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Bath and Body Works October Haul!

Today we have a Bath & Body Works Haul! Woohoo! Yay!


Okay, okay, you probably think I'm crazy for buying this much, so let me just start this post off by saying that I haven't bought an actual 'bath' or 'body' product from Bath & Body Works in like...6 years. Seriously. I only ever purchase home items from Bath & Body Works

So, this may seem like a lot, but believe me when I say that this will last me like...15 years. Plus, I was just so excited! Why? Because last weekend there was a buy 3 get 3 free sale going on, PLUS I had a several 20% off coupons saved up. So, in the end, I saved mucho dinero.


Now that we've cleared the air on that, let's just get right into it!


Twilight Woods in the Triple Moisture Body Cream. This.scent.is.amazing. Let me just begin by saying that I don't like food smells. I like musky, woodsy, nature-like smells. I don't want to smell like a walking donut, I'd prefer to smell like a tree. That's just me. Here is BBW's description of this product:


Fortified with our exclusive Triple Moisture Complex of conditioning milk proteins, hydrating rice bran oil and protective acai berry extract, this velvety rich cream provides deep, 24-hour moisture to soften even the driest skin. Our emollient, yet non-greasy, formula deeply conditions, leaving skin moisturized, fragrant, and more beautiful than ever before.



A hypnotic blend of apricot nectar, mimosa petals & Tuscan cypress inspired by the enticing woods at twilight

This product retails for $12.50 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here





Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin. Okay, so I love this scent in all of the home products, ie., candles, fragrance bulbs, etc. This smells more like apples and cinnamon to me than it does pumpkins. Literally, when I put this stuff on, I want to eat myself. Did I mention that I don't like smelling like food? Okay, this is the exception. This is like everything fall should smell like in a bottle. Fall is my favorite time of year, and this scent completely encapsulates fall. 

This is the bottle I have been carrying around in my purse, that's why it is pretty much finished and the bottle is all banged up. Sigh. I need more of this in my life.

Fortified with our exclusive Triple Moisture Complex of conditioning milk proteins, hydrating rice bran oil and protective acai berry extract, this velvety rich cream provides deep, 24-hour moisture to soften even the driest skin. Our emollient, yet non-greasy, formula deeply conditions, leaving skin moisturized, fragrant, and more beautiful than ever before.

A scrumptious blend of freshly-sliced pumpkin, crisp apple and spiced vanilla.

This product retails for $12.50 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here 





Sensual Amber. This scent is very musky with hints of vanilla. It is a super dark, sultry scent. This scent is pretty strong and can be a bit overbearing, so I feel it is good to use this one sparingly, otherwise I tend to bring on a headache. Don't get me wrong I adore this scent, just in minimal amounts. 

Fortified with our exclusive Triple Moisture Complex of conditioning milk proteins, hydrating rice bran oil and protective acai berry extract, this velvety rich cream provides deep, 24-hour moisture to soften even the driest skin. Our emollient, yet non-greasy, formula deeply conditions, leaving skin moisturized, fragrant, and more beautiful than ever before.

Sensual Amber captures the allure of bare skin warmed by the glow of sunset with a seductive blend of lotus petals & golden amber

This product retails for $12.50 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here 





Be Enchanted. This one is probably either my first or second favorite body scent from BBW. This literally smells so magical. It's very crisp and fresh smelling, but a slight bit fruity at the same time. This scent is intoxicating. Not too strong, but definitely delivers enough scent to be noticeable. 

Fortified with our exclusive Triple Moisture Complex of conditioning milk proteins, hydrating rice bran oil and protective acai berry extract, this velvety rich cream provides deep, 24-hour moisture to soften even the driest skin. Our emollient, yet non-greasy, formula deeply conditions, leaving skin moisturized, fragrant, and more beautiful than ever before.


A fresh, sparkling blend of frosted florals sweetened with sugared pomegranate 


This product retails for $12.50 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here 






Secret Wonderland. Remember when I said Be Enchanted was either my first or second favorite body fragrance from BBW? Well, this is what it's competing with. This scent is PERFECTION! I am so head over heals with this...I absolutely l.o.v.e. it! I first experienced this scent at my mom's house. She had the shower gel and it was love at first use. I had to have it. This scent is refreshing and playful at the same time. It's a bit fruity but I wouldn't say that it smells exactly like fruit. It's hard to pinpoint a scent to compare it to. There's a lot of different notes going on in this scent and it just works. 

So, I began the search for this scent by visiting my local BBW. Sadly, I was told that this was no longer sold in stores. What?! Are you kidding me? Heartbreak. But I was told it was still available for purchase online. So, of course I bought the whole set online. A couple of weeks ago, this scent was available for purchase in the Intense Moisture Body Butter, but sadly, by the time I was ready to purchase it was no longer available. Heartbreak. Again.

