Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bath & Body Works Candle Haul

Fall is here and one of my absolute favourite things about the season is the fall-theme/scented candles! I love candles in general but I rarely purchase fresh (ie laundry scents)/spring candles because I just love either natural, fresh air or warm and/or yummy scents (from candles of course)!

Now is the season to start hauling those candles to fill your house with cozy scents that are perfect for cuddling and lounging while the snow/rain falls and the wind breezes by!

This is my first ever B&BW haul just because a B&BW had finally just recently opened in the city.

Here are the mini candles (1.6oz) I hauled. Most of these were based recommendations and raves so of course I had to try it.

B&BW is seriously like a candy shop for me. I couldn't stop sniffing all the candles (haha)..

The candles were on a 3 for $5 promo. This was perfect for trying out different scents - like mini samples! I also had a coupon for a free gift of choice with a maximum value $12.95 when you spend $10+. This was perfect! I got to choose 6 candles (which was an insanely difficult task to narrow it down to 6) and I got a large candle as my free gift (it was an clearance item so it was well under $13).

(L to R, top to bottom)

Apple Crumble, Chocolate Mint, S'mores
Hot Chocolate, Leaves, Salty Caramel
Pink Sangria
** NOTE: this blog post was written a month back but I never had the time to post it so some of the information (ie. the promos) might be out of date.

XO Nicole

Saturday, October 8, 2011

NYX Blush in Angel Photos, Swatches and Review

This is one of the two NYX blushes I own and it is definitely the favorite of the two (over "Natural"). I really love this blush because it is a very nice shade to have around if you want something subtle and kind of natural looking.

This blush does have a sheen to it but no glitters or sparkles.

As general, NYX blushes are super soft but powdery but I don't mind. They show up nicely on skin and blends really well.

This one is also very blendable which makes it so much easy to just slap it on and not worry about it!

I've compared this one with my ELF "Tickled Pink" because these are the two blushes I've been reaching for the most lately! And as you can tell, "Angel" is a bit more cool-toned compared the "Tickled Pink".

* Sorry for the super brief reviews. Fall semester kicked in and long and behold, first midterms are coming up in just a week or so!

Where: Shoppers Drug Mart
Price: ~$8-10

XO Nicole