Monday, March 31, 2014

Free Bath & Body Works French Lavender 3-Wick Candle



French Lavender 3-Wick Candle and French Lavender & Honey Body Lotion




Bath & Body Works is offering a free French Lavender 3-Wick Candle with any purchase today only in stores. I received a complimentary one as shown above a few days ago as a Bath & Body Works Insider.  It smells just like lavender essential oil and it's delightful. The description says it has a hint of vanilla, but I'm not smelling it. They also have them on sale for only $10 each, if you would like to purchase additional ones or order online. If you order online, be sure to find a coupon on RetailMeNot.com and use Mr. Rebates for cash back. They also scent me a complimentary bottle of the Lavender & Honey Body Lotion to try out.  I find it has less of the lavender essential oil scent and more of the lily of the valley and white oak musk scent. The description is a blend of French lavender, lily of the valley and nectarine de Provence warmed with honey and white oak musk. It says it provides sixteen hours of moisture and is infused with Shea Butter, Vitamin E & B5. The Body & Bath line of French Lavender is currently on sale buy three, get three free. Lavender is one of my favorite scents, so hopefully they will keep this one around awhile. What's your favorite scent from their line of products?

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Mugler Addict - Winter 2014



This is a quarterly cosmetics subscription service from Thierry Mugler called Mugler Addict.  It's $50 for four boxes which works out to be $12.50 per box. This is my third box and it's called the Winter box even though it's now Spring.  Each box has arrived at the end of the season. This one is my least favorite of the three I have received. Included in the Winter box were the following items:
  1. Angel - eau de parfum sample spray, .04 fl oz
  2. Alien Essence Absolue - eau de parfum intense, .05 fl oz
  3. Angel - body oil sample spray
  4. A*Men - eau de toilette sample spray, .04 fl oz
  5. Thierry Mugler Signature Accessory 30" Necklace
  6. Angel - eau de toilette mini perfume bottle, .1 fl oz 
I'm anxious to try the new Alien perfume tonight after my shower. I like the original version and have it in the full sized perfume bottle. The mini Angel perfume bottle matches my full size one. The body oil is highly scented and not oily at all. It sinks into the skin very quickly. Also, anxious for Hubby to try A*Men. I'm disappointed in the bonus this month which is a necklace. It's just not my taste and I preferred the nail polish and lip gloss that were sent in the previous boxes. I hope next month the bonus will be one of their cosmetics again.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

FACE Stockholm Thea Manicure




This is manicure using a mint green holographic nail polish named Thea from the Swedish cosmetics company FACE Stockholm. This polish goes on so easily, it has the perfect consistency. Usually holographic polishes can be tricky to apply due to them being streaky and drying too quickly, but not this one! I used one base coat of Perfect Formula's Manicure Booster, two coats of Thea, and one coat of Poshe top coat. It is opaque with one coat, but a bit lighter in color than in the bottle, so I added a second coat. Poshe doesn't alter the holographic polish like some top coats can. You have to be careful in your top coat selection for use with holographic polishes because some will reduce the holographic reflection. This polish wore well which isn't typical for holographic polishes. I wore it for ten days until the polish near the cuticle started peeling off, but not chips. I highly recommend this holographic nail polish! You can see the other colors I bought in my FACE Stockholm haul and my FACE Stockholm Aphrodite Manicure. I also used this polish and two others for my Holographic Dry Marble Manicure.  What's your favorite brand of holographic nail polish?

