Tuesday, June 26, 2012

{Haul} Bath & Body Works Semi Annual Sale + Cosmetic Company Outlet (CCO)

Hey there everyone! So I went shopping. Again. Ya, so I'm not too good at not spending money ahaha. That's ok tho because I think I'll stock up over the summer and that way I won't have to worry about buying much while I'm at uni (totally rationalizing here haha).

1. Bath & Body Works
Before I get into what I bought, I must mention that I've never been that into Bath & Body Works. It's not that I have anything against the store, but prior to trying one of their Triple Moisture Body Creams, the Dancing Waters one (full review here and I also featured it in an empties post here) I've never really thought of their products as effective. I've always kinda looked at them as fluff lotions--smell good but do nothing. My opinion has changed so much since trying that one cream that I've decided to switch over from the lotions I've used in the past to their creams. I'll have reviews on the scents coming up, but for now here's what I bought!

L-->R: Bath & Body Works Triple Moisture Body Cream in Black Raspberry Vanilla, Warm Vanilla Sugar, Malibu Heat, Forever Sunshine and White Citrus.

I'm in love with this stuff! They discontinued Dancing Waters so I got another clean scent, the White Citrus. I've never been into lemony scents, but this stuff smells delicious! Along with White Citrus I'm most excited to try out the Warm Vanilla Sugar and Malibu Heat. I've never really been into vanilla scents because I used to get really bad headaches and any cloying scent would trigger them. Lately my headaches have been under control and I think that's one of the reasons I've been on a vanilla kick later. And I was interested in Malibu Heat because it smells so summery to me. A mix of pinapple and coconut but not too much of either scent. Just very fresh.

And I got a good deal on these as well! They were having a "Buy 3 Get 2 Free" sale on their signature items so I got Warm Vanilla Sugar, White Citrus, and Malibu Heat for full price and then got two of their Creamy Body Wash (featured below) for free. The other two lotions, Black Raspberry Vanilla and Forever Sunshine were on sale for $3, so I got a good deal on those too!

L-->R: Bath & Body Works Creamy body Wash with Triple Moisture Complex in Warm Vanilla Sugar and White Citrus. 

I am absolutely in love with these as well! I tried the Secret Wonderland at a friends house and although that scent didn't really appeal to me much, the formula of this shower gel is spot on! It is so moisturizing and it lathers beautifully! So creamy and foamy! I got these two to go along with the two lotions and I can definitely see these becoming my holy grail bath products!

I've tried the regular Bath & Body Works shower gels, the ones that come int he hourglass-ish container and I love these so much more. These are about a dollar fifty more expensive but there are always sales going on too. I will have a full review coming soon!

2. Cosmetic Company Outlet (CCO)

L-->R: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place ShadowCreme in 11 Pink Amethyst and 12 Silver Star. 

I only picked up two things at the CCO, two of the Estee Lauder cream eyeshadows. These are similar to the MAC Paint Pots and for the price, $13 each, can't be beat!

L-->R: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place ShadowCreme in 11 Pink Amethyst and 12 Silver Star.

The shades I got are the more wearable shades. I love Pink Amethyst. I wore it the day after I hauled this stuff and it makes my blue eyes pop so nicely. And Silver Star, which I'm wearing today, looks so pretty when paired with any warm brown shades. I'll do a full review with swatches soon, including the one I already own, number 26 called Midnight Kohl, a black shot through with multicolored fine shimmer. 

I'm happy with the products I've picked up at the CCO, but to be honest, I really wasn't all that interested in the rest of what was there. Lately I've been really focused on finishing the massive amounts of products I have that the thought of buying specifically more makeup makes me cringe lol (hence the large amount of body lotions lol). I'll keep you posted on my progress finishing products. I've got an empties post coming in a couple of days so keep a look out!

So that's my haul. See anything you like? Tried any of these? Did some hauling of your own? Let me know in comments!


  1. Just want to let you know I'm reading and will comment soon! About to take an exam right now, I've been so busy with school and work :( Love your posts so much!


    1. Aww that's ok I totally understand. Study study!! Good luck!

  2. Love the pink amethyst & all those lotions! Makes me want to go in to B&BW and try them all :)

    1. Haha I feel the same lol I'm becoming totally addicted!