Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bath & Body Works| New Items Seen Today...January 28, 2016

January 28, 2016
Here are a few new things coming out soon to a Bath and Body Works near you.
Chill Out - Sea Breeze Pocketbac
 Just Be Cool - {this is the one I spoke of earlier this week.}
 Hawaiian Hibiscus Room Spray
Pretty as a Peach Diamond Shimmer Mist.  Now this is the thing that has me thinking a bit trying to figure out WHERE this fits into these upcoming floorsets....Because we are going to see Ciao, Italy next...and then Hawaii in March.  And I cannot imagine an APRIL scent showing up in January...... So does this fit into a Hawaii theme for March......or is this and the others {perfectly peach, Georgia peach sweet tea} that are coming with it fit in as part of a dual Italy Signature Set .....those four scents we know are coming and some redos, like this one is.....  Kind of like the Fiesta Scents came out with a new Limoncello....  Perplexing for sure.....


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Bath & Body Works | My Recent Store Buys | January 25, 2016

January 26, 2016

While out and about yesterday, post Winter Storm Jonas that left us with 15" - 18" of snow cleanup, I wanted to make sure I added in a visit to Bath and Body Works to see if there was anything other than $3.50 Wallflowers on sale.

There were a few new things, shared on a previous post, but my attention was more focused on the 50% off table.  These few home things just will NOT drop lower. :)   I grabbed the two Aromatherapy Pillow Mists that were left and I see that the new pricing I was told would happen did happen and they were now at $12.50.  Every purchase of these previous was at the $10 pricing and usually on sale but since these were the last two and I wanted to have some back ups, I added them to my little blue mesh bag. (They did end up ringing $5.00/ half off of the old $10.00 pricing regardless of the new label)

Not wanting to use only a 20% off coupon I checked the other tables of clearance items and found the 75% off unit with a few holiday and summer scents on one side, and scentportables and true blue spa on the other.  The stores manager had asked me if I tried the super rich body cream that it is one of her favorites and they usually only ever stock it now on SAS.  She put a small dab on my hand and immediately my dry hands felt great and not greasy... so that, too, went into the bag. 

I grabbed the Merry Berry Christmas Body Cream for a gift and remembered to get another Limoncello and Cinnamon Wallflower bulb while they were on sale trying to get to my $30 goal.

As I walked back to the counter to pay I saw on the 50% off table a Vanilla Bean Noel three wick was just added from a return and it too went into the bag.  Surprised that it still was ringing 50% only I was glad to have another to also gift. 

After using my survey coupon my items priced out at:
VBN candle- $8.06
AT pillow Mists- $3.58 each
True Blue Cream - $2.69
Merry Berry Christmas -$2.33
Wallflowers- $2.50/2.51

After our current trip to Mexico, I am looking forward to seeing the next stop on our destinations journey...Italy and all that it has to offer. Scheduled to begin February 16th and lasting until March 13th, with so many new things shown that we should expect to find, I know that I will be getting many new scents to add to my collection.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Department: Beauty | Garnier New- Micellar Cleansing Water

January 25, 2016

I saw a commercial for a New cleansing product from Garnier called Micellar Cleansing Water and it was touted as being gentle yet very effective at removing not only eye makeup but makeup on your face and lips as well.  More often that not the remover I am using to take off mascara tends to leave my eyes with an oily feeling afterwards...and sometimes it doesn't get it all so then it's back to a washcloth. So when there is something new to try...I am there.
While shopping in CVS today I saw the display for many New Garnier products and there was only one bottle of the Micellar Cleansing Water left in the top section for it so I grabbed it to check if it was on sale.  This week, CVS is offering many brands buy one, get one 50% off and Garnier was included.
Being this 13.5oz bottle was priced at $9.29 I was hoping to find another but they were pretty much sold out so I also grabbed a package of 25 Garnier Skin Active NEW Clean+ Purifying Oil Free Cleansing Towelettes priced at $6.79 to try.  I will try those tomorrow. 
The directions for use were simple.  Saturate a cotton pad and if it was to remove eye makeup, you are to hold it on a closed eye for a few seconds and then gently wipe.
So I tried it while hubby watched and it was awesome.  I looked in the mirror and my mascara, eyeliner, base and eye shadow were gone. Completely. 
I grabbed another cotton ball and repeated the same procedure for my face and using both sides with out the need for a soaking cotton ball it was clean down to my pores.
My  husband remarked at how easy it was and he was a bit skeptical at first when he saw me walking around with a ten dollar bottle of water.  I was skeptical too thinking I would need to get the Clarisonic out to clear my pores but I didn't, they were clean.  And I didn't need to follow up with clear water to rinse.
I keep touching my face trying to see if there is any kind of residue left but there is none and my face feels really clean.
The technology behind the product is interesting and when I held the bottle up to the light I could see these little micro bubbles that work to clean your face without oils, alcohol, or fragrance.  Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested. - Won't clog pores.
I haven't seen it offered elsewhere yet so I am not sure about the pricing, but if it continues to perform as well as it did I hope to find it a little less expensive to get another bottle.

