Haulage! Bath & Body Works (April 2016)

I’m gonna come clean: I’ve literally never bought anything from Bath & Body Works until last weekend.

I feel like the strong scents of their hand creams, which seem to pop up in every handbag, turned me off for the longest while. I would, however, peek into the store now and then just to look at all the pretty candles and bottles!

Anyway, I had some time to kill at the mall and took my two year-old peanut for a spin at Bath & Body Works, which is very stroller-friendly. It was a bit weird how much he seemed to like the store—I don’t know if it was the music, the ambience, the cacophany of bright colors, the amalgam of so many fruit and floral scents, or possibly the presence of other children in strollers!)—but he was quite taken by the experience.

I was personally a bit overwhelmed, as usual, by the sheer volume of choice, but I took my time and ended up making my first ever purchase at Bath & Body Works. Fellow Canadian beauty blogger Stash Matters will be pleased to hear that a large part of my decision-making processes in this store is down to her! I won some delicious B&BW products from her not long ago, and she also turned me onto the B&BW Wallflowers plug-in room scents.

Upon entering the store, the first thing I gravitated to was the huge display of 3-wick scented candles, but I soon decided that I had enough candles as it was and moved on to the Wallflowers. I pondered getting the Pineapple or the Angelfish plug, but in the end decided on a Mosaic Bird design, which doesn’t appear to be sold on the B&BW website at the moment.

Bath & Body Works, Wallflowers Fragrance Plug, Mosaic Bird Nightlight
Bath & Body Works Wallflowers Fragrance Plug, Mosaic Bird Nightlight.
Image: bathandbodyworks.com

The deal was 4 fragrance refills for CA$22.50 (all prices hereafter in Canadian dollars) or 6 for $27-odd, so of course I went for 4 refills. I want a deal, but I don’t want to overcommit! Ha! I picked:

  • Georgia Peach (peach, dewy leaves, vanilla)
  • Honeysuckle (honeysuckle, peony)
  • Honolulu Sun (coconut, palm, citrus)
  • Tiki Beach (vanilla musk, orchid, coconut)

I would have gone for Lemon Mint Tea over Tiki Beach, but couldn’t find it!

Bath & Body Works, Wallflowers Fragrance Plug, Mosaic Bird Nightlight, Refills in Georgia Peach, Honeysuckle, Honolulu Sun, Tiki Beach

Next, I picked up a few fun-sized items that were 3 for $12.50 (’cause I said I didn’t need more candles, remember?):

  • Mini Scented Candle in Golden Pineapple Luau (pineapple, hibiscus, papaya)
  • Mini Scented Candle in White Gardenia (gardenia, green & wood notes)
  • Travel Size Shower Gel in Tiki Mango Mai Tai (mango, jasmine, grapefruit)

Bath & Body Works mini scented candles in Golden Pineapple Luau and White Gardenia, Travel Size Shower Gel in Tiki Mango Mai Tai

I did test some of the hand creams, but still found them not to my taste—somehow there’s an underlying scent to all of them that I don’t quite like.

By the cash register, obviously they have a lot of impulse buys, and I did get three of the little PocketBac scented hand sanitizers (3 for $5)—super-fun to give away, so I’m going to have to go back for more! Plus, it would be nice to have one of these for each handbag…

  • Honolulu Sun
  • Salted Pineapple Punch
  • Sweet Strawberries & Cream

Bath & Body Works, PocketBac Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel sanitizer in Sweet Strawberries & Cream, Honolulu Sun, Salted Pineapple Punch

Finally, I also spotted this adorable silicon purse near the front of the store, and as a lemon fiend, I needed to get it! I mean, I probably have a use for a water-resistant zippy purse shaped like a lemon slice ($11), right?

Bath & Body Works lemon zip purse

Of course, my purchase came with a bunch of coupons, and I love coupons! I shall return!

What are your favorite things to get from B&BW?

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8 thoughts on “Haulage! Bath & Body Works (April 2016)

  1. I’m always jealous of BBW hauls, it makes the selection of Anti-bacs seem so boring compared to what we can get our hands on here! That night light is also pretty, I’ve not seen any wallflower night light ones mentioned before just regular plug ins. The candles always have such gorgeous packaging too, another chain that I’m hoping will eventually make it’s way to the UK!

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    • I was excited when I saw that the plug was a nightlight, as well! All my current nightlights are cheap things from Canadian Tire, very boring 😀 What kind of scents do you like, btw? 😉

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  2. I have the Strawberries and Cream hand soap and it smells like those Strawberry Shortcake dolls I used to have as a kid. Takes me back everytime I use it.

    Great haul! I find B&BW kind of addicting!

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  3. I’ve seen kids dance around in BBW before and they’re mesmerized by all the colours. I guess they make it very family friendly since their biggest demographic has got to be moms.
    I didn’t get into BBW until a couple of years ago really – I used to think their stuff was really low quality.
    I got the mosaic bird plug too! And the Tiki Beach scent plug. My friend LOVES that Lemon Mint Tea scent – she bought 4 bulbs last time to stock up! Let me know if you want one, I’ll see if I can find it still.
    I’ve never gotten their PocketBacs before but some of their accessories and designs are so FUN! I watned the holder that was a crab, teehee. And there was a scent called “Beach, Please” that I thought was funny.
    And yeah… you need to sign up for their mailing list, they give out coupons all the time. I literally never pay full price for anything from there.

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    • Sigh, I don’t really think about myself as being in that “mom” demographic, but I suppose I am, now. LOL. Guess I need to start switching up where I shop! 😛

      OMG I meant to use the mosaic bird plug in the main bath, and I just realized yesterday that the medicine cabinet is too close to the outlet! AAAAAAGH. Now I have to figure out where else I can put it where peanut won’t get his hands on it. Gaaaah.

      Thanks for the offer – I’m gonna head back to B&BW maybe this weekend. Will ask about the Lemon Mint Tea scent 🙂

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