Bath and Body Works Fresh Balsam 3-wick candle: Ben and I got a great fake tree from my mom a few years ago after we decided we didn’t want to do a real tree anymore for many reasons. One is because they are SO expensive and the other is that it just seems silly to cut down a tree every year then throw it to the curb a month later. I’m glad we’ve done this but I really do miss the smell that fills a house when you have a fresh pine tree in there. This candle is how I fix that.
It smells AMAZING and one candle can last an entire holiday season or more. As a matter of fact, the candle I started burning this season is only half gone. This year when I burned it for the first time Ben got home from work and exclaimed, “It smells like Christmas!” It has a pine smell but not overly so. It’s pine and sweet and somewhat musky all on one. When we have people over they always ask me about it and I’ve even give it as a gift several times and people always rave about it.
Price: $22.50 (on sale now for $11.25!)
Eminence Eucalyptus Cleansing Concentrate:
When we were in Pennsylvania in September we had a spa day at an amazing little spa and the absolute best facial I’ve EVER had. I had them use products for my oily skin and when she put this eucalyptus face wash on my face I wanted that moment to last FOREVER AND EVER. It smelled so amazing, like driving through an actual eucalyptus forest which I loved because we had a eucalyptus tree in our front yard growing up. The face wash was so cooling but didn’t make my skin feel tight at all which I hate in a face wash. When we were leaving my aunt surprised us with gift bags that contained the products that our esthetician had used and so I’ve been using it since September and I am HOOKED. This is for sure one of those products that I will buy over and over and over. My skin has never been more clear or looked so healthy.
LUSH Dark Angels Face Cleanser: I’ve been using this cleanser for years. It’s amazing. I know there are many people out there that will tell you that you should only exfoliate once a week but I use this every other day. My very oily skin gets a scaly feel after one day and if I don’t exfoliate often then it makes my foundation look caked on and gross. This is gentle enough to use every day and makes my face baby butt smooth.
I will say that it does not smell that great unless you are a fan of black licorice which, at least to me, is exactly what it smells like. At first it bothered me but now I don’t even really notice it and it is absolutely too good to NOT to use because of the smell.