Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Giveaway coming up?

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Lush has perfumes/fragrances now, Gorilla Perfumes. When I saw this in the store, I started jumping up and down (fine, figuratively) and proceeded to sniffing the testers.
That happiness was short-lived. After smelling three, I decided that enough was enough!

I decided to write this review on 24:43, which smells kind of like a cookie. A tangy, gorilla rear cookie. I wasn't sure what I was smelling at first, but that's all I can describe it as. Sweaty gorilla cookie. *gag*

They all smelled pretty much like that, and I'm not exactly sure what went wrong there.

To sum it up, I was utterly disappointed. I am still loyal to and love Lush, however!

Smell: • (1 Star)
Look: •• (2 stars)
Price: I forgot!! I want to say about $5-10, though. (There's a roll-on version too, I believe)

Overall Rating: 1.5 Stars.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Review: Miranda

As you may have been able to tell, we really like Lush's soaps. And lucky you! Here's another Lush soap review. :D

Miranda. Mur-an-duh. Just like the name.
Lush's Miranda soap is definitely one of the lighter, cleaner smells.

The overall scent of the soap is citrus and kiwi, but not overpowering. More kiwi than anything....a sweet kiwi.

If I could have any 2 soaps in the Lush store that I don't have, this would be one of them.
It's a very creamy soap, and easy to get all soapy.

Overall Ratings:
Scent: 4
Look: 3
Would I buy it a second time: 45%
Price: $$-$$$

So, we get.............3.5 Pounces!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Review: Yes to Grapefruits: Facial Towlettes

First of all, Yes to Grapefruits is new from the founders of yes to carrots. These "towlettes" can be used for more than you think. These are perfect for when you need something refreshing for your face, they feel so amazing! I defianantly recommend these to anyone.

Dont like Grapefruit?
Check out these different scents (all the scents have a different "specialty")


Places to buy: (To find a store that carries them near you)

I hope you enjoyed this review. Have a product you love? Tell us in the comments. We love to hear from you!! :)

Review: The Carrot Bubble Bar

Easter is just around the corner, and that means it's time for some Easter reviews!

Lush's Carrot bubble bar is one of the new products in the Easter line.
The Carrot is one of the first REUSABLE bubble bars, so you can use it for several baths, which is nice.
The Carrot smells very clean, with a slight bit of a fruity smell, but not much. (Hey, at least it doesn't smell like carrots!!)
If you like clean and simple, this would be a good product to invest in.
I'm going to make the assumption that bubbles won't smell like much, but, the bubbles are a brilliant, bright orange.

We are getting a new rating system soon, but until we get that made, here are the basic overall ratings:

Scent: ••• (3 stars)
Look: •••• (4 stars)
Price: $7.95

And the overall score is......3 STARS!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Review: White Citrus Fragrance Mist

I recently went to Bath and Body to sniff out some good soaps and fragrances. And to my delight, they had a three-for-ten travel-size fragrance promotion going on. Score!
Out of all of them, White Citrus is my favorite.

It smells clean, yet tropical and very citrusy. It's very light but strong at the same time, making it perfect for Anywhere.

Overall ratings:
Smell: •••• (4 stars)
Look: •••• (4 stars)
Price: $5-20

So, the overall score is...........

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Tropical Traditions~ Coconut Oil

Besides lotions, fragrances, and soaps, there are other "I-wouldn't-have-guessed" products that can be very useful too in the same field. If you've been on Pinterest or Tumblr, you've probably seen something about coconut oil.

I was a bit skeptical at first when I heard this- Coconut Oil? Like, the stuff from the actual coconut? After scouring the internet for more info, I found some amazing uses:

-As a basic, non-irritaing lotion
-To treat keratosis pilaris (little bumps on the skin- my friend tried this, and it worked!)
-as a lip balm
-an eye makeup remover
-helps with eczema
-oil pulling
-shaving cream

One brand that's definitely worth trying is Tropical Traditions- a sample was sent in for review, and it was so creamy, and smelled amazing!


Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Animal Abuse

Hi! I'm Ceej, from Bonsai blog at
We're a blog for the good of the world, so I'm here to warn you of something not so good for the world- animal testing.

I bet you've heard of it. People do awful things to animals just so they can have soap. Now, you're into soap, and I hope you're also into animal welfare. Many companies test animals without telling their consumers, which is wrong. People have a right to know that it is tested on animals. Check all your shampoos at the store before you buy them so you can make sure you won't be supporting abuse. First, you should know that if a company does not say it is against animal testing probably isn't, because they are too ashamed to put it on the back of their bottle- or, they think it doesn't matter! Second, there's a difference between companies who don't animal test, and companies who are against it. Both are good, but the ones who protest it actively are obviously better to buy from. You're not just ignoring animal testing when you buy from them... you're giving money to help them keep making products to fight it!

Soap is great, but do you really want to wash your hands with bubbles created from abuse? Thankfully, there are many companies out there that don't test on animals. I recently got some orange hair shampoo and the company does not hurt animals. It makes your hair super soft and silky and plus, it smells like orange Skittles! (Who wouldn't want to smell like orange Skittles?) If you are prone to dandruff, it might not be the best thing for you though. The point I'm trying to make, however, is that you can still get high quality shampoo while protesting the harm- or murder- of innocent animals who have been taken from your home and family. Abuse is not okay when it happens to humans, and it shouldn't be any different for animals. You can help the little furballs by:
Researching the brands you use and finding out if they test on animals
Emailing them to tell them why it is wrong
Petitioning on against companies
Abstaining from their brand until they stop
Urging others to do the same
Using brands that are against it
Talking to your school about supplying bathroom soap that is animal-friendly
Talking to your family, friends, online community, just about EVERYBODY.

There are even more ways you can help. Comment below and tell us your ideas! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to educate soap lovers about the ethical treatment of animals.

Bonsai: Go Green or Go Home
Le Renifleur: We don't joke about soap.

Ceej, Vice President of Bonsai
Guest Poster on Le Renifleur