Monday, December 30, 2013

Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale *HAUL*



Hey guys!
You probably know this (probably because I posted about it a million times) but Bath and Body Works is having their semi-annual sale right now, and I finally have the products! Funny enough,
I only purchased three things! I'm not exactly sure if I will review them, because they're only available for a limited time, but 

Rome Honeysuckle Amore Lotion
I was really disappointed that they didn't bring back the fragrance mist for this, but the lotion still quenches the need. It's a perfect blend of fruit, and well, melon and honeysuckle! It's probably one of the cleanest scents that still deliver a kick of amazing fragrance.

White Mango Chill Cooling Mist
The Cooling Mists/Chill Collection were not listed originally, but after a little bit of searching, I finally found the Mango one! I'm not sure how to describe except for the fact that it smells JUST LIKE DELICIOUS, RIPE TASTY MANGOS. I'm saving it for the spring time & summer when the weather gets excruciatingly hot. I've never tried these before, but you need to go over to B&BW and get yourself one of these guys.

Paris Nights Lotion
Paris in a bottle. This smells like pastries and crepes, flowers, and amazingness. What more can I say? I chose this one over it's counterpart, Sweet on Paris, finding that SOP was way too sweet for me.


Anyways, it's not really much of a haul, but I didn't want to buy to much, since there's no way I'll be able to use more up before it goes bad. On the other hand, go to your local BBW now, because according to a reader/friend, they have just now put up several large boxes full of shimmer mists and lotions.

If you guys find anything you like, or do a haul, let me know in the comments! (If you're also a blogger/YouTuber, leave the link to your haul below! I'd love to go check it out.)

Hope you guys have a great New Years, and don't forget to subscribe and follow to be the first to know about new reviews, hauls, giveaways, and more!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Bath and Body Works Semi Annual-Sale

Hey guys! I posted a little teaser to this a couple days ago, but now I'm here with all the information about the Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale.

This time, they're bringing back several discontinued fragrances in soap, lotion, and perfume!



The scents are:
Rome Honeysuckle Amore
Paris Nights
Sweet on Paris
Capri Seaside Citrus
Bali Mango
Aruba Coconut

Rome Honeysuckle Amore and Capri Seaside Citrus are from the Rome Collection, Sweet on Paris and Paris Nights are from the Paris collection, and Bali Mango and Aruba Coconut are from this summer's Escape Collection.

According to one of the employees, the scents above will be up to 75%, however, not all the items signature body collection will be on sale. (e.g. most of the products) but a lot will. 

This is going to be the first time going to a B&BW semi-annual sale for me, but as far as I'm concerned, you can stack coupons. 

And lucky for you, I've got a 20% off coupon for you guys right here!

http://instore.thread.co/retailmenot/bathandbodyworks.com/offer/64OPLVBQHNES5EI2FSDS5IROCU

Screenshot:

                                               

On the Bath and Body Facebook page, the state that there is a 3-day grace period for coupons, which means that if you go on the first day, December 26th, you should still be able to get 20% off!

These coupons, as printed out and tested by some friends who made Christmas purchases the other day, do work. 

In order to get the grace period, you might have to show the employee a picture or the FAQ's, because they might try to cheat you out of it. I'm not quite sure if this works for the grace period, but it should! 

Also, make sure to sign up for the mailing or email list to get the Christmas coupon, which includes a free item up to $13 with a purchase, and $10 off $30 coupons. 

They should work for the sale, but again, mention the grace period. 

                                         
https://m.facebook.com/notes/bath-body-works/black-friday-fan-faqs/10150477212280676

It's stated in the Black Friday FAQ, but it applies all year round. 


So, here are all the ways to save, in recap! (Click the words to be taken to the links)
-20% off coupon
-Mailing & Email Coupons

-Coupon Policy to show cashier!


I'm hoping to get myself over there on the first day, and I'll be sure to post about whatever I purchase! (I'm really hoping that they bring back the little Eiffel Tower shaped Paris perfumes. Squee!) We'll also be posting on Pinterest and possibly Wanelo and Instagram, so check it out!

If you're planning on buying anything, leave a comment below telling us what you're going to buy! And don't forget to follow us to be the first to know about new reviews, tutorials, deals and steals, and posts like these!