Well there you have it my latest manicure.  I have featured on this blog over sixty manicures. Take a quick glance at them all on my Pinterest Manicure Board.   Then simply click on the ones you want to read about on my blog, since they are linked to the matching blog post. Also, check out my Nail Polish Collection. I'm selling some of my new & used nail polish on my Blog Sale, see them all on my Nail Polish For Sale Pinterest Board.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bath & Body Works Haul - March 2014



Strawberry Sorbet, French Lavender, The Sunshine State & Hawaiian Hibiscus


Pictured above is my latest online haul from Bath & Body Works. All four scents are first time purchases and are from The Sweet Shop, Provence, Destinations & Aloha Hawaii collections. Even though I prefer the 3-wick candles, I just had to purchase something from the Provence line since I was so anxious to try it out and not willing to wait. The French Lavender candle smells just like lavender essential oil when not burning and has just a hint of vanilla when burning. The mason jars don't put out a lot of fragrance and since I burn my candles in my large living room with two story ceilings, I will be purchasing only the 3-wicks in the future. The Strawberry Sorbet candle smells delicious and has an authentic strawberry smell. It reminds me of fresh strawberries and cream, yummy! That one is worth repurchasing for sure. The Sunshine State candle smells like a yummy orange creamsicle when not burning. When it's burning the pineapple and tangerine scents come out. It's delightful! I enjoyed that one last night showcased in my Slatkin & Co Pineapple Ceramic Luminary while taking a jacuzzi bath which can be seen on my Instagram. The Hawaiian Hibiscus candle reminds me of a perfume I have tried before, but I can't remember which one. It's has a nice light floral scent when burning. I'm most excited about The Sunshine State candle and I plan to purchase a few more when they go on sale again. I haven't been able to find them in local stores, so I'll make sure I add some to my next online order. I look forward to trying out the French Lavender candle in the 3-wick version. I purchased these candles with the coupon "FRESH30" and received $10 off and free shipping over $30. Since the 3-wicks were on sale two for $22, they landed up costing me only $8.58 per candle with the coupon! The mason jar cost me $9.76.  Plus, I received $1.06 cash back from Mr. Rebates.  Bargain!  What's your current favorite Bath & Body Works fragrance?

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Picture Polish - Monroe Manicure




Here's my latest manicure featuring a nail polish from piCture pOlish called monroe. I used three coats to get even opacity. After two coats the color was a bit uneven on some nails. It went on a bit like a jelly polish and took longer than most polishes to apply as a result. In the macro shot you may be able to see a bit of uneven color near the cuticle, but in person at a normal distance you can not see that color difference. No matter how careful I was at overlapping the layers, it still showed any imperfection in the macro shot. It looks like a dark plum color inside in daylight and at night.  You can only see the holographic effect in the direct sunlight. This one was a bit disappointing for me, I really expected to see at least a bit of the holographic look indoors. Indoors it just looks like an ultra fine glitter polish with a plum jelly coat on top. Chipping and tip wear was minimal and it still looked good after ten days of wear. You can always depend on my blog for honest reviews on nail polishes. I purchase them myself, I don't alter the photos and I always give an honest review. No one likes to read a review and read that the nail polish is wonderful only to find out that the polish has issues after purchasing! It's always nice to know what the polish is really like! I purchased this one in a Llarowe Nail Polish Haul along with Frosting by piCture pOlish.  So check those blog posts out before you leave. Also, be sure to check out more of my manicures on my Pinterest Manicure Board, my Nail Polish For Sale Board and my Blog Sale.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fortune Cookie Soap Haul - February 2014



Oh me oh my, I've found a new obsession and it's called Fortune Cookie Soap! After receiving my first subscription box from them and trying out their products the obsession began. Out of the scents included in that box I fell in love with three of the scents:  Marshmallow Dreams, Make It Rain & Forbidden Fruit. I attended their online launch party on February 21st and placed my order immediately afterwards. They were very kind and offered giveaways and a 20% off code for attendees. I was super lucky and won one of the giveaways! Seriously, I rarely win anything. I was so excited and very happy to win. They sent me three shower steamers, one roll on perfume and one perfume oil in the scents of my choice.  With my order I also received a free soap sample of Make It Rain.  As shown above, I ordered the following products:
  1. Marshmallow Dreams - Milk Bath
  2. Marshmallow Dreams - Bath Bomb
  3. Marshmallow Dreams - Body Wash
  4. Marshmallow Dreams - Whipped Cream Body Butter
  5. Make It Rain - Set of Four Bath Melts
  6. Make It Rain - Body Wash
  7. Make It Rain - Whipped Cream Body Butter
  8. Forbidden Fruit - Body Wash
  9. Forbidden Fruit - Whipped Cream Body Butter
  10. Forbidden Fruit - Cuticle Butter
  11. Forbidden Fruit - Bath Bomb
I decided to start with my dog Leo's favorite scent Marshmallow Dreams and used the body wash and whipped cream the day it arrived. He's so cute, he loves to smell the products I purchase.  Every time I bring out the Marshmallow Dreams Cuticle Butter he asks to smell it. Marshmallow Dreams smells like toasted marshmallows to me. It's so yummy! I also used one of the Make It Rain Shower Steamers and it's the strongest scented shower steamer I've tried. Other brands are so weak in scent.  Later I tried out the sample of the Make It Rain soap and it's really lovely. Hubby even commented on how nice it smells and how moisturizing it is. It smells mostly like Jasmine to me, so delightful! I love how their soaps & moisturizers have a long lasting scent. I really look forward to trying one of the bath bombs this weekend. I think I'll try Forbidden Fruit which smells like a yummy lemon blueberry muffin to me. I have tried other brands and my skin isn't moisturized afterwards. Our water is very drying and I've been avoiding the jacuzzi tub because of it until I found Fortune Cookies Bath Bombs! We have a water filter in the shower, but don't have a water filter for the tub. So I was super happy to find their bath bombs leave me moisturized instead of itchy. Their shipping is fast! I received my order in only six days. I wish I had bought another cuticle butter, it's so fantastic. I know, I ordered too much, but I couldn't help myself! Those three scents are so heavenly and since they sell out so quickly, I just had to buy them now. Did you order anything from them lately? What's your favorite scent from Fortune Cookie Soap?  They are suppose to restock the sold out items today.  I see some of the items are in stock now, so don't hesitate since they sell out fast!

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Friday, February 28, 2014

New Hawaiian Bath & Body Works Fragrances



Oahu Coconut Sunset Shower Gel, Fragrance Mist & Body Lotion


I bet you are dreaming of warmer weather right now!  Even those of us in the south are having colder than normal temperatures. Let Bath & Body Works help you imagine you are in Hawaii! Try out their new Hawaiian line of products which includes shower gels, fragrance mists, body lotion, body cream, hand soaps, body scrubs and candles.



The candles will come in the following eight Hawaiian scents:
  1. Island Waters
  2. Lanikai Coconut
  3. Mango Dragon Fruit
  4. Pineapple Palm Grass
  5. Red Guava Lava
  6. Rainforest Sugarcane
  7. White Orchard Lei
  8. Hawaiian Hibiscus
The body lotion and shower gels that are currently available online are:
  1. Oahu Coconut Sunset
  2. Hawaii Passionfruit Kiss
  3. Maui Hibiscus Beach
As a Bath & Body Works Insider, I was privileged to receive the gift of three pieces of the Oahu Coconut Sunset collection as shown above. Oahu Coconut Sunset smells really good, but I'm really anxious to try out Maui Hibiscus Beach since I love the scent of fruit, bergamot & hibiscus. I'm also looking forward to the new candles and Hawaiian Hibiscus will be first on my list to try out. The candles and other Hawaiian products will be available in stores in March. What Hawaiian fragrance are you most excited about?  Take a look at the next line, French Countryside on my Pinterest Bath & Body Works Board.  I can't wait to try out the French Lavender Honey scent!

Update:  The 3-Wick Candles are on sale today (March 1st) two for $22 and they have six of the eight Hawaiian candles in stock!  All eight of the scents are available in the mini candles. They also have some of the French Provence candle line in the Mason Jars, but they are not on sale.  Use coupon code "FRESH30" for $10 off and free shipping, if your total after discount is $30 or over!  Don't forget to use Mr. Rebates also for 3% back!

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