Bath & Body Works (October)

Raise your hand if you like Bath & Body Works! I do! I do! I do~oo!

Whenever I find myself at the Avenues Mall, I always make it a point, to hit up Bath & Body Works (facing Carrefour Supermarket). From the moment they opened up their first store in the country (here), I’ve been obsessed with Bath & Body Works (they actually retweeted my earliest hauls lol)! I believe I was around 24-25 years old back then and even now as a 33 year old, I’m still just as obsessed with the store! From the sublime beach-y scents (variations of coconut and mango and other exotic fruits that instantly transport you to a tropical island) during Summer, to the divine holiday scents (including the cult-fave Vanilla Bean Noel which was vanilla… on steroids) during Winter! From the delightfully delectable gourmand scents (encompassing macarons and gelato and lemon-y desserts and everything in-between) during Spring, to the intoxicating heady spicy scents (cinnamon and pumpkin everything) during Fall/Autumn! To me, nothing highlights the changing of seasons, quite like the seasonally appropriate Bath & Body Works Collections!

Whether you enjoy scented candles or scented shower gels or scented body lotions, they’ve probably got a scent (or twenty) that you’d enjoy! They even carry unscented body lotions! It goes without saying, but they also offer everything fragrance-related, that you can think of! From perfumes and cologne to fine fragrance mists (less potent versions of their perfumes and cologne), to room sprays and wallflowers (electric plug-ins), they’ve got it all! In addition to the variety of different moisturizers (body lotion and body cream and now, body butter and body oil), they seem to have branched out into skincare (face mists and face scrubs and now, sheet masks) and hair care (from 2-in-1 hair and body wash to dry shampoo to sea salt mists)!

Over the years, I grew dependent on their cleansers (from body wash to shower gels to body scrubs to hand soaps to antibacterial hand sanitizers aka pocketbacs)! They even had all kinds of awesome lip stuff (from gloss that goes on clear and changes to pink after reacting with the natural pH of your skin to balms that are impossibly emollient and creamy), all of which tasted just as great as their smell! Best of all, Bath & Body Works are continuously keeping up with the latest trends (the trend du jour seems to be Hyaluronic Acid), but they’ve also got a fitness line called “Active On-The-Go Collection” and even came out with a Mermaid-Inspired Sea-Tox Collection and a Crystal-Inspired Mineral Co. Collection and Zodiac Astrology Candles earlier in the year!

Unfortunately, a lot of Bath & Body Works Collections are usually missing several items. Heck, some of those collections never even make the jump to Kuwait! I haven’t seen any of the Halloween Collections in a minute. The ones that do make it, always appear 2 months (if not more) later than the rest of the world (which is kinda’ inconvenient). It means we don’t get our hands on the latest summer collection only until after we’ve gotten back from our actual summer vacation lol Once they finally arrive (sometimes missing several of the “star” items of the collection), the newer collections are almost always excluded from any promotions! There’s usually a Buy 2 Get 1 Free on the latest collection, BUT you can’t mix-and-match (meaning you can’t get 2 items from the newest collection and 1 from the older collections, all three have be from the latest collection or all three have to be from one of the older collections) which I find… petty. We should be able to mix-and-match from both the newer collections and older collections (at least that’s what I believe). Mostly though, I hate how they package the previous Holiday Collection (have a whole display for it and everything) passing it off as “newly arrived”, about a year too late!

Also, over the years, their scented candles seem to have become less… fragrant (watered down). Back in the day, my beloved Cotton Candy Candle (haulage here), used to scent up an entire room (without ever being lit)! The more recent ones barely form a scent bubble around the candle itself (even after being lit for 2+ hours)! It’s also kinda’ annoying not being able to find wallflowers other than the 6-7 from the signature line (some stores had none)! To their credit, they now stock all the stores with a variety of wallflowers! Meanwhile, the more recent Hand Soaps smell rank (from being stored in the heat maybe? I dunno’, just guessin’)! All those things upset me enough, that I swore off Bath & Body Works for months and months, and even started looking for alternatives!

Also, I hate how a lot of the stuff always looks so ratchet (despite being completely new)! People shouldn’t be allowed to paw at everything! That’s what testers are for! I’m sick of buying “new” stuff that’s clearly been sampled beforehand! Other than being straight up gross and unsanitary, it also shortens the shelf-life of the product (making it expire even faster, after being opened and exposed to air for God knows how long). You can find a lot of the destroyed ones in most branches year-round, but they bring out all the un-salvageable ones out during their “Big Sale”.

To top it all off, everything at Bath & Body Works is ridiculously overpriced! For example, the Hand Soaps retail for $6.50 (KD 2) abroad, but are usually on sale for $3 (KD 0/910) abroad. That’s less than 1 Kuwait Dinar! In Kuwait they usually retail from KD 3/500 ($11.51) to KD 3/000 ($9.86) depending on which branch. That’s almost double the actual price! Only during their “Big Sale” can you pick up the unwanted scents (the ones that didn’t sell) for KD1 ($3.29) which is closer to their actual price abroad (they’re always on sale abroad and they’ve always got deals such as “buy x amount and get x amount for free”, plus apparently abroad, they also get to use Bath & Body Works coupons such as “$20 off whatever“, etc…).

