Bath & Body Works Forever Red

I have been an avid Bath & Body Works shopper for what seems like forever! I started out loving the lotions and then when I moved into a place of my own, I swayed more towards the home fragrances. They have the BEST candles and room sprays! I like their wallflowers as well but I am definitely a candle person! I am obsessed with one of their new candle scents from the White Barn Collection, it’s called French Baguette! Oh, it is heavenly! Who doesn’t want their kitchen smelling like you just pulled a fresh loaf of bread out of the oven?!

Even though I am obviously infatuated with the entire home fragrance collection, I still love the body and bath products. I love that they have kept their timeless and classic scents around such as Warm Vanilla Sugar, Cucumber Melon and especially their holiday scents but it is also nice that they are continuously coming out with new scents. I love to try new things! Here lately they have came out with some really great scents such as Cashmere Glow, which is the latest lotion that I have added to my collection and their newest, which is Forever Red. If you haven’t tried it, you most definitely should! I received the sample size in my Cosmo VoxBox from Influenster and have absolutely fell in love with it. I love rich, sensual fragrances and this fragrance really hits the nail on the head. It’s perfect for date night, or a night out but can also be worn as an everyday fragrance. It’s perfect and so very versatile. It is classified as one of Bath & Body Works Signature Collections but it runs a little higher in price. The products aren’t in the standard Signature Collection bottle, the bottles are a little fancier, hence the higher price. The prices run from $15.00 up to $44.50. The cheapest being lip gloss and most expensive being the perfume. I say the perfume is well worth the price and I will definitely be buying more when my sample size runs out! Once a Bath & Body Works lover, always a Bath & Body Works lover!

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Cosmo VoxBox 2012

I received my first VoxBox from Infuenster!!! I am SO excited!

Cosmo VoxBox 2012

For those of you who are wondering what in the world Influenster and VoxBoxes are, you can find out all about it HERE! I have been a member since August and I just qualified for my first box. It take patience but it’s worth it; being about to try out products and give your feedback is really fun!

Like I said, I have been a member since August and since they have relaunched. They relaunched in September so I didn’t spend much time on the old site but I did notice that the site is easier to navigate. There are also a lot more features and activities to do. I really like how interactive it is.

The VoxBox that I received is called the Cosmo VoxBox. The box was filled with some really good stuff!

Venus Razor, Refill, & Coupon

Venus Embrace Razor & Venus Olay Refill: I have used Venus Razors before but I usually just buy what is on sale. That’s me, always looking for a sale! I am excited though to try out the Venus & Olay refill blade. I also got a coupon for $2 off refills, which is awesome and a card that said any Venus blade refill fits any Venus razor handle! How cool is that? I may be the only who didn’t know that but I was really excited to hear that. I have thrown away a lot of those!

Ghirardelli Sea Salt Escape

Ghirardelli Sea Salt Escape:  I admit it, my husband and I have already indulged in some of this! OH. MY. GOODNESS! I am a lover of anything sweet and salty but this really took it to another level of delicious. The milk chocolate was so smooth and creamy and the bits of almond and flecks of sea salt complemented it just perfectly. My husband, who doesn’t like the sweet and salty combo even asked for a square! I definitely recommend giving this a try!

FriXion by Pilot Pen

FriXion by Pilot Pen:  These pens ROCK! I am a perfectionist in certain ways. If I am writing something and one of my letters is lopsided, I erase the whole word and write it again. These pens erase really well. They write REALLY smooth and they erase completely by friction, hence the name of the pen, FriXion. I received the pink and the black colors and am excited to use these everyday!

Bath and Body Works Forever Red Perfume

Bath and Body Works Forever Red Perfume:  I am a Bath and Body Works lover, I mainly love their home fragrances and candles but their other products are great too. I saw this a month or two ago before it had came out and they only had this size (.25 fl oz) but I didn’t ever smell of it. The description on Bath and Body Works is pretty accurate:

  • Top Notes: Fiery Pomegranate, Rare French Peach, Luminous Apple
  • Mid Notes: Red Peony, Night Marigold, Red Osmanthus
  • Dry Notes: Rich Vanilla Rum, Velvety Marshmallow, Oak Wood

I personally don’t smell the pomegranate very much but that’s OK by me since I am not a big fan of the scent. I haven’t actually put it on but the way it smells in the bottle is wonderful.

All items from Cosmo VoxBox

Well, that sums up everything I got in my VoxBox. I am very pleased with the products in the box and I hope I qualify for another VoxBox soon!

Disclaimer:  I received all products shown complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Finding Your God-given Talents

I have a HUGE sweet tooth. I mean, we are talking HUGE. I’ve always loved all things sweet and I’m absolutely positive that I always will. Another thing I love is shopping, who doesn’t? (My husband, that’s who! Fortunately, I love him enough to let that slide.) Basically, I love lots of things and I am excited to share my love with you guys!

I always liked being in the kitchen but I never thought I would end up pursuing it. I always thought I would end with a career in the health sciences or a degree in teaching but God has a way of showing you where you are supposed to be. Growing up, on the days that school was out, I stayed with my Granny and I LOVED scouring her plethora of cookbooks and looking at all the recipes. Of course, the first place I flipped was the dessert section. Who needs a main course when you can have dessert? Having such a sweet tooth, it wasn’t much of a surprise when I really fell in love with baking. That happened during my junior year in high school when I first met my now husband. I think I was just trying to impress him by baking awesome desserts and cooking delicious meals but looking back now, I realize that he helped me find one of my God-given talents. You find out who you are and what you are meant to do when you are least expecting it. I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I ended up exactly where God wanted me to be.