Red Musk "Scandal in a Bottle" | The Body Shop

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Hi Lovelies,

I think I have done more post for The Body Shop products than I did for any other brand. The reason being I have purchased more from this brand. The idea beauty of ranges dedicated to fruits and flowers and scents from around the world is quite appealing, so is the quality of the products that has always been satisfactory. If you remember, sometime back in February 2015 I was invited to The Body Shop Red Musk Fragrance launch. Invited to cover the event as a blogger I ended up with a goodie bag! Apart of other things it contained two lovely fragrances which have become my favorite from the brand - Red Musk Eau de Parfum* & Smoky Poppy Eau de Toilette*! In this post I will share my thoughts on Red Musk Eau de Parfum.

Red Musk Eau de Parfum by The Body Shop
Red Musk Eau de Parfum by The Body Shop

Like I mentioned in my previous post: loved by many, the scent Wood Musk by The Body Shop was discounted seventeen years back. The loyal customer waited eagerly rather pleaded The Body Shop to bring Musk back. The Body Shop re-launched Red Musk Eau de Parfum, the first man-made cruelty free musk. A distinctively different fragrance with spiced musk and hot notes of cinnamon and intense tobacco, Red Musk Eau de Parfum defies conventional fragrance - that's sexy! If you are not a floral or fruity person then do give this one a try.

It comes in red packaging (perfect Valentine's day gift!) with an ombre transparent and deep brownish, almost cinnamon-powder-colored (brown?) kind of bottle if you know what I mean. The bottle itself gives you that first-impression of the fragrance - warm and spicy! I understand that many of you might not appreciate floral and fruity fragrances. This is why Red Musk Eau de Parfum is the right fragrance for you! While most of The Body Shop's fragrances are floral, clean, sweet and delicate, Red Musk Eau de Parfum is the most unconventional fragrance by the brand ever. No flowers - just a bold blend of musk and spice!
Can you handle the scandal?
Red Musk Eau de Parfum by The Body Shop
Red Musk Eau de Parfum by The Body Shop
Red Musk Eau de Parfum by The Body Shop

Red Musk Eau de Parfum is an intensely different feminine fragrance that is scandalizing the perfume establishment with its smoldering blend of spiced musk with hot notes of pepper, cinnamon and tobacco - and no flowers adding a red-hot note to the scandalous fragrance history of The Body Shop. In 1981, The Body Shop pioneered the iconic White Musk, the first fragrance with man-made cruelty-free musk rather than using the perfume industry's standard ingredient gathered from deer. The Body Shop in the form of Red Musk continues to challenge conventional ways but turning up the heat on codes of feminine fragrance.

The main ingredients of Red Musk Eau de Parfum are Pepper, Cinnamon and Tobacco!
TOP NOTE Pepper is an addictive note that adds a sparking dimension to the fragrance. This will give you a first impression of the fragrance - either it is a hit or a miss for you right at this point. A known aphrodisiac, HEART NOTE Cinnamon makes this fragrance intriguingly irresistible. BASE NOTE Tobacco is a smoky note that gives the base a mystery allure and almost impossible to resist. 
Red Musk by The Body Shop
Image: The Body Shop website
When the master perfumer, Corinne Cachen of Drom Fragrances and creator of Red Musk Eau de Parfum was asked what inspired her to create an all-spice fragrance this is what she had to say:

Red Musk Eau de Parfum by The Body Shop
Image: The Body Shop website
Red Musk Eau de Parfum is definitely not your conventional 'girly-girl' women fragrance. I would like to take a step further by saying it is almost unisex! The sensuality and warmth of spices combined with musk ends up in a unique fragrance which has an air of seduction to it and so hard to resist. Given the quality of this fragrance the price tag seems pretty affordable for something that stands out in the crowd of scents available out there. 

I will definitely recommend Red Musk Eau de Parfum if you really want to try a different fragrance and also if fruity and floral is not your thing. Next time you come across The Body Shop store (The Centaurus Mall and Jinnah Super) do step in and take a moment to check it out. One spray is enough for you to realize your LOVE/HATE relationship with this scent. I would also recommend this for your special one, I think this will appeal to men as well. This makes a perfect date-night gift given it's bright red packaging and lasting scent. This is an extremely unique fragrance and just like myself I am sure you might not have smelled anything like this before. Utterly scandalous! 

Have you tried Red Musk Eau de Parfum yet? 

Available Online // The Body Shop 
60 ml   £20.00


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Shiseido | ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate

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Hi lovelies,

Today I will share my thoughts on the latest skincare serum Shiseido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate that I recently purchased and added to my daily beauty regime. Shiseido, a Japanese brand is one of the biggest names in high-end beauty products and cosmetics. Anyone who is aware of high-end beauty brands must have at-least once heard about it. Launched in late 2014 Shiseido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate is one of the most promoted products by the company ever.
"Powering skin's beauty - now and over time.."
Sheshido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate

As a teen I was naturally attracted towards cosmetics and beauty products. My mom's lipsticks and nail polishes seemed heavenly; to try these out was ultimate bliss. I still remember using one of my mom's beauty lotions on my hands all day long. In my late teens however I was more eager when it came to makeup and beauty routines as compared to my peers. This included regular beauty regimes mostly herbal and homemade masks for fresh face and beautiful, shiny hair. I must say I took good care of myself over the years but never overdid anything (very important)! I also did not experiment too much with my skin (fancy skincare products). My 20's have been really great, rather the best if I say so myself if I consider my skin. My skin looked fresh and beautiful and everyone noticed how I took care of it. I also regularly used sunblock to keep sun damage at the minimum. All the hard work paid off as I still, in my 30's have better skin than my peers.

However, now that I am in my 30's I have observed my skin condition to decline somewhat. This includes dullness, soft brown spots along with appearance of fine lines. I am not overly conscious about these signs of aging but I do want to take them into consideration. This led me to think about giving a more specialized skincare treatment to my skin than the usual drugstore products I have been using. While there are tons of skincare brands and products that can do the job for you, I picked Shiseido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate to be the first one. One of the reasons I picked this one was that I had seen some of their products on duty-free shops and was quite convinced by the product line.

Sheshido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate

It is an anti-aging concentrate that protects and treats the skin. It comes in a really interesting curved glass bottle with bright red and white ombre effect and plastic pump for controlled quantity. I must say the red bottle is pretty attractive and makes the experience of using the product more interesting. It looks beautiful standing on my vanity table. ULTIMUNE, a standalone product in the Shiseido's line of products has translucent white gel-like texture with light and refreshing faint floral fragrance. It's really impressive how this serum is quickly absorbed into the skin once I swirl it on over my face and neck. Equally impressive is the fact that it dries - in about 10 seconds - leaving skin instantly powdery and silky smooth! 

Let's talk about what Shiseido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate actually does. ULTIMUNE protects your skin against wrinkle-causing free radicals. It hydrates and strengthens skin's natural moisture barrier. Shiseido's exclusive ULTIMUNE Complex is formulate with a unique botanical cocktail of Bulgarian Rose Water (moisturizers), Gingko Biloba Leaf (antioxidant) and Japanese Shiso (anti-inflammatory) along with In Pool and Yeast to help protect, strengthen and maintain a healthy looking skin. 
"Like your body, your skin has an immune system that functions less efficiently with time, environmental exposure and stress. ULTIMUNE helps boost skin's multi-defense powers while helping to strengthen its resistance to day-to-day damage and signs of aging. Overtime skin looks smoother and more resilient, making wrinkle less noticeable as your complexion begins to glow."Shiseido.
Sheshido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate
Sheshido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate
Sheshido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate
Sheshido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate

Hence my decision to start off with Shiseido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate was to try building up my skin's immune system as a very basic anti-aging and power-infusing step to help my 30-something skin. Having said this, ULTIMUNE is suitable for women of all ages and all skin types so if you are in your late teens or early 20's I would say go ahead and give it a try! My motto: prevention is definitely better than cure. We are all about layering skincare products these day, ULTIMUNE being a pre-serum, meaning it is used after cleansing and toning and before your serum and moisturizer seems to me as the perfect first step to a firm and resilient skin. 

I remove my makeup with a makeup remover followed by gentle cleansing. I usually skip the toner (you can add if you feel like). I use 2-3 pumps all over my face and neck which is effortlessly absorbed into my skin leaving it amazingly soft without any residue. Though it suitable for all skin types (I have combination skin) I prefer to use it only at bedtime. I personally do not like layering it under my daytime makeup as the approaching hot weather makes me a little uncomfortable (less is definitely more!) and also because I'm short of time. Bedtime works best for me as naturally it is the time your skin is relaxed, least stressed and away from environmental effects.

Sheshido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate
Sheshido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate

Since I've only recently started using Shiseido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate about 2-weeks back so I cannot say it's working miracles at the moment. But I do feel a visible difference in my skin texture which has improved. I wake up looking really fresh and toned, my makeup definitely looks better. Officially, in 4 weeks my skin would show better results so I'll make sure I drop an update on my social pages and also at the bottom of the post so make sure you re-visit for updates. As off now, I would say yes it's a product you can definitely give a try to if you have a fat wallet. 

Have you tried any products by Shiseido
Which is your favorite high-end skincare brand? I'd love to know what works for your skin. 


Available Online
50 ml   £60



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Vincci | My Recent Favorite Shoe Brand

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Hi lovelies,

Well.. I have never done a post on the shoes I wear. Not because I feel it's odd or because it's not something I would like to write about but mostly because I never got a chance. However, I recently purchased a few pairs from a brand named Vincci and could not help sharing a few photos with all of you. Vincci is a Malaysian brand that pushes the boundaries in footwear by introducing hot, off-the-runway styles. It creates high quality and trendy shoes, bags, sunglasses and fashion accessories with an affordable price tag.

What really inspired me to write a post about Vincci shoes was this most recent pair that I purchased for me sister's big day - her wedding! These are formal party sandal in soft pink and has peep toes with beautiful tone of silver lining and almost 4" heels in polished gold. In case you had the chance to manage a wedding you would know it is such a happening event. I being the all-in-one event manager had the least of time on my schedule to focus on ME! All I remember was that I put on my dress and these lovely pair of shoes and believe it or not I was running around - literally in these! Super comfy, soft lining and great finish, these were like Cinderella's slippers, everyone noticed and couldn't help praise.

I had purchased two Vincci pairs before as well. One black slip-on party sandals that I wore to The Body Shop Red Musk Fashion show and another short heel peep toes in shade of blue and beige I wore to a formal dinner. Both pairs are super chic and so comfortable to wear. I have worn all three pairs at least once or twice now and cant thank myself enough for choosing the best ones for each occasion. Do check these out next time you come across a Vincci store.

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At The Body Shop Red Musk Launch.. @Instagram
Vincci Shoes
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Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask | The Body Shop

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Hi Lovelies,

Today's review is about this wonderful scrub-mask that I recently found on The Body Shop counter and absolutely loved! I picked Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask from The Body Shop keeping the fact in mind that my skin turns dry in current weather and needed gentle scrubbing along with moisture. Let me share my thoughts on it.

This Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask comes in a round container of 100 ml. The texture is quite interesting - I would say its not your typical scrub with a grain-y texture that you feel all over your skin when you massage. The texture is rather more creamy than granular (granular = term reminds me of Chemistry lol!). Hence, when you apply this 3-in-1 scrub mask all over your skin, the experience is soft and gentle rather than what you feel with regular scrubs therefore if you are looking for some serious exfoliation this product is not for you. I personally would not call it a scrub, however it can be a good option for sensitive skin provided your skin doesn't react to the ingredients. I exfoliate with a separate scrub for a more deep exfoliation.

Next interesting thing about Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask from The Body Shop is its smell. Now, you might think that the combination of Honey and Oats might results in a sweet smelling experience. Rather, the formula smells more like oats and flour to me. I must say to some it might be a 'miss' but I personally really like this different smelling product as I find it very relaxing so it's a 'hit' for me. Maybe the reason for this is that every other beauty product smells nice and sweet therefore this different smelling product outshines the others.

Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask The Body Shop
Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask The Body Shop
Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask The Body Shop

Let's talk about cleansing and mask application, the best part. I usually use it during showers all over my face as a cleanser with round circular motion. Later, I use the same product all over my skin as a mask and leave it for 10-15 mins. I wash it off with running water and pat dry. My skin really feels fresh, cleansed and glowing once I use Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask in this pattern. Therefore, for me this product works better as a cleanser and a mask rather than a scrub. I have been using this product for a few weeks now and after every use my skin feels relaxed and smooth. I also noticed how it has helped my skin to be more refined, comparatively. The mask soaks up within 10-15 mins hence is reasonably moisturizing. I would really recommend Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask if you want to try something new and different. I believe I will definitely repurchase it once I'm out of it.

Have you tried any mask or scrub from The Body Shop

Available online |  Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask 100ml £ 10.00
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"Heavy Metal" Glitter Eyeliner | Urban Decay

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Hi Lovelies,

Today's post is all about glitter! All of you pretty ladies will admit the fact that nothing attracts you more than fine glitter. At least I am a big time fan of everything glitter may it powder form for face or liquid form in the shape of nail polish and eye liners, even glitter dust for hair! I recently came across "Heavy Metal" Glitter Eyeliner by Urban Decay and simply could not avoid the purchase. The color I picked was Spandex since I think it was pretty nice although these come in seven different colors.

Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Spandex by Urban Decay
Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Spandex by Urban Decay
Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Spandex by Urban Decay

"Heavy Metal" Glitter Eyeliner provides you with a heavy dose of glam rock! It comes in a nice, medium sized clear-tube packaging with a silver cap and the color name written on the bottom. Twist open the cap and you'll find a razor-thin and flexible application brush to paint either ultra thin or bold sweeps of super fine glitter for that jewel encrusted sparkle that wont budge. The texture is amazing, since the glitter is suspended in a gel, it will not separate in the bottle therefore you do not need to shake it like you do with watery formula. I love how the brush makes you draw ultra thin lines which gives you a lot of control on what type of look you want to create without any fallout. Peach and cucumber extract condition the skin, while carrot extract smooth and softens. The over all experience is just drop-dead-glamour! Another great thing about "Heavy Metal" Glitter Eyeliner is the staying power: until removed.

The color Spandex is like an ocean in a bottle. Described as a deep blue-black with iridescent glitter. I can describe it as a mixture of black, fuchsia, bluish-teal and navy blue multi-sized glitter. The good part is it dries down quickly and really stays put. I like to wear it alone to make it stand out by applying two coats. That was actually my Christmas look last year. I also like to apply it in another way - on top and parallel to my regular black eyeliner as a thin line. This adds quite a bit of drama to the eyes and makes your eyes look bigger. If you are stepping out for a party night do give it a try. Another party look that you can create is by applying the eyeliner over a layer of eye shadow. That would create a different and more dramatic look, perfect for a party night! There is another way to apply "Heavy Metal" Glitter Eyeliner which I would like to try out next time. That would be to apply a thin line really close to the lower lash line. I personally think it's a very creative way to wear any glitter eyeliner. Want more sparkle? Put some of the product on your index finger with the applicator and dab it right on your eyelids. Just make sure you keep rest of the face matte for a more clean, balanced look. 

Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Spandex by Urban Decay
Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Spandex by Urban Decay

Final verdict: "Heavy Metal" Glitter Eyeliner by Urban Decay is a good quality glitter eyeliner that stays put and is very long lasting. It is a must-have product in your makeup collection. In case you cannot afford this one, try to look around and experiment with other brands. 

                   Do you have a favorite "Heavy Metal" Glitter Eyeliner by Urban Decay? 


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The 'Scandalous' Red Musk Launch | The Body Shop

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Hi Lovelies,

So in my last post I mentioned being invited to the launch of Red Musk, a spicy and sexy fragrance by The Body Shop created by pepper, cinnamon and tobacco - no flowers whatsoever!. What an evening! I was absolutely excited to be at the venue to see what was in store for everyone. The one of a kind scandalous themed fashion show brought together on the runway the promotion of one of the most classic fragrance ever by The Body Shop - the daring RED MUSK featuring the trendiest and influentially bold "Arora" by designer Roma Azmat. The launch definitely broke the conventional manner of launching fragrances and was one of it's kind in the city.

Photos above: The Body Shop Pakistan Facebook Page

Break the rules & play the game!

Loved by many, the scent Wood Musk by The Body Shop was discounted seventeen years back. The loyal customer waited eagerly rather pleaded The Body Shop to bring Musk back. The Body Shop re-launched Red Musk, the first man-made cruelty free musk. A distinctively different fragrance with spiced musk and hot notes of cinnamon and tobacco, Red Musk defies conventional fragrance - that's sexy! I'll be sharing a detailed review of the fragrance in my later post. Today I want to focus more on the launch event which was one of it's kind in Islamabad.

Can you handle scandal? 

The blazing lights, the ramp, screens and white lounge set the mood for the evening at the Aura Grande Marquee in Islamabad last Sunday. The evening was a blend a fashion ramp walk, singing and dance performances with the fragrance launch as the center of attraction. The daring, sensual and 'scandalous' range of clothing line by Arora blended with the sensual image of Red Musk so well! The clothing line was all western wear; ranging from casual wear to formal evening wear along with a Valentine Collection of mostly red sequined gowns. The showcased line amplified the attitude, the attitude being 'scandalous'! Arora unveiled impressively and skin was definitely 'in' for the evening, for now and forever. Serena Shirin Khan did a good job choreographing the ramp walk. Faiza's, one of the best names in makeup artists, ultra modern touch ups using The Body Shop enhanced the look of models in particular and the whole event in general. 

Photos: My IPhone6 / Top right: Aqib Mughal Photography

Let's talk about Saima Azhar - the show stopper and definitely a plus-size model. She had previously appeared on the launch of The Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose as well. It took me a while, and a video made by myself in my IPhone at the event, to figure out that she was a plus size model (I don't mind though) since this was the first time I saw her walk down the ramp spraying Red Musk in a sensual manner. She appears twice during the show: first time wearing a red, sequined halter-neck dress and second time wearing a black sequined off shoulder evening gown. I admit I was pretty impressed with the way she carried herself on the ramp. Too bad that I was sitting at the side and could not see the whole act of her spraying the sensual Red Musk in a rather inviting manner. Nevertheless, she did exhibit a lot of confidence in her bold attire; her big, voluminous hair, sultry makeup and sky high heels synced well with the overall theme of the evening. Here's two of the many videos I made just to give you an idea about the evening. Sorry for the poor video quality, I used my phone.
Each segment of the fashion show was divided between music and dance performances. Umair Jaswal, Pakistan's pioneer in Progressive Rock music performed his song Pal while Maria Fatima Unera Qureshi, Nescafe Basement promising talent performed her number as models marched through. Whereas, Veer Andrew dance troupe, a local and young dance group from Karachi performed absolutely impressively on famous numbers like "Get Low". Constantine PR managed to successfully pull off everything brilliantly, the work done was pure quality and every aspect of the event was well arranged.

Photos: The Body Shop Pakistan Facebook Page
The 'Scandalous' Red Musk Launch was the talk of the town and a huge success. People from all walks of life from socialites to celebrities to media to corporate slaves like myself attended the evening and stayed back till the end. Since I was invited as a beauty blogger to attend and cover the event, I received a lovely goodie bag from The Body Shop and Constantine PR at the end of the show which was a pleasant treat undoubtedly! I wait anxiously for another event from The Body Shop and Constantine PR.

Stay tuned for the complete review of the Red Musk fragrance coming up soon.

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Chanel Coco Mademoiselle | The Most Romantic Fragrance for Valentines Day

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Hi Lovelies,

Last night I was invited by The Body Shop to attend a beautiful evening of the launch of their new fragrance. The event was a night of celebrities and glamour - I was all set from the dress to the heels. When it came down to choosing which fragrance to wear I had no doubts whatsoever. Nothing can compare to the bold statement made by Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle which I had recently purchased. I wanted something vibrant and sensual yet sophisticated, something that would make me stand out of the crowd. And there was nothing more exciting than opening a fresh bottle of a timeless fragrance like Coco Mademoiselle.

Ever since I was old enough to know what a perfume was, I adored it. I have used many, many brands of perfume but one brand that truly defines luxury is Chanel. Chanel has this glamorous aura around it, not just the perfumes but the handbags, lipsticks, nail polishes, skincare, makeup.. what not. My very first Chanel fragrance was Allure Sensuelle, a floral oriental fragrance. Allure Sensuelle is the perfume I received  most compliments on. It was like almost everyone I met gave me compliments on this fragrance and asked which one is it. This truly inspired (motivated?) me to go for the fragrance again.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

Coco Mademoiselle is inspired by the irresistible spirit of young Coco Chanel. It is daring and bold - yet it is sensual and elegantCoco Mademoiselle is an oriental fragrance with an utterly feminine composition. I love how this fragrance expresses refined sensuality but at the same time feels so incredibly fresh! I wanted to purchase the limited edition Coco Mademoiselle which is the same fragrance but a slightly different cap featuring the identity of Chanel, the interlocked C's in black. Now since I could not find the limited edition anywhere at the time I was planning to purchase it, I settled for the regular 100ml Eau de Parfum.This packaging also has the interlocked C's, comparatively small and printed in gold in the front of the cap. You cant see it in my photos because, oh well, I forgot to fix the cap (Oops!). But since the photographs were beautiful I decided not to re-do the photoshoot.  And just like Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge who does not need to make a lot of effort to look flawless and classy, Coco Mademoiselle's packaging is simple yet elegant. It comes in a plain white box with the name written on the front in black and bold. Inside the bottle is plain, square-shaped and transparent, reflecting a beautiful pinkish-peach shade of the perfume. This classic bottle is a perfect luxury and a beautiful addition to my dressing table.

Launched in 2001, Coco Mademoiselle is a wonderful and most beautiful combination of notes. You will just fall in love with the base note like I have. Top notes are Orange, Bergamont and Grapefruit so pretty fruity yet not over powering. Middle notes are Lychee, Rose and Italian Jasmine which smells divine as the fragrance transforms into a fruity floral. This is such an amazing combination, so fresh and sensual. As the fragrance goes towards base notes Patchouli, Vetiver Vanilla and White Musk show up. I absolutely love Vanilla which adds sweetness to the fragrance making it so romantic yet flirty and blends in with perfect harmony with the overall fragrance. But let me clarify, it is not mature or powdery like Chanel # 5. Unlike Chanel # 5 which is a very retro fragrance, Coco Mademoiselle is young, fresh, bold and sexy! It oozes confidence and a sophisticated aura that every young, free spirited woman should have.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

For me, this is a special fragrance (and very expensive too!) so I want to treat it in a special way. I would prefer to reserve it to special occasions only. Though, trust me I am tempted to wear it even at home. I just feel like spraying a bit on my pulse and sniff it all the time. I wish I could afford to buy it more frequently so that I could use it to my hearts content. Coco Mademoiselle is a modern scent with a touch of floral, it is perfection in a bottle and worth every penny. I would highly recommend this to all you ladies. It doesn't matter if you cannot afford it right now, whenever you can go for it at least once! You will not regret the purchase. And if you're lucky enough maybe you will receive one as a Valentine's gift. *xoxo*

Are you a fan of Coco Mademoiselle like myself? 
Leave your comments below.

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Wild Agran Oil Hand Cream | The Body Shop

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Hi lovelies,

Today's review is about one of my favorite beauty items: hand cream. All too often our hands are neglected and in need of protection and hydration especially in the crisp winters season. I have terribly dry skin (other than my face which is, oh well, combination skin). Due to this I am constantly looking for specific hand care products because, if you have dry hands like mine you would know that normal moisturizing creams and lotions do not give you the best of moisture and nourishment as hand creams do. To be honest, to date if I have tried a hand cream from any beauty brand that has always been The Body Shop.

In the past I have used many of their hand creams from various The Body Shop's ranges. The range is extensive from floral to fresh, nutty and woody. The ones I have tried and loved previously include Wild Rose and Almond. This time I picked Wild Argan Oil Hand Cream. What caught my attention instantly was the travel size tube (30ml) which is smaller than the other regular size hand creams in The Body Shop range. I had not used any product from this range hence was so eager to try it out. The packaging is great! Its a soft tube, unlike the metallic tube of Almond Hand & Nail Cream or Wild Rose Hand Cream and Wild Rose Nourishing Hand Butter which sometimes produce sharp edges. The soft tube makes it so convenient to squeeze the product which the fear of it getting de-shaped.

The fragrance is fresh and alive, almost lifts your mood. The texture of this hand cream is rich and  nourishing. It is enriched with Community Fair Trade Argan Oil from Morocco to help soften your hands and cuticles. Once you apply it on your hands, the experience takes you back to the traditional hammam body care ritual of 'golden radiance' in the comfort of your own home. I squeeze out a small amount onto my hands and massage gently until absorbed. My hands are left feeling soft and smooth without being greasy.

The Body Shop Wild Agran Oil Hand Cream
The Body Shop Wild Agran Oil Hand Cream

My verdict about The Body Shop's Wild Argan Oil Hand Cream: I would say it is not the most moisturize hand cream for me. If I have to pick the one which satisfied my dry hands it would be the Wild Rose Nourishing Hand Butter. Maybe the reason is that my hands need intensive moisture especially in this cold weather. Nevetheless, if you are someone with normal skin and in need of a basic hand cream, this is the one for you. It will not only keep your hand moisturized but also make it smell divine.

The Body Shop Wild Agran Oil Hand Cream

Have you tried anything from The Body Shop's Wild Argan Oil range
Share the link below, I would love to go through it. 

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Tin O 'Tint Lip Balms | Mango & Cherry

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Hi lovelies,

I personally think in winters your skin needs so much extra beauty pampering as compared to summers. While I stock loads of body butters, body washes, hand & foot creams, exfoliating scrubs etc one thing I can never live without is - lip balm. Yes dears, I have so many of these 'in-stock' all the time. Open my closet, my handbag, my vanity drawers, my sister's makeup bag, bathroom shelves, I can even bet I'll find one in my shoe rack! One reason for having so many lip balms around is that I go so low on water consumption during winters that it leaves my lips dry. Another reason is that I always love finding new ones to try. These are economical beauty treats so I feel I can try as many as I can.

Recently I came across mouthwatering flavors of Miners Cosmetics Tin O 'Tint lip balms. These lip balms are specifically designed to tint and care for your lips. Tin O 'Tint is an award winning wide range of seven (Cherry, Watermelon, Vanilla, Grapefruit, Cocoa Bean, Mango, Strawberry) delicious shades. So there is definitely something for everyone. I love the reasonably sized, very cute, round tin containers with a cute illustration of the flavor. Inside is a good quantity of fruity lip balm (around 12g!). These lip balm are packed with added moisturizing formula to leave the lips feeling soft and smooth. What I love most about Tin O 'Tint lip balms is the hint of color in each flavor. That is a must for me, I love my lip balms slightly tinted with a beautiful fragrance. Fortunately, these have both. However, I think if these were slightly flavored it would have been perfect! Nevertheless, I love the formula, the hint of color and the fragrance in a cute tin!

Out of the seven available shades I picked two: Cherry and Mango. Cherry is a gorgeous shade that not only leave a deep berry tint on the lips but the signature cherry fragrance will leave your mouth watering. It is one of the darker shades from the range. Mango on the other hand is a lighter shade. With a rich and fruity fragrance, Mango completely encapsulates all things summer. Not only does it smell gorgeous it also gives your lips a sunny coral tint. Trust me it is so hard to choose which one is the best. I just keep apply both from time to time as I have either one of them in my handbag all the time.

All in all I personally think Tin O 'Tint lip balms are a great purchase and definitely worth trying. You could see from the photographs here that I just couldn't wait to try these out! Each one is worth £ 2.99.

Have you tried any of these flavors?

Miners Cosmetics Tin O 'Tint Lip Balms in Mango & Cherry
Miners Cosmetics Tin O 'Tint Lip Balms in Mango & Cherry
Miners Cosmetics Tin O 'Tint Lip Balms in Mango & Cherry
Miners Cosmetics Tin O 'Tint Lip Balms in Mango & Cherry
Miners Cosmetics Tin O 'Tint Lip Balms in Mango & Cherry

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