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Curtain Call: SABON Shower Oil

Hey there! Today’s post is another edition of Curtain Call. I got this product from an Amazon Luxury Box last year. Here’s what I think of SABON Shower Oil.

SABON Shower Oil

Stated from their website:

    Sabon’s shower oil is a gentle and moisturizing daily body cleanser. The shower oil is based on natural oils derived from Olives, Avocado, Jojoba and Wheat Germ all rich in essential Omega-3 as well as vitamin A & D. SLS & PARABEN MINERAL FREE.

What I love about this product? The packaging is simple and nice. The product is transparent and clear with the consistency of most regular shower gels. I’m not quite sure why they are marketing it as a shower oil, as I’ve used many in the past and this is NOT a shower oil. Maybe it just sounds more luxurious. The scent I got this in is called Delicate Jasmine. While it does smell like jasmine, I wouldn’t say this scent is an accurate representation of the lovely flower as you would encounter in nature. There is an artificial tone to it. But it does the job in cleaning well during shower as a shower gel.

What I don’t like about this product? Probably the price. For $23, you get 500 ml worth of product to stay fragrant and squeaky clean.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

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Wedding Treats Suggestions

So….I figured I’d put together a Wedding Treats Suggestions post being that the day is drawing near. I wondered about what pretty and pampering stuff a bride-to-be would enjoy. I shopped my stash on what I already own and what was sent to me for ideas. This is only a small part of what I can think of now for a bride-to-be, so get creative and think of what you would enjoy if you were in my place!

Wedding Treats Suggestions

Wedding Treats Suggestions (lighting changed)

I bet you can spot some items from LUSH, Zoya, Revlon and Ciate in the shots above. LUSH has always been a luxury homemade brand to me. I’ve used several of their items before (reviewed a few here) and while I find them to lean towards the pricey side for bath and body products, there are a few things I am more than willing to plunk down my hard earned cash on from that store. With that said, you can’t go wrong with LUSH items for a bride-to-be most of the time. Spotted in the picture from LUSH are Sex Bomb bath bomb, Tender Is The Night massage bar and Flying Fox shower gel. Oh yes….LUSH can get down with sexy. The first bath bomb I ever purchased from them is actually Sex Bomb. I love how it looks and smells. As with most of their bath bombs, you can choose to drop the entire thing for a relaxing bath or use half of it now and save the other half for later. Their Tender Is The Night massage bar smells so good and contains a lot of great ingredients such as murumuru butter and shea butter. Everything about this item exudes sexiness. The Flying Fox shower gel looks innocent enough, but it is a sensual explosion of fragrance in your shower. Jasmine? Check. Ylang ylang? Check. Honey? HONEY?! Check all the way. LUSH definitely has a way of making your bath and body experience feel luxurious from start to finish of product use.

One might also know that a lot of brides have given much thought to what their wedding nails would look like. And not just the hands, the feet as well! I threw in 3 of the latest nail polish shades from Zoya that I thought would be a good option for wedding nails. Their Magical Pixie Collection is light enough to use for a wedding mani (you can go bold and dark, but the look I’m going for is light and easy). I threw in the Ciate ones as they are embellishments that I’ve seen in some magazines and online for wedding nail art. I’m personally not going to do any nail art for my wedding mani, but these look like something some brides may want to work with for theirs. They look fun, but not quite for me on my wedding day. I still think I’m going to use a holo shade. Maybe light pink or beige.

I threw in a couple of lip products that are easy to use and can make a girl feel sexy with barely an effort at all. Most makeup addicts know all about the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms. They are very pigmented and last a decent amount of time. I chose the bold and sultry colors of Striking and Standout. I intend to pick up at least 3 more of these later on. They go on very nicely on the lips and I always feel good wearing them. Also in the picture is a similar type of product for a cheaper price point — Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain. The shades shown are Tropical Frenzy and Candied Coral. These ones aren’t matte, but I find them to be quite pigmented and they last pretty long as well. If I had to choose between these lip products, I’d go with the Revlon one. There’s something about a bold matte color that’s very sexy. When thinking more about the bridal look, the matte shades might be too bold. The Jordana ones are probably a better option for just a light sheen of moisturizing color on the lips.

Last item in the picture is one of my favorite scents. I stumbled upon Versace Bright Crystal by accident. I was on a beauty swap on the purse forum I belong to and was gifted one of those fragrance sampler kits from Sephora. It comes with 12 sample vials of different perfumes and a voucher to redeem for a full-sized bottle of what you like most among the 12. Versace Bright Crystal was the one for me. The scent is so beautiful, light, sexy, and sophisticated.

