Imperial Leather Monkey Business Guava Blossom & Jungle Leaves Icons Shower Gel, Cussons Creations Comfort Bottled Magnolia & Almond Milk Shower Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels I picked up at Poundland and B&M Bargains – Imperial Leather Monkey Business Guava Blossom & Jungle Leaves Icons Shower Gel and Cussons Creations Comfort Bottled Magnolia & Almond Milk Shower Gel.

Let’s start with Imperial Leather Monkey Business Guava Blossom & Jungle Leaves Icons Shower Gel! This is a fun shower gel. It smells sweet and fruity, but also tropical. It’s difficult to describe. A tropical candy scent? Well, I’m definitely enjoying it. I think most women would enjoy it. Kids too. And even some men. My husband gave this shower gel a try too, and he also liked it. I would buy this shower gel again!

Onto Cussons Creations Comfort Bottled Magnolia & Almond Milk Shower Gel. This shower gel is a strange one. It smells of almond blossoms, but it’s too floral and too soapy for my taste. It comes across as a bit old-fashioned. This isn’t a bad thing, and the next person might love it. But it’s just not my favourite type of scent in shower or bath products. The shower gel is super gentle though. And it’s also certified cruelty-free as it’s PETA-approved. 😍

Imperial Leather Monkey Business Guava Blossom & Jungle Leaves Icons Shower Gel and Cussons Creations Comfort Bottled Magnolia & Almond Milk Shower Gel are available as 400ml each. I paid £1 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

100% Cruelty-Free – Morrisons Revive Pink Grapefruit & Basil Extracts Shower Gel, Morrisons Nourish Shea Butter & Honey Extracts Shower Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about Morrisons Revive Pink Grapefruit & Basil Extracts Shower Gel and Morrisons Nourish Shea Butter & Honey Extracts Shower Cream. I’m not really a Morrisons shopper, but when I swung by Morrisons the other day, I picked up these 2 shower gels. I’ve already given them a try, and here’s what I think.

Morrisons Revive Pink Grapefruit & Basil Extracts Shower Gel was a bit of a disappointment. It smells nice and fresh from the bottle, but it hardly smells of anything as soon as it’s out of the bottle. It also doesn’t produce much of a lather, and it doesn’t make me feel as clean as I’d like to feel. I’m only using this shower gel in the morning because I don’t think it’s good enough for evening use after a long (and potentially sweaty) day. On a positive note, this shower gel is suitable for vegans.

Morrisons Nourish Shea Butter & Honey Extracts Shower Cream isn’t nice. I tried it, and didn’t like it. Tried it once more… still didn’t like it. This shower gel smells very sugary; fragrance-wise there’s not much honey or shea butter. It also doesn’t really lather up – it’s just not great. I’ll be squeezing this one into the hand wash dispenser in the kitchen.

I’m not impressed with these shower gels, and I won’t be rushing out to try more. If you’re interested, Morrisons Revive Pink Grapefruit & Basil Extracts Shower Gel and Morrisons Nourish Shea Butter & Honey Extracts Shower Cream are available as 250ml for 95p (although they were 90p when I bought them 2 weeks ago). Both shower gels are certified cruelty-free as they carry THE Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Westlab Mineral Bathing Recover Epsom Salts With White Willow & Eucalyptus

Hi there! Today’s post is about these Westlab Mineral Bathing Recover Epsom Salts With White Willow & Eucalyptus. These bath salts promise to give your body a boost to help support recovery and to make you feel energised and uplifted. Simply add 2-3 handfuls of these bath salts to your bath water.

I’ve given these bath salts a try, and I do like them! I’m not sure if I felt more energised after the bath, but I found the bath to be relaxing. I also enjoyed the fresh herbal scent. My husband has given these bath salts a try too, and he was just as happy with them.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend these bath salts. If you’re interested, Westlab Mineral Bathing Recover Epsom Salts With White Willow & Eucalyptus are available as 1kg for about £6. I paid £2.99 (half price offer, Boots).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Palmolive Hidden Heaven Shower Gel, Palmolive Sauna Retreat Shower Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 new shower gels I picked up at Superdrug last week – Palmolive Hidden Heaven Shower Gel and Palmolive Sauna Retreat Shower Gel. Palmolive is probably my favourite brand for shower and bath products, so I’m always happy to give their new products a try.

