Reducing My Oldies Stash – Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Raspberry Shower Gel & Silky Lotion

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing 2 products that have been sitting in my stash for quite some time – Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Raspberry Shower Gel & Silky Lotion. 🙂

The shower gel is simply amazing. It leaves my skin feeling cleansed but not stripped. And the fragrance is the most wonderful sweet and juicy raspberry fragrance. Awesome stuff!
YR PN Raspberry
The silky lotion is pretty much perfect as well. It smells just as great as the shower gel. And I love the formula – the body lotion is quick and easy to apply, and it melts into the skin (great for workday mornings). I love it!

I think these 2 products are sensational. Because of this I’m sad that Yves Rocher discontinued the entire raspberry collection. However, it appears that Yves Rocher seems to reinvent the Les Plaisirs Nature collection every couple of months – so I hope they’ll reintroduce the raspberry collection. If they do, I’ll be stocking up! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde


100% Awesome – Caolion O2 Sparkling Purifying Soap

Hi there! Today’s post is about Caolion’s O2 Sparkling Purifying Soap. This handmade facial soap is 100% natural. It promises to purify and exfoliate the skin by getting rid of impurities. It also claims to control sebum and to tighten pores. It further promises to hydrate the skin.

A quick look at the ingredients revealed that the soap contains… charcoal powder, lavender oil, tea tree leaf oil, hyaluronic acid, olive fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, cocoa extract, coconut oil, shea butter and licorice root extract. Of course, there are a number of other ingredients, but these are the ones I consider to be the most natural (sounding) ones. 🙂

OK, why is this facial soap so awesome? When I used it for the first time, I noticed a huge difference. My skin felt and looked super clean and my pores were visibly smaller. At the same time my skin didn’t feel dry at all. I was impressed! After about 10 days I also noticed that this soap seemed to have lifted those pesky little mini-blackheads off from my nose. I was blown away!

I think this facial soap is sensational! My husband uses it too – and he loves it just as much! I would recommend this facial soap to everyone! If you don’t try it, you’re missing out!

Caolion’s O2 Sparkling Purifying Soap is available as 25g and 100g. I bought my 25g soap at Boots (where it seems to be out of stock at the moment), and I paid £4!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Awesome – The Crème Shop Charcoal Lemonade Fusion Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about The Crème Shop’s Charcoal Lemonade Fusion Sheet Mask. This sheet promises to draw out toxins to make skin appear purified and clear. It also claims to have antibacterial and brightening properties.

How does it work? The instructions state that the mask is supposed to be left on for 20-30 minutes – or until it’s completely dry. Any excess serum should be massaged into the skin (face AND neck).

I always leave sheet masks on until they’re perfectly dry. Sometimes this can take an hour – but that’s OK. Sheet masks are for evenings, weekends and days off! I also don’t ‘waste’ the excess serum that’s left in the sachet. I just pop a compressed sheet mask into the sachet – the new sheet mask will then absorb the excess serum, and I get another sheet mask that’s dripping with serum for free!

So what about the mask? This mask is simply sensational. It gave me incredible results after a single use. The mask made my skin feel deeply cleansed and refreshed. And it made my skin tone look perfectly even and insanely bright. This mask has set new standards because I still cannot believe what a difference it made. 24 hours ago I couldn’t have imagined that my skin could look half as good as it looks now. I am completely over the moon!

I would recommend this mask to anyone who’s looking for a product that brightens skin and evens out skin tone. If you want instant results, this mask is your cheapest and most effective option!

The Crème Shop’s Charcoal Lemonade Fusion Sheet Masks are £4.99 for a pack of 5 masks (TK Maxx). Outstanding value! 11 stars!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Palmolive Aroma Moments So Vibrant & Feel Glamorous

Hi there! And Merry Christmas! A few months ago I reviewed 2 shower gels from Palmolive’s Aroma Moments collection. I really loved these 2 shower gels – so I thought I should try the other 2 shower gels as well. Now meet Palmolive Aroma Moments So Vibrant and Feel Glamorous.
Palmolive Vibrant Glamorous
Palmolive Aroma Moments So Vibrant with goji berries, ginger essential oil and hibiscus is simply marvellous. On the bottle it says “Glossy Touch” – they weren’t kidding. This shower gel feels amazing on my skin. I love it! And the fragrance is wonderful. It smells like… a warm summer morning. 100% dreamy!

Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Glamorous with blackberry, bourbon vanilla and dragon fruit is gorgeous! It’s an effective body scrub that smells… unbelievable! The fragrance is a sensationally delicious and sweet mix of red fruit jelly, tea, ice cream and berries. 100% yummy!

Palmolive Aroma Moments shower gels are available as 250ml for £2 – £3. However, the more reasonable retailers run promotions all the time, so you should be able to find these shower gels for £1 each at least every once in a while.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Awesome – Olay Total Effects 7 In 1 Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser

Hi there! Today’s post is about Olay’s Total Effects 7 In 1 Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser. In a nutshell, this product promises younger and healthier looking skin in 4 weeks.

Well, the product promises basically everything you’d want an anti-ageing product to take care of, but I won’t list everything because I don’t want to type 5,000 words. In addition, I’m reviewing the product anyway, so I’ll tell you what’s important. 🙂
Olay Total Effects
I think this moisturiser is awesome – and here’s why. The pump bottle dispenses the perfect amount of product. One pump gives me enough moisturiser for my face and my neck. Brilliant!

The moisturiser feels great on my skin – and it makes my skin feel great. It might be a bit too rich for women with oily skin, but my dry and moody skin loves this product. My skin has been looking healthier and happier for a few weeks now, and I haven’t had any visible dry patches for over a month. I’ve also noticed that my pores are less visible. Awesome!

Whilst this moisturiser is rather rich and nourishing, it’s not greasy at all, and it sits very well under my make-up. And I’m very happy about this because the office air con has been running in desert heat mode for about 6 weeks now…

To sum it up… Olay’s Total Effects 7 In 1 Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser is fantastic. I love the product, and I know I’ll buy it again. And I would recommend this product to everyone! This 50ml moisturiser is usually £14.99. I paid £2.99 (Bargain Buys).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Awesome – I Love… Chocolate Truffle Bath & Shower Crème, Nourishing Body Butter, Bath Fizzer, Refreshing Body Spritzer

Hi there! It’s been a while since I picked up a number of I Love…’s Chocolate Truffle products. Whilst I hadn’t forgotten about these gems, I haven’t managed to actually try them – until now! If you read on, I’ll tell you why I love these products (well, 3 out of 4) so much. 🙂

Let’s start with I Love…’s Chocolate Truffle Bath & Shower Crème! I think this shower cream is amazing. The chocolate truffle fragrance is simply delicious! But there’s more! This shower cream produces the perfect lather, and it doesn’t feel drying at all. Great stuff!

I Love…’s Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter is one of the best body butters I’ve ever tried. It’s rich and nourishing. However, it’s not sticky! And the chocolate truffle fragrance is 100% awesome!

I Love…’s Chocolate Truffle Bath Fizzer is kind of a dud. This bath fizzer hardly smells of anything. I’d describe the fragrance as carton with a hint of bottom shelf milk chocolate. Disappointing!

I Love…’s Chocolate Truffle Refreshing Body Mist is really lovely! It’s not the most longlasting fragrance – but I wouldn’t expect a body mist to last all day anyway. In any event, this body mist smells lovely, and the yummy chocolate truffle fragrance lingers on my scarves. Wonderful!

If you’re interested in this collection, you can find the following products:
I Love… Chocolate Truffle Bath & Shower Crème 500ml,
I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter 200ml,
I Love… Chocolate Truffle Bath Fizzer 150g (= 2 fizzers, 75g each)
I Love… Chocolate Truffle Refreshing Body Mist 100ml

Most of these products are only available as part of gift sets (I’ve seen Chocolate Truffle gift sets at TK Maxx just days ago). However, I managed to buy about 8 single tubs of this fantastic body butter (Poundworld).

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! 🙂
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