Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about a hair care combo I’m using at the moment – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. And here’s what I think…

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo is a dream come true. Whilst the creamy white shampoo is boring to look at, it feels amazing on my head and hair. Wow! And then there’s the fragrance which is… unbelievable! 🥰

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Conditioner is just as amazing. It’s really effective, and I don’t need much product at all. And again, there’s this insanely beautiful fragrance…

All in all, I think these products are some of the best hair products I’ve ever tried. I didn’t think Herbal Essences would do anything that would come close to its fabulous originals but this shampoo and conditioner combo comes pretty close in terms of quality and fragrance.

My husband also fell in love with the fragrance of this shampoo. He found these for half price at Sainsbury’s a few weeks ago, and he bought himself 3 bottles! Well, what can I say… if you’re not trying these lovely products, it’s your own fault really!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo and Conditioner are available as 400ml for £5.99 each. I paid £2.99 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Scinic Vita Ade Eye Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Scinic Vita Ade Eye Cream which I’ve been using for a little while now. This eye cream promises to moisturise and to brighten dull skin around the eyes. It also claims to improve skin’s elasticity and to reduce wrinkles.

This eye cream contains plenty of amazing ingredients – niacinamide, ceramide, collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamins B, C and E (and others) as well as a number (I stopped counting at 15) of botanics extracts like aloe leaf juice, grapefruit and lime extracts, and many more!

I think this eye cream is wonderful! It’s one of my 2 all-time favourite eye products (the other one’s Olay’s original eye gel). Here’s why: I love the formula. It’s silky and smooth – almost like a serum. The eye cream is easy to apply, and it sinks right into the skin. It plays well with all the other products I’m using (toner, serum, facial oil, moisturiser, foundation, eyeshadow, etc.), and I have no complaints.

I have no lines around my eyes (Phew!), so I can’t comment on whether this eye cream would help with this. Having said this, I have no reason to doubt this eye cream’s youth-restoring powers because it keeps its other promises. I’m happy to report that this eye cream has improved the elasticity of the skin around my eyes, that it’s wonderfully hydrating, and that is really is brightening!

All in all, I love this eye cream, and there’s not a single thing about it that I’m not 100% happy with. Scinic Vita Ade Eye Cream is one of my new beauty favourites! I’d love to tell you how much product you’re getting, but this isn’t mentioned anywhere – I found this is the case with lots of products from Korea. However, I think it’s more than 15ml. Now, let’s look at the price – I only paid £6 for this fantastic product! Thank you, TK Maxx!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Monoï Lagoon Moisturizing Perfumed Body Mist

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Yves Rocher Monoï Lagoon Moisturizing Perfumed Body Mist.

This body mist contains a number of moisturising ingredients, such as glycerin, castor oil and aloe leaf juice. It also contains flower extracts of exotic Tahitian gardenias!

I’ve been using this body mist on and off for a little while, and I love it! It has the most wonderful gardenia fragrance one could imagine. It’s warm, creamy, but it also feels transparent. This body mist is lovely as a spring and summer fragrance!

This body mist is also lightly hydrating. I like to spray it down my back – and it makes my skin super soft!

If you’re interested, Yves Rocher Monoï Lagoon Moisturizing Perfumed Body Mist is available as 125ml. I paid £10.99 for a pack of 3 bottles (special offer before Yves Rocher closed its UK online shop).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Refreshing Toning Mist

upload-3Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Vitamin E Skin Care Hydrating Mist. This product used to be called Refreshing Toning Mist (as you can see in the photo), but the name has been changed recently.

Anyhoo… this product contains vitamin E as well as vitamins A, B, F and H which, together with horse chestnut extract, promise to care for dry skin. The product also claims that its antioxidant complex protects skin from environmental damage and that it prevents premature skin aging.

I’ve been using this face mist since January, and I love it! I use it twice a day, right after I’ve cleansed my face, and immediately before I apply my serum.

Sometimes I also spray my face again right before I apply my moisturiser or a facial oil. And I also use it after I’ve put on my make-up, although in this case I spray the product into the air and let it fall on my face. I do this because otherwise I’d end up with wet patches on my face (this is because of the spray nozzle…)

All in all, this face mist is truly outstanding! It’s definitely one of the best face mists I’ve ever tried. It’s super hydrating, and it helps me stay on top of my winter skin. Based on my experience, I’d recommend it to everyone, especially to those with dry skin!

Superdrug‘s Vitamin E Skin Care Hydrating Mist is available as 150ml for £3.49. This product is 100% vegan and cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo). Superdrug usually runs a Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price promotion on their Vitamin E products which makes the product even better value!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Awesome – Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream. I received this cream as part of a gift set a little while ago. What is it? Well, this cream can be used on the face and on the body. It promises intense hydration for soft skin. Sounds great!