Let’s start with Palmolive Hidden Heaven Shower Gel. From the bottle, it smelled a bit familiar. Lovely and familiar. But I couldn’t put my finger on it. When I used it in the shower, I realised it was the reincarnation of an old favourite – Palmolive Aroma Therapy Morning Tonic. I have one more bottle of Morning Tonic in my stash, and after sniffing and testing both shower gels side by side, I can confirm that Hidden Heaven and Morning Tonic are about 97% the same. Morning Tonic is a bit stronger, and that’s what lets me tell these shower gels apart. But it’s pretty much the same tangerine and lemongrass fragrance! 😍

Onto Palmolive Sauna Retreat Shower Gel! This is another fabulous shower gel that I like a lot! It has a beautiful warm and cuddly vanilla scent with woods and macadamia in the background. Macadamia isn’t listed anywhere, but vanilla, woods and macadamia come to my nose. I will leave this shower for when it’s less hot in a few weeks.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend these shower gels. If you’re interested, Palmolive Hidden Heaven Shower Gel and Palmolive Sauna Retreat Shower Gel are available as 250ml each. I paid £1 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Imperial Leather You Are My Sunshine Rainbow Rose & Raspberry Kisses Icons Shower Gel, Cussons Creations Peace Bottled Apple & Elderflower Shower Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels with long names – Imperial Leather You Are My Sunshine Rainbow Rose & Raspberry Kisses Icons Shower Gel and Cussons Creations Peace Bottled Apple & Elderflower Shower Gel. I found these at Poundland just last week.

Let’s start with Imperial Leather You Are My Sunshine Rainbow Rose & Raspberry Kisses Icons Shower Gel which looks and smells super cute. The fragrance reminds me of those boiled raspberry sweets which I loved when I was a kid. I need to check if they’re still around. In the meantime, this delicious shower gel will have to do.

Onto Cussons Creations Peace Bottled Apple & Elderflower Shower Gel which smells absolutely lovely and luxurious from the bottle. Unfortunately, this shower gel doesn’t smell as nice as it’s lathered up; think supermarket own brand apple and elderflower fizzy water. Still, it’s definitely a decent shower gel for this time of year as it smells green, fresh and fruity. And I love that this shower gel is PETA-approved, so it’s certified cruelty-free! 😍

Imperial Leather You Are My Sunshine Rainbow Rose & Raspberry Kisses Icons Shower Gel and Cussons Creations Peace Bottled Apple & Elderflower Shower Gel are available as 400ml each. I paid £1 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Imperial Leather Awakening Mango & Papaya Infusions Shower Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about a shower gel that I used to love – but I haven’t used it in ages. Mainly because I have wayyy too many toiletries. I’m talking about boxes under the bed! But it is what it is. You shop like a maniac, you end up with a lot of random stuff.

Anyhoo, enough complaining! Let’s look at this Imperial Leather Awakening Mango & Papaya Infusions Shower Cream.

I’m happy to report that this shower gel is as nice as I remembered it. It smells fruity, juicy, sunny, summery and tropical. I also like how gentle this shower gel is. It lathers up well, but it’s not drying at all. Great stuff!

I would recommend this shower gel. If you’re interested Imperial Leather Awakening Mango & Papaya Infusions Shower Cream is available as 250ml and 400ml. I bought my bottle at a bargain store.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Nivea Caring Shower Gel Splashy Ocean

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Nivea Caring Shower Gel Splashy Ocean. This shower gel promises instantly refreshed skin. This sounds good!

I’ve been using this shower gel on and off for the past 2 weeks, and I like it. It’s cleansing, but it also feels gentle – this is nice!

I do like the fragrance – it’s a mix of marine notes and grapefruit. Definitely refreshing and also unisex. My husband has given this shower gel a try, and he likes it too. He actually thought it’s “for men”.

