Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts

Bath and Body Works Holiday Candles Review

Thursday, December 1, 2016

I have a serious candle problem. I. Want. Them. All. And this Black Friday My mom and I took full advantage of the buy three get three free deal at Bath and Body Works. I wanted to tell you my thoughts on my favorite holiday scents as well as new ones that I am loving! I highly suggest subscribing to Bath and Body Works' email list because they have some sort of deal almost daily or will send out a coupon! Today their Wallflowers are only $3.50 so that is a great opportunity to stock up on some refills or stocking stuffers. I just got the Teakwood Mahogany and my bathroom smells amazing. Also today, get 20% off your order with the code SLEIGHBELL. These candles make great gifts for anyone since they have so many different scents. Some of these are no longer online but can be found in stores still!

Holly Berry Balsam- I was set on getting the Fresh Balsam because it smells just like a Christmas tree and actually found Holly Berry Balsam during checkout and switched them out. The Holly Berry Balsam smells like Christmas tree but mixed with a sweet fragrance. It is so yummy, I could not stop sniffing it!

Flannel- Flannel has been out since fall but I think this is a great candle for year round. It is definitely more of a cologne type smell and I was unsure how I felt about it just by smelling the candle. Once I burned it though I really liked it!

Winter-The best way I can describe this one is if you combined Fresh Balsam and Fresh Sparkling Snow. This candle is hard to categorize but it definitely smells like winter, as the label says! And how cute is the packaging on this one?

Marshmallow Fireside- One of my classic favorites! If you love the smell of a  bonfire this is your new favorite candle. It has the perfect balance of smokey and sweet. I espeically love this candle since I am used to having a fireplace back at my parent's house.

Hot Cocoa & Cream- I honestly thought this one was overly sweet and awful when I smelled  the candle, but after burning it I love it. It literally smells like a freshly made cup of hot chocolate and I think I need to go buy some Swiss Miss and mini marshmallows now.

Champagne Toast- My friends just introduced me to Champagne Toast. They kept raving about how amazing it smells so I knew I had to get it. This candle smells exactly like a Mimosa! I don't really think it is a fall or winter scent, but it is absolutely a keeper. This is good for those who like sweet but fresh scents.

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Mahogany Teakwood- This is another new scent for me that I immediately loved. I also purchased a wallflower refill in this scent. It is a masculine, heavy smell, but soooo good.

Sparkling Woods- If you like Mahogany Teakwood but it is a little too overpowering for you, Sparkling Woods would be perfect. It is similar but on the sweeter side.

Frosted Cranberry- This candle is for sweet scent lovers. This is the perfect candle for your kitchen and is absolutely mouthwatering.

Fresh Sparkling Snow- I don't have this candle but I do have the creamy body wash. I didn't pick up the candle because it just didn't seem to be very strong to me, but now I really want to try burning it or getting it in a wallflower because the body wash smells SO good. If you are a fan of Dove's body washes I highly recommend B&BW's new creamy body wash in this scent. It is the same consistency as Dove but the pretty smell stays on my skin so much longer.

That's all for now! What are your favorite holiday candles or fragrances from Bath and Body Works? What other brand candles do you love? Don't forget to subscribe and thanks for reading!


100 Shows & Movies To Binge This Christmas

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I don't know about you, but as soon as Thanksgiving ends it is basically Christmas 1st and all the decor comes out. Last night I cleaned house, set up my mini tree (thanks grandma Sharon!) and decorations, and blared the Apple Music Christmas Essentials playlist. I also swapped all my Bath and Body Works candles for the holiday scents and lit one in every room, including my new favorite, but we will save that for another post! One of my favorite things to do around the holidays is watch old Christmas cartoons and holiday movies. This year I don't have cable. I figure why pay for it when I watch everything on Netflix or HBO, but that means missing all the Christmas shows aired. Luckily, almost all of these can be streamed or found on YouTube! You may notice some of the cartoons listed are VERY old. When I was little I had a VHS taped with all the Christmas specials that came on TV. It had classics like Rudolph and Frosty but it also had some lesser known cartoons. Jack Frost, Christmas Comes But Once A Year, The Night Before Christmas, and Santa's Workshop. I used to re-watch all of these over and over. The quality is absolutely awful compared to today's cartoons, but the stories and songs are nostalgic. (These are the ones you can find a in full length on YouTube or on DVD on Amazon) I hope you guys enjoy and maybe find a new movie you love! I'm sure you will see some of your favorites listed as well!


