Vegan & Cruelty-Free Gift Idea – Superdrug Naturals Body Butter Collection – Lotus Flower & Cherry Blossom, Cocoa Butter & Vanilla, Cherry & Macadamia

Hi there! A few days ago one of my work mates told me she was struggling to find a present for her cousin’s birthday. She said she doesn’t want to spend a lot of money because the two of them aren’t that close. But it’s not like they don’t like each other, so she doesn’t want to give her cousin a rubbish birthday present – or none at all.

I had an idea right away. 🙂 And I know many people struggle to find a cheap but nice present every once in a while. So I thought I’d share my gift idea with you! I suggested my work mate get a small wicker basket (or something similar) and fill it with a few nice products, like Superdrug’s Naturals body butters. My work mate loved the idea. She told me she bought these body butters and she found a little gift basket in the post-Easter clearance sale at a local store. Job done!
Superdrug Body Butters
Now, what’s so special about this kind of present? Well, nothing really. But I think the idea of getting a beauty hamper (well, almost) as a birthday present is quite nice. And products like body butters are always useful because every woman moisturises her skin (at least once in a while).

The reason I suggested these body butters is because they’re cheap (£3.99 each, but they’re on special – BOGOF or half price – almost all the time). And these body butters are really good! They contain vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5 and the formula is great (soft, easy to apply, non-sticky). The body butters carry the Leaping Bunny logo, so the products are cruelty-free and suitable for vegans! Oh, and the fragrances are lovely too!
Superdrug Lotus Flower Cherry Blossom
Superdrug Lotus Flower & Cherry Blossom Body Butter smells heavenly. It bursts with freshness and sweetness – the perfect combination of lotus and cherry blossoms. Beautiful!
Superdrug Cocoa Vanilla
Superdrug Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Butter smells lovely and sweet, but it’s no surprise since it contains cocoa butter and vanilla. The scent leans towards vanilla, but I don’t mind because it reminds me of vanilla milk.
Superdrug Cherry Macadamia
Superdrug Cherry & Macadamia Body Butter is absolutely gorgeous. Its scent is sweet and quite strong, but it’s very natural and yummy. I think this body butter smells like cherry yoghurt on my skin!

So, next time you have to get a female relative, friend or co-worker a cheap but nice gift, why not just buy a basket and fill it with lovely products?! I hope you found this post helpful. Feel free to share your ideas for a cheap and cheerful gift in the comments. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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I Love… Haul – 8 Products for £1 Each!

Hi there! Today’s post is just a little shopping advice. 😉 OK, here it is! If you love I Love… products, swing by your local Poundland! I was really happy when I found a few I Love… Cherry Almond Sparkle body butters the other day – but now I found so much more!

I bought…
– 500 ml I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Shower/Bath Gel (2 bottles),
– 200 ml I Love… Cherry Almond Sparkle Body Butter,
– 250 ml I Love… Coconut & Cream Body Lotion,
I Love... Haul

– 100 ml I Love.. Mango & Papaya Fragrance Mist,
– 100 ml I Love… Coconut & Cream Fragrance Mist,
– 100 ml I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Fragrance Mist, and
– 100 ml I Love… Cherry Almond Sparkle Fragrance Mist!
I Love... Haul
I won’t touch the Coconut & Cream products because I hate the taste, texture and smell of coconuts. But I know many people who love all things coconut. So the two I Love… Coconut & Cream products I bought will be given to someone who will like and use them. I also have a few (unopened) Cherry Almond Sparkle body butters now. These will also be given away.

So if you’re looking for a few little beauty treats for yourself, keep your eyes peeled the next time you’re at Poundland. Or if you’d like to give someone a really nice beauty hamper – go get a basket and fill it with I Love… products!

