Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Advent Blog: Friendship, Benefit Sun Beam, and Golden Wonder
"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." ~Albert Camus
Christmas by Mariah Carey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9FixKBZZl0
Benefit Countdown to Love Calendar
Day 18: Benefit Sun Beam
This has a brush like Benetint and Posietint, but it is a highlighter. You put it on top of your cheekbones and under your brows. It gives a pretty golden glow. It reminds me of a liquid version of The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer.
My dupe I heard for this was Hard Candy Glow Away in Maui the bronzer side. It has two sides, one is bronzer and one is highlighter. I swatched Sun Beam on the left and Maui on the right.
These look like dupes to me. Hard Candy Glow Away in Maui is $6 at Walmart, while the full version of Benefit Sun Beam is $26! To be honest the Hard Candy one has a really bad smell. It might have gone rancid, and I should throw it away. I don't know if they still make this because it isn't available on the Walmart website. It is on the Hard Candy website, but not for sale.
Lush's The Night Before Christmas
This is a package I got at Lush. It comes with a bunch of bath bombs. It suggests using one bath bomb per night for the seven nights leading up to Christmas, so that is what I'm going to do. Did you know Christmas is only seven days away! It has been fun for me to countdown the days. This is what the package looks like. It has a lot of pictures on the top, bottom, and all along the sides.
Isn't that a cute hat box? This is what the Lush website says, "This inventive limited-edition hatbox features seven Bath Bombs including a mixture of seasonal inventions and year-round favorites to keep your tub festive and bright this holiday season. Designed by artist Serge Seidlitz, the illustrated hatbox tells the story of how Santa prepares for a hard night's work of delivering gifts around the world. Lucky for us, we just need to sit back and enjoy! We've chosen a mix of relaxing and energizing Bath Bombs to match your mood, whether you're hoping to calm your nerves for a restful nights' sleep or the evening's just getting started!
Golden Wonder Bath Bomb
Today/night I'm going to try out this present in the bath. When you shake it, you can hear something is in it. Sometimes they put glitter or rose petals etc in the bath bomb, so it comes out in the bath. This is what the website says about it: "Golden Wonder is back again this year and we can't wait to hop in the tub with this fizzy golden gift! It simply wouldn't be a LUSH Christmas without soaking in its soft citrus fragrance; a gorgeous, uplifting blend of sweet orange, lime and cognac oils. Drop this bestseller in your bath and watch it put on a colorful show as the vibrant gifts inside reveal themselves and leave you with soft, champagne-scented skin." I don't want to read anymore because I don't want it to give away the surprise that is inside.
Review: These bath bombs are really fun! This was yellow and blue with gold glitter and little yellow stars! It smells citrusy. I recommend it.