Isn't it just the most wonderful time of the year? With fall comes beautiful weather, bonfires, football season, pumpkin everything, and of course, HALLOWEEN! 🎃 Let's put this out there right now, Halloween is LIFE. I am the Queen of Halloween. Every day is Halloween for me. You'll find me repping Halloween in October and in March, and every other month of the year. But nothing compares to this time of year, because of its abundancy! It's wonderful!
One of my recent spooky purchases is from Lush, and it's called Goth Fairy, and it's a body melt. Goth Fairy is kind of how I see myself. I will forever have goth in my heart, but I'm also a girly girl. So I just had to try it! Here's the deets:
-Ingredients, from the Lush website:
"Illipe Butter (Shorea stenoptera) Cupuaçu Butter (Theobroma grandiflorum) Calcium Sodium Borosilicate Fragrance Synthetic Fluorphlogopite Titanium Dioxide Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera) Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia) Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi) Almond Essential Oil (Prunus amygdalus amara) Tin Oxide (Tin oxide) Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone *Citral *Limonene *Linalool Ultramarines Manganese Violet *Occurs naturally in essential oils"
-The ingredients that stand out are the Illipie Butter, moisturizing and conditioning, this butter is derived from the nuts of the Shorea plant, found in Malaysia. The nuts are collected from the forest floor, dried, shelled and pressed, turning it into the butter used in this product. Also, the Cupuacu Butter, derived from the fruit of the tree of the same name in the Amazon rainforest. It's made by cold pressing the fruit, and is a beneficial alternative to lanolin, which is derived from sheep's wool. This butter is so rich that sometimes it's even used to make white chocolate!
-The bergamot and grapefruit oils add a wonderful sent to your skin when you use it. It's fruity but not overbearing. I just wish it would last longer.
-They are $7.95 each.
Today, I exfoliated and shaved, and thought today was the perfect day to try this out. I got the tin from Lush for $3.95 but I recommend it, because it protects it from the elements, and doesn't stick to the tin. It's definitely worth the couple extra bucks, plus it's reusable. I rubbed it directly onto my skin, which allowed for it to melt but not overly melt. It melts much faster on my hands when you rub it in than directly onto your skin. You only need a few swipes, like 8, and you'll get enough shimmer. It does make your skin soft, but if you used enough to replace your daily lotion, you would blind people with your shimmer. At that rate, this will last forever! I almost want to like melt it and add some to my pocket lotion so I can have shimmery hands whenever I want them!
I love shimmer. Maybe it's the fact that I grew up in the 90s and everything glittered and glistened back then, but I will always just love to shimmer. But I'm not trying to over shimmer. I used just enough, and the shimmer made me feel like Tinkerbell. I felt fancy, I smelled good, and my skin was soft. I used my regular lotion afterwards, and the shimmer was still there. You gotta make sure you spread it on evenly, so you glisten evenly. And remember, shimmer makes light diffuse on your skin, giving it a more even appearance!
Boy do I need a tan or what?! Lol,
Shimmers away my friends, shimmer away!