I’ve given this cream a try, and I’m blown away! Within a couple of days, this cream has become one of my all-time favourite body moisturisers. It feels amazing on my skin, it’s absorbed quickly, it’s very hydrating, but it doesn’t feel like “product”. This is a truly amazing product, and I can’t praise it enough!

Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream is available as 200ml and 300ml. Both sizes are on special at Superdrug at the moment (£2.10 for the 200ml, £2.94 for the 300ml).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Best Of Beauty 2019 – Hair, Lips, Fragrance, Body

Hi there! Welcome to my third and final Best Of Beauty 2019 post. As a quick reminder, I’ve done two posts already – one about skin care, the other one about face masks, and today’s post is about everything else!

And why am I doing this post in January 2020? I wanted to include the stuff I tried and used in December as well. I also didn’t want to reschedule posts I had already scheduled. Anyhoo, let’s get to the products!

Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner

Aussie’s Mega products are simply amazing! They’ve become all-time favourites!

Gliss Hair Repair Magnificent Strength Shampoo & Conditioner

Gliss’ Magnificent Strength products are absolutely brilliant! 11 stars!

Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Gliss’ Total Repair hair products are fantastic too!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

The best Herbal Essences hair care combo since their stellar classics from the 90s! Yes, yes, yes!

Yves Rocher Monoï Eau Des Vahinés Eau De Toilette

Yves Rocher did an outstanding job with this fragrance!

Anna Sui Romantica Exotica Eau De Toilette

This Anna Sui fragrance is incredibly dreamy. I fell in love with it!

Jennifer Lopez Glow Eau De Toilette
Calvin Klein CK IN 2 U Eau De Toilette

Whilst I’m not a fan of the actress/singer Jennifer Lopez, I’m very fond of her Glow fragrance. Calvin Klein’s CK IN 2 U fragrance has been an everyday favourite for a little while as well.

UNE Casual Matt Colour Lipstick M08

UNE’s lipsticks are just wow!

Miss Sporty Lipliners – 007 Slow, 013 Coconut, 014 Earth

I love the neutral shades of Miss Sporty’s lipliner range!

Makeup Revolution London Lip Hug Love Can Set You Free

How beautiful is this Revolution lipstick?

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Moonstone Extract

Superdrug’s limited edition body cream is a skin care superstar!

Primark PS… Exfoliate & Cleanse Watermelon Body Scrub

This primark body scrub is the best body scrub I tried all year!

Have you tried any of these products, or would you like to give them a try? Which products have you been loving lately? Please feel free to get in touch via the comments, and thanks for stopping by! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Best Of Beauty 2019 – Skin Care

Hi there! Welcome to part 2 of my Best Of Beauty 2019 round-up. This post is about the skin care products I loved the most in 2019, and it’s about everything except face masks since these were covered in yesterday’s pots. Alrighty, onto the skin care favourites!

Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream SPF 15

Boots’ All Bright Hydrating Day Cream with SPF 15 is amazing for very dry skin!

Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream & Cleansing Toner

Boots’ All Bright facial cleansing products are fantastic!

Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum, Eye Cream, Protect & Perfect Lip Care

No 7 is Boots’ premium skin care range for a reason. These products are outstanding!

Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream, Night Cream

More amazing products from Boots! 🥰

Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum

This is the best vitamin C serum you can buy for under £3!

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads

These cleansing pads are sensational. I love them!

Superdrug Deep Action Extreme Skin Brightening Solution
Superdrug B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz

Superdrug knocked it out of the park with this skin brightening solution! And their vitamin facial spritz is simply awesome!

Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Eye Cream

Poundland did an amazing job with this £1 eye cream!

The Crème Shop Depuffing & Anti-Inflammatory Overnight Gel Mask With Rose Oil

I enjoyed The Crème Shop’s Overnight Gel Mask very much!

Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk
Skin Assistant Collagen Morning Glow Serum

Yves Rocher’s cleansing milk is simply wonderful. And Skin Assistant’s serum was a revelation!

These are the best skin care products that I came across in 2019! Have you tried any of these products or would you like to give them a try? If there’s anything you’d recommend, please do let me know via the comments!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’re back tomorrow when I’ll publish part 3 of my 2019 beauty favourites – tomorrow’s post is about everything not covered so far, and that’s fragrances and beauty stuff for hair, body and lips.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Best Of Beauty 2019 – TOP 11 Face Masks

Hi there! Today’s post is about some of my favourite beauty products from 2019. There will be 3 posts altogether – this one’s about face masks only because I’ve tried so many amazing face masks. The top 11 are in no particular order, but if you keep reading I’ll tell you my top 3! OK, let’s start!

