Nougat London from Secrets and ScentsSaturday, August 27, 2016
Nougat London Conditioning Hand and Nail Serum and Velvet Shimmer Powder: Available from secretsandcents.co.uk
Fragrances and pampering beauty products are two things that I can't get enough of, and so the website Secrets and Scents was always going to be a winner for me. I've been testing out a couple of products from one of the gorgeous brands that they stock called Nougat London; they're best known for their fashion items although they do have a line of luxury beauty products too. I had high hopes for both of these as soon as I spotted the pretty packaging, and I'm pleased to say they didn't disappoint. Here's what I thought!
Containing extracts of white tea, vitamin E and aloe vera this hand and nail serum is both soothing and moisturising. I can be a bit lazy when it comes to hand cream because I can rarely be bothered having greasy hands for ages afterwards, but this is so easily absorbed it's no hassle whatsoever. The pump lid means it's easy to dispense with no faffing around with squeezy tubes, and unlike most hand and body products the scent lingers for a good while afterwards too. The peony fragrance is sweet, light and floral- from the packaging to the scent it's a gorgeously girly product that ticks all of the boxes for me. At £20 this is a higher end product, but you need such a small amount it should easily last a year of regular use. And plus the weighty glass packaging is so pretty it makes a great display piece for your dressing table too.
I have to admit I had some reservations about a shimmering spray, I spent most of my pre-teen and early teenage years covering myself in 'body glitter in a can' at any given opportunity and my tastes have moved on from then somewhat as you can probably imagine! However it's worth withholding judgement here because this stuff is absolutely beautiful- it gives the loveliest shimmering highlighting glow to the skin without a chunky glitter particle in sight. It looks great on the collarbones/ decolletage area especially over a tan (or fake tan in my case... crap British weather problems). I'm a huge fan of the packaging too, the contrast of the square bottle with the vintage style perfume atomiser works really well.
Have you tried anything from Nougat London?