Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Bath & Body Works | Candle Sale Day

November 29, 2016
There is SO much talk going on all over social media now about the upcoming sale and so much is misunderstood or mistaken, I wanted to make a quick post to make things a bit clearer.  I have a headache over reading all of the comments.

So here is the scoop on Candle Day, this Saturday, December 3rd - as I know it - As of this moment...subject to change...

Candle Sale Day ( the highly anticipated day of the year for candle fans ):
December 3, 2016

Cost of Candles:
Marketing has been sent to all stores with various price points; $8.50 and $8.95. I guess they were undecided at the time of printing what the price will be.  It has been determined for the Friday updates for Saturday's sale that they will be priced $8.95.  With all of the recent deals happening ending in .95 were any of us surprised?

Code Required for this Sale Price:
I was told no code will be required for the sale price in stores. I am unsure of what will be happening online.  I will update as I find out.

Coupon Use for the Sale:
The Good News:  grab your coupons and save some money!
The Bad News: Don't count on using that code or coupon from the newest sneak peek coupon with a $10 off of $30 or $20 off of $50 .  Those coupons that have been passed out over the holiday are NOT suppose to be out according to many sources.  The box is dated to distribute on December 5th and the stores were told in an email the other day to NOT pass them out until Monday.
Stores were also told to NOT take the coupon or code on Candle Sale Day as its use will be flagged.

What candles will we see:
Good Question.  Truth is I am unsure of ALL candles coming.  I have seen pictures of Dashing thru the Snow from last holiday in back rooms so we could see anything!

Now for the ugh, news.  They would seem to be holding back some of the candles I shared last week as new and possibly coming for Candle Day...for Sunday's release instead. How sad right?  And what do you think that is going to promote?  Yep, people being told by the stores to buy what we want Saturday and bring it back for an exchange Sunday.  OMG. Not good.  Isn't it just easier to MAKE lots of candles for this day that is planned every year at the same time that wipes out the tables in hours....and give us what we love...and want, without hassles?

I am hearing about blue labels on boxes (not coming out) and orange labels on boxes and this is coming and that isn't and I am just like....put the candles in the basket and let me hand over the green stuff !!! 

These candles will be added to the Winter's Magic and Make Merry Collections that we have out currently:
Additions to the Winter's Magic Collection (snowflake on the label):
Candied Pecans
Mahogany Teakwood
Marshmallow Fireside
Sweet Cinnamon Spice

Additions to the Make Merry Collection ( bow on the label):
Winter Candy Apple
Twisted Peppermint
Frosted Cupcake

I have found the Twisted Peppermint in a store Friday.  Along with a random Strawberry Cupcake so you never know what will be out.  There is also a Magic in the Air version with no pearl and gem lid and priced at $22.50 instead of the $29.50.

I heard this Spa Collection is coming out for Sale Saturday:

Spa Collection:
Bergamot and Suede ( bergamot woods)
Blue Ocean Waves
Eucalyptus Mint and Rain
Indigo Sky
Lemon Verbena
Mahogany Coconut
Vanilla Blossom (vanilla beach flower)
White Tea and Ginger
photo credit @candleaddictionnn_

I will find out when this Home for the Holidays and Let's Get Away Collections will release tomorrow-
The Let's get Away Collection of names reminds me of what we will see for a January after SAS Hawaii -ish theme. ( If you remember on the trademark name list I found a Signature possibility "At the Beach" name). This doesn't have a Destinations feel to it at all.

I would think a Home for the Holidays would be a December, Holiday time collection so that is probably the collection coming out Sunday.

Home for the Holidays Collection:
Cranberry Pear Bellini
Chestnut and Clove
Creamy Nutmeg
Hot Buttered Rum
Merry Mistletoe
Mint Chocolate
Red Velvet Cupcake

photo credit @candleaddictionnn_

photo credit @candleaficionado
 photo credit @candleaddictionnn_

Let's Get Away Collection:
Beach Cabana
Coconut Leaves
Mango Dragon-fruit
Jasmine Waters
Raspberry Lime Margarita
Tobacco Flower
White Sand Beaches

photo credit @candleaddictionnn_
photo credit @candleaddictionnn_

photo credit @candleaficionado

photo credit @candleaficionado
photo credit @candleaficionado


Remember there will be a  re-usable tote available on Saturday for purchase $1.50.  The kind you can take to the grocery store, so watch for those.

A few thoughts:

While it is true I haven't seen these candles in person yet, my first impressions on them is mixed.
First, The Let's Get Away Collection to me would be best utilized as a January Segway into the tropical coconut attack we will see for a good 8 months.  I find the labels to be boring, unmatched to the scents they are to represent and a random attempt that looks more like photos from an adult coloring book than something I would want in my home as décor .  None of those candles appeal to me scent wise and the labels aren't drawing me in. I may feel differently when I see them in person, in the store but for now...pass.

If you want to get away...find more destinations that you haven't done and wow us. The world is's time to get creative.

The holiday traditions candles are getting a bit of a redo as we are seeing in stores and online with the frosted glass, white wax not being the only option available.  A clear glass, colored wax version is now becoming available.  Something for everyone I both options are nice....Now go make more HOT COCOA and CREAM...geesh....and think of that for some body care too!

The addition of the traditions scents to the Make Merry Collection I guess is another attempt at having something for everyone.  I think having a collection in its entirety for a release is much better.  For me anyway.  Unless there were production issues, then there is not much you can do.  I love new....and then more new.  Not here's a few...and a few more... and oh wait is that another.  Stores stock, around here anyway varies sooo much it is hard enough to get what everyone else gets in their stores, and then to try to keep up with another phase of releases of three or four more candles is crazy.

The Home for the Holidays labels look a bit, hmm...reaching too.  Metallic like labeling with floral scrolls seem to try to elevate this collection to be somewhat elegant- minded (???)  yet the scents are a mishmash from so many collections of the past that I find it hard to take them serious.  It's part of the redo...repurposing of scents that my brain is saying...wait...I loved Red Velvet Cupcake as a bakery note scent in a Sweet Shoppe theme....and okay yes, for a holiday made with love theme... but elegant?  Hmmm, I am not feeling it.  Marketing wise.

And a Spa named collection that has few spa like scents
 in How about we have a Spa Like Collection always on the walls.  More than just the Aromatherapy boring glass jars collection.  (Time for an update to those too)  Part of the spa feel is not only fragrance, but a feel and for me that is accomplished by sight.  How about a picture of the actual herbs on the jar....


Monday, November 21, 2016

Bath & Body Works | Black Friday - November 25, 2016

This year, Bath and Body Works Black Friday Sale will be:

The entire store will be buy 3 get 3 free

Which means ALL items will be at their regular, stickered pricing.

I just wanted to make a few notes and suggestions about shopping this sale for those who don't regularly do it.

1. Make a list of your wants so you are prepared to find what you want, and get outta there! Visit the store now, or view the online web site to help with the pricing.

2. Keep in mind that a Buy 3 get 3 Free ENTIRE STORE sale means you will be charged for the highest priced things and you will get the cheapest things free.  The first year I shopped this kind of sale,  I realized, after the fact, that I got my pocketbacs free when I purchased higher priced items.  I try to always make a list, with prices and if I have to separate the order to keep the free things balanced I will.

3. Round up those coupons you have been saving and again, make a list of how your going to use them so you do not get overwhelmed in the shuffle of CHAOS.  It is so easy to get swept into being over charged or not getting the savings you thought you would when you are crowded at the checkout with five other customers crammed next to you and a bunch behind you waiting for their turn.

4. Check with your store how they will handle COUPON STACKING. I have found that different stores interpret the policy differently. I thought, and this is just me...that every ten off thirty coupon is applied to the total, and then the twenty percent off (if you have them) will be taken off after. Each Coupon requirement must be met.

