100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin C Boost Mango & Papaya Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Vitamin C Boost Mango & Papaya Body Butter. I’ve already gone through a tub of the matching body scrub, so I thought I should finally give the body butter a try!

I’ve been using this body butter on and off for almost 3 weeks now, and I must say that I really like it. This body butter contains pro-vitamin B5, vitamins C and E, and natural extracts, and it makes my skin feel soft and nourished. Great stuff!
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I also like the authentic mango & papaya fragrance. It’s quite strong when you open the tub, but it’s perfectly fine once it hits the skin. I would definitely recommend this body butter. And I’m pretty sure it will be one of my favourite moisturisers this summer!

Superdrug’s Vitamin C Boost Mango & Papaya Body Butter is available as 200ml for £3.99. I paid £1.99 (half price offer). This body butter is suitable for vegans and it’s certified cruelty-free – it carries the Leaping Bunny logo.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 12 – 18 Jun 2017

Hi there! Today’s post is my weekly recap. So let me show you what I’ve been up to on my blog this week.

Monday 12 Jun – Gliss Satin Relax Shampoo & Conditioner

Monday’s post was about Gliss’ Satin Relax hair products. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 13 Jun – I Love… Mango & Papaya products

Tuesday’s post was about I Love…’s Mango & Papaya products. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 14 Jun – Primark PS… Facial Cleansing Sponges

On Wednesday I reviewed Primark’s Cellulose sponges. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 15 Jun – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
Friday 16 Jun – Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Black Seaweed Peel-Off

Thursday’s post was about a recent mani. Click here to read the post.
And Friday’s post was about Montagne Jeunesse’s Black Seaweed Peel-Off mask. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Black Seaweed Peel-Off Face Mask

Montagne Jeunesse Black Seaweed Peel OffHi there! Today’s post is about Montagne Jeunesse’s 7th Heaven Black Seaweed Peel-Off Face Mask.

This mask promises an ultra deep cleansing experience. So does it work?

The mask is like every other peel-off mask – you apply it, you let it dry, you peel it off, and then you rinse off any residue…

Whilst I found this mask to be OK, I didn’t love it because I didn’t think that it was particularly effective. Unfortunately it made no difference to my skin at all.

In addition, I didn’t love the fragrance. I was expecting it to be spa-like because I remember Superdrug’s seaweed face mask smelled spa-like, but this one smelled rather swamp-like.

I may give this face mask another chance at some point in the future. But this time it didn’t really convince me. But if you’d like to try this mask, it’s usually around £1. Oh, and one more thing… Montagne Jeunesse’s 7th Heaven Black Seaweed Peel-Off Face Mask is certified cruelty-free. It carries the Leaping Bunny logo, and it’s approved by the Vegetarian Society.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – MUA White Wash & Stamping With Revlon Colorstay 260 Bold Sangria & JQ43 / Nail Art Challenge #20 Water Marble (Cheat)

Hi there! Today’s post is about another nail art challenge that I’ve completed. Well, I haven’t done what I was supposed to do, but since I’m doing the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge for no one but myself, I’m happy to bend the rules. 🙂

Alrighty! For challenge #20 Water Marble I should have done a water marble mani. However, the JQ 43 stamping plate, which I’ve had for ages, features an image that looks like a water marble. So I gave it a try.

And this is the result! Does this mani look like a water marble mani? Remotely. But that’s good enough for me! Challenge completed!

Which products did I use? The white base colour is MUA White Wash. The stamping colour is Revlon Colorstay 260 Bold Sangria. The stamping plate is an unbranded one – it’s just called JQ 43.

Any comments? Feel free to get in touch if you want to. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

You Need These In Your Life – Primark PS… Cellulose Facial Cleansing Sponges

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing the PS… Facial Cleansing Sponges that I found at Primark. I’ve been using one of these sponges for about 4 weeks now – and I love it! I think I love these cellulose sponges more than konjac sponges! Now let me tell you why I think that you need to try these sponges too. 🙂

I think these sponges are super easy to use – you use them just as you would use any other facial sponge or washcloth. Just apply a small amount of face wash to the moist sponge and rub it all over your face. And that’s it! I think this sponge makes my skin feel super soft and clean, however, it’s not harsh at all. This sponge is definitely suitable for daily use, and I’m sure it’s perfect for all skin types.

I also like that these sponges are easy to clean. Just squeeze out any residue under running water – job done! Another big plus is that these sponges dry quickly. Whilst I’m not sure how long it takes for these sponges to dry, my sponge is always dry when I want to use it – and sometimes I use it twice a day.

To make a long story short – these sponges are fantastic! I’d recommend them in an instant, and I’ve already stocked up (I’ll do another haul post soon). PS… Facial Cleansing Sponges are exclusive to Primark. A pack of 2 sponges is £1!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – I Love… Mango & Papaya Exfoliating Shower Smoothie + Refreshing Body Spritzer

Hi there! Today’s post is about I Love… Mango & Papaya Exfoliating Shower Smoothie and I Love… Mango & Papaya Refreshing Body Spritzer. I’m not entirely sure where and when I bought these products. But I’m sure I’ll be able to finish them this summer. Now onto the review!

I Love… Mango & Papaya Exfoliating Shower Smoothie is a true 2 in 1 product. It exfoliates my skin nicely, but it’s also a proper shower product. And it smells fruity and juicy. It’s really nice!

I Love… Mango & Papaya Refreshing Body Spritzer turned out to be just as nice. Initially I thought this body spray was OK, but after a  few days I started to like it. The mango & papaya fragrance is quite well done. It’s fruity and juicy, but it’s not cloyingly sweet. It smells just like… summer!

I Love… Mango & Papaya Exfoliating Shower Smoothie is available as 200mlI Love… Mango & Papaya Refreshing Body Spritzer is available as 100ml. Superdrug no longer sells I Love…’s Mango & Papaya collection, so I’m not sure where you’d be able to get these products. But there are quite a few bargain stores that seem to stock I Love… products (incl. gift sets) from time to time, so don’t ignore those stores. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Gliss Satin Relax Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Gliss Satin Relax Shampoo & Conditioner. I’ve already finished this hair care combo a few days ago (well, I finished the conditioner, and I have passed the leftover shampoo on to my husband). So let me tell you how I got on with Gliss’ Satin Relax products.

First of all, these two products are aimed at people with rebellious or frizzy hair. And they promise to tame hair, to prevent frizz even in humid conditions, and to make hair smoother and shinier. Sounds great! Now onto the review!

Gliss Satin Relax Shampoo is really nice. It’s clarifying, but it feels creamy and gentle. I’ve enjoyed using this shampoo. Gliss Satin Relax Conditioner isn’t perfect, but it does the job. The conditioner is quite thick, but it conditions and detangles my hair just fine.

And I think these products work! OK, my hair doesn’t really frizz, and I’m pretty sure that’s because I use conditioner after every wash. However, I’ve used other ‘taming’ hair products before, and all of them flattened my hair – whilst Gliss’ Satin Relax products kept my (frizz-free) hair in shape. I also think these products smell quite nice. The fragrance is similar to the Gliss Liquid Silk fragrance – albeit stronger and without that cute powdery cotton note.

I would recommend these Gliss Satin Relax products! If you want to try Gliss products, there are many bargain stores that stock them for 99p or £1 each. The shampoos are 250ml, the conditioners are 200ml.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 5 – 11 Jun 2017

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

Monday 5 Jun – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 6 Jun – Montagne Jeunesse Berrylicious Mud Masque

Monday’s post was about a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
Tuesday’s post was about Montagne Jeunesse’s awesome Berrylicious Mud Masque. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 7 Jun – I Love… Tropical Paradise Bath & Shower Crème,
I Love… Tropical Paradise Nourishing Body Butter


On Wednesday I reviewed I Love…’s Tropical Paradise body care products. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 8 Jun – Nivea Age Defying Q10 Hand Cream
Friday 9 Jun – Nail Of The Day

Nivea’s Age Defying Q10 Hand Cream was the star of Thursday’s post. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I showed you another mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.

This is for this week. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 138 & Stamping With Pueen 74

Hi there! Today’s post is about a new version of a mani I did not too long ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 138. I don’t like this base colour, but the bottle is almost empty (!), so I’m trying to finish it. However, I might have a backup…

Anyhoo… today I tried to do something new – double stamping. So I stamped 2 layers of colour onto my base colour. I used Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go and Revlon Parfumerie Beachy.

The stamping plate I used is Pueen’s 74 plate which is part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure stamping collection.

I think the double stamping effect is very subtle – that’s because Beachy is a rather subtle golden shade. However, I’m not disappointed. I think this double-stamped mani turned out quite alright for a first attempt. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

 

Nivea Age-Defying Q10 Hand Cream – With SPF!

Hi there! Since summer has basically arrived, I thought I should try and review a hand cream with SPF!

So today’s post is about Nivea’s Age Defying Q10 Hand Cream. This hand cream is aimed at people who want an anti-wrinkle hand cream that takes care of dry hands, protects hands from sun damage and helps prevent sun spots.

So how’s this hand cream? I think it’s great! It’s quite rich, so it’s not the formula you’d expect from a summer hand cream. But it’s not sticky and it’s absorbed quickly.

I don’t think that this hand cream made my hands appear younger. However, I’ve always taken care of my hands (I think that my hands look 15 years younger than they are), so I wouldn’t expect a new product to do wonders anyway.

I also don’t have any sun spots, but I am satisfied that this hand cream protects my skin from sun damage. My hands look as pale as they did in March, so I trust the SPF in this hand cream.

Oh, one more thing… this hand cream smells lovely. I’d describe the fragrance as happy and yellow – which is perfect for summer!

Nivea’s Age-Defying Q10 Hand Cream (which I would recommend to everyone) is available as 75ml for £4. Nivea used to do 100ml tubes (like the ones I have) for about the same price. However, Nivea updated (= shrunk) the packaging of this hand cream.

If you wonder if the 100ml tubes are still around… yes, they are! Just a few weeks ago I found this hand cream at Poundland (or Poundworld?). And I bought 5 tubes for £1 each. Fantastic value!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde