Hi there! I’m a big fan of The Body Shop store, although there isn’t one here in Peru. Thankfully my aunt who recently went to Spain was able to bring me these products. They’re only three, two of them which I have already used in the past. What I like the most about this brand that that it is cruelty free, something hard to find in my country.

Now, moving on to the products. First we have the Moringa Hand Cream. Besides keeping the hands moisturized, drying fast and not leaving a sticky sensation, can we talk about the scent? The first time I ever walked into The Body Shop was back in 2014, when I went on a trip to Europe. The section of body creams had the usual ingredients: coconut, strawberry, aloe vera, etc. When I spotted the word “Moringa” it caught me eye, so I tried it and let me tell you: it’s the BEST scent ever. Floral and subtly sweet, a bit hard to describe it without using positive adjectives.

Another product I absolutely recommend is the Argan Oil Spray for body and hair. Yes, it’s a two in one product, which is what I love the most. I normally apply the oil on my hair before going to bed. It smoothes the frizz over night, waking up to soft and manageable curls. What’s left on the palm of my hands, I just spread it over my arms and legs. Plus, it has a pleasant smell as well.

Finally, this is the first time I ever try their Matte Lip Liquid. I chose the color Windsor Rose 032. On their website, the rest of the colors seem to be too strong for my liking. However, once you apply it, it is not as pigmented as I thought it would be, so I kinda regret not going for a darker shade. As for the durability, it lasts for several hours, it won’t stain napkins once dried --but it still doesn’t beat Kylie’s matte lipstick. The positive side is that it keeps your lips moisturized, unlike Kylie’s that does make the lips dry after a couple of uses (at least in my case, which is why I only use Kylie’s matte lipstick once in awhile).

That would be all for now. I hope that sometime in the near future The Body Shop does open a store here in Lima, everytime I visit their website there are so many products that I wish to purchase. 'Til next time!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Haul: The Body Shop

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I started off the year reading Persuasion by Jane Austen. It’s the second book of hers that I read, the first one was Pride & Prejudice, which I greatly enjoyed. How could you not possibly end up loving Mr. Darcy? The reason why I decided to read Persuasion was because they mentioned it repeatedly in the movie The Lake House. While watching it with my mom for like the fifth time, I became persuaded to read such a captivating romance novel.

My book reviews are always quite general, I do not like to spoil it for anyone, so don’t worry! Let’s go straight to the point: do I recommend it? Absolutely. It’s the type of book that you need to read, period. While love and relationships in the 1800s had a very different dynamic than today’s, human feelings will always remain same. What I personally enjoyed the most was the way in which the context and characters were portrayed. With Jane Austen’s writings, you can get real insights into how the common/everyday life was back then. People spoke so eloquently and politely. It’s a shame we as a society have lost that.

Persuasion’s main characters are Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth. They had met several years ago and had fallen deeply in love. However, they were too young, naive and easily influenced by others so they went separate ways. Fast forward to the present (or rather the date were the novel takes place), and due to external circumstances --or destiny, whatever you wanna call it -- they meet again. Will they continue where they left off? Or will the broken hearts be unable to mend?

I won’t tell, you’ll have to find out on your own :)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Book Review: Persuasion

Hi there! Today I will be sharing some of the beauty products I've been loving lately. Let's start off with the Estée Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator. I know it's a rather expensive product, it wasn't even mine actually. It was my mom's but since she never used it, she gave it to me instead. It covers up dark circles in a subtle way, unlike other illuminators that are too obvious and have a cakey effect. Not to mention, the tip is cool. So even though I don't apply the illuminator everyday, I like to leave the tip resting under my eyes for a few seconds. It reduces puffiness immediately. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Beauty Favorites

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I recently found out about the Reason, Season or Lifetime theory/poem. (I know, I know, where have I been all this time? Under a rock? Well, no -- at work actually). The first time I read about it was in an article from Hello Giggles, Sophia Bush mentioned the concept in an interview. Anyway, I thought it was an interesting topic because it’s true. It states that people come into our lives for either three different motives:

  • Reason: You encounter someone for a brief period. Whether it's good or bad, the relationship doesn't last long and the whole purpose is for you to learn a lesson. 
  • Season: Though it's said to be short term, I see it rather mid term, since it can last up to years. This person will play a role in defining your personality.  
  • Lifetime: The name says it all, they will be in your life for many years. It can be a friend, a partner or a family member. 

Now, I personally believe that this not only applies to people, but to situations in general. Life has different stages, where you go through certain moments that define you. These moments are not limited to human relations, but the context as a whole plays an important part. From attending college, to a part-time job or even a simple stroll in the park. You reflect and learn from experiences, some that you may face entirely on your own.

That would be all for now, 'til next time! 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Reason, Season or Lifetime

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