Bath & Body Haul (Spring 2014)

I had so much fun shopping at my favorite stores for spring bath & body products in the last couple of weeks.  I thought I’d share my finds with you!


L’Occitane – One of my favorite shops for luxury body creams and lotions.

Pivoine Flora Beauty Cream – I was first introduced to this amazing body cream last winter when I received a jar of it in a birthday gift set.  It is divine!  I love the light scent of peonies combined with the super moisturizing formula that is somehow still light as a cloud.  I was happy to have a gift credit from the holidays to stock up on a couple of jars of this favorite of mine.

Almond Hand & Foot Duo – I decided to try out this hand and foot duo as my before bed lotions.  I moisturize my hands and feet every night before bed and thought the formulas of these two seemed a bit lighter and more fitting for the warmer season.  I look forward to trying them out!

✻ Almond Gift Set – I had a coupon to receive this special gift for free with my purchase.  It includes travel-size versions of the Almond Delicious Soap, Almond Delicious Hands, and Almond Shower Oil.


Lush – My go-to shop for excellent bath products.

✻ Bunny Bubble Bar (sold out online) – Too cute to pass up!  Described as a having a “sweet candy smell,” this little bunny will soon hop right into my tub.

Honey Bee Bath Bomb – One of my year-round favorites, this bath bomb smells so delicious thanks to a combination of honey, toffee, and sweet orange oil.

Brightside Bubble Bar – Yay! I was so happy to see this back in stock this year with the spring line.  Same great Lush bubbles (no other bubble bath product I’ve tried has ever come close!) with a citrus blend of Sicilian mandarin, tangerine and bergamot oils that is uplifting and perfect for spring.

Twilight Bath Bomb – Another Lush staple favorite of mine, this lavender and tonka scented beauty creates such a relaxing bath-time vibe.

Golden Egg – This honey-toffee scented two-in-one product is new this year.  It’s a bath bomb combined with a bath melt.  I can’t wait to see how this goes!  I’m hoping the glitter rinses easily from the tub.


Bath & Body Works – I love shopping here for candles, hand soaps, and home fragrance products.  They always have great sales and promotions running!

Gentle Foaming Hand Soap – I took advantage of a special sale and stocked up on five spring and summer scented hand soaps for the house.  BBW recently reformulated their hand soap line and I am excited to try them out!  I picked out Aloha Orchid, Honolulu Sun, Island White Pineapple. and Mango Hibiscus to use in the various bathrooms around the house as well as Market Peach for my office bathroom.  I also bought a cute half sleeve soap holder for our main floor powder room.

Wallflower Fragrance Plugs – I love the seasonal lines of plugs that BBW carries to work with their scented plugins.  I picked up three for a few of the bathrooms in our house to last through spring and summer.

Wallflower Fragrance Refills – There was a special in-store sale on plugin refills the day I was shopping, so I picked up five that should last us until quite awhile, including Honeysuckle, Market Peach, Lavender & Vanilla, Pomelo Grapefruit, and Lemon Mint Leaf.

Scentportable Holder & Refill – I like to keep a scentportable in my car and picked up a cute sea turtle for summer as well as refills in Tiki Beach, Pink Bellini, and Watermelon Lemonade.

Mason Jar Candles – While I still had a few spring candles on hand in my stash at home leftover from last year, I wanted to pick up just a couple additional scents and the mason jar candles were on sale that day.  I settled on Honeysuckle for my office and Lemon Mint Leaf for the kitchen.

PocketBac Holders – While I do prefer the formula of Fortune Cookie Soap’s OCD Hand Sanitizers, I just love the convenience of BBW’s PocketBac holders.  Plus, they are too cute!  I picked up a little lamb for my summer dog-walking bag and a turtle for my beach/pool bag.

PocketBac Sanitizing Hand Gel – I decided on Island White Pineapple and Honolulu Sun to fill my new PocketBac holders.

Market Peach Hardworking Hand & Body Cream – I wanted to try out this lotion since it is in my favorite BBW scent.  I hope it smells as good as the candle!


Fortune Cookie Soap – I love FCS for unique bath & body products, especially their whipped cream, hand sanitizers, and air fresheners.  Not to mention their amazingly awesome quarterly subscription service, the Fortune Cookie Soap Box!

