Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bath & Body Works Artisan Haul - August 2014


Pumpkin Cafe Candle Holder, Sea Salt & Maple Popcorn 3-Wick Candle & Wasabi Apple 3-Wick Candle
 

Above shows my mini haul from a Bath & Body Works store locally. I used a $10 off $30 coupon, and bought the candles during a 2 for $22 sale, so the candles only cost me $8.03 each instead of $22.50 each. The Pumpkin Ceramic Candle holder was originally $15 but with the coupon it was $10.94. I hit the jackpot at the store because they aren't suppose to put out the candle holder until September 3rd and it's not available online. You can look forward to several new fall items on September 3rd online and in stores. They have a lot of Fall items available now, but there will be several more such as:
  1. Pumpkin Vanilla Marshmallow 3-Wick Candle
  2. Pumpkin Cafe Candle Holder (as shown above)
  3. Glass & Metal Pumpkin Candle Holder
  4. Pumpkin Cafe Domed Pedestals (clear glass domed lids on a cream ceramic pedestal with a pumpkin shape on the pedestal.  2 sizes, one for 3-Wicks & one for the smaller candle)
  5. Colored glass 3-Wick Candles
  6. $30 candles that you will have an "emotional connection" to
  7. Halloween items (probably on September 29th)
  8. Sweater Weather 3-Wick Candle
  9. Autumn Sky 3-Wick Candle
  10. Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin 3-Wick Candle
  11. Green Apple Orchard 3-Wick Candle
  12. Leaves 3-Wick Candle
  13. 3 Layer candle - Sweater Weather, Pumpkin Apple & Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
Number 8-12 on the list will have leaves shaped embossed lids.  They are really nice.  I like how they have stepped it up lately and are making the lids fancy.  If you find the ceramic candle holders, buy it  that day! Don't wait because for over a year now they have had very limited quantities in anything ceramic and they sell out fast.  You may be able to beg a manager to sell you one they have in the back room before they put them out though I haven't had much luck with that lately.  The one I bought was on the shelf already.  At another store I asked for Cinnamon Bun 3-Wick candle and she had it in the storage room but wouldn't give me the sale price even though it was on sale online.  So your best bet is to keep an eye on their new items on their website and shop more than one location in your area.  I really hope they make more three layer candles.  It's nice to have three scents in one candle!

Sea Salt & Maple Popcorn is really yummy!  If you found American Boardwalk was too sweet for you, this will be a perfect version of it.  It's more of the smell of warm maple syrup with no added sugar and popcorn. It's really delightful and I prefer it over American Boardwalk which gave some people a headache. It's a nice strong scent and fills the room well. Sadly, Wasabi Apple has no wasabi scent. It smells like baked apples with no added sugar with a slight sour scent. It has very little scent which is disappointing and it's also burning off too quickly.  It's not going to last as long as other candles. I recommend passing on that one since it's a big disappointment and there are so many other scents that are winners.  What products are you most excited about?  I can't wait to get my hands on the domed lid pedestal candle holders.  I had to go to a lot of trouble to get the spring version which you can see by clicking here.

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Coupon:  Save 20% on your entire purchase from September 3rd-28th "F143134"

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fortune Cookie Soap - Witch Please Fall Box 2014





