Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Body Shop Nature's Minerals Foundation SPF25

Claims - A premium, up-to-the-minute loose powder foundation made from minerals! Long-lasting, blendable powders act like a veil to help defend the skin against sun damage with SPF 25! Ultra light powders apply evenly and blend easily for a radiant, natural-looking complexion! Color builds easily to provide an adjustable light to medium coverage! Effectively reduces the appearance of redness, imperfections, blemishes and visible pores! Helps minimize the appearance of fine lines! Clinically proven as suitable for sensitive skin! Dermatologically tested! Non pore-clogging!

Nature's Minerals makeup has no added preservatives! Fragrance-free! Oil-free! Contains nature's finest minerals! 5 g tub retails for 1145 INR in the Indian market! Originally retails for £15 in UK! Shade #6 retails for £7.50, for some reason! US, retails for $25! Body Shop UK has 8 shades whereas Body Shop India has 6 shades! TBS India has shades #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6! Additionally, #0 is available only in UK! #6 and #0 are not available in the US market!

Packaging is the same for Nature's Minerals range! The lid shimmery black! The show stealer is the mesh/net sifter, not the porous ones! The product hardly goes waste! The best part, SPF 25!

My first thoughts on Body Shop Nature's Minerals Foundation SPF25! Remember, they might change as well! So soft to touch! Just the way Fuller's Earth/Multani Mitti feels to touch! I am not sure if that's got anything to do with the foundation, but I can detect some inky smell! The harder I tried to sniff, the faster I began to sneeze! Excuse me!

I wish Body Shop introduced a wider spectrum of shades to suit all skin tones! It would do good to people like me! I can get makeup and bath & body products at the same store! #6 and #7 suit darker skin tones! Lesser the number, lighter the shade! Blends like a dream! Provided, you master the blending techniques! As per the claim, its buildable! Gives light to medium coverage! Feels light on the skin! Oil control part is not exceptional! Stays for about a couple of hours!

Application - Turn the tub upside down to help the powder deposit in the lid! Work the powder into your brush! Tap off any excess! Use circular motion to apply! Re-apply to build coverage! Perfect partner is Nature's Minerals Foundation Brush! Retails for 1145 INR, $26 or £15! No harm if you are comfortable with your favorite foundation brush/kabuki!

Key Ingredients - Kaolin clay is and Mediterranean clay are absorbent minerals that provide long lasting coverage! Mica adds lustre and has light diffusing properties to help disguise fine lines and pores! Titanium dioxide and iron oxide provide a natural-looking color palette and protects the skin from sun!

Ingredients - Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Kaolin, Illite. Pots are recyclable and lids include recycled material! No fillers!

P.S - Review requested by Lavanya, hence dedicated to her!

Monday, 29 March 2010

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner #1 Black Ink

Claims - This innovative eyeliner offers the precision of liquid liner and the ease of a gel-based formula! Long wearing, water resistant color can be used to create subtle to dramatic looks! Apply with Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush! Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested!

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner is available in Black Ink, Black Mauve Shimmer Ink, Black Plum Ink, Caviar Ink, Chocolate Shimmer Ink, Espresso Ink, Forest Shimmer Ink, Granite Ink, Graphite Shimmer Ink, Ivy Shimmer Ink, Sepia Ink and Violet Ink!

Application technique - Dip the tip of Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush or your favorite eye liner brush into the gel formula! Coat both sides of brush head! Wipe off excess on tissue before applying to eye! Work quick as the product becomes transfer-resistant once dry!

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner comes in a 3g wee glass pot/tub! Retails for £15! The shade we have is #1 Black Ink, supposedly the blackest black! Product doesnt have any fragrance! Correct me if I am wrong! Consistency is thick, creamy and gel-based! Make sure you tighten the lid once you are done! As mentioned earlier, its hard to work once the product is dry! It doesnt go even on the skin! Can get chunky whateva! Once dry, the product can turn powdery!

Not sure if I can call it downside, but I wish the pigmentation was more intense! Its the blackest black available yet, but I prefer jet black! May be, I should use a greater amount! My opinion, the price is just too much for my budget! For me, it's a splurge! I dont compare Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner to any gel liner available in the market coz its my first gel liner! So far, I have used liquid, felt-tip and gel-based liners! I find liquid the easiest, felt-tip trickiest and gel-based very professional! Do I sound insane?

