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October 17, 2011

Mont Blanc Cake~

Posted by snowbunnytales at 5:47 PM 0 comments

Mont Blanc is a chestnuts cream cake. LOVE! It's one of my all time favourite dessert. I first had it when I went to Japan. It seems it's quite popular in Japan and they sure do make em yummy~ I think it's perfect for fall. I'm really craving for some right now, but I haven't seen any in SF. Maybe I'll have to find a recipe and try to make it ;) Oh Mont Blanc...how I miss you right now!
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image from welshjapanotaku

October 15, 2011

Candle Obsessed!

Posted by snowbunnytales at 7:59 PM 0 comments
I'm going to do mini quick thoughts on the candles I got from Slatkin & Co. I'm a horrible scent describer though~ So I don't know if my thoughts on them will help that much. But I try :)


This post will be on going, because I haven't burned enough of some candles yet. I have definitely been loving the 3mini candles for $5 tho. I get to try more scents and if I love it I can go back and get the 14.5 oz :) Everybody's nose is different. What I like you might not. What you like I might not. I usually like warm bakery scents. Scents that makes me feel warm and cozy, therefore most of the scents I get are usually from the fall/winter collections. I do try and like some of the spring/summer scents tho :)


I haven't experiences any bad 3 wicked candles yet and knock on wood, hopefully I'll never have to, but if you do run into that problem, don't hesitate to take it back. I discovered that bbw has a great return/exchange policy. All the candles I've tried so far burned clean to the bottom :)



So here are my thoughts!

Winter Garland - This is my go to christmas scent. It smells like a christmas wreath or tree with a hint of berry. The throw is pretty strong and not over powering. love it.

Caramel Apple - Sweet apple and caramel scent. I think they got it pretty much right. I smells kind of like when I stirring together apples and brown sugar together on the stove. yum! I'm ok with this scent. I probably won't be purchasing a full size product.

Leaves - Sweet cinnamony apple spicy fall scent. I doesn't smell like leaves on the ground though. the throw is quite strong on this one, but I love it anyways~

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts - This one smells almost like horchata to me. I haven't had horchata in awhile, but it definitely reminded me of that. It's a sweet vanillay cinnamon scent. The scent throw is on the lighter side, but sometimes that nice too. I enjoyed this scent.

Lavender Macaroon - Warm vanilla bakery plus a relaxing lavender scent. I love the cold throw, but it gives me a really bad headache when I light it up. I couldn't even finish burning a mini :( so sad

Apple Crumble - I did not like the cold throw of this one, but I picked  it up anyways and to my surprise. I liked it. This one kind of reminded me of leaves, but less strong and less spices. It does smell more like green apple too I think, so maybe thats why it's not as sweet to me. It smells like a fall scent, but I'm not sure if it actually smells like the dessert.

Hot Chocolate - I didn't like the cold throw of this one either. Although all the sales rep said it smells exactly like a cup of hot chocolate, I disagree. When I lit it though, it smells so much better~ It smells like instant hot chocolate mix from the market, which I thought was pretty good, better than any other chocolate scents I've tried.

Dark Chocolate Mint - This one compared to the Hot Chocolate one WINS. It smells like chocolate frosting to me~yum. I only got the mini and the throw wasn't as strong, but I'm thinking a full size one will be stronger. I like this one. It's more Chocolate than mint, which I'm happy happy.

Mint Chocolate - When I got this, I think I got for the color than the scent. It was only ok to me, because sometimes it hurt my throat when burning it. The cold throw was very similar to the real thing. It's when burning that the scent changes a bit. Plus no one ever complimented on this scent. Everyone said it smells weird. 

Cranberry Woods - Very strong warm woodsy, but very berry scent. I like it, a little strong though. I can't burn it too long, because it ends up giving me headaches sometimes.

Frosted Cupcake - Vanilla Frosting scent! I like this one too~ except sometimes the scent of the burning wick overpowers the scent of the candle, which is not cool :(  It's not that strong of a scent, but you can still really smell it in a large room.

Homemade Cookies - This has a very similar scent to Frosted Cupcake, but has a warmer feel to it. The sweet in it is not as sharp. But this also has that overpowering wick burning scent I think.

Hot Buttered Rum - Very sweet caramel rum scent. Has a pretty strong throw. It ended up being a little too sweet for me and hurt my throat too, so didn't enjoy it that much.

Winter - It's like a cold breeze, but a warm comfy feeling at the same time. trees, spice, wood and maybe some vanilla? I like it. I think they are many similar scents out the on the market, but out of the many I've tried, this one is the best. 

Spiced Madeleine - Smells sweet, spicy, warm, vanillay. The cold throw is ok. I hate it when it's burning tho. It's a mixture of al ot of scents and I can't stand it. It smells like a yankee candle store, which I hate.

Cranberry Peach Bellini - Sweet, fresh, tangy berries. I like it. It could be a year round scent. The throw is pretty good, not too light, not too strong. I think its a good mixture of pears and cranberry? because it I had to pin point a fruit scent, I think I might have said some kind of punch.

Salty Caramel - smells exactly like a bucket of caramel popcorn~ smells so good I want to eat it, but I kind of don't want my room smelling like it.

Gingerbread

Caribbean Escape

Pomegranate Lemonade

Pumpkin Caramel Latte - I don't really smell pumpkin in this. AllI smell is sweet caramel and maybe vanilla with a splash of spice.

