Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bath and Body Works Haul

I was a little upset this week because I found out the UAE release of MAC's Wonder Woman collection has been pushed back to the 29th :( It was supposed to be released on the 22nd and I was all excited and saved up all my money...then I called them in the morning and they were like 'oh, sorry, it's been moved to the 29th'. GARGH!!

Anyway...I went to the mall to cheer myself up and ended up at Bath and Body Works. I've never been to the one at the Dubai Mall so I thought I'd pop in and have a look. I ended up spending a lot more than I should have. But oh well. It happens, right?


Bali Mango shower gel and body lotion, Fiji Passionfruit body lotion

These grabbed me right away. I wanted something sort of fruity and energizing and these smell GORGEOUS. I have been using the shower gel this week, and my bathroom smells like a giant fruity cocktail for like an hour afterwards!

The body lotions weren't as impressive. The scent doesn't linger as long as I expected it to. The lotion has a thicker texture, but it works better at softening, rather than moisturizing. I applied it right before bed and my skin felt really soft in the morning, but not as moisturized as I thought it would, if that makes sense! :)

Another thing I don't like about the lotions is the price. They are 45 dirhams for 8 ounces. You can find triple the amount for half the price at the supermarket. I'm not a big fan of fancy body lotions because you use  so much of it every day. If I were to use one of these bottles every day (or twice a day as is sometimes the case) I would probably run out in 2-3 weeks. For that reason, I think the shower gel is a better deal.


Travel size Black Amethyst lotion, Cherry Blossom lotion, Cherry Blossom body spray

I bought these because they are perfect to keep in my purse. I just absolutely ADORE Bath and Body Work's Cherry Blossom scent. It has such a gorgeous, clean smell - but also quite feminine at the same time. The body spray is just perfect for the summer, not to empowering and with just enough scent to make you feel refreshed. It kind of smells like you just got out of the shower.

This is my first time trying out Black Amethyst. When it comes to perfumes, I tend to prefer heavier, spicier, more exotic scents. Black Amethyst has base notes of Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Vanilla and musk, which explains why I was so drawn to it. 

The lotion actually has a very light scent. I think this would be great if you are going out at night and want just a little extra vavavoom. 


Pocket-bac miniature antibacterial hand gel: Cucumber Melon, Sweet Pea and I Love Bling

I bought these for me and my mom and sister. We are kind of handsanitzer-obsessed. The I Love Bling one is for my sister because, like most Dubai girls, she really does love her bling!! I took the Sweet Pea one and my mom took the Cucumber Melon one. They actually smell really nice! I like the size because I can take it to the gym. I only take a teeny tiny bag to my yoga and pilates classes, big enough to fit my inhaler, my phone and car keys. And now I can take my teeny tiny hand sanitizer, too! :)

Ooh, I spy a kitty paw!! Bowie loves hauls too! haha

I actually really needed a new bath puff. That's the main reason I chose to go into B&BW. Their bath puffs are great and they come in so many different colors. The one that came with the Bali Mango gel was white, but I hunted until I found a pink one! 

Well, that's it! Three more days until I can get my hands on the Wonder Woman MSF!!! Woooop! :)

Hope you guys are having an awesome weekend!


15 comments:

  1. You can get some great deals at Bath and Bodyworks. I too bought the Mango body lotion and love it! xo

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  2. Just found your blog! I love Bath & Body Works too but there isn't one here in the UK so I have to get my mom to send stuff over from the US. I love love love the Island Getaway stuff it's fab x

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  3. Tell me about it, Debby! I bought most of this because of the 3-for-2 deal. Hahaha it totally enticed me...I was like 'well..if I buy one more I get a free one...' haha

    Skin Scrubs - Island Getaway!! I knew there was a name to the collection, but I couldn't remember what it was! haha Thanks for the follow! :)

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  4. Great post lady, it's the same here with WW, annoying! I'm coming over to Dubai in the next few weeks. Fancy meeting up for a coffee if your around?xx

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  5. Thanks Simone! I know! Isn't it super frustrating? When the guy told me that I was like 'is that the final, confirmed date?' apparently all the stuff is here, but they can't start selling it till the 29th. Grrrr

    Would love to meet up!! Just let me know the dates that you're here and we can sort out a place and time :) Yay! My first blogger meet up hehe :)

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  6. I love bath and body works!. Great haul x

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  7. I love, love B&BW, although it's not available in the UK. I like the sound of Fiji & Bali especially. I like tropical scents in this in-between, almost getting warm stage of the year!

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  8. Hmmm the Mango and Passionfruit body lotions looks yummy! And those mini antibacterial hand gel are too cute!

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  9. Thanks The Dollymix Diaries! :)

    25Flondon, we actually just got B&BW less than I year ago..so maybe they're trying to expand their empire! hehe The tropical scents are not ones that I normally go for, but I really wanted to try something different.

    GABY they are so great! Honestly, I just went into my bathroom and it STILL smells like the shower gel. Yummm! :)

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  10. Thanks Simone! I know! Isn't it super frustrating? When the guy told me that I was like 'is that the final, confirmed date?' apparently all the stuff is here, but they can't start selling it till the 29th. Grrrr

    Would love to meet up!! Just let me know the dates that you're here and we can sort out a place and time :) Yay! My first blogger meet up hehe :)

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  11. Just found your blog! I love Bath & Body Works too but there isn't one here in the UK so I have to get my mom to send stuff over from the US. I love love love the Island Getaway stuff it's fab x

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  12. Hi! May i know how much does the pocket-bac hand sanitizer cost in Dubai? I would be travelling there soon and I would like to but a lot of pocket bac. Thanks.

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  13. Hi Hasan, sorry for the late reply! The mini ones are about 25AED. hope that helps!

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