-Julia


Saturday, December 21, 2013

HUGE Steal: The Body Shop



Hey guys! I'm not going to lie, we've all probably seen Extreme Couponers. Either in the stores, or on TV, we've all probably been captivated for a moment, run to the newspaper, and start looking for coupons, excited at the thought of getting everything you want for under $10. Then you realize that there aren't any coupons, and not enough, for the things you want. 

Doing a little bit of impromptu Christmas shopping last night with my friends, I'd found a $10 off a $20 purchase coupon online at RetailMeNot. 
http://m.retailmenot.com/showcoupon/5380684

Even better? The store was having a 45% off EVERYTHING sale! Not even remembering the coupon, I started running (fast-walking, actually, since it's a small store) around, smelling everything.

Fast forward a couple minutes, and my friend gives me her Love Your Body card, which gives you ANOTHER 20% off!
For those that don't want to count, that's 65% off. 

After that, I was all set and happy, with a large total knocked out to $16.97. Later, I realized that if I had bought one more thing, even for $4, would've gotten everything for $10, which is cheaper than the price of the two items together!

I missed out on all parts of this deal, but now you won't! 

To sum it up:
1.) In-store sale (45% off)
2. Love Your Body Card (20% off) 
3. Coupon ($10 off $20) http://m.retailmenot.com/showcoupon/5380684

Overall, if you use the first two and end up with under $20, but above $10, find something else that'll get you to $20 to knock your grand total right down to ten. 
In case you didn't catch the link earlier, here it is again. 

http://m.retailmenot.com/showcoupon/5380684

On the other hand, however, if you're an online person, you can get 50% certain items with a wheel spin game. (Check out the website. I'll try to put some codes up here.) 


If you guys go to the Body Shop, make sure to leave a comment telling is what you bought and saved! We'd love to hear from you. 

Also, remember to follow us (email, GFC, & Bloglovin) so you can be the first to know about new steals, deals, reviews, and more!


~Julia~

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale

It's almost time! The time if beautiful markdowns and fragrances brought back to life!



For a limited time, they're bringing back:
Rome Honeysuckle Amore
Paris Nights
Sweet on Paris
Capri Seaside Citrus
Bali Mango
Aruba Coconut. 


Um, yes please? Check back for more updates about this!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

CLEAN (Rain, White Woods, Skin)

Image Credit: www.sephora.com

Hey guys! So, this rollerball perfume set right here was part of my little haul from Black Friday in November. It was one of the $10 deals at Sephora, and I couldn't be happier!

In the rollerball set are three of their most popular fragrances, Rain, White Woods, and Skin. These three each are eau de parfum, and are 0.17 oz. (Not as big as regular rollerballs, but a decent size.)
Anyways, lets dive in!


Rain: 

"The pure scent of rainfall has been captured. Hints of daffodil, dewy melon, water lilies, daisies and sheer musk embrace the moment when droplets cling to flower petals and the world feels quiet, soft and bright."    -Clean

Rain is really, true to the name! I couldn't think of a better word to describe it. While no perfume can ever capture the essence of a fresh rain, Rain gets pretty close! 

The only way I can really describe this as without saying rain would be melon. I'm personally not a huge melon fan, (taste wise) but I do love the scent. 

Rain smells a bit potent, if you ask me how to describe it. Not that it's a bad thing, it just smells a bit too strong to be really close to the actual smell of rain. Had it been dialed down a bit, it probably would've smelled more similar. 

This perfume is great for anyone who loves melon or rain! 

White Woods:


This woody musk Eau de Parfum weaves a cozy, comforting blanket with hints of crisp bergamot leaves, sparkling mandarin, creamy vanilla orchid, sandalwood, praline musks, and a dash of black pepper. The result is a warm, luxurious scent that embodies the pure essence of natural light dancing in a quiet wooded path. -Clea

Even though White Woods is still very natural in terms of smell, it couldn't be anymore different than Rain! 

The musk, in this one, is very evident, but toned down and covered with basically everything in the description. 

I actually immediately compared this to the Abercrombie and Fitch perfume/cologne. It's almost identical, though I think that White Woods is much better, if not only because of the floral notes! (Plus, it's less expensive, too.)

This scent is almost borderline fancy-cologne-perfume, almost close to a unisex fragrance, but in other ways, it's definitely a girl's perfume. While I wouldn't recommend this for a fancy dinner party (and all those shmancy-pant things) this is a great every day perfume for those who like a little bit of oomph, while keeping it natural. 



Skin:

   This fragrance captures the delicate     scent of bare skin. Hints of dewy flower petals wrap around notes of pure creaminess and warm musk to evoke the simple scent of touchable skin. Enticing, fresh, pure. CLEAN skin at its best. -Clean

The one word I would use to describe this as would be spicy. While I like this perfume, it's not necessarily my cup of tea for every day. I'm more of a floral-fruit sort of girl. (Which you may have gathered from my millions of rants about Versace Bright Crystal. Haha.)

It's safe to say that this is one of those perfumes that really just react to your skin type, since it smells a lot more pleasant for me on my skin than straight from the rollerball. 

It's a bit more subtle than White Woods and Rain, but still packs that little punch that's great for a casual or semi-casual event. 

Don't be doubting the perfume because of how it smells in the bottle/rollerball, because I can assure you it smells so much better once it's on you! 

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This set was a blind purchase for me, since I had seen it on the Sephora website the night before, and picked it up quickly on Black Friday. Overall, it did not disappoint, and I'm super happy with all three!

If you're stumped on Christmas gifts, these would make perfect gifts for any tween/teen girl or woman. 

For a limited time, you can buy the set I got at Sephora for $10. (It's worth it!)

http://m.sephora.com/clean-rollerball-set-P384028?skuId=1564392



That's all for now, and I'll talk to you guys later! Make sure to subscribe and follow to be the first to know about new reviews, tutorials, tips, and giveaways! 

xxJuliaxx






















15 Fantastic Skincare & Beauty Tips

(NOTE: This was pushed to the top due to an attempt to add in labels. This was published several months ago, and is NOT new.)

Hi everyone! Lived One Thousand Lives here, and today I am going to give you my list of beauty tips/tricks that I have found to work! 



In no particular order, here they are:

1. Put chapstick on right before the shower. The steam helps take all the dead skin off.
2. Shave with conditioner, it helps get a closer shave.
3. Wear sunscreen. I know it's not "cool" but it's really good for your skin.
4. Moisturize! Everywhere!
5. Go natural with makeup as often as you can! Makeup clogs your pores!
6. Make your own facials to save money. Do it with a friend and it's a lot of fun too.
7. Exfoliate your skin.
8. Clean your face like 1,00000 times a day. Ok, not really but clean your face very often.
10. The best thing you can do is drink water. My trick is put 8 rubberbands on your wrist or in your pocket and after every glass of water take one away. After every sugary/caffeinated drink, add one back! This helps keep up on your hydration until you make it a habit.
11. Whiten your teeth with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, it works wonders.
12. Toothpaste on a pimple overnight practically takes the pimple right off.
13. Use the buisness card trick for better mascara. Don't know what i am talking about? Check it out here: Mascara Business Card Trick
14. If your mascara is running really low, but you can't get to a store, heat it for a few seconds with your blow dryer  It softens the mascara left over so you have some to use. 
15. Have a really red pimple? Break open a gel capsule of advil by poking a hole in it with a safety pin and pour the liquid onto the pimple. It instantly takes redness and swelling away.

These are my beauty tips and tricks! Let me know what you think and email me at livedonethousandlives@hotmail.com

Thanks so much for having me!
Salaam, Lived One Thousand Lives


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bath and Body Works: Velvet Sugar Fragrance Mist

Hey guys! With all of their winter products out in full display, I didn't think that Bath and Body Works would possibly reveal a new product- but I was wrong!

                                           


Velvet Sugar is their newest fragrance in the Signature Collection line, and if I am correct, it is permanent, not part of the limited edition Christmas line. 
I'm personally not a fan of the super sweet scents, in fact, anything heavily sweet or vanilla-y almost drives me crazy! Luckily for me, while it's sweet enough to be a winter scent, fruity and floral notes (of the tangy arrangement or sorts) are found along with the sweetness. 

A lot of the Bath and Body Works scents smell similar. In fact, so similar, I can swear some of them just have different labels! Velvet Sugar surprised me- in a very good way!

There's just something about Velvet Sugar that makes it perfect for everyone- whether you're a fan of the sweet or the sour, the clean or the musky, there's a perfect, harmonious blend of notes and ingredients that keeps you coming back for one more spray. Seriously. It's the one of the most perfect scents ever, no joke!'


For me, I think Velvet Sugar is perfect for casual or semi-formal, and for night or day, of any season, which is super convenient! (Plus, the price keeps you from making a major dent in your wallet.)
Maybe I'm just used to perfume, and this is a fragrance spray, but even for Bath and Body, it doesn't last a super long time. I'd say 6-9 hours, tops. 

Velvet Sugar, as being part of the Signature Collection, is available in perfume, fragrance spray (this), shower gel, lotion, etc, so even if you're not a perfume fan, you can go fall in love with a different version.


For application, as always, is super easy, with the sprayer not requiring much pressure at all, like the travel sized bottles. 



Even if you're a die-hard pink-chiffon fan, or you only like your Chanel N5, go give it a try.

I dare you.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bath and Body Works: Velvet Sugar for $5

Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know that Bath and Body Works is releasing their Velvet Sugar fragrance mist today, and you can get it for $5! (It's a full sized one.)

        

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Secret Sephora Black Friday Deal- RIGHT NOW!

Hey guys! If you're like me (a control freak who tries to plan something, and ends up rushing it) you're already scouting for Black Friday deals. (What can I say- kids gotta plan!) 

Sephora revealed their 33 $10 Black Friday deals on Pinterest today, and I couldn't be more excited! Included in this  are some Stila palettes that I absolutely love! (The Artful Eye Collection palettes, and the Collage of Color lip and cheek palette.) 

Image credits to sephora.com. 

At a $54 value, these palettes will be on sale on Black Friday- and I'm confident they'll go fast. 

But...after a little bit of scouting, guess what?! You can get them RIGHT NOW for the same price! This is for a limited time only, as they'll probably take these away at the end of the weekend.

If these tickle you fancy, and you want to ensure your Black Friday scores, I advise you head on over to the Sephora website, and check 'em out! 

Collage of Lip Color:
http://m.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?keyword=STILA%20Collage%20of%20Color%20&skuId=1557578&productId=P383104&_requestid=133297

Artful Eyes:
http://m.sephora.com/search/search.jsp?keyword=STILA%20Artful%20Eyes&_requestid=134473&listView=grid

Also, make sure to check out the rest of the Black Friday deals over at the Sephora Black Friday Pinterest board! (You don't need to have an account to look!)

http://www.pinterest.com/sephora/black-friday-2013/


Also, don't forget to check out G's post at Nouveau Cheap!
(http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com/2013/11/stila-10-deals.html?m=1)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Catching Fire Nails!

With the move premiere coming out today, (SQUEE!) Ithought I'd do a post on my Catching Fire Nails, and the new Covergirl Catching Fire line!

        
This is the final product. (Sorry for the bad lighting!) On my nails is a beige-white with hold, hexagonal glitter, and on the accent nail is red polish with small, round glitter. 

All of the colors are from the e.l.f. Holiday Nail Cube, priced at $10 for 14. I highly recommend purchasing this as a Christmas gift or for the holidays! I'll be doing a separate post on it soon, but the cube contains every glitter and holiday color you'd ever need, including all the winter trends, such as gold, maroon, oxblood-purple, and more. 


As for the new Covergirl Capitol Collection, it includes the Glosstinis nail polish, Flamed Out Masacara, Smoochies limited edition lip gloss, and nail stickers. 

Although I couldn't find any trace of these products at my Target (leading me to purchase the cube), there were several items at my local Walmart. I didn't see any Glosstinis, but the Flamed Out mascara was there, along with a two pack of mail stickers and a Glosstini nail polish. They weren't in the display, though, or on the shelves. Instead, they were on the hangin displays at the corners of the shelves, like so:

          

My Walmart only had one type of the decals, (Tawny Flame) but I think that all the Walmarts differ. 

Will you be seeing Catching Fire? Are you going to be dressing up or pick up some of the Capitol Collection? Leave a comment below and tell us! 

Also, don't forget to follow us to stay up to date in the world of perfume, cosmetics, skincare and more!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub

Hey guys! It's been a while since I reviewed a lip product, and forever since I've reviewed one that's not lip balm. 
This was supposed be part of my Birthday Haul post, (right below this one!) but it was already posted by the time I received this. (I'll update the other post.)

This scrub, is of course, found at Lush, and is NOT a seasonal item. (Cola-fans: there's a limited edition Cola flavored one for Christmas!) 

