When I think about going to America I immediately think of three things - Sephora, peanut butter confectionery and Bath and Body Works. My love for Bath and Body Works is ever-lasting. If I could open up my own store in the UK then I sure as hell would do. I feel like everyone should get the opportunity to try out the never-ending hand sanitizer scents, as well as the numerous hand creams, candles and body lotions available - oh, and don't get me started on the holiday products!
On my first day of being in Washington DC, I had one main aim and that was to go to Bath and Body Works. I'm not shy when I say I have a massive problem when it comes to hand sanitizer. When I say problem, I mean I am addicted. I apply it countless times a day, to the point where my hands actually bleed. But this post isn't about that. It's about the fact that I bought twenty more. Yes, twenty. To be fair though, Bath and Body Works do have around 60 varities of their PocketBac Hand Sanitizer, all varying in colour and scents so I did restrain myself quite well in only buying twenty!
Because my hands were so dry due to the combination of the dryness of the 8 hour flight there, the wintery cold weather outside and my constant application of hand sanitizer, my hands were terribly rough and dry. I was in desperate need of a very thick, ultra moisturising hand cream to soothe my sore hands so I bought the Hydrating Ultra Shea Body Cream in A Thousand Wishes and Limoncello. I decided to go for the body cream over the body lotion or the hand cream purely because the consistency was so much thicker and creamier. Within a couple of uses my hands were back to normal which was remarkable considering they were in such a state.
Finally I raided the candle section and stumbled across their selection of candles which were inspired by cities. I picked up the London candle which apparently smells like tea and lemon.. Right. I decided to look past the names of the cities and just smell the candles so I ended up purchasing the 3-Wick Candle in New York, which smells like apple, daisies and pink peonies. It is a really fresh, light scent which I thought would be great to burn during spring/summer. I could have bought a few more candles as they all smelt utterly divine and unique but I had to remind myself that I had to get them all home and with only 23kg of baggage allowance, I didn't want to chance my luck. Next time I go back I will definitely be taking an empty suitcase, just for hand sanitizer alone!