The Body Shop: Bloggers Event * Scents of The World * Review

This is another The Body Shop friendly blog! In other words, I love love love this brand!

When The Body Shop invited me to the bloggers event (5.9.2012) I did everything to be there! I traveled all over Athens(what a drama queen!) but I was there!!! Oh! And I had a great partner with me: Mr.Little Feet! Yes, I am a crazy mom/beauty blogger and I went with my little boy.

As you can imagine, I wasn’t able to handle camera, baby and all those amazing products I wanted to try, so NO PHOTOS! Bad beauty blogger, bad! If you would like to see images and read more about the event, I suggest you to visit the following blogs:
Natalie’s blog
Marie’s blog (Look! I am in the photo!!! lol)
Sissi’s blog
and if you search a little bit, I am sure you’ll find more posts about it.

During the event, the collection that really captured my attention was Scents of The World, the new natural perfume collection composed of 100% organic alcohol and precious natural extracts, hand-picked and harvested with care, collected from various parts of the world.

Let me introduce you to these five new scents:

Amazonian Wild Lily, an oasis of fresh lilies in the Amazon; with iris, orchid, papaya and Brazilian lilies.

Atlas Mountain Rose, a fresh blend of citrus, spices and rose extracts.

Indian Night Jasmine, with notes of sandalwood, violet leaf and orange blossom.

Japanese Cherry Flower, gentle and romantic, is created of Fuji apple, magnolia and cherry blossom.

Madagascan Vanilla Flower, with amber, frangipani and vanilla.

This collection has also a… playful part! We have the option to create our own unique scent by blending two together.

The Body Shop Scents of the World are available in 50ml Eau de Toilette, 100ml Fragrance Mist, 250ml Body Lotion, 250ml Shower Gel and 15ml Perfume Oil.

My favorite one is Madagascan Vanilla Flower. I have the perfume oil and is MY scent! Warm, sweet, sensual, feminine. I love its oriental scent. The floral accords aren’t strong enough, but that doesn’t bother me at all because I don’t like floral scents. It is very linear and straightforward; what you smell when you apply it, is what it will be till the end. Long lasting; I’ve been asked about my fragrance after 24h of wearing it.
I like to apply just a drop behind my neck before going to sleep. I love sleeping and waking up with this smell. It makes my day!

Is it a dupe?
It reminds me of Christian Dior’s Hypnotic Poison and I;ve read that many bloggers think the same. Is it a dupe? Maybe…I think it’s better that the Hypnotic Poison. And costs less. What do you think?

Have you tried any of these new fragrances? Do you like them? Which one is your favorite?

Let me know, beauties!

Kisses, 
Korina

Disclaimer: The Madagascan Vanilla Flower was given to me for free at The Body Shop Bloggers Event. I am not paid to try it or review it. This is my honest opinion.
Special Thanks to Dimitra Kaldi, The Body Shop Greece Marketing & Communication Manager, for inviting me to that great event and offering me some amazing products.

ESSIE Fall 2012 Collection- STYLENOMICS

Autumn is nearly here and I don’t feel ready to welcome it. I don’t want the rain to start, I don’t want to wear cardigans and leave my sandals in the closet for the next nine months. But what can I do?
A mani seems to be a great idea. I can get ready for the new season with an autumn manicure. What should I choose? Something from Stylenomics, the new Essie collection, of course!

Stylenomics (stahyl-NoM-iks), noun: opulent color that lends an upscale look without breaking the bank. 

Profound green plays the role of black beautifully this season, creating a glorious counterpoint to striking red and lush burgundy. Austerity measures be damned, miss fancy pants always keeps it classy with graceful greige. Take a tip from the crush-worthy head mistress who whips everything into shape, without skirting the issue. It’s an ambitious wardrobe of color that’s sure to inspire every recessionista. 

(from Essie’s press release)

Miss Fancy Pants– refined, chic greige
Recessionista– millionheires magenta
Stylenomics– on the money opulent green
Head Mistress– bold, in charge and direct red
Don’t Sweater It– a warm, cozy and creamy mauve
Skirting The Issue– an exquisite, fashionable burgundy wine

I love all the colors of the new collection. I think I am gonna try Stylenomics and Don’t Swear It. 
The collection will be available from September.
Which shade is your favorite? Would you like to try any of these new nail polishes?

Kisses beauties!
Korina

FOLLOW ME