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Walmart Spring 2018 Beauty Box

I got this box earlier but I didn’t get around to posting it. By now, I received another Walmart Beauty Box so I thought I’d post this one now. Here’s what I got in my Walmart Spring 2018 Beauty Box.

Walmart Spring 2018 Beauty Box

The most excited thing in this bunch is the peeling gel face mask. And I can’t wait to try the Aquaphor product. I hope it doesn’t come across as too greasy!

Degree UltraClear Black+White Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick

Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Tarte Sex Kitten Eyeliner

AP2 Volume Gloss Gel Polish

Soo’Ae Purifying Brightening Peeling Gel

The contents of this bag is much better than many of the ones I got recently. I hope next month’s bag continues this trend!


Walmart Winter 2016 Beauty Box

This popped in my mailbox recently and for $5 (still!), I’m keeping the subscription. Here’s what I got in my Walmart Winter 2016 Beauty Box.

Walmart Winter 2016 Beauty Box

This box is more exciting than the others I’ve gotten in the past mostly because of the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream.

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer

Dove Dry Oil Moisture Nourishing Body Wash

TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance Free Lotion

Included Samples

I’m looking forward to trying some of these out so watch out for reviews to come!


Not Soap, Radio joy inducing hand/body lotion

Okay, I RARELY post about a product immediately here after trying it only a few times. This is one of those times. It’s either very good that I can’t wait to share about it or very bad and I’m sharing my disappointment with it. I got this from my ipsy July 2016 Glam Bag that I just blogged about yesterday. Here’s my take on the Not Soap, Radio joy inducing hand/body lotion.

Not Soap, Radio joy inducing hand/body lotion

What I love about this product? The formula is pretty good. It’s moisturizing without being greasy at all — something I look for in a good lotion. It locks in moisture pretty well from what I can tell during the short time this product was applied onto my hands. My hands were dry from washing dishes and it’s like a drink of water to them. But sadly, I couldn’t test this product fully except maybe if I applied it on my feet or something.

What I don’t like about this product? The scent. I was hoping for a light lemon and sugar scent along the lines of C.O. Bigelow’s Lemon Sugar or even the Sugared Lemons candle from Bath & Body Works a few years ago. To me, it doesn’t smell like real lemons at all nor does it smell like some lemon candy. I make lemon poppy seed loaf cakes every week and I know what real lemons smell like. I love lemon candy so I know how it tastes and this scent doesn’t make me think of it at all. It has a medicine or chemical hint to it and it gave me a headache. Scent is one of the most relative things to people so what bothers me may not bother you at all. In fact, you might actually really like it as a lot of other people do. I’m taking this to work and letting my co-workers use it up as the formula is not bad at all. I had to wash my hands after using it and am just glad I didn’t use this on my body right after I showered before going to work. I would’ve had to endure the scent all day possibly! I say possibly because after trying to see if it gets better for 15 minutes the scent didn’t fade enough for it to not bother me, so I don’t really know how long-lasting the scent is. Upside to this scent aspect is they have a ton of other scents to choose from so maybe another scent would’ve worked better for me (the lavender one perhaps).

More information on this item is available on their website here. Products from this brand is carried by selected online retailers such as Amazon.com.


ipsy July 2016 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I got my ipsy bag a weeks ago or so but didn’t get around to posting about it until today. I’ve been very busy with work (still) that what time I have left I just go do other things that I enjoy to relax. Here’s what I got in my ipsy July 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy July 2016 Glam Bag

First, the bag — HOLO?! Hell yeah! I LOVE it! I didn’t care for the print much but the holo goodness just stands out so I don’t mind at all. And it’s made out of the thicker material so this is now in rotation as my phone case (yes, I carry my phone in ipsy bags made of thicker material as it doesn’t have an actual real phone case). The first item that caught my eye is the theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow. The shade I got this in is called Matt Kumar and it’s described as a “matte cranberry”. I would’ve probably liked the other shade available sent to other ipsy subscribers called Matt Moskowitz. That one’s described as a “matte plum”. In general, I think plums would look better on me as an Asian than cranberry. But the packaging is so cute, as usual, and the name is catchy that I’m keeping this. I actually realized that I own more of theBalm products than I thought I did. Good brand for a decent price in my opinion. Next items that caught my eye are the SHRAY face masks. The ones I got are Ms. Amazing & Queen Bee. I have been slacking off in using face masks that I was just reminded of that with these. I’m going to make an effort again to use them including these 2. Then we have the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer. I’m excited to receive this as I’ve been testing different makeup primers for the past few years now and didn’t have one from Too Faced on hand to test. Next up is the Vasanti Contour Eyeshadow Brush. Well, I definitely did NOT need more makeup brushes in general and I’ve retaken the ipsy quiz to indicate that but whatever. The rest of what I got was good so I’ll just put this in the extra gifts makeup pile for others. Last up is the Not Soap, Radio joy inducing hand/body lotion. I looked up this brand as I couldn’t really tell if it had more than one line of products with different scents or not and discovered that the hand and body lotion I got fell under their Be Happy category on the website. I like the scent of lemons and sugar so I think this might be the one to keep an eye on. It brings me back to when I was a huge fan of the C.O. Bigelow Lemon Sugar Body Scrub (discontinued now if I’m not mistaken).

