Best Of Beauty 2019 – Hair, Lips, Fragrance, Body

Hi there! Welcome to my third and final Best Of Beauty 2019 post. As a quick reminder, I’ve done two posts already – one about skin care, the other one about face masks, and today’s post is about everything else!

And why am I doing this post in January 2020? I wanted to include the stuff I tried and used in December as well. I also didn’t want to reschedule posts I had already scheduled. Anyhoo, let’s get to the products!

Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner

Aussie’s Mega products are simply amazing! They’ve become all-time favourites!

Gliss Hair Repair Magnificent Strength Shampoo & Conditioner

Gliss’ Magnificent Strength products are absolutely brilliant! 11 stars!

Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Gliss’ Total Repair hair products are fantastic too!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

The best Herbal Essences hair care combo since their stellar classics from the 90s! Yes, yes, yes!

Yves Rocher Monoï Eau Des Vahinés Eau De Toilette

Yves Rocher did an outstanding job with this fragrance!

Anna Sui Romantica Exotica Eau De Toilette

This Anna Sui fragrance is incredibly dreamy. I fell in love with it!

Jennifer Lopez Glow Eau De Toilette
Calvin Klein CK IN 2 U Eau De Toilette

Whilst I’m not a fan of the actress/singer Jennifer Lopez, I’m very fond of her Glow fragrance. Calvin Klein’s CK IN 2 U fragrance has been an everyday favourite for a little while as well.

UNE Casual Matt Colour Lipstick M08

UNE’s lipsticks are just wow!

Miss Sporty Lipliners – 007 Slow, 013 Coconut, 014 Earth

I love the neutral shades of Miss Sporty’s lipliner range!

Makeup Revolution London Lip Hug Love Can Set You Free

How beautiful is this Revolution lipstick?

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Moonstone Extract

Superdrug’s limited edition body cream is a skin care superstar!

Primark PS… Exfoliate & Cleanse Watermelon Body Scrub

This primark body scrub is the best body scrub I tried all year!

Have you tried any of these products, or would you like to give them a try? Which products have you been loving lately? Please feel free to get in touch via the comments, and thanks for stopping by! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Baies Des Merveilles / Marvellous Berries Bath & Shower Gel, Perfumed Body Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 winter-themed limited edition products – Yves Rocher Baies des Merveilles / Marvellous Berries Bath & Shower Gel and Perfumed Body Lotion. I’m enjoying these products very much, and here’s why.

Yves Rocher Baies des Merveilles / Marvellous Berries Bath & Shower Gel is lovely! It lathers up very well, but it doesn’t feel drying at all. The mixed berry fragrance is perfect – it’s crisp and cool. Very nice!

Yves Rocher Baies des Merveilles / Marvellous Berries Perfumed Body Lotion is great! It feels more like a fluid than a lotion, it’s 100% non-sticky, but it’s surprisingly rich and nourishing. This body lotion makes my skin feel super soft, and I love it!

Based on my experience, I would recommend these products. Yves Rocher Baies des Merveilles / Marvellous Berries Bath & Shower Gel and Perfumed Body Lotion are available as 200ml each. I paid £3.30 in total for both products.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Lotion which I received a sample of. This product claims to moisturise skin for 24 hours, and it promises to significantly improve the condition of dry skin in just 2 weeks. Since this is a 10ml sample, my review is based on a single use of the product.

I’ve never tried Aveeno products before. In comparison to other moisturisers, this stuff is expensive! Also, a few people I know have mentioned that Aveeno products have a strong and unpleasant scent. But I’ve now given this lotion a try, and here’s what I think.

When I used the lotion from the sample, I was pleased to find that it hardly smells of anything. I later saw that it says “fragrance free” on the front of the sachet, so this explains it!

I’m happy to report that the 10ml sample was the perfect amount to moisturise my entire body. I found the lotion easy to apply, and I would agree that it feels somewhat hydrating. However, the lotion is quite tacky, and this was very noticeable. When I got dressed (this was around 20+ minutes after moisturising), my clothes stuck to my skin, and unfortunately, I could feel my clothes sticking to my body all day. This was very uncomfortable and insanely annoying!

Based on my experience, I wouldn’t recommend the product. I know I won’t be buying the full size because there are plenty of body lotions and body butters that give me much better results without making me feel like I’ve rubbed glue all over my body. I know, everyone’s different, and the next person might say this is their holy grail product, so if you’re interested, Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Lotion is available as 200ml for £6.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Ted Baker London Body Wash, Body Spray, Bubble Bath & Body Soufflé

Hi there! I received this Ted Baker gift set for Christmas last year. I wouldn’t have chosen it for myself because I don’t care for the brand, but I’m glad I received this gift set because I got the chance to try these products! 😊

This gift set contains 4 products – a body wash, a bubble bath, a body soufflé and a body spray. Onto the reviews!

The body wash is a clear gel. It lathers up reasonably well, and it cleanses my skin gently. The fragrance is a bit random but nice enough.

The body spray isn’t my favourite product of the bunch because it’s a “floral alcohol hairspray” type of fragrance. It doesn’t smell terrible, and I think I might have loved it if I were a teenager (… do you remember Chipie?), but it’s not something I would choose for myself now. On a positive note, my husband says he likes the smell of this body spray, and I would definitely consider buying it as a present for a teenage relative.

I think the bubble bath is the same product as the shower gel. Same consistency / thickness, smells the same, feels the same on my skin…

Last but not least… the body soufflé! I’m really enjoying this moisturiser because it feels very hydrating without being sticky. This one’s definitely suitable for warm-to-hot summer days!

All in all, I’m grateful that I received this gift set, and I’m glad that I had the chance to try these products!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Moonstone Extract

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Vitamin E All Over Body Cream With Moonstone Extract. This is a limited charity edition (just like this one), and 15% of the price of the product will go to Marie Curie. This is awesome!

About the product itself… this is a body moisturiser that’s aimed at people with normal to dry skin. It contains a number of vitamins – E, A, B5, F and H, as well as coconut oil, horse chestnut extract, and moonstone extract.

I’ve been using this moisturiser for about 2 weeks now, and I’m blown away! The formula is something between Superdrug’s light Vitamin E moisturiser and a body butter. It has the best of both worlds – proper hydration, no stickiness. This makes it very suitable for all seasons, even for warm-to-hot summer days. 😍

The fragrance is very lovely too. I can’t describe it properly, but it’s a mix of pearls, powder and a hint of poppies. It’s gorgeous!

I’m very happy with this moisturiser, and I’d recommend it! Superdrug‘s Vitamin E All Over Body Cream With Moonstone Extract is suitable for vegans and certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo). It’s available as 465ml for £3.49. Superdrug runs Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price promotions on their Vitamin E stuff most of the time – and that’s why I picked up 2 tubs for £5.24. 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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

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