Recently, I was able to sample a few of the holiday offerings from Lavanila and L’Occitane, and I’m excited to share my thoughts on the products I tested as well as give you a few great gift ideas for the beauty mavens in your life! Keep reading after the break for my full review.
First, I’d like to introduce you to the products I was able to test:
1. Lavanila Body Butter in Vanilla Coconut ($12-25)
2. L’Occitane Desert Rose Lip Balm ($12)
3. L’Occitane Delice des Fruits Body Cream ($35)
First, I tried the Vanilla Coconut body butter from Lavanila. It smells exactly like you would think; a creamy, dreamy and delicious blend of vanilla and coconut that smells almost good enough to eat. During the cold winter months, this scent will help you envision a tropical paradise – even if you are far, far away from one! Plus, it’s incredibly moisturizing; I like to use it as a hand lotion to soften my dry, cracked cuticles and rough skin.
Next up, I was eager to try the Desert Rose lip balm from L’Occitane. Frequent readers of my posts know I am a true lip balm junkie, so I was excited to see how this one stacked up against the competition. This is different from most balms I’ve used, because it isn’t sticky or waxy. Instead, shea butter kept my lips nice and soft, while Moroccan Rose extract smelled fantastic, and left my lips lightly perfumed – it didn’t taste bad, either! I get really chapped lips in the winter, and this balm helped soothe and smooth my pout to perfection.
Finally, I couldn’t wait to try L’Occitanes Delice des Fruits body cream. This gorgeously scented cream smells like candied citrus, and soaks into dry skin quickly and easily. Even though it’s a cream, it didn’t feel greasy or heavy on my skin. Plus, the combination of lemon and clementine oils made my skin smell completely divine. It’s one of my favorite body creams now, and I use it often when my dry, irritated skin acts up.
Overall, I love these holiday offerings from Lavanila and L’Occitane. They make excellent gifts, and you can mix and match among the various products in these lines to create your own beautiful gift basket for a loved one. I’m definitely impressed with all of these offerings, and would love to hear your feedback!