Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Best of Bath Bombs: Easter Edition


The Best of Bath Bombs: Easter Edition
with Lush Cosmetics

It’s almost Easter weekend and the busy bunnies at Lush are showing off an incredible selection of limited edition feel-good products in their windows! Skincare, haircare, shower and bath fun, and more. We stopped in (and definitely stayed awhile) to chat about a few beautiful bubbly bath bombs this year. Lush is such an amazing company. In addition to the brand’s creativity and playfulness, we love them for their handmade products (no one else does fresh, organic, ethical, and sustainable like Lush) as well as their absolute commitment to protecting people, animals, and the planet. Come see for yourself!

This Easter, every Lush indulgence is full of meticulously-sourced ingredients that benefit your body and mind, plus the communities and environments that produce them. Time to fill your baskets before they hop away for good!



Golden Egg Bath Bomb Melt: Creamy honey-toffee luxury

How do you like your eggs? Toffee-scented with glittering gold and packed full of fair trade cocoa butter? Soak in a dazzling bath of moisturizing olive oil and golden luster until your skin feels softer than caramel and smells more scrumptious than anything from Mr. Wonka’s factory. Uplifting bergamot and sweet, wild orange oils help to tone and brighten the skin, and give a sweet fruitiness to this most luxurious soak. How to Use: Fill your bathtub up with warm water, drop in your Golden Egg, then sink in and enjoy the show.





 EasteratLush_Image4Bunch of Carrots Bubble Bar: Freshly picked for spring

Dig up the dirt on refreshing tropical bathing with this colorful trio of carrots. Hold one under running water to send bubbly clouds of buchu, lemon, and grapefruit oils swirling around your bath, then pop it on the side of your tub to dry for next time. The distinctive, bright colors of this heritage bunch make it an attractive addition to Easter baskets and bath times alike. How to Use: Hold your reusable bubble bar under the running tap. Splash the water around a little bit to create big and frothy bubbles. Make sure to let your bubble bar dry out completely in between uses.





Humpty Dumpty Bath Bomb: Good for up to three baths!

As soon as this cheerful egghead touches the water, his caramel-smooth personality is revealed in notes of bright bergamot and Brazilian orange oils. Crack a smile as his outer shell breaks away, revealing a hidden alter-ego, a perfectly formed fried egg (an all-vegan variety of course). If you’re in a hump and down in the dumps, it’s now easy to flip your spirits onto the sunnyside. How to Use: Fill your bathtub with warm water, drop in the bath bomb and lie back to enjoy its lovely color and gorgeous fragrance. To make your experience even more memorable, combine your fragrant bath bomb with a luxury bath melt.





Which Came First? Bath Bomb: It’s a citrusy Easter miracle!

If this sweet and citrusy bath bomb can’t answer the age-old question then what can? Crack open the generously-sized pink egg to coax out the surprise inside and enjoy three egg-cellent soaks over a couple of nights. Or, if you fancy something really decadent, use the entire bomb at once to infuse your bathwater with deliciously sweet, fuchsia waters brimming over with fruity fragrance. Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the bathtub, of course! How to Use: Hold the egg in one hand and give it a good whack, right onto a hard surface. Fill your bathtub with warm water; drop in one half of the egg and lay back to enjoy its lovely color and gorgeous fragrance. To make your experience even more memorable, combine your fragrant bath bomb with a luxury bath melt.




Click to read about more fun Easter items from Lush, then stop into Lush at Paseo Nuevo to try everything yourself! Their shop just off Center Court is a super sweet sensory experience where you can try it all and feel good about the products, people, and causes in which you’re investing.

Store hours and information for Lush Cosmetics at Paseo Nuevo.

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Rainy Weekend Must-Haves

Ready for rain? California is! And if scattered showers means a hot cup of tea while we lounge around in a facial hydration mask and oversized quilted throw, well we’re ready for a whole week of rain too.


Oh So Snuggly  At the tiniest hint of El Nino this weekend, we’re jumping for charcoal knits, fluffy furry moccs, and quilted throws. Did you know UGG is a Deckers Brand, headquartered in Goleta, CA? They sponsored this year’s 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival whose opening gala lit up the pathways of Paseo Nuevo with huge spotlights, colorful projections, champagne glasses, and a dance party in Center Court! There’s plenty of cozy sweaters on our shop shelves – for now. Spring collections coming in soon!

NEW! Don’t Ask Why Hoodie Sweater in Glacier Grey from American Eagle: $44.95 (B2GO!)
UGG® Australia Dakota Moccasin from Victoria’s Secret: $100.00
Nap™ Quilted Throw Blanket from Brookstone


Get Cozy with Coffee  The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on State has a few things to keep you toasty during all this chilly drizzle. Coffee or tea?

