Saturday, November 28, 2015

Department: Beauty | Target Beauty Box | Holiday 2015

November 28, 2015
Ho, ho, whoa! Turn on the glitz and glam just in time for the holidays with a Target Beauty Box. We’ve put together 8 festive beauty must-haves—all in one convenient box. A $50 value for just $10, this handpicked collection lets you try out a few top trends and perfect your look for all the season’s parties. Test them out and tell us what you think. If you love them as much as we do, find the full-size versions at

Hair Food Dry Shampoo
Free of sulfates & parabens, this lightweight formula absorbs excess oils to give your hair an instant refresh.

CoverGirl Star Wars Lipstick
Available in 6 shades, this limited-edition lipstick will make you a force to be reckoned with this holiday season.

Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara
This must-have mascara combines a creamy new plumping formula that delivers instant volume with cup-shaped bristles that scoop & lift lashes.

CeraVe Eye Repair Cream
A can’t-live-without cream that blends marine & botanical extracts to help repair and restore the delicate barrier around the eyes plus hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin.

Goody Ouchless Sweat Stretch Elastics 3 ct
Moisture-wicking fabric keeps you cool and dry plus gives you comfortable hold while you work out.

Pacifica Love 3 Eye Shadow Trio
Coconut-infused, velvety mineral eyeshadows that offer staying power & a smooth finish.

Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream
Hydro-ionized mineral water and Biogen technology give you 24 hours of continuous hydration.

Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream
Anti-aging ingredients penetrate up to 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface to boost hydration and brightness while helping to reduce the appearance of lines.
  • Number of Pieces: 8

other Info.

  • Online Item #: 50286140
  • Store Item Number (DPCI): 037-07-0308
  • Made in the USA

Friday, November 27, 2015

Bath & Body Works | Tomorrows Specials | Saturday, November 28, 2015

Here are tomorrow's - November 28, 2015 - Bath and Body Works store specials:

The PWP blanket should be out $15 with a $30 purchase

Candles will be priced $12.00 each

Signatures will be buy 3 get 3 free

All Wallflowers Fragrance Refills will be $3.50 each

Bath & Body Works | Today's Email November 27, 2015 | Black Friday

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bath & Body Works | A Perfect Christmas Black Friday Email | November 25, 2015

November 25, 2015

Gift Idea: International Basket Inspirations...

November 25, 2015

After receiving my Joy to the World Destinations Limited Edition Hand Soaps and Pocketbacs I was thinking about how I could incorporate these into a gift.

The labels are so pretty you can just put them in a clear bag with a bow and it's a simple but well appreciated gift but if you wanted to do something more....

I would start with a nice sized basket.  Something woven...and large enough to add everything with room enough to stage them.

I would use all five hand soaps because they are a limited edition collection and you could find products to fit the theme of each destination.

Or you can make individual destination themed baskets....(and if your planning a trip to any of these places...add in the tickets!!!)

For individual baskets, Michaels Craft Stores have those petty paper boxes with Paris theme printing that can be used after the goodies are gone.

We have many Italian stores here so for Italy, I would add:
  • Bread....(of course)
  • homemade pastas, (fresh if the basket is going to be opened immediately....or the dried, bagged versions you see in the specialty sections of most grocery stores
  • cheese
  • olive oil
  • wine
  • pasta sauce
  • olives
  • pizelles
  • cannoli
For the London influence:
  • tea
  • shortbread cookies
  • crackers/biscuits
New York
  • beers
  • cheesecake
  • pastry
  • pizza kit items
  • bagels
  • hot dogs?  haha
  • summer sausage
  • champagne
  • beautiful fluted glasses
  • chocolates
  • truffles
  • French bread
  • pastry
  • macroons
  • fresh Hawaiian fruits
  • macadamia  nuts
  • kona coffee

I, am no world surprise there....and these are just a few quick thoughts from the top of my head inspired by a simple bottle of soap.

I know you can think of many more fun things to add...perhaps a map of the destination...for your baskets.  Be sure to share your destination inspirations here.

Happy Travels!

Bath & Body Works | Joy to the World | Hand Soaps and Hand Sanitizers | Red Velvet Cheer Candle

November 25, 2015
My order from this past Saturday just arrived and this box contained the new Red Velvet Cheer candle as well as the new Joy to the World Destinations Limited Edition Collection Hand Soaps and Pocketbac Hand Sanitizers.  They are now starting to filter into stores.  The release date of the destination candles is still to be determined.
Joy to the World. Take a World tour of fragrance with these exciting destinations. Available in Gentle Foaming only.
  • Hawaii - Honolulu Sun -Fresh Island Coconut and Pacific Palm
  • Italy - Tuscan Lemon Tart - Lemon Zest, Fluffy Meringue and Powdered Sugar
  • London - Tea Time Shortbread - Golden Shortbread, Candied Bing Cherries an Toasted Almonds
  • New York - Big Apple Sparkler - White Apple, Golden Pear and White Woods
  • Paris - Pink Champagne and Tulips - French Tulips, Apple Blossoms and Sparkline Pink Champagne
I also added the new Red Velvet Cheer Candle to my order (not on sale) only because I could not resist that adorable label of a polar bear as Santa in a sleigh pulled by a deer. Given the fact that it smells delish is just an added bonus.
Scent Notes:  Santa's favorite cupcake, red velvet cake topped with peaks of vanilla frosting always fills him with Good Cheer.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Bath & Body Works | $5.00 Shower Gel Haul | November 23, 2015

