Not So LUSHious.

While walking through Herald Square in New York City last week, the glimpse of the LUSH store caught my eye. I quickly ushered Shannon and Christina across the street so we could check out the little shop.


Now, I should preface this by saying that I have used some LUSH products and I have loved what I have tried. Now I am a little worried about just how natural the products are, from the way too natural - un-protected environment.   You see, you can touch and smell just about everything in the store. And many of the products are unwrapped - meaning that what you are touching and smelling and possibly buying may have been touched and smelled by countless others first. Hmm.

What puzzled me the most was this little facial bar, almost like a salad bar, adjacent to the wrap desk.   In this bar were bowls (or buckets) of different creams. These creams are open to the air and the environment around them. Open to people that are maybe sticking their fingers into, talking over, and maybe even sneezing above! And these creams are scooped or mixed and put into containers specifically for the customers at their request.

For the same reason I loathe salad bars, I am not liking this method one bit. Maybe I am wrong and these creams along with the bars and bath bombs that are strewn all over the store are safe and protected. But it seemed all too natural in the very real environment.

Is it just me or does this make you think twice?


Our Beauty Duty for February 12, 2007.

It is our duty to share with you this weeks best in beauty and more! is excited to share Celebrity Makeup Artist and WLB Stylemaker - Billy B's amazing Grammy night with Tina Turner!

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Sexy Little "NEW" Things from Victoria's Secret Beauty.

Your guy will probably be making a trip to Victoria's Secret this week, and you might want to remind him that there is more than just pretty little under-things in store.

VS_Oohlala.jpg The latest from Victoria's Secret is the Ooh La La Fragrance Collection.

A flirtatious mix-up of Mandarin, Cherry Blossom and Vanilla reveals a "vivacious" scent that leaves your man saying “Ooh La La!”.

Ooh La La is available in following:
Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz. $39
Shimmering Body Lotion 6.7 oz. $18
Shimmer Fragrance Mist 8.4 oz. $22
Shimmering Body Powder $29.50

It is no secret that I am not a perfume connoisseur, but this is a soft, yet sensual fragrance. A fragrance that I would wear. And my hubby even thinks it is a nice scent too - which is what really matters, right? 

The packaging is very Victoria's Secret pretty, and I love the way this atomizer looks on my vanity.