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I apologize for my lack of blogging this month.  February has been a crazy month both at home and at work.  At home, I’m still trying to get used to hubs off days and it’s leaving me a little frazzled and work…well it’s been very busy but it makes the days go by very fast!

So what have I been up to this month?  

Traveled to the wonderful state of AZ for 5 days to attend a work conference.  While I was there, I got to climb up Cholla trail on Camelback Mountain.  The view was amazing and had I not had a husband and child waiting for me back home, I probably would’ve moved there.  GORGEOUS and so much to do, recreationally!

hikeupcholla

Completed my first ever juice cleanse.  After eating out and consuming some yummy beverages, the week in Arizona left me feeling less than healthy.  As soon as I got home, I got familiar with our juicer and completed this juice cleanse.  The cleanse is originally 3 days, but I only did one.  I had a special valentine’s day dinner to attend the next day.  It was nice to get some vegetables into my life and get back on track with healthy eating.  I felt really good just after one day.  Maybe I’ll complete the three days in March, for a spring clean your diet challenge…we’ll see.

Signed up for Birchbox.  A full review to come this week.  This is my first monthly box subscription, and so far I’m really happy with it.  I love getting fun stuff in the mail 🙂

Attended a surprise baby shower for one of my best friends.  She lives in DC and is pregnant with her second baby, but first girl.  Her sisters thought it would be a great idea to fly her out here for a surprise shower since some of her friends couldn’t attend the first one.  I love surprising people.  She was speechless.

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I’ll be back later this week (hopefully!) with more details on Birchbox and a review!

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Scrub A Dub Dub

I’m a sucker for beauty products.  My favorite place to go for my birthday? Sephora 🙂 One-it’s nice to stock up on products for the fall/upcoming winter season and two-you always get a free gift.
When Larry and I went to the mall on Sunday, I wanted to make a pit stop at Lush.  I read somewhere about an awesome face scrub that they had and since running out of my Mary Kay Microderm, I was in search of a really good face scrub.  I loved the scrub by Mary Kay, but I don’t know anyone who sells it and I wanted the convienience of being able to stop at a store and pick something up.
I became a big fan of Lush bath products when I lived in Chicago, but fell away from it when I moved back to Milwaukee-until I saw the stand alone store in Mayfair Mall a few months ago!  I love this store because all of their products are handmade, it’s affordable, they use fresh organic fruits and vegetables, they are very against animal testing, and if you save up enough of their containers, you can bring them all in for a free facemask-which can only be purchased in stores.
When I went in there, I told the saleswoman that I was looking for a really good face scrub and she recommended their best-selling salt scrub, Ocean Salt.  As she was explaining the ingredients to me, she had me at “Fresh lime extracted in Vodka…”.  Along with that comes fine sea salt, grapefruit, course sea salt, avocado butter, and coconut fat.  The lime and the vodka have an antibacterial effect and is ideal for blocked pores, blackheads and blemishes.  She tried it out on the top of one of my hand and I couldn’t believe the difference between the two hands.  I couldn’t wait to get home and use it.  After going weeks without a face scrub, my face felt amazing!  It was like new skin 🙂 I couldn’t believe how soft and bright my face was.
IMG_2242I decided to go with the 8.8 oz container for $35 (They’re also really good at giving you samples of their products if you want to try it out before you buy).  Compared to Mary Kay Microderm, which sells for $31 for a 2.5 oz container, I think I’ve found myself a new face scrub.
IMG_2246Sidenote: Make sure to mix well with a stir stick before your first use!
What’s your favorite beauty product?  I love a good face scrub followed by a facial mask 🙂