Sunday, August 14, 2011

Free Bath & Body Works Lotions + Makeup Bag

Paris Amour

Paris Amour:
 BBW describes this scent as "A dreamy blend of French tulips, apple blossoms and sparkling pink champagne, inspired by a romantic stroll through the streets of Paris"

Personally, I think its a nice mellow floral. I can't detect the individual notes but its a nice combination. It doesn't wisp me off to Paris when I apply it, But It does smell wonderful. After trying it I would have paid for a bottle had I not gotten one for free. I adore the BBW lotions since I find them to be very moisturizing (although I prefer the 3x body creams) but without leaving my feeling greasy. 

Bath & Body Works just released a new scent called "Paris Amour". I saw on their Facebook page that if you brought your current issue of Seventeen Magazine into the store and showed them the coupon on page 20, they would give you a free FULL SIZE bottle. I personally don't buy Seventeen, But I do own a Nook Color. On the Nook, You can download the current issue of any magazine and try it free for 14 days. I downloaded the current issue, cancelled my subscription and drove to my local BBW.
I had never used a coupon on my Nook before, So I was kind of worried about them not accepting my version of the magazine. Turns out the manager of my local BBW is a Nook Nerd too! She thought it was neat that I was using my Nook and we decided to become "Nook Friends" so we could lend books to each other.
The Cashier handed me my free bottle of Paris Amour and a coupon for the coming Saturday. The coupon offered a Free pink makeup bag, and Free full size bottle of a lotion (Charmed Life) that's not being released til October with purchase or any signature collection item. 

Charmed Life

Charmed Life: 
BBW describes this scent as "A sparkling blend of bright fruits, dazzling pink pepper, and frosted white orchids lets your spoil yourself every day. Charmed Life is a part of Bath & Body Works’ “Sexy” collection, a set of scents designed to make you feel alluring, confident and sensual."

Personally, I can smell a whole lot of orchids. After the dry down all I smell is baby powder. Lots and lots of baby powder. I for one, do not like smelling like baby powder. I know LOTS of women do though. If you think about every major deodorant company, they ALL have a 'powder' scent. Why? Women dig it. I have never enjoyed the smell because it only reminds me of babies. Not just babies, But baby diapers. I won't be repurchasing this lotion when it comes out, and will probably give this one away.  

After purchasing Paris Amour, I decided to go back on Saturday to get the free yet to be released Charmed life and the free bag. While I was there I purchased a travel size bottle (the coupon said a Signature collection item with no oz restriction) Paris Amour for $1 and got my free bag and lotion. I may not love both of the lotions but at the end of the day you can't beat getting 18oz's of lotion and a makeup bag with a cute little Eiffel Tower as the zipper for $1


Confession: I'm a material girl.

I like to buy things. I never really knew this about myself until I got married and we bought our own house and I got addicted to the thrill of filling it with pretty things. Now I've become one of those people who constantly stalks the post man because I'm looking forward to receiving my coveted "presents" in the mail. After admitting this about myself and to my husband I have decided to review the random things I buy. Why? Because every time I need/want something I look for reviews on them. Sadly, I can rarely find any information on the things I need so I take a chance and buy them hoping they fit/function well. I figure I can't possibly be the only person out there that needs a wireless remote for a Pentax K10D but doesn't know what after market device is compatible, And refuses to pay $40 for a Pentax brand one. I ended up finding the perfect remote after hours of searching for under $1 and it works wonderfully.
Over the past few years I have purchased everything from camera lens covers to vibrating cock rings from websites and local stores so I figure I'll have quite a bit to review. I also LOVE finding things on sale and will mention those as well.

*I would like to state that I may like to buy things, But I don't own a single credit card. I am in no way trying to promote living beyond your means by posting things that I purchase, and I work extremely hard and earn every cent that I spend. I've never (Since becoming an adult) paid a bill late and (before you start picturing me as one of "those people" on Hoarders) my house is clean and organized. ;)