Review: Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Gift Set

Hi lovelies,

Today I am reviewing La Source® Beautiful Hands, holiday gift sets from Crabtree & Evelyn! This is my first time having ever used anything from Crabtree & Evelyn and i’m really excited to check them out. On a side note, if you ever watched any of the shows from the good ol’ days of Regis & Kelly, a Crabree & Evelyn gift was always given during the game portion. So yeah, permanent association in my mind.

Alright, lets take a looksy.

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I am a huge fan of  how Crabtree & Evelyn make their packaging so bright and vivid, it’s a great first impression. As far as what comes inside the La Source® Beautiful Hands, the details are below.


  • Snowdrop Nail Lacquer (full size)
  • Petal Pink Nail Lacquer (full size)
  • La Source Hand Therapy (25g)
  • La Source Nail & Cuticle Therapy (15g)
  • Holiday Nail buffer


Price Tag: $25.00-


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La Source Hand Therapy: Coming from someone who constantly has dry hands, this was a major hit. I am keeping this one in my purse!

Product Highlights:


  • Contains hydrating ceramides and antioxidant-rich vitamin E
  • Myrrh extract helps condition nails and cuticles
  • Formulated without mineral oil, parabens, propylene glycol or sodium lauryl sulfate

On it’s own, the 25g tube of the La Source Hand Therapy is $8.00.

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La Source Hand and Cuticle Therapy: Healthy cuticles, healthy nails. I love that this was added to the kit.

Product Highlights:


  • Apply to nails and cuticles morning and night for best results
  • Formulated with panthenol and keratin
  • protects nails and softens dry, flaking cuticles.

On it’s own, the 15g La Source Hand and Cuticle Therapy retails for $16.00.

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Holiday Nail Buffer: I actually never use items like this because I am, well,  lazy. But today I did it, and it made my nails soft and glossy looking. They looked like I didn’t even need nail polish at all.  All in all, I felt like this was a really great addition to this set.



crabtree  evelyn holiday 2013 Review: Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Gift Set Snowdrop Nail Lacquer (full size) and Petal Pink Nail Lacquer (full size): I am torn about these two polishes. I really liked the Petal Pink, it went on smoothly and dried to a pretty, glossy finish. But the Snowdrop was another story. I personally have such a tough time with white polishes…I have to put on like 15 layers before I get them to look decent. I tried to swatch this polish three times and I kept messing up. Maybe I am impatient (this is a real possibility), I just don’t have time to add 4 layers of polish and then have to wait 10 hours for it to dry.

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 Swatch of Petal Pink Nail Lacquer using two coats.

Like I said, I really liked the look of the Petal Pink Nail Lacquer. I could use this during any season of the year, which makes it a major plus. I just wish they would have chosen a different color for their second polish.

On their own, the full size nail lacquers cost $6.00 each.


Honestly, I think this set is really cute, and is being sold at a great price! If you purchased these product individually, it would cost you $36.oo (not including the Holiday Nail Buffer)! When I think of the person that I would gift it to, I am thinking my mom or grandma. If you are wondering why…I just feel like items from Crabtree & Evelyn are geared towards a more mature client (plus my mom is really into taking care of her hands). With all of that said, I am 30 and I would be thrilled to get this as a gift. Who doesn’t like nail care?

My only issue with this set is the white nail polish. Am I doing it wrong? Maybe. Doesn’t anyone else have issues with white nail lacquers??

Rating: I think I like you (4 points)


If you want a no-brainer gift that is under $25.00 you can purchase the  La Source® Beautiful Hands set at!

Also…if you purchase this through ebates, you can get 5% back on your Crabtree & Evelyn purchase!



note* This is a PR sample, all thoughts and opinions are that of my own. Affiliate link are included in this post. When you click on these link, a small portion goes back to citizens of beauty to help support this site.

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  • Kim

    Was the white polish streaky? Sometimes it’s just the formula.

    • Kendra Stanton

      Yeah, it was super streaky. But I have had this same problem with far more expensive formulas. weird

  • Miranda @ Slashed Beauty

    Looks cute! Lord knows i need hand and cuticle therapy with the cold wind here!

    • Kendra Stanton

      I am in Portland…it’s cold here now! I need it too..

  • Phyrra

    The hand creme sounds wonderful.

    • Kendra Stanton

      It’s great for winter!

  • Kath TheFabZilla

    I like Crabtree and Evelyn although I must say it’s been off my radar for quite a while. I can’t believe this set is only $25, I must grab one pronto!

    • Kendra Stanton

      I agree, but they had some good stuff!For $25.00, I was impressed!

  • Harshleen

    That’s a really nice gift set! The hand cream sounds great!

    • Kendra Stanton

      Yeah, it really is!

  • Rhonda

    I was glad to hear you have problems with white polish. I thought it was only me! Drives me crazy to keep applying, streaks, etc. If you ever find a good white polish, please let me know. Maybe your readers have found the perfect white? I love the look in magazines and on celebs, but can’t achieve the look I want at home.

    • Kendra Stanton

      I even had a manicure done a few months ago with white (ideally, I love it) and even she applied like 4 layers! So, it’s not just us!!

  • Sheila (Painted Ladies)

    What a great set – I am loving the packaging.

  • Betzy Carmona

    The pink polish is gorgeous , and although the white is not the best still cute :)

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