’m trying to in my mind, condense them as one because it’s all just so dang good.

I really don’t wear makeup on the daily, so I haven’t had the excuse to go out and pick all of these goodies up yet, but of course I’ve seen all the YouTube reviews and I’m DYING to try these three products from the line.

First is the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. It is full coverage, comes in a range of colors (totally awesome), and from what I hear has some type of technology that helps it dry down as though it was already set with a powder. And all of that sounds amazing to me!

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Pro Filt’r Foundation

Next up is the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife! This is literally gold glitter. Do I even need to say anything else?

No, it might not be the best for pale gal’s like me, but I quite frankly don’t care because I think it’s just THAT good!

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Trophy Wife

And finally, I’m dying to get my hands on the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer!

This is a lip gloss that is apparently supposed to suit any skin tone, and I believe it does this by somehow looking different on pretty much everyone.

I’m not much of a lip gloss girl but I’ve seen this on so many beauty gurus and alllll over Instagram and I haven’t seen it look bad yet. Plus it just seems like the perfect way to add some subtle glam to every look! (:

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Gloss Bomb Universal

2. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly

This is a cult favorite. I tried it years ago and it’s been my favorite concealer ever since. It is super thick and great at brightening areas on the face. I find it doesn’t really crease and just wears so well all day long! So I’ll be stocking up on this before my current stash is gone! (:

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Radiant Creamy Concealer

3. Peter Thomas Roth Mask-A-Holic 6-Piece Set

I’m so excited about this one! You all know I love skincare and this is the perfect gift for anyone who feels the same! It includes tinier sizes or a variety of masks and honestly, although I’ve never actually owned this product, I can tell it would last forever! So you’re really getting such a great value AND amazing products!

It includes: Cucumber Gel Mask, 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask, Blue Marine Algae Intense Hydrating Mask, Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, and Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask

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Mask-A-Holic Set

4. Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Golden Light

Okay, I know all you Sephora lovers seem to be Hoola obsessed, but this is another cult favorite for me. It’s the best bronzer, truly. It isn’t too orange, and it’s so versatile. I use it (obviously) to warm up my complexion, but also as an eyeshadow on days where I just want a little some extra, and it seriously looks soooo good.

I’ve had one of these for seriously years, and although I use it plenty, I’ve just FINALLY hit pan so I’m definitely in need of this asap (: WOULD definitely recommend!

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Bronzer

5. Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Holographic is my favorite color so snagging this palette is a total dream. It can be used to transform the eyes, face, and lips and totally giving me all of the space vibes! Plus I really think this palette would work so well for all of my darker skinned girls out there because seeing it swatched is out of this world type of good (: And why not be a little extra and have some fun for the holidays, right?

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Alchemist Palette

6. Belif Creamy Cleansing Foam Moist

Yes, another staple. I’ve been using this for the past few years and it’s never made my skin happier. I have lots of skin problems (mostly because I’m not always the most consistent when it comes to washing my face at college, gross, I know.) and this really helps. It’s gentle and made with good ingredients and won’t break the bank when it comes to buying it.

It also always lasts me quite a while, which is just another bonus jonas (:

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Creamy Cleanser

7. Sephora Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar

This is just a splurge item. I love advent calendars and this is super fun because instead of chocolate you get a little itty bitty beauty item. So really, how can you go wrong? Plus, at a discount, why the heck not get something that’ll add a little more sparkle to your Christmas countdown.

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Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar

8. Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray

This is another good one, I have damaged hair and this first of all, smells wonderful, but second of all (and most importantly) actually makes a difference. It leaves my hair softer and with 10x less tangles. This is just one of the many products I’ve received in a Sephora Play box and have moved on to purchase full size. It’s a goodie, trust me! (:

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Leave-in Conditioner

9. BeautyBlender Blenders For All Seasons

Okay, who doesn’t love a BeautyBlender? And it’s like double the discount. This is already in a bundle so you’re getting them for less as is, PLUS the 20% off. Ugh, it’s like a dream come true. I know I can never have enough of these guys around, and this will 100% be on the list! Oh, and the colors are to die for too. I know the pink is classic but purple is my favorite color (minus holographic) so to add these to the collection would be great too!

These would also be the best gift for literally anyone! So it might be a good idea to try and get some of that Christmas shopping out of the way early on! (:

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Blenders For All Seasons

10. Sephora Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder

Last, but of course not least, is loose glitter that you can douse all over your body. It seems festive and perfect for the holiday season and for $13, I’m down. This could honestly be a total fail but, at the end of the day, I could see this being the first thing added to my cart!

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Puff & Shine Shimmer

And so that concludes all of my wishlist items for this years sale! It’s something you definitely have to seize the day on as it really is so so so rare for anything to ever be on sale in Sephora. Of course, that’s not great for my wallet but who’s really keeping track, right?

What’s on your wishlist? Have you shopped the sale yet? What do you think of all of my items and do you have any recommendations?

I hope you are all having a great week and enjoyed this short little post!

But..

Until next time,

xx.Britani Skye

October ’17 Lush Haul

October ’17 Lush Haul

Happy Monday Everyone!

I just wanted to pop in today and do a (hopefully) quick haul of some of things that I’ve bought at Lush recently!

If you are unfamiliar with what Lush is, it’s basically a Bath and Body Works for people of the au’natural kind. They make all of their products with fresh ingredients and everything that they create is so unique, that it draws a lot of people to it (especially me) (:

If you’ve never been to a Lush before or feel kind of intimidated by everything they have to offer, I would encourage you just go in and talk to the people working. They are ALWAYS so kind and very informative about all of the products there. They normally will do demos in the store and even give out free samples to basically anything you want, so you really can’t lose when it comes to this store!

But anyways, enough about my love for Lush, let’s just jump right on into the haul! (:

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1. Daddy-O

This is a purple shampoo with a backstory. I was originally intending to dye my hair grey and so I went to Lush in search of a more natural product that would both keep the color looking fresh while using the minimal amount of harsh ingredients. Needless to say, my hair is NOT grey, but I’m still using this shampoo because, why not?

It has a floral and slightly citrus-y scent and is literally the most wonderful purple color I’ve ever seen. I might also be biased because purple IS my favorite color, but anyways.

I would say that the shampoo does its job well. You can use it daily and it definitely does make your hair and scalp feel clean. I would say though that it isn’t as sudsy as ‘normal’ shampoos and it does make my hair feel a little weighed down at the roots but otherwise, I have no complaints.

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Daddy-O

2. Metamorphosis

Alright, now these are always my weakness when I go into a Lush.. the bath bombs. This one in particular is one that I have never tried and is relatively new so I guess in my mind I just had to pick it up.

It is a grey indented ball that basically looks like nothing special but once dropped into the bath begins its fizzy demise into colorful warm colors of orange, yellows, and pinks.

The scent is a sultry/musky one and these are always my favorite. Online it says that some of its main ingredients are black pepper and myrrh, and the combination of the scent with the colors really mingle well together and come together to make up a wonderful bath time experience (:

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Metamorphosis

3. Scrubee

I didn’t know much about this product when I picked it up other than that it had to of been good if it was once a limited edition release, and now brought back as a full-time product.

It’s the cutest little body butter in the shape and colors of an actual bumble bee!

It is made with things like ground almonds, shea butter, and honey which all together exfoliate and moisturize the skin. Not to mention it’s a delicious smell as well!

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Scrubee

4. Tooth Fairy

I was intrigued by this one. Years ago even, Lush released ‘toothy tabs’ and I had bought a pack to see the difference between drug store toothpaste versus the more ‘natural’ alternative. They were chewable toothpaste and interesting in comparison to say the least, but I honestly enjoyed them and wanted to see if I would like Lush’s newer take on toothpaste.. the ‘tooth powders’.

So of course when I saw the pink lid and the name of this one, it was a total impulse buy up at the register. But definitely not one I regret!

I will say that dipping your toothbrush into a powder takes some getting used to, and so does the initial taste; however, when you’re done, you’re left with fresh strawberry breath and a little extra fun added to your monotonous routine!

The only downside that I am finding with this is that now that I have gone through most of the powder (it doesn’t last as long as normal toothpaste), it is getting clumpy and NOT in a good way. But none-the-less, I would buy this again or even try a different flavor (:

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Tooth Fairy

5. R&B

This is part two to the first product on this list. I also bought this with the intentions of having grey hair in mind. I thought it would be great as a leave-in conditioner and would provide the ends of my hair a lot of extra moisture when needed.

As mentioned before, although my hair isn’t grey, it is bleached at the ends and this does do a good job with added a little extra something. It’s made with avocado butter, and a whole bunch of different oils so it’s great for those that are looking for a treatment for dry locks. AND, the smell is honestly amazing. It lasts a LONG time in the hair and has a spice-y/musky scent (in my opinion), and is made with jasmine an orange fragrances.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone and it might even have made its way into my ‘Lush Holy Grails’!

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R&B

6. Monsters’ Ball

Now you can’t even tell me this isn’t (again) one of the cutest things you’ve ever seen.. like, seriously.

It’s another bath bomb, and one of their Halloween exclusives (so you better order quick if you want this guy!).

Once dropped in the bath, it creates purple and pink swirls and smells of lime/citrus. It’s so fun and can get basically anyone in the mood for Halloween (or a Monster’s Inc. movie night)!

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Monsters’ Ball

7. Rocket Science

When I saw this in the store, I about fell over. Yes, ANOTHER bath bomb, but I’m an addict, what else can I say?

Once upon a time, they had a planet bath bomb (I think called Space Girl) and it was my most favorite bath bomb of all time. It smelled delicious, made your water a murky, but beautiful, violet, and contained glitter. It’s literally my dream come true. But Lush discontinued it at least a year ago, so whenever they release something that is space-themed, I just have to try it.. I mean, I like to think I’m the Space Queen after all.

But what is so fun about this one is that the flames in the back of the rocket ship are actually pressed differently than the rest of the bath bomb so when you place it into the water, it gets propelled forward like it is flying around! I mean, how cool and adorable is that?!

This one also has a citrus-y but musky scent and leaves your water nice and blue with a hint of glitter as well. In my book, it’s a redemption from the Great Space Girl Depression (:

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Rocket Science

If you liked this, I’m sure there will be another one in the near future because when they bring out all of the holiday goodies.. I just can’t help myself.

What are your favorite Lush products? Are you all excited to have Lord of Misrule back? Because I am! And if you’ve never been to a Lush before, would you want to check it out? (:

I hope you enjoyed, but..

Until next time..

xx.Britani Skye

7 Things I Did in D.C. in 7 Hours

7 Things I Did in D.C. in 7 Hours

Happy Monday Everyone!

This week I’m bringing to the blog a little bit of a storytime/list style post all about the day I spent in Washington, D.C. last week! It was my first time there so I wanted to commemorate the great day with its very own story, so let me first say, if you were like me and have never been to D.C. (but live decently close), you should take the time to visit. I promise, it’s sooo worth it. I know that there are so many things to see and do, and yes, it can be a little overwhelming to choose with all of those options but I’m hoping that this post will shine some light on all of things you can accomplish in literally just seven hours, yes, seven. (:

So let’s jump right into it!

1. Ran a successful school sponsored trip to and from D.C.

For those of you that might not know, I work for my college’s Student Activities Office. So basically, I help event plan and one of the events that I took on happened to be a trip to D.C. (count how many times I type D.C. in one post)

So I sat on an executive coach bus for 2 1/2 hours both ways and had students arrive/leave 100% on time. How amazing is that?

2. Went to the Air and Space Museum

This was the first thing that I did once we were let off the bus. My boyfriend and I marched right on in and were lost in there for literally what felt like hours (and kind of was..)

It was so so cool though, and honestly, we didn’t even stop to get the full story on half of the stuff that was in there.