Marshmallow Dreams Cuticle Butter – This amazing cuticle butter was included in the spring soap box this year and I absolutely fell in love with it.  I have just a bit left and wanted to be sure I ordered another before this limited edition scent was gone!  It is described as “lavender sprigs draped over sage and basil, livened with a splash of vodka, and a swirl of sticky sweet marshmallow fluff.”  It smells far less complicated than it sounds, but oh so delicious!  It’s a bit of a more greasy formula, but I find it sinks into the cuticles nicely.  I use this on my toenails and fingernails every night before bed.

Native Nectar Personal Space Air-Freshener – I really love the FCS air fresheners, which I have been fortunate to try in past soap boxes.  I decided to get Native Nectar for our main floor powder room to use this spring and summer.  It has a delightful mild coconut scent.

The following three products were included in my order as gifts from FCS:

Gone Bananas Whipped Cream – The new Mother’s Day Collection features their amazing whipped cream moisturizer in a delightful banana scent: “This delicious fragrance will make you think you’re lying on the beach with a fruity drink full of fresh coconuts and bananas!” It’s not overly fruity, but nice and light which is perfect for the warmer seasons.  I love the rich and creamy formula of the FCS whipped cream year round.

Peace & Quiet Solid Bath Bar – This solid bubble bath has a soothing, fresh scent with a combination of “Fresh Lemongrass, zests of Key Lime, Verbena Leaf, Green Tea, White Ginger, warmed by Vanilla Bean & Golden Amber.”

Domestic Goddess Personal Space Air-Freshener – A  delightfully feminine scent described as “Fluffy white towels, sparkling lime, orange blossom, sweet jasmine, muguet, rose petals & exotic musk.”

** Save $5 off $30 on your first FCS purchase by clicking here **

I share a closer look as well as my thoughts about each product in the coordinating video below:

I wanted to share some of the spring bath & body product joy with you so I decided to host a little giveaway featuring a few of my favorite products.  The Spring Bath & Body Haul Giveaway will run until Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6 PM CT.  The giveaway is open internationally.  All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter.  There will be TWO winners!  Each winner will receive the Market Peach mason jar candle, a lamb PocketBac holder with Honolulu Sun hand sanitizer gel, and the Mr. Bumble Lush gift set pictured below:


You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below (check out this blog post for more information on entering Rafflecopter giveaways).   I’ll announce the  winners on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sometimes Rafflecopter experiences technical difficulties.  If you can’t enter for some reason, try again later and it will probably work.

Have you picked up any new bath & body goodies this spring?  I’d love to know if you care to share!  Happy Spring!


* Post contains affiliate links. This is not a sponsored post. All items were purchased by me with the exception of the three products from FCS that were noted as gifts.  The FCS discount link I provide is a referral link, which means if you make a purchase using that link, I get credit towards future FCS purchases.  All opinions are genuinely my own. *


35 thoughts on “Bath & Body Haul (Spring 2014)”

  1. Hi Jen
    Great Haul. I can’t wait to go to Lush and see the new Easter goodies!
    You are very sweet to be so generous with your giveaway

  2. Great idea for a seasonal change in bath products. I do it for my candles/hair stuff but not bath products. I’m challenging myself to find something new this week! 🙂

  3. Oooh what a fun post! I love the Lemon Mint Leaf scent from Bath & Body Works! I am looking forward to hearing what you think of the new BBW hand soap formula- I’ve been wanting to try it, but I am trying to hold off buying any new until I finish up the open ones we have around the house! 🙂

  4. ooh, jen! i loved your haul! i can’t wait to check out lush after seeing your goodies! (as soon as i’m done my school term! it’ll be like a treat!)

  5. Hi Jen,
    Great haul, I really LOVE BBW too!! You look amazing in this video, your hair and makeup are FABULOUS!! Thanks again for sharing and a chance to win too :0)
    Hugs from Miami, FL.

  6. Great haul. I love peach it’s one of my favorite scents and also eating. I am sure the candle would be awesome. The little lamb is darling and the bee products looks great. Wonderful video I love watching your videos and all of your products.

  7. Hi Jen,
    I got the glitter bath bomb from lush and while it was very fun, oh my what mess!! It took me 3 full days to get my tub back to normal. I finally just had to fill my tub to the top with bleach and let my jets run for about 20 minutes then dry it off with a microfiber towel. The glitter followed me to my bed and sheets and even got onto my hubby:) Haha my kids were questioning Daddy at breakfast the next morning while noticing his sparkly glitter face:)

    Great haul as always thanks for sharing!

