Wednesday, 17 October 2012

#100. This months Marie Claire featuring L'Occitane.

This month Marie Claire are giving their readers a free full sized L'Occitane Limited Edition Shea Butter Hand Cream worth £8. As well as the L'Occitane Hand Cream they are also giving away a sample of Dove's Hair Therapy Colour Radiance express treatment Conditioner.

L'Occitane is a well known brand in my household as my Mum is always buying their products and occasionally when she isn't looking I'll pinch them too. So when I saw the hand cream in Marie Claire I had to pick it up. With the magazine you get a choice out of three different scents of hand cream one being the Mango Flower which I chose. There is also Rose Petals and Date Bouquet. Neither of which I like the smell of. Sometimes fruity smells can be very overpowering and sickly. However, although the Mango Flower has a strong smell it really does smell of a real Mango fruit and not artificial.
I love the fact that there is Shea Butter in the Handcream as Shea Butter is very moisturising. This tube is perfect for putting in your handbag and carrying along with you and it is at work when I find I need Handcream the most. When I'm doing delivery at work my hands are constantly on the go and I tend to abuse them and they end up very battered and dry which will also be to do with the cold weather conditions of the warehouse. On each break I have been applying a small amount of the Handcream and it has left my hands moisturised for hours which is down to the Shea Butter! I'd also advise you to work the Handcream into your hands well as it can leave your hands slightly greasy whilst it dries in and is a pain to my iPhone screen!!
The designs of these Handcreams are an African design as this is where L'Occitane's Shea Butter is sourced from. This I feel adds a very personal and ethical touch which I love.

The limited edition Handcreams can be found HERE where they are £8 for one or £20 for 3. These also make great Christmas gifts whether they are as a set or for stocking fillers! There are also some other products in this range such as Lip Balms which I can't wait to try.
Will you be purchasing anything from this range?!


  1. Ooh going to pick up Marie Claire! Always wanted to try L'Occitane!! Xx.

    1. I love their products and find them to be reasonably priced too!! xox

  2. I love L'occitane and it was great to see a fellow blog post on it hehe I love how they're not too pricey hehe I've gave your blog a wee follow and I was wondering if you could take a peek at mine and perhaps follow back thanks?

  3. aw, i love the sound of this and the tube is so cute!
    i've just started following, you have a great blog and i love the personality of your blog, you seem so lovely- pop over for a chat any time, it'd be lovely to hear from you.
    hope to speak soon,
    laura xx


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