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow

SHRAY Face Mask

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

Vasanti Cosmetics Contour Eyeshadow Brush

Not Soap, Radio joy inducing hand/body lotion

With the exception of the makeup brush, I’m loving everything I got! Can’t wait for next month now!


Walmart Summer 2016 Beauty Box

I got my Walmart Summer 2016 Beauty Box in about 2 weeks ago. I was fairly pleased with what I got for $5.

Walmart Summer 2016 Beauty Box

I’ve seen a few boxes where the polish strips are of a different print but everything else is the same. I’m eager to try out the toothpaste in this set. I must say I’m a little bit tired of seeing the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs again. It keeps popping up in various beauty boxes.

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion

Incoco Coconut Nail Art Polish Strips

ARM & HAMMER Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Toothpaste

Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Diamond Color & Radiance Shampoo & Conditioner

Lady Gaga Fame Perfume Sample

Not bad overall. Still a great deal for the price in my opinion.


Walmart Spring 2016 Beauty Box

I finally, FINALLY got my Walmart Spring 2016 Beauty Box a few days ago. I was wondering if I was even gonna get one since I’ve seen people get theirs a few weeks ago. I thought maybe there was something wrong with my billing or there was some glitch. But nope, here it is in all its full glory:

Walmart Spring 2016 Beauty Box

Everything came packed securely in the sturdy cardboard box.As usual, this box costs only $5. Can’t beat that really in my opinion. I’m pretty sure the contents of my box differed from those that I’ve seen who got them a week or 2 earlier. Maybe they ran out of some stuff but I like pretty much everything I got so I’m not complaining!

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste

Curel Itch Defense Body Wash

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Subtle Lightening Shampoo

CeraVe Healing Ointment

Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick

Various Samples and Coupons

The item I’m most excited about to try is the Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser. I actually almost purchased it when I was at ULTA recently. Now I have a sample to try it out first to see if I like it. Hope y’all are having a great weekend so far and stay tuned for my take on some of the items from this box!


Dial 7 Day Omega Moisture Lotion

Hey guys! I’ve been missing my “staycation” so there wasn’t much new posts from me. It’s back to work for me the past couple of days and I’m already thinking about my next vacation. Today’s post is on something I got from the Walmart Winter 2015 Beauty Box. Here’s my take on the Dial 7 Day Omega Moisture Lotion.

Dial 7 Day Omega Moisture Lotion

What I love about this product? The scent isn’t what I expected it to be but it’s light and pleasant. I thought it was going to be a full-blown citrus scent based on the packaging but it was more like a mild creamsicle kind of scent to me. As a lotion, it has the right consistency and moisturizing properties. Being that it is the middle of winter, I ended up having to use a decent amount of this after showering to fully moisturize my entire body. This small sample tube lasted me only 2 applications after a shower. I do think there are other lotions out there with a more moisturizing and thicker consistency than this, but it does the trick.

What I don’t like about this product? If I have to be really, really picky….how the formula is thinner than I would’ve liked.

More information on this item is available on their website here. Products from this brand is carried by drugstores and mass retailers such as CVS, Walgreens, Target, and Walmart.


Walmart Winter 2015 Beauty Box

Happy New Year’s Eve! What are your plans for tonight? I’m just lying low at home with my husband like we always do for New Year’s Eve. We might get together with our neighbor friend W if he’s around. I’ll be cooking up some dumplings tonight while we just putter about and relax. I was curious to see what my friends are doing but they’re too busy to respond I think. I was guessing they’d go to the casino again just like last year. I remember they said they had fun there. Anyway, I got this in about 2 weeks ago but have been very busy so I didn’t get to it until now. Here’s what I got with my Walmart Winter 2015 Beauty Box.

Walmart Winter 2015 Beauty Box

Everything came in the usual sturdy cardboard box. All of this is for $5 still!

Nspa Coconut Body Butter

Goody SlideProof Secure & Gentle Elastics

Pantene Extra Strong Hold Hairspray

Dial 7 Day Omega Moisture Lotion

Pure Silk Raspberry Mist Moisturizing Shave Cream with Aloe

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser

I’ve tried the body butter so far and I’m on the fence about it although it smells yummy! I’ll be blogging about items from this box soon.


ipsy October 2015 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I was very surprised how fast I got this month’s bag. It was in the mailbox yesterday when my husband checked. Here’s what I got in my ipsy October 2015 Glam Bag.

ipsy October 2015 Glam Bag

First off, while I’m not in love with the bag….I still like it. I love the fact that it’s gold. The other side is in black patent. First item that caught my eye is the Emité Make Up Professional Slant Tweezer. I’ve been due for a new one so this might be a good contender. Next up is Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum. I’ve used a product from this brand before so I’m open to trying this one out. I hope the scent isn’t the same as even though the product I did try said it’s unscented….the scent made me gag slightly. Then we have the AURORA Gel Effect Nail Polish. The shade everyone who got this is their bag is Inky Dinky. I’m not sure if I’m keeping this yet but I may just to compare how it fares to other brands. Next is the Beauty Without Cruelty Fragrance Free Hand and Body Lotion. Last thing I need right now is more hand and body lotion since I have a ton from Bath & Body Works. I’ll probably have this as an additional gift to someone eventually. Last item is theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick. The shade that everyone who got this item in their bag is Committed.

Emité Make Up Professional Slant Tweezer

Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum

AURORA Gel Effect Nail Polish

Beauty Without Cruelty Fragrance Free Hand and Body Lotion

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick

Overall, I’m most excited about the item from theBalm and I actually laughed at the name of the product (they’re pretty good and cute at naming their stuff!).


Curtain Call: Philosophy Melting Marshmallow Body Lotion

Hey guys! Today’s post is on something I’ve been using for a little over a week now. I’m sad that it’s all gone! Here’s my take on Philosophy Melting Marshmallow Body Lotion.

At 60 ml / 2 fl oz, this size comes in a set I got on sale last Holiday season. It’s part of a Macy’s exclusive set for this scent. I don’t think this was ever released at the regular size because if it does then please let me know so I can hoard some! The front of the tube reads “philosophy: when you think of melting marshmallows, picture toasted marshmallows over a crackling fire, or melting in a cup of double rich hot cocoa.”

The website described it as the following:

“Savor life’s sweetness. This marvelous collection celebrates the magic of melting marshmallow, in all its ooey-gooey glory! Dive into melting marshmallow shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath, moisturize with melting marshmallow body lotion and prep your pout with melting marshmallow high-gloss, high-flavor lip shine. “Mmm” says it all.”

Philosophy Double Rich Hot Cocoa Ultra Rich 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

Verdict? Holy crap! This smells so darn good! If you’re one that likes chocolate-y scents then you will love this one! It doesn’t smell like the fake chocolate scent you’d get from body products sometimes. My husband tried to guess what it is and mentioned peanut butter which I told him he’s on the right track. Our dog loves this scent as well. He did a drive by lick on my leg one day that totally caught me off guard. LOL! I do keep this high up so that he can’t get to it or else it’s such a waste of a good product and I’d be worrying about him consuming something he shouldn’t have in the first place! This is the first Philosophy body lotion I’ve ever tried. As much as I love this product I must say that I find myself using more of it than I expected. I think my skin absorbs the lotion really fast so I guess you can see this as both a good and a bad thing. Good cause the formula is made to be absorbed by the skin fast. Bad cause it feels like I’m using more in terms of amount than I would with body lotions from other brands. The body lotion is a creamy white in color that’s slightly translucent in terms of color opacity. Texture is just about as I would expect from a body lotion.

This is sadly not part of their permanent line so your best bet to find it is in some discount stores like ROSS or TJMaxx. That’s the only place I’ve seen that carries discontinued Philosophy products at a discounted price. I really do hope they bring this back in a few months for the Holidays!


Influenster Blossom VoxBox 2015

“Long time no see Influenster!” is what I literally said to myself (again!) when I got this in the mail. I was very surprised when I got an email that I qualified for it because it’s been so long! The Influenster Blossom VoxBox 2015 contains various items that is not targeted in any specific department such as beauty or wellness. It’s a mix of things and I’m very excited to cover them all in future posts. Here are the contents of the box:

Influenster Blossom VoxBox 2015

The Nasoya item is happily sitting in the fridge right now and I passed one of the Bear Naked goodies to my husband to snack on. The Clairol Hair Food Root Cleansing Shampoo has been in use for the past few days now. I can tell you as early as now that I’m quite impressed with that one. More details to come in the next few days!