The first time I used Bobbi Brown eyeliner, I was on cloud nine! I never thought it would be so damn easy! I heard it's water proof and staff told me the same! I applied this in the morning! I was very surprised to find this intact until I took it off! Only thing, it was not as pigmented as it was earlier! Who cares? Personally, I find lining the right eye is tougher compared to the left eye! Especially, Bobbi Brown eyeliner with Ecotools angled liner brush! Did you experience the same? Now, I totally forgot how it was with the other liners!

Gel liners dont come with any applicators, so pick your own tools! Bobbi Brown suggests Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush! If you are comfortable with your favorite eyeliner brush, that should be fine! I use the Ecotools angled liner brush! But, I love to try artist brushes from craft stores! You can also try any pointed brush, as well! Make sure you dont poke your eyes!

Many wonder if gel eye liners are water-line safe! My perspective, I am yet to try! My eyes are more towards watery and sensitive end! So, I hardly mess up with my makeup! But, will surely let you all know when I line my water line! You can use any oil-based eye make up remover to get rid of your eyeliner! If you are comfortable with your favorite makeup remover, that should be fine!

P.S - Requested by bestie! If you dont agree with my review, kindly ignore this post! As you can see, pictures are crappy! Bad weather, again! Lavanya, your mineral makeup review will be up soon! Sorry for the delay, sweetie!

Body Shop Sale Update

As mentioned earlier, I visited TBS again to get hold of their permanent Shea Butter range! I was tempted to buy Wild Cherry and Mango ranges as well, but passed it for some reason! Here is another acquisition from the crazy sale!

Body Shop Shea Butter Bathe & Bloom originally retails for £17.50, but marked down to £5! The products included are 250 ml Shower Gel, 50 ml Body Butter, 50 ml Body Scrub, 100 g soap and Two-Toned Beige & Brown Bath Lily!

Friday, 26 March 2010

Body Shop Sale

Dont ask me how long this is going to last! If you are near to TBS, its time to rush! Why? A crazy sale has come up! I am so excited I can hardly type! All I can do is post the pictures! Can you believe? You have to! I am the sole proof!

Strawberry Bathe & Bloom originally retails for £17.50 - £20, but it was marked down to £5! The products come safe in a rigid card box! Strawberry range includes 250 ml Shower Gel, 50 ml Body Butter, 75 ml Body Polish, 100 g soap and Two-Tone Red & Beige bath lily!

Moringa Bathe & Bloom originally retails for £17.50, again marked down to £5! Same packaging! Moringa range includes 250 ml Shower Gel, 50 ml Body Butter, 50 ml Body Scrub, 100 g soap, Two-Tone Yellow & White bath lily!

Higher heavens! Would it be wise to expect more for a fiver? How could anybody resist this sale? Don't you call this a crazy sale? TBS sold these like peanuts in half an hour! If I am fortunate enough, I might get hold of the Shea and Wild Cherry range as well! The sale also includes Mango and Coconut range!

New Moringa Bathe & Bloom packaging!

What's your next task? Only for Body Shop addicts! RUN! Why? The Body Shop Lip Butter retails for £5! Do I have to say more, comparitively? Do your math! I did review Moringa Body Butter and Strawberry Body Butter earlier! If you like to see the products seperately, do let me know! Will surely post them!

P.S - Deals might vary according to the market! Kindly visit your local store every week for latest deals and updates! Seems Body Shop India has instore offers from March 2nd to March 31st, 2010! Papaya body butter is being discontinued soon! A little birdie told me Olive body butter might be discontinued as well!

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter

Claims - An intensive creamy all-over body moisturiser offering up to 24 hours moisturisation with a sweet berry fragrance! It contains moisturizing strawberry seed oil, shea and cocoa butter! Suitable for normal skin! Available in 50 ml and 200 ml tubs!

Body butter is an intense moisturizer that can be used on entire body! They are specially formulated to maximize skin hydration! They are likely to be used during dry times of the year or when the skin suffers from severe lack of moisture! The ingredients contained in body butter often offer the skin both hydration and protection!

The body butter comes in a 200 ml or 192 g or 6.9 OZ tub! Retails for £12.50! Body Butter tubs usually carry a color theme that coordinates with the fragrance! The tub is deep berry colored with strawberries on the lid! The product is pale pink in color! Consistency is creamy! Sinks in, but work out well! Doesnt mean its hard to work out! You can make out the oily formula dry after a while! Doesnt leave any greasy residue! The formula has strawberry seed oil extracted from strawberry pips!

Very hydrating formula! Gives a healthy sheen to the skin! Skin is visibly soft! Apply the moisturizer on damp skin! It helps lock the moisturizer better! Fragrance is kinda strong! Very refreshing! Very summery! Smells just like freshly crushed strawberries! If you are into strong flavors, this is for you!

For a longer lasting fragrance and to maximise the skin care benefits, use together with other products from the Strawberry range in a layering regime!

The staying power of the scent is phenomenal! Strawberry body butter is a fragrant moisturizer! Perfumey-kind! Better use strawberry body butter alone! There might be a chance of fragrance mishap! Better be alone than in a bad company!

Key Ingredients - Strawberry seed oil provides omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that help repair moisture barrier of the skin, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness! Shea butter has a high level of antioxidant vitamins A, E and F, which help to protect and nourish the skin! Moisturises and helps soften the skin! Cocoa butter is an excellent moisturiser that melts at body temperature, leaving the skin feeling soft and silky smooth!

Ingredients - Aqua, Butyrospermum parkii, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Theobroma cacao, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lanolin Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Methylparaben, Fragaria ananassa, Propylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Fragaria chiloensis, Limonene, Sodium Hydroxide, Cinnamal, Rosmarinus officinalis, Linalool, Citral, Caramel.

Products from Strawberry range include perfume oil, shower gel/cream, soap, puree body lotion, body polish, fragrance oil, lip balm!

P.S - Review requested by Tanveer Parmar! Fragrances are personal! Act smart before you invest! Performance differs according to the weather conditions! Check your local website for the best deals! Gift takeaways vary according to the markets!

Monday, 22 March 2010

Body Shop Community Trade Programme

Nobody really thought buying a soap, lipstick or body lotion can make a difference in somebody's life! But choosing products with ethically sourced ingredients ensures real benefits! Do you want to find out how you made a positive difference to over 15,000 people around the world?

Body Shop community trade is worth knowing! Their beauty secret is Sun, Rain and Generations Of Wisdom! Every product range involves a community trade ingredient! Be it a lipstick or body butter! Communities get fair deal and a sustainable income that enables them to invest in their future! In return, you get high quality ingredients! 31 communities in 20 countries around the world get a fair deal! Looking fabulous never felt so good!

Marula Oil, the moisturizer in Body Shop's makeup range is sourced from Northern Namibia! You chose a lipstick! They get financial independence and take care of their families and invest in the future of their children by sending them to school!

Seaweed skincare products contain community trade seaweed from Roaring Water Bay Co-Operative in Ireland! You chose the Seaweed range! You help protect the environment and provide employment!

The pure Aloe Vera gel in Aloe Skin and Body Care range is community trade from Guatemala! You chose the Aloe Vera range! That helps provide vital income for the farmers in a country where half the population earns less than US $1 a day! Also helps provide school children educational material for a rural region of Guatemala!

The Honey & Beeswax is a community trade from Zambian forest! Body Shop uses community trade ingredients in softeners and moisturizers! They also use Organic Honey and Conditioning Beeswax in their hair care range!

The skin-softening, moisturizing cocoa butter comes from Ghanaian community trade! It's the same top quality cocoa beans supplier as in Divine Chocolate! You chose cocoa butter range! This helps provide the farmers with income to support their families!

The peppermint oil for the footcare range comes from community trade in Norfolk, England! They also supply camomile oil and camomile water! You chose peppermint range! You help give life to a local community that was under threat!

Shea butter is one of the nature's great moisturizers! Ghanaian women use it for centuries to protect their skin from the dry Saharan winds! You chose Shea butter products! It helps enable women increase their self esteem and dramatically change their lives with water pipes and wells! Also gives their children, particularly daughters, the chance to go to secondary school!

Some of the Body Shop's accessories come from Teddy Exports based in India since 1986! Just because you chose their products, they have grown to the extent where it now provides safe and stable employment to over 300 men and women! File-A-Foot, their foot filer, is best selling accessory with over 4,00,000 sold per year! It is made using Siberian Silver Birch Wood from Russia!

Organically grown Babassu Oil from Brazil is found in over 30 products! Brazil includes much of the world's biggest rain forest whose exploitation has become a major environmental worry and resulted in women fighting for their land! You chose products with Babassu Oil, a moisture restoring ingredient! It helps the community grow from strength to strength!

Organic Bergamot oil comes from Calabria, Italy! Bergamot oil is truly revitalizing! The local farmers faced a competition from synthetic alternatives, came together to market their natural version, thereby preventing this traditional industry from dying out!

The Blue Corn Powder used in the classic Blue Corn Mask is community trade from Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico, USA! Moisture gloves and socks made from community trade cotton are supplied by Craft Aid in Mauritius! Best selling bath mitts, natural baskets and terracota accessories come from Bangladesh!

Now that you know you make a difference in somebody's life, next visit to the store should make you happier! Feel proud when you invest on Body Shop products! Passive or active, you change their lives!

P.S - If you are not into Body Shop, kindly ignore my blog! I paid for all Body Shop products reviewed on my blog! Remember, I do not work for TBS! They dont pay me to do this! This is my love towards Body Shop, nothing else! If you like TBS, spread the love! If you dont, at least try not to spread negativity around!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Tag: 10 Questions

Well! Here's the official declaration that I am sick, again! When was the last time I was sick? Better ask me when was the last time I was not sick! I have so much to do, but not able to do! Time for Buddha Bar! For time being, I have this tag for you! Do or dont, I tag everybody!

1. What is your favorite color? Classic! Black!

2. What is your favorite cartoon? Heidi & Oswald!

3. What is your favorite quote? Why Should I Be A Roman In Rome When A Roman Can Be A Roman Elsewhere? I wrote this, so its a personal quote! Patents pending! I am not here to hurt anybody's feelings! I was always taught to be a Roman in Rome, which I never was! I never will! Why should I? Like me or not! I am what I am! Full of attitude!

4. What is your favorite smell? I love the smell of earth when it rains! I love the smell of dewy grass! I love the sweet smell of flowers! I love the classic smell of lipstick! I love the smell of food when hungry! I love the smell of Body Shop body butters!

5. What program do you use to edit your videos? Not tech-savvy! Last thing I would do is edit videos! I dont need to, to be honest!

6. What celebrity would you be? Thanq, but I want to be my own self!

7. What is your favorite name brand? I am not brand-conscious! I like it, I pick it up! Period!

8. What is your favorite holiday? Every day is a holiday in India! In UK, Boxing Day! Mad shopper!

9. What type of camera do you use? Nikon Digital Camera/Sony Cybershot Digital Camera!

10. What is your favorite store? Stores without nose-picking sales assistants!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Body Shop White Musk Voluptuous Velvet Body Creme

Claims - A luxuriously rich, intensely creamy sensual moisturiser that melts onto your skin leaving it feeling velvety soft to touch! Subtly scented with the soft and velvety signature White Musk scent! Suitable for all skin types!

Very popular! Products from the White Musk range include Eau De Toilette for Men & Women, Chiffon Sheer Body Mist, Eau De Parfum, Sumptuous Silk Shower Gel, Shimmer Eau De Toilette, Smooth Satin Body Lotion, Soft Satin Body Polish, Moisturizing Hand & Nail Cream, Sensual Body Powder, Perfume Oil, Anti-perspirant deodorant, Hair & Body Wash for men, Fragrance Oil, Creamy Cleansing Body Bar, Sensual Shimmer Fragrance, Silken Lustre Bubble Bath and Limited Edition Hand Cream!

Tip - First, cleanse using White Musk Sumptuous Silk Shower Gel or Creamy Cleansing Body Bar! To enhance the sensual scent, layer on the White Musk range of products!

Voluptuous Velvet Body Creme 200 ml tub retails for £12! The rich velvety notes of White Musk will leave your skin feeling sensual! Product is ivory in color! Consistency is like the Moroccan Rose and Japanese Cherry Blossom body butters! Smells like sandalwood incense sticks, at times! Smells divine! Heavenly fragrance! Very pure!

Absorbs easily! Hydrating! Hands might appear dry after a while as there is no greasy residue, but your skin is taken good care of!  Healthy-looking skin! Fragrance wise, phenomenal staying power! If you are in water, it might not! Try other products from this range in layering regime for long lasting power! Very luxurious treat anybody could ask for! Very seductive!

Key Ingredients - Musk mallow extract is naturally comforting and softening! Leaves the skin feeling hydrated, soft and utterly pampered! Sesame seed oil is an effective moisturiser that helps soften the skin! Natural lipids work in conjunction with essential fatty acids to maintain and restore the skin's barrier function creating a protective shield that prevents water loss and restores suppleness! Cocoa butter is an excellent moisturiser that melts at body temperature, leaving the skin feeling soft, silky smooth and supple! Helps improve skin elasticity and prevent stretch marks! Packed with Community Trade ingredients like shea butter, organically grown babassu oil, Cocoa butter, sesame seed oil and Organic Olive Oil!

Ingredients - Aqua, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Olea europaea, Butyrospermum parkii, Orbignya oleifera, PEG-100 Stearate, Sesamum indicum, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Parfum, Lanolin, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Theobroma cacao, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Methylparaben, Maltodextrin, Xanthan Gum, p-Anisic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Citric Acid, Hydroxycitronellal, Hibiscus abelmoschus, Coumarin, Isoeugenol, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Farnesol, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Eugenol, Benzyl Cinnamate, Citral.

P.S - Fragrances are personal! Try before you invest!

Monday, 15 March 2010

Rani, The Princess!

For those of you new, she is Rani, beauty blogger from UK! I hardly know her myself, hence this interview! She updates her blog once in a while coz she is not jobless like myself! Wanna know more about Rani?

1. What brings you to the beauty blogosphere, knowing there are tonnes already? Do you fancy a career involving makeup? I used to do makeup videos on youtube, but found its too demanding! So, I thought I'll try out blogging! The fact there are so many bloggers already here doesn't phase me at all! Eveyone has their own thang, right? I did fancy a career in makeup and have done beauty therapy! I worked in a salon for about a year! But, for now I think I'm happy in my current job! Maybe in the future, though!

2. What role does makeup play in your daily life? Is makeup a must for your profession? I do wear makeup on a daily basis and prefer wearing makeup everytime I go out! I won't leave the house without makeup unless it was a crazy emergency! For work I wear only foundation and some mascara! It's not a must, but I have to wear something to look professional!

3. Whom do you find the most inspiring? Makeup or any aspect of your life! When it comes to makeup, no one really! But on life on a whole, I find all those independent women very inspiring! In 5 years time or even less I want to be in a position in life where I am someone important and completely independent! Fingers crossed!

4. Rani, a shopaholic or Rani, a bargain-shopper? Defo a bargain shopper! Brand names and prices don't mean much to me! It's what you can achieve with whatever you have! Mind you, I don't mind owning high end brands! But at this point, I am in no position to be choosey! Saying that, achieving a great look with cheaper products shows more skill ! That's what I tell myself anyway!

5. How do you update your collection, especially the products who dont have access to? Like I said before, I just like to make do with what I have! I am not too picky, but then there is always Ebay!

6. What is your favourite makeup brand? High-end or drug store? Are you brand-conscious? Again, I am not brand conscious but I do love ELF cosmetics makeup!

7. What are your go-to makeup products? Anything you reach for, no matter what occasion! Eyeliner, heated lash curler and mascara! There is always lipgloss in my bag pocket, so that too!

8. Do you have any products you cannot live without? Staples! ELF's bronzer and blush duo! Great contour for medium skintones!  Obviously a good mascara! At the moment, it's L'Oreal Telescopic!

9. What is lying untouched in your vanity from day #1? Any future for that! I have loads of lipsticks lying untouched! I just ain't a lipstick person and it takes a lot for me to like one! There is a future for them if I go to OTT occasion to go to!

10. What's your take on Smoky eye - nude lips? I don't think smokey eyes suit me at all or maybe I just haven't ever done it right? But I think it looks great on others! I love that combo!

11. Do you collect anything related to makeup? Not really! Don't have a budget for that, but I am starting to get a lot of lipglosses! Any brand or colour! But, I mostly prefer clear/clear with shimmer ones!
12. What's your take on bloggers' recommendations on products? Do you consider? Definitely! I think they are the most honest opinions, although I am quite apprehensive about sponsored reviews!

13. Would you like to share your best and worst experiences so far? Hmm...don't really have any bad experiences so far! Touch wood! Best, Well I have got to meet so many great desi bloggers and then a lot of bloggers from the UK! On you tube, most gurus are from the USA! Doesnt help much when half the reviews are of brands I can't even get hold of!

14. Would you like to share your daily routine? Skincare or haircare? I will be honest! Quite a shame! I don't have much of a skincare routine besides cleansing daily! I find exfoliating always breaks me out so that is done once a month and that's about it! I wash my hair every other day! I towel dry and then add Tony & Guy Shine Addiction Straightening Glaze and Charles Worthington High Shine Glossing Spray to my damp hair! Then, I blow dry my hair straight! If I curl my hair, I add mousse and that's it! Simple! Oh...I change my shampoo every time it finishes and always use a conditioner!

15. Would you like to feature your hand bag here? Preferably, a picture that includes you! I am going to be really cheeky and give you 2 pictures! Can't fit myself and the bag into one pic!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Tag: Threes Of Me

I was tagged by Stella, thanq sweetie! I dont understand why you girls tag me! Just because you have to tag someone or do you really think I deserve to be tagged? Seems Stella likes my writing style! Whoa! I never thought somebody would like my style whatever!

1. Three names I go by? Blogosphere, Divija, Divi and Divs! Otherwise, I have ton lotta names just like anybody else!

2. Three jobs I have had? Teacher, Medical Transcriptionist and Volunteer at Cancer Research UK!

3. Three places I have lived? Village, country or continent? India and Scotland, so far!

4. Three favorite drinks? Water, water and water!

5. Three TV shows I watch? Heidi and Oswald cartoons! I am obsessed with Egyptian civilization, so I keep watching documentary films on Egypt!

6. Three places I have been? I have been to places in India, but not in UK!

7. Three places I would like to visit? India and only India! Might be Egypt, given a chance!

8.  Three people who text me regularly? Nobody! I am not so fortunate!

9. Three favorite old TV shows? I watch Heidi, Oswald and Tweety only!

10. Three favorite dishes? If hungry, everything spicy and vegetarian is my favorite! I am hungry all the time, by the way!

11. Three makeup products I cannot live without? I spent my childhood sans makeup, so I can live further! Otherwise, I like moisturizer, kohl and tinted lip balm! Again, I can definitely survive without these!

12. Three things I am looking forward to? India, India and India! I want to go back! I wish I had wings!

P.S - If I tag everybody, nobody bothers to do the tag! If I tag somebody in particular, others might feel bad! Do it or dont, I tag everybody!

Friday, 12 March 2010

Star Of The Month - Series I


1. What latest range you would love to try? Sweet Lemon range, especially the shower gel! Very refreshing! Very summery! Very fruity!

2. What is the latest launched luxury range? Spa Wisdom range, which is revamped! Previously, the bath salts were discontinued!

3. Do you wish any discontinued range to come back? I normally stock up those products! Otherwise, I find a suitable alternative! Body Shop is great in bringing back alternatives! For instance, Cassis Rose range was discontinued! Moroccan Rose range was launched, instead! Exciting part is Japanese Cherry Blossom and Moroccan Rose ranges are made permanent, thanks to the demand!

4. What are the best sellers? Hemp hand cream, Vitamin E range, Coconut body butter and Love Your Body cards! Then comes Moringa body butter, Shea body butter and Cocoa body butter! Many want the Moringa perfume to be launched!

5. Whats your insight on perfume oils? Doesnt contain alcohol, so its great for sensitive skin! Lasts full day long! Concentrate on your pulse points!

6. What products do you think are under-rated? Body Shop makeup! Its definitely worth a try! Vitamin C range as well! We are about to discontinue a product from Vitamin C range! Warming Mineral mask! Its kaolin clay treatment, which warms up on your skin! Opens the pores for deep cleansing! Contains ginger and cinnamon oils!

7. Whats your take on bath accessories? Bath lillies last ages as they dont break up! Holds great shape! Lathers up well! Very good for exfoliation! My favorites are Cactus bath brush, ultra fine bath lillies and bath gloves! Our foot filer, which retails for £4.50 is our best seller ever!

8. Can you be more specific about Cactus bath brush and bath gloves? Cactus bath brush works wonders for cellulite! It helps boost circulation! Very healthy! Makes any sense? Compared to the Body Brush Round, Cactrus bath brush bristles are harder like toilet brush! But, they soften over time! It has a great grip as well! Bath gloves contains anti-bacterial solution, so they dont go mouldy! Great to use!

9. What about your facial accessories? I know they are a bit expensive, but they have got more to them! The facial buffer, especially! It works wonders!

10. Do you want to convey any message? Not a message, but wanted to share something! People tend to forget our community trade ethics! Near enough everything from the store is a fair trade product! Great quality and ethically sourced! A percentage of every product goes to The Body Shop Foundation!

P.S - Vicky is not paparazzi-friendly! Hence, the interview sans picture! Thank you very much for the interview, Vicky! So kind of you to oblige! Good luck!