Nothing says ‘ready for summer’ like a garden celebration at Crabtree and Evelyn! I popped round on Tuesday evening to check out all the lovely new goodies they have in store for the season and I can’t wait to share my favourites with you. Being a big believer in decent moisturisers and tasty biscuits, I’ve been a fan of the Crabtree for years (what can I say, I’m my mother’s daughter!), and since I’ve been looking forward to getting primed and proper for the long days and longer nights, this is a must stop for beauty preparation in my books. So, if you’re looking to spoil yourself (or treat your nearest and dearest), I thought I would share a few of my top picks. For those of you who’ve never ventured in here before, I’d looking forward to educating you in what you’re missing!
Top of my wish list has got to be their new perfume, Black Absinthe. Not only does it have the greatest name of all time, but it also smells incredible… and just look at that bottle! You know for sure that it’s going to be the perfect bedside accompaniment for any girl who loves to sleep Marilyn Monroe style. In my opinion, a good perfume should always make you feel like a queen. You can’t wear this and not feel like Dita Von Tease. It’s beautiful!
I’ve always been a massive fan of the India Hicks collection because the scents are always really delicate and again, the packaging is beautiful. The range has been renamed to Caribbean Island due to licensing, but I’m really pleased to share that the collection will be staying and the formulas will be staying exactly the same too. Phew! I’m especially happy about this because the Wild Flowers Body Cream is my favourite moisturiser. It’s really rich and thick and never fails to revitalise my dry skin. I think this makes the perfect gift for ladies you find tricky to buy for too, because it’s a real classic.
For those of you looking for something a bit more fresh and summery, I’m really enjoying the new Pear & Magnolia collection and I’m planning to stock up on their amazing Recovery Scrub, which is a light and happy smelling hand exfoliator… Given I’m hoping to be painting and decorating a new flat soon, hand care is going to be key! To finish off the look, I’ve picked up a lovely lilac nail polish called Wisteria, because secretly I am a desperate housewife…
And speaking of! A visit to Crabtree & Evelyn wouldn’t be complete without a sweet treat! I’ve bought a lot of gift baskets in my time because to me they are perfect Mothers Day / New Home / Get Well Soon presents. Doesn’t this look spectacular? And the food and tea certainly do not disappoint. Afternoon tea with scones, strawberry and rosewater jam, lavender biscuits and blackberry tea and you’ll never get rid of me! The gift of giving food is always a great way to get to enjoy it too, so splashing out is always worth the effort!
If you’re looking for some gift inspiration, visit Crabtree & Evelyn online here… and for any of you who has a store in your town, be sure to drop in to try out some of these gorgeous products, get a lovely free hand treatment and, for the love of the cookie monster, do not leave without trying some of their free biscuits!