Chocomania

The Body Shop has released a new line called chocomania and it is precisely what you would imagine – Chocolate.

The star product in my opinion is the Body Scrub which is has the right amount of grit and smells the most like chocolate. Some people may be averse to smelling like food but if that is not you, then this might be a favourite.

The Body Wash looks like melted chocolate and lathers quite nicely but not overly so. It did feel a little unusual washing up with “chocolate” so I much rather prefer the scrub even though it does create a bit of mess.

The body butter like most by the body shop, is simply heavenly and the scent of chocolate lingers for quite a while so be careful as some might suddenly imagine you as chocolate cake. I was a little taken aback by the colour since I expected it to be chocolate brown but it is more of a pale colour.

The same goes for the lip butter which I was hoping it would taste as good as it smelled but it does not. It feels nice on the lips and is not at all glossy which is just fine by me.

I am yet to try the soaps but the scent is quite heavenly and the mini soaps have joined my arsenal of travel products for times when I’m away and don’t feel like using gel or cream washes.

The chocomania line is available in many countries but one would have to check stores and online in your country. Happy Indulging!


Grapes are not just for Wine

Caudalie; I was somewhat recently introduced to by Ruth’s post on A Model Recommends. The active ingredients from this French brand’s products are from grapes so I guess wine is not the only commodity from viticulture.

The Cleansing water is a star product in my opinion and fantastic for cleansing the skin without the need for rinsing with water. Wetting a cotton pad with it and a few swipes later, I feel clean, awake and there is no uncomfortable tight feeling. It is quite effective in taking off light make-up but might need more than one cotton pad to get everything off. It is also perfect for travelling or when in a rush to get ready.

The cleanser is essentially oil droplets in micelles dissolved in water hence you don’t see the characteristic oil-water phases. The oils are able to dissolve dirt, oil and makeup on contact with the skin.

It does not contain mineral oils, artificial colouring or common surfactants (e.g. SLS) that can irritate the skin. It does contain fragrance but is said to be for all skin types and I would be willing to bet that most sensitive skins will not complain about this.


and the Butter was not bitter…

I would like to make a tongue twister like the one about Betty buying butter for her batter but I seem to have fallen short.

The Body Shop probably makes the best moisturisers especially the ones of a thicker consistency. My favourite is the Shea Body Butter which is just perfect. It’s super thick but not greasy and sinks into one’s skin so easily.  The scent is a lovely nutty and fresh scent that is not overpowering but lingers for ever so long.  Truly makes the post-bath moisturising ever so pleasant and leaves skin ever so soft for hours and hours.

I tend to use it in the colder months when a lighter cream or body milk simply doesn’t cut it.


First Post

Caring for the largest organ in the human body is sometimes viewed as superfluous especially when the term “beauty” is used. However, I believe it is something that should be viewed with both seriousness and fun.

I love beauty products; I enjoy discovering, purchasing, using and even better, doing it again with favourites. There is so much involved in this from the promise of what each product gives, its presentation (packaging and the advertising), the verdict after use and even to the conversations that arise.

I’ve admired many a beauty blogger and just want to join in the fun. I’ve decided to share my views on beauty products which I obtain, either on whim or after careful thought and hope to find other beauty enthusiasts.

Yours truly,

AR