Monday, 26 January 2015
Monday, 26 January 2015
The Giveaway - by Yves Rocher
I have always known about Yves Rocher. As a little girl, I remember my Mum getting little parcels from them full of glamorous treats like beautifully scented skincare or stunning red lipsticks that made me yearn to be a grown up. So it felt like a bit of a coming of age ritual when earlier this month, I received my own little box from Yves Rocher which was filled to the brim with sweetly fragranced products to pamper my skin from head to toe.
Before trying out the products, I did a little research and found out that there actually was a Mr Yves Rocher and he set up his company back in 1959, with the mantra of making beauty through plants accessible to all women. The company even has its own botanical garden in La Gacilly in France, where they grow more than 1100 species of plant for use in their products. The brand is truly global being sold in 88 countries worldwide, with more than 30 million customers. Impressive credentials!
I was sent a variety of products aimed at letting me pamper my skin from head to toe.
First I had a bath using the Noix de Coco Cube Petillant Pour le Bain or the Fizzy Coconut Bath Cube for those of us who aren't bilingual. This product is absolutely amazing. I ran myself a hot bath popped it in and it instantly produced gadzillions of tiny, soft bubbles which as they popped, filled my bathroom with the most glorious fragrance. Imagine the smell of a milky, coconut and vanilla cocktail and you have it. As I lay back I imagined myself to be lying on a beach in the Caribbean - all that was missing was the salsa music. At just £1.50 these little cubes are way cheaper than a trip to the sun, so I will definitely be buying more of these.
When I got out, I smothered my skin in the Organic Oats Creme Fondant Silky Cream. This was the most luxurious product with a whipped texture that made it a delight to use, deeply moisturising but super absorbent so it left no greasy film. I really hate when a product leaves me feeling oily but this one definitely didn't. All this product left behind was the gleam of well conditioned skin and the subtle floral scent of some of those 1100 plants the company grow in their gardens at La Gacilly. Worth every penny of the £13.50 price tag, this product is even better value at the reduced price of £9.45 currently offered.
Next it was my hands turn for a little pampering with the Beaute Des Mains Hand Cream. Another hit with me, I love how deeply this product moisturises my hands without leaving them at all greasy. I stopped writing this review and applied a thick layer just a second ago then was able to resume typing without any waiting time. That's what I want in a hand cream. Another bargain at £1.80 down from it's original price of £3.90.
But the part of my body I think we all neglect the most is our fee. I am certainly guilty of this, especially in the winter when I keep them carefully under wraps. Yves Rocher have just the product not only to condition those nasty areas of hard and thickened skin but to relax and soothe my tired, achey tootsies. I wasn't sure how much I was going to enjoy this product as it contains bio organic lavender and I am not really a fan of lavender which smells a bit too much like my granny for my taste. But it would have been rude not to try it right, so I popped a little on and started to massage it in and was blown away by the sensation. The product has a strong menthol fragrance, no scent of lavender at all. When you first squeeze it onto your fingers, it has the consistency of gel but as you massage it onto your feet, it melts into water, soothing away all aches and pains, leaving your feet feeling soothed and relaxed. It is an absolute treat and currently available at the sale price of £2.50 reduced from £5.
After using all of these lovely skincare products I felt pampered from top to toe. If you fancy pampering yourself, you should check out the full range of Yves Rocher products for yourself by visiting their website here. There are huge discounts all over the site and free shipping to the UK if you spend just £26 - and at these prices, you would get a helluva lot of product for your twenty six quid.
If though like me you are trying to limit your spending this January then you are in luck because one of my lovely readers will be receiving this full set of Top to Toe Skincare from Yves Rocher, absolutely free. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.
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