Weleda Skin Food

I read about this in Sali Hughes book “Pretty Iconic” and thought that I should get a tube, especially as it wasn’t too expensive and could be bought at Holland and Barrett. 

I’m not sure that I really knew what I was going to do with this, so after a first try, I put it away. 

Then it’s moment arrived. My hands had got so dry that they had split. I decide to get my tube of Food Skin out of the drawer and use it as hand cream over night. The next day my skin has started to repair itself. I was so impressed with this. I kept using it for a few more days. 

It’s second job, was my legs becoming dry and flaky. Food Skin made them better overnight. 

I now know, that it is the product to have around, when your skin needs rescuing. I’m not sure that I would use it on my face (you can) as it feels rich and a bit greasy. 

It has a medicinal smell about it. Not unpleasant at all but not my favourite smell. It doesn’t put me off from using the product though.

I’m really not sure how I missed this product, as I have used Weleda Calendula Nappy Cream and thought that this was a great product for babies bottoms.  

For those who have not heard of the brand, Weleda is a German company that began in 1921 as a pharmaceutical laboratory, with a medicinal plant garden. Today it is a manufacturer of holistic natural cosmetics. 

Worth a try. Comment below and let me know what you think too. 

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Tili Box from QVC

Beauty boxes are all the rage at the moment. These are boxes that are posted to your home, containing samples of make up and skincare products to try. There are lots of different subscription beauty box services, where for a monthly charge, you get a surprise box of skin care and make up samples to try. For many the low cost and idea of trying something new each month is appealing, especially when they are high end products that you don’t want to just buy and try. I get that feeling of having a parcel arrive, opening it and the excitement of seeing what’s inside. After a day working, this can be a lovely treat. 

Tili or “Try It, Love It” is QVC’s take on a beauty box. It is more expensive than some beauty boxes at ¬£20 (delivered) but it isn’t a subscription service and you can see what you are getting in advance. If it doesn’t contain things that you want to try, don’t buy – easy. 

I’d heard good things about the Tili box, so when I read that box 3 was available, I went to take a look. It looked interesting and as it is based on the products that QVC sell, I knew the price of products that it contained would be of a good standard, making it a reasonable value box too. 

The box arrived in just a couple of days, – – super fast delivery from QVC. It was a lovely thing to arrive home to, after a week away. 


It’s a pretty pale green box with the products wrapped in tissue paper and sitting on a bed of shredded tissue. It looked gorgeous and felt like I was getting a little bit of luxury. Care had been taken to wrap the two glass products in bubble wrap. 


Inside the box are 10 samples, a mix of skin care and make up. I like that there is a mix and not just skincare. The box includes:

1 x Essie Mint Candy Apple Nail Polish (12ml) – a pastel mint green

1 x Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Coconut Breeze (40ml)

1 x Molton Brown Dewy Lily of The Valley & Star Anise Bath & Shower Gel (50ml)

1 x Australian Bodycare Skin Wash (50ml

1 x This Works In Transit Camera Close-up (20ml)

1 x Elemis Gentle Foaming Face Wash (30ml)

1 x Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner (15ml)

1 x Decleor Aromessence Mandarine Oil Serum (5ml)

1 x Doll 10 Lip Velvet (2ml) in one of three surprise shades – I received Material Girl (classic pink)

1 x Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra (1.6g) in one of two surprise shades – I received Moonlight (creamy champagne)

For me the Elasticizer sample is great because I already use it and I’m looking forward to trying it in the coconut fragrance. Coconut is a favourite smell of mine. 

I have been wanting to try Pixi Glow Tonic for a little while, so a sample size is a good way to see if it’s for me or not. 

I already use Essie nail polishes. This isn’t a colour that I would choose but I will try in spring time. I may be pleasantly surprised. 

Molton Brown sample shower gels are great for weekends away. I have used several that I got with present purchase for trips away, so this will be coming with me on my next trip to London. 

I’m not a fan of skin washes, as I like to jot cloth cleanse. I may be giving the two included in here away. 

When I’ve worked out the best way to use This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up, I will give it a go. I’m never sure about products that claim they can multi task. 

The make up and serum oil will be all given a try out. 

I’m quite excited about trying this purchase out, and as I try them, I will review them on here.