Wedding Treats Suggestions (close-up)

I can think of other things to include but these are the ones that caught my eye immediately and I know that these would get me feeling just a little bit sexier in no time. What are other things you can think of that will fit into this category? I know that I’d enjoy getting these things as a bride-to-be. I’d love to use these to pamper myself just a little bit whether it’s before or after the big day!


Throwback Thursday: Bath & Body Works Butter Cookie Refreshing Shower Gel

Hey guys! It’s Thursday once again and I’m so looking forward to the weekend! I have to make this post really quick since it’s a busy day for me. If you guys follow me on Instagram here, you’d have seen my Throwback Thursday contribution posted a few hours earlier. Here’s Bath & Body Works’ Butter Cookie Refreshing Shower Gel.

Throwback Thursday Bath & Body Works Butter Cookie Refreshing Shower Gel

Anyone else knows where to find this these days? I. WANT. MORE. Sadly, this is long gone. This is one of my favorite product that they have discontinued. Actually, I think this might be a limited edition seasonal scent to…..except for the fact that they never brought it back again! It smells so good…..it makes me want to stay in the shower for hours. I wish they will bring it back one of these days, even if it’s just for a limited edition seasonal collection. Any of you remember this or another item from the same collection or release?


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

Happy Friday y’all! I know I’ve been MIA for about a week now, but that’s cause I’ve been busy playing Guild Wars 2. I’m actually worse than some of my fellow hardcore gamers…..staying up ’til the sun is actually up and such. Today’s post is a Curtain Call edition. The product up for review at the end of its life is a discontinued product from the popular brand Philosophy. Here’s Philosophy Double Rich Hot Cocoa Ultra Rich 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath.

At 118.3 ml / 4 fl oz, this size comes in a set I believe. The full bottle is 180 ml / 6 fl oz. The front of the bottle reads “philosophy: 1.2 c. granulated sugar, 1/3 c. hot water, 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder, 4 c. milk, 1/8 tsp. salt, 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract. mix cocoa, sugar, water and salt in a saucepan. over medium heat, stir constantly until mixture boils. cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. stir in the milk and heat, but do not boil. remove from heat and add vanilla. blend well. serve immediately.” and “award winning ultra rich shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath”.

The back of the bottle reads “directions: apply to wet body or scalp. lather, rinse, repeat. if using as a bubble bath, drizzle a generous amount under running water and enjoy.”

The website described it as the following:

“has the winter weather left you chilled to the bone? before you turn up the heat, pour yourself a double rich hot cocoa bubble bath. philosophy’s double rich hot cocoa shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath will allow you to close your eyes, lay your head back, and cozy up into a warm chocolately dream. this is a self-indulgent, relaxing way to satisfy your chocolate craving. oh, and don’t forget the marshmallows!”

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

Verdict? Yummy! I absolutely love this product. I really wish that it wasn’t discontinued. It smells really good…..almost good enough to eat! Those that don’t like bath and body products that smell like food should avoid this. The scent is quite strong. I used it mostly as a shower gel and the least as a bubble bath. I think I only used it as a bubble bath once. The formula is very rich and creamy. It created a lot of suds for all 3 purposes. Even though Philosophy products are on the more expensive side, it’s a nice luxurious treat to have once in a while.

Since this is sadly discontinued, 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.


Bath & Body Works Signature Collection – Live Love Celebrate

Have you guys seen the Holiday stuff from Bath & Body Works?! I always look forward to the Holiday scents they release each year. I can wait to see these in person!

A trio of fragrances that captures the season’s most festive elixirs. This holiday, say cheers with scents that evoke lively celebration: Live Love Celebrate. An ode to the sparkling cocktails of the season, the fragrances are as bright, bubbly and festive as a New Year’s toast. In Strawberry Sparkler, Vanillatini and Jingle Bellini scents, the Live Love Celebrate fragrances are a chic way to usher in the holidays. Indulge in the sweetness of the cocktail-inspired scents yourself, or toast a loved one by giving the fragrance trio as a gift — the perfect present for the holiday hostess. The scents include:

Strawberry Sparkler
Vanillatini
Jingle Bellini

Bath & Body Works Signature Collection - Live Love Celebrate

Price: Shower Gel ($10.50), Body Lotion ($10.50), Shimmer Mist ($14.00)

Celebrate the holiday season, the New Year and the joy of clean hands with the same 3 festive fragrances!

Bath & Body Works Limited Edition Pocketbac Collection - Live Love Celebrate

Price: $1.50 each

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

Haev you guys seen this at your local Bath & Body Works store yet? Which one is your favorite or the 3 scents?