I’m a recessionista at heart and Christmas just happens to be my all time fave holiday, so you can imagine how giddy I got about Winter Goodies: Nothing Over $10, an article in the latest issue of People Style Watch magazine. I flipped to page 68, when, what do my wondering eyes should appear but a “wonderland of snowscape-inspired finds.” As my eyes scanned the page, I’m all, “that’s cute, that’s pretty, ooh…that’s pretty cute!” But then my gaze fell on the un-prettiest beauty product I’ve seen in, possibly, forever.
Lush’s Frothy The Snowman Bubble Bar looks like someone asphyxiated poor old Frothy with a plastic sack, then hacked off his head and tied the bag off with a bow. How sick is that? It’s the holidays, not Halloween, Lush. I mean, how can a brand be animal-friendly and cruelty-free and then go decapitating such a jolly happy soul?
If you think that’s twisted, just wait…it gets more disturbing. To use Frothy The Snowman Bubble Bar, take his head in your hands and squeeze. Then sprinkle his crushed skull in your bathtub and fill it up with water.
The upside? If being an accessory in Frothy’s demise leaves you feeling shameful, wash away those dirty thoughts with the vanilla-coconut scented suds.
This holiday season, Cake Beauty wants to stir things up and make gift giving something to truly feel good about. Give Twice, their limited edition holiday collection, will warm your heart and keep our earth cool. They teamed with the nonprofit organization, Zerofootprint, to calculate and offset all carbon dioxide emissions generated during the manufacturing and shipping of the Give Twice collection. Donations will be given to a certified reforestation project.
Feel good about giving…give once to a friend, or to yourself and a second time to our world with Cake Beauty’s limited edition Mint Cashmere Cream Collection. The Mint Cashmere Cream Glistening Bath & Shower Froth envelops your skin in hydrating suds that leave behind a delectable, Peppermint Pattie-esque fragrance. The Mint Cashmere Cream Glistening Supreme Body Mousse nourishes with coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, and mango butter. Both are kissed with a shimmer of light-reflecting mica that make skin appear smooth and even…perfect for those festive holiday get-togethers!
After using it, I felt minty fresh – and my husband said I smelled “yummy.” Does it get any better than that?
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The Good – Bliss Snow Wonder Body Butter Y’all already know that I have much love for Bliss Body Butter, a hand and body moisturizer that “instantly drenches dry skin to leave even the scaliest sort feeling seriously soft.” Just in time for the holidays, Bliss has introduced Snow Wonder Body Butter – a limited edition scent. Infused with the an avalanche of antioxidant arctic berry, vitamins A and E, Snow Wonder’s crisp scent recalls the “fresh fragrance of just-fallen flakes.” This winter, soften and smooth skin with a subtle shimmer…you’ll get a flurry of compliments, trust me! The Bad – Bliss Clog-Dissolving Cleansing Milk On their website, Bliss promises that the Clog-Dissolving Cleansing Milk “does exactly what it promises. So whether your face suffers from the typical t-zone traffic jam or is oily all over, this marvel of a milky wash will keep it ‘in the clear’. A must-try.”
Don’t ya just hate empty promises? The gentle, low foaming texture of the cleanser was nice…and the citrusy scent was pleasant. But when it came to the clog-dissolving part, I saw nothing of the sort…the condition of my complexion is no better and no worse than before I began using this product. It does cleanse nicely, but for $28, I expect it to do more than merely remove my makeup.
The Bubbly – Bliss Snow Suit Gift Set For less than $30, you can purchase the Snow Suit Gift Set – which includes travel sizes of the Bliss Snow Wonder Body Butter and the Snow Wonder Bath+Shower Gel (this foamy body wash evokes a clean, crisp, winter day – without the ‘brrrrr’ factor!). Makes the perfect gift for a friend, loved one, or yourself!
Send your greetings in a unique way with Greeting Card Bath and Shower Gels by Not Soap, Radio. Want to tell your mom, dad, sister, friend, roommate, or dog that they’re the best/coolest/greatest? Say it with suds!
These all-natural, shea nut, oil-enriched, vegan, bath gels are sure to show your appreciation and please everyone on your gift list.
Bride = honeysuckle Bridesmaid = vanilla/coconut Hostess = pearberry Roommate = cherry almond Mom-to-be = coco nilla lotion (for stretch marks) Mom = honeysuckle Sister = pear Daughter = lavender vanilla Dad = seaspray Baby (gentle enough or newborns!) = lavender vanilla Babysitter = apple Grandma = gardenia Friend = pear Teacher = apple Dog (can be used on humans too!) = herbal blend