Japanese Cherry Blossom Perfume Oil | The Body Shop

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Hi Lovelies,

One of my most favorite range from Scents of The World by The Body Shop is the Japanese Cherry Blossom range (followed by Madagascan Vanilla Flower). After trying and absolutely adoring everything from this range I came across this adorable jar of Japanese Cherry Blossom Perfume Oil is a very interesting way. It happened when one of my close friends stepped into my office wearing this lovely fragrance. Since I'm a big admirer of bold fragrance (and this being a perfume oil) I couldn't stop asking her what fragrance she was wearing. Out came the cutest little bottle with pink tag around the neck. I said to myself if I loved Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist I would definitely adore this one too which was me trying to persuade myself in a way for the purchase. So when I went to purchase Moringa Body Butter I went ahead and got this tiny one too for myself.

Japanese Cherry Blossom Perfume Oil by The Body Shop
Japanese Cherry Blossom Perfume Oil by The Body Shop

Scents of The World Collection was launched by The Body Shop to capture the exotic scents from around the globe. Previously when I purchased Japanese Cherry Blossom range I couldn't resist the romantic, captivating fragrance of cherry blossom - Sakura. The beauty of this delicate flower has always inspired me. So much so that I had used its images as background of my blog too. Cherry trees in full bloom are a mesmerising sight and so is the Japanese Cherry Blossom Perfume Oil. It comes in a small 15ml jar clear jar with a cute pink cherry blossom tag which confirms its alcohol-free nature. Its a concentrated perfume oil infused with the fragrance of Japanese cherry blossoms. You do not need a lot rather just a bit on the right places especially the pulse points.

Before I go ahead and share how wonderful an experience purchasing this little jar was I want to share a funny (really?) incident. For the post photos I thought it would be better to take photos outdoors in my garden. Sun was out and the weather was pleasant making it a perfect day for photographs. I was trying my best to place the bottle in different corners to get a nice, clear photograph. One of the walls of my garden is fully covered with creepers and makes a great location for such photos (check this post!). Hence I placed the bottle there and *click click click*. Now as I was trying to move it around a bit to shoot from different angles it fell off the wall out in the street. Would you even believe it if I'd tell you I searched for it for hours literally! Under those piles of crisp leaves, under the neighbours car, behind trees, around the garden, inside, outside - the bottle was 'nowhere' to be found. Nobody could have taken it away as the street was empty. It could not have fell too far out as the wall is hardly five feets tall. Out of desperation and because I was only in the middle of the photoshoot, I asked my mom, sister, aunt to help me out so all four of us were searching for it. My brother, dad and uncle also joined the hunt but to no avail. 'The bottle mysteriously disappeared' as I'd like to call it before I officially started using it. Haha..

Japanese Cherry Blossom Perfume Oil by The Body Shop
 Had a great fall..?

Nevertheless, it's only a matter of purchasing a new one on my next visit to the store. I may have lost the bottle but I cannot forget the fragrance. It was like an escape to Japan with cherry blossoms. I would like to call it a beautiful, romantic fragrance with a captivating blend of floral and hinoki wood accords inspired by a spring day in Kyoto or for that matter all the possible locations known for Sakura in Japan. Did you know that cherry blossoms only bloom for a week!? Also that spring time in Japan is magical as the land is filled with these pink blooms between late March and mid April. People from around the world come to see this pink flower blanket the country in soft, colorful splendor. So next time you or a friend asks for an advice for that perfect romantic destination abroad tell them to visit Japan during spring time and take along Japanese Cherry Blossom Perfume Oil to complete the package.

Which one of the range from  from The Body Shop Scents of The World collection you like the most?
Let me know why you like it.

Purchase online @ £ 7.00
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Romantic Reads

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Hi lovelies,

Valentine's Day might be over but "love is on the air". While you might have had your share of Valentine's Day dinner and lunch dates, strawberries and champagne, everything heart shaped, lovely lingerie and what not, romance has filled the air and hearts of everyone. What better way to keep it going than a romantic read.

