Ahhhhh ‘tis the season of all things heart shaped!!! I’ve been on a roll lately with the heart shaped content!!! Lavender Scented Heart Bath Bombs, now Lavender Scented Heart Soaps!!!! I just love this time of year!! So girly!!! So fabulous!! So fun!!!!
Making homemade soaps and bath bombs has been a favorite past time this winter!!! My daughter has a bath bomb and colorful soap obsession and making our own has been a great mommy/daughter bonding time activity. So fun and so easy to make!!!
• ¼ lb melt and pour soap base
• 1 drop lavender liquid soap dye
• 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• Small glass bowl
• Wooden craft stick
• Small silicone heart mold
Step 1. Put soap base in glass bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir very well. If not completely melted, put on for another 10 seconds.
Step 2. Stir liquid soap dye and essential oil into the bowl.
Step 3. Spoon mixture into the silicone mold.
Step 4. Let set for about 30 minutes and remove from mold.
Who isn’t totally obsessed with bath bombs?!?! My daughter and I just can’t get enough of them! With our closest Lush store being and hour and twenty minutes away, I feel we can never quite stock keep them in stock! We are always running out before our next trip to that specific mall.
Since bath bombs are our obsession, I thought it would be fun to start making our own. While I’m still obsessed with Lush, I think our Lavender Scented Heart Shaped Bath Bombs come in a close second place. Way better than what you can pick up at Walmart! Enjoy!
● 2 oz Epsom salt
● 4 oz baking soda
● 2 oz corn starch
● 2 oz citric acid
● 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
● ½ tbsp water
● 1 drop violet soap dye
● 20 drops Lavender essential oil
1. Mix the dry ingredients first (Epsom salt, baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid), using the whisk. Mix well to ensure there are no clumps.
2. Pour the wet ingredients (grapeseed oil, water and food coloring (and if you’re using essential oil)) into jar, secure the lid and shake well.
3. Very slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture, about a few drops at time, while whisking. If you’re not pouring slowly enough, the mixture will start to fizz and you don’t want that to happen.
4. Once all of the liquid has been poured into the dry mixture, mix very well until the color is consistent.
5. Immediately fill the molds with the mixture.
6. Firmly stuffing each side full.
7. Secure both parts of the mold together and let set. I always give it about a day, just to be on the safe side.
8. Carefully release bath bombs from molds and put into an airtight container, or individual cello bags.
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and received the product.
Omg guys!!!! The best thing ever happened!!!! Best Buy sent me a Michael Kors Access Runway Smartwatch for review!!! This was literally a pinch me moment since I have a huge obsession with all things Michael Kors! Take one peak into my closet and it will look like a mini Michael Kors store spit up all over lol... I just can’t stop buying all things Michael Kors! My 6 year old daughter even has an obsession since I have been grooming her from a young age to love the New York designer.
I already know what you’re thinking. I get sent things all the time so what makes this special? But seriously guys!! This watch has been something I have been eyeing FOREVER and it’s now mine to try out. Keep on reading while I spill the tea on the Michael Kors Access Runway Smartwatch.
Fashion meets function with this designer brand: fresh, eye-catching design is perfect for transitioning from a workout to a night out with ease, and you can customize your dial (watch face)! It has a gold-tone finish that embodies timeless sophistication, and its smartphone connectivity lets you take selfies, ring your phone, access music and keep track of personal goals. The round 42mm case of this Michael Kors smart watch makes it easy to see the interface.
So what exactly are some of the great features of the OS by Google: Michael Kors – Access Runway Smartwatch?
• Makes it easier to be healthy with the Google Fit app’s two new activity trackers—Heart Points and Move Minutes—which were designed in partnership with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization. These evidence-based metrics measure activity intensity, and smarter health coaching makes your fitness goals more achievable by motivating you to stay active throughout your day, every day. (Additional background.)
• Provides proactive help from Google Assistant—from viewing upcoming flight info to dinner reservations.
• Quick access to Google Pay—so you can pay with a wave at almost anyplace that accepts credit cards.
• Maximizes Your Time: Get more done and maximize your time with more glanceable, easy to manage notifications, with smart replies to respond quickly on the go.
• Compatible with iPhone/iOS and Android.
I know this is probably the biggest question on your kind! How easy is the setup? The good news is setup is easy peasy!!! You download the Wear OS app onto your smart phone and the app will literally walk you through the steps to sync your phone to your watch! It will take you about 5 minutes, maybe 10 if you’re someone like me who reads EVERYTHING during setup.
Y’all already know!!! Goodbye cheap looking Apple Watch and hello classy and chic Michael Kors Access Runway Smartwatch!!! I was obsessed with this watch before I somehow manifested it into my existence and that obsession just got bigger once the watch was in my possession. I was also shocked that a Google watch was able to sync so smoothly with an iPhone. I was worried that there would be glitches & delays and so far I can honestly report I haven’t experienced any! My iPhone xsMax is also gold so I’m loving the fact my phone and watch match each other. Y’all better be prepared for all the insta flatlays featuring my matching phone & watch coming in the near future!!!! This watch is my new favorite accessory!
Want to purchase one of these fabulous smart watches for yourself? You can do so at your local Best Buy or by visiting the Best Buy Website!!! I love hitting up Best Buy for all of my electronic needs since 1. Geek squads is there to take
care of all the complicated tech stuff 2. Price match so I always know I’m playing the lowest price on the market!
Do you own a smartwatch?
'Tis the season of Holiday Parties!!! I don’t know about you, but from November through January, my schedule is booked solid due to holiday festivities!!!! Since I work from home with zero reason to rock anything besides leggings, lipgloss & my favorite scent most days of the week, you best believe I take full advantage of the holidays and get as glammed up as possible every chance I get!
Last weekend Hubby & I attended our first formal Holiday Party of the year! Thanks to the new Hot Tools Signature Series, I was able to make myself look salon perfect without actually stepping foot in a salon since Hot Tools launched the Signature Series line, bringing styling tools from a trusted brand used by professionals! Perfect for us work at home boss babes that can’t fit in that salon appointment between running our empires and chasing our kiddos around!
Get Holiday Party Ready With Me
To achieve this look, I washed my hair the night before and made sure to instantly dry my hair with the Hot Tools® Signature Series Salon Turbo Ionic® Dryer, 1875 Watts. Drying your hair instead of by air will make all of those frizzes disappear! You want your hair to be as straight as possible & this fabulous hair dryer does the trick!
Hot Tools Signature Series Digital Flat Iron, 1 Inch
The day of your holiday party, have your party outfit on & your makeup all ready to go! Nothing worse than being hair and makeup ready and having that holiday party dress flatten and smudge it all!!! Have that dress on before you start to holiday glam yourself!!!
Once that dress is on and your makeup is good to go, grab that Hot Tools Signature Series flat iron, 1 Inch and start straightening away! Your hair should be pretty flat from drying it the night before, but this fabulous Flat Iron will make your hair ultra sleek and have your golden locks shining away!!!! Everyone deserves beautiful, and that’s what you get with these tools.
Hot Tools Signature Series Gold Curling Iron/Wand, 1 Inch
Once your curling iron is nice and hot, you will want to curl
After your hair is looking nice and sleek from your flat iron, it’s time to move on to your curling iron! While your Hot Tools Signature Series is heating up, I usually play with the part in my hair so my hair will lay flat on my scalp! I love the messy part look! Makes your hair look like you did nothing at all and your hair is just naturally this fabulous!
And just like that you have a holiday party look that looks like it came straight out of a salon!!! No one would ever guess that you achieved this look for the fraction of the cost in your very own bathroom!!! This look is also a favorite of mine when I travel! Minimal effort/time and leaves you looking like a bombshell straight off the runways! All thanks to Hot Tools!!!
The Hot Tools Signature Series is available now at Walmart, Amazon and other mass retailers! #EveryoneDeservesBeautiful!
Are you attending any holiday parties this year?
And just like that another Bath & Body Works Candle Day has come and gone! Crazy that it’s already December!!! December is my favorite time of year to shop for myself, so I make sure to get all of my holiday gift shopping finished BEFORE Thanksgiving! That way I can take advantage of all those fabulous deals that show up in my inbox daily without a guilty conscience!!!
