The Moo Reviews | Lush Northern Lights

This month we actually had a Golden Wonder review lined up, but I received a Northern Lights ballistics as part of my Christmas gift from Charlene of Geewhiskers so we decided to do this one first. Both are from Lush’s Christmas range so won’t be available for much longer. So here is our conversation about Lush Northern Lights…

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What did you think when you first saw this one? 

What is it.

Yes it isn’t round like the usual ballistics.

And I liked the stars in it. And I knew it will make the bath purple.

What did it do?

Well I was right because it did make the bath purple. I told you I’m always right.

Well, at least 10% of the time.

Exactly. And it made colours, like pink and blue and yellow.

I wasn’t expecting that, but it makes sense. That’s why it is called Northern Lights, because it actually looks a bit like the northern lights.

What are the northern lights?

It is lights in the sky which you can see in those countries near the Arctic.

So Arctic foxes see it then. Why is Greenland called Greenland?

I don’t know, but you are getting totally off the point. What did it smell like?

Honeymoon.
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Right. I thought it was lavender but apparently it is jasmine and ylang ylang. What did you like most about it? 

It lasted long and also it left stars on the water. Catching the stars was fun. It presents Twilight Sparkle.

It presents Twilight Sparkle….? Do you mean represents?

Yes represents, because it is purple and has stars and Twilight is purple and has a star cutie mark.

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Anything you didn’t like about it?
No. I loved it. But it would be nicer if I could sit on your lap and my cocksticks wouldn’t hurt you. 

Personally I think some glitter would have made it even nicer, but as I know not everybody is a fan of glitter, so this is just a beautiful and relaxing ballistic for everyone to enjoy. It doesn’t have the skin-softening powers of Butterball, for instance, but it is still a very soothing kind of ballistic… Retails for R48.50 and there is still some stock online so hurry!

P.S Moo meant coccyx.

An Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Guide

This year I decided that instead of doing the usual gifts for her, gifts for him or stocking filler gift guides I would do something a little different and create an eco-friendly gift guide. Not only are all the products natural or organic, but they’re all available online as well – so save your petrol and your sanity and avoid the mall madness.

Eco-Friendly Gift Guide

Everything on this gift guide is available from Faithful to Nature, one of my favourite online stores for natural products. There is something for everyone, from beauty junkies to kids and home makeover mavens. Happy Shopping ladies!

Birthday & Christmas Wishes

It’s that time of the year again, Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one (they’re a week apart) so I decided to create a birthday wish list. I will probably ask for my traffic fine to go away or just the usual Edgars vouchers, but it is always fun to let your imagination run away with you once a year!

Birthday Wish List 2014

 

My Clinique Insider Experience & Top 10 Products

This year I was a Clinique Insider, so I had the opportunity to try some products which I would probably never have thought to buy myself. I didn’t enjoy all of them, but I did discover a few gems along the way. Having last used Clinique products nearly ten years ago it was fun getting to know the brand better this year, and I would recommend the experience to anyone who wants to enter for 2015 (entry details below). These are some of my favourite Clinique products which I would recommend…

1. Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief became my favourite moisturiser of 2014 and one which I will continue to use. It is a lightweight gel perfect for combination skin, but very hydrating at the same time, which makes it ideal for dehydration. There are no frills or fancy ingredients in this, so I use it over my serums to give my skin a moisture boost. It can also be used over makeup. R510 for 50ml.

2. Even Better Dark Spot Corrector SPF45 is the best facial fluid sunscreen I have tried to date. Ultra light and quickly absorbed, it is non-sticky and lightly tinted. It helps combat pigmentation as well as prevent future spots from appearing. R455 for 30ml,

3. Mild Clarifying Lotion is the only one of Clinique’s toners I would use. This one is alcohol free and contains salicyclic acid to exfoliate your skin. I enjoyed using this in the mornings. R190

4. Smart Custom Repair Serum I wrote about this in my November favourites recently. This new serum is designed to fix whatever problem your skin may have and it feels lovely on the skin. R700 for 30ml.

5. Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm is the newest member of the chubby stick family. A nifty cream blush in a chunky crayon format, it is easy to transport, apply on the run, and it wears well throughout the day. Not too oily or too chalky, it has a very natural finish. R260

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6. Cheek Pop Blush comes in four shades and was probably the blush which impressed me most during the year. It has a beautiful finish on the skin, lasts all day, and is a work of floral art. R300

7. Super Fine Liner for Brows is a really good retractable brow pencil which doesn’t need sharpening and comes in a good shade range, including one for really pale blondes (without the reddish undertones). The point is fine enough to draw in brows easily. R215

8. Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm is such a well known product, the first in the long line of crayon lipstick/balm hybrids. These are so easy to use, moisturising on the lips and come in a sheer formula as well as an intense opaque formula, and every shade under the sun. R230

9. Superprimer is a good primer for smoothing out your skin before makeup application and helping to keep makeup from melting during the day. It comes in six variants to correct various issue such as redness, dullness or sallowness. R355

10. Clinique mascaras are really good, and three of them are among my favourite mascaras of all time. Bottom Lash Mascara is one of those unnecessary but nifty beauty tools which help you achieve the perfect, smudge-free lower lashes. High Impact Extreme Volume mascara is also a huge favourite of mine for…well…impact, as well as Lash Power Feathering Mascara for more natural, defined lashes.

If you would like to be a Clinique Insider and receive a product every month or second month to review for their YouTube channel, entries for 2015 are open now! You need to create a video, post it on YouTube and answer the question: “How will you #StartBetter in 2015?”

Click here to enter: http://bit.ly/CliniqueInsiders