kiehls ultra facial creamI love Kiehl’s.

Before Christmas I bought a jar of off-the-shelf moisturiser from the supermarket. I’m over 40 and using moisturiser is now an essential. I’d run out of Kiehl’s and it was on my Christmas list.

The product in question smelled like 4 week old potpourri and was pink (I’m 41 I do not need pink moisturiser). So I returned to the said shop and bought another jar from a different brand. Which saw a repeat of the same situation. (What is it with pink, stinky moisturiser that costs nearly a tenner a jar?).
On my third attempt I bought some, non-pink, non-stinky, moisturiser for sensitive skin. But it’s thin, not at all creamy and I’m now using it for my feet.

Total spend waste = £28

Back to my love for Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. It does not smell. It it not pink. You need use only a little on your face. It feels luxurious. If I use it on an evening, my skin looks lovely in the morning. It is more expensive (£24 for a 50ml pot) that the other three put together but lasts for ages.

I love all the freebies you get when you buy. I love the brightly coloured packaging.

But most of all I love that is really does what it’s supposed to, which is moisturise my skin. This little lot will last until my birthday in April, where upon I’ll encourage my nearest and dearest to buy some for me to get me through the summer.

And in the meantime, I’m off to try the Grapefruit body scrub as it sounds delightful.

You’ll have gathered that this is not a sponsored post!

Nic x

Love Shea moisturiserI don’t know about you, but the very instant the weather turns cold, my skin becomes dry and itchy in protest.

And with those extra thick and obligatory winter tights, and it’s enough to make you want to pack off to warmer climes.

This autumn, I’ve got to say a big thank you to Love Shea, who sent me a jar of their Shea Soufflé to trial. I’ve never been a flowery fragrance type of girl; happily Lemon-Lime Scented Whipped Organic Shea Butter most definitely doesn’t fall into that category.

This is heavy duty moisturisation in a jar. The label states ‘ An intensive rich, natural moisturiser for dry skin and hair. A little goes a long way.’

It sure does. Essentially, this is a pot of gloriously fragranced shea butter and oils, perfect for dryness, not so great if you’re getting dressed in a hurry.

You really don’t need a lot,  so be sparing with the application, and give it a good rub in – I think it’s perfect before bedtime as it can soak in overnight. The best bit is the feel and the sound of the product in the jar, it really does sound like a souffle!

Handmade and £8.50 for 120 ml, it won’t break the bank and in buying, you’re supporting an independent, UK based beauty company.

Nicola x

P.S. I’ll let you know about the facial oil featured in the image in a couple of weeks.