Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Bath & Body Works Has Your Mother's Day Needs COVERED!!!

Y'all already know I have a thing for Bath & Body Works-from the personal/body fragrances, to the candles and Wallflowers-my obsession is real {one of these days I'm going to have to show you lovelies my stash}. So as a mother, I can tell you on good authority if you are in question as to what to get your mommy dearest for Mother's Day, you really can't go wrong by gifting her with a selection from BBW!

The storefront display of the new Italian inspired fragrances at our local Bath & Body Works store

You know your mom is a VIP, but it never hurts to remind her. Show her how important she really is with the Bath & Body Works Mother's Day VIP Tote, available at your local Bath & Body Works store this May. Packed with summer's most covetable products, the tote is a Bath & Body Works splurge in a bag. The tote features selections from the new Italian-inspired fragrance collection, as well as a luxe bonus: a Body Cream in Bath & Body Works' prestige fragrance, Forever Red.

The tote is an incredible insider value – just $20 for over $100 worth of product--with a $40 purchase. Stock up on summer treats for yourself, then give mom the quintessential Bath & Body Works experience with the ultimate VIP selection. Included in Bath & Body Works' exclusive shimmer linen tote are the following “Very Impressive Products”:

  • Rome Honeysuckle Amore Body Lotion, Shower Gel and Fine Fragrance Mist
  • Venice Dolce Berry Body Lotion
  • Capri Seaside Citrus Body Lotion
  • Sicilian Orange Concentrated Room Spray- a VIP bag exclusive!
  • Forever Red Body Cream
  • Crinkle Mesh Sponge

I got the chance to review the Rome Honeysuckle Amore Fine Fragrance Mist and was immediately taken with the sweet scent of pink honeysuckle {it is one of my all time favorite scents and immediately reminds me summer time in my childhood}. It also features top notes of golden, Italian peach {another one of my all time fave smells}, Blackberry and Green Mandarin; mid notes of White Raspberry and Peony; and dry down notes of  Golden Amber, Soft Sandalwood, and Cypress Wood. Peyton {my 12 year old daughter and fellow BBW fan} favors the Venice Dolce Berry scent {and it smells fantastic on her, not so much on me}-it features top notes of Pink Plumberry, Apple Blossom, and White Iris; mid notes of Venetian Raspberry, Red Apricot, and Frosted Magnolia; and dry down notes of Blackberry Musk, Sandalwood Sugar, and Vanilla Biscotti. It's perfect for any mother {or daughter} that prefers sweet, berry, dessert inspired scents. 

Or perhaps your mother is a fan of one of BBW's classic and most popular scents, Japanese Cherry Blossom. It has top notes of Asian Pear, Fuji Apple and Ume Plumb; mid notes of  Japanese Cherry Blossom, Butterfly Lily, Kyoto Rose, and Mimosa Petals; and dry down notes of Vanilla Rice, Imperial Amber, Silk Musk, Cinnamon Incense, Himalayan Cedarwood and creamy Sandalwood. This fragrance is both floral and powdery-the perfect scent for a mother of any taste and age. If you opt for this feminine floral, here's a great idea for a luxurious at home manicure, using this luscious body lotion. 

From celebrity manicurist and owner of As “U” Wish Nail Spa in Hoboken, NJ, Skyy Hadley, is a recipe to treat yourself and your mom to an at-home Cherry Blossom Hot Cream Manicure:

  • Start by putting a ¼ cup of Cherry Blossom scented lotion into a microwave safe bowl, stir in 1 tsp of almond oil, cover and heat in microwave for 30 seconds
  • Separate the lotion into two sandwich baggies, place one hand in each bag, secure with a rubber band at the wrist and massage lotion into hands for 1 minute
  • Remove the bags, rub in excess lotion and pat dry with a warm hand towel
  • DO NOT WASH HANDS. Washing your hands after this treatment will remove the moisture and can dry out your skin
  • Push cuticles back with a cuticle pusher, file and paint nails as normal

And if none of that floats your mom's boat, you really can't go wrong with Bath and Body Works candles!

I've had as many as 20 3-Wick Candles on hand at once and never let my stash dwindle down to less than 3 unburned candles in reserve {so that doesn't include the 4 I keep around the house to burn}. My current favorites are the Gelato scent {from a separate Italian inspired, home fragrance collection} and Pear. And now at select BBW stores, you can get candles from the preview of the upcoming Lakeside Summer collection...

As if that wasn't enough to get you to Bath & Body Works, they're actually  is having a great gift giving event this weekend, for purchasing all of your Mother’s Day, graduation and summer party needs! Below is some information about this event.

On Saturday, May 4th, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Bath & Body Works invites shoppers to experience the ultimate gift giving event where they can stock up for their spring occasions such as Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, and more. In most stores, with any full size Signature Collection purchase, you will receive a complimentary NEW Beautiful Day Fine Fragrance Mist, wrapped in cellophane bag and tied together with a festive blue gingham ribbon. Featuring notes of sun kissed apple, wild daisy, and fresh pink peony, the Beautiful Day Fine Fragrance Mist is as lovely as the most perfect spring day, and will make any spring occasion extra special.In addition to being able to sample the exciting new Beautiful Day Fine Fragrance Mist, you will also have the opportunity to experience gifting inspiration stations where gift experts will help highlight the perfect scent for every personality – best selling Japanese Cherry Blossom for the classic girl, Beautiful Day for the woman who lives for the fresh outdoors, Bella Italy for the adventurous traveler, and Forever Red for the woman who loves a little luxury.

Customizable gift tags will be available throughout the store so that you can add your own hand-written personal message to any complimentary gift wrapped item. You can even add a bit of flair to any gift with a fun tie-off like the convenient antibacterial pocketbac and clip holder. 

I don't know about you, but I'm planning on heading to BBW this weekend! Let me know if you plan on going too, and what scent you're loving from them {or are interested in trying out}. Leave a comment below and tell me what's on your wishlist. Until next time...


  1. Ooh, I want the entire Capri collection! :)

    1. I couldn't resist! I went to the store this weekend and got the Capri lotion and shower gel! They also have this really cool bronzing shimmery mousse-it sort of crackles and pops when you apply it and leaves a gorgeous shimmer. I may have to go back and add that to my growing collection too! Plus, it smells SO GOOD!


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