Showing posts with label The Body Shop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Body Shop. Show all posts

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Body Shop Body Butter in British Rose

Last February, The Body Shop launched one of their famous range, the British Rose which is organically grown in the farm of England, in this collection they have a body butter, body mist, body scrub, oil, soap & a perfume. Actually this range was first launched in 2016 & it was a perfect timing to launch it here in time for Valentine's Day. Of all the products included in this range, I only chose the body butter. I've been using their body butter in Olive and their body scrub in Mango for a long time (an avid fan too) so, when they released British Rose in their collection of body butter I bought one in a heartbeat without any second thoughts.

The Body Shop British Rose Body Butter

One of my favorite scent is roses so, if you are into roses this one is for you. At first, I thought this has a strong rose scent but when I smell from their one of the testers, I was surprise to smell a very light musky rose scent. Not like those rose scented grandma's but a modern musky rose scent.

The texture is light & smooth, a little different from their other body butters. The end result after you applied it on your skin, it leaves a glowy finish. It's good for normal to dry skin without ever feeling so sticky.

Net Weight : 200 ml

Overall, I love TBS body butter in British Rose. I have found another holy grail aside from my favorite Olive Body Butter & Glazed Apple Body Butter. I hope this is also included in their permanent range because I love to try the other products included in this collection like the perfume & body scrub.

How about you? Have you tried the products in the British Rose collection? Would love to hear what you think.


Mary Ann

Sunday, February 12, 2017

What's in My Everyday Makeup Bag & Loving Lately? A 2 in 1 post. . .

Hi, everyone! It's been a while since I have been an MIA lately. And now, I'm trying to at least do a blog post every other day. 
Now, I would like to show you the makeup I've been using at the moment. So, let's get started shall we?

What's in My Makeup Bag?

Here's the makeup bag that I have. A collegue of mine gave this to me as a Christmas gift last year.

Here are the makeup products that I use everyday as of the moment. A mixture of cream & powder  products. Sometimes I use powder products, sometimes just cream products or sometimes both (cream first then set them with powder products).

First off, my face is already cleansed so, I toned my face with my favorite toner - Eskinol with a cotton square pad.

Then, with my moisturizer Olay total effects, a two pumps & a pump & a half of the MAC face & body foundation. I love this foundation, it has a light to medium coverage - it's a build-able product. 

I applied Nivea lip balm to prepped my lips before applying my lipstick of the day.

On my under eye, I applied my Egyptian Magic & ELF daily moisture stick for more moisturizer because I do have a very dry under eye area.

On my eye lids, I prepped it with NYX eyeshadow base in white. I love this so much, it helps my dark eye lids to brighten my lids up hence, you see my much love of it sad to say NYX discontinued this :(

Since, I do have a very oily eye lids I applied my eye primer either the Urban decay primer potion that you can check my post HERE or Jordana eye base which I did a review HERE

Sometimes, it depends on my mood & how much time I have or if I am in a hurry, I would apply MAC paint pot in Soft ochre which I have posted in My Top Fave HERE.

Next, I will apply a highlight on either a cream highlight which is ELF Shimmering facial whip in Spotlight (guys, this is freaking FAN-TAS-TIC drugstore product. A little goes a long, long way with this gem!) or powder highlight which you will see later on this post.

Then, for my blush - cream blush in MAC creme blend blush in Something Special. This have a beautiful soft coral shade, this is so pigmented. I use a stippling brush to apply this on my cheeks.

For my cream contour, I love this bronzing cream from Bourjois, aside from being pigmented it has a chocolate scent - yummy! I also have a post on this HERE & HERE.

For my under eye corrector because of my dark under eye areas, I use City Color Photo Chic Dark Spot Corrector which I have a review post HERE.

For my facial concealment, I use one of my favorite concealer that I lately I just discovered a few months ago. Catrice Cover Stick Concealer that I have done a review HERE.

Then, I set my under eye corrector with Ben Nye Banana powder that I put some on a little jar so save space on my makeup bag.

For my bronzer, I use The Body Shop baked bronzer in warm glow, putting on the top of my cheek bones, across the nose, across my forehead or where the sun would hit for a beautiful healthy glow.

Physician's Formula Happy Booster in Natural which sad to say, I accidentally dropped it & it cracked to pieces so I had to depot it & put it on a sifting jar :( for my blush powder.

For my contour & highlight I use my Sleek Makeup face contour in Light. 

For my eye lids I either use Catrice Single Eyeshadow in My First Copperware Plate (shown above, which by the way a good dupe for the famous MAC Satin Taupe) or Maybelline Silken Taupe (shown below).

Then, because I want my eyes to stand out behind my glasses, I need it to be brighter so, I add Essence eye shadow in Party All Night which is a shimmering gold taupe-y shade that has a beautiful pearl finish. 

Then, I applied with a fluffy brush the mid-tone grayish brown in the Maybelline Trio shadows in Almond Truffles to smooth out the edges & as my transition shade.

I have a very scarce, thin eye lashes & I don't wear mascara often because when I try to remove it with my eye makeup remover, I have a lash or two fall outs & I can't risk losing more right? So, I use a gel liner that makes an illusion of dark & thick lashes. *wink, wink* I love using MAC fluidline in Local Wares - a dark olive brown shade which I love! A perfect shade for an everyday use. 


Now, I want a more brighter eyes behind my eyeglasses & this eyeliner also added a bonus for more brighter eyes! I use this two (2) eyeliners, first I applied on my water line is Tony Moly Perfect Eyes Eyeliner in Tear Beige. Oh, how I love this champagne shade, it really makes your eyes brighten that an officemate of mine ask me to buy one for her. See how I love it? How short it is now & I am planning to buy a back up it's about to die hahaha.

Onto my brows, first I applied with Maybelline great lash clear mascara to tame it. Been using this for years I don't remember how many of this I have used up. 

Then, my all time favorite brow gel, one of my holy grail Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow pomade in Dark Brown. I do have a blog post of this beauty of a gem HERE.

After my brows, I like to but an under eye brow highlight & that is Catrice Eyebrow lifter, which is like the Benefit one. 

To set that, I applied NYX single eye shadow in Highlight which sad to say too, it's discontinued. Oh, why do my favorite beauty products being discontinued?! It's so stressful right? Just when you find your holy grail & then, BAM (!!!), they would remove it from their line.

For a more brighter under eye & to wipe off some eye shadow fall outs, I applied one of fave concealer, Revlon Age Defying in Pale, which I think Revlon have re-formulated it into Revlon Age Defying Targeted Dark Spot Concealer Treatment (click the name to show you how it looks like). 

What I love about this is, it's pigmented & it has an SPF on it & when in photo it doesn't give a white cast to it too! I wonder about their new formulation? 

I guess I have to set aside a budget on that one for comparison. 

Then, to set everything, I use ELF complexion perfection. Love it hence, you see my hit pan on it.

Then, setting my makeup with my holy grail setting spray The Vanilla & Co. Witch Hazel Beauty Tonic. 

Some beauty tools added in my makeup bag.

A stainless spatula

Another, a makeup sharpener that I bought from Nature Republic for my eyeliners.

And of course, in case of sudden events, for a more full coverage foundation - I have the sample size of Estee Lauder Double Wear which I got.

The next three (3) products are just a back up in case I finish up my setting powder for the under eyes & face.

The MAC MSFN in Light Plus.

And Collection (formerly called Collection 2000) lasting perfection in Light.

Everyday Minerals Finishing Dust in Sunlight. This is a dual purpose to me, it can be a setting under eye powder or a setting corrector.

So, it's been a long post but those are the things in my makeup bag. From time to time, I kind of change my cheek products & eye shadows but I guess it would be for a while because those are what I'm loving at the moment too! 

Wow, a 2 in 1 one blog post right?

What's in your makeup bag? Are they what you're loving lately too?

Thank you for dropping by!


Mary Ann

Friday, November 18, 2016

My Go-To Cure for Chapped Lips

Whenever the weather changes or some lipstick or lip balm products that I use & ending up not what they call here "hiyang" or in english suited to my skin. I get chapped lips. You know the feeling of very sore, very red & whenever you try to stretch your lips wide  or even just smile a bit, it hurts so bad right? 

One way of avoiding of having chapped lips naturally is to drink lots & lots of water or apply lip balms or lip butters to your lips before you go to sleep. Because of us experiencing harsh weather or what if we suddenly notice we are going to be having chapped lips during in the middle of the day or when you are on the go, what will you do? Of course, we can't avoid those situations right? 

Well, I have something to share with you that I've been using for years. It's my tried & tested product. 


The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care is a very moisturizing lip products for your lips plus it has an SPF of 15. I always apply this before I apply my lipstick for the day. I experienced chapped lips during a change in the weather. I admit I am not too much of a water drinker so, when I am experiencing chapped lips, it's worse & very bad believe me. My signs before having chapped lips is that they are peeling & before I knew it - chapped! I've tried a lot of lip balms but this one is a holy grail for me. A very effective product that with just 3 to 5 applications, my lips are healed.

So, have you tried The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care? 
Do you have your holy grail lip balms?

Thanks for stopping by.


Mary Ann

Monday, September 12, 2016

Please Let me linger longer to my fave Chocolate!

One of the things you'll learn while applying your eyeshadow is called the transition shade. Transition shade is a shade which is 1 to 2 tones darker than your normal skin tone of your eyelids. Before when I was starting venturing into makeup, I encountered difficulties finding a right shade that's 2 or less darker than my skin tone since I do have a very dark discoloration in my area or more specifically around my eyes. I also went through buying a couple of shadows thinking they are the one but after trying a couple of times they end up being piled in the corner of my makeup stash untouched & forgotten. Then, I found this little gem during the time I was makeup shopping (which by the way I love doing the most whenever I go to the mall hahaha)

The Body Shop colour crush in Chocolate linger. 

Packaging : Comes in a small transparent round compact which is good to see the shades immediately without going through opening each one by one just to look for a shade. 

Net weight : 1.5 g / 0.05 oz a little larger in size & weight compared to MAC eyeshadow which is 1.3 g / 0.04 oz

The Body Shop Colour Crush in Chocolate Linger is a light medium cool toned chocolate taupe brown.

In the pan it's a cool toned brown but when you swatched it, there's a warm toned that's emanated in the shadow though a little downside is that a little powdery so be careful of fall outs when applying it. I suggest you use a flat eyeshadow brush that has a short, stiff bristle & try to applying it by patting the shadow instead of swiping. 

A closer look at the swatch you can see clearly the powdery product.

What about you? Are you applying a transition shade? Do you have a particular shade? Love to know it.


Mary Ann

Disclaimer : I bought this with my own money. I am not paid, influenced nor affiliated with this company. Everything written here in my blog is in my honest opinion & point of view.