TBS Smoky Rose & Shea perfumes review

Hey! After a long time I am back with TBS stuff 😀 I did a haul from there recently and haven’t reviewed it all yet, so here goes! In the past few years I have become very sensitive to smells. Most strong scents annoy my system and I start feeling sick or develop a mild head ache. Moreover with age I feel ones taste in fragrance also changes, rather develops! I have started to understand that I am drawn to warm, woody, nutty fragrances. So, today I am reviewing such fragrance that I came across only by chance.

The Body Shop: White Musk Smoky Rose Body Mist –

To be absolutely honest I am not a fan of most fragrances offered by The Body Shop (TBS). For me majority of them seem like strong citrus-y/ fruity smells but sometimes they do come up with gems like this. I was rearching about a limited edition range called “Love etc.” One of my friend suggested that I try out Smokey Rose because it is similar. I tried it on my wrist and surprisingly I kept on sniffing it for the rest of the day.

Product Claims: This sensually seductive fragrance mist opens with an elegant fusion of bergamot, pink pepper and blackcurrant, before rising to a floral-musky heart. Layer with other White Musk Smoky Rose products to build the fragrance. Sensual, seductive, floral musk. Cruelty-free musk

Cost: 1195INR for 100ml

In this range they offer a EDP, EDT, Body Mist, Oil, Lotion and Shower Gel. I chose the Body Mist because I like it light and airy.

It starts out strong and lightens through the day. The Tobacco Flower stands out among other ingredients and I guess that is the only reason why I ended up liking it so much. Lasts quite long (6-7 hours) on the skin and on the fabrics, does not stain either. It makes for a great everyday fragrance. I guess it can be further intensified if one likes a cloud of perfume around them, but two spritz is enough for my sensitive nose. The Smoky Rose Range looks promising, I hope they don’t discontinue it too soon.

Pros:

Priced well

Long lasting

Classy Fragrance

Medium Intensity

Cons:

Glass Bottle- not travel friendly.

You can easily buy it from Here

The Body Shop Shea Body Mist-

I noticed they had a lot of new body mists in different scents – Strawberry, Coconut, Satsuma, Moringa and so many others. Shea is one scent that I love in most perfumes. I was bored of the fruity strawberry smell and I had too much of vanilla stuffs. SO I decided to pick a altogether different one this time.

This is the another one and i love this fragrance.

Cost: Rs. 645/- for 100 ml

It sprays a very fine mist and can be used lightly if you are going to work and a little more liberally if it’s a casual day out. The effect is sweet, yet spicy, and very warm. Would be good for an evening out. The shea essence is very concentrated in this body mist, so it’s good for those who love its scent.

What I love about this body mist is that the shea part of it is pretty strong, but the overall effect when you wear it is subtle, and it smells divine. Shea butter has been known for its calming and de-stressing effects.

Pros:

Lovely shea butter fragrance.

Not too overpowering.

Sprays just the right amount.

Cons:

Frankly, can’t think of any other than the glass packaging!

Buy it from Here

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Your strongest muscle and your worst enemy is your mind.Train it well!

Train your mind to have better results and to create new possibilities.

If obstacles, conflicts or difficulties are present in your life, this article can help you. Take a few minutes to observe your experiences. Are you living a challenge that you do not know how to overcome? Do you want to have better quality of relationships? Does life seem too complicated? Well it’s time for you to take hold of the greatest resource you have, your mind.

The mind, your worst enemy or your best ally. It’s up to you!

I leave here two similes to illustrate how the mind works. It’s like the lens of a camera that you focus manually. Then, you decide at will what you want to focus on, and according to that, you will produce experiences and relationships. If, for example, you want silver platform shoes, suddenly you start to see them everywhere. It is not that before they were not, it is that your interest in them makes you see them, because you have focused your mind on that article.

On the other hand, imagine a radio and try to tune into a station. Your thoughts are what make you find that station that corresponds to your belief system. That is, if you think: men cheat, guess what man you will choose to establish a relationship? It’s not that there are no other types of men, only that those ideas that you have are what make you connect with certain types of people and experiences. Of course, no one in their right mind wants to connect with experiences and people that bring us pain. Then why do they happen?

