Review - Bath and Body Works Wallflower & ScentPortable

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Today is going to be a double review for the Bath and Body Works ScentPortables and Wallflowers.

Let’s start with the ScentPortables. I have been looking for a good, long lasting air freshener for my car for a long, long time. I have always used the Little Tree brand of fresheners, but they don’t last very long and I had grown sick of repurchasing them. I then heard about the ScentPortables line from Bath & Body Works. When I went in store, they had a huge variety of both the holders and scents. I picked out a super cute gold and black one (pictured below) that was on sale for $7.50. It came with one scent, Vanilla Coconut, and I picked out several others to try.
It was super easy to set up, all you have to do is peel back the label on the scent and place it in the holder, clip it on your visor, and then voila, you’re done. I’ll admit, I was disappointed when I first opened it because I only had a faint whiff of the scent – not a great first impression. But I have noticed that as the days have gone on the scent has grown stronger (quite the opposite of other fresheners that smell great the first day then don’t smell like anything a week later). I am loving it and don’t know how I lasted this long without one! And I love the variety of scents available; many times B&BW will have buy 4 get 2 free etc. I definitely recommend this line as they add a cute accent to your car and make it smell great! 


Up next is the Wallflower line from B&BW. Right now I am living at home while attending school, so only have one Wallflower set up in my room. It works perfectly for my small space and isn’t too overwhelming – you just catch a whiff of it while walking by, which is how I like it. If you are buying these for your home you will need several to plug in throughout your house, or alternatively you could go for the Glade line of plugins as those emit a stronger smell (I have had good experience with many of those scents as well). Bath and Body Works keeps me coming back with their variety of ever-changing scents, however, and I love being able to pick out a scent in both plugin and candle form. I will continue repurchasing these as the variety in scents is too good to pass up.

Swim on, dudes!

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Happy Friday!
Inspired by the beautiful weather outside today, I wanted to do a post on swimwear. Like tons of other girls, I tend to get super frustrated while shopping for a swimsuit. I wanted to put together a few options to aid you in your search for the perfect, flattering piece whether you be soaking up the sun on the beach or making a splash at the pool.

It’s become easier in recent times to find cute one piece or “monokini” swimsuits. Just because you want to cover up doesn’t mean you have to resort to a frumpy, plain one piece!

Ruched one pieces are very flattering on most figures – especially if you have curves! You could go for a cutout monokini for a sexier look as well

This season it seems that designers are jumping at the chance to create different bikini styles rather than the cookie cutter triangle top and side tie bottoms. Try a retro suit or high waisted bottoms; you could even try out one of the new tankini-bikini hybrids (shown below)

And there always will be the option of the standard bikini – it’s fun to buy tons of different bottoms and tops for hundreds of different options. Try out a top with a different texture – such as fringe – for a sizzling summer look! For bigger chested girls, try a swimsuit with underwire and straps that can support you, I guarantee you will feel SO much more confident when you don’t have to worry about your top not fitting correctly!

High Waist Swim

One Pieces


Trend Forecast 13' - Camo, Floral, and Skulls ~ Oh My!

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I love bold prints, and this season has been rich with textures and patterns such as floral, galaxy, camo, and even some tie dye (C:). My favorite way to incorporate this statement look is through bold patterned shorts, I love pairing a crazy pair of shorts with a simple tank for a put together, everyday look. You can go as wild or as subdued as you want, because all of these patterns are available in a variety of forms, from scarves to shoes you are sure to find something that catches your eye.

Trend Forecast 13' - Grungy Glam

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Summer is, and always will be my favorite season. I would love to wear cute tanks, dresses, and shorts year round – but alas – I live in a climate where warm weather lasts for a mere 4 months out of the year.
This doesn’t mean I don’t love me some good ol’ summer shopping, though!
I’ve been keeping an eye out for upcoming trends this season, and have picked out the ones that intrigue me the most; I will make a few blog posts this week on trends to look out for this summer!


One of my favorite trends this year is what I like to call grungy glam; edgy style clothing paired with cute accessories. This look is so easy to replicate and only requires a few staple pieces, such as a well-fitting pair of high waisted or cutoff shorts, some cutoff tanks or cool tees, and your comfiest pair of sneakers or boots. I have found most stores are carrying high waisted shorts this season, so finding a pair shouldn’t be a challenge. You also can attempt to diy your own pair (I plan on doing this soon!).
Another great option for finding clothing that fits this trend is to go check out your local thrift store. You should be able to find a variety of awesome tees that you can either convert to tanks or wear as is, the best part is you will surely get them for a great price! I like to look at websites such as and for some grunge-esque inspiration.
Here’s to hoping it stays in style for a bit longer!

Grungy Glam

Hello, hello, hello!


Hello and welcome to the first official post of The Tie Dye Blonde. I created this blog for those seeking a place where they can find reviews, advice, recipes, and more all in one convenient spot.  I am an avid blog reader, and thought hey, why not combine the aspects of all the blogs I love into one huge, fabulous package? I'm hoping this blog will evolve into an overall lifestyle site that a variety of people can enjoy.

Here's a little bit about me, I'm a 20 year old college student who loves fashion, beauty, and traveling. I'm also a TV, movie, and video game addict. 
I'm always up for trying something new, and wanted a place where I can record my thoughts and share them with the world (and maybe even help someone in the process!) Comments and suggestions are always appreciated.

So without further ado, let's get started!