Bath and Body Works Body Lotion Haul

They switched out the previous online promo on full size Showers Gels (dis) for a newer promo on full size Body Lotions. Plus, the 5 for KD 3 on PocketBacs was still ongoing.

I really didn’t want to risk any of them going out of stock and having to wait until next Winter to get my hands on Vanilla Bean Noel and Hot Cocoa & Cream and possibly never seeing Bali Black Coconut Sands or Bahamas Pink Passionfruit & Banana Flower again (who knew if they were going to re-release them again, next Summer).

So, 3 days after my previous online order (here), I placed another online order with Bath&Body Works. It was too good of a deal to pass up!

Online Promo:
Body Lotions were reduced from KD 5/500 to KD 2/500 each
PocketBacs were 5 for KD 3

The total for this online order was KD 13

I placed my order on November 19 and it arrived safely the next day (free shipping over KD 9)

As you can see, everything arrived well packaged (including the pages and pages of receipt/invoice).

Currently, for “Black Friday” they’ve got 40% Off Sitewide and free shipping, meaning Body Lotions were reduced from KD 5/500 to KD 3/300.

Once again, I was glad I didn’t wait until “Black Friday” and got the Body Lotions for 50% Off instead of 40% Off.

Body Lotions were reduced from KD 5/500 to KD 2/500 each

Vanilla Bean Noel (Holiday 2018)
Hot Cocoa & Cream (Holiday 2018)
Bali Black Coconut Sands (Summer 2019)
Bahamas Pink Passionfruit & Banana Flower (Summer 2019)

Honestly, I get more use out of the travel size versions, because they’re just easier to lug around, which is why they always happen to be on hand (or in handbag, rather).

That said, all the scents I purchased in the full size, were ones that I already knew I loved and thoroughly enjoyed… and therefore, worth the commitment.

Also, while the packaging on the Body Creams was cuter (shame they expire so fast and start to stink), the packaging on these Body Lotions was pretty nice too (particularly Bali Black Coconut Sands)!

Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion (Holiday 2018)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – indulge in our most festive vanilla fragrance!

Smells like a wintry sweet treat of fresh vanilla bean, sugar cookies, warm caramel, whipped cream & snow-kissed musk

Like I said in my previous post, I’ve loved Vanilla Bean Noel and usually repurchased it every Winter, ever since Bath&Body Works first opened up shop in Kuwait (here). It was one of the more powerful scents from Bath&Body Works and was an intoxicating and heady vanilla scent that was both sexy and addictive!

Sadly, it’s been a minute since I last enjoyed Vanilla Bean Noel as a Body Lotion because the Holiday 2017 version (which was being marketed and sold in-store as the Holiday 2018 version) seemed a bit off and smelled… weak. That’s why I decided to skip it. Basically, the last time I’d purchased Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion was back in 2016 (here) and even then, only as travel size.

The Body Lotion smelled particularly lovely when used in conjunction with the Shower Gel! Not only did it have a gorgeous scent, but I also liked to use it to intensify my other vanilla-based fragrances (they lasted longer if I spritzed them over this stuff)! Vanilla Bean Noel in any and every form just made me so… happy!

It’s been way too long since I enjoyed Vanilla Bean Noel as a Body Lotion so even though I already knew this was the 2018 Holiday version (being marketed and sold locally as the 2019 Holiday version), I picked it up anyway.

Hot Cocoa & Cream Body Lotion

Cozy up to Holiday memories of warm cocoa by the fire!

A warm, indulgent mug of creamy cocoa, mini marshmallows & vanilla musk

I knew that every so often, they’d re-release Hot Cocoa & Cream as a 3-wick Candle (here), but I’d never seen it in other forms prior to now. It literally smelled like Hot Cocoa! Naturally, I became obsessed with getting Hot Cocoa & Cream in any and every form!

Sadly, even though it was already older (2018 Holiday version being marketed and sold as 2019 Holiday version) Hot Cocoa & Cream Shower Gel was excluded from the previous promo, which is why I went for Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte Shower Gel instead (here). I did manage to snag Hot Cocoa & Cream as a PocketBac though (here)!

Luckily, Hot Cocoa & Cream Body Lotion was included in this promo. I thought the packaging on the Body Cream was especially cute, but those things tended to expire faster and smell rank. Also, I much preferred the consistency of the Body Lotion over the Body Cream (less greasy).

More importantly, unlike Vanilla Bean Noel which was a holiday staple (they re-release it every Winter), I wasn’t sure if Hot Cocoa & Cream would make it back, next year (other than 3-wick Candle form), so rather than risk never seeing this baby again, I snagged Hot Cocoa & Cream Body Lotion!

Bali Black Coconut Sands Body Lotion (Summer 2019)

Sail away to Bali’s beautiful black sand beaches with this exotic coconut fragrance.

An alluring, tropical mix of coconut milk, tonka bean, jasmine, sea salt musk & black sand

They truly outdid themselves this year with the 60-Piece Summer 2019 Collection!!!! The packaging was beautiful, as were the scents and the names and the products themselves! The entire Summer 2019 Collection was on-point and there was plenty to appeal to everyone!

I love, love, love the packaging on Bali Black Coconut Sands! The image, the color scheme, heck even the color of the lotion, I just thought the whole thing was so stinkin’ pretty!

I purchased it as a full size Shower Gel back in August (here), but sadly, didn’t enjoy the scent, at all! It smelled too… plastic-y, if that makes any sense. However, the gorgeous packaging influenced my decision to pick up the Body Lotion during the previous sale, albeit in the travel size (here).

One day, while I was in a hurry and couldn’t find my “go to”, I grabbed the travel size Bali Black Coconut Sands Body Cream and popped it on (in the car). For the rest of the day, I kept getting whiffs of the most delightful sweet vanilla coconut scent! I didn’t know what it was! It never even occurred to me that the wonderful scent could’ve been coming from my Body Cream! Once it dawned on me, I was obsessed!

In true Bath&Body Works fashion, certain scents tend to differ from form to form. I realized how wrong I was to misjudge Bali Black Coconut Sands scent purely based on the stinky Shower Gel.

I was now on a mission to get Bali Black Coconut Sands as a Body Lotion and Fragrance Mist, but was waiting for them to go on sale. As soon as I saw that it was included in this particular promo, I quickly added Bali Black Coconut Sands Body Lotion to my online shopping cart! It was kismet!

Bahamas Pink Passionfruit & Banana Flower Body Lotion

Grab a bungalow & bask in this tropical fruit fragrance, inspired by the many varieties of bananas that grow year-round in the Bahamas.

A tropical cocktail of passionfruit, pineapple leaves, freesia petals, banana flower & amber

They truly outdid themselves this year with the 60-Piece Summer 2019 Collection!!!! The packaging was beautiful, as were the scents and the names and the products themselves! The entire Summer 2019 Collection was on-point and there was plenty to appeal to everyone!

I was utterly smitten with Bahamas Pink Passionfruit & Banana Flower from the moment I sniffed it in-store! It smelled like sweet pineapples to me and I thoroughly enjoyed using it this past Summer, particularly outside in the heat where it was both equally delightful and somehow refreshing! Plus, it always garnered a lot of compliments from everyone lol

Initially, I purchased it as a travel size Fragrance Mist (here) and enjoyed it enough to go for the travel size Body Cream (purchased here) and during the previous sale, got yet another travel size Body Cream (purchased here) and finally committed to the full size Fragrance Mist (purchased here). It smelled gnarly as a Shower Gel (tried it in-store), but absolutely gawjus in all those other forms!

I didn’t know if they were going to bring it back, next Summer, so as soon as I clocked this particular promo, I snatched up Bahamas Pink Passionfruit & Banana Flower Body Lotion!

PocketBacs were 5 for KD 3

Summer Tiramisu (Summer 2019)
Unicorn Milkshake (Fall 2019)
Sugared Honeysuckle (Fall 2019)
Lime Spirit (Summer 2019)
Rainbow Juice (Summer 2019)

I didn’t really need more PocketBacs, but I figured I might as well take advantage of the deal on them. Plus, I use these babies up like a mofo‘! I figure, the more I have, the more I can just stash everywhere and not spend upwards of an hour having to dig for them in the armrest compartment of my car or in the depths of my handbag or whatever.

Plus, despite their hideous packaging (so, so, sooo bad and released in some sort of Unicorn-themed PocketBac Collection), I was kinda’ curious as to what these babies would smell like. Just like my previous PocketBac haulage (here), these babies were all blind buys (I bought them un-tested and un-sniffed), purchased purely based on the notes in their description.

Normally PocketBacs retail for KD 1/250 each, but because there was a 5 for KD 3 deal on these babies, they amounted to exactly KD 0/600 each.

Currently, for “Black Friday” they’ve got 40% Off Sitewide and free shipping, meaning PocetBacs were reduced from KD 1/250 to KD 0/750.

Summer Tiramisu PocketBac

A rich, Italian treat of espresso bean, creamy vanilla & whipped sugar

Well, I’d already grabbed x4 Summer Tiramisu PocketBacs earlier during the previous sale (here) after playing around with the scent in-store and subsequently falling in love!

However, I’d already added the four scents that I was interested in (shown below), to my online shopping cart. I needed a fifth, to qualify for the 5 for KD 3 deal and I had no interest in the scents that were left. So, I decided to get yet another Summer Tiramisu PocketBac (added it last) since I already knew that I enjoyed the uber-sweet coffee scent!

Unicorn Milkshake PocketBac

Clean hands are just a hop, skip & a gallop away.

Vanilla Bean, Sweet Strawberry & Whipped Frosting

Nice color-scheme (aside from the Unicorn sipping on a Milkshake) and the notes seemed innocuous enough (all of which tend to smell yummy)!

Sugared Honeysuckle PocketBac

Clean hands are just a hop, skip & a gallop away.

Sicilian Bergamot, Sweet Honeysuckle & Cedarwood

The packaging was hideous, but honeysuckle was one of the rare few floral scents that I tend to enjoy (3-wick Honeysuckle Candle haulage here) and I adore bergamot as well and even cedarwood, when done right.

I was really curious about the scent of this PocketBac in particular!

Lime Spirit PocketBac

Clean hands are just a hop, skip & a gallop away.

A tropical cocktail of sweet mandarin, island mango & sea salt

Lime. ’nuff said.

Rainbow Juice PocketBac

Upbeat & feeling fine! Clean your hands to keep you going all day long.

Fresh Raspberries, Sugared Petals & Vanilla Beans

I’ve recently discovered that I don’t enjoy certain forms of raspberry, but here’s hoping it’ll smell pleasant when coupled with vanilla (and sugared petals, whatever that was).

Again the total for this online order was KD 13 (with free shipping)

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