Lisseau Vanilla Body Butter

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing a body butter which I’ve been using on and off for a few weeks now – Lisseau Vanilla Body Butter. I wanted to use this body butter last winter already, but I had so many other moisturisers to use up first…

I’ve now given this body butter a try, and I like it! I thought the Lisseau body butters would be identical to the Derma V10 or Beautifully Scrumptious body butters. However, this one is lighter and fluffier which means that it’s easier to massage into skin. In addition, this body butter doesn’t feel greasy or sticky which is a big plus – especially this time of year! The vanilla fragrance isn’t spectacular, but it’s nice and pleasant.

I like this body butter, and I’ll continue to use it. If you’re interested, Lisseau Vanilla Body Butter is available as 220g. I paid 80p (Poundstretcher).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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NSPA Bergamot & Orange Blossom Shower Cream And Body Oil

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 NSPA products I picked up from my local Asda’s clearance shelf – NSPA Uplifting & Revitalising Bergamot & Orange Blossom Shower Cream and Body Oil. I picked these up for half price – that’s £1.50 each instead of the usual £3. The NSPA collection is receiving a makeover, and it appears a number of products will go – including these 2. Onto the actual review!

NSPA Uplifting & Revitalising Bergamot & Orange Blossom Shower Cream has a very old-fashioned fragrance. I don’t hate it, but I don’t care for it. I don’t think this product qualifies as a shower cream. It feels nice whilst it’s being lathered up, but as soon as I get out of the shower, my skin feels dry and in need of a moisturiser.

NSPA Uplifting & Revitalising Bergamot & Orange Blossom Body Oil is much nicer. This is a light oil that feels non-greasy. I like it a lot! The fragrance is also much better – it’s fresher and lighter. I’m enjoying it very much.

In summary, I wouldn’t recommend the shower cream, but I would recommend the oil! Have you tried these products or would you like to try them? Feel free to comment, and thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Beautifully Scrumptious Cocoa & Vanilla Body Butter Fusion

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Beautifully Scrumptious Cocoa & Vanilla Body Butter Fusion. Over the past couple of months I tried a few of their body butters. I think the brand did a great job with their Almond and Aloe Vera body butters. So I decided to give this body butter a try too.

I wanted to love this body butter, but I can’t. It moisturises my skin just as well as the other 2 body butters that I’ve previously tried from this brand. However, the fragrance is a complete mess. It doesn’t smell of cocoa, it doesn’t smell of vanilla. It smells like too much of everything, but it also smells like nothing. What they were thinking?

My husband is now using this body butter as a foot butter, and this appears to be the best use for this product! If you’d still like to give it a try, Beautifully Scrumptious Cocoa & Vanilla Body Butter Fusion is available as as 220ml for about £1 at bargain stores.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Body Repair Anti-Dryness Restoring Lotion For Extra Dry Skin

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing this Garnier Body Repair Anti-Dryness Restoring Lotion. This body lotion with maple sap is aimed at people with extra dry skin.

It promises nourishment extraordinaire as well as soothed and protected skin that’s free from discomfort, tightness and roughness.

I used this body lotion a lot in 2005 and 2006, but I somehow “forgot” about it when I jumped on the body butter bandwagon. But a little while ago I saw this body lotion on sale for £1.59, and I remembered that I used to like it a lot, so I picked it up.

I’ve been using this body butter on and off for 2 months now, and I think it’s just as amazing as it used to be back then.

The formula is a dream. It’s easy to apply this body lotion. It’s a true lotion, so it’s not sticky at all. However, it does feel like a soothing and protective layer on the skin. It’s lovely.

The fragrance is pleasant too. I can’t liken it to anything, but it’s one of those cosmetic scents which are perceived as nice all year round.

If you’re looking for a body lotion that nourishes skin deeply and pretty much immediately, you should give this one a try! Garnier Body Repair Anti-Dryness Restoring Lotion is available as 250ml and 400ml. I paid £1.59 (special offer) for the 250ml bottle.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Vanille Blanche / White Vanilla Bath & Shower Gel, Perfumed Body Lotion, Hand Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about Yves Rocher‘s Vanille Blanche / White Vanilla Bath & Shower Gel, Perfumed Body Lotion and Hand Cream. I bought these products when they went on sale after Christmas.

I’m pretty sure this collection is sold out now, but Yves Rocher seems to be doing the same 2 collections almost every Christmas (it’s usually vanilla and berries), so they might recycle these fragrances for this year’s festive season. Who knows…

Onto the review! Yves Rocher‘s Vanille Blanche / White Vanilla Bath & Shower Gel is lovely. I would describe the fragrance as a mix of snow and vanilla. The shower gel is gentle and not drying at all, and I’m very happy with it.

Yves Rocher‘s Vanille Blanche / White Vanilla Perfumed Body Lotion smells just as lovely as the shower gel. I also love the light formula. It’s not the most suitable body lotion for dry skin, but it absorbs in no time without leaving a sticky film behind. I think this is the perfect body lotion for when you’re in a hurry.

Yves Rocher‘s Vanille Blanche / White Vanilla Hand Cream is my favourite of the bunch! This is the perfect hand cream. It feels instantly nourishing, but it doesn’t feel sticky at all. It makes my hands feel super soft, but it doesn’t feel like “product”. The cute snowy vanilla fragrance is the icing on the cake. Awesome stuff!

If you’re interested in Yves Rocher products, you have to look online since, unfortunately, Yves Rocher ceased trading in the UK 2 weeks ago.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about Soap & Glory‘s The Righteous Butter which is aimed at women with dry to very dry skin. On the side of the tub it reads “a body moisturizing formula so virtuous, you might swear you’re wearing velvet”.

Soap and Glory also went to great lengths to describe the fragrance – apparently it’s a mix of leafy greens, bergamot, mandarin, fruity and floral notes, as well as musk, oakmoss, amber and woody notes.

I’ve been using this body butter for a week now, and I think it’s good but not great. I like the formula. It’s easy to spread, and it absorbs quickly (great for when you’re in a hurry). It hydrates my skin reasonably well without feeling sticky. And a look at the bottom of the tub reveals that this body butter contains quality ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil and cocoa seed butter.

Having said that, there are many other body butters (lotions even) which hydrate skin much better and which cost a lot less. As someone who actually has very dry skin, I have to say that this body butter is nothing special.

I also don’t care for the fragrance. It’s a nice enough but forgettable girly pink fragrance. I think it smells like aloe, watermelon and candy floss. It’s not a bad fragrance, but it’s rather unspectacular.

Soap & Glory‘s The Righteous Butter is available as 50ml for £3 and 300ml for £10. I have a 200ml tub which is a special size they did for their Christmas gift sets.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Body Butter & Fragrance Mist

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 body products which I picked up at Poundland – Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Body Butter and Fragrance Mist. I’ve been using these products on and off since mid-January, and here’s what I think.

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Body Butter is very nice! Whilst it feels a bit sticky (it’s not too bad, I promise), I am not complaining because this body butter feels deeply nourishing. It also takes a minute or two to absorb, but I don’t mind because the result is beautiful skin that feels super soft and well hydrated. This is a great body butter!

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Fragrance Mist promises to refresh and hydrate skin. I’m happy to confirm that it keeps its promise. The fragrance mist smells and feels very refreshing. I also like to spray it down my back because it’s hydrating.

What else? The fragrance of these 2 products is definitely a lot more raspberry than grapefruit. I would have preferred it the other way around, but I do like the fresh raspberry fragrance of these products, so I have no reason to be unhappy. Based on my experience, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these products.

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Body Butter is available as 250ml. Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Fragrance Mist is available as 100ml. I paid £1 each (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde