Friday, November 4, 2011

Can't spell LOVE without OV

I have passed by the little red building which is known as OV's Restaurant many times. I have always heard great things about it but have never gone in. Today I did, and I am so glad I did!
OV's is located on Allen's Avenue in Providence. Its got about 10 booths in it, and some bar stools at the counter. The place is owned by a Johnson & Wales graduate, and it is definitely considered a hole in the wall kind of place. They have great food, and at very cheap prices.

I got a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on an everything bagel (my staple breakfast food) and some home fries. My meal came out to 5.75 which is not bad at all. The eggs were fluffy and delicious, the bacon was nice and crispy, and the bagel was grilled on the flat top. YUM. Two other people got the OV's Special which is only three dollars. It comes with two eggs, bacon, home fries, and toast. Pancakes and Crepes were also ordered at the table, and they looked delicious. 
OV's does not only serve breakfast food however, they have appetizers like mozzarella sticks, which were also ordered, wings, sandwiches, soups and more. 

OV's is a great place for college kids on a tight budget to go and enjoy some good quality food. I would highly recommend checking it out the next time you pass by, it will be worth it!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Such a Lush..


For those of you who have not had the pleasure of experiencing the amazing-ness that is Lush, they are a brand that makes a whole bunch of handmade cosmetics. This includes everything from bath stuff, to shower gels, hair treatments, face masks, lotions, soaps, and more. Did I mention it all smells amazing? If you have never been to a Lush store, or if there isn't one around you go check out their website You can order all of their products online as well.

Inside of a Lush store

I have been obsessed with Lush since I first went there my freshman year of college. The thing that first caught my eye were their bubble bars. They smelled amazing and would fill your bath with creamy bubbles. The first bubble bar I ever tried, which is still to this day my all time favorite bar was the comforter bar.

This fruity bubble bar gives the feeling of being hugged by
a jolly blackcurrant. 
The warm aroma of cassis absolute is
so relaxing that you'll go to bed feeling happier and the world
 will seem brighter the next day.

The reason why this bar became my favorite was because, although it is $10 it is so big that you can get many uses out of it. All you need to do is cut it in pieces and put it under the running water to dissolve.

Another one of their most popular items are their Bath Bombs. These are normally are one time use products because many of them have special things inside of them like flowers, but others you could break in half to get two uses out of them. One of their most popular is the Fizzbanger.

We use cinnamon for its spicy, woody notes, creating
an uplifting scent to fight fatigue and feelings of depression.
 Cinnamon is incredibly warming too, making it perfect for
fighting winter chills.
Here is a picture I found of The Fizzbanger doing its thing in the tub

Jack Constantine created Fizzbanger to transform baths into something
new and exciting. Drop one in your bath to experience a symphony
 of crackling candy, like a science experiment gone awry! The color
 will change again and again, from yellow to blue to deep green.
Like all of our new Bath Bombs, it takes forever to fizz away-so
you can enjoy the spectacle for longer.
So while at the mall today to go see the movie Paranormal Activity 3, which in my opinion was better then the other two, I had to stop into Lush and check out all of the new holiday bubble bars and bath bombs they had available. 
After contemplating it for a while I decided to go with the Candy Mountain bubble bar, one I have never tried before. Candy Mountain had a very sweet smell, similar to bubble gum. 

Lush's description of the bath bar: You must have a Candy Mountain in your stocking this year. It is the Creamy Candy Bubble Bar all dressed up for the holiday party in pink and white stripes, and swirled into a majestic peak (the LUSH elves in our factory have quite the time getting these ones just right). Crumble a Candy Mountain under running water and witness the eruption of mass amounts of bubbles, along with an intoxicatingly delicious candy fragrance, thanks to vanilla absolute. The sweetest bath since last Christmas. 
Our irresistible, vanilla scent comes back every holiday season, this year in twisty mountain form

I used less then half of the bar, and it created just enough
bubbles. I can probably get another three uses out of it. 
The bar gave the bath a nice sweet smell, and at first turned the water a light pink color. As the bath continued to fill however, it started to loose its color and turn white. 

I also used one of their hair treatments, H'SUAN WEN HUA. My roommate had bought it a while ago and gave me the rest to try out. It says it is a mega moisturizer for dry hair. Now that the weather is changing, my hair is starting to become quite dry, so I decided to try this product out to see if it would help rehydrate it. 

avocado, vitamin-rich watercress, olive oil and stimulating
rosemary are crammed into this ultra effective treatment
to soften and nourish your hair
I put the treatment in my hair, and left it in for about 20 minutes before rinsing it out. As soon as I began to rinse my hair I could feel a difference. My hair feels a lot softer even after brushing it. I will see how it feels after my hair has dried, but I have a feeling that this is a product I will be returning to Lush for. 

So what are you waiting for!? Go check out the website and browse through their huge selection of products, because everyone deserves a little bit of relaxation every once in a while :)

[To check out more descriptions of the various products like the ones I shared with you in this post, check out the Lush website, they are happy to help!]

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Its Beginning To Look A lot Like Christmas..

... At Starbucks!

This morning I got the news. The news I wait for all year long.. the holiday drinks are now being served at Starbucks! Right after class I rushed over to get my first gingerbread latte of the season, and it was wonderful :) I know it is only the first of November and way too early to start thinking about Christmas, but what can I say.. nothing can turn a crappy day around like a little holiday spirit, no matter how early it is.

Gingerbread goodness in a cup. It's heaven<3

Other delicious drinks include the Caramel Brulée Latte, Eggnog Latte, and the Peppermint Mocha Latte. And the best part? They now offer a skinny version of the Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino that is only 100 calories! Can't get any better then that. 

On another note, this weekend I rented the movie Something Borrowed with Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson from Red Box, and let me tell you.. I absolutely loved it! I haven't found a good chick flick that I have fallen in love with like that in a long time. I haven't read the books, but I am planning on picking it up as soon as my exams are over and I have a little more free time. But I highly recommend renting this movie right away!

So go ahead and run to your local Starbucks and get your hands on one of their holiday drinks, and sit down with this great chick flick..  it just might make your Tuesday a little jollier. :)