I’m happy to report that 99% of my shopping was completed way before Thanksgiving, so this Bath & Body Works Candle Day, I was able to splurge on every last thing that I wanted guilt free!
Listed below are the candles I scooped up during the sale, in the order of how fabulous they ended up smelling for me once at home!
No idea what Bath & Body Works Candle Day is? Make sure to check out my last post so you can take advantage of the next Bath & Body Works Sale!!!
FRAGRANCE ~ White Cherry, Orange, Juniper with Essential Oils
OPINION ~ I am shocked to say this candle is tied for my number one spot on my favorites list!!! Cherry Frost & In The Stars were the most powerful scented candles I purchased in my Bath & Body Works Candle Day Haul! If you love cherry, you will be obsessed with this candle!!! Plus, can we talk about how cute the packaging is?!?! Ahhhhh I love the whole girly Christmas vibe Bath & Body Works went with this season!!!!! Honestly, I purchased this candle for packaging reasons, so that’s why I was shocked that this candle smelled the best! So wasn’t expecting that!!!
IN THE STARS
FRAGRANCE ~ Make every moment glow with an addictive fragrance that radiates from start to finish like the stars above. In The Stars is a warm, sparkling blend of starflower, sandalwood musk, sugared tangelo, white agarwood & radiant amber.
OPINION ~ I LOVE THIS CANDLE!!!! The scent is super powerful!!! Smells like an expensive perfume, which makes this the perfect candle to burn while getting ready for those Christmas parties!!!! I really wish I would have picked a few more of these up to add to several gift baskets I have made for a few girlfriends! A total steal for only $8.95!
FRAGRANCE ~ Bubbly Champagne, Sparkling Berries, Juicy Tangerine with Essential Oils.
OPINION ~ Champagne & Cranberry, the candle below, are tied for the middle spots on my favorite candle list! I was pretty excited about this candle since I’m champagne obsessed, but at the same time didn’t have my hopes up since most champagne and wine scents tend to be disappointing . This past fall Bath & Body Works had a Champagne Apple & Honey Lotion and I wasn’t too impressed. All I smelled was Apple! Now the Champagne Toast Candle? Bravo Bath & Body Works!!!! Still not as powerful Champagne-wise as us bubbly lovers would like, but it’s a huge step in the right direction!!! Love that I bought this candle!!!! It will definitely make for a great conversation piece when guest come over!
FRAGRANCE ~ Iced Cranberries, Blonde Woods, Red Apple with Essential Oils.
OPINION~ Frosted Cranberry smells exactly what what you would expect! That’s always a good thing when spending big bucks on candles. You could totally buy this candle at full price and feel you got your money’s worth!!! I love cranberry, especially around Christmas time, so I was glad I picked this candle up!!! Plus, the packaging is pretty fab itself!!! Girly Christmas galore!!!!
FRAGRANCE ~ This is what Christmas smells like: Cool Peppermint, Sugared Snow, Vanilla Buttercream, Hint of Musk with Essential Oils
OPINION ~ This was honestly the candle I was most excited to pick up!!! It looks exactly what I imagine girly Christmas to look like! It was the first candle I lit up and boy was I disappointed! For $8.95, it didn’t smell bad. It did smell delicious, but considering this is a $24.99 candle on a normal day. Boo! The scent was on the weak side for a Bath & Body Works Candle since most of their candles are pretty powerful scent wise. Glad I didn’t pay full price.I feel this was a candle that deserved that $8.95 price tag!
FREE CANDLE HOLDER!!
That’s right! I said FREE Candle Holder!! If you receive Bath & Body Works coupons in the mail, then you know there is a free gift coupon in the December mailer!!! I obviously took advantage of the free gift during the Bath & Body Works Candle Day Sale! This holder was $12.95 & the coupon was for anything under $13. Pretty fabulous candle holder if you ask me! Glad I was one of the crazies at the Bath & Body Works door when they opened so I could actually scoop one of these babies up! I bet they were gone pretty quickly during the sale since I’m sure a ton of shoppers were taking advantage of that free gift coupon!
Did you take advantage of the Bath & Body Works Candle Day Sale?
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.