Bath & Body Works | New items seen...

January 25, 2016
In case you missed my addition of these pictures yesterday to the scrolling February blog post above, here are more photos of the signatures coming soon for the Ciao, Italy Collection.  I really like the warm weather feel of the marketing on these, especially the Mediterranean blue waters.
Signature Fragrances: 
Mediterranean Blue Waters - sparkling passionfruit, Mediterranean fig, coconut water, drenched woods, ocean musk

Seaside Pink Jasmine - jasmine blossom, fresh pomelo, ocean honeysuckle, pink juniper, seaside moss

Endless Weekend - summer mandarin, sun-kissed magnolia, raspberry lychee, blue coconut water, vanilla sandalwood

Italian Citrus Sun - capri apricot, sunswept mandarin, Italian neroli, island lilies, golden cypress.
Hand Creams:
Endless Weekend
Turquoise Waters
Here are a few new room sprays out:
Coconut Leaves and Honolulu Sun
Gem Fishes
Lime Slice Drink
This luminary is big and a bit weighty and when I felt the surface of it, it is rough if it's sand textured.  I would worry that it would be hard to keep clean...but I would imagine it looks great illuminated.  Priced at $54.50.
 As you have seen on my previous posting there is a hearts and flowers Valentine inspired addition to that sweet treat line of candles called LOVE and all stores should be putting these out soon, if they are not currently available.
There is also a new Easter Bunny sleeve for the three wicks, very spring like and cute.  Priced at $8.50
And the Italian Collection of candles that you have seen previously when they tested, I wanted to get my own photos to archive..... they will be coming in the next few weeks to all stores.  Should any become W/B exclusives I will be sure to make note.
As I get more photos uploaded I will add them!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Department: Beauty | Revo 2016 Valentine's Day Lip Balms

January 21, 2016
Found on Ebay and Walgreens Well here are the new 2016 Valentine's Day Lip Balms from Revo:
Strawberry Striped Cheesecake
Cupids Cherry Cordial
Raspberry Chocolate Truffle
Love Struck Passion Fruit
{photo credit ebay}

You had me at Hola....

January 21, 2016

For me, it seemed like this past semi annual sale at Bath and Body Works was the sale that would not end.  After the first few visits to the stores checking out what was actually in those red bins, I was done.  Nothing I had expected was there and what was available seemed off to it had no place to be in this sale. Many other stores offered 75% off candles and mine never did.  They kept them at 50% the entire time.  Even still, they are in a cabinet in the wall at 50%.

Wouldn't it have made more sense to have the holiday items 75% off more quickly than they did and then there should have been filler scents added.  But instead, the stores were doused with summer and fall scents all at once on top of the remainder of Holiday, and everything got more jumbled in the boxes and not worth the "dig".  I saw in a store yesterday a Winter Candy Apple gift set on the shelf with the new spring sets still regularly priced. When I looked at the manager with a puzzled look, she told me she called to find out about the SKU and it was to ring at full price.

I skipped the last few days of the sale.  The store had a look to it that was more annoying than if a hurricane and a tornado blew through.  And with little to no customers, it only made it more sad.