The biggest challenge is that the focus of that lens that is your mind in most cases is not manual (at will). Your mind also attends to your unconscious thoughts, that is, you do not know or you do not realize they are there. These are thoughts stored in your unconscious, instilled at home or those that come from society. The worst thing is that they are negative in general and you have made them yours! So, one of the ways to improve your life is through having higher quality thoughts. So your mind becomes your best ally…

5 Surprising Uses of Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Ayruvedic medicine to remedy illnesses, including the flu and indigestion. The fragrant spice contains calcium, fiber, iron and manganese, and within its bark are healing essential oils. When organic ground cinnamon is combined with ingredients such as olive oil and brown sugar, it can make for quite the homemade beauty recipe. Here are five surprising uses for cinnamon.

1. Lip plumper. You don’t have to go the cosmetic surgery route to get a plump pout like Angelina Jollie. Simply apply a little Vaseline onto your lips and gently pat a pinch of cinnamon on top. Rub the mixture on for a few seconds and then allow it to sit for a minute. You will feel a slight tingly sensation from the spice — never apply dry cinnamon directly to your skin as it can cause irritation. Add another coat of Vaseline and you’ll have much fuller lips.

2. Anti-acne face mask. Get down and dirty to your pores with a homemade acne treatment made out of 3 tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon. Whip into a thick paste that will resemble chocolate and smooth onto your face. The cinnamon will stop the acne-causing bacteria, and the honey will work to reduce redness and restore moisture. Leave on for about ten minutes (or until it starts to burn), then wash off and pat face dry.

3. Hair growth treatment. Hair loss can be a horrific experience no matter the cause. One way to stimulate hair growth while giving your scalp some TLC is by using a weekly cinnamon mask. (Be sure to consult with a doctor before trying this alternative treatment, especially if you have a sensitive scalp.)

Mix two tablespoons of cinnamon and honey into a half cup of warm olive oil. Add one egg to thicken the mask. Comb the solution through wet hair and set for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash out with a shampoo.

4. Breath freshener. Got bad breath? Chew on a few cinnamon sticks or gargle with warm cinnamon water to sweeten things up.

5. Dry skin scrub. No one likes to walk around with “alligator skin.” To slough away dead skin cells and restore shine and softness, consider this do it yourself scrub made out of sea salt, almond oil, olive oil, honey and ground cinnamon.

Has this convinced you to add cinnamon to your weekly beauty regimen?

How to feel golden and blissful!

Fun with Philosophy

These are some points that I think can make anyone a happy, ecstatic and better person living a happier life 🙂

1. Always have a smile on your face. This is one of the best qualities to have in a person. Don’t let little things irritate you. Have optimism. When things go wrong, have hope and smile. Besides, there is always at least one reason to smile. Find it. As the quote goes, everyday might not be good but there is something good in everyday. Also, when you don’t smile and are in a really irritated mood, people around you like your family also get irritated. Rather infect the world with your smile and the world will smile with you. 🙂

2. Don’t waste time fighting/arguing over little things. Before starting a verbal fight with someone, just ask yourself one question – is this even important? The conclusion you will…

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How to apply perfect and long-lasting Mascara

Mascara is one thing that every girl needs to have in her makeup bag. It can make you go from drab and dull to dashing in an instant. And eye makeup is never complete without a swipe of the mascara.

Try these different ways of applying mascara:

Avoid clumps: To prevent clumping of the mascara, move your wand in quick horizontal moves while the application, such that the strokes separate your lashes from each other.

Open up your eyes: For a wide-eyed look, don t just apply to the outer edge of your lashes. Start applying from the very root and move your wand straight up till the tip of your lashes.Want to get thicker and longer lashes? Try these tips.

Dust some powder on your eyelashes: To make your mascara remain in place for a long time, and also give the false eyelash effect , apply some translucent powder on your lashes after applying the first coat. Now put on the second coat and see the magic for yourself. Your lashes will look amazingly intense, long and voluminous, just like false lashes! Have a problem with removing mascara? Try this natural way of mascara removal.


Daily beauty tip: 10 smart ways to apply mascara perfectly

When you dip in your wand after opening up new mascara, you are bound to have excess liquid on the wand. Wipe it off on a tissue and then apply your first coat.

To thicken your lashes, apply one light coat of mascara, brush on some translucent powder on the upper lashes carefully and move to the second coat.

Alternatively, you could brush your dry mascara through some translucent or baby powder and dip into the liquid. This will ensure instant volume.

Another way to thicker lashes is by coating them both sides.

Apply the regular mascara, followed by a waterproof one. This makes it last longer and is easier to clean up later.

For a natural finish, apply your mascara holding the wand vertically. The horizontal way of holding it is better for thicker volumised lashes.

Want to make your eyes look wider? Start using mascara from the tip of your lashes and proceed through lightly.

Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara.

I prefer this Maybelline colossal mascara which comes in two types-waterproof and washable, so you can choose accordingly. It adds volume to your lashes and makes them appear fuller without clumping even when you apply 2-3 coats. It opens up your eyes and makes them appear bigger too. The bristle of the wand make the application easy and the consistency is also good. You can buy it from here.

More questions? Simply leave them in the comments below! Thankyou !

Gratitude: Your complete guide to Living a Fulfilled, Positive Life

Gratitude

Often, it’s that full and happy feeling we get when things go really well in our lives.

It comes with a sense of peace and maybe with an idea that we finally did something to deserve the gift we’ve been given.

We’ve probably all experienced that kind of gratitude at some point in our life. But what if it could mean more than that for you?

There’s evidence to suggest that being grateful, despite your circumstances can improve every single area of your life, and actually brings in more things to be grateful for.

The universe listens when you express it, and responds by providing you with more things to be grateful for.

4 Benefits of gratitude

1. Relationships

Relationships play an important role in every person’s life.

The support systems we build around us say a lot about our attitudes and perspectives. We attract like minded people into our support circles, so experiencing gratitude positively impacts us.

When someone reaches out to you in a time of need, the best support is to help them refocus their perspective towards being grateful. The study revealed that this action makes them feel more loved.

2. Career and Life Goals

Our career and life goals are the direction that path leads toward. We need others to help us along that path, but ultimately, we choose which direction to walk in. So, how does gratitude help us move forward down that road?

One way gratitude can help you further your goals is by shifting your perspective to realize how far you’ve already come.

If you’re feeling stuck or far-behind in your life goals, try refocusing your vision on the past instead of the future.

See the challenges you’ve overcome and the incredible qualities you posses that led you here.

Once you truly see those things, watch how your motivation to continue increases.

3. Physical Health

It impacts your physical health by improving major functions in your body like lowering blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, improving your sleep and even helping you live longer.

scientific studies have proven that gratitude works like a great medicine.

Another way it can impact your health is by changing your attitude and motivating you to make healthier choices. Like we discussed earlier, it changes your perspective and helps you see what you’re capable of and how far you’ve come.

When you apply this to exercise or eating healthy, just imagine the incredible positive impacts it can have on your health.

4. Mental Health

Finally, the biggest way gratitude affects your life is by improving your mental health.

Of course, the state of your mental health directly impacts everything in your life.

If you’re anxious, your life will be negatively impacted by limiting behaviors.

If you’re depressed, the same thing will occur.

What you think influences what you feel, and what you feel influences what you do.

Gratitude, even when it’s tough

When all is going really well, it’s easy to practice gratitude, but that ease can disappear as soon as tragedy or misfortune strikes.

This is why it’s important to make gratitude a habit right now.

I hope this article demonstrates that gratitude is a bright shining light that eliminates shadows and darkness.

If you being implementing a daily practice, right now – today – you will make it easier on yourself to find that light when things become difficult.

Gratitude is magic, and you’ve already got everything you need to start practicing it right now. 🙂