Revisiting Holy Grail Products – Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 holy grail hair products – Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Shampoo & Conditioner. These products are aimed at all hair types, and they promise shiny hair that’s soft and silky.

The shampoo is my all-time number 1 – it is very clarifying (even my husband loves to use this shampoo after a sweaty 90-minute workout), but at the same time it’s not drying at all. It actually feels hydrating – but it’s hydration only, no grease! This is THE perfect shampoo. 11 stars!

The conditioner is also my all-time number 1 – it detangles my hair like it’s nothing. I’ve got long and curly hair that I NEVER brush or comb. I only go through my hair with my fingers once a day – and that’s when I wash and condition my hair = every morning in the shower. This conditioner makes my hair feel soft, silky and bouncy. It’s not weighing my hair down. This conditioner is perfect in every way!

What else? These hair products smell incredible. I can’t describe the scent. It’s sweet, floral, fresh, transparent… it smells like paradise!

Unfortunately, Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Shampoo & Conditioner have been discontinued. But they can still be found online or in bargain stores that specialise in end-of-line products. I saw Herbal Essences products (400ml bottles for £2 each) at Poundstretcher not long ago – but I didn’t buy any. I have plenty of back-up (dozens of bottles) which will last me for years. And I also had to promise my husband not to buy any more of these… But if you see these products (pink or yellow – doesn’t matter), go and grab a few bottles!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Old Favourites – Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 hair products that I’m using at the moment – Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo & Conditioner. Unfortunately, these products have been discontinued and replaced with a terrible new line. But thanks to end-of-line retailers, Alberto Balsam’s Stunning Shine proucts haven’t totally disappeared just yet.

Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo is simply lovely. It has the most amazing fruity floral peach and peach blossom fragrance. I like that it’s clarifying but not drying. Great stuff!

Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Conditioner is great too. It detangles my hair with ease, and it makes my hair feel soft. I’m enjoying this conditioner very much!

Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 300ml each for about £1 – £1.50 each. I’d recommend these lovely products!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Alberto Balsam Exotic Mango Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 hair care products which I’m using at the moment – Alberto Balsam Exotic Mango Shampoo & Conditioner. These products have been reformulated, and they’re aimed at all hair types.

Alberto Balsam Exotic Mango Shampoo is very nice. It’s a clarifying shampoo that doesn’t feel drying. The beautiful mango fragrance is an added bonus!

Alberto Balsam Exotic Mango Conditioner is great too. The conditioner is on the thinner side, but it detangles my hair quickly and makes it feel super soft. Amazing!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend these products. Alberto Balsam Exotic Mango Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 350ml for £1 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Revitalise Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampoo & Blue Ginger Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about the hair care combo that I’ve been using for a few weeks now – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Revitalise Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampoo & Blue Ginger Conditioner. These products claim to have a clarifying effect and to free hair from product residue. I don’t use any styling products – just shampoo and conditioner, so product residue is not an issue for me. Anyhoo, onto the review!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Revitalise Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampo is lovely! It has a nice, clean fragrance, and I’m happy to report that this shampoo feels clarifying. My husband loves it too, and I would recommend it!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Revitalise Blue Ginger Conditioner is very good too. It detangles my hair quickly and easily, without weighing it down and without flattening it. This is what every volumising conditioner should be like!

Based on my experience, I would recommend these products. They’re some of the best products from the Bio Rewew collection, and I know I’ll be buying them again! Well done, Herbal Essences!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Revitalise Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampoo & Blue Ginger Conditioner are available as 400ml each for about £4.50 – £6. I paid £3 each (Tesco, special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Best Of Beauty 2020 – Hair, Lips, Body

Hi there! After yesterday’s post about my favourite face products from 2020, today’s post is about my favourite non-face products from 2020 – so that’s hair and body products, but also lip products which I didn’t want to lump together with the creams and serums. Let’s start with hair, then onto lips, then shower products, fragrances and, finally, body lotions and creams.

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Herbal Essences did an amazing job with their bourbon and manuka honey products.

L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist Reinforcing Shampoo & Conditioner

Triple Resist is one my favourite hair care combos from L’Oréal.

NYC Kissgloss 534 Tribeca Tangerine

NYC’s banana-flavoured lipgloss was one of the big surprises of 2020. I love this lipgloss!

Astor Rouge Couture Lipsticks

Astor’s Rouge Couture lipsticks were simply wonderful.

Rimmel Colour Show Off Lipstick 250 Stare At Me

Rimmel did a fabulous job with this lipstick. I love it!

L’Oréal Color Riche 231 Sepia / Silk

L’Oréal’s silk lipstick was a lovely surprise.

Manhattan Colour Loop Lipgloss 52S Soft Nude

Manhattan’s soft nude lipgloss is an all-time favourite. I’ve gone through 2 or 3 of these already.

Sanctuary Spa Mandelular Sensuous Body Scrub

Whilst the photo is one of the worst photos I took last year, the actual product is one of the stars of 2020.

Palmolive Naturals Irresistible Softness Black Orchid & Moisturising Milk Shower Milk, Palmolive Aroma Moments So Sweet Shower Gel With Rooibos Tea, Rose And Almond

Palmolive’s black orchid and So Sweet shower gels are long-term body care favourites.

Palmolive Aroma Moments So Relaxed Aromatic Bath Foam
Yves Rocher Monoï Lagoon Moisturizing Perfumed Body Mist


Palmolive’s So Relaxed bath is truly outstanding.
Yves Rocher’s Monoï body mist smells like the most wonderful summer holiday.

Yves Rocher Collection Été

Another amazing Yves Rocher fragrance!

