15 January 2013

REVIEW: Burt's Bees: Tips & Toes Hands and Feet Kit

I make no secret of it; I am a big fan of Burt's Bees products. Although perhaps a little pricey, they are in fact a really good brand whose products are really kind and friendly to skin. I originally saw this kit in Boots but somehow never got round to buying it. But I figured seeing as I am off on my jolly holidays soon, I am starting the pampering and 'preening' now; my first stop - hands and toes.

I chose this little set as all the products are miniatures and are great travel sizes which can fit easily into your handbag/luggage. Not only that but the selection of products for this kit are a great choice, featuring a few of my favourites which I will tell you more about.

This kit contains:

Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey and Grapeseed Oil Hand cream 20g/0.75oz 
Daily therapy enriched with humectant Honey, vitamin-rich Grapeseed Oil and moisturising Jojoba Butter. Great for extremely dry hands.

 I blogged a few days ago about hand creams (click here to read) and for me it is important to have a good hand cream on your person; whether that be in your handbag, in your car, on your keys, whatever. My hands for some reason are always dry and I hate it, but this little hand cream is quite nice. It is white in colour with a soft consistency. It smells really nice, with a strong scent of honey. I found it quite moisturising for my hands, with not too much of an oily residue. I would be inclined to say that this perhaps would be much better as a hand cream for the summer months as I don't feel it's thick enough to resist against the winter elements. But that said, it is a nice hand cream, which smells really nice.

Hand Salve 8.5g/03.oz

''Our all purpose hand salve is made with Botanical Oils, Herbs and Beeswax, specially formulated to deeply norish and soften dry hands and other areas that need extra moisturising''.

The harsh weather has begun to really attack small areas on my hands, making them really dry and sore at times. I moisturise with hand cream to try and soften these areas, but it's just not cutting it. The hand salve seems to be doing the trick; it is of a pale yellow colour, solid in consistency, but once rubbed in it turns into an oil. It smells very 'herby and fresh, and really does work well on those areas stubborn to hand cream.

Almond Milk Beeswax Hand cream 7g/0.25oz

''This super rich, all-natural hand cream is made with Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E to moisturise dry skin and Beeswax to help seal and shield your hands from the elements''.

 This hand cream I would say is definitely more suited for the winter months; it is incredibly thick and rich. It is heavily scented with almonds, which if I am honest can be a little too much (especially if your not a fan of almonds). Nevertheless, it moisturises well and keeps those hands looking healthy.

Coconut Foot Cream 20g/0.75oz

''Our Coconut Foot Cream is enriched with a softening blend of super-saturated Coconut Oil and other natural emollient ingredients with a hint of Peppermint for smooth, pampered feet''. 

Now, I don't know about you but there is nothing worse (and more irritating) than having dry skin on feet. It doesn't look good especially if you're wearing open toe shoes/sandals. Regardless of footwear and weather, I always take care of my feet, ensuring they are well moisturised, and this foot cream sure does the trick. I was expecting the cream to be white in colour, but it is in fact a brownish colour and quite thick in consistency. It smells absolutely gorgeous and really does sink well into the skin. On appearance I was expecting it to be quite oily but once rubbed in well, there is no oily residue which is great. I have found from numerous other  foot creams that they tend to make the feet slippy and take a while to sink into the skin. But this one I really like and would definitely purchase at a full size.

Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil 4.25g

''Nourish and condition lips with out replenishing pomegranate lip balm''. 

During the winter months (along with millions of other people), my lips tend to get very dry. I have a stash of lip balms which all claim to moisturise and etc, but none of them (in my opinion) come up trumps like the Burt's Bees. I am no stranger to this lip balm as I am currently using one during the cold snap that had suddenly hit the UK. The lip balm is solid and red in colour to signify its pomegranate flavour/scent. It smells incredibly gorgeous, and actually moisturises the lips really well. Considering it's quite small at 4.25g, it does last quite a while which I think is really good.

Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream 8.5g/0.3oz

A soothing blend of natural ingredients to nourish weak nails and soften dry cuticle. 

As my hands are often dry, this of course goes hand-in-hand with dry cuticles. It drives me nuts so I in fact purchased the normal size of this a few years ago, and I absolutely love it. Its consistency is solid but once rubbed you get an oil like substance which you just apply to the cuticles and rub in well. I tend to leave mine for a few minutes, giving it chance to really work and soak into the cuticles. It is heavily scented with lemon which is nice and refreshing, and is a great size to keep in your handbag.  

I purchased this kit from Amazon at £10.39 which isn't a bad price at all. Would I purchase this kit again? for traveling, yes.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post.

Are you a fan of Burt's Bees?


  1. lovely post hun, I've actually never tried any product from Burt's Bee's but I've heard so many good things about them through the blogging world and this kit looks really cute, especially as they're mini, great way too try new products out. I've heard great things about the hand salve! really great post, I'm a big fan of your blog xxx

    1. Serenity of Beauty15 January 2013 16:24

      Awww, I seriously urge you to try them - this kit is a good place to start as majority are all miniatures (apart from the lip balm which is full size) :) And thank you, glad you enjoy my blog :)

  2. BowsAreCute Katrien15 January 2013 11:31

    I quite like their products! Especially the lipbalm!

    1. Serenity of Beauty15 January 2013 16:24

      Yes, they're lovely - kind and friendly to skin, which is what I like :)

  3. I've never seen the coconut foot cream before, I really don't like the smell of the peppermint one so this would make a lovely change.

    1. Serenity of Beauty15 January 2013 19:58

      It's really nice; not too overpowering and really is moisturising on the feet :)

  4. Kerry Provenzano15 January 2013 20:52

    Looks amaze! Think it's definitely worth the money - seems you picked up quite a bargain there :)

    And if you ever stop by my blog, please do say hi :)

    Kerry x from Kerralina

    1. Serenity of Beauty16 January 2013 00:07

      Yes, I think it's a good buy as well lol :)