Saturday, February 20, 2010

smells good enough to eat

mood: grateful
craving: Mexican candy

As Salam Alikom (Peace be with you) my dear sisters and hola to all my non-Muslim readers. I pray that everyone is having a blessed day/evening. 
I'm so hooked on philosophy skin and hair products.

It's crazy. I ordered tons of it from the states. I wanted to sell some and give some away to my close friends and family as gifts.  I love to use a different one everyday. Who here uses Philosophy? You know what I love? I love the Quotes that come on the front of the bottles. The Vanilla Wafer and all the food ones, have the recipes on the front of the bottles. But, the other ones, like be somebody and pure grace and amazing grace have such beautiful quotes on their bottles.

be somebody: 
philosophy: to be somebody, you don't have to be great; you just have to be good. good people become somebody to everybody by striving to be the best they can be, never at the expense of others, we become the greater good when we become humble in our own deeds. humility is the one core quality that strands above goodness and greatness. remember, there is no such thing as being too good. the danger is always in the being too great.

pure grace:
 to learn to live our lives in a state of gratitude is easier said than done. and yet that is actually the master class we take when we finally make it from kindergarten to graduate school. be thankful for the bad times as well as the good times. remind yourself that we learn and become so much more from the hard lesson rather than the easy one. hardship is the master teacher that tells us to breathe more deeply, laugh harder, love deeper, hug longer, and kiss more often.


amazing grace;
philosophy: it is not "if" we will lose the things we love, it is "when." with some, the loss comes in a major catastrophic event. for most, love is surrendered on piece at a time... first childhood, a promising romance, the passing of a loved one, and finally a child who leaves home. but as we lose, can we not gain a deep knowing that in the presence of grace, love is eternal.

I not only love Philosophy products for the smell and the amazing way they leave my skin and hair - I love the quotes and the recipes. I wish they had a store here in UAE.  It's the little things in life, that makes people happy. What makes you happy?

final whisper: 


Fatimah said...

ooh i LOVE those quotes :)

UmmRania said...

MashaAllah looks really nice, do you know if they have it here? I never heard of it before, only from MSU and here!

Love you!

Texan in UAE said...

The quotes are awesome.. Thanks for stopping by, Fatimah sweetie. :)

Um R - I never seen it in Germany. What is your favorite??? Come on ladies, do tell..

hispanic muslimah said...

Does Philosophy make parfum?

hispanic muslimah said...

P.S. I've been craving churros!!

Twizzle said...

as-salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah,

I love the quotes Mashallah. I haven't found the scent that I love from philosophy yet-- you know how sensitive (ok, picky) I am when it comes to scents LOL

But thats just because I haven't had the chance to smell all of their different products!!


athoofa said...

OOoh mashaAllah I LOVED this post. I havent heard of philosophy products before seeing your post on MSU with all those pictures hehe so have no idea how good they are...

But I LOVED the quotes! Soo meaningful and excellent advices. I usually dont get too fascinated with long quotes, they sometimes don't make complete sense but these 3 were goood! The first 2 especially. How nice having them on their products ;)) I needed to read these now. Jazakillah for posting *hugs*

OmAbdullah said...

mmmmm ! you know i love philosophy! Amazing grace is my all time fav, but there are so many others that i loooove

now i want to go take a shower and use some haha

Texan in UAE said...

hispanic muslimah - I love churros!! and now you got me craving them.. LOL
Yes, they have a couple of really nice perfumes. I have amazing grace, perfume. I absolutely love it. If you live in the states, go by a store and smell. MMmMMmm I'm almost out! and I'll be getting more. Insha'a'Allah..

Twizzle - I know how sensitive you are. God's willing when you come over next time, we'll sit and smell them allllllllllllllll. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL But, I know your favorite oil...

My Getaway said...

I want the vanilla wafer one. I love anything vanilla scented and only came across one shampoo but didn't like it. Now I'm going to have to go and check it out lol. What places sell it?

Texan in UAE said...

foo foo! you have to try these, i think they would have it where you live? Insha'a'Allah.

Om A- You and I are addicted!!!! LOL silly girl!

My Getaway - OoooOO You would just lurv the vanilla wafer... Mmm. If you live in the states, they have it everywhere. Usually in the malls.

be back later with another interesting entry... Have a great day, girls!!!!

Texan Teen said...

Philosophy is awesome pawesomeeeee, I love it!
I have: i love candy corn, candy cane and spicy pear cobbler *drools*
I just used the candy corn today, I smell like Halloween haha

nosa said...

y on earth didnt i bump into ur blog b4:D

i loved the spirit :D

these stuff look sooo good! im sure they smell the same!

iv never tried them.. n wish to 1 day.. i use body shop items which smell good..

Shahirah Elaiza said...

The products look heavenly =) And putting great quotes like that is a very smart branding and marketing move! lol.

I don't think we have Philosophy in Malaysian or New Zealand. But I guess Body Shop and the rest will do... =(

Texan in UAE said...

nosa, habibti! welcome to my blog. Make yourself at home. Ahhhhhhh I wish I could get used to the body shop, i just can't. :((((( I only like the oils for your burner..

Shahirah, honey! salam! how are you? They are soooooooo heavenly! Yep, their marketing is very smart. ;)

that's me said...

Hi thanks for visit my blog is really nice to have an other sis to tolk and I used philosophy products when I was in Mexico and they smell great....I really miss those things here in Egypt and the trouble is if you want to have some of those things here is very expensive the shipping cost so for now I wil just remember them looking at the pics you have posted
......about churros....check my blog for the recipe is delicious!

Esell said...

I loved this post, mashaAllah niceeeeeeee. I have never heard of this brand before, only heard from you :D I would loveeeeeeeeeee to buy all of them lol but we don't have it here.
try to keep us updated on beauty front :D
love you

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