If you have been following my blog for a while, you may know that I love shower gels a lot especially scented ones. So today I will be talking about a body wash which is soap-free, paraben-free, gluten-free and silicon-free! I am reviewing Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel from the brand The Body Shop, read on to know more about it.
Price, Quantity & Shelf Life: $59.00 for 250ml. Shelf life is 12 months
Availability: Online & offline
Ingredients Of The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel:
To know about its every ingredient in details with the benefits/side-effects, please go through this detailed report! This body wash does contain some not-so-loving ingredients, so if you are a natural skincare product lover, this is not suitable for you. However, the product is cruelty-free, silicon-free, paraben-free!
My Experience With The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel:
(My body skin type: Super dry, His Skin Type: Oily)
The Body Shop has a wide variety in their shower gel category. Pink grapefruit was my first ever body wash product from this brand. Also recently, I have purchased two other variants – Mango & strawberry shower gels from The Body Shop store. Yay! By the way, since Mr husband and I, we both have totally different skin types so this review will be based on our experiences with this body wash.
Let’s start with the packaging of this shower gel. Pink Grapefruit shower gel comes in a light pink coloured, plastic cylindrical, see-through bottle fitted with a black sturdy flip cap. The cap has a hole in the middle to dispense the product easily right on the palm of our hands or on the loofah. All the necessary product details are printed on the back of the bottle. The packaging looks so pretty.
The texture of The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel is gel type. It has a semi-thick consistency and appears light pink coloured to almost transparent (Err, I’m so bad at guessing the colour). It has a refreshing fruity fragrance, not natural though!
We had been using this Pink Fruit Shower Gel since winter season and finished it just last month. Thus definitely we can say that this product lasts long. For the cleansing purpose, one requires using only a tiny amount of this body wash. The pink grapefruit shower gel does not produce a rich lather yet it is effective at removing the dirt and impurities from the skin giving a fresh, wake-me-up feel afterwards.
The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel
Although you get a squeaky clean skin after using this soap-free shower gel, it does strip away the skin’s moisture. Hence dry skin beauties (like me) need to run for either body oil or a moisturizer immediately post-shower. The invigorating citrusy fragrance of this pink grapefruit shower gel will surely refresh your mind and body. Sadly, the fragrance doesn’t linger long! Even though hubby and I both loved its powerful fragrance and performance, we absolutely hated the fact that the scent goes away right after the shower. I want my shower gels to smell good all day long or at least 4-5 hours on my body!!
💗 A little goes a long way. The product lasts long!
💗 Leaves skin clean & refreshed post usage
💗 Apt for the summer and humid seasons!
💗 Great for oily skin
What We Disliked About Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel:
👎It dries out the skin! I do have dry skin and whenever I skipped moisturizer; my skin would feel tight, stretchy and rough.
👎Not chemical-free and the scent is not long-lasting!
👎Pricey! Better you get it when it’s on sale!
NBAM Rating: 4.8/5
The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel feels extremely refreshing and is ideal for oily skin folks as well as hot & humid season. If you have dry skin, make sure to apply body oil or lotion after a shower. I always use body oil, no matter what, so I had no serious issues with this shower gel. This wonderful body wash is-
Perfect for Normal - Oily Skin Types and Summer Season
Good for Dry Skin when followed by body oil or lotion
As the Kuala Lumpur trip was my husband’s official trip, we had only one weekend to explore Malaysia’s capital city. Thankfully, most of the well-known tourist attractions were located near our hotel Istana. Hence two days were sufficient for us to cover up maximum must-visit places, if not all! If you are planning for a short-tip to this city and wondering what are the best places to visit and things to do in Kuala Lumpur then keep reading this post!
Best tourist places to see and things to do in Kuala Lumpur in Two Days-
The PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS
The first tourist spot on our list was Petronas Twin Towers. We didn’t hire any taxi as this tourist attraction was easily reachable on foot from our hotel. Mind you, this road is busy even on weekends as well. If you have only 48 hours and are staying around 'Kuala Lumpur City Centre' or Golden Triangle then this is the place to start!
Suriya KLCC shopping mall is a 6-story shopping complex containing numerous fashion and makeup brand outlets. This shopping complex is located at the base of the PETRONAS twin towers. As we went during our (Indian) Diwali festival, we spotted a beautiful ‘rangoli’ was made at the entrance of the mall. The cool air inside the mall was a respite from the scorching hot sunny weather that day! Well, this is the perfect place for you shopaholics!
Suriya Mall, KLCC
Inside the mall, there is a shortcut way to the Towers and from the ticket counter, you can buy the tickets if needed. Pre-booking is highly recommended! For online ticket purchase, head over to https://eticket.petronastwintowers.com.my.
View from KLCC Park
The magnificent Twin Towers structure resembling the letter M for Malaysia was built by Petroliam Nasional Bhd (PETRONAS, Malaysia's national petroleum corporation) which depicts the nation’s culture & traditions. Besides, the sky-bridge is the world’s highest two storey-bridge from where you can experience the spectacular views of the picturesque surroundings. The views from there are a sight to behold, a must-visit place for sure! You can also capture pictures of the stunning towers from KLCC Park.
Petronas Twin Tower Attraction Include-
There is a Science Discovery Centre, PETROSAINS inside the Petronas Twin Towers. You can enter this centre via level 4 of the Suriya mall. The centre was packed with students, their teachers and parents. It’s a great learning and fun place for kids. So if you are visiting the towers with your children then do not forget to check it out.
➤ AQUARIA KLCC: Located just 5 minutes away from the Twin Towers and close to KLCC Park is a world-class aquarium that displays a wide array of freshwater, marine and land creatures from Malaysia and around the world. What do you expect to see in an aquarium centre? Name it and this has all! I was overjoyed to see those giant turtles, stingrays, Red-bellied Piranhas, Rare Sand-Tiger sharks and the 10 foot long gigantic Arapaima.
There is a 90 mts long underwater tunnel with a slow-moving walkway surrounded by a transparent glass wall from where you can view the marine life creatures without getting wet.
A giant shark- Aquaria KLCC
The special activities include interactive feeding shows that are scheduled throughout the day, adventurous dive with real-life sharks, Cage-rage package and ‘Sleep with Sharks’ programme exclusively for the kids. Everything is organized so well with proper information that there is no need to hire any tourist guide/guide book. This place is absolutely worth the money and visit.
Petronas Towers and Aquaria both are connected with this KLCC Park. The park is spacious, clean, has a nice swimming pool, lake and is beautifully maintained. There are plenty of benches to sit, relax, and admire the awe-inspiring structure.
The park is absolutely perfect for spending some good quality time amidst lush greenery while watching the Lake Symphony Light & Sound Water Fountain Show. Did I tell you, this Park has some amazing insta-worthy spots? Take out your camera and start clicking!!
The fountain display at KLCC Park, Suriya Mall
Menara Kuala Lumpur/KL Tower:
What, you didn’t get the tickets for Petronas Twin Towers Sky Bridge tour? Don’t get disappointed, head straight to Menara Kuala Lumpur which has the highest viewpoint than the Petronas Towers! Renowned as the 7th tallest freestanding telecommunications tower in the world, KL Tower is situated atop Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve in Kuala Lumpur.
KL Tower, Malaysia
You can purchase the tickets for Observation deck (276mt) and Sky Deck (300mt above ground level) from the ticket counter located at the base of the hill. Grab a shuttle which will take you to the tower at totally free of cost. Aside from experiencing breath-taking panoramic views of the city skyline and the Twin Towers from the Sky Deck, there are souvenir shops, KL Gift shops (stocked with one-of-a-kind items), photo-ops, amphitheatre, Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant & lots more awaiting you right inside the tower.
View of Twin Towers from KL tower
We went to the Moghul Mahal Restaurant for our lunch and totally enjoyed their sumptuous food & service. If you love Indian food, you can pay a visit to this restaurant.
Adjacent to the KL Tower, there is a mini zoo which has wild animals like python, squirrel monkeys, rabbits, birds & plant species. Take a small tour around the zoo, you and your kids will love it.
KL Tower Mini Zoo
➤ UPSIDE DOWN House:
An absolutely fun place to see and explore is this “Upside down House” which is located a stone throw away from the Menara. You can find all the furniture in the house is upside-down! A unique museum, isn’t it?
In the same vicinity, there is a giant 100-year-old Jelutong Tree which looks stunning! Other tourist attractions include Blue Coral Aquarium, KL Forest Eco Park, XD Theatre that we couldn’t experience due to time limitation.
The 100-Year-old Jelutong Tree
Named after the Sungai Batu (Stone River) that flows past the hill, this limestone hill is HUGE and impressive. It requires great energy to climb up a flight of 272 steps to reach the main Temple Cave but absolutely worth the effort! On your way to the cave, you will surely be greeted by the cute, naughty cave dwellers (aka monkeys), so be cautious while carrying any food packets/bags in your hands.
Batu Cave is one of the most popular Tamil shrines in Malaysia and abroad. The world's tallest statue of Lord Murugan is installed right at the foothill of the cave. At the entrance, you’ll find people feeding a lot of pigeons. Temple cave is the largest cave of the hill which comprises of Hindu Shrines. Hold your head up high and get mesmerized by the beaming rays of the sun that come through the opening end of the rock formations and cast a spell on the Cave!
Just below it, there is the Dark Cave that features extinct animals and flora & fauna. The Art Gallery Cave and Musical Cave are situated at the base of the hill portraying statues and paints of Hindu Gods. Located a stone's throw away is Ramayana cave that depicts the stories of Lord Rama and in front of the cave, you can find a giant statue of Lord Hanuman also.
Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur Zoo and Aquarium:
The next top destination is National Zoo Kuala Lumpur which is situated about 5kms away from the capital city. Zoo Negara encompasses a forest lake and 16 animal exhibits making it the most sought-after tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur after the Petronas Twin Towers and Menara KL.