On a quick trip to the Dollar Tree today I saw the seasonal wall was now starting to get some fall-themed products added.  Here are a few photos from the small section I saw.

Bath and Body Works New Cocktail Collection Body Care.

The first time I saw this collection it was for sale on the secondary market and I knew immediately that it was in packaging that I have never seen before so it must be new.  I wasn't sure what the name of the collection was, but by the motifs chosen for each scent, my guess of cocktails was correct.  Getting the items sent to me via US Mail got a few of the scents in my hands quicker than with ordering them from Bath and Body Works as they began adding them to the online site two weeks later.  I am still waiting for the arrival of my Fine Fragrance Mist order of some of these and the Tutti-Fruity scents.  

Bath and Body Works delivery times have been improving over what they have been during the shut-down, but they aren't quite what they once were, yet.  It is hard to be excited and then to wait...I know.

Last week they added two forms of the Watermelon Lemonade scent online and that and the Lemon Drop Martini are the last two fragrance mists I will need to complete this collection. I can't quite figure out the situation with the Lemon Drop Martini though...as far as its availability.  We are seeing some store photos that show they are putting this collection out in stores...yet not the complete collection of forms at once and only the body lotion in the lemon scent. And only the shower gel in the Watermelon Lemonade. They are also priced at 75% off while those of us online shoppers are forced to pay 50% off pricing.

I currently have the Rose Champagne, Lemon Drop Martini, and the Fresh Coconut Colada...all scents we have had before.

I can't really pick a favorite out of these so far because they all are delicious and welcoming to me in there own way. 

While I am not a big fan of coconut, this Fresh Coconut Colada is truly summer in a bottle and I find myself reaching for it daily. I am hoping the fine fragrance mist is as strong.

Tonight I put the Rose Champagne on and the dry down scent on me is bright and citrusy with a hint of floral but not perfumy floral...much different than it was when sniffed from the bottle. 

All too often I may smell a scent from the bottle and pass without trying it on my skin, making me miss out on some good fragrances. I am glad I grabbed these and have been taking the time to get to know how the scent reacts to me. So far, so good.

The Lemon Drop Martini was familiar to me and delicious that I spent some time going through my inventory of scents trying to figure out which scent it reminded me of.  My friend on Instagram @offhandbathandbody helped with that today and its match is Capri Coastal Citrus! 

I never felt it was even close to the Holiday Scent Bright Lemon Snowdrop.  They are two different fragrances for sure...to me. And isn't that funny how you can have so many fragrances with notes that are close to each other yet our perceptions of them vary?  

We know that Bath and Body Works re-use many scents under different collections with different names so it comes as no surprise when we come across a dupe.  

This packaging on this collection is great, nothing too fancy, yet nothing so bland that you would pass it up.  A summertime collection with black caps on the lotion bottles. So far, the body lotion was seen only in stores that are open, and not yet online.  Which makes me wonder...did this collection test out somewhere?  Test with a body lotion and shower gel alone?  Are there production issues with a few scents and forms that we may not have everything from all of the scents?  Like, what is the scoop on it? 

The Mother's Day Bold Blooms Body Care Collection had an extra scent, Blooming Garden, that didn't get included when it launched...yet wasn't seen out anywhere until SAS.  I found that scent on the secondary market also a few weeks before it launched online and knew it was once part of that collection.

Which got me thinking tonight...about upcoming fragrances that were planned to test...and now with so many precautions placed on shopping practices...will we see that happen in these upcoming months? 

This time of year, select stores normally have "surveys" out for body care for holiday fragrances.  Is the survey process now a thing of the past?  Will they launch test fragrances for the holidays?

Will we see Fall test candles out in stores in the next month?  Or will they just launch all that they had planned without a test? 

I was told that this year was planned out (pre-closure) to be bigger than last year.  I am hoping that the stores and shoppers can find balance once more with shopping safely without too much loss of those things we die-hard shoppers love about this brand.

Only time will tell I suppose.

When my online fine fragrance mist order arrives I will share more thoughts on this collection with the Peach Sangria scent too. As we wait for my Watermelon Lemonade scent to get here.


Cocktails Body Care Collection
Available in Body Lotion, Body Cream, Shower Gel, and Fine Fragrance Mist.
Scents Include:
Rose Champagne - A raise-your-glass blend of sparkling rosé, citrus splash, and apple blossom
Sparkling Peach Sangria - A fruity refresher of sliced peach, white wine, and orange peel
Fresh Coconut Colada - A refreshing cocktail of coconut milk, vanilla rum, and pink hibiscus
Lemon Drop Martini - lemon zest, sugarcane, and sweet cream
Watermelon Lemonade - watermelon ice, sparkling water, sugared lemon

When our area finally moved into the yellow phase of quarantine a few weeks ago I wondered just what that would mean for area businesses around here...especially our mall.  Month after month of everyone staying indoors except for food shopping had turned my little town into a ghost town of sorts.  No one was outside.  Not for a walk, not in their yard. Not on the roads in the early morning hours.  Nothing.  For months.  We were under curfew from 8 pm until 6 am but you would expect to see...or hear something.

Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:54

Nature | Baby Robins In A Birds Nest

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Robins in a nest in my Colorado Blue Spruce tree today.

Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:29

Nature | Blue Iris In A Garden

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Blue Iris flowers in the garden today.

I have always wanted to buy a Bee Skep for decorating the inside of my home and my garden but if you are like me and have searched for them too you would see just how expensive they are, how hard they are to find, and how quickly they sell out when found.
Luckily, I saw a creative way to make a Bee Hive while saving a ton of money.  After trying it for myself I just had to share the "How To" of this project for other DIY Crafters.
I am reposting this posting of mine from April of last year as it is the perfect time to find these supplies in your Dollar Tree Stores to make this bee skeep for yourself.  You can use various sizes of flower pots to layer in this adorable look everywhere in your home decor. 

Bath and Body Works New Summer-time Fruit Body Care Collection could be coming out, I am hearing, as a Semi-Annual Sale Collection.  How this sale is going to work this year with all that is going on currently with closed stores re-opening and safety protocols currently testing in stores that have opened is not yet known to me, so I imagine we will be seeing these online, if not in stores.

Bath and Body Works New American Summer Signature Body Care Collection has launched online and I was fortunate to grab three out of the five fragrances to try and review now before the online orders ship.

Tonight, I am reviewing the beautiful, Coastal Hydrangeas Body Cream.

And on the first sniff, I'm ordered more!

Bath and Body Works New American Summer Signature Body Care Collection has launched online and I was fortunate to grab three out of the five fragrances to try and review now before the online orders ship. Today I will talk about the Beachfront Blanket fragrance.

Bath and Body Works New American Summer Signature Body Care Collection has launched online and I was fortunate to grab three out of the five fragrances to try and review now before the online orders ship. I will start with what I think will be a fan favorite scent, Boardwalk Taffy.

And on the first sniff, I'm ordering more!

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