Friday, 15 December 2017

Last minute beauty gift guide......Luxury Handwash and Lotions for the hard to buy for.....

So here I am, back from a month long illness which saw me completely neglect my work and the blog. But, have no fear, I am back in the nick of time to share with you a last minute Christmas Gift Guide. I have checked and double checked that these items are still available online (some in-store) and are available to you within 3-5 working days. Without further ado lets crack on with a gorgeous selection of hand wash and lotion duos that really make the perfect present for those hard-to-buy-for-people.
Christmas Gift Guide Luxury Handwash and Lotions for the hard to buy


Shay & Blue Atropa Belladonna Body & Handwash and Body & Handlotion Duo - A gift for the fragrance lover.


Shay & Blue Atropa Belladonna Handwash and Handlotion duo

Fragrance can be such a hard gift to buy if you are unsure which scent the person loves, however this duo comes from the famous bespoke boutique fragrance brand, that offers extremely high quality gifts from fragrance, candles and hand and body products. If you want to give a fragrance lover a beautiful gift but are unsure where to begin. I believe this is the perfect collection for them. 


  • Top Note - First Impressions Of Mesmerising Dark Cassis Berries Intoxicate And Draw You In.
  • Heart Note - The Narcotic Full Blooms Of White Narcissus And Jasmine From Grasse.
  • Base Note - In The Dry-Down, Yields The Sultry End-of-Day Secrets Of Patchouli And Sandalwood.

Atropa Belladonna Hand & Body Wash 200ml -

 The perfect layering experience begins in the bath or shower as delicate bubbles gently cleanse the skin without drying, leaving behind a softer version of the Atropa Belladonna Fragrance. Also perfect to leave by your sink as a decedent hand-wash. (Does contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate)

Atropa Belladonna Hand & Body Lotion 200ml -

A wonderfully nourishing and hydrating lotion that (To me) picks out those beautifully fresh notes of Atropa Belladonna even more so than the fragrance making this another exceptional part of the layering process. This lotion has a beautiful slip factor and thanks to the inclusion  of Aloe Vera leaf extract, Cocoa Seed Butter, Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil, hydrates the skin all day. I adore the feel of this on my skin as it is very cooling as well as hydrating and smells so uplifting, it really brightens my day when used as a hand cream after washing my hands. The Hand & Body wash and the Hand & Body Lotion not only smell and look beautiful, but feel wonderful on the skin too. The duo is available HERE for £26.50 plus p&p Read more HERE

Elemis Exotic Blooms Handwash and Hand & Nail Lotion - For the energetic go getter!
Elemis Exotic Blooms Handwash and Hand & Nail Lotion



The Exotic Blooms fragrance actually makes my mouth water! This fragrance is so uplifting and happy and exciting and everything I want an exotic fragrance to be without any of that heavy, headiness. This is fresh, fruity, floral and oh so beautiful! It is a fruity-cocktail-party-night on a tropical island type of scent. It reminds me of a fragrance I used to adore, Escada Rockin Rio so if you have that you will have an idea of the scent. The fragrance contains Water Lemon Flower (a very perfumed fruit flower) Babassu (a Brazillian Palm) and Amazonian Water Lily. This is a very playful scent that will uplift you and make you smile, it lingers and is such a happy, happy scent.


HandWash 200ml - The hand wash, foams into gentle, soft, creamy bubbles and gives that perfect clean. It leaves behind the scent of Exotic Blooms, gently lingering on the hands, which is not too strong but just enough to know who has or hasn't washed them!

Hand & Nail Lotion 100ml - If you struggle with dry hands because you are constantly washing them, always busy and on the go, then this Hand & Nail Lotion is perfect for you. It is deeply nourishing on the skin whilst also feeling quite light in texture due to it being a lotion.  It also gives you a lovely burst of energetic scent each time you use it. This collection is Limited edition and only available as part of a collection which you can read more about HERE.

