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True Blue Morocco Cedarood & Spice Warming Body Scrub is a Bit Cool
Cedarwood & Spice Warming Body Scrub ($15.00 for 6 oz.) is a spicy, exotic smelling body scrub. It’s designed to warm on contact with the skin to be both soothing and invigorating.
It’s a mild exfoliant with a very fine particles, actually feels fine enough to be more of a body polish than a scrub. I actually found that there was not enough scrubbies in it to really make an effective scrub, just because you either use a ton or you end up having them sparsely on your legs/arms. I did, however, really enjoy the warming sensation! I just wished the warmth would last longer or allow me to spread it out a bit more before the sensation began. I found it worked well in spots, but it didn’t work so well when I wanted to lather and massage it into a larger area of skin (e.g. a leg).
So, if it doesn’t do much scrubbing and the warming sensation is short-lived, what makes me like this product anyway? Because it smells divine! It is a fairly strong aroma of sandalwood, amber, musk, and cedarwood. It’s very spicy and woody–very masculine in a way. I like! I’m just a fan of some of these darker, woodier scents, and it actually lingers on skin all day long. I’ve found most body scrubs and gels to have great scents while I’m in the shower, but they fade shortly after I’ve toweled dry. That is certainly not the case here–the scent is noticeable but not overwhelming; you could layer with a similar scented body lotion, too, but even alone, it works as a very subtle, muted fragrance.
This product has so much potential to be amazing–I really would love to see the addition of more scrub particles so it actually exfoliates well. Even though it doesn’t feel like there is much scrubbing action, it does leave skin soft and smooth wherever you do scrub, and the scrubbing particles don’t disappear/melt away quickly, so you can massage it in a bit. I like more in my scrub, but perhaps there are others who like a much finer, lighter scrub.
- Product: 6/10
- Value: 8/10
- Ease of Use: 7/10
- Packaging: 8/10
Recommendation: If it weren’t for the heady spicy, woody scent, I might find this product pretty useless. Because I do love the scent and it lingers throughout the day, I do find myself reaching it for often. It can also be nice to use on specific, targeted areas like feet or on a strained muscle to take advantage of the warming sensation.
Availability: Bath & Body Works
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Lisa Hoffman Skincare: 15% off Coupon Code
Temptalia readers will receive 15% off their purchases through Lisa Hoffman Skincare with code TEMPTALIA through October 31st, 2009.
I’ve only just started to try some of Lisa Hoffman’s products, so I can’t quite recommend anything yet (except to say I’ve heard some of my trusty beauty bloggin’ friends rave about the line). I can say that I am loving her fragrance oils, and I like the skincare/shower products I’ve used thus far (but it’s just too early to talk about much else!).
Hopefully, though, our ever talented and beauty lovin’ readers can chime in with some of their favorites! Enjoy!
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With fall just around the corner, I thought I’d share this autumnal look from the past!
I used Off the Radar pigment on inner lid, Cocomotion pigment on middle of lid, Copperized pigment on outer lid, Rule eyeshadow on inner lid, Rye eyeshadow on middle of lid, Scarab eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Rye eyeshadow above crease, Quick Frost pigment on brow, Scarab eyeshadow on outer lower lash line, Cocomotion pigment on inner lower lash line. I wore Other Worldly blush with Taupe blush to contour. I had Thrills lipstick with Poetique lipglass on my lips.
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