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Recent Loves

June 10, 2015

Welcome to Recent Loves 2.0! It's been awhile since I've done these posts because I was thinking about how to to revamp the format and change it up. I will now be including a mini review of each product.

Skinfix Hand Repair Cream Review

This product intrigued me since it is described as a specially formulated medicinal hand cream with 1% colloidal oatmeal blended with healing botanicals, rich natural butters and emollient oils. It is also free of steroids, fragrance, soy, parabens and phthalates. This is all very appealing but more important is how it works. The cream is packaged in and dispensed via a tube with a flip top cap which is pretty standard for most hand creams. It has thick, rich texture that's almost salve-like and a little goes a long way. After working it through my hands, they would feel soft and soothed almost immediately and moisturized for hours after. This cream delivers on it's claims to relieve redness, itchiness and extreme dryness as it's the only one I've used that has helped the eczema patches I sometimes get on the tops of my hands. Skinfix is definitely a winner for extreme dryness and I can see it being especially great during the winter. A 2 oz. tube retails for $17.99. Having used hand creams that are more expensive and also cost less, I'd say this one is worth it since you don't have to use much to see results and for all the extra benefits. The brand also offers a body balm which I'm putting on my try list.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Review

This French pharmacy favorite is one those cult products which I finally got around to trying. It's billed as a multi-purpose dry oil which is suitable for use on the face, body or hair. It is housed in an elegant glass splash bottle which is lovely and precarious at the same time as I have a dreadful vision of shattering it all over my bathroom floor. The product consists of a blend of six essential oils, including sweet almond, camellia, hazelnut, macadamia, borage and St. John's Wort enriched with vitamin E. I would describe the scent as that of a delicious summer day and it's absolutely divine. The smell does linger and then fades to just a subtle hint. Dry oil is an accurate description because the formula is non-greasy and lightweight and sinks into the skin. I've used it mainly as a body oil and it leaves my skin feeling really soft and nourished. It even got rid of a dry patch I had on one of my knees. I've tried on my hair to tame flyaways and it works fine but I love it most as a body moisturizer. I bought my bottle at 20% off and I was also gifted with a Nuxe candle which smells just as incredible. At $29 for 50 ml./1 fl. oz., the price is almost as luxurious as the product but I wouldn't say it's prohibitive and I'd repurchase this oil again especially if I can get it on sale and I'd buy the 100 ml/3.3 fl. oz.  size for $45 that comes in a spray bottle. There is also a shimmer version that I wouldn't mind trying.

Sara Happ The Lip Scrub, Sara Happ The Lip Scrub Review

This is another product that I'd been curious to try and I picked it up at J. Crew of all places on sale for a mere $6. This lip scrub feels like a treat especially in this crème brûlée flavor which smells really delicious and sweet. It's packaged in a clear plastic tub from which you can scoop out the product as needed. I actually employ a tiny spatula when using it to avoid touching the scrub with my fingers and they should really consider including one. It's just more hygienic. The brown sugar exfoliates nicely without feeling rough and after wiping it off, my lips feel so smooth, soft and renewed. It's really effective for alleviating chapped lips and for prepping your lips for lip color. I noticed my lip products do apply better and last longer after using a lip scrub. While I do like and will continue using it, I'm not completely sure I would buy this at full price since it does feel a little expensive at $24 for 30g. /1 oz. of product and I think I can probably DIY my own based on the ingredients in this lip scrub with Aquaphor, granulated brown sugar, olive oil and honey. The one thing that would be a little tempting are some of cool flavors it is also available in like Peony and Sparkling Pink Grapefruit.

Have you tried any of these products? What have you been loving recently?

41 comments on "Recent Loves"
  1. I am pinning that hand cream! We so could use that in this house!!! Wishing you an outstanding Wednesday my friend! Nicole xoxo

  2. With creme brulee aroma I would love too that scrub, yummy!
    My fav body scrub is from Sabon.

  3. The Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse will ALWAYS be a favorite of mine, the smell is just sooooo divine!

    1. I remember when I've found out that J.Lo. is using it too: It was almost 10 years ago! And now I can't live without it anymore! Haha! :-D And the bottle looks so beautiful on my bath room shelf! <3 The lip scrub sounds very promising AND yummy too, Rowena!


  4. The lip scrub is amazing!! One of my favorites! xx


  5. This lip scrub sounds delicious!! And Nuxe are great too :)) xx

  6. Oooo...maybe, our J Crew here as this Sara Happ scrub! Must check it out.

  7. Happy hump day Rowena! I haven't tried any of these products yet but they all sound great. I like the recent loves 2.0. It's always good to include a review. I always wanted to try a lip scrub but not for $24.


  8. Nice products I will want to try the lip scrub.

  9. I like the new format, looks more appealing indeed! Those seems all very good products Rowena, Im very inspired by the Nuxe oil too, have heard a lot of it and it got a gorgeous scent too. Happy Wed! xo

  10. I have never tried any before but to be honest I think I would like to try them all but the one that caught my attention the most was the lip scrub :)


  11. I am writing this hand cream down so I do not forget! Thank you for the great review!

    Ginger Side of Life

  12. Looks like a good products, thanks for the great review Rowena!:)
    I would love to try this hand cream and especially this lip scrub!

  13. Thank you for the review an introduction, Rowena. I've used Nuxe oil in the past - really liked the gold version :) - before I switched to my DIY'ed blends and a couple of other body oils. Still love the presentation and the bottle of it. And the lip balm sounds so wonderful! x

  14. I'm a sucker for Nuxe products especially the multi-oil, dear! You should try the shimmer one too; it's awesome! xoxo

  15. The dry oil is a great one, I have not tried the SkinFix so that sound like a lovely item to try out.
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  16. I have been wondering about SkinFix for the longest time but this is the first time I see it on a blog. It's sold here and everything we shop for baby food in SuperStore, we'll walk by it so I'll be sure to pick it up to try. And I sniffed the shimmer version of that Nuxe dry oil and it was absolutely horrid to me, it was reeked of jasmine flower, a scent that made my head spin in a very bad way. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  17. Hi Rowena! Oh ....that lip scrub is my favorite! The grapefruit is also good, have you tried it? Haven't tried SkinFix! I'll look into that:) You always share a fun variety of products Rowena! xxL

  18. I've been neglecting my hands, haha, I really want to try out that hand cream, it sounds great! The lip scrub, too! I've been hearing such great things about it!

    May x • THE MAYDENbloglovin'

  19. I really want to try the hand cream! Great post :)

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

  20. Amazing post my dear <3 Love your blog !

  21. I really want to try that lip scrub...sounds like an amazing product!

  22. amazing blog post :)

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  23. That lip scrub sounds magnificent, we've been meaning to try one, maybe it will be this one!

    xx 365Hangers

  24. That lip scrub sounds great. Would love to try it out. Nice pics dear! Kisses <3

  25. Oh I need to try the lip scrub in pink grapefruit!!! Nuxe oil is one of my favorites, too. Love it for my face, esp at night and it's great for dry hair tips, esp now with the sun and heat, tho.

  26. What a great picks sweetie, I need to try them!

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  27. Oh that dry oil sounds really interesting, I have never used anything before. I do have a lip scrub but I keep forgetting to use it.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  28. Very nice post

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  29. Handfix sounds amazing! And the other two products are surely worth a try.

  30. I would love to try the dry oil soon. It might be a good idea to start with a smaller size. The price is not bad at all! :)

  31. I love the hand cream repair. Cool products.

  32. These all sound amazing, but I really need to try that hand cream!

  33. I would love to try SkinFix and Nuxe since I have dry skin. I think they would work wonders for me. I'm still using my Sara Happ Confetti. It's still moist and useable. Unbelievable. LOL The Lush bubblegum gradually dried out. HaHaHa I love her lip scrubs, but I haven't tried the other scents. So good you can make it Rowena! You go girl!

  34. I'm for that creme brulee lip scrub all day, every day!

  35. I've been battling eczema for years...I need to try that Skin Fix!

  36. I haven't tried any of these products, but the oil and the scrub intrigued me. I am not a fan of hand creams during the summer, while I can't live without them in winter. Anyway, I was using a body oil a couple of years ago and I really liked it. You just reminded me to buy this summer too. The scrub is a bit pricey, but I guess you will use it for months. I've been loving recently a body lotion with cocoa. Have a nice day, Rowena! xo


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