Carex Vitamin Fresh Shower Gel & Carex Nourishing Shower Cream

Hi there! I picked up two random shower products – Carex Vitamin Fresh Shower Gel and Carex Nourishing Shower Cream. These were £1 each at Boots. Now let me tell you if these shower products are any good.

Carex Vitamin Fresh Shower Gel for hair and body with vitamins A&E has a fairly random marine scent. The scent is not bad at all – it’s actually pleasant – but it’s just not very imaginative. I thought I’d end up squeezing this shower gel into the hand wash dispenser in the kitchen. However, this shower gel leaves my skin feeling amazingly clean but also hydrated, so I’m happy to continue to use it in the shower. All in all, this is a really good product!

Carex‘s Nourishing Shower Cream for dry skin has a random creamy scent – it’s pleasant enough, and it fits the colour and the formula of the product. This shower cream cleanses my skin gently. It’s not the best shower gel to use after a work-out, but it’s definitely more than just good enough for day-to-day use. It feels nice on my dry skin, and it even lets me get away with not using body lotion after a shower. Another positive surprise from Carex!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend these products. They’re much better than comparable gentle shower products from Dove and other such brands. Carex Vitamin Fresh Shower Gel and Carex Nourishing Shower Cream are available as 250ml and 500ml. I picked up these two 250ml bottles when they were on special (£1 each).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Westlab Reviving Epsom Salt

Hi there! Today’s post is about these bath salts which I picked up for £2 at B&M Bargains – Westlab Reviving Epsom Salt. These bath salts claim to help relax aching muscles. Simply add 2-3 handfuls of these bath salts to your bath and relax!

I’ve given these scent-free bath salts a try, and I would agree that they help relieve sore muscles after a workout. My husband has tried these bath salts too, and he was just as happy with them as I was. These bath salts will be repurchased, no doubt!

If you’re interested, a 1kg bag of Westlab Reviving Epsom Salt is usually about £6, but they’re also often on a half price deal at the drugstores or the supermarkets. I only paid £2 at my local B&M store.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Jardins Du Monde Well-Being Shower Gel With Lavandin

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Yves Rocher Jardins Du Monde Well-Being Shower Gel With Lavandin from the Provence Region. I bought this shower gel before Yves Rocher shut down its operations in the UK. I really miss Yves Rocher’s special offers and free gifts! 😢

Onto the product now! This shower gel has a beautiful formula, and it produces the most luxurious lather. Unfortunately, the lavender scent is too strong for my taste, so I can’t enjoy the shower gel as much as I’d love to. I will use it up, but I wouldn’t repurchase it.

Having said this, if you love strong lavender scents in products, this shower gel is definitely worth a try! Yves Rocher Jardins Du Monde Well-Being Shower Gel With Lavandin is available as 200ml. I’m unsure what I paid but this was a sale item!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Lux Soft Touch Soap With SilkEssence TM & Rose Water

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Lux Soft Touch Soap With SilkEssence TM & Rose Water. This is a body soap which also contains milk lipids, jasmin flower extract and sweet almond oil.

I’ve been using this body soap for a few days, and I like it a lot! It has a beautiful, classic, soft rose scent; it’s not old-fashioned, but also not wannabe-modern. It’s just perfect!

I also love how cleansing this soap is; this is the perfect product for a post-workout cleanse. This soap gets rid of unpleasant smells – quickly and easily and without the need for double-cleansing. This soap is my new post-workout go-to body cleanser!

I don’t know why it took me so long to pick up this soap. It’s really great, and I know that I’ll buy it again once it’s finished. I would definitely recommend it! Oh, and another amazing thing is the price! I paid 49p for this Lux Soft Touch Soap With SilkEssence TM & Rose Water (Savers). 😍

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

2021 Beauty Awards – Part 2 – Hair, Body & Nails

Hi there! Today’s post is Part 2 of my 2021 beauty favourites. Yesterday, I focused on fragrances and products for the face. And today is all about hair and body products and my favourite manis of the past year. Onto the favourites!