     



I'll start by saying that I may have found my new favorite thing. There's no picture of the ingredients (it came out blurry), but here they are:
-Fair Trade Sugar
-Castor Oil
-Cold Pressed Organic Jojoba Oil
-Methyl Ionone 
-Flavoring
-Polyester-3
-red food dye

It's EDIBLE. And it actually tastes GOOD. 
I'm in a bit of a dilemma here- I want to skip the entire "lip scrub" part and just move onto the "eat the entire container" part. I'm not quite sure how my digestive system would enjoy that.  

Either way, the scrub is meant to be licked off. 

To apply, simply take a small, pea-sized amount, rub and scrub it around, and the lick it off! 
Sugar is known for being an extremely affective remover of hair and dead skin (and taste-tay, too), so most of the dead skin comes right off! 

As for the scent, if you're a fan of all things sweet, or the Snow Fairy collection, you'll love this!

For those with more practical reasons than me, (aka: actually using it to get dead skin off) I'd say go for it. (Emilie and I are hoping to have some DIY things coming up soon- will a lip scrub be one of them?) 

I feel that the only down point with this product is the price. ($9.95)
For the small container, I feel like the price should be less, or at least make the containers/product bigger. You can get quite a few decent uses out of it, though, and that's all that matters. 

But, I have to admit, the little glass container is ADORABLE! I'm planning on keeping that little guy...

Final Verdict:
If you're willing to spend $10 on this, whether it be for dry/flaking lips, or just for fun, I say go for it! 

[Overall Rating: 4 Roses] 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Birthday Haul!

Hey, everyone!

I'm super excited about this post- my birthday haul! My birthday was several days ago, but I celebrated it on Sunday, so that's why this is being posted now. 

Either way, I've got products from Lush (which include the new Christmas items!) and then two others.

                      Everything :)

                       First Half 

         
                     Second Half 

The products are:
LUSH Knot Wrap
LUSH Angel's Delight Soap 
LUSH Godmother Soap
LUSH Candy Mountain Bubble Bar
LUSH Snow Fairy Sparkle Solid Lotion
LUSH Pink Bath Bomb
LUSH Solid Perfume in Karma
LUSH FUN Holiday Set
VERSACE Bright Crystal Perfume (3.0 oz)
VIKTOR & ROLF Flowerbomb Travel Set 
     
(The Sweetie Pie shower jelly is a gift for someone else!) 

Individual Pictures

                      Knot Wrap

                   Godmother Soap

              KARMA Solid Perfume

              Angel's Delight Soap

           Candy Mountain Bubble Bar

                   Pink Bath Bomb
         Snow Fairy Sparkle Solid Lotion

                FUN Christmas Gift Set 

    Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Travel Set

             Versace Bright Crystal

I can't wait to review all of these products; I'll have review up soon! 

Which products catch your eye? Tell me below in the comments, and make sure to subscribe/follow so you can hear about new reviews first! 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Lush Retro: Scentenary Soap

Happy Sunday! Enjoying the time change? (Or not)

Anywho, Have you heard of Lush Retro's? If you haven't, no need to feel bad- I didn't either! 



The Lush Scentenary Soap is a Rose Jam flavoured soap, which is the 2013 Retro for a store's opening's Anniversary. It's an exclusive soap that appears only once in store for only one two days. After hearing that it was also limited edition, too,  how could I not get it? 

Of course, it's shaped like a rose birthday cake. (What did you expect?) According to the employee, you can actually purchase the ENTIRE cake. "For a small price of $208!" 
I could buy 30 of my favorite chocolate cakes with that. But it's still awesome. How often can you buy a soap cake?!


I've found each soap to have the same amount of lather and how well they work for getting you clean, so that only leaves the scent, I suppose! 

This Scentenary Cake is a sweet, rose-jam scented smell: "the freshness of roses with the sweetness of jam," and I'd definitely say there's more sweet than stems. It's a little bit suffocating at first, but it settles down, and makes your whole bathroom smell like roses! I think it smells a lot better than Lush's Rose Jam shower gel, honestly. I seriously can't find anything wrong with Lush soaps, besides me not liking the scent of them. They all work amazingly. 

Even though it's on the more expensive side of the soaps, at $30.99 a pound (but no one really buys that much anyway), you can get a decent amount for under $10. 

Lush will put out cards a week before their "party" (unfortunately, I missed it) so you can get a heads up when this soap comes around!


Quick Facts and Overall Thoughts
Company/Retailer- Lush
Price- $30.99 per pound
Scent- Rose Jam 
Would I Buy It Again? Each year Lush has a different one, but if this came out again, yes!

