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Sunday, 4 December 2011

The oil that does EVERYTHING

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil
Happy Sunday all! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend… Mine has been abysmal and I never thought I’d say it but I’m looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow cos my one day off was crap!

But on a much cheerier note I wanted to mention one of the greatest oils ever and that’s Frangipani Monoi Body Oil. Even saying the name pleases me :) It’s one of those awesome all round products that can be used for precisely 627 different things. That may just be a guess but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it was accurate

This smells ridiculously good but it’s not overly strong… In fact the scent reminds me of a newborn baby – not because it’s similar but because its absolutely beautiful but very faint. It’s slightly floral and very clean smelling but not strong enough to interfere with my perfume

The oil actually solidifies at room temperature (in the same way as coconut oil) so I normally leave this next to a radiator to let it melt before I use it. The best thing about that? It means it’s always warm as I apply it, which makes it all the more pleasurable to use

I’m a massive fan of Argan oil, Almond oil, Coconut oil and good old Olive oil but I’ve found they’ve slowly been replaced by my Elemis body oil… One of the things I love about this is that in sinks into the skin and doesn’t leave it all gross and slick with oil. There’s still a residue – I’ve never come across an oil that doesn’t leave a trace – but it’s not unpleasant

To give you an idea how versatile this is I’ll tell you how I used it this evening; Firstly I mixed a little with some sugar to use as a scrub in the shower, then I applied it to the ends of my hair and left it for half an hour or so before washing it. After showering I used this all over my body as a moisturiser and I’ll be applying it to my cuticles before sleepy sleeps tonight. Not too bad for 1 product, eh?

Although this is expensive I’m happy to invest in a half decent product that’ll ensure my skin stays soft and smooth over winter. And if it happens to be one that requires little effort from me then all the better!

Summary :

Cost - £29.50
Size – 100mls
Does it work – Yessum, better than any other body oil I’ve tried
Best feature? – The smell… beyond scrummy and quite exotic


Pennyblossoms said...

I think I may have to sniff this one out! Sounds amazing.
Hope your week improves and your next day off is heaps better!
Z xx

All Made Up said...

Pennyblossoms it’s totally perfect to use now that the weather is going mental – it was snowing, raining and crazily windy here a few days ago… Needless to say I spent the evening in the bath then lay around pampering myself afterwards. And thanks much ♥ my week seems a whole lot better now that the weekend is just round the corner! Funny that :)