Summer is well and truly on the way which means trips to the beach, days out, picnics and even weekends away are all on the cards. When you have babies, you have an enormous changing bag full of handy pockets and pouches to pack away everything you need for even the smallest excursion, but once the kids are out of nappies, it's often hard to find a funky but functional bag that is big enough for the jackets, jumpers, outdoor toys and snacks that are still needed on days out. Well, I have a new bag that is absolutely ideal for all my summer day-out needs - it's big and roomy, is comfortable to carry and has a striking lime green and white design that I love. Even better news is that it came stuffed with Baylis & Harding Beauticology products that appeal to me just as much as the bag they came in !
There's something about the smell of coconut that instantly reminds me of summer - I'm not sure if it's because of the associations with sunny tropical beaches, suncream or Malibu-based cocktails at sunset, but it always makes me feel summery and light-hearted, even in the middle of winter. I also love the uplifting, refreshing zinginess of citrus fruits that always wake me up when I need a quick boost. I therefore instantly fell in love with the zesty but sensual coconut and lime fragrance of these products that is basically summer-in-a-bottle.
For the most part, the products are generously sized, so you'll have plenty to last through the course of a proper summer holiday, not just a weekend away. You get 100ml Fragrance Mist (spray a fine mist over the body for an instant refreshing boost), 100ml Shower Crème, 250ml Body Butter (massage gently into skin until fully absorbed), 200ml Body Lotion and 50ml Hand Cream, along with a Nylon Body Polisher which is great for exfoliating your skin in the shower before heading off on holiday to make your tan last longer. The body butter and lotion are also both great for pampering sun-kissed skin.
If green's not your colour, the bag is also available in coral, containing the same products. Decisions, decisions !
Available from Lloyd's Pharmacy for £14.99.
Disclosure : I received the product in order to write an honest review.