  1. It's A Wonderful Life
  2. White Christmas
  3. A Christmas Carol (both versions)
  4. Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (both versions!)
  5. The Ultimate Christmas Present
  6. Christmas Comes But Once A Year (1936)
  7. Santa's Workshop
  8. Beauty And The Beast The Enchanted Christmas
  9. Jack Frost (1934)
  10. The Night Before Christmas (1968)
  11. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  12. The Polar Express
  13. Frosty The Snowman
  14. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  15. Hector's Hectic Life
  16. Somewhere In Dreamland
  17. Home Alone
  18. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  19. A Christmas Story
  20. Love Actually
  21. Miracle on 34th Street
  22. The Santa Claus
  23. The Santa Claus 2
  24. The Santa Claus 3
  25. Gilmore Girls: Forgiveness & Stuff
  26. ELF
  27. Bad Santa
  28. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  29. Jingle All The Way
  30. Christmas With the Kranks
  31. The Holiday
  32. Prancer
  33. Prancer Returns 
  34. A Smoky Mountain Christmas
  35. Silent Night
  36. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  37. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  38. Mickey's Christmas Carol
  39. The Family Stone
  40. New Girl: The 23rd
  41. Jack Frost (1998)
  42. The Christmas Shoes
  43. The Nativity Story
  44. The Nutcracker
  45. Jingle All The Way
  46. Babe's In Toyland
  47. Ernest Saves Christmas
  48. Four Christmases
  49. That 70s Show: The Christmas Party
  50. Scrooge
  51. While You Were Sleeping
  52. Holiday Affair
  53. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  54. Reindeer Games
  55. Boy Meets World: A Very Topanga Christmas
  56. A Garfield Christmas Special
  57. The Shanty Where Santa Claus Lived
  58. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Deck The Halls
  59. Snow Foolin'
  60. An American Girl Holiday
  61. The Little Drummer Boy
  62. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  63. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas (1974)
  64. The Year Without A Santa Claus
  65. The Office: Christmas Party
  66. Holiday Inn
  67. Arthur Christmas
  68. Fred Claus
  69. Christmas Oranges
  70. The Christmas Card
  71. Full House: Our Very First Christmas Show
  72. Full House: A Very Tanner Christmas 
  73. Full House: Arrest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  74. Lethal Weapon
  75. Gremlins
  76.  Frosty Returns
  77. The Dog Who Saved Christmas
  78. Santa Buddies
  79. Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas 
  80. Frozen
  81. Meet Me In St. Louis
  82. One Magic Christmas
  83. The Small One
  84. Winnie The Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
  85. Annabelle's Wish
  86.  Just Friends
  87. The Family Man
  88. 12 Dates of Christmas
  89. The Christmas List
  90. A Boyfriend For Christmas
  91. A Season Fro Miracles
  92. Snowglobe
  93. The Night Before
  94. Krampus
  95. The Ref
  96. Eloise at Christmastime
  97. The Snowman
  98. Black Christmas
  99. Mr. St. Nick
  100. The House Without A Christmas Tree

Bath and Body Works Cream Body Wash

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Growing up I was almost always staying at my friend Brittney's house on Fridays after cheering at football games and I remember her shower being stocked with a new B&BW shower gel every time. At my house we usually had something simple like Suave so I would be so excited to try the new fragrances she had. I think I have however, gotten B&BW works gift sets every Christmas for as long as I can remember (what girl hasn't honestly) and the sets would include a lotion, body mist, and shower gel. If I had my say, I would bring back the Art's Stuff collection from the 90s. Glitter shower gel, the body mist with the little squishy circles in it, foaming body wash, ROLL ON BODY glitter. And let's not forget Cucumber Melon! Who remembers these?? I even had my membership card, which I guarantee is somewhere at my mom's house still (I have hoarding issues) Give me all the roll on glitter back! Now days I still love and use B&BW products, but their candles are by far my absolute favorite! However, I am so excited for two new releases. Whipped Shimmer Body Mousse and Creamy Body Wash.

The Whipped Body Mousse brings that nostalgic feeling from the old foam body wash. I tried a sample in the store and it feels amazing, but have not purchased it yet. I did purchase the Creamy Body wash in the fragrance Fresh Sparkling Snow. I used it last night and I love it so far! It's a creamy wash with a great lather and left my skin feeling soft and clean. And I LOVE the Fresh Sparkling Snow scent so I may have to try it in other products. Other holiday scents I found I love are Champagne Toast, Sparkling Wood (which for some reason is not online), Mahogany Teakwood, Flannel, and Marshmallow Fireside. For winter I prefer woodsy and strong scents over the super sweet vanillas. I would definitely recommend these new products if you are looking for stocking stuffers or a gift for a coworker. :) I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for taking the time to read.


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Holiday Gift Guide For Her

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you caught my Holiday Gift Guide For Him post yesterday! Shopping for my fellow females comes much more naturally to me, so this guide will be a little more detailed! I rounded up all of my favorite products, ones I have been dying to try, and gift sets that cannot be passed up. Hopefully you find some inspiration from these gift ideas! Happy shopping!