Winter Cabin

Spiced Apple Toddy

Marshmellow Peppermint - The cold Throw smelled like sweet minty toothpaste or play doe to me. I didn't like the cold throw, but when burning, it smelled kinda nice, something sweet and sugary with barely there mint scent.

Cranberry Cider

Candied Sugar Plum - Smells like a candy I ate as a child, but I can't figure out which one. I do like this one though. I think you might have to go sniff it.

Winter Wonderland

Autumn - Smells like Winter Garland without the berries. This one is very light, but I like it. Smells like fall air and pine trees to me

S'mores - Does not smell like S'mores to me. But it's sweet, warm, a bit musky, and you can smell a bakery element. I enjoyed burning it. the throw was pretty strong.









October 10, 2011

Twisted Peppermint! Apple Wreath!

Posted by snowbunnytales at 6:15 PM 0 comments


Are you a fan of Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint? I am~ I like it a a lot. It smells like candy canes~ Plus i love the little cool tingly the peppermint gives after a warm shower~

I went into the store today and I see that all the holiday scents are out, but Twisted Peppermint was no where to be seen! They told me that this scent is only going to be available during the first week of December only~ Not cool! >< So I just went ahead and ordered online because it was the last day for buy three get three free. I had a $10 off coupon and that kinda covered the shipping cost. BBW always has some kind of offer going on, so don't forget to check! It would've been an awesome deal if shipping was free > <

I'll let you know if this info changes. And they do carry the lip gloss and hand sanitizers in stores. just not the body care items yet.





oh! and..
Has any one tried Apple Wreath?? I LOOOOVE this scent. I bought a bottle last year and its the perfect holiday scent for me. It smells like apples and christmas tree! yay! so nice~ 

I really recommend going to take a sniff. Our noses are different so you might disagree, but you never know~ sniff sniff! you might have to look a bit, some stores didn't have it in my area, but they did have the hand sanitizer, which I think is new this year? It did smell a bit different from the hand soap. The scent was a lot lighter and more alcoholy?



I don't think they promoted that much last year. I always saw this  in a bottom corner with Winter Cranberry ( which is also nice) and think a something Ginger??? (I could be totally wrong on this last one. I don't think they brought it back this year) But I am happy they brought Apple Wreath back! I just got a bottle for myself and a bottle for mi mama~ and some other scents too :)

has any one tried these? what are your thought?
see ya!
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images from bathandbodyworks

September favourites~

Posted by snowbunnytales at 4:25 PM 0 comments

I've been loving dry shampoo! I used to wash my hair everyday and I knew it was bad for my hair, but i just felt kinda dirty so I washed it everyday. When I got back to sf this time, the weather was cooler, so I decided that I was going to try out dry shampoo. I bought Batiste and I like it a lot. I don't know how it will compare to other dry shampoos, but this one keeps the oils away and give my hair some volume. Its almost easier to style into the messy hair look I love. So now I wash my hair every other day and I'm not so much bothered by it. The white powder doesn't bother me at all, because once you rub i in and comb it out. it pretty much disappears :)

My pocketBac hand sanitizer. I love a lot of the bath and body ones, but I've been using a few bottles of this scent through the year(yes I stocked up~). It's Dasher's Apple Mint~ I really hope they will come back out with this reindeer collection. I love all of them except the pink one. I think it was vixen. 


Sana New Born Styling W Brow in Natural Brown - I've never used an eyebrow mascara until this one. There are tons of other brands on the market too. I love that the lighter color of the mascara coats my dark brows and make them look lighter, but still natural at the same time. I haven't used too much of the pencil side. I feel that if I use them together it looks a bit too light. So I pair it with another brow powder I have. I got mine at sasa in singapore, but I've seen them in Nijiya markets here.





K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner 1 day tattoo - Does it last an entire day? On my eyes...not really, but for the most part yes. Every now and then my eyes gets a bit watery, so sometimes the tail of my liner disappears, but I don't really mind it. It doesn't happen very often and for the most part it stays dark and stays put. I'll just fill it back in. it has a really nice fine tip and it easy to control. I bought mine from a Ichibankan. It's like Daiso, but they carry some cosmetics and hair care/ skincare stuff too.  This one is the Limited pink packaging version. It comes with a cd. The original one is black. 

You can always find these japanese products I buy from sites like imomokosasa, or prettyandcute




(light swatches of brow liner, K-palette liner)



Then lastly...I've been searching for a goooood hand cream, my hands are suffering from probably over washing them and the cold weather. I picked up Body Shop's Almond Oil Intensive Hand Rescue. It's a thick cream a lot thicker than the tube version. This one is good. It's not the best, but I'm enjoying it and it has helped my hands alot. I've also been slathering on a bunch then I stuff my hands inside some plastic disposable gloves for 20 mins. My hand are so soft and moisturized after.

Did anyone find any new and exciting?
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October 5, 2011

Eco-Emi~

Posted by snowbunnytales at 12:05 PM 0 comments

I've been waiting for eco-emi to open up for subscriptions again and they are open NOW! I'm excited and I just finished subscribing. If you're interested hurry on over~I'm not sure when She'll be closing subs again. I think it's open internationally too, but instead of $15/month, it's $30.


I first heard about eco-emi when they first launched, but I was hesitant to sub right away because I wasn't sure what kinds of products would be offered. I waited to see~then when I decided to sub...they closed it! but its all good~ I'm in now hahaa~


Eco-emi is similar to Birchbox, but only focuses on eco-friendly products. I love that idea! Each month 5 sample size products(sometimes full?) will be sent to you for $15. 


here are some examples of past month boxes~!


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images from ecoemi.com
 

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