Category: Bath and Body

BATH AND BODY WORKS COCO SHEA HONEY BATH AND SHOWER JELLY

Hello my dear friends! How are you all?

One thing everybody complains about me is that I take long hours inside the washroom . There were people actually asking what I did inside 😛 But that’s until my baby came and now I no longer have time for such long showers/baths. That’s a different story. But if you know me you know, if you are stressed I will say go and take a bath, if you are tired I would say go get a bath. Meaning bath is one ultimate solution for a lot of problems in my case.

Now, how can you blame me when there are such amazing bath products available in the market. But you know what, now you have something not only to make your bath experience awesome but if you are more of a shower kind of person,then to make your shower magical too. I am talking about the bath and body works CocoShea honey bath and shower jelly and you will know why.

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Product claims

CocoShea blends two of nature’s most nourishing ingredients — vitamin-packed cocoa butter + rich, moisturizing shea butter — for the ultimate collection of skin-loving formulas. Fun and pampering, our ultra conditioning bath & shower jelly lathers into a creamy foam and conditions as it cleanses to leave skin looking and feeling soft and healthy.

Price and availability

$16.50 for 8oz. Available at all Bath and body works store.

My review of the CocoShea honey bath and shower jelly

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The Bath and body works CocoShea honey bath and shower jelly is from the CocoShea collection which has just been launched. These products mainly contains Cocoa butter and Shea butter, and you might have already guessed these are definitely going to moisturise your skin. Comes in three variants- pure honey, coconut oil and cucumber. I actually thought of reviewing the shower jelly and body lotion together. But hey, this jelly is so special I decided to do a separate post!

And my sweethearts, its not gel its JELLY!! The formula is completely new for Bath and body works. I wouldn’t say the jelly thing is new , Lush has a jelly soap the name of which I forgot, not exactly the  same formula but similar.

This one comes in a honey jar kind of packaging which is transparent, apt for the honey based product. The scent of this is to die for, at least for me. Has a very sweet smell from which you can make out the fragrance of honey easily. So divine..mmm….The fragrance lasts for about 2-3 hours. If you are obsessed like me you can sniff your body even after that and there is still a faint fragrance and that faint fragrance lasts some time.

Coming back to the formula, the product is all bouncy and squishy. So much fun to play with. Take a small amount on your finger tips and massage onto damp skin. Lathers into a super soft foam. I don’t know if my description sounds boring to you but the actual procedure is so much fun. I actually thought I might need a lot of the product (considering the fancy texture and fun) but to my surprise you need only a very small amount. Oh yeah! It’s going to last quite some time. Yay!

Leaving aside all the fun and fanciness, let’s talk about the cleansing part. After all the main purpose of this is to clean right! Honestly speaking I thought it wouldn’t be good enough in terms of cleansing. But it proved me wrong again and scored ten on ten. Yes, does a wonderful job there too. If you ask me if it dries your skin, then my darlings remember I told you this whole range is about moisturising and nourishing the skin so no drying at all. Since this contains Shea butter, cocoa butter and honey, three perfect ingredients for moisturising your skin, it leaves your skin soft and supple.

One more thing, the first time I started using this I dropped it by mistake and I thought the jelly texture would be distorted (you know what happens to jelly right?) but to my surprise after a while it returned to the normal condition. Even if you shake vigorously or scoop out a lot of product to create a hole, the product ultimately returns back  just like it has been untouched. Now I like that too!

I am totally loving this!

Warning: Even though this is a brilliant product, there are certain issues. Firstly there are chances that you might take more time in the shower than you normally did. Second one is that your hubby/bro/friend or whoever stays with you will definitely steal it from you so hiding it will be a good idea!

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Overall

In love with:

  • The jelly texture, which makes the experience an amazing one.
  • Cleans really well.
  • Non drying, leaves skin soft and supple.
  • Contains Cocoa butter and Shea butter for moisturising and nourishing the skin.
  • Lovely scent.
  • You need only a small amount.

Not in love with:

Nothing at all! Totally in love with it!

The bath and body works CocoShea honey bath and shower jelly is my current obsession! It has made my bath/shower experience awesome while cleansing my skin well and leaving it soft and touchable. I give it 5/5 and I would say go and get it! Highly recommended!

