Bath and Body Works Fall Haul

Happy Halloween everyone! Today I will be at a brunch with some girlfriends and then working at Anthro while my husband is at his brother’s bachelor party. I hope you have a super spooky day!

Bath and Body Works is my go to place for soaps, candles, wall plug ins and sometimes body products too! I really love their wide variety of scents and get excited when a new collection comes out. Fall is the best time to burn candles so I had to restock my pumpkin and spicy scents. I bought all this over the course of a few weeks, not all at one time!

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The Pumpkin Pecan Waffles candle is super sweet and I really think the malted aspect of the waffle comes out the most. It’s a great sweet and cozy scent that really fills the room. I also picked up some soaps in Bright Autumn Day, Meyer Lemon, Maple Sugar Kiss and Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte. Personally I like the foaming formula the best so I bought them all like that. I know y’all probably know this but never buy a candle at full price – they run promos pretty often to get 2 for $12. Soaps are usually 4 or 5 for $18. Always check out the coupons and deals!

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I then went a little candle crazy! Brown Sugar Allspice smells like a nutmeg wallflower from a few years ago that is no longer available. It’s very spicy and smells like something yummy baking. Leaves is a classic apple and spice scent, and I love the gradient color packaging on this one. We Love Pumpkin is a layered candle that I had never seen online before. I think it’s so fun that you get three scents in one! From top to bottom is Creamy Pumpkin, Roasted Pumpkin Butter, and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin! The Pumpkin Butter scent is very intriguing because that is not available as a stand alone scent. This candle smells very indulgent and perfect for fall!

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These are my most recent purchases. I have been waiting and waiting for the cozy comfort fragrances to come out. I smelled all three and wasn’t super impressed. I did buy a Wrapped In Comfort body cream for a gift though. That same day new candles came out and new soaps. Now I don’t really NEED more soaps but I decided to get some (it’s a whole new collection)! I picked up Cranberry Citrus & Sage and Honeyed Pineapple Pumpkin. These were the two most interesting scents from the collection for me. The packaging is also super pretty.

That’s it for fall so far (minus some wallflowers I forgot to take a picture of; I’m really loving the Caramel Pumpkin Swirl wallflower). Stay tuned for a Christmas haul I’m sure!

September Birchbox

My September Birchbox was a killer! It was packed full of fun goodies to try out. The theme was also all about subscribers, reminding us that we are beautiful. The box design was great! If you haven’t signed up for Birchbox yet you should – it is my favorite monthly box for only $10.

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English Laundry Eau de Parfum Signature for Her – I seriously love this perfume! I’ve never even heard of this brand which is such a great thing about Birchbox. The roller ball is now on my wishlist. It’s inspired by a country garden and has notes of quince, white chocolate, jasmine, rose and orris root for a floral meets woodsy interesting perfume! I can’t say enough how much I really like this – it’s not your average smell!

Juice Beauty Green Apple Sensitive Peel – This is a product that is a cult favorite that I’ve been wanting to try for a while. A peel uses chemicals to remove the top layer of skin for a smoother appearance. In this case it uses fruit derived hydroxy acids to gently exfoliate. I like that I got the sensitive version for my first time trying it out. The bonus is that it smells like apples!

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Pop Beauty Pop Portfolio Eyeshadow Palette – This is part of a larger palette and was one of the sample choice options for this month. It’s actually not the one I chose, but I am so happy I got it! I’m also sad I didn’t choose this as a sample when it was offered before! The eyeshadows are super pigmented and very soft and blendable. I’m not a huge fan of purples and grays, but using this has been very fun.

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Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer – I just got a little sample of this and I wasn’t wowed. Also at $46, the full size is way more than I would ever want to spend on a moisturizer. It was lightweight but nothing special.

Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser – This product I liked more. It has a nice citrus scent and is a lightweight gel formula. It removes oil and balances the skins ph level. It left my skin feeling smooth and clean.

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Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo – This was my sample choice, purple shampoo! I love anything by this little known Italian hair brand, but it is on the pricey side so I haven’t purchased a full size yet. However I get my hands on as many samples as I can! All their products smell amazing like fresh cut flowers, and the scent really stays. It leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth.

Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner – This conditioner is interesting because it is a thicker texture than normal conditioners. It has the same amazing smell too!

Overall there were so many products I loved in this box and 7 samples to review – that means $7 to spend on full size products (which you know I already did). It was such a winner and I loved discovering that perfume!

Birchbox Haul

Y’all know I love shopping on Birchbox so here is one of my recent hauls.

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Bumble and Bumble Classic Hairspray – This is a great hairspray. It smells good, keeps everything in place, is a fine spray and is not crunchy. What more could I want?

Mr. Natty Face Forest Soap Beard Shampoo – My husband really loves this stuff for keeping his beard soft and clean. It’s a bar that you can leave in the container and it creates a really nice lather. It is all natural and lightly exfoliates. The scent is rosemary and mint so it will wake you up too!

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These two items came in my free mystery sample pack that you can add on to any $35 + order.

12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment – This is a great leave in spray for dry and damaged hair. It boosts the vibrancy of existing color and prevents future damage. I love leave in treatments so this was a nice sample to try for me.

Derma E Hydrating Night Creme – This is also a nice size sample of something I had not tried yet. This is another moisturizer with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. Unlike the Air Repair one in my last post, this one is much thicker and more scented. I like the way it feels though – like it’s giving me some deep moisture.

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I got this extra sample pack with some beard products I ordered for Michael. I also ordered a trial size of Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdressers Invisible Oil Primer (which I love). I think it’s great that I got a full size Mally eyeshadow product (worth $20). I also got a small Caudalie Vinosource Serum sample and one La Fresh Face Cleanser wipe. The wipe didn’t really seem worth it but getting that full size product made it ok for me.

August Birchbox

The August Birchbox had a super cute pool design for the end of summer. Birchbox is my favorite and original subscription box. It’s $10 a month and you get to pick one of your samples. They also have an amazing points system for reviewing your samples and buying full size products. Here’s a look at what I got in August.

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Rusk Volumizing Mousse – Unfortunately mousse is not a product I use so I didn’t even try this out. I gave it to a friend instead.

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Coola SPF 30 Organic Makeup Setting Spray – This was my selection and I;m not sure I made the right decision. I like makeup setting sprays and I thought that this having sunscreen would be great. However you have to be careful to hold your breath when you use it because inhaling the chemical sunscreen ingredients is not a good idea. This felt a bit sticky on my face. I would rather use a moisturizer with SPF. The second time I tried to use it the spray part stopped working.

Beauty Protector Protect & Oil – I have been wanting to try this product for a while. I love the spray version and this oil smells just as good! It made my hair soft and shiny – I love it.

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Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer – This moisturizer has hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to get deep moisture into your skin. I really like this – it’s lightweight and sinks into my skin.

Laqa & Co Cheeky Lip Tint – This is a product that can work on lips and cheeks. I have only used it on my lips though. It is a super bright color and a kind of matte feeling. It’s fun but not my favorite lip product.

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Overall I got five products and two were basically unusable. This wasn’t my best box but stay tuned because next month’s Birchbox was a great one!