Saturday, 27 September 2014

Caught Red Handed: Hand Cream Wars

Ooo this post has me all tingly and excited, does it do the same for you?....No?....right okay we'll just move on then...


I officially declare myself at hand cream war! Actually, I lie, the war has been won and I am just gonna blog about it and make it all exciting even though really we're just talking about hand cream. I realise I haven't done a beauty post in a gazillion years so I am a little rusty. I never feel inspired enough to cover beauty as all you wonderful beauty bloggers do it so well. However when I came to my hand cream scenario I thought, screw it, I am jumping on the bandwagon plus I felt it my duty to report such vital information. I mean, I don't want to brag or anything but I feel that after you have read this post your world will NEVER be the same again. Oh I know. 

Let me give you a brief background to this tale. I have and always have had sensitive skin. If I am honest, I was such a problem child with eczema, asthma, allergies and so on. Seriously, I spent my childhood being more greasy then a chip fry pan as I had to permanently bathe in Diprobase *shudders*. Anyways, moving on from that haunting visual, I spent my summer as you all know or don't, working in my local kennels. My hands were being washed every 5 minutes due to dog poop, slobber and general water from cleaning and watering dogs. Plus with the constant wrestling of rusty dog kennels my hands were pretty much obliterated by the end of summer. Like seriously, flaking and crumbling away. 


Fortunately for me my parents had given me some Soap &  Glory 'Hand Food' hand cream for my last birthday. I whipped it out my draw and started slathering it all over my hands. Slathering is such a fun word to say. Go on, say Sssllaaaattthheeeeer. Yeah I know you enjoyed that as much as I did. Back to my point, Soap & Glory was being used daily, reverting back to my childhood grease days. Tasty.  


Remember that scene from Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone at the end where Harry touches Voldemort's face and Voldemort goes on a mad one and crumbles right before our scared little eyes? Well as far as comparisons go, my hands were pretty much in the same state as Voldemort. Tragic I know. It had all got too much with the crumbling and the Voldemort-like appearance that without another moments hesitation I headed to Superdrug and tore apart the Hand Cream department. Alas, I found Vaseline Healthy Hands + Stronger Nails hand cream! Quickly grasping at it and running to the till before it melted through my crumbling hands I threw cash at the till lady and ran for the door. Once again there was deep clean slaaaaathering going on and VIOLA my hands were Dove Advert worthy. Seriously, they're so smooth right now I wish I could stroke your little faces in a none creepy way to show you.


And the winner is Vaseline for producing a fast miracle working Voldemort fighting hand cream. I had incredible results within half a day and 3 days later my hands are as soft as a babies bottom (I actually don't know if babies bottoms are soft but it's a phrase we brits appear to be using an awful lot). The moral of the story is that Vaseline scores number 1 for hand cream. My nails are stronger and my hands are healthier. However that doesn't mean to say Soap & Glory isn't good. It may just be that my crap skin needs stronger stuff. Plus Soap & Glory is still one of my all time favourite beauty brands and they definitely have the best smelling shower lotions!

I hope you enjoyed this trialing tale of the battle of the hand creams. Do you have any hand creams that are of Anti-Voldemort worthy?  


P.S. I blew it didn't I with the whole beauty blogging thing by using Harry Potter as a beauty reference?...
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18 comments

  1. Thanks for a thrilling tale with a solution to my "old looking hands" as my grand baby calls them.

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  2. I like this different way of discussing beauty products! I have to wash my hands all the time when I'm in the hospital and this can get really drying. I keep a little tube of L'Occitane en Provence Dry Skin Hand Cream in my bag, but it's not going to last forever and so it's great to have read your post so I know what to replace it with!
    Jennifer x
    http://www.ginevrella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh thank you! I have always wanted to try L'Occitane!

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  3. the vaseline hand cream sounds amazing! id love it if you'd comment back http://www.amyelizabethfashion.com/2014/09/nip-fab-skincare-review.html xx

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  4. I do love the soap and glory one but my favourite cream for winter is the body shop's hemp hand cream. It's so thick and moisturising xx

    lauraslittleloves

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    1. Oh I will have to give it a go! Thanks for reading :)

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  5. I can't even tell you how much I've enjoyed this post, I'm sitting here grinning away to the computer :) I love that you compared your hands to Voldmort's crumbly face, I've been having a Harry Potter marathon all this week and have just watched the last one so I'm in full on Potter mode at the moment!
    I've never really found the hand food to give me that great results; it smells lovely and feels really moisturising but my hands have always remained pretty sore and dry so I'm definitely going to have to give that Vaseline one a try :)
    Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog - I really hope we can be bloggy friends from now on :)
    Love Holly xx

    www.thehollydays4.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Awh thank you for your lovely comments Holly! Harry Potter marathons are the best and you have made me want to start one right now. I had the same results as you with Soap & Glory, I 100% recommend Vaseline for this!

      Thanks for readings and of course we can be bloggy friends ;) x

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  6. i actually laughed out loud. :)

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  7. I have used both of these before. I think soap and Gloriy hand food smells the best but Vaseline hand and nail is more moisturising.

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    1. Yep agreed! Thanks for reading :)

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  8. I always find that the soap and glory hand food always leaves my hands feeling pretty greasy, not a huge fan of that one if I'm honest! This is such a great post though, loved it!

    www.beekle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I found that too! Thanks for reading :)

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  9. There are so many reasons why I love this post. First... You mentioned he-who-must-not-be-named.. (Brave soul you are) and secondly, I feel ya on the sensitive skin. It's insane. I can't use anything! I will def try it.

    Ruthie @ www.roothless-xo.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh i definitely recommend it! Especially because of its power over he who must not be named. In fact, if Harry had just used it in the first place we wouldn't have 6 other books... ;)

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