HAIR

Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Holy grail stuff!

Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Shampoo & Conditioner

More holy grail stuff!

Revisiting Old Favourites – L’Oréal Elvive Colour Protect Caring Shampoo & Conditioner

Elvive Colour Protect is an all-time favourite combo. Great stuff!

Alberto Balsam Exotic Mango Shampoo & Conditioner

These mango-scented hair products are simply amazing!

Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Shampoo & Conditioner With Ginseng Extract

It’s a shame that the Harmony collection has been discontinued. This particular hair care combo was a delight.

Daily Defense Advanced Deep Conditioner With Argan Oil From Morocco

This deep conditioner is simply fantastic!

BODY

Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Smoothing All Over Body Cream With Acacia Collagen

This body cream with acacia collagen has been my favourite body moisturiser this year. I love it!

Palmolive Aroma Therapy Morning Tonic, Sensual, Absolute Relax

If I could only use 10 different shower gels for the rest of my life, these 3 would be in my top 10!

Radox “Shell Yeah” Sea Mineral Scent Shower Gel, Radox “Donut Mind If I Do” Vanilla Bean & White Chocolate Scent Shower Gel

These Radox shower gels were one of the most delightful beauty surprises this year.

Sanctuary Spa Mestizo Acai Rain Shower
Westlab Himalayan Salt Cleansing Bath & Shower Gel

2 more totally fabulous shower gels!

Sanctuary Spa Foaming Bath Soak
Soap & Glory The Scrub Of Your Life
Palmolive My Fresh Splash Shower Gel

And the final 3 shower and bath favourites from this year.

NAILS

Marble Nails
Purple Nails
Blue & Red Nails

Some of my favourite manis from 2021. In no particular order!

Foil Nails
Gold & Magenta Nails
Lilac Nails

Here’s another 3 manis.

Marble Nails
Purple Nails
Red Nails

The last set of my favourite manis from 2021.

Thanks for stopping by today! And I hope you have a great start into the new year. Happy 2022! 😘🥂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Baylis & Harding Skin Spa Rose, Ylang Ylang & Patchouli Steam Shower Body Cleanser + Rich Intensive Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 body products I found at Home Bargains – Baylis & Harding Skin Spa Rose, Ylang Ylang & Patchouli Steam Shower Body Cleanser and Baylis & Harding Skin Spa Rose, Ylang Ylang & Patchouli Rich Intensive Body Butter. I’ve given these 2 products a try, and here’s what I think.

Baylis & Harding Skin Spa Rose, Ylang Ylang & Patchouli Steam Shower Body Cleanser is really nice in all aspects. I like the formula – it’s a luxurious gel. I also like how the shower gel cleanses my skin without drying it out, and the fragrance is pleasant too – it’s a dense, dark floral scent which is perfect for this time of year.
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Baylis & Harding Skin Spa Rose, Ylang Ylang & Patchouli Rich Intensive Body Butter is not really a body butter but a lotion in a tub. One twitch and you’ll spill it all in a second. Having said that, the body lotion is good. It’s absorbed quickly, it hydrates my skin well, and the floral scent (whilst not as nice as the shower gel) is alright too.

I found these two products at Home Bargains. The 500ml shower gel was £1.99, the 200ml body butter was 99p.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Battle Of The Purples Part II – Asda Sleep & Relax Bath Soak VS Sainsbury’s The Collection Sleep Relax Bath Soak

Hi there! Today’s post is a product comparison, and it’s about Asda Sleep & Relax Bath Soak and Sainsburys The Collection Sleep Relax Bath Soak. They look and sound pretty much the same – but they’re not!

