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Showing posts with label Body Oils. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Body Oils. Show all posts


Can Your BELLY BUTTON Really Improve Your Skin, Etc?

Mistake: *Alcohol & Brandy soaked in cotton* >.<

I came across a few articles about the Belly Button recently, and I had to share with you all.

I'd only known about Mustard Oil for chapped lips before, and I feel like I'd been living under a rock that I hadn't heard about the rest of them:

Chapped Lips: Put a few drops of Mustard Oil before going to bed. (This works!)

Glowing Skin: Put a few drops of Almond Oil.

Pigmentation: Apply Lemon Oil.

Acne: Put a dew drops of Neem Oil.

Cold, Flu & Running Nose: Dip a piece cotton in Alcohol, and place it on your belly button.

Improve Fertility: Put drops of Coconut or Olive Oil. 

Menstrual Cramps: Dip a piece of cotton in Brandy, and place it on your belly button.

Remember I'm only sharing. It's totally up to you whether you believe it or not.

Me, I'm buying Lemon Oil & Almond Oil, and I'll definitely try the alcohol for flu one when necessary.

P.S: In one of the comments or post, one lady asked:
"What oil can I use to remove my husband?"


LOTD With The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil & Bronzing Powder

Winter is here, but I still can't get enough of my bronzers. My skin instantly looks healthier after I brush some bronzing powder on my cheeks. In fact, I'll need them more now when it's cold and I'll get paler. I thought it's about time I wrote about The Body Shop Honey Bronze products I bought in October. In the photos, the products don't show much but they don't in real life either. Both the Bronzing Powder and Shimmering Dry Oil products are very subtle. The Bronzing Powder could easily be called a 'Bronzer Faker'

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Face: Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer, MUFE HD Foundation #120, Laura Mercier Undercover Pot under eyes, MAC Studio Finish Concealer to conceal blemishes.

Cheeks + Face ~ TBS Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder under cheekbones, temples, chin & Shimmering Dry Oil on the cheekbones. I also applied the oil on the bridge of my nose, over my brows and on the center of my chin.

LipsSilkygirl Moisure Gloss Lip Gloss in Barely Nude.

*Earrings ~ Forever 21 (shown here)


2 Must-try Products For Dry Skin

Don't you just hate it when dry skin starts itching like hell? Especially in places your arms can't reach, like the areas somewhere near your shoulder blades. You ask someone to scratch, but they keep missing the spot..."to the right...a little to the left...a little lower...ya there...scratch harder!". 'Arghh!' moment when that someone is a nail biter!
So, we need skincare products that will prevent dry/itchy skin and unladylike behaviour =D. Like these 2 that I am personally loving this winter:

Dove CreamOil Shower Creme Cherry Blossom & Almond Scent ~ LOVE this! A dollop of it on your loofah will turn into a luxurious creamy lather. The cherry blossom & almond scent is not as delish  as I thought it would be, but it's not bad either. And once it lathers up, you won't care how it smells coz it feels so darn good! It looks like a body lotion and it's baby pink in color (1st pic)
Price ~ Rs.350 for 500ml.


March Favorites ~ Make-up, Perfume, Haircare, Skincare

♥ Make-up ♥

Koi Make-up Palette

I got this palette a while back but never really used it. I was too busy obsessing over my 120 palette. But recently I've been reaching for it most of the time because the eyeshadow colors are so bright and shimmery, so summer. The quality of the eyeshadows is pretty good too, considering it's an unknown Asian brand. This palette comes with blushers, a tiny mascara and lippies too, but I've never really used them.

Bourjois Hi-Tech Lip Tint in #83 Rose Virtuel

I just love the Bourjois Hi-tech Lip tints, especially the packaging. I had this in Rose Pixel too, but my friend liked it a lot and wanted it so I gave it to her. But Rose Virtuel was always my favorite of the two because it's more pink and a bit more subtle than Rose Pixel, which is more red.

♥ Perfume ♥

YSL Paris Premieres Roses

Since the teaser trailer of Sex and the City movie sequel came out, I've been feeling very impatient. This perfume reminds me of the last two episodes of the series which were shot in Paris. It smells very fruity-floral and girly. Very "Paris" =). I think I will be wearing it till the movie releases in May. Can't wait!

♥ Haircare ♥

Forest Essentials Virgin Coconut Oil

This is cold pressed, organic, nutrient rich and unrefined virgin coconut oil. I love to massage this on my hair before shampooing. My hair does feel softer. Sometimes use it on my body too, especially on my feet.
Price ~ Rs.325 for 200 ml.

♥ Skincare ♥

Body Shop Vitamin C Time release Capsules

As you can see there are only two left =). I love these. They make my skin feel so smooth and I really like the citrusy smell . I use one capsule right after cleansing before bedtime and use nothing else on top of it.

INATURE Herbals Sandal Face Pack

I found this mask in the supermarket. Never heard about this brand before, but I thought the ingredients sound nice. It contains Chandan (Indian Sandal) - Helps to remove dead cells, Kesar(Saffron)- Helps to enhance complexion, Turmeric -for blemish free fair skin. Daily use is recommended. What I don't like about it is that it stings my eyes while I apply it. Really really stings! Red eyes, tears rolling! So i'm not sure if I'll buy it again. But when I'd just started using this, one morning I saw that my skin looked like satin especially my forehead. That happened once! That's why I still like to use it hoping my skin will look like that again.
Price~ Rs.120 only.

Body Shop Pomegranate Body Polish

I like this so much better than the Strawberry Body Polish. I use this 2-3 times a week with the Body Shop Bath Gloves below....

Body Shop Bathing Gloves

I wonder why I have didn't buy these sooner. I think you have more control lathering and scrubbing with these and they could be a substitute for a weekly body scrub.

Rafael Salgado Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Would you look at how cute that bottle is! I love using this to massage my face and body. I've used it to remove my make-up too and it takes off everything, but I still have to wash it off with a cleanser, unlike a cleansing oil. I got this at the supermarket ~ Rs.250 for 250 ml.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser

First of all, I just love love love how this smells! And second, it does make my skin feel very clean and fresh. I've always wanted to try this but I had only seen it in the big bottle, so I always hesitated to get it. When i saw this smaller 50 ml bottle for Rs.80, I hesitated no more. 

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^



Johnson's Baby Oil has been an adult beauty staple for ages. We love to use it after shaving and waxing when the skin is very sensitive and also when we just need that extra shine on the legs when in those hot minis. Always keep this handy because babies are not the only ones who need gentle care.

The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Monoi Miracle Oil is worth a try even though "Miracle" is overstating it a little bit. Made with Tahitian gardenia flowers and coconut oil, it can be used on hair, body and also as a bath oil.

Parachute 100% Pure Coconut Oil can be used on the body and hair. It is also recommended by dermatologists for extra dry flaky skin. For rough feet and cracked heels, apply before going to bed and wear cotton socks.

Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil - This is not available in India yet, but I've read some good reviews about it and now I desperately want to try it. Let's hope it arrives before winter. The information below is from the Vaseline USA website:
When skin is healthy, light reflects off the rich color below the surface, giving it an amazing, natural glow. But daily showers strip natural, protecting oils from skin allowing essential moisture to evaporate.
Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil, used after bathing, replenishes skin and locks in moisture for naturally radiant skin.
Key Ingredients
Brazilian nut oil - rich in essential nutrients known to boost skin's moisture barrier
Almond oil - naturally high in minerals and known antioxidants