After Years Of Pining, I Finally Decided To Treat Myself

This is a true story. I have a friend – Barbara – who always has the best smelling soap in her house. Every time I wash my hands there, I give my palms a big SNIFF so I can appreciate her scent of choice. Her soaps always come from Bath and Body Works and she actually changes them around depending on what season we are in.

Every visit – and I mean every single visit – I tell her how much I LOVE HER SOAP and she always tells me… GO AND BUY IT THEN! And I never did. For years and years and year, I just never did.

It’s ridiculous in all honesty. I just remembered being in High School and thinking that the prices were so expensive and out of my reach.

Well, yesterday I went to the mall because I wanted to buy some shorts from the Gap (which I will post about later) and decided to FINALLY step foot in Bath and Body Works. I was immediately greeted by a saleswoman and I told her I wanted the foaming soap.

She directed me to their wall and told me that they were 6 for $20. I said what???????????????

6 for $20? That is SO CHEAP!! For YEARS, I thought they were so expensive. I was leaning on a memory of a 14 year old girl. Of course $20 is expensive when you don’t have a job. My mouth literally dropped. I mean – it’s just about $3 a bottle. The saleswoman must have thought I was crazy because my response was so exaggerated. I didn’t feel like explaining myself to her… so I stuck my tongue back in my mouth and carried on.

I picked out my 6 scents – put one in each of my bathrooms and near my kitchen sink and have been washing my hands ever since.

I am so HAPPY!!!!

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  1. I love all of their hand soaps. I agree, I always considered them expensive and would opt for the $1 bottles of Softsoap, but BBW really aren’t that bad in price. Right now I’m obsessed with their tangerine one! Everyone makes a comment about it after they wash their hands here.

  2. I ordered a bunch of them when you posted about the pumpkin scent that you loved so much after leaving your friend’s home. Since then (and I realized the same thing as you, that when they run their specials the price it very good) I stock up every time they run a special on the foaming soap. I actually ordered at least 12 of them last time and got almost one of each scent. Love them now!

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