Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Peach Bath Bomb

A little piece of heaven for two cutie pies


Bath time is my job here at White Grange Academy and nothing makes my night like seeing Em and Pen's eyes get all starry-eyed when I say "I have a BATH BOMB!" Our family loves bath bombs. We adore them. The Peach Bath Bomb by Stargazer Soaps is absolutely amazing. The fragrance filled up not only the bath room, but it wafted into the Queen and King's room as well! This fizzy bubbled for two and half minutes, which in my opinion, is quite a long time, especially when two munchkins are pawing at it for their holding turn. I did a Royal Review of Stargazer Soaps and wrote a blog post on this marvelous company awhile back if you're interested in knowing more.

My darling girls' skin felt like marshmallows when they were done with bath time! "Please, Katie. May I have some more?" said Emmy in her most pleading (and apparently classic) voice. You know what else is fabulous? The fragrance stuck on their skin, all of the ingredients are 100% natural, and you're supporting a stay at home mom who has adopted special needs kiddos, that's what! You can't go wrong. Try yourself a bath bomb and tell me about it!

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in 1 Nude Beige

I do not own any other lipstick color besides red. Yep. Deep blood red. Naturally, this is NOT an appropriate color for every occasion and though I would love to claim that I waltz through my house/soap studio in pearls, flawless makeup, a swing dress, and pumps...this is sadly not the case and a more basic and neutral color is rather necessary. So, I went on a hunt and found this little beauty.

Product : Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ - Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15 in 1 Nude Beige
Price Paid : $35.00 USD

I very much trust Yves Saint Laurent to deliver exceptional quality and excellent color coverage as all I have read are rave reviews. Now, $35.00 is ALOT to pay for a lipstick, I totally get that, BUT as I plan to only own about 3 lipsticks total and I wear them every time I "put my face on", I didn't mind a bit of a splurge, especially if I wasn't going to have to keep re-applying every 10 minutes.

The coverage, as I had hoped, is amazing! Granted, it's a pale shade and my skin is already quite white (just trying to live up to my last name, folks) but it was a quick application and I only went over my lips once. Also, believe or not, it smells pretty! Yep, it smells lightly of a gorgeous floral. This particular formula also includes SPF 15 which was a big plus for me as my lips burn quite easily in the summertime, its just shiny enough to be alluring but not sparkly, and it doesn't move about. Mine stayed put for about 3 hours including a meal.

I'm delighted with this lipstick, I really am! If you'd like to pick out one of these for yourself, you can see the full range here or check out other lipsticks by YSL on their website!