Another day, another Hello Kitty creation!!! I just can’t get enough of this Hello Kitty mold!!!! Today’s creation?!? Bath Bombs! Y’all know Lush is my daughter and I’s favorite store ever, so we thought it would be fun to make bath bombs, Hello Kitty Style!!! Enjoy!!
• 2 cups baking soda
• 1 cup citric acid (It’s better to buy in bulk on Amazon)
• 1/4 cup cornstarch
• 1/4 cup pink Himalayan Epsom salts (I get mine on Amazon)
• 1/3 cup coconut oil (I get mine on Amazon)
• 1 teaspoon polysorbate 80 (I get mine on Amazon)
• 1 teaspoon of orange essential oil (You can find it here in this set on Amazon)
• Pink soap coloring (I got mine from Amazon)
• Pink cosmetic glitter (You can find it here on Amazon)
• Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
• Hello Kitty mold (I got mine on ETSY)
In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, Epsomsalts and cornstarch. Whisk dry ingredients together.
Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so you bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them!
Add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, makes the bath bombs bubbly and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub.
Add orange essential oil and 1-2 drops of the pink colorant. Mix well. Continue to add 1 drop of color until you achieve the color you desire. Add pink cosmetic glitter.
Mix all ingredients together. You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is mixed in. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand. Add bath bomb mixture to your mold. Fill to the top and pack down firmly. Allow to dry at least 24 hours.
To release from mold, place a plate on mold and gently turn over. Gently tap around the mold with a spoon until the mold slips out.
Take a bath & enjoy!
Happy June everyone!!!!!! Literally my favorite month of the year because it’s 1. My birthday month. WooHoo!!! 2. Fabulous weather starts to show up here in NY!!! 3. End of the school year meaning pool days galore with my little princess!!!!
Everyone remembers to grab those teacher gifts, even if it’s just a Starbucks Gift Card. But I swear so many people forget about all the other people who work with your kids throughout the year. My daughter has an aide in her classroom, she rides the bus so she has a bus driver! She even sees the speech therapist at school. All of these amazing people Haylie has on her support team deserve a fabulous end of the year gift too. So we decided to get a little cleaver with a box of Bath Bombs from Life Around 2 Angles!!!
Life Around 2 Angels
“It all began with me simply trying to make some fun bath bombs for my 2 girls without the harsh and unknown ingredients other stores offer. My girls take bath everyday and they won't go to bed unless they have their fun bath time.
Then I tried to sell my bath bombs online, not sure if anybody would like them. Before I knew it, there were tons people supporting me and loving my creations. Many have told me they broke up with LUSH because they tried my bath bombs =p That was my biggest assurance and motivation.” ~ Life Around 2 Angels
At Lifearound2angels, everything is done with the idea of 'Do the right thing, do what is right for everyone'. Today, the products are the best sellers in many markets, but everything is still made as if it was the very first time the owner made them for her 2 girls.
When I first spotted this email in my inbox, I was stoked to try a brand of bath bombs claiming to be equal, if not better than Lush! My daughter and I are Lush addicts. Literally. Every time we are at the Galleria Mall in Buffalo, we do some serious Lush damage!
I definitely agree that these bath bombs are the same exact quality as Lush. Honestly depending of the season at Lush, these could be better!!! Before you even open the box of Life Around 2 Angels bath bombs, you can smell them! That’s exactly what I’m looking for when shopping for bath bombs. Strong fabulous scent made with all natural ingredients.
I will say the bath bombs are smaller size-wise. They aren’t giant like the bath bombs at Lush. Honestly though, I like the smaller bombs better. As Boujee as you feel dropping an over sized bomb into the tube, we all know that’s not exactly necessary at all. These bath bombs look small, but are super “powerful”. I love them!!!! So glad I was able to test a few out and make a few gifts!!!!
Bus Driver, Aides, Therapist Gifts!
Since these bath bombs legit look like bird eggs to me. Especially with that brown “grass” at the bottom of the box, I thought it would be cute to create little bath bomb gift bags! The school year is over, so relaxation is definitely needed. Who wouldn’t want bath bombs as a gift?!?! Just pick up a package of clear bags at the Dollar Tree. My favorite place for craft supplies! And pick up several spring colored bows. The picture definitely doesn’t do this creation justice. These bags look so cute in person!!! Total spring/summer vibes that’s for sure!!!
Are you a Bath Bomb fan?!