*Products featured here are received complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.*


ipsy May 2015 Glam Bag

Hey guys! This month’s been crazy so far and that’s why my posts have been sporadic. But today’s post is on the latest I have from ipsy. I think I got this in on Friday — the day we got caught in a bad hailstorm. The car is sad with tons of hail damage but my husband and I came out okay. We were bracing for the windows to break but it didn’t (that’s how bad it was). Anyway, here’s what I got in my ipsy May 2015 Glam Bag.

ipsy May 2015 Glam Bag

I liked the print on this month’s bag. I thought it was cute! I’ve been using a few of my ipsy bags lately and I can see this in my regular rotation. The first thing that caught my eye is the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil. The shade I got is Ozone, which looks like it will apply on clear to me. I can’t wait to test this out and see how it stacks against others I have. Next item I see is the CoTZ FACE. Formulation I got is in Natural SPF 40. It’s summer time and I usually up the SPF on what I use on my face. This will be tested thoroughly in the next few weeks so watch out for a post on it! Then we have BelláPierre Cosmetics Waterproof Mineral Gel Eyeliner Pencil. I think I’ll be passing on this one to someone else although I am intrigued as it’s a gel liner. I love the look and effect gel liners give but there’s usually a problem with them in my experience (either they dry out or just aren’t that great overall after a few uses, with the drying out part contributing to that of course). I will be passing on the Luxie Beauty Tapered Blending Eye Brush 205 as well as I have too many makeup brushes already and I usually use 0 on a weekly basis. Last item is the St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion. I am very interested in trying this out as I want to see just how effective it really is.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

CoTZ FACE

BelláPierre Cosmetics Waterproof Mineral Gel Eyeliner Pencil

Luxie Beauty Tapered Blending Eye Brush 205

St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion

Overall, this turned out better than last month and I’m excited now about the next one!


NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion

Okay guys, here’s the item I was most excited about to review from the Spring Fling VoxBox 2014 I got a few weeks ago. I had to give it a decent amount of time to give the most accurate evaluation I possibly can with this type of product. It didn’t blow me away, but it met my expectations and read on to find out why. Here’s NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion.

NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion

The Influenster insert boasts about this product: “Get your skin ready for warm weather with NIVEA skin Firming Hydration Lotion. In as little as 2 weeks, you’ll see firmer, more toned skin!”

Verdict? This product comes in a standard plastic bottle used for lotions with a flip top cap. The blue and white color scheme is very NIVEA. It’s their colors really. The product itself has a pleasant scent that leans towards the stronger side. It does fade over time, but it’s something to watch out for if you’re one who tends to dislike strong scents. Product itself is white in color and is of the consistency with most body lotions out in the market — not very thick and a little bit viscous. It does hold moisture very well in the 3 weeks I’ve tried it. As to claims of skin firmness though…..I’m wary about claims like that. I don’t see any immediate results living up to that claim, but I’m not one to say that it doesn’t work since I know for a fact that different results are to be expected with different people. Maybe I’ll see more of a change over a longer period of time, but 2 weeks is definitely not enough for me to see results. Note that the 2 weeks it mentions is the fastest you can see results, so it may just take more time for me. If I see any change later on, I’ll be sure to post again on this product with regards to that.

This retails for $2.49 for 2.5 oz or $10.99 for 13.5 oz. It is available at mass retailers and drug stores nationwide as well as various online stores. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, click here.

*Products featured here are received complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.*


Influenster Spring Fling VoxBox 2014

“Long time no see Influenster!” is what I literally said to myself when I got this in the mail. The Influenster Spring Fling VoxBox 2014 contains various items that leans towards beauty it seems. Here are the contents of the box:

Influenster Spring Fling VoxBox 2014

I’ve already started using the Softlips Cube for almost a week now and I’m eager to share with you guys my thoughts on the Rimmel mascara. As you can expect, reviews are coming up shortly!

*Products featured here are received complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.*


LUSH Charity Pot

I took my time with testing this product from LUSH. I really enjoyed everything about it. Here’s my take on the LUSH Charity Pot.

LUSH Charity Pot

Described as “CHARITABLE COCOA CREAT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING”, this product comes in either 1.7 oz or 7.9 oz and retails for $5.95 and $22.95 respectively. More vivid description found on their website:

“Inside every black pot of Charity Pot is a whole lot more than a creamy body lotion to hydrate parched, dry skin. Of course, it’s filled with the finest ingredients, including Fair Trade organic cocoa butter, and made by hand with love. Not to mention the gorgeous fresh, ylang ylang floral fragrance. What makes it so special? Every penny (yes, every single penny) that you pay for a pot, excluding the tax, goes to fund and support grassroots charities all around the world. You end up with softer, floral-scented skin AND you’re doing a world of good with every pot purchased.”

