This month its going to be about a thing I love. Actually I think you could call this thing I love something of an obsession.
I am totally and utterly in love and obsessed with....
Wow bet you thought it was going to be something really exciting then. But nope, simple hand cream is enough for me to get super excited over. Though is it really that simple. No! Did you know you can buy sooooooo many different makes of hand creams that all have different after feelings on your hands and all smell compleatly different with tons of different scents available. Well if you didn't then i'm about to enlighten you about hand creams.
Here is my collection. Do you think I have enough? Anyone would think that I had more than two hands with the amount I own.
But I will say, I do use it a lot. In fact I can't cope with out it anymore. I HATE my hands feeling dry and each time I wash my hands, or even get them wet I have to then put hand cream on. So if you know what its like being a mummy and constantly cleaning up after a little one you will know your hands constantly get wet. Washing their hands, their dishes, their paint pots and lately been rinsing out her potty at least 10 times a day. So the hand creams are definetly getting their use. Sometimes I actually start to run Lily a bath, I initially feel the temperature of the bath water. Then leave it running. I straight away after drying my hands apply hand cream. Then 5 minutes later, I test the water and mix it up with my hands, dry my hands and again on goes the hand cream. Then of corse I have to bath Lily. My hands are constantly in the water for a good 15 to 20 minutes and then after I can barely touch her towel because my hands feel dry. So after drying her. On goes the hand cream again.
I have hand cream by my computer desk, hand cream in the bathroom, hand cream by the kitchen sink, hand cream in my baby bag. I really don't go anywhere without it and the times I have forgot it i've snook into a Bodyshop and borrowed some of there tester cream. So yes. Obsessed much???
I haven't yet used all the hand creams above. As you can see there is 2 unopened packs of Crabtree and Evelyn. The Seascape box is unopened yet and I haven't used the Baylis and Harding creams yet. So Im going to tell you about the ones I have tried incase maybe you would like to try them yourself.
First up is my favourite as you may be able to tell from the amount of use its had. The BodyShop. Even though I have all this hand cream I always make sure I have at least 1 tube from the body shop. Out of all the hand creams this one leaves my hands feeling the most nourished, fresh and not at all dry. Not only that but it only takes the tinniest bit of cream to have your hands feel amazing in minutes. Then it also soaks in really quickly. There are a few different scents that BodyShop do. My favourite is the almond hand cream. But as you can see from the photograph I have compleatly run out of that. I only have one point that I would make about these creams and that is how they changed there lids on the tubes from a flip top to a screw top. When your hands are covered in hand cream it makes life a lot harder to screw a fiddly lid back on that knock it closed with your palm. Im currently using the Wild Rose hand cream which is in my bedroom and used when i'm not in a rush and the small plum tube is in my baby bag for on the go. I would 100% recommend you try the Body Shops hand creams if you haven't already.
Next up is Grace and Cole. This one is kept in my bathroom and so gets a lot of use after washing hands. Its pump on the top makes it so easy to apply cream and go and so as this is the time I use it the most. Sometimes with this cream I do have to apply more after using it. It all depends on how dry my hands are feeling at the time to if I needed more. The best thing about this hand cream is the smell. Oh I do love the scent of Grapefruit, Lime and Mint that it leaves on my hands after. Its really good value for its money at only £6 for 500ml and its really lasting me a while.
Next is the Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Cream. This comes very close to being as good as the BodyShop. My hands feel great with only a small amount of hand cream on it and you only need to use it once and your hands feel perfect. It also soaks in really nicely. They do some really great scents of this cream though so far I have only tried the citron, honey and coriander and it is amazing. I keep smelling my hands after to get the scent of it. I am glad I love the smell as I have 3 tubes of it to go through. Again as much as a screw lid looks great, it can be really fiddly to put back on after you have used the hand cream and I wish it was a flip lid.
Last but not least is the Soap and Glory hand cream. This I got bought as a gift and I will admit It wouldn't normally be something I would go for as the title of Soap and Glory doesn't appeal to me and also its girly pink appearance doesn't make me want to buy it. But upon using it I actually like it. The scent is really nice and it definitely does the job I need it to. I also like that it has a flip lid so its easy to use. This is the hand cream I actually used most recently, about an hour ago to be exact and the scent really does stay on your hands for a while which is nice but also it does leave a feeling to your hands. A slight over smoothness feeling, which to some people they may like but for me I quite like my hands feeling a little more normal. I guess people wouldn't think that there is such thing as to smooth but in this case I feel there is. Non the less I use this quite often and have it sat by my computer desk right now.
Could you recommend a hand cream I may like?
Have you tried any of the above?
Have you tried any of the above?