  8. Hi Jen! I love your posts. Been watching since I found you on YouTube in January. I do want to say that I bought Bath and Body wallflower plug ins during the holidays for my bathrooms. I was so excited but it is probably the worst purchase I have ever made. On NYE I unplugged one to use the outlet for a flat iron. I came back an hour later and found out it had leaked! I rubbed up against the vanity and saw it burn a hole in the fabric of my dress. Amazed, I wasn’t even sure what happened until I looked down and saw the puddle on the vanity which had disintegrated plastic casings of makeup around it, drastically discolored the vanity, dripped to the tile ruining the finish AND if all that wasnt enough i guess when i had pulled it out of the outlet some of the scent had spashed on the wall disolving the paint in spots. When I went to the store the manager basically said it was my fault for lying it on its side and leaving it unattended without an acknowledgment of the problem. She did offer a refund for that ONE product even though I bought six- $10 compared to the thousands it will cost to replace tile, countertops, paint and not to mention the makeup. I did a google search and found dozens of people expressing anger over similar circumstances they had with this product. It’s highly, highly toxic, please be careful if you decide to use them in your home. I will personally never shop there again.

    1. I am sorry to read about your bad experience. I personally haven’t had an issue but I understand that these things can happen. I hope you find other home scent options that feel safer and more effective to you.

  9. I love love love your hauls!!!
    I dont have a B&BW 🙁 I love those pocketbac holders 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Greatings from Bosnia 🙂 🙂 🙂

  10. Thanks for another great giveaway. I just finished burning my first and only (so far) BBW mason jar candle. I was surprised and pleased that they are just as good as the three-wick candles I usually burn. I want to try the L’Occitane Amande; I could do some serious damage to my bank account at the L’Occitane store that is dangerously close to my house! 🙂

  11. For the spring so far, I’ve changed up my perfumes, got a few new “Spring” nail polishes and I got some 3 wick candles from B&BW. The scents I got were Market Peach, Honeysuckle, Beach Cabana, and Cheers to Capri! They all smell magnificent! When I was online ordering them my boyfriend got me to read every subscription we got it to 8 then wiggled it down to what seemed to smell the best and had 4-5 stars for recommendations. 2 days ago here in MD it was 80• and yesterday it snowed! Love you Jen!

  12. Thank you for sharing your finds! I love trying some of the items you buzz about. I’m waiting for my Pivoine Bouquet set to arrive, that will be my new Spring/Summer scent. Hope you are having a great day!

  13. I always love to watch your hauls, especially those seasonal ones!
    I love love love the almond range from l’Occitane, and I hope that you’ll do as well! The shower oil is a must have for me, especially when it’s chilly outside!
    Style playground

  14. I hope this isn’t too personal of a question but I read an article about women getting thrush/yeast infections from Lush bath bombs due to the high sugar content for bacteria to feed on. Have you or any other readers had any experience of this? I’m not really a bath person but I used to enjoy using the occasional Lush product as a treat and now I’m a bit wary!

    1. I’ve never ever had a problem with this either and have been using Lush bath bombs frequently and for a long long time 🙂

  15. JEN!! stop buying new plug ins! as a past BBW associate they all come with a LIFETIME guarantee. They do have a safety switch that will shut them off if they over heat, we dont wanna burn down your house haha, so they will stop working at some point. All you need to do is bring them in, no receipt needed and pick out your new ones! no need to purchase!

  16. I’m a few days behind in catching up with my Jen videos 🙂 LOVED this haul!!
    I love Lush and always enjoy seeing which products you are purchasing from there! I’m going today to purchase my Easter Lush products!
    I also got some great ideas from you for Bath and Body Works!
    Thanks so much Jen! Your hauls always give me great ideas!! And thank you so much for being so generous with the giveaways too!

  17. Hey Jen.

    The almond delicious hand cream smells like almonds. The one you bought, the almond soothing hand cream is almond FLOWER scented.

    I just splurged and got the peony cream as I love peonies too! And the almond shower oil…which smells like the sweet almond nuts.

    Keep making your cute videos.

  18. Jen, your videos and blog posts are so enjoyable. I first learned about you through your planner videos. I’m on a severe budget, so I appreciate your taking the time to explain and review products, which is helpful in separating worthwhile purchases from the duds. My husband keeps asking what he can get me for my birthday; you’ve inspired me to ask for a BBW gift card so that I can have an excuse to go to the mall and to enjoy a little pampering from my own little haul. 🙂

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