Directions indicated on their website are as follows: “Smooth all over your body, taking extra care over your dry bits, like elbows, knees, and heels. With LUSH products a little goes a long way, so start with a little and use more if desired.”

What I love about this product? First of all, 100% of the price is donated for a particular cause. 100% — that’s something I can stand behind. Next, the ingredients are fresh as fresh can be and the formula is simply luscious. The texture is smooth and creamy without the heaviness that’s present in a lot of heavy butter lotions or creams. It manages to stay light even when it moisturizes like a heavy duty body cream. I use it all over my body after showering and my skin stays soft, smooth and smelling lightly of cocoa butter. For those that typically don’t like the scent of cocoa butter, this product may not sit well for you. The moisturizing power of this product is nothing short of impressive. I can still detect the scent of it on my skin after an entire day. And the state of my skin tells it all as well — not dry at all. To me, this is a lighter version of their Dream Cream.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. It’s quite affordable for the product itself and I really can’t be picky about the price since 100% of it goes to the charity on the tub container you are purchasing.

This item is available exclusively at LUSH stores worldwide and online.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Target Spring 2014 Beauty Box

Some of you guys saw that I got my Target Beauty Box about a week ago on my Instagram account here. I thought about skipping it this time around, but I’m glad I didn’t! There is a good number of things in here for me to try out. I had to call to get my shipping waived because it was supposed to come with free shipping in the first place (but this was not the case when I checked out online). This deal is available online only and is gone by now (you really gotta be quick with this as it goes fast), but definitely keep your eyes peeled cause it’s worth it! Here’s what I got with mine:

Target Spring 2014 Beauty Box

Everything came in a white reusable sturdy cardboard box. Everyone else I know that got this received the same exact things in it with the exception of the CoverGirl lip gloss. Some got it in a pink color.

L’Oréal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

CoverGirl Lipslicks Smoochies Sizzle Gloss

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

TONI&GUY Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray

When I was inspecting the contents of the box, my man exclaimed that it’s worth it for the L’Oréal Voluminous Butterfly mascara alone. Why he said that? I don’t know. Did he know that it’s true? It’s a 50-50 chance with that guess, but I think he did guess that the mascara alone costs more than $5 plus tax (and he’s right at that). There’s also a $3 off $15 on beauty purchases at Target coupon included in the box, which makes this deal even sweeter. I’ve never used a texturizing spray before, so I’m curious if I’ll like it or not. I’ve never used a dry shampoo before either. I just never got around to picking one up after doing some research, but this saves me the time and effort for it. The Jergens item….I know and have seen what a BB cream can do for the face in terms of makeup; I’m just not quite convinced it’s just as effective for the body. But sure, I’ll give it a shot anyway. I grew up with this brand and haven’t gotten anything from them since I came to the US (2000).

Stick around for some reviews (eventually) on some of these items. Were you able to get the box and if so, which is your favorite item?


LUSH Rock Your Body Kit

As many of us let out a huge sigh to the end of summer, take time to think about this kit from LUSH that will rock your world! It sure rocked mine!

LUSH Rock Your Body Kit

I dived into using the soap the very first day I got the kit and am actively using the body lotion still until it runs out. I’m giving the sugar scrub a go tonight and the dusting powder a chance probably tomorrow. Here’s what you get with the LUSH Rock Your Body Kit….

LUSH Rock Your Body Kit Contents

Product description for kit contents are as follows:

Sugar Scrub – Baring all for the beach one last time? Prep your skin and scrub to your heart’s content with this stimulating sugar scrub that’s sure to leave you feeling beautifully soft. Citrus oils brighten while fennel and ginger detoxify for a beachy summer glow!

Dream Cream Body Lotion – The perfect remedy for scorched summer skin! With calming lavender, chamomile and oat milk, Dream Cream will repair and restore your skin, whether you’ve been lounging on the beach all day or exploring the great outdoors. A LUSH best-seller, Dream Cream is sure to banish redness and sooth irritations.

Dusting Powder (I got Vanilla Puff Dusting Powder) – Whether you’re looking for a sweet, tropical or herbal experience, our dusting powders are a great beach companion to finish out the dog days of summer. With deodorizing properties, each fragranced powder promises to keep you feeling dry and smelling good all day.

Choose from: Coconut, Silky Underwear, Vanilla Puff, The Guv’ner, The Greeench, T For Toes and Luster powders.

Soap (I got Sultana Of Soap) – Strip down and lather up with one of our fresh handmade soaps! If you’ve been getting down and dirty, our soaps will not only get you squeaky clean but will leave your skin beautifully scented with fine essentials oils.

Choose from: Sexy Peel, Sultana Of Soap, Honey I Washed The Kids, Dirty and Demon In The Dark soaps.

**In place of soap, our in-store shoppers can customize their kit with a beautiful massage bar**

Massage Bar – Just what the doctor ordered! Don’t let the sun set on your summer fling without enjoying a rejuvenating rub down first. Choose from our wide range of moisturizing massage bars that are great for spent skin, tired muscles and everything in between!

Choose from: Wiccy, Therapy, From Dusk Till Dawn, Mange Too, Each Peach, Soft Coeur, Strawberry Feels, Peace, Hottie, Friends With Benefits and Heavanilli massage bars.

I would’ve loved to swap out the soap for a massage bar, but I got too excited and didn’t pay much attention to that part. It was brought to my attention when one of my readers got to swap for a massage bar in her store about 2 weeks ago!

Check and see if this item is available still at your LUSH stores for $25.95!

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


LUSH Dream Cream

Hey guys! It’s Friday again and I’m very happy that the weekend is basically here. I always love winding down and being able to spend more time with my man and the dog. Today’s post is on an item I have mentioned and raved on Twitter. I surprisingly liked it more than I thought I would. Here’s my take on LUSH Dream Cream.

LUSH Dream Cream

Described as “OUR MOST GENTLE CREAM FOR TROUBLED, SENSITIVE SKIN”, this product comes in 8.4 oz and retails for $26.95. Alternatively, it sometimes comes in a smaller size when it’s part of a kit. I got the 1.5 oz size in the Rock Your Body Kit. More luscious description found on their website:

“Our number one, best-selling product of all time, Dream Cream contains every ingredient nature makes for soothing sore skin. One of our proudest product achievements ever, we love this body lotion because it makes people happy. It transforms suffering bodies into states of peace with our calming blend of oat milk, lavender and chamomile to care for irritations, reduce redness, and banish blotches. Olive oil and cocoa butter are perfectly suited and incredibly effective for dry or chapped skin, and especially gentle for even the most sensitive types. Do your skin a favor, treat it right with Dream Cream.”

Directions indicated on their website are as follows: “Smooth all over your body, taking extra care over your dry bits, like elbows, knees, and heels. With LUSH products a little goes a long way, so start with a little and use more if desired.”

LUSH Dream Cream (see the creamy goodness?)

What I love about this product? The product comes in a screw top recyclable black tub. A little goes a long way and it does deliver what it claims to do. The formula is creamier and a teeny bit greasier than the typical lotion I use from various brands. You will notice this especially on the first use of this product. After that, I barely notice it at all since I got used to it. I was worried that it won’t absorb in my skin very well and leave a greasy residue, but that was not the case at all. It smells a little minty, but it’s not strong at all in my opinion. It applies very nicely and not too thick at all as you would think with the consistency. I can see where they got the name Dream Cream for this. It leaves my skin moisturized and so soft all day. This is why this is their most popular product.

What I don’t like about this product? If I had to be picky, the price (again). $26.95 for a 8.4 oz is definitely much pricier compared to body lotions or creams from other brands. BUT the ingredients are fresh, the product is handmade and the results of using it makes me feel like I’m wrapped in clouds. So again, if the body lotion or cream from other brands are made with fresh ingredients that leave my skin moisturized and feeling like this….then I wouldn’t even bother picking another one up once I’m done with the little tub I have. But body lotions and creams from other brands don’t even come close to this really so…. 🙂

This item is available exclusively at LUSH stores worldwide and online.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Curtain Call: Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Halo Angel Touch Lotion

Today’s post is on another product that has breathed its last in my bathroom. This Curtain Call segment is on Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Halo Angel Touch Lotion.

At 4.2 fl oz / 125 ml, this is sold under their Dream Angels brand. I got this in a beauty set during the Holidays a few years ago. It comes in a frosted white plastic bottle packaging with a screw top lid. The back of the bottle shows the following:

Gentle, hydrating lotion
nourishes and silkens as it
leaves skin celestially scented
with dream angels halo.

Gently smooth over
body for soft, scented,
moisturized skin.

Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Halo Angel Touch Lotion

Verdict? The lotion has a slightly liquidy formula that spreads evenly onto skin. It has the familiar Dream Angels in Halo scent. My favorite scent in the Dream Angels Collection is Divine followed by Halo. My skin absorbed the lotion immediately after application. The scent is a little bit strong for me, but it lasts all day. Some may find it overpowering though, so take note of that. It leaves my skin hydrated and the bottle size is just perfect for the time I feel like I’m about to switch to something else for a change. The packaging may have changed slightly visually since then, but this is still available on their website. You can get a 8.4 fl oz / 250 ml for $20 or check in stores to see if they carry it in a smaller size or if they currently have some sets (even better, Holiday season usually have sets and if you’re like me…..wait for the after Holiday sale!).


Curtain Call: Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Body Lotion

Today’s segment of Curtain Call covers a product of one of my favorite scent from Bath & Body Works to date. Here’s my take on Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Body Lotion in Butterfly Flower.

At 8 fl oz / 236 ml, this retailed for $10.50 at Bath & Body Works stores and online. It goes on sale from time to time and you can score this for less with coupons they send out occasionally. It’s a good buy especially when they have their semi-annual sales. That’s when I stock up on these! The whole bottle lasted me for about 3 months. The back of the bottle reads the following:

“Our Signature Body Lotion just got better. Fortified with Aloe Vera, Grape Seed Extract and vitamins C and E, it glides on easily and evenly to condition and hydrate skin. This non-greasy, sheer formula absorbs quickly to leave skin soft, smooth, and beautifully fragrant.

Smooth over body to moisturize and lightly fragrance skin with our exclusive Butterfly Flower, a vibrant fragrance inspired by the natural elegance and playful femininity of a butterfly garden in full bloom.”

Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Body Lotion

Verdict? I love this product a lot. It smells great and moisturizes really well for Spring into Fall. I would switch over to their body butter of the same scent for Winter. A little goes a long way and the scent lasts for hours. I use the body spray in the same scent as well. While it’s pricier than other brands of body lotions you can find in various grocery or drugstores, it’s a nice luxurious treat for your skin. And again, when you get this on sale or with their coupons it’s actually worth it. The sad thing about this is I *think* this scent has been discontinued, which I am very sad about. But there’s always body lotions of various other scents to choose from.

This product can easily be purchased at Bath & Body Works stores and online where available.


Curtain Call: Body By Victoria Almost Naked Medium Body Hydrator

Another product has breathed its last in my bathroom. Today’s Curtain Call is for Body By Victoria Almost Naked Medium Body Hydrator.

At 3.4 fl oz / 100 ml, this is sold under their Body By Victoria brand. I got this in a beauty set during the Holidays a few years ago. It comes in a peachy pink plastic tube packaging with a flip top lid. The back of the tube shows the following:

Almost Naked
leaves skin smooth,
glowing, and hydrated.

Contains the exclusive
Vitamatrix complex: Vita-
min A to increase skin elasticity;
Vitamins E and C to fight the
signs of aging; and Vitamin
K to smooth and tone.

Use following Body By Victoria
cleanser and exfoliator.

Body By Victoria Almost Naked Medium Body Hydrator

Verdict? It has a light consistency of a lotion with the familiar Body By Victoria scent. My skin absorbed the lotion immediately after applying. The scent is pretty light; not overpowering at all. It does leave my skin well-hydrated, but I found that the whole tube doesn’t last as long as I thought it would. It was good to the last drop for less than a month. I haven’t seen the Body By Victoria line lately though in their stores or on their website, so I’m not sure if this product will even make a reappearance.


ONE Natural Hand & Body Lotion

I have had the opportunity to try this recently and I loved it! It couldn’t accompany me to my recent trip to Philly, but I’ve been using it ever since I got back. Another thumbs up from me for this brand! Here’s ONE Natural Hand & Body Lotion.

ONE Natural Hand & Body Lotion

The 8 fl oz / 236 ml hand and body lotion comes in an aluminum tube container. As y’all know by now, all ONE products boasts to have 100% recyclable packaging; from their cardboard boxes to the aluminum containers and packets. The hand and body lotion I received is in the fragrance Citrus spice and everything nice. The front text reads “for luminous skin”. Also spotted is the now familiar “One moment to enjoy * One less thing in a landfill * One life to live * One planet to preserve” logo forming a circular frame around the brand name on the center of the tube container.

Taken directly from the back of the product packaging:

DIRECTIONS: Use Citrus spice skin Hand & Body Lotion everyday to deliciously scent and soothe dry skin. Smooth over elbows, knees and all those overworked areas that tend to dry out. Created with moisturizing ingredients that smell as good as they feel. Citrus spice Hand & Body Lotion work like magic!

ONE Natural Hand & Body Lotion (out of packaging)

ONE Natural Hand & Body Lotion (back of tube)

What I love about this product? Product is not very greasy at all even when it’s not as watery compared to lotions from other popular brands. It has the consistency and feel of a cross between lotion and cream. It leaves no residue and moisturizes really well. I followed the directions and my skin is moisturized instantly. The smell is not what I expected it to be. I was expecting something along the lines of lemons and oranges, but I got something like citrus and ginger instead. It’s invigorating. You might want to keep that in mind when purchasing since there are several other fragrances to choose from.

