Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale

This post is two combines hauls of what I bought at the Semi-Annual Sale for Bath and Body works. I went to two different locations.

Haul One:

Haul #2:

I'm not going to list out everything I got because I think the pictures are big enough to see everything (and because most everything in this haul is back at home). I will say that so far my favorites are: I <3 Watermelon Cherry (separate post on that here and here), the Orange Sapphine Shower Gel which smells AMAZING and is in my shower now. I also love the little cupcake scent portable. If you haven't seen their new line of Spring scent portable holder, you NEED to go check them out. They are literally the cutest things! I personally love the little elephant and the pink flamingo. 

If you have any questions about what something is or if I can do a review on an item, just post in the comments below!

Here are a couple of my past Bath and Body Works Hauls too, if that's your kind of thing: Online Order and  the last semi-annual Sale

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Impress Nails Review

I'm going to make this short and sweet: I did NOT like these nails. I don't know if it was just the fact that they were too long on my nails or if I didn't put them on right, but they were not fun. They were difficult to work with and then they were difficult to wear. I was not a fan, and I am glad that I didn't spend a bunch of money on them. Have you every tried these?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Do You Like My Hat?

This is a hat that I got at Target when I was home for Christmas Break. It's fuzzy, has ears, and reminds me of a wolf. Do you like it? Is it something you'd wear? Did you buy one too or do you have something similar? Leave a comment below, because I'd love to know about your cute hats! I'm really into hats right now!

Monday, January 28, 2013

February Julep Maven Box Options

Did you order your Julep Maven February Box this month? I skipped January's Nudes and Neons, and I skipped this one as well, but this time the colors just wouldn't get out of my mind. So I changed my mind and ordered a box. I'll make sure to show it to you all when it comes in! I'm so excited!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Halloween Costume!

This is what I was for Halloween. Actually, that's not completely true. I ordered the Hunger Games training shirt in my size online, but it didn't end up coming in until Halloween day. THIS is what I wore to our school's  TV taping, where I am a host. All the hosts dressed up for Halloween, and my co-host was Hermione Granger. It was kind of perfect. When I got the training shirt in, I ended up wearing that with the leggings and the boots (and the pin of course, which was actually handmade for me by a close crafty friend) instead of the leather jacket and the tank top.

This look is the Katniss Everdeen: Hunter in District 12 look. Hope you like it.  And yes, that was a real bow and arrow. Thanks E-bay.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

October Target Haul

I'm almost done with my old backed up blog posts! (that sounded kind of wrong. Oh well...)

This is a Target Haul from November. I'm not going to go through everything I got, but I did want to show it to you because there are a couple of things in here that are staples in my closet now and a couple of items that will show up in future blog posts.

First notice the leggings that I got from Target. I think at the time I bought three pairs, but I ended up returning one of them because I didn't like the fake jeans look. I did keep the all black one as well as the black one that has fleece on the inside. The fleece one is my favorite! It has kept me so warm this winter, and I literally want to go back to Target and get two more pairs!

I'd also like to point out the little baskets that the leggings are perched in. There is one in pink and one (harder to see) in purple. These have been a crucial part of my dorm organization, and they came from the $1 section! I wish I had bought more, because I really loved them. The little pink containers by the toothbrushes in the front are also being used to organize my things, and they were from the same section.

The last thing is the hunger games costume. This ended up getting returned because it was too big, but Target didn't seem to carry anything smaller. It was really annoying.

As for the rest of it, it's kind of self-explanatory.

Friday, January 25, 2013

NOTD: Julep Maven's Hailee

This is another REALLY old post. This was actually a NOTD from November, right after I got the November Julep Box. But this shows you a close up of the texture and color that Hailee gives off. I really liked the suede finish more than I thought I would! It's subtle, but it's still got a shine to it in the light.

**Sorry the picture was at night. I had work the next day and I work in our theater's set construction shop, so my nails would have been destroyed by the next day.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Naughty Bath Fizzy Review

Here is the promised Review of Fortune Cookie Soap's Naughty Bath Fizzy. First off,  let me say that I loved how this smells. I honestly don't know what it smells like, but it's GOOD. That was a definite plus.

What you do with this is drop it into your bath water and it fizzes up, changing the color of your water and fizzing the whole time it dissolves. It also released the same smell that it had before.

The downside: This made a black ring ALL over my tub. I had to get out and clean it so that it didn't look like it hadn't been cleaned in forever. Now, it did come off pretty quickly, but the black color did mean I had to immediately clean it, which I feel like kind of defeats the purpose of using this fizzy to relax.

Overall, I would give this bath fizzy 3/5 stars. It smells great, it's an adorable concept, but for me it just wasn't worth having to clean my tub right after. If the smell had been to die for, then maybe it would have been worth cleaning up after.

**Don't get me wrong, I still love the company.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

NOTD: Julep Maven's IVY and VIVIEN

I've just been painting my nails like a fiend! Here is my current NOTD:
The blue sparkly color is called Ivy and the gold glitter tip on my ring finger is called Vivien. Both polishes were in the It Girl box in December from Julep Maven. So pretty! I loved both of these polishes. The best part? This manicure stayed on my nails for about a week without chipping too much, which is amazing, especially with how hard I am on my nails! Two thumbs up!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

December Soap Box

This is the December Soap Box done by Fortune Cookie Soaps. This is another post that has gone up late because of the Christmas season, so I apologize in advance.

So let's get in to what was in this box:

 This is the Pinch of Grinch Whipped Cream. This smell VERY citrus-y. It's really overpowering almost, but I still like it. A little goes a long way with this, and it has lasted me a nice amount of time, for a sample.

 Next is what came in this cute little drawstring pouch. 

 It came with (from top L to Bottom R): Whobilator OCD Hand Sanitizer (which smells pretty good), "Dear Santa, I Can Explain..." Personal Space Room Spray (LOVE!!!), Cheer Monger Body Wash (NO. This smells like chocolate and that's not something I want to smell like. I just couldn't handle how powerful the smell was, but if that's something you like, then go for it.), and the Cindy Lou Who Roll on Perfume.

 Also included in the box was a Holiday Cheermeister Fortune Cookie Soap (Why it has a carrot on top, I don't know, but it does smell tasty!)

 This is the Goody Goody Gum Drop Hydrate Me. These smell AMAZING and I want to eat them. The only problem that I had was that the color of these rubs off onto your skin and then gets on my white towels, but I guess that's less of a problem if your towel isn't white. Still smell AMAZING, though.

Lastly is this Naughty Bath Fizzy. Review of this to come.

I wasn't hugely impressed with this box, but to be fair, I'm not really a winter scent kind of girl. I like fruity and floral scents, but I'm not a sugary scent person. I will say, though that I am quite impressed with this company on a whole. The roller ball perfume that I had been sent was broken and I contacted customer service and they quickly sent me a new one, which I really appreciated. There was no hassle and the people were very nice. A+ for them!

I'm looking forward to the future boxes because I LOVE spring scents! Can't wait!

Monday, January 21, 2013

November Julep Maven Box

This is one of the older posts that I promised. I can't believe I never got this posted until now! This is what came in my Julep Maven November 2012 box. 

 The purple/silver one below is Nora, the olive green color is Hailee, and the fuzzy clear one is the Matte Top Coat. Nora is no longer in my possession, though. The color matched one of my friend's formal dresses, and so it was one of her Christmas presents, so you will never see a blog post of it unless I can get a picture of the polish on her nails. Sorry!

 All of these polishes had a matte suede finish to them. This was something I never experienced in a nail polish. Usually, I like my polishes to be super shiny, but I actually really liked the finish to these polishes. I have not yet tried the matte top coat yet, though. I'm kind of scared of that one's finish!

The other thing that was in the box were three nail polish remover pads. I haven't tried those yet, either. I've been busy, I'm sorry! And I've kind of been saving those for when I travel.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Free Bath and Body Works Lotion!

Today is the last day to get your free Bath and Body Works mini lotion. You can choose from Honey Sweetheart, Daisy Dreamgirl, or Berry Flirt. Simply go onto their facebook page here. They have an offer on their page that you can claim by entering your e-mail. Go get one! No purchase necessary! Offer expires when stores close tonight!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Blogging Update

So, over Christmas break, I came to the realization that I had a LOT of stored up pictures that I never posted on this blog. Hauls, NOTDs, etc. that I took pictures of but I never got them posted because my school life got super busy. SO, because this is a new year, I figured I would write all of these old blog posts and get them up on this blog, giving you girls some new content as well as getting this blog back on track! I will try to keep up with this blog more this year! I know that I had some really good months in which I posted EVERY DAY (and sometimes more than every day!) and then there were some days that I slacked. I'll do better this year hopefully!

In short: Lots of new posts coming. Some of them from last year that I never got up, some of them from this year that are brand new. Talk to you all later!

NOTD: Harper by Julep Maven

This polish is called Mermaid Vomit. Just kidding. But that's what I call it! This is actually Harper from my December Julep Maven box. It came in the IT girl box, and to be honest, it was my sole reason for buying the box that month. It's just such a pretty color. Here are a couple more pictures to see if any of them can do the polish justice...

That's better. It's a little more sparkly here. This polish applies like a dream, and it wasn't super clumpy like a lot of glitter polishes can be. Love this color!