Since I was at the Avenues Phase III anyway (H&M x The Weeknd), I figured I’d check out the Bath & Body Works on that side too. According to the Privileges App, B&BW were having this offer where you could purchase three items (Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Fine Fragrance Mist) for the price of two. Once again, in typical Bath & Body Works fashion, the offer was only applicable on select items (none of the newer collections), and would only last for the weekend. I didn’t want nor need anything, but since I rarely visit the Phase III branch, I figured I’d take a quick peek since I was there.
They were stocking the shelves at Bath & Body Works (Marina Mall) with two new(er) collections so I decided to pop in for a quick look and ended up with two bags worth… as per usual. I was actually on the lookout for the Tutti Dolce Collection but apparently that’s too much to ask for. The two new(er) collections that we did have were released world-wide sometime in 2016, while we were only just getting them (in Kuwait) in the middle of February 2017. As always, they had a “Buy Two Get One Free” deal. Sadly, they don’t let you combine products from other collections, which I think is silly because not everyone is crazy as I am and willing to experiment with full-sized, all-new products, at a time. Even I would like to combine my tried and true favorites with some of the newer stuff and qualify for that deal, rather than having to purchase three newer products and three older products from their signature collection. Granted, I’m actually purchasing four products and getting the two for free but still, that’s a total of six too many, as opposed to a more reasonable total of three products. I could just purchase one product be done with it but truth be told, Bath & Body Works products are over-priced (which is painfully obvious during their Big Sale) so even though I’m technically spending more money, if I get a deal on them, it tricks my brain into thinking I’m saving more money in the long run… Does that make sense?
Since the Bath and Body Works offerings at Marina Mall were pitiful, I decided to check out what they had in stock at The Avenues, and brought my adorable sister-in-law with me. We also stopped by a Sephora but that’s another haul for another day.
Even though I’m down to my last Deep Cleansing Hand Soap (in the scent Dark Kiss) I was kinda’ avoiding Bath and Body Works because I wanted to wait until their semi-annual sale to replenish my stock. That said, I was at the Avenues when I spotted my beloved Vanilla Bean Noel and pretty much ran to Bath and Body Works to pick it up and to see what else they had in stock. You know you’re a B&BW-addict and go there waaay too often, when the sales assistant (whom by chance, had transferred from the Marina Mall branch to the Avenues Mall branch) not only recognizes you, and not only remember your preferences (“Cotton Candy Candles and everything Vanilla Bean Noel, right?”) but also keeps track of your visits (“We haven’t seen you at Marina for months now. We were starting to get worried,” said with a completely straight face)!
Since the semi-annual sale was coming up soon, I tried to hold back.
Only purchasing a few must-haves.
These are from the Winter/Holiday 2016 Collection.
These are from the Fall 2016 Collection.
Done. Blog post, over. Juuust kidding!
I still stop by Bath & Body Works every couple of months to replenish my stock with a few necessities (Deep Cleansing Hand Soap, Wallflower Refill Bulbs, etc…) but I figured it would be boring showing you the same things over and over again, simply because it’s usually the same products, in the same scent (Dark Kiss).