Beauty Reviews, The Body Shop

The Body Shop NEW Almond Milk & Honey Review

The Body Shop has an all new line called Almond Milk & Honey and I picked up the Calming & Protecting Body Lotion and Soothing & Caring Shower Cream this past week.

They also have Calming & Protecting Hand Cream, Soothing & Restoring Body Butter and Gently Exfoliating Cream Scrub.


What’s to love?

The Almond Milk & Honey line is made from organic almond milk and has no colorants, mineral oil or petroleum.  They are also 100% vegetarian and cruelty free. It is formulated for sensitive skin.

The lotion has a nice sweet scent and it feels very moisturizing without being sticky or heavy and I feel like it absorbs quickly into my skin.

The shower cream is so luxurious with the same sweet scent and it’s got a light lather and really does calm my skin. I feel like this would be great if you got too much sun. My mom has sensitive skin and she’s been loving this product and it is so gentle.

Overall I am super impressed with this new line and I’d like to try the Gently Exfoliating Cream Scrub next.

I share a bit about the Almond Milk & Honey line in my Ulta Haul video too!


Aveda Beautifying Body Moisturizer Review

I got a free 1.4 fl.oz. sample tube of the Aveda Beautifying Body Moisturizer when I picked up a new bottle of the Brilliant Conditioner for my mom and I have mixed feelings about it.


I am a huge fan of the Aveda scents and this one is pretty too. It has certified organic shea butter and olive, soy and safflower oils with rosemary, lavender, bergamot and other pure flower and plant essences.

Beautifying is not quite as strong as the Shampure scent but it still has a bite and the scent is a bit different…it kind of smells like earthy, mossy flowers. I can’t decide if I love it yet but I don’t hate it at all.

The creme is very heavy and moisturizing. I feel like this will be great for Fall or when my hands are really dry. I don’t see it as a Summer cream.

Overall I think it’s nice but I don’t think I’d buy the full-sized version as the Rosemary Mint is more of my Aveda favorite.

Bath & Body Works, Beauty Reviews

Bath & Body Works Fiji Pineapple Palm Review

My new favorite scent is the Bath & Body Works Fiji Pineapple Palm. Ironically I am not a huge fan of eating pineapple but I just love this new fresh pineapple scent that’s part of the new Island Edit and these products are infused with coconut oil.


What’s to love?

First up the packaging is so pretty. I just love this Springy shade of green with the birds, palms and pineapples.

The scent of Fiji Pineapple Palm is a combination of Caviar Lime, Palm Leaf, Pear Nectar, Star Jasmine, Tiare Flower, Mango Pulp, Pineapple, Mango Wood, Coconut Milk, Toasted Sugar, Caramelized Birch and Skin Musk. However to me it really just smells like fresh pineapple.

The product line-up is pretty standard with the Shower Gel, Ultra Shea Body Cream, Fine Fragrance Mist and 2 new products.

Fiji Pineapple Palm Sand & Sea Salt Scrub – I have the Sand & Sea Salt Scrub in Oahu Coconut Sunset and I love it. It’s got a great exfoliating girt that leaves me skin so soft. I need to get one in the Fiji Pineapple Sand & Sea Salt Scrub now.

Fiji Pineapple Palm Aloe Gel Lotion – My favorite new product in the line-up is the Aloe Gel lotion. This gel has such a nice silky feel and I think it will be great for Summer. It has aloe, vitamin E and coconut & monoi oils.

I also created a Bath & Body Works Haul that has a few of the Fiji Pineapple Palm products. 


Bath & Body Works, Beauty Reviews

Bath & Body Works At The Beach Collection Review

Bath & Body Works has another new collection called At The Beach and it’s so nice for Summer.

What’s to love?

I think At The Beach really is my new favorite scent. The scent consists of Palm Leaves, Coconut Water, Bergamot Splash, Jasmine Petals, Fragipani, Coconut Chips, Salty Amber, White Must and Raw Sugar Cane.

