Best Of 2016 Beauty – Part 1

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Just 1 more sleep to hit the beginning of 2017 and I can’t believe with my own eyes that this year went so quick as a splash of light and when it comes to beauty side, I learnt a lot on more of natural skin care and saying No! No! to sulphates and parabens. Having completed 2 years of blogging, it totally transformed my way of thinking about beauty and each day has been such a learning curve from blogging and also, from the great friendly bloggers too and so, on this occasion, I want to thank all supporting bloggers who gave me tremendous strength to keep going with the good work. With talk aside, let me jump into the best of 2016 beauty – part 1 and so, roll up your sleeves and stay tuned!

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Skin care is the most important ritual that I followed religiously twice a day all throughout the year non-stop and it really paid off well leaving my skin extremely supple and having a healthily balanced skin at the same time. Meanwhile, I would sincerely recommend anyone to invest in some good skin care essentials as it is such a game changer.

First of all, let me start with Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant which is such a real multi-tasker that one should have. Whether as a face mask or in-flight moisturiser, this is one miracle product that acts a skin barrier that can be used for all kinds of season.

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Another great brand for skin care series is Clinique and skin care is not complete without it and for more information, **CLICK HERE**.

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Thanks to Korean beauty who have introduced serum as a staple component in our daily skin care regime and a special thanks to Estee Lauder, who made an exponential serum debut to the western world and their Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II has become my all time favourite.

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Hyaluronic Acid is one of the common ingredient that is used in Korean beauty and special HA serum from OZ Naturals is my best pick on morning skin care routine. Want to know more,  then **CLICK HERE**.

 

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I always love a good quality cleansing fluid and Lancome has literally nailed with their Galateis Douceur Facial Cleansing Fluid.

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Exfoliation is an important process in a cult-favourite skin care routine and having a smooth and polished legs is another ultimate thing and to make this dream come true, then **CLICK HERE** to know more.

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My latest find in body care is Neal’s Yard Remedies almond oil and I massage it everyday after shower and to be honest, it works wonders and it is totally non-greasy in texture and it sinks into skin right away. And, I always love to have a good lip mask and this Kind Natured lip balm acts as a perfect lip mask as the content of manuka honey acts at its best and **CLICK HERE** to know more.

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TBS Piñata Colada fresh body sorbet is my ultimate hit for the whole of summer as this limited edition made a whirlpool moment in the whole of beauty blogger world.

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LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub has become an essential staple in my lip care routine and to check more, **CLICK HERE**.

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Having chapped lips? Then, try Elizabeth Arden Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15 which acts as an ideal lip care winter saviour. **CLICK HERE** to have a sneak peek.

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Are you looking for a cult favourite lip balm, then **CLICK HERE** to see more on Ted Baker Lip Balm.

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L’occitane is one of the great brands to try bath products and their verbena shower gel and repairing shampoo are my latest finds in hair care division. **CLICK HERE** to know more.

 

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Quality hair oil is an essential element to have a healthy looking silky hair and OGX argan oil of morocco completely nails it. **CLICK HERE** to know more.

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Nail care has become a great trend in 2016 and me not in exception either and to fulfil this, I always trust my Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter and to know more, then **CLICK HERE**.

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I have tried so many perfumes during this year and these are my current favourites.

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Best of 216 Beauty – Part 2 is coming soon and it covers makeup alone and so keep your eyes peeled.

Have you ever tried any of these products before? If so, then send me your amazing comments and as always, I would love to read them.

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August Beauty Empties.

L'occitane, L'occitane en provence, L'occitane verbana shower gel

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Yes, it is that time again. Having travelled a lot this month, I’ve managed to empty couple of products and I’m so glad to be back to blogging with this episode. Well, how was your holiday? And, what are all the places have you been to? Always remember to share your thoughts and I would be so pleased to read those amazing comments. Here, I will be discussing more about hair and bath products than to other beauty items and hence, stay tuned to read those luscious drop down product lists.

KMS California Silk Sheen Leave In Conditioner:

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This is such a miracle hair product and all you need to do is just apply onto towel dried hair and comb through your hair to detangle instantly and viola! the job is done and it works brilliant as well.

L’occitane Verbena Shower Gel & Repairing Shampoo:

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I can’t praise enough of L’occitane hair products and these two products are mere proof of their excellence quality while the former gives you the quintessential citrus scented aroma after shower whereas the latter comes as a hair saviour when your hair needs a bit of TLC. Moreover, with added factor of essential oils in both of these products, it always gives you a wise option to use.

Estee Lauder Beautiful EDP Spray:

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I really love the luxury fragrance that it brings in and the sensation that you could feel is like you’ve walked through thousands of flower beds on the Spring field and to add a little bit of twist, there comes a hint of wood flavour and spice mix to the end. All in all, this summer fragrance is a true winner.

Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive Day Cream:

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To be honest, I should say that I’ve used this product till its last drop and I’m proud enough to say that this is one of the drugstore products that works beyond its limit and it also has the goodness of grapeseed oil and licorice extract which helps to work along well with your normal/sensitive skin and on top of that, the beneficial factor of SPF also helps immensely well while you are out in the warm sunshine. Besides, if you are more interested and want to know further about how to get an instant BB cream (summer’s most essential beauty staple) using this product, then don’t forget to have a sneak peek right in here.

What products have you been using lately? Let me know about your thoughts into the comment section that is right below.

 

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My 10 Haircare Essentials For This Spring.

Tresemme, Garnier ultimate blends, charles Worthington salon home, Ogx argan oil of Morocco, Aussie 3 minute miracle, loccitane repairing shampoo, L'oreal element satin heat protectant styling spray, Kerastraight, VO5 extra body styling mousse

Even though those harsh winter chills are finally gone but still, breezy weather and poolside chemicals makes its own toll to our hair. Meanwhile, as we are finally residing onto warm Spring months, we all know about the fact that we all love to swim and also, splashing in water is one of the most played about sports for this season and hence, getting into a specific haircare regime is always a must. Besides, just as we take care of our skin twice daily, it is also important to follow a religious haircare routine as well and hence, stay tuned to see what’s in-store for.

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TRESemme 24 Hour Body Shampoo:

We all know that TRESemme is great in creating haircare products that are salon quality and their products are incredibly designed to help you achieve salon gorgeous hair everyday.

What is great about 24 hour body shampoo?

  • It builds up body to your hair
  • It has unique volume control complex and silk protein formula
  • Gives you fuller looking voluminous hair
  • Keeps your hair bouncing without weighing it down
  • Ideal for everyday use

How to use?

  1. Apply it to wet hair from roots to ends.
  2. Work into a lather and gently massage your scalp.
  3. Rinse thoroughly.
  4. Follow on with your regular conditioner.

Garnier Ultimate Blends:

I’m a great fan of Garnier haircare products and their ultimate blends is my current favourite and right now, I’m really obsessed with their The Marvellous Transformer shampoo.

What is special about Garnier Ultimate Blends?

  • The formula is enriched with argan and camellia oils
  • It is paraben free
  • It is great to use on dull and dry hair
  • It nourishes your hair with a glowing shine

L’occitane Repairing Shampoo:

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With 5 essential oils of ylang-ylang, sweet orange, lavender, geranium and angelica, there is no wonder that this repairing shampoo is a total life saviour and I always use this when my hair needs a bit of TLC. Click here for a complete detailed review.

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Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Frizz Remedy:

“There’s more to life than hair but it’s a good place to start” – The Aussie Philosophy

Characteristic features:

  • This deep treatment is quintessential for misbehaving, frizzy hair
  • Its unique formula helps to replenish moisture to your hair
  • It reduces frizz and makes your hair to look luscious and shiny
  • Aloe vera helps to soothe your hair
  • Jojoba seed oil helps to condition your hair

Directions for use:

  1. After shampooing, apply a blob of 3 minute miracle frizz remedy on to your hair.
  2. Allow it to stand for 3 minutes.
  3. Finally, rinse with warm water.

