Bath & Body Works NEW Active Skincare Collection (the good and the meh)

Earlier this month I tried out some products on the NEW Bath & Body Works Active Skincare Collection with mixed results. The new collection is supposed to be for people on-the-go or to use in the gym.

Overall I like the collection but a few products just didn’t work for me (see below)/ The products have aloe, cucumber, vitamin E & shea butter and a very light fresh citrus scent.


I tried the…

FRESH TOWEL Body Cleansing Towelettes – The towelettes are great if you can get them on sale. $16.50 (full price) is too high but they are nice. I keep mine in the car.

COOL OFF Gel Lotion –  I really like this Gel Lotion, it has an aloe feel and really does work on my dry skin.

SHOWER IN A BOTTLE No-Rinse Body Cleansing Foam – Perhaps I want a real shower but the Shower In A Bottle did not for work for me at all. It’s a thin foam that smells like alcohol and I didn’t feel clean from it.

FINISH SMOOTH In-Shower Body Lotion – This is another product that was just not my thing. I can’t say it’s bad, I just prefer other shower options.

The Active Skincare Collection also has:

You can see some of the Bath & Body Works Active Skincare Collection in my Spring Haul video!

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Boxycharm February 2018 Review

The February 2018 Boxycharm Box is called Galaxy Glow and it’s really nice! Boxycharm is really doing a really great job with their boxes! I pay $21/month for this subscription.

Here’s what I got in my February 2018 Boxycharm Box…

OFRA Cosmetics – Pop-Up Palette Mini (MSRP $19) & Blush Godet Refill (MSRP $12)

Cover FX – Shimmer Veil MSRP $28

The Cover FX Shimmer Veil is really neat and comes in 6 shades that are holographic, I got Amethyst and it’s beautiful!

  • Amethyst – Iridescent lavender shimmer
  • Halo – Holographic, multi-dimensional shimmer
  • Celestial – Glistening pearl shimmer
  • Magic – Shimmering blush champagne
  • Moonstone – Shimmering topaz
  • Soleil – Shimmering peachy pink

Vintage Cosmetics – Smokey Eye Pencil MSRP $21

PUR Cosmetics X-Faux Lips Plumping Exfoliator MSRP $17

Crown Pro – Trio Brush Set MSRP $29.99

These brushes are white with a pink tip and so pretty!

See everything I got in my February 2018 Boxycharm Box in my video unboxing!


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Bath & Body Works Aqua Marine Review

I am LOVING the new Bath & Body Works Mineral Co collection and I think my favorite scent is Aqua Marine. The Aqua Marine scent is ocean water, mint leaf & wet stone.


What’s to love?

Aqua Marine comes in the new 2 in 1 Bubbly Wash & Bath Milk, Body Cream, Fine Fragrance Mist and Illuminating Fragrance Mist which has a shimmer to it.

To me this one smells earthy and salty, I can’t really smell the mint a lot but there is an undertone. The bubbles are amazing in the 2 in 1 Bubbly Wash & Bath Milk and it leaves me skin so soft. I love that it has zinc & magnesium too.

I also have the body cream and it’s just as nice, it also has zinc & magnesium and has done wonders on my chapped Winter skin.

Overall the Mineral Co. line is now my new favorite!

Check out my Bath & Body Works Mineral Co Haul video too!

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Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold – Healthy Glow Rose-Gold Blush Review

I received a Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold – Healthy Glow Rose-Gold Blush in my February 2018 Ipsy Bag.

First up this product is…

  •       99% Natural
  •       Vegan
  •       No Mineral Oil
  •       No Parabens
  •       No Phthalates
  •       Gluten-Free

What’s to love?

What I love most about this blush is that it feels light and airy on my face. I hardly feel like I’m wearing it all and it give me a bit of shimmer from the “micro gold frosting”. The color is a pinky-coral and looks great with my fair skin too.

I also love that the main ingredients is corn starch! I feel like the corn starch formula gives my face a nice smooth appearance and it does not look cakey at all.

I think this may be my new favorite blush for Spring!

You can see the Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold – Healthy Glow Rose-Gold Blush in my February 2018 Ipsy Bag video too!

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Ipsy February 2018 Glam Bag Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the February 2018 Ipsy (my points referral code) Glam Bag today.

The February Bag is called Upzipped and it’s a very pretty 80’s style pink bag with black lace.

Here’s what I got!

Check out my video review of the IpsyFebruary 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag video to see what I got!

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Crown Pro Glam Metals Eyeshadow Palette Review

I finally got around to trying out the Crown Pro Glam Metals Eyeshadow Palette that I received in my January 2018 Boxycharm Box and I can’t get enough of it!


What’s to love?

I think this is my first experience with Crown (aside from their awesome brushes) and while the palette is Made In China I find the quality to be top notch.

Glam Metals has really unique shades with rock star names that range from and orang-y bronze (Rebel) to a gorgeous gold (Rock On) to the deep metalized blue (Heavy Metal).

I tried each shade and you can create some neat looks including smokey eyes with Punk and Black Metal and a rock star purple look with The Wicked and Glam Rock.

The shades are highly pigmented and very long lasting. I had no creases on my 40+ eyes and the shades blended really nicely. You can also use a wet brush for extra metal!

The palette costs $29.99 but is on sale on the Crown site for $20.99. I am so glad I got this palette in my Boxycharm box!

You can see the Crown Pro Glam Metals Eyeshadow Palette in my January 2018 review!

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NEW Bath & Body Works Mineral Co Collection

Bath & Body Works has a new Spring 2018 collection called Mineral Co. This collection has products inspired by natural stone elements and its really amazing.

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I tried out all three of the Body Cream. They all have really light fresh scents and I really like all of them. I think Rose Quartz is my favorite of the three.

All 3 of these scents also in come a 2-in-1 Bubbly Wash & Bath Milk which is so pretty pearlescent, the Fine Fragrance Mist and an Illuminating Fragrance Mist which has a hint of shimmer.

They also have a line of Foaming Hands Soaps that look like they are part of the Mineral Co line because of the design but they don’t say Mineral Co or have the same names. The soaps are:

  • Mint Mojito – iced mint, key lime, and bergamot leaves
  • Peach Prosecco – white peach, juicy red currant, and frosted jasmine
  • Cognac & Cream – golden cognac, ground nutmeg, and fresh cream
  • Winter Sangria – winter berries, vanilla bean, and candied ginger
  • Silver Gin Fiz – juniper berry, sparkling apple, and a twist of citrus

There is also a line of Creamy Luxe Hand Soaps that also have this same look and they include:

  • Bergamot Crystal – fresh bergamot, sheer jasmine & creamy sandalwood
  • Aquamarine Sky – ocean breeze, sparkling lemon & white driftwood
  • Golden Moonstone – coconut water, white freesia & warm vanilla

Check out my Bath & Body Works Mineral Co Collection video haul!


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