November 23, 2015
Much busier days now at the B, today for sure with a $5.00 Shower Gel sale (that may continue tomorrow) and a $3.50 wallflower bulb sale the stores I traveled to had many shoppers and a few long lines.  I didn't mind the wait, I enjoyed people watching the customers at the counter with their treasures as giddy as I am.
The staff at some of the stores visited still were not helpful with basic questions....and I am not saying that to come off as negative and mean.  And I am not asking them for next years secrets.....these are the same people who told me what was coming months ago....excited for this holiday season and sharing a bit of it to build my excitement.
I am only mentioning it because it isn't right to treat a customer....longtime and  passionate about this brand or a brand new walk in....the way they have been.  My husband is way past done with my shopping me.  He told me again tonight, enough is enough.  Either buy it on line or not at all, this is well past ridiculous and I would rather you not let them make a fool of you.
And I am not alone with this feeling of discontent as there are numerous customers who came in today expecting some new and found an associate to ask if there was only to have the same nonsense said. 
"we don't know....they won't tell us anything until the morning of....we don't receive direction until it is to launch....we're not allowed to talk about it or we can get fired....or my favorite...I never heard of that, I don't think that is something we are getting."
I don't expect too much new left to come out for this holiday shopping season in store, so I don't think I will be missing out on too many things to worry about how often I go.  I am not planning on going on Black Friday...{or Thanksgiving Night as a few stores here are open at 6pm}.  I did hear that the blanket will be offered as well as the VIP TOTE. 

The first look email for the tote online, arrived earlier today and the price is the same that I paid last week when I found it online and figured out what the code could be and ordered it then.  $20 with a $40 purchase.  I bought more of the hobnail glass single wick candles to qualify. That order should arrive tomorrow...along with another.
The price point on that Tote varies from purchasing it in store Thanksgiving night, purchasing it Black Friday and purchasing it online.  The only bonus for purchasing it in the store is you can stack a coupon or two to save on the $50-$60 cost whereas online you need to use the Code provided which does not allow for any kind of additional discount.
I once loved going to the store on Black Friday...filling my blue mesh bag(s) with goodies that would end up earmarked as gifts for everyone else and leaving the store struggling to carry everything myself. 
After a stressful fall season and now holiday in what was once my happy place....I will pass and hope that things straighten themselves out without the need of a "Saging"  Ha ha.
Now, onto my purchases.
I did visit the store on Saturday for the $2.75 wallflower bulb sale ($1.65 if you had a 40% off coupon) to pick up some for a family member that couldn't attend and I grabbed the 15 minimum allowed although she wanted 20. The ever popular evergreen scent was sold out first thing {although bags filled on the cash wrap had some} so I was glad I got mine on Friday (shown below) at the regular sale price. I knew the sale was coming Saturday but I didn't want to chance not getting what I wanted. I really like the décor bottles the best.
 With today's $5.00 deal on Shower Gels, I grabbed a few and added my favorite wallflowers, another single wick candle and some pocketbac refills in the Destinations collection coming soon to stores but already online. 
That cute little Santa Claus cap was on a few bottles of both Signature and Hand Soaps throughout the store and for the $1.00 price....I had to get it....
The fur trim has silver sparklies through it and the fabric is a soft velvety like polyester fabric, not felt. 
How I am going to use them...most likely on the bottles of fragrance I basket gift well sitting next to a plate of cookies for Santa....Or a plate with a candle on it.
They measure approx. 3.5"-4" across folded flat so it is a nice size. And since they are suppose to be out in stores Wednesday (if not sooner) if you want them I would suggest you be sure to ask for them Quick.
I like these little add-ons.  One year Yankee Candle had a pair of santa pants with black strap like suspenders that held two of their mini jar candles....and they were offered around Black Friday for $1.00 too.  They sold out quick and really made the gifting of those little candles more special.

Bath & Body Works | First Look: VIP TOTE BeJoyful | November 23, 2014

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Bath & Body Works | Santa Squad | Prizes and more!

November 20, 2015
I am not sure when we will get either an email or a First Look email sharing this but I know I am excited to see what this e-prize is about.  I remember last years { I remembered we had something like this last year and I was checking out the prizes the other day wondering if we would see it again}.
I love how Bath & Body Works spoils us with Holiday Fun.