• Victoria's Secret Fragrance Lotion
    Bath and body care

    Spring’s In The Air: “Aire” by Loewe & Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Lotion

    I absolutely adore perfumes… this is one of those subjects I could hear speak about for hours on end. I love the world of scents, and I’m fascinated by those people who can pinpoint exactly the components of a perfume and how it was blended (I admire this so much, I am unable to do this, much as I love fragrances). I love sniffing a perfume I’ve worn before and being engulfed in nostalgia, and above all, I love having an excuse like Mother’s Day, birthdays or some such, so that I can go out to try scents and select the right one for someone. So today’s review is highly…

  • I Love... Lemon Sorbet Body Butter
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    I Love… Lemon Sorbet Body Butter, Shower Gel and Whipped Sugar Scrub

    I’d seen this brand often in my frequent trips to cosmetics shop, but its products never caught my eye: even so, one fine day I decided to give the I Love… Lemon Sorbet shower gel a sniff, and it was just as the brand name said: ooh, come to me, yummy, caloric-smelling lemon meringue pie. Yes, pie, even though it’s called Lemon Sorbet, but who cares; it smells like lemon pie and it’s delicious. It’s a sweet scent, as one can expect, but the citric touch combined with the baked crust tinge save it from being one of those cloying, dull drugstore products. It’s not that I’m a committed hater…

  • Nacomi black soap
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    Resuming Reviewing: Nacomi Black Soap and Smooth Body Butter

    I like to take my time to evaluate how my paints and potions perform, and then write about the experience, and this time it can’t be said I didn’t give it a fair amount of time for judgement; if it hadn’t been because I hadn’t felt like posting for a while already, I’d have said I left my blogging muse stranded somewhere in an Asian airport… Yet, soon as I made myself put fingers to the keyboard, she popped back in, and with her this post of first impressions about Nacomi, a brand that caught my eye from the start: the packaging is cute (dumb, I know, but hey, I…

  • Sephora monoï velvet cream
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    Smells like getaway: Deliplus Exotic Shampoo and Sephora Monoï velvet cream

    I adore aromas with a touch of the exotic, which almost always put me in a good mood, and apparently they’re something my fam and friends tend to associate with me (silly as it is, this makes me happy). So, both of the products reviewed today were given to me by two friends of mine who know my weakness. Deliplus Exotic Shampoo In short, it’s just your regular inexpensive, supermarket-brand (Mercadona) shampoo for the most part; there’s SLES in the formula, but it is silicone- and paraben-free in case this is something you avoid – personally, I don’t go out of my way to avoid these things in products. In…

  • Sephora Coconut Milk Body Lotion
    Bath and body care

    Coco-binge: coconut body care from Sephora and Marnys

    Last time I was in Sephora I was eyeing the Color Line they launched a little while ago, especially the coconut lipbalm and micellar water… in the end I decided not to bite, though the temptation was strong… I ADORE most things coconut-scented, but I’m afraid of coconut oil because it’s known to be highly comedogenic, so I avoid any and all facial products that have it, and stick to coconut body care. Since my curiosity was piqued, when I got home I snooped Sephora’s web to have a look at the products’ INCI before buying… Sephora’s Spain site doesn’t bother to list anything resembling a proper list of ingredients…