Seeing all of the space shuttles and air crafts that were within was amazing, and if I closed my eyes, I could imagine I was running around with Ben Stiller in Night at the Museum 2 (minus the fact that I didn’t know that the bobble head Albert Einsteins weren’t actually a part of the museum, but were just a souvenir)

Seth and I also took the time to go on the simulation rides, which I would also totally recommend. The line/wait time was not long and it was a nice break from all of the history to play around.

Overall, it was just so good, and I can’t wait to go back and visit again/see more of the Smithsonians.

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3. Ate the best nachos, like, ever.

By the time we were done with the Air and Space Museum, obviously we were hungry. So we sat on the steps, eyed the rows of food trucks around, and tried to decide where to eat.

We settled on a British pub-style restaurant called ‘Elephant and Castle’.

Let me just preface this with, it was seriously amazing.

We ordered nachos and a burger to share and everything that came to our table was honestly so delicious.

Plus the atmosphere inside of the restaurant was really nice as well. They have a lot of seating (inside and out) and at lunch time it wasn’t super crowded or noisy. It was just right, and a nice break from all of the walking around/standing we had been doing before.

I would 10/10 recommend!

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4. Took a million pictures of the Washington Monument (and thought all about Hamilton)

Does this really need more information?

I admired it both from afar and up close and I think I seriously snapped a picture of it like every 10 seconds (I wanted to make sure I got the perfect shot, I guess) and kept imagining Chris Jackson storming around the corner singing ‘We are outgunned.. etc, etc.’

But also on a more serious note, it was a really cool thing to see in person and I thought it was interesting that Seth pointed out that there are two different colors of stone making up the monument from when they stopped construction and started again.

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5. Screamed at the Lincoln Memorial

I don’t even know why, but this was like the main attraction of my day. I guess I’ve just always dreamed about seeing it in real life and just how big it actually would be, so as we approached the steps leading up to it, I was pretty much overjoyed.

I don’t know if it’s worth mentioning but I a.) took a million pictures here too and b.) didn’t know you couldn’t actually TOUCH Abe.

Needless to say, I was a little bummed but the pictures are evidence enough that I really didn’t care THAT much (:

It was probably my favorite part of the day (and a massive thank you to Sethy for his patience).

It’s also so wonderful because you can look out at the Reflection Pond from the steps and despite all the people that are around, it just feels serene and beautiful and I really loved it!

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6. Walked through the Vietnam Memorial

On our way back to the streets, we wandered through this memorial. It was a really heavy and serious memorial to walk through in comparison to everything else we had done that day, but it might have been my second favorite part of the day.

The walls are COVERED in names, and I’ll be honest, I don’t really know a lot about history, and it was a really humbling experience. Almost comparable to when I have visited the 9/11 memorial in NYC.

There were also staff around helping families who wanted a pencil rubbing of the name of someone they had lost, which I thought was also a very sweet but sobering touch.

It was a beautiful memorial in remembrance of all of those who fought and definitely something I would recommend even you just walk through if you are passing.

7. Finished the day with a Mint Chocolate Chip Waffle Cone

Yes, mentioning the waffle cone was VERY necessary. To finish out the day Seth and I had really wanted something sweet and something that we could take back with us for either bus ride home or even the next day. And so he found a cookie and ice cream place called

It was a really cute and unique little shop and we both opted for an ice cream cone and some cookies for take-away. It was delicious and refreshing as the day was a nice one and began to get a little warm towards the end.

Also, for those that care, the ice cream was white mint choc. chip.. to me? It matters. It’s the only kind I’ll eat (:

And so that was pretty much the gist of our day in the city. There is so much that we ‘missed out’ on, but for only 7 hours, we covered a lot of ground and I would say it was a total success!

Like I said, if you get the chance to go, do it. Most everything is free and you’ll be able to say you got to see some of the most famous monuments in real time.

I’ll also include a few pictures of my outfit that day! The dress I though would be comfy and autumnal, and paired with navy boots and a jacket, I thought it turned out to be really cute! It was perfect for a day of walking around and being outside (:

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But anyways, I hope you enjoyed this little story time and..

Until next time,

xx.Britani Skye

Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Yes, we are practically an entire month into the Fall season, but is there ever a time that is too late for a bucket list? I think not! So I compiled a quick list of all of my favorite (and necessary) fall activities that I plan on checking off this year! Enjoy!

