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Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Bath & Body | 4 comments

My Little Box – May 2015

My Little Box – May 2015

The April ‘My Little Dreambox’ was simply stunning (I reviewed it here) and so I was really looking forward to seeing what May would bring. The theme was ‘My Little Provence Box’ which I thought was a bit of a strange choice, but it all made more sense once I opened it up – think long Summer days and relaxing in floral fields. If you’ve never heard of My Little Box it’s a quirky monthly beauty box that offers something a bit different, including their own range of make-up ‘My Little Beauty’, a proper readable mini magazine in each box, plus exciting little non-beauty extras – past examples have included jewellery, stationery and T-shirts. So, what was inside My Little Provence Box in May….? All but one of the beauty products inside May’s box were miniature samples from L’Occitane, and I think this was where the Provence theme came from as the French region is where L’Occitane originated in 1976. They’re great little samples, although I do already have a couple...

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Bath & Body | 1 comment

Perfume Of The Day – L’Occitane Cerisier Rouge

Perfume Of The Day – L’Occitane Cerisier Rouge

I got this L’Occitane Cerisier Rouge Eau Intense for Christmas and I’m so in love with it! I first spritzed it in their York shop in December, and then dropped enough hints to my husband that he bought me it. Cerisier Rouge translates as ‘Red Cherry’ and it’s a beautiful sweet fragrance – as well as the scent of cherry it’s got hints of lemon, orange, blackcurrant, raspberry and Lily Of The Valley. It’s not too fruity though, the floral edge really does come through, and it is supposed to replicate the ‘changing beauty of cherry blossom announcing the arrival of Summer days’. It’s my absolute favourite scent at the moment, I wear it every day. It’s so uplifting and fresh – probably more of a Spring/Summer scent than an Autumn/Winter one. It lasts all day, after a few hours the top notes start to disappear and it reduces down to a warming, fruity fragrance. I was also lucky enough to receive a great free gift with my perfume. L’Occitane...

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Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Random | 4 comments

L’Occitane – Relaxing Pillow Mist

L’Occitane – Relaxing Pillow Mist

I’ve always had trouble getting off to sleep ever since I was a little girl and I’ve tried loads of things that claim they’ll help. I particularly love the scent of lavender and I was lucky enough to receive this Relaxing Pillow Mist by L’Occitane from a relative for Christmas. As well as lavender the Relaxing Pillow Mist also contains essential oils of bergamot, mandarin, sweet orange and geranium, although the overriding scent that comes through is lavender. I’ve been spritzing it on my pillow at night before bed – just a couple of light sprays. The scent is fairly light and smells quite natural, not like the sweetened lavender scent you sometimes get with hand creams and bubble baths. I really like the fragrance and it definitely helps me to feel more relaxed but as to whether it helps me get off to sleep, well the jury’s still out on that one. I love the traditional style bottle and label, it looks just like something you’d find on...

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Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Skincare | 1 comment

L’Occitane – Immortelle Divine Lotion

L’Occitane – Immortelle Divine Lotion

Today’s review is of a rather unique product – Immortelle Divine Lotion from French skincare experts L’Occitane. The aim of the lotion is to prepare skin in order for it to receive benefits from other daily skincare products – the Divine Lotion should be applied to the face before your usual moisturiser or serum and it will help the skin to absorb these other products and benefit from their nutrients. I’m pretty sure I’ve never come across a product with benefits like this before! With 3 patents, Immortelle Divine Lotion helps accelerate cellular renewal, firms and smoothes the skin, and aids it in retaining its elasticity. I have been applying the lotion to my face both morning and evening, in place of toner in between cleansing and moisturising. You can either apply it with a cotton wool pad and wipe it all over the face or with your fingers. The white cloudy lotion is extremely thin and runny, and is absorbed straight into a cotton wool pad so I...

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Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

L’Occitane – Verbena Moisturizing Hand Lotion

L’Occitane – Verbena Moisturizing Hand Lotion

Today I wanted to share my favourite hand lotion with you… this is what I have on the side of the sink in my bathroom – Verbena Moisturizing Hand Lotion from L’Occitane. This hand cream smells so lovely and lemony, plus the bottle looks great in the bathroom with its traditional style label. I have been using Verbena Moisturizing Hand Lotion for ages. I first discovered it in the toilets of a rather swanky office in London where I used to go in a previous life for meetings as a marketing manager. I always used to make my excuses and pop to the toilet just to put on some hand cream! Fast forward a few years and now everyone who visits our home tries it and comments on how lovely it is! The lotion contains organic verbena extract – verbena is a lemony scented plant – and this is what gives it the heavenly scent. Only a little squirt is needed for the hands, as a little goes a...

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Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Skincare | 0 comments

L’Occitane – Angelica Hydration Cream

L’Occitane – Angelica Hydration Cream

I recently received my May Glossybox and included inside it was this L’Occitane Angelica Hydration Cream. I’m a big fan of L’Occitane and I love their traditional-looking packaging and labels, I didn’t feel that this pot and label followed their usual style but I was still excited to try out this moisturiser. This Angelica Hydration Cream is part of L’Occitane’s Angelica range. All of the products contain organic Angelica – Angelica essential oil has hydrating and toning properties and according to L’Occitane’s website should leave skin ‘plumped, smoothed and more radiant’. Other items in the Angelica range include an Instant Hydration Mask and a Cleansing Gel. Inside the pot is a white cream and I have been applying it to my face every morning. It feels very fresh and cooling, and it has a pleasant smell a bit like freshly-cut grass. A little goes a long way with this Hydration Cream and you only need to apply a small amount to cover the whole face. Angelica Hydration Cream is aimed at normal to dry skin,...

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