Beauty, Food, Haul

Drugstore Haul

When I go to Walgreens to pick up a prescription and my friend asks me to check for something in the cosmetics section… 

It was supposed to be an in-and-out trip!!!
However, I was in need of new concealer and I found the new Wet n Wild Photofocus Setting Spray for only $4.99. Can’t beat that!

(The Maybelline Master Prime Blur + Redness Control was $9.49 and the L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Concealer in warm Light/Medium was $10.49.)

LUSH Bath Bomb Review | I Think It's Ashley
Beauty, Haul, Review

Christmas LUSH Bath Bomb Haul!

I’ve never been a big bath fan.

They’re hot. They hurt my neck. They leave the bathtub all sudsy and your fingers all prune-y.

It wasn’t until I didn’t have a bath anymore that I really started missing being able to take one. I endured 4 years away at college without being able to pamper myself in the tub. But now, just after college graduation, I finally have a tub again. And, boy, have I mastered the art of taking a bath.

I’ve found that perfect warm-but-not-scalding-hot temperature, learned to keep the door open while filling up the bathtub so that the bathroom doesn’t get overwhelmingly steamy, and have been using LUSH bath bombs–the perfect mix of light, delicious fragrances and beautiful H2O colors.

LUSH Bath Bomb Haul | I Think It's Ashley

For Christmas, I got 3 LUSH Bath Bombs. I’m fairly new to their products–I’ve used a couple of their bath bombs (Pink and Butterball), love their stick fragrances, and keep my Mint Julips Lip Sugar Scrub in my makeup bag at all times. I’ve loved the bath bombs in the past, so I was really excited to try out three new ones: Golden Wonder, Lord Of Misrule, and The Experimenter.

LUSH Bath Bomb Review | I Think It's Ashley

From Left to Right: Golden Wonder, Lord Of Misrule, The Experimenter

I’ve only had a chance to try out The Experimenter, but I will make sure to do a review on all 3!

Hope you all had a great holiday season and Happy 2016! Thanks for being awesome readers!


Food, Review

First Graze Box! (& How You Can Try it Free!)

Snack subscription boxes are like beauty subscription boxes’ less popular but more relatable friend. (Psst! If you’re here for the goods, AKA FREE STUFF, you can find the code at the bottom of this post!)

Graze Box | I Think It's Ashley

I’m not subscribed to any beauty boxes (yet!) but when I heard Blogilates talk about the Graze box on her YouTube channel, I knew I had to use her code for a free first box and give it a try!

The first free box arrived in my mailbox at the beginning of December, as pictured above, with two plastic strips slid on to hold the box shut. Isn’t the box so festive?! Extra points for the reindeer 🙂

When I opened the Graze Box, the lid had a cute holiday print. On the top was a slip of paper. That slip of paper has the Nutrition Facts for all four snacks inside the box.

Graze Box Nutrition Information | I Think It's Ashley

You can go ahead and make your own decisions about how ‘good’ or ‘bad’ these snacks are for you. Of course, the free box only came with four snacks and there are dozens more possibilities, like soups and flavored popcorn.

Now onto the goodies!

Graze Box | I Think It's Ashley

This box was free and comes with 4 snacks. I went online and rated each snack before they were sent to me. You can mark them as Trash, Try, Like, or Love. If you Trash the snack, they won’t ever send it to you. If you mark it Love, they’ll make it first priority to go into your next box. Mark it Try if you want to try it and Like if you liked it but don’t need to prioritize it to go into your next package.

I received four snacks: three I marked as Try, one I marked as Love because I wanted to make sure I could try it!

Clockwise from top left: Peach Cobbler (peach fruit drops, almonds, yogurt seeds & amaretti drops), Thai Sweet Chili Bites (sweet chili sauce with baked soy bites), Apple & Cinnamon Flapjack (rustic rolled oat flapjack with apple and cinnamon), and Zesty Chili Lime Cashews.

For a size comparison of the snack containers, I put it side-by-side with a pack of Trident gum. You can see that they’re pretty small portions and they’re not filled to the brim either. When I turned the cashews on the side, they were only 2/3 of the way full. The Peach Cobbler was only half full. But keep in mind that they’re meant to be portion-controlled snacks to help you make better choices!

Graze Box Flapjacks| I Think It's Ashley

The Apple Cinnamon Flapjacks are quite tasty, but there are 12 grams of fat in the one container, so maybe they taste good because of the margarine and sugar?

