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!

Bath and Body Works Haul

Bath and Body Works recently had their big semi annual sale so of course I used a coupon to pick up some new summer scents. Here’s the haul!

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Their foaming soap is my favorite formula and I had never smelled any from this new collection yet. I read the descriptions and just decided to go for it! Thankfully I like all of these scents. Driftwood Surf is a blend of nectarine blossom, ocean driftwood and warm amber. Perfect Beach Day is blend of watery melon, young coconut and sparkling bergamot. Sunrise Sail is a blend of fresh orange, crushed cranberries and creamy vanilla. I think this is my favorite of the bunch! Seaside Sunset is a blend of dewy pear, peony petals and sun-kissed peach.

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Wallflowers are a great way to scent your home 24/7. When people walk into my apartment they always comment on how good it smells thanks to these little guys! I picked up Island Colada, Brilliant Citrus and Sunset Beach. Sunset Beach was my favorite candle last summer – it’s a great blend of pineapple, papaya and sugarcane.

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I picked up a green loofah because you can never have too many of these. I went off the reviews for this Mango Dragonfruit candle and it smells great! It’s very tropical and perfect for summer.

Did you get any great deals during the SAS? I’ve also heard talk on the blogosphere (thanks mom for the heads up) that the next candle collection coming out in early August is called Cork and Vine. Personally I’m excited for Sparkling Pear Riesling!

Birchbox Lovely Day Limited Edition Box

Every couple of months Birchbox comes out with a new limited edition box and I carefully watch to see if it would be a good one. This month they had the Lovely Day Box which they were advertising for Mother’s Day but I bought one for myself (don’t worry I got something else amazing for Mom). So here’s the scoop: it’s still available for $62! Don’t forget to add on the mystery sample pack and try one of these coupons before you buy: TAKEOFF20, COMEBACK20, MOBILE20, WELCOMEOFFER20, TAKEOFF10.

 

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As always the packaging is gorgeous and gift worthy. They also included a card with the product descriptions. Let’s dig in!

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Cargo Blush in Cannes – This is a vary large tin of blush and I have heard good things about this brand. Unfortunately I do not think think peach color will work for my skin tone. This is good for warm tones and my pale skin is cool – one of the other varying colors would have worked better. I am trying to swap this. (It must me popular though because it’s out of stock right now on Birchbox).

Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Meg – This is another product where the colors will vary and I got one I don’t love wah wahhhh. I am familiar with this formulation from my recent Jouer Matchbox and it rocks but this color is described as a “creamy honey pink”. It just looked too close to my actual lip color and I’m afraid it will wash me out. I much prefer bright and fun lip colors anyway. Trying to swap this too…bummer.

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Living Proof Nightcap Overnight Hair Perfector – I think this will be the fifth product I have sampled by this relatively new brand and they all rock and smell AMAZING! I have a full size of the PhD 5-in-1 Styling Treatment and it’s great! I used this the other night on wet hair and it felt soft the next morning and helped hold my waves. I actually got a compliment the next day!

Rituals Foaming Shower Gel – I like the formula of this – very similar to a shaving cream. The scent (Hammam Delight) eucalyptus and mint is not my favorite scent. It’s too fresh when I prefer sweet fruity scents.

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Harney and Sons Assorted Teas – Y’all I LOVE tea so this was very exciting to get. I got 7 different flavors including Caribe, Earl Grey Supreme, Pomegranate¬† Oolong, and Tilleul with Mint. Getting to try out multiple flavors was great! On the Harney and Sons website they actually sell sample sets! I would love to order one of these sometime.

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Nails INC Gel Effect Polish in Porchester Square and Mayfair Lane – These polishes are supposed to give the effect of gel without a UV lamp through plasticiser technology (whatever that is). I tried out the gray color and I like the formula and brush, but the bottle cap is bulky. It chipped the next day unfortunately.

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Greenleaf Bella Freesia Candle Tin – This scent is a clean blend of freesia, white tea, amber and cotton blossom. I like it – it’s slightly floral but not overpowering. I wish this company had other scents on the BB website because I feel like $10 is a good price for the size.

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Davines Anti Aging Hand Cream – I love this brand and I love this cream! It has a light floral scent (just like their hair products) and packs a punch with great anti aging ingredients. It’s a winner in my book!

Illume Go Be Lovely Demi Perfume – We sell this brand at Anthropologie so I had smelled the candles before but had not tried the beauty products. You could have gotten one of two scents and YAY I got the one I wanted! Coconut Milk Mango is so yummy and tropical. I also love roller balls so this is perfect with gorgeous packaging.

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Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum – This is a pretty expensive product to lighten discolorations (which I don’t have), but I’ve enjoyed getting to finally try out a product from this brand. They use ingredients from grapes (hence the vino) for an all natural treatment. It feels very nice going on because it’s oil free.

Overall I love this box! It’s a good deal and a great way to sample a wide range of products. I would have to say my favorite things are the tea and perfume! This would make a great Mother’s Day present and I bet you can still get it in time!

Christmas Beauty Presents

My family obviously knows I love beauty products – there were quite a few on my wish list. Here’s the ones I got for Christmas.

