Candle Haul! Bath and Body Works Fall Candles

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Fall is just around the corner and Bath and Body Works have come out with their Fall candles! The fall and winter candles are my favorites each year. The sweet scents make me want to curl up with a cup of tea and a book, while burning a candle of course! Over labor day they had a 2 for $22 sale, and the sale is back on now through September 22nd so I thought I would do a haul post about the candles I picked up.

1. The first candle I picked up was Cider Lane.

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The description says “As sweet as the trip to the local apple orchard each year, a delicious fall blend of mulled cider, warm caramel, and sweet cinnamon.” It smells sweet without being overpowering and has a hint of apple. I’ve smelled a lot of the apple scented candles, and I usually like the way they smell, but they can bee a bit more apple-y than I want my room to smell. This one is a nice balance of sweet and apple.

2. The second candle I got is Leaves.

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The description reads “Celebrate the brilliant colors of autmn with this rich blend of golden nectar, red apple, and spiced berries.” Every year I see a lot of Beauty vloggers rave about this candle, and every year I go into Bath and Body Works, smell it, and don’t really understand why they love it. But, something changed this year. I actually really liked it! I’m not sure if they’ve changed the scent or if my preferences in scents have changed since last year, but I’m really loving it!

3. The Last Candle is Applewood Bonfire and the description says “Warm up to the cozy scent of an autumn bonfire – apples, crackling barks, and fresh cut wood.”

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It’s really nice, a bit smokey without being too strong. I find that some of the other scents that have fire in the name are a bit too much for me, but this one was just right!

Bath and Body Works also has a few coupons online right now in addition to the 2 for $22 3-wick candle sale. They have a $1 shipping if you spend at least $25, code “SHIPNOW25.” Also, if you order and use Ebates, you can get 2% cash back . Ebates also has a 20% off coupon in addition to the 2% cash back. You just scroll down on the Bath and Body Works Ebates page and then click the shop now link from that coupon. It’s good until October 13th too! You can unfortunately only use one coupon code at a time on the Bath and Body Works site, but you can combine a coupon with the 2 for $22 deal! You will have to choose if you want $1 shipping or 20% off though. Make sure you check which one will save you more!

I would definitely repurchase and recommend these candles. I’m thinking of buying a backup of them during this sale! While a lot of the same scents come back from year to year, some of my favorites haven’t. So if you really love a candle and it’s seasonal, you may want to consider picking up an extra. I absolutely loved the Creamy Pumpkin candle and they had it last year (2012) and the year before, but this year I haven’t seen it. Also in winter 2011, I tried one of the winter candles called Marshmallow Peppermint, and it was amazing, but they didn’t have it last winter. There are definitely scents that are similar to both of these, but if you absolutely love one of the candles, don’t assume they will have it every year.

Do you plan on picking up any candles during the sale? What’s your favorite fall scent? Let me know in the comments!

Glossybox Best of Britain Unboxing

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I’ve never ordered anything from Glossybox, or any of the subscription beauty box companies, but when I got an email about this Limited Edition Best of Britain box, I couldn’t resist! I was really missing London (I studied abroad in London for a semester this past year).

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I’m really happy with and excited to try all of the products that came in the box.

1. Nails Inc. – Kensington Caviar Top Coat – .33 fl. oz / $18.20

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I’m very excited to try this. I have a set of Nails Inc. Polish that I got at Sephora a while ago, and I’m really happy with it, so it is a brand that I like. I’ve been wanting to try out a new top coat too, and this one claims to dry in 45 seconds!

2. Nailgirls London – White #1 – .33 fl. oz / $12.90

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I don’t own any white nail polish. I’m not sure how often I would actually wear white nail polish, and I kind of wish this was a different color, but I’ll try it out. I’m sure this would be good to have for layering with other polishes too. I’ll find a use for it! Maybe OPI’s Polka.com glitter polish from the Euro Centrale collection will look good over a white base.

3. MeMeMe Cosmetics – Beat the Blues Skin Illuminator – .41 fl. oz/ $8.30

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I can’t wait to try this one out. I haven’t opened it yet, but the way it looks in the bottle is reminding me of Benefit High Beam, which is a product I love. (Also Sephora has 8% cash back right now from Ebates!)

4. Mitchell and Peach – Luxury Hand Cream – 2.1 fl oz/ $26

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With Fall and Winter approaching it will be nice to have an extra handcream lying around. I usually go for Hand Food from Soap and Glory, also a British brand! I went a bit Soap and Glory crazy when I was in London, while they sell some of the products in the US at Sephora, such as Hand Food, there are a lot more products available in the UK…and I took full advantage of that!

5. Steamcream – All-In-One Natural Moisturizer for Face, Body, & Hands – 2.65 oz/ $19.50

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The description says this cream can be used on the face, hands, and body. The tin is a good size, but I think it’s too small to use as a body cream. I plan on using it on face at night for now, and maybe on my hands if I don’t like it for my face I really love the packaging. I checked out the company’s website and you the tins come in all these different designs! Also, when I selected shipping to the US, the site said they have free worldwide delivery! If I like this I would definitely consider picking up one of these fun tins!

6. HD Brows – Grow Baby Grow – $46.50

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This was the product I was most excited to see in the box. I’ve had a long struggle with my eyebrows. The ends of my eyebrows, farthest from my nose, are almost nonexistent due to some over plucking, and now they just don’t want to grow back and the few hairs that do grow look odd. I’m really hoping this helps, I would love to have fuller brows.

7. Helen É Cosmetics – Lasting Lip Colour in Raspberry- .12 oz/ $12.20

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I’m not sure about this product, it is quite a dark color. I don’t own any lipsticks this dark, I’ll have to think of a look to wear with it. It will be a nice color for fall and winter though.

8. Batiste Dry Shampoo – Batiste Dry Shampoo Blush – 1.6 fl. oz/ $2.30

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This is the best dry shampoo I have ever tried in my life, and I’ve tried quite a few. I have blond hair that gets very greasy very fast at the roots, and this product fixes it instantly. It adds volume and makes my hair feel fresh again if it’s been a day since I washed it. I like to lift up my bangs and spray a bit under them, and then spray a bit on my scalp at my part and my hair looks great again. I know this product is available in the US, but I didn’t know about it or use it until I was studying abroad in London. I loved it so much, and it was so reasonably priced that I ended up buying a second bottle, one in this scent blush, and one in the original. I’m going to save this travel size for the next time I go on vacation. I would like to mention that the blush scent, while nice, is quite strong, so just be aware of that if you decide to pick up one of the scented versions.

There was also a bonus item! A small makeup case!

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I’m really happy with this box overall. The real test will be when I actually try out all of the products, but in general I’m really impressed. The packaging was amazing. From the insert that explained all of the product information, to the tissue paper, to the box that contained the products. Even the shipping box was cute!

I am definitely going to consider subscribing to Glossybox, or at least get a limited edition or normal monthly box every once in a while. The limited edition box cost $40 and I think it was a great value for the money. The normal monthly boxes cost $21, and is less per month if you subscribe for more months. Ebates also has a cash back deal available right now, you can get $2.75 back if you order from Glossybox and use Ebates!

Have you ever tried Glossybox or other similar subscription makeup boxes? What do you think about them, are they worth it? Let me know in the comments!

Haul! Space NK, Sephora, and Drugstore products!

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I’ve bought a few things over the past few days so I thought I would do a haul post!

I ordered two items from Space NK. I’ve been wanting to try them out for a while, but they are a little pricey so I held off on buying them. Then a few days ago I saw a $20 off coupon for Space NK that’s good until August 18th on Elle Fowler’s Blog, and decided to go ahead and buy them.

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The first item is Darphin’s Aromatic Purifying Balm. The Second is Rodial’s Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Moisturizer. I’m really excited to start using both of these, I’ll do a review after I’ve used them for a while.

Next up is Sephora. I went to Sephora to buy a new bottle of this nail polish remover.

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This is Sephora’s Instant nail polish remover and it is my all time favorite nail polish remover. It’s the kind that has the foam that you put your finger in to remove the polish. This is the third time I’ve repurchased it. It says on the bottle that this nail polish remover “is magic!” and I couldn’t agree more. I’ll post a review on it in the next few days.

Next, I picked up two of Urban Decay’s new Lipsticks, the Revolution Lipstick. I got the colors Fiend and Naked.

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After I use them I’ll post a review with some pictures and swatches. I’ve read some great reviews about these lipsticks and I really hope they live up to the hype! Urban Decay is actually having a contest on instagram right now. If you post a picture showing off one of these new lipsticks you can win all 22! Are you going to enter the contest? I think I might enter!

The last item I picked up is a drugstore item. It’s Covergirl’s clean glow blush in #100 Roses. It looks like it will be a really pretty natural looking blush. I can’t wait to use it.

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Have you bought anything recently that you’re loving? Let me know in the comments!