Saturday, 30 April 2011

Nougat London's Nurturing Hand Cream - Review

Nougat London kindly sent me a small jar of their Nurturing Hand Cream in Tuberose & Jasmine to sample and review.

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First, a little background on the company:

"Nougat London was established in 1990 as a fashion label in London’s West End. Nougat London’s clothes are instantly recognised as being beautiful garments, combining classic styling with a contemporary twist but always remaining undeniably feminine.
In 2000 Nougat London launched the Bath & Body range to enable the customers to further indulge in the sophistication and indulgence of the Nougat brand. 
Seven years on the Nougat Bath & Body range goes from strength to strength and is stocked in distinguished department stores such as Harrods and John Lewis through to independent fashion and gift boutiques throughout the UK. 
Body to Home is now developing a cult following across Europe, North America and through the Middle East.."

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The Hand Cream:

"Available in Tuberose & Jasmine, Fig & Pink Cedar and our fabulous new fragrance Cherry Blossom.
Our Nurturing Hand Cream is specially formulated to soften, protect your hands and strengthen your nails. This rich, yet easily absorbed, cream contains the moisturising properties of Cocoa Butter as well as Almond and Macadamia oils renowned for their ability to hydrate. Also containing natural extract of Comfrey and Vitamin E for to soothe and care for your hard working hands.
Also available in a 50ml glass jar and 40ml and 75ml tube.
For best results use in conjunction with our Caring Hand Wash or our Rejuvenating Hand Polish for fabulously cared for hands."

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"All the bath and body products are manufactured in England ensuring we use traditional manufacturing techniques and maintain the high quality our customers have come to expect from us. Each formulation is researched and developed to combine traditional and contemporary natural remedies for the ultimate experience."  

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This cream is delightful. I have used it for a week and have had plenty of compliments in regards to the lovely fragrance, and my mother loves it (I have even used it on my feet shhhh!). A little actually goes a long way, and is absorbed quickly without leaving a greasy residue. The fragrance is pleasant, although if you use too much it can be quite heavy and over powering, I really wouldn't recommend using this product just before you eat.  

It is excellent value for money, a 50ml glass jar like mine is only £7 and a 40ml tube is a snip at just £6 and is perfect for your handbag. If you are super organised and buy your Christmas present throughout the year this is ideal, and after perusing their website I have a few lovely ideas in mind myself!  

My only criticism of this product would be that it could be a little more soothing. After a hard day of housework my hands need what I would call 'a drink' and I found that this product didn't soothe and refresh quite enough. Saying that, My hands can get quite sensitive so that is something worth bearing in mind. 

In all I do like this product, and so do the people who have sneakily pinched some from my jar ;)

Friday, 29 April 2011

Exbury Gardens

Yesterday myself, Dyllan, my Nan and Mum had a day trip over the water to Exbury.
It was a great day out, and the garden were of course beautiful. Exbury doesn't have a glass house, but the gardens were still amazing with all the azaleas and rhododendrons in full bloom.
They also have a little steam railway which of course Dyllan loved, especially as we had a double round trip due to the driver taking their driving test! We also had lunch there which was delicious, I recommend the fish and chips.

Time to get on with this massive picture post really isn't it? They're not the best of pictures, Dyllan had liberated my camera on the ferry and not only smeared his grubby mitts over the screen, but also as I found out later, all over the lens. (Any PRs out there want me to try out lens wipes/camera cleaning things I would be more than happy to give them a real test!)


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