My December Favourites

I’ve never actually done a favourites post before, but why not start now? I’ve been using some products this month that I just want to rave about (even if I’ve done so before), so I’ve wrapped them all up into one simple post!


The cold weather, combined with very hot central heating, leaves my skin completely gasping for a drink! I’ve been slathering The Body Shop Wild Rose hand cream on my hands whenever I can. It’s a nice formula – not as perfect as L’Occitane’s hand cream, but still nice – but what sells it for me is that gorgeous rose scent. It’s lasting without being cloying, and definitely not old ladyish! For more general moisturising, I’ve been liking NSpa Passionfruit body butter – not a very Christmassy scent, I know, but I still like it, and this really does a good job of keeping dry skin at bay.  Continue reading

Review: Mizon Snail Repair Cream


So, I have a funny story to tell you about this little jar of cream. I won a giveaway over at Storybook Apothecary and this was my lovely prize, but because it was an international giveaway, it took a couple of weeks to reach me.

All post that gets sent to me at university goes to the college building itself, rather than to my room, and is collected up by the porters and sorted into ‘pigeonholes’. On the day that this arrived, I was having a very bad day. Some horrible personal stuff had happened the night before, so I was operating on very little sleep – and it was near the end of term anyway, when I’m always exhausted! I’d had a 9am class just before picking this up, so it’s safe to say I was not at my best. Continue reading