1. Drink ONE Pumpkin Spice Latte

Yes. You read that correctly, just ONE. I hate those things but isn’t it a right of passage to sip on one while frolicking through the fallen leaves sporting a flannel? I feel like the answer to that is definitely yes. And while I’m at it, I’ll just ingest everything else that is pumpkin spice flavored too.. ’tis the season, right?

2. Go Trick or Treating

Halloween is right around the corner you guys and your girl loves her candy! Also, why not use Trick or Treating as the perfect excuse to wear your Halloween costume one more time! This is something I know I won’t be able to do forever (honestly, I probably shouldn’t even be doing it now) and I take full advantage of a crisp night with friends almost every year!

3. Watch the newest season of Stranger Things

And watch it in record breaking time at that! I canNOT wait for the new season to drop on Netflix and you better bet your bottom dollar that I will 100% be anticipating it’s release! I love that show, who doesn’t? The boys are hilarious and the storyline is so captivating that you just can’t resist!

4. Pick and carve a pumpkin!

This is something I just love doing every single year! Nothing beats going to a pumpkin patch and debating for like 30 minutes what pumpkin is the very best even though there’s like 0.0003% difference. There is just something about it that awakens my inner child and it’s such a fun thing to do to get your mind off of the stresses of school, etc.

Last year, I tried (and failed) to carve Kanye West into a pumpkin and this year, I’m going to have to try and top that. I’m thinking maybe something Broadway this year? Yeah, I’m looking at you Hamilton (:

5. Get lost in a Corn Maze

This is not something I would normally endorse. I HATE corn mazes. Like, why would you WILLINGLY go into a maze KNOWING you are going to get lost?? I don’t get it. But my college is doing a trip to a local corn maze and I figure, why the heck not?! Really, I just know that they sell things like apple cider and that is persuasion enough to drag me along (:

6. Wear my most favorite fall sweater

This might be easier said than done, I mean, how am I supposed to play favorites with my sweaters? I love them all! But I’ll figure it out, and when I do? You can find me cozied up on a couch with a warm mug of hot chocolate, a book, and a Harry Potter marathon playing in the background.

7. Become the World’s Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Baker

Ugh, these are sweet victory in the Fall months. And I guess I’ll settle for this position since my mom definitely took over as World’s Best Apple Pie Baker (: Whatever the reason, these stay super soft and moist, and are a wonderful snack or dessert. They aren’t overwhelmingly pumpkin-y, and the chocolate chips are the perfect addition to make them 100% necessary not just this, but EVERY Fall!

8. Sit around a fire and toast some S’mores!!!

Those three exclamation points are necessary because ya girl, LOOOOOVES a good s’mores! I also love to sit around a warm fire on a cool night with a blanket draped over my legs sharing stories with friends. So of course having s’mores is just a total bonus jonas! Plus there is nothing greater than those gigantic marshmallows, and this is the perfect excuse I needed to be able to go out and get practically a million packages.. that’s normal, right?

9. Go Black Friday Shopping in NYC

This is something that my mom and I started to do last year and it was a total game-changer for me. We stumbled into Saks 5th Ave because I wanted to admire the window displays and ended up finding a super sale! So now, we plan on going back every year to see all that they have going on. I got my very first pair of Rag & Bone jeans from this sale and I can’t wait to see what I can snag again!

10. Feel thankful.

Before we know it it’ll be Thanksgiving and what better time of the year to just take a moment for yourself and feel thankful for all that you have. I know for sure that amidst all of the stress of schoolwork, I’ll be taking moments to just breathe and remember how much I’ve been blessed with.

And I think that that concludes this year’s Fall Bucket List. It’s a mildly short one, but at least an achievable one (and your girl needs achievable with school in high gear)! It’s also a reminder to make the most of every single season and to take some time for yourself as well. Self love is the best love.

What are some of your bucket list activities this Fall season? And have you already checked some of them off?

I hope you enjoyed this quick little post, and..

Until next time,

xx.Britani Skye