Let me tell ya…this whole counting calories thing? I’m still trying to lose the baby weight, and it’s the least fun thing in the whole entire world. It’s even less fun/more headache-inducing than being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Richmond Bridge, which is REALLY un-fun, BTW, or stepping in a pile of dog poop in a new pair of shoes.
That’s one good thing about Bath & Body Works Tutti Dolci! — no counting calories. Even though they smell like delicious dessert foods, they aren’t, which means no extra burpees. 🙂 (Side note: Burpees are the devil’s work!)
I don’t know how long you’ve been into Bath & Body Works, if you’re into them at all, but if you and them go way back, you might remember the Tutti Dolci line. They’re dessert-inspired, and I think they first showed up around 10 years ago.
B&BW brings them out of retirement from time to time, and this is one of those times. They’re back, at least for now.
Did somebody say sale??
Right meow is a good time to check ’em out because B&BW is currently running a 50% off sale on Tutti Dolci. I thought it was online-only at first, but then I called them, and they said that it’s in-store too. Everything is six bucks! The Shower Gels (regularly $12.50), Fragrance Mists (regularly $14), Body Creams ($13) and Creamy Body Washes ($14.50) are just $6 each.
I usually prefer floral and citrus scents to sweet scents. I do like some dessert scents, though, but I’m picky as hell. If they’re overwhelmingly fake and cloying, where all you can smell is, I dunno…intensely sweet buttercream, for instance (like Jessica Simpson’s Dessert Body line from years ago… Remember that?), I can’t do it.
I am a grow-@ss woman, and I don’t need to be walking around with 1) my butt crack hanging out of my jeans and 2) my skin smelling like a Toddlers & Tiaras-themed birthday party.
I think Tutti Dolci gets it right. The products have notes of honey, praline and white mocha, but there are also lemon and citrus and musky notes that cut down on the sweetness, and make the fragrances more sophisticated (to me) and appropriate for grownups.
There are four different Tutti Dolci scents.
There’s Golden Honey Praline, which smells like two scoops of pralines and cream ice cream with hot espresso poured all over them (mmm…). It’s my favorite, by the way, and I use the Shower Gel, Body Cream and Fine Fragrance Mist, which are all warm and cozy and very rainy weather appropriate.
I also love the Pink Peony Creme scent, which smells like peonies (obvs), lilac and an extra tart key lime pie.
Then there’s Sweet Lemon Buttercup (mmm…), which smells like shortbread cookies, lemon bars, a hot cup of tea and white musk.
And White Mocha Kiss, which is the sweetest of the bunch. I think it smells like vanilla latte foam drizzled with caramel…
Side note: Are you as hungry as I am right now?
Getting me through life right now
You know, with a baby…I’ve come to realize that my evenings are no longer my own anymore. I mean, I wouldn’t trade it for anything, but my downtime is now maybe from about 8:15 until 9:30 or so. Seriously, it took me THREE DAYS to re-watch Magic Mike on Netflix.
I’m just whining, but sometimes I have to literally give myself a little pep talk to take a shower at night because I’d rather veg out on the couch and watch TV.
But Tutti Dolci has been getting me through it. I’ve been exercising at night since El Hub started his new job, and the Tutti Dolci Golden Honey Praline Shower Gel removes the sweaty crust of the day (it’s so true, though) and rinses clean. Plus, I love the bubbles! And it doesn’t dry out my skin.
Then, after I get out of the shower, I coat myself with Tutti Dolci Golden Honey Praline Body Cream. It absorbs quickly, and it’s just moisturizing enough for the semi-humid Bay Area.
If, on the other hand, I were in Redding visiting my in-laws, it wouldn’t be moisturizing enough for me. I’d say that it’s moderately moisturizing.
After that, I spray Tutti Dolci Golden Honey Fine Fragrance Mist from head to toe.
Speaking of that, does anyone else get a weird thrill from spritzing B&BW’s mists and body splashes?? I have, ever since I discovered them in college.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,