MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

My Top 5 Hand Creams

Regular readers will probably know that  a good hand cream is a must have for me. If I could have only one beauty product with  me in my bag, that’d be it (and a lip balm, if I can have two).

I have very dry skin, especially on the hands, and I love to re-apply the cream whenever I need to do it or feel like doing it.

This is why I’ve decided to share my personal top 5 hand creams. Unfortunately, most of them are not cheap but I,  personally, am ready to pay for the quality.

My-Top-5-Hand-Creams-Elemis-Clarins-Yes-Nurse-LOccitane-Aromatherapy-Associates-Makeup4allElemis Pro-Radiance Hand Cream (review)

It is probably my favourite hand cream ever, it instantly makes the skin feel moisturized and smooth, such a relief, especially in the cold(er) months. Plus I could totally tell that my nails were in much better condition when I was using it.

The price is £24 from Feel Unique

Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Hand Cream  (review)

Another favourite of mine,  this

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Being a huge  Aromatherapy Associates fan I was happy to try their new hands cream. Especially considering that I am slightly obsessed with hand creams… Plus, I am also a rose  scented products addict, so this looked like a win-win situation.

Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Hand Cream ReviewI had  high expectations for this product, and it did not let me down.

I have very dry skin, and not all the products are doing that much for me. But this one does exactly what the brand promises: deeply nourishes,  hydrates, softens the skin, makes it smooth and silky.

Moreover, my friend had some serious issues, including a

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Regular readers know that I am a  hand cream addict. And I’ve been wanting to try Yes! Nurse Protect Your Lovely Hands Intensive Moisturising Hand Cream for a while, since I’ve heard quite a few great things about it.

Yes! Nurse Protect Your Lovely Hands Intensive Moisturising Hand Cream Review

First of all, I just have to mention the most amazing packing it comes in, what a cute and fun design and idea. Plus I do like the tube itself, too. Although it is 50 ml, it is sleek and not bulky which makes is very helpful when you, like myself, like to carry your hand cream with you everywhere.

I also like the story behind this cream. It was supposedly developed for a  paediatric nurse who wanted to use it at work. Hence

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I’ve decided to make a feature on top three products, in my opinion, in different categories. Holy Grail, if you wish.

Although I love trying new products, I am sure that I will be re-purchasing these ones in the future. In fact, I have already bought a second bottle of the serum.

Best Volumizing ShampooSahajuan Volume Shampoo

This is definitely the best  volumizing shampoo, among those that I have tried. This was an impulse purchase, although I usually research before I buying beauty products. And I am so happy that I’ve got it.

It gives nice volume without feeling heavy or weighting the hair down, plus I find that my hair looks shiny with it.  As I’ve already said – I will be getting more products from the brand in the future.

Best Hydrating Serum Clarins HydraQuench Bi-Phase Serum

This product is a skin saviour in

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Favourite Beauty Products of 2012: Body Care

Today it’s time for part three of my 2012 beauty favourites and it’s all about body care and, I think, regular readers won’t be surprised by any of my picks. Especially considering that most of the products are from my favourite skincare brands.

Cleansers

Cowshed Soaps

For some reason in 2012 I’ve started using soaps instead of shower gels. Long gone are the days when soaps were harsh and  drying, these days you can get some luxurious, creamy ones. I am absolutely in love with the set I’ve bought from Cowshed, would like to try other soaps the brand offers in the future.

 Clarins Toning Body Polisher

Clarins have two body scrubs and I have written about both but my favourite has to be Toning Body Polisher (yellow one). Want to know why? Keep reading.

 Creams

Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream

2012 was the year of

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