Like I’ve said before, it’s doable if you only buy a handful of stuff every once in a blue moon, but when you regularly purchase stuff from them in bulk (like I do), it kinda’ adds up. Especially, when you factor in that you can actually buy 15 shower gels (if not more) from the Sultan Center or wherever, for the price of 4 shower gels from Bath & Body Works. To be honest, the quality of drugstore shower gels has steadily increased over the years and now, they’re on par with shower gels from Bath & Body Works even (from the ingredients list to the delightful scents)! That’s another reason why I swore off Bath & Body Works (I could find the same stuff elsewhere, for less cash).

Also, a lot of the newer collections just don’t seem to excite me anymore… up until my latest haulage (here) which rekindled my interest in Bath & Body Works! Both the Water Collection (featuring Hyaluronic Acid) and the Mermaid Approved Sea-Tox Collection (featuring Seaweed) greatly appealed to me! The scents were gorgeous (especially the unisex scent of the Sea-Tox Collection)! The packaging was awesome! The products were pretty cool and performed great! If that wasn’t enough, everything had been knocked down to KD 2/750 ($9)! It was a short-lived promo, but such an amazing one, to the extent that I kinda’ went ham (here)!

I wasn’t expecting lightning to strike twice, but I like visiting Bath & Body Works (even if it’s only window-shopping!) and was quite surprised to find almost everything knocked down to a less insane asking price! Also, the KD 2/750 promo now extended to all skincare and body care items!

Candles decreased from KD7/500 to KD 4/500

As you can tell from all their names and Instagram Filter packaging, these were all wonderfully Summer-y Candles! From the quintessentially beach-y vanilla and coconut scent of Tiki Beach to the oceanic and masculine Ocean Lover, to the hot weather candle counterpart of the Sweater Weather Candle called Bikini Weather Candle and everything in between, there was something for everyone (even those who enjoy florals, blech)!

Ocean Lover – Blue Ocean Waves Candle (Ocean Breeze, Citrus Sea Spray and Sandalwood)
Eat, Beach, Sleep, Repeat – Tiki Beach Candle (Warm Vanilla Musk, Orchids, Toasted Coconut)

I mean how pretty is the packaging on Ocean Lover? As for Eat, Beach, Sleep, Repeat (lol) which has the scent Tiki Beach, I’ve actually purchased the original Tiki Beach Candle (here) and repurchased its reincarnation x3 Bora Bora Tiki Beach Frosted Candle (here) and even have one unlit on my desk at work! So I can honestly say it’s an absolutely gorgeous scent!

Summer Boardwalk Candle (caramel-glazed popcorn, warm taffy-apples, salty-sweet cream)
Bikini Weather – Suntan Candle (sunkissed citrus, orange blossoms, coconut husk)
Happy – Island Papaya Candle (tropical coconut, fresh papaya, sugarcane)

Delightfully Summer-y Candles!

Sunkissed – Bronzed Goddess Candle (shimmering sands, coastal amber, rose gold wood, acacia flower)
Paradise Awaits – White Gardenia Candle (classic white gardenia, sweet apple water, bamboo, white woods)
Beach Copper Coconut Candle (raw coconut, sea salted shells, soft amber)

Honestly, the packaging on the majority of them was very appealing! Unfortunately, the scents were less so.

Ocean Mist & Citrus Candle (white-capped waves, bright pomelo zest, sun-bleached woods)
Summer Terrace Candle (fresh watermint, crisp pear, citrus, warm musk)
Lavender Sea Candle (soft lavender waves, vanilla sea foam, coconut water)
Coconut & Sandalwood Candle (coconut palm, luxurious sandalwood, warm musk, jasmine)
Mermaid Lagoon Candle (shimmering ocean water, tiare flowers, sea mist)
Sea Salt & Linen Candle (sun-dried linen, warm driftwood, sea salt, soft lavender)

More Summer-y Candles!

Ocean Mist & Citrus Candle (white-capped waves, bright pomelo zest, sun-bleached woods)
Mahogany Teakwood Candle (rich mahogany, black teakwood, dark oak, frosted lavender)
Lavender Sea Candle (soft lavender waves, vanilla sea foam, coconut water)
Mermaid Lagoon Candle (shimmering ocean Water, tiare flowers, sea mist)
Beach Copper Coconut Candle (raw coconut, sea salted shells, soft amber)
Sunkissed – Bronzed Goddess Candle (shimmering sands, coastal amber, rose gold wood, acacia flower)
Happy – Island Papaya Candle (tropical coconut, fresh papaya, sugarcane)

Aren’t the candles on the top row just… beautiful? That said, I buy my candles more for their scent, rather than just their packaging. As pretty as these were, their scents just didn’t appeal to me (I found them a bit… boring). I’ve purchased Mahogany Teakwood more times than I can count (first haulage here and last haulage here) and haven’t always blogged about repurchasing it because I just buy it and gift it to people way too often, but as delightful as I find that gorgeous masculine scent (it straight up smells like “hot guy”), I’m kinda’ bored of it… at the moment.

Eucalyptus Rain Candle (aromatic eucalyptus, raindrops, spearmint leaves, fresh melon)
Casablanca Lily Candle (white casablanca lily, soft sea air, sheer hyacinth blooms)
Golden Jasmine Candle (jasmine blossoms, sweet amber, pomelo grapefruit)

I’m not one for florals (because… eww), but dang was I tempted! The packaging of Eucalyptus Rain (black with multicolored print) just spoke to me! Heck, even Casablanca Lily looked pretty… pretty (like a watercolor painting or something)! However, as I said earlier, if the scent doesn’t appeal to me, I’m definitely not getting the candle, no matter how pretty it looked. The ones I was most curious about from this collection was the Pistachio Ice Cream Candle and Honeysuckle & Freesia Candle, but sadly they were nowhere to be found. Anyways, all of these were from the Spring 2018 Collection.

Palo Santo Prism Candle (Palo Santo Wood, Warm Amber, Soft Musk)
White Opal Prism Candle (Shimmering Salt Crystals, Jade Blossom, Lush Moss)
Midnight Blue Citrus Prism Candle (Juicy Citrus, Fresh Spring Water, Sweet Mango)

Talk about beautiful, these Prism Candles were something I’d never seen before at Bath & Body Works! I mean sure, everyone has a hanging rose-gold hexagonal something or other (be it a candle-holder or terrarium or whatever else), at this point, but for Bath & Body Works to come out with hexagonal candles is pretty cool! This is exactly what I meant when I mentioned (at the start of this post) that Bath & Body Works are continuously keeping up with the latest trends. Heck, even the actual scents of these Prism Candles were quite trendy! For some reason, all things “spiritual” (from Crystals such as Rose Quartz to Plants and Herbs such as Sage and Cedar) that are used for both physical and mental well-being (sorta’ like a smudge stick, I’m guessing) are currently having a “moment” and now, that extends to Palo Santo (which literally translates to “Holy Wood” from Spanish).

Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no denying these things look pretty unique, especially in comparison to the rest of the Bath & Body Works Candles! With that being said, I’m totally going to skip Palo Santo because for all I know, it actually attracts “evil spirits” as opposed to warding them off (again, keep in mind that I’m 33 years old lol). I doubt the people over at Bath & Body Works actually looked into (not deeply, anyway). So as unlikely as it is that the candle would attract negative energy instead of warding off negative energy, I’m still going to skip it (‘cuz I’m scurred), but I might get White Opal or Midnight Blue Citrus in the future. However, even if you don’t plan on ever lighting them (which is… up to you, obviously), they’d still add a nice touch to your living room (on a stand-alone shelf or end-table somewhere).

To be fair, my nose was burnt out at this point. Scared or not, had I been able to smell Palo Santo and had I found the scent pleasant, I totally would’ve sprung for it (well… maybe not, because… “evil spirits”)! Also, these 3-wick Palo Santo Prism Candles were huge (meaning, commitment) whereas the smaller 1-wick Prism Candles in the other scents were less of a commitment. I didn’t wanna’ buy this beast of a candle only to go home and realize that I actually dislike or worse, can’t stand the scent. Ya’ feel me? Yeah you do.

Palo Santo Prism Candle (Palo Santo Wood, Warm Amber, Soft Musk)
White Opal Prism Candle (Shimmering Salt Crystals, Jade Blossom, Lush Moss)
Midnight Blue Citrus Prism Candle (Juicy Citrus, Fresh Spring Water, Sweet Mango)

Cute, huh?

Mint Candle (Peppermint, Spearmint and Lavender)
Carrot Nectarine Candle (Carrot Seed and Sweet Orange)
Avocado Coconut Candle (Sweet Orange and Clove Bud)

These were the largest Bath & Body Works Candles, ever! I believe they were also new (Spring 2018) and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them earlier in the year. The black lids looked pretty cool! Heck, the entire packaging of the Mint Candle was aesthetically appealing to me! However, I’m not big on veggies and herb scents.

Mint Candle (Peppermint, Spearmint and Lavender)

Sleek, huh?

Carrot Nectarine Candle (Carrot Seed and Sweet Orange)
Avocado Coconut Candle (Sweet Orange and Clove Bud)

I was flirting with the idea of getting the Carrot Nectarine Candle (it’s not my usual scent, but it was something different) for half a sec, but I didn’t wanna’ commit to a huge candle with a scent I wasn’t 100% obsessed with. Also, my nose was burnt out.

