2021 Beauty Awards – Part 2 – Hair, Body & Nails

Hi there! Today’s post is Part 2 of my 2021 beauty favourites. Yesterday, I focused on fragrances and products for the face. And today is all about hair and body products and my favourite manis of the past year. Onto the favourites!

HAIR

Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Holy grail stuff!

Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Shampoo & Conditioner

More holy grail stuff!

Revisiting Old Favourites – L’Oréal Elvive Colour Protect Caring Shampoo & Conditioner

Elvive Colour Protect is an all-time favourite combo. Great stuff!

Alberto Balsam Exotic Mango Shampoo & Conditioner

These mango-scented hair products are simply amazing!

Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Shampoo & Conditioner With Ginseng Extract

It’s a shame that the Harmony collection has been discontinued. This particular hair care combo was a delight.

Daily Defense Advanced Deep Conditioner With Argan Oil From Morocco

This deep conditioner is simply fantastic!

BODY

Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Smoothing All Over Body Cream With Acacia Collagen

This body cream with acacia collagen has been my favourite body moisturiser this year. I love it!

Palmolive Aroma Therapy Morning Tonic, Sensual, Absolute Relax

If I could only use 10 different shower gels for the rest of my life, these 3 would be in my top 10!

Radox “Shell Yeah” Sea Mineral Scent Shower Gel, Radox “Donut Mind If I Do” Vanilla Bean & White Chocolate Scent Shower Gel

These Radox shower gels were one of the most delightful beauty surprises this year.

Sanctuary Spa Mestizo Acai Rain Shower
Westlab Himalayan Salt Cleansing Bath & Shower Gel

2 more totally fabulous shower gels!

Sanctuary Spa Foaming Bath Soak
Soap & Glory The Scrub Of Your Life
Palmolive My Fresh Splash Shower Gel

And the final 3 shower and bath favourites from this year.

NAILS

Marble Nails
Purple Nails
Blue & Red Nails

Some of my favourite manis from 2021. In no particular order!

Foil Nails
Gold & Magenta Nails
Lilac Nails

Here’s another 3 manis.

Marble Nails
Purple Nails
Red Nails

The last set of my favourite manis from 2021.

Thanks for stopping by today! And I hope you have a great start into the new year. Happy 2022! 😘🥂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Daily Defense Advanced Deep Conditioner With Argan Oil From Morocco

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Daily Defense Advanced Deep Conditioner With Argan Oil From Morocco. I’m a huge fan of this brand, so I was over the moon when I found this deep conditioner for £1.49 at my local Home Bargains store.

How does it work? According to the instructions, simply use it after you’ve washed your hair and instead of your usual conditioner. Leave it on for 3 minutes before you rinse it out. And you’re supposed to use it 2-3 times per week.

I’ve been using this conditioner once a week since August, and I like it a lot. It makes my hair incredibly soft and silky, it doesn’t weigh my hair down and it’s just a great product to use. I’m glad I bought 2 of these conditioners (plus another 2 in a different scent) when I saw them at my local Home Bargains store.

If you’re interested, Daily Defense Advanced Deep Conditioner With Argan Oil From Morocco is available as 295ml. I paid £1.49.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Old Favourites – L’Oréal Elvive Colour Protect Caring Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about the hair care products I’m using at the moment – L’Oréal Elvive Colour Protect Caring Shampoo & Conditioner. I’ve previously reviewed these products – years ago. But I haven’t used them in a while, so I thought it’s time to use them again.

L’Oréal Elvive Colour Protect Caring Shampoo is lovely. It’s a creamy white shampoo that cleanses my hair gently. I love it! And the beautiful scent is an added bonus!

L’Oréal Elvive Colour Protect Caring Conditioner detangles my hair with ease. It’s a great conditioner – one of L’Oréal’s best products, no doubt. I love that it makes my hair feel silky soft! 😍

I’m enjoying these 2 products so much! I can’t believe that I haven’t used them for such a long time! I’ll definitely buy them again soon! L’Oréal Elvive Colour Protect Caring Shampoo & Conditioner are available in a bunch of sizes – 50ml, 250ml, 300ml, 400ml and 500ml. My guess is that the 300ml and 500ml are new sizes which are currently in the process of replacing the 250ml and 400ml bottles. As of now, the 400ml bottles (which mine are) are about £5 each. I paid £2.49 each (special offer at Tesco’s).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo & Conditioner For Chemically Damaged Hair

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo & Conditioner which I started to use just under 2 weeks ago. These products contain agave, hibiscus oil and pineapple extract, and they promise to smooth, revive and quench chemically damaged hair.

Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo lathers up quite well for an SLS-free shampoo. However, it doesn’t make my hair feel as squeaky clean as other shampoos do. I wash my hair every day, so I’m satisfied that my hair is squeaky clean, but I do prefer the clean feel that shampoos with SLS give me.

Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Conditioner isn’t my favourite because it makes it difficult for me to detangle my hair in the shower. I never brush my hair. I only “comb” through my hair once a day – using only my fingers and a dollop of conditioner in the shower. But this conditioner isn’t a great help when it comes to detangling my hair.

Unfortunately, these products haven’t blown me away. They’re not bad, and I think they would work well if you have dry hair and/or if you don’t rely on your conditioner to detangle your hair. But I don’t think that I’d buy them again. They’re not the best products for my hair type (not their fault), and I’m also not the biggest fan of their coconut scent. I would, however, give other products from this range a try as I like what the brand does!

If you’re interested, Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 385ml each for £9 each. I paid £2.49 (B&M Bargains)! According to Maui Moisture, all their products are vegan-friendly! 😍

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Holy Grail Products – Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about one of my all-time hair care combos – Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Shampoo & Conditioner. These are part of Herbal Essences’ Classics collection. They have been discontinued, then relaunched, then discontinued again. I hope they’ll be relaunched again. In the meantime, I have stocked up – I’m sitting on an impressive stash of Herbal Essences Classics products!

Alrighty, what’s the shampoo like? Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Shampoo is just wow! It. Is. The. Bomb. It’s clarifying but gentle at the same time. And the dreamy fragrance is an added bonus. 11 stars!

Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Conditioner is the perfect product after the shampoo. I never brush or comb my hair – I just use conditioner to detangle my hair in the shower every morning – and with this conditioner, it’s a quick and easy job. This conditioner mops the floor with its competition! 11 stars!

Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml each for about £2 in bargain stores (Poundstretcher). They can also be found online – albeit for a higher price. But these products are worth every penny!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Old Favourites – Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Shampoo & Conditioner With Ginseng Extract

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Shampoo & Conditioner With Ginseng Extract combo. These are old favourites from a while ago, and I thought it’s time to revisit them!

Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Shampoo is amazing! It’s a clarifying shampoo that smells of ginger (Is ginseng that similar?) and soft musk. It’s amazing!

Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Conditioner is simply fabulous. It detangles my hair with ease. And I only need a bit of product. Wow! The conditoner has a clean and soft musk fragrance – I love it!

I’m enjoying these products very much! They make my hair look and feel amazing – and they smell like pretty fragrances (i.e. Narciso Rodriguez or J Lo Glow minus the bubblegum note). What’s not to love? Based on my experience, I’d recommend these hair products! Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Shampoo & Conditioner With Ginseng Extract are available as 250ml each for about £1 at discount stores. I found these at Poundland!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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