This is a quarterly subscription box from Fortune Cookie Soap for $19.99. It also comes with a $10 coupon for your next order. I've cancelled all my subscription boxes except this one. So that will give you an idea of how much I love their products! Included in the Fall Witch Please box were the following:
  1. Bubble Bath Powder - Miss Popular
  2. Fortune Cookie Soap - There's No Place Like Home
  3. Personal Space Air Freshener - Flying Monkeys
  4. Perfume Oil - The Shiz
  5. Hair Oil - Hair Flip
  6. Whipped Cream - Green is the New Black
  7. OCD Hand Sanitizer - Roy G Biv
  8. Walnut Facial Scrub - Swankified
My favorite of the new scents is the Green is the New Black. It smells like pumpkin pie, so yummy! There were four different whipped cream scents scent out, so not everyone got the same one. There is also BFF, No Good Deed and Wicked Good. They are all pumpkin scents. Hair Flip smells like marshmallows to me, but it's suppose to smell like hazelnut & vanilla cream and is my 2nd favorite scent. There's No Place Like Home is my third favorite. It smells like cinnamon apple. Roy G Biv smells like a perfumed talcum powder to me. It's very nice and quite strong and long lasting especially for a hand sanitizer. Miss Popular  has very comforting sweet floral scent. Wait this needs to go to the top of my favorites. Now I can't decide which is my favorite. The Shiz smells like pine scented men's cologne. Flying Monkeys smells mostly like peaches and quite a light scent. Swankified smells really yummy like banana pudding. Seriously, I can't decide now which are my top three favorites. I think I'll change it to Miss Popular being 1st, Green is the New Black second and Hair Flip & Swankified tied for third. My favorite scents that I have tried so far are Marshmallow Dreams, In the Loop and Captain's Berried Booty. Such yummy scents! What's your favorite?

They have a online video chat party after each box arrives at their customers door steps. The Fall Launch Party will be on August 29th at 6:30 pm CST.  Check their Facebook page closer to the date for a link to the chat. There will be giveaways and a coupon code given out during the party so don't miss out on the fun!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

QVC TSVs for September 2014



QVC Today's Special Values for September - Preorder Numbers



6th - Philosophy Super Size 24-Hour Skin Care, A262097 or A262269 for auto delivery, $164.85 or five payments of $32.97 plus tax and s/h.

11th - Honora Cultured Pearl Graduated 17" Bronze Station Necklace, J296811, $44.86 or 2 payments of $22.43.  Comes in five colors.

12th - Alterna Bamboo Volume 3-Piece Collection, A262096 or A262096 auto delivery, $49.98 or 2 payments of $24.99

13th - Dooney & Bourke European Leath Sophie with Accessories, A259956, $264.78 or 6 payments of $44.13.  Comes in seven colors.

15th - bareMinerals bareSkin Beauty Radiant 7-Piece Collection, A259024 or A261681 auto delivery, $54.98 or 3 payments of $18.32.  Comes in 12 shades, check out the shade chart to pick the correct foundation color.

16th -  Dennis Basso Washable Suede Motorcycle Jacket, A26205, $124.86 or 5 payments of $24.97 plus tax and s/h.  Comes in six colors.

18th - Clarks Bendables Crystal Quartz Leather or Suede Ankle Boots, A260868, $79.68 or 3 payments of $26.56.  Comes in five colors.

19th - Algenist Genius Anti-Aging Moisturizer and Eye Cream, A259026 or A262038 auto delivery, $110 or 3 payments of $36.66.

22nd - Layers by Lizden Marvelush Shrug, A260595, $27.15 or 2 payments of $13.57.  Comes in seven colors.

26th - Laura Geller?


Enjoy the QVC Today's Special Value preorder information!  Don't forget to use Mr. Rebates for cash back!   It's currently, 5% back.  What TSV's have you bought lately and which do you plan on buying?  The only one I'm tempted to buy is the bareMinerals set. Check out the TSVs I have reviewed in the past on my QVC Pinterest Board.  Just click on the photo and it will take you to the review.  


