Chocolate Scented Delight

10/31/2014


Chocolate must be one of my biggest vices (apart from pasta and bolognese sauce, and parmezan, and...you get the drift). I tend to really go crazy with all the chocolate treats as they're so addictive. A believable, yummy and non-offensive chocolate scented body care product is something I thought I'd never find as most chocolatey scents come off as too synthetic and downright aggressive towards my nostrils. If you share the same love towards anything chocolate related, you might just be interested in reading all about the new Avon Planet Spa Indulgent SPA Ritual range. This new line consists out of three products and I can clearly tell you how I've awarded each with their respective medals. The gold definitely goes to the Silky Body Souffle with African shea butter & chocolate truffles. To be honest, this is the only one out of the three which smells like a proper Zott Monte pudding dessert. Yup, this body cream/souffle smells exactly the same - smells good enough to eat!  Think chocolate, milk and hazelnut goodness which makes me think of Nutella but has more of a milky background. Absolutely addictive! Packaged in a 200ml pot, this cream really stands out from the rest not only due to its yummy scent but also because it's visually appealing. Words have escaped me this time and I can only say that this souffle looks like a gold colored pudding. It's quite a unique products I have to say and perhaps not everyone's cup of tea but all the foodies out there will probably be able to appreciate its uniqueness. Since it is a souffle, it's of a unusually light texture which sinks in easily (and no, the golden sheen doesn't stick around after you rub the souffle into the skin). It's very hydrating and I've reserved it exclusively for pamper sessions.

Cokolada je jedan od mojih najvecih poroka (pored tjestenine, i bolognese sosa, i parmezana , i....kuzimo se). Kao sto razum nalaze, sa svakim porokom se ne treba znati mjera tako da se uvijek, bez izuzetka, obisipam cokoladom koju volim u svakom obliku. Mazalice za tijelo su u proslosti pokusale imitirati cokoladne dezerte, neuspjesno moram dodati jer se u vecini slucajeva radilo o neuvjerljivim i prilicno iritantnim sintetickim imitacijama cokoladnog mirisa. Pronalazak proizvoda za tijelo koji stvarno mirise na cokoladni dezert a da istovremeno ne izaziva glavobolju je nesto sto ne bih ocekivala otkriti u skorije vrijeme. Ako dijelite moju ljubav spram cokolade, mozda bih vas mogla zainteresovati za novu liniju Avon Planet Spa Indulgent SPA Ritual. Ova nova linija se sastoji od tri proizvoda i utiske o njima sam odlucila da ovaj put iskazem dodjeljujuci im zlatnu, srebrnu i bronzanu medalju. Prvo mjesto i zlatna medalja definitivno idu Svilenkastom sufleu za tijelo sa africkim karite puterom i cokoladnim tartufima (kampanja C15, str.20 / 11,90KM). Istinu govoreci, ovo je jedini proizvod iz linije koji istinski mirise kao Zott Monte dezertic. I ne, stvarno se ne salim - ova mazalica za tijelo mirise identicno kao Monte puding - jestivo! Asocira me na miks cokolade, ljesnika i mlijeka koji slici i Nutelli. Ova mazalica (200ml) se istice ne samo mirisom vec i teksturom te bojom. Tesko bi bilo opisati ovako unikatan proizvod - samo cu reci da me asocira na puding od vanilije i to metalik zlatne boje. Mislim da nisam ranije isprobala ovako neobicnu kremu i upravo zbog te specificnosti, mozda se nece dopasti apsolutno svakome no osobe koje inace uzivaju i prizeljkuju jestive mirise, teksture i boje u njezi ce svakako biti odusevljene kreativnoscu ovog proizvoda. Posto se radi o sufleu za tijelo, neobicno je lagane teksture koja se gotovo pa trenutacno upija u kozu. Ako ste se pitale - ne, zlatni odsjaj suflea ne ostavlja sjajne cestice na kozi. Dosta intenzivno hidratizira i njeguje kozu te je kod mene rezervisan za posebne prilike.


Silver medal goes to the Sugar Scrub with African shea butter & brown sugar. As you can tell, no chocolate truffles in this one which is a shame but that makes this scrub appealing to a wider audience. The 200ml tube is robust but the flip cap makes it extremely easy to use under the shower. As you can tell, this is a sugar-based body scrub but the brown sugar is mixed together with small plastic beads and provides a rather effective exfoliating experience. I love to use it on my legs prior to a shave as it smooths the skin and even makes it really soft but not too soft so that the razor slips out of my hands. I prefer sugar to salt scrubs as they don't sting or burn any irritated skin so this was bound to be a winner in my books. This sugar scrub has a very nice, non-offensive smell and despite containing sugar, it doesn't make a mess in the shower - thumbs up from me. Finally, the bronze medal goes to the Luxurious Facial Souffle with African shea butter - not because it lacks anything but compared to the Monte-esque body cream and the great sugar scrub, I have to say that the competition inside this collection is kinda tough to beat. This face souffle does come in a pretty large 75ml jar which is very generous for a face moisturizer and that makes it a great value for money. Its smell is perhaps the faintest and most neutral out of the three which I find to be a smart decision as many people don't like heavily scented facial creams. Similar to the body souffle, this one also has an unusual color and texture - this time a silvery, metallic sheen can be noted. Although this face cream/souffle packs a nice whack of moisture and makes skin dewy - it doesn't transfer any reflective particles from its color. Again, the souffle texture is incredibly light and pleasant on the skin so why the 3rd place? Because it acts as a regular, basic face moisturizer. If you're in a need for one, than you'll probably be more than happy with it + you get special visual effects.

Drugo mjesto i srebrnu medalju dodjeljujem Secernom pilingu sa africkim karite puterom i smedjim secerom (kampanja C15, str.20 / 11,90KM). Kao sto mozete primjetiti, cokoladni tartufi ne cine miris ovog pilinga zbog cega jesam mozda malo razocarana ali nesto neutralniji miris ce ciniti ovaj piling privlacnijim sirem krugu kupaca. Tuba od 200ml zbog oblika mozda djeluje robusno no cak je lako koristiti ispod tusa zahvaljujuci cepu i cinjenici da se radi o tubi - nema otvaranja posuda i nereda koji dolazi uz njih. Iz prilozenog, radi se o secernom pilingu no smedji secer je potpomognut sitnim plasticnim perlicama sto pruza dosta efektno pilingovanje koze. Volim ga koristiti posebno u sklopu pripreme koze nogu pred brijanje jer zagladjuje i omeksava kozu no ne ostavlja ljepljivi sloj kao neki uljni pilinzi sto kasnije otezava koristenje brijaca. Licno mi vise odgovaraju secerni pilinzi od onih na bazi soli tako da je ovaj primjerak od samog pocetka bio po mojoj volji. Ovaj secerko ima nenametljiv, blago slatkast miris i pored toga sto sadrzi secer, nakon koristenja ne ostavlja nered u tusu/kadi. Trece mjesto i bronzana medalja su dodijeljeni Luksuznom sufleu za lice sa africkim karite puterom (kampanja C15, str.20 / 7,90KM). Posljednje mjesto nije znak da se radi o proizvodu koji je los no, u poredjenju sa sufleom koji mirise na Monte i pilingom koji savrseno radi svoj posao - moram reci da je ova kremica imala jaku konkurenciju unutar ove linije. Ovaj sufle tj. krema za lice dolazi upakovana u izdasnoj kutiji od cak 75ml sto je sjajno i cini ovaj proizvod isplativom investicijom (odnos cijene i kolicine). Posjeduje najblazi miris od svih proizvoda sto mislim da je pametna odluka posto vecina ljudi preferira kreme za lice bez izrazenog mirisa. Slican sufleu za tijelo po teksturi ali i boji - ova krema za tijelo je lagana i srebrnkasto-bisernog odsjaja. Iako sama krema pruza solidnu hidrataciju i sam efekat nahranjenosti cini da koza izgleda zdravo i sjajno - ne ostavlja trag srebrnih cestica. Efekat na kozu je dosta jednostavan, kao i kod vecine pristojnih hidratantnih krema za lice (stoga trece mjesto). Ukoliko trazite jednostavnu kremu za lice, mogla bi vam odgovarati + uz nju dobijate i specijalne vizuelne efekte. Ukoliko ste spremni na eksperimentisanje, u trenutnom Avon katalogu imate ponudu da nabavite sva tri proizvoda za 25,90KM u setu.

*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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