Overall Rating: Four Roses 
(I love the scent, but I wish that it wasn't limited edition and easier for people to obtain. But then it wouldn't be special I guess, right?)



Sunday, October 20, 2013

Free Nicole by OPI Nail Polish!

Happy Sunday, everyone! I've just got a little something I'd like to share. 

           

Kellogg's Special K is giving away FREE OPI nail polish! It's by the code system, so three codes means you'll get the red jail polish, and for eight, you get all three. (On the box) 

I'm not sure how many Special K products have this, and I think that these boxes were just released. Either way, just wanted to let you guys know about this, and if you see any of the boxes, send us a pic!

Friday, October 18, 2013

SPOTTED: New flavors and sets added to the EOS website

Hi guys, It's Emilie! I don't even know what has happened the past couple months, I've been so busy with school you don't even know. We've already had like 45 tests and my brain is ruined. I'm going to try my best to post at least once a week!


Today I was snooping on the EOS website when I was shocked by the amount of new flavors and products. Let's start with the flavors, the main flavor that is now added to their permanent collection is called Blueberry Acai. I personally own this flavor from the Alice and Wonderland collection (sorry this is unfortunately no longer available).

Finally the sets added. They have 4 new limited edition sets on their website right now. I'll just list them with the links so you can see what they look like before I give the actual reviews of every one. Here they are:
-Limited Edition 3 Pack
-Smooth Sphere Lip Balm and Hand Lotion Multipack
-Breast Cancer Awareness 2 Pack
-Basket of Fruit 4 Pack

The limited edition 3 pack is $10 on their website. This consists of; Vanilla Bean, Pomegranate Raspberry, and  Sweet Mint. I have had all these flavors. They all smell very fresh and natural. Pomegranate Raspberry smells a lot like their Watermelon flavor so keep that into consideration. The only reason I would purchase this 3 pack is because of the smooth sphere vanilla bean lip balm. It smells heavenly and is only available in the stick formation (permanent). The stick comes with so little product it is a rip off.


The 2 pack of the hand lotion (berry blossom) and the lip balm (blueberry acai). I don't understand why you would buy this pack. Both these products are available to purchase separately. This 2 pack doesn't come out into the world until November 3rd. Therefor I do not know the price of this 2 pack. My guess is that it would be cheaper to buy this pack then purchasing the packs individually.


The breast cancer awareness 2 pack I think is great. This comes with watermelon and strawberry sorbet. The 2 pack retails for around $7. This pack is temporarily out of stock on the EOS website (as of 10/18/13). Both the flavors in this pack smell kind of similar. The reason why I love this 2 pack is because we are supporting a good cause. A portion of the proceeds go to research to help cure cancer. That really warms my heart. I defiantly recommend you purchase this product to help support a great cost and keep your lips looking moisturizing and smooth.


Finally, the basket of fruit 4 pack. This pack consists of: watermelon, strawberry sorbet, summer fruit and pomegranate raspberry. This retails on their website for $13. You would save about .17 cents by purchasing this pack than purchasing individually (not including tax). But hey every penny counts. The only reason I would personally purchase this pack is because of the convince. All these scents smell similar except for summer fruit. I would still recommend any of the EOS products because they are absolutely amazing.


If any of you were wondering my top 3 EOS lip balms are:
1. Summer Fruit
2. Vanilla Bean
3. Honeysuckle Honeydew



If you have read up to hear we should be friends. Thanks so much for reading. OH! I almost forgot to say that I didn't do the rating system because I haven't tried all the sets but if you want to see a rating of all the EOS lip balms I have tried feel free to let me know!

-Emilie (CO-Founder of LeRenifleur)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bath and Body Works: Forever Midnight

Hey guys! Sorry for this being a bit late, but here it is anyways- Bath and Body Works Limited Edition Forever Midnight! 

The one I'm reviewing today is the sample edition that's available until the full bottle is released, along with the secret (shush) Forever Midnight COLOGNE. (According to the saleswoman who was setting up the Forever Midnight display, the cologne and perfume smell really good when mixed together. Hmm. 
         
          

This little bottle here is packed with eau de parfum, so it lasts a long time. Really long time. Either way, this specific container includes .25 fl oz./7mL, so it's a pretty good amount. 

