Thursday, March 7, 2013

Lush Cosmetics Giveaway & My First Vlog!

Good afternoon beautiful,

I just want to start off by saying that I'm totally missing meat. A good quality piece of salmon is calling my name for when I'm done this cleanse. I don't like the feeling of being empty an hour after I've ate. Although I have noticed some changes in my body.... and not necessarily the outside look of my body (although I've noticed my tummy is a bit more toned and I got asked why I'm looking so skinny yesterday, love questions like that). My cleanse is meant to flush the body of toxins. I've been drinking tons of water which is causing me to pee like every hour... and the veggies and fruits I've been eating are packed full of fibre.. which.. you know... makes me do something else like 4 times per day. That's unusual but definitely something I noticed while eating all these fresh things.

I've also noticed that this week I've been tired, lazy, unmotivated to hit the gym. Seriously.. it's so odd. Tuesday I didn't workout, yesterday I attempted to workout and then gave up (I got upstairs and realized my iPod died, so I attempted doing weights and my body was tired and I couldn't lift as heavy as normal and I was really thirsty for some reason...) after 25 minutes, and today I didn't workout just because. I'd like to think it was because I was helping a fellow coworker get some extra work done, but I didn't HAVE to do that, I chose to do it to avoid going out for a run. Not like me at all, although it made me feel super productive at work which is ALWAYS a plus!

The Toronto Yonge St. 10km race is about a month from now and I have zero training in. Why you ask? I don't even know. I want to blame the weather, but I trained all winter last year. Mind you, last year's Canadian winter wasn't nearly as bad as this years... but I'm still just making excuses. I'm going out for an outside run on Saturday, and I made Jenny promise that her and I would start running outside on our lunch breaks as of Monday. Both her and I are running that race and it'd be nice to have a decent time, especially since I crushed last year's race with an end time of just over 55 minutes. Le sigh.

Today something fun happened. Today I had my second installment of school come off my credit card. Not a big deal because I save money so I'm able to pay it off as soon as it goes on my credit card. However, I realized that I've saved like $150 more than I needed to to pay off the school payment. Uhmmm.... SCORE! This means I get to put extra money towards paying off my credit card this week. Which lead me to plan out all of my paycheques and payments and savings leading up to when I go buy my precious Loubies (shoes for those of you who don't know). Basically I have a goal of paying off the entire credit card by April 5th. From there, I'm going to be saving $100 from every paycheque from then until June 28th which gives me $600 to put towards my precious pumps (which is about 80% of the total price of the shoes). I'll go to David's and order a pair in my size in hopes that it doesn't take longer than 6 weeks to arrive because I have a gala to wear them to. I will then have the one thing I've been dying for for years, and I can't wait. It will be the first really (REALLY) nice thing that I've bought myself ever!

Back to my meatless eating this week for a bit. I wanted to share some photos that I've taken of some food/snacks recently! Last night C was working late so I got home and went to the Sobey's near my house to pick up some veggies for dinner. I came across these guys...


Zesty Nacho flavoured kale chips. I have to admit, I was disappointed that they cost $7 because unfortunately they weren't that good. I think the ones I make at home are WAYYYY better... sorry guys at Rhythm Superfoods... I'm sure you're all very nice people, I just prefer my version of your product so much more!

One other thing that I thought of sharing was my method of salad making. More specifically, salad's that I'm taking to work so need to fit in a reusable container. Do you have the same problem as me where you cut WAY too much lettuce so you can barely fit veggies into your salad without having to put them in a totally separate container? This happens to me ALL. THE. TIME! So I started doing this instead...


This will be forever known as Sarah's Upside Down Salad. Basically I put all of my veggies in first and top the salad off with lettuce, it gets all mixed up anyways...!! It's genius! Has anyone ever thought of doing this before? If no one responds then I'm totally taking credit for it. Neat right?

Ok so now is the fun stuff - GIVEAWAY TIME!! I made my very first vlog and it's about what I'm giving away - take a look!


Haha.. oh man, I'm so awkward in it. So please refrain from judging me based on my manicure. I haven't been able to go in SO LONG so I'm going this weekend... haha. This video just makes me giggle. Anyways! That's what I'm giving away!! It's so cool!!

The giveaway is just the Ray of Sunshine box, the other samples are mine. If you watched the vlog you'll know that :)
So here's where you can enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

BOOM! Can't wait to see how many entries I get for this one - it's such a good giveaway and anyone can use it! It's great for sensitive skin, and they all smell so great!

I'm off - have a great night people.... don't forget to enter!

68 comments:

  1. i have never tried Lush - but would love too
    (stacey h)

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  2. I haven't tried Lush yet. I would love to though!

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  3. For some reason, your video isn't showing for me. It's just a blank. Could be Safari.... My niece is a HUGE Lush fan. She's also college-aged.

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  4. I've never tried Lush before because I can't stand the smell of the store, haha, so this will be a good way to try them out if I win!

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  5. I had tried Lush's lip balm and a bath bomb. *loved* the lip balm!

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  6. I never tired Lush products! I need to win so that I can! good luck to meee! (cute Vlog).

