Showing posts with label L'occitane. Show all posts
Showing posts with label L'occitane. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Melvita Nectar De Roses Range & L'occitane x Pierre Herme 2015 Christmas Collection.

Christmas came early for me! Thanks Melvita Malaysia and L'occitane Malaysia for sharing their Christmas collection with me last month. I was so swarm with work and I wish I could share with you earlier. Nevertheless you still have few days to do your last minutes Christmas shopping!

This year my favourite organic skincare brand introduced new Nectar De Roses Range for this Christmas to give you the complete organic wild roses scented layering journey! 

The 3 wild roses that are use in this range are Rosa Mosqeta from South of Chile , Rosa Canina from Vercors and Rosa Gallica from Regions of Drome. Together this bouquet of fresh roses fills the air with bee-jolly season with a delicate fragrance.

With that Melvita introduced 3 products that has this captivating scent that moisturises and revitalises even the thirstiest skin, from head to toe.

Nectar de Rose Rose Petal Shower (RM80/250ml) - Three hand-picked wild roses reveal all the freshness of their scent in this one single shower gel! I love how the gel shower transforms to foam with a light and floral fragrance, feel like I'm having shower of flower petals on my skin ... so luxurious!  This formula is soap-free shower gel and it is formulated with 98% easily biodegradable ingredients.

Melvita Nectar de Rose Hydrating Body Veil (RM115/200ml) - Formulated with a blend of its three unique roses and ultra-getle water, this fresh lotion envelops the body in a light and fragrant veil of moisture. Perfect for thristy skin as it provides instant soothing sensation (up to 24 hours hydration!), like drops of summer rain falling gently onto a delicate flower.

Melvita 3 Roses Nectar Lips and Dry Areas (R62/8g) - This balm comes with fresh delicate scent giving you a soft, smooth, creamy texture with delicate iridescent shade of pink in a jar. This balm will leave lips moisturized, smoother, soft and supple.

On top of this, Melvita also introduced L'Or Bio Extraordinary Oil (MYR178/100ml) this Christmas. This dry oil (which leaves a satin feeling on the skin without feeling slick) consists a blend of 5 rare and precious oils gathered from the four corners of the world, provides a subtle, non-oily, deeply nourishing protective film for both skin (face & body) and hair! Using Argan oil from Morocco, known for its exceptional skincare properties, is combined with two more unusual oils; Kendi oil from Indonesia, Inca Inchi oil from Amazonia (with regenerating properties), Buriti oil from Brazil (helps nourish the skin and promotes a healthy glow) and Pracaxi Inchi Oil from Amazonia (improves hairs shine and strength).

I personally love rose scent...and if you are like me... Nectar de Rose is for you! With the 100% organic active ingredients for 24-hour hydration, this would be the perfect gift for yourself and your loved one.. So don't forget to check out Melvita organic Christmas set at their website here 

 This year L'occitane has an interesting collaboration this year for their Christmas collection when their founder Olivier Baussan invited his friend Pierre Herme who is a  renowned pastry chef in Paris to come up with  L'occitane x Pierre Herme collection.

The collection is perfected when Olivier focus to create the shape and colors for the collections bottle and the box while Pierre Herme creates the fragrances and flavours.

L’occitane 2015 Christmas Collection consists of Jasmin-Immortelle Neroli, Pamplemousse-Rhubarbe and Miel-Mandarine. 

Jasmin-Immortelle Neroli is my favourite collection of all because it has floral and really nice feminine scent that  Pierre Herme has created. He balances the white rose notes of gardens at dawn with the gold of a flower that still flourishes throughout the Corsican masquis. 

Head notes: Petit Grain, Pink Pepper, Lemon 
Middle notes: Jasmine, Immortelle, Neroli, Orange Blossom 
Base notes: Amber, White Wood, Musk

Products available under L'occitane Jasmin-Immortelle Neroli collection are:-
Eau de Toilette - RM275/75ml
Body Lotion - RM127/250ml
Shimmering Body Powder - RM180/20g
Perfumed Soap - RM24/50g
Handcream - RM41/30ml
Lipgloss - RM41/12ml

L'occitane Pamplemousse-Rhubarbe collection offers quivering accord that tantalizes the nose and the taste bud. When Pierre Herme places Grapefruit at the heart of a creation, he means to celebrate all its facets. And that includes the slightly bitter, white inner skin – its character underlined by the green and crisp aromas of Rhubarb. This beautifully balanced note is soon ruffled at its heart by sensual, piquant spices. In this original composition, woody notes of Cedar conjure up the sensation of mischievous Grapefruit cutting through the tartness of Rhubarb stalks.
Head notes: Grapefruit, Rhubarb, Lemon, Cypress 
Middle notes: Clove, Nutmeg, Lavandin 
Base notes: Cedar, Vetive
Products available under L'occitane Pamplemousse-Rhubarbe collection  are:-
Eau de Toilette - RM275/75ml
Shower Gel - RM88/250ml
Body Lotion - RM127/250ml
Perfumed Soap - RM24/50g
Handcream - RM41/30ml
Lipbalm - RM41/12ml

L'occitane Miel-Mandarine collection is made from Mandarin orange... I know some of you are thinking of Chinese New year now! Soon ya! Anyway in this range only handcream (RM41/30ml) and lipbalm (RM41/12ml) available.

Head notes: Mandarin Orange 
Middle notes: Immortelle, Beeswax 
Base notes: Benzoin, Tonka, Cistus

Out of the 3 collections, I prefer the L'occitane Pamplemousse-Rhubarbe because it has the refreshing citrus scent which keep me fresh and awake throughout. Don't forget to check out  L'occitane x Pierre Herme Christmas set promo here.

So I would like to share some Tips to have Longer Lasting Fragrance here. In fact the secret is in your daily body care routine. Build up different layers of fragrance from your shower gel, body lotion, deodorant and finished off with a spritz of fragrance behind your ears and on the nape of your neck to have a lasting effect. Lastly don't forget to touch up at mid-day with roll on or body spray.

Hope this give you some ideas what Melvita & L'occitane got to offer this Christmas and what you can pick for Christmas.  For more info visit and

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you have a wonderful celebration with your family and friends! I would be away flying off tonight to celebrate my White Christmas.... and follow me on my Instagram @jessyings or my Jessying Facebook Page to stalk me :p

Monday, June 1, 2015

Review : L'Occitane Reine Blanche Illuminating UV Shield SPF50

For the longest time, we all know having a fair and flawless complexion is the dream of every (Asian) girls because it symbolised beauty and femininity. Drawing on its extensive botanical research, L’Occitane has discovered a plant with the power to whiten and spectacularly illuminate the skin. Reine des Prés is a pure white flower illuminating its petals over time. Inspired by its immaculate beauty and unparalleled luminosity, L’Occitane has created the REINE BLANCHE Illuminating Program for a fair and translucent skin. Day after day, the skin recovers its natural translucency and inner light, glowing with immaculate radiance. 

L'Occitane Reine Blanche range comes with 4 products, Foaming Cleanser, Whitening Cream, Whitening Serum and Illuminating UV Shield. Out of these products, the serum and UV shield managed to won our local magazine editor's favourite products. 

Thanks to L'Occitane Malaysia, I got a bottle of Illuminating UV Shield to try out. Love the white glass bottle that comes in a pump, very minimalist yet elegant design. 

Reine des Prés is a pure white flower known for its lightening properties: the flower is illuminating its petals over time. It naturally contains salicylic acid - renowned for boosting luminosity and helping epidermal renewal. 

Inspired by its immaculate beauty and unparalleled luminosity, L’OCCITANE has created the Reine Blanche Illuminating Program for a fair and translucent skin. With its moisturizing formula, the Illuminating UV shield instantly offers comfort and a sensation of incredible smoothness, leaving skin feeling optimally protected, plumped and hydrated. 

The L'Occitane Illuminating UV Shield is a multiple action care that helps preserve luminous and even-toned skin. With continuous daily use, it promises to helps to
  • Provide effective protection against UV rays (SPF50)
  • Protect skin against external aggressions.
  • Prevent uneven skin tone, caused by sun exposure
  •  Improve translucency of the skin 
  • Visibly revive the clarity of the skin 

Instruction how to use L'Occitane Reine Blanche Illuminating UV Shield SPF50
1) Take a quarter size of sunscreen/2 pumps and warm between your fingers.
2) Starting from your nose, apply outwards to your ears and your entire face, then apply on your forehead with alternate outward movements, finish on your neck and chest area.
3) Make sure that your skin is clean and dry, and apply after your daily moisturizer and before applying make up.

A you can see from the picture, the texture is milky lotion, it's quite thick compared to my usual sunblock. Surprisingly it's not sticky at all and it makes my skin feel smooth & hydrated after applying it. Although I was worried when I see a white cast on my face while I was applying the product but after a while it disappeared once it's set on my skin.

One thing I really like about this sunblock is that unlike usual sunscreen, L'Occitane Reine Blanche Illuminating UV Shield has this lovely floral scent which I find it therapeutic. It finds my skin feel hydrated and not oily even though I have been out in the sun all day long. The SPF 50 is great for my everyday use, keeping my skin safe from the harmful UV rays. Plus their lightening properties and SPF50 help my skin looks brighter and protected over time. 

I remembered a while ago, a friend told me she does not use sunblock ( yes there are still people that ignore the importance of sunblock) because she feel it's oily on her skin plus she works in the office. I told her the right sunblock would not make her face oily but comfortable all year long. Not sure how many times I have been mentioning this, harmful UV ways it's the number 1 reason that cause skin aging and pigmentation. And UV rays can reflect off windows, concrete roads and penetrate through glass windows, so even you work indoor you are still expose to UV rays.

L'Occitane Reine Blanche Illuminating UV Shield SPF50 is selling in all L'Occitane store at RM178/30ml or via their website. I do realised it's more expensive than my usual sunblock but I guess this offers more than just sunblock as it contains lightening properties (plus it smell so nice too!)

For more info, visit

Monday, February 9, 2015

Pamper your hands with L'occitane x ELLE Limited Edition Hand Cream set!

Since Valentine's day is this weekend, some of my friend asked me what to get for their partner? You can really forget about roses because it's expensive during Valentine's Day and not practical at all! Why not get this super cute limited edition L'occitane x ELLE Limited Edition Hand Cream which was decorated with designs by well-known French illustrator, Soledad Bravi.

Born in Paris in 1965, Soledad Bravi is a intellectual, independent and confident woman, all at the same time. A creative soul, she worked as Creative Director in an advertising agency. Harbouring a passion for illustration, Soledad began spending more time honing her craft, and finally received the recognition she’d always dreamed of when she was selected to illustrate a regular column for ELLE magazine. Her cute illustrations, often featuring a young woman, won the hearts of ELLE readers. Her simple yet clean strokes, combined with vibrant colours, bring each character she draws to life. Soledad has worked extensively with many clients, including Nike, French departmental store Colette and stationery brand Papeterie. Most recently, her collaboration with French patisserie Pierre Herme for their macaron boxes has gained positive reviews from foodies and art lovers alike.

Not only the L'occitane x ELLE Limited Edition Hand Cream packaging looks really cute but the hand cream itself smell as good or even better than the flowers! Also it works wonder on my hands keeping my hands moisturize and soft thanks to their main ingredient i.e shea butter! And the best thing is that it does leave any greasy feeling after using it! ! Well It's my Holy grail hand cream I carry in my handbag everyday!

See how Soledad Bravi brings her illustrations to life on the labels of 4 bestselling L’occitane Hand Creams, each inspired by a different season of the year! Ahhhh too much cuteness to handle! 

Delicately floral 
Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 
Inspiration: Spring 

After a long winter’s sleep, the Cherry Blossom unfurls its paper-thin petals underneath the morning sun in Spring. Lightly-textured and non-greasy, this floral hand cream contains Shea Butter to smooth and moisturise skin, while Cherry Extract from the Luberon region of Provence leaves skin delicately perfumed. Perfect to kick-start a slow morning.

Cool and refreshing 
Verbena Hand Cream 
Inspiration: Summer

Keep your hands adequately protected despite the heat and humidity! The unique gel-cream dries to a matte, powdery finish that won’t feel sticky, greasy or heavy, so you can reapply to your heart’s content. Enriched with Organic Verbena Extract and Tapioca Powder to soothe and absorb oil, keep calm and beat the heat with this hand cream.

Soft and sensual 
Almond Hand Cream 
Inspiration: Autumn 

Envelope your hands in the sweet, delectable scent of Almonds. Almond Milk and Almond Oil help to nourish and soften hands, perfect for all-day hydration without leaving behind any greasy marks. Wind down after a long day and breathe in the calming fragrance while allowing your hands to rest. Never forget to pamper yourself.

Protective repair 
Shea Hand Cream 
Inspiration: Winter 

For times when your hands need extra tender loving care, there’s always the ever-reliable Shea Hand Cream to turn to. 20% Shea Butter, Honey and Sweet Almond Extract glide onto skin to help heal and protect, effectively banishing dryness and dehydration. It’s also enriched with Vitamin E to nourish. No wonder it’s L’OCCITANE’s bestselling hand cream!

There are a total of two L'occitane x ELLE Limited Edition Hand Cream set that was designed by Soledad Bravi to picked up this Valentine's Day lah, good for gift for mother, sister, best friends or even your boyfriend or girlfriend! 

L'occitane x ELLE Limited Edition Hand Cream Deluxe Hand Cream Box - RM156 

The hand cream lover will definitely adore this – four different Hand Creams in one beautiful red box, each adorned with a cute label, you’ll be spoilt for choice! You will be getting these :-

Shea Hand Cream 30ml 
Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 30ml 
Verbena Hand Cream 30ml 
Almond Hand Cream 30ml 
Limited edition metal box

L'occitane x ELLE Limited Edition Mini Hand Cream Pouch, RM71 

Four mini Hand Creams, housed in a convenient zippered pouch, let you keep your hands protected from external elements, no matter where you are. You will be getting these :-

Shea Hand Cream 10ml
Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 10ml
Verbena Hand Cream 10ml
Almond Hand Cream 10ml
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Limited edition pouch

I'm sure a lot of us know fine lines and wrinkles on the same is a sign of aging but do you know that your hands are also a tell-tale sign of your age? The skin on the backs of your hands is as fragile as the skin around your eyes, and because there is very little fat underneath the skin, signs of ageing become very apparent. So do make sure you don't take your hands for granted! Make sure you pamper them L'occitane shea hand cream! 

L'occitane x ELLE Limited Edition set is now available in any L'occitane stores in Malaysia & as well on their website. 

To know more, visit their sites below  (online shopping available for L'ocittane Malaysia!)

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