What I don’t like about this product? The aluminum tube container. When I opened the aluminum screw cap off, the neck of the tube has grooves that helps guide the cap when screwing it shut. It gave me the impression that I could accidentally hurt my fingers one day touching the aluminum grooves. I’m sure they’ve tested this product packaging many, many times that it’s actually very safe. NOTE: I did NOT run my fingers over it to test that. It just gave me that feeling, that’s all. *shrug* The tube itself is something I have to get used to as well. I’m used to the traditional plastic bottles or whatever other material they use for tubes like this….just not aluminum. Going past the product packaging is the price point. It’s slightly higher than a lot of the common popular store and name brands, but I don’t think it’s too much for the niche this brand is in. Compare it to their other competitors and price isn’t really a huge factor.

Another bonus? These have the scratch and sniff feature located on the top flap of the cardboard box packaging, as shown below.

ONE Natural Hand & Body Lotion (scratch & sniff)

It retails for $8.99 and is available at Target and ULTA stores nationwide, Target.com, Walgreens.com, and OneBathandBody.com.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


ONE Natural Lotion Massage Bar

Along with all the other review entries I’ve made for the brand ONE, I got another one for you guys today. This is for a product I have purchased probably once before and it was from LUSH. Here’s ONE Natural Lotion Massage Bar.

ONE Natural Lotion Massage Bar

The 2.5 oz / 70 g lotion massage bar is nestled in the embossed aluminum tin container. The lotion massage bar I received is the Calming Bar. As with other ONE products, the entire package is recyclable. The front text reads “simply a relaxing treat” and “also great for scars & stretch marks”. Also spotted is the now familiar “One moment to enjoy * One less thing in a landfill * One life to live * One planet to preserve” that goes around on the top rim of the cardboard package.

Taken directly from the back of the product packaging:

DIRECTIONS: Place directly on skin, it will actually tingle as it glides over your body. Massage onto skin concentrating on tense muscles and sore spots. Caution, highly addictive, leaves your skin relaxed and smelling great.

ONE Natural Lotion Massage Bar Aluminum Tin

ONE Natural Lotion Massage Bar in aluminum tin

What I love about this product? It’s very easy to use and comes in a neat tin container for easy transport. I followed the directions and my skin is moisturized instantly. It doesn’t take much to get it going. I do feel the tingle and I welcome that. It feels great on my skin. It’s even better if you have your special someone help you with those hard to reach spots or simply for a more relaxing massage session. The product had 4 knob or ridges on one side to help with the massaging, but mine didn’t have it as it melted somehow on the way to me. I still managed to use it, but more as a lotion bar of course. I didn’t find this product too greasy at all. Just try a little bit to start with to see how much is needed for your own personal preference. The smell is a bit strong, but it’s a scent that’s therapeutic and relaxing.

What I don’t like about this product? Being that this product solely relies on the ridges for the massaging part, it will eventually melt away and end up just being a lotion bar (like what I have). One would end up having to apply it like a regular lotion bar and maybe follow up with a massage afterwards. It would’ve been much better if it had some beans or other massaging components rather than the ridges that will melt away. I read that the other lotion massage bar they have has that aspect (I think beans or bean like things in the lotion massage bar). It can also be considered a bit pricey, but compared to a similar brand like LUSH….this is not bad at all for the amount of product you’re getting. I’m definitely picking the other lotion massage bar they have called Oh, My Gosh! when I go to Target next time.

It retails for $9.99 according to their website, but it is selling for a cheaper price in other places like Target.com and Walgreens.com. One products are also carried in Target and ULTA stores nationwide.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Bath & Body Works Signature Men’s Collection – Classic

I’ve been debating on what to get for some men in my lives this Holiday season. I think I might actually take the plunge with a set of this for one of them.

The perfect fragrant gift for him. This holiday, celebrate the man in your life with Signature Collection for Men Classic, a spicy oriental scent with timeless appeal. A refined blend of Bourbon Pepper, Orris and Royal Wood, the latest Bath & Body Works scent for men makes the perfect present for every guy on your list. Whether you’re shopping for your dad or brother, boyfriend or best friend, Classic is a personal way to honor the classic man.

Bath & Body Works Signature Men’s Collection - Classic

Price: Body Wash ($10.50), Body Lotion ($10.50), Body Spray ($12.00), Cologne ($29.50)

Where to buy: Bath & Body Works and www.bathandbodyworks.com