The children are back at school and mum’s get to have some ‘me’ time and what better way to enjoy your ‘me’ time than to pamper yourself. Fragrance Direct sent me a few products to I could pamper myself for a change.
I received Flora by Gucci Gorgeous Gardenia gift set, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour gift set, Macadamia Healing Infusion Set, Grace Cole Boutique Orchid Amber & Incense Bath Soak 500ml and Decleor Aroma Confort Nourishing Body Milk 250ml.
Flora by Gucci Gorgeous Gardenia gift set includes Flora by Gucci Eau De Toilette Vaporisateur Natural Spray 50ml, Eau De Toilette 5ml and Perfumed Body Lotion 50ml I loved the gift box with the black and pink stripes around the sides and a gorgeous garden black and white sketch on the front.
The perfume is pink too. I love pink!
Flora by Gucci Gorgeous Gardenia has top notes of red berries and pear, fusing with a heart of white gardenia and frangipani flower, rounded off with a smooth base of patchouli and brown sugar accord.
I have a few different Gucci perfumes as most of you know I do not wear the same perfume in two days in a row. I love Flora by Gucci, upon spraying the first scent I get is the berries and pear and as the scent sinks in the floral burst of gardenia comes in along with the patchouli. I love this, it is not an overpowering aroma and is very pleasant. My husband always comments on how nice I smell when I put it on. I am not sure how to take that though, maybe I smell bad every other day haha.
The body lotion has a slight floral but not overpowering scent. I found it a little runny that I’d have preferred but when rubbed onto the skin it soaked in very quickly.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour gift set includes Eight Hour Fragrance Free Skin Protectant, Lip Protectant stick SPF 15 and Intensive Daily Moisturizer for Face SPF.
This is what the leaflet says about each product. Eight Hour Cream Skin Pretectant Fragrance Free, This fragrance free version of the legendary skincare classic works wonders to moisturize and protect anytime, anyway you choose. Shape brows, revitalize shine, sooth dry hands and smooth cuticles and nails, also for symptoms for chapping peeling or flaking due to minor burns, sunburn, windburn, scrapes, abrasions or cracked lips.
Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF is an all weather treatment stick for softer, smoother lips. Sunscreen ingredients guard against the damaging effects of sun exposure.
Eight Hour Cream Intensive Daily Moisturizer for Face SPF 15, This daily moisturizer leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated for up to eight hours. Protects skin from the effects of extreme weather and climate changes while SPF 15 shields skin from the harmful effects of the sun, Clinically an dermatologist tested.
I love the lip protectant stick, my lips get very dry, sore and sometimes crack with extreme weather, as it is getting colder and more windy my lips started showing signs that they were not happy so I started using the lip protectant. I have been applying it frequently throughout the day and my lips are soft and smooth without any dryness or sores, cracks or chapped. This is my favourite products at the moment for my lips.
The Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Fragrance Free looks like honey when squeezing it out of the tube it also has a honey-like texture too. It rubs into the skin and leaves a barrier to protect the skin from chapping, peeling or extreme weather conditions. I have used this a few times and it leaves me skin feeling soft as well as being protected. As it is fragrance free it does not irritate my skin which so fragrances products can.
I really like the Intensive Daily moisturizer for the face, it is in a small tube (15ml) but a little goes a long way. The cream is white and quite thick so when you squeeze it out it does not run everywhere. I dot it around my face and neck and smooth it over all of those places evenly. My skin has felt ultra soft since using this daily.
I have tried a product from Macadamia before and loved it so I knew I would love the Healing Oil Spray before even trying it. It is so easy to use, spray on hair while it is towel dried, dry your hair, straighten it, curl it whatever takes your fancy and then spray your hair again after you have finished styling it.
My hair seems a lot shinier since using this. There is not really a scent to the oil, unlike other products and my hair does not look oily after using it.
The brush that came with it is fantastic, as I have a lot of hair I struggle getting anything through my hair because of knots but the Macadamia brush glided through my hair effortlessly.
Now all mums should have time to relax and what better way to do that than to soak in the bath and forget your troubles. Grace Cole Boutique Orchid amber & Incense bath soak is fantastic to use. It bubbles up a treat and the aroma is absolutely gorgeous, not too much and not too little, just right. It seems to make me relax even more with the scent. I have not come across a bath soak with this scent before just the usual original scent which I don’t even know what it is so just call it bubble bath scent , or roses. I really love this one though as it is different. Another good thing about this is the lid, it has a press top opening which is so much more practical than having to unscrew a bottle put the cap down, get wet hands and then try to screw the lid back up while it is slipping through your fingers.
After that lovely relaxing bath I used Decleor Aroma Confort Nourishing Body Milk. When soaking in the bath my skin seems to dry out a bit, not so my skin is actually falling off but it just feels dry. Using the body milk after a bath adds moisture back into the skin so it feels normal again. It has a pump at the top of the bottle and pumps out really easily, the body milk is white and quite thick. I have noticed that a small amount can be spread pretty generously so I would recommend not pumping out too much at a time. My skin including my feet feel lovely and soft now after a bath.
All of these products can be purchased at Fragrance Direct