Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Better than a Chocolate cake!

If I say the phrase 'Better than a Cheesecake', you will know that I am referring to a pretty lady: A pin-up girl. The earliest documented proof of this sense of cheesecake is in 1934, predating pin-up, although it reads the phrase was in spoken slang some 20 years earlier. In the 1950's, for example, there was a periodical magazine called Cheesecake: An American Phenomenon, that had a young Marilyn Monroe in a yellow bikini on its cover in 1953.
After this brief top, I would like to show you how to turn into a 'chocolate cake', I mean, my Chocomania collection from The Body Shop©.
It was my Valentine's day gift :). The set, whose slogan reads 'Wear it, love it, but don’t eat it', was a lovely basket which contained:
1. Chocomania Shower Cream (Prize: £4.00- €5.00 approx- $6.30 approx).
It contains real cocoa butter and it is very soft so it won't dry out your skin. This product is soap free so you will feel the fragrance on your skin like when you are drinking a hot delicious chocolate. The texture is thick and creamy. The colour is caramel like and if you feel like having a bath, fill up your bathtub water, pour some shower cream into it and relax. It will create a lot of bubbles.

2. Chocomania Body Butter (Prize: £12.50- €15.60 approx- $19.62 approx).
This luxurious chocolatey Body Butter provides 48-hour hydration, thanks to buttery texture. It is not sticky given that it will be absorbed quickly on your skin. It leaves skin sweetly scented, and feeling softer and smoother. The colour is ivory like without shimmering. 

3. Chocomania Body Scrub (Prize: £12,50- €15.60 approx- $19.62 approx).
It contains real cocoa butter and organic cane sugar. This exfoliating body scrub has a pleasant chocolatey scent and leaves skin feeling softer and smoother. If you applied the product over your skin, it will remove dead skin cells and will stimulate her microcirculation at the same time. The colour is like brown ebony with little cane sugar particles.

4. Chocomania Body Lotion (Prize: £8.00- €10.00 approx- $12.55 approx).
This lovely body lotion has a chocolate fragrance as the rest of products in the set. Leaves skin feeling softer and smoother however it doesn't have a long lasting hydration like the body butter, it is lighter. The colour is like polished ivory and the texture is very creamy but it will be quickly absorbed.
Bellow, there is a famous 50's advertisement for Valentine's Day. It was from Whitman's Chocolates brand (Since 1842), one of the most popular and oldest American home of boxed chocolates.
It is a worldwide custom to give chocolates, flowers or cuddly toys as a present for the 14th February. The slogan of this advertisement is 'Something special for someone special'. With that, Husbands surprised their wives with a cute heart box full of little delicious candies.
Nowadays, Brands (like The Body Shop©) propose new alternatives for this special day. That is why comes up Chocomania, a new form to say 'I love you'.


  1. Vaya suerte tener un Renato detalloso, otros no entrarían a una perfumería aunque les fuera la vida en ello! Me ha gustado especialmente el exfoliante. Jo,yo uso una esponja de plástico rugoso que no exfolia,desuella. Ains...buscaré alternativa en mercadona. Tienes que probar LUSH!

  2. jejeje me encantó! por eso le dediqué una tengo que probarla, vi una tienda en Cork pero no he visto ninguna aún en Dublín, tendré que investigar ;)

  3. Quiero la entrada BeBopLips!