Spotted at Victoria’s Secret

We bottled up deep-sea ingredients like Sea Kelp, Ocean Water and Sea Salt and infused them with ocean vibes so you can reef the benefits of super fresh, totally nourished skin.

I was at Soug Sharq picking up a few birthday gifts (Farsali Unicorn Essence and Bath & Body Works Gift Set) and only passing by, when I spotted the Limited Edition Ocean Extracts Collection over at Victoria’s Secret. They had a “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” deal going on and I was so tempted to pick up a few things for myself, but refrained from doing so (… for now). I just took a few photos instead.

The display is missing the Conditioning Lip Oil and Sea Mist. That said, it seems to me like this Ocean Extracts Collection is a perfect mash-up of both the Water Collection (here) and Sea-Tox Collection (here) from Bath & Body Works (here). The packaging is all lovely and blue! The feature ingredients are Sea Kelp, Ocean Water and Sea Salt. The moisturizer is legit called “Water Lotion“. It even saysSecretly a Mermaid” on the packaging of the Sea Salt Body Scrub! Proof that like I said, Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret are sister companies.

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Victoria’s Secret Buy Two Get One Free (Fragrance)

I was at the Avenues Phase III (for the release of H&M x The Weeknd Collection) when I decided to check out the Bath and Body Works branch over there, as well. To get to B&BW, I usually have to cut through Victoria’s Secret. While there, I noticed that Victoria’s Secret were also having an offer on their fragrances (Buy Two Get One Free) so I decided to take advantage of that deal. With that being said, I hate the newer look of their bags! It’s all polka-dotty and whanot. What happened to the adorable stripe-y bags? The new ones are just hideous!

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Victoria’s Secret Collective Haul

I so rarely shop at Victoria’s Secret, for varied reasons. Clothes-wise, I don’t believe they’d have anything that would fit me. That said, I’ve never actually tried anything on in their dressing room. In fact, I’ve never even so much as glanced at their clothes or lingerie, my logic being that the Victoria’s Secret Angels are all incredibly fit, long-limbed, size-zeros, whereas I am neither slim nor tall. Makeup-wise, I’ve had several bad experiences with them in the past (as a teenager). One in particular, stands out to me; when I purchased a Lip Plumper, and instead of being a clear gloss that tingles, it was a thick (yet creamy), straight up white lipstick, with a matte finish, regardless of the fact that you applied it with a doe-foot applicator, straight from the long mascara-like tube. Apparently, you were supposed to apply it as a base (underneath a lipstick or lip gloss), and it was supposed to smooth out the surface of your lips, which in turn would make them appear bigger. Victoria’s Secret were very careful with their wording on the packaging. In fact, back in the day, a lot of makeup companies used to pull all kinds of shady stunts like that, before beauty bloggers and vloggers exploded on the scene. I’ve also purchased several hair-care products from them and was always disappointed. For instance, when I purchased a scented mousse, it was so sticky it made my hair stick together as well as stick to my scalp. I wanted volume in my hair but instead the mousse gave me a bad hair day (sticky, stringy, and flat). What’s worse was it was a floral-scent (no testers)! Scent-wise, they had such a huge selection of perfumes, body mists, and whatnot, that I was always overwhelmed, and never knew where to even begin.
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Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Appletini Travel Size Gift Set

This Victoria’s Secret Appletini Gift Set was another purchase made at Mishref Fair Grounds. The Beauty Rush Appletini Body Double Mist (75mL/2.5 FL OZ), Beauty Rush Body Drink Lotion (50mL/1.7 FL OZ), and Sexy Little Things Noir Scented Body Lotion (30mL/FL OZ) all came in a small Victoria’s Secret Bag. I wanna say the set cost KD 9/000 originally and was reduced to KD 6/750 but I could be making that up. Whatever the cost, I obviously thought it was worth it at the time especially because these were travel size and I think anything tiny is adorable. For reference, the original size of the Appletini Body Double Mist is 250mL/8.4 FL OZ and the Appletini Body Drink Lotion is 200mL/6.7 FL OZ and the Sexy Little Things Scented Body Lotion is 200mL/6.7 FL OZ
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