Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Shea & Sparkle Scrub Review

Last time I was at Bath & Body Works I picked up the Twisted Peppermint Shea & Sparkle Scrub which I really love. Then today I had another coupon so I picked up the Vanilla Bean Noel variety and Woah Nelly this one is amazing.

Seriously, if you love vanilla you’re going to want to stock up on this scrub. Oddly I can’t find these online, only in stores. Sorry for the giant photo below but this tube is really tall and you get 6.1 oz. of product.


What’s to love?

Vanilla Bean Noel is a classic Bath & Body Works scent and if you’re familiar with it you’ll understand why this scent is so good. It’s pure vanilla with a hint of cookies, caramel and cream. Trust me it smells amazing.

I also love the color. This one is a beautiful holiday gold with major glitter and shimmer and if you’ve been following my blog you know how much I love glitter!

It’s super easy to use too. I just put a little bit on a wash cloth and rub it into a nice lather. I don’t use this on sensitive skin or my face because I find it to be a bit too irritating.

Finally, it’s not just pretty it’s functional. This Shea Butter Scrub leaves my dry skin feeling so moisturized and soft. So it exfoliates with a nice soft grit and moisturizes which is so nice.

I have more coupons from Bath & Body Works and I can’t wait to see what they’re doing for Black Friday. I usually don’t brave the crowds that day but I might just venture out to snag more of this Shea & Sparkle Scrub for gifts.

Has anyone else tried it yet?


Check out the new Bath & Body Works Spring/Summer 2017 Hawaii Collection!

Michel Design Works Merry & Bright Shea Butter Soap Bar Review

Every year around Christmas Barnes & Noble carries Michel Design Works soap and I always grab a few of my favorites. Today I’m reviewing the Merry & Bright Shea Butter Soap Bar which is my moms favorite.


What’s to love?

The Michel Design Works Shea Butter Soap is Made in England and one of the creamiest soaps I have ever used and the scent is divine! Merry & Bright is part of their floral line and the scent is snow lily and white camellia. My mom swears she remembers this scent from Christmas in the 1950’s and I get her a bar every year.

I also love the packaging. The soap comes in a box that’s decorated like an old-fashioned Christmas with a bird on the front and gold accents. The round soap is wrapped in tissue paper.

Aside from smelling good this soap does wonders for my hands in the Winter and I always have one in the bathroom.

So if you’re looking for a quality Christmas soap you might want to take a trip to Barnes & Noble this year!

Price: $4.95

One With Nature Dead Sea Minerals Shea Butter Soap Review

I needed some new hand soap for the bathroom to I picked up some One With Nature Dead Sea Minerals Shea Butter Soap at the grocery store and I’m pretty impressed.


What I love about the Dead Sea Minerals Shea Butter Soap.

I like having a luxury fragrance-free soap in the bathroom in addition to my anti-bacterial pump. The One With Nature has no artificial ingredients and does an awesome job at conditioning my hands thanks to the Shea Butterate and Vitamin E.

The lather on this soap is amazing and leaves your hands smooth and conditioned with no stickiness or odor. My hands also feel a lot softer after a day of planting flowers AND it got the dirt out from under my finger nails.



Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub Review

Today I got to Ulta and stocked up on one of my favorite sugar scrubs with Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrubs in Original Shea and Pomegranate Acai.

I’ve been using Tree Hut for about 5 years now and love their products which are Made in the USA and not tested on animals. They do however contain fragrance, but it’s not stated whether it’s natural or not. I think both products smell really good.

What I love about Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Original Shea.


I love using the Tree Hut Sugar Scrubs after being at the beach. These scrubs are perfect for removing sun screen and beach grime (which I hate). The Original Shea has an awesome buttery almond scent with a hint of caramel. It also contains macadamia nut oil. While the product feels super gritty to the touch it melts quickly upon application and leaves your skin super soft and refreshed.

What I love about Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Pomegranate Acai.


I love that the Pomegranate Acai version has a much lighter floral scent but it’s in no way overpowering or chemically. It smells super sweet and luscious. This white formula has tiny purple flecks in it. I’m not sure if they are seeds or beads.

Here are both scrubs on my arms Pomegranate Acai and then Original Shea.


I use the Tree Hut scrubs a few times per week in the Summer and my skin really glows.