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Recent Purchases

Sometimes it feels nice to buy stuff. It really does. To be honest, this post is a couple months coming. I decided to keep tabs of my buys, so I could show it to you. Duhhh. Because it's so very enthralling & captivating. These range from face, hair, body, & home items actually. Anyhoo, so here it is. These are my ReCenT PurCHasEs! 

I got the Forever Midnight & the Coconut Lime Breeze Fine Fragrance Mists on sale a month or so ago from Bath & Body Works. Forever Midnight has notes of vanilla, jasmine, sandalwood, & gardenia. It smells like a floral musk. Dark & strong.

Coconut Lime Breeze is ideal if you want to smell like you're on tropical summer getaway. This smells fresh & light. I can't recall the price of them but they were $5 or less each. These fragrances are excellent as a body mist, because they don't last too long but leave a delicate scent.

I'm obsessed with the Desert Essence Australian Tea Tree Oil. I put a dab on my bug bites & they really helped cease the itching. It replaced the itchiness with a cool, tingly sensation. Tea tree oil can be applied to blemishes, insect bites or stings, or other minor skin irritations. It's also nice to add a couple drops to the shower to assist with throat or chest congestion.

I haven't really given the Equate Astringent a go, but it seems like a simple & straight forward enough product. You're supposed to use it to remove any last oil, dirt, or makeup. It's just a good way to get your face squeaky clean without much effort.

I really love a good wax melt. They work better than candles most of the time. They actually distribute a scent throughout a given area & end up being cheaper. Each of these wax melt packages were no more than $3 each. I'm glad that I got dual-scented & triple-scented cubes, so I don't have to commit to just one aroma. These packs should last me several months. I normally would buy one candle for $10+ & may never be happy with the scent flow. These all rock! 

I still need to try No Drought dry shampoo from LUSH. From what I can tell, it smells really good, like grapefruit & lime. I'd been looking for this actually. Turns out it was under the bed. Hidden! Very sneaky. I'm excited to test it out, hopefully I don't have to wash my hair as often or I can use this when I'm on the go.

Have you tried any of these items? What's your experience with them like? Do you prefer candles or wax melts? :]

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  1. Wow, you sure love your fragrances! I can't say that I've tried any of these products, besides Glade - which I agree has such a fresh linen smell! Personally, I opt fot candles, incense and diffusers.. I'm still working my way through a sandalwood Crabtree & Evelyn diffuser bought nearly eight months ago! Thanks for the interesting post, Carmen :)
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    1. Oooh I love incense. It's more of a musky scent. :]

  2. I always love making my home smell nice and these sound like great choices!


  3. I love coconut smell

  4. great stuff!! :)

  5. love everything! great photos :D

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  6. Ooooh I love the look of the wax melts! I love wax melts - especially in the Summer xx

    Gemma //

  7. I want to try that Coconut Lime Breeze! Sounds so refreshing!

  8. Lovely post! Love lush too!

  9. I'm interested to see how the dry shampoo from Lush works. I just ran out of my Herbal Essences dry shampoo and am looking for a replacement!

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  10. I like the things you've bought and am interested in that dry shampoo from Lush. Great post and keep up the good work.


  11. Coconut lime is one of my favs from bath and body! So yummy


  12. I'm so with you that a good smelling home is a happy home - fragrance is one of my favourite things to buy and I'm such a candle addict! I'm glad to see that others feel the same about home scents, I feel so middle-aged loving air fresheners but it makes me so happy, haha :)

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  13. I love lush!! i agree about a good smelling home....

  14. The coconut fragrance must be wonderful!!!
    Lots of love, xx


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