Hand Cream Love: J.R. Watkins and Brooks & Waters

I am the biggest hand cream fan ever,  I have mentioned so many hand creams on the website already, and posted quite a few over at my Instagram, too.

So today I want to show you my two newest loves, both were gifts from my friends which is very sweet of them. One was brought to me from Canada, and the other one from the USA.

J.R. Watkins Shea Butter Hand Cream ( get  it from Amazon and Amazon UK)

I used this one mostly during the winter, as it is very nourishing and quite thick formula-wise (check out all the butters and oils in the ingredients list).   I honestly think this is one of the

EOS Hand Lotion and Lip Balm Review

I’ve wanted to try EOS products for a long time but for some reason never got around getting anything but this month I have finally purchased their hand lotion which I’ve shared on  my Instagram to carry around with me.

Funnily enough, right after that, one of my best friends (she is not even into beauty) gave me a book she thought I’d love and an EOS lip balm which was a very cool surprise. Now, that I have both, I am ready to share my thoughts.

As for the hand lotion, the one I have is  Berry Blossom but you can also get Cucumber (green) and Fresh Flowers (blue).  The first thing that you notice is how comfortable the shape of the tube is, it fits the hand perfectly, what a great design.  It is also a perfect size to carry around with you in the handbag, as it is only 44 ml.

The formula, it is awesome, too. Although I personally love  heavier textures, this lotion is light and non-greasy  but still moisturizing, I use it several times per day, and it keeps my hands soft and smooth, and  smells great. I will be

Kind Natured Body Care For Dry and Very Dry Skin Review

Kind Natured, an affordable  natural brand (it is promised that the products are free of Sulphates, Parabens and Petrochemicals; and are 97% natural in general) brought out two new lines recently, and I was kindly sent some products to try out.

Two new ranges are:

  • Shea & Macadamia  – described as deeply nourishing  and formulated for very dry skin.
  • Coconut & Monoi – described as moisturising and formulated for normal and dry skin

Each line has three products so far: Foaming Sugar Scrub (£5.99), Body Lotion (£5.99) and a Hand Cream (£4.99).

So what are my thoughts?

First of all, I think it was a clever idea to bring out the scented products at this time of year when we all are a bit tired of the cold months and crave the sun. Both lines have that sweet exotic scent, and make me personally think of a summer holiday and cocktails on the beach, they are like a summer-in-a-bottle. Although the

Current Hand Cream Obsessions: Soap & Glory and & Other Stories

Regular readers know that I am a hand cream fanatic, and I have written so many features on the ones I like during these seven years. The latest post was on Aveeno and Neal’s Yard Remedies, along with cheaper alternatives from Nivea and Garnier. Here is also a selection of my top 5 hand creams (which probably should be revisited).

And here are my latest discoveries…

Hand Creams Soap and Glory Hand Food and & Other Stories Couture Carnival Hand Lotion

& Other Stories Couture Carnival Hand Lotion 

I am so in love with this lotion that I have bought two bottles!  The beautiful minimalistic Scandinavian design, the convenient pump, the light and non-greasy but, at the same time, moisturizing texture.  And the smell. Oh, the smell of it!

I mean, you can’t go wrong with with something described as “rainbow

It’s All About The Hand Creams

Regular readers will know my obsession with hand creams, here is actually a post about my top 5 from last year, and I  should probably write an updated version at some point.

Aveeno hand cream with colloidal oatmeal and Neals yard remedies bee lovely to your hands hand creamPhoto from my Instagram, you can follow me here

I am a huge believer in a hand cream, and I always have one in my handbag, always. It is a necessity in colder months to protect the skin, to moisturise and nourish it. Also, we all know – the way your hands look can give away your age. And I personally can’t stand dried out skin. Applying hand cream is a pure relaxing little luxury, especially when