New Puppy

I recently got a puppy as an early Christmas gift.  He is a siberian husky and is all white with brown eyes.  I love him so much already.  He was born on October 10th, 2015 so he is about 10 weeks old at this point.  I decided to name him Trooper.  I had a list of tons of names that I picked from.  For example I had: Mayday, Aspen, Storm, Oakley, Remi, King, and so much more.  I plan to make him an emotional support and therapy dog too.  Within the next few weeks he will be starting puppy classes for socialization and basic obedience.  Once, he is older maybe around 5 months or so I want to do agility or protection training with him.  I am sure he will enjoy either for learning and exercise.  Below I have Pictures of him….soon I will have a youtube video for him.

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Gem Soap

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What you will need:

  • A package of clear glycerin soap base (at craft stores)
  • rectangle soap molds
  • food coloring
  • fragrance oil (like lavender or vanilla)

Instructions:

  • cut the package of glycerin into small cubes
  • place the cubes into the soap molds and then microwave for 30 seconds or until fully melted
  • mix in drops of food coloring and fragrance oil until you like the soaps color and scent
  • set out to harden for least an hour
  • now gently pry soaps out of the molds with a butter knife.  cut hard angles into their edges to create gemstone shapes

Bath Bombs

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Want to know how to make your own bath bombs? Then continue reading and I will tell you.

Things you will need

For Bath Bomb:

  • 8 oz. baking soda
  • 4 oz. citric acid (at health food stores)
  • 4 oz. cornstarch
  • 4 oz. Epsom salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 drops of food coloring
  • cupcake liners
  • essential oil

For Frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder (at craft stores)
  • 6 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix together baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and Epsom salt.
  • In another bowl mix the coconut oil (warm it up so it is liquidy, water, vanilla extract, and food coloring.
  • Now add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients.  Make sure to add one spoonful at a time so does not fizz up.  You want it to feel like wet sand.  Also, add in a few of an essential oil you like if you have any.
  • Pack the mixture into cupcake size balls and place them in the liners and flatten the tops.  Now let them dry completely, this will take a few hours.
  • In a bowl, use an electric mixer on high to mix the meringue powder and water until frothy.  Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat until stiff.
  • Put the frosting on the bath bomb and top it off with sprinkles.

Lush Christmas

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It is pretty close to Christmas and Lush has all its holiday stuff out.  They have so many options to choose from.   Better get them now before the season is over and they stop selling them.  I wish Lush had these items year around, so I did not have to stock up on them.  Here is the link to their Christmas items:

http://www.lushusa.com/Christmas/christmas,en_US,sc.html

I have not tried all these items, because there is so many.  There are a few that I have and I absolutely love them.  I recommend the Luxury Lush Pud, Cinders, Holly Golightly, Santa’s lip scrub, and Baked Alaska.  Luxury Lush Pud and Cinders are bath bombs.  Holly Golightly is a bubble bar, which can be cut into thirds to use for three baths.  Santa’s lip scrub is exactly the name a lip scrub.  Baked Alaska is a soap.  Go try one of Lush’s Christmas before it is too late!

Perfumes

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These are perfumes I have owned in the past or currently.  I love all them and could never pick my top favorite.  Down below I will list the perfume name, the link, and the notes in it.  Notes in perfume are the scents in it you will smell when applying it.

Keep Or Throw Out

Here are a few products of how long you should keep them before throwing them away.  Things do not last forever, but this should be helpful.

  • Cream or Gel mask: unopened= 2-3 years and opened= 1 year
  • Clay mask: unopened= 2-3 years and opened= 6 months
  • Treatments (facial serum, vitamin c, and more) pumps/tubes: unopened or opened= 1 year
  • Treatments in a jar: unopened= 1 year and opened= 6 months
  • Sunscreen: unopened= 2-3 years and opened= 6 months-1 year
  • Moisturizer: unopened= 2-3 years and opened= 1 year

Fall Must Haves

  1. leather jacket: This is perfect because you can dress it up or down. https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/1371829/sam-edelman-fleece-trimmed-pu-jacket?color=BLACK#
  2. scarfs: This will keep your neck warm and adds more to any look.  http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_scarf-gloves&ProductID=1000162585&VariantID=
  3. boots: Tall or short boots, got to have them all.  http://www.target.com/p/women-s-rylen-boots/-/A-17425685#prodSlot=large_3_11
  4. sweaters: There is crop top, oversize, perfect size, and all different styles.  http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=F21&Category=sweater&ProductID=2000142677&VariantID=
  5. trench coat: It goes over anything and everything.  http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=F21&Category=outerwear_trench-coats&ProductID=2000142581&VariantID=
  6. lipstick: Always the time of year for darker lipsticks.  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11351217#
  7. fuzzy socks: You can wear the fuzzy socks around the house and keep your feet all warm and cozy.  http://www.walmart.com/ip/Luxury-Divas-Dark-Colors-Assorted-Toasty-Fuzzy-6-Pack-Socks/38376911
  8. tea: Drinking something hot and relaxing is the best.  http://www.walmart.com/ip/Celestial-Seasonings-Caffeine-Free-Herbal-Tea-20ct/10308608

New Products

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Have you heard of the store Lush?  If you have not you are missing out, trust me.  Lush is one of my favorite stores.  Things from here are organic, fresh, no animal testing, uses essential oils, and most are vegan.  They have shampoo, bubble bars, hair treatments, face mask, body lotions, massage bars, and so much more.  Recently Lush came out with new products.  I can not wait to try some, but here are a few.

There is more new products coming out soon, so watch out for that!

Fall

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Guess what?  Yesterday was the first day of Fall!  It is time for boots, sweaters, hot drinks, leaves falling, and more.  What more could you ask for?  It is a beautiful time of the year in general.  Plus, not to mention lipstick colors get so much darker; Fall makeup is always my favorite.  Bath & Body Works come out with their Fall scents and the candles are to die for!  For example, the scent Marshmallow Fireside, Leaves, and Pumpkin Apple are amazing.  I am going to have to go to the store to get some and make my room smell perfect.  Are you excited for Fall?