Saturday, November 5, 2011

Weleda haul and review plus Shana haul !! (and banana cake yummmyyyy)

Hello Girls!!

Hope all is well! This morning, I went out for some shopping!

I had to first go to Shanti in Mosta to buy asafoetida and ended up buying some discounted goodies.You may also find Weleda and other cruelty free products on !!

Weleda products :
- Are free from synthetic fragrances , colours, preservatives.
- Are NOT tested on animals.
- Are Dermatologically tested.

Plus : raw materials are derived  from mineral oils.

 Log on here for more info about Weleda:

- Weleda Wild rose Body Lotion 

The 100ml bottle is made out of glass ( I never bought a body lotion in a glass bottle). It's not bigger than the palm of my hand. It came in a packaging box.

What it says:
Silky Weleda Wild Rose Body Lotion pampers the skin with natural moisturising ingredients, keeping the oil and water content of the skin's own protective fine outer layer in natural balance. This light lotion allows the skin to breathe, maintaining a smooth and supple appearance.The delicate fragrance from essential oil of Damask Rose , soothes and harmonises.
Weleda Wild Rose body lotion is ideal for moisturising body care  and is suitable for all skin types. The natural ingredients help support the body's own moisture regulation and gently tones the skin. Roseship oil from Wild Musk Roses contains unsaturated fatty acids, and together with moisturising jojoba oil, provides replenishing skin care, leaving your skin looking fresh and healthy.
The lotion, with it's like silky consistency, is fully absorbed by the skin.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Alcohol, Glycerin, Rosa Moschata (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glyceryl Linoleate, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Fragrance (Parfum)*, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Farnesol*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Beeswax (Cera Flava), Sodium Beeswax, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Xanthan Gum.
*from natural essential oils.

How to use:
After bathing or showering, dry the skin well and apply Wild Rose Body Lotion to your body.

What I think:
They are true to their word!! The lotion smells absolutely amazing and is absorbed by the skin quickly!
Would definitely recommend it !!

- Weleda Iris Day cream:

This 30 ml tube also comes in a box.

What it says:
An intensive cream to moisture and protect the face from environmental damage.
Formulated to stimulate natural moisture regulation and supports the functions of the skin.
Organic jojoba oil, pure beeswax and biodynamic Iris Germanica root extract soften the skin, while natural essential oils revitalise and provide a delicate fragrance.
Iris day cream is also an ideal base for make-up.

Ingredients: INCI: Water (Aqua), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Alcohol, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Lysolecithin, Beeswax (Cera Flava), Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Iris Germanica Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Eugenol*. *from natural essential oils

How to Use:
 Apply to cleansed skin in the morning and gently massage into the face, neck and d├ęcolletage

What I think:
I loved that the consistency is not thick. My skin feels so smooth and needless to say, smells amazing!!! I also recommend this for!! This is for normal to dry. Another for oily skin is available.

- Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant:

This 30 ml glass spray deodorant  doesn't come in a box.

What it says:
A light floral fragrance provides a feeling of freshness and well being, whilst herbal extracts neutralise bacteria and prevent unpleasant body odour. It can be used as an all over body spray.
Suitable for vegans.
A pump-action spray to counteract unpleasant body odours without inhibiting the important functions of the skin. Free from aluminium salts, this fine spray dries within seconds leaving no stickiness. Contains Wild Rose Leaf extract, known for it's refreshing and mildly astringent properties.

Tip: can be used on the feet to refresh and revitalise - especially in the summer months.

Ingredients: Alcohol, Water (Aqua), Fragrance (Parfum:)*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Benzyl Salicylat*, Geranoil*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Farnesol*, Rose Moschata Leaf Extract, Rose Damascena Extract, Glycerin, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate.
* from natural essential oils.

How to use:
Apply after showering or bathing as often as necessary. For most people one application lasts all day. Do not spray in the direction of the eyes or mucous membranes.

Recycling tip! : 
The bottles, with their spray diffusers make good plant sprays when empty.

What I think:
It's absorbed by the skin easily, and doesn't leave skin all liquid-y like some other sprays. Love it!

So I ended up buying those 3 produts from Shanti, besides the asafoetida - oh, I also bought a packet of organic millet flakes.

Moving on to Shana!! I bough 2 tops from the Birkirkara outlet. There's also a smaller shop in Rahal Gdid.


- Sleeve-less sheer star blouse  : I fell in love with this top the instant I saw it. There will be an opening party next Saturday, and will probably buy the black version as well . . . .  So this is an example of how I would wear it. Jeans are from Peacocks. Shoes are from Debenhams and bag is from ebay (received it yesterday - I love it!!)

- Long comfy top : As soon as I saw it, I pictured me wearing it with leggings. So comortable. Also available in other colours. Leggings from Accessorize, boots from New Look.

I took my new favourite vegetarian  cook book (Kitchen of Love - Dada Shantimaya) with me in the car so I can see which dessert too cook. I decided to make the banana cake!! I love bananas!!

Here's what you need to make it:
- 4 ripe bananas - mashes
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla

First, pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.

In a bowl, combine flour , baking soda and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar and oil.Then add the bananas.Add water and vanilla.

Now, add the flour mixture to the second mixture and stir.

Then empty in a greased and floured baking tray and bake for 45 - 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean


It's sooooo good  ;)

That's all for today ! Please leave your comments below!!

Denise o.b.o The Fabulous Team 


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