    Lea

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  7. I haven't actually purchased any Lush products but I love to go into the store and sample EVERYTHING. Their lotions and facial soaps are fab!

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  8. I've never tried them but love cosmetics and would love to try them :)

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  9. I like their Rock Star soap because it smells divine.

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  11. I have used their stuff before it's great! :)

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  12. Bath bombs are... well... the bomb! Love them!!

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  13. Love Lush! Always use their bags in my dresser drawers! Yay for seeing you via Vlog! :)

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  14. I like the shampoo bars. I take them camping every summer.

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  15. I have never tried Lush cosmetics before.

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  16. Oooooh Lush. I could write a novel. Bath bombs...bath melts. Mmmm...both. Definitely both.

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  17. I haven't tried Lush - but it sounds great.

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  18. I have tried Lush before (LOVE their products). My favorite is the R&B for hair.

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  19. I've never tried LUSH, but my roommate loves their stuff!

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  20. A - I LOVE your Vlog haha yesssss! No, I have never tried LUSH - but I've heard about it from you and another friend of mine :)

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  21. I've never tried LUSH but only hear good things!

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  22. I haven't, but I'm very excited to!!

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  23. I've never tried their stuff before, but I've been in their store and the products look great!

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  24. I've never tried their products before but I've heard great things! I'd love to try them!

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  25. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You made the video!!!! I knew I could convince you! LOL! Oh yeah, cause I was the sole pusher in you making the video, I know. LOL - Oh and boy do I have a funny Instagram story for you! LOL! Kinda love that thing ;)

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  26. I thought you did a good job on your "vlog" :) And I've never tried Lush, but want to!

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  27. I've only tried a few Luch products before but would love to try more!

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  28. You are so cute!!! Did great on your Vlog!!! Ahhh, I'm still NOT brave enough to do one. Working on it though... ;)
    I first got introduced to Lush when I lived in Sweden. I love them! Actually, after seeing this I might go there this weekend in Annapolis.
    Have a great weekend!

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  29. sounds like great products and good for you for posting a vlog! I'm still not brave enough yet!!

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  30. I have never tried them before. So I do not have a fave yet. Maybe this will change that!!

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  31. Man, I always find my vlogs sooo awkward! Maybe if we keep doing them we'll get more natural? lol

    You did a good job.. it was cute. AND, if you didn't talk about your manicure or the last little blurb at the end, I wouldn't have even thought it was your first! ;)

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  32. That is a great mask. What did you think? My daughter uses Lush products. My SIL worked at the Boston store and got her started on it a few years ago. Congrats on your Vlog! It as cute. You will feel less awkward after a few more. Oh and... Vogue is one of my favorite Madonna songs!

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  33. Ocean salt for sure!
    http://spunkyrealdeal.blogspot.com

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  34. I used one of their lemon massage bars when I was pregnant. Used it all over my belly :) Love their products.

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  35. I adore Lush products, my favorite is their bath bombs!

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  36. I've never tried Lush products, but I've heard so many good things about them.

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  37. I have never tried Lush Products, but would love to! ;-)

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  38. I have tired a few things. Love their Twilight Bath Bomb and also their Lemony Flutter hand cream.

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  39. I love the smell when you walk in the store. The bath bombs are awesome!

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  40. I've tried Angels On Bare Skin, and I loved it! I wish there was a store in my area!

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  41. I've tried the Mask of Magnaminty and I really need to try one of these bath bombs!

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  42. I've never heard of Lush so obviously I have not tried them! I love the sound of them though and all the good reviews! And I really like reading about how your detox is going - I'm not sure I could do it!

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  43. I havent tried them yet, but my daughter loves their products! I would love to have some of my own to try!

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  44. The lip balm but I really want to try the masks

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  45. I haven't used Lush before, but I'd love to try it.

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  46. First time visitor to your blog. Love it! Never heard of Lush but would like to give it a try!

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  47. This is the first I have heard about Lush. I would love to try it

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  48. Cute vlog girl! Lush is the bomb :)

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  49. I love Lush's shampoo bars! So great for on the go travel!

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  50. I love their dark angels cleanser/exfoliatior!

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  51. I just started trying a few Lush items that I bought online since we do not have a store nearby :/. So far my favorite is Angels on Bare Skin!

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  52. have never tried them but i did go to one of their stores 2 yrs ago in berlin! omg-it smelled so good!

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  53. I've never tried a lush product before, but their stores always smell divine!

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  54. I have not tried any Lush products but I would LOVE to!

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  55. I have never tried a Lush product before. I would love to try any of the lip balms.

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  56. No, I've never tried Lush products but would love to!

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  57. Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway. Unfortunately I have not yet tried Lush. I would love to try their bath bombs and Sympathy for the Skin lotion.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. I have never tried Lush but I would love to try them!

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  59. I have never tried Lush Cosmetics before, but the store always smells so great when I'm near it :)

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  60. lush bath bombs are awesome... would love to try more of their products

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  61. I've been into their shop, and love the smell once you walk in! From there, I kind of get overwhelmed and don't end up getting anything. Ha! Great giveaway and I'd love to give these a try!

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  62. I'm excited to try this cosmetics line!

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  63. I have recently bought their Mint Julip lip scrub & I am in love with it xx

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