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I received this cream as a Christmas present from New York although i am aware you can now buy it in England. The pot is very cute but you dont get much handcream and although it smells amazing - very fruity - the handcream itself is very watery. If you dont use it for a while and leave it sitting, then the formular tends to clogg up a little bit to you get some lumps and some watery bits, which you can put a finger in and mix up to get back to normal but its all extra effort when you could just buy a well known brand that wouldnt do that. This cream also stung my hands a little when they were very dry probably because of the chemicals that make it smell so nice. I would say buy it if you want a nice little pot but dont get too worked up about the cream inside, you could spend less and get a better product.
A piece of cake
I was given this cute item for my birthday and, as soon as I opened it and took it out of the box, my two-year-old daughter's eyes lit up and she ran off with it! So this demonstrates that the packaging certainly appeals to a younger audience!
The product is a plastic tub of handcream, which comes in its own box - what makes it so special is that the tub is shaped like a pretty little cupcake. The plastic is quite thick and it's very bright and cheerful. The base of the cupcake is pale blue and is slightly corrugated, as a real cupcake case would be. The top of the 'cake' is a swirly pink and decorated with a cherry and some hundreds and thousands. It's a very pretty, novelty item and, to be honest, I assumed that the handcream inside would be quite disappointing. I figured this would be one of those products which was all about the packaging, and the contents would be secondary. I also imagined that the cherry scent would be artificial and sickly.
Range of fragrances
The cream says it is light and easily absorbed, and moisturises hands with a refreshing cherry scent. I am not sure where mine came from, but you can buy them online for around the £5 mark, and I think retailers like Oliver Bonas may stock them, as well as other quirky gift shops. Other available fragrances are coconut, strawberry and the rather delicious sounding choco deluxe.
Once I finally wrestled my gift back from my little girl, I opened the cream up (remaining well hidden from my daughter who I hope never discovers there is cream inside - otherwise the whole lot will be on her hands and face in seconds!). The top of the cupcake simply screws off. and inside the cake is a well that is full of white, quite thick looking cream. I should mention that the cake isn't exactly full to the brim with cream, and there isn't masses inside.
Firstly the scent. As I mentioned, I assumed the cream would smell a bit sickly, but I was surprised that this was a nice deep cherry aroma - very authentic and not at all sickly sweet. So far, so good! And the cream itself is very rich - again, better than I expected - and it sinks into the hands really well, leaving them feeling soft and moisturised - and the lovely cherry scent lingers too.
A pleasant surprise
Overall I was really impressed with the hand cream. It smells lovely, absorbs quickly and leaves hand feeling soft and smooth. It was certainly better quality than I expected, given the novelty nature of the packaging.
I would say this item makes a great little gift for a girl who likes her cakes and beauty products! The packaging is really cute and it does look gorgeous on my dressing table. I also think it's a great one for the office as it's a great talking point if sat on your desk at work! Best of all, the cream inside is of a surprisingly high quality and it does smell great too, so ideal if you're a cherry fan (and cherry-scented products aren't that easy to come by). However, for the price and the quantity of cream, this certainly isn't one for everyday use, or something I would buy for myself. So let's hope I'm lucky enough to receive another one as a gift in the future! And once the cream is finished, I will of course by handing the empty pot over to my little girl. One product, two happy girls. Perfect!
In the past couple of years cupcakes seem to have sprung up everywhere on the market. Being a keen baker I received quite a few cupcake items for Christmas just gone, this being one of them.
This cherry scented hand cream comes in a plastic cupcake shaped container and is opened by unscrewing the lid which is the frosting part of the cupcake. It is easy to open and as soon as you do so you are hit by the cherry scent. The scent is true to the smell of real cherries and does stick around after you have put the hand cream on. The hand cream is smooth and quite light in texture but also a little greasy, but not enough that it bothered me. The hand cream is actually better quality than I would have expected considering that this is primarily a novelty item that would presumably be aimed at the gift market.
The cupcake container itself is lightish blue with pastel pink frosting/icing, it is topped with a cherry which depicts the scent of the product. It was nicely presented - the packaging was a girly coloured cardboard box with a see through panel at the front so you can see the product.
This is not something that I would buy for myself as I see it as more of a one off kind of buy, but I would buy it as a gift.