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No7 Beauty Calendar

Oct
2014
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Is it acceptable to use the ‘c’ word? Well let’s not beat around the bush because Christmas is less than 12 weeks away.

To countdown to the big day, No7 is bringing back its Beauty Calendar*. That means 25 cosmetic and skincare beauty must-haves all in time for the festive celebrations for yourself or perhaps as an early Christmas gift to a friend.

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I’m being very good and holding out till 1st December to open mine but I can tell you among the surprises included are No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Day Cream, No7 Youthful Eye Serum, No7 High Shine Lip Crayon Daydreamer and No7 Lash Impact Mascara to name but a few.

No7’s Beauty Calendar is priced at £35 (worth £130) and will be available from 29th October in store and on boots.com.

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loccitane_whipped_shea_butterIt should never be said that L’Occitane doesn’t know how to arouse attention. Its newest collection Whipped Shea Butter* essentially resembles whipped cream with Shea Butter as its key ingredient.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of L’Occitane using Shea Butter from women’s co-operative in Burkina Faso for which the Whipped Shea Butter limited edition bodycare line has been created. There are three products to whip you into a frenzy: Whipped Shower Foam (150ml/£14), Whipped Hand Cream (30ml/£8) and Whipped Body Cream (125ml/£18).

Shea Butter is probably my favourite offering from L’Occitane – deeply nourishing, moisturising and long-lasting. The hand cream is by far the best one I’ve tried so it’s with great excitement and an equal amount of hope that I looked forward to putting this collection to the test.

Let’s start with the Whipped Shower Foam. It is superbly enticing from its appearance in the bottle alone – a clear liquid form that magically turns into a thick, creamy foam when pumped. Enriched with Shea Butter, it leaves skin feeling supple, soft and smelling wonderful.

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Then we have the Whipped Hand Cream and Whipped Body Cream. Both look fiendishly deceiving with the whipped texture that’s light and airy yet intensely hydrating. The creams are kind and gentle enough for the most sensitive and driest skins too, and feel luxurious to slather on.

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Shea Butter is probably my favourite offering from L’Occitane – deeply nourishing, moisturising and long-lasting. The hand cream is by far the best one I’ve tried, so I had no doubts about these new arrivals. Sadly it’s a limited edition collection so if this whets your appetite, march on down to your nearest L’Occitane boutique toute de suite before it’s gone for good.