I managed to pick my TOP FIVE favorite books and thought of sharing these with you. If you have already read any of these how did you find them? Do drop in your comments.

1. How To Fall In Love
by Cecelia Ahern
Available on Amazon @ £ 6.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Fall-Love-Cecelia-Ahern/dp/000735049X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392571114&sr=1-1&keywords=how+to+fall+in+love
She has just two weeks. Two weeks to teach him how to fall in love - with his own life. Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together one late night, when Christine is crossing the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin. Adam is there, poised, threatening to jump. Adam is desperate - but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His 35th birthday is looming and she bets him that before then she can show him that life is worth living. Against the ticking of the clock, the two of them embark on wild escapades, grand romantic gestures and some unlikely late night outings. Slowly, Christine thinks Adam is starting to fall back in love with his life. But is that all that's happening...? A novel that makes you laugh, cry and appreciate life.
 
 
 
2. A Lover's Dictionary: A Love Story in 185 Definitions
by David Levithan
Available on Amazon @ £ 5.59
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lovers-Dictionary-Love-Story-Definitions/dp/0007377991/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392571761&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Lover%27s+Dictionary%3A+A+Love+Story+in+185+Definitions
How does one talk about love? We are all beginners when it comes to love, from those tentative first dates to learning how to live with, or without, someone. David Levithan's A Lovers Dictionary starts where we all once started - with the alphabet. Constructing the story of a relationship as a dictionary, Lavithan explores the intimacy and works of love through his nameless narrator, to paint a moving portrait of love through everyday words. Cleverly using the confines of language to provide an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being part of a couple, Levithan gives us an indelible and deep moving portrait of love in our time.
 
 
 
3. The Map of Love
by Ahdaf Soueif
Available on Amazon @ £ 7.49
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Map-Love-Ahdaf-Soueif/dp/0747545634/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392573283&sr=1-1&keywords=the+map+of+love
In 1900 Lady Anna Winterbourne travels to Egypt where she falls in love with Sharif, an Egyptian nationalist utterly committed to his country's cause. A hundred years later, Isabel Parkman, an American divorcee and descendant of Anna and Sharif, goes to Egypt, taking with her an old family trunk, inside which are found notebooks and journals which reveal Anna and Sharif's secret.



4. Me Before You
By Jojo Moyes
Available on Amazon @ £ 3.50
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Me-Before-You-Jojo-Moyes/dp/0718157834/ref=zg_mg_88_4
Lou Clark knows a lot of things. She knows how many footsteps are there between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing that what's coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor know his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels so small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.



5. Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus
by John Gray
Available on Amazon @ £ 8.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Men-Mars-Women-From-Venus/dp/0007899084/ref=pd_cp_b_0
In 1900 last but not the least, the book that helped millions of people transform their relationship. Now viewed as a modern classic this phenomenal book has helped men and women realise how different they really are and how to communicate their needs in such a way that conflict doesn't arise and intimacy is given every chance to grow.
 
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Next to you..
is my favorite place to be.
 
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lucky in love!

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Valentines Day Wedding Theme

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Looking to make your wedding truly romantic?

What could be better or more romantic than having it on the Valentines Day! With special details your Valentines Day wedding theme can reflect the romance of your love story.

Since Reds & Pinks are the official colors of Lovers' Day, try incorporating these in your wedding without overdoing it. Look for aspirations from your own love story, how you met, where you met. On your reception create room for romance by using a lot of candle light and linen with silky sheen finish. Throw some faux fur pillows for the lounge or snack bar to create a comfy, cosy ambiance. Splashes of soft pink light will definitely warm up your surroundings. Roses are the flowers of Valentines but if you do not wish to go for Roses all around Amaryllis can be dramatic and gorgeous at the same time. Red Calla Lillies and Cockscomb can equally wonderful! Same goes for your wedding bouquet. When it comes to selecting your cake get as creative as you can. I love these cakes loaded with adorable hearts. It's more than likely that your first dance song will be a love song. But to keep the mood romantic all night long ask the invited couples to share their first dance songs and compile a playlist to honor your guests too.

Keeping all this in mind, I picked a few of my favorite photos from my Pinterest board: Wedding Ideas that I know you would love!

Enjoy! xoxo

Valentines Day Wedding Theme
Valentines Day Wedding Theme
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Valentines Day Wedding Theme
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Valentines Day Wedding Theme
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Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen | Neutrogena

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Hey everyone,

It took me ages to get in terms with the fact that "everyone MUST wear sunscreen" to protect themselves from sun damage. I was told by my dermatologist that nothing can make my skin appear better if I do not combine it with a sun block. It is an absolute must for you if you really care about how your skin appears. UVB rays penetrate the outer layer of skin and cause damage to skin cells as well as sunburns whereas UVA rays contribute to premature signs of ageing including fine lines and wrinkles. Once I absolutely realized that I started my search for sun blocks.

Admit that you hate sunblock! Don't you? So do I. The sticky-oily texture along with a ghost-white effect on the face makes it a terrible thing. The search for a perfect sunscreen is ( I thought) impossible until I came across Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen. Neutrogena is one of my most trusted brands. When I saw this over the counter I thought it was worth a try. Even though my previous sunscreen was recommended by my dermatologist I did not feel like repurchasing it. Instead I wanted to try something new and better. Hence, I did the needful that too in SPF 100+ :)

Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen by Neutrogena
Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen by Neutrogena
Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen by Neutrogena

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen is part of the Ultra Sheer range by NeutrogenaPowerful, Water Resistant & Ultra Light is how this range describes itself. Too good to be true until off course you actually try it out. It comes in an ombre blue and white tube packaging with a sturdy light blue cap. I always appreciate tube packaging more than jar packaging for hygienic reasons. Plus this also gives you more control on how much product you need for application. The cream is white in color and the texture definitely looks and feels light. It's infused with a soft, fresh scent.

I apply it evenly all over my face and to be very honest for my skin type (combination) it works like a moisturizer. The application goes on easily and absorbs effortlessly. Before I apply my foundation I give it a minute or two to let it settle in my skin which makes it almost invisible on the skin. Once I'm done with foundation and a bit of powder (is that okay?) trust me I don't feel for a minute that I'm wearing sunscreen. I personally think that is the best thing Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen does. Its non-shiny finish is a result of Dry-Touch Technology which is an oil free formula. It leaves a non greasy, matte finish so that your skin is shine free. What else can you wish for?

Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen by Neutrogena

The reason I chose SPF 100+ (Sun Protection Factor) is because this is what has been recommended to me but you can also go for lower SPFs. It is important to select a broad spectrum UVB/UVB protection since both harm your skin. For my skin SPF 100+ offers the highest combined UVB/UVB protection and proven to protect skin from over 99%  of sunburn damage. It makes sense since summers in my part of the world is unbelievably hot and bright! And no matter how hard you try you cannot avoid the sun at all times. Another facts that makes Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen one of the best sunscreens out there is its non-whitening and water-resistant qualities. All of you who regularly wear sunscreen are familiar with the ghost-effect that sunscreens give to your face. Thankfully this is not the case with Dry-Touch Technology. Furthermore, a lot of Neutrogena suncare products come with Helioplex - a breadth of stabilized sunscreen technologies that deliver superior protection from the sun. All these factors make this product a must-have for ultimate sun protection.

Here you go. I no longer have an excuse of not wearing a sunscreen. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen is an essential part of my everyday skincare regime. If you happen to come across this product I strongly recommend that you give it a try and see the results for yourself. 

Which is you favorite sunscreen at the moment and why?
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