From the category archives:

bodycare – handcare

Garnier Hand Repair Intensive Restoring Hand Cream 2012 2013 1

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Garnier‘s Hand Repair Intensive Restoring Hand Cream, launched in 2008 (to replace Hand Cocoon), has been my daily hand cream for years. For a couple of times in the last few years, it was out of stock in all the retail points in my neighborhood for quite some time and I was suspecting that it was discontinued. It happened again a few months ago but it did come back in stock, and I bought a few right away.

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L'Occitane Shea Honey Hand Cream 2013 1

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For spring 2013, L’Occitane has released a limited-edition Shea Honey bodycare collection featuring a warm-toned honey fragrance. Today I am highlighting one of the items in the collection, the Shea Honey Hand Cream.

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Shiseido Majolica Majorca Holiday 2012 Makeup 1(image/info from www.nikkei.com)

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Shiseido Majolica Majorca will release its holiday 2012 makeup collection in Japan on October 21st. The Circus Ecstasy collection includes:

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Jill Stuart Relax Fall Winter 2012 Bodycare 2(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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Jill Stuart will release its fall/winter 2012 bodycare collection in Japan on October 12th. According to Jill Stuart’s website, the new Relax bodycare collection features floral notes of lily, lily of the valley, jasmine, and rose as well as citrusy notes of lemon, orange, and grapefruit.

The collection includes:

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Kanebo Lavshuca Holiday 2012 Makeup 1(image/info from www.nikkei.com)

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Kanebo Lavshuca will release its holiday 2012 collection in Japan on November 1st. The collection includes:

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Cath Kidston Wild Rose Hand Cream 1

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Launched in London in 1993, Cath Kidston has been a big hit in many countries. The signature Cath Kidston look is all about vintage floral prints which are colorful and sometimes with a bit of quirk. The brand also features a range of bodycare products (which are made by British toiletry brand Heathcote & Ivory, whose website also carries them), and today I am highlighting Wild Rose Hand Cream and Honeysuckle Hand Cream.

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SUQQU Holiday 2011 Makeup Skincare Bodycare 1(images/info from i-voce.jp)

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For the holiday 2011 season, SUQQU will release three limited-edition kits in Japan on November 4th and an additional limited-edition kit on November 18th. They are:

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Heathcote and Ivory Vintage Collection Mimosa and Pomegranate Hand and Nail Cream 1

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Founded in London in 2000, Heathcote & Ivory is a UK-based toiletry and home fragrance company that produces its own ranges of products as well as products for Cath Kidston and Sanderson. Today I am featuring two of Heathcote & Ivory’s hand creams, Mimosa & Pomegranate Hand & Nail Cream and Blueberry & White Tea Hand Cream.

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L'Occitane Pivoine Flora Beauty Cream 1

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Launched last year, L’Occitane‘s Paeonia range explores the floral note of peony. The fragrance appeals to me personally, and the range seems to be generally popular as well. This year, the range has been renamed Pivoine Flora and it has been extended with additional products (including limited-edition makeup items). Today I am featuring the new Pivoine Flora Beauty Cream and Hand Cream.

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