Illustration Inspiration: Crabtree & Evelyn by Ruth Pearson and Caroline Phillips

The first time I fell in love with Crabtree & Evelyn was when my mom received a gift hamper that consisted of their signature tea biscuits. So I went to their retail to get a another tin and then some. The first thing(actually,before eating the biscuits) that attracted to me the most was actually their illustrative packaging. I’m a huge fan of botanical illustrations – realistic or not, they always win and even more of a winner when illustrated with pencil colors,pastels and watercolors(or paint in general)

Below are the lovely tea biscuits designed by the talented duo Ruth Pearson and Caroline Phillips at Smith & Milton.  If you shop at Crabtree & Evelyn, look into their carrier and you’ll see lovely botanical prints. I cannot bear discarding them or reusing to hold items to be given away so they’re all stashed nicely inside a folder – yes, you can call me a fan-collector now 😛

After the biscuits moments I turned to using their beauty products. I wouldn’t say they’re good on my skin – the lavender soap dries up my skin badly (but smells realllllllyyyyyyyy amazing) so I’ve stopped on the washes but continue using the perfume range. Currently I’m obsessing over this(below) and yes if you think that I kept the box, well, I did. Aren’t the watercolor lavender so beautiful ?

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