Monday, 25 August 2014

Product Of The Week #5 | Nivea Hand cream

Nivea Smooth Nourishing Hand Cream Review

For the past couple of weeks I've been trying (and loving) a new hand cream and I think it's about time it got a mention on the blog. I'm not usually the kind of person to be singing praises about hand creams, I usually just pick up whatever is on offer and be done with it. However I think that's slowly changing and I may have my Mam to blame for that one - She's a hand cream obsessive, buy her some hand cream and she'll be happy as Larry! -  I'm now starting to understand the love affair she has with hand creams and this could be the start (of something new! Yep, I went there!) of a new obsession. Oh dear....

Nivea macadamia nut oil hand cream

Fretting about a possible new obsession aside we have some business to get down too: the review of the Nivea Smooth Nourishing Hand Cream.

Believe it or not but my favourite thing to talk about in a review is the packaging. Yes, the packaging! I'm a complete sucker for some nice packaging and my Mam always says I'm an advertisers dream. Anyway, this hand cream comes in a blue and white plastic 100ml tube. It's nothing special and it doesn't look particularly nice on my bedside table but I mean for a few euros I'm not really complaining. It is handy for throwing in your hand luggage if your off on your holiers (you lucky thing!) as it's 100ml and it's a nice size for my handbag too - not too big so that it's taking up all the room and not too small either. And the cap is easy to open too (there's nothing worse than fiddling around with a cap for ages!).

Nivea hand cream review

Moving on to the scent, it's pure love. I've used hair products containing macadamia nut oil before and I thought they smelled pretty nice but the smell of this is SO much better. It has a sweet, warm, nutty scent and it kind of reminds me of shea so all you shea fans out there this is one to put on your wish list. I also find it to be a really relaxing scent so it's the perfect pre-bedtime treat that my hands deserve after a hard day's work ;-)

The product itself left my skin feeling so smooth and soft. Usually around this time of year when the weather changes my poor hands end up suffering - it's a dry flaky mess that you do not want to see, trust me. But I have to say this has been a life saviour, not a dry flaky patch in sight. It has quite a rich creamy texture that is quite heavy but don't let that fool you because it sinks in almost instantly. It also doesn't leave a greasy residue behind. Splendid. It's been a firm favourite of mine for the past few weeks and it will no doubt be seeing me right through the winter. Goodbye dry hands!

And last but not least, I'm sure you're all wondering how much this wonderful little product is? Well, it costs €3.99 but it's currently on offer for €1.96 in Boots.

What is your favourite hand cream? What's been your product of the week?

Love,
Cliona xx



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11 comments

  1. Great post. I have this hand cream and I couldn't possibly love it anymore than I do.
    Kelly | Beauty and the Nails

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    1. Thank you. It's a great little gem isn't it?! Love it x

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    1. It's a bargain alright! It's such a good product too :-)

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  3. This sounds like a lovely hand cream. I actually love hand creams, as I get really dry hands in winter! I'm using The Body Shop hand cream at the moment, I got it when it was on sale but it's back to full price now!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. I've never tried any of the Body shop hand creams - I must pick one up next time I'm there! x

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  4. I'm always on the lookout for a good hand cream! My hands start look awful around this time of year; all cracked and bleeding...ugh. I'll be sure to check this out!
    untitled&unfinshed

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    1. Same, it's so annoying! Definitely try this out. It's lovely xx

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