Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume (Sephora 500 Point Perk) | Fragrance Friday

Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume 500 Point Sephora VIB Perk Review

Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume Set

I have been saving up my points at Sephora for a while, but once I saw they had Marc Jacobs Honey available, I was all over it! I was very curious about this scent after reading that it had orange blossom as one of the notes, and I really love orange blossom scents. So, I cashed in my 500 points for this set which features a mini Honey rollerball, a Honey Radiant Body Lotion, and lastly, an adorable Marc Jacobs Honey coin purse.

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Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume Set

This set is really cute- I think Sephora should make more fragrance sets like this. Here is what Honey is described as:

This buzzing fragrance energizes with the freshness of green pear and a bright splash of fruity punch and juicy mandarin. Orange blossom resides at the heart of the fragrance and mingles with the nectars of honeysuckle and peach for a note of sparkling femininity. Honey, vanilla, and smooth woods dry down to a warm, golden base.

I think this scent is really unique. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it doesn’t last long at all. It’s a great fruity floral scent, though. I think it’s a really classy fragrance. I really love Marc Jacobs right now- they do some great package design…have you seen the new beauty line? It looks divine…I haven’t tried anything, though!

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Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume

Anyways, I do enjoy this scent, but I’d recommend you to pick it up only if you don’t mind reapplying it throughout the day which is why a rollerball is convenient. I think the lotion is nice as well, but it doesn’t moisturize as well as others, it’s just helpful to layer the fragrance and make it last longer. I have yet to find a use for the coin purse, though!

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Bath & Body Works “Leaves” Room Spray | Fragrance Friday

Bath and Body Works Leaves Room Spray Fragrance Review

Bath & Body Works Leaves Room Spray

It’s no secret that Bath & Body Works Leaves candle is a favorite among YouTubers, including myself! I still have my first leaves candle from at least 3 years ago, because I used to melt my candles instead of burn them. This year I decided to pick up a room spray to scent my room whenever I want! If you haven’t smelled Leaves before, here’s how Bath & Body Works describes it:

Celebrate the brilliant colors of autumn with this rich blend of golden nectar, red apple and spiced berries.

To me, it smells just like spiced apple cider. I know BBW has made cider related scents, but I still prefer Leaves to all of those variations for some reason! It’s a perfect combination of apple and cinnamon. As far as the room spray goes…with one quick spritz my entire room has a strong fragrance. I’d say it fully dissipates after about a half hour, but it’s easy to simply spritz the bottle once more. I wouldn’t do more than one spritz as a time, as it’s very strong. I love using this room spray because it is so reminiscent of fall, even when it’s still 90 degrees out here in Los Angeles!

Pick this scent up in a candle & room spray before it’s gone! You won’t regret it.

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Bath & Body Works Flannel Candle | Fragrance Friday

Bath & Body Works White Barn Candle Flannel Review

Bath & Body Works Flannel Candle (White Barn)

Introducing my favorite fall candle! I recently splurged for 2 for $22 candles, one of which was my lovely Bath & Body Works Flannel Candle by White Barn. This candle is scented with bergamot, mahogany, and musk…so basically, it smells like a man. I’m obsessed. I have to ration this baby off so I don’t run out of  it too fast! I just love BBW’s candles because the 3 wicks make them burn so cleanly…and they last 45 hours.

I wouldn’t necessarily say that this candle smells like flannel, but it may smell like a dude who wears flannel…maybe a lumberjack?

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Bath & Body Works Mini Candles (Mahogany Teakwood, Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, Harvest Coffee) Review | Fragrance Friday

Bath and Body Works White Barn Mahogany Teakwood Mini Candle Review

Mahogany Teakwood candle by Bath & Body Works

A few weeks ago I hauled some fall candles from Bath & Body Works, including 3 mini ones that I’m sharing with you today! I like to purchase these small candles to test scents out if I’m not sure if I’d like them (when ordering online.) I picked up Mahogany Teakwood, Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, and Harvest Coffee. The small 1.3 oz candles don’t last long at all, I have already ran out of 2 of them- so I wouldn’t recommend them for those who want a candle burning every day for the entire day. I’d recommend them if you use a candle warmer, since you won’t be burning the wax off, they’ll last a long time.

First I’ll talk about Mahogany Teakwood, pictured above. This scent was my favorite of the 3 that I picked up. It’s a combination of mahogany, cedarwood, and oak, which smell of cologne when combined. This one is popular on YouTube and is known as the “Hollister candle” because it smells just like the scent of Hollister stores, without a headache. I love the scent of this one, but when I lit the candle I couldn’t smell it at all! I feel like this one would be better in a bigger size.

Bath and Body Works Pumpkin Pecan Waffles Mini Candle Review

Pumpkin Pecan Waffles candle by Bath & Body Works

Next, I picked up Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, because I love pumpkin scents! This candle smells like pumpkin pecan waffles, maple syrup, and brown sugar, but all I smell is caramel. I’m not a fan of caramel scents, but if you are I’d recommend picking this up. It’s also had a strong smell when I was burning it, which I thought was impressive for the small candles. I wouldn’t repurchase this, it just wasn’t for me!

Bath and Body Works Harvest Coffee Mini Candle Review

Harvest Coffee candle by Bath & Body Works

My last pick, Harvest Coffee, was probably the biggest letdown. I expected this candle to smell like a Starbucks, basically, but it smells like artificial chocolate & coffee combined, almost like a Tootsie Roll candy. It does burn pretty strong, but since the scent isn’t something I liked, I wasn’t really a fan!

So those are my mini reviews. Not the best, but not the worst. I’m sure they are better in the 3 wick candles, so I probably won’t be getting these tiny ones again, because I think I have bad luck with them! Stay tuned for some candles that I LOVE in the coming weeks!

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LUSH Christmas 2013 Bath Bombs & More! | Wishlist Wednesday

LUSH Christmas 2013- Luxury Lush Pud, Penguin, Candy Mountain, Snowman, Father Christmas, So White, Magic Wand, Secret Santa Bath Bomb Bubble Bar

Luxury LUSH Pud (1), The Christmas Penguin (2), Candy Mountain (3), Snowman (4), Father Christmas (5), So White (6), Magic Wand (7), Secret Santa (8)

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It’s not even Halloween yet Christmas stuff is already out?! I’m not mad about it…but where has 2013 gone? Anyways, I took a peek at some of LUSH Cosmetics’ Christmas line & it definitely has a lot to offer. Some old favorites are back, and there are quite a few new bath creations as well! I picked my favorites to show you today…no way I’m getting all of these, but I definitely want to try a few! Let’s check them out:

Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb ($6.95): This bath bomb combines lavender, sweet benzoin, and tonka absolute to create a relaxing scent perfect for a bedtime bath. This bath bomb will make your bath water purple & have pastel floating “islands” that will slowly dissolve!

The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar ($7.45): This bubbly yet deformed looking penguin is scented with orange flower & bergamot. If you love LUSH’s Olive Branch scent, this bubble bar is for you!

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar ($7.45): If you like sweet scents like I do, this bubble bar is for you. Scented with pure vanilla, this shimmery pink mountain will create a mountain of sweet scented bubbles in your bath.

Snowman Bath Bomb ($5.95): This best selling bath bomb smells of cocoa butter & vanilla…plus, it’s a cute snowman, so who cares what it smells like?

Father Christmas Bath Bomb ($6.40): A satsuma scented Santa (say that 5 times fast) that changes bath water from bright red to green? How much more festive can you get?

So White Bath Bomb ($6.45): This simple bomb has apple, bergamot, and neroli scents and adds a snow-like froth to your bath.

Magic Wand Bubble Bar ($9.95): Magic wand is the perfect pair to Snow Fairy, a magical cotton candy scented body wash. Whip up some cotton candy bubbles with this magic wand!

Secret Santa Bath Bomb ($9.95):  Secret Santa has a surprise inside- it’s a new fragrance that’s only available in the UK, but we can try it out here with this bath bomb. They say that this bath bomb smells like what the entire LUSH store smells like,which sounds great to me! I love that I can smell LUSH even when I’m a few feet away from the store. And this bath bomb is MASSIVE.

 

Which of these are on your wish list this holiday season? I know I won’t be able to try them all, but Candy Mountain, Father Christmas, and Secret Santa are at the top of my list!

And also, if you’d like to learn how to make bath bombs, check out my tutorial!

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