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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Review

Lip Smacker x Mickey & Minnie Mouse Valentine’s Day set

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It seems every year there’s a special Limited Edition Lip Smacker Mickey & Minnie Mouse lip balm set for Valentine’s Day.

This year it featured Mickey in Marshmallow Hugs & Minnie Mouse in Sweet Candy Kisses.

I had the one from last year as well but I never opened/tried them and I didn’t blog about it, though I’m not sure why I didn’t.

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Minnie has a cute Strawberry themed looking bow between her ears and Mickey is sporting a red heart on his right ear. But that’s not all!

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CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW CUTE THEIR LITTLE MOUSE BUTTS ARE?!

I loved the design they were dressed in and their little tails made it even better! I don’t know,  I guess I just assumed it was just the front face part that was designed.

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I’m gonna start with my favorite former boss, Mickey.

The thing I’ve never been a fan of when it came to these TsumTsum lip balms is that they’re so dang head heavy! And how small of product you actually get (granted I’ve never actually finished one of these, but still, roll with it) compared to the size of their cute huge heads!

When I first tried these two out I concluded that Mickey tasted like Magic Kingdom.

The scent and the taste of this lip balm reminded me of a really pretty sunny day walking across Main Street USA and eating my favorite Chocolate Marshmallow’s from The Confectionery. It’s that kind of taste/scent. I’d say that he had a pretty heavy spot on taste and scent of marshmallow with a really nice powdered vanilla flavor.

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When it came to Minnie, I felt like she tasted like EPCOT.

Like, if you were to take Flower & Garden Festival and wrap it up into one flavor, it would be this Minnie.

She had a really sweet fruity taste/scent to her. I could pick out Strawberries and Watermelon and a hint of what sort of reminded me of lollipops.

The only problem was as good as she tasted when first applied, as it faded it just started to taste/remind me of what a big huge sugary mess would smell like lol. I wasn’t a fan of what it would fade into.

The scent/taste and the moisture factor for both of these lip balms lasted a really good amount of time. I didn’t find myself reapplying it as much as other lip balms and it wasn’t at all drying as it did fade.

I really enjoyed trying these guys out. I collect almost anything TsumTsum and I have a number of these lip balms and I USE to review them. I don’t know why I stopped! I had so much fun putting this post together!

I’m curious to know what next years flavors are going to be!

Food, Review

Candy Review; White Cheesecake M&M’s

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These I actually found last year (2017) and never got the chance to review them — I really hate when that happens.

M&M’s along with Oreo and Lay’s have been all over the let’s see what fucked up flavors we can create next! Hype train it seems like over the last few years. At first I was LIVING for these over the top crazy flavors but now… everything is kind of just starting to taste the same *insert shrugging emoji here*.

And that’s what sort of happened in this case!

When it comes to M&M’s there’s only so much flavor you can pack into a tiny dot of chocolate covered in very very delicate and light candy shell. Well I mean there’s A LOT you can pack into there (Cadbury Eggs anyone?) but it seems when it comes to M&M’s, it sort of just falls short.

Majority of their seasonal flavors I admit don’t even taste like what they’re suppose to taste like. It’s like you get this light hint but most of the time you’re still punched with the usual milk chocolate flavor.

White Cheesecake on the inside was white, so that’s a good start. But it didn’t at all taste like cheesecake. It tasted creamy and sweet but it to me just tasted like a slightly sweeter version of white chocolate. Which there’s nothing wrong with that — if you like white chocolate. But even as a person who loves white chocolate throwing a handful in your mouth to ‘see what happens’ isn’t a good idea. It’s like this artificial sweet overload!

While these pretty colored candies are fun to photograph, they weren’t that fun to eat.

Review

Candy Review; See’s White Chocolate Strawberry & Black Forest Truffle

It’s been a really long time since I’ve had a See’s Candies near me, first of all.

There wasn’t any actually in Florida unless you count the pop up shops/kiosks that would come around but just during the holiday season. And as someone who grew up in California well it was kinda depressing. See’s has always kinda been my chocolate of choice. I mean I like Godiva but I’ve GROWN UP with See’s. So when they release their holiday truffles it was kinda sad I wasn’t able to try them, though sometimes I’d ask my mom to get me some and ship them to me.

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This year they came out with 3 truffles… well 2 1/2 is more like it I guess.

I literally thought both the white and dark chocolate were strawberry filled, I guess I got too excited and misread… whoops. They also came out with the Black Forest truffle. I ended up grabbing all 3.

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After realizing that the dark chocolate was indeed NOT strawberry filled I decided to just pop the whole thing in my mouth, sorry. But the chocolate was fluffy and creamy. It wasn’t overly sweet and the dark chocolate wasn’t at all bitter, it was perfect and comforting!

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The strawberry white chocolate was pretty good; it was smooth and creamy and the strawberry flavor was definitely there. It paired so nicely with the white chocolate too! The only thing is I felt there was too much white chocolate, if you know what I mean. While the flavors both worked nicely together I could had used a bit more strawberry filling!

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The Black Forest truffle was MY FAVORITE (I’m not sure seeing the inside really does anything but it makes for nice photos, right?)! It’s described as dark chocolate with tart cherries and that’s EXACTLY what it was! If you’re a fan of dark chocolate and cherries I would HIGHLY recommend this!

I’m so tempted to go back and get a whole box of these. They kind of remind me of those holiday cherry chocolates you know with the cream or the clear liquid in the middle BUT BETTER.

I’m obviously really excited about this truffle.

I’m also really excited to try the Easter truffles they come out with every year, there’s usually a lemon one that’s really good.

What’s your favorite chocolate shop between Godiva and See’s or is there another one you prefer?

Review

Review; Olay Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Lotion

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I’ve been obsessed with this scent for a few years now, it was a random discovery and ever since then I’ve kept the body wash around. I don’t use it as much anymore since I use that duo sponge thing more now a days but this is still one of my favorite scents! I wish they’d make a duo sponge of this one!

This body lotion came in a set I got for Christmas and not gonna lie, I wanted the set for this lotion itself and well the deodorant that came with it too.

The consistency of this lotion is pretty thin, it’s definitely not thick or creamy or oily. It’s pretty thin but it does have a cooling sensation to it and it does have that pretty White Strawberry & Mint scent I love. But also it absorbs really really quickly into the skin. I love the way my hands feel after using them as I tend to have really dry hands in the winter that sometimes will crack and bleed. This lotion has been helping them stay really soft and hydrated!

I’m sad I’m almost out and I’m scrambling to find out where I can get more since it seems this product isn’t typically carried in stores! I’ve found it at one online retailer but they only carry it online and not in stores, whomp. I’m wondering if I can get it shipped to the store for free shipping though…

Either way I’m IN LOVE with this body lotion! Definitely one thing I look forward to the most during my bed time routine!

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.)

Food

Food | Snack Review; Peeps Oreo

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I just realized how long it’s been since I wrote anything about food on this blog.

I decided to review these Peeps Oreo’s.

I’m a sucker for limited edition snacks and I always seem to buy into them but I never end up reviewing or talking about them — which is strange. I don’t know why I have a habit of doing that.

Oreo’s aren’t really my jam unless they’re the Lemon ones, I don’t know what it is about Oreo’s, I just don’t really dig them too much. But they keep coming out with these LE flavors that just keep sucking me in. I mean just LOOK AT THOSE COLORS.

I’m not too much of a fan of Peeps even though I am a fan of marshallow. But there’s something about Peeps that’s just… I don’t know, weird. Though I was hoping that the marshmallow + Oreo cookies would be a nice combo.

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The filling is a bright pink color incased in two golden cookies.

I wish I could tell you what it tastes like because in my opinion, the Oreo as a whole didn’t taste like anything.

I know some people were saying it’s so good and other people were saying it’s gross but I personally didn’t taste anything other than the cookies. The filling to me had absolutely no taste to it.

All in all this experience was a bit disappointing.