Tuesday I wasn't sure what I was going to see.  Granted I knew of the products coming as I have seen those weeks in advance.  I just knew it was going to be a big floor set with packing up the remainder of the Sale, while putting out the Mexico Fiesta themed displays.

I was pleasantly shocked to see the walls had flipped their positions.  Now the signatures are where they were suppose to be; facing the oncoming traffic in the mall. Apparently some stores still had not fixed that and it needed to be addressed and it was in the few stores I visited. 

Having everything in a new position made this first day of the Fiesta Collection that much more fun. 

The store actually looked beautiful and I made sure I told the sales staff and managers working so.  The walls were filled with products and it was bright and colorful and I found myself checking out everything rather than going to only those things I wanted. Shopping was actually a pleasure.

Planning on visiting many stores, I limited what I would be purchasing in the first store...even thought I wanted everything.

The buy three get three free sale had ended the night before so I knew I would be waiting to get the Limoncello Signature items I wanted. But of course  had to go and try them...Delish.

The candles launched on sale priced now at $12.50 and while there were many collections to chose from, I limited my purchases on those as well. I grabbed Moonlight path only because it reminds me of a shampoo scent...and it' a pretty lavender color.  I wanted the Paris for my diva den...and hubby liked the Amsterdam {spring}fragrance.  I was speaking with the manager about the candle we are currently burning and she told me she had one left minus the lid.  She said holiday time was rough lid wise as customers were trying to switch out lids on all of the candles and some that offered no lids ended up being sold with lids from others.  Lidless candles are the least of my worries. :)

There was a sign on the pocketbacs offering them at 5/$6. - 10/$10 - and 15/$12 so I did stock up on a few of those.  Where once I would buy at least one of each I am now limiting this rather expensive luxury.  And that also applies to the holders.  The few battery operated holders purchased at holiday time have stopped lighting up with no use.  I never even got the tag off of them.  Priced at $7.50 now, I am being very selective on what I want holder wise.  The other day I grabbed two solid colored holders and was surprised that they rang at $1.00 each now rather than the prior 50 cents pricing.  It turned out at the registers the sanitizers were not ringing for all of the sales and it was because the incorrect marketing was used. I was permitted the sale.  The blushing Tulips and Peonies sanitizer and hand soap were so pretty and spring- like I did kind of stock up on those. And I grabbed the rubber ring with the starfish holder for $3.50.

Not all stores had everything for the set so I grabbed the wallflower mosaic bird at the only store that had it in stock and I ended up needing to add a clearance wallflower to bring my purchase up to the $31.80 {I was at $31.54} to use a survey coupon.

I am planning on placing an order online for the Limoncello now that it is $7.00 today.  I know I haven't been getting the morning emails posted on my Facebook as I should.  These past few days have been a bit chaotic in trying to get things changed up in house....and trying to keep up with the blog sale.  I plan on adding more tomorrow and getting into Stamps dot com so that I can still ship inexpensively for my buyers.  The post office changes that were implemented this Sunday really messed things up with not only rate increases but the deletion of regional information online.  I really appreciate the patience of my dedicated shoppers while I get things in order.

This week I have been adding more new items from February's Ciao Italy Collection coming next month.  I will keep adding the new products to the scrolling post that is on my blogs home page.  I added a few photos last night on IG, Twitter and FB so you can see the bubble newness as I find it out.

Saturday, we are in for the blizzard every news station has been talking about since Monday. Our weatherman actually stated that it could go one of two ways.  And he predicted for my area 1" - 17".  That is a big difference. I get is winter time and snow, will fall.  A lot or a little it is all a pain if you must travel in it.  I am hoping that this first storm of our season misses us and I can focus more on getting the house ready for spring and getting down all of the Holly Jolly....while keeping up with the blog sales and new information.

So that has been my week so far and the new Fiesta Collection purchases.  What did you love or not love now that SAS is over?  Share your finds with me....

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Victoria's Secret | New Fragrance Found: Love Me More

January 19, 2016
Something new found in Victoria's Secret - Love Me More
(scent notes below)
I asked for a sample to try it at home since I was spray silly in store trying scents I never smelled: 
I loved the pop up heart.