Review: MOR Blackcurrant Iris Hand and Body Lotion

MOR Blackcurrant Iris Hand and Body Lotion

MOR Blackcurrant Iris Hand and Body Lotion


MOR says… 

An everyday essential that moisturises and soothes, leaving the skin refreshingly fragrant & hydrated

Rich Black Currant & soft Iris marry with seductive Rose & warm Woods

[from MOR website]

Price: $19.95

Availability: Myer and David Jones department stores (Australia), (with international shipping)



Like all MOR products, the Blackcurrant Iris Hand and Body lotion is a treat for your senses. It is beautifully packaged, giving a luxurious boudoir feel to my bathroom, and goes on display every time I have guests 🙂

If you love dark fruit scents,  and don’t mind a little bit of sweetness and femininity then you’ll adore this product because the fragrance lingers on the skin for quite awhile, doubling as a light perfume.

The product itself has quite a stiff texture due to the high concentration of Stearic Acid in the formula (which allows me to make ribbons in the swatch below hehe), but is surprisingly light when applied with a water based feel. This is great for those that like a super light body product, but for those like me that like a bit more emolliency in body moisturisers you might want to go into the MOR Body Butter range instead.


MOR Blackcurrant Iris Hand and Body Lotion

MOR Blackcurrant Iris Hand and Body Lotion swatch


In terms of ingredients, I actually much prefer the formulation of the MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream (reviewed here) which has as it’s main ingredients Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter. Blackcurrant Iris Hand and Body Lotion uses mainly Mineral Oil as it’s emollient, which I feel is inferior to the Cocoa and Shea butters. It also contains parabens. For many this won’t be an issue, but I point it out because ingredient narks (like myself) might appreciate knowing this. 


Full ingredients list:

Water, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Parfum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Propylparaben, Coconut Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool.


note: this product was sent by PR for consideration. 

Posted by on Sep 6th, 2011 in Reviews, Skincare | 34comments

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Saturday Skin Care: MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream

MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream

MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream

from MOR website:

Indulge in velvet luxury created by an Emporium Hand Cream. Be seduced by a superb formula that glove your hands with protection from dryness and gives the promise of beautiful soft skin.

Fresh and Fruity Feijoa flits with a blend of Candied Citrus, Pear Blossom and Apple Leaf, leaving the warm base of Vanilla to balance this delectable fragrance

Price: $24.95 AUD

Availability: Myer department store (Australia), (international shipping)

MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream Emporium collection

MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream Emporium collection


The MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream is from the new Emporium White Collection. Like all MOR Products, it is exquisitely packaged and makes you feel a little like you’ve entered the boudoir of Marie Antoinette.


Feijoa Lime is one of my favourite scents from MOR (this is the conclusion I’ve come to after much nosing about with the samples at Myer). The sweet, ‘candied citrus’ and vanilla notes are balanced beautifully with a guava-like tartness. A touch on the strong side but really lovely nonetheless.  I’m always sniffing my hands when I use this product.

MOR products are generally heavily fragranced, so I urge you to check out the scent notes in person so you know which of the scent lines you like before purchasing.


MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream Emporium collection swatch

MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream Emporium collection swatched


Feijoa lime Hand Cream is a thickish cream consistency. It feels more emollient than their Hand and Body lotions, which makes it perfect for colder weather.


I love how rich and moisturizing this product is, and how it leaves my hands soft but never greasy.


MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream

MOR Feijoa Lime Hand Cream



 Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocoa Seed Butter, Ceteareth-20, Parfum, Shea Butter, Sesame Seed Oil, Glycerin, Cyclopentasilxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Allantoin, Carrageenan, LEcithin, Carbomer, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol Acetate,Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Limonene


note: this product was sent to me by PR for consideration.


Posted by on Aug 20th, 2011 in Reviews, Skincare | 159comments

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MOR Lychee Flower Lip Nectar: review swatches and FOTD

MOR Little Luxuries Lip Nectar in Lychee Flower packaging

MOR Little Luxuries Lip Nectar in Lychee Flower packaging


Description taken from MOR website..

This high-gloss Lip Nectar renders sweet lips that beg to be kissed! Worn alone or over lipstick, create the perfect pout that will leave admirers swooning

Produced with sparkling sweet lychee flowers united with ripe Berries, soft powdery Florals and the slightest hint of Green Forest Woods

price: AU$19.95 / US$14.00

Availability: (ships internationally) , Myer department store (Australia)

MOR Little Luxuries Lip Nectar in Lychee Flower

MOR Little Luxuries Lip Nectar in Lychee Flower

While I was having a browse through Myer last week, I made a beeline for the MOR section to have a play with their products and better acquaint myself with their scents.

My greedy little eyes fell on the MOR Lip Nectars in probably the most elaborate packaging I have ever seen encasing a lip gloss. Of course, I needed wanted to make it mine. I picked Lychee Flower because it was a beautiful colour, and one of the more pigmented glosses in their range.


Lychee Flower deepened petal pink with no shimmer and an incredible glassy shine. So so beautiful.

It has quite good pigmentation for a gloss, with about 40% coverage with one layer.

MOR Lip Nectar Lychee Flower Swatch

MOR Lip Nectar Lychee Flower Swatched


I found the Lip Nectars quite comfortable on the lips, although they do have quite a thick texture, and a moderate amount of tackiness similar in feel to MAC Lipglasses. Personally I don’t mind a little bit of tackiness because it usually means that the gloss is going to be longer wearing.

I’d make sure to tie my hair up if I’m wearing this on a windy day though!

lip swatch: MOR Little Luxuries Lip Nectar in Lychee Flower

lip swatch: MOR Little Luxuries Lip Nectar in Lychee Flower

keep reading after the jump!
Posted by on Aug 9th, 2011 in FOTD, Lip Gloss, Reviews, Swatches | 186comments

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Skin Care Saturday: MOR Marshmallow Sugar Body Scrub

A week or two ago while browsing in the cosmetics section of Myer, I noticed that MOR cosmetics had 25% off their entire range. I’ve read amazing things about the luxurious packaging and heavenly scents of MOR products, so the sale was too good to pass on. Although I felt like taking the entire range home, I decided to exercise some restraint, and brought home the MOR Marshmallow Sugar Body Scrub.

MOR cosmetics Marshmallow Sugar Body Scrub review

MOR cosmetics Marshmallow Sugar Body Scrub


Enliven the body and unveil radiant skin with this heavenly body scrub.  Our sumptuous body scrub formula will envelope your body in our sweet Marshmallow fragrance and gently lift away old skin cells, making way for beautiful, soft, radiant skin. [from MOR cosmetics website]

Availability: , which ships internationally.

Price AU$39.95 in Australia and US$28 in the US.  Each tub is 600g.

MOR cosmetics Marshmallow Sugar Body Scrub

MOR cosmetics Marshmallow Sugar Body Scrub


The MOR Marshmallow Sugar Scrub has quite a different texture to other sugar scrubs I’ve used in the past. When you scoop the scrub into your hand, rather than feeling like oil/butter + sugar,  it feels sort of .. gummy, almost like a melted chewy lolly in a way. I quite like this texture because the scrub is easy to apply and doesn’t slide off your skin as much as some oil based scrubs can.

The exfoliating particles consist of white sugar granules, and slightly smaller silica particles. It’s the perfect particle size and density (oh god I feel like I’m in physics 101) to really get in there and slough off dead skin.


The scrub has an overpowering scent of synthetic powdery florals, and sweet musk which really reminds me of perfumes that my Mum wears. I’m going to be completely honest and say that I don’t like this scent at all, in fact I get a little nauseous every time I get a whiff.

Fragrances are a very personal thing and I’m sure that plenty of people would love this scent, but I just don’t understand why they’ve put SO MUCH of it in- ‘parfum’ is 4th on the ingredient list (there’s more perfume than there is any of the oils) which makes it unusually high in concentration. After one use of the scrub in the shower the scent stays in my bathroom for almost a week!

I think that if there was a little less fragrance added to the scrub the scent wouldn’t really bother me. I really think there should be opened testers at Myer for MOR products.


MOR Marshmallow Sugar Body Scrub, as I mentioned earlier, has the perfect texture to remove flakey dead skin without irritating the skin. It’s one of the best body exfoliators I’ve used and leaves the skin polished and incredibly soft.

It rinses completely clean, with no oils left behind due to the high concentration of emulsifiers (Peg-8, Oleth-30) which is great for summer. For those with very dry skin, you’ll need to use a body moisturiser afterwards as the oils in the scrub don’t hang around after it’s rinsed off (unlike some oil based scrubs).


MOR cosmetics Marshmallow Sugar Body Scrub

MOR cosmetics Marshmallow Sugar Body Scrub


Has anyone used this scrub, or any other MOR products in the Marshmallow range? What are your thoughts?

I tried looking for other reviews of this product, but can’t find a single review online.

Full ingredients list:

Sucrose, Glycerin, Silica, Peg-8, Oleth-30, Parfum, Sunflower seed oil, soybean oil, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Ginger Root Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Prunus Persica (Peach) Oil, Avocado Oil, Althaea Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Mango Fruit Extract, Apricot fruit extract, Matricaria Flower Extract, Tocopherol Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Geraniol, Citronellol

Posted by on Jul 23rd, 2011 in Reviews, Skincare | 134comments

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