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My Top 3 Hand Creams for under a Tenner

by Rebecca Pearson on April 14, 2014

I hate the feeling of dry, chapped hands and prickly cuticles. I’m also terrible for burning myself and cutting bits of my fingers off when cooking – paper cuts? Hello! Lemon juice drizzled in the paper cut? Always. I’ve tried the whole gamut of hand creams, from mega cheapies to super-luxe expensive ones that I would never tell my Mum the cost of. You can never predict what you’ll love the best, but mine turned out to be all under tenner (hence the title). Look through the various handbags and rucksacks in my room, and you’ll find one of these three beauties lurking in there (along with receipts, Eat Natural Bar wrappers and 5ps: the worst coin denominations). [click to continue…]

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