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Bath & Body Works Tahiti Island Dream Eau de Parfum Review

Bath & Body Works Tahiti Island Dream

Bath & Body Works Tahiti Island Dream Eau de Parfum is a new Summer 2015 fragrance that launched with the Bath & Body Works Tahiti Island Dream Collection. It’s unclear to me at the moment whether Bath & Body Works Tahiti Island Dream Eau de Parfum is limited edition or if it will remain a permanent part of the Bath & Body Works Perfume Collection. I imagine it’ll be permanent but unfortunately, I’m a little iffy about that.

I applaud Bath & Body Works for introducing more perfumes lately. Recently, they did five 1 oz perfume blends for their Hawaii Collection, all of which I hauled, which I thought was an excellent addition to the release. Why? Because no matter how many times they tell me they reformulated their fragrance mist it still has poor sillage. And yes, I know, everyone tells me, “LAYER!” but I’m not a fan of Bath & Body Works Body Lotion, it’s sticky, so I don’t think it’s so unrealistic to want a fragrance mist which actually has a little bit of saying power. That’s why I do prefer their perfumes as they do have a better linger and a stronger throw for me. Honestly, I wish they had released a few of the Southern Comfort fragrances in a perfume as I’d buy them!

So indeed, right now I’m happy with the way things are going at Bath & Body Works Perfume headquarters. Keep launching the perfumes and I’ll keep buying ’em!


Bath & Body Works Mother’s Day 2015 Candle Set

Bath & Body Works Mother's Day 2015 Candle Set

Bath & Body Works has a cute Mother’s Day 2015 Candle Set that includes a full size 3 wick First Bloom Candle along with a pedestal to place it on! I got two of them online for $15 each (with my $30 purchase) well, actually, I only paid $11.67 I believe? As I had a coupon so wahoooooo score!

I have a few candle pedestals from Bath & Body Works but this is truly one of the prettiest! It reminds me of a fancy cake stand! Very cute!

See a closer shot below!

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Ciate Eye Chalk Pastel Eye Pencil Review & Swatches

Ciate Eye Chalk Pastel Eye Pencil1

Ciate Eye Chalk Pastel Eye Pencil is a cream eyeshadow pencil that launched with the new Ciate Makeup Collection. Ya know, I’ve been testing out Ciate’s new makeup range for a while now and I couldn’t put my finger on what it reminded me of and finally it came to me! Ciate’s cutesy little makeup range reminds me of Korean brand, Too Cool for School! It was the Ciate Eye Chalk Pencil that sealed the deal as it very much reminds me of Too Cool for School’s offering for some reason.

I happen to be a fan of cream eyeshadow pencils as they just prove so simple to apply and use. When you’re running around in the morning like a chicken without a head and just want to swipe on a quickie yet pretty eye look they are so the way to go.

Let’s take a peek at Ciate’s version!


The Body Shop Black & White Matte Kajal Eyeliner

the body shop Matte Kajal Eyeliner

I’ll be the first to admit I like creamy eyeliner but I realize it isn’t the most friendliest formula in the world when you have oily lids. If that’s a woe of yours you’ll be happy to shop The Body Shop All Eyes on You Collection which news two new Black and White Matte Kajal Eyeliner to get you a retro, Twiggy kinda look!

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Gorilla Perfumes Volume 3 Collection

Gorilla Perfumes Volume 3 Collection

Gorilla perfume fan? Well, Lush has listed 7 new Gorilla fragrances in a new permanent collection.

Lush has always dabbled in perfume particularly with their other company (that unfortunately closed shopped), B Never. Around 2009-2010 Lush introduced their new line of fragrances titled simply Gorilla. The Gorilla line included several new fragrances and later on Lush rebranded old favorites like Karma and included them in the Gorilla Collection. Soon, much to my delight, they started to also include B Never fragrances in the Gorilla permanent collection (although I still have hopes at some point they will bring back B Never’s Keep it Fluffy perfume!).

Gorilla is exciting for me because I truly believe Lush knows how to create incredible fragrances. Simon, son of Mark Constantine, one of Lush’s co-founders, is responsible for some of the greatest Lush perfumes I own (and likely the creator of the fragrances of some of your favorite bath products too!). Like his dad, he has an incredible nose for fragrance and creates some truly unique scents.

If you’re a lover of niche fragrances I’m sure you’ll be as excited as I am about these new fragrances.

Take a look!