On to the smell. I think it's safe to say that this is one of my favorite scents ever!  It's a very elegant scent, including plum nectar, jasmine, and apple blossoms. Midnight is a word that encompasses it perfectly. Take a look at the website description.


Midnight: the hour of undeniable chemistry. A spark of sensual Plum Nectar ignites the thrilling heart of Midnight Jasmine and Vanilla Orchid, velvety florals that bloom sexiest after dark with a hint of seductive spice. The final rush of intoxicating Caramel Liqueur creates the ultimate collision of fragrance and passion.
  • Top Notes: Plum Nectar, Apple Blossom, Caramelized Pear

Sounds good enough to eat! Plum nectar is definitely the most potent note in this, and is one that stays the entire time you're wearing it. Jasmine is definitely the second most "smell-able" one, being a middle note and possibly base note. 
 
My only "iff" with Forever midnight is that it only lasts several hours, even though it is an eau de parfum.

OVERALL: I think that Forever Midnight is definitely a must try. It's definitely better than its sister series, Forever Red. Even it you're not sure you'll like it, give it a go- priced at $5, it's no biggie, you can always give it away to someone, or maybe your nose will change. I don't know. 

OVERALL RATINGS:
Scent: I give Forever Midnight a 5/5 for its plum, floral scent!
Durability: This doesn't last as long as I would have thought, so I give it a 3/5.
Would I Buy it Again: Yes!
 

 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Mini Haul

Hey guys! Over the weekend I've managed to stock up on a few little things, of which I will be reviewing this week! Either way, here's a little preview!

I've got here the Lush Retro Scentenary Soap, a Clinique Pallete, Bath and Body Work's new Forever Midnight Perfume, and Clinique Happy perfume.



On Saturday, my local Lush had it's one-year anniversary party (which I missed, unfortunately) where this fantabulous rose soap was on sale. It's a Lush Retro, apparently, and I got a small piece, but I can't wait to try this guy out, and I'll have the full review later this week!

Bath and Body Works has just unveiled it's sister-series to Forever Red- Forever Midnight! (Which is honestly much better.) Unlike most of the Bath and Body Fragrances, Forever Midnight is an eau de parfum, not a body spray. (You can read about that difference in my other post.) This is the limited edition preview is a prelude to the big release, so check it out before these cute little bottles disappear!

This was in a promotional bag at Macy's (yay), and I haven't tried it out yet (I am completely covered with Forever Midnight on my neck, and sample sprays from the store of Versace Bright Crystal and Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb on my wrists) but I'm excited to!

Lastly, I don't think I'll be doing a review on this, but this also came with the Clinique Happy, and is the All About Shadows Quad. The colors are Angelic Eyes, Pruple Pump, Lavender Out Loud, and Graphite.

That's it for now, but I'll have reviews up later this week!

Halloween Has Landed at Lush!

I find that the seasonal products are always the best! (Too bad you can only get them once a year.)

Either way, Halloween had landed at Lush! The limited edition products include The Lord of Misrule bath bomb, the Pumkin bubble bar (yeah, it's spelled without the "p"), the Soot Ball bath bomb, and Demon in the Dark Soap. 

                                                
                                                         (Lord of Misrule and Pumkin)

                                                   
                                                                 (Demon in the Dark)

This Halloween collection includes a wide variety of scents (as wide as four products can be), including fresh mint (Demon in the Dark), musky citrus (Lord of Misrule), and of course, pumpkin! (The store I was at didn't have any Soot Balls.) 

According to Lush website, there are a bunch more products in the Halloween collection. I only saw those above, but here are all of them, just in case you were wondering:
Buffy Body Butter, Dark Angels Cleanser, Enchanter Bath Bomb, Ceridwen's Caulderon Bath Melt, Enchanted Eye Cream, Devil's Nightcap Perfume (I wonder how this smells), Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar (I think they just renamed one of the current ones), Skin Sin Lotion, and Bewitched Massage Bar.

Quite a few! Either way, they're definitely worth having a look at. I have to say my favorite seasonal collection is the Christmas one, though. Speaking of which, Lush already has their Christmas collection up on their website. I've got my eye on this litttle guy.


Anyways, how will you get into your Halloween spririt? (And who knows, maybe we'll have a special Halloween surprise!)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

SPOTTED: NEW Baby Lips Dr. Rescue

Morning! Yeah, this is another spotted post. But it's going to be good, trust me. J
A couple days ago on Pinterest, I caught a glimpse of a Baby Lips in WHITE PACKAGING. Squee!
And then I saw them at Walmart- Baby Lips Dr. Rescue!