Let’s start with Asda Sleep & Relax Bath Soak! This one was quite a surprise. I bought it as a refill for the hand soap dispenser in the kitchen when hand soap was sold out at the local shops. But this bath soak is too good to be used as a hand soap because it smells way too good! It’s almost an exact copy of Palmolive’s amazing Aroma Moments So Relaxed bath foam, although the fragrance of the Asda bath soak isn’t as rich or as longlasting as the Palmolive one. However, this bath soak really makes me feel relaxed and sleepy. And priced at 75p for a 500ml bottle, this is a total steal! 🤑

Onto Sainsbury’s The Collection Sleep Relax Bath Soak! From the bottle, this bath soak smells rather sharp and cold (in comparison to Asda’s bath soak). So my immediate reaction was that it could hardly become a favourite. I thought this one might become the next kitchen hand wash refill, but I still wanted to give it a try. And I’m glad I did! Once dissolved in water, this bath soak is actually even nicer than Asda’s. The scent is richer and even more purple! Awesome stuff! This bath soak is available as 500ml for 90p which is super cheap!

Based on my experience, I would recommend both bath soaks! I have a slight preference for Sainsbury’s bath soak. But I will repurchase both of them!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

I Love Elderflower Fizz Scented Bath Salts

Hi there! Today’s post is about these I Love Elderflower Fizz Scented Bath Salts. In addition to elderflower, other key notes are jasmine, apple and cucumber. To enjoy these bath salts, you’re supposed to use 2-3 handfuls for a bath. Aha! Now onto the review!

I’ve used these bath salts twice now, and I’m very disappointed. These bath salts smell like a weird green mix – the scent is not very nice or feminine. It’s just something green… random green notes. I was looking forward to a refreshing bath with notes of spring, but these bath salts are simply underwhelming. I think I’ll mix the leftover salts with other bath salts, or maybe I’ll let my husband try them (=use them up).

Based on my experience, I wouldn’t recommend these bath salts. If you’re interested, I Love Elderflower Fizz Scented Bath Salts are available as 500g for about £3.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Radox Muscle Relax Bath Salts With Peppermint Scent

Hi there! Today’s post is about these Radox Muscle Relax Bath Salts With Peppermint Scent. Whilst I’m not the biggest fan of peppermint-scented toiletries, I bought these because they were better than half price at Sainsburys.

How do they work? They’re pretty standard – simply use 2-3 handfuls of these salts, let them dissolve in the bath water and let them “soothe your tired muscles“.

I’ve used these bath salts twice, and I didn’t really like them. The peppermint scent is one thing, but what really annoyed me was that these balts salts have a strong cooling effect. I tried to have a nice, warm bath, but thanks to these bath salts, it felt like there was a layer of ice water between my body and the warm water.

My husband ended up finishing these bath salts. He didn’t hate them but he told me I don’t have to repurchase them. If you like cooling bath salts, especially after a workout, you might want to give these a try. Radox Muscle Relax Bath Salts With Peppermint Scent are available as 1kg for about £4.99. I paid £2.25.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Palmolive My Fresh Splash Shower Gel, Palmolive Memories Of Nature Flower Field Shower Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 Palmolive shower gels which I found at my local Superdrug store – Palmolive My Fresh Splash Shower Gel and Palmolive Memories Of Nature Flower Field Shower Gel.

Palmolive My Fresh Splash Shower Gel is simply wonderful! I wish I had seen this one sooner, as it would have been perfect for the summer. It smells of refreshing citruses and sunshine. I love it! In addition, it also feels slightly moisturising – truly great stuff! Too bad this is is a limited edition, otherwise this would become a beauty staple!

Palmolive Memories Of Nature Flower Field Shower Gel has a sweet, powdery-floral scent. Whilst it’s not my favourite scent in shower gels, I love the gentle yet cleansing feel of it. If you love powdery-floral scents (i.e. Kenzo Flower), you might want to give this one a try.

Palmolive My Fresh Splash Shower Gel and Palmolive Memories Of Nature Flower Field Shower Gel are available as 250ml each. I paid £1 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde