Just got landed with a present you didn't expect and have to return the favour?
Yesterday xgirl showed us some L'Occitane pressies which are just perfect for someone you may not know so well. Forget that set from Dunnes, this stuff is beautifully packaged and presented, and shows you put a bit of thought into your choice. Likewise, Cath Kidston beauty bits tend to be sure-fire hits also.
And I've a new brand to tell you about, too - head to Avoca stores on Dublin's Suffolk Street and in Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow to bag some Olivina goodies. This Californian range arrived in Ireland a couple of months or so ago and features hand, body and bath treats made from olives, lavender and figs. No chemical nasties and luxurious textures make these products stand out.
I've been trying a couple of bits - the Hand Cream, €14.95, is now a firm by-the-bed staple. I have the fig flavour - grassy and fresh, there's a sharp hint of figginess that's not remotely cloying. Loving it. I've also been trying the body butter, which is a lovely, thick cream that's really moisturising.
Other products in the Olivina range include a hand and body wash, €21.95, a hand and body lotion, also €21.95 and scented soaps for €14.50.