A couple of months ago I took a little break from blogging as my dad was really poorly in hospital. Around the same time the wonderful people at Ted Baker sent over a lovely little package with some treats from their Regency Romance collection for me to try out, and over the last few weeks I’ve finally got round to giving them a whirl!
The collection was inspired by the design of English Regency Homes: beautiful, romantic and full of character and charm, and contained 3 delicious new bath and body scents, as well as a scarf, candles and many other gifts, all packaged in pretty pastel packaging. I was actually surprised to learn that these were a winter release for Christmas 2014, as they look like something you’d find in the shops during the spring!
The two bath and body products I was sent to try out were No 2 Upperbrook Mews, which is a body lotion and No 3 Brompton Crescent, which is a body wash. Ted Baker also very kindly gifted me a matching Regency House’s Scarf, which you can see in the background of all of the pictures in this post. Isn’t it beautiful? It has the same pastel Regency House’s print and is absolutely huge! It’s most definitely going to get a lot of use over the next few months.
No 2 Upperbrook Mews Body Lotion
I think I may have mentioned before that I have a little bit of a love/hate relationship with body lotions. I love the way that my skin feels after using them, but I hate the application. Most body lotions I’ve tried in the past have taken what feels like forever to sink in to my skin, and then once it has, I’ve ended up doing a little dance around the bathroom or bedroom to try and quicken up the drying process. (Not that it ever works).
Luckily though, Ted Baker’s No 2 Upperbrook Mews Body Lotion is one of the good guys, and the lovely lilac lotion absorbs into my skin quickly and easily and doesn’t leave me with that icky, greasy feeling. The lotion itself reminds me a little of Johnson’s Baby Lotion – both in consistency and smell. It has a sumptuous scent, made up of freesia, peach and amber and I could sit and sniff at it all day. It’s divine!
One of the things I like the most about this body lotion though is that it has a pump dispenser, rather than being in a squeezy bottle. This definitely makes it a lot easier to get the product out, and I’m not covering the bottle in excess lotion between applications. This has been my go-to body lotion for the last couple of weeks and it compliments the body wash that I’m going to tell you about next just perfectly …
No 3 Bromptom Crescent Body Wash
Body washes and shower gels/cremes are something I get through a lot of every year, and Ted Baker’s No 3 Brompton Crescent Body Wash was one that ticked all the right boxes for me. The product itself is a cool, mint colour and it has a beautiful, fresh scent that’s a lavish mix of lemon, jasmine and amber crystal. Ted describes it as ‘a touch of luxury’ and I totally agree. The scent is very grown up and sophisticated, and I love that it lingers on my skin for ages after I’ve showered. I love it!
Just like the body lotion I talked about above, No 3 Bromptom Crescent has a pump dispenser, which makes it easy to use in both the bath and the shower, and I find that I get a much better lather with it when I pump it out onto a shower scrunchie.
I’m pretty sure that the Regency Romance Collection was limited edition as I can’t find them for sale online, but I know that they were both priced at £8.00 for 200ml, which I thought was really great value for money for two luxurious products like this. Please let me know if I’m wrong though as I would love to stock up on them, and maybe try out some of the other items from the collection as well.
What do you think of the Regency Romance Collection?
Let me know in the comments section below!
*Products kindly sent for review consideration