Monday, December 16, 2013

Advent Blog: Stars, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, and Rose Jam

Happiness Quote

"Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peter Pan quotes make me happy. Her is another one.

"Stars are beautiful, but they may not take an active part in anything, they must just look on for ever. It is a punishment put on them for something they did so long ago that no star knows what it was. So the older ones have become glassy-eyed and seldom speak (winking is the star language), but the little ones still wonder." ~J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him,the son of man that you care for him?" ~Psalm 8:3-4

Christmas Song

We Three Kings by Cambridge Cathedral Choir at King's College

Benefit Countdown to Love Calendar

Day 16: Hoola Bronzer

I was so happy to get this bronzer! People always talk about it. I use a dupe for it NYC Sunny Bronzer. I wanted to see how they compared.

In the pan the colors are a little different.

In person the colors look the same. The difference is NYC Sunny isn't as pigmented as Hoola. NYC Sunny is on the left. But I like that it isn't pigmented because I am fair. On the swatches it looks like NYC Sunny is more orange, white Hoola is more yellow. They both are matte. NYC is really inexpensive at the drugstore. I like them both on my skin.

Lush's Rose Jam Shower Gel

I think this will last longer than the other Lush things. I like the container. This says on the container, "Sweet, tart and wonderfully fresh, this indulgent blend of rose, vanilla and lemon will leave you smelling purely blissful." I smelled it, and it has the pie smell I don't like. I had my mom smell the body conditioner, and she thought it smelled like pie too, but she likes pie. I let her have it. Usually, people like pie. The website says, "You begged and pleaded with us to make Rose Jam available for Christmas and we listened: it's here for a limited time! A decadent, rosy shower gel made with vanilla pod infusion, goji berry juice and nourishing argan oil. Rose Jam leaves your skin soft, hydrated and sweetly-scented. Lovers of our Rose Jam bubbleroon and Ro's Argan body conditioner will recognize its gorgeous rose absolute and lemon fragrance. Lathering up with this shower gel is a truly indulgent way to wash!"

You know what I wanted this to smell like? The Herbal Essences Rose Shampoo. Didn't they use to have a body wash?

Review: It still has that weird pie smell to it, but I can smell the roses more with this. This I can use sparingly. I put a little on a loofah and it will lather up and go on my whole body. I'm glad I'm not wasting the product. It is more like a soap, so I feel like I need to put lotion on afterwards. This is probably why they say to use the body conditioner afterwards.

I hope people are enjoying my advent blogs. I can't believe I've done one every day this month! This is the most I've ever written on my blog.


  1. I am getting free bronzer on my arms every day under the sun lately xD I am surprised how golden I am getting, instead of lobster red, and nowm y arm hairs are lighter than my skin XD I feel like a tourist.

  2. I never get a tan, always burns. D:

    1. I'm now applying sunblock every time I go out, that must be helping the slow roasting I MEAN the tanning.


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