Evolve Organic Beauty African Orange Aromatic Hand & Body Wash and Hand & Body Lotion - For the Natural Beauty Lover & Families

Evolve Organic Beauty African Orange Aromatic Hand & Body Wash and Hand & Body Lotion

This lovely duo really will have you falling in love with the brand. Handmade products individually labelled with the date they were made and when they should be used by, really ooze quality, love and luxury. The packaging would look just as sleek in a bachelor pad and the actual product which would work wonderfully in a family home. If you are looking for a gift to give someone that you find so hard to buy for, or a man, new mum or a gift for a teacher, I would highly recommend this collection.


Hand and Body Wash
A refreshing hand and body wash to soothe and moisturise the skin. Natural Coconut and Sugar Extracts gently cleanse and maintain the skinÕs natural pH balance. Organic Aloe Vera nourishes the skin and calms irritation. Delicately fragranced with warming blood orange and vanilla, with notes of spicy black pepper and cedarwood. This beautiful organic hand wash leaves skin perfectly clean and comforted. Purchase HERE
Hand and Body Lotion
A delightfully hydrating lotion to moisturise hands and body. Organic Shea Butter nourish and soften the skin whilst Aloe Vera calms irritation. Delicately fragranced with warming blood orange and vanilla, with notes of spicy black pepper and cedarwood, this beautiful organic hand and body lotion leaves skin perfectly comforted and soft. Purchase HERE

Woods of Windsor Blackberry & Thyme Moisturising Hand Wash and Nourishing Hand Cream - For the Gardener
Woods of Windsor Blackberry & Thyme Moisturising Hand Wash and Nourishing Hand Cream


The origin of the Woods of Windsor luxury bath, body & homes brand comes from a small apothecary located in the shadow of Windsor as far back as 1770. This local apothecary served not only the townsfolk of Windsor, but also the Royal family and its distinguished visitors. This brand is incredibly luxurious but at an amazingly affordable, high street pricepoint. I absolutely urge you to take a look at their online store as their products are beautiful. Below I have chosen the Blackberry & Thyme duo which I think is a great gift for gardeners.

Moisturising Handwash - This Moisturising Hand Wash is infused with the refreshing fragrance of Blackberry and Thyme, combining green tea and ripe blackberry with a heart of rosemary, thyme, mimosa and white jasmine enhanced with musk and amber.

Containing antibacterial and healing thyme oil and blackberry extract, rich in anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids that help protect and moisturise, its luxurious lather leaves hands feeling clean, soft, smooth and freshly fragranced. Purchase HERE currently on sale for £4.66!!

Nourishing Hand Cream - This easily absorbed Nourishing Hand Cream is infused with the refreshing fragrance of Blackberry and Thyme, combining green tea and ripe blackberry with a heart of rosemary, thyme, mimosa and white jasmine enhanced with musk and amber.

Containing shea butter, antibacterial and healing thyme oil and blackberry extract, rich in anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids that help protect and moisturise, it leaves hands feeling soft, smooth and freshly fragranced whilst conditioning nails. Purchase HERE on sale for £3.99!!

I hope you have enjoyed my round up of hand and body lotions. These really are such beautiful and substantial gifts that really prove to the recipient that you have put a lot of thought into them. Having tried each and every collection I would be more than happy to not only use these in my own home, but to also gift to friends and family.
I would love to hear your thoughts and whether you are gifting any of these this year? Let me know and leave me a comment below.

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14 comments

  1. An amazing selection of products! I want to try shay and blue

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  2. I'd be hard-pressed to pass any of them on, they all look (and sound) so scrummy! X

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  3. They all sound lovely especially the Shay and Blue products x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  4. These all sound lush! The evolve one sounds beautiful and right up my street! Xxx

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  5. I would be more than thrilled to find any of these under the tree - particularly the Elemis products! xx

    Beautylymin

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  6. i love the elemis ones!!! and shay and blue!!!

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  7. I've heard so many good things about Shay & Blue I really want to try them now, they look incredible!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  8. Is it wrong to want all of them after reading your delicious descriptions......??? xxx Celia/Lucy xxx

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  9. These sound lovely, such great gift ideas, I love gift sets at Christmas, it’s a good way of trying a new brand xxxx

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  10. I really like the sound of
    Atropa Belladonna Hand & Body Wash x

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  11. Some fab bits here, glad you are feeling better x

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  12. Love the look of the Shay and Blue collection.

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  13. So glad to hear you are felling better, I love the look of the Elemis set xx

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