There was a lot (and I mean a lot) of stuff that I’d planned on writing about, as soon as I finished my Bath & Body Works Hauls, from earlier on in the year (this).
However, between my hair and my nails and my teeth and my heart I kinda’ got preoccupied and didn’t get around to doing much blogging.
Not to mention the fact that 2020 was a pretty horrible year all around (not just for me personally, but in general and worldwide). That in and of itself deserves a whole other separate post (maybe I’ll work on it, maybe not, we’ll see).
In any case, the following is all the stuff I had planned on talking about on my blog, but never got around to (because… 2020).
Edit: I’d started writing this post way before the tragic passing of His Highness Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, may he rest in peace. Like I said, this year has been awful.
These Shower Gels were from my U.S. B&BW Spring Haul (here).
Typically, Shower Gels retail for $13.50 but there was a Buy 3, Get 2 Free deal on them.
All of the ones I got were new-new (at the time) so they all retailed for full price with the exception of Champagne Rose which I got on clearance for $3.95 only.
Strawberry Pound Cake (Sweet On You Collection)
Margarita Cupcake (Sweet On You Collection)
Lavender Clouds – Dream In The Sky (Rainbow Collection)
Fresh Raindrops – Dance In The Rain (Rainbow Collection
Saltwater Breeze (New Signature Fragrance)
Champagne Rose (Coming Up Roses Collection)
Don’t they all sound lovely?
These Fragrance Mists were from my U.S. B&BW Spring Haul (here).
Typically, Fragrance Mists retail for $14.50 but these babies had been reduced to $3.62 each, except for Underwater Oasis which was reduced to $7.25 only.
I’ve actually seen each and every one of these Fragrance Mists in-stores locally during The Big Sale (here) but I barely payed them any attention because they looked gross (not sealed, lightly tested, residue on the sides of the atomizer, etc…).
However, based on the success I’ve found with my previous Fragrance Mist Haulage (such good scents), I figured I’d try my hand at more, especially once they went on sale.
Most of them were from the Mediterranean Market Collection aside from one, which was from the Crystal Cove Collection.
These Body Lotions were from my U.S. B&BW Spring Haul (here).
After purchasing x4 Body Lotions locally (here) and then another x6 Body Lotions from the U.S. B&BW Store (here) I was fully stocked up and definitely didn’t need more.
However, the deals and promos and prices up on the U.S. B&BW Online Store were just too good to pass up. So, I picked up these two. I could’ve gone for more, but I was pretty content with the ones I already had.
Aside from Iced Pear Margarita (here) which I’d given to my 10yo niece and Vanilla Bean Noel (2018 Version) which I’d given to a friend whom – you guessed it – had asked for it (after she’d sniffed it on me), I was very happy with the ones I had left!
Even Wild Strawberry (here) I’ve found a use for, by placing alongside the Champagne Toast Fragrance Mist (here) at the sink in my guest bathroom. All that peach hurt my nose, but my friends ooh and aah over the scents, whenever they come over and use them, which in turns makes me happy because I’d managed to find a use for them.
In fact, I’m so happy with the ones I have left, that I’ve already given Portofino Pink Prosecco to my 13yo niece and Whitewater Rush to my younger brother.
– Whitewater Rush (Men’s Collection) was reduced from $13.50 to $3.95
– Portofino Pink Prosecco (Mediterranean Market Collection) was reduced from $12.50 to $3.12
These Hand Soaps were from my U.S. B&BW Spring Haul (here).
Typically, Hand Soaps retail for $6.50 but these babies had been reduced to $3 each.
These 3-Wick Candles were from my U.S. B&BW Spring Haul (here).
Typically, 3-Wick Candles retail for $24.50 but these babies had been reduced to $10.50 each.
I picked up the Chocolate Lave Cake 3-Wick Candle during my 1st U.S. B&BW Order (here) and instantly flirted with the idea of getting a backup.
As soon as these babies went on sale, I wanted to get a backup, but something told me to go for two.
Once again, my sixth sense was correct because one of the 3-Wick Candles arrived shattered (with broken glass everywhere). Luckily, I had ordered two!
These Wallflower Fragrance Refills were from my U.S. B&BW Spring Haul (here).
Typically, Wallflower Fragrance Refills retail for $6.50 but these babies had been reduced to $2.50 (Hot Cocoa & Cream) each and $1.62 (Chocolate Lava Cake) each.
Both of these were scents I’d purchased and fallen in love with earlier so as soon as I saw those slashed prices, I had to pounce!
These travel-size cuties were from my U.S. B&BW Spring Haul (here).
They were reduced from $6.50 each to $4.16 each.
While I had seen A Thousand Wishes before in Kuwait (older packaging), it had never really appealed to me and I just sorta’ ignored it for all those years.
Even at the end of last year, when I was going to see the movie 1917 at Vox Cinema at the Avenues (seems like a lifetime ago) and “The Big Sale” was going on over at B&BW (across from the escalator), I took a quick peek before meeting up with everyone up top for the movie and noticed that the version being sold was still the red version (older packaging).
Meanwhile, on the U.S. B&BW site, they’d already rolled out the new rosier version (as shown) and I was utterly smitten! Apparently, they’d changed the packaging for the anniversary of the scent A Thousand Wishes.
Thankfully, the newer version of A Thousand Wishes was also available for purchase in the travel size and the same for Champagne Toast, which was a fan-favorite and touted as the scent of the season, yadda yadda yadda.
So I snagged 2 Travel Size Fine Fragrance Mists and a Travel Size Shower Gel in the aforementioned scents.
1st B&BW U.S. Online Order (November 30) – Collective Haul (here)
2nd B&BW U.S. Online Order (December 5) – Shower Gels + Jar Candles (here)
3rd B&BW U.S. Online Order (December 6) – Hand Soaps + Wallflowers (here)
4th B&BW U.S. Online Order (December 7) – Candle Day Haul (here)
5th B&BW U.S. Online Order (January 1) – Collective Haul (here)
I’d already placed several online orders with the U.S. Bath & Body Works Online Store all throughout Winter and was pretty much fully stocked up on… well, everything.
However, as soon as I noticed the Spring Collection start popping up on the U.S. Online Store (in January, mind you), I couldn’t resist placing yet another online order!
I’d like to think that I tapped into my psychic powers and stocked up on Hand Soaps and Shower Gels in anticipation of the upcoming pandemic and the resulting lock-down, but in reality, a bunch of stuff was on clearance (too good of a deal to pass up).
On January 16 I placed my 6th and final U.S. Bath & Body Works Online Order.
I got some Shower Gels and Body Lotions and Fragrance Mists and Wallflower Fragrances and Candles and Hand Soaps.
Some stuff was new (spring collection) while others were repurchases of products that I’d tried and fallen in love with earlier.
Everything arrived in an unnecessarily large box and wasn’t all that well packaged either. I’ll go over everything in the upcoming posts (split into different categories).
These are the Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps I purchased in my B&BW New Year Haul (here).
The Deep Cleansing ones are my favorite Hand Soaps from B&BW by far! Sadly, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find the Deep Cleansing ones, online or in-store, locally.
Also, I’ve noticed that the Deep Cleansing ones tend to finish the fastest, whereas the Gentle Foaming ones absolutely refuse to ever finish lol
Therefore, it’s not just an expression, when I say that you can never have enough Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps, because you really can’t. They’re hard to find and even if you do stock up (like myself), you end up going through them pretty quickly, regardless.
I also ordered x2 Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte, but they never arrived. The rest were all repurchases from the Fall Traditions 2019 Collection and the Nordic Noel (Holiday 2019 Collection).
Typically, Hand Soaps retail for $6.50 each, but I got them for $3.25 each.
All of them arrived sealed, as per usual (so professional).