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The Body Shop Christmas hand creams

Have you headed down to The Body Shop yet to have a sniff of their new Christmas ranges? If not get yourself down there right now! 

There are three fragrances this year, which includes old favourites Frosted cranberry and Vanilla brulee, and then a new fragrance for 2014, Glazed apple. As soon as I heard there was going to be a Glazed apple hand cream I was desperate to get my hands on it. My boyfriend's local store was a bit slow getting the Christmas ranges in, but I finally got my hands on it last week. When I got to the till I was told that the hand creams were on 3 for 2, so I thought I might as well take the opportunity to grab one of each of the fragrances. 

The Body Shop Christmas hand creams - Vanilla brulee, Frosted cranberry & Glazed apple

I've previously tried one of their new smaller size hand creams in Coconut (review here) and I loved it. The only reason I haven't bought another one in any fragrance is because I have several hand creams to get through. Obviously I couldn't pass up Christmas limited editions though could I! 

These are actually more of a gel consistency than a cream and they are just a complete joy to use. They absorb so quickly and leave absolutely nothing behind on the skin, apart from a beautiful scent. These are the only hand creams I'm happy to use during the day because I can apply them and then just get on with what I'm doing. I hate having to wait for creams to be absorbed or trying to do things with sticky/tacky hands. 

Fragrance wise I'll start with Vanilla brulee. I'm not very good at describing fragrances but I wouldn't say this is a traditional vanilla product type scent, I would say it's a creamy vanilla essence type smell. Out of these three this is probably my least favourite, but that doesn't mean I dislike it at all. I believe the frosted part of Frosted cranberry might refer to sugar (the picture on the tube looks like a sugar covered cranberry) as this is what I would expect sugar covered cranberry's to smell like. This one has a sweet berry scent. Finally, Glazed apple definitely has to be my favourite. If you're only going to buy one product from the entire Christmas range I would recommend making it a Glazed apple product. This has a sweet, crisp, tangy scent that makes my mouth water whenever I catch a whiff of it. 

As I mentioned in my review of the Coconut version, one of the things I love most about these is that the scent really lingers on your hands.  I can't really say how long Vanilla brulee and Frosted cranberry last, as I usually apply them before bed, but I can often still faintly smell Glazed apple in the morning. There's nothing I don't love about these hand creams as they're an absolute bargain for just £3.50 each. I think I might have to nip down and stock up on a few more Glazed apple ones!

Have you tried any of The Body Shop's mini hand creams?

 
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16 comments:

  1. I've never used any of the hand creams from The Body Shop, their Christmas range looks amazing though, I may have to stroll in and pick some of these hand creams up for myself, I love the sound of Vanilla Brûlée and Frosted Cranberry :)
    Natasha Paris x
    www.natashaparisblog,co.uk

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  2. I love the smell of the Vanilla Brulee Xmas Range is so pretty. I think I need to treat myself to a couple of the handcreams
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. They're so reasonably priced you can definitely treat yourself to a couple :) x

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  3. Glazed Apple is definitely my favourite scent of the three! xx

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    1. Glazed apple is just amazing, I'm heading back to grab some more! x

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  4. These look amazing - especially the apple one! May have to treat myself when I'm back in the UK ;)

    Sarah
    thememoir.me

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    1. Definitely at least get the apple one, it's amazing! x

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  5. I love The Body Shop's hand creams and I love their Christmas scents so these sound perfect! :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. Their hand creams are amazing, they're fab for using through the day x

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  6. I've heard nothing but good things about Glazed Apple, I love this post so quirky and honest! :)


    www.satinmilk.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! A few people have said Glazed apple is a little strong for them but in general I think most people love it x

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  7. I want to try them all! :-) but the glazed apple one does sound particularly yummy!

    Claire x

    www.desperateblogwife.com

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    1. I checked in my local store yesterday and there were no Glazed apple ones in stock. I hope there's not going to be a shortage, I need to stock up! x

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  8. These are on my christmas list, I am in love with the Glazed Apple range! <3

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    1. It's so lovely isn't it, I think I'm going to have to grab a few more things from the range x

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