Monday, December 9, 2013

Advent Blog: More Bells, That Gal, and a Penguin

Christmas Quote

"Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be." ~ Lord Alfred Tennyson

Christmas Song

Carol of the Bells

Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar

Day 9: "That Gal" Face Primer

I have a lot of face primers, but I was glad to get this. I like to try new things. This seems to work good. I didn't have any problems with it. It is supposed to be a brightening face primer. I didn't notice any brightening, but my face didn't look dark.

Lush's Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar

Isn't this so cute?! This is the last of my Christmas Friends bath products. This is what Lush has to say about it: "Isn't he adorable? Inspired by the smallest penguins in the world (found on Philip Island, Australia), we've invented our very own tiny penguin for bubbly bath time fun. Crumble yours under running water to create bubbly orange flower and bergamot glaciers - lovers of our Olive Branch shower gel will recognize Christmas Penguin's fresh, cheery fragrance. Popping in the tub with this penguin is a perfect way to relax after a long stressful day! Penguin's carrot nose is actually a tiny reusable bubble bar."

Review: I have never had a bath with so many bubbles! It was crazy. This penguin was made for a bigger bathtub than the one I used! I didn't smell orange. It just smelled nice and clean. I thought my bathtub was going to overflow! For some reason lots of bubbles remind me of snow. I really want it to snow tonight.


    I must insist upon my jealousy of your bath and bath accessories.


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