Review: Creamy Almond Body Butter 200ml

After my Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Body Butter finished review here I was on the look out for an Almond Body Butter at a lower price point. One afternoon browsing the body care shelves at Boots I stumbled across this…almond body butter
Hmmm it looked promising I immediately removed the lid to smell it and see theconsistency of the butter. It did smell good for a £6 body butter so I decided to throw it in my basket and give it a whirl.

As I applied this thick butter it felt very creamy without being greasy which is great when you are in a rush in the mornings and need to get dressed as soon as you’ve finished applying.

The smell is lovely however as soon as you’ve applied you can’t smell it anymore 😦 this I find disappointing as the Laura Mercier Body Butter last’s and last’s and I constantly get stopped at work throughout the day to be asked “what are you wearing you smell lovely” I shouldn’t compare this as the price points are completely different.

All in all this is a nice body butter that does it’s job and keeps my skin feeling hydrated throughout the day. I wouldn’t rush to re-purchase (sorry boots) however I will enjoy using it all up.

What Boots Extract Fairtrade beauty products have you tested?

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The Posh Girl’s Body Scrub – Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub 150g

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You may of read my review of almond coconut milk soufflé body creme which I absolutely fell in love with referring to it as heaven in a jar, read full review here

So here’s my review of the body scrub which came in the same set.

The Promise
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub is a polishing scrub with sugar granules and exfoliating beads to gently sloughs skin as well as clarify and tone. The Creamy texture removes dead skin cells from the skin’s surface leaving skin soft and silky.

The Science Bit
Macadamia Nut and Sweet Almond Oils moisturize, Vitamin A&E protect and soothe. Can be used every other day, but mild enough for every day usage. Almond Coconut Milk is a warm, rich fragrance with powdered sugar, vanilla extract and a hint of cinnamon. Includes notes of vanilla mousse as well as vanilla meringue.

My Verdict
I love the luxury look of having a body scrub in a glass jar, looks great in my bathroom. The almond Coconut Milk is a seductive, warm and comforting which is a rich and alluring experience. The texture is quite different to what I normally experience with body scrubs. It contains exfoliating beads and sugar in large chunky pieces, the cream is quite gooey, almost like a thick creamed rice pudding!

At first I wasn’t sure if I would like this kind of gooey texture on my skin in the shower…well all I can say is that it is “different” I’m not in love with it but it certainly does leave my skin feeling polished and silky smooth as it promises and a delicate aroma lingers on my skin.

I personally prefer body scrubs with a paste like texture and rounded small exfoliates rather than big chunky rectangular shapes.

Summary
The quality of ingredients of this scrub is good however I find it too sticky and therefore wouldn’t re-purchase. That said it does give a lovely result. Purchase yours here

secondblonde x

Heaven in a Jar! Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé Body Crème

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IMG_8833.PNGThis is most definitely heaven in a jar! On first look/smell I thought it was going to be overpowering and sickly, but I was so wrong!

The Promise:
Inspired by the comforting scent of almond and coconut, this ultra-whipped scented soufflé body crème provides luxurious all-day moisture protection without being too heavy or greasy. Vitamins A, C and E are included for nourishment and Shea Butter for moisturising. This Laura Mercier Crème gives the skin optimum moisture levels.

The Science Bit:
Grape Seed and Rice Bran Oil condition the skin while Vanilla Extract and Honey offer soothing benefits. Sweet Almond and Hydrolyzed Rice Proteins, along with Pro-Vitamin B-5 provide moisture balance and protection. For skin that deserves the ultimate luxury, indulge in this luscious Body Crème.

My Verdict:
I love the packaging, the glass jar looks great on show in my bathroom. The consistency is whipped and thick , easy to apply and absorbs into the skin really well without any heaviness or greasiness leaving my skin perfectly moisturised for the whole day.

The smell is delicious and apparently inspired by that of a French Patisserie, the sweet aroma almond and coconut are warming and lifting, it really calms my senses and puts me in a “feel good” mood.

My skin is nourished and moisturised and give it a smooth luxurious feel. The perfume isn’t overpowering in my opinion however when I’ve applied this Crème I skip my spritz of perfume to avoid a clash!

Some save their best creams for moisturising just arms and legs and use a budget option for the rest of the body but I just can’t help applying it all over as it feels and smells so good.

Summary:
I’ve fallen in love with this ridiculously luxurious little pot Body Crème. The only downside is the price tag, it’s quite an indulgent luxury but so worth every penny!

This 150ml is part of a box set, you can purchase an individual 300ml jar at £45 purchase yours here

secondblonde x