For most of us, sunny holidays are well and truly over for the year although by October I’m always searching the brochures in case a new country has suddenly emerged that isn’t a) a 9 hour flight and b) just as cold as the UK in the tip over to winter! So far, nada!! But one thing that truly does place me firmly back on the beach – at least in my head – is Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt; the smell is everything holidays. This isn’t a new product, but an old faithful and a continuous year-round best seller, proving that isn’t just me craving exotic holidays all over again. Aside from the amazing smell, the oil is so nourishing for the skin; in colder climes it solidifies in the bottle so I liquify it again in a jug of warm water. This has the added bonus of heating up the oil so when it hits your skin you get a burst of frangipani and monoi and beautiful, warm, fluid oil to massage into your skin. Delicious.

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