Lilmissbelle 12 Days of Christmas
Day 1: His & Hers Scents
The year was 2012. It was a random Saturday afternoon and I was hanging out at my then boyfriend’s place. We were sprawled on the couch, watching the movie Pearl Harbour. About ten minutes into the movie, this guy wowed me with a skill that made me think he was a god.
“Do you want some popcorn?” He asked.
“Sure.” I said.
He then disappeared into the kitchen, after which I heard some sort of mini explosives going off for about a minute and he was back with a bowl of hot popcorn. I was so confused I couldn’t hide it. He saw the baffled look on my face and asked if I was ok.
“Obviously, you did not buy the popcorn given that it’s hot.” I said to him.
“I made it just now.” He said.
“You mean it is possible to make popcorn at home?” I asked
I don’t know how he carried on dating me because if the roles were reversed, I would not have wanted to be associated with that level of ignorance!
This wizard lived with his two younger siblings, one of them a girl who was so strong-headed and a go getter. I admired her industriousness and fearlessness (still do) which was demonstrated by the fact that she took up jobs in hardship areas (still does) and always had a side hustle or two at any given time.
On one occasion, he asked me to pick something from his sister’s closet. I can’t remember what he needed, but what I remember is spotting something that changed my life. Standing tall in the corner of a white shelve was this resplendent tube of lotion. It struck me as unique because the only lotions I was used to were Zoe and when I could afford it, Nivea, both whose packaging were as uninspiring as the contents. Being the snoop curious mind that I am, I picked it up and flipped the cover. I pressed the tube to reveal this thick luscious cream which I scooped with my index finger and placed underneath my nose. It smelled like something that should have been on a dessert plate and not confined in a tube.
From that moment, I knew that I wanted to smell like I just stepped out of a candy factory, or like spring even in the hot summer. To get the products, I would bug my friends who were travelling abroad to bring me a few tubs of lotions, shower gels and body mists. When I ran out of people to send, I figured I could ship them in bulk and that is how my first ever side hustle was born. However, after about two years, it died a natural death but I had enough product to last me a whole year.
It has been almost five years since I first used Bath & Body Works body care products. Yet, every time I lay my hands on something new from their many lines, it always feels like I have struck gold. When it comes to novelty, their products take the cup, hands down. Thankfully, I am no longer at the mercy of travelling friends because His & Hers Scents have my back. They are a local supplier of Bath & Body Works products and I love that they keep me updated with the latest releases. Turns out that it’s not just Apps and software updates that I need to keep up with!
My latest obsession is the new Aromatherapy range (pictured below) that includes a body wash & foam bath, body scrub, body lotion and body cream. There are six fragrances in this range: Happiness, Recharge, Energy, Comfort, Stress Relief and Focus. When I was introduced to them, I went straight for Comfort because it contains vanilla, a scent which I love for its ability to seduce while remaining subtle. I also love that my kids can get to enjoy a bubble bath once in a while as this particular fragrance is not too strong. They had so much fun blowing bubbles and splashing water all over each other, it was such a mission getting them out of the bath tub. I promise you that you will never feel the need to pay for an expensive spa session with these products at home!
Because it is the festive season and we all love to give gifts as well as receive them, I have teamed up with His & Her Scents to give you (my readers) a 40% discount on their products during the duration of this campaign i.e. from today to 23rd of Dec. This means that for the new range currently priced at Ksh 1700 per product, you will be able to buy them at Ksh 1,000! This only applies to orders placed on their Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone call (0707495067). To get the discount, use the hashtag #lilmissbelle12daysofchristmas
As if that’s not enough, one of you will win a hamper (pictured below) worth Ksh 6,900 consisting of a foam bath, body cream, hand cream, portable car scent holder (with scent) and a pocket sanitizer. To be eligible:
- Subscribe to this blog
- Follow my Instagram account as well as that of His & Her Scents
- Leave a comment in this blog post below and tell us why you would love to win.
I will announce the winner on this same post in the comments section on Tuesday at 4:00pm.
Best of luck!
Hi..as I read through your post, I just saw myself through you. I love smelling so good, it’s an obsession.. I first encountered bath and body works on my sisters shelf and it was really love at first sight. Since then I discovered his and hers scents and all they have done is made Me want to save so that I can smell heavenly.. I would have loved to win the hamper and start off 2018 in style and good spirits. As I write I am so down, I recently lost a competition that I’d placed all my heart into… Read more »
I would really love an elegant outfit for my daughter who turned 5 months today from my kids couture..they really have nice outfits and I would love her to slay in one.I won’t mind a pair of prewalkers too..it will be her 1St pair of shoes
Thank you guys for all your comments. I wish I could award you all but sadly I can’t. I think it’s rather obvious who our winner is, given that she’s even been getting endorsements from other (I want to believe) random readers. Amelia Chelsea, may this hamper lift up your friend Sarah Atieno’s spirits. I hope that the husband is out of ICU and that her triplets are fairing on well. May God bless you for your thoughtfulness and kind heart. Congratulations Amelia.
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Hey Lil’missbelle. Am so humbled. This is definitely going to make Sarah happy. The triplets are doing fine but the hubby is still in the ICU. He hasn’t moved but the doctors are saying he will be well.
Wishing him a quick recovery.
Well, I’ve just read through the comments and well, as much as I would want the package for myself, I’m upvoting Sarah Atieno, Chelsea’s friend.
