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Haul: Burt’s Bees 30th Birthday!

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Last month Burt’s Bees celebrated their 30th birthday! I’m sure everybody knows Burt’s Bees and especially their lip balms but basically it’s a skincare brand that is not testing on animals, their products are natural and just wonderful.

Usually, when you have a birthday, you receive presents but Burt’s Bees Norway decided to give presents to the others! They organised an Instagram contest and I was one of the lucky winners. The prize was a box filled with their classics.

I was very excited because I genuinely love the brand, I’ve tried many of their products but there are also some items that I’ll be trying for the first time. I have to say that the box was so cute and wrapped with care, there was a hand-written personal message, candies, a balloon and it was simply amazing. A real birthday present!

Now to the products inside the box.
There is the well-know Beeswax Lip Balm and I’m pretty sure I have at least 5 in the different scents and formulas, this one here is the original one. Pocket-friendly, perfect for all year round but especially in the winter, one of my all-time favourite lip balms.

I’m pretty curious about the Res-Q Ointment because it’s a remedy for bumps, bruises, insect bites and all kinds of minor injuries. I’ve heard a lot about it but never tried it.

I found two hand products in the box – the Hand Salve and the Almond and Milk Hand Cream.

I’ve been using the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream for a very long time and I’ve actually included it in my first ever post on this blog, that’s how much I love it.

Last but not least is the Coconut Foot Cream which I haven’t tried before and sure I’ll get good use of it in the colder months.

Thank you for the lovely prize Burt’s Bees Norway!

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Brand Focus: L’Occitane en Provence

 

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I learned about L’Occitane en Provence some years ago thanks to my boyfriend. He knows that I’m a lip balm addict so he got me a present – a whole bunch of lip balms, all from L’Occitane. They were amazing! (I still keep some of the tubes as you can see below…sweet memories). Through the years I got to know more of their products and step by step, L’Occitane turned into one of my favourite brands. My blog isn’t very popular so as you can guess I’m not paid to write this post, I just decided to share with you what I like most from the brand and maybe you can tell me what I’ve missed. So, here are my favourite picks with no particular order.

1. Lip balms.

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Have to start with them because they’re the first thing that made me fall in love with the brand. The white tube is their most popular Moisturizing Certified Organic Shea Lip Balm and also my all-time favourite lip balm. If you suffer from extremely dry and chapped lips, you’ve tried everything and it didn’t work, look this way. The colourful ones are from a limited edition and they were Desert Rose Lip Balm, Hibiscus Flower Lip Balm and Cocoa Flower Lip Balm. All of them are having 10% shea butter and are amazing.

2. Shower oil.

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Is there anybody that hasn’t heard of the Almond Shower Oil? It won’t be exaggerating if I say that it’s the best shower oil in the world because it really is. Smells fantastic, leaves your skin smooth and soft and you don’t even need a moisturiser after going out of the shower.

3. Body and hair care.

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Here I’m showing a small part of my travel essentials – the Aromachologie Repairing Conditioner and the Ultra Rich Body Lotion. I keep them in travel sizes because when I’m on the way my hair and skin are more stressed than ever and these products are giving me the nourishing I need. And of course the lovely Rose 4 Reines Body Milk! Wonderful texture and great for moisturising. I’m using it after my evening shower and on the next morning, I’m waking up to the beautiful rose scent which lasts forever.

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I’m also including the soaps although I’m using them only on my hands but I wanted to mention them because some are exfoliating but they exfoliate your skin very gently and they’re hydrating your body as well. Also, they’re very pretty and I’ve noticed that people like them as a gift.

4. Hand creams. IMG_9280post I use both of the hand creams on the picture together because the one on the right is the Immortelle Brightening Hand Care SPF20 which gives you the protection but for bigger hydration I apply the Shea Butter Subtle Violet Hand Cream (it was a limited edition) before the brightening one. Of course you can use them separately. Another hand cream that I love but isn’t on the picture is the Cherry Blossom Hand Cream, wonderful…just wonderful!

5. The Angelica range

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There are only two products from the range on the picture but the whole Angelica series is fantastic if you have oily/combination skin. The Ultra Matte Fluid is going to keep you shine-free all day long when you apply it before your primer or use it as a primer. There isn’t anything else that has helped me so much. The eye roll-on is giving you a refreshing feeling, you can use it night and or/day, I store mine in the fridge and apply it in the mornings.