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.

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.

Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Liplicious Lipgloss Review

It’s cold and snowy here in Ohio and I’m breaking out the lip protecters! A few weeks ago I picked up the Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Liplicious Lipgloss.

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What’s to love?

This creamy lipgloss smells just like the Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel line and it tastes like a minty vanilla sugar. It does have saccharine as an ingredient which I’m not thrilled about but I’d found that most lip glosses use it. I wish they’d just use real sugar.

The formula itself is nice. It’s a clear white with silver sparkles that gave my lips a great shine and shimmer. I use this one pretty sparingly though as it gets sticky if you use too much. I apply a little then blend and blot for the perfect application.

Overall I like the look and taste of this lip gloss but I think I prefer the minty ones. The  C.O. Bigelow – Spearmint Supreme 2X Lip Shine – No. 5 that’s sold at Bath & Body Works is really nice too.

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Lush Rock Star Soap Review

Lush has a huge selection of soaps to choose from and my goal is to try all of them. Luckily Lush always gives me a sample of soap with my online orders. This time I got Rock Star!

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What’s to love?

Rock Star is a pink hunk of soap that’s made from Glycerine , Rapeseed Oil (Brassica napus) , Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) and Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Planifolia). It smells sweet with a touch of something I just can’t put my finger on, maybe roses. To me it smells like bubble gum mixed with earthy sweet flowers.

The lather on this one is good and the color is a very pretty shade of pink. Although I have to say this one isn’t my favorite Lush scent but I’m not a fan of anything floral and this one keeps reminding me of roses. Perhaps it’s on homage to Guns ‘N Roses (ha! Gum N’ Roses…OK, bad joke), hence the Rock Star name but that’s just a guess.

Rock Star does get great reviews and the quality is amazing so you might want to check it out as it maybe your favorite!

Price: $7.95 for 3.5 oz.

 

Lush Holiday 2016 Candy Mountain Bubble Bar Review

If you’re looking for the most over-the-top Willy Wonka inspired holiday soap this season than you’re going to want to pick up the Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar. This thing is amazing!

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What’s to love?

Candy Mountain is a beautiful mix of white, pink and glitter and you can use the Lush Bubble Bars as soap, bubble bath or shampoo. Kids go nuts over the candy scent which you can smell across the room. I actually love the scent too. Sitting in a pile of candy bubbles does a world of good for everyone…I think! 

The Lush Bubble Bars also leaves my skin smooth, moisturized and a bit sparkly which is OK with me.

The size of this bubble bar is a bit larger than the Peeping Santa. It’s taller but looks like almost the same amount of product. It might be a tiny bit bigger. For some reason I was thinking it would be huge like Brightside. It would be fun to see a super-sized version of Candy Mountain!

Price: $7.45

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.

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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?

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

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!

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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!

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Price: $7.95 for 1.7 oz.

 

2016 Bath & Body Works Holiday Traditions Snowman Bucket (full of products) Review

Oh Bath and Body Works! I can’t stay away during the holidays! I stopped by today to use a coupon and discovered the 2016 very limited edition Holiday Traditions Snowman Bucket. I am so glad I went today as my store was running out of them. This adorable snowman comes with 10 Bath & Body Works products and costs $25 with a $30 purchase. I was also able to use my 20% off coupon so it was only $20. It’s an $85 value.

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What’s to love?

I think this Snowman Bucket is just so cute. I got it for my daughter for Christmas and not only is it super adorable it’s got 10 Bath & Body Works products inside and it’s a bank! The Snowman measures 7.5″W x 9.5″H.

I am such a sucker for holiday themed gifts and I could not pass this one up. I actually swapped out the foaming hand soaps for some Magic In The Air Diamond Shimmer Mist, A Thousand Wishes Diamond Shimmer Mist and a sparkly holder for the mist (these are not included in the bucket) however I wanted to give my daughter a nice variety and I wanted the foaming hand soap.

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Here are the 10 products you get in the snowman and the two scents you get are Vanilla Bean Noel and Winter Candy Apple which are from the Christmas line and not yet in stores.

  1. Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion (8 fl oz)
  2. Shower Gel (10 fl oz)
  3. Fine Fragrance Mist (8 fl oz)
  4. Gentle Foaming Hand Soap (8.75 fl oz)
  5. PocketBac (1 fl oz)
  6. Winter Candy Apple Travel Size Body Lotion (3 fl oz)
  7. Travel Size Shower Gel (3 fl oz)
  8. Travel Size Fine Fragrance Mist (3 fl oz)
  9. Gentle Foaming Hand Soap (8.5 fl oz)
  10. A pampering shower sponge.

Here’s a picture I snapped at the store that shows exactly what you get in the bucket.

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