Sunday, 1 November 2015

REVIEW: Urban Rituelle Dreamweaver Coconut & Lotus...

Oh boy! I was blessed to receive a surprise package from Urban Rituelle a few weeks back - all I knew was that it was "something" from their new Dreamweaver range, and to say I was blown away by what was inside is somewhat of an understatement   There are two brand new fragrances - Island Blossom (frangipani, berries & jasmine), and the one I received, Coconut & Lotus...

Urban Rituelle packaging is always exquisite, but they've outdone themselves with this Island Getaway Gift Set. It looks like a clutch bag, and made (I think) from lightweight wood, with a flexible flap...
...and inside are three beautiful products that smell heavenly - Hand & Body Wash, Hand & Body Lotion, and a spray perfume in a (very practical) plastic flacon. The caps of the body products also look like wood - love the attention to detail!...
And now for the hard part - how to describe this intoxicating, long-lasting fragrance... There's a good deal of mastery in this blend - I'm not familiar with the scent of Lotus, but the blossoms certainly seem blissfully content to be in partnership with juicy coconut, and they're both nestled in a cradle of powder-soft musk. A stunning harmony that for me conjures up a holiday in a far away place - it's a hot night and I'm in a tropical garden filled with exotic night blooming flowers. But I can smell the tangy freshness of the sea as well, and almost feel the warm sand between my toes...
Swathed in this both crisp and heady perfume, I'm sitting at my keyboard in my own little island paradise. The Hand and Body Lotion contains shea butter, sweet almond oil and jojoba oil, and after slathering it all over my arms, my skin is soft, supple and fabulously fragrant. There's also avocado and rosehip oil listed in the ingredients, plus kelp extract (I KNEW I could smell the sea ha ha)...

Urban Rituelle shower gels are favourites of mine, unsurpassed for their moisturising characteristics, and this Hand & Body Wash is no exception - containing chamomile, cucumber and kelp extract, as well as argan & rosehip oils, there's not a chance of my skin being anything but cleansed, calmed and nourished...
The set retails for $34.95 (10% off all purchases for subscribers!), and if the Island Blossom variety is half as stunning as this, I have a fair whack of my Christmas gift list sorted already!

Urban Rituelle products are never tested on animals, and it's obvious they're made with love - thank you Team UR for sending me this gorgeous pack to try. My passion for what you produce continues to grow in leaps and bounds 

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. Don't forget to check out all the blogs joining in the fun of Ingrid's Monday Makeup Madness Link Up Party - starts at 6:30am

10 comments:

  1. I'm always smiling when I read your posts Kats, they're full of love, passion and good vibes only- if no one's told you lately, thank you for being you! Keep on glowing! Xxxxx

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    1. Hey there ray of sunshine - what a loving comment on a manic Monday, your words will be with me always ♥♥♥

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  2. I totally second what Christina said above! I love reading your posts! They bring a smile to my face every time!

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    1. Aww hon, what a wonderful way to start the week - thank you treasure, I do SO love blogging ♥x♥

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  3. These sound so beautiful. I love how well you described the scent, I want to smell it for myself! xx

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    1. Golly Indie I hope I did it justice - I always find it a challenge to turn a fragrance into words, but lots of fun too x♥x

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  4. You do such a good job with Urban Rituelle products! And as always, amazing photos, beautiful!

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    1. Thanks sweetie - love taking pics of pretty things ♡♡♡

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  5. I love that gift satchel! & more rocks, lol!

    The only Christmas shopping I've done is cards & ornaments to put on all the kids' presents. I buy these cheaply every year, straight after Christmas, to put away for the next year.

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    1. Ha ha was thinking of you during the shoot - I need some even BIGGER ones! Clever you for stocking up during the sales - bet you saved heaps hon xxx

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