Lush Product Review 

Lush Cosmetics

Giving gifts to others is something I particularly enjoy and more often than not I lean towards gifting beauty products since that tends to be what I know the most about. Lately I’ve been gifting products from Lush because they have the cutest packaging and everything they have smells genuinely fresh and invigorating (well…almost everything)! Don’t believe me? Just walk into your local Lush store and see for yourself.

After all these years of purchasing Lush for others, I decided it was time to try their products myself. After all, I was in need of a new toner, eye cream, and face/body scrub. I have been using these products for the past month or so now and here is my take on each one…

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12 Hours in Florence

LaCasabloga - Florence - Oct 8

This past weekend we took a day trip up to Florence. We hopped on one of the numerous high speed trains that shuttle people back and forth from Rome to Florence, which is only an hour and a half ride, so not too long. I took advantage of this time to catch up on my Italian on my favorite app, Duolingo. See more ways on how I study Italian here. Although Florence is quite a beautiful city, the non-stop rain and cold weather that we encountered made it difficult to fully take in the wonderful sights the city has to offer (check out video on my YouTube channel here or by clicking on the video below).

We received a good bit of recommendations on what to do in Florence from our well-traveled friends in Rome. Since it was our first time in Florence (and first time north of Rome overall!) we wouldn’t have known what were the good spots to check out had we not received recommendations.

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“Fall”ing for Italy

Flaminio

I never thought I’d see the day but it’s finally starting to cool down in Rome, signs of fall slowly moving in. The heat was so intense and humid the past couple of months that the change in temperature has certainly come at the right time. Speaking of change, as Jared and I were walking home from the supermarket the other day, I was thinking of the change we have endured in the little time we’ve been here already. Since leaving the States, I’ve had to learn to live without things that others may consider necessary; an active cell phone plan, a car, air conditioning, clothes dryer, hot water (we were without it for a week), but it’s all the price of living here.

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