(Please excuse the bad quality of the pictures.)

The Baby Lips Dr. Rescue come in six different shades: Coral Crave, Too Cool, Pink Me Up, Just Peachy, Soothing Sorbet, and Berry Soft. There were only three different ones there, which were Coral Crave (the one I got) Berry Soft, and a different one I don't remember, so I only have those pictured, but a google search will easily bring them up.


They've joined the electros and regular ones in the normal display, so as of now, I think it's safe to say that they're here to stay!
The one I got is in Coral Crave. I've been looking for Coral Crush (the spring limited edition) but I couldn't find it anywhere, but when I saw this, I couldn't help but buying it! I'll have a mini review on it for you guys tomorrow or sometime soon. Oh! make sure to check out Walmart before dishing out almost five dollars for one at Ulta. You can get them for under $3 at Walmart, and they have much more! (Also, check out the Walmart product locator to see if there are any in your nearest Walmart.)

Ciao!










Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lush World Peace Bath Bomb (by Ruby)

Hi! I'm Ruby. I'm twelve years old, and I love soap. :)
Today I'm going to be reviewing my first ever bath bomb from Lush. It's called the World Peace Bath bomb, a lovely green and blue bath bomb from Lush that's well, shaped like the world!
''Relax in an oasis of calm as your bath water turns a serene, azure-turquoise and the fresh, sweet scent of peppermint and uplifting tangerine oils envelop you. This is your very own Piece of peace, so take a moment to stop and think. Who will you make peace with?''

When you drop it into your bath and watch it fizzle, your bath turns a mythical, exotic, blue-green color, making you feel as if you are a mystical mermaid in a dazzling lake!
The smell is fresh, crisp peppermint, and not the boring old toothpaste peppermint- it's sweet smelling and relaxing.

When dropping the half of the bath bomb into the water (it was too awesome  to use all at once) the water turned the most stunning  blue-green. My favourite part was when it started to frizz and travel around the tub, sending colours most beautiful in its wake.
I think customers of Lush  and even people who are new to bath bombs would love it...it is a must buy. The smell is fantastic, the colours are amazing, and the look is very nice.

Overall ratings:

Scent: ***** (five roses)
Look: ***** (five roses)
Durability: N/A (you can only use bath bombs once!)
Price: 4.99 Euro  (Editor's Note: The conversion to American Dollars would be $6.75)

And the overall rating is....


Ruby is a twelve-year old perfume and soap lover, and prefers to shop at vegan and no animal testing shops. She blogs about her discoveries and art at www.palletcolors.com

Sunday, September 22, 2013

SPOTTED: EOS Limited Edition Five-Pack



Sound the alarms! Just kidding, but seriously. Taking the spotlight on our first "spotted" post, EOS!

While EOS smooth spheres are sold individually too, they can reach about $4! Pricey. That's why this pack was almost irresistible- you get almost half off! 

The pack contains 5 different flavors:


(Strawberry Sorbet, Cool Mint, Honeysuckle Honeydew, Passion Fruit, and Summer Fruit.)


So, while I don't have a picture of the packaging (but the top picture shows it!) I can tell you that it's located in the pharmacy/cosmetics section. I found this pack literally right between the pharmacy and skincare sections, for $10.99. 

I have to say that Honeysuckle Honeydew and Cool Mint are definitely the best in the set. (Mint is definitely the most potent, while Honeydew has a clean but strong, melon-y scent.)

You can see our review of some EOS lip balms here.


So, check it out! (And while you're there, check out the $50 designer fragrance section!) 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fashion Week 2013





Okay, so I know that Le Renifleur is a fragrance/skincare review blog. But I just couldn't resist making a pos about this. After all, hello?! Paris is one of the fashion capitols of the world.  I just HAD to do a post covering this. So bear with me. 

While I cannot name all of the designers for the life of me, and I am most definitely not in Paris, NYC, London, or Milan right now (I wish I was), I've put together a string of my favorite new designs together, along with some inspiration from the designers. These pictures are a collection from my "2013 Fashion Week" board on Pinterest, so have a look!



BCBG Spring Collection


Marc Jacobs/Louis Vutton


(Source)


Marc Jacobs


Glamouri




Those are my favorite out of the bunch, but you can check out the entire board of pictures HERE!