Well I got this about 2 weeks ago now, but I really wanted to give it a good and thorough testing before I let you know what I thought about it. For years I have wanted a Burt's Bees collection and obviously you can buy online but I much prefer buying in person so you get to have a good sniff, so these are my first ever Burt's Bees products. You have to remember I live in a place where tracksuits are the fashion du jour and until recently, we didn't really get products like this in the shops- crazy I know... Being the glutton that I am, instead of just having a little Burt's nibble, I'm having a feast. These beauties all came in sample sizes so god forbid, I didn't like any of it, I wasn't stuck with a great big bottle of it and an even bigger hole in my pocket.
First thing I noticed about this little set aside from the cute little packages- the smell. As soon as you are near the box you can smell all these yummy pudding creamy fruity smells. On that alone I was nearly won over.
The first thing I tried is the Almond Milk Hand Cream. Oh my days... This is heaven in a tiny pot. First of all I love the look of it. Second that smell- Jesus Christ its good! Almondy, milky, creamy.....yum! I thought that you wouldn't really get very much out of it, a few goes maybe due to the size, which I would have been happy with but after two weeks use; maybe once or twice a day, Im not even half the way through. Its just so thick and sumptuous.
Next, the lemon butter cuticle cream. Exactly what it says on the tin, this smells of the best homemade lemon pie you have ever eaten. It comes in a tin a bit smaller then a vaseline tin but I'm not even making a dint on it yet. Cream it isn't really, wax it is and I rub my finger round the surface to warm it up a little then the product thats warmed onto my finger gets rubbed onto my cuticles. I don't particularly suffer with dry cuticles but I do get really dry skin down the sides of my nails sometimes that looks a little flaky and this has zapped them a treat. There's not one on my fingers at the min!
The Honey and Grapeseed Oil Hand Cream is exactly what I imagined a Burt's product to smell like. It a medium consistency cream and is great to have in your handbag instead of the Beeswax Hand Cream as it sinks in really quick so its great for on the go.
This hasn't left my side this week and is a great little lip balm. Maybe the least strong smelling of the products but still delicious. On the stick it looks red tinted but on the lips it gives a beautiful clear shine. I usually never leave the house without a pot of vaseline on me but now its going to be this. You know I moaned to you all last week about how I had dry lips and It made my Rouge Volupte look a tad cakey- this sorted that problem out in a few days and now it glides on beautifully.
I think that if my Grandad ever used a hand salve- which he never would, ever! It would be this... It smells gorgeously herbal. I think there's some Lavender and some Sage in there, think along those lines. I have probably used this the least but its probably the one that I have just picked up and smelled the most. Again its wax like and I use it the same as the cuticle cream but for really dry areas. I don't have stupidly dry hands and I know it's not its intended use but I've been sticking it on my cracked heels and dry bits of my feet and its already starting to make a difference and I have the worlds grimmest feet ever.
Lastly is the Coconut Foot Cream. Again, smells heavenly... The texture is an odd one, it reminds me of sap from a tree? Twatty comparison I know but it's the closest thing I can think of to compare it to. Maybe honey like- but thick honey... This isn't a product for on the go and I now have an evening ritual of doing my feet before bed and popping some socks on to sleep in as this is really thick that it would get everywhere without them. My foot tattoo, due to the nature of how quickly you shed skin from your feet- bork- sometimes looks a little dull but the minute I wack on a layer of this it really pops!
So I think you can tell really that I'm in love. I know I'm behind the times on this brand but I'm just in heaven that I have found it. This set was £12 I think- AND was on 3 for 2 at Boots. I thought that it may give me a couple of goes at each product, just to kind of pick out ones that I like and that I think have potential etc but I am still luxuriating in its company 2 weeks later without even a hint of any of them being close to the end- especially those little waxy tins. If I needed it I wouldn't even hesitate to buy any of these products again. They are totally boss and I know they are mass produced and everything but they just feel like a lot of love has gone into getting them just perfect and I am sending that love back ten fold Mr Burt!