QVC Product Reviews:

QVC's New Beauty Test Tube - January 2014
QVC's Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar 
QVC's New Beauty Test Tube - January 2013
QVC's Tarte TSV - February 2013
QVC's New Beauty Test Tube - April 2013
QVC's New Beauty Test Tube - August 2013
QVC's Customer Choice Beauty Award Winners Collection - August 2013
QVC's New Beauty Test Tube - October 2013
QVC's New Beauty Test Tube - July 2012
QVC's BareMinerals Bare Luxury Collection TSV - July 2012
QVC's New Beauty Test Tube - October 2012
QVC's L'Occitane Best Sellers Collection TSV - November 2012
QVC's Dennis Basso Faux Fur Throws TSV - December 2012

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bath & Body Works - First Look Member Freebie


Lemon Pomegranate Body Lotion, Vanilla Chai Mini Mason Jar Candle, Brown Sugar & Carrots Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel


I signed up on the Bath & Body Works website to be part of their First Look Fragrance Insider program recently and they sent me a coupon via email to use in the store for two freebies. I had to purchase something to get the travel body lotion and mini jar candle free, so I chose the least expensive item in the store which is the hand gel. These three items normally cost $11.25 and they only cost me $1.75 plus tax with the coupon!  

I am very anxiously awaiting a two for 3-wick candle sale, so I was really excited to get the Vanilla Chai Mini Mason Jar Candle to try out.  It's really hard to smell it unless you are really close since it's such a tiny candle. It smells just like Chai tea which I love the scent of. It's one of my favorite teas, so out of all the Artisan candles that have come out that was my top selection. You can check out the entire line by clicking here or search "artisan candle" on their website. Here is a list of the Artisan candles in order of my preference on cold sniff:
  1. Vanilla Chai
  2. Cayenne Caramel
  3. Bourbon Butterscotch
  4. Sea Salt & Maple Popcorn
  5. Banana Nutmeg Bread Pudding
  6. Wasabi Apple
  7. Blackberry Bramble Tea
The most disappointing one is the Banana Nutmeg Bread Pudding candle since it has such a light scent. I've been waiting a very long time for Bath & Body Works to come out with any banana scent since I love Banana Bread candles from Yankee Candle. It smells good, but in a large room it's not going to be very strong even in the 3-wick size. I will purchase it because I've been waiting so long, but it's not my favorite due to that issue. I'm was very surprised that I love the Cayenne Caramel candle! I really didn't think adding a cayenne scent to a candle was a good idea, but it's delightful!  Bourbon Butterscotch is very nice and I'm anxious to purchase one and try it out. Sea Salt & Maple Popcorn smells just like American Boardwalk to me, so while I love that scent I will be trying out the new ones first. Wasabi Apple is a disappointment also because all I smell is apple. Was excited about that one till I gave it a sniff. Blackberry Bramble Tea doesn't smell like tea at all to me, so that was a disappointment also. It simply smells like berries which hasn't been a favorite scent of mine in the past. Have you tried out any of the candles in this line yet? If so, please comment below your favorites!

The new Artisan body lotions come in the following scents:
  1. Lemon Pomegranate
  2. Apple Blossom & Lavender
  3. Peach & Honey Almond
Lemon Pomegranate is my favorite since it smells just like sweet & sour candy. The lavender one doesn't have much lavender scent to me at all and the peach one isn't very exciting. These scents are available in body lotion, shower gel, body cream, body scrub, milled soap and a fragrance mist.

There is a new line of hand soaps and hand gels which include some new scents such a Brown Sugar & Carrots, Gingered Peach, Weekend Apple Picking, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, Sweet Plum & Verbena, Crisp Morning Air, A Walk in the Woods, Cozy Vanilla Cream, Golden Autumn Citrus, Fall Cranberry Harvest, Honeyed Nectarines, Pear Wood Cider, Farmstand Apple, Sweet Clementine, Golden Apricot, Meyer Lemon, Anjou Pear and Vineyard Wildberries.  Wow, that's a lot of new scents! I'm looking forward to trying out some of the new Fall scented hand soaps soon.  The Brown Sugar & Carrots Hand Gel smells delicious. It smells like carrot cake and the smell lingers.

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Coupon:  20% off from September 3-28th Online Code "F143134"   

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

QVC Today's Special Values for July & August 2014


QVC TSV's for July 2014


20th - Home Reflections Flame Ornament Luminaries, H203719,  $27.23 or 2 easy payments.