Have you used the CocoShea honey bath and shower jelly? What are your thoughts about the new range? Which is your favourite product from Bath and body works?

 

 

 

 

 

MANGO MANIA-HOMEMADE BODY SCRUB USING MANGOES

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Do you know one thing I love about this season? Mangoes! I am such a crazy mango lover Oh yeah! Crazier than you! It’s actually difficult for me to decide not to eat a mango but use it on my skin. But with a heavy heart I decided to do it just for you guys (such a drama queen I am :P) As you have already guessed I am going to share the recipe for a homemade body scrub body scrub (Oh yeah genius, I know it’s obvious from my title :D) one which might leave all mango lovers drool and not want to get out of the shower plus there is also a chance of sniffing your skin as long as the smell stays. Convinced? Now please read further to know more about this homemade body scrub and as always it’s easy.

Before we get started let’s learn why mangoes are great for your skin.

Benefits of mangoes on skin

Mangoes not only taste good it has some really amazing benefits too. Below I have listed a few benefits of mangoes on skin.

  • Mangoes contain high amounts of anti-oxidants and phytochemicals, which help to protect the body from the damage that can be caused by free radicals for younger looking skin.
  • Removes tan and improves complexion.
  • It is helpful is restoring elasticity of skin.
  • Helps in removing acne scars also controls acne.
  • Also helps in moisturising the skin.

Ingredients used in this homemade body scrub

Method of preparation

  • Cut mango into cubes and mash it really well.
  • Mix together coconut oil and orange EO.
  • Add sugar to the oils and mix well.
  • Finally add mango pulp to it and mix well. If you need more sugar feel free to add more. Viola! Your homemade body scrub is ready!

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How to use

Just like you would use any body scrubs. Massage gently onto damp skin. Then rinse off thoroughly.

Precaution

Remove the mango peels as much as possible.

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Who doesn’t love mangoes right? Just imagine using this glorious fruit for your skin and benefit from it! Have you used this homemade body scrub before? Let me know what you think about it.

 

ALOE VERA SHEA BUTTER WHIPPED DIY BODY BUTTER

Hey my beautiful friends, how are you doing today?

How is winter so far? Cold, colder, coldest? However it is, your skin might be the most suffering one. When people with oily skin can’t explain how dry their skins are God save the dry skinned ones. It is not funny, I know! But one thing you can do to your skin to save it from the trauma (big word? Maybe I will use the word pain?) is to moisturise. By moisturising, I mean really deeply moisturise. If you thought you need expensive and chemical-loaded creams for this purpose, then my friend, you have plenty of other options. Today I am going to talk about one such option which is super moisturising, great for you skin and you need only very few ingredients to make it which also means it is cheap and it is so much fun to make it too!

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Aloe vera shea butter whipped DIY body butter

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Today I have decided to talk less so let’s just jump to the ingredients used.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Shea butter (you can buy here )
  • 1/2 cup C0coa butter (you can buy here )
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil(you can buy here )
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil/almond/olive oil (I used Avocado oil, buy avocado oil )
  • 5tbsp Aloe vera gel (you can buy here )
  • 15-30 drops of Essential oils (I use lemon, lime and sweet orange)
  • 2tsp Vitamin E oil (optional) (you can buy here )

How to make the DIY body butter

  • The first step is to melt the kinds of butter and oils. For this take a double boiler and add shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, avocado oil and Vitamin E oil in it.
  • Bring to a medium flame and stir constantly. When all the ingredients are melted remove it from the flame and let it cool a little bit then add the essential oils of your choice.
  • Next place this in the refrigerator and let the mixture cool, this step is very important, otherwise your body butter cannot be whipped properly. Keep it in the refrigerator for 1 hour. The right state is when the centre part is still soft but the side is hardened. That is when you know your body butter is ready to be whipped.
  • Next, add aloe vera juice and using a hand mixer, whip the mixture until is becomes soft and fluffy. Keep it in the refrigerator for another 10 minutes and viola! a very luxurious body butter is ready!
  • Store in a glass container.
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When the ingredients are melted
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When it is ready to be whipped

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Shelf life of the DIY body butter

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This body butter stays for up to 8 weeks without refrigerating. You can also store it in the refrigerator if you like.

How to use DIY body butter

Apply a very small amount on your body. The body butter gets absorbed really fast into your skin leaving it soft and moisturised.

Some points to remember

  • You can skip the Aloe vera juice if you wish and just make a normal Shea butter DIY body butter. If you are using natural aloe vera plant then scoop out the flesh and run it in the blender and then add to your mixture.
  • If you don’t have a double boiler, place a glass bowl on top of a steel vessel filled with water and place it on the stove. Add the ingredients to the glass bowl.
  • Shea butter needs a little more time to melt than the other ingredients.
  • I have added lemon, lime and sweet orange essential oils if you are using these then remember that these oils are photosensitive hence it is not a good idea to use it during day time when out in the sun.
  • Since this DIY body butter contains a lot of oils and different kind of butter, you only need to apply a very small amount. Hence a little goes a long way.
  • Make sure the utensils used for whipping are dry.

 

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I have used Aloe vera because it

  • Moisturizes skin
  • Reduces stretch marks
  • Reduces acne
  • Lighten blemishes and marks
  • Heals external wounds, helps with sunburns and soothes the skin.
  • Reduces tan.

The Aloe vera Shea butter whipped DIY body butter is a superiorly moisturising body butter which can be made very easily and is cheap. This is perfect for the winter season when your skin is extremely dry. You can also use this as a moisturising hair mask. Have you made body butter before? If you make this then do let me know.

 

 

 

 

DIY AROMATHERAPY BODY WASH

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My life has been so chaotic lately, I was not feeling well, both mentally and physically. I am a Gemini, I think a lot! So by just trying not to think, which obviously is difficult for me, I have managed to stay positive and happy. Which means I am back on track. But my body still needs some extra something. And if I tell you about today,you probably don’t want me to explain everything so basically, I was feeling so tired. So before I unwind this da, I thought maybe I should get a great relaxing bath. It always helps!

But when I went through the ingredient list of my favourite Aromatherapy body wash….Oh Gosh! The list of chemicals used is even longer than the other good ingredients. Today I wasn’t ready for some extra sh*t hence I ditched it, for the time being, of course. I cannot fully do it, I am an addict you know 😛 but at least once in a while, I like to go all natural, and give my skin and body something like a detox and today I decided to make a DIY aromatherapy body wash with all great ingredients minus the chemicals. And I am really happy with the end product.

And this one costs far less than any body washes you get in the market and it is really easy to make. So easy! You just need to have some few things.

If you are interested then please continue reading.

Ingredients used

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  •  1 bar castile soap (Get it here )
  • 4 cups distilled water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable glycerin (Get it here ) This is optional.
  • 2  tbsp almond oil (Get it here )
  • 20 drops eucalyptus oil (Get it here )
  • 20 drops sweet orange essential oil (Get it here )
  • 25 drops jojoba oil (Get it here )
  • 2tbsp Aloe vera gel (Get it here ) This is optional.
  • 20 drops peppermint oil (Get it here )

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This is how you make the Aromatherapy DIY body wash

  • In a stainless steel saucepan, take distilled water and bring it to a low boil.
  • Next, grate the castile soap and stir in the grated soap into the boiling water. Over low flame, stir until the soap is melted.
  • After removing from heat add glycerine, almond oil, jojoba oil and other essential oils and finally aloe vera gel. You can either add vegetable glycerin or aloe vera gel. You can also skip both if you don’t have it at home. The two ingredients are added to make our body wash thick.
  • Let the mixture sit undisturbed until is cooled.
  • And that’s how you make your very own Aromatherapy DIY body wash! Use it as you would normally use any body washes/shower gels. Just remember to shake well before using.

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Few things to remember

  • You can use liquid castile soap instead of the castile soap bar. It is even easier when you use liquid castile soap. Just add all the other ingredients except distilled water and shake well.I didn’t have liquid castile soap today, I had the soap bar. Moreover, castile soap bars are cheaper than liquid ones.
  • If you don’t have all the essential oils, you can customise and add the ones you have.
  • You can check out the recipe for a very basic DIY body wash recipe here. This recipe needs only a very few ingredients.
  • I normally stock up my essential oils. I buy when I spot them in some stores or get it online. To make things easier for you, I have added links to make it easier for you guys. Hence this post contains affiliate links which means, if you make a purchase by clicking on the links, I get a very small referral fee at no cost to you.
  • Make sure the water you use is distilled as normal tap water will contain bacteria which will reduce the shelf life of the DIY body wash.
  • This body wash has a shelf life up to one year.
  • But the ingredients might separate so make sure you shake well before each use.

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See I told you, it’s really easy. Now enjoy an invigorating bath using a chemical-free aromatherapy body wash. Don’t forget to share your thoughts about it.
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Also, since it’s winter I was thinking of posting about some of my favourite DIY moisturising body washes and body lotions. Let me know in the comments below if you would like to see such posts. You can also contact me through my social medias and my subscribers, you know what to do!

 

 

DIY SHEA BUTTER BODY SCRUB

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I am a real fan of shea butters. I use it for my face, hair, lips, body, feet and hands. Sometimes for moisturizing, sometimes for healing various skin issues ;sometimes alone sometimes along with other ingredients; shea butter is one amazing product! I have used shea butter body scrub (no, not homemade but from a very good brand) in the past and I love it! But I keep on trying and experimenting with different products and diy’s so I use some others at the moment.  But a few days back I really missed my shea butter body scrub so I thought  instead of buying it I should make it at home. So I went through the ingredient list of my favorite shea butter body scrub for inspiration (Please don’t use the word copying,!) and made my own shea butter body scrub at home! (more…)

WEIGHT LOSS MYTHS BUSTED BY FORMER MISS BRITAIN

DON’T BE FOREVER FOOLED THIS APRIL-

 VICTORIA’S SECRET MEDIA INFLUENCER AND TV PERSONALITY AMY KITCHINGMAN REVEALS 4 OF THE BIGGEST WEIGHT LOSS MYTHS 

 Have you been working out so hard for more than 6 months now but you have not seen any result so far? Have you been skipping that dessert since Christmas but you are still desperately looking at that sagging stomach? Have you been aiming and rushing to lose weight for the summer season but you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel?

Amy Kitchingman, official presenter for Physique TV’s On The Go, former Miss Great Britain and the new media influencer for the humongous brand Victoria’s Secret sports collection enumerates 4 of the most common weight loss myths that can deceive you, with or without April Fool’s Day.

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MYTH #1: THE GREEN LIGHT IS ON FOR ALL GREEN TEA

FACT: Green tea is definitely one of nature’s best gifts to mankind as it fights toxins, improves mental alertness and helps aid weight loss, but this doesn’t mean that all green tea products that are on the market are good for you.

I’ve seen green tea candy with 50 calories per candy, green tea chocolate with more than 100 calories, green tea chips with more than 200 calories per pack and the worst of them all – the green tea shake that has more than 500 calories per cup as much as a burger with fries!

Green tea is amazing but only in its purest form. The next time you see ‘green tea’ products, Read the back of the label. If theres anything in there that you cant pronounce,(and this rule goes for pretty much everything) and  doesn’t sound like it comes straight from the green tea plant then put it down.

 

MYTH #2: DIET FOODS WILL MAKE YOU THIN 

FACT: Although diet food may contain less calories, you have to think about all the nasties ( E numbers and chemicals we cant even pronounce) that have to go inside them to make them taste like the original version. Personally, I keep away from diet food and prefer to eat plenty of the right food,organic foods, in their natural state. Not only is this going to help me maintain my diet long term instead of binging on diet foods, that really aren’t going to satisfy my bodies nutritional needs. But natural foods are going to help my hair, teeth and skin look great too, as well as my waistline.

 

MYTH #3: LESS FOOD, LESS MISTAKE

FACT: This is probably the worst myth that anyone can believe and sadly there are still many people who believes it. Starving or skipping meals is the greatest mistake that you can do to your body. Our body is like a machine and it needs regular fuel to be able to work. Instead of creating a habit that may lead to disorders such as anorexia, try to develop a healthy eating routine in small portions such as 3 light meals and 2 snacks a day composed of fruits and nuts.

If you’re combining your diet with a work out you also need to be able to fuel that workout affectively. So feed your body!

 

MYTH #4: FITNESS IS A SPRINT, NOT A MARATHON

FACT: When people say they are starting a diet, I always ask their near term goals, which are usually to loose weight. And then the long term goals which are usually to keep the weight they have lost off. But to enable this to happen, you need to adapt to a healthy lifestyle. Not just a quick fix of the latest trending diet. These fads are never going to leave you with the long term results you want.

Adapting to an overall healthy lifestyle will help you achieve what it is you want, and help you maintain it. I lost a substantial amount of weight over 4 months but those changes that I made back then to enable me to loose the weight in the first place I still practise now.

Achieving your fitness goals is not a race, its about how you can make them benefit you the longest.

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TIME SAVING HAIR CARE TIPS USING COLOR WOW!

Color Wow is a complete line of professional colour care products designed to keep your hair looking like it did the first day it was coloured.Color Wow features a comprehensive line of products including Root Cover Up, Color Security Shampoo and Conditioner, Pop & Lock Shellac, One Minute Transformation Styling Cream and Brass Banned Mousse.

Time Saving Hair Styling Tips

1) GET TO THE CONVERSION POINT

No matter your hair type, blow-drying with a brush from soaking wet is often not necessary and can actually be a waste of time. Instead, let your hair partially air dry or rough dry your hair, using just your fingers, but no brush, until you reach the “conversion point”. The conversion point is the moment that your hair goes from wet to dry, and the point when the new shape/texture gets locked in. So that’s when you need to grab your brush and begin to blow dry, section-by-section. Aside from being a great time-saver, this method also helps reduce the excessive pulling and tugging that can lead to breakage and damage.

2) NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME

If shampooing, conditioning, blow drying and styling are simply too much for you in the morning, wash your hair at night. Letting your hair air dry overnight reduces heat exposure, which can dehydrate hair and also accelerate colour fade. In the morning when you wake up and your hair is dry, if you have some unruly sections, use Color Wow One-Minute Transformation (75AED). Apply to any rough, frizzy sections and brush through with a flat brush. For very unruly areas, apply the cream to these sections. Then, using a round brush, give hair a quick hit from the blow dryer to create a more professional looking, blow dried look.

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3) FOCUS ON THE CRUCIAL ZONES

Think about it…your hairline and your crown are by far the most important sections of hair and therefore “the Crucial Zones”. If you’re blow drying your hair with a brush, focus on these sections, making sure they look the most polished. The hairline frames the face. The crown represents the top layers of your hair. By concentrating only on these areas, you can create a polished look in a fraction of the time. The perfectly blown dry hair on the top will fall over the frizzy, unruly hair underneath. The only hair showing will be the smooth, silky top layer. You can help give your hair a little oomph with Color WOW Raise the Root Thicken & Lift (140AED) for all-day lift, body and volume.

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4) GET EXTRA HELP

If you really want to cut down on drying time, you could cut your hair…or if you favour more practical solutions, you could use a product to speed up the process. Just be careful, about the product you choose. So many blow-dry sprays contain alcohol, which can be very detrimental to color-treated hair because it causes dehydration and makes it more susceptible to breakage. Color Wow Speed Dry Blow Dry Spray (140AED) is an alcohol-free, low pH formula that traps moisture inside hair and fills in the holes found on the surface of porous hair, to dry it faster, while making hair more flexible with an intense shine.

 

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5) SKIP A STEP

If your styling plans involve the curling iron, don’t worry about smoothing your hair first. The heat from the iron will do that and this will often result in a more natural texture.

Color WOW products are currently available from:

Dubai, UAE:        

  • The Dolls House, Dubai Ladies Club Jumeirah
  • The Dolls House, Al Barsha
  • Red Door Salon, Al Etihad Mall
  • The Loft Fifth Avenue, Wasel Vista
  • The Loft Fifth Avenue, Palm Jumeriah
  • The Loft Fifth Avenue, Dubai Mall
  • Beauty By Edge, Mercato Mall
  • Spaces Salon, Oasis Mall
  • The White Room, Motor City Dubai
  • The Blo Dry Bar, Motor City Oregano Building Dubai
  • Marquee, Lakes Club Emirates Hills
  • Sisters Beauty Lounge, Village Mall
  • Sisters Beauty Lounge, Mirdiff City Centre
  • Sisters Beauty Lounge, Mall of the Emirates
  • Sisters Beauty Lounge, The Dubai Mall
  • Allure Beauty Lounge, Sky Gardens
  • Allure Beauty Lounge, SZR
  • Hairworks, Meadows
  • Hairworks, Umm Sequim
  • Hairworks, Ibn Buttuta
  • Lavender Beauty Spa, Marjan Tower, JBR
  • Epic Beauty, Cluster S JLT
  • Plethora Hairlab, Palm Strip Mall
  • Bloomingdales, Dubai Mall
  • Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates

Abu Dhabi, UAE:

  • House of Fraser, Mall
  • Plethora Hairlab, Tryano, Yas Mall
  • Anahata Spa, Khalifa City A
  • Sisters Beauty Lounge, Al Bateen Villa
  • Marquee, Eastern Mangroves

Sharjah, UAE:

  • Orchid Beauty Boutique, Sharjah Ladies Club

You can find out more about color WOW by visiting their website. (non-affiliate link)

BECAUSE MOMMIES ARE SPECIAL

Mothers day is approaching and how are you planing to celebrate this special day with your mum? I know that we all love our moms to infinity and beyond (remembering Buzz Light year here). So we don’t really need one special day maybe. But thinking again, how often do we make our moms realize we love them? How many times have you told her that you love her. If your relationship with your mom is like mine, you both love each other a lot, but fail to express, then this day is for you to show some love. Lets all make our moms realize how special they are, because moms deserve it (and more).

To make her day special its just enough to say you love her, I know. You might have already thought of gifts to give her, jewelry, watches, a spa day or maybe cook for her (her favorite food?). Sorry guys this post is not about various ways of celebrating mothers day or various gifts to give her to let her know she is so special. When I came across a whole new range of beautiful products from lush to pamper and love your Mom on this Mothers day, I thought I must share. Because we all love lush, and this, I think is a perfect gift to make our moms more relaxed and pampered. Not just your mom, I am going to buy this for myself too,because I am a mom too!

For a Mother like no other, she deserves LUSH 

Treat Mum this Mother’s Day with limited edition products and gifts from Lush. For a mother like no other, pamper your Mum with a floral spectacle like Rose Bombshell. Mum can indulge in her choice of Ladybird bubble bars, Yummy Mummy shower cream, or Love You Mum gift set all carefully crafted just for this special occasion.

Ladybird

Bubble Bar

 

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This friendly little ladybird wants to take you under its wing and run you a hot floral bath, filled with sweet geranium oil to aid relaxation. A little peppermint oil gives a menthol hint to this flowery mix, helping to revive and uplift your mind and body.

And look at it, how cute it looks!

Price: AED 39

Sunrise

Soap

 

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Grab hold of your own little piece of the red planet, formed
by layers of juicy tangerine and brightening Sicilian mandarin oils and lather up an extra (terrestrial) toning lather. Dig deeper still to discover a soft murumuru and organic silken tofu core.

If you really want to know why it is called the sunrise, then you should see the picture of the full product. You might be confused if its sun, if I don’t tell you!

 

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Price: AED 41/100g

Yummy Mummy

Shower Cream

 

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The mother of all shower creams, made with Fair Trade organic cocoa butter for blissful lathers and velvet-soft skin. This gloriously sweet blend of Brazilian orange and geranium oil is a sure-fire way to pack some pampering into your daily routine.

Price: AED 52/100g

Rose Bombshell

Bath Bomb

 

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Bursting with yellow rose petals, this bomb is a floral spectacle in your bath. Rose absolute blends with rose oil, Sicilian lemon and floral geranium oils for a beautiful, skin-softening experience.Not convinced yet, see how it melts!

 

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Price: AED 37

Gift sets

If you want to make your mom feel even more special, then you could pamper her gift sets. I love the quirky design of the gift sets.

Just for Mum

Five fabulously pampering soaks await the mum who opens up this pretty package. If mum fancies it, there’s one for each day of the working week, or she can have some truly luxurious weekend baths.

Contains… Intergalactic bath bomb; Twilight bath bomb; Guardians of the Forest bath bomb; Yoga Bomb bath bomb; Rose Bombshell bath bomb

 

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Price: AED 250  

Thanks Mum

Here’s three beautiful shower products to treat you royally, wrapped up in stunning recycled Khadi paper made in rural India.

 

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Contains… Intergalactic bath bomb; Twilight bath bomb; Guardians of the Forest bath bomb; Yoga Bomb bath bomb; Rose Bombshell bath bomb

Price: AED 180

Mum

It’s time for some well-deserved relaxation with this bountiful extravaganza, blooming with freshly made florals.

 

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Contains… Sakura bath bomb; Sunflower bubble bar; Ladybirdbubble bar ummy Mummy shower cream; Respect Your Elders soap; Love and Light hand cream.

Price: AED 300

Happy Mother’s Day

This pack is filled with the sunniest uplifting products to help recharge her batteries and pamper mind and body. In a re-usable tin for her to plant her flowers or put her favourite bath bombs in. Whether it’s a quick wash with Sunrise soap or a long, uplifting Think Pink soak, there’s something to make her feel appreciated every day.

Contains… Rose Bombshell bath bomb; Think Pink bath bomb; Sunflower bubble bar; Yuzu and Cocoa bubbleroon; Sunrise soap; Helping Hands hand cream; Lemony Flutter cuticle butter; Yummy Mummy shower cream.

 

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Price: AED 390

Love You Mum

The gift of pampering baths, to be enjoyed in absolute peace and quiet. These two luxurious bath products are carefully packaged 
in handmade Khadi paper, made by an organization in rural India which uses material offcuts to create beautiful papers.

 

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Contains… Rose Bombshell bath bomb; A French Kiss bubble bar

Price: AED 110

Ladybird

 

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A trio of bath time treats to make busy bees feel as snug as a bug in a warm hug. If you bug your mum about one thing today, make sure it’s that she has a good long soak with one of these luxurious bath treats.

Contains… Sunflower bubble bar; Honey Bee bath bomb; Ladybird bubble bar.

Price: AED 170

I know now you might be even more confused about which one to buy. But don’t worry you have a few more days to figure it out! Once done rush to your next lush stores or visit their website by clicking here. (non-affiliate link, just helping).

WAITING FOR THE LUXURY SPA EXPERIENCE AT ANDALUS RESORT AND SPA

If you have been to Andalus resort and spa, you might be awestruck by its beautiful and serene decor with Mediterranean influences. The luxury it beholds is beyond words. I am no architect nor have any knowledge in describing the architecture and decor of the resort. All I can say is that it is a great experience. Now that’s not our topic of interest anyway. What interests me is the Spa which is about to be opened soon. All I have to say is the luxury experience, once the spa is opened, will be something to watch for.

 

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ANDALUS SPA, A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ANDALUS RESORTS & SPA AND BEIJING INTERNATIONAL, TO OPEN AT ANDALUS AL SEEF RESORT & SPA

The upscale spa center represents significant milestone in provision of amenities at Andalus’ latest luxury Abu Dhabi resort.

 Andalus Al Seef Resort & Spa has signed a collaboration with Beijing International to open a luxury spa at its newly opened compound in Abu Dhabi.

Andalus Spa, which will offer a range of signature therapies from various parts of Asia as well as some local-centric treatments, will operate from a villa at the new spectacular resort, a collection of apartment-style suites located in a villa complex near Al Seef Village Mall.

 

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Following an agreement between Andalus Hotels & Resorts, which operates the entire Al Seef Village compound, and Beijing International, the owner and operator of the renowned Zenzu spa chain, it is the latest in a number of high-end services, restaurants, cafes and boutique shops to book their place at the highly-anticipated resort, which is due to open this month.

Andalus Hotels & Resorts Chief Executive Officer, Caroline Delbecque, said: “This agreement is a significant step in the evolution of Andalus Al Seef Resort & Spa into a premier attraction for long-stay visitors and families.

“We are proud to be forming a partnership with Beijing International, which has developed a reputation for high quality wellness treatments. Not only do guests at Andalus Al Seef Resort & Spa have access to great recreation facilities, shops and food and beverage outlets, they’ll also have the perfect place to relax and unwind.”

 

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Andalus Spa is slated to open within Andalus Al Seef Resort & Spa in the first quarter of this year.

Spanning the entirety of a three-floor villa; the first for women only, the second for men, and the third floor for couples, it plans to launch a specially-crafted menu with a local flavor that is exclusive to the resort.

A list of treatments will include a Chinese wellness massage that stimulates the body’s acupressure points, improving blood circulation and a traditional Ayurvedic massage, originating from India, which uses specially prepared herbal oils to rejuvenate the body and eliminate toxins.

An authentic Thai massage will also be available, placing the body in different positions to stretch muscles and alleviate stress, resulting in an improved sense of wellbeing and flexibility.

“One of Andalus Spa’s primary appeals will be its broad range of treatments,” said Ms Delbecque. “From rejuvenating weary muscles and eliminating toxins, to relieving stress and improving flexibility, we’re confident that our guests will find an uplifting remedy for their ailments.”

Andalus Al Seef Resort & Spa is a collection of more than 200 hotel-serviced villas and apartments that combine stylish contemporary décor with Mediterranean influences.

 

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Located on Abu Dhabi’s Eastern Ring Road, the resort is fully furnished which consists of 70 one-bedroom terrace suites, 54 two-bedroom garden suites, 16 two-bedroom pool suites, 58 three-bedroom suites, and 12 Andalus Royal Suites. Guests have access to Andalus’ renowned Karim service – guests’ very own personal genie – as well as high-speed internet and regular housekeeping services.

For reservations, call 00 971 (0) 2 652 6722 or email book@andalus.ae

For more information on the hotel, visit www.andalus.ae

 

CITRUS HAIR RINSE FOR HEALTHY HAIR

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We all love our hair so much, no doubt. We also love styling them in a million different ways. But all this styling, using all sorts of appliances and products filled with chemicals, damage our hair so badly. Not just that, our unhealthy life style, pollution (and the list goes on) and many many other factors are responsible for damaging our hair. If you blow dry you damage your hair, if you towel dry and don’t do it in the right way, again, you damage hair. We are not getting into details about how we damage our hair. I am going to introduce you to a very simple solution for hair loss, dandruff, grey hair and split ends. Bringing this very small change in your hair care routine will bring all the difference in your hair.

Citrus hair rinse for healthy hair

You need just three ingredients for this amazingly effective rinse. But they are enough to give you healthy and beautiful hair. Lets get into details about the ingredients used for this rinse.

Black tea

Black tea is our first ingredient. We use black tea for our rinse due to its abundance of anti-oxidants and caffeine which is beneficial for our hair. Caffeine helps in decreasing Dihydrostosterone, a hormone which causes hair loss, which is found in our scalp. Which simply means, black tea increases hair thickness and lowers hair loss. Black tea boosts hair growth and gives shine and luster to your hair. It acts as a natural dyeing agent, giving natural darkness to dark brown or black hair.

Lemon peel

Our second ingredient is lemon peel. The thing which I like the most about lemon is that it helps in changing the texture of your hair meaning it provides us with silky straight hair. Lemon also helps in treating oily scalps. We all know how effective lemon peels is in treating dandruff. Using lemon helps in treating hair loss, split ends and itchy scalp. Lemon gives natural conditioning to the hair and also helps in thickening  the hair. How amazing is that!

Orange peel

I have already discussed how amazing orange peels are for your skin, it has benefits on hair too. Oranges provide excellent conditioning to your hair leaving it soft and beautiful. They also stimulates hair growth and are very effective in treating dandruff.

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Now that you have some idea about the ingredients, we will move on to the method of making this effective rinse.

How to make the citrus rinse

Ingredients once again

  1. 4-5 tea bags ( depends on the quantity of rinse and your hair length)
  2. Grated peels from 1 or 2 oranges.
  3. Grated peels from 1 or 2 lemon.
  4. 4 or more cup water depending on your hair length.

First process is brewing your tea ( assuming you know how to make tea). We want strong tea. Add the lemon and orange peels to it allowing it to steep. Then let it cool. Pour this to a bottle (you can use spraying bottle too) then after you are done washing your hair, rinse your hair with it, massaging the hair and scalp.

That’s it! You have to do just this and the citrus rinse does the rest of the job. You have to do this everyday if you want fast results especially for darkening your hair and treating dandruff.

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NOTE: You can use orange and lemon not just the peels, no problem. So try this very effective method and have have gorgeous hair.

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