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

My Favourite Fig Scented Products

Favourite Fig Products

Favourite Fig Products

Fig scented products have always been my favourite & I don’t think that is going to change any time soon. I thought I would share a few of my current favourite Fig products. Let me know if you have any suggestions of Figgy products for me to try. It seems so many brands are releasing fig products!

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Ultra Nourishing Oil*

This Roger & Gallet Body Oil is incredibly nourishing and leaves your skin with a healthy glow & so hydrated but most importantly the Fig scent in this is beautiful. Its so long lasting and smells divine. It has that signature fresh Mediterranean Fig scent that I love but it has a slight sweetness to it too & I can smell it on my skin for hours. I have loved using this over the warmer months because the oil really hydrated my skin and helped it feel smooth and soft.

& Other Stories Fig Fiction

I like everything about this Fig Fiction Body Lotion, but I have to say the packaging ticks all the boxes for me. Never dismiss the importance of a pump on your body lotion – it makes applying it so much easier, less messy & hygienic. Now on to the product itself, this has a rich Summery fig scent & isn’t too overpowering. The formula is lightweight and absorbs into the skin without leaving it feeling tacky or greasy. This is my second bottle & its safe to say they last a very long time. I can’t recommend the body products from & Other Stories enough, they’re such great quality.

Malmaison Fig & Olive Shampoo & Conditioner

I love the Malmaison hotel toiletries & always take home what I don’t use, well they smell of Fig so they’re too good to leave behind. These are made for Malmaison by a brand called Anatomicals, they’re a brand who always have really fun tongue in cheek sayings on their products. I have used up a couple of these Shampoo & Conditioners, they’re not amazing but they leave my hair feeling quite hydrated and soft considering its a 2in1 product. As far as the scent goes, its a nice fresh sweet scent and I do like that it doesn’t linger on your hair. The Malmaison body oil is amazing & so refreshingly figgy!

The Body Shop Italian Fig Body Spray

The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig Fragrance Mist

I have tried a few of these fragrance mists and they are fantastic value for money. If you don’t like Fig then they have quite a wide variety of other scents. This Italian Summer Fig Fragrance Mist is just beautiful & I really like the bottle too it smells and looks much more expensive that it is. The Body Shop describe this range as

‘This fragrance mist subtly scents your entire body with the green freshness of grape leaf, juicy-milky fig notes and comforting woody facets.’

Its Summer in a bottle & although I will be wearing this well into Autumn it just evokes memories of warm summer holidays. I like that this is quite a feminine scent which smells deliciously sweet at first then settles down to be more woody, the beautiful juicy fig notes are always there. I found this fragrance mist lasts quite a few hours but it does need applying I have put some in my travelo so I can reapply throughout the day. I want to try more from this Italian Summer Fig Range, I bet the candle is incredible.

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier EDP* 

Fleur de Figuier has been my go to perfume over the past couple of months, its such a refreshing crisp scent and people always compliment me when I am wearing it! It has notes of

  • Top notes: precious essences of mandarin and pink peppers
  • Heart notes: fig tree leaves, juicy fig and violet wood
  • Base notes: white musk, candied fig and precious essence of patchouli

Some days I spray it & It smells really musky whilst other days It smells more woody. I love that its such a layered and sophisticated perfume and it lasts for hours without need to be reapplied. I’m hoping we get an Indian Summer so I can continue to wear this throughout October. Roger & Gallet products are always beautifully packaged too & this perfume looks and smells luxurious, packaged in in a glass bottle with touches of gold and purple.

Timothy Dunn Arabian Fig Candle*

I will go as far as saying this Arabian Fig candle from Timothy Dunn is the most beautifully scented Fig product I have ever owned. Its so rich and intense and even when it isn’t lit it still fills my home with the scent of Arabian Figs. It is described as:-

Presenting a complex blend of green fig leaf, basil and clove, tenderly enhanced with frankincense; this deliciously aromatic candle has a hint of wild fig and cassis, rose and jasmine, and the rich base notes of sandalwood, cedarwood and musk.

I’ve sadly burnt the last of this candle but it lasted for months (you get at least 40 hours of burn time), burning it for just an hour or two a day because the scent is that strong it will still fill your room for hours after its stopped burning. This burnt down evenly and wasn’t sooty at all, the Fig scent was luxurious and very rich. I will be treating myself to another one of these because its just such a beautiful scent. I also had to recycle the gorgeous black jar after the candle had finished because its too pretty, I’m currently using it to sore my eyeliners & mascaras!

So thats a few of my favourite Fig scented products, what scent do you love?

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.

Ted Baker W Gift Set

Ted Baker W Gift Set

Ted Baker W Gift Set

Ted Baker always have such lovely gift sets & I have been trying out the new W Gift Set which features Ted’s S/S15 Distinguishing Rose packaging. The floral design is so detailed and makes this gift set look extra special and feel feminine & luxurious.

This Ted Baker W Gift Set* contains a 30ml W Eau de Toilette, a 100ml Body Wash and Body Lotion, so three great products. I think this set is ideal for any friend or family member, and would suit most ages too.

Ted Baker Gift Set

The W Body Lotion* & Body Wash* are products that always get used and for me I can never have enough of either. These both have the same beautiful floral designs as the gift box & the same scent as the perfume which smells Summery and girly. The body lotion is hydrating and absorbs quickly into the skin and the body wash is a lovely way to start the day, it smells fresh and Summery. So they make a great morning combination.

Ted Baker W Gift Set

For me the W Eau de Toilette* is the stand out product in this set, its presented in a really pretty triangular shaped glass bottle which feels heavy and luxurious. It’s such an unusual and pretty shape, I love it. The scent has,

  • Heart notes of Freesia, Rose, Ylang Ylang and Lily of the Valley
  • Top notes of Bergamot, Tangerine, Peach and Rum
  • Base notes of Vanilla, Musk and Vetiver

It has quite floral scent with a hint of sweetness to it. Its a lovely Summery scent that would be really nice during the warmer months because its not a heavy or heady scent but instead smells fresh and lightweight, the perfect daytime perfume. This lasted all day on me. I sprayed some on my scarf a week ago & I can still smell it on there, so it is quite long lasting. I love that the product is pink and looks really feminine, and this gift set is so inexpensive, at £14.99 you get three good sized products and its beautifully packaged.

Ted Baker W Fragrance

This beautiful Ted Baker W Gift Set is £14.99 and exclusive to The Perfume Shop & they offer FREE standard delivery on all orders.

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.

My Favourite Scented Body Products

Favourite body products

I was sorting through my skincare box I I realised that most of my body products smell SO good. I thought I would share with you my favourite ones.

Original Source Pineapple & Coconut Shower – The lovely Hayley bought me a bottle of this for my birthday last year & I have been hooked ever since. I’ve been through so many bottles & always have a spare one waiting in the wings. It smells sweet & fruity and leaves my skin so soft. It has the consistency of an oil (not too thin & runny thought) but still lathers up. Its the perfect morning shower gel.

ESPA Optimal TriSerum* – This is such a treat for your body, its so luxurious & feels incredible on the skin. Not to mention it smells like an exclusive spa (and is just as relaxing). As it is quite luxurious I like to use it sparingly & tend to use it once a week, I very much look forward to it and love how It keeps my body hydrated & feeling pampered. I have written a post all bout this Optimal TriSerum so if you want to know more about the skin benefits click through & have a read.

Nip & Fab Mango Body Smoothie – I’m sad to say I think this scent has been discontinued but I know Nip & Fab have other scents available. This mango one smells summery and fruity, the scent lasts for ages on my skin. The formula is lovely & thick as you would expect from a body butter so it is perfect for giving your skin a boost of hydration. I love using body butters & this one is so good. If you like fruity scents then this is for you, its smells like being on a tropical Island.

Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Souffle Body Creme – This stuff smells incredible. I can’t get enough of it. It has a grown up warm sweet smell, not a sickly sweet scent but a luxurious creamy sweet scent that lingers on my skin all night. I tend to use this after I have had a long soak in the bath & I can smell it all night long. Heaven in a pot. I love that it is in a glass jar too it looks pretty and luxurious in my bathroom.

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter – Such a favourite in the blogging world & a firm favourite in my household too. You get so much product for your money & that sweet scent is so familiar. I love applying a generous amount of this after shaving my legs & it leaves them soft & looking great. Its a staple in my skincare stash & I always have a tub on the go. I feel like it never lets me down & although I use other products (like the ones in this post) I always go back to this!

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Ultra Nourishing Oil* – Now there is one thing you should know about me, I love Fig & anything Fig scented I’m completely addicted. This Roger & Gallet Body Oil is incredibly nourishing and leaves your skin with a healthy glow & so hydrated but most importantly the Fig scent in this is beautiful. Its so long lasting and smells divine. It has that Fig scent that I love but it has a slight sweetness to it too & I think this makes a really nice Spring / Summer scent.

Let me know what your favourite body products are & if you like sweet, fruity or more grown up scents.

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.