Rituals..The ritual of Sakura Caring Shower Oil

Hello!

For a really long time, I have been wanting to try bath and body products from Rituals! On a trip to Spain, I finally got a chance! I found their store and it was magical and a real treat to check out all their products. I have always been a fan of Cherry Blossoms and the Ritual of Sakura does not disappoint with its subtle and elegant scent.

The Ritual of Sakura Caring Shower Oil

This is the first time I am trying out a shower oil and I loved the experience. The oil creates gentle lather upon contact with damp skin and is not drying at all. It leaves your skin wrapped in the gentle scent of cherry blossoms and does not strip the skin. I found it perfect to use during harsh winters.

My only gripe is that the scent does not last on your skin for too long. However, your bathroom is garunteed to smell amazing for a while after your shower πŸ™‚

Overall, this is a nice little treat to enjoy in the shower. I am almost done with my bottle and plan to try out another range. Which is your favorite ritual (scent) from the brand?

Until next time, ciao!!

Holika Holika Holi Pop Velvet Lip Pencil (CR04)

Hello! I love trying Korean beauty products in general since they are effective and fun at the same time. I have not really tried too many lip products from the K beauty world and was pleasantly surprised with the Holika Holika Velvet lip pencil.

The packaging is real cute (as most Korean makeup is) with the polka dots reflecting the color of the actual product. The pencil is twist up (yay!) and for being less than 5 $ that’s impressive. I picked this up a while ago from the K beauty site called Cosmetic Love. Ulta has now started carrying this online which is awesome!

Holika Holika Holi Pop Velvet Lip pencil

I picked this up in the shade CR04 as per the sticker on the side. It is a nice coral color perfect for summer time in particular. Ulta is offering 6 shades in total.

Shade CR04

This immediately reminded me of the NARS Velvet matte lip pencil. The formula is not the same for sure but quite close. I found the NARS Velvet lip pencil to be a bit more moisturizing. However, I think this is still pretty good especially considering the price difference. Holika Holika also wins an extra gold star for being a twist up pencil πŸ™‚ The application is quite smooth and I found it to last very well too. When it does wear off, it wears off in a uniform fashion leaving behind a faint tint which is okay.

Swatch of the Holika Holika Holi Pop velvet lip pencil in CR04

Overall, this a is a fun product and I really like the shade. Now that they are available at Ulta albeit at a slightly higher price than online K beauty stores, I might pick up a few more shades.

Have you tried the Holika Holika Holi Pop Velvet lip pencils?

Until next time,ciao!!