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

Anna Sui Romantica Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about one of the many (!) fragrances that I’m enjoying at the moment – Anna Sui Romantica Eau de Toilette.

This fragrance contains the following notes: bergamot, mandarin, pomegranate and quince (top note), rose de mai, osmanthus, jasmine petals, orange blossom, water lily and peony (heart note), and white cedarwood, amber, musk and sandalwood (base note).

My first impression of Romantica is that it’s a sweet, pink lemon fragrance – it’s lively, energetic, youthful, fresh and summery. The lemoney notes evaporate after a few minutes, and the fragrance becomes more floral. However, the sweet, pink aura of the fragrance remains. I’m not into pink scents, but Romantica is a very cute fragrance!

All in all, I like Romantica! I’m sure this fragrance is aimed at younger women, but I do enjoy it. I might even repurchase it once I’ve finished this bottle.

Anna Sui Romantica Eau De Toilette is available as 30ml, 50ml and 75ml Eau de Toilette. I paid £14.99 for the 30ml bottle. If you’re interested, I’ve seen the 50ml bottle for only £13.50 at The Fragrance Shop just 2 days ago!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Calvin Klein CK IN 2 U Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about my current office fragrance – Calvin Klein CK IN 2 U Eau de Toilette.

This fragrance contains the following notes: grapefruit and bergamot (top note), orchid and white cactus (heart note) as well as amber, red cedar and vanilla (base notes).

How’s the fragrance? I think it’s lovely! It smells like lemon and vanilla – it’s a rather simple fragrance, and I’m also sure that it’s aimed at younger women, but I don’t care! I like the youthful and cuddly scent very much!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this fragrance. Please do give it a sniff next time you’re shopping for a new perfume!

Calvin Klein CK IN 2 U Eau de Toilette is available as 50ml, 100ml and 150ml. I’ve got a 150ml bottle, and I paid about £20.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about a fragrance – Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba Eau de Toilette. This fragrance is inspired by the paraiba tourmaline – a rare and precious gemstone. The fragrance notes are passionfruit and bitter orange (top note), passionflower (heart note) and cocoa bean (base note).

I’ve worn Omnia Paraiba on and off for a few weeks now, and I think it’s one of the worst fragrances I’ve ever used. It smells like a very basic passionfruit body spray – the stuff teenagers douse themselves in after PE (gym class). If I hadn’t known this is a Bvlgari fragrance, I would have guessed it’s the latest “So…” body spray for £2.99. Having said this, So…’s offerings are usually more sophisticated than Omnia Paraiba…

Based on my experience, I wouldn’t recommend Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba. However, if you’re interested, the fragrance is available as 25ml, 40ml and 65ml Eau de Toilette. I paid £24 for the 40ml bottle, but prices depend on where you shop. If you really are looking for a cheap passionfruit fragrance, I recommend Asda’s own brand passionfruit spray!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Jennifer Lopez Glow Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about Jennifer Lopez Glow Eau De Toilette.

I’ve had this fragrance in my stash for ages, and I’ve never even given it a try – until this summer.

Jennifer Lopez Glow contains orange blossom, neroli and grapefruit (top notes), tuberose, jasmine and rose (heart notes), as well as sandalwood, amber, musk, orris root and vanilla (base notes).

What does the fragrance smell like? It’s difficult to say! It smells soapy, powdery, a little musky and strangely clean. It leaves my clothes and scarves smelling like bubblegum. The fragrance is beautiful, and the “leftover” bubblegum scent is incredibly addictive.

I’m pretty sure I’ll finish my bottle of Glow over the next 4 weeks, and I can definitely see myself buying it again!

Jennifer Lopez Glow Eau De Toilette is available as 30, 50 and 100ml. Prices vary quite a bit – depending on where you shop.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Anna Sui Romantica Exotica Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about one of the fragrances I’m using at the moment – Anna Sui Romantica Exotica Eau De Toilette.

This fragrance contains the following notes: fresh citrus and blackcurrant (top notes), jasmine sambac, salty notes, lotus flower and orange blossom (heart notes), and tropical gardenia, cottonwood and hinokiwood (base notes).

I think Romantica Exotica is a cute fragrance. It smells of citrus and floral notes (orange flower and gardenia are noticeable) with a hint of sandalwood and banana. Yes, I know there’s no sandalwood or banana in this fragrance, but… go have a sniff yourself!

My husband actually says that this fragrance smells like Light Blue with banana – and I somewhat agree. But I do think that Romantica Exotica is warmer and sunnier than Light Blue. If Light Blue smells light blue, Romantica Exotica smells like a sunny yellow version of it. ☀️

All in all, I like this fragrance a lot. I bought it because of the cute packaging, and I didn’t really know what to expect. So you can imagine how happy I was when the fragrance turned out to be such a little gem! And now I’m even considering buying the big 75ml bottle!

Anna Sui Romantica Exotica Eau De Toilette is available as 30ml, 50ml and 75ml Eau de Toilette. I paid £10.99 for the 30ml bottle.

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