Thursday, 8 October 2009

Villainess Whipped! Body Lotion

RRP: £7/$10

--What does the promo say?--
"Distinguishing Features: Extra-decadent cherry kernel oil, antioxidant rich grapeseed oil, light coconut oil, and our favourite luxury mango butter.

Characteristic Scent: An intoxicating blend of crisp, regal gardenia, sweet frangipani, verdant tuberose, and soft, beguiling pikaki lani.

Wanted For: Moisture restoration, gentle emollience, and velvety texturising."

As with the body scrub, all very vintagey and artificially-aged looking. I love screw-top pots - they enable you to get the very last drops of the product rather than leaving loads trapped in a tube at the end.

Rub onto clean dry body skin once or twice a day. No problems with this - it soaked in well and quickly.

Described on the Villainess website as being the colour of soft clotted cream, I'm quick to disagree with them: I spent enough time serving tea and scones to toffs at Henley Regatta to know that clotted cream is a very creamy yellow colour, rather than being white, as this is. Methinks they meant whipped cream, which would be a more accurate assessment (both in terms of colour and in texture). In any case, no visible residue is left on the skin once this white, moussy cream is rubbed in.

I wished I could have smelt more of the oils and mango butter in the Datura version of this body lotion - while the crisp floralness was nice, I felt that being able to smell some of the fruit would have given it more of an unusual lift when combined with the flowers. My fiancé also said that the scent was slightly overpowering. While the smell is perhaps a little strong, it is nevertheless a pleasant scent.

I absolutely loved the unusual mousse-like consistency of this body lotion. Most body creams are of the runnier lotion type, so a change was definitely good. Luxurious and light without being overbearing.

--Effects on the skin--
Certainly seems to soften skin and do what it says it will.

--Value for money--
Definitely an affordable treat to help you pamper yourself on these cool autumn evenings (and your friends and family, if you can bear to give any away).

perfect partners
Datura Smooch! Body Scrub, £7/$10
Datura Body Soap, £4/$5
Datura Slick! Cleanser and Makeup Remover*, £7/$10
Datura Perfume Oil, £10/$16

*for dry, mature, sensitive or irritated skins

1 comment:

natural soap said...

Sounds good!!i might try this range of products