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Beauty Blender – They sell this on Birchbox and at Sephora and I had been hearing a lot of hype about it so it was at the top of my list. My future sister-in-law who also loves beauty products got it for me. Previously I had only used my fingers to apply liquid foundation – never a sponge. You wet this one, squeeze out the water, apply the foundation to the sponge then stipple all over your face to get an even, airbrush like application. The thing is you have to wash it out after each use or else it will stain. Overall I like it and I get better coverage, but there are a few downsides. It takes longer to do my makeup because I have to wash it after. I also tried using normal soap to clean it but that didn’t work – I used the special blender cleanser that came with it and it worked much better but not every stain has come out. And when I squeeze it after washing lots of pink dye goes down the drain which makes me wonder what I’m putting on my face.

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Fossil 1954 Perfume – I smelled this several months ago in the store and was hooked! It’s a sweet and spicy floral combination that is very unique. It has scents of mandarin blossom, pink pepper, ginger, rose, white freesia and Texas cedar. The bottle is also made of gorgeous cut glass. My family was so sweet that I got TWO! One large and one travel size.

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Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eye Liner – I love this set of 5 liners from Mally – I had never tried them before but they are on Birchbox. They came in a pretty gold snakeskin printed case with a sharpener. The pencil really does have a great staying power and all the colors are pretty except the rose gold which I have learned just doesn’t show up on my skin color. I would recommend these!

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OPI 10 Pack of Style – This is a mini polish collection based on Coca-Cola. It has several classic colors like red, silver and pink and then some more interesting colors like green and black cherry. A top coat and nail strengthener were a great addition. I like mini polishes because it is hard to use up a full bottle.

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Laura Geller Spackle Eyelid Invisible Eye Primer – This is a great brand I know they sell at lots of different retailers. This stuff really works! It’s not greasy at all or colored, goes on smooth and helps the shadow stick!

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Bath and Body Works Sugar Plum Dream Body Scrub and Ultra Shea Body Cream – Raise your hand if you’re also obsessed with products from Bath and Body Works. Yep I thought so. I’ve actually never tried their body scrub before but I know I love the body cream. This scent is also not too holiday which I like.

I also got an awesome box of Lush goodies from my husband that I forgot to take a picture of. If you’ve never been to one of their stores – they smell AMAZING! All of their products are hand made out of fresh ingredients. I got hooked on their bath bombs last year and have been trying more of their products. My sampler box came with a bear bath bomb, Honey Trap lip balm, a soap, Hot Toddy shower gel, and Sympathy for the Skin body lotion (smells like banana and vanilla!). I highly recommend going to the store to try out some things – they are good about giving free samples. I also recommend their gift boxes for trying a bunch of new things! I also got my husband the R&B hair moisturizer for his beard. It smells so good and fruity and helps to soften and tame his huge beard. Next I can’t wait to get him Kalamazoo – a face wash for beards!

Bath and Body Works Haul

About a month ago I made a BBW haul and never posted it….then last week the 3 wick candles were $8 (?!?!?!?!?) so I thought I would show you what scents I picked out for both hauls.

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Y’all I LOVE their hand soaps! I chose Cozy Vanilla Cream, Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, Honeyed Nectarine, Brown Sugar & Carrots, and Pear Wood Cider.

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I grabbed some wallflowers too: Cranberry Woods, Pumpkin Apple, Leaves, and Caramel Pumpkin Swirl.

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Look at this cute little owl wallflower! The best part? It lights up so it’s also a nightlight!

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And here’s my holiday candle haul! Spiced Apple Toddy, Tis the Season, and Champagne Toast. I love the beautiful striped packaging they did on some of the candles this year. The only drawback is that they don’t have lids. Once I use up some more of my 3 wicks though they will have lids!

Right now BBW is having their semi annual sale on line and in stores! Select 3 wicks candles are $10, body cream and body care $3, and soaps half off. So get to shopping!

Bath and Body Works Haul

One of my favorite instagram accounts, loveforlushandcandles, posted an online coupon code glitch that allowed you to get a free candle – I think it was CANDLE20 but I doubt it still works. You just had to play around to get the right items in your cart to work with the code. So of course I took advantage of this…twice! Here’s what I got!

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Pumpkin Cupcake – This is one of the new fall Pumpkin Cafe candles. On cold sniff it smells exactly like that it says – a super sweet buttercream cupcake with a pumpkin overtone. Can’t wait to burn this one in the fall!

Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut – This has been a really popular candle on Instagram and now I can smell why! It’s so delicious on cold sniff – super sweet cinnamon and sugar! Can’t wait to burn this too!

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These are what I bought on my first order to get a free candle. The Apricot Mango foaming hand soap smells amazing! I tried it in the store and had to get some. The Watermelon Lemonade bulb is yummy – I have this scent in mini candles so I know how it smells. This was also a wildly popular scent that they have brought back in their new summer sips line.

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Taste of Summer pocketbac sanitizer bundle – this was only $5 and I got a free candle! I’m not a huge fan of pocketbacs but I was so excited about the coupon code that I just added something cheap as quick as I could. I’ll definitely use them, especially the Apricot Mango!

Have you tried out any of these scents? Which fall candles are you excited to get? Pumpkin Sugared Doughnut also sounds amazing!