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June 2014 Link Loves!

Hello!

What’s up you guys?.. How has your month of June been?. I hope it was awesome. The holy month of Ramadan has begun and I am thrilled about it. Last year’s Ramadan was completely messed up since I came down with chicken pox :(. It was a tough time.

This month has been good for me. My mom came to stay with me and we did some damage at Bath and Body Works :). She also got me a gorgeous wristlet and a stunning but simple chain from Aeropostale. It’s my first time owning anything from that brand, so I am stoked!

Aero wristletThis is straight off my Instagram. Do follow me there!

20140626_204638This pic doesn’t do it justice. It looks fabulous IRL. Also a tag on it says ‘1987’ on one side, which is when the brand came about but also happens to be my birth year! and on the other side, it says ‘AERO’. Oh am in love!

Alright, on to my favs for this month:

1) Laurie of Huggable Friends reviewed a handmade Indian journal on her site. Not only was the review written very nicely, the journal is just so gorgeous. It’s made by Vishruti, in Mumbai. She owns an Etsy store too.

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2) Irene of Drab To Fab did a detailed review of the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. She also has mentioned how to use it with different types of products and also how to wash it. I have heard so many good things about it so far. Maybe some day in future, I will give it a try. She bought it from iHerb btw.

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3) Nirvana of Nirvana’s Pocketful, did a post showing various bookmarks that she would like to own and I couldn’t help but fall in love with some of those!. I personally don’t use bookmarks a lot though I do read a lot. I tend to remember the page number, just like Nirvana said in her post :P. Definitely check out her post.

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4) Cristy of Pretty My Party did a DIY project and created this serving tray that is so beautiful!. Do check out her post.

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Glorious mentions

1) Renee of Mother Daughter Book Reviews gave me a shout out for reviewing the book Hello Bali. Click here to read my review, in case you haven’t read yet.

Hello Bali - Front Cover

2) Sally of Canadian Sassy Sally, reblogged my book review of L… For Life; Love & Lots in Between, my May Link Loves post and also my Lip Product Addict Tag :). Thanks so much, Sal!

23That’s all for this month. I really hope you have a jolly July ahead of you 🙂

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Naz ♥

Haul from Bath and Body Works!

Hey guys!

Recently, Irene of Drab to Fab told me that a sale has started at Bath and Body Works. She does amazing hauls. So, do check her blog out. The truth is, I had never stepped into B&BW ever before. I had this feeling that it’s really expensive. Now that it’s sale time, I decided to check out the store and man, I am impressed. I spent like 2 hours there, smelling all those amazing products. The sale is on until June 28th, 2014 in all B&BW stores in UAE and you get 25 – 50% off on selected products.

Here are the products I bought:

IMG-20140612-WA00111) Pineapple Palm Grass scented candle (Sale price AED 12, Original price AED 20) : This is the first time I am ever buying a scented candle. I have seen tons of videos of Youtubers who rave about the B&BW candles. So after smelling myriad different candles, I chose the Pineapple Palm grass candle because it smells like fresh pineapples. I have so far used it only once. After about half an hour of burning it and keeping my room closed, the smell was pleasantly there in the room. Once I snuffed it out, the smell lingered on for some more time. It’s a beautifully sweet smell. I bought a mini version. It came in a glass container with a silver lid which has a gorgeous design on it. It contains 36 gms.

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2) Tiki Beach room spray (Sale price AED 40, Original price AED 60) : This one has such a beautiful and pleasant smell!. Absolutely loved it. It’s pretty intense. A little goes a long way. It’s scent is coconut-y, floral and sweet. The spray can itself is pretty with flowers pictured on it. I highly recommend you try this!. Each can contains 150gms.

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3) Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief body lotion (Original price: AED45. This is not on sale) : This body lotion is part of B&BW’s Aromatherapy line. The lotion is white in color and really hydrating. It gets absorbed into your skin super fast. It leaves your skin smelling pleasantly of Spearmint. It contains Eucalyptus Essential oil which clears your mind and Spearmint Essential oil that uplifts you. It comes in a green glass bottle, containing 192 ml, with a really nice pump.

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4) Pink Passion Fruit Deep Cleansing hand soap (Sale price AED 30, Original price AED 45) : This is a pinkish purple colored hand soap with blue colored exfoliating beads in it. It pretty to see the blue microspheres suspended in the soap. These microspheres effectively cleanse and exfoliate, while conditioning Aloe and protective Vitamin E leave hands feeling soft and smooth. It’s an absolute delight using this. The beads gently exfoliate and your hands are left with a very beautiful smell. The bottle contains 236ml.

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5) Coconut Lime Breeze Intense Moisture body butter (Sale price AED 30, Original price AED 60): B&BW’s body butters are just something else!. The consistency is so thick and hydrating. Of all the ones I tried, I loved the lemony smell of the Coconut Lime Breeze one. Also, I found this to be more hydrating than the other body butters I tried in-store. This body butter promises over 24 hours of nourishing moisture. It’s perfect for this weather in UAE now. The body butter is arranged in a swirl like pattern which is very attractive. It contains Shea, Murumuru butters and Coconut oil along with some other good stuff like Vitamins C & E. It’s completely non-greasy. I just loved this formula so much and I highly recommend it!. Each tub contains 200gms.

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6) Pear Blossom Diamond Shimmer mist (Sale price AED 30, Original price AED 100) : This one’s smell is really nice. Of all the bottles there, I liked this smell. It is infused with real diamond dust. So, wherever you spray it, it shimmers and dazzles. The product is green in color and looks really amazing in the clear bottle. Once I brought it home though and smelt it, I could smell a lot of alcohol in it, which was a bummer. I don’t really recommend you buy this. The bottle contains 236 ml.

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7) Maui Hibiscus Beach Triple Moisture Body cream (Sale price AED 30, Original price AED 55): This body cream smells like heaven. I just love this so much!. It’s very moisturizing too. This cream contains tropical hibiscus, refreshing star fruit, mango wood, Rice Bran oil, Milk proteins and Acai Berry extract. It’s non greasy and easily gets absorbed into the skin. The tube it comes in is very colorful and easy to use. It contains 226 gms.

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8) Midnight Pomegranate perfume (Sale price AED 70, Original price AED 140): I am a huge fan of the smell of pomegranate. That combined with a spice-like scent and I immediately was a fan of it. It contains anise, patchouli, blackberry and cassis along with red, juicy pomegranates. It has a sensual scent, I would say. The smell though doesn’t last a long time. But once you spray it on, the smell is intense, even though it’s not long lasting. I love it!. The bottle is nothing special but it’s color is so gorgeous. The bottle contains 75 ml and this perfume is part of B&BW’s Signature Collection.

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That’s all the items I bought. Overall, my experience at B&BW was really nice. If you like a fragrance a lot and you really want yourself to smell like that, I highly suggest you buy different products which has the same scent. For example, if you love the sensual smell of Midnight Pomegranate, invest in the shower gel, body butter and also the perfume to really intensify the smell. If you want, get a candle too which smells of Midnight Pomegranate, so that your home smells like that too!.

Have you visited B&BW lately?. what is your favorite product from there?.

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Naz 🙂