I would love to spoil myself to beautiful experiences and fragrances this festive season. Atleast, it will be something relaxing and beautiful to close up on a year that has been my most difficult and painful one yet.
I’d like to win this hamper because it would be the perfect pick-me-up after the year I’ve had. I just turned 21 last week but I’ve not had the opportunity to celebrate and I’ve been trying to save up and spoil myself so this would go a long way in doing that.
First of all amazing amazing blog you’ve got here; you make parenting such a fun and fabulous journey (you embrace the downs so splendidly) and you get to show the joys of some self time I’ve become a cray cray fan of Bath and Body works products the way they leave your skin feeling so silky and soft and you smell like some gooood candy and it somehow leaves you feeling so good. I’d love to win this gift hamper to get some good foam bath and scents as I go for my first vacation this year after a crazy… Read more »
I loove my warm vanilla sugar products it would be a great end of the year if i won ?damn…fingers crossed?
First of all, I would do anything to get my hands on the hamper…… then this kids will be the end of me!!!!! Too cute! Well done Mama, you have truly doing a good job and your writing skills are super!
Honestly first time reading your blog and
l am so impressed and in love with your articles. I wish l would express the love and joy in writing. Been glued here reading your articles. I follow His$ Hers scent both on instagram and facebook and when l saw the post about wining,l was super exicted. Followed the steps and arrived this amazing blog and l would really love to win the gift hamper.?
Hi…I would love to win this hamper because I lost my grandmother mid this year.This will be my first Christmas without her owing to the fact that we used to spend Christmas at her place. She made sure to get me a present during this particular visit.Being gifted this hamper will make me feel much better as it will fill the gap of my beloved grandmother’s present.
Xia and Xena looking good!?
I would really like this hamper for my mum. She sacrifices alot for my siblings as she is our bread winner. She does this and often forgets to treat herself because she thinks of my siblings more and how to give the the best. Am sure since she would not go to the spa for a pampering session because she would rather pay tuition fees for my brother why not give her this to pamper her self in the house. In the event that she doesn’t win i will use the code #lilmissbelle12daysofchristmas to get her maybe a lotion just… Read more »
It would be great to win this hamper as a gift to myself this Christmas. As a first time mom with a three months old baby, long enjoyable baths have become a thing of the past and there is nothing I would love more than to have a spa like treatment this Christmas without actually going to the spa.
Totally resonate with your first encounter of bath&body works products..all their scents are to die for, and since this month marks 1 year of being a first time mum to a beautiful girl, i’d love to win the hamper to celebrate this milestone.
I love love love bath and body works scents.definitely getting myself a tube or two courtesy of #lilmissbelle12days of Christmas
Totally resonate with your first encounter of bath & body works products…and since this month marks 1 year of being a mommy to a beautiful girl, I’d love to win the hamper as a mini gift to celebrate this milestone.
I believe a woman should always smell good. I could literally wear no make up but i have to put on a dash of body splash or body cream and i’ll be fine. Bath and Body Works has been my go to since i discovered it. I definetely would like to try out these new flavours and thepackaging looks amazing!!
Help me reward myself this Christmas season after a long year!
I have a similar story with Bath and Body Works, and since then I’ve never looked Back! My parent`s friend visited from the States and lived with us for a week. I’ll never forget every time after she showered she smelt really good, I had to ask, that’s when I discovered Warm Vanilla Sugar and I’ve loved it ever since!!! I’m a loyal Bath and Body Works fan , the hamper would be the perfect gift for
my secret Santa, thank you ?
I wouldnt mind a hamper to treat myself the year has been so long…. n a lot ofwork…
My boyfriend’s birthday passed and i never manged to get him anything due to my broke state. It would be a great gift to him select the car scent holder with scent. The rest i would give to my mom who i haven’t seen in a long time as she has been away ,as a welcome home present, it would melt her heart.
Thank you 🙂
Oh man! I am so broke I cannot afford a birthday gift for one of my closest gfs but on the real though Amelia Chelsea’s comment makes me feel like trash for asking so I will just endorse her??
Hi I am Asha mother of 2 lovely little angels (an infant and a toddler) i would love to win this hamper because we are all currently sharing a tub of Arimis :/. Things have been thick of late so pampering myself and my girls would be the best Christmas gift for family.
I would really love to win the hamper, it’s my birthday!
Hey. I would love this for myself but it will make me so happy if my friend Sarah Atieno would win this hamper. Sarah is diabetic. She just had triplets(two boys and girls)three weeks ago with complications here and there but they are all out of danger and now at home. The sad part of it all, on Friday night, her husband was involved in a very bad accident and is in critical condition in the ICU. The hamper will do her good since she doesn’t have time to herself coz of the new born and her hubby she would… Read more »
Please follow instructions… Go to instagram and post this comment. I would be happy if your friend wins.
Sorry just realized its also okay to post the comment here. I wish your friend well.
It’s okay Wangui. Thank you
Would love to win, this would be an amazing Christmas gift and a great ending to a really long and horrible year!
I would love to win this hamper because I am a big fan of bath and body works yet I rarely can afford their products all at once. I want to gift it to my mother who’s worked hard all year long to see us through school.
Hi I’m Megan. I would really love to win this hamper because I have had the longest year and I really want to give myself a treat. Been dealing with a lot and on top of that I am working full time and pursuing my masters so I feel that something smelling super amazing would help me relax especially since I am also doing exams over this festive season.
Thank you and great post!
I remember the side hustle days? my Black Amethyst demands…Remains my go to scent,do date?