I have never been to Italy but I’m thrilled that we can get Italian beauty products right here in Singapore! 🙂 Bottega Verde originated as an herbalist’s shop in 1972 in Pienza, Italy, in the region of Tuscany. I’m so excited to learn that their wonderful Italian products are now available in our sunny shores at Suntec City and Waterway Point!
Bottega Verde pride themselves in using only quality natural active ingredients, carefully selected from their areas of origin in order to preserve their effectiveness. You can find a huge variety of products for the face, body and hair products — the best part? The prices won’t break the bank! I’ll be sharing several products I’ve been loving on the blog today.
Lei by Bottega Verde
This fragrance has a unique combination of many notes which appealed to me immediately. It starts off with a burst of citrus fruits followed by floral notes of rose and jasmine before settling down into a musky vanilla base. This scent is perfect for a date night with your boyfriend. Trust me, this perfume will cause heads to turn when you step into the room. It’s feminine, creamy and dare I say, intoxicating. Definitely a sexy and seductive scent. 😉
Head Notes: Brazilian Orange, Calabrian Bergamot, Californian Grapefruit. Heart Notes: English Rose, Sambac Jasmine, Ligurian Mimosa, Lychee Flesh. Base Notes: Indonesian Patchouli, Javan Vetiver, Madagascar Vanilla, White Musk
The fragrance is housed in a clear white cube with a square cap. It’s a beautiful packaging but my only gripe is that the cap is rather sharp and you’ve to be careful when handling this perfume, lest you cut yourself. As you can see, the bottle is so photogenic that I couldn’t help but take many photos of it. 😉
Also, this perfume is very strong so don’t go overboard with it! To me, just two sprays on each wrist is enough!
Ialuron Plus – Anti-wrinkle eye cream
I’m always on a hunt for a good eye cream and I look for something that would banish those pesky fine lines while also keeping the skin moisturized. This cream was an answer to my prayers. It contains Hyaluronic Acid which can improve your skin’s moisture content thus strengthening your skin’s barrier. As it contains SPF 15, I only applied the eye cream in the morning. This cream has a rich and thick texture which was very moisturizing. Moreover, as the skin under my eyes are usually very dry, this helped to prep my skin before concealer. 🙂
This shampoo is for those of you who have damaged hair! I have dry and fragile hair so the ingredients in this shampoo (argan oil, hydrolyzed wheat protein, panthenol and grape sugar) were incredibly beneficial to my hair. I did some research and found out that panthenol has the ability to regulate moisture content while increasing resistance to damage and brittleness, making it an excellent moisturising ingredient. The shampoo is gentle enough to be use every day, and you don’t have to worry about buildup. However, this is not the shampoo to reach for if you’re looking for something to deep cleanse your hair with.
Argan Mask with Argan Butter and Oil
I apply this on the ends of my hair and leave it on for 5-10 minutes in the shower. My dry hair practically drinks in this mask. It’s just so hydrating! After washing away, my hair feels instantly softer and looked a lot less unruly. A little goes a long way with this hair mask, so you won’t run out of it anytime soon! Overall, this product is a great addition to my weekly hair routine. 🙂
Heat Shield Serum with Argan Oil
I apply the Heat Shield Serum to my ends before styling or blow-drying my hair. I love how this did not weigh my hair down the slightest bit nor did it give a greasy look. The entire argan range smells the same so you can expect this to smell just like the shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. It’s not too overpowering and the scent slowly disappears after a while. The serum itself is relatively quick absorbing. If you don’t use heat protectants for your hair, I really urge you to give this one a go. It’s important for us to protect our hair from the heat, especially if you are like me and use the hair dryer very frequently. This serum is suitable for all types of hair, but more so for dry and treated hair.
I love how Bottega Verde carries a huge range of products, from hair care to skin care and even makeup! Yes! They sell foundation, eyeshadows, eyeliners and lipsticks as well. As a student, this brand is pretty affordable for the wallet so I can indulge myself without spending a ton.
Till the next post! Ciao bellas!
Bottega Verde is located at:
Waterway Point East Wing, #01-56
Telephone: 6385 8045
Suntec City Mall North Wing, #02-454/455
Telephone: 6635 3899
Find them on Instagram @bottegaverdesg and Facebook!