Current Skincare Fave- The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask

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After seeing so many recommendations from youtubers and beauty gurus, I decided to give this product a try.  I bought it as soon as I spotted it in Dubai Duty Free and tried it the very first night I got home!

I’ve been reading some reviews on the net recently and noticed that there were mixed feelings about The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask, which made me decide to do review of the product.

Personally, I only have good things to say about it.  You can see a difference in the very next morning.  The mask made my skin softer and plumper. Gradually you will notice fine lines dissappearing and your skin becomes firmer.  Another advantage is that a little goes a long way. I use mine religiously every night and it can last for more than 4 months!

I do not regret at all for investing in this product and I’m very tempted to try all other products in this range. Now, I literally feel my skincare routine is incomplete without this product!

Check out this link for other products of the Drops of Youth range:
https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/search?text=drops+of+youth

Small tip:  Do apply it 15 minutes before you go to bed and massage it well into your skin as it may feel just a tiny bit heavy and oily!

 

 

 

Desserts Favorites

After the tiramisu, my second favorite dessert is the Chocolate Fondant or Moelleux au Chocolat or Molten Lava cake, whichever name you prefer!

I’m always looking for new places to try this yummy treat and have been really amazed by a couple of them.

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This one was at the Henessy Park Hotel, Grain d’Sel Restaurant! And it was the best ever!

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At the Flying Dodo Brewing Company, just as good as the first one!

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The Address Boutique hotel, loved it just as much.

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Nando’s chocolate fondant was quite good though not as fine as the others…

Mauritius Food Trip

One thing you should know about me is that I’m a big foodie! I’m always trying out new restaurants/cafes and new cuisines.  I think food is a great way to know about someone’s culture. 

Today I’m going to make you discover some of the Mauritius most popular local food, which every tourist has to try to make the most of their visit in the island.

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(First and last image are from Google)

  • The Briani is definitely one of the most popular street food in Mauritius. Mastering this dish can take several years. It requires meticulous preparation and accurate timing as well as very precise steps. It is made layering of rice onto a layer of spices and meat mix and is usually  cooked on a wood fire with charcoals.
  • The Mauritian fried noodles is a revisited one of the traditional Chinese one.  They are fried in oyster sauce, chicken/meat or fish and egg, carrots, cabbage, mung beans, and leafy greens.
  • The Roti or Farata is kind of an Indian naan.  The dough id made with flour and allowed to rest for some time before being flattened to a round shape and baked on a hot plate.  They are often seen as a breakfast alternative as they are very filling.  Rotis are served with a number of fillings. More often, large peas curry and tomato stews.
  • Almost every seller who sells Roti also sells the famous Dhollpuri ! It takes a bit more time and effort to make but is even tastier! The only difference is that the Dholl puri is made from crushed yellow peas and are sold in pairs.  Same fillings are used for both Roti and Dhollpuri.
  • It is a must for tourists to taste Mauritian fritters. They are usually deep fried, cheap snacks. The most famous ones are the “gateaux piment”, “gateau arouille”, “Dupain frire”, “Chana Puri”, “Samosas” and “Baja”.  The above triangular-shaped fritters in the photo are samousa and the small round balls are gateaux piments.  Each of the has a different but yummy taste!
  • Another typical Mauritian-Chinese delicacy available are the dumplings! They come with a broth and a chili sauce (optional). It is also known as the best local cure to a hangover. 🙂

One of the best things of living in Mauritius is that you get to eat a wide variety of cuisines without having to travel.  Many will agree that only when you are away travelling, and you get sudden cravings for local food that you realize how much you love these delicacies.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading.
Let me know if there’s anything specific you would like to read about. 😉

Wish you all a very nice week-end!

NS
xx

Beauty & Fashion- Early Gifts

Hi everybody! It’s officially December! Like seriously?! Where did this year go? I’ve been meaning to write this post since a couple of days but was just SO busy! Who says December, also means shopping, celebrations, parties, presents, good food, a lot of glitz and glam and so on…

Anyway, here I am today to post about some beauty products which I’ve recently purchased and have tried a couple of times.

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If you are looking for a makeup sponge or have been wanting to buy foundation brushes lately, I would suggest you take a look at this.
You can google it and read about the different reviews from users.
Believe me,it’s totally worth the investment. You will not regret it. It gives you this silky, smooth and airbrush finish which everybody wants!
Please don’t go for any dupes, the results WON’T be the same!
It’s a shame the original ones are not sold in Mauritius but you can get it from Ebay or Amazon.

 

I hope you enjoyed reading.

Take care
NS
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Disclaimer

Please note that all photos/videos on this page are solely my property (unless stated otherwise) as this is my personal blog. Should you wish to use any material from this page, please contact me.
– Also note that products which work for me may not necessarily work for all of you. You can totally switch to other brands and use products you already own.
– All reviews that are posted are products/services or food which I have tried. The reviews are not sponsored unless stated otherwise.

Delicious Delights

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Hiya everyone! I’ve been quite busy lately and missed blogging…

One thing you should know about me is that I LOVE FOOD ! I also love cooking, tasting and feeding people too but that’s another story.  I kind of wanted to be a food critic at some point and dreamed of having this huge food empire 🙂 but I  guess it’s not for right now. (I’m addicted to Gordon Ramsay shows btw)

One thing I absolutely love about my country is the diversity of the food available here: be it Local (Mauritian), Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Italian or international fast food chains, you name it.  Another thing, my bf just looooove food as much as I do! That’s one thing we are always spending money on! 😀   So, we are always trying new restaurants, and we have friends calling us up on Fridays asking where to dine or if we’ve checked out this new restaurant.  Maybe some day I could do a blog of the typical Mauritian food..

Till then, enjoy the photos… 

Love you all xx

Naushine

First Time !

Hello people, I have been thinking of starting a blog for several months now but kept on postponing it. Finally got some time to do it now, and I’ve been thinking about what my first post should be.

Well, I still haven’t figure it out so I’m just going to tell you a bit about myself in this first post.

So, my name is Naushine, I’m Mauritian.  I graduated in International Hotel and Tourism Management last year.  I’ve always been fascinated by the hospitality industry ever since I was in high school.  I guess growing up in a tropical island which is a world famous dream holiday destination helped a lot…

Basically I love food, cooking, writing, reading, dreaming, shopping, makeup, fashion and travelling.  So, that’s what my future posts is going to be about I guess…

Till then, I wish you all a wonderful Sunday..
Take care xx and watch out for my next post.

If you would like to ask me anything, see my contact info.

I’m inserting a picture of myself too.. 🙂

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