Monday, July 8, 2013

LUSH: Bringing A Little Beach To My Bathroom

LUSH Sea Vegetable Soap - provided by PR
Sometimes summer in Dayton, Ohio can be a little lacking... meaning I get envious of my friends posting about trips to the ocean. I can count the number of times I've smelled salt in the air on my hands, my only memories of enjoying drinks in the sand are from my honeymoon... And yes, I will admit to fear of the ocean due to being stung by a jellyfish as a child and a huge love of the movie Jaws.

But I love the salt in the air while listening to rolling waves and drinking a margarita.

In Ohio I can get the former from an app on my phone - the latter salty air has to come from something else.

Enter Lush Sea Vegetable Soap - $7.95

My Experience with Sea Vegetable

While this soap boasts moisturizing properties from sea weed and a salt crust, the biggest benefit I've had from using it is that the entire bathroom smells of limes and the sea! It's a wonderful smell! Margaritas on the beach in Ohio!!!

While there is a slight exfoliation benefit with the texture of the salt crust I do not feel this soap moisturizes any better than other soaps I've used. That's ok by me - I have body lotions for that. It does not dry me out - to be clear. That being said, I always feel clean and refreshed after using it (as one should with a soap).

I love Lush soaps and this one does not disappoint - I get a little taste if the ocean without the crazy shark or searing tentacles.

Bottom Line
If you want to splurge, this is a nice soap. Recommended also just for sent in your bathroom.

This product was provided by PR for review consideration.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

My mom is AWESOME!!!

She's selfless, enabling, kind, fun, creative, pragmatic, methodically ridiculous (seriously, she'll take right turns out of her way to avoid a left when driving), and absolutely everyone loves her.

She is the most hospitable person ever. I think she really missed her calling as a baker. She thrives in social situations, but rarely takes over. Her laugh and conversation gets louder the more excited she gets. She's opinionated, but listens. And she always likes to keep everyone in the loop about everyone else (without gossiping - just what's relevant and public) so everyone feels like they they know all of her family and friends instantly.

Did I mention she's super strong too? Woman lifts weights!!!

She'll hate that I used this image but it's what I had available. But pictures aside, she is by far the most beautiful woman I know.

I love you mom!!!

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