How I love thee! Let me count the ways!
You smell so sweet and lovely! Truly if innocence were to smell it would be the sweet scent of snowcake!
I’ve stocked piled. When I say stock piled, I MEAN stocked piled, snowcake perfume when it was released as a Limited Edition fragrance two years ago! I’ve enough snowcake perfume to last me three lifetimes
If every someone were to ask me if I had a signature scent this would be what I’d choose! It’s such a gorgeous blend of cherries and almond and vanilla and just yummmmmmm!
Every year around November snowcake pops up on Lush’s website and for about a blessed month of good cheer we are able to purchase her and stow her away for the many months she is not available for purchase!
What Lush Says About Her:
If we didn’t bring out a new batch of Snowcake every Christmas we’d probably be chased all the way to the North Pole by irate Lush customers. This almond scented, creamy smooth, gloriously luxurious body soap is such a favorite that we were forced into making a hand cream with the same perfume (Smitten, since you asked). If you’ve not tried it before, don’t miss your chance. Once Christmas has passed it won’t be back until next year.
More of what Lush has to say about her (excuse me why I comfort myself with their words):
Snowcake, rich and creamy with a scent of perfumed marzipan, is getting to be an essential in the Lush Christmas tradition. It’s back again for the Christmas holidays but if you’re one of our devoted Snowcake fans, make sure you get enough to last all year. It’s beautifully calming and soothing; rose and styrax are gentle and softening for your skin; just what you need when you’re feeling tired and emotional (I must say I’m feeling very emotional and she’s quite the comfort).
What I say about her:
I’m not the only person that goes absolutely wild for this creamy bar of soap! She has quite the cult following! Last year (and this year again) we were briefly introduced to her in body powder form! Again, I have stocked pile enough body powder to last me into the next 50 years of my life!
At this point you are probably wondering why I am going on and on about her!
This morning, I sadly cut into my last chunk of snowcake soap! Quite depressing moment! I need a hug! I normally buy an entire slab every single year and it lasts me well into November but this year I gave so much away to friends that I have none left for myself! Oh sadness! Woe! Sigh!
What shall I do with myself until November? I have to make the chunk I have at the moment last well into the summer and fall! I cut my last slab into two pieces and tucked some away to take with me to the UK! I refuse to use it before that!
Such agony….pain…..sadness….cue the music!
I’ll make do.
I’ll temporarily amuse myself with Smitten until I can purchase my beloved again!
It’s going to be a long, hard road but I can do it!
The good news is I still have about 10 Christmas Pud Bath Bombs and about 10 Snow Festival Bubble Bar Slices so at least I can bath in Snowcake! Weeeeeeeeeee!
I can use a hug anyway though…keep ‘em coming people!
What does one do when sadness beckons and sleep eludes them?
Blog about beauty of course!
The following entry is from a blog I did ages ago on Live Journal but I’ve revamped it for My Space! At the moment I am not feeling my normal self so I’m entitled to a mark up and edit of this very blog. It gives me something to do with my mind less it wander into my heart.
Givenchy. Ah the posh richness of Givenchy’s color collections! I guess I can rightly be called a newbie to Givenchy’s make-up line as I really only started collecting it this past fall. A friend brought me a blush as a gift and this started my downward spiral into the expensive habit of tracking down and purchasing new Givenchy palettes! Yes I do curse her everyday after!
Givenchy’s line is probably one of the only make-up lines I’ve seen sell out so quickly! It’s not sold in many places and it’s difficult to track down the items when they do finally pop up somewhere! I’m fool enough to call every Sephora from 42nd Street to Times Square trying to locate one palette! Online you say? Impossible! Sells out in a snap!
The spring line was probably my favorite thus far!
The Arty line is bright, bold, and colorful as all hell! I’d love to say that I have the entire collection but I somehow mustered up enough willpower to puchase the blush and the eye palette only! It seemed too ridiculous to actually spend all that kind of money on the entire line! Maybe when I win the lotto! I’ll whisper this really low but I also didn’t spend the money on it because I just felt I wasn’t in the same league as the collection! Hell you have to be drop dead, outstanding gorgeous to wear make-up this lovely and I’m not entirely in that catagory! (Jesus I hope no one important is reading this! I won’t mention any names but he’s likely going to bloody snuff me out for saying that I am not gorgeous! Lucky am I he thinks so ya? Ok ok ok back to the make-up).
Since fall I’ve come across some great palettes they have done but by far this has been the best of the lot!
