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Frantic and Frazzled but Feeling Fantastic

2 Feb

Hi folks,

February has arrived so we can firmly put January behind us. January always seems to be a very busy month. Recovering after Christmas… late nights over the festive period, parties, over spending… yikes… the list goes on. So, we all begin January with our ‘New Year New Me’ mantra… rid our homes of the festivities & bring in a little bit of calm. But, it never seems to happen that way. Our work load seems to be more hectic than ever after having time off over the holiday period. We have stacks of housework too that seems to have been put aside while celebrating. The school run re-emerges & we’re simply back on that hamster wheel of life.

What we need is that element of calm & relaxation as we enter our safe haven we call home. You all know that I’m a Crabtree & Evelyn super fan! I’ve been trying out 2 products over the last few weeks that I’m simply in love with.

Lets start with the linen mist. This is simply stunning & I can already tell that this will be something I’m going to have to buy on a regular basis. Lavender is one of my favourite scents anyway, but partnered with the hint of freshly pressed coffee – its simply stunning. I have been spritzing this on our bed each morning after making it & I’ve also been spritzing it in our guest room. Our guest room only gets used when we have family or friends staying with us which isn’t all of the time. So this has really kept the room feeling fresh. I sometimes think that unused rooms can become a little stagnant. In Seth’s bedroom he has a beautiful little corner sofa in his reading area, so I’ve been spritzing that every few days too. We have a spare room that is simply unused right now… that’s what I’m hoping will soon become a nursery in the near future. I’ve been lightly spritzed the carpet in there with this beautiful scent just to keep that fresh feeling. I really do love it. I’ve kept this as purely an ‘upstairs’ fragrance with it being predominately a lavender scent.

I love the Citron & Coriander Body Wash from the Energising range… It’s gorgeous. It’s perfect for those dark, cold gloomy mornings. The ‘zestiness’ of it really wakes you up. I have very sensitive skin on my arms & legs & can honestly say that this is really gentle & I’ve had no redness at all. I get a little nervous trying out new body washes & scents, just in case you get that sting or redness… or both! But nothing at all with this body wash. It lathers up lovely on a body scrunchie. I really like this one.

Valentines Day & Mother’s Day are both quite literally around the corner… so if you’re struggling for ideas… I can hand on heart recommend these products. There’s nothing worse than receiving a pointless present in my eyes. At least with lovely buys like this – they’re luxurious, practical & they won’t break the bank. In fact, if you’re not already signed up to the Crabtree & Evelyn newsletter, you could receive 10% off your next order! Simply head on over to their website to sign up!

So, the perfect way to feel fantastic & less frazzled is a perfect little treat for yourself from one of my favourite beauty brands 🙂

Thanks so much as always for reading! I hope I’ve given you some gifting inspiration 😉

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Share the Love with Crabtree and Evelyn

6 Feb

Hi folks,

Last week I received a lovely package from the beautiful folk at Crabtree & Evelyn HQ. They have some gorgeous treats for you right now on their website perfect for Valentines Day & Mother’s Day.

They have just launched their limited edition Rose & White Chocolate Biscuits… so ridiculously yummy! Who needs expensive roses when you can have rose biscuits!? Although, the flowers will probably last longer as you will just want to snaffle these yummies right up with them being so delicious. We all know that chocolate is the food of love…now pair it with crystallised rose petals & encase it all in utterly divine buttery, crumbly biscuit. I’m eating one right now & I can ensure you that they’re utterly scrumptious! You will also be in the mood for love when you open the tin & smell the beautifully delicate perfume aroma.

Along with my yummy scrummy biscuits I received 3 tubes of ultra moisturising hand therapy in:

  • Rose Water
  • Pear & Pink Magnolia
  • Evelyn Rose

What I love about the 25g tubes is that they’re so unbelievably handy for popping in your handbag. Being a Mammy, means you’re constantly washing your hands… this is so drying & harsh on our delicate digits. This is where this beautiful hand therapy comes in. It’s so lovely & moisturising without being too greasy. Such a gorgeous scent too! My favourite just has to be the beautiful Rose Water. The Rosewater Hand Therapy is formulated with a nourishing blend of macadamia nut oil, hydrating hyaluronic acid, conditioning myrrh, ceramides to help improve skin’s barrier function to reduce moisture loss, antioxidant- rich vitamin C and E, rejuvenating algae extract and revitalising bladderwrack extract. Perfect for overworked hands that need a little TLC. Again, any one of these, or all 3 would make fantastic gifts!

Crabtree & Evelyn always has such beautiful packaging. The pretty delicate floral designs are so lovely. I’m all about the aesthetics of a product & I can promise that these are aesthetically pleasing & give off that overall luxury feel.

Whether you’re looking for that perfect stunning gift… or simply a nice treat for yourself – these products will not disappoint! Head on over to their website now for a spot of retail therapy.

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx