Category Archives: Fragrance Reviews

Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck Perfume Review & Pictures

Taylor-Swift-Enchanted-Wonderstruck-Perfume-Review-PicturesRecently when I stopped by Shoppers Drug Mart to get a new electric toothbrush, I noticed that they just got in the brand new Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck Perfume! (This is the singer’s second fragrance, and it was created in collaboration with Elizabeth Arden.)

I asked the woman working in the Beauty Boutique section if there were any samples of it available. There were, and she gave me one of those tiny little vials.

This is a first! Normally whenever I ask, they’ve been out of samples ‘a long time ago’. Haha, I’m a slowpoke when it comes to fragrances. Either that or the area is crawling with fragrancephiles!

So that’s why for the picture on the left, it’s not of the actual bottle. It’s a photo I took of the card that came with my tiny 1.5 mL vial of fragrance. 🙂

Allow me to share my thoughts on Taylor Swift’s second eau de parfum!

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Slatkin & Co. Fireside Candle Review & Pictures

Slatkin-Co-Fireside-Candle-Review-PicturesEver since I purchased the Slatkin & Co. Fireside Candle, I’ve been waiting for a cold night to test out this candle. Finally it’s getting colder, so I happily burned this.

In the past, I’ve had my doubts about the Fireside scented candle. Many times I would go into the Bath & Body Works store, pop off the lid, and give it a snifferoo.

I thought it was gross, but lots of people loved it, and they told me that it smells better when burned than it does cold.

Now that I’ve tried it, what do I think? Is it a candle that I’ll be turning to time and time again? Or is this one better left on the shelf?

P.S. It feels like it’s been a long time since my last candle review, doesn’t it? Originally I had ordered the Pumpkin Cupcake candle (along with tons of other candles) during the Labour Day website sale when I found a 30% off your order coupon code that could be stacked on top of the 2 for $20 USD candle deal. The Canadian dollar was strong, so it turned out to actually be a really good deal.

But…then Bath & Body Works supposedly sent a damaged package, so Puralator refused the package at their facility and sent it back. I’m now debating whether or not to replace the order.

After waiting so long and then finding out the bad news, I’m reluctant to replace it. Maybe I’ll just go to the store and hope they have the Pumpkin Cupcake candle in stock now. We’ll see…

Anyway, so if some of you who I promised that a Pumpkin Cupcake candle review was coming soon are wondering what the hold-up is, this is the reason for the massive delay. I do plan on purchasing that candle, though, so a review on it is forthcoming…just not as soon as I would’ve liked.

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Bath & Body Works Brew Berry Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap Review & Pictures

Bath-Body-Works-Brew-Berry-Foaming-Hand-Soap-Review-PicturesTime’s flying by so fast! I can’t believe that it’s going to be October soon. And Hallowe’en will be right around the corner. It’s my favourite holiday!

Today I’m reviewing the only Hallowe’en product I’ve bought this year so far – Bath & Body Works Brew Berry Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap.

Are you a fan of Hallowe’en? Will you be dressing up or having a party? Are you going trick-or-treating?

I still remember my trick-or-treating days. My best friend and I would hit up this one neighbourhood where it seemed like everyone gave out full-sized chocolate bars. To a kid, it was like hitting the candy jackpot!

And in that neighbourhood, people would realllllly get into the Hallowe’en spirit. There was one house that always had a whole display on their front lawn, including a tent where kids could go through and see things like ‘eyeballs’ in bowls and ‘intestines’ on plates. They’d also play spooky music and wear creepy get-ups like bloody surgeons or headless waiters!

I also remember one time, this guy who went to our school and who was a few years older than us, tried to steal our candy. He literally grabbed our bags, but I wasn’t having it. After all, we had spent literally 2 hours going door-to-door. I wasn’t going to let this punk just take away our hard work for being a jerk.

So I grabbed my bag and my friend’s bag back and yelled at him sternly to get his own and to pick on someone his own size. While that could’ve been a foolish move that ended with a black eye, surprisingly, he was taken off-guard by that and didn’t say anything or bother us. He wasn’t used to kids standing up to him, I suppose.

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Bath & Body Works Tropical Sorbet Float Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap Review & Pictures

Bath-Body-Works-Tropical-Sorbet-Float-Hand-Soap-Review-PicturesBefore summer’s officially over, I had to review the Bath & Body Works Tropical Sorbet Float Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap. *Gasps for air* Long name!

(This was one of the soaps that I mentioned in my Haul of Shame post not long ago.)

I haven’t heard much about this scent, so imagine my surprise when I randomly sniffed this one and was smitten!

It’s always great to have pleasant surprises like this. Haha, unfortunately, I usually have bad luck and smell things in that store that make my nose crinkle.

My nose is filing a case against me as I type this. 😉

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Yankee Candle Pumpkin Patch Candle Review & Pictures

Yankee-Candle-Pumpkin-Patch-Candle-Review-PicturesToday I’m really excited to write about the Yankee Candle Pumpkin Patch Candle! This is actually my very first Yankee Candle, so I was pumped like Arnold to try it.

Nearly all of my candle reviews are on Slatkin & Co. ones from Bath & Body Works, so this is a welcomed change of pace. And perhaps this will make my candle addiction even worse. (Hehe, like I need that!) 😉

A very heartfelt thank you goes out to my friend, Carmela of Polished Indulgence. She sent me this (along with a sweet card and caramel goodies) as a pleasant surprise that made my day!

Wow, can you believe that Hallowe’en will be here before we know it? I’m looking forward to it – it’s my favourite holiday of the year.

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Bath & Body Works Orchard Walk Gentle Anti-Bacterial Foaming Hand Soap Review & Pictures

Bath-Body-Works-Orchard-Walk-Hand-Soap-Review-PicturesWhen the Bath & Body Works store near me had an amazing 8 for $25 CAD sale that I blogged about before in my Haul of Shame post, I couldn’t resist adding the Bath & Body Works Orchard Walk Gentle Anti-Bacterial Foaming Hand Soap to my shopping bag.

(One of my dear readers, Becca, asked me to review this soap first. I was more than happy to oblige!)

Despite it being green, this packaging isn’t usually what I gravitate toward when I go for my usual go-in-and-smell-everything trips to Bath & Body Works. (Normally anything with a bakery picture gets my attention.)

But, since this was a scent that I think is new, I didn’t want to overlook it in case it was something amazing. And thank goodness I gave it a try.

Find out why I recommend this hand soap!

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Slatkin & Co. Autumn Candle Review & Pictures

Slatkin-Co-Autumn-Candle-Review-Pictures-Bath-Body-WorksIt’s been a very long time since I’ve reviewed a candle on here. And although I know many of you prefer to see nail-polish reviews, I really love candles and need to review this one – Slatkin & Co. Autumn Candle!

I’ve had it stashed away in my closet since last year…sheesh! And now they’ve come out with a new  graphic for the front of the candle.

Although the summer was my favourite season for years, the fall quickly took first place in the past couple of years. I love everything about it – the crisp air, Hallowe’en, and being able to wear sweater dresses with knee-high boots.

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