If you have some spare change rattling around in your pockets and you really want to purchase something different, I highly recommend either the Arty Blush or the Arty Eye palette! Or both! Oh my! These are too amazing products that Givenchy has outdone themselves on!
My tiny lot from the Arty Color Collection:
Cheers to Givenchy! High hopes we see new, exciting colors come the winter!
It should take me till that time to find the newest palette released for the summer!
I’m off to put out signs in the neighborhood! “Have you seen this palette?” Reward offered for any information regarding its where abouts!
There’s nothing I love more than tasty lipbalms!
When I want something sweet and tasty for my lips I look no further then Vintage Sister’s website! Truly the site is a feast for the lips!
I can’t really recall how long I’ve been purchasing balms from Vintage Sister but it’s been quite a few years and I’m never disappointed in the quality, selection, and customer service!
During Season change and Holidays they offer a tin of lip balm trios and this summer like any other year they are offering a cute tin of yummie treats for your lips!
This year’s trio is entitled Bahama Mama and includes Blue Hawaii, Island Delight, and Strawberry Daiquiri! Oooooo! My lips are tingling already!
If you aren’t interested in any of the tasty summer treats you might want to try a few of my personal favorites!
Mmmm tastes just like the real thing without the calories of course!
Sadly it’s not available year round but it’ll be back for Halloween and Thank God for that! I’m running way low!
Possibly my favorite of all my Vintage Sister balms! I’m always reaching for this!
Such a classic one!
Sounds twisted but it’s yummie as sin!
At $3.95 each you can afford to enjoy all the flavors and $12 for a tin of trios will get you a nice healthy indulgence for your lips!
Vintage Sister isn’t all about balms! They do some very cute bath and body items as well! Personally I haven’t tried anything but the balms and believe me they are worth it plus your husband or boyfriend will thank you
I’m not entirely sure where I was when the craze of bronzers came into play! I believe it all started with Benefit’s Glamazon! I remember it well now!
Call me crazy but I’d prefer to be pale faced and pink cheeked rather then tanned and “healthy”. I believe that’s what it’s called now! You’re not only tanned but your healthy! Whoever said that is an idiot!
For two seasons or so now I’ve had the disappointment of having to deal with seeing line after line coming out dedicated to the sun, tanning, bronzing, golds, and browns, and yada yada yada!
It’s all rubbish to me! I hate the idea of a tanned, brown face. Whoever said the healthy bit after tan is the same idiot who said that a tanned face, legs and such creates a slimming appearance! Well, as far as this girl is concerned, anytime I’ve actually let myself become tanned I’ve always appeared to pack on 10 pounds with the damn tan! Hell, I’ve already round enough I don’t need a damn tan to excentuate my curves!
Now this season has totally thrown me some major curve balls. I’ve grown used to seeing the bronzers pop up, the palettes, etc..etc….
However, it appears every single line I love and adore has thrown in the hat and decided to jump on the bronzing bandwagon!
First of all, a few weeks ago, much to my sister’s delight (A sun goddess if ever I did see one), I recieved the “tan” themed Sephora catalog!
Now my sister loves this! She thought it was the next best thing since sliced bread and electricity! Me, I wasn’t as impressed! The entire damn thing had page upon page of disappointing bronzers and tanning bits!
If you know me, you realize that a majority of everything in the Sephora catalog ends up on my wish list! I flipped through this summer’s catalog and I have a wish list full of a whole lotta NOTHING! Zip, zero, NADA!
With a heavy heart I bucked myself up and convinced myself I’d be ok! MAC and my other favorite lines would not disappoint me with all this sun, tanning crap!
I’ve got news for you! They decided to disappoint me!
MAC is releasing a new color story on May 31st entitled….hold your breath for this…Sunstrip! And what do we have in this collection? Bronzing powders! Oh JOY!
Now over the course of the entire month I’ve devoured ever piece of gossip on ever line I love! Too Faced, Chanel, Lunasol (just the damn name alone gives that one away doesn’t it?), Yves Saint Laurent, Etc…etc….All the gossip reads the same. Bronzers, Bronzers, Bronzers!
I’ve reached my final straw today when I read about Shu Uemura’s Golden Summer Collection!
Even Shu Uemura has joined in the evil forces against me!
I’m ending my rant now and I’m going to drown myself in my bath tub now!
For those sun divas lucky enough to have gorgeous, slim faces to wear these colors! Good for you! Enjoy!
As for me, I’ll stick with my just pinched pink cheeks and give my wallet and credit cards a rest this summer