100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Goji Berry Body Smoothie

Hi there! Today’s post is about Montagne Jeunesse’s Goji Berry Body Smoothie which I picked up for £1 (Poundworld). This product claims to have a unique and fluffy texture that absorbs quickly and is 100% loveable! Read on if you’d like to know if this product is any good. 🙂

I agree that this moisturiser has a unique texture. It really is fluffy and bouncy – and it’s awesome fun! In addition, this moisturiser absorbs in no time, so it’s great when you’re in a hurry (weekday mornings…). Another thing I’d like to mention is that this moisturiser doesn’t feel sticky at all – not even for a second. Because of this I think it would be perfect for the warmer seasons.

I don’t know what goji berries smell like, but this moisturiser has a strong peach fragrance. So if you love peaches, you need to try this product asap! Montagne Jeunesse’s Goji Berry Body Smoothie is available as 200ml for £1 which is dirt cheap!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Weekly Recap 16 – 22 Oct 2017

Hi there! Another week has passed, so it’s time for my weekly blog recap. Let me show you what I’ve been up to this week. 🙂

Monday 16 Oct – Om She Aromatherapy Skin Lift Hydrating Face Serum

On Monday I reviewed my current face serum. Click here to read Monday’s post.

Tuesday 17 Oct – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 18 Oct – Nail Of The Day

I showed you 2 manis I did recently. Click here to read Tuesday’s post.
Or click here to read Wednesday’s post.

Thursday 19 Oct – Alberto Balsam Volume Boost Shampoo & Conditioner
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Thursday’s post was about 2 awesome hair products. Click here to read Thursday’s post.

Friday 20 Oct – Pâtisserie De Bain Crème Pâtissière Shower Gel & Body Souffle


And on Friday I reviewed a shower gel and a body souffle. Click here to read Friday’s post.

This is already it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Pâtisserie De Bain – Crème Pâtissière Shower Gel & Body Souffle

Hi there! Today’s post is about a body care combo that I received as a gift (a gift with purchase that is…) a little while ago – Pâtisserie De Bain Crème Pâtissière Shower Gel and Body Souffle. These products sound delicious, don’t they?
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Pâtisserie De Bain Crème Pâtissière Shower Gel is alright. It doesn’t feel drying. However, the shower gel doesn’t lather up properly. I think this is rather strange if you consider that the 2nd ingredient is SLS… Anyway, I’m satisfied that this shower gel cleanses my skin well, so I have no reason to complain.

Pâtisserie De Bain Crème Pâtissière Body Souffle is a light moisturiser that goes on easily and doesn’t feel greasy. I’m quite happy with the body souffle. However, I don’t think it would be hydrating enough for people with dry skin.
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What about the fragrance? Well, I’ve smelled it before. This fragrance and Baylis & Harding’s Vanilla Sugar Donut fragrance are one and the same! I think that both ‘vanilla sugar donut’ and ‘crème pâtissière’ are suitable names to describe the fragrance.

Whilst I think that these products smell nice and pleasant, I wouldn’t repurchase them because they’re simply not my favourites. If you’re interested, the gift set (which contains a 175ml shower gel, a 175ml body souffle, and a body puff) is £9.99 at Rose & Co. England.

Have you tried these products? Or would you like to try them? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Awesome – Alberto Balsam Volume Boost Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Alberto Balsam’s Volume Boost Shampoo & Conditioner with Jericho Rose & Pink Grapefruit. I bought these 2 products quite some time ago when they were on special (£1 each), and I’ve finally managed to try them.

These products are aimed at people with fine or flat hair, and they promise fullness and a healthy look. And guess what, these 2 products are simply awesome! Read on, I’ll tell you more! 🙂
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The shampoo feels amazing on my head. It feels clarifying, but it’s  also sensationally soft! The formula is pretty much perfect! The conditioner is fantastic too. It feels very conditioning, and it detangles my hair with ease. It actually feels like a “soft & smooth” conditioner. Brilliant!

I’m also happy that these 2 products make my hair appear fuller. And yes, at the same time my hair feels soft and smooth. Alberto Balsam delivers on its promise again! Oh, one more thing – these two products smell divine. The fragrance is perfectly natural, and it’s the perfect mix of rose and grapefruit. Gorgeous!

To sum it up… Alberto Balsam’s Volume Boost Shampoo & Conditioner with Jericho Rose & Pink Grapefruit mop the floor with comparable (yet pricier) offerings from brands like L’Oréal and Pantene. I paid £1 (special offer) each for the 300ml shampoo and 300ml conditioner. Alberto Balsam Blends products are usually £2 each which is still fantastic value. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Halloween Nail Art Ideas / Primark PS… 18 Strobe, Boots 17 Red & Stamping With MoYou London Festive 53 / A-Z Nail Art Challenge N – Nocturnal Creatures

Hi there! Today I’ve got another Halloween nail art idea for you. 🙂

Last year I did a bats on blood mani. I really loved that mani, and I was thinking about doing the same mani again.

However, I also wanted to use one of my newest stamping plates, so I went for a cute bats on blood mani. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Primark PS… 18 Strobe. This is a great white polish that I really need to stock up on!

I used Boots 17 Red and a small piece of a make-up sponge for the blood effect.

The black polish I stamped with is Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go. I used 2 stamping plates – a random unbranded plate (small bats) and MoYou London‘s brand new Festive 53 plate (big bats) which is packed with cute images.

Oh, by the way, this mani counts towards the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. This is my interpretation of the Nocturnal Creatures challenge. 🙂

If you’d like to order from MoYou, you can get 10% off if you order through this link. Oh, in case you’re wondering… yes, I did purchase this stamping plate (and the other new ones) myself!

Now… how do you like this mani? I think it’s awesome. Do you agree? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Halloween Nail Art Ideas / Revlon Brilliant Strength 190 Entice, Essence Colour Boost 05 Instant Summer, Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 702 Marshmallow Heaven & Water Decals

Hi there! 2 weeks ago I told you that I’d be doing a couple of Halloween Nail Art Ideas posts this month. So today I’m showing you another Halloween-themed mani that I did recently. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Revlon Brilliant Strength 190 Entice. This is a great quality polish. Great formula, great brush (flat, wide). Good job, Revlon!

I used a small piece of a cosmetic sponge to apply yellow (Essence Colour Boost 05 Instant Summer) and purple (Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 702 Marshmallow Heaven) splashes of colour.

But the best things about this mani are the water decals (which I bought last year).

I think this mani looks really cute! It’s clearly Halloween-themed, but it’s not orange, it’s not gory, there aren’t any pumpkins or witches… I think this kind of mani would be perfect for everyone who wants to do a Halloween-themed mani that doesn’t look too standard, but that’s still easy to do.

How do you like this mani? Feel free to let me know. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

OM SHE Aromatherapy Skin Lifting Hydrating Face Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about a product I picked up not too long ago – OM SHE Aromatherapy Skin Lifting Hydrating Face Serum. This product promises smoother, firmer and more radiant skin. It’s suitable for all skin types, and it’s safe for use around the eyes.

This product contains 16 ingredients only! And amongst those 16 ingredients there are damascena rose flower water and flower oil, rosehip seed oil (to nourish skin), sodium hyaluronate (to bind moisture), hydrolised collagen and vitamins C and E (to brighten and protect from free radicals). I’ve been using this serum for over a month now. And if you read on, I’ll tell you if it’s any good. 🙂

The serum is a non-greasy clear gel. When I apply the serum, it doesn’t feel nourishing. It feels watery. And once the serum is absorbed it makes my skin feel dry. The first 2 days it was OK, but on the 3rd day I could see that my skin looked dry under my make-up.

I haven’t introduced any new products to my daily skin care routine (I sill use the same hyaluronic acid spray, moisturiser, cleanser, face wash, toner, etc.). So it’s pretty clear that this serum isn’t anywhere near as hydrating as it promises to be. Disappointing!

I will continue to use the serum – in conjunction with the greasiest (!) moisturiser I have. This seems to work, but it’s not perfect. And it doesn’t look perfect. But there’s an upside – I finally get to finish that greasy moisturiser! Yay! 😀

I got my OM SHE Aromatherapy Skin Lifting Hydrating Face Serum from TK Maxx. I paid £4.99 for the 30ml serum.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde