art basel 2k17

Day one was filled with dancing and art. Good music and art what more can you ask for? I was lucky enough to be invited to an event hosted by dutch masters. Yeah, been smoking those for years. There was art everywhere and the amazing artist were also at the event. Make sure to check them out on instagram (handles in photo). I call the last one life imitating art. I was a little busy enjoying the open bar and dancing my ass off. The DJ was just as good as the art, he had the entire place on their feet all night. The overall vibe was amazing.

Outfit details:

shirt: urban outfitters

skirt: american apparel

bag: killstar

Day two Miami decided to be the coldest day it has been all year. I love the cold weather so what better way to enjoy the weather than to walk the Wynwood walls? There was a block party going on with live mural painting, a DJ, food, and of course a bar. While exploring there was so much more than just the walls. There were pop up bars, pop up art studios, pop up coffee shops, and food trucks. Jazz was even being played like a mini block party on one of the closed off streets. There was an alley way closed off with a bunch of vendors selling different hand-made items, even jewelry. There was something for everyone. Basel is one of the times of year where the entire city comes alive.

Outfit details:

coat: dollskill

romper: forever 21

tights/ shoes: target 

For more of fart basel and other happenings, follow me on instagram and twitter @stardustfunk !

 

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good things come in big packages

The giant golden wonder oh man oh man, where do I begin? The colors, the smell, the fizz, the size alone will take your breath away. This is one massive way to start your Christmas season! It was bigger than my head and weighed more than my dog. It quickly became my new favorite Christmas product. It actually looks like a gift. Only downside, I could not get a pretty picture of this guy because it came damaged in the mail. This however did not take away from my bath.

It’s size alone can leave you staring at it for days, it fizzes for minutes literally. Mine fizzed for about ten minutes. What starts off yellow exterior bursts with colors leaving you with blue and gold water. The scent is not too strong for its giant size, an amazing blend of citrus. The lemon really stuck out to me so I blended it with my lemon melt shower gel from the kitchen. I was blown away by everything about this bath bomb! It’s a great way to help even the biggest grich get into the spirit. I say treat yo self! I will definitely be ordering another one before Christmas!

Giant Golden Wonder Bath Bomb: 5/5

 

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Lush Christmas 2017

It’s Christmas and that can only mean one thing, LUSH CHRISTMAS!  Not only is it the best seasonal products but the most festive baths! Shown above are only some of the items from my mini lush Christmas haul. Due to unfortunate circumstances my Christmas shopping trip was cut short but no fear! More products and reviews to come! Pictured about are Santa’s Christmas, Rose Jam, Twilight, Christingle, and Snow fairy.

This year Lush is taking a new initiative with naked packaging but I went the traditional route, I have yet to buy my new batches of Rose Jam and Twilight I might give those a naked chance. Santa’s Christmas smells just like vanilla coke, I wasn’t sure if I wanted a bath or to go drink a bunch of cola. I did stock up on the Snow Fairy and Christingle body conditioners, boy can you say smooth skin? Snow Fairy is sweet like cotton candy and Christingle is minty and seriously makes your body tingle. Snow Fairy at first I couldn’t put the top back on fast enough it was way too sweet for me, next thing i know i have a 500 ml of the matching shower gel! It’s like bathing in the sugar, I can understand why some don’t like it, last year not a fan this year I can’t get enough. I use Twighlight almost nightly and have started to love the lavender and minty mix of replacing Sleepy lotion with for the season Christingle.

I also picked up Berry Berry Christmas shower gel, the Twilight Sprinkle jar, Sugar Plum Fairy lip scrub, Man in The Moon bubble bar, and a Giant Golden Wonder bath bomb. Keep your eyes out for more reviews and more bath art and cocktails coming up ! PS i have been using sheet mask lately not lush but totally helping me relax, can be found at Urban Outfitters . I have been posting all my daily baths on my instagram @stardustfunk , give us a follow !

Halloween 2k17

Halloween has so mush to it. The movies, the candy, the zombie frappuccino, the crazy costumes, all of it. You can say it’s my favorite holiday. The zombie frappuccino not so much a fan. It was apple, brain, and ass.  My best friend and I went all out on our costumes, we even got our make-up done. I was a unicorn and she was a nun, pictured above. With Halloween you can go one of two ways dark or magical. I was torn but I went with magical, and was a sparkly pink unicorn. PS the tutu lights up. As with every great party comes the after party. That consists of the best scary movies, the best candies, and of course you top it off with a horror themed bath.

Horn/Tutu: Amazon

Heart Choker: coming soon to Stardustfunk

Bodysuit: Dollskill

Fishnets: Alien Outfitters

Shoes: YRU Shoes

My recovery bath was “Meat the Family” by the mad bombers, pictured above. This GIANT bath bomb was scented leather and roses. With Leather Face on it what a perfect scent. It was giant and turned the water blood-red. Best part is it didn’t stain the tub. It left my skin so soft after the bath, it was truly a skin soothing bomb. It was such a blood bath, in the best way possible. This was a giant fizzer, this bad boy lasted for a few minutes and created beautiful blood-colored water. With such morbid water it had such a beautiful complex scent, leather and roses. It was strong was the perfect mix of floral and manly. Perfect for Halloween.

 

Cruising Around

This October had something special a Friday the 13th. Instead of doing something spooky like I naturally would my mother decided to celebrate her birthday. She did so by going on a cruise. It was my parents, my brother, my grandmother, and her sister. We drank, we gambled, we tanned, and we spent quality family time together. Needless to say my mother enjoyed her birthday celebration.

We traveled on Norwegian Cruise Line. NCL is a freestyle cruising, that means no schedules. We were lucky enough to also have an unlimitted drink pass. I have travelled NCL before and highly recommend it! We stopped at Atlantis and at their private island. Both were beautiful. Gambling and a beautiful beach? Yes please! The weather was perfect it was hot out but the water was nice and cool. The water was crystal clear blue. I could not have asked for a better family trip. The best part was all of us enjoyed ourselves young and old. My mom was just as happy, she cannot wait til next year!

Dew the Dew

NYX is one of my go-to brands when it comes to make up. I mean cruelty free and  doesn’t break the bank? Can you really ask for much more than that? I am lucky enough to have a store in my favorite mall, but you can also find NYX products in your local target and Walgreens. You can check out this NYX Cosmetics blog post I did a while back explaining my love for the brand.

Now I have a love hate relationship with my skin because I have combination. This means i either have super oily skin or super dry skin. Finding that balance has been hell. I have tried everything. I have loved some products that have made me break out then hated other products that drained my bank account. Until I found this bad boy…. Honey Dew Me Up Primer.

While it says primer, it works 1000x better as a serum. It goes on sticky like honey but dries smooth. I apply before bed, let it sink into my skin and wake up with a refreshed face. What’s inside is what counts! The botanicals and other ingredients help the skin to absorb and retain moisture, are anti-inflammatory and calming, and increase the smoothness of the skin.

I have been using this product for about two weeks and I can really feel the difference. I can’t wait to see how much my face will continue to improve. My face isn’t as red and I haven’t had as many break outs. Not to mention how smooth my skin feels. One change I would make is I would change the applicator to a pump, but hey still amazing!

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Rating:

Honey Dew Me Up Primer: 5/5

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Betaine, Honey Extract/Mel Extract/Extrait de Miel, Collagen Extract,  Portulaca Oleracea Extract,  Hyaluronic Acid,  Bifida Ferment Lysate, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract,  Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract,  Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract,  Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract,  Lilium Tigrinum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract,  Iris Ensata Extract,  Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract,  Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract,  Allantoin,  Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Sodium Polyacrylate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Hydroxide,  Panthenol, Benzophenone-5, Disodium EDTA, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol,   Fragrance/Parfum, Gold (CI 77480). MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

FOMO- don’t be jelly

Lush recently released a brand new line of Jelly products. This includes some jelly bath bombs and some jelly face masks. I have been lucky enough to try them both out. Today I am ranting and raving about FOMO a new jelly face mask they released. Now the major difference in these mask is the shelf life. The old masks had an average shelf life of one week while the jelly masks have a shelf life of about four weeks. To me this is a big difference, since they last longer you tend to get more bang for your buck.

I went into my local Lush and asked a million questions and the lovely lady helped me pick the right mask for me! I usually tend to have red skin so she recommended FOMO to help calm the redness and sooth my skin. For those of you that don’t know FOMO means fear of missing out. Let me tell you, you don’t want to miss out on this face mask. It smells amazing! I could not wait to get home and lather some on.

My question was HOW?! Grab a dime size piece and massage it between your dry hands and BAM ready to apply to your face. The jelly will make your face feel so smooth. FOMO has rose and chamomile making not only smell good but feel just as good. I was worried that it would be hard to wash off, but it was easy to wash off with a wash cloth.  I was so relaxed after this mask. My skin was so smooth, soft, and less red.

Rating:

FOMO 4/5

 

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua) Calamine Powder Glycerine Propylene Glycol Kaolin Talc Carrageenan Extract (Chondrus crispus) Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara) Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena) *Linalool

*Occurs naturally in essential oils

 

Fall Full Moon

 

 

So right before Hurricane Irma hit Florida (where I live, Miami to be exact) we had a beautiful full moon. Now some of my followers know full moons are kinda a big deal for me ! This was the first full moon of fall, my favorite season so needless to say I went all out. I was also worried about the hurricane so this kinda helped relieve some of the stress ! With the hurricane coming I did have to prep, so please forgive me for not getting the best pictures !