If you’re looking for a refreshing unisex shower gel, I’d recommend this one. Nivea Caring Shower Gel Splashy Ocean is available as 250ml for about £2. I paid £1 (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Faith In Nature Aloe Vera Hand Made Soap

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Faith In Nature Aloe Vera Hand Made Soap. I don’t think I’ve ever tried any product from this brand, but this soap was on special, and I also saw that this soap is certified vegan (by The Vegan Society) and cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo). So I bought it!

I tried this soap today, and whilst I like it, I don’t love it. The soap is a light green, curved bar soap. It has a classic soap scent with aloe vera mixed in. It lathers up well, and I found it to be cleansing. I would recommend it after a sweaty work-out! However, the soap is drying, and using a body lotion is a must after the shower.

All in all, this is a decent soap. It’s not a favourite, but worth a try if you love bar soaps for the shower. It’s also a good buy if you want to support a vegan and cruelty-free brand! Faith In Nature Aloe Vera Hand Made Soap is available as 100g for about £2.75. I paid £1.50 (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Lancôme Hypnôse Eau De Parfum, Hypnotising Shower Gel, Hypnotising Body Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about Lancôme Hypnôse Eau De Parfum, Hypnotising Shower Gel and Hypnotising Body Lotion. These 3 items formed a gift set which I picked up during some post-Christmas sale spree a little while ago. I’ve now heard that the fragrance Hypnôse is being discontinued, so I thought I’d give these products a try before they disappear from the shelves for good.

Alrighty, let’s start with Lancôme Hypnôse Hypnotising Shower Gel which has a colour-shifting (beige to blue) effect. It’s so pretty! I also love how well the shower gel lathers up – a little goes a long way. And the fragrance is so beautiful!

Onto Lancôme Hypnôse Hypnotising Body Lotion. This is a very nice body lotion! It’s rather runny, but despite the light formula, it hydrates my skin very well. And the fragrance is heavenly! Also, thanks to the light but wonderfully hydrating formula, I don’t need to use a lot of product, so I should be getting a few uses out of this 50ml tube.

Now let’s get to the star of the show – Lancôme Hypnôse Eau De Parfum which contains the following notes – passion flower (top note), gardenia and jasmine (heart notes), and vanilla and vetiver (base notes). I think the name Hypnôse is perfect for this fragrance. It’s charming, alluring and captivating – and yes, hypnotic! The blurple colour is also a great match for the fragrance. The colour of my EdP turned brownish after a few years in my stash – but that’s normal with vanilla fragrances, and the fragrance itself still smells absolutely perfect.

I love the strong vanilla note – it’s warm and sensual. As the fragrance develops, there’s also a warm and cuddly woody note. Nice! I cannot smell any gardenia or jasmine, but Hypnôse has the most beautiful passion flower note. Passion flower in fragrances can be a difficult note. It’s often too crisp, too dusty, too tangy (too sour even) – and just way too “in your face”. But not in this fragrance! Hypnôse gets passion flower right.

I’m enjoying this fragrance very much – my husband also said that it’s very beautiful. Based on my experience, I’d recommend it. Hypnôse is a quality fragrance which would suit people in most age groups. It’s definitely a feminine fragrance, but a man can also get away with wearing it. And I know because I tested it on my husband (who is the best husband / guinea pig ever). 😇😁

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Reducing My Oldies Stash – I Love… Mango & Papaya Bubble Bath & Shower Crème

Hi there! Today’s post is about this I Love… Mango & Papaya Bubble Bath & Shower Crème.

I’ve previously reviewed 2 products from the Mango & Papaya range, and I liked them a lot. So when I dug up this shower gel, I was happy to give it a try.

If you sniff the shower gel from the bottle, you think it has a generic fruity scent. It’s not bad, but definitely not remarkable.

However, once you start lathering up the shower gel on your skin, it smells delicious! Think of a mix of sunlight and juicy fruit bubblegum – but without the sugar. This shower gel smells like summer in a bottle!

This product is also supposed to work as a “bubble bath”. So I’ve tried that too. And I’m very happy to confirm that it creates amazing bubbles and that the fragrance also works for a bath. Great stuff!

If you’re interested, I Love… Mango & Papaya Bubble Bath & Shower Crème is available as 250ml and 500ml. I picked up the 500ml bottle at some discount store, although I don’t remember how much I paid.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