Sunday, December 15, 2013

Advent Blog: Fairies and Benefit Posietint

Happy Thoughts Quotes

"The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible." ~Montaigne

"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." ~Philippians 4:4-9

I figured out what quotes I wanted for each day, but then I realized I forgot Peter Pan. (There are so many Peter Pan quotes I love, and wanted to include.) So I went back and added Peter Pan. Since this is about happy thoughts, I thought I ought to make you have them by thinking of fairies. Does that make sense? I hope so!

"When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies." ~J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

"Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time." ~J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Christmas Song

Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky

Benefit Countdown to Love Calendar

Day 15: Benefit Posietint

I was so happy to get this because I had heard people talk about it, and for some reason I wanted it too. It is supposed to be like Benetint, but instead of it being a red tint, it is a pink tint for your cheeks and lips. It is supposed to stain them. Unfortunately, when I tried it out it disappeared into my skin and lips. It must match because I can't see it. It is invisible. :( Maybe I need to put more of it on. It has a brush like a nail polish. I like the Benetint better because I can see it and it is a pinkish, rosy color anyway, it isn't as red as it seems in the bottle.

Review: When I swatched it on my hand, I could see the pink. Maybe because the skin on my hand isn't as red as my face or lips.

Lush's Sugar Plum Fairy Body Scrub

Since today I keep talking about fairies, I thought I should put this into the "fairy blog post". It doesn't really look like a fairy, but there is supposed to be the imprint of fairy on it. I don't know how much I will like it, because the last sugar scrub I tried from Lush only lasted for one scrub, and I didn't get my whole body with it. This is probably going to be the same thing. I should focus on what I want scrubbed the most. (That has to be my feet!) This is what the website says, "Our limited edition fairy sugar scrub first paid us a visit a few years ago for the holiday season. Named after the famous ballet 'The Nutcracker,' this beauty contains plum kernel oil which is full of vitamins A and E to help restore moisture to the skin, along with Fair Trade sugar to exfoliate and brighten. The fragrance is a blend of jasmine absolute, ylang ylang and orange blossom, a beautiful light floral scent suitable to this Sugar Plum Fairy."

Review: I broke this in half to use a half for each foot. It wasn't good enough for fixing my feet. I think I would need a pumice stone for that. When I used it on my arm, it was painful! I don't like these scrubs. I like the kind I have that come in a tube. I've mentioned them in favorites of the month. They are less harsh, so you can use them on your body, and a little goes a long way. I feel like I just wasted this product. It dissolved away so fast, and it wasn't that effective. It was the same as with Lush's Fairy Tail. I like the colors though.


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