Well, I think Baylis and Harding have knocked it out of the park again with their new Beauticology Unicorn Candy Collection. How adorable is the kitsch pastel packaging and like all Baylis & Harding releases you get a lot of product for your money. These bottles are huge and they range in price from £2.15 – £3, so very affordable indeed & don’t forget this collection is exclusive to Boots.
This is such a fun collection and Unicorns have become extremely popular over the past few years, this trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon (and I am OK with that). This magical collection brings me more joy than it probably should but It just looks so cute in my bathroom and it makes me smile every time I use it.
I’m such a big fan of the huge Baylis & Harding Hand Washes and have used so many over the years, they’re so good because you get a whopping 500ml of product and they just last forever. Perfect for popping in your guest bathroom or keeping next to the kitchen sink.
All 3 products in this collection contain Shea Butter to help keep your skin soft and smooth! They also share the same sweet candy scent (I think it smells like candyfloss) – let’s just say if you don’t like sugary sweet scents then this isn’t going to be for you, but the Tropical Cocktail Range which is more fruity might be perfect.
When it comes to bodycare there is one brand that I know I can rely on to work its magic and that is Vaseline. Having been around since 1870 it is not surprising that they’re such a household name and have such a wide range of great quality but also affordable products. I have been trying out a few products from their Cocoa Radiant Collection which is enriched with cocoa and shea butter and the whole collection smells incredible!
Vaseline say that:-
‘Our rich feel formula combines pure cocoa butter + stratys multi-layer moisture 3 penetrating deeply, infusing moisture at the top, core and deep down layers, igniting skin’s natural glow at the source’
This body lotion is ideal if you suffer with quite dry, flaky skin. It is rich and quite thick in consistency but once massaged into your skin it leaves it feeling soft and hydrated. It gives you long lasting hydrating and I really like using this morning & night it leaves my skin feeling really nourished, very smooth and it gives it a healthy glow. I like that although this lotion is nourishing it isn’t at all greasy on the skin. Just be aware if you’re using this during the day it doesn’t contain SPF.
I know that a lot of people think these spray on moisturisers are a bit of a gimmick but it is super easy to use and the nozzle sprays out a good amount of product. The consistency is more liquidy than I thought it would be so I like to quickly rub it in after I have applied it absorbs very quickly and is a lot more lightweight than the lotion. This is fantastic to travel with as it is lightweight and takes up very little room and you can rely on it to keep your skin looking and feeling hydrated but not sticky or greasy.
These Lip Therapy tins take me way back – I have owned so many over the years and I love getting my hands on the fun limited edition ones too. This Cocoa Butter one smells good enough to eat (although I wouldn’t recommend it). These are a great handbag staple for me and the tins are super durable and can get knocked about every which way in the bottom of your bag but the lid never comes off. I like to apply this to give my lips a pretty sheen and I have found them to be great on top of lipstick to give them a glossy finish. I find that if I have quite sore, chapped lips then this isn’t the best thing to put on them.
This Cocoa Radiant Collection is perfect for tackling dry skin, giving it a healthy, natural glow, with Summer just on the horizon it will be great at helping my legs in particular to be Summer ready.
I know that everyone has their favourite range from Vaseline and the Cocoa Butter Collection is my forever repurchase and next on my To Buy List is the Body Gel. Let me know which collection is your favourite.
Vaseline is a brand that is so easy to get hold of as it is sold in most leading supermarkets and chemists including Boots, Superdrug and Wilko. Products in this range start at £1.99.
After the success of their Ultimate Blends Haircare range, Garnier has released the new Ultimate Blends Body, which caters for targeted skin concerns. There are four blends to pick from, including
I have been using two products from the Honey Treasures range which is the range targeted at restoring very dry skin. So if your skin is suffering in this cold dry weather and you want to get your legs Spring ready then I think you will love the results of this blend. It is blended with what Garnier call 3 treasures from the Beehive, which are
Royal Jelly – A revitalising elixir renowned for its restoring properties
Propolis – A remarkable ingredient which acts as a protective barrier
This comes with a pump, always handy when applying body lotion and the texture is lovely and creamy. It feels rich and instantly smoothing on the skin. I like to use this one in the morning as out of the two it is more lightweight and leaves my skin smooth, soft and gives just enough hydration so it doesn’t feel greasy under my clothes. I hate that feeling.
Garnier Ultimate Blends Restoring Body Butter Honey Treasures*
This, as you would guess, has a much thicker texture than the lotion so I like to use this at night when I have more time to let it sink in. If I put it on before bed my skin feels supple, smooth and nourished. This is a great product if you suffer from dry skin, it’s extremely hydrating. It is a little more tacky on the skin than the lotion but after it has been on for 10 minutes or so it feels lovely.
Also, the scent of this range is rich and I think smells quite like caramel. It’s lovely sweet and I can smell it on myself for hours after applying it. I am a big fan of these new additions to the Garnier range and they are helping me get my skin ready for the warmer months, Spring is on its way.