Graze Box | I Think It's Ashley

I haven’t tried the other three snacks because I’m going to give a couple of them to other family members to try, but I will be ordering at least one more normal size box (8 snacks for $11.99). After that, I’ll make up my mind to continue or discontinue my Graze Box!

Graze Box Coupon | I Think It's Ashley

If you’re interested in getting your 1st and 5th box free, you can use my coupon code above! If you want to copy/paste, the code is:


There is no catch to signing up. You have to put in card information but you will get the first box free and can cancel after the free box if you find it’s not for you. I was planning to just try the first box but when I clicked ‘cancel’, they offered me an 8 snack box for only $5.99, which is half off and only 75¢ per snack (+ free shipping!).

And honestly, I like what I see so far so I might keep going with Graze! They even put a cute little joke inside the box…

Graze Box Joke | I Think It's Ashley

Have you ever tried Graze or any other snack subscription box? What’s your favorite subscription box, food or otherwise? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter (@imashleykim)!

Happy snacking!


Code for 1st and 5th box free: 2ZYRC9CKB

Beauty, Review

Island White Pineapple Bath & Body Works Hand Soap Review

I never used to be a huge fan of Bath & Body Works because I can be pretty sensitive to harsh fragrances. The idea of walking in to the store threatened to give me a headache and I just didn’t see the point.

Island White Pineapple | I Think It's Ashley

Island White Pineapple

It wasn’t until the past few years that I really discovered some great Bath & Body Works scents and products that I adore. And now…I’m hooked!

I tend to avoid the lotions and hand sanitizers because I find wearing the scents to be too much still. But I love the candles and hand soaps because they’re the good kind of strong (and you can blow out the candle when it gets to be enough).

Island White Pineapple | I Think It's Ashley

“Like a 60-second manicure…”

I really love the Island White Pineapple scent and picked up this hand soap, TWICE. I purchased the Deep Cleansing version with the microbeads that exfoliate. It also says it contains Aloe and Vitamin E.

Island White Pineapple | I Think It's Ashley

Microbeads for exfoliation

It’s a thick hand soap and my only complaint is that it can get kind of gooey around the pump and clump up. It suds up nicely and a little goes a long way–no need for a full pump with this one.

Island White Pineapple | I Think It's Ashley

Good suds

Bath & Body Works describes the scent like this:

“From the sun-drenched palm trees of Honolulu, to the crystal blue waves of tropical Maui, to the golden sand beaches of Oahu, experience Hawaii like never before!”

Island White Pineapple | I Think It's Ashley

After you rinse there is a strong, juicy scent on your hands

My personal description of the scent is: juicy, exactly like pineapple, makes you crave Dole Whip, and leaves you feeling energized from that citrusy smell.

In summary…

Scent? My favorite Bath & Body Works soap scent by far. It’s a real pineapple scent but more intense. The scent stays on your hands after you rinse them and it’s pretty strong. I had someone compliment me on it actually! Haha

Price? I got this on sale for $3 (I wouldn’t normally find it necessary to shell out $6.50 for hand soap, which is the regular price).

Effectiveness? Gets the job done, didn’t dry out my hands, not antibacterial which is better for you anyway!

Would I repurchase? I did repurchase at sale price, so yes!

What’s your favorite Bath & Body Works scent? Let me know in the comments below! I love good recommendations!


Love and Sunshine Bath and Body Works
Beauty, Review

Love & Sunshine Bath and Body Works Body Mist Review

Love & Sunshine Bath and Body Works

Love & Sunshine 8 oz. Body Mist from Bath & Body Works

I’ve always been a big fan of shopping Bath and Body Works for their candles. Yes, I know their candles aren’t fancy soy candles and don’t last as long as high end brands, but their scents are fun, smell really tasty, and have descriptions that transport me to another time and place (honestly, if someone can hook me up with a job as a B&BW scent description writer, I’d be forever in your debt).

In general, I haven’t been that into their other products. Their lotions can be sticky on your skin and I use nicer shampoos and conditioners for my hair, that requires extra TLC if I want it to behave.

But on a couple trips back, I was convinced by a sales woman to buy one of their body mists. It was the Waikiki Beach Coconut travel size mist. It smells tropical and goes on light (I’ll do a review of it another time). I found myself throwing it in my beach bag or spritzing it on when I didn’t want to bother people with a full on perfume but wanted to freshen up a bit.

Love and Sunshine bottle Bath and Body Works

So on my last trip to Bath and Body Works two days ago, I picked up the 8 oz. Love & Sunshine Body Mist. It’s retailed at $14.50 or so but I got it for $2 because I had a coupon for a free signature item up to $12.50 when I spent $10 or more and they let me get the body mist and pay the difference.

To be honest, I have a hard time smelling the scents in the Bath and Body Works store because the mix of a million different fragrances is way too overwhelming for me to decipher any individual scent after I smell 2 or 3. I sprayed this one on a card (my arm was full of scents, there are so many good new ones I had to test!) and was pretty sure I liked it. I took a chance and purchased it along with some other goodies that I’ll post about later.

Bath and Body Works Body Mist Spray Nozzle

I have to say that I am absolutely in LOVE with this scent. I find the Bath and Body Works Love & Sunshine body mist to be a dupe for the See by Chloe Eau de Parfum Spray, a perfume that I’ve been wanting for the past 2 years and spray on every time I hit a department store or airport Duty Free shop. It didn’t occur to me that it was such a close match to the See by Chloe scent until I brought it home and wore it for a few minutes. When it hit me, I knew it was destiny that I picked this one up.

It has a pretty weak lasting time as most body mists do. It stays on the skin for a few hours, but isn’t going to be noticeable to those around you, unless they directly smell your skin. For me, that’s perfect because I wanted to purchase a light mist that wouldn’t be obnoxious to wear in the office or on a plane.

Here’s the Love & Sunshine’s notes according to Bath and Body Works:

  • Top Notes: Pear Blossom, Mara Strawberry, Juicy Kiwi, Sweet Lemon, Honeydew Melon
  • Mid Notes: Sunkissed Daisies, Lily of the Valley, Golden Honeysuckle
  • Dry Notes: Coconut Orchid, Amber Woods, Cedar Wood, Sunshine Musk

On my skin, I smell the strawberry and honeysuckle the strongest at first and the bottom note that lingers on my skin is musky and woody.

The site claims that the pump has good coverage and that “conditioning aloe nourishes skin”. I can’t speak to the aloe, if it’s in there it won’t be enough to make a difference, but the spray does have good coverage. The shot about is blurry but shows that it comes out in a wide, fine mist.

Overall, I really like this mist. The scent is to die for, a pretty close dupe to See by Chloe, and it’s a good one to take with you to the beach or wear when you’re indoors and don’t want to overwhelm anyone with anything too strong.

Let me know what your favorite Bath and Body Works scents are in the comments below! I definitely will be trying out some recommendations.

Ciao for now,


Beauty, Haul

May Empties!

Life is weird. I keep waiting around for the moment when I am going to become an adult. I still say things like, “When I grow up…” and, “I’m not ready to be an adult!” But I just graduated from university, packed up my apartment, and am moving states.

All this ‘moving on’ has me really nostalgic, I suppose, because I have found myself really craving the old school blogger and YouTuber posts/vids lately. I love that my favorite YouTubers are growing up, too, but sometimes I just really want a good old-fashioned haul video.



That being said, I thought I would collect my used up products this month so I can do an EMPTIES post! I’ve never done one before but I have to say, gathering up my empty bottles and products was extremely satisfying. In grade school, the best feeling would be when I would completely use up the ink in a pen or completely finish a tube of lip balm. Looking at my pile of empties was that type of satisfaction x1000.

So here we go, my May 2015 Empties!




I’m starting off pretty weird with this one, but seeing as I spent half my time sick this month, it only seems appropriate to mention the insane amount of vitamins I took. I took a full bottle of Airborne and then this full bottle of Wal-born (the cheaper Walgreens brand) plus a bunch of other additional vitamins.



I don’t know if candle qualify for empties, but I burned them out and I’m obsessed with candles so…why not? I got this Trick-Or-Treat candle at Bath & Body Works last fall and finally finished it this month. It has a super sweet marshmallow scent that I like, but is strong enough that I only needed to burn it 10 minutes at a time to fill up my whole room with a full scent. Hence why it lasted so long.


I love citrus scents and this Lemon Verbena B&BW candle was heavenly for me. It’s a good spring/summer transition scent and is very sweet but not as overpowering as the Trick-Or-Treat candle because it is balanced by the lemon.



This Big Island Bamboo candle is probably my favorite of the three, but I got it in the mini size so it only lasted a few days. It’s a more nature-smelling scent than the others and sort of reminds me of a warm spring morning.




