Monday, April 24, 2017

Bath & Body Works | New Personalized Candle Collection | May 1st, 2017

When I first heard that there was going to be a new "Personalized"  Themed Label Candle Collection coming from Bath and Body Works and I saw the Plain Jane label, my first reaction was I was a bit disappointed.  

When I got to see and smell them in person, my mind thought has changed some. I guess I am so accustomed to seeing "theme" labels on the candles that I hope the next set of new we see will be better in some way.  Better graphics, better photography....you know what I mean.
Sometimes I do forget that Simple is sometimes better.

Granted, we know not to hope to see/smell NEW fragrances in these...because we won't...but, the concept of a special sort of candle is growing on me. Matching Gift Bags for them would be a huge plus!

And I hope they continue to have these as a wall staple and they expand the what seems to be to me a Thoughts of Inspirations Collection they are trying to convey. How about:

It's a Boy
It's a Girl
Mr. & Mrs.
I (heart) Dad
Home is where the (heart) Is (for a new Home) 
Teacher
Best Friend
Sisters 
Retirement
Birthday


So far, here is what we are seeing:
Happily Ever After - watery white petals, refreshing bergamot, cedarwood.
 Hello Sunshine -  sorrento lemons, cane sugar, lemon zest
Thank You - coastal breezes, citrus sea spray, island flowers, sundrenched wood.


XOXO - fresh mandarin, cool waters, lavender woods.

Dream Big - vanilla musk, orchids, toasted coconut.

Congrats! - succulent white peach, sparkling prosecco, sweet orange.


I (heart) Mom - Happy Mother's Day - southern pecans, sparkling cinnamon sugar, warm caramel.

Red Label - I (heart) Mom -


Priced at $24.50, I was told some stores are setting these now among the two side tables of candles currently out...(where they belong) and other stores are waiting until the called for set date of May 1st.

Check with your stores to see if they are out currently and take a look for yourself.  Sometimes photos do not do the candles justice.  Let me know what you think!

Ps. The next floorset is on May 14th...Mother's Day.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Life Inside the Page | My Recent Purchases and other Thoughts | April 2017 La Francaise Collection

Ever since I first saw the testing La Francaise Body Care Collection I was curious to know was this another body care collection of re-do scents or something new.  With its launch this week I was able to try them all and share with you some of what I have already purchased.

Let me begin by mentioning how disappointed I was to find that the new collections coming out to all stores nationwide would NOT be including the Candles designated for this collection.  White Barn stores set their Paris is a Good Idea floor set early and they had all of the new three wicks out, some with pretty Eiffel Tower lids.  

When I saw the candles come online with a half decent pricing, I ordered a few...just to make sure I would get what I wanted, pre-floorset release here.  I had so much trouble with EVERY order I tried to place last week because of the new website format, I had to call and have a customer service representative help me.  Sadly, one of the orders went awry even with their help and it had to be done a second time delaying it another four days.  Finally getting them, I was pleased with what I grabbed and looked forward to seeing the other scents I wanted, but waited on buying online because I wanted to see and smell them first.

The closer we got to floorset day, the more I realized the stores around me were complaining that they didn't even receive one box of the new French Candles for the set.  Which pushed me to ask on social media what other stores and other customers were hearing.

We all heard the same.  NADA.  There would be no new candles out for purchase this past Wednesday.

Some workers who came to my Facebook page to comment said the same thing; White Barn stores put them out and they suspected that they would not see them...perhaps they would stay White Barn Exclusives.  Another worker commented they had one box in stock so they could be a late arrival {sku} and we could see them come out later.  {I thought maybe for May and Mother's Day since the one candle Blushing Pink Rose Petals was included in the Mother's Day Tote} 

I wondered if they were to be White Barn and perhaps Online Exclusives, wouldn't they post a little tag on each....online only, like they do for other things?

I guess time will tell when and if we will ever see those candles come to all stores.  There are so many other candles out testing now, trying to figure out where they all will fit in is mentally exhausting.  :)

Another Note:  I have been asked and I have been asking as well, what will the May Signature Scent newness bring?  Nothing else has tested out, to my knowledge. I know the Men's Signatures should test next month with one new scent and two others being redone.  And there is currently a test happening of the Signature Core scents in smaller size Perfumes. 
 
But the newness for May?  Unknown as of today.

The trademarked names found and still unseen:
Poolside Pop
Electric Lemonade
Cabana Breeze
Caribbean Escape

These would be great as Summer Signature Body Care...That may come out for SAS time. Or sooner?
We haven't seen the candles that tested out in the colored glass appear yet.  


There are also the sort of fresh picked candles that tested that we are now seeing the wallflowers appear. 
 
There is a animal inspired label collection testing. 
As well as this weeks new test candles of summer scents and some frosted glass candles. So we are in store for some pretty interesting things to come....hopefully not all re-dos.


Now onto more of what I purchased.
Tuesday the new French Signatures were in the wall so I grabbed three of them to try.  Seeing the new, odd shaped body lotion bottle wasn't so off putting as I thought.  Sure, I would have loved to see the regular bottle all decked out with this labeling, but these are about the size of a bar of soap and i thought I would give them a try.


  I ordered ten of the new La Francaise Hand Soaps and Love each and every scent.  The bottle labels are lovely as are the scents inside of each and I haven't quite figured out which scent I love the most yet.



There are a few gift sets available in the four new fragrances and for the price of $29.00 for this three piece set, I had to jump on it. This La Fleur is such an incredible, fresh scent and it smells devine with my body chemistry it is my new go to for Spring.

The stores finally would sell the last of the Paris Pocketbacs and I grabbed the Ooh La La  to match the holder I bought previously.


And I did grab one of these pretty It's Your Day Tulips in a Garden Pail Gift Bags.  Perfect for gift giving, and with Mother's Day just around the corner be sure to grab one for $3.50.
When I grabbed the three body lotions I added these two new, Nourishing Hand Soaps with Coconut Milk for 2/$10.00.  I grabbed the Honolulu Sun for hubby and the Strawberries and Cream for me. The softness after washing my hands made me run back to the store to grab two more Strawberries and Cream.  And with the free item coupon becoming available Wednesday, I grabbed one more La Fleur Body Lotion as my free gift. 
I think it is very generous of the company to offer so much for free as they do, and I appreciate the gesture, as it does get me back into a store.


The Personalized Candle Collection should be out in stores now, but they are shipping late I was told.  I have very mixed feelings about the labels on these candles as I have expressed previously. I think going for a personalized collection was a great idea...and I hoped the labels could have shown more interest in the design concept than they do. 
As soon as I see them arrive I will share.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the new collections out in stores. So what did you purchase from the new releases

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bath & Body Works | New Wallflowers online today | Fresh Picked?

A month ago, some new testing candles came out in what I called the Fresh Picked Collection. No on seems to know for what collection they will belong or when they will be arriving, but with the matching wallflowers releasing online today...I am guessing we may be seeing these soon.

I just want to say this, now that the French Signature Collection arrived in Bath and Body Works stores sans the matching candles,  I am wondering what we will be seeing, if anything new, come as a signature for next month.  

Every month we are getting closer to Semi Annual Sale time...and I have an idea of the summertime Signature Fragrances coming...and we got a peek at more summertime themed candles that I will add in a later post. But will these French Fragrances be a carryover into next month purposefully?  Time will tell.

Anyway, back to the Wallflowers.
Here is what the Candles looked like testing.
Black Cherry
Eucalyptus Mint
Peach Bellini
Indigo Sky
Farmstand Apple
Toasted Coconut
Cucumber Melon
Fresh Cut Lilacs
 

And here are the new wallflowers found today.

Bath & Body Works | Nourishing Hand Soap with Coconut Milk

Having a large collection of Bath and Body Works Hand Soaps I try not to fall in love with too many of the new scents that come out every month. But with this collection, it was love at first bubble...so I had to buy a few. And after trying them out... a few more of the strawberry and cream scent will be coming home with me.
The sale pricing on these new hand soaps was 2/$10 today. They don't have a price on the bottle, just a bar code,  and online they are priced at $8.50.
 
The softness of my hands afterwards,{and a free item valued up to $14.00, with a ten dollar purchase coupon} makes these well worth the pricing.

These new Nourishing Hand Soaps with Coconut Milk come in a few scents:
Endless Weekend
Eucalyptus Mint
Honolulu Sun
Kitchen Lemon
Peach Bellini
Strawberries and Cream
Warm Vanilla Sugar







 


Bath & Body Works | New La Francaise and Bath Fizzy | Gift Sets

There are plenty of great choices for gift giving this Spring at Bath and Body Works. Here are a few things I found today.