new @ the body shop – argan oil

I’m using the body butter at the moment. Curious about the massage soap though :)


Update: It’s like being followed by a giant mature cheddar cheese, that eventually gets stuck in your nose. That’s the lingering smell and dilemma with this body butter (cheese). So no, I can’t use this Argan Oil product. The wash may be nicer but I’m put off now…. :(

a thousand splendid suns

I don’t know why it took me so long to read this book but better late than never..!

Sad and frightening in one way but so full of love and beautiful moments on the other hand. I’m still not done so I can’t sum up the full story but nearly there and I’m glad I bought it finally.  Afghanistan –  a fascinating world with its people and religion, customs and culture. Unfortunately sharia law came into practice and that’s never a good thing. It’s a true disgrace and as much as it fascinates me, it scares me so much knowing people actually live by these rules, and to know that human beings came up with these insane thoughts and ideas?! There are no words for it – all you can do is pray that some day they’ll come to their senses…



beautiful scent by stella mccartney

It may not be the latest scent in the world of perfumes and lotions but it doesn’t matter because it’s surely a timeless scent. J’s mum gave me the lotion as a gift and after applying it I went for a short walk, after a while I said ‘what is that nice smell, it’s following me’. Maybe I had a blond moment hehe, just joking – it was of course the lotion leaving an amazing smell wherever I went :)

Stella explains to wwd magazine the name of the fragrance: “It comes from my dad’s nickname for my mum: “Linda I love you”. The name is also from the lily of the valley ingredient — I love it as a flower, and so did my mum — it’s delicate, feminine, innocent. It was part of my bridal bouquet. But I also wanted to explore its darker, more masculine side. It’s a woodland flower and I wanted to capture the roots and the earthy side of it.”

The composition is developed by Jacques Cavallier of unusual notes of truffle on top, made from natural extracts, lily of the valley in the heart and of oak moss at the base, which represents the sexy and sinister contrast to the flower in the heart. All the notes were chosen by Stella herself, who wanted a clean and uncomplicated fragrance”


Lily by Stella McCartney  Fragrances- Under the Christmas Tree ~ The Dolls Factory Magazine