As the chill of Winter gives way to the brisk Spring air (prob not anytime soon though considering I’m currently buried in over two feet of snow) we’ll be looking towards some of our favorite brands to see what sort of fun releases they have up their sleeves for Valentine’s Day.
Philosophy is legendary for celebrating the holiday of romance and this year, as with every other year, they embrace the season with their new Sweet on You Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Lipshine, and Gift Sets!
Last Spring, The Body Shop launched its original collection which featured several of their original products brought back from your beauty past, showcased, and sold online and at Body Shop Stores. The Original Collection was so popular its pretty much stuck around for the last year or so (thank God!).
Some of the items they brought back were really thrilling and quite new and fresh for many of us as we never seen these products even though, they had in fact, been available way back in the day from the brand.
Flash forward to Spring 2011 and The Body Shop has launched a new Original Collection which asked users to create their own “Original”. They’ll be soon annocuning winners and I can’t wait!
But for now have you seen the other two originals that made a come back?
Seeking last minute stocking stuffers or a friendly hostess gift for a friend? Crack out the Ulta Peppermint Swirl 3-in-1 Shower Smoothie for the win!
This Philosophy dupe (or Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint) can be used as a shower gel, a shampoo, or as a bubble bath and has the sweet, cool, crispy scent of candy canes swirled with vanilla. It’s a touch more minty fresh than vanilla but it does the trick perfectly if you aren’t wanting to splurge on Philosophy version or you’re just missing Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint aka I can’t believe they didn’t bring it back along with lambie, what the hell are they thinking? Oh sorry did I go off on a rant there?
This is a nice jumbo, 24 oz size with a squirt topper for easy squeeze-free lathering up!
Ulta always has these Smoothies available for buy 2 Two, Get Two Free so check your local Ulta to see what deals they have going at the moment. Online this will set you back a mere $8.99 so it’s a nice budget pick however in store shopping is nesscary at this point if you’re wanting a last minute pressie!
It’s not Philosophy but it’s the next best thing particularly for the beauty budgeters!
In my freshman year of high school I went to our Halloween bash dressed as the Demon. No worries, I wasn’t alone, Starchild, Catman, and Spaceman were all my wingwomen. Actually there was a little bickering involved about who would be the Starchild, you know, I’ve always wanted to be Paul Stanley when I grew up…but I figured Gene Simmons was the next best thing.
Needless to say the costumes didn’t go over big with the nuns at our private catholic girl’s high school but we had fun none the less. Till this day KISS still rocks my adult life, my sister says I was born in the wrong era….
Moral of the story? Couldn’t help but hum Dr Love as I was washing my hair this morning with a little Lush Dr Peppermint thus my KISS reference eh?
I’ve been busy testing out the new Harajuku Lovers Fragrance Wicked Style Collection these past few days. Any verdict on what you think? I think at first glance we were all kinda yak about the girl’s velvety, bobble-like heads but after seeing them in person I actually changed my mind some I felt like they were pretty kawaii!
Although so far I will say out of the two scents I’ve tested out I haven’t yet found one to really love. I know the last round I just loved all the girls but this round they seem to smell very alike to my nose?!
But…regardless, no doubt they will appeal to fans plus those who like sweet, fruity florals can easily get on board with ‘em!