Bath & Body Works Christmas Collection Range – December 2022

Introducing the new additions to my Bath & Body Works collection. I love that they do a line specifically for Christmas and when I saw a Youtube video from Leah Janae about the collection at Bath & Body Works, I had to grab a few of the holiday items to try for myself. I’ve always loved any sort of Christmas scents and this range from Bath & Body Works was perfect to try out some classic ones. Let’s take a look at the items I picked up..

Product, Packaging & Texture
– Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Shower Gel 295ml; this gel smells amazing. With notes of white orchids, delicious vanilla & sparkling sugar, this gel lathers into a creamy dream. It is infused with shea butter, vitamin E and vanilla extract to lather into a rich and creamy texture.

– Bath & Body Works Winter Candy Apple Shower Gel 88ml a lovely gel that has sweet candy apple notes and notes of winter rose petals, maple leaf, candied orange & fresh cinnamon. The perfect gel to unwrap Christmas. It is infused with vitamin E and aloe vera, it is also non-drying and gentle on all skin types.

– Bath & Body Works Snowflakes & Cashmere Shower Gel 88ml this stunning shower gel has delicious notes of vanilla cashmere cream, caramel woods and frosted clementine. It is also infused with vitamin E and aloe vera. It lathers in a bubbly creamy texture and is non-drying to the skin, it is so beautiful and the gorgeous scent even lingers on the skin after towel-drying. It is easily one of my faves!

– Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Shower Gel 88ml the vanilla bean noel is a common classic from Bath & Body Works. It has notes of warm caramel, whipped cream, fresh vanilla bean, sugar cookies and snow-kissed musk. It’s also non-drying, and is infused with vitamin E & aloe vera. It builds into a lovely rich bubbly lather on the skin. The scent also lingers after towel-drying skin, too.

– Bath & Body Works Joy to the World Vanilla Snowflakes Gentle Foaming Hand Soap 259ml this foaming hand soap has scented notes of vanilla cream, roasted coconut flakes, and sparkling water with a twist of citrus. It has a formula of well-blended essential oils, shea extract, nourishing vitamin E and aloe vera, for a moisturising luxurious lather which cleanses hands of germs while preserving the skin’s own natural moisture.

– Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Moisturising Body Wash 296ml this body wash has notes of fresh vanilla bean, sugar cookies, warm caramel, whipped cream and snow-kissed musk. It is infused with cocoa butter, shea butter, and vitamin E. It blends into a rich, bubbly, creamy lather, leaving skin feeling refreshed, cleansed and moisturised. With he shower els, this body wash’ scent lingers on the skin long after your shower/pampering.

– Bath & Body Works Winter Candy Apple Moisturising Body Wash 296ml this lovely body wash has delicious notes of sweet red candied apple, maple leaf, candied orange, winter rose petals and subtle hints of fresh cinnamon. It lathers into a creamy, rich and bubbly texture over your skin and leaves skin feeling fresh and smelling amazing. It is infused with vitamin E, shea butter and cocoa butter.

– Bath & Body Works Joy Sugared Snickerdoodle Moisturising Body Wash 296ml this body wash has notes of creamy vanilla, sugared musk, snickerdoodle spice and cookie. It is infused with cocoa butter, shea butter and vitamin E. It is non-drying and leaves skin feeling refreshed, cleansed and smelling delicious for a while after use.

Worldwide Prices & Availability
Bath & Body Works Christmas Holiday Range;
Australia: $15.95 – $36.95 AUD
Available: online and in-store at Bath & Body Works and Ebay.

USA: $7.95 – $17.95 USD
Available: online at Bath & Body Works, Amazon and Ebay.

UK: £8 – £18 GBP
Available: online and in-store at Next, Ebay, American Treats in the UK and Amazon.

My Thoughts & Impressions
– Bath & Body Works Christmas Holiday Range; I love the classic Christmas holiday scents and I think Bath and Body Works really do this well with the products they put out for the season. I think my ultimate favourite is definitely the Snowflakes & Cashmere and the Winter Candy Apple products. I really enjoy the packaging of each item in the collection and I also think they really hit the notes/scents out of the ball park for the Christmas/Holiday theme. Despite having the same or slightly different scents for each season, each year, they always do exciting new packaging on them. What Bath & Body Works products are your faves? Or are you new to trying them? Leave your answer or reply down below by commenting.

Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Range – June 2022

Introducing a hydrating duo from Laneige; this is by far my fave holy grail moisturising cream and the serum is also quickly becoming a go-to as well. A little bit of history; I have loved Laneige for three years now and started off my Laneige discovery journey with their famous Multi Deep-Clean Cleanser, which I really thoroughly enjoy. Of course it was only natural to want to check out their further released products, including their Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic range, the cream moisturiser and serum. I first tried the original moisture cream and absolutely loved it, I have now used it for the last two years. Fast forward to now, Laneige have reformulated their water bank line and it was a must that I checked this new one out, and this time I’m checking out the serum too. Throughout this blog we’re going to go through the moisture cream and take a closer look at their new water bank blue hyaluronic serum, let’s jump into it..

Products, Textures & Formulas
– Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cream Moisturiser 50ml; the blue hyaluronic moisturising cream from Laneige is formulated with squalane for hydration, low-molecular blue hyaluronic acid, which is fermented with clean deep sea algae, beta glucan to help soothe skin and lactobacillus ferment lysate to repair the skin barrier & enhance the elasticity. The texture of the moisturising cream is a soft, fluffy, silky smooth white cream that absorbs extremely well into skin. There is a slight mild fragrance which is really pleasant and kind of fades away a while after application. It comes housed in a solid plastic, smooth, light pastel blue tub with a net weight 50ml of product. It also comes with a solid thick apricot colour spatula for distributing it out of the tub onto your fingers/hand for application. The lid (which you can see below) is a high depth screw with inner layer for tight concealment, it is very sturdy and works well to seal the product tightly for storage. It is to be used in both the AM and the PM after cleansing and toning. Take a closer look below, and check out the cream’s texture..

– Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Serum 50ml; the blue hyaluronic serum is formulated with low-molecular blue hyaluronic acid fermented with clean deep sea algae, peptide to maintain the natural moisture barrier, beta glucan to soothe skin, lactobacillus ferment lysate to repair the skin barrier and improve elasticity, and squalane to lock in hydration. It has a silky smooth viscous texture and absorbs extremely well into skin, almost like it melts into skin. The serum comes housed in a solid plastic, tall & slim 50ml net weight, pump action bottle, and it has a light pastel blue colour with a apricot coloured pump-press action dispenser on top. It twists shut with the pump press coming down to seal it, and there is a light on the other side which goes red when the bottle is empty & you need a replacement. Take a much closer look at the serum & it’s texture below..

Worldwide Prices & Availability
Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Moisturiser Cream 50ml & Serum 50ml;
Australia: $58 – $63 AUD
Available: online & in-store at Sephora AUS and online at Adore Beauty.

USA: $40 – $45 USD
Available: online at Laneige USA and Sephora USA.

UK: £32.50 – £35 GBP
Available: online & in-store at Selfridges, online at Cult Beauty and Look Fantastic.

My Thoughts & Impressions
– Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Moisturiser Cream 50ml; a little background info, I first tried the water bank moisturising cream around two years ago and absolutely loved it, I have used it since and when I recently saw that Laneige were relaunching it with a revised formula, I knew I HAD to try it out. So as soon as it released, I put my order in at Sephora and picked up the moisturiser cream and the serum (the serum is new-to-me). And, let’s just say I am a very happy customer who has now has even more hydrated skin! I’ve been using it for five weeks now and I love it! Let’s go through my fave things about this moisturising cream: I love how long the hydration lasts after even just one application, it really does lock-in the hydration like it says it does. I also love that a little goes a long way and the tub lasts so long. The cream absorbs into the skin so well and without any sticky feeling afterwards, it also smooths the skin instantly. My dry skin loves this cream and I see myself using it forever. Repurchase? 100% yes! I will continue restocking this and using it every season, if you have dry skin (particularly in Winter, like me) then I highly recommend this gorgeous moisturising cream.

– Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Serum 50ml; the water bank serum is a new-to-me serum, it is one I just started trying five weeks ago and I am so impressed with how smooth it makes my skin instantly after application. It makes my skin feel supple, soft and look a little clearer as well. My number one fave things about it, is how hydrated my skin feels with each use and how supple it makes it feel. It has a silky smooth viscous texture, which feels so nice between the tips of your fingers, I always use circular motions to apply both the cream & serum, and it works so well. If you have normal to dry skin that needs extra hydration in winter or during any season, this is a perfect choice. I am extremely impressed with both of these products, I already want to try the exfoliating toner from the same line, so expect that to be included in my next post about this range – which has fast become my go-to in skincare. Repurchase? another big YES! I really love the silky feel of it and how it instantly smooths my skin. I will most definitely be restocking this one as well.

Disclaimer; the two products from Laneige in this post were bought by myself and this post is a non-paid for, non-sponsored post. And as always, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. All photos in this post were taken by myself and are copyrighted, they require permission from myself for any reuse or republishing.