Happy Sunday All!
I hope you’ve all had a nice weekend!
I spent this past weekend with my boyfriend just hanging out.
We got some Lush items over this weekend as we hadn’t been there in what felt like ages!
Here’s what we picked up:
The Alkmaar, Ice Blue and Seanik have all been longtime favorites for us, but the other 2 are new buys. Alkmaar smells SO amazing. It’s one of those scents I’ve been obsessed with because it’s that lovely and everyone I share it with seems to feel the same about it so highly recommend it on scent alone. It’s also a really creamy soap for a bar which I like given my dry skin. My boyfriend favors the Ice Blue soap because it smells really minty and more masculine than Alkmaar and he claims it makes his skin softer, but who knows? The Seanik shampoo bar is something I’ve tried in the past and really liked because it’s great for softening and giving volume to hair, but this time I picked it up for the boyfriend to try. It smells lovely as well and is probably my favorite shampoo bar. I tried a bit of the bubble bar last night and it doesn’t really bubble up that much which kind of disappointed, but might be because I was trying to be a bit of a miser about it and use only a 1/4 of the bar (Lol). You may have better results if you use the whole thing. That being said, it smells amazing - just like the chocolate orange they describe it as.
I also tried the BB Seaweed face mask which, surprisingly, doesn’t smell fishy or salty at all. It just smells fresh, if that makes sense. As far as effectiveness – it’s a type of face mask that feels like it’s not doing much, but when you wash it off, your skin just looks better. The smell is nice and I enjoy it’s refreshing scent, but it really does work well without you doing much at all. I’ve tried a number of their face masks in the past and generally like all of them. Catastrophe Cosmetic is best for breakouts and oily skin, though it can be a little drying if you have combination skin. Mask of Magnaminty is a great one for anyone and it smells lovely. Brazened Honey smells delicious and works great, though just as well as Mask of Magnaminty so go with the cheaper one haha.
So, that was my weekend.
During the week, I’ve been doing much of the same thing. Trying to stay on track with my workouts and healthy eating. It’s been more difficult than usual to get up at 4AM and go because it’s been so damn cold out. I literally had to scrape ice off the windshield this past Friday because it was so cold out. It might seem normal if you live in a state where it gets cold, but I’m in Southern California. When things like that happen, we just lose our minds and forget how to drive. Exhibit A – look at Californians when it rains. They literally drive like too fast or too slow and so many accidents happen, even if it’s just slightly drizzling. It’s ridiculous.
Anyway, once I’ve got to the gym (which has been 5 times this week), I’ve done really well at my running workouts. I’ve changed up from just running to a HIIT workout for the entire time I’m on the treadmill. They have loads of different types of HIIT for the treadmill, but mine is something like 5 minute walking warm up (after stretching out) and then alternatively running for 1 minute and speed walking for 1 minute. I do this on the Hill workout option so that the incline is always changing and it helps me burn more calories. I really like this style of workout out a lot and I think it will help my distance running over time and stamina. Love it.
I had these the other day and they were SO good. Organic kiwi from USA. I’ve been trying to avoid buying produce from other countries to keep it as local as possible and not buying out of season as well. These are proof that this is a better way to shop given that they 1.) tasted amazing – so sweet, soft and flavorful and 2.) were pretty cheap at 70 cents!
I also picked up a magazine and saw these awesome beauty products in! Love the cupcake perfume! It’s available on Beauty Habit and I’ve been lusting after them for some time. New discoveries are the Lush FUN Bars which I found out from a Lush rep that they can be used for body soap, bubble bath, shampoo and even to create fun clay creations. Aside from functional use, they go toward helping Japanese children living in areas affected by radiation by offering alternative ways to have fun and socialize with other kids in their area so that’s really cool. Lastly, I discovered the Physician’s Formula Loose Bronzer Hearts which look like little candy hearts, but are bronzer capsules. I just think they’re so adorable!
Lastly, I discovered this really awesome looking online grocery shop called Shop Organic which sells tons of organic pantry (and some personal body care stuff too) products and what I’m really excited about is the fact that all products on their site are (not only organic) also GMO free! Will definitely be shopping on this site soon!
So, How Was Your Week?
Do Anything Fun?
Let Me Know in the Comments!