Review: Aurelia Aromatic Repair & Brighten Hand Cream 75ml | secondblonde


I’ve been using this NEW hand cream for one week and all I want to say is “WOW” I absolutely love it.

It promises to help deminish the signs of pigmentation and promote highly moisturised youthful looking hands and that is exactly what in my experience it delivers on.

As expected with AURELIA it does not contain any synthetic ingredients or mineral oils, free from all the usual nasties and of course not tested on animals. In line with the rest of this amazing probiotic range it includes essential oils – vetiver, ylang ylang, lavender and patchouli these come through and enlighten your senses I always feel so calm and grounded when I first apply this hand cream to my hands and elbows. When applied it does take a few minutes to absorb, at first I thought I was going to find it too greasy for my liking however, once it absorbs it’s perfect. I would also say it lasts for at least one hand wash! It’s kept my hands very hydrated, happy and youthful looking. The key ingredients benefit my skin in so many ways:

Sea Daffodile – helps to improve or prevent any pigmentation.

Cassia Senna – mimics hyaluronic acid keeping my hands hydrated for hours.

Baobab – is omega rich keeping my skin suitably nourished.

Kigelia Africana – has natural firming properties which help with the tell tell signs of ageing. 

Red Algae – protects chapped skin.

I really recommend this cream as you can also use it on dry patches such as elbows, knees etc plus you get the essential oil calming/uplifting benefits so it’s also a good multi use product to travel with.

Aurelia is available to purchase at the beautiful beauty hall at Liberty here it costs £28 so it’s not cheap but in my opinion worth every penny.

Secondblonde x

Review: Diptyque Eau des Sens Sample

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It’s always very exciting when Diptyque launch a new perfume…introducing Eau des Sens. I am really lucky, working in beauty I do get to spritz myself with a different Diptyque perfume every day. I’ve been old by a few people that Do Son Eau De Toilette (tuberose, orange leaves and musk) really suits me, so I’m guessing that this new Eau Des Sens Sample (orange blossom, juniper, patchouli) will be a good choice.

So when I first sprayed this sample on I notice the bitter orange citrus which is fresh and punchy mixed with juniper berries to give it a kick! Then there’s a bit of a woodiness coming through, oh I’m liking it so far. After a few hours I really notice the patchouli coming into it’s own which then lingers on my skin for a good 6-8 hours…

I’m really enjoying the diversity of this magical scent, Diptyque just when I think you’ve done it all you go and surprise me! Go get your’s from Frederica and her fabulous team at Liberty Beauty Hall Diptyque Boutique next to the Chocolate shop (oh don’t get me started on the chocolates)

Secondblonde x