The Body Shop Rich Plum Hand Cream Review

It’s been a while since I’ve posted so what better way to start a new year than with a new post.

As part of the 2019 Festive range Rich Plum has became a firm favourite of mine from The Body Shop. This lightweight hand cream could be purchased separately (£5) or as part of the festive sack gift set (£16).

I’m not usually a hand cream fan as I hate it when they feel greasy but this one sinks in instantly, has a lovely smell and a little goes a long way.

It’s the perfect size to keep in your bag, there’s a wide range of scents to choose from and its cruelty free, I’m not sure if it’s Vegan as it doesn’t say so I’ve inserted a photo of the ingredients.

My hands don’t get overly dry so I can’t comment on if it’s good for very dry skin but it does leave my hands feeling lovely and soft.

It’s currently half price in the sale so check your local store!

What’s your favourite range in The Body Shop?

7th Heaven: Hot Chocolate Masque

The brand 7th Heaven formally known as Montagne Jeunesse have always been a favourite of mine when it comes to face masques. When I knew they were going to be at The Clothes Show (2015) I just knew I had to grab a goodie bag and I was not disappointed! Amongst the goodies was a self-heating Hot Chocolate masque which ive never tried before.

Hot Chocolate Masque

The masque itself smells like chocolate orange without being overpowering, you apply this onto wet skin and can immediately feel the warming effect.

Ive tried this masque out twice and the first time it didn’t really feel that warm for very long, the second time I made sure my skin was wetter and I did notice the difference of the warming effect lasting longer.

One problem I find with this masque is that is doesn’t really dry, it stays the same (slightly runny) consistency throughout the 15-20 minutes process, it does however, look exactly like the masque on the packet which often enough it doesn’t really match!

I still have a few sachets of this masque so I may try it again in the future but from first impressions it wasn’t an instant hit.


  • Cruelty Free
  • Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians
  • Smooth Skin


  • Doesn’t dry/ runny consistency
  • Temporary warming effect

Montagne Jeunesse Creamy Coconut Face Mask Review

Creamy Coconut Face MaskMontagne Jeunesse as you all know is a cruelty free beauty company that specialises in face masks, tonight I tried out ‘Creamy Coconut’ for the first time which claims to have a hydrating vitality boost for tired skin. At first the product which contains Coconut Water and Shea Butter smelt really good but upon application the scent became unappealing which was a shame as I love coconut products. This mask can be used for dry, mature and normal skin types and is applied to cleansed skin and left on for 20 minutes; the mask has the consistency of a moisturiser and absorbs into the skin literally over the 20 minutes. I didn’t have much of the mask visible after my 20 minutes but continued to wash it off like normal.   Although this mask did leave my skin feeling soft it hasn’t made a dramatic difference like some other masks have done in the past, im not sure if I would recommend this one as I much prefer the Very Berry mask I reviewed not so long ago.

Montagne Jeunesse Very Berry Face Mask Review

Very Berry MaskMontagne Jeunesse Very Berry face mask/masque containing blueberries and cranberries smells divine and moisturises skin and also leaves a clean complexion. To use this mask you need to apply it onto cleansed dry skin, only a thin layer is needed meaning plenty is left for another use and after 15 minutes you can wash it off.

Berry MaskThe mask does look quite like a black cherry yoghurt without the thick consistency! As I said before this will make for more than one use which could be a pro or a con depending on when you’ll next get to use it. All Montagne Jeunesse products are cruelty free and this particular mask can be used on all skin types.

The only downside I found to this is that my face is quite shimmery after use, the product itself was a shimmery violet but I wasn’t expecting this after washing it off, if you do use this mask then I would recommend you us it before bed instead of if you were to use it before going out.