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.
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?
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?
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.