My favorite hand creams

I have tried a lot of hand creams, and I like to try new ones when the old ones are empty. But I have a few that I always end up buying again and again. Avoplex from OPI and Many many mani from Essie are two of them.

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Both hand cremes smell lovely and they sink into the skin really fast while still keeping the hands moisturized. They are my favorite hand cremes to use during the day, since they don’t leave your hands greasy. The only downside is that I can’t find Many many mani anywhere in Sweden, so I always have to stock up when I’m abroad.

Which hand creme is your favorite?

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Empties #6

This time it’s all about the hands, feet and nails. A few of these products are old favorites that I always have at home, and some of the products are just meh…

Burt’s Bees – Peppermint foot lotion

Why does almost all foot creams smell of peppermint? I wish that this foot cream would have been a bit more moisturizing and nourishing. I like the Coconut foot cream from Burt’s Bees much more. My boyfriend hated the scent of this product so he is really happy now that it’s all used up, and I’m not allowed to buy it again…😉

Burt’s Bees – Lemon butter cuticle cream

First of all, this cuticle cream smells divine! I’m a sucker for lemon so this is just right up my alley. I keep this next to my bed, and use it every night before I go to bed. It is just great for dry cuticles. This is a product that I always have at home.

OPI – Natural nail base coat

This is my favorite base coat. I don’t know how many bottles of this I’ve used up by now, but it’s a lot.

OPI – Avoplex Nail & cuticle replenishing oil

Avoplex is my go to cuticle oil. I love everything about it. I always have one at home, one at work and one ‘on the go’ version in my handbag.

Dermalogica – Multivitamin hand and nail treatment

I really did not like the scent of this hand creme, it smells like seaweed. I’m glad that it was just 15ml and that I got it in a gwp. I can’t really say if it is good or not, since it took me like eight months to use it all up. And no it’s not super economical, I just didn’t want to use it, that’s why it took so long.

The perfect hand care duo

Autumn is approaching and it’s time to start thinking about taking extra good care of your skin. My hands easily get very dry (especially during autumn and winter) but I have found the perfect couple to keep my hands nice and smooth.

img_4299Rituals… Miracle balm & Miracle scrub

Miracle balm

I first bought this hand creme around Christmas last year, and I think this one that I’m using right now is my third. It is very thick and nourishing and the perfect hand creme to use before you go to sleep. I think it is a bit too thick to use during the day since it takes a while for it to sink into the skin. On the back of the product it says “for extra dry hands and can be used as a night mask”, and last night I actually used it as a night mask. I drenched my hands in it right before I went to sleep and when I woke up my hands were oh so soft.

Miracle Scrub

This scrub is the best, it makes your hands so smooth. If you haven’t tried a hand scrub before make sure to get one (this one). I like to use it once or twice per week, but I’m thinking that maybe I will use it more often when it gets colder outside.

The scrub and balm are both really good products, but when you use them together they are amazing! My hands love them so much!

Empties #1

A few of my products just happened to runt out at the same time, so I thought I’d share with you what I think about them. And if I will I purchase them again…

L’Occitane – Shea butter hand cream

I really liked this hand creme! It has a nice subtle smell and it moisturizes your hands without leaving them feeling greasy. This size (30 ml) is perfect for the handbag, or just to try the product like I did. I’m pretty sure I will purchase this hand cream again and I probably would’ve already done it, if I didn’t have so many new hand creams at home already. 🙈

OPI – Nail Envy

I always use one coat of Nail Envy before I use a base coat, and I think that works good for me. It keeps my nails strong and since I practically have two coats of base coat, that protects my nails from staining pretty well too. I had already purchased a new bottle before I ran out of this one.

OPI – Avoplex cuticle oil to go

This one I keep in my handbag and it’s the perfect size and design to use ‘on the go’ as the name applies. Avoplex is my favorite cuticle oil, I don’t know how many bottles I’ve used up by now, so of course I had already purchased a replacement for this one.

Essie – many many mani

This is a (quite) new favorite for me. I love the smell and how easily it sinks in to the skin, you can read more about it here. I even had to cut the tube in two to be able to get it all out! I haven’t found this hand creme anywhere in Sweden yet, so I’ll make sure to buy it next time I’m abroad (which will be in three weeks).

Have you tried any of these products?

 

The Ritual of Sakura hand wash & hand lotion

Some time ago I bought a few different hand cremes from Rituals… Imagine (now called The Ritual of Sakura) was one of them. It smells of rice milk and cherry blossoms and the scent is so so so lovely, I’m completely obsessed with it. When I saw that there was a matching hand wash I just had to get it too!

img_1480Rituals… The Ritual of Sakura hand wash & hand lotion

I have now used both of them for a few weeks and I have to say that they are already favorites, and I will definitely purchase them again when I run out.

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They both contain 300 ml and retail for 90 kr (hand wash) / 140 kr (hand lotion) which is pretty much product for the price.

Have you tried The Ritual of Sakura and do you like it as much as I do?

Barcelona shopping

I did do some shopping in Barcelona, mostly at Sephora because unfortunately I don’t live close to a Sephora store. Please start a web shop soon, or open a store in my town!

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When I saw these ugly/cute sheet masks I could not not buy them. I love face masks and these were too funny not to buy. And at the counter I found a mini mask set from Peter Thomas Roth and it just slipped into my basket. I have a few masks from the brand and the Irish Mud Moor mask is my favorite, so I’m looking forward to trying out these new ones! The mini size is perfect when you travel too.

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How cute is the Panda hand cream from Tony Moly!? It was maybe a bit expensive because it doesn’t contain that much, but it’s so fricking cute so it’s ok. At the airport I got a new hand cream from Essie, I love the smell and feel of it. Read more about it here.

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I have been wanting this Chocolate bar palette since it was released, and now I finally bought it (I almost bought it last time in London, so it was about time). And than I found this box with mini sized products from Too Faced. I’m looking forward to trying them out, especially the Better than sex mascara.

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At Sephora I bought the Kat Von D products. I’ve already tried the eyeliner a few times and I like it so far! At the airport I got a lip and check kit from Benefit, I almost got a similar kit at the airport in London one of my last times there, so it was about time I got it now (again).

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At Primor I found a few OPI’s that I didn’t already have, It’s a girl, Barefoot in Barcelona and Next stop… the bikini zone.

So I have a few new beauty products to try out now! Though I must admit I’m not that excited to try them out now when it’s like 27 degrees C outside at the moment… Not that I’m complaining, but I just don’t feel like wearing a bunch of makeup then.

Essie spa manicure

When I was in London in January I found a hand scrub and a hand lotion from Essie spa. I haven’t seen them in Sweden before so I had to buy them.

Essie spa – starter scrub / many many mani

I’ve now used them for some time so I though I’d let you know what I think of them.

This is my first hand scrub (I don’t know why I haven’t bought one earlier) so I don’t have anything to compare it to. I really like this scrub from Essie, it gently exfoliates the skin and leaves your hands soft and smooth. It has a lovely but subtle fresh smell. I will definitely buy a new one when this one is empty (even if I have to go abroad to do so).

The hand lotion has the same lovely but subtle smell as the scrub. I think that this lotion is perfect for those of you who are sensitive to fragrance. It is moisturizing and makes your hands feel silky smooth. This hand lotion absorbs quickly to the skin, so no greasy hands! I.e. perfect to use during the day and at work.

I bought these for £6.99 each and they both contain 75ml.