To me this is one of the freshest and mildest scents from Bath & Body Works and it really does have a nice beachy, coconut sea salt fragrance.

I picked up the Ultra Shea Body Cream Shower Gel and 3 new products.

At The Beach Sea Salt Hair Mist – I am so excited that B&BW now has a Sea Salt Hair Mist. I tried it out in my video and it’s very light and my hair looked so shiny. It’s also not sticky or gooey at all.


At the Beach Sand & Sea Salt Scrub – I am so thrilled with these new sand & sea salt scrubs. They mildly exfoliate and leave me skin smooth and soft.


At The Beach Perfume Spray – The spray fits perfectly in a purse or bag and give off a very fine mist of fragrance. I love it.


Check out my Bath & Body Works At The Beach on YouTube too.

Bath & Body Works, Beauty Reviews

Bath & Body Works CocoShea Cucumber Collection Review

I am loving the new Bath & Body Works CoCoShea line which consists of 3 scents. Honey, Cucumber and Coconut.

I picked up 2 products from the Cucumber line today and all I can say is…wow, these are fresh.


What’s to love?

The cucumber line really does smell so fresh. I think this one is going to be my new Summer favorite. Here’s what’s in the line.

CocoShea Cucumber Really Refreshing Aloe Gel Lotion – This product is a lotion/gel with a very soothing consistency and because it’s got aloe I can see that it will be great for sunburns too. It has Cocoa Extract, Shea Butter Extract and Cucumber Water and the formula is very light weight. It feels a bit slippery when you first apply it, but then it gets silky. I’m also wondering if it would feel even more refreshing after a little while in the refrigerator.


CocoShea Cucumber Really Refreshing Foaming Scrub – I am such a fan of scrubs and this cucumber one is divine. It’s got a nice rough pumice for cleansing and the gel formula feels so smooth and nice. I used this one on my hand and now they feel so soft.

The CocoShea Cucumber line also includes: Body Lotion, Body Wash and All Over Mist.

Overall I am so excited about having a new cucumber product to add to my beauty routine. This one really is refreshing and cool. Ha! Cool as a cucumber.

Beauty Reviews, Lush

Wow Is Right Lush! The 2016 Lush Wow Box is amazing.

If you’re looking for the granddaddy of Lush gifts (and you have a spare $299.95) you’re going to want to check out the 2016 “Wow” Christmas box. I would faint if this showed up on my doorstep.

The box itself is so cool too. It’s a stop sign shaped 1970’s themed colorful hippie box with a big purple cord to tie it all up.


Image Credit: Lush

What’s inside this behemoth?

You get 34 products including limited edition creations and a bunch of products I’ve tried! I included a link to the ones I reviewed (I really need more Lush)!

  1. Monsters’ Ball Bath Bomb
  2. Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb
  3. Golden Wonder Bath Bomb
  4. Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb
  5. So White Bath Bomb
  6. Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb
  7. Northern Lights Bath Bomb
  8. Mistletoe Bath Bomb
  9. Never Mind The Ballistics Bath Bomb
  10. Satsuma Bath Bomb
  11. Sparkling Red Slippers Bubble Bar
  12. Butterbear Bubble Bar
  13. The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar
  14. Snow Fairy Shower Gel
  15. Santasaurus Bubble Bar
  16. Magic Wand Bubble Bar
  17. Elf Fun
  18. Snow Fairy Fun
  19. Mr. Sandman Dusting Powder
  20. Bubbly Shower Gel
  21. Rose Jam Shower Gel
  22. Snow Fairy Body Lotion
  23. Christingle Body Conditioner
  24. Sleepy Body Lotion
  25. Santa’s Belly Shower Jelly
  26. Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub
  27. Snow Angel Luxury Bath Oil
  28. Baked Alaska Soap
  29. Magic Wand Soap
  30. Snowcastle Soap
  31. Igloo Soap
  32. Santa’s Postbox Soap
  33. Shooting Stars Soap
  34. Candy Candy Shower Smoothie

All I have to say is WOW..really!

