Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale Haul June 2018


Last Saturday, I went to Sephora to get my birthday gift (post to come) and I decided to stop by Bath and Body Works to check out the Semi-Annual sale.  I found a few things and the range averaged $3-4 an item.  I also had a $10 of $40 coupon which helped.

Here is what I got:


Three sheet masks.  I purchased some of these before, but gave them away as gifts and haven’t tried one yet! These were $1.25 each with my coupon.IMG_1328

My daughter and I both love bath bombs, so I picked up two of their bath fizzies.  These were $2.88 each.  I used the orange and ginger and it was really nice.


The hand soaps were $2.48 and the shower gels were $3.27.  I love stocking up on these.  I’m also giving some to my daughter who goes off to college in August.IMG_1331

These all were products I haven’t used before.  It’s fun to find something new to me at the sale! On the left is the White Mousse-to-Oil.  It comes out as a mousse, but when you rub it in your skin, it turns into an oil.  The scent is a little musky and masculine for me, but it’s a nice idea! It was $3.41.

The two items on the right are Body Wash with Olive Oil.  They are a creamy body was and leave the skin really soft.  They were  $3 each.

IMG_1332 The last thing I got on clearance was a body butter.   I got this in Focus for my college-bound daughter, LOL! It was $3.41.

And I got a candle, not on clearance, but on sale for $8.70 with the sale and coupon! It is Costa Rica, which is a Rainforest Passionfruit scent.  I love passionfruit! They also had an Italy one which was chocolate cannoli scent and I almost got that one!

I’m glad I went and got some great items…now if I can stay away!  But, I’ll probably go back.

Did you get anything from the big sale?

Bath and Body Works Fall Mini Candle

Bath & Body Works Fall Mini Candle

I recently received a Bath & Body Works Fall Mini Candle in Black Pepper Bergamot ($3.50 USD) complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.  (Visit to learn more and leave a comment if you would like an invite to join.  I have a few left).

This is a highly fragranced candle exclusively developed and tested by a team of Home Fragrance experts, including the world’s best master perfumers.  Made using the highest concentration of fragrance oils, an exclusive blend of vegetable wax and lead-free wicks for optimal performance.

I usually like fresher scents for my home, but this is a nice fall fragrance.  It is spicy and warm.  It also lasts for a long time and is highly frangranced!

Check it out at and Bath and Body Works stores.


Glam Up Your Home Fragrance With Tyler Candle Company

I love trying new home fragrances in different forms.  I have recently tested candles, lotions and other fun products from Tyler Candle Company.

Tyler Candle Glamorous Suite I Diva ($21.00 USD) — A warm and complex fragrance overflowing with delicious fruits and rich florals. Rich aromatic chocolate and amber complete this luscious blend!! It’s her world…we just live in it. •1 – 3.4oz Prestige Candle•1 – 9oz Chambre Parfum•1 – 4oz Glamorous Wash•1 – Autoglam Auto Air Freshener

What I think:  I thought this might be a bit strong for me, but it is fabulous! The candle imparts and nice scent in the home, as the room spray does — or I think it does but my teenager confiscated it and uses it in her own room!  The only product in this kit that I didn’t care for was the auto air freshener because it didn’t have a scent at all.  Good price for everything you get in this kit!

Tyler Candle Luxury Hand Lotion Diva 2.0oz ($5.50 USD) A warm and complex fragrance overflowing with delicious fruits and rich florals. Rich aromatic chocolate and amber complete this luscious blend. A 2 oz travel size bottle, includes one per purchase.

What I think:  I love this lotion.  It is portable (easily fits in purse or carry-on) and gives soft and  sweetly fragranced hands.

Visit to learn more and to purchase.  Enjoy!

Candle Gift Ideas For The Holidays

A beautifully scented candle makes a perfect gift for the holidays. A pretty votive can be a great stocking stuffer and a larger luxury candle is a perfect hostess gift or a gift for a favorite neighbor. Here are some of my favorites: 

Nest Holiday Votive Candle ($14.00 USD) combines holiday traditional scents such as mandarin orange, pine, cinnamon and eucalyptus. It is boxed is in a pretty red velvet box. Approximate burn time: 15+ hours. Other details are:

  • Net weight: 2.3 oz.
  • Soy blend wax.
  • encased in a shiny decorative gold votive glass

Check out to purchase

TOCCA Brigitte Candle ($34.00 USD) — The Sephora website describes this new scent as, “Brigitte channels the essence of screen siren Brigitte Bardot—an icon of glamorous, free-spirited class. Tocca’s newest fine fragrance invites you into Brigitte’s bike ride in the south of France. The intoxicating scent of the Marseilles spice market mingles with ginger, then folds in the essence of Moroccan Rose petals, blending chic, old-world European style with whimsical and exotic intrigue. Brigitte’s loveliness is deliciously textured—sweet top notes of Rhubarb and Papaya bloom into middle notes of Iris and Saffron. Her depth shines through bottom notes of Sandalwood and Musk.”

Notes: Ginger, Rhubarb, Papaya, Moroccan Rose, Iris, Saffron, Sandalwood, Musk, Pannetone Accord. Visit to purchase

Soap and Paper Factory Patch NYC Stag Candle ($32.00 USD) — This vintage inspired collection of artisan scented candles are crafted by hand. They are 100% pure soy and have a 75 hour burn time. The notes ar {siberian fir, cilantro, citrus, raspberry  and scent is described as, “fresh as a brisk morning walk in the woods, cozy as an evening by a roaring fire, a festive scent for celebrating the season”.

