Lush haul: Bath bombs

On my last post, I wrote about my experience at the lush store that opened at my local mall. Of course I did a little bit of shopping as well. I find baths really calming a soothing. Now that I started a stressful new job, it’s the best way for me to relax at the end of the evening. For those of you who are not familiar with Lush, here is a little snip bit from their website

“Where we can, we make products into solid form so we can ditch the packaging and preservatives; almost half of our products are naked. When we do use packaging, we want it to be environmentally-friendly. We pushed our suppliers to source 100% recycled pots and bottles, so we could avoid virgin plastic, reduce energy on bottle production and save bottles from landfills. In 2008 we made the switch to 100% PCR bottles”

For more details and information make sure to check out their website at http://www.lush.ca

What are bath bombs? According to Lush:”We take bathtime seriously – seriously fun, that is. Settle in for a good soak with an original LUSH invention, exploding with essential oils, flower petals and tons of fizzy fun. Whether you’re after a relaxing, petal-laden floral soak or a invigorating multi layered explosion of color and scent, there is a Bath Bomb perfect for every bathing experience”  Pink Bath Bomb-Price: $4.96 CAD http://www.lush.ca/Pink-Bath-Bomb/03052,en_CA,pd.html#start=9
  Blackberry-Price:$6.95 http://www.lush.ca/Blackberry/02172,en_CA,pd.html#start=14 Left: Phoenix Rising: $6.95 http://www.lush.ca/Phoenix-Rising/03575,en_CA,pd.html#start=5

Right: Fizzbanger:$5.95 http://www.lush.ca/Fizzbanger/03160,en_CA,pd.html#start=17
  Twilight: $6.95 http://www.lush.ca/Twilight/03157,en_CA,pd.html#start=2  The Comforter: $10.95 This one is considered a bubble bar http://www.lush.ca/The-Comforter/02468,en_CA,pd.html

That’s the end of my haul, if you are interested in knowing how any if these look in the water or how they fizzle, let me know and I’ll make sure to write a post about it! I hope you all had a good weekend!

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Lush

A lush FINALLY opened at my local mall! I’ve been waiting for about a month for this store to open. Beyond excited, I made a promise to my best friend that I would not go without her. Today we finally both had the day off from work so we went. First impressions: The store was much larger than I thought it was going to be. Usually when a new store opens, it’s always smaller than the ones in Toronto, off the bat I was really excited. They seemed to have a good range of products. The location in Toronto definitely had a lot more bath bombs, but it looks like my store is carrying all the popular products. In terms of price, I found the bubble bath products to be more expensive than the bath bombs. I stuck to only purchasing bath bombs for now. I know its cheaper to break the bubble bath melts, that way you can get more use out of them. The staff seemed really friendly, there was only one lady that wasn’t too pleased when my friend asked her to cut a fresh piece. One of the soaps wasn’t wrapped up and we saw at least 20 people touching it and rubbing it on their skin, to me that doesn’t seem sanitary. Besides that It was a pleasant experience, there’s soooo much to try and I am excited to try them all out.

I didn’t really have the chance to check out their hair care products, the store was really busy. If anyone has any recommendations, please let me know! Any products you think I should try? Leave them in the comments below. Hope you all had a good weekend! 

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Reunited 

Finally, a beautiful day! I spent most of it out with my best friend. We went to the mall and then our local park. The weather was just perfect. I normally don’t post photos of myself but….why not?! I hope you all had a good weekend!
Me attempting to strike a pose. I mostly did it for the background!
How cute are these hats though? I am really excited for beach weather! Come on mother nature, I’ve been waiting patiently!

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Oh sweetness 

Sometimes we need a little sweetness in our lives. My sister wanted to check out the new donut shop that opened across the street. This happened.IMG_0213
They all look delicious but I am trying to be good so I only had the Pecan Caramel one. Since they are minis I didn’t feel too bad indulging. $3.50 for all six, not bad at all if you have a sweet tooth like me! It’s ok to indulge from time to time, life is too short to not live however you want!

I hope you all had a good day :)

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kinsmen Carnival

I went to a carnival yesterday and it was a lot of fun! I’m usually not fond of carnival rides but I put my big girl pants on and went on a couple of rides. It ended up being a lot of fun! This summer, my goal is to try things that I wouldn’t normally do. This was one of them (I’m terrified of heights), and I’m glad I did! I hope you are all having a good weekend.  

Victoria Park

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Addiction of the day-Food Diary

I’m going through a pierogi addiction, I swear it’s a real thing! It’s really simple to make if you are looking for something quick to eat. I defrost them in the microwave for about 30 seconds. (Grate cheese in the meantime). Try to keep the heat on low or the oil will burn. I keep mine on medium-low, once both sides are golden, I add some cheese on the top. If you don’t want to add the cheese when the pierogies are on the pan, you can also add the cheese at the end and pop it into the microwave for a couple of seconds.
TIP: If you are as obsessed with cheese as I am, spread it  on the plate, that way when you place the pierogi on the plate, the cheese will melt and stick to it.  Simple and delicious! Thanks for stopping by!
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Homemade bowtie pasta- Food diary

Such a simple recipe to make. I was having a lazy day today, I didn’t want to make anything too complicated. All you need for this recipe: pasta, sauce and cheese. That’s it! Cook the pasta, grate the cheese, once that’s done, use any sort of casserole pan. I first put one layer of sauce, then pasta, cheese and repeat. I put it in the oven for about 10 minutes. And bam! You can use any kind of pasta or any type of cheese!

All things beautiful

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I went into Home Sense today with my mother, and let’s just say I got carried away. All their spring/summer items were finally available for purchase. Everything looked absolutely beautiful. Of course I had to snap some photos of some of my favourite items. Home Sense is one of my favourite stores because they sell everything you can think of. Their prices can be expensive but the quality is amazing! 

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Let it bloom

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I’m loving this weather, this past winter was terrible and now I can finally go outside, enjoy the weather and take beautiful pictures along the way. The photos below were taken right outside my house. What is your favourite thing to do in the summer? Thanks for stopping by!

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