Saturday, 12 October 2013

Personal Hygiene | Bath & Body Works Hand Gel

I know most of us are suckers for the stuff that Americans can get hold of across the pond, that we cannot here in the UK. Bath & Body Works anti-bacterial hand gel has done its rounds on UK blogs for some strange reason. For some even stranger reason, I went and bought it from eBay. 

It comes in lots of different 'scents' and for whatever reason chose Japanese Cherry Blossom. It doesn't smell remotely like cherry in my opinion, it just smells like alcohol (which is essentially what hand gel is!). The bottle is absolutely tiny, I feel well and truely ripped off paying almost £3 for something that is around £1 in Boots/Superdrug/Tesco and I bought it purely because it's from Bath & Body Works. 

Funny how my mind works at times, this is a big reminder that not everything that comes out of America is all singing and dancing; this is very bog standard and really not work spending £3 on. In the US this is probably the cheapest of the cheap in hand sanitisers, and I bought it all because someone made it look pretty and desirable on their blog; the power of persuasion!

I think I'll be waiting for my trip to Florida to get hold of any other 'American must haves'.


  1. wow £3 is a lot to spend on a hand sanitizer

  2. I've been using these hand sanitizers for years and years so I've never fell for the hype. They are 5 for $5 in the US, so approx £3. How ridiculous that they're selling them for £3 on eBay!!
    Anoushka xx

  3. Japanese cherry blossom is more a floral scent than cherry really. But still shouldn't smell like just alcohol. I tried a friends one of these and it was quite nice, more moisturizing than UK ones but still its expensive when you can just wash your hands haha

  4. I love these & have the Island Nectar one in my handbag at the moment. It smells so good.

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  6. They do look pretty but £3 for a hand sanitiser?!? Crazy!



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