This is a perfect scent for the holidays, especially for those of us who have a fake tree! It will make us feel like we have brought a little bit of the indoors inside. Visit to learn more and to purchase.

NEST Fragrances Project Art Collection Creates Fantastic Fall Candles

Legendary home fragrance expert Laura Slatkin is renowned for her sophisticated scents and luxe design, infusing her signature aesthetic into every NEST Fragrances collection. Now she introduces PROJECT ART by NEST Fragrances, a new collection that brings Slatkin’s extensive expertise to everyday fragrance consumers, making superior scents and sophisticated packaging accessible to everyone. Along with PROJECT ART scented candles, NEST Fragrances will simultaneously launch coordinating home fragrance and personal care products with the introduction of the PROJECT ART Reed Diffuser and Liquid Hand Soap and Hand Lotion.

Featuring the work of several world-renowned photographers noted for their still-life artwork, PROJECT ART’s product labels and packaging display stylized, vibrant color photographs of various flowers, fruits, herbs and food against crisp, white backgrounds. While PROJECT ART began as an internal company project name, Slatkin soon realized that the phrase underscored
what she set out to achieve when developing her latest collection.

“ I am extremely excited to introduce a breathtakingly beautiful new brand, PROJECT ART by NEST Fragrances,” said Slatkin. “ PROJECT ART is an important new home fragrance collection consisting of 12 outstanding core fragrances. PROJECT ART combines the art of home fragrance with the art of sophisticated packaging – an expertise I have perfected over the last two decades. PROJECT ART is a truly unique home fragrance collection; I am very proud to finally bring this collection to fruition!”

PROJECT ART candles are crafted using NEST Fragrances’ proprietary, cosmetic-grade wax blend, formulated with the finest ingredients available. The fragrance is blended throughout the candle to ensure that the scent will infuse a room or environment until the candle is extinguished.

The PROJECT ART by NEST Candles Includes:

Scented Candle, 22 oz., $24.99
Single Votive Candle, 4 oz., $9.99

Available in Apple, Cinnamon Spice, Juliette Rose, Lavender & Sage, Lemon Verbena, Mint Leaves & Lime, Orange Kumquat, Pear,
Pumpkin, Tulip Garden, Winter Forest, Vanilla Glaze, and two holiday fragrances, Holiday and Peppermint Twist.

What I think: I have tested the Cinnamon Spice candle, which is a perfect Fall scent. The 22 oz candle will last a long time, and the twin wicks help warm up the whole candle and scents the air completely.

PROJECT ART by NEST Fragrances are now available for purchase at select and Hallmark stores in September 2010. For more  information, visit NEST can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Spray Perfume Set

Tuscan Blood Orange Spray Perfume Set

Looking for a fragrant gift for a friend, teacher, baby sitter or co-worker? Pacifica has released the Tuscan Blood Orange Spray Perfume Set ($20.00 USD) that is an affordable, yet luxurious perfume and candle gift set in time for the holidays. 

This beautiful gift box contains Pacifica’s natural spray perfume, a signature soy candle in a glass container, and a lovely printed box of matches. The set’s fragrance is a refreshing blend of blood orange, strawberry, raspberry, and mandarin. This is a wonderful scent for holidays as well as anytime of the year. It is usually hard to give fragrance, but since this is a fruity and not flowery set, many women will love it!

This set contains:
– 1.0 oz Spray Perfume
– 3.0 oz Soy Candle
– Matches

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens (perfume)
– Sulfates (all)
– Synthetic Dyes (perfume)
– Petrochemicals (perfume)
– Phthalates (all)
– GMOs (all)
– Triclosan (all)

This set is available at Sephora stores and online at Enjoy giving (or buying it for your self) this fab gift!

Pacifica’s Bright Fragrances are Great for Summer

Pacifica is a fragrance and bath company that believes that indulgent beauty can be eco-friendly. Their products are vegan and free of sulfates, mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, and propylene glycol.

I recently tried the products below, which all smell and feel fabulous. They are: 

Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Wash ($18.00 16 oz) This Sephora-exclusive pampers the skin with an infusion of natural ingredients and essential oils. Its refreshing fragrance is a blend of blood orange, strawberry, raspberry, and juicy mandarin. The delectable complexity of the scent emerges layer by layer, creating a bright, sophisticated impression.

Pacifica Bali Lime Papaya Soy Candle ($16.00 5.5 oz) is made with natural and essential oils, soy wax, vibrant color, and a lead-free cotton wick. The fragrance is a blend of papaya, Kaffir lime, and sweet lime blossom. This is a very long lasting candle  will burn for approximately 100 hours.

Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom Solid Perfume ($9.00 .33 oz) is long lasting and affordable. The fragrance is a blend of lemony Litsea Cubeba, flowering Angel’s Trumpet, and fresh herbs. It smells like summer and the beach! Formulated with natural essential oils, and organic soy and coconut waxes, these cute little tins of perfume are portable and at their great prices, you can buy more than one!

To learn more and to purchase the products, visit the Sephora website at