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!



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. 


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!


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.

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)

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.

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. 

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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)

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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!


"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. 


   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! 


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!)

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! 


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

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.