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Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Cream

Crabtree & Evelyn are a brand which silently but proudly portray luxurious British heritage. The brand stemmed from a family run business that made home-made soaps with an international themes which has since grown into a huge international company which is known for quality toiletries and they have stemmed into fragrances and even food. Crabtree & Evelyn are the ultimate hipster company as they made “natural” cool before “natural” was the in thing to do. Working in harmony with nature their products are inspired from a time when the garden played an important role in daily life and they use plant, fruit and flower essences for natural fragances and soothing solutions for the skin.

Crabtree Evelyn Ultra Moisturising Hand Therapy

From two of the recent #BWB or Bloggers Who Bless Cape Town meets – we have been totally spoilt with their wonderful handcreams. The one I’ve been using on my paws is the Iris Hand Therapy. Firstly, it is small enough to carry around in your handbag, they certainly pack a punch in these harsh winter months. They touch your skin and are absorbed leaving you with wonderfully smooth and soft hands that have no left over residue or greasiness. A real winter-must have. On top of this they leave your hands smelling absolutely gorgeous and long after use they leave a very faint scent of beautiful iris. These hand creams are award-winning and its not hard to see why. They certainly win my vote for best winter handcream for 2014 that I’ve used so far 😉 Have a look at the entire handcream range over here at their website.

For 50g this product retails at R180 but you use such a little product it can last you for ages so, its well worth the investment!

Crabtree & Evelyn are not only an easy solution for a gift for the special ladies in your life as their products will happily work in harmony with everyone, they are a healthy and smart choice for daily use.

What is your favourite Crabtree & Evelyn product?

Don’t forget to visit Crabtree & Evelyn’s website, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @Crabtree_SA

x flea143

Disclaimer: This product was given to me as a gift in a goodie bag at an event. No bribery nor corruption has shaped this post in anyway.

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Clere Radiance

A few weeks ago I was privileged to be invited to the launch of a brand new South African skin care product from an already a well known house brand for their affordable and readily available hand and body cream ranges. Clere have launched another alternative for the South African consumer, when it comes to skincare, Clere Radiance. Rolling out to retailers from 1 October 2013.

The main difference from the various competitors? Each item in the Radiance range boasts a unique attribute, they all have 3 purposes, which offer women softer more beautiful even tone skin. The “secret” ingredient, so to speak is the specially formulated Super Fruit Serum which is an anti-oxidant.  Anti-oxidants prohibit free-radicals which are linked to the source of inflammation and premature ageing. Super Fruit serum also leaves the products with a very light and beautiful smell. Each item in the range can be used individually or in combination with one another which means that if you are unsure about the range – BUY one product and try it, without having to use all products simultaneously. Once you start seeing results, which are easy to see you will want to try more in the range.

Choose your first product by selecting a 3-in-1 step which targets your specific skin problems. The basics of each product are as follows:

Clere Radiance Oil Control Beauty Bar

100g. R9.99

A bar of soap for facial cleansing to clean any excess sebum, remove impurities and leaves the skin feeling soothed with a matte appearance.

Clere Radiance Oil Control Toner

CR-Skincare 100ml Toner Carton

100ml. R14.99

A toner which cleanses the skin of impurities, whilst toning and a matt even tone appearance.

Clere Radiance Oil Control Vanishing Cream

50ml. R19.99

Two options in the range with one for Normal to Oily Skin and the other for Oily to very oily skin, the cream is applied to a cleansed face and keeps oil under wraps for up to 12 hours while nourishing the skin with Vitamin E and leaving the face with an even tone.

Clere Radiance Even Tone Complexion Cream

CR-Even Tone Tube Carton

50ml. R25.99

To be used on cleansed and/or toned skin the cream keeps controls oil while reducing any dark spots and marks for even skin tone. The added bonus is that this product also protects your skin with SPF 15 sun protection.

Vanessa Marawa

The products have impressed the stunning Vanessa Marawa, winner of Survivor South Africa 2006 and radio presenter of Vuma FM and she is now the FACE of Clere Radiance – does she not have the most amazing skin?

Keep a look out for the products in a supermarket near you and let Clere Radiance – the local, easy and affordable way to let your inner beauty shine through.

Join Clere Radiance on Facebook  and Twitter here.

Thank you Clere for the education on your new products and samples and my beautiful orchid!

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Product Review ~ L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

Hello pretty poutlings!

So, today I want to tell you about a new product I received in my November Rubybox, which I absolutely fell in love with, and I can’t wait to get myself a full size tube of this product.

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

This product sells for R300 for 150ml

Oh wonder of wonders! This absolutely takes the cake alongside my beloved Elizabeth Arden Products.

Every five seconds, one of these tubes are sold around the world,  and it took top honours in the 2011 Luxury Hands & Feet Category at the Fairlady Best of Beauty Awards! This must be a statement on how fantastic this product is.

Philosophy:

“A socially responsible company, L’Occitane is committed to limiting the impact of its actions on the environment, while improving the wellbeing of both customers and employees. Since the beginning they have supported local traditional production methods and suppliers. In the early 1980′s, L’Occitane set up a co-development program with the women of Burkina Faso: “Thanks to the incredible success of our shea butter range, which is known and loved throughout the world, the number of women producing shea butter for L’Occitane has gone from an initial group of less than 100 to over 12,000 today!” says founder Olivier Baussan.”

Upon finding the tube in my Rubybox, I was at first a bit sceptical about it, I mean, such simple packaging, no frills, no fuss.

But boy oh boy was I in for a surprise. This Shea Butter formula  is super moisturising and is absorbed easily into the skin. It keeps the most hardworking hands super soft and doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy at all.

Best of all, L’Occitane does not test their products on animals. So go on ladies, treat yourself to a super luxurious hand cream, and yes, they have other wonderful products too.

  So go ahead, visit their Facebook page and tell them Marlie sent you.

if you would like to visit them, they have stores:

  Pretoria – Menlyn Mall – Shop G4

  Johannesburg – Hyde Park Shopping Center, Shop 54 Middle Mall

  – Melrose Arch, Shop SL05

  Cape Town – Shop 6277, Victoria Wharf

– Shop F18A Cavendish Connect

  Durban – Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge

Go on, you know you want to!

Have a pouty perfect day!

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