100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Extracts Grapefruit & Papaya Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Whilst I love reasonably priced hair care products, I’ve never tried Superdrug’s Extracts hair products – until just a few weeks ago. So now let me tell you if Superdrug’s Extracts Grapefruit & Papaya Shampoo & Conditioner for fine hair are any good.

I think the shampoo is average. It cleanses alright, it feels OK on my head and in my hair… and that’s basically it. The conditioner is perfectly mediocre too. It’s not a good conditioner, but it’s also not a bad one. If I use a generous amount of product, I can detangle my hair without too much trouble. However, this conditioner doesn’t make my hair feel very smooth – and I haven’t noticed any other benefits.

I will continue to use these products. I think they’re OK for as long as they last me. But I won’t be buying the shampoo or the conditioner again. If you’re looking for great hair care products that smell lovely and cost next to nothing, try Alberto Balsam!

Superdrug’s Extracts Grapefruit & Papaya Shampoo & Conditioner are vegan and cruelty-free. They’re BUAV-approved and they carry the Leaping Bunny logo. Superdrug’s Extracts shampoos and conditioners are usually £1.99 each for 400ml. I paid 89p each (promotion)!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Reducing My Oldies Stash – Calcot Manor The Perfect Day Rich Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about Calcot Manor’s The Perfect Day Rich Body Butter. This body butter claims to “melt effortlessly into skin” and to “leave a gorgeous, scented glow”. A quick scan of the ingredients revealed that this body butter contains quite a few natural ingredients – i.e. sunflower seed oil, bitter orange flower extract, fig extract, green tea leaf extract, rose flower extract, papaya fruit extract, etc… This sounds promising! Now let me tell you if this body butter is any good!
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I think this body butter is very hydrating. It feels rich – but it doesn’t leave my skin feeling sticky. I like it! However, I don’t think my skin looks any different. There’s definitely no glow. In addition, this body butter doesn’t smell gorgeous at all. I can detect a faint lemony fragrance – and that’s all there is.

Would I recommend this body butter? Yes and no. I will finish this body butter, but I wouldn’t repurchase it. And if you want a lovely smelling body butter, keep looking! However, if you want a rich (yet non-sticky) body butter, give this one a sniff. If you’re OK with the fragrance, you might be happy with this product.

Calcot Manor’s The Perfect Day Rich Body Butter is available as 250ml. Prices vary greatly – depending on where you shop. I paid 99p for this product (bargain store), but I’ve also found an online shop that sells this body butter for just under £10. So make sure you compare prices online before you buy!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 60 Seconds 622 Oh Boy You’re So Fine & Stamping With Pueen 72

Hi there! Today’s post is about an easy mani I did a few weeks ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 622 Oh Boy You’re So Fine (2 coats).

I love this nail polish. Rimmel’s 60 Seconds formula is fantastic. And I love the milky violet shade very much. It’s just so pretty!

I don’t remember which polish I used as my stamping colour – all I know is that it was, without doubt, a random drugstore nail polish.

I do, however, remember that I used Pueen’s 72 stamping plate. This stamping plate is one of my favourites. It’s part of Pueen’s awesome Stamping Buffet collection.

How do you like this mani? I think it looks really nice. It’s subtle, but not boring. Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Yves Rocher Lemon Basil Refreshing Shower Gel

Hi there! It’s been a while since I bought Yves Rocher’s Lemon Basil Refreshing Shower Gel.

But since this shower gel has now been repackaged and reintroduced as part of Yves Rocher’s Plaisirs Nature collection, I thought I should finally try it!

This shower gel contains essential oils of lemon and basil, and it promises to cleanse skin gently and to leave skin smelling delicately perfumed.

Is it good? Yes, I think this shower gel is quite nice. It doesn’t dry out my skin, and the fresh fragrance is perfect for spring and summer. I really enjoy it!

Now that Yves Rocher recycled this fragrance for their Plaisirs Nature collection, they offer several Lemon Basil products: 200ml shower gel, 400ml shower gel, 200ml exfoliating shower gel and 15g bath cube.

Have you tried this product? How did you like it? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 3 – 9 April 2017

Hi there! Welcome to my weekly recap. Let me show you what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 3 Apr – March Empties

Monday’s post was about all the products I emptied in March. I emptied quite a lot! If you’d like to read this post, >>click here<<.

Tuesday 4 Apr – Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Body Mists

On Tuesday I reviewed these Simple Pleasures body mists. >>Click here<< to read the post.

Wednesday 5 Apr – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
Thursday 6 Apr – Montagne Jeunesse Buttercream Dream Mud Face Mask

On Wednesday I showed you another mani. >>Click here<< to read which products I used. On Thursday I reviewed Montagne Jeunesse’s Buttercream Dream Mud face mask. If you want to read this post, >>click here<<.

Friday 7 Apr – Boots Extracts Body Sprays – Sweet Mango, Luscious Vanilla

Friday’s post was a quick review of these fantastic Boots Extracts Body Sprays. If you want to read the post, >>click here<<.

This is it for this week. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

You Need These In Your Life – Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray & Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray

Hi there! Today’s post is about Boots’ Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray & Boots’ Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray. I’ve already emptied one of these vanilla sprays (I have 3!), and I’m almost halfway through the mango spray. So it really is time for a review! 🙂
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Boots’ Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray is gorgeous! It smells exactly like the delicious and divine Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Butter. It’s so good that I could kick myself for not trying it sooner!

Boots’ Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray is really lovely too. It’s wonderfully sweet and cuddly – just like Boots’ Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Butter.

I would recommend these 2 body sprays to anyone! They’re available as 150ml for £3.50, which is good value. But on top of that, Boots runs 3 for 2 promotions quite frequently, so there’s no excuse not to stock up! Now go! Buy! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Buttercream Dream Mud Face Mask

upload-1Hi there! Just a few days ago I picked up a few Montagne Jeunesse face masks at Primark. And I tried one of these masks today.

So let me tell you more about this Montagne Jeunesse Buttercream Dream Mud face mask which claims to leave skin feeling refreshed, cleansed and smooth.

When I applied the mask, I noticed that it contained exfoliating beads. And we’re not talking about those nasty ground walnut shells or crushed apricot stones. This mask contains face-friendly exfoliating beads – and they really made my skin feel clean and smooth!

I think this mask is excellent. It even reminds me of my former favourite face mask (it was my favourite before Superdrug ruined it by adding walnut shell powder, a.k.a. juglans regia shell powder).

Now onto the fragrance! Whilst this mask is supposed to be “vanilla & honey” scented, I don’t think it smells particularly sweet or yummy. But the random (and non-descript) sweetish fragrance isn’t annoying, so I’m not complaining.

I would certainly recommend this face mask! It’s 90p at Primark – so it’s rather cheap. In addition, Montagne Jeunesse’s Buttercream Dream Mud face mask is certified cruelty-free. It carries the Leaping Bunny logo and it’s approved by the Vegetarian Society.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde