By far the best discovery from my M&S beauty advent calendar so far has been the Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Hand & Nail Balm. I’m going to do a little rundown of my top products from the calendar overall at the end of December, but this is so lovely and would be such a perfect Christmas stocking filler that I had to share it straight away.
Roger & Gallet is a French heritage perfumery brand which I’ve been aware of for ages but never really given a second look to – in my head I think it’s been classed as one of the ranges at the back of a dusty local pharmacy which may be suitable for an emergency Christmas gift that will end up in the village hall tombola. Turns out, I’m totally wrong!
As soon as I took this out of its little calendar box I was already in love with the packaging – zingy pretty coral and lime. The next ‘ooh’ was the scent – to me it’s a bit like a figgy, jammy sorbet; sweet but with a fresh edge to stop it being too sickly. It’s just delicious. The texture at first I was concerned was a little greasy, and it does take a tiny bit longer to sink in than my usual L’Occitane creams but within a minute or so it’s all absorbed and hands are amazingly soft.
This is definitely now 100% in my handcream rotation – I still love the lavender L’Occitane but I like how the scent of this is so different; it’s more of a wake me up scent than the relaxing comfort of the lavender. And I’m definitely going to be heading to M&S to check out more of the Roger & Gallet range!
Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Hand & Nail Cream isn’t currently available on the M&S website other than in a trio set – it may be available in store. However it’s currently on LookFantastic for £4.50 housed in a lovely cracker.