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Beauty

L'Occitane Hand Products to Love – A Review!

While I’m going to try not to sound like a weather girl, it seems the country is just starting to get over all the snow that has hit the UK in the last few weeks with some areas up in the North still having lots of fun in the snow. It’s still super fresh where we are and that’s meant that we’ve still had every excuse to wrap up warm, drink lots of hot chocolate and eat hearty vegan food. If you’ve not guessed, although I love to layer up and get cozy in big jumpers, the cold is not something that I enjoy much although a good snow ball fight and a toboggan down the hill is always fun.
One thing that the cold weather often brings for me at least thats not wanted so much is dry and sore, cracked and chapped hands. I spend hours drinking water, and constantly applying hand cream to alleviate Jack Frost’s bite. When I received a parcel from L’occitane recently to try out their new hand products I breathed a sigh of relief.
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The 1 minute hand scrub was top of my list to try, although not that new of a product it is great for the hands.  The rich blend of luxurious apricot oil and soothing allantoin with an interesting infusion of crushed Shea nut husks really helps alleviate the dryness. The product is rich and creamy which means that you don’t need a lot of it and it really does the job of removing those horrid dried and dead skin cells. It’s heavy duty so if your hands are super sore, chapped and very dry this will do the trick. You’ll soon be left with silky velvety hands.
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The next product I was interested to try was this beautiful Shea Nail and Cuticle nourishing oil. I’ve tried lots of nail oils and none have been wonder products, however lots of people call this product the miracle nail oil and I have to agree. Nail oils can help nail bed look healthier, stronger with less pealing if that’s something you suffer from and I’ve found this has really helped my nails in the way.
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Lastly I have to mention this beautiful hand cream – it’s in the Limited Edition Rifle Paper Co. packaging with is stunning in both the pink and blue design. The hand cream is the Shea butter hand cream. It’s a lovely combination of honey, almond extract and coconut oil with Shea Butter. It’s thick, not greasy and it really does the trick when you have chapped hands or if you’re like me split hands. eek! It helps them heal quicker and soothes them as well as put back some of that all important moisture too. I’ve been carrying it around with me everywhere and reaching for it when ever my hands get ultra sore. I really don’t know what I would do without this stuff.
Overall if you want to be kind to you hands and get results, I’ve found that L’Occitane hand products are definitely some products to try and you really won’t be disappointed.
Let me know if you’ve been using these products and what you think of them in the comments below.
Happy Shopping!

Beauty

Crabtree & Evelyn Sale Picks!

The start of the new year brings sales and there are some great bargains to be had. One of my favourite companies and one that I’ve heard a lot about from my family over the years is Crabtree & Evelyn. I’ve been   lucky enough collaborate with Crabtree & Evelyn before and I thought that I would choose a few of my favourite products that you should buy in the January sales.
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First up is this White Cardamom body scrub. The whole collection which features a body cream, room spray, diffuser, hand cream, candle and more smell heavenly. The scent is a sweet and delicate mix of iced vanilla, mid winter mimosa and mulled spice cardamom. The body scrub has a wintery blend of sugars and rich oils that gently scrub and polish your skin leaving it looking silky smooth and beautifully prepped ready for the Spring/Summer season to come. It’s a fab product that needs to be sampled to be believed.
IMG_1702I love a great scent especially a perfume or a candle but when I was sent this gorgeous room fragrance from the Noel collection I loved it straight away. It’s festive and wintery with a combination of citrus fruits and mulled spices.  The Noel Collection includes a diffuser and candles as well as the room spray. As it’s a seasonal limited edition, you’ll want to snap any of this collection up before it’s gone.
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The La Source Collection is one that I’ve featured on the site before. It’s part of Crabtree & Evelyn main line and it’s a firm favourite for me. They have a few festive sets that feature this gorgeous ultra moisturising hand cream which is a winter essentual so go seek it out before it goes out of stock.
IMG_1704Crabtree and Evelyn have some amazing products and I’m really looking forward to trying out more in the future.
Let me know if you’ve been liking any of these products featured in the comments below or over on Twitter.
Happy shopping!
 

Beauty

Emily Hearts Soap and Glory

Soap and Glory has been on my favourites list for a long time and that made my belated Christmas present recently from my best friend all the more special. I received the Hand Food, the marshmallow smelling hand cream and Clean On Me last year for Christmas too and I swear they both lasted almost 6 months. (Before you say it, yes I did use it to wash every single day. lol!) The bottles are so big and are great value for money so these will be well used and well loved in the next few months. Hand Food is also a favourite with me, one of the only hand creams to cheer up my dry sore hands in this cold weather and that marshmallow smell never gets boring. Calm One, Calm All is a new one for me but one product that I have already grown to love. I’m not normally one for bubble baths as I have said before but this original pink fragrance of citrus smells amazing and has turned me into a Soak Queen as the bottle suggests. Have you tried anything from Soap and Glory? What will be your next Soap and Glory purchase? Let me know in the comments below. Happy Shopping!