Pretty Hands at Crabtree & Evelyn

Last week I was lucky enough to attend a Bloggers’ event at the Crabtree & Evelyn shop in Kingston. I dragged along my mummy pal, Ella, to check out Crabtree & Evelyn’s Handy Tips Handed Down campaign. The aim of the campaign is to find out about the beauty tips that are handed down from our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and friends. If you hop onto their website and note your beauty tip (handed down or not), you will get a £5 off voucher for your next purchase.

My tip is to keep hand/body lotion by your bedside so you remember to moisturise your hands and feet before you go to sleep. But even with this tip, my hands have been super dry lately. Even my nails are dry and weak. When you have a baby/toddler, you are constantly changing nappies/diapers and therefore constantly washing your hands, so your hands inevitably get dry. And I never moisturise after I wash my hands as I need non-greasy hands for building blocks and fixing snacks. My other issue is that my 2-year old son, Dubz, likes to take things (like my lotion) from my nightstand and then he hides them in silly places.

After sampling some goodies and enjoying a drink, Ella and I had our hands exfoliated and then received hand massages. Ella chose pomegranate which smelled heavenly. I chose the La Source range. I had heard of it, but had never tried it. I was astounded at how much younger and smoother my hands looked. I also liked that the La Source had a clean smell. I don’t like wearing perfume or scented body lotion. Though I was not obligated to buy anything, I bought the La Source 60 Second Fix Kit for Hands, which is currently on special. On a side note, Crabtree & Evelyn have the cutest bags that they put your purchases in–a bit 1970s with fruit and flowers (photo below).

It has been five days since I used the exfoliator and lotion, and my hands are still soft. You only need to use it once a week. Even I have time to do that. I’m aiming to set aside Wednesday or Thursday evenings to exfoliate and moisturise my hands, then put on nail polish. A well-deserved bit of me-time!

Please note that although I was invited to attend this event, I was not paid to attend or to write about this event. I paid for the hand cream and exfoliator with my own money (okay, the money my Husband gives me). All opinions expressed are completely my own.


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14 thoughts on “Pretty Hands at Crabtree & Evelyn

  1. What a wonderful opportunity! I would love a hand treatment and Crabtree and Evelyn make lovely products.

  2. I hate anything too perfumed it tends to give me a head ache. Plus I can use C&R stuff as it has SLS and SLA in which makes my skin itch (I am very odd)!

  3. I love Crabtree and Evelyn products (although rarely have the time to use them). I need to get better at remembering to moisturise my body and not just face. My hands in particular need better care, but I agree that it can be hard with very young children.

  4. i havent heard of this brand before but i remember once my sister bought a hand exfoliator from a shop in Covent Garden and it was amazing i actually used it to exfoliate my face as well

  5. Ooooooh! You lucky thing, that sounds amazing 🙂 I always take my hands for granted and then all of a sudden the season changes and my hands go dry as anything (and my nails from continuous nail polishing!) and I get back into a good routine…I find also carrying a little bottle of cream in my bag helps me remember to moisturise too! xxx

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