The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Expert Set is probably my favourite gift of this series of 12 Gifts of Christmas, as I really do love everything about it; every product is practical yet a joy to use, the packaging is brilliant and the price point is just right. In the Almond Hand & Nail Expert Set you get four products: Almond Conditioning Hand Wash (25oml), Almond Hand & Nail Cream (1ooml), Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil (1.8ml) and a Nail Buffer.
I can’t quite believe that I’ve not previously tried anything from the Almond Hand & Nail range as it is absolutely gorgeous and does exactly what you’d expect – just a few simple steps leave hands and nails looking clean, neat, hydrated and well taken care of. Another thing I really like about this set is that it’s fairly gender-neutral; whilst I appreciate there are many men who probably don’t have a hand and nail care kit at the top of their Christmas wishlist, the colours, presentation, products and even scent are all elements suited to both boys and girls. I love the tin the products come in and it was quickly turned into storage for my every day nail and hand products – it’s just the right size.
The hand wash is lovely, nourishing, cleansing and fragrant, to the extent where I’m probably going to hide it from visitors, as I’m that mean-spirited…The Hand & Nail Cream is probably my favourite of the products as it’s soooo hydrating – it’s quite a light texture, but a few minutes of working it into hands results in the disappearance of any dry or rough patches, which is very impressive, plus after a couple of minutes it’s fully absorbed, leaving soft, fragrant hands; I will be picking up a smaller version for my hand bag. The cuticle oil comes in a brush pen, which is very handy for application, but I also love the fact that there’s a rubber cuticle pusher in the lid. Finally the buffer is a four-sided deal with a file, then the three buffing elements on each side. The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Expert Set is £22.