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Cherry Blossom.. Are You Sure?
Naturals Cherry Blossom Hand & Body Lotion
Member Name: supersonic75
Naturals Cherry Blossom Hand & Body Lotion
Date: 09/06/12, updated on 10/06/12 (101 review reads)
Advantages: Smells lovely but not of cherry blossom!
Disadvantages: Doesn't smell of cherry blossom!
I've used Avon products on and off sporadically over the years, mainly depending on if I knew anyone locally that was a Rep. I briefly became a Rep myself but after a year found it too much hassle due to awkward customers, so gave it up thus meaning I had no easy access to Avon products anymore as if buying online there is an added cost of P&P. Around a year ago my best friend became an Avon Rep so I had 'Avon on tap' so to speak and started ordering anything that took my fancy once again.It's i
I like Avon products but as I've mentioned before in reviews I can find them a bit hit or miss so I tend to stick with products and ranges that I am already familiar with. In the past I have used many of their Naturals toiletries so when I saw this body lotion with a Cherry Blossom fragrance a few months ago I was instantly drawn to it.
My review will now focus on my experience of using Cherry Blossom Hand & Body Lotion which is part of the Naturals Collection by Avon..
*~*Price, packaging & availability*~*
Cherry Blossom Body Lotion is an Avon product as if you hadn't of guessed and is available by ordering from a brochure through a local Rep or alternatively you can buy from Avon direct @www.avonshop.co.uk where it's usual RRP is £3 for a 200 ml bottle. It can often be found on offer and is currently (June 12') on sale at half price, which is also the price I paid a few months ago so it seems to be regularly sold on offer and is worth noting if interested.
The lotion comes presented in a slim line bottle which is cylindrical in shape and upright standing. Made from a plastic material there is an element of transparency about the packaging though a hint of opaqueness makes viewing the lotion clearly quite difficult, though you can tell how much remains in the bottle - something I am a fan of no matter what the product. The colour scheme is mainly white with pink and there is a large image of cherry blossom aptly enough on the front with a swirly font for the logo, with directions for use on the back.
Access is gained via a flip top lid which is located directly on top of the bottle, and not only opens with ease but fastens with satisfying loud click which gives the indication that it's closed securely.
*~*What Avon have to say about this*~*
"...Surround yourself with cherry blossoms in full bloom, and indulge in their lush, delectable scent with this lotion.."
*~*My experience of using this product*~*
What mainly drew me to this product was the fact it's fragranced with cherry blossom as I am a big fan of anything cherry scented but in particular cherry blossom. I go through equal amounts of body lotions as well as hand creams so I liked the fact this advertised itself as for both the hands as well as the body thought for £1.50 it was a real bargain, presuming it was any good that is.
On opening the lid of the bottle I was expecting a welcoming cherry aroma, but was slightly disappointed that there was only a very faint hint of fragrance which to be honest seemed more lemon than cherry, though was pleasant enough. I found the lotion emitted easily enough from the bottle when tipped and ran out fairly quickly as the consistency was quite thin, this was somewhat surprising given the fact this is also for hands and I did expect it to be thicker but didn't let this deter me at this point from using it.
The lotion is a pale and is almost white in colour but with the exception of a very faint pink hue to it whilst the fragrance is just as faint even when poured from the bottle. Sometimes the scent of products can come across as weak whilst still in the packaging yet when applied to the appropriate area they seem much stronger and I was really hoping this would be the case here..
*~*Results and Recommendations?*~*
On applying the lotion to my skin I found it was effortless to apply as it simply melted in within seconds, so I was happy with one aspect at least! The fragrance is actually very nice though reminds me more of sherbet lemon - it's not remotely like cherry blossom at all which is disappointing as I was expecting a cherry fragranced product at the end of the day and not something random like lemon.
The actual lotion does absorb extremely well, and I can't say anything negative as far as it's moisturising properties are concerned as it leaves my skin feeling very soft after using. The lotion is incredibly lightweight and glides over the skin with ease whilst taking seconds to absorb and ultimately leaving my skin feeling very soft and velvet like with no 'tacky' residue after which is always a plus.
I've been impressed with how this lotion has left my skin feeling despite it's lack of cherry blossom fragrance though the 'sherbet lemon' it reminds me of does actually smell very nice indeed so all is not lost.
The lotion leaves my body feeling soft and smooth and is particularly effective when used after I've showered as my pores are still open so it seems to intensify the moisturising actions though I do this with all body creams/ lotions not just this one. As a hand lotion though I'm afraid to say it left little to be desired as every time I have used it on my hands it has made little or no difference at all and is far too light to hydrate my dry hands unfortunately.
I would actually recommend this as a light everyday body lotion as it does leave the skin soft and delicately scented..though just don't expect it to smell of cherry blossom and you wont be too disappointed. It's ideal to buy when on offer but wouldn't part with £3 for it though if it pops up half price again in the future I wont rule out buying it again as it does leave my skin silky soft even if it does smell of sherbot lemons!
Summary: Nice light weight body lotion
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