22 New Products – Home Bargains, Poundworld, Poundland & Asda Beauty Haul

Hi there! If you read my blog, and if you remember this post – you know I’d like to get away from being a beauty and toiletries hoarder. However, I simply can’t resist a bargain when I see one. Now let’s have a look at the new stuff that’s going to be stashed away somewhere at my place…
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I found these NSPA shower gels at Home Bargains – for 79p each. These are 500ml and they’re normally £3 at Asda. I think these ones are going to be discontinued. 😦 By the way, all NSPA products are made in the UK.
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Home Bargains also had a few nice and cheap body mists. From left to right: Anovia Fragranced Body Mist With Fruit Extracts Sensual Argan & Marula 150ml, Anovia Fragranced Body Mist With Fruit Extracts Light & Refreshing Passion Fruit & Pineapple 150ml, Dolly’s Mixtures Peach Melba ‘Just Peachy’ Body Mist100ml, NSPA Luscious Fresh Clementine Body Mist 200ml.

The Dolly’s Mixtures Body Mist was 49p (usually £2 at Asda), the other three body mists were 79p each. I’ve never seen the brand Anovia anywhere before today, so I can’t comment on what their products cost elsewhere, but the NSPA fragrances are usually £3 at Asda. Oh, and all these body mists were made in the UK!
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Up next we’ve got Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine shampoo & conditioner. They’re 300ml each and they were £1 each (special offer) at Asda. The next item is NSPA’s Cherry Body Scrub – also from Home Bargains. The 225ml scrub set me back 79p (instead of £3 at Asda). The eyeshadow brush is from Poundworld – of course it was £1.
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And here’s the actual beauty stuff – 2 Barry M eyeshadows (£1 for the pack of 2), 2 Sally Hansen nail polishes, 2 Max Factor eyeshadows, 2 Max Factor nail polishes, 2 L’Oréal nail polishes and 1 Rimmel nail polish which is a backup. Some of these products came from Poundland, some from Poundworld. All in all I paid £10 in total for all these eyeshadows and nail polishes.

Yes, I stocked up on stuff I didn’t really need. But everything was so cheap. In fact I only paid £19.02 for everything! I live for bargains, you know. Bargain hunting might actually be ma raison d’être. 🙂 Have you done any shopping recently? Any hauls you’d like to tell me about? Feel free to let me know in the comments. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Alberto Balsam Mandarin and Papaya Shampoo and Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Alberto Balsam’s Mandarin and Papaya shampoo and conditioner. These two products are aimed at people with normal or dry hair. I’d like to think of my hair as normal, so I thought these products would be perfect for me to try. And I’m not disappointed at all. Here’s why.

The shampoo is great. It smells fresh and fruity and it cleanses my hair and my scalp nicely. The shampoo is powerful, but gentle. Great stuff! The conditioner is just as nice. It detangles my long curls without any problems and without weighing my hair down. And it makes my hair feel super soft and silky. I love it!

I think this shampoo / conditioner combo is much better than some of the branded stuff out there. It’s not as good as Herbal Essences’ originals line, but it’s definitely better than most of Garnier’s offerings.

Alberto Balsam has recently revamped its entire line. And apparently they ‘improved’ the formulas. So I will have to check what exactly they’ve changed and if the new formulas are as good as the ‘old’ ones. If they are, Alberto Balsam’s Mandarin and Papaya shampoo and conditioner will become beauty staples!

Alberto Balsam’s shampoos and conditioners are available for £1 each. The old bottles are 400ml, and the new ones are 350ml – but that’s still great value.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Alberto Balsam Pink Grapefruit & Guava

Hi there! Earlier this year I have rediscovered Alberto Balsam products. I was quite pleased with the products I tried recently, so I wanted to give Superfruits Pink Grapefruit and Guava shampoo and conditioner for normal or oily hair a try too.

At first let me say that this is my favourite Alberto Balsam scent. The other two Superfruits scents (Mango and Passionfruit, Mulberry and Acai Berry) are really nice, but Pink Grapefruit and Guava smells absolutely delicious. This scent should be part of Alberto Balsam’s standard assortment.

Now let me talk about the products: The shampoo lathers well and it does a great job cleansing my hair and scalp without feeling too harsh. My husband loves this shampoo too – for the same reasons. He even asked me to buy it more often!

The conditioner is quite decent. Whilst it’s nothing special, it does what it says on the bottle. It detangles my hair without weighing it down, so I can’t complain.

In summary, I’m really happy with this shampoo and conditioner combo. Based on my recent positive experience with Alberto Balsam I expected these products to be good, but the fresh and fruity scent has absolutely won me over. I will definitely buy these two products again.

Alberto Balsam Superfruits Pink Grapefruit and Guava Shampoo and Conditioner are available as 400ml each. They’re £1.29 each at the big supermarkets, but you can find these products for £1 in Poundstores.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Alberto Balsam Mango and Passion Fruit Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! A couple of weeks ago I bought my first Alberto Balsam shampoo and conditioner combo in years. And I liked it so much (yes, really) that I thought I’d give the other two Superfruits combos a try too.

I’ve been using the Alberto Balsam Superfruits Mango and Passion Fruit shampoo and the matching conditioner for the past two weeks now and I’m fairly happy with these products which claim to strengthen normal or dry hair. The shampoo cleans my scalp and my hair well and it smells delicious of exotic fruits. The conditioner is good too. It detangles my hair without making it feel greasy or heavy.

I think this shampoo and conditioner combo is softer than the Mulberry and Acai Berry one, so if you’ve got dry hair, you’ll most certainly prefer the Mango and Passion Fruit set.

My husband likes this shampoo a lot too. He’s happy with how well it cleanses his hair and scalp afterthe gym. Alberto Balsam Superfruits Mango and Passion Fruit Shampoo and Conditioner are available as 400ml. They’re £1.29 each at the big supermarkets, but you can find these products for £1 in Poundstores.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Alberto Balsam Mulberry and Acai Berry Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! When I hit the local Poundstore a few weeks ago, I spotted a couple of interesting looking new products by Alberto Balsam. Their standard assortment doesn’t impress me much, but their current limited edition Superfruits looked promising. There are three different scents available and I opted for Mulberry and Acai Berry.

On the bottles it says ‘extra nourishing for coloured or damaged hair’. I’ve been using the shampoo and the conditioner daily for about 3 weeks now and I would have guessed they’re for people with rather oily hair. The shampoo is really powerful – it sucks the grease right out of my pores. Wow!

My husband (oily skin + hair) is using this shampoo too. He said it is one of his favourites to use after the gym because it cleanses his hair and scalp so well. The conditioner is alright. It’s nothing special, but it’s not bad either. It detangles my hair without making it feel heavy or greasy, so it does the job.

Alberto Balsam Superfruits Mulberry and Acai Berry Shampoo and Conditioner are available as 400ml each. They’re £1.29 each at the big supermarkets, but you can find these products for £1 in Poundstores.1 in Poundstores.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde