Moisturizing your hands, especially when the weather takes a dip is so important. And since the dry, hot air in the office can wreck havoc on your hands, a good lotion is a must-have.
Unfortunately, I usually slack off when it comes to putting on hand lotion, so my cuticles often look pretty ragged during this time of year. And the fact that I tend to wash my hands a lot doesn’t help matters.
One thing that will motivate me to give my hands tender loving care? A fast-absorbing lotion like the OPI Avojuice Holly Berry Hand & Body Lotion, which is a new addition this year!
Only very recently have I had the pleasure of trying out the OPI Avojuices, and I’m pretty impressed!
I feel like I’ve tapped into a whole other world ever since the OPI Avojuice lotions came into my life.
For a long time, I thought that hydrating lotions had to be really thick and greasy. Even so, I was constantly on the hunt to find one that would absorb quickly so that I wouldn’t leave a gross mess on my keyboard at work.
You’ll remember that I reviewed OPI Avojuice Violet Orchid not long ago. At the same time I was testing that out, I also tried the OPI Avojuice Peony & Poppy Hand & Body Lotion.
So how did it compare? And would I recommend one scent over the other? There’s only one way to find out!
The Garnier BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin (Light/Medium) is a product that I’ve been wanting to try for a very long time because of all the hype.
You’ll remember that the original formulation fell flat on a lot of key points for many people who were hoping for the ‘miraculous’ skincare/makeup product that BB creams were supposed to be.
This new Combination to Oily Skin version stepped up to the plate, I heard, which is why I decided to try it.
I’ve been wearing it on a daily basis for about a month, and considering that I’ve also been wearing it during these really humid days where the temperature has felt like around 40+ degrees Celsius, I think it’s a great test!
So how did it hold up? Did it live up to all the hype? There’s only one way to find out!
P.S. Thank you, everyone, for voting for me in the Nicole by OPI Blogger Challenge! (I got 97 votes – WOW!) I had fun participating, and I really appreciated your support.
Edit: I just checked Nicole by OPI’s Facebook page, and apparently you can STILL VOTE for me until the end of today (July 19th). So, if you didn’t vote yet, please do so, and “Like” my snake nail art!
Have you tried any of the OPI Avojuice lotions?
I have always seen them at Trade Secrets, but never bought any. I’m not sure why, since I do enjoy scents, and I’m trying to moisturize my hands more (since I tend to neglect them, even though I wash my hands often).
This is the very first OPI Avojuice hand and body lotion that I’ve reviewed on here, so I’m excited to get into it!
The OPI Avojuice Violet Orchid Hand & Body Lotion is one of two new scents added this year. It officially is set to launch in July. (You can read the press release about it here.)
I’ve never owned any lotion that smells of violet orchid, but let me tell you, I’m hooked on this one, and I’m not usually keen on florals in my beauty products! Continue reading
The True Blue Spa Blackberry Purifying Peel Off Face Mask from Bath & Body Works is the very first peel-off mask that I’ve ever tried.
I’ve had this since last year, and I hauled it when I was placing a huge online order of candles. (Haha, I haven’t bought anything from Bath & Body Works since because I’m trying to use up the huge collection I’ve amassed!)
Since it was on sale, I added this blackberry peel-off mask to my cart.
I’ve used it a few times since purchasing it, and, hehe, I’ve also used it on the guy I’m dating. We both really loved it!
I’ve been using the popular MoroccanOil Oil Treatment or the One ‘n Only Argan Oil Treatment on my hair daily with great results, but then I heard about the Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil and became curious about if it would work just as well.
I also liked how the Josie Maran Argan Oil is pure and organic, unlike the other treatments, which contain tons of other ingredients.
By itself, the 50 mL bottle is quite pricey at around $58 CAD, but I purchased a limited-edition value kit that included this plus a few other Josie Maran products.
On the kit’s box, it says that you get a $120 USD value for just $64 USD, and two of the items are full-size products. So, I decided to spend just a bit more to get the extra value kit.
So when I made the switch to Josie Maran’s Argan Oil, was it a good move, or did I regret it? There’s only one way to find out!
I’ve always heard good things about the True Blue Spa products from Bath & Body Works, but it was only until very recently that I tried my first one.
Since my hands have been pretty dry with extra-frequent washing, I decided to put this cream to the test: True Blue Spa Super Rich Hand Cream Lay It On Thick Fragrance Free! (Wowzers, that was long!)
So, I’m not usually diligent about applying hand cream after every single instance I wash my hands. More often than not, I find myself applying cream when I notice that my hands are dry. (Yeah, not the best strategy.)
It also doesn’t help that sadly, I’m still feeling under the weather. (When I’m sick, I tend to wash my hands and use sanitizer a lot more because I don’t want to spread my misfortune.) I made some improvement and thought I was getting better, but then the really cold weather made it harder to recuperate. This is officially the worst illness I’ve had in a long time, and I’m so ready for it to leave me alone!