ChapStick DUO Review

ChapStick has a really cool new product available called the ChapStick DUO and it’s similar in shape to the EOS lip balm.

What’s to love?

The ChapStick DUO comes in Sweet Peach, Strawberry Kiwi, Tropical Pineapple, Refreshing Watermelon, Fresh Coconut, Vanilla Shimmer, Cool Mint and Berry Shimmer. I have the Refreshing Watermelon and it smells amazing.

The DUO part comes into play when you snap two flavors together which I just found out from the website. This way you can carry two flavors in one unit which is kind of cute.

The egg shaped top makes the lip balm very easy to apply and the formula is smooth and moisturizing.

Overall I like the new shape and I’ll probably pick up and flavor so that I have a proper DUO!

Price: $2.99

C.O. Bigelow Body Lotion Review

I picked up three of the C.O. Bigelow Body Lotions for my mom over the holidays. You can get these at Bath & Body works for $9 each and they are really nice.

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What’s to love?

Fun fact! C.O. Bigelow was founded in 1838 and is the oldest surviving apothecary–pharmacy in the U.S.A and the only actual C.O. Bigelow store is the original location at Sixth Avenue store in Greenwich Village. You can get their products online and at Bath & Body works.

I love their line and their body lotions are amazing. My mom has extremely dry hands and is always looking for a new lotion so I got her Citrus Vetiver, Lime Coriander and Vanilla Birch. They also come in Freshwater Lavender, Almond Musk, Sea Salt Mimosa, Bergamot Amber, Mandarin Oak and Cashmere Fig.

The body lotions are made with Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Aloe and Vitamin B5 and they really do work for us. The white formula is soft and and absorbs quickly. It does not feel greasy at all and they scents are amazing and strong in a fresh and beautiful way. I don’t find them to be perfumey at all, but more earthy and fresh. I’ve actually had people compliment me on the scent in stores.

I also love the simple masculine style of the bottles. I put one on my dresser and my husband started using it, he love it too. I think this product is great for anyone.

New Bath & Body Works Clay Body Scrub Review

Today I picked up the new Bath & Body Works Clay Body Scrub which comes in four new scents including  Almond & Vanilla, Jasmine & Green Apple, Lavender & Sandalwood and Wildberry and Chamomile.

I have been waiting for Bath & Body Works to release a clay scrub. I am a huge fan of their sugar scrubs and this clay one is amazing. I picked up Almond & Vanilla and Jasmine & Green Apple today.

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What’s to love?

The new Bath & Body Works Clay Scrub uses Kaolin clay which I like and volcanic minerals. The formula has a medium consistency (not too thin, not too thick) and feels almost soft and fluffy going on. The first photo shows the product alone, in the second photo I added water and rubbed it in.

There is a bit of grit to the clay but it’s not abrasive which I loved. I felt like I got great exfoliation from it. I was actually blown away by how nice my skin felt after I used it. First you get the exfoliation, then the moisture kicks in. My hands felt like silk when I was done.

The scent of the Almond & Vanilla is a fresh musky/floral mix that’s both sweet and zingy. The Jasmine & Green Apple smells like fresh apples next to jasmine blooms. There is also a fresh citrusy scent mixed in. Lavender & Sandalwood is very soft and sleepy musky lavender. The Wildberry and Chamomile was my least favorite of the four. It’s nice but a little too floral for me.

Overall I am super impressed and thrilled that I now have a quality clay scrub for the shower. I hope they continue this line.

Price $16.50 (but don’t forget the Bath & Body Works sales and coupons).

Also be sure to check out my Spring 2017 Bath & Body Works Haul on YouTube!

New Bath & Body Works Almond & Vanilla Scent Review

I am so excited about the New Bath & Body Works Almond & Vanilla Scent. I just got a great haul and I want to share what I got today.

Bath & Body Works has four new scents including Almond & Vanilla, Jasmine & Green Apple, Lavender & Sandalwood and Wildberry and Chamomile.

The new packaging is cute and simple with mauve and brown almonds drawn on a neutral background. The Almond & Vanilla products have natural almond oil in them too.

 

What’s to love?

If you love almond (like me) this could be your new favorite scent. I am crazy about this one. The top notes are Juicy Orange, Fresh Lemon, Pink Pepper , Hazelnut. It is a sweet scent with a musky zing. To me it also smells incredible fresh.

I picked up four of the six products in Almond & Vanilla including…

Almond & Vanilla Bath Fizzy – These white bath fizzies look really nice. They are about the size of a hockey puck and pretty compact. I’m excited to try one. Price: $7.50

Almond & Vanilla Whipped Body Butter – This new whipped body butter smells amazing and is so soft and fluffy. It is a light beige color (not white) and has Shea butter, coconut oil and vitamins B, C & E. It does not feel greasy or oily to me and it absorbed quickly into my skin. Price: $15.50

Almond & Vanilla Clay Body Scrub – I think this is my new favorite Bath & Body Works product, here’s a full review on my blog. Price: $15.50

Almond & Vanilla Body Cream – This is the Bath & Body Works Signature Body Cream and the new scent makes it even better. It has natural almond oil, Shea butter, aloe and cocoa butter. I love using this on my legs after shaving. Price: $13.00

They also have Shower Gel and Fine Fragrance Mist in Almond Vanilla.

I had a 20% off coupon and the signature items are buy 2, get one free or buy 3 get 2 free right now so I got a great deal too.

Also be sure to check out my Spring 2017 Bath & Body Works Haul on YouTube!

 

Maybelline Baby Lips Glow Balm Review

I am a huge fan of Maybelline Baby Lips so when I saw this new Baby Lips Glow Balm I was all over it! This pink lip balm is supposed to adapt to your lips to create a personal pink shade.

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What’s to love?

The new Baby Lips Glow Balm looks like the standard Baby Lips packaging only in pink and silver. The color of the product is an opaque pink that smells like vanilla sugar and is very nice.

I found the hydration to be really good and it felt nice and light weight on my lips, I didn’t think it was sticky at all. It feels very buttery and soft.

As for the color? It turned my lips a nice light pink  with a hit of mauve. It also gave me a semi-gloss finish and I thought it looked really nice. I would definitely wear Baby Lips Glow Balm for Winter dryness and a hint of color. I think this is a great product.

One interesting note is that the back of the package says “For Adult Use Only” and I’m not sure what that means. My guess is that they want people to know it’s not for babies being that it’s called “Baby Lips”. Go figure.

Price: $4.49

Bath & Body Works Golden Sugar Scrub Review

This week I picked up the Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Golden Sugar Scrub because it’s one of my favorites and I’m on a major sugar scrub kick!

What’s to love?

Bath & Body Works is one of my favorite places for Sugar Scrubs. I go nuts over the holidays and now with their Semi-Annual Sale I think I’m stocked up for the family.

The Golden Sugar Scrubs are some of my favorites and they come in Warm Vanilla Sugar, Moonlight Path, Japanese Cherry Blossom and Sweet Pea. There might be a few more floating around out there but Warm Vanilla Sugar is my favorite.

The formula has “naturally exfoliating sugar crystals, nourishing apricot and almond oils” which exfoliate and moisturize my skin so well. This formula is super thick too (I’m not a fan of runny scrubs) so this one is perfect for me. It’s also got a beautiful golden color that’s so pretty, no sparkles in this one though.

The scrubs are so easy to use. Just added water and rub. I love using this one my elbows and feet. I never use these on my face.

I also love that they safety seal these tubes. I’m such a germaphobe and that seal makes me feel so much better! I wish all beauty products were sealed.

Bath & Body Works products are Made in the USA and they are not tested on animals.