Saturday, 31 January 2015

My obsession: hand creams



Okay, the secrets out, I have a HUGE thing for hand creams (and hand wash)! I wouldn't say I have dry hands but I do love the feeling off them being nice and moisturized and It's a plus if they smell good too!

I'm a little picky with my hand creams because a lot of them are quite shiny and oily and leave a greasy feeling behind, and that's a no no. I apply hand cream a few times through out the day and I need it to sink it to my skin almost immediately. These are the three hand creams I use most at the moment. When I finish these, which will probably be soon, I'll definitely be re-buying them!!


1. This first hand cream is my holy grail. Hand food by soap and glory lives in my handbag, I just wish I bought the smaller travel size version so it didn't take up to much space!! It absorbs really nicely into the skin, with none of that horrible greasy oily feeling left behind. The packaging is super pretty and the fact that it is a squeeze bottle makes the application easy, due to being able to control the amount. 

I am crazy for scent and sometimes even if I don't feel like I need it, I just reapply just for that reason! The smell isn't really strong so its good for people who don't want a very strong fragrance. For this 125ml I think the price is pretty reasonable, but they do have smaller travel size versions for a little cheaper. 

I've seen almost every beauty blogger have this hand cream so I guess that means something, ey?

2. My second hand cream is Vaseline essential moisture daily hand and body lotion, this again absorbs really nicely. The moisture lasts such a long time and I find myself only having to re-apply it once/twice unlike a few others. It contains nutrients A, B, E and some minerals that our skin need to keep hydration in and to feel healthy.

The bottle isn't as firm as the hand food bottle so I find it sometimes leaks a little inside the lid, but other than that its totally great!! It has a slight floral smell to it, I don't think its that bad, I actually quite enjoy it but my mum isn't a lover. I love applying this before bed to help my hands keep their moisture and not feel yucky when I wake up. I love Vaseline products because they are always are pretty good for the price and smell lovely.

3.This third hand cream is royal jelly, I got this for Christmas off my mum, she also got me the hand wash and lotion set. It was packaged in a super posh, elegant, box, which I wish I didn't throw out because it would have looked so darn cute on my dresser. The bottle has a screw lid with a flat bottom so you can stand it up, this is a nice touch because it doesn't take up too much space. The bottle is quite firm so you can squeeze out just enough and it doesn't leak at all, doesn't seem like it could get damaged in anyway either. 

The perfumed fragrance is a little strong when you first apply it but it doesn't take long for it to fade away to a more subtle smell. The subtle fragrance does last quite a long time and you don't need to apply it that often, so that's really good!! This product, similar to the hand food, makes me want to apply it a lot just for the fragrance alone!!

Are any of you guys as obsessed with hand creams as me? Pleeeeease, tell me your favorites, I need more!! 

8 comments :

  1. Soap and Glory Hand Food is my all time fav hand cream!! xxx

    KirstyLeigh // Bloglovin

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    1. I've been using for about a year now! Smells gorgeous doesn't it? :) xxx

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  2. Isn't it the best feeling to have some nice soft hands? I love it when mine (rarely) are like that! With love,
    Vera

    http://theflashwindow.weebly.com/

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    1. ah, yesssss! One of the best feelings ever! :)xxx

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  3. Hey!! I nominated you for the Liebster Award that's been going around. It's for up-and-coming bloggers. :) I think your blog has so much potential and is very informative. Here's the nomination link so you can see what it entails: http://gussiedupwithwhitneyj.blogspot.com/2015/02/liebster-award-nominee.html

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  4. I really want to try the royal jelly one. I also want to say that I love your writing :)
    - Sarah | Sarahanne14

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    1. It smells so good, people are always asking me what perfume I'm wearing and it always turns out to be my hand cream! aw youre too nice, thank you!:)xxx

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