Monday, November 23, 2009

Morning Routine { Products }

I ususally like to leave product reviews up to my dear friend Lyndsy over at YBB (as she does such a fabulous job), but figured I'd take a few mintues to let you know about a few of my { current } must haves.

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I'm in love with the new Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleansers - I've tried the shine control version with lemongrass and fruit extracts as well as the vitamin C with ginseng. My favorite thing about these cleansers is that while you wash your face, the "bursting beads burst with energy and vitamins, while the invigorating fragrance enlives your senses" (product description - I couldn't have said it better). I was in awe the first time I used this product as my eyes instantly felt more awake and my face refreshsed. For those of you that have a tough time fully waking up in the morning, this is an excellent product for you.


I base a lot of my product decisions on scent and feel. The Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash, with burnt brown sugar and karite butter, was originally purchased based solely on the smell. I am mildly obsessed with the smell of this body wash, and after the first use, I love how it doesn't leave my body feeling like there was soapy residue left behind after rinsing. The exfoliating beeds aren't too harsh and leave my skin feeling soft and smelling great.

Twilight Woods

I have been using Bath & Body Works body cream just about every single day for the past ten years. If I had to choose one lotion to use for the rest of my life, this would be it. I have always had my favorite scents, but have now officially found my very favorite - Twilight Woods. I can't help but think that the branding manager slightly based the name choice off of the popular book series, but that had zero play in my purchasing of the body cream this past weekend. The scent is apparently supposed to make you feel like you're taking a "romantic walk in enchanged woods," hmmmmmm - didn't quite get that feeling, but I've only been wearing it for two days now. The notes that I immediatley smell when wearing this are coconut, musk, vanilla and freesia. Go take advantage of Bath & Body Works "Buy 3 Get 2 Free" and pick up a couple of bottles - it will definitely be worth your money. I would also recommend the Sensual Amber, Black Raspberry Vanilla and Japanese Cherry Blossom.


Alexis Gradwohl said...

I just bought the lotion too... and LOVE it. I even bought the candle, because I loved the scent. I will NEVER read or see the movies, in fact I thought I was being lame buying into the whole hype.

Rosellini said...

I just bought that Caress body wash the smell but even more I love the way it makes my skin feel! mmm....

Megan, Ryan & Addi said...

I picked me up a bottle of that body wash and OH EM GEE...YUM! I wanted to stand in the shower all morning lathering myself up. It smells so good! And I can still smell it even under my lotion and perfume! It also smells good with my coconut lime verbena lotion from bath & body works! :) Thanks for the rec's!

Lyndsy said...

Oh Mrs. R! Great product reviews! I am very tempted to go try that morning burst face wash now! I also am loving the Twilight Woods scent. Perhaps I shall use it before my next date and talk a romantic walk in the woods...wait that sounds weird.

Tara Holmes said...

Thanks for the products inspiration. I want to smell you right now! :)