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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Smells, smells, smells.

Smells; it's all about smells. Some women crave food, I crave smells. Notably the following:

LUSH - Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter. Mr OJ often rolls his eyes at the frequency I am found with my nose in a tub of LF. At £6 for a 50g it's a bargain nail treatment which really does work to keep cuticles nourished and dry bits at bay. I use this most nights and revel in the lovely lemony/lavender scent.

Liz Earle Nourishing Botanical Body Cream. I adore the fresh and uplifting scents in the body range. From the shower gels to this rich and gorgeous body cream. Really good for bumps and all over feel good factor. You can use it after dry body brushing (which did help keep cellulite at bay during the early months of pregnancy when exercising was difficult. Pregnancy doesn't require much of a circulation boost as your circulation is already pretty pumped up having to cope with a baby growing inside too. With prices starting from £4.75 for a travel size, it's a great treat for weekends away (or going in to hospital!).

Tisserand Intensive Hand and Nail Cream. This is my biggest addiction. However, I feel I should qualify this as whenever I use this (for example sitting in a doctors waiting room) everyone seems to like it and even look around to see where it is coming from. One receptionist asked what it was! Even Mr OJ says that when I use it in the car and he gets in, he notices and says that "something smells nice". Which is high praise indeed. I can often be found with my face in my hands (not crying) but inhaling deeply the gorgeous essential oils. There are far too many to mention. At around £7 for a generous handbag sized tube (75ml), it's an absolute bargain and a delight to use. It lasts months and I repurchase time and time again. But I warn you, it's highly addictive!

Jonathan Ward candles, I don't need to tell you how much I adore Jonathan's candles. I own more than my fair share but they have been marvellous. I wish I could take one with me to hospital (perhaps I shall sneak in some tea lights)

Since I have gestational diabetes I can't mention the normal cravings of chocolate, cake and icecream which I would love to indulge in! Although, I can have them sometimes, probably less than the average non-diabetic! I suspect that my other senses are trying to compensate as I also adore using bright and bold make up and nail wraps! I think pregnancy heightens all of your senses so it's been a great time to experiment with new products.

Do you have any weird addictions (to legal substances) or pregnancy cravings that you'd like to share?


  1. I'm with you on the cuticle butter, it smells gorgeous. Reminds me of Lemsip! I also love the smell of cinnamon at the moment, very festive x

  2. I craved hot curries and limes dipped in salt!x

  3. I just tried that lemony butter this week and agree it's very lovely. Am so getting some of that hand cream too!

    When I was pregnant with my girl I craved everything apple, literally - like apple pies, apple & cheese toasties (which I still love & reminds me of this time), apple juice, etc etc.

    With my boy it was more savoury stuff, but nothing too out of the ordinary.

    Hope you're feeling well & that baby girl arrives soon!

    Nic x

  4. I think every girl likes smells :-D I have a really lovely vanilla snow candle that I cannot get enough of at the moment :D


  5. That lemony butter sounds right up my alley- gotta try it!

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  8. You can usually smell a Lush shop before you even see it - so many gorgeous products. I love the soaps - they make the bathroom smell delicious!

  9. I love the fab smells as well! I used to work in a perfumerie so I just adore it!


  10. even i m a gr8 fan for smells...candles,bath salts,perfumes...adore the freshness!!!

  11. I love the smell of Lemony Flutter! & I'll have to try some Jonathan Ward candles.

  12. Its a wonderful article you made.

    Faye of Bags Under Eyes

  13. I like this article.I am a great fan of perfume and fragrances

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