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A haul. Finally.

I love Body Mists. I can go ahead to say I'm obsessed about them so I collect one from every brand. I'd heard so much about the Victoria's Secret one which I couldn't for the life of me spot in UK (besides the ones on ebay that charged the price of a bottle in shipping!) and surprisingly found it in a random lingerie shop in India for exactly the price that it retails in USA, i.e. $12. Not a bad price at all but such a mediocre product is what I and whoever sniffed it exclaimed. 

Yes I know it has fans worldwide so I'd say each to its own but if you were thinking of paying atrocious shipping for it, make sure you sniff it before making a purchase. If you love it, you're super lucky as the bottle is humongous. Having said that, I will of course use it up as its not offensive at all but it's not a sexy vanilla scent that I was expecting. Its quite musky and not very sickening at all. The other scents in the range smelled like concentrated fruit drinks to me (think Ribena!) and this was the only one bearable hence the purchase. 

What in fact was better value for my money however is the Forest Essentials Rose & Cardamom Body Mist. Yes it is sickly sweet yet fresh, warm and energising at the same time. The dash of cardamom shot through it manages to mellow the sweetness down slightly yet allows the scent to remain crisp, sweet and feminine. It's quite strong and noticeable which makes it different to the rest and I really want more from the range now.

Another winning product from Forest Essentials that I got is their 'Facial Ubtan' which apparently means a concoction of old ayurvedic recipe created at home for beautification of the skin. It is marketed as a Face Wash apparently which I found too cool to be true as I had never come across a powder face wash before. As suggested I mix it with some softly whipped greek yogurt to create a nice fluffy mix. Albeit gentle, it leaves skin squeaky clean and balanced. This one in particular is for combination/oily skin and will make a great face mask for bad skin days I suppose.

Finally, the Ecotools Bamboo Buffing brush that I got to replace my ELF powder brush which has apparently become a cult favourite thing now. I wouldn't say this is significantly better. It's pretty much the same besides the fact that its made more sturdily and the ferrule won't start swivelling after a few washes. As for the application, it delivers exactly like ELF's powder brush besides that it's a tiny bit smaller in diameter hence covers less area at a time. If your everyday flat top foundation brush is on it's last legs and you cannot find a replacement that's not overpriced Sigma or cheaply made ELF, give this one a try :)

The Lipstick is of course MAC's Lickable from the previous post so I will not ramble any more. I am however excited about its Marilyn Monroe Collection and want some of the Lipstick and Blushes so badly but its all frustratingly out of stock on their website!
The Neemly said...

I love-love-love the Bengal Tuberose and Madurai Jasmine scents from Forest Essentials. I have the Bengal Tuberose as a diffuser oil and it makes the whole house smell incredible! Also you should try the bath oils - I think the fragrance with them stays at lot longer, because they absorb into the skin a bit more. :)

maya said...

Nice products. I love Victoria Secret scents. Enjoy your goodies! xx

Get Gawjus! said...

@The Neemly - It sounds delish. Will definitely try it next time I'm in store :)

Shanaya Sinner said...

Gr8 Picks girl. Love all the Victoria's secret mist :D
xoxo <3





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Sheefa. 29. London. Spamming the web with ramblings on hair, eye shadow, skincare & cosmetic hoarding in general since 2008. Grab a cuppa and kick back!
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