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If Severus Snape Shopped At Lush Christmas Gift Box Idea!

As many of you know I am a huge fan of Harry Potter and especially Severus Snape so I decided to create a Christmas gift box based on my blog post — If Severus Snape Shopped at Lush!

It’s super easy and fun to put together your own Severus Snape box for Christmas! I picked up a Halloween themed box from JoAnn and paired it with some potion bottles from Michael’s. Then I chose a bunch of Lush products that I think Snape would use (yes, I believe he’s a bath hedonist!) I also added a Halloween Kringle Candle and some Rae Dunn wooden matches because if you’re going to bath correctly you need a candle!

Finally, I added an official Severus Snape wand for an added touch! Check out my video on YouTube to see how I created this fantastic Harry Potter Christmas gift,

Here’s a pic of my If Severus Snape Shopped At Lush Christmas Gift Box!

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Harry Potter Wand Make-Up Brushes

As you all know I’m a HUGE fan of Harry Potter, especially Severus Snape, so when I found these Harry Potter Wand Make-Up Brushes on Amazon for a very nice price I had to get a set just for the novelty.


In the set you get wand replicas from Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Albus Dumbledore, and Lord Voldemort that are

  • Foundation blending brush: Smooth foundation application made easy.
  • Eyeshadow brush: Apply eyeshadow for quick and even coverage.
  • Contour brush: Even application of color on your cheeks.
  • Eyebrow brush: Creates precise lining. Can be used with gel, cream or powder liners.
  • Lip brush: Precision of color on the lips.

The brushes are not but not super high quality nor bad quality in the least. I really love the lip brush!

I really got them because I love unique Harry Potter items, the bag you get with them is nice too.

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If Severus Snape Shopped At Lush…

I happen to be a huge fan of Severus Snape and Lush and Harry Potter. Did I mention I’m a Harry Potter fanatic?

Anyway, last Fall I did a If Lucius Malfoy Shopped At Lush… post for fun as I wasn’t quite sure Professor Snape would wander into Lush. But I’ve since changed my mind. I can actually see Severus sneaking along the soap wall, Lush basket in hand with a sour smirk on his face trying not to be noticed.

While Lucius was all about shampooing those blond locks, I think Severus would be more appreciative of the herbal benefits of Lush. So my first pick for Severus Snape is going to be…

Lush Aqua Marina Cleanser


Ironically Aqua Marina this is not one of my favorite scents, it was just a bit too strong for my nose but I imagine that Severus would be enthralled by the “mineral-rich nori seaweed”. In fact this looks like something you might find in the potions closet and he probably needs a good cleansing kaolin clay being that he’s in the dirty dungeon for a good deal of his classes.

Lush Sea Vegetable Soap


I really don’t really think that Severus wants to smell like luscious lavender but Sea Vegetable? Yes indeed. Unbeknownst to him he might even elicit a passing smile from the ladies at Hogwarts from this ocean scented delight.

“The Comforter” Bubble Bar


I’m going to make a grand assumption here and possibly mess with the Harry Potter canon by thinking that just maybe Severus Snape enjoys a good bubble bath after berating students and plotting with (and against) the Dark Lord all day. The Comforter Bubble Bar has got blackcurrant and citrus to wash away the grime and relax even the most jaded resident of Hogwarts.

Lush Shine So Bright

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While the Harry Potter books allude to Professor Snape being a greasy haired git, we all know better. Severus just has very misunderstood hair and I’m sure a little Shine So Bright would rev up those black tresses so they shine like a raven.

Secret Arts (formally Dark Arts) Jelly Bomb

This Jelly Bomb screams Severus Snape and being that it used to be called Dark Arts I’m wondering if it was inspired by him. Now it’s just called Secret Arts and it still screams Severus Snape. I  believe that Professor Snape would love Brazilian orange oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil and Sweet Almond essential oil that makes up this unique formula.


I also think that Severus might even ask for a few free samples at the counter. After all, he’s not as wealthy as Lucious and who in their right mind would turn down a free sample pot of Hair Custard.


I do believe he’d nick a tub of Dark Angels from Lucius too!

Also be sure to check out my Lush Dark Angels Review on YouTube!

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Be A Harry Potter Slytherin Witch For Halloween!

There is a lot going on in the Harry Potter fandom world including these Harry Potter Make-Up Brushes that just look so cool. So being an insanely obsessed Harry Potter fan I thought I’d share what make-up I’d wear if I was a witch in Slytherin House. What?!? No Gryffindor you may ask? Alas, as much as I love Hermione, Harry and Ron I’m on Team Snape.

So here’s a little Slytherin House inspired make-up to inspire you for Halloween!


The Color Palette…

I wanted to use colors that represented Slytherin House like green but I also wanted to capture the essence of witches and wizards so I used a lot of purple, gold and red. The rust felt like a potion color for me so I added that in too.

The Eyes…

I spent the most time on my eyes because I wanted to go super dramatic. Don’t be afraid to get dark on your eyes, think stage make-up for Halloween.

While using just green might be the obvious choice for Slytherin eyeshadow I wanted to go dark so I used a combo of the Urban Decay Shadow Box Palette and the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Quads in Rust. The Kat Von D case reminds me so much of Harry Potter, it is gorgeous!

I went super dark on my eyes using the purple, green and dark brown from Urban Decay and Kat Von D. I also added a little Lilac Lust from the Maybelline Color Tattoo Crayon. I highlighted with the white shade from the Shade + Light palette to give myself a ghostly effect.

I also went dark with my eyeliner and mascara. I used a Smashbox Kohl eyeliner because I felt like the crayon was more true to Harry Potter than a liquid. I used Urban Decay Perversion for my mascara. Up close and in person it looked dark but very witchy!


The Lips…

I choose the Borghese B Lip Gloss in Shimmer Berry because it looks a bit like a red shiny apple, with a shimmery shine of course!

The Face…

I use my NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick to give a little all over gold magic shimmer to my face. Very appropriate for walking the halls of Hogwarts.

The Nails…

I used the SinfulColors Nail Polish in Rich in Heart because it’s a beautiful blackish red. Perfect for holding a quill pen in Snape’s potion class.

I topped it off with a purple witch hat and a black jacket. The look took me about 45 minutes to complete and it’s a great way to give homage to Harry Potter and Slytherin House while handing out candy on Halloween. Once the kids are gone you can eat the left over candy and watch The Half-Blood Prince.


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Harry Potter Nails For the Release of The Cursed Child

I’m very excited to say that I got my hands on a copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child today so I’m celebrating with a little Harry Potter nail art. I used Ulta and Sally Hansen polish to great an homage to Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor and Slytherin which of course are the four houses of Hogwarts.


I also painted my thumb black for Severus Snape. So happy birthday Harry, I look forward to digging into this book tonight.


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JK Rowling Owns Me

The funny thing about Harry Potter is that prior to September 1st of this year I quite simply had no clue as to what the hype was about. I was either too old or had a kid that was too young for Harry Potter to be on my radar. I always thought the Harry Potter kid was some weird wizard version of Cousin Oliver. Uh, yeah I was clearly wrong.

Sept. 1st

We had already gone through every kids movie on the planet (try watching Frozen for the 57th time) when I reluctantly pressed the button on Amazon Instant Video for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I was expecting a dopey movie about trains and wizards, by the end I was hooked to the wall watching Alan Rickman making potions in the basement.

Oh and the kid liked it too.

Sept. 2nd to Sept 15th

Over the next 2 weeks we immersed ourselves in Hogwarts by watching the rest of the Harry Potter movies. My kid gave up after the Chamber of Secrets. Not me, I plowed on to the bitter end of the war and emerged a changed woman.

Sept 16th

I started reading the Harry Potter series on Sept. 16th. Showering, eating and sleeping came in second place to reading Harry Potter. By the time I started the Order of the Phoenix my family kinda gave up on me. They knew the light at the end of the tunnel was my finishing the last book, or so they thought.

Late October

My Harry Potter withdrawal has been harsh. My friends groan when I mention Alan Rickman updates and tune me out when I babble about conspiracy theories and plot lines. Was Ron really Dumbledore? Why didn’t Hermione use the time turner to bring back Sirius Black (who by the way was my least favorite character)? Was Draco a werewolf?

Present day

My new friend is Pottermore which I diligently check every day and I’ve now taken to collecting cans to fund our family trip to Leavesden in 2021.

Yep, JK Rowling owns me now.

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Why Do Middle Aged Moms Want Severus Snape?

Over the years seemingly sane middle aged moms (including me) have gone bat shit crazy over Severus Snape, the somewhat tragic hero of the Harry Potter films and I have a theory as to why.

Snape is not Potter

Not many 40+ moms are into Harry (you’re young enough to be our son) Potter. Yes, Daniel Radcliffe is grown up now and appeared nude in Equus but that still doesn’t make him sexy. Sorry Daniel, we love you, but not like that.

Snape is mysterious

Yes, we know Severus Snape loved Lily and liked to pick on Potter but aside from that he’s a bit of a mystery man. What does he eat for breakfast? What would you buy him for Christmas? Boxers or briefs? Women kind of dig a bit of mystery man.

The Snape Rickman algorithm 

This one is pretty huge. In the Harry Potter books Snape was a gnarly old git who according to JK Rowling smells of bitterness and old shoes, but in the movies we get Alan Rickman. I doubt there is a straight woman over 40 that isn’t into Alan Rickman wearing a cravat and that buttoned up black frock. This is precisely the algorithm that created the dirty Severus Snape fan fiction that is all over the web. Thank Merlin for Mr. Rickman and I bet he smells pretty good too.

And speaking of that black frock

Back in the 80’s European men like John Taylor from Duran Duran wore long black coats that kind of conditioned us to swoon at the site of European men wearing long black coats. So seeing Severus Snape wearing a long black coat must trigger some sort of suppressed memory, at least that’s my theory. Oh and those buttons, what woman wouldn’t fancy unbuttoning Alan Rickman (err…Severus Snape).

Snape lives in the basement

Now normally a gnarly old git who smells of bitterness and old shoes and who lives in basement would be pretty darn unattractive. Not so with Snape. The idea of sneaking off into his lair (think Batman) just makes him even more attractive.

He’s a bad boy

I really even hate to say this but it’s true. Women love that bad boy image and walking along side the Death Eaters in the name of love just gets our goat. Geesh. Woman are pathetic.

And finally, his shoes. 

No really! Mature woman care about nice shoes, and they should. There is nothing more sexy than a man who wears quality shoes. Now you might have to dig on this one but check out the scene in The Half-Blood Prince where Snape is sewing Draco back up in the bathroom after Potter used the Sectumsempra curse on him. Snape has really nice shoes on. So sexy.

And there you have it, obviously…a few of the reasons the over forty female crowd needs to wipe a little drool off their face after watching Harry Potter.