Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting Montreux - a municipality in the district of Riviera- Pays d'Enhaut in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It's located on Lake Geneva and the view is absolutely beautiful!

Montreux is known for hosting of the most famous Jazz festivals in the world. It's held in July and has been running for over 40 years!


LUSH Halloween 2016

Whether you go all out for Halloween, or just want to stay inside and avoid it all together, be sure to shop Lush's Halloween products before they're gone! As expected, Lush came out with such beautiful and delicious smelling treats for the occasion and we're so excited to share a few with you!

1. Autumn Leaf $6.95

Time-lapse bathing
"This stunning bath bomb brings the beauty of nature's autumnal metamorphosis right into your tub. Watching it dissolve in the bath is like watching the trees turn colors, only in fast forward! Breathe in the grounding yet uplifting perfume, full of bergamot, neroli and sandalwood, and brace yourself for winter's arrival."

This product is amazing ! Simply fill your bathtub with warm water, drop in the bath bomb and lie back to enjoy its lovely color and gorgeous fragrance. Left untouched in the bath, and you'll be left with a gorgeous spectacle. It fizzes and swirls, creating a maple leaf pattern. It almost makes you feel guilty for climbing into the bath to enjoy the scented bath water!
This is a great bath bomb for a cold night- it's a slow fizzer so the coloured foam lasts a long time, leaving you with a burnt orange/ amber coloured bath. It has a subtle spicy scent that is perfect for the fall. It is a nice stress reducer and leaves you feeling relaxed, and refreshed afterwards. 

2. Boo Bath Melt $5.95

One spicy spirit

"Our luxurious Halloween bath melt might be one of the smallest treats in the range, but don't let appearances fool you: this little ghost packs a seriously perfumed punch! Drop Boo into your bath water and watch it slowly go milky with moisturizing cocoa butter to give you hauntingly beautiful skin, perfumed with warming ginger and a bouquet of floral and citrus oils."

This product will leave your skin feeling soft and luxurious. It dissolves slowly, and leaves the water pure white by the end. The fragrance is heavenly and it's so cute!The perfect stress reliever, or addition to a soak in the bath tub, giving your skin an extra TLC.

3. Monsters' Ball $7.25

Multicolored mutant

"Throw yourself a ball by reveling in possibly the most beautiful bath water ever. This cyclops' outer layer creates layers of pink froth on top of deep blue-purple waters as its fruity lime and neroli perfume fills the air. Make sure you save a dance for this beautiful monstrosity. Trust us, you won't regret it!"

This bath bomb gives off a zesty lime smell and contains lime and neroli - great for cleansing and clearing pores, stimulating radiance, and leaving your skin with a glow. This also, is a work of art as the colours are stunning and ones that suit the colder months ahead.
Upon contact, the bath bomb immediately fizzes and froths, sending streams of pink and blue that decorate the water, it is so beautiful and like so many other Lush products, creates the ultimate bath experience. 

Which Lush Halloween products will you be picking up? We'd love to hear from you! letters@sarahvelasco.com



Last week, I was in Villeneuve for a concert. Villeneuve is a municipality of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland, located on Lake Geneva. It's so beautiful!


Halloween Essentials

Just in time for Halloween, Essence Cosmetics, The Face Shop, and Rocky Mountain Soap have beauty essentials to get you ready. Whether your costume is spooky, sexy, or somewhere in between, these products will perfect any Halloween look. 

1. Rocky Mountain Soap $5.25
"Fennel and Star Anise are guaranteed to repel zombie attacks. All you have to do is wash with this soap everyday. It makes your skin nice and soft, too."

2. Essence Cosmetics Nail Polish $2.99
Essence has such affordable products and this nail polish provides incredible gel shine. It's not tested on animals, and is DBG, toluene, and formaldehyde free.

3. Essence Cosmetics Nail Polish $2.49
Essence Cosmetics 'The Metals' come in a variety of colors. They're pigmented and have a 'wow' factor, even after one coat! These dry quickly and won't disappoint.

4. Essence Cosmetics Lipstick $3.49
Great everyday neutral semi-long wear, moisturizing and easy to apply.

5. The Face Shop Character Mask $4

"Skincaretainment" at its finest! Why not treat your skin while looking like a cute animal?!

Which products will you be picking up? We'd love to hear from you letters@sarahvelasco.com