Aesop Body Cleanser And Aromatique Hand Balm

First of all, I apologise for a long absence. It was mainly due to the fact that someone (we all know that “someone” is not the word I want to use here) stole my Twitter account. And, while I did contact Twitter as soon, as I saw that, it was dragging on for ages, and instead of giving it back to me, it was blocked in the end. 

Can’t believe I’ve spent 12 years of my life building and sustaining my account with such an outcome.  This was the most appalling customer support I have ever experienced.  The whole situation made me so angry that I had no desire to even update the website and had to take some time off. But let’s leave it at that. Life goes on…

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Today I want to share about the products from a brand which doesn’t need an introduction. And that is Aesop! I have two products here which I wanted to talk about.

Why these two products in one post you may ask? What unites them is their unique scent. 

AESOP Coriander Seed Body Cleanser (500ml ), £33

I love how the brand describes the fragrance as “unorthodox”, and it really is. Coriander is such a love or hate herb so it depends on your preferences.  

Aesop combined coriander with black pepper and patchouli so you get that woody and spicy scent which is truly invigorating and refreshing.  As I’ve already said, it has that truly one-of-a-kind aroma to it. The scent fills the bathroom and makes you feel great. And this is exactly what we all want. 

You can use it

Independent Beauty: Norfolk Natural Living

I am happy to continue sharing about the independent beauty brands which I like. Hence, today it’s all about Norfolk Natural Living.

The company was founded by a trained aromatherapist, Bella Middleton, and is described as a “slow-luxury and wellbeing brand”. And, if you ask me, it is exactly the kind of feeling I got after browsing their website and using the products.

Such attention to detail, from the packaging and marketing to the customer service.

I have discovered the brand in February, and they had a lot less products. Only 3 scents to choose from. In addition, there were no descriptions of those scents.

However, Rose Garden, Lavender Fields and Coastal all sounded right up my street. I have decided to try Coastal first. Although I was a bit scared that it could have been one of those ozonic scents (which I personally do not like at all), I was willing to risk. As a result, I have Natural Laundry Detergent (£14.50) and a Hand Cream (£9).

And I honestly couldn’t stop smelling the products. That scent is so addictive. Instead of being a cheap and artificial scent, it was the opposite. I would describe it as musky ( I thought I could smell Cederwood/Sandalwood and Patchouli) but not over the top. And, indeed, the notes are: Bergamot, Lemon, Ylang, Jasmine, Cistus Ladaniferus absolute, Pine Needle Patchouli, Elemi, Cedarwood, Sandalwood.

Natural Laundry Detergent

Do you need to spend £14.50 on a detergent? Probably not but it was such a beautiful product that I would get the rose and lavender ones, too. By the way, Norfolk Natural Living also have an unscented version.

Hand Cream

As for the hand cream, it was really lovely, too. Long time readers will know how much I am love my hand creams. Well, this is the only one I wanted to use once I’ve got it. My hands were silky smooth and delicious – smelling! The cream was complimentary, too. Win-win.

Lastly, I have to mention that the products arrived very quickly and the shipping was free. And how cool is that box?

As you can tell, I am really impressed, and would definitely get more products from Norfolk Natural Living in the future from their website.

Makeup4all Recommends: The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector

Regular readers know that I am a die hard hand cream fan, and always have a few to choose from. And today I want to share about the cult product in this category. The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector is loved by so many, and it is for a reason, this stuff does work.

I have very dry hands so I do not find it sticky or greasy at all, it just leaves my hands in top condition: moisturised and nourished.  It’s like an instant relief for the dry skin, you put it on, and your hands are  soft and smooth. Yes, just like that!  The second ingredient on the list is glycerin, and my skin loves it, not to mention all the oils.

It has a

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