Last week I was invited along to Victoria Quarters for an event held in Crabtree and Evelyn Leeds called 'Handy Tips Handed Down'. After being greeted by some yumtastic nibbles, we were all given a leaf where we could share family beauty secrets handed down to us over the years. Once this was done, I added my little tip onto the Crabtree blossom tree of knowledge. In case I didn't already capture the moment on my DSLR, we were given our own polaroid snap to take home with us! Shake it like a poloroid picture... came to mind :)
I have always been told good things about this brand especially by my mother and her unrequited love for the 'Summer Hill' range. This evening was a great opportunity to really look at the different products the shop had to offer. I'm not going to lie but the bright pink display of the 'Pear and Pink Magnolia' caught my attention straight away.
When I got closer I took my chance to smell away and see if I really did like the overall range. I loved the scent which was slightly floral and slightly sweet. I couldn't put my finger on it but the lovely assistant told me that this range sits in between the two scents. I know floral sweetness does not meet everyones taste but there are so many mixed ingredients sets to choose from in the shop.
This particular range came out in March 2014 for Spring which is a perfect scent to carry into Summer this year. Below I will show you what I bought as I obviously could not resist the temptation.
'Pear and Pink Magnolia' is described to be a "Juicy fruit and delicate wisps of fresh floral blend for an alluring addictive aroma bursting with nature's most cherished riches".
I got a set including a 'Triple milled soap' 100g, Ultra-moisturising hand therapy' cream 25g and an 'Eau de toilette' 30ml all for £25. You should see how cute the packaging is too! The fragrance was the main thing I knew I wanted with the floral notes of magnolia, jasmine and osmanthus. Secondly the hand cream was on my wishlist and the soap was just a bonus!!
To confirm how lovely the scent was, I was complimented straight after leaving the event by strangers.. always a good indication of a great purchase!
When I was leaving, I was gifted this miniature hand cream 'ultra-moisturising therapy' cream from the 'avocado + basil' range and nail vanish in 'pistachio'. I didnt even know they did nail lacquer until this evening. You learn something new every day... as the saying goes :)
The staff were ever so friendly and were even on hand to give some super relaxing hand massages. I will be sure to tack back to try out some of their other ranges.
Feel free to go in-store yourself and add an ingenious, time-saving or fool-proof idea handed down by your mother, best friend, sister or grandma. Don't forget to have a little read of the secrets on the tree already!! If you do not have a local store the opportunity is still not to be missed at you can do this online here.
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