The way a person smells is VERY important to me (especially the way I smell!). Generally I steer clear of strong, musky scents and almost always go for clean, fresh and fruity smells. I am a HUGE fan of Bath & Body Works and have been ever since some friends of mine introduced me to the line. They travel to Canada regularly and always used to bring back these goodies which just smelt AMAZING. I decided I needed some B & B Works in my life.
Earlier this year I went to America, to Los Angeles and I was ridiculously excited about the prospect of visiting a store and owning products from the line. I didn't care what I did on this trip as long as I got to visit a B & B Works store!
In the end, I actually visited not one, but TWO stores and ended up collecting a massive package of yummy smelling products by the end of my holiday (needless to say the weight of my suitcase increased worryingly after those two shopping trips!) The stores are reminiscent of Body Shop stores and I was definitely spoilt for choice in there - I think I ended up spending about 45 minutes in the shop before I was dragged out by a very bored and agitated mother. Anyway, I was so, so pleased with what I brought back and I'm actually quite sad that I didn't end up buying more (oh yeah, maybe because I was broke after two trips!) so enough talking, here's what I picked up!
First up: body sprays. I picked up three sprays from the Signature Collection - Bali Mango, Hawaii Coconut and Fiji Passionfruit (see what I mean about me loving fruity smells?). The fourth bottle is the Twilight Woods fragrance mist. This smells a little bit fruity, but more floral and has woody base notes. It is not a scent I'd usually go for, but it's not too overpowering so I kept it. The Bali Mango is my absolute favourite and I am actually really upset that I'm coming close to the end of my bottle and I wish I had picked up more now! The Fiji Passionfruit mist is my second favourite while the Hawaii Coconut comes in third place. All three smell exactly like the fruits they claim to be, although the coconut spray has a watered-down smell which I'm not as fond of. I like the fact that the packaging is clear because it lets me see how much product I have left (sob about the Mango mist being so low).
In the stores they have these bins dotted around which are filled with these little travel sized antibacterial hand gels. I actually had a lot more but couldn't for the life of me, recall where I have hidden them (from my sisters!). The two pictured are midnight pomegranate and fresh picked blueberries and these are great in handbags and on the go because they are tiny. I absolutely hate it if my hands don't feel clean and so these are perfect for me. Once again, these smell fabulous, just like everything else!
The final product is this Liplicious tasty lip colour in "Peach Tart". This was by the counter and I picked this up on the way to pay for my other goodies. I opened the tube and smelt it and I couldn't resist! Another fruity smell to add to my collection - this is a sheer gloss with a hint of shimmery peach colour. It tastes like it smells (like peaches, funnily enough) and it glides on the lips smoothly. It's not sticky and feels moisturising also which I like. They had a range of menthol-infused minty lip glosses also and I wish I had picked one up for myself as I really love that cool, minty feeling (similar to Carmex) on my lips. Never mind, next time!
Overall, I am so pleased with my haul and I wish B & B Works had stores in the UK. In terms of pricing, I think Body Shop prices are pretty similar, and I do think you get what you pay for with these sorts of products so I don't feel like I am wasting money.
If anyone is planning a trip the the States (or lives there) and wants to make me a happy bunny by bringing me back a suitcase full of things from Bath & Body Works, I won't say no!!!
Have you tried anything from Bath & Body Works? Would you recommend any other smells/products to me?