Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bath & Body Works - Fall Haul 2014



Leaves 3-Wick Candle, Pumpkin Cafe Candle Holders, Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow 3-Wick Candle & Marshmallow Fireside 3-Wick Candle


Fall is on it's way and Bath & Body Works stores have all their fall products out ready for you to purchase now. You will probably be able to find the limited edition Pumpkin Cafe Candle Holders if you shop in the next few days.  If you want them, you need to be quick because each store only has a few. They are so adorable and are a must have! They aren't available online and they may just want to sell them in stores since they are hard to ship due to them being so fragile. The large one costs $18.50 and the little one $10.50. I used a $10 off $30 survey coupon, so the large one cost me $12.72 and the little one only $7.22. Bargain! The adorable Ceramic Owl Candle Luminary that I bought last year is back this year for sale. He is also a hard to find item, so if you want him, do not hesitate or you will be sorry. I took back three candles today in the scents Banana Nutmeg Bread Pudding, Wasabi Apple & Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun. The banana one had so little scent and didn't smell good to me. Wasabi Apple was burning so quickly and just smelled like a sour apple. Two burnings and it was half gone! I'm hoping that this isn't a sign of things to come and that it was just a issue with that scent. Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun was the worst, it only had a burning scent, yuck! I'm disappointed in the new scents this year and I had such high hopes for them! So I went with two of my favorites as exchanges. Leaves & Marshmallow Fireside are such wonderful Fall candles. I highly recommend them! I'm going to give Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow a try even though I've heard some not so flattering reviews. The 3-wick candles are on sale right now, two for $22.00, so now is the time to stock up! Remember to use a coupon and if shopping online use Mr. Rebates for cash back.  Have you tried any of the new Fall scents?  Which ones did you like and dislike? Comment below!

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Coupon - free body care item with any purchase of $10 or more "F143135", September 29 - November 2nd.


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Monday, September 15, 2014

QVC's TSVs for October 2014



QVC Today's Special Values for October - Preorder Numbers



6th - LOGO by Lori Goldstein Knit Top with Chiffon Back, A262810, $44.96 or two payments of $22.48 plus tax and shipping, comes in eight colors.

9th - L'Occitane 9 Piece Bath & Body Collection, A261900 one time shipment or A262280 4 shipments auto delivery, $79.92 or four payments of $19.98, comes in three scents.

14th - Malden Mills Super Soft Polarfleece Sheet Set, Twin $25.00 H204266, Twin XL $25.00 H204267, Full $29.00 H204268, Queen $36.00 H204269, King $39.00 H204270, California King $39.00 H204271, Split King $44.00 H204272, comes in ten colors.

16th - Carole Hochman Kensington Check Fleece & Knit Legging PJ Set, A260874, $49.68 or two payments of $24.84, comes in five colors.

17th - Isaac Mizrahi Leather Riding Boots, A259028 Wide or A259027 Medium Width Shaft, $149.90 or 5 payments of $29.98, comes in four colors.

18th - IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You 5 Piece Collection, no price or order number available yet.

20th - Perricone MD Super Sized the Power of Plazma, A260932 or A262575 auto delivery every five months for two years, $199.85 or five payments of $39.97.

31st - Lamo Cresson Suede Water Resistant Boots, A259029, $39.68 or two payments of $19.84, comes in seven colors. 

November 3rd - Philosophy Ready to Give Grace, Love & Luxury Fragrance Collection available on auto delivery and easy pay, price not given at this time, comes in four scents.

Enjoy the QVC Today's Special Value preorder information!  Don't forget to use Mr. Rebates for cash back!   It's currently, 5% back.  Remember to check back if something is already sold out.  Often they get more stock prior to it being shown on tv. What TSV's have you bought lately and which do you plan on buying?  I'm not really tempted by any of them in October. 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.  

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

QVC's bareMinerals TSV - Fall 2014


bareSkin Beauty - Radiant 7-Piece Collection for Face, Eyes & Lips


Above is the TSV in the color "Bare Shell" for September 15th on QVC. It comes in twelve shades. Use the shade chart to find the right color for you. I preordered it last week for $54.98 in three payments of $21.91 after tax and shipping. That works out to only $7.85 per item before tax and shipping which is an awesome price for anything from bareMinerals! That doesn't include the 5% back from Mr. Rebates. The foundation and it's brush alone cost $57 retail.

I was very anxious to try out their new liquid foundation since the reviews are quite mixed. I'm happy to report that I really like it a lot and it will be my current foundation. I use five drops, using one drop at a time per quadrant of my face. The last drop is used for any parts that need just a bit more. It immediately covers my redness which other foundations have failed to do without much more product and application time. The brush is very soft and works well with this thin foundation. I didn't find the product sunk into the brush nor was it absorbed like others have reviewed. The foundation sat on top of the brush and I dabbed it on at first then brushed it in. Application is very quick due to it being very thin and needs less brush strokes than thicker foundations. I used the original bareMinerals power foundation for about ten years but gave it up about two years ago when I thought it was making my wrinkles more pronounced. I started using Tarte foundation instead and it was ok for awhile, but it magnifies any dry spots. I find this foundation is easier & faster to apply a thin coat for a more natural look than the powder version. It feels like a moisturizer on rather than a foundation which I love. I also didn't find it oily like others have, but my skin does tend to be dry especially in the winter if I'm not religious with my moisturizers. I found this foundation doesn't require a primer which is great for when you are in a rush and need to skip some steps to get out the door quicker.

I never tried the compact version of Mineral Veil before and found it to work well especially for on the go. It has a nice mirror for on the go and features a magnetic closure. It comes with a sponge applicator, but I've never been a fan of those since they seem to take off more product than it applies.  The blush brush works well with the mineral veil and blush. The Vintage Carnation blush and the Natural Beauty Marvelous Moxie lip gloss are in lovely burgundy fall colors. The Marvelous Moxie is quite opaque for a lip gloss and has pretty good staying power. The eye shadow goes on well with the other side of the blush brush, but does require primer! A step you will not want to skip. It's a shimmer of a cinnamon brown color called Luminous Umber.

I'm very happy with my purchase and recommend you give this set a try. If you order it, don't forget to use Mr. Rebates for cash back!  It's currently 5% back. Do you plan on purchasing this set or have you already?  Stay tuned for a list of the QVC October TSV preorder numbers tomorrow.


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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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