Freebie Friday: Win Lush Cosmetics V-Day Products!

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senior beauty editor jade taylor visits the factory…again

Last year when I visited the Lush headquarters in Vancouver, Canada to make Halloween products, I truly had one of the best times of my life. Not only did I get to see how the company hand makes all of their insanely amazing products, but I also got to meet all of the hardworking, passionate people behind the brand. So naturally I was beyond stoked when Lush invited me back to the factory to make Valentine’s Day products for the upcoming holiday!

The first product I got to make was limited edition The Kiss Lip Tint, a gorgeous pink balm that leaves lips plump and moisturized. Then I got to whip up Prince Charming: a limited edition shower cream that’s made up of yummy things like pomegranate juice and organic cocoa butter and leaves skin feeling soft and smelling divine. Lastly, I got to make Unicorn Horn, a magical, pastel rainbow bath dream blended with lavender, ylang ylang, and neroli. Basically, I ended the day covered in glitter and smelling like an actual real-life angel.

Make sure to check out the video below for all the behind the scenes shenanigans, but that’s not all: If you’re dying for any of the products, good news, because you can win them all! Simply like this post on our Facebook page and we’ll choose a few lucky Lushies to win.

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Beginnings of making The Kiss Lip Tint!

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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.