Charles Worthington – Salon Home -Moisture Seal Conditioner:

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If you are looking for a perfect moisture seal to your hair, then this conditioner is the ideal choice for you and it works exemplarily well on dry hair.

Key Benefits:

  • The formula is exceptionally rich
  • It seals luscious moisturisation to your hair
  • It brings in intense nourishment to your hair
  • Your hair looks like full of life after use
  • It makes dry ends to virtually disappear
  • It gradually improves your hair to easily manageable

Application:

  1. After shampooing, slather it onto your wet hair.
  2. Leave it for 5 minutes.
  3. Rinse with warm water.
  4. Note: Avoid contact with eyes.

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Ogx – Argan Oil Of Morocco:

This rejuvenating liquid gold is my all time ultimate hair oil which I always depend upon and with current trend of argan oil getting so popular all around the world, I’m not in exception either. Besides, with added key elements of Vitamin E, minerals, anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids, I think there is no other way to include vital components to your hair.

To get to know more about its advantages, just click in right here to see all the key benefits.

TRESemme Perfectly (UN)Done Wave Creating Sea Foam For Soft Waves:

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So, if you are heading down to beach or on a beach holiday, then this is the perfect accompaniment as it gives you a flawless looking beach waves at no time at all.

Vital Elements:

  • Ultra light-weight sea foam
  • Easy to handle creamy texture
  • Infused with sea kelp extract

Want to know more? Then, head over to this section to see all about it in detail.

VO5 Extra Body Styling Mousse:

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I’m religiously using VO5 products for quite a while and I’m totally loving their tremendous quality that comes along with an affordable price range too. Hence, I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a perfect styling mousse.

Properties:

  • Light-weight formula
  • Gives extra body and voluminous look to your hair
  • Weather resistant
  • Whipped cream like texture

Method:

  1. Apply it onto shampooed and conditioned hair.
  2. Take a few squirts and apply it onto your hair.
  3. Spread it all along the length of your hair.
  4. Allow it to sink completely on your hair.
  5. Then, blow dry your hair.
  6. Now, your hair is ready to get straightened.

L’oreal Paris Elnett Satin Heat Protect Styling Spray:

This heat protectant spray works absolutely great before using any other heated appliances onto your hair as it gives full protection from roots to ends. After application, it brings in frizz free, soft and smooth hair with silky shine finish. Moreover, it also protects your hair upto a temperature of 230 degree centigrade, doesn’t it sound amazing?

Kerastraight Rescue Creme:

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Just as the name says, this creme acts as a great rescue creme to your hair as it includes some of the key features as repair, rescue, replenish, hydrate and seal. For more information, click in right here.

Have you ever used any of these products before? And, if so, share your personal experiences with me and as always, I would love to read them.

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May Beauty Favourites

7 Pastel Shades That You Need To Know For This Spring

My Luxury Mascara Featuring Lancome Grandiose

 

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February Beauty Hits.

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February cold still continues to march in March too and I feel like Spring is long, long away and hence, I made this moment as an golden opportunity to showcase some of my favourite beauty hits which eventually could make me to get, set, ready for a much happier mood. Moreover, there is no other better feeling than getting an awesome present from our loved ones, isn’t it? So, to fill that space, Valentine’s Day came as a life saviour to change the whole setting of bleak to a warm, welcoming, festive spirit. And, I know, by this time you might be very eager to see my drop down list of beauty hits and so, let me dive in right away.

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Looks – that’s all speak! This solo phrase is universally popular among the beauty community and I am not in exception either and hence, to achieve this goal, I always maintain a strict relation with my skincare routine and no matter how busy I am and wherever I am but still, I follow my skincare routine religiously twice a day and one of my beauty hits on the skincare line is Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair and you could able to see its full review right here.

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Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick

I always love Elizabeth Arden beauty products and especially, the gorgeous, flattering, red lipstick from Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick made my Valentine’s Day multi times more special; plus, I can’t rave enough of the elegancy it brings onto my lips as it feels so light, creamy, buttery and well pigmented too. Besides, what else would you ask for a date night, isn’t it?

