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One of the BBs did a thing.

What doesn't kill ya / Only makes ya blonder - Miranda Lambert

What doesn’t kill ya / Only makes ya blonder – Miranda Lambert

Also, we’ll be back soon! Stay tuned for more awesome (or whatever) coming your way…this week?!

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xo

Lush with LUSH: Four Body Butter Bars

When I went home to my parents’ house for Thanksgiving weekend, I discovered that my mother had gone to Lush and randomly got me four different types of body butter bars, just because. I had only used one of them before (the Buffy Bar), and was otherwise new to the other three: King of Skin, Aqua Mirabilis, and You Snap the Whip. I personally would not have purchased four different body butters, since they’re all basically doing the same thing, but because I didn’t actually spend the money on them myself I am sucking it up and happily using them. I thought I would do a little comparison of each bar, therefore, since I am now sampling every single one of them and can now speak to the differences between them all.

Smooth Criminal…post body butter bars.

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In Lust with L’Occitane

L’Occitane: An Affair to Remember (or A Very Long Engagement?)

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Ooh la la!

I’m horrible at making commitments to, well, anything at all, and my skincare routine is no exception. That’s probably not a bad thing, though, since it means I’m always discovering new and cool stuff to smear on my face! And when I’ve got something new to use, I’m super-diligent about caring for my skin every morning and night (or afternoon and…early morning, to be more realistic, since my sleep schedule is anything but normal). My fling with Lush was wonderful and while I still care for the products a lot, and will be keeping certain products in use for sure–I love love LOVE the results I get from the BB Seaweed Mask and Mask of Magnaminty–I was starting to get a bit antsy. Time to see what other fish are in the sea! #thishoeaintloyal

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Whatcha gonna do about it?

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Perfume Genius: An Intro to Fragrance

I recently learned of yet another type of crap I can spend ridiculous amounts of money on: fragrance! I have had perfume for a long time, of course, but up until a month or two ago I had only known about the basics regarding scents and about whatever products I saw in Sephora or department stores. Then I discovered this whole new realm of crap called “niche fragrance,” and learned that everything I knew about perfumes thus far was hella basic and that there is so much more out there that is way more interesting and unique (not to mention pricey). In the course of my self-instruction on all things nice and smelly, I realized there is a lot of lingo thrown out there that we plebs tend to just glaze over and not actually comprehend what we are reading. Here, I elaborate a bit on what you are looking at when you are checking out scents.

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BLACK FRIDAY QUICKIE POST

Lovely biddies! This isn’t a scheduled post, but I just thought all y’all should know that there are some seriously awesome deals & steals at Sephora you should take advantage of this Black Friday weekend. Seriously!!!

YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS

YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS

I think I might go back again today…anyway, this is what I picked up during my whirlwind spontaneous shopping spree (you should see the other spoils of my adventure, I have a massive sack of clothes that I spent about $50 on and am just cheesin’ over):

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They were only $10 each! Online there are some good deals but you’ll find a lot of awesome stuff in-stores. I saw a Bite lip gloss trio that I think I’ll probably go back to grab today…not that I need anymore lip gloss, but you know. “On principle” and all that.

I know that the allure of a great deal causes many a savvy shopper to falter and make reckless purchases (here’s looking at you, two lacy rompers I bought yesterday), but these Sephora buys are truly worth it. I mean, the MUFE glosses are FULL-SIZE. So head on over before it’s too late!

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R. E.