Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bath & Body Works | Celebrate Fall October 2015 Mailer

September 29, 2015
In my mail today, a mailer from Bath and Body Works with a free Pocketbac refill, a 20% off coupon and a $5.00 Body Cream Coupon. The other offer I did see was for a free travel sized signature product.

Bath & Body Works | New Fragrances Photos | September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015
I am working on a blog with details of the new coming these next few months but I wanted to share some photographs of the new items I grabbed today.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Bath & Body Works | First Look: The Perfect Christmas | September 27, 2015

September 27, 2015
Tonight's Holiday First Look Email arrived. 
Pretty much everything I have shared the last few days. ;)

A shade of something Fall | Gift Giving Purchases

September 27, 2015

Fall is definitely here in Pennsylvania.  The air is getting that perfect crisp to it, keeping the days still warm but not unbearable, while nature gets its cue it's time to slip into something more comfortable.  A shade of something Fall.

I watch from my window this dance of the seasons...all while thinking of snow covered paths that will need to be cleared and presents that will need to be wrapped.

Truth is I am always thinking about presents. 

My list of presents for the B girls/guys is a bit longer this year so I am trying to find nice little things to convey my thanks for their hard work all year long.  We all see the "front" end prettiness when we go into the stores....and most often never give another thought as to the hard work to make it happen.  Knowing all I do, I appreciate it all.

I shared previously some photos of the coffee mugs and Yankee Candle Snowman candle burners I found for them. 

Yesterday, while checking out my Michaels Craft store I found some paper goods to add to the Dollar Tree pocket calendars and planners I have already bought.  Cute boxes of Sabrina Soto memo note papers and packages of notecards and envelopes.....at a great price.

I know in a world of internet everything, people rarely mail anything anymore.  I still do.  I am a very tactile person and love the feel of "life" and the sharing of thoughts via cards and notes.  Even in my sales, I try to put a simple little card into the box saying thank you...sharing my grateful heart.

And I did try to pick out neutral patterns....from what they had.  I do love the Christmas themes I have given before...but I wanted something that older and younger could use.  Fingers crossed. Oh and Sparkly Pencils...  I need Sparkly Pens too!!!

I saw candles on QVC the other night I thought about getting for the managers bag.  Mrs. Slatkin had a hand in scenting them and I thought they sounded delish....and reasonably priced so I may get those.  How does Santa do it????

With Fall just starting a few days ago I know we are all thinking about pumpkin patches and leaf peeping, cooler nights and warm drinks.... But for those who think a bit further and love a sale...I like to share some finds in my neighborhood that you may like as well. Michaels 70% off sale aisle might have a few things you love too.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Bath & Body Works | Schedule of some Holiday Fun

September 26, 2015
Coming This October
*October 19th
Snow, Sparkle and Shine Collection: Fresh Sparking Snow
*October 19th
NEW Mahogany Balsam - Home Fragrance, Hand Soaps and Sanitizers
Coming This November
*November 2nd
Holiday Traditions : Winter Candy Apple, Twisted Peppermint,
Vanilla Bean Noel, Jingle All the Way
*November 9th
BE JOYFUL Signature Fragrance
Sparkling Clementine, Golden Mango and Frosted Jasmine
Available in:
Shower Gel
Body Lotion
Fine Fragrance Mist
Body Cream
Eau de Parfum
Foaming Sugar Scrub
Diamond Shimmer Mist
Travel Trio
Lip Gloss Wand
Eau de Parfum Preview
*November 23rd
Dressed for Holiday Select Signature Collection
Available in: Three Wick Candles,  Signature Body and Gentle Foaming Hand Soap

Friday, September 25, 2015

Notes: September 25, 2015 | Bath & Body Works - Sunday's sneak peek

September 25, 2015

Sunday, (9/27)
The stores will add a few Holiday touches to the wall areas when they bring out the Snow, Sparkle & Shine Collection of Home Fragrances and Body Care Products.

From what I know, we will see:

-Hand Soaps
-Hand Sanitizers (pocketbacs)

The candles out should be all of these scents:

Fresh Balsam
Frosted Cranberry
Vanilla Snowflake
Mahogany Teakwood
Fresh Sparkling Snow


*The Destinations Candle Collection should also be coming out Sunday, if they are not on the shelves already.  Some of the stores I did call have a few....out of the Nine that are in this collection.

I was told that the stores are getting a Saturday Candle delivery and that more are arriving and all of the scents should be ready for Monday.