For The Makeup Guru: 

Tart Makeup Brush Set
Tarte In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Pro-Glow Highlight & Contour Palette
Artis Makeup Brush Set
Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit - Surreal Light
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit
Jaclynn Hill x Becca- Champagne Pop
And a gift card to Sephora or Ulta is always a great idea!

For The Skincare Lover: 

Glamglow Super Mud Set
TULA Holiday Hydration Kit
TULA Discovery Kit
First Aid Beauty-FAB Beautique
First Aid Beauty-Winter Skin Savers
Clinque Great Skin Everywhere Set
Clarisonic Mia
Tarte Frxxxtion Stick & Tarte Pack Your Bags Undereye Patches
Another great idea is a gift card for a mani/pedi or massage!


For The Hair Goddess:

DryBar Big Blowout Bundle
T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand Beachwaver Pro Curling Iron  
CHI City Chic Travel Size Hair Tools
Drybar Texas Tease Big Hair To Go Set
Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Stocking Stuffer

For The Fashionista:

It's hard to give a specific pick on fashion. Everyone has such different style. My reccomendations would be to ask what stores they love and get them one or two gift cards! Nordstrom, Victoria's Secret, Dillards, or maybe their favorite boutique! Other creative ideas would be to sign them up for a Stich Fix or Rocksbox subscription. Here are some other ideas!
Fleece Pullover  (I love the burgandy!)
Sam Edelman Boots - I have these in Whiskey and now I want the black! Go up a full size in these.
Steve Madden Edit Booties - The blush velvet is everything.
Rebecca Minkoff Tech Wristlet
Faux Fur White Vest - you can find these tons of places for a reasonable price and in multiple colors

For The Entertainer:

Marble Cheeseboard
Marble and Copper Cheese Knives
Copper Rim Barware Collection
Wine Decanter and Glasses Set
Wine Aerator

For The Travel Bug:

Barrington Gift's Captains Bag (personalized)
Barrington Gift's Diaper Bag
Barrington Gifts Zippered Tote
Jon Hart Makeup Case Organizer
Jon Hart Roll Up Organizer
Jon Hart Makeup Case
Jon Hart Overnighter

Just Because:

Fujifilm Instax Wide Polaroid 
Fujifilm Instax Mini Polaroid
Faux Fur Blanket
Fleece Blankets
Cute Slippers 
A Fluffy Bathrobe - I received a robe from Aegean Apparel one year for Christmas and I actually shared it in an older blog post because I love it so much! I wear it every morning when I get ready or when I just want to throw on something cozy. I wash it every week because my makeup gets on it and it has not worn out at all! This is such a useful gift.

Holiday Gift Guide For Him

Monday, November 14, 2016

I love to start Christmas shopping early, not only to get everything out of the way so that I don't stress the days before, but also to lessen the financial blow. Gifting to the women in my life has always been easy. I know their interests and I know if I would love something, they probably will too! However, gifting to the men in my life is never quite as easy! Will they think this is cool too or silly? Is this something they need or would want? What about the color? I decided to make a gift guide for him to hopefully help you brainstorm for any type of man in your life. Boyfriend, husband, dad, brother, or grandparent, I tried to find ideas for all walks of life.

For The Traveler:

I am a big fan of Jon Hart luggage. It is pricier, but so sturdy and long lasting. It makes a great gift as most people would not spend that amount on themselves. There are so many different types and size pieces for anything you could want. Everything comes in several colors and  you can personalize each piece with their name or initials. I have a duffel, backpack, and makeup case that I received as Christmas gifts and they have been the most useful gifts! Jon Hart makes great gift options for both men and women.
Jon Hart Dopp Kit 
Jon Hart Two-Suiter Garment Bag
Jon Hart Boot Bag
Jon Hart Medium Square Duffel


For The Foodie:

Another great idea: a wine club subscription! 
Stuffed Hamburger Press
Whiskey Rocks
Spiegelau Beer Tasting Set
Stainless-Steel Sliding Skewers
A Wok


For The Outdoorsman:

Yeti Hopper 20
Yeti Camo Cooler Cushion
Jon Hart Rifle Cover
Jon Hart Bird Bag

For The Sports Lover:

Tickets to a game
Gear For His Favorite Team
A Dipped Yeti of His Favorite Team
Golf course gift card
Nike Cart Bag
Personalized Golf Balls

For The Professional:

Daniel Wellington Leather Watch
Barrington Gift's Money Clip
Mini Hand Steamer
Button ups or accessories
Ties and Pocket Squares

I hope that some of these ideas help you spoil your favorite men! A Gift Guide for Her is soon to come so check back in a couple days or just subscribe in the sidebar and you will get an email of every new post!


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