Garnier Body Tonic Firming Hydrating Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Garnier Body Tonic Firming Hydrating Lotion for normal skin.

This body lotion contains phyto-caffeine and seaweed extract, and it promises skin that feels toned immediately, skin that looks smoother after 7 days, and skin that feels tighter after 4 weeks.

I’ve been using this body lotion for a few weeks now, and I like it a lot. I had it before, but that must have been 10 years ago.

Anyhoo, I like this body lotion because of it’s gel formula. It’s not sticky, and it’s absorbed quickly. Perfect for the warmest months of the year. In addition, the refreshing lemon fragrance is nice and pleasant.

I can’t comment on whether this body lotion does anything to improve my skin. But I would repurchase it for the fragrance and the formula alone!

Garnier Body Tonic Firming Hydrating Lotion is available as 400ml. Prices depend on where you shop – it’s £4.99 at Tesco, but I’ve also seen it for up to £6.99 elsewhere. I made use of a half price offer at Tesco!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Rose Water

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 facial cleansing products which I’ve been using since the beginning of May – Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Rose Water, aimed at people with dry and sensitive skin.

Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk With Rose Water promises to dissolve and remove make-up gently and effectively. I think it removes make-up OK. This cleanser is better than the 2 other cleansers from this collection (aloe, honey), but it’s not nearly as good as Olay’s cleanser, which sets the standards in the lower price range.

Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Toner With Rose Water claims to remove residue from make-up and cleansing products. I think this toner is OK too, but it’s nowhere near perfect. When I go over my face with a different toner afterwards, the other toner will pick up make-up residue which the Garnier products didn’t catch.

I’ve tried double-cleansing with the cleansing milk and double-toning with the toner – but these products aren’t the best. They smell lovely, but I can’t base my beauty decisions solely on how products smell. All in all, I won’t repurchase these products.

If you’re interested, Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Rose Water, are available as 200ml each for about £3.49 each. I paid £1.99 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Nourishing Lotion with Mango Oil

Garnier Mango LotionHi there! Today’s post is about this Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Nourishing Lotion With Mango Oil.

This body lotion is aimed at people with dry skin, and it also contains L-Bifidus and zinc which are beneficial to the skin.

According to Garnier, this is a fast-absorbing body lotion. And even if you were to stop using it, your skin would still feel hydrated for up to 7 days (provided you’ve used it for at least 4 weeks prior).

I’ve been using this body lotion on and off since November, and I think it’s good but not great.

It feels good on the skin, no doubt. And I also find it reasonably hydrating, but I think this body lotion is more for people with normal skin than dry skin, and there are better body lotions for people with dry skin. The mango fragrance is nice enough, but nothing special.

I agree that this body lotion is fast-absorbing, and because of this I use it when I’m in a hurry in the morning. All in all, whilst this is a good body lotion, I don’t think I’ll buy it again. It hasn’t wowed me, and I found all the other body lotions which I tried from this collection (Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, Peach, Cocoa Butter) to be more convincing.

If you’re interested, Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Nourishing Lotion With Mango Oil is available as 250ml and 400ml. I bought the small 250ml for £1.49 at Home Bargains, and I saw the big 400ml for £2.62 (half price offer) at Boots last week.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

HAUL! New Products From No 7, M&S, Boots, Superdrug, Herbal Essences, Radox, Imperial Leather, Garnier & More

Hi there! Today’s post is about the majority of the products I bought before Christmas (or so). I’m saying majority because I didn’t take photos of everything I bought, and there’s some stuff I know I’ll only remember after posting. Without further ado, here’s the stuff:

Boots No7 Skincare Stars The Star Of The Show – this incredible set has products worth £149, but it was £39 for a few days in the run-up to Christmas.

Marks & Spencer Discover Spiced Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Soft Iris – these fragrances are vegan and certified cruelty-free. The set was £6.65 (30% off offer), but even the full price of £9.50 is a total steal for 3 x 30ml. I already reviewed this set.

M&S Discover Water Jasmine, Fresh Lychee, White Coconut – I’ll review this set soon. Same price and amount as above, and all these fragrances are vegan and certified cruelty-free as well!

Radox Perky Peach, Radox Mint To Be – I’m looking forward to trying these shower gels, although I made a mistake with the minty one. I ignored the name and the mint leaves, and I somehow assumed it would be a lime scent… 🤦‍♀️ These 400ml shower gels were about £1.30 each.

Imperial Leather Wild Thing, Imperial Leather Shake Your Bambootay – these 2 cute 250ml shower gels were 99p each. I’ve been using them for almost 2 weeks now, and the review will be up tomorrow!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampoo & Blue Ginger Conditioner – these are in use too, and the review will be up on Friday! Oh, and these were £3 each!

I also bought plenty of face masks – but they were too many to list. I’ve already tried and reviewed some of them!

Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Shower Cream, Boots Live+Be Beautiful Connection Bath Soak – I bought these and lots of other Live+Be products as it looks like the entire range is going to be discontinued. Really sad (and typical because I just discovered these last month). I already reviewed the 2 products above.

Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Lavender – I bought this when Superdrug ran a Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price promotion. They’re usually £4.99. I already reviewed this body cream.

Superdrug Vitamin Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Acacia Collagen (also £4.99) was the other product I got with the Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price deal.

I bought 2 Superdrug Vitamin E Moisturising Shower Creams. I’ve never seen these before but it was time Superdrug finally made a shower gel with their iconic Vitamin E fragrance. These were £1.20 each (Better Than Half Price offer). Garnier Body’s Intensive 7 Days Ultra-Replenishing Lotion With Shea Butter was a repurchase. This is a big 400ml, and it was £2.49 (B&M Bargains).

Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Hibiscus Extract was on a Save 1/3 offer. It’s usually £4.49 for a 465ml, but I paid £2.99.

And lastly, Boots Ingredients Glycolic Acid Toner, Boots Ingredients Niacinamide Serum and Boots Vitamin C Brightening Cleansing Gel. The first 2 products were £5, the cleanser was £4 but was actually free (3 for 2 offer).

The No 7 set was a bit more expensive (it wasn’t if you consider the actual value of the products in it), everything else was rather cheap! Have you tried any of these items? Would you like to try any of them? What have you bought recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Pure Active Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Garnier Pure Active Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash which I’ve been using since last month.

This face wash is enriched with salicylic acid and purifying zinc, and it’s aimed at people with oily to combination skin that’s prone to blemishes, imperfections, spots or blackheads. My skin is dry and sensitive, but it’s prone to spots, so I wanted to give this product a try. And the promise of unclogged pores also lured me in…

I think this is an OK face wash. But I don’t think that it really helps with spots or imperfections. It has a mild exfoliating effect – but it’s too mild to actually do anything. So based on my experience, I wouldn’t recommend this product.

If you’re interested, Garnier Pure Active Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash is available as 150ml for about £3.69. I bought it when it was on special (save 1/3 offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Skin Active Refreshing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Aloe Extract

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 facial cleansing products I’m using at the moment – Garnier Skin Active Refreshing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Aloe Extract. These products are aimed at normal to combination skin.

Garnier Skin Active Refreshing Botanical Cleansing Milk With Aloe Extract is a disappointment. It feels nice and cleansing, and the aloe scent is alright too. However, as soon as I follow up with a toner, it’s obvious that the cleansing milk doesn’t really remove the make-up. I’ve had the same problem with another Garnier cleansing milk before. And while we’re at it, Nivea’s rose cleanser was similarly disappointing.

Garnier Skin Active Refreshing Botanical Toner With Aloe Extract is not the greatest toner either. I think this one would be good for people who don’t wear make-up and who don’t experiece impurities. I will contiue to use it in the morning after I’ve washed my face in the shower. But I can’t use it after I’ve removed my make-up in the evening, because it’s not very effective, and I don’t want to end up double-toning as this would make my skin angry.

If you’re interested, Garnier Skin Active Refreshing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Aloe Extract are available as 200ml for £3.49 each. I paid £1.74 (half price offer)

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Organic Anti-Age Day Care With Soothing Lavandin

Hi there! Today’s post is about a face cream I had a sample of – Garnier Organic Anti-Age Day Care With Soothing Lavandin. This face cream also contains organic argan oil and antioxidant vitamin E, and it promises to make skin look smoother, to make skin feel firmer and to reduce the appearance of wrinkles within a few weeks.

Since I’ve only had a sample, my review is based on a single use of the product. I can’t comment on whether this product improves skin within a few weeks. Anyhoo, here’s what I think.

I think Garnier did a good job with this day cream. It feels lovely upon application, it has a subtle lavender scent, and it plays very well with my current serum and foundation. When I applied my foundation, it didn’t ball up, and I also found that my make-up stayed in place all day. I also found this day cream to be very hydrating which is always a plus!

Unfortunately, this day cream doesn’t have SPF. Because of this, I won’t buy the full size. However, I’m curious about the lavandin collection, and I’m interested in the facial oil and the night cream.

By the way, this product is vegan! If you’re interested, Garnier Organic Anti-Age Day Care With Soothing Lavandin is available as 50ml for £9.99.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Ultimate Blends Body Soothing Hydrating Lotion With Delicate Oat

Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oats Body LotionHi there! Today’s post is about Garnier‘s Ultimate Blends Body Soothing Hydrating Lotion With Delicate Oat.

This body lotion is aimed at people with dry and sensitive skin. According to Garnier, oat milk is known for its restoring properties, and the white almond milk in this product will leave skin feeling soft and comfortable.

I’ve only been using this body lotion for a few days now, but I think it’s great. I’m not a big fan of Garnier because quite a few of their products have left me underwhelmed, but this body lotion is one of their best products.

I agree that this body lotion feels lovely and that it makes my skin feel soft and comfy. I also enjoy the cute oat / almond / vanilla fragrance.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this body lotion! I’m definitely going to stock up soon!

Garnier‘s Ultimate Blends Body Soothing Hydrating Lotion With Delicate Oat is available as 400ml for £5.99. I paid £2.95 (better than half price offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Skin Active Matcha + Kaolin Mask

Hi there! ☺️ Today I’m reviewing this Garnier Skin Active Matcha + Kaolin Mask which I picked up for £1 (Poundland).

This face mask contains matcha tea and kaolin clay, and it promises to cleanse pores and to purify skin.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I’m very happy with it.

When I applied the mask, the first thing I noticed was the gorgeous white tea fragrance. It’s mildly refreshing, it’s clean, it’s perfect.

The mask dries quickly without making skin feel uncomfortable. This is nice. After I’d rinsed off the mask, my skin felt squeaky clean but not stripped. I loved how my skin felt and looked.

Based on my experience, I would recommend this face mask to anyone who wants an effective clay mask.

Garnier Skin Active Matcha + Kaolin Mask is available as an 8ml single-use face mask. I will buy it again, no doubt!

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