I sincerely hope that they are not planning on discontinuing this scent, because I don't think I have ever smelled something as heavenly. 

Fortified with our exclusive Triple Moisture Complex of conditioning milk proteins, hydrating rice bran oil and protective acai berry extract, this velvety rich cream provides deep, 24-hour moisture to soften even the driest skin. Our emollient, yet non-greasy, formula deeply conditions, leaving skin moisturized, fragrant, and more beautiful than ever before.

A whimsical blend of luscious strawberry, frosted jasmine petals and white amber inspired by a world you never dreamed existed

This product retails for $12.50 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here.





Moonlight Path. So, sometimes I love this scent and sometimes it irritates me. Ok, I know that's weird but it's true. This scent is great at night, right before going to bed. It's really powdery and musky. The scent is uber strong also and too much of this stuff can end up giving me a bad migraine. It's kind of 'old lady' smelling but not. I dunno, it's weird. I feel like this is more of an acquired scent, and you'll either love it or hate it. Or just love it but get irritated with it like I do. 

Sometimes when I put this on it smells divine. But other times I'm just like blech. This is like a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type fragrance for me. 


Fortified with our exclusive Triple Moisture Complex of conditioning milk proteins, hydrating rice bran oil and protective acai berry extract, this velvety rich cream provides deep, 24-hour moisture to soften even the driest skin. Our emollient, yet non-greasy, formula deeply conditions, leaving skin moisturized, fragrant, and more beautiful than ever before.


A soft blend of lavender, lilies, oakmoss & musk


This product retails for $12.50 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here.






This is just to give you an idea of how big the bottle is. Overall, I prefer these Triple Moisture Body Creams over the regular body lotions. They leave less of a greasy residue and apply thicker and more evenly.



Let's move onto the Intense Moisture Body Butters I picked up. First one is in the Be Enchanted scent. Again, the scent of this is wonderful. 

Our incredibly conditioning formula is supercharged with an intense Moisture complex, an advanced blend of Pro-Vitamins and antioxidants to guarantee moisture for over 24 hours, taking hydration to the extreme. Shea and Murumuru butters plus nourishing Coconut Oil leave skin noticeably softer and more smooth.

A fresh, sparkling blend of frosted florals sweetened with sugared pomegranate 

This product retails for $15.00 and is 7 fl. oz. Find it here.




Here it is in the Moonlight Path scent. 

Our incredibly conditioning formula is supercharged with an intense Moisture complex, an advanced blend of Pro-Vitamins and antioxidants to guarantee moisture for over 24 hours, taking hydration to the extreme. Shea and Murumuru butters plus nourishing Coconut Oil leave skin noticeably softer and more smooth.

A soft blend of lavender, lilies, oakmoss & musk

This product retails for $15.00 and is 7 fl. oz. Find it here.





The last one I purchased was in Twilight Woods

Our incredibly conditioning formula is supercharged with an intense Moisture complex, an advanced blend of Pro-Vitamins and antioxidants to guarantee moisture for over 24 hours, taking hydration to the extreme. Shea and Murumuru butters plus nourishing Coconut Oil leave skin noticeably softer and more smooth.

A hypnotic blend of apricot nectar, mimosa petals & Tuscan cypress inspired by the enticing woods at twilight

This product retails for $15.00 and is 7 fl. oz. Find it here.





This is to give you an idea of the size of the product. So, I didn't go into much detail on these because all of these scents are pretty much the same in each of the different kind of products I have. Meaning, the Moonlight Path scent stays pretty much the same all across the board: the creams, shower gel, body spray, etc. 

I do like the Intense Moisture Body Butters, because they have a non-greasy formula and apply beautifully. They leave your skin feeling super soft and hydrated and it doesn't leave any icky residue. These are definitely luxurious and you need very little. Less goes further with this product. 



I picked up this Golden Sugar Scrub in Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin. Now this, I love! I wish I had gotten more! I didn't realize how amazing this stuff was. Just apply a little to your hand and rub into your skin, then wash off. Your skin is instantly softened and smooth! It's incredible. Plus the smell?! Don't get me started. This product is PERFECT in the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin scent. 

I don't know if this should be applied to your face, but I did. And I loved it. I probably shouldn't do that anymore...but I probably still will. I want to eat this stuff. I want to spread it on my toast, I want to add it to my coffee. I want to frost cupcakes with it. OMG.

By the way, this product does not lather up when using it, I don't know if the ones in the past did...because I've never owned one before. But, just so you know, this one definitely does not. 

Our luxuriously rich formula naturally exfoliates with sugar crystals and conditions with apricot and sweet almond oils, leaving skin delicately scented with a cozy blend of New England pumpkin, crisp apple and ginger kissed with spiced vanilla and a hint of rum. Skin will look and feel irresistibly smooth after just one use!

A cozy blend of New England pumpkin, crisp apple and ginger kissed with spiced vanilla and a hint of rum

This product retails for $16.50 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here.






This is the Secret Wonderland Creamy Body Wash. This stuff is really nice. I made the mistake of applying it to a shower poof and didn't notice any difference to the shower gel. Then, I realized that you should just rub this directly into your skin and allow it to lather / cream up and then wash it off. You only need a small amount and this really lathers up! Plus, it left my skin feeling much more moisturized than the Shower Gel alone did.  

Treat yourself to the ultimate pampering cleanser that surrounds skin with rich, creamy lather. Our formula's Triple Moisture Complex of milk proteins, Shea Butter, rice bran oil and Acai berry extract, leaves skin feeling its softest and beautifully scented with our Fine Fragrances.

A whimsical blend of luscious strawberry, frosted jasmine petals and white amber inspired by a world you never dreamed existed

This product retails for $12.50 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here.






Now we're going to get into the Shower Gels, first one being Moonlight Path

Wash your way to softer, cleaner skin with a rich, bubbly lather bursting with fragrance. Moisturizing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E combine with skin-loving Shea Butter in our most irresistible, beautifully fragranced formula!

A soft blend of lavender, lilies, oakmoss & musk

This product retails for $12.50 and is 10 fl. oz. Find it here.






Next up: Twilight Woods

Wash your way to softer, cleaner skin with a rich, bubbly lather bursting with fragrance. Moisturizing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E combine with skin-loving Shea Butter in our most irresistible, beautifully fragranced formula!

A hypnotic blend of apricot nectar, mimosa petals & Tuscan cypress inspired by the enticing woods at twilight

This product retails for $12.50 and is 10 fl. oz. Find it here.





Here is the Be Enchanted Shower Gel.

Wash your way to softer, cleaner skin with a rich, bubbly lather bursting with fragrance. Moisturizing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E combine with skin-loving Shea Butter in our most irresistible, beautifully fragranced formula!


A fresh, sparkling blend of frosted florals sweetened with sugared pomegranate 


This product retails for $12.50 and is 10 fl. oz. Find it here.






This is the Secret Wonderland Shower Gel.

Our exclusive Shower Gel formula is blended with super moisturizing Shea Butter, protective Vitamin E and soothing Aloe to nourish skin as it cleans Our bubbly, luxuriously rich lather leaves you feeling irresistibly soft and beautifully fragranced, making it the perfect daily indulgence!


A whimsical blend of luscious strawberry, frosted jasmine petals and white amber inspired by a world you never dreamed existed


This product retails for $11.00 and is 10 fl. oz. Find it here.






Notice how the packaging on this one is different than the others? Sigh. It must mean that they are no longer making this fragrance and that they're just trying to get rid of the inventory they already have. It's also $1.50 cheaper than the others. Heartbreak. 


 And this picture is just to show you how big the bottle is. The Shower Gels are really nice. They work best with a shower poof, but I have been known to just squeeze this under the running water while filling up my tub and using it interchangeably as a bubble bath as well as a shower gel. 



This is the one body lotion I picked up, in Secret Wonderland of course. 

Our hydrating, yet non-greasy, lotion leaves skin incredibly soft, smooth and nourished after just one use! Fortified with powerful ingredients like super conditioning Shea Butter, fast absorbing Jojoba Oil, and protective Vitamin E, our top rated formula is the ultimate total body moisturizer!

A whimsical blend of luscious strawberry, frosted jasmine petals and white amber inspired by a world you never dreamed existed

This product retails for $11.00 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here.




The body lotion isn't anything special. It's definitely not as creamy or luxurious as the Body Butters or Body Creams. I really only like this because of the Secret Wonderland scent, otherwise, the lotion formula is nothing special. 


We're now into the home stretch! Here are the Fine Fragrance Mists that I picked up. First one is Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin

Lavishly spray your skin with a cozy blend of New England pumpkin, crisp apple and ginger kissed with spiced vanilla and a hint of rum. Our sophisticated new pump delivers great coverage and delicate mist for the lightest most refreshing way to fragrance!

A cozy blend of New England pumpkin, crisp apple and ginger kissed with spiced vanilla and a hint of rum

This product retails for $14.00 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here.


Next up is the Secret Wonderland Fragrance Mist. 