More Candles ♥

Single Wick Candles. All new (Spring 2018)

Blue Lagoon Candle (Icelandic Lavender, Mint, Sea Salt)
Bondi Beach Candle (Tiare Flower, Banana Leaf, Vanilla)
Rio De Janeiro Candle (Mango, Sweet Orange, Pina Colada)

All I could think of was that show Bondi Rescue on one of the Showtime/OSN Channels. I never actually watched it (I’d always switch the channel before it would come on), but I gave the candle a sniff just for the sake of the show and couldn’t decide whether it was nice or not (burnt nose).

Single Wick Candles. All new (Spring 2018)

Sweet Tobacco Candle (Tobacco Leaf, Golden Honey, Sweet Cherry)
Almond Matcha Candle (Matcha Green Tea, Toasted Almonds)
Yuzu Candle (Sugared Lemons, Mandarin, Dewy Waterfruits)
Iris Candle (Weathered Leather, Sugared Violet Petals, Cardamom)

I’m pretty sure I’ve seen these before at Souq Sharq early on in the year as well (along with the Veggie Candles with Black Lids). I really wanted to love them, because they looked and sounded delightful (from Sweet Tobacco to Yuzu and even Almond Matcha), but the actual scents just weren’t for me.

New (Spring 2018)

Salt Flower Candle (Salt Ocean Air, Coastal Orchids, Golden Sea Rays)

I’ve never seen Salt Flower Candle before and was absolutely smitten! I mean, I’m pretty sure there’s no such thing as Salt Flower, but doesn’t it just sound cool? Also, the packaging was pretty! I figured I’d come back and give it a sniff at a later date (when my nose wasn’t burnt out).

Aromatherapy Collection (2017)

Recharge Candle – Sage and Mint (red)
Focus Candle – Eucalyptus and Tea (light green)
Relax Candle – Lavender and Cedarwood (dark blue)
Relax Candle – Lavender and Vanilla (light blue)
Comfort Candle – Vanilla and Patchouli (light pink)

I didn’t bother sniffing any of these because I knew I couldn’t smell anything properly anymore. Based on the notes, I’m thinking Comfort would be great during Winter! Focus would be great for students, writers, coders, etc…! Relax would be great for the bedroom (not for me, because eww Lavender) or perched on a bathtub during a Bubble Bath! Recharge might be good for when you’re working out or more likely in the kitchen? I dunno’ about that one.

Relax Candle – Lavender and Cedarwood (dark blue)
Recharge Candle – Sage and Mint (red)
Energy Candle – Orange and Ginger (orange)
Happiness Candle – Bergamot and Mandarin (yellow)

Oooh Happiness sounds right up my alley (I adore Bergamot)!

Aromatherapy Candles (2017) were reduced to KD 4/500

Focus Candle – Eucalpytus and Tea (light green)
Comfort Candle – Vanilla and Patchouli (light pink)
Energy Candle – Orange and Ginger (orange)
Relax Candle – Lavender and Cedarwood (dark blue)
Stress Relief Candle – Eucalyptus and Spearmint (dark green)
Relax Candle – Lavender and Vanilla (light blue)
Happiness Candle – Bergamot and Mandarin (yellow)

Aromatherapy Hand Soaps (2017) were reduced to KD 1/750

Stress Relief Hand Soap – Eucalyptus and Spearmint (dark green)
Energy Hand Soap – Orange and Ginger (orange)
Comfort Hand Soap- Vanilla and Patchouli (light pink)
Focus Hand Soap – Eucalpytus and Tea (light blue)
Happiness Hand Soap – Bergamot and Mandarin (yellow)

Focus Hand Soap – Eucalpytus and Tea (light blue)
Energy Hand Soap – Orange and Ginger (orange)
Comfort Hand Soap – Vanilla and Patchouli (light pink)
Sleep Hand Soap – Lavender and Cedarwood (dark blue)
Stress Relief Hand Soap – Eucalyptus and Spearmint (dark green)
Happiness Hand Soap – Bergamot and Mandarin (yellow)

Comfort Hand Soap – Vanilla and Patchouli (light pink)
Sleep Hand Soap – Lavender and Cedarwood (dark blue)
Stress Relief Hand Soap – Eucalyptus and Spearmint (dark green)
Happiness Hand Soap – Bergamot and Mandarin (yellow)
Energy Hand Soap – Orange and Ginger (orange)
Focus Hand Soap – Eucalpytus and Tea (light blue)

Aromatherapy Collection (2017)

Comfort (Vanilla and Patchouli) (pink)
Focus (Eucalyptus and Tea) (blue)
Stress Relief (Eucalyptus and Spearmint) (green)
Energy (Orange and Ginger) (orange)
Happiness (Bergamot and Mandarin) (yellow)

I’m pretty sure I’ve purchased a few mini shower gels and mini body lotions of the older Aromatherapy Collection (maybe even as far back as 2010). Yeah, it was called Sensual (Black Currant Vanilla) and came in red packaging and smelled ah-mahzing! I just never got a chance to take a picture of it or even blog about it. I purchased those minis in bulk (x4 at a time). The other one was just… one lol called Energy (Lemon Zest) which I did manage to blog about after I finished it up (here). I was sad when those two (mostly Sensual) got phased out. At least they now offer several alternatives in a variety of interesting new products (da’ heck is a Shower Steamer? lol Ok, I just googled it and now I’m convinced I need Shower Steamers in my life)!

Comfort Collection (Vanilla and Patchouli)

Top Row:
Comfort Moisturizing Body Cream
Comfort Body Lotion
Comfort Pillow Mist
Comfort Scented Candle
Comfort Bath Soak

Bottom Row:
Comfort Bath Soak
Comfort 24hr Moisture Butter
Comfort 24hr Nourishing Oil
Comfort Pillow Mist

Top Row:
Comfort Candle

Bottom Row:
Comfort Bath Soak
Comfort Body Wash & Foam Bath
Comfort Body Lotion
Comfort Body Bar (Soap)

Focus Collection (Eucalyptus and Tea)

Top Row:
Focus Body Cream
Focus Body Lotion
Focus Bath Soak
Focus Candle
Focus Body Cream

Bottom Row:
Focus Bath Soak
Focus 24Hr Moisture Butter
Focus Nourishing Body Oil
Focus Pillow Mist

Top Row:
Focus Candle

Bottom Row:
Focus Nourishing Oil
Focus Shower Steamers
Focus Smoothing Body Scrub

Stress Relief Collection (Eucalyptus and Spearmint)

Top Row:
Stress Relief Body Cream
Stress Relief Luxury Bath
Stress Relief Body Scrub
Stress Relief Body Bar (Soap)

Bottom Row:
Stress Relief Luxury Bath
Stress Relief Oil-To-Cream Cleanser
Stress Relief 24Hr Moisture Butter
Stress Relief Nourishing Oil
Stress Relief Pillow Mist

Top Row:
Stress Relief Candle

Bottom Row:
Stress Relief Shower Steamers
Stress Relief Nourishing Oil
Stress Relief Body Wash & Foam Bath

Energy Collection (Orange and Ginger)

Top Row:
Energy Body Cream
Energy Body Lotion
Energy Nourishing Body Oil
Energy Body Bar (Soap)

Bottom Row:
Energy Body Wash & Foam Bath
Energy 24Hr Moisture Butter
Energy Nourishing Body Oil

Top Row:
Energy Candle

Bottom Row:
Energy Body Wash & Foam Bath
Energy Shower Steamers
Energy Smoothing Body Scrub

Happiness Collection (Bergamot and Mandarin)

Top Row:
Happiness Moisturizing Body Cream
Happiness Body Lotion
Happiness Nourishing Body Oil

Bottom Row:
Happiness Body Lotion
Happiness 24Hr Moisture Body Butter
Happiness Nourishing Body Oil

Top Row:
Happiness Candle

Bottom Row:
Happiness Body Bar (Soap)
Happiness Shower Steamers
Happiness Body Wash & Foam Bath
Happiness Smoothing Body Scrub

Super Smooth Body Lotion Collection (Shea Butter + Coconut Oil) reduced to KD 2/750

L-R:
Dark Kiss Body Lotion
A Thousand Wishes Super Smooth Body Lotion
Japanese Cherry Blossom Super Smooth Body Lotion
Warm Vanilla Sugar Super Smooth Body Lotion
Magic In The Air Super Smooth Body Lotion

If I didn’t already have like… a hundred body lotions already, I probably would’ve picked up one of these, for the novelty of it. I mean, they’ve got Shea Butter (that the Bath & Body Works lotions usually have) plus Coconut Oil ergo Super Smooth! Who wouldn’t enjoy having super smooth skin, amirite? That said, I’m currently working my way through the CocoaShea Cucumber Seriously Soft Body Lotion (haulage here), not to mention all the other Bath & Body Works Moisturizers I just purchased recently and all The Body Shop Moisturizers I picked up prior, so that’s why I had to skip these. Otherwise, I totally would’ve picked one up. Heck, I even like the no-frills packaging (makes it seem like they mean business, “we gonna’ moisturize the heck out of you, no time for frills” sorta’ thing).

Super Smooth Body Lotion (Shea Butter + Coconut Oil) reduced to KD 2/750

L-R:
Dark Kiss Body Lotion
A Thousand Wishes Super Smooth Body Lotion
Japanese Cherry Blossom Super Smooth Body Lotion
Warm Vanilla Sugar Super Smooth Body Lotion

Super Rich Moisturizing Body Wash reduced to KD 2/750
Super Soft Body Butter reduced to KD 2/750

Body Wash with their matching Body Butter directly underneath L-R:

Japanese Cherry Blossom
A Thousand Wishes
Amber & Argan
At The Beach
Magic In The Air
Japanese Cherry Blossom
Hello Beautiful
Pink Cashmere

Yeah so the packaging of the Body Wash is horrible. I’ve mentioned it before, but any products from any brand, in this particular packaging, goes bad in a month or two (sometimes maybe three or more). The scent of the product changes into something very different from what you originally purchased. Sometimes, even the color of the actual product changes. I’m thinkin’ it has something to do with the extreme heat in Kuwait. I could be wrong though. Whatever the reason, the packaging is terrible! Don’t waste your money.

As for the Body Butter, I haven’t tried these before, because I’ve had my fill of Body Butters from The Body Shop. They’re so thick and waxy and usually start to pill (roll up into tiny little balls) on me. So rather than get stuck with a dud, I decided to skip these too. However, some people love ’em! So… purchase at your own discretion.

Super Rich Moisturizing Body Wash reduced to KD 2/750
Super Soft Body Butter reduced to KD 2/750

Body Wash with their matching Body Butter directly underneath L-R:

Japanese Cherry Blossom
A Thousand Wishes
Amber & Argan
At The Beach
Magic In The Air
Japanese Cherry Blossom
Hello Beautiful
Pink Cashmere

I’ve definitely seen the Amber & Argan ones when they were first released and even though I’m not one for “moisturizing body wash” (pet peeve: residue) was kinda’ interested in getting one, up until the pushy Sales Assistant chased me away (I wanna’ say at Souq Sharq possibly).

CocoaShea Collection reduced to KD 2/750

Cucumber – Coconut – Honey

CocoaShea was one of my favorite Bath & Body Works Collections in the more recent years (haulage here)! From the wonderful variation of texture to the gorgeous scents to the delightful products themselves, the entire collection was so fun!

CocoaShea Collection reduced to KD 2/750

Cucumber – Coconut – Honey

CocoaShea Cucumber Really Refreshing Foaming Scrub was one of my favorite scrubs (from the scent to the consistency to its performance to the packaging) that I had to grab another (mine was running low), especially now that it was knocked down to KD 2/750!

CocoaShea Cucumber

CocoaShea Honey Ultra Conditioning Bath & Shower Jelly (haulage here) was such a cool product! Other than being a hydrating body cleanser it doubled as a shaving jelly! Also, it had such a fun squishy consistency and smelled divine!

CocoaShea Honey

Active On-The-Go Collection + Active On-The-Go (Charcoal) Collection reduced to KD 2/750

Et tu, Bath & Body Works? I blame Clinique for starting the whole fitness makeup and skincare trend. On the other hand, another new Dry Shampoo to try (yay!) and also the Charcoal products are all glycolic acid this and detox that (I’m all about that life!) so I’m pretty excited to play around with those (if I do eventually get around to purchasing any of them).

Top Row:
Cool Off Gel Lotion
Shave and Shower 2 in 1 Oil Body Cleanser

Second Row:
Shower in a Bottle No Rinse Body Cleansing Foam (gross lol)
Finish Smooth In Shower Body Lotion

Third Row:
No Sweat Dry Shampoo

Bottom Row: Fresh Towel Body Cleansing Toweletts

Apparently, we are missing the Fresh in a Flash Body Refreshing and Yoga Mat Mist and the “Fit Happens” Sports Water Bottle, in Kuwait.

Top Row:
Kick Start Revitalizing Foot Scrub – Wake up your feet! This revitalizing foot scrub refines and nourishes to reveal softer, smoother feeling skin. Our active skincare collection is made with the good stuff (glycolic acid & shea butter).

Second Row:
Hand Hero Ultra-Relief Hand Cream – Your skin savior is here! For a quick fix, envelop skin in moisture with this softening and hydrating hand cream. Our active skincare collection is made with the good stuff (Paraffin, Shea Butter & Vitamin E).

Foot Fix Glycolic Acid Peel – Take a stand for active feet. This hard-working glycolic acid peel helps smooth dry, rough patches and cracked skin. Skin feels softer with every use. Our active skincare collection is made with the good stuff (glycolic acid & shea butter).

Third Row:
Hit Restart Activated Charcoal Gel Cleanser – Give your skin a fresh start. This activated charcoal gel cleanser gently buffs and clarifies skin to help remove dirt, oil, and impurities.

Detox Rocks Activated Charcoal Body Scrub – For diamonds in the rough. This purifying body scrub with activated charcoal and detoxifying white clay exfoliates to reveal clean, clear skin.

(Spring 2018 Signature Collection) Shower Gel and Body Lotion and Fine Fragrance Mist all reduced to KD 2/750

Pink Magnolia (Magnolia Oil, Jasmine Petals, Wild Orchid, Sheer Musk)
Wild Rose & Apple (Rose Oil, Pink Peony, Apple Blossom, Soft Musk)
Chamomile & Honey (Chamomile Oil, Fresh Bergamot, Sweet Honeysuckle & White Cedarwood)

I saw these during my trip to the Mishref branch (here), but as a rule of thumb, I don’t do florals. That said, now that I’m reading the notes, Chamomile & Honey (I love, love, love Honeysuckle!) seems promising so I just might go back and give it a sniff.

(Spring 2018 Signature Collection) Shower Gel and Body Lotion and Fine Fragrance Mist all reduced to KD 2/750

Pink Magnolia (Magnolia Oil, Jasmine Petals, Wild Orchid, Sheer Musk)
Wild Rose & Apple (Rose Oil, Pink Peony, Apple Blossom, Soft Musk)
Chamomile & Honey (Chamomile Oil, Fresh Bergamot, Sweet Honeysuckle & White Cedarwood)

Sea-tox Collection (in-depth deets here)
Water Collection (in-depth deets here)
Spring 2018 Collection

Reduced to KD 2/750

Sea-Tox Sea Mineral Body Polish (Detox) (haulage here)
Sea-Tox Sea Salt Bath Soak (Restore)
Sea-Tox Seaweed Clay Mask (Purify)
Sea-Tox Sea Wave Hair Foam (Texturize) (haulage here)
Sea-Tox Seaweed Body Lotion (Hydrate)

Sea-Tox Sea Mineral Body Wash (Cleanse) (haulage here)
Sea-Tox Seaweed Body Cream (Moisturize) (haulage here)
Sea-Tox Sea Mineral Shimmer Gel (Nourish)
Sea-Tox Sea Mineral All-Over Mist (Refresh) (haulage here)

I kinda’ hauled quite a few things from both the Sea-tox and Water Collections (here), so I felt like I didn’t need to purchase anymore (even though I was open to it lol).

… But they even had the travel-size versions!

Top Row:
Water Aqua Burst Body Wash (mini)
Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Body Cream (mini)
Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Body Cream (haulage here)
Water Hyaluronic Acid Body Gel Lotion (haulage here)
Water Moisture Lock Body Balm Stick

Bottom Row:
Water Mineral Bath Soak
Water Face & Body Mist
Water Face & Body Mist (mini)

Sea-tox Collection (delightful unisex scent) was reduced to KD 2/750

I asked the Sales Assistant why was it so familiar and he said the smell of Sea-Tox was basically Ocean (from the Men’s range).

Sea-tox Gift Set

How stinkin’ cuuuuute! If I hadn’t already purchased these individually (here), I totally would’ve picked this up, just for the cute starfish sponge! This would make such a cute gift for your daughter or sister or wife or basically any woman with a pulse! Unless they like fragrant florals… in which case, I don’t know, because Sea-Tox has a fresh unisex (read: masculine) scent so make sure the recipient is down for that.

Seatox Mist

So pretty, right? I just wish they tasted better because these All-Over Face Mists keep getting in my mouth.

Water Collection (so cool!) was reduced to KD 2/750

One of my favorite Bath & Body Works Collections, honestly! I don’t have a lot of favorites, but they just happen to seem like a lot, because most of them are available for purchase at the moment.

You guys need to try the Water Mineral Body Polish (haulage here)! If you buy just one thing from the entire collection, make it this one!

Finally, some Wallflowers! These retail for KD 1/750 each.

Whereas these retail for KD1 each.

1st Row:

Almond Room Spray
Relax Room Spray (Lavender and Cedarwood)
Comfort Room Spray (Vanilla and Patchouli)
Happiness Room Spray (Bergamot and Mandarin)
Stress Relief Room Spray (Eucalyptus and Spearmint)
Focus Room Spray (Eucalyptus and Tea)
Energy Room Spray (Orange and Ginger)
Mahogany Teakwood Room Spray
Linen & Lavender Room Spray

2nd Row:
Linen & Lavender Room Spray
Limencello Room Spray
Almond Room Spray
Linen & Lavender Room Spray
Mahogany Teakwood Room Spray
Teakwood Room Spray
Noir Room Spray

3rd Row:
Energy Room Spray (Orange and Ginger)
Stress Relief Room Spray (Eucalyptus and Spearmint)
Relax Room Spray (Lavender and Cedarwood)
Focus Room Spray (Eucalyptus and Tea)
Comfort Room Spray (Vanilla and Patchouli)

I purchased x3 Vanilla Bean Room Spray (haulage here), but gave them out to people (surprisingly, all men) who fell in love with the scent (my brother, my male cousin, my guy friend) and went out to get more (didn’t blog it) and they were promptly taken off my hands just as fast (also all by dudes). They’re constantly asking me to get more and I’m like “Guys, it’s not there anymore and I don’t know if they’re ever going to restock them or if it was just Limited Edition thing. I don’t work at Bath & Body Works”. They’d reluctantly agree and go all “fine, fine” and then a few weeks later, ask me to get the “vanilla thing”… again. That’s why I was hoping I’d find the Vanilla Bean Room Spray, but no such luck.