Last week I did something I never thought I would do. I bought the most expensive lotion Zoom Tan had to offer!! Before you think I’m a baller with unlimited cash to toss around, Zoom Tan happened to have a killer sale going on. I had about 3 more uses of my current bottle, so when the tanning lady told me all lotions were 50% off, I was interested in what Zoom Tan had to offer.
The first bottle she grabbed was the Sahara Jewel since it was the best deal in the house. Normally $119, on sale for $59 was intrigued. I usually spend $40something a bottle, so it wasn’t going to cost me THAT much more to have the best bottle money could buy! I said heck yeah, ring up a bottle of the Sahara Jewel and I figured I would share my opinion since I can’t be the only one that has always wondered if those beautiful, very expensive bottles are actually worth the loot!!!!
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Was It Worth It?
I’m not even going to lie, Sahara Jewel really is the best lotion I have ever tried. I was pretty pale when I walked into the salon. I’ve been pretty lazy with all things beauty maintenance lately. I blame the rainy weather for not wanting to venture out of my house so I hadn’t been tanning in about a week. I walked out looking like a bronzed goddess. If you’re lazy like me and dread heading to the tanning salon in crappy weather, this is the bottle for you. I felt like it was like two tanning sessions in one. That’s how dark I got.
Would I spend $119 on this bottle? I would have to say no. I did get super tan after one use. The lotion did smell fantastic AND my skin felt soft, clean and not dry at all when I left the salon, but it wasn’t spend $100+ fabulous. I just can’t justify spending that type of cash on a lotion if you’re someone like me with a tanning package.
Would I spend $59 again?!? Heck yeah I would!!! I would probably spend anything under $70 for this magical bottle of awesomeness. It really is THAT good!!! I just used the lotion for the 4th time today and I’m still so very in love with it. One of the better beauty purchases I’ve made lately!!! I highly recommend Sahara Jewel if you spot it on sale!!! You will not regret it!
Thank you Yaffi for sponsoring this post!!!!
Ahhhhhh Vegas!!! Literally one of my favorite places to travel! If you plan ahead, you experience a 4-5 star Vegas vacation pretty cheap. One of the many reasons Sin City will always be a top destination for me!!! It’s totally “Boujee on a Budget”! My favorite way to travel!!!!
Before we left for our little Las Vegas adventure, we were approached by Yaffi Fashion about collaborating on a swimwear post. If you know anything about me, mommy and me fashion is a favorite of mine!!! So heck yeah we decided to collab!!!
Yaffi is a fast-growing family-friendly fashion brand online. The company mainly focus on matching swimsuit for mom, dad, boy, girl and your littles, but it also offers matching pajamas, children’s clothing. Yaffi mainly targets North America and Europe. They have been holding the philosophy that “Share your life & share your family” to make everyday memorable.
Leaves Printed V Neck Family Matching Swimwear
The print we decided on rocking during our Las Vegas vacation was the Leaves Printed V Neck Family Matching Swimwear. Not only was the print totally adorable, the leaves are also green! Obviously the iconic MGM Grand is green and I knew from Instagram that the MGM pool tubes were green as well. We just HAD to match!!!!
I was honestly shocked on the quality!!!! The swimsuits are pretty cheap, so I was expecting some thin, but cute swimwear to arrive. Basically disposable wardrobe. Boy was I floored when two swimsuits showed up at my door thicker and better quality than my TJ Maxx suits I normally buy!!!! The chest section was also pretty padded! No nipples showing!!! Nothing worse than a paper thin swimsuit & this specific swimsuit was as thick as a suit can be!
As for sizing, I would size up if you’re on the taller side. I’m 5’8 and have the longest torso of all times. Ordered a large and as you can see from the pics, the swimsuit fit me perfectly!!!! I was so pleased with our choice.
I will definitely be ordering more mommy & me suits in the future!!!
Are you planning any summer vacations?
New stirring wheel who dis?!? So I may have made a huge #BossBabe move last week. Hubby traded in his Grand Cherokee and decided to drive my Benz while searching for his dream truck and I upgraded to a mom SUV!!! It’s crazy how futuristic my Cadillac looks compared to my Benz and it’s only been what? 5 years since the Benz was made? Technology sure does amaze me! My Cadillac likes to be all creepy and tell me where I’m going when it’s hooked up to my phone. I might just be taking my location of my iPhone for awhile to avoid any more old lady freak outs lol.... I’m not ready for my car to be smarter than me. Not yet!
Anyway, back to the reason y’all stopped by! My beautiful Black Gold Accent Stiletto Nails. I may have made it so my nails match my new car. Weird? Maybe? But my nails came out looking just as fab as my new ride!!!
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.