Recap, Reflecting

Weekly Recap; July 30th – Aug 5th

Now that I’m writing these NOT on Sunday’s I’m throwing myself off! lol dang it.

It’s August; half of the year is already over! Fall is coming! Then the holidays! Then the year will be overrrrrrrrrr.

I always feel like when it hits this point of the year it’s like *cue panic mode* did I achieve anything yet?! And I happy with the progress I’ve made this year? DID I MAKE ANY PROGRESS? OH GOD WHERE’S MY PROGRESS?! How many books have I read? Blog posts have I written?

Like, it’s insane.

I’m trying not to do that right now but believe me when I say — I want to lol.

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Weekly Recap; July 23rd – July 29th

I’m trying to get back in the habit of doing these, so… yeah.

The weeks feel like I’m spending them waiting for my bed. Waiting for my vanity. Waiting to put my room together. JUST WAITING.

I had an interesting weekend though, so.

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Weekly Recap; April 23rd – April 29th

I didn’t post this yesterday becauseeeeeeee Bubba’s sister gave him money to take me out for a late birthday gift so we went on an adventure. I usually keep Sunday out since I post ON Sunday but I’ll include it in this week’s post!

Also it looks like I already recapped the 22nd in the last weekly recap blog post so we’re gonna start with Monday the 23rd.

I can’t stop taking pictures of my bookshelf! There was a small tour video before this but I can’t post videos on my blog posts at the moment. But this was posted on my instastories on readarella!

Bubba spent the week here so I felt safe enough to take bubble baths. I used this lavender bubble bar from LUSH; the purple bits turns your bath purple but it’s packed pretty tight so it’s a bitch to try and break off with your hands. I now see why people on Instagram make LUSH cocktails. It’s so much easier! But breaking it by hand is also fun.

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Finally snapped a photo of the new MAC stuff Bubba got me last weekend! I love the packaging for this collection but only on the lip products. The panda head is a little heavy so I wouldn’t bring it around in my purse but it’s definitely cute to have on my vanity!

I wore the lip color yesterday (photos will be at the end of this post) but I didn’t make it super dark. It was pretty when you put it on lightly — like my lips but better. Even though Bubba said it didn’t match anything I was wearing (yet he said I shoulda got the dark blue one to match my outfit but I don’t feel like I can pull off boldddddddd colors like that lol). The gloss to the right is just a clear with glitter topcoat but oh gosh it’s so sparkly and pretty! And of course I LOVE the smell of fresh MAC lippies! Mm, vanilla cake.

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Review

Candle Review; Bath & Body Works > Some Bunny Loves You

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If you’re like me and you missed out on The Sweet Shop Bubblegum candle then you were probably excited to hear that they came back out with it for Easter but only as a mini candle called “Some Bunny Loves You”.

The scent notes are;

Pink Sugarcane, Juicy Watermelon, Hint of Vanilla

Which ironically fused together do make a prettyyyy strong bubblegum scent! Crazy, right?!

Oh, well, I thought so lol.

I have the bigger version as you’ve seen in my previous blog post but I don’t want to burn it cause it’s the only one I have though I’m SO CURIOUS to know if the bigger one has a better scent throw.

SPEAKING OF.

The scent throw sadly for this small one is pretty… non existent. Which is really sad! On cold sniff it’s SO strong. Like I think if I just left it open it might have thrown it better lol! When lit this doesn’t smell like anything. I don’t know if it’s just the first burn that’s like that, but I haven’t burned it again.

I personally feel like ever since Bath & Body Works stopped working with Slatkin & Co the candles, especially the mini candles don’t have a very strong scent throw anymore. This is also true for some of their other 3-wick candles.

I do love the scent of this — I’ve been super attracted to Bubblegum and Cotton Candy scents for awhile now, I’m not sure what the reasoning behind this is besides that it seems like a happy scent and everyone could use a bit of happy through their days!

I may very well give in and light the bigger one just to see if it makes a difference. I just wish the bigger one wasn’t so hard to track down! I see they have the Lavender Marshmallow, Lemon Drops and a few others still in stock on the site (which I’m thinking of buying another of these also so I can light the ones I have and not feel guilty) but a lot are also missing. Strange.

Have you purchased this mini? Were you able to get your hands on a Bubblegum candle?

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It’s Starting to Look Like Spring \o/

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Spring is one of my favorite times of the year — besides Fall.

I’m such a sucker for all the pretty shades of pink and all the pastel’s and greens. And oh! Easter! Easter candy, Easter decor, Easter vibes… my birthday sometime’s falls on Easter and I use to hate it cause everything is closed that day so I didn’t really get to go celebrate but it hasn’t landed on Easter in a really long while (though I do worry every year lol) so it’s all good lol!

There are two times a year I look forward to Williams Sonoma seasonal candy and that’s for Easter when they come out with these delicious sour bunnies I’ve grabbed every year since 2011 (pink is grapefruit, green is key lime and yellow is lemon — tbh I only like the green ones) and Halloween when they release the sour pumpkins (which I think overall are orange flavored).

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Review

Candle Review; Bath & Body Works Soft

When this candle came out everyone was so excited! I mean the scent notes for this line sounded so good and the labels were ultra cute with their frosted jars and just CAN YOU FEEL THE ZEN AND GOOD VIBES?

Everyone in particular took a liking to this candle the Soft candle which is described as Pink Petal Tea Cake.

The scent notes include: Rose Petals, Fluffy Cake and Orange Essential Oil

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Someone on Instagram described this scent as if you mixed ScentSationals Pink Velvet and Violet Sugar wax melts from Walmart together. I’ve never sniffed Violet Sugar so personally I wouldn’t know; but Pink Velvet has been one of my favorite ScentSantionsals wax melts since 2015.

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Personally I think this candle is a softer sweeter version of this candle from Kohls that came out last year. I unfortunately only have this small candle and a wax melt of it but Soft from Bath & Body Works definitely reminds me of this scent, just a little more softer and with a lighter scent throw.

Unfortunately Soft and the rest of the candles from that line gained some attention due to the fact that the label was ripped off of another company — one I hadn’t heard of before and from what I had seen people were linking it to a product on Amazon. I have since lost the post that actually went into detail about the situation. There was a candle in the collection called Nook that half the jars didn’t even have a label to, it was just a blank black jar (which the store I had found my Soft at had those label-less jars of Nook).

This isn’t the only label B&BW has ripped off in 2017 either, there were at least 2 or 3 more collections where they had.

Now I don’t know the source behind all of this or if B&BW actually had permission from the original artists and I’m not sure if anyone else knows for sure what was going on either.

But I’m a little saddened that these candles didn’t get the shelf space they deserved as they were really hard to find and people who did have access to them would post on Instagram how they’d buy up to TEN BACK UPS or they’d buy the whole store out making them even HARDER to find (which is really unfair to the rest of us) and they were really pretty candles!

Overall I do like the scent to this, though the scent throw is a bit more on the fluffy sweet side when the candle isn’t burned and you leave the lid on you can still definitely smell the candle and it’s STRONG. I’m not going to go crazy and burn through the only one I have until maybe I am able to get my hands on a back up but since I’m not there’s still plenty of dupes and alternatives to try out — I’m definitely going to keep my eye out for the ScentSationals Violet Sugar to mix with Pink Velvet and see how close that is to this scent!

I’ll keep you all update on how that goes!

(Also can we take a moment to see how differently I edit my photos now compared to 2015 and to last year? Gosh, editing is so weird.)