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Using Chocolate In Your Beuty Routine

Chocolate fashion show - Model wearing a chocolate wig.

A craving for chocolaty hues and scents seems justified this time of the year. Chocolate is a great mood booster because its scent and properties boosts serotonin levels in our bodies. The fact that the cocoa butter in chocolate melts in our mouths makes chocolate such an addictive and pleasurable thing to eat.

Bourjois Ombres à paupières Boite Ronde - Brun Somptueux

The velvety texture of this cocoa powder shade drew me in at first touch. This is one of 2 shadows (see above) from Bourjois' 2008 f/w collection, Clan Fashion. This one is a smooth operator!

Being one of the more pigmented shadows from Bourjois, the Brun Somptueux has quickly become a favorite of mine.

Bourjois Grains de Beaute Creme de douche - Carrément Chocolat

The first sniff of this 'chocolate square' shower cream from Bourjois was quite intense and sweet. Add some hot water and a shower puff, it becomes something else.

Let me explain.

I grew up in a place where we were able to buy fresh chocolate bread everyday. I don't mean those little pain au chocolate which are tiny and sometimes overly buttery. These ones were the size of a cantaloupe and the chocolate showed up inside the bread in swirls. Every time when I would tear a piece off of the huge round, I would breathe in the warm aroma as if I was having a facial steam. That was the aroma I experienced every single day around the time we were let out of school. And for one time each week, my mother would hand an actual loaf to a pouncing and aniticipating child.

I miss those days and I cannot believe that a simple shower cream can bring back those memories. Thank you Bourjois, because you have just done it (and for only under 4 euros a bottle). For the 15 minutes that I am in the shower with Carrément Chocolat, I am filled once again with the same joy and excitement as I once remember.

Meanwhile, check out this funny commercial featuring a Bourjois body care product for each day of the week.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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La Belette Rouge said...

I love to eat chocolate and that is why I am surprised that I don't enjoy chocolate scented products. Weird, huh?
Hope you have a beautiful weekend.

Leigh said...

Hello Grayburn! The chocolate body wash sounds so yummy!! I wonder if I can find that in the States? Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Take Care.

The Seeker said...

Can we eat them??? ;) (just joking my dear G*)
I never tried any products that have chocolate, but I think I should at least to see if I love the scense as I love the flavor.

Thanks for posting about.
All the best my dear friend, hope you're having a great weekend.


margot hollaender said...

love the comercial...lol
the shower cream looks awesome too
chocolate skincare products are really nice. Lush makes a chocolate facial mask, called "cupcake", containing cacao butter. It smells sooo yummy, its hard to resist eating it :)
great post ;)

Grayburn said...

Hey La belette rouge, Please do share which ones you don't enjoy using so I know to stay away from them :)

x Grayburn

Grayburn said...

Hey Leigh, the body wash is scrumptious to me. I haven't seen it in the US but it is possible that it is available. I'll be heading off to France in the new year so let me know if you would like me to send over a bottle!

x Grayburn

Grayburn said...

Seeker, hey you! Not only do chocolate products smell great but the cocoa butter (of course if they're using real chocolate) is great for our skin. Love it!


La Belette Rouge said...

I got a Comptoir sud pacifique chocolate perfume. No to that. I also got a chocolate bubble bath by Serendipity. I would rather eat it than smell like it.:-)

Grayburn said...

hey Margot, the video is hilarious! I do love the Lush cupcakes as well..yum..I think I'll go get myself some this weekend :)

x Grayburn

Grayburn said...

hello again LBR, glad to see you online at the same time :) How was your weekend?

I can imagine a perfume spritz can smell disappointing and walking around smelling like chocolate is weird. But I just felt so uplifted in the shower with it. It is really different than eating it. Don't know how to explain the difference though.

xo Grayburn