So a select few out there know that I had a problem...an addiction...
I just couldn't be satisfied with what I had ~ I always wanted ("needed"
The smells...they way it all made me feel...when I was tired, or feeling down, I knew what would help me push through...
Yep, I had bottles everywhere. My sister-in-law tried to help - she'd collect what was left over and get the remains out of the house. I had my stashes though. I was never without...........
bath and body works.
That's right folks, what you're looking at is only a tiny sampling. New season? I had the new line. Stress-relieving scents? I had all three. A good name? IE, "coconut lime verbena" - it just rolled off the tongue! And was SO summery!! And who doesn't need one to help you sleep?! Lavender Vanilla, YES PLEASE!! What can I say? The BB&W store made me happy. Its products made me happy.
(I do, however, draw the line at shimmer products. No. Thank. You.)
BUT...I do not, in fact, need 4 scents in my shower at once. And their lotions, and their sprays (I never used the sprays, I have NO idea why I kept buying them!). I'd start using a new favorite, then grow tired and pick a new favorite to suit my mood. And then there'd be a new something-or-other delicious scent that I needed right then. I don't know what happened specifically, or when I realized this was a ridiculous habit (maybe when Sister-in-Law moved overseas and I couldn't just give her my extras so I didn't feel so wasteful??), but I knew that I had to get things under control. And it started with one bottle. I had one left in my shower, and I FORCED myself to use every last drop. This is my triumph.
While I don't see one single thing wrong with finding a little something that makes your day just a little bit brighter, I personally didn't want to keep not fully using what I had! I didn't want to waste! I wanted to spend that money on photography stuff (well, at least save it to put toward photography stuff - I don't know if you know, but THAT'S one expensive habit!)!!
Thank you for letting me confess, and for letting me share my happiness in overcoming my little challenge :). If you too, share a silly little addiction, I hope you are enjoying every second of it!! If you're moving on, kudos to you!!