LUSH Hair All Day, Everyday!

The travel bug bitten lakwachera in me cannot live without LUSH shampoo bars. They’re the best to tote around the globe considering they’re solid (no need to check-in on flights!) and barely weightless. Karma Komba (what I’m holding below) is my personal favourite and I’ve managed to finish just two bars (used an average 2 weekends per month) throughout 2014.

LUSH just introduced six new shampoo bar variants that are soo delectable. It was so hard to zero on a variant to try on the spot!

Honey I Washed My Hair
Beehive, honey
A honey shampoo made with our best-selling toffee sweet scent, for soft and shiny hair with a little lift. With 5% Fair Trade honey, hair is left really softened without being flattened and full of moisture. Comb, honey?

Sleepy head
A gentle shampoo with ground almonds to exfoliate the scalp, softening oats milk and lots of lavender (scented with Lush’s Twilight fragrance) to help send you off to the world of lullabies. Ideal for young people washing their head before bed.

Mane Carnival
Strengthen and condition hair with andiroba oil, a new ingredient we are using from the Brazilian rainforest, and lift your mood with sunny orange oil.

Jason And the Argan Oil
Great hair is no myth
On a quest for stronger, shinier, softer hair? Try this argan oil-packed, Rose Jam-scented bar. Ideal for those with lighter hair tones.

Head of all heads
Sicilian lemon oil, olives and rosemary make this the godfather of shampoos for shiny hair, while popping candy simulates mafia gunfire! A really citrusy shampoo bar to leave the hair squeaky clean.

Perk up your hair
Perk up your hair with this mild shampoo, ideal for coloured locks. With coffee and melted henna (caca rouge) for shine. Although it won’t actually color your hair, it is a great choice for colour treated dark hair, conditioning it and bringing out the tones.

Gotta love our friends from LUSH — they treated me and the girls to an afternoon of serious pampering!

Can we take a moment to swoon over this pretty wall? <3

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Dress Up Your Lips with Happy Skin StyLIZed Collection

In the fashion and beauty industries, there are collaborations and there are COLLABORATIONS. Last Thursday, Happy Skin let the kitty out of the bag with their biggest collab to date with no other than celeb stylist extraordinaire, Liz Uy. :)

Liz Uy in Style Icon, Red Carpet, and 24 Carats <3

Happy Skin gets StyLIZed with a limited-edition collaboration with style icon Liz Uy! The fashion editor & celebrity stylist presents the three key lip hues to add to your style wardrobe: 24 CARATS (pink), RED CARPET (red), and STYLE ICON (nude). Like true style essentials, these lippies can be worn on different occasions and worn multiple ways. A must-have for every girl who wants to be StyLIZed!

Acrylic x Leather
Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie StyLIZed Collection

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Daily Luxe: Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner (Total Damage Care)

From November 2014 til January 2015, I think my hair’s really (and finally) had enough. I’ve damaged it more than ever in a streak of just three months. </3 How so?

Beach, sun, and sand damage in November

Freezing it off in Houston last December

Lifting the colour one more time (plus exposing it in -1C weather) early this January

Based on the last photo, I think you can tell that my hair could really use a lot of moisture. EEEP. Pantene and Sample Room heard my plea and sent me the first ever Cosmo Beauty Crush in the form of Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner. Pantene, through the latest innovation off of their labs, promises cure to up to 3 months worth of damage upon first use.

With up to 80% more key conditioning ingredient vs. Pantene’s regular conditioner, Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner contains the highest ever level of advanced Terminal Amino-Silicones (TAS), which flatten and smoothen the outer layer or the cuticle cells on the hair surface. This helps protect the hair’s inner structure or cortex, preventing future damage and moisture loss from styling. By protecting the moisture balance of hair, Pantene 3 Minute Miracle transforms brittle, rigid and damaged hair to touchable, soft and beautiful hair.

See the improvement from the first time you try it: Stronger, shinier hair inside out in just 3 minutes.

Damaged hair tips, like split ends, lose more protein than the roots. This protein loss leads to a cycle of damage as it hollows the hair.

Pro-V formula
• Helps repair and seal every strand of hair – reduce protein loss to stop the damage progression
• Helps prevent future split ends even in 3 months**
• Specially designed for daily use

*vs. non-conditioning shampoo
**with regular use

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Daily Luxe: Viseart Eyeshadow Palette 01 (Neutral Matte)

Last August, I received a really, really yummy box of chocolates from my good friend Brigitte. It’s quite possibly the best box of chocolates I’ve ever had in a good while!

The most requested and relied upon shadow palette by pro makeup artists. This top selling palette contains 12 perfectly saturated matte shades of highly micronized pigments created for a smooth and even application. PALETTE 01 is a “core” neutral palette for every makeup kit that includes beige, bone, peach, taupe, black, grey, sienna and brown – ideal for shading, highlighting and defining eyes, brows or facial contours. Imported from France. Not tested on animals. No parabens, silicone or mineral oils.

Before anything else — can we take a minute to just stare and swoon over the Viseart Eyeshadow Palette 01 (Neutral Matte)?

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Fa la la la LUSH!

It’s officially Christmas at LUSH! I paid their Greenbelt store a visit and more than the bursting and invigorating colours and scents, LUSH greeted me with heaps of gift ideas. Too much is never bad enough, right? :)

This year, LUSH’s gift packs and boxes have taken inspiration from three imaginative areas:

Story Telling
For those who are in love with the tradition of fairy tales, Lush introduces the Story Telling collection. Inspired by the stories of Hans Christian Andersen, this range showcases vibrant colours and exciting gifts all while telling their own traditional Christmas story.

City of Gold
Inspired by a visit to the Beyond El Dorado exhibit at the British Museum, this gift range symbolizes the opulence and decadence from El Dorado, offering a head to toe luxury experience with each gift.

German Techno Nordic Pop
Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Christmas theatre spectacle, Slava’s Snowshow, the German Techno Nordic Pop collection is full of the mostly bright, vibrant and fun Christmas gifts!

Ready to see the 37 (!!!) gift packs you can choose from? :) Bring your shopping listsss out!

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