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I count myself lucky for being Moroccan. Beautiful land, captivating beaches, scents and colours that provoke a myriad of senses and best of all, some of the best food I’ve tried on this planet. Being Moroccan has it’s charm but the one thing I don’t love — the naturally frizzy hair that most of us are born with. I say most all bar one of my family members boasts a head full of curly locks.

All this to say if anyone is going to test Kerastase’s taming treatment I’d say it stood a fair challenge avec moi…

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philosophy cherry pinwheel cookie

philosophy cherry pinwheel cookie

{Philosophy Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath}

As a young girl I kinda had a bit of an addiction to cherry flavoured lip balms. Was that a thing or was it just me? This shower gel reminds me of just that. Bathing in that cheerful, cherry goodness. It’s sweet, it’s sugary it’s just oh-so delicious. Sure, you may get sick of smelling this one on a daily basis but if you’re not easily affected by intense scents then I suggest you give this a little sniff.

Between this scent and the Peppermint Stick I would say they’re my least favourite but I do lean towards caramel scents a little more. If you’re feel in’ the fruity smells then this will be the one you love most.

cherry pinwheel cookie shower gel

Cherry Pinwheel Cookie Recipe:

3 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup cherry preserves

Directions: combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cream butter, sugar vanilla extract and in eggs in a separate bowl. Slowly stir in flour mixture. Roll dough in to rectangle on lightly floured wax paper. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Spread preserves over the dough. Roll up, wrap and freeze for two hours. Slice roll in to pieces and bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

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peppermint stick philosophy shower gel

peppermint stick philosophy shower gel

{Philosophy Shampoo, Shower gel and bubble Bath – Peppermint Stick}

Nothing screams Christmas like a good ol’ candy cane, right? A fair amount of you lovely gals that commented over the past few days mentioned that peppermint based baked goods are your vice over the holidays. It’s a flavour that’s a lot more loved than I thought!

peppermint stick holiday 2013 philosophy

{Candy cane and pink showers}

You can see where I’m going with this. I’m not the the world’s biggest fan of peppermint products, unless we’re talking about the peppermint white chocolate mocha from Starbucks then we’re talkin’…

peppermint white chocolate mocha

{Behold the beverage}

Saying that I’m not a fan of peppermint isn’t a lie but I do love the way Philosophy describe ways (on the front of the bottle) that you can use this holiday candy in different ways.

philosophy shower gel - pink

{Pink ooze}

Like so:

1. As a Hostess Gift

2. To stir your hot cocoa 

3. Crushed over a bowl of ice crema

4. Bundled in a jar on your baking table/counter (cute home deco idea!)

5. Strung in a row for more home deco

6. Dipped in melted chocolate (I love fondue)

7. As a cocktail garnish 

8. As a light night snack

That’s plenty more ways that I thought existed! Which way would you prefer yours?

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philosophy sweet fluffy cupcake

philosophy sweet fluffy cupcake

{Philosophy Shampoo, Shower gel and Bubble Bath – Sweet Fluffy Cupcake}

It may sound cliched but cupcakes are what got me in to my undying love for baking sweet treats. I didn’t start with a mediocre fairy cake with pink, runny icing on top. Oh no. I started my baking obsession with the Hummingbird Bakery cupcakes from London, England.

I visited the bakery once and got two things (yes it was that good), ever since then I haven’t been able to go back and so of course I jumped at the chance to buy the cookbook to make their yummies at home. I pre-ordered that gold.

sweet fluffy cupcake

{No cupcakes were harmed in the shooting of this post}

The first ones I made were the red velvet (one of the first I tried). My family were in heaven, I could have eaten the dozen and well, I was already planning my execution plan for the classic vanilla cupcakes. I adore cupcakes.

So naturally, I had to adore this product. Bathing in cupcakes couldn’t sound anymore perfect if it tried, right?

This was my oh-so close second to the spiced gingerbread cookie and the only reason it didn’t win was because the gingerbread smelled like caramel and well…

The Philosophy Cupcake: 

3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

3 tablespoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup heavy cream

4 egg whites

4oz cream cheese

Directions: combine all ingredients except egg whites and blend on high until fluffy. Fill paper-lined cupcake pans, 2/3 full.Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from  pans, frost and decorate as desired…I’m thinking with caramel, cream cheese icing…

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