I have become slightly obsessed with this brand witch baby soap, now this is not my first post about them, but they do offer a Spell Box. The spell box includes a bath bomb for each full moon (3) and some awesome extras. The fall box was no different ! It includes the bath bombs specific to each full moon, a soap, a body scrub, a hand salve, and a body oil. The boxes include some instructions and some whitchy extras, for example a spell candle.

This month’s bath bomb was a salted caramel latte, and it came in a coffee cup. Can it get any better? Yes you can! Not only did it smell delicious, my skin has never felt softer. I could not stop rubbing my legs. I picked up more of a salty caramel than anything but hey my skin was so soft I was not complaining  ! I paired this bathbomb with Lush’s Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Cream. A perfect match. For those of you that don’t know it smells of chocolate and oranges. I am devastated that they are discontinuing it !

Raitings:

September Bath Bomb 4/5

Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Cream 5/5

Now I do something every full moon a little special, I make Full Moon Water. I make it once a month and add it to my baths, use it to water my plants, simply leave it on my altar when I am not using it, ect.

Here is my recipe and the meaning behind the ingredients:

  • A bowl
  • Drinking water
  • Fresh or dried leaves and/or flowers of:
    • lemon – for success
    • mint – for money
    • lavender–psychic powers
    • rose – for love
    • sage – for wisdom

First when the moon rises, set up your altar with the bowl, water, herbs and flowers. Cast the circle in you usual way. Then place your bowl where the moonlight will shine into it and put the herbs in the bowl and pour water over them. Here is where you’re witchy side comes out. Hold out your receptive (non dominant) hand palm-up so the moonlight shines on it. Call out to the moon with these or similar words:

“Mother moon, please share your magic with me. I charge this water, With the power of the full moon, To achieve my dreams. May mint bring me the money To fulfill my goals, And lemon give me success in my endeavors. May lavender amplify my intuition and help me hear the voice of spirit. May rose nourish my heart and help me use my powers with love. May sage clear my mind and help me use my powers with wisdom. With herbs and moonlight This water is charged.”

Finish your ritual as usual and, if possible, leave the water out to steep in the moonlight over night.

Head over to my Instagram for a chance to win items from the fall spell box from witch baby soap and goodies from stardustfunk !

Wine, Please?

Now while Miami is no Napa Valley we do have a hidden gem where you can get away for a little taste of wine country here in our own backyard. Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery has wine, beer, and food. What more can you ask for? Oh yeah amazing views! So not only is it beautiful, there is plenty to do so you won’t be bored, hungry, or sober. Let me start by stating I am no wine expert.

I went with some of my family. We enjoyed wine tasting and dinner. Everything was amazing. If you aren’t a fan of fruity wines this might not be for you. Lucky for me I am. They have everything from Lychee Dolce (lychee wine) to Avovino (avocado wine). You read that right avocado wine, and it’s actually really good. They have Florida inspired wines like Carambola (star fruit wine), Mango, Guava, Coconut, and Passion Fruit wines. Each has a unique flavor and it was hard to choose a favorite. Passion fruit was my favorite, a fruity red wine. They also have a brewery and a restaurant. I cannot wait to go back!

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Dress: Killstar 

Winery: Schnelby Winery

Green Waters, Stronger Messages

Now a days we are all caught up in technology we don’t take a minute to step back and take a minute to stop and enjoy life. I am totally guilty of this, so yes include me. We are all glued to our phones, tablets, computers, video games,  whatever our vice is we all have one. It is so crazy to think just 20 years ago we didn’t have most of these devices, what did we do back then?

bug splatWhy am I starting with all of this you may ask, in the Lush Kitchen they have a bath bomb that invokes these thoughts. Bugsplat as it’s called comes with an insert that reads “Welcome to the Drone Age” When I first got this bath bomb I couldn’t put it back in the box fast enough, all I could pick up was this strong smell. As you drop it in the bath it definitely mellows out.  It has the same scent as the bug perfume with sandal wood, pepper, and elemi. What drew me to this bath bomb was all the money you spend of this bad boy is donated to Reprive to help fund their campaign against drone strikes.  A good cause and my own lagoon ? I’m sold.

What pairs with such a spicy scent you may ask? A soft floral, and since I have been binge watching season 1 of Game of Thrones I have no better match than Ghost Shower Gel. This is one of my favorites it also has a matching jelly, it is a thick shimmery white shower gel. Ghost is a very soft floral, yet lingers on the skin for hours.  The jasmine sticks out more than the rose. However, it is not as strong as sex bomb or flying fox. If you like florals you will love this guy. My skin was so soft after this bath, I don’t know if it was the orchid infusion from Ghost or from soaking in Bugsplat for so long. I am like seriously softer than a baby!

Ratings:

Bugsplat: 3 out of 5

Ghost: 4 out of 5

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