M&S The Fragrance Collection Vanilla & Woods Eau De Toilette

I didn’t expect an M&S fragrance to be in my best of 2020 post – but this beautiful fragrance is a firm favourite, and I already repurchased it.

Lucy B. Royal Water Lotus & Vanilla Musk Eau De Parfum
I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Refreshing Body Spritzer

Lucy B.’s fragrances are amazing – this one is no exception.
I Love…’s raspberry and blackberry body mist smells like sugar-free fruit jelly. Delicious!

Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream

Nivea Soft Cream is now a firm beauty favourite!

Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Body Oil Gel
Vaseline Intensive Care Essential Healing Non-Greasy Lotion
Garnier Ultimate Blends Body Soothing Hydrating Lotion With Delicate Oat

Vaseline’s cocoa oil gel is amazing for dry skin.
Vaseline’s essential healing lotion is awesome too.
And Garnier’s oat body lotion is simply lovely.

These are my favourite non-face products from 2020. Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? Feel free to let me know via the comments. And thanks for stopping by! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Old Beauty Friends – Alberto Balsam Mandarin & Papaya Revitalising Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 hair products I used to love but haven’t used in ages – Alberto Balsam Mandarin & Papaya Revitalising Shampoo & Conditioner. And since it really has been ages, I thought now’s the perfect time to re-try these products!

Alberto Balsam Mandarin & Papaya Revitalising Shampoo is great. It’s a clarifying shampoo, but it’s not too harsh. I think it’s perfect for frequent washers and most hair types.

Alberto Balsam Mandarin & Papaya Revitalising Conditioner is amazing too! This conditioner detangles my hair with ease and doesn’t weigh it down. I like it a lot!

In addition, these 2 products smell simply lovely! And based on my experience, I’d recommend them! Alberto Balsam Mandarin & Papaya Revitalising Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 350ml each for £1 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Passion Flower & Rice Milk Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about the hair care products I’m using at the moment – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Passion Flower & Rice Milk Shampoo & Conditioner with botanical ingredients from Kew Gardens in Surrey! I’ve been using these products for about 3 weeks now, and here’s what I think.

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Passion Flower & Rice Milk Shampoo is a creamy white shampoo. It smells of passion flowers, and it’s gentle. I think it would be good for dry hair types.

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Passion Flower & Rice Milk Conditioner detangles my hair with ease. Just like the shampoo, this conditioner would be perfect for dry hair types, and it should also be ideal for stand-offish hair (mine’s like that more often that I’d care to admit).

However, I’ve noticed that these products make my hair go greasy much quicker than usual. I wash my hair daily, so this shouldn’t happen. What I’m doing now is… use these Herbal Essences products for 3 days on and 1 day off. On the “off” day I use Alberto Balsam hair products which suck the grease (or rather product residue) right out of my hair and scalp!

All in all, I think Herbal Essences Bio Renew Passion Flower & Rice Milk Shampoo & Conditioner are nice products for the right hair type or hair care routine. I can definitely see myself buying these products again. If you’re interested, these hair products are available as 400ml for about £6, but I paid £2.97 each (half price offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Old Favourites – Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo & Conditioner. I used to like these products very much, but with new products being launched all the time, I haven’t gotten around to revisit these old favourites in years – until now! And here’s what I think!

Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo is lovely! It does feel like liquid silk, and the amazing fragrance (like a mix of silk and velvet) is just perfect. I’m enjoying this shampoo very much.

Gliss Liquid Silk Conditioner is really nice too. It’s not the best conditioner on the planet, but it’s better than average at making my hair feel soft and silky. I also like that the beautiful fragrance lingers in my hair for hours. Nice!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend these products. Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo is available as 250ml, the Conditioner is available as 200ml. I paid £1 each (discount store).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Old Favourites – L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist Reinforcing Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about a hair care combo which I’ve previously used and reviewed – L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist Reinforcing Shampoo & Conditioner. However, I haven’t used these hair care products in years, so I thought now’s a good time to revisit them.

L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist Reinforcing Shampoo & Conditioner promise to reinforce hair fibre, to nourish hair from root to tip, and to make hair feel stronger. These products are aimed at people with fragile hair.

I’m satisfied that the shampoo cleanses my hair and scalp properly but also gently. And the conditioner detangles my hair well. I do think that this shampoo and conditioner make my hair feel stronger. And I’ve noticed that I lose a little less hair in the shower when I use these products. I’m still a big fan!

Keep in mind, these products wont’t help with medical issues that cause or result in hair loss. In such cases, it’s always best to seek medical help – please speak with your GP. 💖

L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist Reinforcing Shampoo & Conditioner have recently been renamed from Triple Resist to Full Resist. Regardless of this, these products are available as 250ml for about £3, and 400ml for £5. I bought the big 400ml bottles on a half price offer.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Cica-Masque

Hi there! Today’s post is about this L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Cica-Masque. This hair mask promises to reinforce hair and to protect it from daily wear and tear. It also claims to make hair super smooth and soft.

Using this hair mask is easy. Simpy use it after you’ve washed your hair. Leave it in for 2-3 minutes, then rinse. All done!

I’ve given this hair mask a try, and I think it’s quite good. I’m not sure whether this mask would really protect my hair from daily wear and tear, but this mask made my hair feel super soft. I’m happy to say that it didn’t make my hair feel crunchy at any point, although I found that this hair mask seemed to flatten my mane a little.

All in all, I’m happy to continue to use this mask, and I would recommend it (unless you have thin or flat hair). L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Cica-Masque is available as 300ml for £6. I paid £2.97 (half price offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde