Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy Review

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Pros:

Gets absorbed very fast.

Cons:

I used up my 25 gram tube in just a week.

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This week we are doing a double up on hand cream reviews…why? Because spring is just ain‘t arriving and our hands are soo darn dry. If you missed out on our first review check it out here. So what is the verdict on this Crabtree and Evelyn hand cream? First and foremost one can sense the difference after the first use, which is a big plus. The cream smells pleasantly but discreetly of roses, and it gets absorbed very fast which is its biggest plus. I hate sitting around waiting for my hand cream to get absorbed since I obviously always put on too much expecting miracles. If you hands are very dry (we are talking people thinking you are a 100 year old man when they see you hands and making them confused since hands don‘t match age of face) then you might to need an extra layer of coconut oil before you put on this cream for the big effect. Extra note: I already decided that pink will be the theme of my 2017 wardrobe therefore I‘m extra happy that this tube matches the new tune of my life and brightens up the contents of my hand bag.

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Best Body Lotions for Dry Skin

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This time of the year my legs are dying due to dryness and lack of vitamin D – and all I want is to like Gisele in the picture above. Blogging about beauty for two years has led me through trying tons of lotions and potions, and I have compiled a small list of the best lotions to make you forget of dry skin and getting one step closer to those Gisele – legs (minus the rest of her craziness of course).

1.This Clarins body lotion is my absolute favourite (read review here). I buy it every year (no matter how many lotions I already have at home) – and it never lets me down – it sinks in fast, smells pleasant and most importantly – it makes my skin super soft, even when its beyond dry.

2. Nivea is a favourite of mine: a reliable budget friend I use when my skin needs some extra extra extra hydration – where I don‘t feel uncomfortable wrapping my skin in double layers before I go to bed. Read my full review of the Nivea body cream here.

3. In general I think that Dove makes pretty decent things – they smell nice, have a good quality and the price point is satisfying – I got my hands of this Dove body lotion by chance and was pleasantly surprised – it sinks in fast and makes my skin soooft. And the smell is not classic Dove so nobody will know that you are being on a budget.

4. Ok this list wouldn‘t be complete without some luxurious lotion – one of those that you kind of don‘t want to use because then you know it will make you run out of it – and you dread that – since you won‘t spent that money on it again. That lotion for me is this lily body lotion – smells of heaven and makes my bathroom feel like that of an old rich lady – but in a good way of course.

Hope you enjoy this list and feel free to share your favourites! /Mary

Crabtree & Evelyn Nantucket Briar Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy Review

Pros:

Makes my hands very soft.

Cons:

Takes a while to get absorbed.

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The hand creams I have purchased this winter have really disappointed me, so I was happy when the winds changed (and my hands became softer..). This cream has a very strong smell, kind off a mix of old lady and hipp Chanel perfume. I like it, but then again – I like heavier smells. What Nantucket Brier really means still remains a mystery, after googling around without any real results I vision a big bush of flowers from Nantucket as the inspiration for the fragrance for this cream (I really don‘t know what my hands smell of do I). It sinks in a bit slowly and the price is a bit over my budget, but it leaves my hands very soft which is what matters to me. It doesn‘t contain parabens, mineral oils or colour which is a big plus for my hands. This is a very luxurious hand cream and I use it instead of perfume, and get compliments for the nice smell, which is a big plus.

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Crabtree & Evelyn: Lily Body Lotion

Pros:

Makes skin smooth and smells great of lily of the valley.

Cons:

Only helps on medium dry skin and the smell does not last more than 3 hours (yes I actually took time).

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Lily of the valley was my favourite flower as a child, and a nostalgic feel of happy safe childhood came over me when I saw this cream – which is why I bought it. Its funny how some products dont have a real purpose in our cupboard, but they remind us of good times and therefore we keep them: mine is a Yves Rocher perfume reminding me of my grandmas sun lotion and then this body lotion.

The body lotion smells heavily of lily of the valley. I use it instead of a light perfume, and the smell lasts up to a 3 hours. Using it daily one uses up a bottle (245 ml) in 2 months. It does make my skin very smooth, but as mentioned above it does not help on very dry skin. The pump bottle makes it easy to apply. This is a good body lotion of you really like the smell of lily and are prepared to pay a bit more, since this is in the upper price range.

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Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado, Olive and Basil Body Butter

Pros:  

Makes your skin soft.

Cons:  

The price, value for money and the smell.

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I’ll be honest: I bought this one because of the nice package (and since its so expensive I automatically expected it to be a great cream making my skin soft as a baby and to smell fantastic). I was a bit disappointed: yes it makes you skin softer, but it’s a very thick cream therefore you need to use a lot to cover your body, meaning you consume it fast. Since it’s an expensive product I want more for my money. About the smell: avocado, basil  and olive – it smells very “green”, meaning like you just went to a farmers market and bought a lot of basil. This smell is great in the kitchen, but doesn’t really smell nice on me (maybe if you want to attract a gardener…). Note to self: never judge anything by its package ever, no matter how pretty it is.

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