The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Range

Cleansing and calming

A sneak-peek at The Body Shop’s Fuji Green Tea range to be released April 7th, including some first impressions.

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Though The Body Shop’s Cherry Blossom scent falls slightly short for me (I have high expectations for scents quintessentially associated with Asian culture), Fuji Green is actually a pleasant cross between Crabtree & Evelyn’s Aloe Vera and L’Occitane’s own Thé Vert scent.

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YSL Black Opium

Sweet cream & Marlboro Lights

According to the site, YSL Black Opium was developed by perfumers Nathalie Lorson, Marie Salamagne, Olivier Cresp and Honorine Blanc. Notes include coffee, pink pepper, orange blossom, jasmine, vanilla, musk and cedar.

And it is just as the notes suggest after you take out the coffee and cedar and adding in a dollop of sugar and wisps of smoke from Marlboro Lights.

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Brightening Rice & Milk Mask

Good enough for royalty

Based upon the recorded age old recipe’s from the Naeuiwon (royal health clinic of the Korean Joseon Dynasty), I have reinvented the recipe of tarakjuk (lit. milk porridge) to bring you this nourishing and brightening mask which provides instant results as soon as you wipe it off.

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Personally, I like to leave the whole ‘prep process’ ongoing overnight. This is because I can also eat it as fit-for-royalty breakfast in the morning at that point (mask and breakfast all together! Does this get any more awesome?).

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LUSH Floating Flower

A carousel of colours

I recently found my LUSH Floating Flower floating around in my suitcase (no pun intended) which I had neglected to unpack until now… and I really shouldn’t have, because if I had known Floating Flower would be so delightful, I would have purchased back ups.

The bath bomb was from the Valentines collection earlier on, but if you’re in Asia and you celebrate (or suffer on) White’s Day (or Reverse Valentines day) you’ll have seen Floating Flower on sale for a limited period once again.

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Anime To Watch: Spring 2015

Spring marks the official beginning of another year and the arrival of new anime to watch. Most of us are pretty excited for the new season of Gintama and the return of some much loved classics, but the Spring 2015 season has tons of freshly hidden gems waiting to be loved as well.

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I’ve compiled a list of the ones I plan on watching; and why I’m looking forward to it. As reference, I prefer reading shoujo as manga and watching shounen as anime as I love how fast paced animation renders that genre.

So onto some shows to keep your eyes on in no particular order…

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