100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub. I really like Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Butter, so I thought I really should try the matching scrub. And when I saw it was on special (£2.45, half price offer), I bought it. 🙂 Now let me tell you if the scrub is any good…

I think this scrub is quite effective. It makes my skin feel super soft – almost polished! But don’t worry, this scrub isn’t too harsh, and it certainly doesn’t cut my skin. 🙂 The cocoa and vanilla fragrance is very nice. It’s sweet and cuddly, and it’ll be perfect for the colder seasons.

Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub is suitable for vegans. The product is also 100% cruelty-free. If you’d like to try the scrub, it’s available as 200ml for £4.99. But don’t miss out on deals – Superdrug does half price and BOGOF deals very often.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Boots Extracts Luxurious Coconut Body Scrub, Body Butter & Body Wash

Hi there! Today’s post is about 3 Boots Extracts products – Boots Extracts Luxurious Coconut Body Scrub, Body Butter and Body Wash. These 3 products were part of a large Christmas-themed gift set that contained several products from four different Boots Extracts product lines (Marshmallow & Peppermint, Mango, Vanilla and, obviously, Coconut). Now let’s get straight to the actual review!

The Body Scrub was the first product I tried. Just like all the other Boots Extracts scrubs, this one is quite alright. It could be a little grittier, but it’s still a good product. I also like the coconut fragrance because it’s rather subtle. The Body Wash is really nice. I like the moisturising formula and, again, I’m happy with the subtle coconut fragrance.

The Body Butter is truly great. It’s rich, but it feels light. It’s very nourishing, but it’s not sticky. It makes my skin feel soft and silky, but it doesn’t feel like “product” on my skin. This body butter is subtly scented – which is fantastic because I think the majority of coconut fragrances are just overwhelming. So I think Boots did a great job with this body butter. And, of course, Boots did a great job with the body wash and the body scrub too.

I would recommend these products! Boots Extracts Luxurious Coconut is available as 400ml Scrub for £6.50 and 200ml Body Butter for £6. It appears that, at the moment, the shower gel isn’t part of the regular collection. However, if you really want the shower gel, you should keep an eye on special occasion gift sets (Christmas, Mother’s Day etc.).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Extracts Marshmallow & Peppermint Body Wash, Body Butter & Body Scrub

Hi there! Whilst it’s been 3 months since Christmas, I still have a lot of Christmas-themed products to try and review. I’ve already taken a closer look at the Winter Woodland shower gels and body lotions, and today I’m reviewing Boots’ Extracts Marshmallow & Peppermint Body Wash, Body Butter and Body Scrub.
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The Body Wash is gentle and not drying. And it’s not tingly! I think that’s nice. The Body Butter feels rich and nourishing – but it’s not sticky. In terms of quality it’s just as good as all the other fantastic Boots Extracts body butters. The Body Scrub is nice enough. I’d have liked it more if it were a little grittier. However, this scrub is better than the sticky Boots Extracts sugar scrub!

Whilst these Boots Extracts Marshmallow & Peppermint products are of good quality, I have to mention that I dislike their fragrance. These products smell like peppermint tea – so to me they basically smell like ‘flu remedy’. I hope Boots’ 2017 Christmas LE will be better. Boots, please just stay away from peppermint and cranberry!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Osiris Avisé Apricot Facial Scrub

Osiris Facial ScrubHi there! Today’s post is about Osiris Avisé’s Apricot Exfoliating Facial Scrub. I bought this product ages ago. Back then I was happy to use abrasive scrubs on my face. But I’m no longer doing that.

Nowadays most people know that scrubs with crushed apricot kernels and walnut shells are too harsh for the face. That’s because these scrubs can cause tiny cuts on the skin surface. Bacteria really love these microscopic cuts – they’ll settle in and then they’ll give you spots. Yikes!

If you were ever wondering why your face would break out in spots on the same day (or the day after) you’ve used a harsh face scrub, it’s more likely than not that the scrub is to blame.

I had the same problem. But guess what, I stopped using harsh scrubs on my face – and I haven’t had any issues since.

Anyhoo, since I’m a beauty and toiletries hoarder, I have a few harsh face scrubs left in my stash. I’m not throwing the scrubs away (I paid for them!), but I don’t want to give them away either (I really wouldn’t want a friend to use this stuff on their face).

So I’m using these scrubs as body scrubs! This particular scrub is actually quite alright. It’s not as thick as St. Ives’ scrubs, so it’s easier to use. And it smells a lot better than St. Ives’ scrubs too! I’m happy to continue to use this scrub on my body. However, I don’t think I’d repurchase this product once it’s finished.

Have you tried any other products from this brand? If so, please let me know. I’d love to hear what you think.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin C Boost Mango & Papaya Body Scrub

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Vitamin C Boost Mango & Papaya Body Scrub (with natural apricot kernel granules) which I picked up for half price (£2.45) not too long ago. This scrub is a limited edition product – needless to say I felt that I had to have it right away. 😉 So how’s the scrub? Is it any good? Read on, and I’ll let you know.
Superdrug Mango Papaya Body Scrub
When I first opened the tub, I wasn’t blown away by the fragrance of this product. I thought it didn’t smell very natural. However, once I started to use the scrub, I changed my mind. That’s because once the scrub hit my skin, it smelled fruity, juicy and summery – and I realised the mango and papaya fragrance is actually quite authentic.

The scrub is also very effective. It removes dead skin cells and reveals soft and smooth skin almost instantly. This is what every body scrub should be like! So yes, I do like this body scrub, and I would recommend it. So if you’re looking for a body scrub that smells of juicy fruits and summer, look no further!

Superdrug’s Vitamin C Boost Mango & Papaya Body Scrub is available as 200ml for £4.99. But don’t miss out on deals – Superdrug does half price and BOGOF deals very often.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Apple Star Anise Refreshing Exfoliating Shower Gel

YR Exfoliating Shower Apple AniseHi there! Not too long ago I told you I went nuts at Yves Rocher’s clearance sale. And I’ve already reviewed Yves Rocher’s Apple Star Anise Shower Gel.

And now that I’ve finally tried Yves Rocher’s Apple Star Anise Refreshing Exfoliating Shower Gel, I’ll tell you what this product’s like.

This exfoliating shower gel claims to be gentle enough for daily use. And it containts kiwi seeds and apricot kernel powder – these two ingredients are meant to give your skin a good scrub!

So how’s the product? It’s really good. It exfoliates my skin, but it’s also gentle. I don’t use it every day, but I think I could.

The fresh and sunny apple scent is very authentic. Other manufacturers of toiletries should take note because this is the apple fragrance they should aim for!

All in all, this is a very nice exfoliating shower gel. It feels good, it smells good, it’s refreshing… I should have bought two bottles! 🙂 The exfoliating shower gel is/was (?) available as 200ml (£4.50). I found it in the clearance sale for just under £2. I think Yves Rocher should consider making it a permanent edition!

Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Wash, Body Butter, Body Scrub

Hi there! It’s been a while since I’ve used anything from my Boots Extracts For All Seasons Christmas gift set (the one I gifted to myself on Boxing Day when the half price sale started). So I thought it’s time to try another product line. Meet Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Wash, Body Butter and Body Scrub.

These products are travel-sized (75ml scrub, 75ml body wash, 50ml body butter). And with the 50% off deal I paid £2.50 in total for these three products. That’s not too bad, I think. 🙂 Now let’s get to the products!
Boots Extracts Mango
Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Scrub is OK. It smells wonderfully sweet and juicy, but the scrub is too gentle for my liking. I prefer ‘scrubbier’ scrubs for my body.

I really like the Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Wash. It smells absolutely lovely and it produces quite a lather! Another good thing is that this body wash isn’t drying at all. Well done, Boots!

The Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Butter is my favourite of this trio. This mango body butter smells insanely delightful, it’s rich and moisturising, and the formula is a dream – it’s a true butter, but it’s not sticky! Other high street brands should take note – THIS is the perfect mango body butter!

Boots Extracts Sweet Mango is available as:
400ml Sugar Scrub (which is not the product I reviewed today) for £6.50,
200ml Body Wash for £4,
200ml Body Butter for £6,
150ml Body Spray for £3.50.