Bath Bombs

Not my jam, but nice to see that they’ve made the jump to Kuwait. I believe I spotted them around the Winter of last year (2017) when I was there with my niece (here). You can find the Bath Bombs over at the “aisle of doom” (where they sell all the pocketbacs and other travel size items and impossibly cute minis)

Beach Don’t Kill My Vibe – Orange Blossom Pocketbac

lol

Shady Beach – Seaside Citrus Pocketbac

lol

Celestial Scrub Body Scrub (A blend of vanilla, jasmine & musk, our Celestial Scrub provides a kiss of shimmer for the perfect holiday glow) (Cosmic Candy Collection)

Moon Glowtion Body Cream (A blend of vanilla, jasmine & musk, our Moon Glowtion Body Lotion provides a kiss of shimmer while keeping hands soft and moisturized) (Cosmic Candy Collection)

So cute! Also, note the names “Celestial” and “Moon Glowtion” which factors in to what I mentioned at the start of the post, about Bath & Body Works working those trends. Sadly, all of them had already been opened and were all sticky and gross! Unfortunately, that was the case with most of the adorable minis and travel-sizes you’re about to see below. I wanted one of each, but other than being a year old, they just looked severely picked over! :(

Rose Cosmic Cream (A blend of rose absolute, red currant & patchouli, Rose is alluring, feminine, blushing, modern and playful)

See? “Cosmic” Cream.

White Cosmic Cream (A blend of musk, vetiver & jasmine, White is graceful, radiant, harmonious, ethereal and sheer)

Black Cosmic Cream (A blend of oud, vanilla & violet, Black is bold, mysterious, sophisticated, daring and chic)

Oooh, Oud! If only everything wasn’t already opened and all gross and sticky lol

Marshmallow Magic Amazing Body Cream (vanilla cream, crisp lavender, marshmallow musk) (The Greatest Glow Collection 2017)

Blue Sky Amazing Body Cream (white birch, blue sage, winter sky) (The Greatest Glow Collection 2017)

I spotted The Greatest Glow Collection earlier and thought it was pretty fun! From the packaging to the actual products and their names and everything! It kinda’ made me think of a legit Carnival (or… The Greatest Showman lol) and figured I’d just go back later, but when I did, the collection had already been phased out (aside from the few minis you see here).

Blue Sky Amazing Body Cream (white birch, blue sage, winter sky) (The Greatest Glow Collection 2017)

Too cute! ♥

Mint Leaf & Bergamot Olive Oil Body Cream

Mint Leaf & Bergamot Olive Oil Body Wash

Rose Water Body Wash (Formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, petrolatum, artificial color & gluten, our promise is pure & simple: gentle and hypoallergenic products specially crafted for those who believe that less is more) (Pure Simplicity Collection 2017)

Acai Berry Body Wash (Formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, petrolatum, artificial color & gluten, our promise is pure & simple: gentle and hypoallergenic products specially crafted for those who believe that less is more) (Pure Simplicity Collection 2017)

Almond Milk Body Wash (Formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, petrolatum, artificial color & gluten, our promise is pure & simple: gentle and hypoallergenic products specially crafted for those who believe that less is more) (Pure Simplicity Collection 2017)

Waikiki Beach Coconut Shower Gel Mini (Beach Coconut, Pink Passionflower, Saltwater Breeze, Fresh Bamboo, Sun-Bleached Woods. This fresh, beachy fragrance captures an island coconut breeze over the sun-swept white sands of Waikiki) (Paradise Collection) (Signature Collection 2017)

I purchased a Waikiki Beach Coconut Shower Gel Mini earlier (here). It was alright.

Fiji Pineapple Palm Shower Gel Mini (Island Pineapple, Mango Nectar, Palm Leaf, Toasted Sugarcane, White Musk. This juicy, lush fragrance captures the sweet tropical fruits that thrive in the beautiful rainforests of Fiji) (Paradise Collection) (Signature Collection 2017)

Oahu Coconut Sunset Shower Gel Mini (Coconut Blossom, Sparkling Bergamot, Beach Tuberose, Hawaiian Monoi, Molten Amber. This warm, sensual fragrance captures the glow of a perfect Oahu sunset and the alluring scent of coconut blossoms) (Paradise Collection) (Signature Collection 2017)

I purchased a Oahu Coconut Sunset Shower Gel Mini earlier (here) and really loved it (even took it with me on vacation)!

Bali Blue Surf Shower Gel Mini (Mandarin Blossom, Sun-kissed Sands, Saltwater Waves, Wild Jasmine, Blonde Driftwood. This sparkling, watery fragrance captures the rush of crystal blue waves only found in the breathtaking Bali) (Paradise Collection) (Signature Collection 2017)

Spiced Pumpkin Cider with Honey Shower Gel Mini (Heirloom Pumpkin, Royal Cinnamon & Apple Cider) (Fall 2017 Collection)

I had to get at least one of these! So, I asked the Sales Assistants floating around to help me find an unopened one, or at least relatively decent one.

Anyways, I figure what the Big Sale coming up soon, you might maybe find this post helpful!

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