Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes
Love that quote, don’t you? Lets talk a little about dreams & making them come true. (and I’ll try to promise I wont make this post super long and rambly like how most of mine are)
Most companies these days, be it from any industry have a corporate social responsibility to the public (CSR) and Mary Kay is no exception to that. Since they’ve been around (for more than 50 years that is) they’ve been inspiring & enriching the lives of all the women & children from around the world.
It’s mainly through their global program, “Beauty That Counts” where we as consumers can participate in their efforts by purchasing from their LIMITED EDITION Beauty That Counts collection. For every purchase you make from the collection, part of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to Pusat Kebajikan HOPE Worldwide Kuala Lumpur. Through this campaign, the proceeds will be channel to provide nutritious lunch box to children for more than 100 families in Klang Valley.
The Beauty That Counts collection features 2 items, the Limited-Edition Journey of Dreams Eau de Toilette (29ml) and the Journey of Dreams Hand Cream. (88ml)
The EDT comes in a decorated packaging of water coloured butterflies that symbolizes the many lives you’re helping to transform with each purchase. And according to MK, the hand cream not only makes your hands feel good, it makes hearts feel good too ❤
Now as we all know, I am rubbish at describing scents. Take a look at my recent chempedak scented product description and you’ll know what I mean. But I’ll give this a shot anyway.
According to the product description, the notes for the EDT & hand cream are:
• Sparkling Clementine
• Rose Lychee Water
• Freesia Flowers
• Plush Peony
• Floating Lotus
• Black Currant Bud
• Blooming Turkish Rose
• Madagascar Vanilla Orchid Root
• Australian Sandalwood
• White Amber
• Skin Musk
• Bed of Velvety Orange Petals
Personal Thoughts: The moment I had a whiff of the EDT, my first thoughts were, oohh, flowers! Lucky for me that is, since I only ever wear floral or sweet scents. Cant imagine dousing myself in something else 😀 That’s the top note for you. Give it 5-10 minutes, and the middle notes settle to a less florally scent, and settles into an earthier scent. The sandalwood is strong with this one. (geddit?) After a good 20 minutes, the scent settles into a light musky scent with lasts a good 3-4 hours as most EDT’s would. It’s a good scent for day time or work since its isn’t overpowering at all, and is very feminine. I imagine this scent would also be perfect for a quick night out considering how lovely it smells!
So I tried describing the scent, and if I failed miserably at it, accept my humble apologies, go out and visit your nearest MK consultant and have a whiff 😀
Also do watch this quick 50 sec video on the Beauty That Counts collection 😀 Its a good one, I promise.
For more information on Mary Kays’s product ranges and to learn more about the Beauty That Counts programme, have a click at the useful links below: