Haul: iVi Scents!

This is my haul from iVi Scents!

I think I found out about this brand from a youtube video.  I was interested to buy some products because all of their products are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate free.  I’m not sure how I feel about SLS yet, but I know that a lot of girls are trying to avoid it!

iVi Scents only has 4 types of products right now – a sugar scrub, a body cream, bath bombs, and soaps.

Here is what I got!
Three Soft Drop Minis (Bath Bombs) in Duo, Pillow Fight, and Seafoam
iVi Scents always has a freebie that you just have to add to your cart! When I ordered, it was a free Soft Drop Mini.  I got the Honey Bun one!
An iCing Body Frosting Lotion (Body Cream) in Sandcastle!

An iSmell Soap in Ozone
Cute packaging!

The soap comes with a recommendation that you cut it into pieces and use each piece, so that you can prolong the scent and so that it doesn’t all melt in your shower!
Ozone is a bluish color! (Yes, this is a piece I used… )

I’ll post some reviews about the products once I get a chance to use them!
Here are some initial thoughts about the company!

Here is the front label of the package I received.
First, I really liked that they have a caution message that these products may melt.
Their website also labels which products may melt.  If you live in a hot climate, you can avoid buying those and having them melt during shipping!
Next, let’s take a look at the actual shipping cost above ($12.48)…

And then at the shipping cost in my invoice ($14.48)…
As you can see, they are only charging $2 above the actual shipping price!
I thought that was pretty decent!  I’ve seen many companies with a very increased shipping cost!

My package also came with this card
On the back, it had a message saying who packaged it and when!
The package also came with a referral card!
It says to email referrals@iviscents.com for a free gift.  I don’t know how it works, but try it out if you are interested!
(The card also says that I receive something for referring people, but I don’t know if they send gifts abroad!)

Hope that was interesting!
If you have any recommendations on any soaps/body lotions/bath products, please let me know!

xoxo, K

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100th post! My B&BW obsession!

Wow, this is my 100th post!  I guess it’s a little late considering I started this blog in March!

For my 100th post, I wanted to post about a little something I’m obsessed with…

Bath & Body Works Signature Scents

These are SUPER expensive in Japan, so I always ask for them in swaps with US girls!  The 3 oz travel size is just right for me!  I love the shower gels and body lotions!  I want to try the home fragrance oils next!

Here’s my collection right now!  Unfortunately, I’ve used some of them up!

Here is a list of scents I’ve tried and what I think of them!  Please remember that scents are really a personal preference! All pictures and quotes are from bathandbodyworks.com

I LOVE THESE!  I would buy them over and over!


Black Amethyst

“A hypnotic scent, inspired by chic, sensual and confident women”
Key fragrance notes: Italian Bergamot, Rare Camellias, Exotic Sandalwood, Vetiver

“A vibrant fragrance, inspired by the natural elegance and playful femininity of butterfly garden in full bloom”
Key Fragrance Notes: French Mimosa Petals, Asian Syringa Flower, Luscious Tangerine, Tenufolia Orchid

“A fiery fruit and spice blend that conjures an image of rubies sparkling in moonlight”
Key fragrance notes: Red Pomegranate, Anise, Patchouli, Blackberry, Cassis

“Our exclusive Moonlight Path fragrance is an opulent floral bouquet that captures the essence of moonlit strolls in lush garden”
Key fragrance notes: French Lavender, Lily of the Valley, Oakmoss, Musk

“The exotic scent of pink lotus petals enveloped in golden amber”
Key fragrance notes: Lotus, Amber, Succulent Plum, Creamy Sandalwood

“A fruity floral scent that evokes the intoxicating, floral-infused breezes of the Mediterranean”
Key fragrance notes: Sweet Pea Petals, Watery Pear, Freesia, Fresh Raspberry, Soft Musk

Twilight Woods

“Indulge your senses with our exclusive Twilight Woods, a hypnotic fragrance inspired by a romantic walk in enchanted woods.”
Key fragrance notes: Juicy Berry, Soft Mimosa, Apricot Nectar, Warm Woods
 

Velvet Tuberose

Key fragrance notes: White Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, Indian Jasmine, Rare Diamond Orchid

I like these.  I’ll buy something else first but I might come back to these!
Japanese Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom
PS I Love You

I didn’t like these…
Dancing Waters
Enchanted Orchid

I want to try these next!
Black Raspberry Vanilla
Coconut Lime Verbena
Dark Kiss
Vanilla Noir 
Ummmm apparently I have a thing for sandalwood!
Again, thanks to everyone who reads my blog!  I’m so surprised that I have more than 200 followers!  I hope I can make it to my 200th post! 

xoxo, K

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quick love from JeSMakeup!

I’m gonna say this in advance…
I MIGHT be MIA from May 23 – June 6.
I am going to China on a business trip, and I’ve heard rumors that the Chinese government is blocking blogger. Yes, they block internet sites quite often. Wikipedia is very often blocked.
Additionally, even if I can get through, the internet in China is very, very slow. I may not be able to post just because of the lack of a fast connection.

My company has decided to restrict travel in/out of Japan due to the recent outbreak of Swine Flu. Unfortunately, I am not able to fly through Seoul (and meet Miumiu, SOOOOBBBBBB), but I’m lucky that my trip got approved at all.

On the bright side, guess what’s in the department store across the street from my hotel? SKIN FOOD. Yes, one of only 6 or so in Mainland China! I don’t know if I will haul though, imported cosmetics are EXPENSIVE in China!

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This past Monday, I got a bit of love in the mail from JeSMakeup!
She said she had a sample of BB cream that she was willing to give away, and she gave it to me!

You can see the Missha perfect cover BB cream sample!!!
BUUUUTTTT look at what she also got me!
(and not just the cute Hello Kitty bandaid!!!)

It’s a Bath & Body Works Shower Gel!!!!!!!

Yay!!
Thank you for remembering that I LOOOOVE B&BW!!!!

WOOHOO for blogger love!!
Thank you again!!!

xoxo, K

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