Lavishly splash or lightly spritz your favorite fragrance, either way you'll fall in love at first mist! Our carefully crafted bottle and sophisticated pump delivers great coverage while conditioning aloe mist nourishes skin for the lightest, most refreshing way to fragrance!

A whimsical blend of luscious strawberry, frosted jasmine petals and white amber inspired by a world you never dreamed existed

This product retails for $14.00 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here.



Here is Moonlight Path.

Lavishly splash or lightly spritz your favorite fragrance, either way you'll fall in love at first mist! Our carefully crafted bottle and sophisticated pump delivers great coverage while conditioning aloe mist nourishes skin for the lightest, most refreshing way to fragrance!

A soft blend of lavender, lilies, oakmoss & musk

This product retails for $14.00 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here.



This is the Fragrance Mist in Twilight Woods.

Lavishly splash or lightly spritz your favorite fragrance, either way you'll fall in love at first mist! Our carefully crafted bottle and sophisticated pump delivers great coverage while conditioning aloe mist nourishes skin for the lightest, most refreshing way to fragrance!

A hypnotic blend of apricot nectar, mimosa petals & Tuscan cypress inspired by the enticing woods at twilight

This product retails for $14.00 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here.





Be Enchanted Fragrance Mist. 

Lavishly splash or lightly spritz your favorite fragrance, either way you'll fall in love at first mist! Our carefully crafted bottle and sophisticated pump delivers great coverage while conditioning aloe mist nourishes skin for the lightest, most refreshing way to fragrance!

A fresh, sparkling blend of frosted florals sweetened with sugared pomegranate 

This product retails for $14.00 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here.



Lastly is Sensual Amber.

Lavishly splash or lightly spritz your favorite fragrance, either way you'll fall in love at first mist! Our carefully crafted bottle and sophisticated pump delivers great coverage while conditioning aloe mist nourishes skin for the lightest, most refreshing way to fragrance!

Sensual Amber captures the allure of bare skin warmed by the glow of sunset with a seductive blend of lotus petals & golden amber

This product retails for $14.00 and is 8 fl. oz. Find it here.



And this is just to show you the sizing of the product. 




Thank you for reading through this post! I know that it was super long and that I didn't go into a ton of detail. But, I can tell you that the fragrance did stay the same across all the various different products. I did read a bunch of reviews for these on BBW's website and noticed a lot of people complaining that formulas and scents have changed. I cannot attest to that since this is my first time buying any of these, but I can tell you that these do smell and perform amazing. So, while I don't know what the older formulas / scents were like, I do know that these are great and would highly recommend them. 

BBW has frequent sales / deals / coupons, so make sure you're on the lookout for those before purchasing, because it will def. save you a ton of money in the end. I can tell you that with all of my coupons in conjunction with the sale that was going on, I got all of this for a little less than $150.00. Plus, this stuff lasts a long time, so I know I will not have to repurchase for a while. Happy Shopping!




Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Yum. Broccoli and Cheese Soup. Need I say more? No. That's what I thought.

Ingredients
5 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped yellow onions
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper, about 1/4 teaspoon
Pinch of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
3 cups chicken stock
About 2 cups of fresh broccoli 
3 carrots, finely shredded
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar

Broccoli and cheese soup is the definition of comfort food. This stuff is creamy, decadent, delicious, warm...it is the definition of perfection. If all I could eat for the rest of my life was broccoli and cheese soup, I'd be happy...and fat. I'd be fat and happy, therefore, I'd be jolly. 

Did I mention how simple it is to make too?

Woohoo! Let's begin! Add your butter, onion, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. You want to cook everything on low heat to allow it to caramelize and brown. 


Once everything begins to cook down, add your thyme.


Once everything becomes really browned and caramelized, add your flour. Make sure your heat is turned down on low when you do this. Stir everything together.


Add your chicken stock and turn the heat back up to medium.


Add broccoli. 


Continue to cook and allow it to come to a rolling boil.


Once it begins boiling, turn the heat back down to medium and using an immersion blender...blend everything well. 


Vroom, vroom, blend, blend!


Vroooooooooooooooooooom........


Yay! Now you have a wonderfully green looking thing!


Toss in your finely diced carrots. 


Stir to mix and pour in your cream. 


Throw in your cheese and stir well, keep the heat on low so that you don't burn the cheese. 


Once everything has been combined, turn off the heat and add salt and pepper to taste. 


Serve with croutons on top, or just as is. It's so creamy and delicious and the shredded carrots add a really nice textural crunch. Trust me when I say that once you've made this stuff, you will never and I mean never ever buy broccoli and cheese soup outside again. Good luck and enjoy!

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