English Breakfast Tea from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: $8.79
French Vanilla Coffee from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: $11.99


Rainy Revival  Home spa days are better when it’s raining outside. Facial masks from Sephora are the simplest and most impactful way to rejuvenate your skin, fast! Whatever your face might be craving – hydration to exfoliation to brightening – Sephora has a little something something to help you feel refreshed and looking your best. And Lush next to Center Court has plenty of bath bombs to round out a morning of mind and body revival. It’s nice having so many ways to treat yourself!

Dr. Jart+ Brightening Infusion Hydrogel Mask: $7.50
Tony Moly I’m Real – Aloe and Rice Face Mask Sheets for hydrated and clear skin (2 packs): $7.50

GlamGlow mask Treatments $69.00 each
Clockwise from top: GlamGlow Flashmud™ Brightening Treatment, Thirstymud™ Hydrating Treatment, Youthmud™ Tinglexfoliate Treatment, and Supermud™ Clearing Treatment

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Get the Look! #Oscars2016

#Oscars2016 was a night unlike any of the 87 Academy Awards ceremonies before it! In addition to the incredible nominated talent, important spotlighted issues, and outstanding performances, the fashion on the red carpet this year (for those on trend patrol!) was nothing short of newsworthy. If you looked toward LA from Santa Barbara, you could almost see the cameras flashing. It was Hollywood’s biggest night and the stars’ stylists showed-up to show-off.  With all of Paseo Nuevo’s shops and national retailers rolling out their spring collections (with sales now popping up for last season!), there’s a few spring trends from Sunday that we already have our eye on. Check out this powerful girl crew in a few of our favorite looks from the weekend! Then #ShopPaseNuevo and #GetTheLook!


POP OF CITRUS  This citrus is so spring! It’s a tone that says fresh, fiery, and fun all in one. These flirty fringy heels from Nine West and new Puebla handbag from Aldo both have us orange with envy.

Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney

Nine West Hustle Open Toe Suede Sandals in red/orange. $119.00

ALDO New! Puebla Handbag in turquoise and orange. $12.00



NECK HIGH IN JEWELS  The plunge neckline was major showstopper all over Oscars night! (Victoria’s Secret knows the secret to mastering this trend with no slip ups). In addition to nailing the neckline, Olivia’s jeweled clutch and necklace were equally breathtaking! Have you embraced the reborn choker trend? Express has a necklace on sale now that hits the mark while keeping it daywear ready.

Olivia Wilde in Valetino Haute Couture, Neil Lane jewelry, and Roger Vivier bag

Express Mini Rhinestone and Cord Choker Necklace in black. ON SALE $7.99

ALDO Trawick Clutch in light pink. $50.00


FULL-SLEEVED CUT OUTS  The cutouts continue, spotlighting new hot spots every week. We love this angular waist cut-out on Rooney. Sleeves keep these cut-out dresses cool and ladylike – plus, the style practicality of going from afternoon wine in the Funk Zone to late night dinner on State Street just can’t be beat with this one. Our ANGL look is actually two pieces, ready to be mixed-and-matched with your other go-to crops, and this cutout clutch is a Givenchy gown look alike!

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

ANGL Cross Waist Long Sleeve Crop Top. $39.99

Simple Soft Knit Pencil Skirt in Emerald. $36.99.

ALDO NEW! Vinton Clutch in white. $30.00


PERFECTLY PURPLE  We think this handsome purple watch would make Tina Fey proud – good style and good time management! #BossBabes get the look of her sapphire and diamond necklace RIGHT NOW for BOGO 50% off at WH | BM in Paseo Nuevo.

Tiny Fey in Versace and Bulgari necklace

Ribbon Hair Ties in purple from Sephora. $5.00

Nine West WatchMe Bracelet Watch in purple metal. $49.00

Sodalite Short Statement Necklace in blue bell. $60.00


GO RED How to be Fearless in Red 101! GoRed for Women with Macy’s and American Heart Association was at Santa Barbara’s Fess Parker just last week. We all looked just like this.

Charlize Theron for Mad Max in Dior Haute Couture and Harry Winston jewelry

ANGL Multi-wear Elegant Maxi Dress  $69.99

ALDO Warwick Clutch in orange. $50.00


JUST LIKE JLAW  And of course, Jennifer Lawrence for Joy looking oh-so-chic in Dior Couture. Is lace getting edgier or is it just us? The bronze smoky eye is a spring makeup must and you can always count on Sephora to have just what you’re looking for – and more!

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture (and a perfect blonde bob!)

ANGL Ophelia Organza Party Dress (Just sold out!)

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze from Sephora. $25.00

NARS Single Eye Shadow in Galapagos from Sephora. $25.00