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Whipped soap? I was so intrigued I had to order it. Boy am I glad I did. So soft on the skin with gentle exfoliating, The whipped salt scrub is exfoliating with a slight lather. i was excited to try a different brand and switch things up. I also ordered an aloe lotion, light and the scent lasts for hours without being too heavy or over bearing. The best part ? The order came wtih a little spoon to scoop out the soap.

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Kimono Flower – Jasmine petals, mandarin, bergamot, raspberry, ylang ylang, gardenia and pink orchid

This lotion was a light citrus and jasmine blend. Glides on smooth and doesn’t feel too heavy. Perfect for after the shower. Reminds me of the perfect spring afternoon.

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Back To Black – Fresh earth aka dirt blended with garden mint, basil, lemon blossom and sage

I personally love to exfoliate so I was excited to add a whipped scrub to my collection. The black sea salt is gentle on the skin and creates a slight lather. There is a slight minty scent, I picked up more of the sage.

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Blue Skies – Citrus, anise, jasmine, lavandin, warm musk and cedarwood

This whipped soap had some jojoba beads and an embed in it. It was really cute. I was expecting it to smell more like the lush version of blue skies fluffy clouds’ but this is not bad. The cedarwood and citrus blend together nicely.

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Bubble Gum Machine – Sweet and juicy bubble gum

The best for last! Look at those layers, blue, pink and yellow! Smells just like bubble gum. Good enough to eat. This was definitely my favorite of the bunch. I have been leaning towards sweeter scents lately, not sure why. The colors are beautiful too. This one is packed full of moisture and screams happiness!

I was pleased with my haul of soak and unwind   some of the scents were more musky than I hoped but overall I do enjoy whipped soap. I am glad to have tried out this vendor. Quick shipping and good products.. I love how soft my skin feels. I also love using them as an alternative to shaving cream. They really are versatile and smell pretty amazing.

 

Stay tuned for my youtube video starring these products…was supposed to go up today but due to technical difuculties will be postponed ! Follow on twitter and instagram @stardustfunk !

 

 

Lushmas Reviews 2k17

With the new Valentines rage just being released I had to review my favorite products from the lush Christmas range 2017. There were some old favorites and some new ones. If you follow my instagram you have seen me trying these babies out. I have had some mixed feelings about products but have come to love most of them!

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Cristingle Body Conditioner- Just thinking about this minty body conditioner gives me chills. I stocked up on this lovely cooling sensation. I can’t get enough. It’s amazing on its own but even better for bath cocktails. Warning this contains menthol so it does make you freezing cold. If you have a cold, suffer from migraines or body aches this is your go to! I cannot live with out this in my bathroom!

Rating: 5/5

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Twilight Shower Gel- I get sleepy just thinking about this amazing shower gel. Another staple in my collection. As someone who suffers from insomnia I cannot live without twilight shower gel, sleepy lotion, twilight solid perfume, twilight body splash… you get the idea! This intoxicating lavender and vanilla will have you falling into dreamland before you know it. I am seriously in love with this purple masterpiece. For us that stay up all night, this will help not only sleep better but make bath time 10000 times better.

Rating: 5/5

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Santa’s Christmas Shower Cream- This shower cream will have you not only wanting to jump into Santa’s sleigh but wanting to chug some vanilla coke. I couldn’t believe how similar they smelled, like a spicy vanilla coke. Since it is a shower cream it leaves the skin more moisturized and is perfect for winter. I was pleasantly surprised by this refreshing new Christmas staple and will be using it even in the summer months.

Rating: 4/5

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Snow Fairy Shower Gel- I could not get the top on this sugary scented sparkly gel fast enough when I first got my hands on it. As you can see I have the 500 ml bottle. So naturally I gave it another try in a bath cocktail and it started to grow on me. So much pink cotton candy scented sparkles in one big bottle ! You can say I have a love hate relationship!

Rating: 3/5

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Snow Fairy Body Conditioner- After falling for the pink sugary shower gel I couldn’t help myself and grab the matching body conditioner. This bad gal holds in so much moisture and the scent lasts so much longer than the shower gel. I thought it was going to be way too sweet of a scent but it really does blend well and makes skin feel sooo soft. Say good-bye to rough spots and hello to cotton candy smooth skin.

Rating: 4/5

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Man on The Moon Bubble Bar- Can you say the most adorable bubble bar ever made? So I am biased towards neroli scents, he was already a winner in my book. This is a bright citruis-neroli blend and is a perfect pick me up for when you are in a funk. I tried him out and I couldn’t help but fall in love! I have about 15 in my lush collection now. The amount of bubbles that come from this one little guy is unbelievable! Not only crazy bubbles but I did feel this bar did soften up my skin. This massive mustache wearing fellow might be my new favorite bubble bar…

Rating: 5/5

 

Now that Christmas has come and gone I can’t wait to try out the new Valentines 2018 products old and new! Did any one try out the Lush Christmas exclusives? What products are you excited to try?

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 !

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 !

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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Thank you for following me on this adventure! Make sure to follow on insta and twitter ! @stardustfunk !

Metamorphosis, Lord of Misrule, and Damaged Lush Reviews

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So after a long  week of partying the best thing to do for your body is load up with water and relax. My favorite way to relax is with a good bath and pamper myself. After all the pool parties and the humid weather of Miami spring break took a toll on me. I could definitely use some time to spoil myself. This week I choose a hair treatment and some muscle soothing bath products all from Lush.

Everyone has their own way of taking care of themselves, some prefer to go to the nail salon others like me can sit in a bath tub for hours. Different products can have different effects on your mood. For examples some bath bombs can help with sleep, while some like the one I chose for this bath can help sooth muscles. I needed some relief after all that dancing! As for my hair treatment I chose one from lush as well, after the pools and beach and usual bad shit I put it through I decided it was time to show it some love and chose the one that sounded most appropriate.

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This quite odd looking bath bomb is metamorphosis, don’t let it’s grey exterior fool you. The inside is packed full of colors. Once the silver exterior melts away is when the colors really start to pop. It’s round but has a texture on it. The smell is just divine quite spicy, and it lingers for hours. Spicy but in the most subtle way possible. I would recommend this for when you are feeling sore or a bit under the weather. This is also good if you just aren’t into the fruity scents.

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This is a Lush classic scent Lord of Misrule. I love it, spicy, earthy and sweet. This is a green shower cream that will leave your skin soft and feeling moisturized. It is not as spicy as metamorphosis but they are in the same scent family. This can be used as a unisex shower cream. I recommend that everyone own a bottle of LOM at home.

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So after spring break and dying my hair I thought it could use some TLC. I went ahead and ordered the Damaged hair treatment. Let me start by saying I have a lot of long thick hair so I thought this little lollipop looking thing was not going to melt out to cover my hair. Boy was I wrong. There was enough to last me two treatments! The only problem is they must be used fresh. I just melted it down per the instructions on the paper and stirred with the wood thing that’s actually a spoon (COOLEST PART) and globbed it on my hair. The reason I didn’t give it a higher review is due to the fact of the smell, it was gross. I had to add my own lavender essential oil to be able to bear it. After I washed it with normal shampoo it left my hair AMAZING. It did take a while to wash it out.  But after the abuse I put my hair through it needed some lovin.

 

After me spoiling myself here is a picture of the ultimate spoil a pink drink from Starbucks. No filter so you can see the results of the Damaged hair treatment. More reviews and what not coming at you keep up on twitter and instagram! @stardustfunk

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My First Lush Review, Blackberry and Blue Skies

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So like most lush addicts I have started and can’t get enough. When i think of Lush i remember being a kid and walking by the store and just smelling everything with my mom holding my hand. Now that I am old enough to buy “the smelly stuff” it’s dangerous because I want everything. So join me on my journey of reviewing the amazing lush products from Lush Cosmetics, Lush UK, and the Lush Kitchen. This is my first review on two of the products from the regular line available year round.

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The first product I am going to review is the Blackberry Bath Bomb. Don’t judge a book by its cover when it comes to this bath bomb. While it may not produce the craziest bath art, you are in for a little surprise, it does release the most mesmerizing scent. The best way to describe it is a musky-sweet scent, and no it does not smell like blackberries. The main scents are bergamot and frankincense. The scent will linger for hours. Not too strong and not to fruity, perfect for relaxation and disconnecting from the world. I used this bomb before bed, having anxiety and insomnia this helped me drift into dreamland.

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The second product I am reviewing is the Blue Skies and Fluffy Clouds Bubble Bar. (pictured on the top)I tend to bath cocktail and thought these two would go good together since they have similar ingredients and smell quite musky. I only used the tip of this massive frankincense, cinnamon, and patchouli bubble bar. It smelled much stronger out of the bag but mellowed out once crumbled into the bath. It created giant bubbles and added a blue tint to my already purple water. The scent was not too strong and blended well with the blackberry bath bomb. This added to my already relaxing bath, I mean who doesn’t love bubbles?

I now know not to leave lush without at least one Blackberry Bath Bomb. I highly recommend it, I give it a 4/5 stars because it is simple but that scent puts it over the top!!! It really helped me wind down after a stressful day. I will keep the surprise inside a secret for you to find! The Blue Skies and Fluffy Clouds Bubble Bar is massive and has a more herby scent. I recommend it, and give it 4/5 stars because of its size. This bar is for those who aren’t into the fruity blends.

PS. to go with my purple bath and take the relaxation a notch I used the stardustfunk unicorn facemask that’s why my face looks purple, I only wish I was a unicorn

Stardustfunk, Yes Please !

Here at startdust we have been hard at work creating and testing, never on animals, new products. Our products are all handmade in small batches with all natural ingredients. We carefully select each ingredient with clean, healthy, nourished skin in mind. This line was inspired by magic and includes bath soaks, soaps, scrubs, face masks, and bubble bars. For more information and for purchasing check out our website.

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First pictured is our Witch’s Caviar Face Scrub. This scrub includes sugar for exfoliation, activated charcoal to remove dirt from skin, and colloidal oatmeal to soothe the skin. That’s only the beginning this scrub also includes rose hip, lavender and geranium oil.

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Next pictured is our Witch’s Brew Soap Bar. This bar of soap also includes activated charcoal, lavender, lemon, geranium, and is covered with rose petals.

IMG_1368The Mermaid Face Mask. This is a clay mask that includes sea clay, hazel nut oil, ginseng extract, tea tea, and geranium oil.

Not pictured is the Unicorn Face Mak. This is a clay mask that includes purple Brazilian clay, argon oil, evening primrose extract, and lavender oil. The Fairy Face Mask includes kaolin clay, turmeric, hazel nut oil, carrot extract, ginger, lavender oil.

These clay mask are my favorite and I use personally (we don’t test on animals) a few times a week. I like to use the unicorn face mask before bed.

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Up next is the Mermaid Dry Body Scrub. This scrub is perfect for your body it is Pineapple Papaya Scented and includes baking soda, epsom salts, sea clay, and poppy seeds.

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This is the last in our mermaid collection, the Mermaid Salt Soak and Scrub. It is also Pineapple Papaya Scented and includes epsom salts, rose hip oil, evening primrose extract, topped with rose petals. Rosehip oil adds vitamins A and C while giving your bath water moisturizing properties.

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This is our Minotaur Bath Soak. This product is made with animal products ! This bath soak includes creamy goats milk powder, colloidal oatmeal, epsom salt, cocoa butter, lavender, chamomile oils.

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Can’t forget our bearded man either, here is our first Beard Oil. Made with almond oil and argon oil to stay non-greasy and a lavender rosemary scent blend to stimulate the hair follicles.

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Saved this one for last, Unicorn Poop Bubble Bar! Yes it looks like poop, and no it does not smell like poop. Made with real cocoa powder smells just like chocolate! Creates big fluffy chocolate bubbles.

PS. incase you missed it here is a picture of me testing out one of the mermaid face masks shirt from killstar

These are just some the things we have been working on! We are always trying out new recipes and new products for our customers. Check out our website for full products and ingredients list. Make sure to follow us on twitter and on instagram @stardustfunk to stay updated with our latest adventures! We look forward to hearing back from you !

DIY Last Minute Christmas Gifts

So if you’re like me you are still scrambling to get last-minute gifts for some of those

special some ones on your list. If you’re really like me you want something on a budget and that comes from the heart not from the mall. I got something easy and won’t break your bank. One project is for the females in your life, the other is for the bearded males in your life. Don’t think you can hack these projects? Don’t fret you got this, I have made sure that any one can handle these easy instructions and these ingredients. The first recipe makes a lot so you will have quite a few to give out. The second recipe is so yummy I want to steal it from my boyfriend and use it on my hair.

So first what you need. I made two stops for everything I needed. Fist stop Walmart, second stop Hobby Lobby. I tried to get everything I needed at Walmart and everything I couldn’t find I got at Hobby Lobby. It all depends on what you are willing to spend and the look you are going for. Hobby Lobby has really pretty bottles and the essential oils. Walmart has the epsom salt and mini mason jars at really great prices. I grabbed what I needed from both stores and hurried home to make the gifts.

EASY BATH SALTS

What you need:

1: 2 lbs Epsom Salt (8 lb bag available at walmart)

2: 2 Oz Lavender Essential Oil

3: 2 Oz Rosemary Essential Oil

4: 3 OZ Lavender Buds

5: Glass Bottles

Directions:

1: Add salt in large bowl.

2: Add essential oils and lavender buds and mix together.

3: Once mixed together bottle into glass bottles or 4 oz mini mason jars.

EASY BEARD OIL

What you need:

1: 6 Oz Sweet Almond Oil

2: 2 Oz Jojoba Oil

3: 2 Ml Buckthorn Extract

4: 0.5 Ml Essential Oil

(you can use lavender or cedar wood or a combo of both!)

5: Glass Bottles

Directions:

1: In a container combine oils (almond and jojoba)

2: Add extract and essential oil

3: Pour into glass bottles

Pretty Simple huh? I told you so! These are some easy DIY ideas to give as little presents to your loved ones. . You can always tweak the recipes and make them your own, or to use whatever you have in your home. I love making these as much as I love using them. I think gifts from the heart are more special than store-bought gifts but that’s just me!

 

 

**pictured above are the easy bath salts with added rose petals**

Can’t, I Have to Charge My Crystals

 

 

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Yesterday December 13, 2016 there was not only the most beautiful full moon out but it was also the last full moon for 2016. The moon affects us in a lot of ways. Not only the tides but us as people too. I was having the shittiest day in the longest time. I just keep reminding myself I’m only one panic attack away from the holidays being over. With the full moon out I knew there was only one fix for my winter blues. So with no hesitation I put my crystals to charge under the moonlight, and began to draw up a bath.

This was no ordinary bath, since this was the last full moon I decided to bring out some special bath bombs with crystals in them. The seasonal wolf moon bath bomb smells like apples and pine trees and contains a  crystal. The rune stone bath bomb smells earthy and contains a stone that has a rune on it. Between the moon and my bath i was determined to get myself out of this funk. I dropped in the bath bombs and the rooms instantly smelled like christmas and apples. I opened the window so I could look up at the moon. I started to meditate as I gazed up at the moon. I also used the hex breaker scrub and did an in shower meditation “As I wash off this scrub I was off all negative vibes, and all negativity projected onto me, from this moment on only good will come.” After feeling like a prune from soaking and starting at the moon I grabbed my new crystals excited to find out what the meant and exited the bath.

The rune stone I got means fertility. Not exactly what i was hoping for, last time I got joy. Witches use runes in their practice as a form of divination, and to for tell the future. The crystal in the wolf moon bath bomb is a citrine crystal. Thank you so much to Marlaena at Witch Baby Soap for the kind words and the information! These crystals are known for personal power, and drawing in positivity. I did and do feel a lot better after meditating under the moon, charging my crystals, and taking that bath.

all products purchased from : witch baby soap