I Love… products are £2.99 at drugstores, supermarkets, etc. But Poundland currently stocks the Cherry Almond Sparkle limited edition and a few other lines (which I think are about to be discontinued). I’ll go back to Poundland soon!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Cruelty-Free Last Minute Stocking Fillers For £1 – Superdrug Sweet Snuggles Lip Balms and Hands & Nails Sets

Hi there! I hope no one has to buy any emergency Christmas presents. But if you have to, and if you’re near a Superdrug store anyway, check out these Sweet Snuggles Lip Balms and Hands & Nails sets.
SD Sweet Snuggles Hand Nail Set
I think these sets are super cute – almost kawaii. The three lip balms feature images of a reindeer, a bunny and a fox. The hand cream also features a cute bunny image, and the nail file looks wintry as well.

The products are BUAV-approved, and they carry the Leaping Bunny logo. This means the products are cruelty-free! The best thing is these sets are £1 each!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

This Year’s Vegan & Cruelty-Free Secret Santa Gift To A Colleague – Sweet Snuggles 5 Piece Bathing Gift Set

Hi there! I’m taking part in this year’s Secret Santa at my workplace. And I was lucky to draw the name of a female colleague out of a mug. I knew I’d be going for a toiletries set anyway, so I bought this Sweet Snuggles 5 Piece Bathing Set.
Sweet Snuggles Body Care Set
This gift set contains 250 ml Vanilla Body Wash, 250 ml Vanilla Body Lotion, 100ml Double Choc Body Cream, 100ml Double Choc Body Scrub, and a pink body puff.

This Sweet Snuggles 5 Piece Bathing Set is £4.50 only at the moment. I think this is a really good deal considering the set contains full size products. So if you’re looking for a last minute Secret Santa gift for a female colleague, I think this gift set (which is available at Superdrug’s) would be a good idea.

Another plus: This set carries the Leaping Bunny logo. The products are cruelty-free and suitable for vegans!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Cute Gift To Myself – Care Bears Trainer Socks

Hi there! Today’s post isn’t about beauty, but about something else that makes me happy – cute things! When I was a kid, I was a major Care Bears fan. I couldn’t get enough of Funshine Bear and Grumpy Bear, but I loved all the bears really! So I had to have these super cute Care Bears trainer socks.
Care Bears Socks
I think these cute trainer socks are too precious to be hidden away in trainers where they’d gather fluff and become scruffy, so I’m only wearing them when I’m at home. I hope they’ll last forever. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Ultimate £1 Stocking Filler – Leafy & Lovely Summer Meadow Hand Lotion

Hi there! About two weeks ago I checked out Superdrug’s Christmas offerings and bought quite a few bits for myself. One of these items was this cute Leafy & Lovely Summer Meadow Hand Lotion. I loved the pretty packaging and the price, so I bought it.

When I opened the box I was really pleased to find this pretty tube inside. It reminded me of expensive hand creams from L’Occitane or Roger & Gallet. So yes, I love it when cheap hand creams come in tubes because it makes them appear a lot more luxurious than they actually are.
Superdrug Leafy Lovely Hand Cream
This hand lotion is quite light, it feels silky, and it’s non-sticky. The scent is very lovely and the name Summer Meadow fits perfectly. I think it smells like the air on a warm spring day in the countryside. The scent is a bit unusual for this time of the year (keep in mind, this is one of Superdrug’s Christmas offerings), but it’s really, really nice.

This 60ml Leafy & Lovely Summer Meadow Hand Lotion would be a great stocking filler (or just a little treat). At the moment it’s £1 only – which is excellent value – so grab it while you can!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Cute Gift Idea: Superdrug Animal Mad Lip Balms

Hi there! I was looking at the drugstores’ Christmas offerings the other day and couldn’t resist buying a few bits for myself. One of the things I had to have was this super cute Superdrug Animal Mad Lip Balm set. Seriously, how cute is this set?! By the way, a quick look at the back of the packaging revealed that these lip balms carry the Leaping Bunny logo; this means they’re cruelty-free!
Superdrug Animal Mad Lip Balms
As this set was £3 only, I didn’t expect too much. However, I’m really pleased with these berry-flavoured lip balms. They’re super soft and they’ll be perfect for the winter months ahead. I think I’ll be buying another set for my nine-year old niece – I’m sure she’ll love these super cute lip balms. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde