Trying something new here… I have been thinking that at the end of each month I am going to share some things that I have been loving. Here’s my list for December:
Lush Snowcake Soap
This is one of Lush‘s seasonal items (and it is currently BOGO!). It’s definitely a favorite of mine this time of year. It’s a super creamy soap, so it tends to melt really fast, but the smell is ahhhhhmazing! It smells like sweet almond fabulousness. It’s super moisturizing and the scent lingers on your skin. My bar is sadly already gone, which is why I was so glad I got this for Christmas:
Lush Snowcake Perfume
Every once in awhile Lush will release limited edition perfumes based on some of their most popular products, and this time one of the perfumes they released is Snowcake Perfume! I was so excited to have been able to get one of these before they sold out. Now I can smell like my favorite soap anytime I want.
EOS Lip Balm in Lemon Drop
I know I am late to the party and these things have been trendy for awhile now, but I picked one up at Ulta the other day and have kept it at my desk at work and with this drier air, my lips have quickly become addicted. I also love the fun spherical shape and the lemon flavor. I think I need a few more to leave around…One for the car and one for the house would be nice.
For awhile now, I have been fascinated with nail stamping. It started with YouTube videos like this one:
So, inspired by this, I asked for some nail stamping supplies for Christmas. I ended up with a stamping tool, scraper, and 76 different image plates! I also got a ton of new nail polishes. After some trial and error, I discovered that it’s really important, especially when you are first learning, to have the correct type of nail polish for stamping. The consistency needs to be slightly thicker than standard nail polish so that it is easily visible with one thin coat, and it can’t dry too quickly on the image plate so that the image transfers to the stamping tool properly. I have ordered some stamping polishes in white and black and I am currently waiting for them to arrive. In the meantime, some metallics can work well, so that is what I have been experimenting with. Below was my first try. Base color is Germanicure by OPI and I stamped the fish scale pattern with Luxe by Orly.
Definitely far from perfect, but I need to practice more. Not too awful for a first try though.
Bath & Body Works 3-Wick Candles for December
I am always burning Bath & Body Works 3-wick candles. I tend to rotate between two different scents at any given time. In December I cycled through one set before Christmas and one set after Christmas.
Before Christmas, it was Fresh Balsam (Tadd’s favorite) and Twisted Peppermint:
After Christmas, it was Champagne Toast and Vanilla Snowflake: