Monday, 8 October 2012

And she was said to be very beautiful, by people who ought to know

If this hand cream were a person, she would be a comforting old Grandma, sitting outside a tea-room in Chelsea, wearing vintage pearls and spilling all her very best baking secrets to you.

The smell of Yardley hand cream reminds me of Sunday teatimes, Antiques Roadshow (did any of you used to watch that?! I'm still kind of partial to it, but don't tell anyone), and eating salmon sandwiches from a cake stand with a nice cup of tea. It's a mixture of lots of yummy things including sweet almond oil and shea butter, and smells divine. Any of you who have been reading my blog for a while will know that I normally really dislike strongly scented products, so you'll know how gorgeous this must be fore me to make an exception for it. I know it's a bit of a strange one to review, but I always have a tube of hand cream in my handbag and on my bedside table too, and I've finally found one I really love.

Yardley has a kind of whipped buttery consistency, and sinks in nice and quickly, leaving your hands lovely and soft. It's such a little treat for your hands, especially as the weathers getting chillier now, I find my hands become drier. Oh, and it's anti aging too. It just sounds fancy, and makes me feel a little luxurious. I'm one step away from waving my hands in the air and shouting about it, so I’ll leave you with the price and link :) It's actually pretty cheap, only £3.99 and you can find it on their website here.

Have you tried Yardley hand cream before? Which hand cream do you normally use?


  1. It sounds like the nicest sort of grandma! I used to hate Antiques Roadshow when I was younger- I thought my parents were so boring for watching it and it just reminded me that school was looming the next day but now if I stumble across it I quite like a little watch!xxx

  2. This looks way more expensive than £3.99! I usually use OPI hand lotion (I got given four bottles!) or my Mum has an endless supply of L'occitane which I can fall back on. This sounds lovely though! xxx

  3. I like the price, will look out for Yardley. You make it sound lovely. Your blog is fab, I have just been scrolling through. Your post on bereavement is amazing and I can only imagine how much help it will be to someone currently grieving. I'm sure your Mum would be very proud xx

    1. aw thank you hun, that's really sweet of you :) x

  4. this cream sounds so good for the price ! x

  5. Great post, just had a look on their website and the ingredients sound amazing :) xx