By Vaishnavi Venkatesh
This is my first post on IMBB and I am very obviously, super-duper excited. Before diving into the review, let me just tell you how I came across IMBB. My obsession with makeup started with lipsticks and lip colours, but I was always paranoid about picking up the shades all by myself since I feared that I would end up getting a totally wrong shade for my skin tone. When expressing the same with a friend of mine, she referred me to IMBB. Since that day, IMBB has been a part of my life and up in my favourites and bookmarks list :D. Okay now that I am done with the story 😀 let’s get started with the review 🙂
My love for Bath and Body works products started when my cousin gave me a travel size body lotion of their P S I Love You Body Lotion, several years ago. Though I did not like that particular variant of theirs, I always wanted to try out the other variants. Since I have no relatives coming back from USA ever :P, I had to wait until the products were available on Indian e-commerce sites. When they were finally available, I looted all the stuff which were right up in my lust list for years. One of the products I bought was the Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion.
Make the moment magical! Our exclusive signature body lotion formula fortified with powerful ingredients like super conditioning Shea Butter, fast absorbing Jojoba oil and protective Vitamin E, hydrates skin with moisture that lasts all day. Our non-greasy formula absorbs quickly and completely to leave skin feeling incredibly soft, smooth and nourished, making it the perfect daily moisturizer.
Key Fragrance notes (as seen from the BBW official website):
A merry blend of snow white vanilla, warm caramel and whipped cream, sprinkled with holiday sugar cookies and kissed with soft musk.
Top Notes: Natural Vanilla, Sweet Buttery
Mid Notes: Caramel, Benzoin, Hint of Chocolate
Dry Notes: Soft Musk, Sugar Cookie.
900 INR for 236 ml.
For detailed list of ingredients, refer to the pic below.
Smooth over body to moisturize and lightly fragrance skin.
My Experience with Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion:
Packaging: Simple yet gorgeous. A clean, functional flip-top cap to dispense the desired amount of product. The bottle is just easy to grab and apply on the go.
Consistency: The consistency of the lotion is neither runny nor too thick. Since my skin is oily, it does not require a highly moisturizing lotion, be it in summer or in winter. This body lotion provides the right amount of moisture for my skin. For people with dry skin, this lotion would be good for summers, but for winters, this definitely is not the best for extreme moisturization.
Fragrance: OMG!!! Was my reaction when I first sniffed it. This smells like freshly baked vanilla cookies. Not the burnt sugared vanilla, but the soft, rounded, comforting vanilla. So beauties who love vanilla fragrances, grab this one. This is the best-smelling vanilla fragrance I have come across till now, which also lasts on my skin for almost 6-8 hours. So that’s a plus.
Lastly, summing up the pros and cons:
Pros of Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion:
- Delivers right amount of moisture.
- Smells heavenly, divine, relaxing and definitely comforting.
- Only a little amount of the product is required for each use.
- Packaging is just perfect for women on the go.
- The smell lasts on the skin for 6-8 hours.
- Does not leave the skin greasy at all.
- Can be used all round the year.
Cons of Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion:
- This fragrance from Bath and Body Works falls under their Holiday Traditions collection and thus not available at their stores, all round the year. So, better stock it up.
- Though many of the Indian online shopping portals are selling BBW products, with hefty price tags, availability is still an issue keeping in mind that there are no BBW outlets in India. However, the products are being shipped to India by BBW, with heavy shipping charges 😛
- For dry skin beauties, this would not be the right body lotion for harsh winters.
Will I Repurchase Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion?
Definitely yes, I would be glad to repurchase this particular variant.
Until next time, Stay Beautiful.
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