The Crème Shop Holiday Cheer & Clear “Naughty” Clarifying Face Mask

This face mask is simply wonderful – it helps with impurities and it’s hydrating!

The Crème Shop Turmeric Face Mask

This sheet mask with turmeric brightens the skin – actual results are visible within minutes!

Sukin Anti Pollution Oil Balancing + Charcoal Facial Masque

Sukin’s charcoal mask is very powerful! Outstanding stuff!

SpaLife Hydrating Facial Mask

This SpaLife sheet mask is insanely hydrating. Amazing for very dry skin!

Valjean Labs Glow Face Mask

Valjean Labs’ Glow Face Mask delivers on its “glow” promise. Truly great stuff!

Maxbrands Luxurious Gold Mask / Peel-Off Face Mask

This is the most powerful peel off mask I’ve ever tried. It sucks blackheads right out your pores. No other peel off mask comes close. This is one of my TOP 3 masks this year!

Primark PS… Plumping Sheet Mask With Vitamin E

Primark’s Vitamin E Sheet Mask is a superhero! I love it!

Beauty Formulas Charcoal Detoxifying Bubble Mask

The best bubble mask I’ve ever tried is from one of the UK’s cheapest skin care brands!

Skin Treats Unicorn Hydrating Sheet Mask

Skin Treats did an amazing job with its original unicorn sheet mask which is perfect for very dry skin. The unicorn mask is the cutest printed sheet mask ever! Those eyelashes! Those nostrils! Squeeeee!

Bioré Charcoal Whipped Purifying Detox Mask

This is the best face mask I’ve tried in 2019. It’s… WOW!

Primark PS… Smoothing Dead Sea Mask

This is the second best face mask I tried all year. It’s also… WOW!

Have you tried any of these face masks? Would you like to try any of them – if so, which ones? Which face masks would you recommend? Feel free to get in touch via the comments.

Oh, and if you’re wondering why I’m doing my best of 2019 posts in January 2020… I didn’t want to mess up my normal blogging schedule, and I also didn’t want to leave out potential December favourites – 1 December favourite is featured in this post, and there are 2 more to come in the next Best Of Beauty 2019 posts! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Gliss Magnificent Strength Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! I’ve got a hair care post for you today, and it’s about Gliss Magnificent Strength Shampoo & Conditioner. These products contain keratin serum as well as protein, and they promise to increase the strength and resistance of powerless and exhausted hair.

Gliss Magnificent Strength Shampoo is simply lovely! The shampoo feels amazing on my head and hair, and it has a cute fragrance which I’d describe as a mix of cotton candy and hairspray. It sounds strange, but the fragrance is… cute! And I really love using this shampoo!

Gliss Magnificent Strength Conditioner is just as great. It smells nice too, and I’m happy with how well it detangles my hair. I’ve also noticed that this conditioner makes my hair feel almost weightless, and that it adds plenty of volume to my hair! Fantastic stuff!

I’m very impressed with these 2 Gliss products. I started to use them right after I’d finished L’Oréal’s disappointing Dream Lengths shampoo and conditioner combo. After 2 days (= 2 uses) of Gliss, my hair looked and felt so much better already! Whilst L’Oréal’s aforementioned products were the worst hair products I used all year, Gliss’ shampoo and conditioner are simply outstanding!

Gliss Magnificent Strength Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 250ml and 200ml, respectively, for £1 each (Poundland, B&M Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

SpaLife Hydrating Facial Mask

Hi there! I’ve got a skin care for you today – and it’s about this SpaLife Hydrating Facial Mask with collagen, aloe vera leaf juice, volcanic ash, CoQ10, vitamin E, and anise fruit extract (etc). This sheet mask promises to hydrate and renew skin for a glowing complexion. It also claims to have anti-ageing benefits and to reverse years of sun damage.

Using this mask is easy – just cleanse your skin, place the mask on your face, leave it on for 20 minutes or longer, then massage the remaining essence into the skin. I used 4 of these masks already, and here’s what I think…

This sheet mask is absolutely brilliant! It’s deeply hydrating and nourishing, it makes my skin feel super soft, and whilst I can’t comment on whether it does anything to reverse sun damage, I’m happy to report that this mask soothes angry skin and that it makes my skin look bright and radiant. Truly outstanding stuff!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this face mask. If you have dry skin, this one’s worth checking out! SpaLife Hydrating Facial Masks are available as packs of 6. I paid £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde