I'm still working on getting settled into the new place, so blogging hasn't been my highest priority the last couple weeks. I went to an ELL conference on Monday and Tuesday (more on that later) and I'm now working on throwing a bridal shower for my former roommate! I'm catching up on a few shows on my DVR ("Design Star", anyone?) and thought this would be a good time to share my June Birchbox and my most recent spree at Bath & Body Works' semi-annual sale!
This month's theme was "Jet Set" and overall I was pretty impressed with this box. I think at this point it would take a few months of bad boxes to get me to cancel and so far I haven't considered that. I had 5 items in my box (2 of the same thing).
By far the best bargain is the FULL SIZE Stila One Step Bronze. They retail for $36 each! I was super excited to get this one since this is something I probably wouldn't normally purchase for myself. I haven't tried it yet (I did test it out at Ulta), but I've seen a few people online mention they mix it with their foundation. I have some parties and stuff this weekend and think I may try it out for a little added color and glow.
The other item I'm liking is theBalm Stainiac "hint of tint." It's intended for cheeks or lips. The consistency is a gel, which I actually kinda like, but I definitely prefer it on the lips and not so much on the cheeks. I liked the color it gave my lips and it really did stay that color most of the day!
I haven't tried the other items, but I'm excited to! I received 2 Comodynes Self-Tanning wipes, which I'm thinking about trying out tomorrow. I have some parties this weekend and a little extra tan would look good, but I want to try it a day or two ahead in case I need to do any color damage control! I've also got a mini Luna bar and a sample of Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck perfume that I'm looking forward to testing out soon.
Bath & Body Works - The Semi-Annual Damage!
Last week on moving day my friend and I decided to take a break from that to hit up the big Bath & Body Works and White Barn at the mall. I had a gift card and a coupon, so I decided that this was going to be my time to do some serious damage there! In cleaning out my bathroom stuff and moving, I realized I have made progress in using up my supply of things from there, but I still have too many sprays and lotions from there. The main thing I needed was shower gel since I use those almost daily. I also wanted to stock up on summer-y Wallflowers (and whatever else I found to be a good deal).
Here's what I ended up getting for a total of $21.68 out of my pocket. (My gift card and coupon saved me $35.)
- 1 large metal candle holder
- 4 oz. Peach Bellini candle
- 4 oz. First Bloom candle
- 6 total Wallflowers in Peach Bellini, Pineapple Orchid, Flower Shop, and Winter
- 2 2-packs of Scentportables in Fresh Linen and Peach Bellini
- 3 shower gels in Aruba Coconut, Bali Mango, and Apricot Vanilla
- 3 hand soaps in Fresh Picked Peaches, Fresh Picked Cherries, and American Berry Pie
- 2 Liplicious lip glosses in Paradise Pineapple and Amazon Coconut
- 1 body spray in Be Enchanted
According to my receipt my total savings (not including the gift card and coupon) was $99.63! I'm obviously well stocked up and have decided I'm on a Bath & Body Works shopping ban until fall! It's not like there's going to be anything I need from there between now and then!
Have you picked up any goodies lately?