I don't have any idea if these are newly labeled and different from what is still laying around from the previous release, I suppose we will need to wait and see what is shown on social media and online to note if they are different.

I was told a few of the scents are new. When I get the remainder of the scents for each place, I will add them to the main post.

The Destinations Candle Collection
Italy - Apple Tart
New York - Apple Toddy
Swiss Alps

Candles to watch for: Bergamot Waters and Leather and Agarwood

The Holiday gift sets are starting to take shape...AT Black Chamomile in a carrier set with a throwback look to it (my thoughts) with a daisy like gold flower. 

Bath & Body Works | Destinations Candle Collection | September 2015

September 25, 2015

Coming this weekend (Sunday) if the test stores get in their shipments, Bath and Body Works is bringing us with them on a little vacation candle wise. 

The Destination Candle Collection:
Holiday Edition
Amsterdam - Flower Shop
Carribean - Pineapple Mango
Hawaii - Honolulu Sun
London - Tea and Lemon
Istanbul - Sparkling Amber
Italy - Tuscan Lemon Tart
New York -  Big Apple Toddy
Swiss Alps - Ski Lodge
Tahiti - Bergamot Waters

So where would you like to go?

These photos courtesy of Ebay Seller fabulousthriftymamma
These Photos Courtesy of Stacey Holmes

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bath & Body Works | Holiday 2015 Signature Names and Scent Notes

September 24, 2015
With a bit of good fortune, I was able to get the names of the new Holiday Signature Fragrances coming out soon.
I know we will see our favorite Holiday Traditions scents of:
Winter Candy Apple
Vanilla Bean Noel
Twisted Peppermint
But this year it would seem we are in for a few more and what fun names they are.
We saw on the newest bounce back coupon the Trio of Signature Fragrances next to come out are:
Wrapped in Comfort ~ Cashmere and Almond Crème
Cup of Warmth ~ Vanilla Chai and Biscotti
Cozy Sunday Morning ~ Soft Chamomile and Bergamot
I was told in a few different stores the Comfort, Cozy and Warmth set will come out this weekend available for Monday....but other stores have told me no, just the walls are changing with Snow, Sparkle and Shine holiday preview Home Fragrances and Pocketbacs and Hand Soap.  So I cannot say with definite certainty when to expect those.
Now when these next fragrances are definitely launching....I am not sure if they are coming as a group all at once or a few here and there...But I was told holiday is launching early (October 11th) so the waiting time is short. Here is what I know:
*Fresh Sparkling Snow
iced pear, frozen melon, winter apple, snow drop blossom, and frosted musk
*Winter Berry Wonder
* Frosted Winter Woods
frosted clementine, cedar woods, iced pear, velvety fir balsam, and vanilla bean
*Merry Berry Christmas
frosted raspberries, holly berries, pink Prosecco, jasmine wreath and crystal musk
*Jingle All the Way
iced clementine, sparkly snow flakes, north pole vanilla, holiday poppies, and blue spruce
* Snow Kissed Sugar
*Be Joyful
clementine, mango, winter melon, jasmine, golden amber
My Thoughts:
I didn't see the packaging on most of the other names shared.....short of these:
So I know Fresh Sparkling Snow, and Winterberry Wonder are in the same grouping because of the font used on the label.
My guessing that Frosted Winter Woods and Snow Kissed Sugar would be Signature fragrances names, because I found them on the trademark page, was confirmed when the worker who shared that mini sampler bottle (pictured below) with a customer, told that customer there was another name with woods in it....so that makes three for this collection. Perhaps there are five in this collection?  And the Merry and the Jingle belong in here?
Fresh Sparkling Snow
Winterberry Wonder
Frosted Winter Woods
We see the font of the Holiday Traditions Winter Candy Apple and Vanilla Bean Noel is different than the FSS and WW so they are still in their own grouping....plus of course Twisted Peppermint, whose packaging is yet to be seen, will join them.
What I am wondering is this:  Is Snow Kissed Sugar going to be one of THESE Holiday Tradition scents...???  I think so.
Now I was told, Be Joyful is going to have a big launch like A Thousand Wishes did.
 I was told Jingle all the Way is going to be a filler in scent.  Kind of like a Mid-floorset addition. 
All I know is I am going to need three jobs to afford all of the goodies that are coming out....
and re-do scents or not....I am looking forward to experiencing a Winterberry Wonder inside of my Frosted Winter Woods with a coat of Fresh Sparkling Snow on the ground....as I Jingle all the Way to my Snowkissed Sugar to wish everyone a Merry Berry Christmas.  Because life is too short to not Be Joyful.....