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The Body Shop Haul : Peppermint Candy Cane collection

Christmas, holidays, party time are all over now and it is time to get back to work. It just feels like there is a vacuum; all that christmassy mood is gone so quick but don’t worry The Body Shop (TBS) is here to remind us everyday with their beautiful Peppermint Candy Cane range of bath & skincare products. Also to find that most of these products were on flat 50% sale was like a cherry on the cake 🙂

This year TBS had come up with two special christmas collections; one was Bon Bon and the other one was the Peppermint Candy Cane. Both these collections looked equally appealing to me however it was the Peppermint Candy Cane fragrance that pulled me like iron particles to a magnet towards it; true to its name the fragrance of the refreshing mint with the sweetness of the candy just makes me want to eat it !So today I am going to talk about my recent purchases from this particular collection of The Body Shop. All these products were bought from TBS store in Inorbit mall, Vashi.

What I truly loved about all these products that I bought were its typical Christmas theme; a combination of red & green colour with candy cane design on it and once again the fragrance.. I just cannot get over it !

So let’s get started!!

1. Peppermint Candy Cane Shower Gel

    I bought this to gift it to my friend who is huge fan of shower gels and I felt this one will surely brighten my beloved friend’s day !!

    It was priced at Rs.595 for 250 ml but I got it at flat 50% (feels like an achievement lol 😛 )

    2. Peppermint Candy Cane Soap

    I am more of a soap lover than a shower gel only because it helps me bathe quickly unlike when I use a shower gel I can just go on and on with bathing. This one is a green coloured round shaped soap different from the regular TBS soaps which are rectangular bars

    It was priced at Rs.395/- for 75 grams which was definitely expensive but since this one was on sale, it was priced somewhere around Rs.199

    3. Peppermint Candy Cane Scrub

    I bought this product on being recommended by a friend, who said it was a wonderful experience using this scrub.

    The original price of this scrub was Rs. 1895/- for 250ml (Expensive for sure) but I got it for half the price on sale

    4. Peppermint Candy Cane Body Butter

    Last but not the least my favourite skincare product in winters is a body butter especially the ones from TBS since they are good in keeping the dryness away at the same time you don’t need to use a strong perfume as the fragrance of the butter lingers around you for quite sometime

    While the original price was Rs.1595/- for 200 ml, I had to pay half the price due to the on going sale

    I was never a fan of huge sales or discounts as I believed it is just a gimmick to fool the shopaholic customers into buying the products but for a change the TBS sale convinced me that all sales or discounts may not be a gimmick. It is best to make use of such sales or discounts to buy gifts for your friends & family or store them for your future use as they are generally a lot more expensive to buy.

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    Disclaimer:The opinion is solely of my own and what may work for me may not work for you, so it is advisable to enquire well & do a patch test if possible before you use any of the services & products mentioned above
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    Tea Culture of the World : Skin Glow Tea Review

    When it comes to drinking herbal teas somehow I don’t really enjoy the plain green tea, not that I hate it but then I don’t even love it. So while I was on my regular grocery shopping in Hypercity-Vashi; I came across this sales girl who was selling some amazing teas in different colours stored in huge glass jars and I was curious to know more about it. From all the varieties of teas that were shown to me I chose to buy the Skin Glow Tea.

    Today I am going to review Tea Culture of the World Skin Glow Tea, so let’s get started.

    Since it was being sold in loose quantity, I do not have the exact list of the ingredients in the tea, however based on my conversation with the sales girl, the mixture contains the following ingredients :

    • Rose petals
    • Chrysanthemum flowers
    • Tea leaves
    • Almonds

    • The aroma of the rose petals & chrysanthemum flowers is rejuvenating and the almonds just add a nutty flavour to it
    • I had to pay Rs.600/- for 50grams packet which surely sounds expensive, however you will need only 1 tbsp to make one cup of tea and the same tea leaves could be reused thrice in one day (Please note that this must not be used on the next day)
    • Preparing this tea is quite simple, just add 1 tbsp of the tea leaves to 1 1/2 cup of water and boil it, depending upon how strong you like your tea you can boil it accordingly
    • Consuming this tea regularly will help soothe & glow your skin, however I am yet to see this happening once I start drinking this regularly

    Here are a few pictures of the tea that I made..

    To sum up the Pros and Cons:

    PROS

    • A must try for those who are looking for an alternative for green tea
    • The aroma is mild & mesmerising (catches your attention instantly)
    • The blend of the flowers and almonds together gives it a tasty flavour
    • Unlike certain teas that should preferably be consumed at a specific time of the day, this tea can be consumed at any time
    • Regular consumption of the tea helps clear our skin (I am yet to consume this regularly to notice the difference)

    CONS

    • Even though the tea leaves would last long but I would still consider this as expensive
    • Availability could be a problem since it may not be available in all general grocery stores
    • Since it is sold as loose tea leaves it is not a very travel friendly option. Had this been in tea bags it would have been much more convenient to use

    Overall I really enjoy drinking this tea and it is a good option for those who are looking to try new types of healthy teas.

    I would rate it as 7/10 :-), you can find this in Hypercity Vashi or check their website for online ordering https://teacultureoftheworld.com

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    Outfit of the Day: Attend a wedding look!!

    In India this time of the year is considered auspicious for marriages and hence we find that there are a number of weddings to attend.So I thought to write my first post on Outfit of the day wearing an Indian attire!!

    • Generally I prefer to wear my mum’s Kanchipuram silk sarees for most Indian functions however, this time I wanted to experiment a little
    • I decided to go for a crepe saree in the shade of pink & orange with a thick navy blue border with golden design imprinted on it

    • The blouse was in combination with the navy blue border & golden print work and it complements the saree really well

    • My accessories consisted of a pair of mirror design earrings, colourful bangles, a chain and a golden sling bag

    • To complete the entire look I opted for a pair of rose gold heels

      Here are a few pictures of the complete look !!

      None of the items I wore are from any popular brand so if you wish to know any further details pertaining to the outfit please let me know in the comments

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      Winter Skincare products 2018

      With the excitement of the festive season (Christmas!!) comes the trouble of dry and dull skin.

      Today I am going to share with you a few products that will help moisturise your skin

      So let’s get started

      1. The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey body lotion

      As mentioned on the pack it is for those who have dry and sensitive skin.

      I love the fact that it stays on the skin for a long time (not like 48hours long!!) and has a mild sweet fragrance

      2. Bio Oil

      This is a popular product to reduce stretch marks and scars but for me I love the texture of the oil, it’s moisturising yet not sticky on the skin

      3. Oshea Herbals Glo Pure Body Butter

      This is not just a body butter but also acts as a sunscreen since it contains SPF 15.The rich buttery texture makes it perfect for the winters.

      4. Neutrogena Lip balm

      For those chapped & dull lips this is a good option to try. What really impressed me about this lip balm is that, it is colourless and also contains SPF 15

      5. Biotique Morning Nectar skin moisturizer

      A gentle skin moisturizer that gives the required moisture our skin needs without making it oily. I love using this on my face as it suits my sensitive acne prone skin really well

      Hope you all enjoyed reading this post and let me know what are your favourite winter products this year.

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      How to celebrate Christmas Alone!!

      There is nothing like celebrating a festival with our family & friends but for whatsoever reason if you have to spend this Christmas alone…here is a list on how you can celebrate it all by yourself

      So let’s get started..!!

      1. Watch a movie

      There is nothing like watching a lovely Christmassy movie and digging into your favourite comfort food

      2. Read a Book

      A cup of hot chocolate and an interesting book to read is all you need to keep yourself busy this Christmas

      In case you are still not into reading books you can pile up on a few of your favourite magazines to read

      3. Pamper routine

      It is the best time to indulge in a relaxing pamper routine by doing a spa at home or a relaxing bubble bath

      4. Music & Dance

      For those who love to dance you wouldn’t company to go crazy on your favourite songs so just play some good music and dance on!!

      5. Cook some delicious meal

      Bring out the chef inside you and treat yourself to a delicious meal at home

      6. Arts & Craft

      Spending some time painting and colouring is a good way of keeping yourself busy on the Christmas eve and also allows you to re-live your childhood days

      7. Visit an orphanage or an old age home

      Christmas is not just about partying but more importantly about doing good deeds and what better than visiting an orphanage or an old age home with some Christmas gifts and spread joy & happiness

      8. Make a phone call to your family & friends

      If your alone then take some time out to call up your loved ones and remind them of how much you love them

      Though this list is not a substitute of celebration with your loved ones but for all those who cannot spend time with their family & friends this is a list to keep them engrossed on Christmas Eve and not to feel low

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      The Christmas Gift Guide

      Are you still wondering what to gift this Christmas season to your loved ones?or is it time to play secret Santa with your colleagues.Whatever be your reason to buy gifts this season, here is your Christmas Gift Guide:

      1.Beauty Products

      You can either buy a readymade gift set available in the market or if you wish to make the gift more special customise & create a gift hamper.The Body Shop has some luxurious Christmas gift hampers to choose from.

      A tip here is, in case the person you are gifting is obsessed with any particular type of product, you can gift them an assorted box of the products they love, like I got myself this assorted box of different types of soaps from the brand Khadi for Diwali (here is a picture of the same)

      2. Confectioneries

      In case the person you are gifting is a foodie like me 😛 then the best thing to gift is a delectable gift hamper full of cupcakes, cookies and yes do not forget the Gingerbread Man!!

      3. Stationery Kit

      If you have to gift a friend who is always busy with college & studies then the best thing to give them is a cute colourful stationery kit
      You will find a variety of them on Romwe and Miniso

      4. Accessories

      In case you don’t know much about the choices of the person you are gifting stick to basics like giving accessories like a bag, earrings etc

      Since it’s party season with Christmas followed by New Year’s Eve, look for party wear accessories.

      5. Pullovers

      A warm pullover with some Christmassy print would be an ideal gift option (This one is something that I am personally looking forward to….. I hope you heard that Santa 😇 )

      6. Books

      As simple as it may sound but for the person you are gifting, this could be a prized possession.

      Look for books like A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens or Silent Night: The story of the WWI Christmas Truce by Stanley Weintraub.

      Whatever gift you choose to give the trick is to make it Christmassy. I hope you all enjoyed reading this post, also let me know if there are some more ideas you can think of to make this Christmas gift truly special

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      Swiss Tempelle – Deep Purifying Face wash Review

      With so much pollution around, our skin gets easily covered with grime and all we need is something that helps to make our skin clean & supple.

      Today I am going to review Swiss Tempelle – Deep Purifying Face wash.This was a random purchase that I made when I suddenly remembered at the payment counter that I had to buy a face wash. You can find this in any of the outlets of the Future Group (BigBazar, EasyDay).I bought it from EasyDay.

      So let’s get started,

      Name: Swiss Tempelle – Deep Purifying Face wash

      Price: Rs. 125 for 100ml

      Here is the list of the ingredients mentioned on the face wash, in case you wish to know

      • The face wash has a nice herbal fragrance
      • The texture & consistency is similar to that of a liquid transparent gel
      • Even if you use more quantity of the face wash, it doesn’t lather much to create foam
      • It does make the skin a bit dry but that is only for a few minutes after which the skin feels normal
      • It made my skin feel fresh & rejuvenated everytime I use it

      To sum up the Pros and Cons

      PROS

      • Removes dirt & grime really well
      • Gives a cooling effect to the face
      • Packaging is sturdy and so it’s travel friendly
      • Lasts quite long and therefore it’s worth the money
      • Suitable for sensitive & oily skin
      • Available in different quantities, so if you wish try you can opt for the 50ml bottle as well

      CONS

      • Not suitable for people with dry skin, as it tends to make the skin a bit dry
      • I have seen this face wash only at the Future Group outlets like Bigbazar & Easyday, so availability could be a problem
      • Though the face wash pack states that it helps prevent pimples, I don’t think it helped me in anyway to prevent pimples on my skin

      My ratings: I would give it a 7.5/10

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      Disclaimer:The opinion is solely of my own and what may work for me may not work for you, so it is advisable to enquire well & do a patch test if possible before you use any services & products mentioned in the review