Body Shop launch in Colombo 

  
   
  

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Pink Lotus 

  
The Spa Ceylon Royal Indulgence Spa and Store was unveiled a few days ago and I was able to attend the event under the media banner. Every invitee and media personnel were gifted with a limited edition gift pack so here’s a look at mine; 

The gift pack included the Pink Lotus collection which was launched just under a month ago. 

  
As always, the packaging is just as lovely and the gift bag can be reused in multiple ways. 

 
   
    
    
  
I’m not quite sure if I like the fragrance; lotus flowers are a bit hard to get used to and have an extremely strong scent to them. I did give the cleanser, soap bar and liquid silk shine mist a whiff but I kinda sat back with a slight headache. Maybe this isn’t for me but I am willing to give some of the products a go before I pass them into someone who may like it more than I do. 

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Organisational DIY’s

Sometimes I tend to do things without realizing. Like organising. Yes, I organise my things without me realising and I actually quite like it when it happens. I noticed the other day I had organised a few bits and bobs and thought I should share the tips with you all.

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I had this little rectangular basket in one of the bathroom cupboards. I didn’t realise that I had stored all my little sample tit bits and travel sized lotions, hand creams and shower gels in it. So here’s a step by step guide as to how I re-organised them just for you all to see. Oh, I’ve got a mini candle in there too, a face exfoliating thing (I think I’ve used it only once or twice), an extra travel toothbrush, hand sanitizer, a soap bar and a tub of Vaseline. I find that they all fit inside quite well and was easily stored without looking too shabby.

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Now, this I know I put together with a lot of thought because I do value all the products I’ve bought and also received by Spa Ceylon. Yes, I have quite a few things and yes, I do use nearly each and every one of them. On the far right I’ve placed all the hair care products in this floral jewellery holder. The middle includes all the foot care products like my favourite foot mist with peppermint! The left holds the two foot soak tubs and the centre front part holds travel sized shower gels, a body scrub and a compress which I am yet to use with one of the bath and body oils.

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Now this is something I’ve made use of instead of just hoarding it somewhere in my closet. I got a gift set from Victoria’s Secret and the products came in this vibrant pink heart-shaped case. Once the products were used up, I didn’t quite know what to do with it so here’s how I’ve organised a few other essentials of mine. I’ve got an extra face scrub in there along with a scented candle (lavender my favourite!), my L’Oreal eyes and lips makeup remover, and my lavender bath salts. See how pretty they look, all organised together 🙂

I hope this somewhat gave you all an idea as to how every day items can be used to organise other bits and bops around your space.

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White Tuberose Facial Masque review

White Tuberose Facial Masque
White Tuberose Facial Masque

I’ve been noticing some dark spots and blemishes on my face and I thought it was high-time I did something about it instead of letting them fade on their own. I can’t help but steer towards Spa Ceylon products because they do have a range of products for the face, made with white jasmine as well as white tuberose. I decided to go with the White Tuberose Facial Masque because I do not treat my face as often as I think I should and this would give me the excuse to do so when needed.

A creamy formula with 100% pure precious tuberose oil to gently lighten, brighten and illuminate skin. Fine natural clays combine with deep-acting white minerals to cleanse, purify and refresh skin, removing excess oil. Arnica, rice bran, and natural vitamins help control excessive oil, white licorice, green tea, watercress and bearberry help inhibit formation of dark cells. Virgin coconut oil and olive help lighten marks and discolourations, instantly increasing skin radiance. The mystical aroma of tuberose helps uplift and brighten the senses.

Now, as far as brightening and lightening my face, I’m not too concerned about that. All I want is my blemishes and dark spots to fade. I trust the brand so much so I gave it a try over two weeks ago. To use, one must cleanse the skin first and then apply a thick layer of the masque all over the face and neck. I didn’t give my neck much thought but applied more on my dark and blemished areas. Leave it on for ten minutes and then wet lightly. As you do so, gently massage the face in circular motions and finally wash off. I realized this actually took some time to do because the masque is quite thick itself. All in all, it took me a good five minutes to apply the masque on my face, ten minutes to leave it on, and close to another five to massage and wash off. I’m yet to see some results but I do love the aroma which does uplift and brighten the senses. I feel like I’m in a happy bubble every time I use it.

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On the back of the jar it says to use the White Tuberose Face Treatment Oil after using the masque but I’m not a huge oil-on-the-face fan so I have not been following this instruction. I don’t know if that’s why I’ve not seen results in the two weeks that I have been using it but if over a month, I’ll probably let it go or pair it with the treatment oil.

Have you used any Spa Ceylon products? If so, what are your favourites and why? Comment below and let me know!

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Spa Ceylon Ayurveda opening in Mumbai, India

I’ve probably mentioned this as couple of times before that I am a huge fan of the Spa Ceylon Ayurveda products. This is a Sri Lankan brand of products and they recently opened a branch in Mumbai, India.

Take a look!
Take a look!

Here’s the press release that was circulated:

Spa Ceylon – Sri Lanka’s premier spa lifestyle brand – has just marked its entry to India’s highly lucrative luxury wellness sector with the grand launch of its flagship boutique in Mumbai’s fashionable Bandra Linking Road up-market shopping strip. Sri Lankan born Bollywood superstar Jacqueline Fernandez was among the exclusive guests list gracing the occasion. The brand already having an ardent Indian following, was greeted with much excitement and fanfare with extensive media coverage of the event.

Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez

This is the 1st occasion a luxury Sri Lankan wellness brand has entered India. The unique Ceylonese themed single-brand Spa Ceylon boutique indulges shoppers with welcoming calming aromas and soothing signature melodies in the background. Offering fastidious Indian shoppers an assortment of more than 200 options in indulgent aromatic Ayurveda personal care, luxurious home aromas and Spa Ceylon’s pampering gift collections, the store is already welcoming a Bollywood celebrity clientele.

International Expansion

In India, Spa Ceylon plans to open up to 4 more stores in Mumbai & also unveil a signature Spa Ceylon Luxury Ayurveda spa in Mumbai by year end, with expansions planned to other major metros across India, totaling to 25 locations over the next 2 years.

Internationally, Spa Ceylon’s current presence in Istanbul, Turkey; Moscow, Russia; Fukuoka, Japan and more recently in Mumbai, India, will be further expanded over the next few months. The next store openings are scheduled for August ’14 in Singapore’s fashionable Orchard Road, with stores at Kuala Lumpur’s up-market KLCC Mall (September ’14), Korea’s hip Seoul shopping district (October’14) and waterside in the Maldives capital (October ’14) scheduled to open thereafter.

Founders - Shiwantha and Shalin
Founders – Shiwantha and Shalin

Expanding in Sri Lanka, later this year, Spa Ceylon is scheduled to open a Dutch heritage themed boutique and spa in the Galle Fort, a royal Kandyan themed spa in a five-star resort in Kandy and another plush boutique in Colombo, expanding their network to 15 locations across the island.

Unique Ceylonese Identity

Spa Ceylon captures the romance of old Ceylon combined with ancient Ayurveda wisdom to create their range of majestic royal spa rituals and luxury product formulae designed to soothe, calm and relax the body, mind and soul. The unique designed jewel green bottles inscribed with Sinhala text and natural formulae enriched with local herbs and essential oils give these luxury Ayurveda products a true Ceylonese identity.

Range of products
Range of products

The products are free of harmful surfactants, chemical bleaches, petroleum-paraffin derivatives & ingredients of animal origin, while being mostly naturally preserved. They are alcohol free, 100% vegetarian, not tested on animals, contain sustainably harvested & community trade sourced ingredients.

The complete range of prestige skin, body, bath, scalp and hair care preparations, oils, balms and potions, home aroma blends, candles, hand-made stoneware and spa accessories are now sold internationally and available on-line too, with a new India dedicated INR on-line store launching later this month.

Ebony hued gift boxes adorned with royal insignia from the Kandyan courts of ancient Ceylon add classic Ceylonese character to the Spa Ceylon gift collection, making them ideal for both personal and corporate gift giving.

Gift items
Gift items

To buy on-line visit their website 🙂 Id definitely vouch for nearly every product because I’ve used most of them and have come to love them over the years. Some of the products I use include the Red Sandalwood Body Scrub, Ceylon Tea and Ylang Body Scrub, Neroli Jasmine Cleanser and Conditioner, Happy Uplifting Balm, Green Mint Cooling Foot Relief, Green Mint refreshing Foot Mist, White Jasmine Face Treatment Oil and the Cardamom Rose Home Spa Set.

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Skin care – new additions

I’m not one to use too many products on my face. For the most part I scrub, wash and cleanse; that’s about it.

I’ve been using Clean & Clear products for the past five years or so and they’ve worked wonders on my skin. Unfortunately the stuff I was using were getting a little dated so I ordered two new products – the Clean & Clear Morning Burst Detoxifying Facial Cleanser and Night Relaxing Deep Cleaning Face Wash.

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Clean & Clear

First up the Morning Burst Detoxifying Facial Cleanser. I simply love this product for multiple reasons. It’s got these micro beads and fragrance that truly wakes you up in the morning and makes you feel super fresh. The bottle says it’s also got an oxygen infused formula and deep cleans for visibly healthier skin. I must say my skin has improved very much since I started using this two weeks back. It totally cleanses my skin and removes impurities.

Directions for use – Simply wet face with water. Work on one squeeze of the cleanser into a gentle lather. The micro bursting beads then release skin healthy antioxidants. Next, gently massage the lather all over the face avoiding the eye area. I like to concentrate on my cheekbones and chin area because that’s my problem areas. After less than a minute its time to rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

At night my go to product is the Night Relaxing Deep Cleaning Face Wash. True to its name, this formula emulates a fragrance that totally relaxes you and helps you wind down for the night. It washes away daily build up with sea minerals and sea kelp extract leaving my skin clean and relaxed.

Directions for use – Simply wet face with water as usual. Although it doesn’t say, I like working one squeeze of the product into a light lather.  It’s got airy bubbles that give off a light scent as you do this and then I gently massage it onto my face. Again I focus on my problem areas as well as my t zone to get rid of impurities while avoiding the eye area. This face wash does wonders getting rid of dirt and oil and after washing off thoroughly its time to pat dry.

I’m super glad with my purchases because they do exactly as described on the bottles. Occasionally I also use the Morning Burst Facial Scrub but these two are my too favourites now. They retail for somewhere between $4-5 at Walmart which I think is a fantastic buy for products as good as these.

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