21st - StriVectin Roll Back the Years 3 Piece Firming Collection, A258977, $124.96 or 3 easy payments plus shipping.

29th - Mally Simple Steps to a U,  U Love 7 Piece Collection, A259056, $59.96 or 3 easy payments.

30th - Scrub Daddy 10 Piece Pack, V33028, $24.98 or 2 easy payments.


QVC TSV's for August 2014


1st - White Mountain Jodi Water Resistant Suede Ankle Boots, A258993, $54.96 or 2 easy payments plus shipping.  Comes in five colors.

7th - Susan Graver French Knit Jeggings, A258999, $34.96 or 2 payments plus shipping.  Comes in three colors.

9th - Orthaheel Sneakers, A259023, $84.26 or 4 easy payments plus shipping.  Comes in five colors.

11th - Joan Rivers Quilted Barn Jacket, A260788, $59.96 or 3 easy payments plus shipping.  Comes in five colors.

19th - Dr. Dennis Gross, A259403, $129.96 or 3 easy payments plus shipping. 

21st - Earth Origins Paris Leather Ankle Boots, A258997, $59.96 or 3 easy payments plus shipping.  Comes in five colors.

22nd - Lenox Sparkle & Scroll Ornament Set with Gift Boxes, set of eight, H203725, $36.12 or 2 easy payments plus shipping.

25th - Spanx Look at Me Cotton Leggings, A260789, $48 or 2 easy payments plus shipping.  Comes in five colors.

26th - Josie Maran Age Beautifully Argan Hydration 4 piece skin care set, A261031, $64.96 or 3 payments plus shipping.

30th - WEN 4 Piece Collection includes: 32 oz Cleansing Conditioner, 6 oz Volumizing Spray, 6 oz Styling Creme & 2 oz Re-Moist Mask, A263316, not available for preorder yet, $59.96 with 2 easy payments.  Choice of 6 scents:  Tea Tree, Lavender, Bamboo Green Tea, Fig, Pomegranate & Sweet Almond Mint.


Enjoy the QVC Today's Special Value preorder information!  Don't forget to use Mr. Rebates for cash back!   It's currently, 5% back.  What TSV's have you bought lately and which do you plan on buying?  Check out the TSV's I have reviewed in the past on my QVC Pinterest Board.  Just click on the photo and it will take you to the review.  A review on the TSV T3 Hairdryer will be posted soon.


QVC Product Reviews:

QVC's New Beauty Test Tube - January 2014
QVC's Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar 
QVC's New Beauty Test Tube - January 2013
QVC's Tarte TSV - February 2013
QVC's New Beauty Test Tube - April 2013
QVC's New Beauty Test Tube - August 2013
QVC's Customer Choice Beauty Award Winners Collection - August 2013
QVC's New Beauty Test Tube - October 2013
QVC's New Beauty Test Tube - July 2012
QVC's BareMinerals Bare Luxury Collection TSV - July 2012
QVC's New Beauty Test Tube - October 2012
QVC's L'Occitane Best Sellers Collection TSV - November 2012
QVC's Dennis Basso Faux Fur Throws TSV - December 2012


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fall Items Arrive at Bath & Body Works



Vanilla Berry Sorbet, Coconut Cabana, Peach Pecan Cupcake, Graham Cracker Marshmallow PocketBac & Pumpkin Pecan Waffles 3-Wick Candle  


If you're like me, you are already sick of this hot summer weather and anxiously awaiting fall.  So imagine my delight when I found out Bath & Body Works has already started putting out some of their fall products! Their Fall line is always my favorite, so I'd be very happy if I could buy them year round. I was burning my leftover Pumpkin Cupcake candle and since it was my last one, I was anxious to stock up again.  More of the Fall line will arrive on August 4th and I can't wait. I've heard of some really interesting new scents which I will list below and can't wait to take a sniff. The above order cost only $11.73 including shipping and tax. I used a coupon from RetailMeNot.com for a free candle and Mr. Rebates for cash back. Be sure to always find a coupon before shopping at Bath & Body Works. The coupons even work on sale items.