Also be sure to check out my Lush 2017 Easter haul!

Beauty Reviews, Burt's Bees

Burt’s Bees Hive Favorites Holiday Gift Set Beeswax 2 Piece Set

I love giving Burt’s Bees for Christmas because everyone love it so much! I picked up this Burt’s Bees Hive Favorites Holiday Gift Set Beeswax 2 pc from Target for $4.99 for my MIL.


What’s to love?

I am a huge fan of the Burt’s Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm, it smells amazing and always keeps my lips so soft.

You also get a Milk & Honey Body Lotion for normal to dry skin. This lotion is very nice and always leaves my hands smooth and moisturized.

I also love the red and gold holiday packaging. These make great little gifts and stocking stuffers.

I also picked up the Burt’s Bees Skin Essentials Tin Holiday Gift Set 5 pc for $5.99.




Bath & Body Works, Beauty Reviews

Bath & Body Works Sugar Plum Swirl Review

I think I’m finally done with my Bath & Body Works shopping for Christmas. My latest finds are from the Sugar Plum Swirl line.

What’s to love?

The Sugar Plum Swirl scent comes in the Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Fine Fragrance Mist, Ultra Shea Body Cream, Shea & Sparkle Scrub. I got the Body Cream and the Sparkle Scrub which is a beautiful blue shade with major sparkle.

I love that Bath & Body Works has another scent that isn’t traditional red, green and peppermint scented. Sugar Plum Swirl is a wonderful mix of fruits that include plum, tangerine, grapefruit, pear, nectarine and lots of sweetness. I love this scent!

The body cream is a great moisturizer and I’ve been using the sugar scrub now for a dew weeks and it’s done wonders for my skin. I hope they bring this back in the Spring with new scents.

Overall Sugar Plum Swirl is one of my fruity favorites!

Check out the new Bath & Body Works Bath Fizzes for Spring 2017 too.

Beauty Reviews, Lush

Lush Charity Pot Hand And Body Lotion Review

Every time I go to my local Lush store I pick up a small pot of Charity Pot Hand And Body Lotion, our entire family loves this stuff and “100% of the purchase price (every single penny minus the taxes) goes towards supporting humanitarian, environmental and animal rights causes locally and around the world.” Which is so cool!


What’s to love?

Aside from the charity part which is awesome this hand and body lotion is my go-to lotion for dry hands and feet.

The formula is made from Fair Trade Shea Butter, Fair Trade Cocoa Butter and Fair Trade Olive Oil with a mix of Geranium Oil, Rosewood Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil and Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute for scent. This lotion has a woodsy floral scent that I really love and it’s so smooth and luxurious and it’s now in the self-preserving formula.

I love that Lush gives their customers a way to contribute to charity by purchasing their products. Just one more reason to love Lush!


Price: $7.95 for 1.7 oz.


Bath & Body Works, Beauty Reviews

Bath & Body Works Frosted Coconut Snowball Scent Review

One of the coolest Bath & Body Works holiday scents is Frosted Coconut Snowball which is new for 2016.


What’s to love?

Frosted Coconut Snowball is perfect for people like me who like coconut scents year round. I love that Bath & Body Works packaged a coconut scent around a holiday theme. The packaging on Frosted Coconut Snowball is a cute snowman or sled with a blue background which is nice for people who want to decorate with colors other than the traditional red and green.

The scent smells like coconut, Hawaii and a bit of vanilla/mint which adds a holiday touch. You can get the Shower Gel, Ultra Shea Body Cream, Body Lotion, Deep Cleansing Hand Soap, Fine Fragrance Mist, Pocket-Bac, Shea & Sparkle Scrub and Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in this scent.

According to the label Frosted Coconut Snowball has notes of Frosted Coconut, North Pole Vanilla, Winter Freesia, Snowkissed Woods and Spun Sugar.

I have to say that I love that Bath & Body Works has added so many new products and scents for 2016. The hardest part is deciding which ones to choose!