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As you’ve guessed, yes, it is one more lip product again but this time, it is a lip care product and I can’t leave this miniature, cute, bejewelled, cocoa-scented lip balm (you feel like palmer’s cocoa butter is applied onto your lips – how cool it is!) which is from the luxury designer brand, Ted Baker. Look at the design! Isn’t it one beautiful gem in the world? Absolutely! Well, not only it looks utterly chic but also, it works exemplarily well. Notably, even though, nothing could able to replace my Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant as it is like a God’s sent gift to me but still, I think this lip balm is a great alternative too.

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In February, my hair was in a serious need of TLC and this great Repairing Shampoo, an award-winning product from L’occitane, which I have mentioned several times before came a super hero to save my dull, dry hair and completely transformed my hair to a super shiny and silky soft hair.

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My hair literally loved this product and when I try to apply this trust-worthy, heat protectant, V05 Plump It Up Weightless Mousse onto my hair, it kept my straightened hair as healthy and strong.

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Dolce&Gabbana is one of my favourite designer brands and this perfumed body lotion smells unmatchably gorgeous and also, I get so many compliments when I wear for any special occasion and so, I can certainly say that once you try it, then you can’t live without it as it is so addictive.

 

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Oh gosh! This perfume, Caritier Baiser Vole Lys Rose smells amazing and the gorgeous aroma from the pink lilies is quintessential to refresh your body any time of the day and from the picture, you can notice that is a sample size container but I’ve received four of these bottles as a complimentary gift which I’m using it liberally for quite a long, long time. So, if you want to see its complete review, then click in right here.

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Khaki nail colour was dominated on my nails all throughout February and I should say, it rocked like any other.

Have you used any of these products before and if so, let me know your personal thoughts about these products. Also, you could drop me with some of your favourite beauty hits that you are obsessed with lately. Apparently, I can’t wait to read your views.

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Review: L’occitane Bath products.

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So happy to see you all in the beginning of March and over here, it is yet another gloomy and dull day and how is the weather over in your part of the world? I hope sun is shining brightly. Ok, let me move onto the actual content now. Well, if you are a regular reader of my blog posts, then you might have noticed my recent post on Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas where I was talking about all the possibilities of bath and beauty products that you could able to give it as a gift from the multi-award winning luxury brand, L’occitane En Provence. Initially, before heading onto their beauty products, first of all, I was intrigued to know more about their much raved about bath products and so, I’ve been on a mission to test and try theses products and I think it is been more than a two and half weeks by now. So, let me jump into the detailed review about these products and so, stay tuned girls!

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Firstly, I’m so glad that I’ve tried these gorgeous bath products from L’occitane En Provence as the quality of these products are absolutely unmatchable and now, I could able to understand why their bath products are named as an award winning product. Also, we know that a good product always carries a hefty price tag but instead, here, I should acclaim that their products are reasonably priced while compared to their other competent peer leaders in the beauty industry.

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What does the product promises?

“A shower gel with an irresistible scent that will change your shower into a genuine moment of pleasure”.

Essential Oils:

  • Verbena
  • Orange
  • Geranium
  • Lemon tree smooth

Final Verdict:

  1. The oomph effect of lemon scent lingers in your nose immediately after you open up the bottle.
  2. It brings in the refreshing flavour of Mediterranean aromatic lemon garden right into your bathroom.
  3. All in all, it is foamy, fragranced and strictly adheres to the promises of what it says.
  4. It is mentioned in the pack that it is suitable to use for all skin types including sensitive skin.
  5. The only downside is, it has a strong lemon fragrance (but I’m ok with it).
  6. Finally, I would rate this citrusy, lemon fragranced, Look Fantastic 2011 Beauty Award Winning shower gel as 9/10.

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What’s the hype?

“This product promises to transform your dry, damaged hair to strong and shiny hair”.

Trademark Of 5 Essential Oils:

  • Yang-ylang
  • Sweet orange
  • Lavender
  • Geranium
  • Angelica

Final Thoughts:

  1. Last month, my hair was in a very bad state as dull and dry due to severe winter conditions but this product came as a hair saviour when my hair need a bit of TLC.
  2. This mild, botanical scented shampoo worked exemplarily well onto my hair and each strand of my hair turned to be silky and soft.
  3. After two weeks time of its use, I could visibly see a difference in the texture of my hair as there are no more split ends or any breakage.
  4. Also, I could also able to see the vital impact of vitamin B5 from the shampoo as it left my hair healthily balanced meanwhile protecting at the same time.
  5. Finally, it is a thumps up from my side on this 2013 Red Magazine Award Winning repairing shampoo and I would rate this product as 9.5/10.

Have you ever tried these products before? And if so, let me know about your personal views about these products as I would love to read your gorgeous comments as always.

Happy Midweek All!

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas.

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Looking for last minute inspirations for Valentine’s Day? Then you have landed to the right spot as I’ll be sharing with you with some of the key Valentine’s day gift ideas in which it could make someone very special. Besides, if you are a person who is as busy as a bee, then don’t worry still you have ample amount of time to pick up the right things for this Valentine’s Day. Moreover, in this post, I’ll be chatting with you with some of the vital gifts that is quintessential for him or her.

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Giving a gift to someone you love is always a bundle of joy and getting a sensible present like a pampering gift set is always a viable option to tell your true love to your Valentine. Besides, it is time to celebrate and to simplify this, there are so many gorgeous gift sets are available from L’oocitane En Provence  and one particular gift set that you might be interested in is the mix and match gift sets as you could select any of the four products from the containers and make it yours as more customisable and some of the stunning products that you could opted for includes: Verbana Shower Gel, Repairing Shampoo, Dry Skin Hand Cream and a Light Comforting Cream.

L’occitane Verbana Shower Gel:

This cherry picked product is proclaimed as the best bathing product from Look Fantastic 2011 Beauty Awards. So, if you are looking for a citrusy, zesty and refreshing shower gel, then this is a quintessential choice for you as the gorgeous aroma from this shower gel takes you straight to the Mediterranean lemon garden which is definitely a genuine treat of pleasure. Moreover, the essential oils from verbena, orange, geranium and lemon tree smooth makes it extensively used by all types of skin including sensitive skin. All in all, it is like a citrusy perfume in a shower gel form which in turn makes it as a aromatic winning product.

L’oocitane Repairing Shampoo: 

This product is a real life saviour when your hair needs a complete TLC from the dry and damaged hair conditions as the 5 essential oils such as ylang ylang, sweet orange, lavender, geranium and angelica from the anti-breakage formula acts as a heart to transform your hair from damaged to strong and shiny hair. Besides, the plant derived amino acid from the shampoo helps to repair the hair fibre plus the silicon free formula aids to bring in smoothness and softness to your hair and additionally, the vitamin B5 content in the formula assists to protect your hair fibres from being damaged. Lastly, it is been awarded as a best all-round shampoo from 2013 Red Magazine Awards and also, it is been featured on The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible of 2014.

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L’occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream:

This Vitamin E enriched hand cream is one of the best selling product of L’occitane and it has nourishing anti-oxidants which helps to nourish your hands sensibly well and it has nurturing ingredients like: 20% shea butter, honey, sweet almond extract, jasmine and ylang ylang. It heals and protects at its best when your hands are at blink like dry and dehydrated skin. This product has won several awards like Best Hand Cream from Look Fantastic Hair & Beauty Awards 2012, Best Hand Cream from SHE Beauty Awards 2011, Best Hand Cream for 2011 Harper’s Bazaar “Beauty Hot 100 List” and lastly, Best Classical Beauty Product Of The Year from UK Beauty Awards 2010.

L’occitane Light Comforting Cream:

This wonder product promises to keep your skin to have a moisturising effect of long lasting 48 hours and it is suitable to use on all combinational skin types including sensitive skin and the 5% shea gives your skin the essential nourishing element which in turn makes your skin to feel comfort all day long.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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