The following Fall scents are currently available online:
  1. Pumpkin Apple
  2. Pumpkin Sugared Donut
  3. Pumpkin Pecan Waffles
  4. Pumpkin Cupcake
  5. Pumpkin Caramel Latte
  6. Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
  7. Heirloom Pumpkin
  8. Apple Crumble (only wallflower)
  9. Leaves
  10. Green Apple Orchard
I wasn't able to find them in my local store, but I've heard that some stores are carrying some of the above scents now. I highly recommend Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, Pumpkin Cupcake, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, Apple Crumble and Leaves.  Pumpkin Cupcake & Pumpkin Pecan Waffles are very strong candles and are perfect for very large rooms.  I can't wait to try Pumpkin Sugared Donut and Pumpkin Caramel Latte.  I plan to purchase those as soon as they go on sale.

These are the scents I've heard will be hitting stores shortly:  
  1. Spiced Pumpkin Cider
  2. Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow
  3. Caramel Pumpkin Swirl
  4. Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun
  5. Sweater Weather
  6. Salted Caramel Corn
  7. Tailgate
  8. Autumn Sky
  9. Trick or Treat
I can't wait to try the Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow, Caramel Pumpkin Swirl, Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun & Salted Caramel Corn. I'll have to smell Tailgate and Autumn Sky in person before purchasing since I'm not so sure about those.  Lots of people love Sweater Weather, but I don't recall liking it last year.  I'll have to give it another sniff this year since so many people love that one.

Another line is suppose to arrive on August 4th and includes the following:
  1. Banana Nutmeg Bread Pudding
  2. Wasabi Apple
  3. Sea Salt & Maple Popcorn
  4. Vanilla Chai
  5. Blackberry Bramble Tea
  6. Cayenne Caramel
I can't wait to try the Banana Nutmeg Bread Pudding candle! I've always wondered why they didn't have a banana bread candle which is my favorite Yankee Candle scent. I can't wait to try the Vanilla Chai one also. The Wasabi Apple, Cayenne Caramel and Blackberry Bramble Tea candles sound very interesting. I'll have to smell those in person before purchasing. 

There are also some interesting scents coming out in the lotion, mist, shower gel & soap lines which are called the "Artisan Market" line. My coupon from today's order includes the following preview:  Sweet Plum & Verbena, Lemon Pomegranate, Peach & Honey Almond, Apple Blossom & Lavender, Gingered Peach, Brown Sugar & Carrots and Pear.

What scents are you most excited about?  Be sure to follow my Bath & Body Works Pinterest Board for more insider information!

Coupons - $10 off $30 or more "F142953" from August 4th - September 2nd.
                  20% off any online purchase "SUNNYJULY" from now until September 30th


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Friday, July 4, 2014

Patriotic Custom Dog Outfits & Bows



Vest by Olivia's Doggie Designs



Bows by Val's Dog Bows


The above vest for the patriotic American holidays is custom made by Sandy of Olivia's Doggie Designs and available for purchase at her Etsy shop.  Simply send your dog's measurements and she will custom make a vest or dress for your dog!  I also ordered a St. Patrick's Day vest for Teddy which can be seen on my Instagram account, click here to see it.  She is very prompt in her delivery and does quality work. I highly recommend her dog outfits!  They have machine washed in my HE washer on delicate well.

I have been purchasing dog bows from Val for over ten years now and she's the only one I purchase my dog bows from.  Currently there is about a one month wait after you make your purchase, but it is worth the wait. Her bows are of superior quality which last a very long time.  I recommend removing them if your dog is going outside in the rain. She ships them in a box so they don't get crushed.  The above bows can be purchased on her website.  If you want them sooner, check out what she has available on ebay.  

For my American subscribers, I hope you have a Happy 4th of July!


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