Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Juvenate Body Butter Review

2014-COCOA-JUVENATE-PRODUCT-100000-680x680I absolutely love chocolate and I love cosmetics so today I’m sharing my Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Juvenate Body Butter review!

I didn’t realise that Hotel Chocolat had branched out into the world of spa style body treatments until I was asked to try one. Regular readers of my blog will possibly remember that I have dry, sensitive and generally annoying skin, so I always receive such review requests with a mixture of excitement and nervousness. On the one hand there is always the possibility of finding a brand new product that I love, on the other I could be letting myself in for a skin reaction which will take weeks to heal.


I thought I’d start with my initial impression as packaging can be an important part of the cosmetic buying process particularly if you are purchasing a gift.

My body butter arrived in a beautiful Hotel Chocolat bag surrounded by white tissue paper. The body butter comes packaged within it’s own box which looks very sleek and expensive.

The pot is a wonderful monochrome design which would grace any sink admirably.


The body butter has a wonderful thick creamy texture, sort of like an expensive soft cheese. It glides onto skin seemingly melting into it effortlessly.


If you are expecting to walk around smelling like a chocolate bar then you will be disappointed. The Cocoa Juvenate Body Butter smells exotic with citrus notes and spices, it’s lovely.

Did it improve my skin?

I am happy to report not only that I had no adverse reactions to this butter, but it actually managed to improve my skins texture and dryness. I was honestly astonished at just how wonderful this body butter is, even my driest skin was noticeably smoothed and moisturised.

Would I recommend it?

Most definitely, the packaging, scent and overall feel gives a sense of luxury but at £21 is actually very affordable. The cream works wonders on my skin and is amazingly gentle at the same time. It would make a great Mother’s Day gift.

2014-COCOA-JUVENATE-PRODUCT-100003-680x680Other items from the range

The range includes hand creams, perfumes and much more so it’s definitely worth a look. In fact Hotel Chocolat asked me if I could think of a fellow blogger worthy of trying out their Cocoa Juvenate Hand Cream and I recommended Anne from Anne Clark Handmade. Anne has been busy knitting raindrops for Water Aid with her grandchildren and definitely deserves a treat!


To buy the Body Butter or other items from the range visit Hotel Chocolat here.

Get involved with Winter Sports during your normal daily routine

The Winter Olympics drew to a close this past weekend and for many new fans of snowboarding, curling, skating or more this creates an anti climax as the snow and ice leaves our TV screens. But what if there was a way to get involved with a whole new host of exciting Winter activities whilst still managing to fit in your normal daily work schedule! Sounds almost like an impossibility but I’ve been told about a brand new concept that promises to do just that.Screenshot (14)

Called ‘Olympic Hangovers’ the brand new site and app aims to bring together remote working locations with the possibility of participating in winter sports during your morning or afternoon. If it all works as planned then I think it sounds like a fabulous idea, complete freedom over working localities combined with frozen fun!

The site has been created as a Google mash up that combines working locations with local ski and skate centres that will enable you to enjoy winter sports the whole year round. Plus there is the added option of entering your own personal favourites if you want to recommend centres to fellow enthusiasts.

For full information and to join in the fun pop on over to the site at which went live today!

If your family are anything like mine then all the coverage will have inspired some hitherto unseen enthusiasm to get involved and try out a new sport.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Review and Competition!

Today I’m sharing our review of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, along with a fabulous opportunity to win one of two copies of the DVD for your own family to enjoy!CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 CDRB1397UV_3D UV STICKER

Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention — a machine that turned water into food, causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. However, he soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals, or “foodimals!”  Now, Flint and his friends must embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world – again! Cloudy 6

As a family we all loved the original Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and I was apprehensive that a sequel might not live up to it’s predecessor, however this film is easily as amusing if not more so! It’s definitely a film that adults will chuckle along too as well as the kids. Cloudy 7

The foodimals are ridiculously cute and my kids cannot stop quoting the Strawberry who says ‘En-Woo!’ repeatedly. I really can’t recommend it enough especially without giving away the plot, but if you don’t pick up a copy soon you really are missing out!

Cloudy 3Win your own copy of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on DVD!

I have two copies of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on DVD to give away to readers of the blog! To be in with a chance of winning follow the instructions below.

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