Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bath & Body Works NEW & Improved Shower Gel

Bath & Body Works NEW Shower Gel

I received the New Shea Enriched Shower Gel in the 2012 Latina VoxBox that was sent to me by Influenster ( earlier in August. I loved the product so much that I went out and bought a full sized bottle (original scent sent was Paris Amour, but bought the full size in Pink Chiffon (one of my favorite scents).  The product was complimentary to test and review.  The product information/review page on the Influenster website states the following about the Shea Enriched Shower Gel:   NEW & Improved! Shower Gel NOW WITH SHEA! Bath & Body Works exclusive formula is now enriched with Shea Butter, making it the richest, bubbliest lather that gives you softer, cleaner skin.Moisturizing Aloe Vera and skin-loving Vitamin E combine for lather that bursts with fragrance!F Exclusively at Bath & Body Works.

This is the product description for the Pink Chiffon Shea Enriched Shower Gel from the Bath and Body Works website: 
Our exclusive formula is now enriched with Shea Butter for softer, cleaner skin in our bubbliest lather ever! Moisturizing Aloe Vera and skin-loving Vitamin E combine with our original Pink Chiffon scent, an ultra-feminine blend of sparkling red pear, vanilla orchid and whipped chiffon musk for lather that bursts with fragrance.

  • Our super moisturizing shower gel, now enriched with Shea Butter for lather that bursts with fragrance
  • Top Notes: Mandarin, Sparkling Red Pear, Peach Nectar, Wild Berries
  • Mid Notes : Tiare Flower, Jasmine Petals, Water Lily, Apple Blossom

To use the shower gel, all you have to do is pour a button-sized drop on a mesh sponge, for the bubbliest lather. Rinse clean.
The Shea Enriched Shower Gel that was included in the Latina VoxBox was the 3oz bottle.  They also have a Full Sized 10oz bottle.  I appreciate the fact that it comes in travel size because it is easy to pack and go.   

Ok, enough of all of the formal descriptions.  I just want to let it be known that I am a Bath and Body Works Junkie!  I'm addicted to the place.  I love their body care and their home fragrance selections.  So, you can only imagine the joy and excitement that I felt when I opened up the Latina VoxBox for the first time!  I was elated!  I have used the old version of the shower gel, so I was able to make a comparison between the old and the new Shea Enriched version.  Let me tell you, the new one was much more bubbly, and the lather was awesome!  This new version literally makes me want to hop in the shower even when I really don't feel like it.  You don't have to use very much either to get that clean feeling.  It only takes about the size of a quarter.  Not only does it do a wonderful job of cleansing, it smells fantastic!  The scent fills the bathroom up for long after I'm finished showering.  This Shea Enriched shower gel does not leave a film or residue on your skin once you are out of the shower and dry!  The shower gel leaves your skin silky, smooth and soft!  I can't say enough great things about this product.  I just want to thank Bath and Body Works and Influenster for giving me the chance to review such a great product from a company that I already LOVE!  The pricing for this product is perfect especially since you can really get a lot of bang for your buck with coupons, receipt surveys for $10 off of $30 purchase and all of the ongoing sales.  I definitely recommend this new Shea Enriched Shower Gel to my family and friends.  I recommend all of the products at Bath and Body Works!   

One last note, you can find Bath & Body Works products at a registered retail store near you or on their website at!  Suggested retail price of the new Shea Enriched Shower Gel: $11.00 (Full Size, 10oz.), $5.00 (Mini Shower Gel, 3oz.)  Let me tell you how to get more for your money.  Bath and Body Works has an ongoing sale on the Signature Collection line, and that sale is B3G2 or B2G1.  So, if you want to get the full ritual which consists of the Body Lotion ($11), Shea Enriched Shower Gel ($11) and the Fine Fragrance Mist ($14), then you can get two more items (of equal or lesser value) for free!  Also, they have an ongoing sale on the mini sized signature items.  This ongoing sale is 3 for $10.  So, you can get more bang for your buck by purchasing 3 for $10.  One last side note, you can mix and match any of the Signature Collection scents.  Don't forget to use your $10 off $30 survey coupons that come on the bottom part of the receipts, and the other coupons that they hand out in store or the ones they mail to your home! 

Just to show how much of a Bath & Body Works fan I am!  This is only from the Summer '12 SAS!

VEET Wax Strips

VEET Wax Strips

I received the VEET® Ready-to-Use Wax Strips for Legs & Body in the 2012 Latina VoxBox that was sent to me by Influenster ( earlier in August.  The product was complimentary to test and review.  The product information/review page on the Influenster website states the following about the wax strips:   The strips are specially formulated to remove hair on legs, underarms and bikini area from closer to the root than shaving for smoothness that lasts up to 4 weeks. 

This is the product description from the Veet website:  VEET® introduces wax strips with HairCoating Technology for perfect results that last. VEET® has specially formulated these wax strips to act like a liquid during application, coating different lengths of hair, even those as short as 2mm. When you remove the strip, the wax locks the hair – for effective hair removal. Suitable for use on your legs, underarm and bikini area. VEET® can give you perfectly smooth skin for weeks longer than shaving.

The wax strips are really easy use and there is virtually no preparation time. You just have to have the time to warm the wax by rubbing it in between both hands (kinda like in the original Karate Kid when Mr. Miyagi rubs his hands together when preparing to heal Daniels leg at the final tournament...ok, I'm dating myself now) and the time to apply it. 

Steps involved in using properly:
1.)  You just have to warm the wax by rubbing it between your hands for about 5 seconds
2.)  Peal the two sides of the strip apart in preparation to apply to area
3.)  Apply to the legs, underarms or bikini area in the direction of hair growth. 
4.)  You then pull if off in one fast motion. 
5.)  After waxing, remove any excess wax with the Perfect Finish Wipe that is provided. 

The package includes 40 full size wax strips and 6 finishing wipes.

I personally found these wax strips to be very effective.  My skin can be sensitive, but they did not irritate my skin enough to keep me from using again.  There was some redness, but it went away quickly.  I would suggest that if you have super sensitive skin, then you may want to test it on a small area of your skin first.  They are so super easy to use and do not take up a lot of your time.  The packaging was easy to handle.  Pricing is right on with what I think a in-home wax product of this caliber should cost.  I definitely will recommend to my family and friends.  

You can buy VEET® Ready-to-Use Wax Strips for Legs & Body at Walgreens, Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart!  For a full list of products, visit suggested retail price is $9.99.