Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale

I popped into Victoria’s Secret the first day of their Semi-Annual Sale which is currently happening right now. The stores in my area usually have a pretty nice selection of sale items so I expected to come away with lots of goodies but I ended up only buying one perfume.

I’m not sure when they came out but apparently Victoria’s Secret had a limited edition coconut themed line of perfumes and body care. If you know me then you know I love all things coconut. If I remember correctly, there were four scents: a patchouli coconut, a mimosa coconut, a warm sugar coconut, and fig coconut scent. The warm sugar coconut smelled nice but generic, like pretty much any sweet vanilla coconut scent I’ve ever smelled before. I’m over musky, heavy scents so I wasn’t attracted to either the patchouli or fig perfumes. My favorite was definitely the mimosa coconut. It’s warm and the coconut is definitely the dominant note but it’s a little clean too.

The Moroccan Coconut Mimosa EDP is normally $68 but it was half off. I tried looking for a smaller travel size of the scent but they were all out. Oh, well, it’s a pretty good deal for a 3.4 fl oz (100 ml) bottle but I’m hoping the price on it drops even more in the next couple of weeks so I can get a price adjustment.

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Collective Haul

Just wanted to share some goodies I’ve purchased over the past few months.

My favorite place to shop for drugstore cosmetics is CVS. Their retail prices are a lot higher than other stores such as Target or Walmart but CVS’ ExtraBucks rewards program makes shopping there worthwhile. I always make a point to shop only when a specific item I’m interested in is on sale with ExtraBucks being offered.

On my two most recent shopping trips I scooped up the newest Physicians Formula bronzers and actually made money back on them. The bronzers were about $15 apiece which is quite pricey for drugstore makeup but the CVS coupon machine was spitting out $5 off coupons, there were $4 off manufacturer’s coupons on each bronzer AND CVS was offering $8 back in ExtraBucks on Physicians Formula purchases. I did two separate tansactions for the bronzers but I paid entirely with ExtraBucks that I earned from a prior Physicians Formula purchase so, all in all, I spent $0 cash and got $8 in ExtraBucks back for each bronzer. Sweet deal. I’ve heard excellent things about the new Butter Bronzer so I’m looking forward to trying it out.

The Wet n Wild nail polishes weren’t as great a deal. I believe they were BOGO with $4 in ExtraBucks back but like the bronzers I was able to pay completely with ExtraBucks, so I didn’t have to spend any actual money on them. The purchase was inspired by aLoveTart on YouTube, who’s worn and raved about the neutral mauve Stay Classy shade on her channel before. The other shade I picked up is Crime of Passion, a red creme.

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New Body Fantasies Body Sprays – Paradise Fantasy & Pink Vanilla Kiss Fantasy

Body Fantasies Paradise Fantasy & Pink Vanilla Kiss

I was making a snack run at Walmart when I decided to take a little detour through the fragrance aisle. I didn’t expect to find anything new. It’s always the same old same old every time I’ve walked through that section for the past year or so but this time several bottles of red liquid caught my eye.

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche SkinScent

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche SkinScent 2013

I subscribe to a ton of YouTubers and whenever anyone does a favorite Spring/Summer fragrance video the one scent that seems to pop up again and again on everyone’s list is the seasonal Estee Lauder perfume Bronze Goddess. People have described it as the beach in a bottle, suntan lotion-y, and coconutty. All very enticing descriptions in my opinion.

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