Garnier Ultimate Blends Restoring Lotion

Garnier Ultimate Blends Restoring Body Lotion

Garnier Ultimate Blends Restoring Body Lotion

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

  • Marvellous Oils
  • Mythic Olive
  • Delicate Oat
  • Honey Treasures

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
  • Honey – A nourishing and smoothing nectar

Garnier Ultimate Blends Restoring Lotion Honey Treasures*

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 Honey Treasures Body Lotions

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.

Garnier Ultimate Blends range is now available on Chemist Direct so stock up!

*PR Sample

Mandara Spa Products

Madara Spa Bodycare Products

Mandara Spa Products

From the same people that brought us Elemis comes this fantastic affordable bath & bodycare brand called Mandara Spa. Their International Spas are located in some of the most beautiful parts of the world but if like me there is no hope of you visiting paradise anytime soon their bath & bodycare products are a perfect way of creating your own at home spa experience. I have been trying out two products from the Bali Santi Range which smell heavenly and one of their indulgent body butters which is a Winter skin saviour

The Bali Santi Range smells like a far-off tropical paradise, it has smoothing sweet almond oil, nourishing coconut oil which are sweet and evokes memories of holidays. So this range makes you feel like you’ve jetted off somewhere warm, which let’s face it in the depths of a British Winter is always the dream.

Blooming Bath and Shower Oil* £7

This is a really nice indulgent bath product, I like that it is an oil it feels so grown up and luxurious. I found the scent of this so relaxing and I felt like I was in a tropical holiday destination. The oil leaves your skin feeling so healthy and soft but not greasy, you don’t need to add much to your bath and I don’t like using it in the shower because it does leave it quite slippy & I am VERY clumsy so I use this as a bath oil and its perfect.

Nurturing Body Milk* £5

I have to say I haven’t used many body milks in my time but this one feels so cooling and soothing on the skin and it is much more lightweight than the body butter. I have been using the milk as my morning body moisturiser and then using the more heavy body butter in the evening and that has been working wonders for my skin. This feels very gentle and the scent is beautiful and a really pretty mix of sweet, spice and floral scents.

Ylang Ylang & Coconut Body Butter Body Butter* £6

This is your standard thick deeply hydrating body butter, its is packed full of lovely ingredients including moisturising shea, cocoa and mango butters, soothing sweet almond oil, nourishing coconut oil, soothing frangipani flower milk, fragrant orange and ylang-ylang. It might smell quite fresh and summery but this is a perfect Winter skin saviour, it’s so nourishing and keeps my body smooth and soft. I love using it in the evening after I’ve had a bath because I go to bed not only smelling so good but I wake up with incredibly smooth skin. This is such a skin treat and if you like the more heavy feel of a body butter this is ideal for you.

Madara Spa Bodycare Products

Mandara Spa products are budget friendly but that doesn’t mean they compromise on quality, they’re a very indulgent treat and I highly recommend them as gifts this Christmas. They have an extensive range of products and scents. I would say this range is an affordable luxury at its best.

Available online at select Sainsburys stores or online

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Nip & Fab Body Butter Bargain

Nip & Fab Mango Smoothie

I wanted to give you a quick heads up, there is a bargain to be had at Savers. If you have a Savers near you then brace yourself for a super bargain. They have all the Nip & Fab Body Butters in for £2.50 each. I had to restrict myself to one but I was over the moon beyond excited to see them in there.

I’ve tried the Pistachio one & that smells so good – see my post on that here. These are very hydrating and perfect for the colder months. So go stock up. Who am I kidding I am totally going back down to get more! No shame.

Let me know if you manage to get any. These normally retail at £8 so that is quite a saving. The range includes Pistachio Sundae, Mango Smoothie, Cherry Tarte and Coconut Latte.

I have heard on the grape-vine that these are being discontinued, such a shame as I adore them. So get them while you can.

A little Nip + Fab Body Butter

Nip + Fab Pistachio Sundae Body Butter *

I was lucky enough to get this Body Butter in the Live Bloggers goody bag back in September and I’ve been using it since. I’m hooked on this stuff. It’s specifically for dry skin – so this was the best time of year to put that to the test.

I think first off the number one thing about this Nip + Fab Pistachio Sundae Body Butter is the scent, its heavenly. I have the pot on my desk (I work from home) & I find myself just taking the lid off to smell it & I have been known to use it as a hand cream. The scent is THAT good. I have heard this is a great dupe for the Laura Mercier Crème de Pistache Soufflé Body Crème – I can’t confirm that. But I do know that this Nip + Fab version is a fraction of the price and the sweet Pistachio scent is amazing. AMAZING 😮

As I said this is aimed at dry skin and I fit that bill to a T. My skin is really dry on my legs. I have been using the body butter a couple of times a week at night only on my legs as these are the driest part and this is quite a heavy butter. I find it takes a while to absorb but it’s really easy to massage in as it’s not too thick, in fact it is quite creamy/buttery consistency. It feels and smell luxurious and I like the ritual of putting it on. Its been a god send over the past few weeks esp as it has really got cold & my skin dry.

I find that using it over night gives it time to really absorb into the skin without feeling greasy throughout the day. I wake up in the morning to lovely smooth skin – that smells so good. This really does get the thumbs up from me. You get a really good-sized pot – 200ml for £9.95

Have you tried anything from Nip + Fab? I have my eye on the Body Butter Bundle – 3 body butters in the scents Mango Smoothie, Coconut Latte & Pistachio Sundae. I also like the sound of the Dark Circle Fix

*This was a PR sample given to me at an event. This review is 100% my own.