Wednesday, 22 December 2010

MAC Capricious

By now, many of us are exhausted enough reading reviews on MAC products, especially lipsticks! Please dont worry as I am not here to begin a boring review on another MAC lipstick! Just wanted to provide swatches so the person who intends to buy a shade similar might benefit! Like a little bit more of a particular lipstick! My kinda review, girls!

Just how happy Barbie & friends look!

If you are looking for a shade similar, hope your search ends with Capricious! I dont categorize this under plum, berry, rose or purple-toned lipstick as it is your call! Do I find any purple undertones? I should get my eyes checked as I can't! I am a die-hard fan of berry lippies, so I went for Capricious! When I could pull-off Plumful which is more of purple/plum/rose/berry kind, I thought why not Capricious! In fact, I am not trying to compare Plumful to Capricious!

Capricious blends well with my complexion, day or night! It can be worn fearless and goes on with any looks unless you prefer being gothic for halloween! It goes well with fair skin tones as well! If you havent tried MAC lipsticks so far which I doubt, the formula of their lipsticks is soft like butter! Oh yeah, dont expect them to melt on your lips! Lustre formula goes sheer on lips with lesser pigmentation! Color is buildable, but not in such a way to transform your looks! More swipes, more pigmentation!

Ingredients for the curious!

Capricious has negligible teeny gold (?) sparkles in it! We all know MAC lipsticks smell like Vanilla, thanks to the ingredients! Consider the fragrance a bonus! Capricious being lustre-finish, the color might bleed! Go for a lip liner of similar shades! To be honest, I hate the concept of lip liner! I never used one till date, but I recommend you go for one if you want the color to stay longer! Line and fill your lips with a similar shade and apply Capricious on top! For that oomph factor, top it up with a transparent or similar shade gloss!

With flash!

Capricious might look dark in the tube, but it can go sheer berry on lips! It hardly stays for 2 hours after application, but one thing I enjoy the most is the stain it leaves on my lips! I hardly bother about staying power of any lipstick as long as I am happy using it time and again!

Without flash!

I wish MAC doesnt discontinue this shade, for heaven's sake! Looking for a fool-proof berry (this) toned lipstick? Give Capricious a try! Who knows? You might end up with a back up! With shades like Capricious, you can hardly bother about over-doing looks!

Upper line - couple of swipes, lower line - single swipe! With flash!

I need not tell you MAC products are very expensive with a lipstick around 1000 INR! I never bought one in India, so do check out the price at your local MAC counters! UK market it costs around 12.50 pounds and US, 14 dollars! Correct me if I am wrong!

Upper line - couple of swipes, lower line - single swipe! Without flash!

How many liked Capricious? Have you already tried this? I welcome your pearls of wisdom! Any plans for Capricious? Good luck, girls!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Body Shop Almond Body Butter

Do you know I simply enjoy a nonversation on Body Shop products, especially the body butters? I believe nothing can replace their elegance and beauty until I come across something more promising! I know I shouldn’t be saying that being an addict and loyal TBS fan! I write this as I came to know somebody out there enjoys TBS posts the way I do, may be the intensity differs! I still don’t understand how I can be partial towards one fragrance when each one is unique in its own way! The moment I open the legendary tub, I get carried away by strong emotions rather! TBS is one and the only brand that makes me nostalgic and emotional ever, as it is I am one! Credit goes to Margaret and Vicky, my friends from TBS in Scotland! God knows how much I miss them!

As far as my knowledge goes, Almond body butter is no longer in their permanent line! It is definitely not available in India, but consider yourself lucky if you spotted one! May be it is still available during sale period in UK, but it’s a regular product in US so far! Check your local stores for availability! The smaller your town, the more the chance of availability of older launches and limited editions!

What is body butter? An intense moisturizer that can be used on entire body! It is specially formulated to maximize skin hydration! Likely to be used during dry times of the year or when the skin suffers from severe lack of moisture! The ingredients offer the skin both hydration and protection!

Claims - Leaves skin soft and fragranced with the indulgent, creamy scent of almonds! Looking for a rich, intensive cream? Anyone with normal to dry skin will be passionate about this super smoother! Deliciously rich body butter soaks in almost instantly, but moisturises non-stop for up to 24 hours with sweet almond oil plus community trade Shea and Cocoa butters!

Body butters usually come in 200 ml tubs! They carry a color theme that coordinates with the fragrance! The tub is beige-colored with accents of Almonds on the lid! The product appears beige, but paler compared to the tub! Creamy in consistency, it’s truly hydrating! Though I can’t say if it literally melts on skin! I use it liberally after a shower; both the fragrance and the product stay the whole night! In fact, they last till your next bath unless you vigorously work under sun! Apply the moisturizer on damp skin! It helps lock moisturizer better!

Almond body butter is fragrant like the perfume-kind! Hence make sure your perfume doesn’t clash with your body butter! You might feel the grease on your skin if you are too liberal, so try be a bit conservative unless your skin is parched in winters! By morning, you feel your skin healthy and moisturized! The tricky part is here i.e. fragrance! I don’t find it nut-scented as others, but you might! Smells sweet just like frangipani, my favourite flower! Reminds me of exotic spa! Completely floral, but don’t get me wrong if I am a flop in describing the scent!

I would love to have a back up of Almond body butter as I enjoy the tropical feel of the fragrance! Would I recommend it? Definitely, if you enjoy the sight of frangipani flowers and exotic spas! Is it worth the hype? Try this at your local store and let me know how you feel!

If you don’t find the wide-mouthed tubs that user-friendly, transfer some product into teeny glass jar! For hygienic reasons, use a clean spatula each time! That way, you can make the best of it! Any body butter supposedly lasts 12 months once you open the tub! You can still use it past expiry, but at your own risk! I don’t mind using as all the core ingredients are completely natural! The tub lasts depending on the frequency you use!

For long lasting bathing experience, cleanse using Almond shower gel or soap! Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells using Almond body scrub before moisturizing with Almond body butter! Try Almond Hand & Nail Care Collection specifically meant for your hands and nails if you are too keen on nail care! Layering regime helps the fragrance last longer!

Key Ingredients - Sweet almond oil provides essential fatty acids that help repair the skin's moisture barrier, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness! Shea butter moisturizes and helps soften the skin! Cocoa butter is an excellent moisturizer that melts at body temperature, leaving the skin feeling soft and silky smooth! Glycerin is an effective moisturizer which helps improve softness and maximize hydration!

Ingredients - Water, Sweet Almond Oil, Cyclomethicone, Shea Butter, Glycerin, Cocoa Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lanolin Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Coumarin, Sodium Hydroxide, Methyl 2-Octynoate, Geraniol, Caramel! To those who are particular about what you use, just in case!

Mini Mani Treat

Consider my blog only as a buying guide, especially when you are sceptical about shelling bucks! I always try to review a product as I see it! It’s only because I want my readers and friends to experience the same feel enjoying the product to core! At the same time - just because I rave, rant and review only good about a product, it doesn’t mean its worth your bucks! Avoid blame game and play safe! If we buy a product based on a blogger review, it’s only because we are tempted to buy the product in some way! May be because of the packaging, texture, grace, and ego whatever! It’s purely our problem, not the blogger's! If you are completely convinced about the product, read enough reviews till you get exhausted! Second best thing, give it a try at the store by sampling! Third, invest if you still can’t resist the temptation! That’s when you completely justify your splurge! Hope you all take it on a positive note! No hard feelings, please!

Almond Gift Set

Opinions keep changing all the while as nothing lasts forever! For personal reasons, Japanese Cherry Blossom and Moroccan Rose body butter reviews remain the same forever, no matter how enticing the recently launched body butter flavors might be! If at all you need an updated review on any body butter even if it was reviewed earlier on my blog, please feel free to message me! Interested or not, I have plans to delete all the body butter reviews any way as I am not satisfied with the dead pictures, swatches and on-spot kinda reviews! I am gonna re-review almost every body butter! The more I got to use the product, the more I came to know about it! I don’t consider myself reliable in choosing TBS stuff, especially body butters as each flavor is unique in its own way but my besties feel I know more than the sales assistants at the store and I was told the same by TBS staff as well! Hence I want to share with you all what I think I know!

P.S - If you think my reviews are unsolicited, in-depth and boring, please feel free to avoid my blog! My point is just to help at least one soul who wants to know TBS products to the core before investing as they don’t grow on trees! Don’t bother yourself if you hate my posts in particular! If you don’t like it, consider it is not for you! xoxo

Friday, 17 December 2010

Friends AKA Followers!

I thank every friend and follower in person for following almost dead blogs like mine with lot of patience! It means a lot to me, if you all can understand! Kindly give me some time to know you all, visit and follow your blogs! You all deserve that for being so sweet! Please do not hold any grudges and negativity as this is not the place for things as such!

If you are not a blogger, just here by somebody's reference or just for fun, you are more than welcome to visit both of my blogs as often! Thank you Anamika, for the exposure, pain and efforts taken! I cant thanq enough for what you have done!

P.S - The best way to know each and every blogger is only by chat, I feel! You all know I dont socialize much on Face Book and Twitter! If you feel the same way, I will be available on mail just in case!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Lip Products!!!

Might not be the largest collection you laid eyes upon, but more than enough for hubby to feel the guilt! I wish to part with some of it as I consider that a second chance to buy new stuff! Shameless, I know! I might have missed something else from my collection, but its the best I could cover up!

Lip balm!


Wish to sell the top line i.e. Body Shop!


P.S - I told you its not much, but I hardly use many of these! Just wanted to share my collection, nothing else! Glad to know Maybelline has relaunched their Watershine range! Any recommendations of lip products, especially berry and neutral shades? No browns, please!

Friday, 10 December 2010

YSL Rouge Volupte #20 Spicy Pink or Rose Epice

Greetings to everybody! Hope you are doing good in all aspects of your life! Trying to resume to regular blogging after a long hiatus! Hope to entertain my friends the way I did earlier!

Just wanted to share my perspective on YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15! I know you all are capable of facing the fact one more time though you've come across YSL Rouge Volupte a zillion times so far! Just an attempt to create awareness on #20 Spicy Pink especially if you fancy pink shades! I wanted a review on this shade prior to investment, but could not find one! Once I bought it, I thought of a beneficiary review so you dont regret later! I call this an investment as I am not used to buy a lipstick for some 1700 INR! I bought mine at Dubai Airport for 17 pounds, but actually retails for 20 pounds! Wait for the sale period for the best price!

Outer case of package!

Claims - Delight your senses with Rouge Volupte, the first lipstick to instantly soften the lips, providing a unique sensation of pleasure plus exceptional radiant color! The nutri-protective film enables Rouge Volupte to act as a second skin, with a silky sensation that moisturises, nourishes and repairs the lips! With a unique colorshine complex, lips are visibly smoothed, plumped and radiant with luminous satin colors!

Revealing the breath-taking beauty!

How can one resist drop-dead packaging and gorgeous lip colors? As it is, gold keeps attracting women like nobody's business! If a golden metallic case is complemented by a lipstick and a mirror, should I tell what happens? Who wouldnt fall for it? What a strategy, YSL!!!

Clever mirror on the lid!

Shade #20 Spicy Pink or Rose Epice is cinnamon pink according to the website! I would say its more a muted-mauvey-rosey-pink! The color in the tube is less intense compared to that on lips! It becomes more rich and intense on lips, rather! Glides smooth and even; envelops your lips like a layer of fluid! Yes, it is extremely creamy and smooth! Pigmentation depends on the shade you choose, but I assure every shade has its own beauty which cannot be duplicated! Formulation of Rouge Volupte is lustrous, opaque and richly pigmented! For me, it obviously means full coverage!

Looks like peach, but its the same muted pink!

As for the long-lasting effect, I seriously dont bother about such petty issues! I dont go on a hunger strike just to retain my lip color! No harm in reapplication, especially with the provided package! Otherwise, it stays on for a reasonable amount of time! Staying power depends on the individual, I believe! If you find the color is too pigmented, blot for a muted look! Stain remains on your lips, which is more beautiful! Experience, stain doesnt stay longer compared to the lipstick as such! Surely a fragrant product, but definitely not floral like I expected! Falls under melon-scented category, which is quite a relief compared to the wax-scented others!

#20 Spicy Pink in daylight! Best reference!

As for the plumped lip effect, I am never a big fan of bee-stung lips! Hence I dont buy a lip product seeking the same effect! I believe every lip product enhances the beauty of your lips in some way or the other! Compare your lips with and without lipstick! You can definitely notice the difference, no matter minor or major! Your lips gain a particular shape when you apply lipstick or even a lip balm as a matter of fact! The secret to a soft pout is Olive oil/Almond oil and sugar scrub! I need not tell you how beautiful your lips look once they are smooth! Lip color just adds to the beauty of your lips! The world's most expensive lipstick also doesnt help in improving the texture of your lips unless you maintain your pout well!

Intricate ring with YSL initials @ center!

For the curious beauties, the longevity of YSL RV is 12 months! Have you tried YSL RV? If yes, what shades so far? What's your take? If no, what shade do you feel like trying? Please do share your insight on YSL RV! My take, I want YSL RV in every shade possible as it is definitely owner's pride! Sincere advice, do not go by the swatches online!

Package also comes with claim!

P.S - Do I recommend Rouge Volupte? I know how it feels when somebody reviews revolutionary products and recommend you not to buy for silly reasons! You definitely feel like buying at least to satisfy your ego coz that's what I tend to do at times! There are just a couple of shades that suit dark skin tones, so make sure you read enough reviews or at least one good review prior to investment! If you wanna buy it for reasons you cant disclose, go for it without giving a second thought! If you are on a budget, definitely dont turn your head towards the YSL counter! I warned you, already! Kindly do let me know if my review helped one of you, at least!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Thanq All...

I can't believe the most ignored blog has 110 followers! I thank each and every follower friend who has been patient-enough all the while! Sorry if I was not able to reply to your messages and comments! I am still contemplating when to make a come-back for personal reasons! I hate competetion especially in things I do for fun! That's whats keeping me back, I honestly confess!

As of now, am kinda involved in launching my second blog! Its almost done and looks good enough to resume to regular blogging! I might be on that for quite sometime! I keep reading my favorite blogs till date without fail! I should say I am really happy for you all, friends! Each and every blog has become an encyclopedia! At times I wonder if I should consider blogging seriously as I am a lazy goose!

Many left personal messages and also asking for recommendations, but I was not there to answer! So sorry for that, friends! I know by the time I reply, most of you dont even come back to read! So I had to leave them as such! Never think that I ignore you people! Am just taking my time! Hope you forgive me now???

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

What's In Divija's Bag?

So here I am back with my first post! I couldn't think of anything else when I wanted to make a come back! Not a designer bag or any hep kind, but just a typical fabric bag with a bling factor! I always wanted a bag in some shade of pink, hence this one! Well, this baby is from the Westside for 600 Indian Rupees! I found it damn expensive, but Westside being my Heaven-On-Earth, I couldnt complain! At least for the looks! I dont Match-To-The-Extreme, so I feel it goes well with white, silver, brown, black, pink and beige outfits! You might not like the way I do, but that's me!

Here comes the junk of my bag - Jute Wallet from New Look UK, beach glasses from BHS UK, black glass case from Primark UK, clutch-kinda bag from The Body Shop, hair accessories, pen, 6-year-old Oriflame hair brush, Body Shop White Musk Eau De Toilette, MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, Love ETC mini body butter from Body Shop, Benetton Sport perfume, Seacret Spa Moisturizer in Wild Kiwi, Carrot moisturizer from Body Shop, Clinique Sun Block SPF 40 and a transparent pouch with refreshments like honey-coated gooseberry, chocolates, mouth freshners and spicy dry mango!

Here comes the clutter of my makeup bag - As mentioned above, this makeup bag is supposed to be a freebie with a purchase from Body Shop! I have the same kinda clutch in Orange as well, so I keep changing according to the bag! I know you can find only garbage in my clutch, but I have this fascination for lip products! TBS Papaya lip butter, Clinique All About Eyes, Vaseline Rosy Lips, 2true Cheek n Lip Stain, TBS Hot Brights Lips n Cheeks in #1, Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in #10 Grapefruit, L'Oreal Glam Shine Blush gloss in #155 Plum Blush, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Capricious, Bourjois Paris Effet 3D gloss in #43 Rouge Classic, Oriflame lip balm and Oriflame Hydra Comfort Lipstick in #4326 Cranberry Crush!

Street Wear Nail Color in #10 Pluto's, Oriflame Face Primer, 4-year-old Lakme Jewel Sindoor in Maroon, Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black, Oriflame Lash Booster, Oriflame Wonder Lash Waterproof Mascara, Oriflame Lash Explosion Mascara and Clinique High Impact Mascara! Mirror, Vega eyelash curler, safety pins, nail clipper, Shingar Kajal and my favorite mikabuki brush! Lastly, a pair of earrings just in case!

Too many mascaras, right? Off late, I tried and tested a couple of mascaras from Oriflame! Not only mascaras but other products like shampoo, conditioners etc! Wondering why is Oriflame everywhere? I use Oriflame since 2005! I dont think you would wanna look into my wallet as its nothing but crap! Just bills, cards and cash! The contents keep changing, but I dont think my bag will go down in weight! At least in the near future!

Hope y'all had fun with this post! If you did not, kindly ignore this post! Will see you all soon in the near future with another bag, hopefully better and different contents this time! Might not be the best of everything, but I love my bag and of course the junk inside! What can I say? I am a big-time junkie!

P.S. - I dedicate this post to my besties and a far away friend who was always eager to explore my bag!!! Until next time! Have a beautiful day!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Back for good!!!

I am not sure how and where to begin, but I have to somehow! Firstly, my heartfelt "thanq" for all the warm and sweet messages! I am too lazy to type, but I want to! Phew!!! Its been long time which was nothing but a roller coaster ride for me! I was away from the internet and blogging for a loooooooooong time, which I kinda liked! I needed a BIG break, but I am worried it might get too big to bug me! I wanna come back as soon as possible! Of course with a blog sale!

I wanna sell some of the stuff, in fact most of it! They remind me of UK, which I dont wanna cherish except for the fact that I love Body Shop and my angels! Once I make sure of the sale date, will post it! I will also let you all know what to expect in the sale!

Blogging is getting very competetive and addictive these days! Its fine as long as you take it in a healthy way, which is not happening! At least amongst some bloggers! I notice some blogger friends becoming enemies for nothing! I dont need more enemity and negativity in my life as I already have so much around me! I can seriously feel it! A gets free stuff, B doesnt take it in a good way! B is very jealous that A gets free stuff all the time! She spreads negativity around!

If you are lucky enough to get noticed by the companies, you will definitely get free stuff! I am telling you, free stuff is not good all the times! Some people are so sweet,  you cant say something bad about their products! That times, you have to stop talking about those products you are not satisfied with! The secret behind getting free stuff, keep blogging! If your stars favor, you might get lucky! Or else, better luck until another company notices you and your blog!

I am also scared of holding a blog sale! What if I cant post the products in time to my friends? Will I be blasted the same way others were? This was the reason I stopped blogging for a while! Times, I feel like deleting my blog and sit quiet! Beauty blogging is like breathing! You stop breathing, you are done with it! At least the pace which beauty bloggers are these days, this is what I feel!

I have a twitter account which is lying around! God, I still regret that! I wish I did not fall for the beautiful Sarah@Glossicious's promising words! Aaaggghhh....Sarah! I wish I didnt start blogging! This is the month of my blog's anniversary which is on 18th! How sweet bloggers celebrate their blog anniversaries! SIGH!!! I  had many plans with my blog once I am back to India, but I am not interested in such things anymore!

K, girls! Dont wanna eat your brains with my ramblings! Will see you soon with a blog sale! Please try to be good as  you always were! I have had enough negativity around me! Once again, thank you each and every beauty for the sweet messages!

P.S - My post doesnt reflect any blog or blogger except me and only me! Dont be surprised if I come back to blogging with a big bang again! This note is for my far away friend who loves my post scripts!

Monday, 24 May 2010

How Blessed!

How does it feel when your so called blood-related folks act very weird, but somebody in other parts of the world miss you so bad? How blessed are you? I am not trying to make a bit thing out of it, but I wanted to share about things that changed my life forever! My value for relations has heightened to a greater extent!

Never in my life I thought a wee part of my heart would miss UK, thanks to Body Shop! If not every body, most of you know my relation with Body Shop staff! My Body Shop fever started since January 19th, 2010 which is hardly 5 months! I came across two angels in the name of staff! Margaret and Vicky aka humanity personified! I can keep talking about those two for ages nonstop!

As mentioned earlier, I never had great friends! I was always ready to give, but nobody was ready to accept! Life proved that time and again! May be I was too good! I thank God for giving me more enemies instead of friends coz that's what made me close to my mother like nobody's business! My mom will always remain my first best friend forever! Most of my life, I came across devils in disguise but this is my first experience coming across angels in disguise! It obviously takes time to digest the fact that you are truly blessed!

Lovely gesture ever!

Every visit to the store made me feel very special! Nobody made me feel that way earlier save my family and besties! Just five months, they knew I worship their products! Margaret is obsessed with cats! She keeps talking about them the whole day just the way I do about body butter! Customers are her love! Meaning, she calls each "Love!" She is definitely a treasure to the store! Vicky is an "early-twenties" soul striving hard to make her mark in this world! The sweetest part of her; she doesnt want to be a celebrity! That is the sole reason she did not confront the camera for my blog sessions! If they were able to tolerate a customer like me, you can estimate their patience levels!

My mom taught me never to be the reason for somebody's tears! I believe I made my mom proud, but! I was the reason for their tears in a good way, of course! Margaret being decoction and Vicky being milk, they made a perfect cuppa together! They called themselves "The Troublesome Twosome" whereas I used to call them "The Awesome Twosome!" They taught me the essence of life without their knowledge! They were always there to share my happiness and sorrows! They cheered me up in the best ways possible!

At one time, hubby was so conscious about my Body Shop frenzy! Next day, I took him to the store and introduced Margaret and Vicky! Guess what! From then, it was hubby's turn to take me to the store! He used to interact more since then! Can you believe? Credit goes to??? Your guess is right! I was a resident of that place for more than one and half year, but I regret meeting them so late! Should I curse my fate to meet them so late? Should I thank God for giving me such precious friends at least at this stage of my life?

So touching!

I was given the most beautiful card in the world! Shock was the only reaction when I saw my name spelt so right on the card! My name always being butchered in my home land, it was definitely a pleasure to see that spelt so right by sweet strangers from the other side of world! Why so? They never called me by my name! Whenever I had to make a call to the store, I was like, "Hello, its me!" Whenever I had to visit the store, they were like, "What brings you to the store today?" What else? Obviously Margaret and Vicky!

I still remember their last words with tears in their eyes! "Take care! Wherever you are, be happy! We will always miss you! Dont forget to stay in touch! You are not a customer, but definitely our friend!" My last words being "Hope I get to see you again in this life time!" Motherly love from Margaret and sisterly love from Vicky! What else could anybody ask for? If you are in Scotland, especially Stirling make sure you visit Body Shop @ Murray Place! Give Margaret and Vicky a warm hug on my behalf! You will definitely get the same in return, I promise! God Bless Margaret and Vicky! Missing you from the other part of the world!

P.S - All I wanted was to vent out my feelings for those two angels, so I dont mind if this post goes totally unnoticed! My heart feels light, now! I am still not sure how they feel about me, but this is how I feel towards Margaret and Vicky! Hoping you were really sad to see me go, angels :)

Monday, 17 May 2010


Did some one forget me? Hope not! I am back for good, but it might take me a while to get into full time blogging! Guess what! I am back to India, forever! I thank each and every lovely soul who helped reduce my blood pressure regarding travel tantrums! I can't thank you enough for all the loving and oh-so caring messages dropped by! I am so sorry I couldnt reply to those as I was head over heels occupied! Just wanted to share, all my stuff finally reached safe and sound especially the Body Shop lot!

I did some shopping like Sleek palette, MAC lipstick, The Body Shop body butters, YSL Rouge Volupte etc in the last couple of days! I will definitely rant and rave about those as well! I might come up with a blog sale soon! Dont ask me when, girls! My body clock is misbehaving! I am claustrophobic, so I hate flying! I had a hard time travelling from Glasgow to London Heathrow to Mumbai to Bangalore! Phew! Bloody hell! I can hardly stand air-conditioned vehicles! Imagine my plight during the flight! It might take a while to get used to the normal routine, but I will surely come back!

(Courtesy: nataliedee)

Ramblings shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes, so I take leave with your permission! See you soon, all!

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


It's time for formal good-byes to you and to O2 broadband as well! I will be totally disconnected from this world for indefinite amount of time! Broadband goes off by friday! As of now, I am not so sure about my comebacks! Might be weeks if you are unfortunate or months if you are fortunate! Pray for the latter part!

When am I leaving UK? For some stupid reasons, our tickets are not either blocked or booked! God knows better about our flight back to India! I wish to go back as soon as possible, though! Lately, my posts have been nothing, but ramblings! There is no point in taking much of your valuable time! Connect to you all next time from India! I love that sound!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Please, Help Me!

What's with the stupid attentive titles these days? Well, to gather ton lotta opinions! I am ready for YSL Rouge Volupte, but not sure which shade exactly! Other day, I couldn't stop staring at the Rouge Volupte display! The tube was too heavy for a lipstick, but who doesn't fall for the once-in-a-life-time packaging? I am talking as if I am the first one to discover YSL Rouge Volupte! To be honest, I have a bunch of shades in my mind! I prefer mauve-nude-muted-rose kind of shades! Am I clear?

Love shades - Rouge Volupte #9 in Caress Pink, Rouge Volupte #23 Luscious Pink, Rouge Volupte #11 Rose Culte and Rouge Volupte #29 Opera Rose! I appreciate any links to Rouge Volupte swatches! Transit at Dubai, so I have my eye on Duty Free! I wonder if there is any difference in the price range! I heard enough jazz about Duty Free shopping! My knowledge; I thought the price would be less at Duty Free compared to the stores! Last visit, I bought MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation for £20, which originally retails for £19 at the stores! What's with the Duty Free, then?

Can't help drooling! Love the last shade towards right!

Seems it costs around 1700 INR whereas it's worth 1600 INR in UK! Any ideas how much would YSL Rouge Volupte cost at Dubai Airport? Should I try at Glasgow Airport? Would it better to visit my local Debenhams, instead? Will there be any price difference at all? I leave you at peace for now! I really appreciate any kind of information regarding YSL Rouge Volupte!

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Attention, Lovelies!

It's time for goodbyes! Please control yourselves, lovelies! Dont make it any harder! I know it must be a sudden blow like bolt from the blue! LOL

Jokes apart! I am going back to India coming weekend, supposedly on 1st May! I can hardly type! I can hardly stop giggling! My prayers are finally answered! Now, I need your help!

Did you travel to India lately, especially via Emirates? I need some info on check-in luggage! Is there any restriction on the quantity of makeup you carry in check-in luggage? I am a bit worried as I have tonnes of Body Shop products! May be, around 9 kilos! I know, its too much!

Kindly let me know! If you are not sure, please find out from your friends or family! If you forward this to 10 people, a friend of yours will gift you a MAC lipstick from their latest launch whatever it is called! If you break the chain, a friend of yours is going to lift your latest MAC purchase! Here, take my word! Just kiddin'

Lovelies, please let me know! I really appreciate any kind of information regarding check-in baggage! What if they have a TBS-lunatic daughter like me? Oh, no! I can't imagine whats gonna happen next!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Star Of The Month - II

21. What's your take on tanning? Natural or artificial?

Artificial tanning is the most preferred way as it is safe! But in India, who needs tanning? We need to get fairer! Bronzers hardly work here!

22. Any backstage experiences?

It's a pandemonium! Backstage with makeup, brushes and what not flying here and there! Love the adrenaline rush! Model tantrums, designers fainting and all that happens! The best thing to do is to make sure your made-up model looks flawless on the ramp! Nothing makes me happier!

23. Would you like to share any tips and tricks learnt so far, which you think are not taught at Beauty Schools?

I have many many many of those! Using two foundations on the face for a flawless natural effect, using loose powder in a dusting as a primer before foundation, apply eye liner by taking product from the mascara, using crème highlighters, the no makeup look etc! The best trick to keep your lips from looking wonderful with a lipstick on is to use a lip tint! Preferably the colored ones from Bourjois under your lipstick! The silicones in the liptint keep the lip color lasting for hours and hours! You learn something new everyday and every minute! Kindly follow the link!

24. What's your favorite look? I love a lot of iridescent makeup and transparent skin! Lately, I have started liking a lot of rosy-flushed looks with tones of mascara and lipgloss! I love the Estee Lauder Double Wear Collection and their signature blush in Plum Nuance, which is ultra gorgeous! Its in the line for review!

25. What's your take on nude lips and smokey eyes?

It's a conventional way to look glamorous! The key in this makeup is to get creative! Sometimes strong and sometimes demure is the essence of such makeup!

26. Would you like to share the latest trends in makeup? What colors are in this Spring?

Coral is the IT color this Spring/Summer! Various shades of apricots, salmon pink, oranges, tangerines etc follow as lip colors! I have always been biased to turquoise and lilac as true spring colors! Yet, I am loving teal this season! Maybe a teal liner from Lancôme’s new collection paired with Beach Coral lipstick and Precious Posy blush from Clinique!

27. What does your professional kit look like? What products do you take on a daily basis?

Its about 5 train cases of makeup and overflowing! I generally ask the photographer or wherever I work to give me a basic idea about makeup looks and pack accordingly! Or else, it goes haywire! Sometimes just a small bag is all I need! I am looking forward for products from MUD Cosmetics, Eve Pearl and My Face Cosmetics that are considerably good and easy to carry!

28. Your pearls of wisdom to our readers who want to choose Makeup Artistry as their profession! Preferably, the ebbs and tides!

Doing makeup is not easy as it looks like! It needs a lot of creativity, patience, urge to learn more, new contacts, cosmetics, energy and most of all ambition to be a makeup artist and not to give up easily! This is not a glorious field as we see successful makeup artists doing Vogue and Elle! But, its fun. It's a job that gives 100% satisfaction! You can see the results of the work you do immediately and the transformations are mind blowing! When becoming a makeup artist, you should choose which path you want to opt for like film makeup, television makeup, fashion and editorial makeup and special effects makeup! There are others like bridals and all which are not branches per se thanks to the reason 99% brides do not get married again LOL! Makeup is truly enticing if its considered as an ART and not a business!

29. Do you think a person should be certified by an organization to launch his/her career as a Makeup Artist? Like professional courses?

Any form of education never goes waste! There is always something to learn in class! It's not just a waste of time! Sometimes, we do end up paying exhorbitant amount of money for learning makeup! But, at a point of time its the "satisfaction" that matters! Another reason I feel everyone should do a makeup course because they teach you the color theory, makeup in different lightings and so many things which you can only learn there or through your mistakes! In a gist, once we come to know the rules in makeup from a makeup course, we know how to break them better!

30. To what extent do makeup books help? Any must-have recommendations?

Makeup books make sure that you don't look dumb in front of the makeup counter! You either know or at least guess what is what! If you read and then practice what you have read, they really help! I love Robert Jones, Kevyn Aucoin and some random books I got from Amazon, but lost with time! I also love the book written by Francois Nars! The only bad thing about reading books is that they compare many models and actresses who are almost perfect and this only acts as a source of inspiration! They never talk about the common woman!

P.S - Final session! I can't thank you enough for taking your time, Dr. Neeraj! We look forward for more sessions in the near future, but expect wiser questions!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Butter

Claims - An intensive creamy all-over body moisturiser with the zesty pink grapefruit fragrance! It absorbs into the skin easily to condition and soften providing moisturization for up to 24 hours! Keep your skin super-smooth and soft with a rich, intensive cream that provides zesty, fruit-scented moisturization! Suitable for normal skin!

Key Ingredients - Pink Grapefruit Seed Oil is rich in essential fatty acids that help restore skin smoothness and suppleness while rebuilding the skins barrier function! Cocoa Butter is an excellent moisturiser that melts at body temperature leaving the skin silky smooth and soft! Shea Butter is a great natural moisturiser that helps condition the skin while acting as a barrier to seal in the moisture! If you don’t read the labels, this is for you! Trade with the Kuapa Kokoo community enables the development of projects such as schools and village wells in addition to providing small-scale farmers with income to support their families!

Peachy pink 200 ml - 192g - 6.7 oz tub retails for 745 INR or £12.50 or $20! The 50 ml mini version tub retails for £5 or $8! I am not quite sure if the mini version is available in the Indian market! Consistency is creamy! Product might appear white, but it is pale pink in reality! If you are not into top note citrus scents, you might not like Pink Grapefruit fragrance! But, chances are you might like it! I find the Sweet Lemon range sickeningly nauseating, but Pink Grapefruit range has a place in my heart! Must-have for summers! Feels so refreshing! Such a pick-me up fragrance!

A bunch of Body Shop body butters feel the following way! In fact, Pink Grapefruit contributes more towards that feel! A while after application, skin feels so cool to touch! Just the way mint does to breath! Now, you know why I call this a must-have for summers? You might not feel the same way, so better watch out! I don’t say its frosty or freezing cold, but still I consider that my skin cool on touch! A penny size product is more than enough to cover a large surface area! Again, no harm if more or less! All I meant to say was a little goes a long way! Apart from Buriti Baby body butter, I find the Pink Grapefruit formula kind of magical! The product is easy to work with! Once it touches the skin, it sinks in! The formulation is totally body-friendly! Skin looks absolutely dry, but in fact the formula richly moisturizes my skin! Anything for such a healthy looking skin! Staying power of the product is phenomenal! Fragrance stays for more than 6 to 7 hours, which is definitely a bonus in sweltering summers! The fragrance lingers whole day unless you are too much into the water! Beach or water rides, for instance!

As mentioned earlier, Pink Grapefruit fragrance is citrusy! Sweet Lemon body butter smells like lemon rind! Pink Grapefruit body butter smells like Pink Grapefruit rind! Grapefruit seed extract claims to have strong antimicrobial properties with proven activity against bacteria and fungi! Grapefruit peel oil is used in aromatherapy! Historically known for its aroma, Pink Grapefruit oil helps boost confidence, happiness and peace levels! Helps treat depression, fatigue, exhaustion, burnout, fear and stress! I am yet to explore the aromatherapy version of Pink Grapefruit, but will let you know if it really helps in the above mentioned conditions!

Store your body butter in a cool dry place! Basically, the life expectancy of this product is 12 months! I never mind stocking up more body butters as I consider most of the ingredients natural! I know it sounds gross! You can either continue using the product post expiry or simply toss it out! After all, it is your choice finally!

I can give anything to try the Pink Grapefruit lip butter! How beautiful is the wee tub! As far as my observation goes, the body butter fragrance is a bit different compared to the lip butter fragrance! It can get either intense or mild! Will I repurchase Pink Grapefruit body butter? Definitely not! The Body Shop launches a couple of new fragrances every year! If I keep purchasing the same fragrance, don’t you think I will be missing something? Do I have any staple body butters, then? Yes, of course! Japanese Cherry Blossom and Buriti Baby will remain my all time favourites! I believe nothing can replace those two! At least, so far!

Other products available in the Pink Grapefruit range are soap, puree body lotion, shower gel, body scrub and lip butter! Cleanse using Pink Grapefruit shower gel or soap! Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells two to three times a week using Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub! Complete the ritual with Pink Grapefruit Body Butter!

Ingredients - Aqua, Citrus Paradisi, Cocoa Butter, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Shea Butter, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lanolin Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Limonene, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citral, Sodium Hydroxide, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, CI 15985, CI 17200.

P.S - Fragrances are very personal! I love the pink grapefruit fragrance doesn’t mean you will obviously like it! Does the Pink Grapefruit body butter sound like heaven in tub? Better try the mini version to see you how you get on! If you have no access to the mini version as such, my recommendation would be Pink Grapefruit lip butter! Just in case you are interested, the 10ml lip butter tub retails for 275 INR! It is exactly the same, save the intensity of fragrance! Did you ever get to try The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit range of products? How do you like the fragrance?

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Star Of The Month - Series II

Continuation of Series II...

11. What skin type do you find the most challenging?

I find dry skin very challenging as I have seen foundations cracking and falling on people's clothes! They have so many wrinkles and their skin looks dead! The "greying" of makeup can be best seen on dry skins! But I love dry skin as whatever you put them is taken in! The other challenge that I love and face is blending a cream blusher on the cheeks! Its tougher than applying a straight line with an eye liner and needs to be really mastered especially on a lady with dry skin! On dry skin, foundation can go horrendous and I have seen people looking literally haggered! By the way, powder is a no-no for dry skin!

12. Must-have products for oily skin?

Clinique 3 steps in skin type 3 and 4, Clinique Moisture Sheer Tint SPF 15, Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Refinisher Serum, YSL Matte Touch Foundation Primer, MAC blotting sheets, Shiseido Pureness compact powder, Clinique Pore Minimize Instant Perfector, Elizabeth Arden Intervene Fluid SPF 15, Lancôme Aqua Fusion Tint! I swear by Shiseido Dual Balancing Foundation, Clinique Superbalanced makeup, Clarins Instant Smooth Perfect Touch, Benefit Complexion Balm, Guerlain Parure Aqua Light Foundation, Dior Diorskin nude natural makeup and Clinique blended loose powder! I do love products from Body Shop and Dermalogica, but I am doubtful of recommending them as they feel very harsh on my skin!

13. Must have products for dry skin?

Clinique 3 steps in skin type 1, Shiseido Benefiance Day & Night cream, Clinique Youth Surge SPF 15 moisturizer, Estee Lauder Time Zone moisturizer and all La Prairie products! Not seen many dry skin products yet! In foundations, I like Clinique Supermoisture makeup and MAC Studio Tech foundation!

14. Must have products for normal skin?

There is nothing like a normal skin concept in India! People have mixed skin types and its funny to place anybody under normal skin category!

15. Must have products for combination skin?

For combination skin, the above mentioned products work in a fine manner depending on the oily and dry side of the face! I love to dab a little more oil-free-moisturizer on the cheeks to hydrate them so that they dont feel dry! Nothing particularly helps, so its seasonal!

16. Any advice on skin care routine for teenagers?

Its all about acne control and banishing oil and its problems in teenagers maximally! Thankfully blame the raging hormones, bad eating and sleeping habits and too much of addictions of any sort! First of all, one should correct those! For blemishes and acne, I swear by the entire range of Clinique anti-blemish solutions as that's the thing that really works on acne and cures them gently! Other skin care product every teenager should use is a sunscreen to prevent their skin from future damage by sun and environmental aggressors! A dab of liquid foundation, a little gel blush, mascara and gloss suits young girls well!

17. Any advice on skin care routine for women in 20s?
Use products that "protect"!

18. Any advice on skin care routine for women in 30s?

Use products that "protect and prevent" environmental and stress induced damage!

19. Any advice on skin care routine for women above 40?

Use products with "anti-ageing" label only when your skin is really concerned! An antioxidant and peptide rich moisturizer does wonders!

20. Must-have SPF product recommendations?

SPF should be really strong and effective! Clinique Solar Smart range is one of its kind sunscreen that is tested for photo-allergies, photo-sensitivity and photo-stability on application! Antioxidant-rich, oil-free and go well as makeup primers and do not break on exposure to sun! I also love Dr.White SPF 20 from Givenchy and Stila Illuminating tinted moisturizer SPF 15!

P.S - To be continued in the next post!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Star Of The Month - Series II

Where do I begin? Blogosphere has known him as another beauty blogger! Not many know him in real, save his followers! His blog speaks his true love for makeup! He is passionate about Estee Lauder, which paved a way for his current career! His blog might end your search if you are brand-conscious! He appears very composed, but that's not the real "him"! He appreciates sincerity on his blog! He proudly calls himself the "makeup man"! Want to know the real person whose destiny changer was just a lipstick? I feel so honored to present to you Dr. Neeraj Navare, skin care consultant, Clinique!

1. About you in your own words!

I am a bachelor in medicine and surgery! MBBS doctor with diverse interests! I always loved the art of beauty, thanks to the paternal genes! My father is a commercial artist and an amazing painter! I got more interested in makeup when my best friend gifted me a Lakme lipstick for fun and I thought why not make a career out of it! I feel makeup is an art! I am a beholder trying to do the best and contribute the best I could in this field to make things easier and better!

I am 27, single, fair and trying to be fairer! I use a lot of products that I generally write about on myself and my clients, colleagues, friends and whomsover I meet including professional models and all! I work as a skin care consultant with Clinique @ Mumbai! I love my work! I teach people how to maintain their skin, look the best on occasions and also teach makeup as a part of my profession! I am a freelance makeup artist, as well! My lovely blog is a medium to tell my friends all over the world what I know about makeup!

I also like gardening, reading everything and love my new Alsatian puppy Zeus a lot! My inspiration is the day-to-day woman who has to do everything at her work and home and still look beautiful! I try my best to translate the latest in the fashion trends to this woman of today through my blog! I sometimes do write articles for guys and shall write more!

2. How did you land on your current job?

For me, Clinique is a dream job! This is where I wanted to work after I was introduced to their skin care and makeup! I think no other brand can do so much and make so many people happy over the entire world! I always considered MAC, but when I saw the MUA there I changed! MAC, which I use in copious amounts did not cater to my taste in makeup and I was somehow too demure and conservative to work in a brand like that! Estee Lauder Companies are fabulous employers and thats the bliss I enjoy! Its tough to land in a field with too much of competition! But if you have faith in yourself, nothing's impossible! One should always dream and find out ways to fulfill it!

3. You come from a place where make up for men is considered a big NO-NO! What brings you to makeup artistry?

I always considered makeup as an art and a way of self expression! In India, its always the "makeup-man"! Makeup is also a male-dominated field here, especially films and TV! I love to play with colors and enjoy seeing them transform someone! If you see a dirty caterpillar turning into a butterfly, you would admire the nature's work! That's the metamorphosis I love to see in the woman and man of today! Makeup is about enhancing someone, but not changing someone's identity! This is what I love doing everyday!

4. How were the first days of your profession?

I had to struggle a lot as I shifted from medical profession to full-time cosmetology and makeup artistry! Lot of my time went in discovering brands and seeing what works! It was only when 90% of what I used hardly worked, I started writing my blog! I thank my parents a million times everyday for being so supportive and patient enough when I chose this career! They were the ones who invested on all these expensive products I write about today!

5. Do you remember the first faces you worked on?

I got a chance to work with many people, but this is something that happened quite long time back! Finding the traces of my memory though! By the way, my first model was my mother!

6. Name your personal favorite brands!

Somehow, I dont admire Indian makeup brands and make it a point to look past them as they dont appeal to my taste of makeup! Something extraordinary is always loved, but it is the rarest! International brands that I love and rave are too many, but let me write a few! Clinique, MAC, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Benefit, Clarins, Shiseido, Smashbox, Elizabeth Arden, YSL, Chanel, Dior, NYX Cosmetics, Scott Barnes, Too Faced, MAX Factor, Cover Girl, Guerlain, Bourjois and Lancome!

7. Name your favorite brands @ work, preferably on clients!

Shiseido, Clarins, MAC, Estee Lauder and YSL! Skincare, predominantly Clinique!

8. Which brands do you feel are most hyped?

Guerlain, La Mer, Chanel, Lancome and YSL! They are overtly priced and ridiculously expensive! But, this is only in India and not anywhere else! I do understand that they fall in the luxury division, but that doesnt mean we should pay almost 40% more of what people pay in other countries!

9. Which brands do you feel are under-rated?

MUD Cosmetics and Eve Pearl Cosmetics! They have genuinely the best products to offer in the market, but unfortunately no one knows them!

10. Do you believe a makeover can really change a person's appearance and attitude? Does it help boost their confidence levels?

Compared to women without makeup, studies show that makeup boosts confidence in very high levels in women with makeup! Makeup is about hiding nooks and corners of the face and revealing the best ones! I never felt makeup should alter someone the way they look! It should always be enhancing the best features that are always the unique identity of an individual! Makeup can create wonders and add in the effects that God forgot to give us! Long lashes and high cheekbones, for instance! Makeup is always a medium of self enhancement and putting the best face forward! I hate women who hide themselves in veils of makeup trying to lose their true self somewhere! I admire women who take care of themselves, look gorgeous and carry themselves inspite of wearing a bright fuschia lipstick for work everyday!

P.S - To be continued in the next post! He was very kind to oblige for the session! Thank you, Dr. Neeraj! If you can spare a couple of minutes, do check his amazing blog with wonderful brands! Blog that speaks about discontinued and "IT" brands!

Sneak Peak

Body Shop has launched their summer range of products apart from their classics! The most-awaited launch includes Sweet Lemon bath and body products! Very refreshing! Claims best for normal to dry skin! Lemon range includes community trade soya bean oil and lemon seed oil! Lemons are grown and hand picked from Italian Riviera! I have never been a big fan of lemon-scented products, thanks to my sickness! But, I cant wait to get my hands on Sweet Lemon lip butter! Fragrance of the body butter and lip butter slightly differs, only if you notice!

Seems Body Shop is about to promote their makeup in a massive way this spring/summer! The launch might see the dawn of sheer lip colors and tinted balms! Natural fruit flavors! Natural fruit seed oils! 100% food grade ingredients! Delipscious Lip Colour range is available in shades #01 Sheer Lychee, #02 Sheer Toffee, 03# Sheer Watermelon, #04 Sheer Candy, #05 Sheer Elderberry, #06 Sheer Grape, #07 Sheer Raspberry, #08 Sheer Saffron and #09 Sheer Pomegranate! Includes community trade cocoa butter! Retails for £9. Delipscious Lip Balm range is available in shades #01 Peach Crush, #02 Watermelon Crush, #03 Berry Crush and #04 Papaya Crush. Retails for £7.

"Nomadic Goddess", their summer makeup range features products solely meant for dramatic eyes and neutral lips! Baked-To-Last shades include community trade organic olive oil!

Courtesy: Chic Profile

Baked-To-Last Bronzer - A natural-looking bronzer, handmade and slow-baked for up to 8 hours of deliciously rich colour! Perfect for a sunkissed looking glow! Available in #01 Golden Bronze and #02 Warm Glow! Retails for £14.

Baked-To-Last Eye Colour - A duo of dazzling shades, handmade and slow-baked for up to 8 hours of deliciously rich colour! Shimmering tones for gorgeous eyes! Available in #01 Copper, #02 Moonstone and #03 Jade! Retails for £9.50.

Waterproof Mascara - 100% waterproof and smudge-proof! This rich hard-working formula helps repel water! Its designed not to clump and gives a long-lasting intense colour! Available in #01 Black! Retails for £10.

Love Gloss - 9 gorgeous shades plus one innovative heart-shaped applicator brush results in a perfect pout! Available in shades #01 Natural, #02 Golden Coral, #04 Blush Pink, #11 Raspberry Pink, # 13 Pale Pink, #15 Dusky Lavender, #16 Fushia Flush, #17 Sweet Peach and #18 Tropical Pink! Retails for £9.50.

Carbon Eye Definer - Catch their eye with a stunning new eye definer! Double-tipped eye liner, liner at one end and smudge brush at the other! Retails for £8.

Big & Curvy Mascara - Makes lashes appear 9 times thicker and much curvier! Advanced brush loads and sculpts lashes coating them from root to tip and a unique formula holds them in place for a curve that lasts and lasts! Contains Community Trade beeswax and marula oil! Available in #01 Black! Retails for £10.

The launch also includes floral summer accessories like nail file, buffer, compact mirror, mini manicure set and cosmetic pouches! What makes the launch  more summery is their first dry-effect deodorant with 24 hour protection without aluminium salts! Minimizes white marks! Contains volcanic minerals, essential oils, community trade alcohol from sugarcane and community trade aloe vera! Available in Roll-on and stick forms; Cool & Zesty (Green), Fresh & Floral (Pink) and Chilled & Breezy (Blue)! Best part, roll-on refills will be available! Deodorant retails for £4 whereas the refill retails for £3!

Body Shop never ignores fragrance lovers! Their latest home fragrance collection includes body, room and linen spritz! Great indoor and outdoor scents, they are specially formulated to use on skin! Available in duos, they retail for £6! Pomegranate & Raspberry, Mandarin & Tangelo, Jasmine & White Frangipani, Green Tea & Lemon, Vanilla & Tonka Bean, Sandalwood & Ginger, Aloe & Soft Linen!

Now that my job is done, wait for the launch in your own place! I can hardly wait for the lip products! What are you waiting for?