Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sephora & Yankee Candle Haul

Last weekend while I was in Des Moines I also got to go to Sephora.  They were all sold out of the mascara that I wanted so I ended up ordering online.  I had a free shipping code so it worked out.

Before this I had the "They're Real" mascara from Benefit Cosmetics.  I really liked it, but it was time to get a new one.  I'm the type of person that gets a different kind every time I replace my mascara, I like trying out new things.  I haven't used this one much yet, I like it now, but we'll see how it goes!!

Yankee Candle had one of their BOGO coupon codes out, which is the only time that I ever buy them, so I had to take advantage.  I got 6 large jars.

Descriptions from the website:

Star Fruit & Orange - A vibrant, sun-infused medley of crisp star fruit, sweet mandarins, and delicate pink hibiscus
Wild Pansies - Forget the calendar!  It's always spring with this lush scent of brilliantly hued flowers
Berry Jam - A sweet and tart medley of fresh berries with notes of pomegranate, cassis, peach, and vanilla bean
Drift Away - Cares float away on peaceful, blue waters surrounded by lush woodlands
Berry Colada - Smooth summer refreshment..sweet and tangy red berries blended with cool, creamy vanilla
Wedding Day - Always in good taste..a sophisticated and soothing blend of florals and subtle fruits

Like always, I love everything.  I stopped buying candles from Bath & Body Works because I just wasn't impressed with them anymore.  There you buy 2 candles for $22 and they don't last long at all.  At Yankee you can get 2 huge candles that last a long time for $27.99 if you buy them during the BOGO.  I think it's a better deal and I will be buying from Yankee from now on.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


So I know I said I was gonna start posting again, well 2 months later here we are, haha.  Life has been pretty crazy lately but I finally have some new stuff to show you guys.  This past weekend I finally got to go to a LUSH store.  I have never tried any of their stuff before so I was pretty excited.  I was down in Des Moines for a George Strait concert and luckily they had one.  We don't have any stores around here, the closest being over 3 hours away.  I will be ordering online from now on though!!

I got a few bubble bars.  If you're not familiar with the products, these you crumble under running water and they make lots and lots of bubbles.  The bigger ones you can even cut up into pieces to get more than one use out of them.

Going from left to right, descriptions from the website:

Brightside - Everything about this bubble bar will leave you feeling cheerful and looking on the bright side of life!  When you crumble this one under the tap, your tub will turn into a vivid, hypnotizing red-orange sunset with frothy white clouds of bubbles.  Sink in and inhale the uplifting citrus of Sicillian mandarin, tangerine and bergamot oils, and imagine yourself in a sun-drenched locale.  You'll emerge from the tub feeling energized and smelling like a dream!

Mumkin - Mumkins are cute, friendly, and love to be crumbled under the tap to bring you mountains of fruity bubbles.  Each Mumkin smells of raspberries with bergamot, lemon and violet leaf oils to brighten your day.  Chocolate drops for eyes and a candy stalk stick make these the most adorable bars we've ever crumbled into our tubs.  Made just for mums on Mother's Day, but irresistible to everyone else!

The Comforter - When life is getting you down, crumble The Comforter under hot, running water for passionately purple water and creamy, comforting bubbles.  This massive slice of vibrant fruitiness gives you the feeling of being enveloped in a warm hug and gently consoled by the friendly fruity aroma of a blackcurrant candy.  It was created to bring a real sense of comfort to people, just like a real comforter would.  Snuggle in, and stay undercover until you're ready to face the world once again.  Even better, each bar creates two baths of fruity comfort.

Rose - Blended into the beautiful pink and white swirls of this bar is the fresh lemon and rose scent of our classic Amandopondo Bubble Bar.  With fair trade, organic cocoa butter, and a gorgeous glimmer mixed in, Rose will create a luxurious, fluffy, skin-softening soak.  Made with a new formula that condenses the mixture, allowing one bar to break in half for two fragrant, bubbling baths.

I also got some bath bombs.  These all smell so good!!

Going from left to right, top to bottom, descriptions from the website:

Sex Bomb - What's in a name?  When it comes to the Sex Bomb we take the moniker seriously.  A must for any romantic bath, our world famous sphere of sex appeal contains all of Nature's most potent and seductive ingredients to get you in the mood for a good..bath.  Scintillating jasmine, clary sage, and ylang ylang are powerful aphrodisiacs that are known to relax you as they warm your heart, and other body parts too.  Soya milk makes the water milky, softening your entire body as you enjoy a luxurious soak with our best-selling Bath Bomb.  Consider yourself warned.

Big Blue - Take a dip into the deep blue sea of our Big Blue Bath Bomb for an inspiring getaway to the seashore.  Lavender is instantly relaxing on the body and mind, and lemon oil helps to keep you afloat.  For a truly authentic experience, we've added in some of nature's finest ingredients-sea salt and seaweed.  Packed with minerals, salt helps the body rid itself of toxins, while seaweed softens and soothes your skin.  Just lay back and sail away to shores of uncluttered thoughts, softer skin, and warm blue seas.

Blackberry - The first ever Bath Bomb invented, way back in 1989 in Mo Constantine's laboratory (otherwise known as her garden shed), Blackberry is one of our most beloved balls of fizz.  When you're feeling off color and out of sorts, detonate one of these classic fruity numbers into your tub for a relaxing soak into a shimmering, deep purple haze.  With a burst of fruity fragrance that smells of juicy blackberries, uplifting bergamot relieves tension, and and frankincense wraps itself around you like a cozy blanket dissolving all of your cares away.

Rose Queen - We thought it was time for a new floral Bath Bomb so we designed the Rose Queen.  Full of blossoms, petals, and sensuous new rose fragrance, this one is a splendid, sophisticated bomb fit for a queen.  When LUSH co-founder and Bath Bomb inventor Mo first dropped one of these into a tub to show everyone her latest invention, she asked if there were enough petals.  Everyone said they thought there was plenty, but Mo went ahead and puts lots more in to really spoil us!

Secret Garden - This beautiful bomb may look simple, but inside is a blooms in the tub!  When you drop it in the water, Secret Garden froths about you, releasing a fragrant bouquet of rose absolute and sweet wild orange oil, along with rose petals, marigold petals, and blue mallow flowers. It has a frothy outer layer, creating a light carpet of foam to sink beneath as your cares float away.

Fizzbanger - Transform your ordinary bath into something new and exciting.  Whiz!  Bang!  Pop!  Fizz!  Our Fizzbanger Bath Bomb goes off in the bath water as if it were loaded with miniature fireworks.  Experience an alluring symphony of crackling candy, and a potion of spectacular slow fizzing spectrum of swirling color.  The scent changes right before your nose, pulling you in with a delectable blend of apples and cinnamon that settles into a spicy cinnamon toffee.  Smell familiar?  That's Love perfume, from our Gorilla exclusives.