Friday, 27 December 2013

Bath and Body Works PocketBacs.


  I'm a big fan of antibacterial hand washes but I found that I wasn't a huge fan of the 'normal' smells like lemon and aloe vera. When my grandma was in hospital last year we used to have to use antibac a lot and now the normal ones remind me of that!

The solution I have found is Bath and Body Works Pocketbacs.
 The website does not have all of the flavours I have, I think that is because most of mine are seasonal. These Pocketbacs can be tricky to get hold of in the UK and when buying them the postage usually costs too much for me to justify buying them. However, luckily for me my Dad went to Chicago just before Christmas and picked me up 5 of $5 which is amazing value! I also already owned 3 which I will also review here.

Here are all of them together, I hope it shows the size of them. They're fairly small and contain 29ml of liquid.

From L-R Twisted Peppermint, Merry Cherry Love, Fresh Picked Strawberries and Ocean Sunset.

From L-R Midnight Pomegranate, Candy Cane Bliss, Pear Berry Cuddles and Sugar Plum Dream.

 Ocean Sunset.
To me this smells like a fruit cocktail, it's quite citrusy and light and actually has a hint of aftershave!

 Sugar Plum Dream.
This smells sugary sweet with a hint of berries, to me it doesn't smell much like plum, more like blackberries but it is delicious!

 Twisted Peppermint.
This (obviously) smells like mint, but it also has a sugary edge and a slight hint of vanilla. It smells like fox's clear mints to me!

 Pear Berry Cuddles.
I love this especially because of the owls! This has a really strong smell of pears and smells soapy, I think it has a floral edge too. It doesn't smell anything like antibac which I love.

 Candy Cane Bliss.
This is super minty, it smells really gorgeous and I'm not a massive mint fan.

 Freshly Picked Strawberries.
As expected this smells exactly like strawberries, it reminds me of strawberry jam and is the nearest in scent to the real thing!

 Merry Cherry Love.
This is a really hard scent to place, it does smell like cherries but it also has a hint of earthy smell, its what I would imagine sitting under a cherry tree in summer would smell like. Although I haven't made it sound the best it really is lovely.

Midnight pomegranate.
This is quite deep and musky with a fruity smell, it suits the name midnight well, it's the kind of scent you would wear if you were off to a late night event.

All of their Pocketbacs contain these blue beads, they disappear and don't leave any colour, I think it makes them feel like they're more cleansing! 

All of these also contain Tahitian palm milk which is softening to the hands. I find my hands are usually very dry and these don't dry them out at all which I love.

Do you like to use Pocketbacs?

Christmas Haul!


    Well Christmas is nearly over for another year (Booo!) There is a new year ahead which I am hoping will bring me lots of fun new things! For Christmas this year I was really spoilt with gifts, unfortunately being unemployed means I don't have as much money for nice things as I used to!But my family were lovely and bought my some fabulous things!

Makeup/nail accessories. I will be blogging separately about each item but as you can see I am now the happy owner of 5 new Models Own nail polishes, Models Own gold nail beads, Models Own top coat, Revlon Balm Stain, Kat Von D liquid eyeliner, Smashbox concealer and a Barry M nail art pen. 

Some new tissues! I love having cute packs of tissues and I love owls too so these were perfect!

I have been looking for a new pair of boots for ages, I only had fluffy boots and converse. So these are the perfect blend of the two! I also have very small feet, between a size 2 and 3 so its difficult to find shoes that fit. Plus they have a cute tartan pattern inside, they are from TU. I also got some owl boot slippers from Accessorize.

These are so cute! The one on the left is stationary which has owls and foxes printed on it, I really need to do lists so this will be very helpful! The box on the right has a purse and a luggage tag in the same of print, I have needed a smaller purse for ages so I'm happy I got one. The front package has 3 lip balms in cute tins! I will do a review of each one at a later date but the flavours are Berry, Raspberry and Passion Fruit, yummy!

I love Lemony Snickets writing style, A Series Of Unfortunate Events is one of my favourite series of books, therefore I really wanted to get my mitts on his newer books! I also got 'The Worlds End' on DVD. I have been waiting for this film to come out on DVD as when I went to ComicCon in the summer everyone was raving about it!

I love baking and haven't made anything for a while so I will be baking up a storm soon! The top left package has some baking presentation bags. I love pastel things and this Breville hand mixer is super cute, they describe the colour as 'Strawberry Cream' which is too sweet. The pastel utensils really go with my other baking equipment, nearly all my baking things are pastel shades, I may blog about them at some point! My name is Olivia and although my friends call me Liv my family call me Lily so my sister said she couldn't walk past this little coaster without buying it. Its ceramic so I will have to be careful not to drop it.

My surname is Hendrick and I am a big gin fan (I loved it before it was cool!) so this little minature is adorable and makes me feel like Alice in Wonderland! I also have very tiny hands so we were joking that its the right size for me. On the continuing woodland theme I also got an owl ornament which I think is from Marks and Spencers and adorable fox socks.

Some fancy chocolate from Marks and Spencers, I always crave chocolate at Christmas! I also got some sparkly hair ties from George at Asda. The other 2 gifts I was really excited about and will be doing seperate reviews for! My dad recently went on a shopping trip to Chicago so I knew that I had to send him to Bath and Body Works to pick up some PocketBacs for me. These are the cutest things and they smell wonderful, I will save the flavours for another post. I also got a Peach Bellini smelling candle from Bath and Body works which smells amazing, I cant wait to try it.

2 new pairs of jammies, I think they're both from George at Asda. I love sugar skulls sooo much so these were especially awesome, I also got a onesie for fun, I'm wearing it now and its so comfy and cosy!

This was my main present and the one I'm the most happy about! It's Honey by Marc Jacobs. I already own Dot which I bought on sale last Christmas, I didn't think anyone would buy it for me and had resigned myself to not being able to buy it until I have a job.I will review both Marc Jacobs perfumes, but I can say that to me it smells fresh and slightly citrusy, it mellows out slightly and smells beautiful.

I hope you enjoyed my haul post. I apologize if the picture quality isn't overly amazing, I only have a phone to use at the moment, although the camera is pretty good.

What did you get for Christmas this year?


Welcome to my blog.

hello ^_^ Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I'm fairly new to blogging so please be gentle until I find my feet. :) A little about me.....My name is Liv (Olivia) and I live in a quiet little village in the SE of England. Currently looking for work so have plenty of time to post in my blog! Even though the internet is over saturated with blogs I thought I would give it a try and see if it's something I would enjoy. My posts will mostly revolve around nail varnish, makeup, vintage hair tutorials and lots of reviews! I also have a sugar skull makeup tutorial that I am excited to share!I will also be chucking in some baking posts/lifestyle things, any recipes you would like to see just let me know. I am also a spoken word poet and have a soundcloud link, if you like what you hear there then please feel free to leave me comments, they're always welcome, as is constructive criticism! Well...I think thats me done for this post. I look forward to seeing you around my blog soon. Liv.