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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Captain Lilith and Her First Mate Review

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Captain Lilith and her First Mate

Every year Beth and Ted, owners of the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, create a series of limited edition perfume oils celebrating their daughter, Lilith’s, birthday! What a great way to celebrate a child’s birthday and something, year’s from now, she can look back on. Each oil is inspired by events in Lilith’s life for that year. It’s kinda special because if you’re a fan of the Lab’s fragrance oil you kinda get a little piece of Lilith’s life with each oil!

Beth created her oils and they are available for a limited time on the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Ted’s oils actually make an appearance on the Lab’s sister site, Black Phoenix Trading Post, which is where collectibles, oils, soaps, candles, t-shirts, and more can be purchased. Ted’s oils were actually the most appealing to my nose so I purchased three of the seven he created.

One I didn’t purchase was “A Stroll Through The Quarter” but his little blurb on it was so touching that I thought I’d share, “People are always asking me, “Why do you carry Lilith on your shoulders all the time?” My answer is….simply because I love her. Someday she won’t want me to pick her up, and it will break my heart. “Pick me up, daddy!” will always be answered with a yes.” I thought it was really beautiful and also fitting because there are just so many times you’ll see a photo of Lilith and Ted together shared on across Beth’s social media and in most cases Lilith is indeed atop her dad’s shoulders in it.


One I did purchase that was very appealing to my pirate good nature (Hey, you’re either a pirate or a ninja in this world! And I happen to be pirate! Yo ho yo ho and a bottle of rum me maties!) was Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Captain Lilith and her First Mate!

These are my thoughts on the fragrance.

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New Ulta Lip Crayons $3 Each

ulta lip crayon

Ulta Lip Crayons are a new brand new sixteen shade line up of chubby lip pencils with a hydrating texture and tint for lips! Fans of chubby lip pencils (like me!) will be happy to know these new pencils are on sale right now on Ulta for $3 bucks each (you have to buy 3 shades for $9 to grab the deal but needless to say it’s still quite a nice way to check out their formula).

Grab ‘em now at Ulta.com.

Happy Shopping!

Anyone try these yet?


Laura Geller Sugar Plum Lipgloss Collection Review & Swatches

Laura Geller Sugar Plum Lipgloss Collection

Might I recommend the Laura Geller Sugar Plum Lipgloss Collection that was released with this year’s Laura Geller Holiday 2014 Gift Sets? This cutesy set includes four yummy Laura Geller Color Drenched Lip Color shades that are super pigmented with a glossy finish.

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The Body Shop Advent Calendar for Holiday 2014

The Body Shop Advent Calendar

Beauty and Makeup Advent Calendars are huge this year and The Body Shop Advent Calendar takes things to another level with a selection of bath, body, skincare, nailcare, and other beauty goodies to make your Christmas countdown all the more enjoyable.

Take a look!


Tarte Dream Come Hue Collector’s Set for Holiday 2014

Tarte Dream Come Hue Collectors Set

The new Tarte Dream Come Hue Collector’s Set ($175) rivals the Tarte Cheek Stain Vault Collector’s Vault released last year with a selection of 12 full size Tarte products housed in a beautiful purple and gold gift box ready to slip under your tree.