My mom got me these Trader Joe’s facial cleansing pads and I was wary of them for a long while. Once I tried them, I actually sort of liked them. They’re really strong and can sting your skin if it is sensitive (and your eyes even if you avoid the eye area). I’m assuming there was alcohol in them which would cause the irritation? But I love tea tree oil and my face felt REALLY clean after using them. I would swipe them gently over my face after washing my face sometimes even and it would still take off dirt and oil residue so I feel like they’re really effective at cleaning skin.



My sister got me a bunch of Seacret products for my birthday and Christmas and they are so moisturizing and lasted me a long time. This body lotion has a scent that I’m not a huge fan of (but it didn’t bother me, just smells generic) but it absorbs into skin quickly, leaves it smooth, and doesn’t leave it sticky.



My facial skincare routine has been in constant flux the past few years as my skin has developed super dry patches. Living in southern California, I think the pollution and increased sun exposure are both the blame. That being said, this Aveda botanical kinetics face cream is amazing. It hydrates my face without leaving it feeling oily or greasy. It didn’t do the tough job of tackling my eczema-like dry patches but the rest of my normal-type skin felt great after using it. Expensive, but would repurchase.



I made the mistake of walking into B&BW to “just look” and walked out with three products. This was one of them. The salesman was really great at his job and completely convinced me I loved this scent, Paris Amour. I like it, not head-over-heels about it, but it smells nice. Overall though, I am not a fan of B&BW lotions. They’re generally pretty sticky and the scents are a little much.



I got this little travel size Soap & Glory Hand Food hand lotion while in London last spring (actually, I got a few of them…) and I am super sad that it’s gone. It has this really juicy smelling scent that isn’t B&BW-overpowering and is really creamy. Would definitely repurchase at Sephora in the states, although it won’t feel as special as when I bought it in London.



Can I even put sunnies in my Empties post!? This is more of a stretch than the candles, but I actually used these sunglasses until the point where they were cracking. Retired sunglasses that survive being lost, dropped, or sat on deserve to be in this post. I loved them and went back to Target to try to find an identical pair but couldn’t…so I bought the closest looking ones!



Bought this while in Paris. Doesn’t work but I used it up anyway. Oh well.



Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle. My favorite YLBB lip color ever. It’s practically lip balm with how moisturizing it is but the color is great and neutral. My lips are naturally a bit darker with brown and sort of mauve tones and this lipstick is what I wear when I want to look like I’m not really wearing lip color. Am 100% going to repurchase.



From left to right: Orange Creme Blistex lip balm with SPF 15, Baby Lips with SPF 20, and the Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle. The Orange Creme smells exactly like one of those popsicles which makes me want to eat it but it is a little thick and ‘cheap’ feeling on my lips (because it was cheap). Baby Lips is Baby Lips and most people know if they like it or not. I think it is really moisturizing but this scent was kind of boring (wait, was there even a scent? If so, it was forgettable).


And, that’s it! All my May 2015 Empties. Ah, what a good feeling using up the last drops of all of these products.


What products have you used up this month? Let me know in the comments!


Ciao for now,



Haul, Home, Review

Bath & Body Works Haul!

I’d like to lie and say that I’m not addicted to candles, but honestly? ADDICTED. There is something about lighting up a nice candle that smells like a hot summer night, salty beach water, watermelon lemonade, musk, or pumpkin spice that just sets the mood in the best way.20150306-152730.jpg

Needless to say, I am addicted to Bath & Body Works candles. I am a girl, I am basic, and I can’t help but pop in the store and smell at least one or two or ten candles, even if I can’t actually afford one at that moment. So when I casually walked into a B&BW in San Diego at the end of January, I was beyond giddy to find out it was their big annual sale. And I do not disappoint…I did not walk out empty-handed. Nuh-uh. No way.20150306-152913.jpg


I made out with a 3 wick Lemon Verbena candle, a small Bergamot Woods (by far my favorite smelling candle EVER that I burned through in less time than I’d care to admit), a tiny Fresh Balsam candle that is probably the freshest nature scent I’ve smelled of theirs and also my favorite holiday scent, an Iced Blackberries hand cream, and three hand soaps: Iced Blackberries, Cocktails & Confetti, and Love, Peach & Joy.

I purchased the Lemon Verbena separately, but all the rest came out to less than $10. I mean…WHAT? I didn’t even feel guilty for buying all of that (unnecessarily, I might add).

One of my favorite parts of their candles is the descriptions of their scents. If you guys are interested in reviews of products I buy, let me know in the comments. Also, let me know what your favorite B&BW scents are, I’d love some recommendations for my next spree!