Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fun Find At Target!

Just wanted to pop in and share my fun find today! I was browsing my local Target for a nice tray to place my perfumes in on top of my new dresser and stumbled across these cuties!

Sadly, I didn't find the kind of tray I wanted for my perfumes but I was also in the market for some nice candles. I wanted some affordable, foody scented, cute looking ones and these fit the bill. I love the little ramekins they're in because they remind me of my favorite dessert - creme brulee! It's nice that they small so they don't overwhelm my room and they were on sale for $6.98. They smelled so yummy that I had to pick up the last two on the shelves. They add such a nice cozy touch to my room too!

So have you guys stumbled across any goodies lately? Share in the comments because I'd love to hear about it!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Review: The Body Shop Brazil Nut Body Butter

Hello Lovelies!

Today I'm sharing a review on The Body Shop's Brazil Nut body butter. I remember my first experience with the famous body butters from TBS being horrible! Years ago, I purchased the Mango scent and it smelled delicious but when I tried it out, it felt like I was rubbing Vaseline all over my body. Gross. After that first encounter, I was too horrified to try any of the other body butters they in their line. Being a beauty noob at the time, I never researched my beauty products and hardly knew a thing about make up but now things are different!

Last week, TBS was having a promotion to get 50% off your online order if you purchased the "Bag for Life" tote at $5. With this in mind, I decided to give the body butters another go but this time with a handful of research under my belt. It turns out that the consistencies and textures of each body butter differs depending on the scent. Some body butters will leave more of a thick and greasy feel on your skin while others will absorb quickly and make your skin feel silky smooth! To find out which one is for you just takes a little bit of research. After a few reviews and recommendations, I settled on the 6.9 oz. tub of Brazil Nut and boy am I happy with my purchase.

I'm not a huge fan of the scents TBS offers but I found out that this particular one has a very faint, soft scent. The little bit of fragrance that I can smell from it is sweet and creamy which is definitely my preference in body products! This body butter absorbs very quickly (I apply it all over after I shower) and doesn't feel like it leaves a film on my skin. The consistency is extremely rich and thick so I feel super luxurious when I'm it smoothing on!

The only think I would change with this body butter is the packaging. I like the cute tub but I think it would be a lot more sanitary if it could be in a squeeze tube with a wide nozzle to expel the product. Other than that, I'm in LOVE and I'm definitely looking to try out more scents!

Thin layer applied

Blended into skin

Have you tried this product before? If you have, let me know what you think about it in the comments below!

Size: 200 ml or 6.9 oz.
Price: $20
My Beauty Rating: A-