Thursday 23 January 2014

Honey Love.

After a little shuffle and sort out of everything in my beauty stash to fit it all into some new storage, I came to realise that I had accumulated a number of honey products. From lip balms and hand creams, to shower gels and conditioners, all the way to Marc Jacobs' new fragrance release, it seems that many of my favourites of the moment, are all about they honey, honey. So, I thought I'd share..

Marc Jacobs 'Honey' Eau de Parfum - link
Top of the list is the newest fragrance release from Mr Jacobs: Honey, and in true Marc Jacobs style, the packaging is so perfectly cute and adorable, part of you wants to own it just for display purposes of the pretty bottle. It doesn't come cheap, around £50 for a 50ml bottle, but I love it so much and would say it's definitely a must have. There's a lot of buzz around this perfume (haha, get it?) but there's a reason for that - it's gorgeous! Despite the name, it doesn't actually smell like honey and it's not overly sweet at all; it's more of a clean, floral scent. Feel Unique are promoting this as a perfect Valentines Day gift at the moment, so boys if you're reading.. take a hint!

The Body Shop 'Honeymania' Shower Gel - link
Next up is a shower gel from one of the newer collections from The Body Shop: Honeymania. I have two bottles of this because my boyfriend knows how much I love this and I bite his head off if he takes a shower and uses it, so he bought me a back up bottle so that I chill out a bit whenever he pinches some! Like with the fragrance above, this doesn't smell typically like a jar of honey would do and it's definitely much more floral and it's a very subtle scent. It's still sweet, but not sickly and I'm a huge fan. TBS shower gels are normally £4 but they have sales on all the time - like now.. 40% off online and instore makes this just £2.40! 

Herbal Essences 'Bee Strong' Conditioner - link
Put Scherzy on a bottle of something and you'll reel any hair fanatic in. I'm a bit of a hair snob when it comes to my conditioners and I try not to stray from Redken or Philip Kingsley usually, but after hearing such good reports on this new Herbal Essences range I thought I'd give it a whirl. I got the shampoo too and it's good/I like it, but the conditioner deserves an honorary mention for being so amazing! No, it's not just because of Nicole on the bottle or that it smells like sweet honey and apricot, but it actually makes my hair instantly so soft and smooth - without a doubt one of the best 'budget conditioners' I've used in a really long time. This 400ml is usually around £3-4 but is on offer frequently in supermarkets, so look out for deals on it. 

Caudalie Grapevine Honey Hand and Nail Cream - link
I really don't want to start an obsession with higher priced hand creams, but I really am impressed with the quality of this Caudalie one. It costs £5.70 a tube, which isn't bank breaking, but it is only a 30ml tube and I've been using it sparingly to make it last. The scent of this hand cream is the most subtle of all the products in the post and is the one that smells least like honey.. but it has the name 'Grapevine Honey' and I love it, so of course I had to include it! The consistency is rich enough to make the skin feel nourished and softened, but when I say it's 'not greasy', I really mean it - not greasy, at all!

Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm - link
Last but definitely not least, is good old Burts Bees and their lip balms. Packed with honey and beeswax, this is honey love right down to the core. With a super sweet scent and other ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter and almond oil, this is one of the yummiest and most nourishing lip balms that I have. If you like honey scents, and you want a lip balm that will make your lips soft and smooth then Burt's Bees has to be your first port of call!

P.S.. if you keep typing 'honey' again and again, it starts to stop looking like a real word.

So, are you loving honey too?

Which of these honey products would you most like to try?
The two I'd recommend most would be the conditioner and the hand cream.

Thanks for reading! 
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  1. I absolutely love the Burts Bees lip balms! The Caudalie hand cream sounds gorgeous too, I'm using the blackcurrant one at the moment which is really lovely.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

  2. This is such a lovely themed post! I've got the Herbal Essences Be Strong shampoo and conditioner which I love but I really want to try out the Marc Jacobs Honey EDT. Your description makes it sound delicious! x

    A beauty, food and lifestyle blog by Izzi

  3. I love honey products too - Honeymania is amazing, I would love to try the bath float in the range. Also Honey by Marc Jacobs is gorgeous ^.^

    Will definitely have to try the Burt's Bees

    Kayleigh xo

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  5. Whenever I hear or see the word 'honey' I can help but sing in my head 'sugar, sugar..'! I don't actually have a lot of honey products, which is weird because I can't get enough of the stuff on my toast! I keep on meaning to try the Burts Bees lip balm, but I have such a huge about of lip balms already, I'm just waiting for them all to run out (or get lost!) before I buy anymore.

    Victoria, x

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  7. I love the Burt's Bees lip balms, must try honey, also the Bodyshop Shower Gels smell yummy. Lovely post & great pictures :) xx

  8. If you want a cheapo product that smells beautiful - try the alberto bassalm shampoos they smell like heaven

  9. I adore the smell of Marc Jacobs' Honey and the bottle is super cute! I've used the Herbal Essences Honey conditioner and I really liked it. :)
    Spider Leg Lashes xo

  10. That really is a lot of honey things haha! It is such a lovely scent so it's alright :D xx

  11. I loved this post!
    I really liked the Bee Strong Herbal Essences range and now I want to try the Marc Jacobs Honey fragrance

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  12. I'm loving honey at the moment, too... just used up my Bee String and very tempted to repurchase :)


  13. a honey based lip balm that i think is better than burts bees is lypsyl the orginal which is mint and the other one is called honey berry i think

  14. There is alot of honey products there!!! ha ha!
    I have never tried the lip balm or Marc Jacobs Purrfume! it looks LOVELY though.
    Great post. Do you use these products in the summer too?
    Hope you have a Jolly Good day.

  15. I love this post so much Hannah, I've been having a major honey love affair recently too! I'm so impressed with the Honeymania range, I got the lip butter recently and am completely obsessed with it, it's improved my lips so much :)
    Love Holly x


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