For example: 
You buy $100 worth of items, so you can use 3- $10/$30 coupons making the balance $70.00 and then you can use a 20% off coupon on that balance making your total now= $56.00.

If that is incorrect, I hope that sales associates will comment and correct me.

5. The VIP Tote(s) will be offered in stores Friday and the purchase of the first one, will count towards the dollar amount required if you want a second one in stores Friday.

They are currently being offered today as an online only FIRST LOOK priced at $25 with any $30 Purchase with this Code: YOUREFIRST
I am not sure what the marketing (pricing) will be for Friday purchases in stores.

6. There will be cello bags, tags and ribbons available to help gift up what your getting so be sure to ask for them. 

7. Most importantly...remember we all love a black Friday sale and the Sales Associates there to take care of us were there HOURS before we arrived to get things set up for us and will be there hours after we leave.  Their day will be MUCH longer than our visit and a stressed out unhappy customer is no fun for them. Keep Smiling :)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Bath & Body Works | Upcoming Candle Collections | November 2016--UPDATED

November 18, 2016

Some of the new candle collections we will see coming for Holiday 2016

Home for the Holidays Collection
Cranberry Pear Bellini
Chestnut and Clove
Creamy Nutmeg
Hot Buttered Rum
Merry Mistletoe
Mint Chocolate
Red Velvet Cupcake

Let's Get Away! Collection
Beach Cabana
Coconut Leaves
Mango Dragon-fruit
Jasmine Waters
Raspberry Lime Margarita
Tobacco Flower
White Sand Beaches

Spa Candle Collection
Bergamot and Suede (bergamot woods)
Blue Ocean Waves
Eucalyptus Mint and Rain
Indigo Sky
Lemon Verbena
Mahogany Coconut
Vanilla Blossom (vanilla beach flower)
White Tea and Ginger

Additions to the Winter's Magic Candle Collection:
Candied Pecans
Mahogany Teakwood
Marshmallow Fireside
Sweet Cinnamon Spice

Additions to the Make Merry (bow on label) Candle Collection
Winter Candy Apple
Twisted Peppermint
Frosted Cupcake

Plus a Candle Day Tote Bag (empty bag) $1.50 a reusable tote for shopping

And Candle Day is December 3rd



Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bath & Body Works | Saturday Sale November 12, 2016 | $3.00 Daily Deal Body Lotion Haul

Here is a quick peek at my small haul from yesterdays $3.00 Daily Deal Sale at Bath and Body Works.
  • Six body Lotions
  • one body cream
  •  one shower gel
  •  six pocketbacs
  •  a navy pocketbac holder to match the upcoming VIP Tote
  •  a snowman wallflower
  •  gingerbread man pair of shea socks.

Bath & Body Works | Sunday Sale | November 13, 2016 | $12.50 Candles, $6.00 Signatures and a $10 off coupon

I knew that the candles would be on sale today at Bath and Body Works, one day only, but I really wasn't planning on visiting the store.  My plan was to get up early and get my Christmas tree started. 

When I opened my emails I found many stating there was a $6.00 body care sale, a ten dollar off coupon and a $12.50 candle sale.  One other email did not have that offer of the $6.00 body care but instead offered Buy 3 Get 3 Free. 

Curious if my store was having a sort of a signatures  "test", I called to inquire.  I also wanted to know if the pocketbac limited edition set I found on Instagram last night was also out or if it was something for November 21st floor set changes. Happy to hear they were put out and there were only two left on the Winter's Magic hand soap table.

I swear...I heard that set calling my name so mister Christmas Tree was going to have to wait a bit because I was going back to the mall.

My plan was to grab the pocketbacs and leave...but the best laid plans are often changed when you find out that the ribbed glass candles priced at $26.50 were also included in the sale.  New game plan.

So this is what I grabbed for today:

Three signatures: two fine fragrance mists and a shower gel to match yesterdays lotion. We will still have the deals of the day I can shop to make ritual sets up for gifts.
Four Candles: two ribbed with the Juniper scent inside the pretty lavender glass and two more pink glass peppermint marshmallow.
Two limited edition pocketbac sets: 9 refills, one sparkly holder in a pretty, perfect for stuffing stockings, gift box priced at $12.50.

I am not sure if all of the scents (5) that we have not yet seen out as singles that are included in this set, will be offered as single refills but I didn't want to take a chance on missing out on the cuteness.
I know...I's only a sticker.  Wait until you see my daily planner book filled weekly with stickers.

When life feels like it needs more color...add a sticker.

Okay, so that was today's silliness this morning.  I will post quick what I grabbed yesterday at the $3.00 lotion sale.  I would have grabbed more had I remembered the list on the desk...and I wasn't so distracted by Santa Claus' arrival out in from of our B&BW store.

And Santa Claus Rocks!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Bath & Body Works | Deal of the Day Sale | Saturday, November 12, 2016 | Body Lotion $3.00

This Saturday, we will see another Deal of the Day: Body Lotions rumored to be priced at $3.00 each.  Time to make your Christmas gift list up!

Bath & Body Works | First Look: Deal of the Day Sale | Friday, November 11, 2016 | $2.95 Wallflowers

November 10, 2016

This Friday, the Veteran's Day Deal of the Day Sale at Bath and Body Works is going to be $2.95 Wallflower Bulbs. 

There will be an email released that needs to be shown to get them at that price and no other coupons will be accepted for further reductions.

Here is the First Look sneak peek email I just received:

Bath & Body Works | Holiday 2016 | VIP Black Friday Tote

Make the season bright with the ultimate glam-on-the-go tote, packed with 7 of our best products! With a gorgeous metallic sheen on the outside & a soft colorful lining on the inside, our quality bag packs an extra pop of sparkle with a shiny zipper and the included glittering pouch. Tote comes filled with 7 products for body, hand and home to help you celebrate the season from head to toe & sink to table!
  • Includes Magic in the Air Body Lotion (8 fl oz), Shower Gel (10 fl oz), Fine Fragrance Mist (8 fl oz); A Thousand Wishes Gentle Foaming Hand Soap (8.75 fl oz), PocketBac (1 fl oz) plus a PocketBac Holder; Champagne Toast 3-Wick Candle (14.5 oz)
  • Tote measures 20"L x 5.5"W x 13"H. Handle drop length 10.5"


Friday, November 4, 2016

Victoria's Secret | Pink Limited Edition Holiday Fragrance Collection | Just Say Snow - Happy Holiyay - Sleigh What?

November 4, 2016
I wandered into a Victoria's Secret store after a disappointing B&BW visit and I am so glad I did. They had the Pink Limited Edition Holiday Fragrance Collection out and I had to grab one of each of the scents before they sold out.  The store was already sold out of Happy Holiyays mist so I grabbed a lotion instead.
The 8.4 oz. Fragrance Mist bottles label has a Fair Isle Sweater Pattern with the little dogs on it, and the 12 oz. Body Lotion bottles come with a Free Sweater Koozie in a Fair Isle print.
They are regularly priced $18.00 each  and are currently on sale - 2/$25
or 3/$30.
The scents are:
Just Say Snow - Peppermint and Pink Peony
Happy Holiyay - Juicy Raspberry and Sugared Musk
Sleigh What? - Vanilla Infusion and Prailine
I was asked which of these I liked and I must say they are all great.  I think I love the freshness of the Just Say Snow the best.  I say that because I keep misting my arm and smelling it.  There is a candy cane burst of scent...then the floral comes out. Love it.  The Sleigh What? is the warmer scent of the trio and one that surprised me that I would like it. A vanilla and nutty brown sugar combo.  And lastly, the Happy Holiyay has a sweet, fruity burst and dries down to the musky note. 
I didn't see shower gels available which would have made this great for layering, but the mist and the lotion is a must have for gifting...and receiving.

Bath & Body Works | Holiday Cut Colored Glass Candle Collection | Testing?

November 4, 2016

There seems to be another candle collection out in stores now, this one is a heavy, colored cut glass with a metallic like base color, with dust covers instead of lids. I first saw this in a post on Instagram by a favorite candle reviewer @theshow78 and she is allowing me to share a photo of the collection.

I think, this may be another collection that is "testing" and that may not go wide.  There was a colored cut glass collection for fall that also came out briefly to some stores, and only those with test stores shared those photos on InstaGram. I guess Bath and Body Works is giving us many different price points and design styles to see what sells.  Overpriced wax scents that we have had over and over again are a pass for me. 

What are your thoughts?  What is your candle price limit?  And what do you look for in a candle design?

Here are some of the scents and notes to the recent Christmas Candles:
Caramel Sandalwood - Creamy Caramel, Luxurious Sandalwood, Fresh Cinnamon Bark, Tonka Bean
Fireside Christmas - Firewood Bundle, Pine Needles, Crisp Eucalyptus, Smoked Incense
Frosted Cranberry
Iced Balsam - Iced Balsam, Aromatic Cedar, Bergamot, Snow-Kissed Apple
Spiced Apple Toddy
Twisted Peppermint -







Thursday, November 3, 2016

Bath & Body Works | The Perfect Christmas - Day One, Two and Three Purchases | October 31, November 1 & 2

October 31, 2016

Let me begin by saying this is the floor set I wait for all year.  My love of all things holiday gets the better of me when I want to see it all...NOW....and other stores got to set it a week early.  It was fun checking out Instagram for the week and seeing all of the new things to add to my list of wants.

I had a doctor appointment in the middle of the afternoon so I decided to hit three stores throughout the day hoping to find some more, unseen must haves.  After your eyes are dilated it's a wee bit hard to see anything but I did some shopping damage.

Click Here to see the photos of my shopping trip and what I purchased.

My List: Day One
Wallflowers- Snowman with the silver scarf, snowman with the red scarf, gold sparkly snowflake, green Christmas tree.

Snowglobe- Gingerbread house with snowman and reindeer

Pocketbacs - 30 new scents

Pocketbac Holders - Plastic snowman, Gingerbread man, Ice Skate, two holiday colors, Santa Claus Hat, Mustache, BFF pair (owl / penguin), light up snowman standing holder.

Santa Caps Velour - 2

Signatures -  Gingerbread Latte Body Cream, Twisted Peppermint Body Cream, gingerbread latte travel lotion

Hand Soaps -  ten new scents
Gingerbread House Hand Soap Dispenser

My List: Day Two
Snowman Luminary for mini candles
Reindeer mini candle holder
Signature - Gingerbread Latte FFM

My List: Day Three
Online Order of Gingerbread Latte Trio
Hand Soaps - Three scents
Pocketbacs -  Santa's Cookies
Mason Jar Candle - Twisted Peppermint

Bath & Body Works | Candle Sale - Tomorrow, Friday, November 3, 2016

Tomorrow there will be a candle sale, the first one for this new floor set.  The sale will be $10 off of all three wick candles.

Most candles will be $12.50 and the ribbed candles will be $16.50.
I am not sure if the marble jars are included, but if they are, they will be $19.50 each.

Bath & Body Works | Holiday Signature Fragrances | Champagne Toast, Pink Confetti, Wrapped in Sugar, and Cocktail Dress

November 3, 2016
I shared the names of the upcoming Signature Holiday Fragrances we will be seeing in the upcoming weeks for holiday gift shopping and today I have a few more new photos to share.
Pink Confetti-
Pink Raspberry
Pear Cassis
Jasmine Petals
Bourbon Woods
Champagne Toast-
Pink Champagne
Black Currant Chambord
Sparkling Nectarine
Sugared Musk
Cocktail Dress-
Crystal Peonies
Bright Mandarin
Sheer Cedar
Velvet Musk
Wrapped in Sugar-
Coconut Martini
Marshmallow Musk
Soft Amber
Warm Woods