100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Original Moisturising Shower Cream

Hi there! Happy Wednesday! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Original Moisturising Shower Cream.

This shower cream promises a rich lather that gently cleanses the skin without drying it out. It also claims to leave skin feeling softer.

I’ve been using this shower gel on and off for 3 weeks now, and I’m happy to report that I’m enjoying it.

The fragrance could be stronger – it’s Superdrug’s iconic Vitamin E fragrance after all. But apart from this, I have no reason to complain.

This shower cream feels amazing on my skin, and I can confirm that it’s not drying at all. Great stuff!

Now I wouldn’t say that this shower cream is actually moisturising, but I do feel comfortable skipping my regular body lotion or cream every once in a while when I use this shower cream.

Based on my experience, I would recommend this shower cream. I know I’ll buy it again, and I’m very interested in trying the other fragrances from this line!

Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Original Moisturising Shower Cream is available as 250ml for £2.29. I think I paid £1.20 each (half price offer), but Superdrug also does Buy One Get One Free every now and then on these products. Also – this product is suitable for vegans, and it’s certified cruelty-free as it carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – M&S Discover Water Jasmine, Fresh Lychee, White Coconut

Hi there! Today’s post is about a fragrance set that I picked up about 4 weeks ago – M&S Discover Water Jasmine, Fresh Lychee, White Coconut. On the back of the pack it reads that these fragrances are suitable for vegetarians, but the actual product pages for the individual scents confirm that these fragrances are suitable for vegans even. And they’re also certified-cruelty-free as they carry the Leaping Bunny logo! 😍

M&S Discover Water Jasmine is my favourite of the bunch, and I’ve already bought the big 100ml bottle. The notes for this fragrance are citrus (top note), jasmine and rose florals (heart note), and soft musk, cedar and amber (base note). The fragrance smells like… a green version of D&G Light Blue! This means that, within the Discover collection, M&S has made 2 fragrances which are reminiscent of D&G Light Blue (the other fragrance is M&S Spided Bergamot). Outstanding stuff!

M&S Discover Fresh Lychee lists lychee, pear and jasmine as top notes and amber and musk as base notes. This fragrance is the one that should have been called Water Jasmine! It has a very clean (and watery) and transparent jasmine note with hints of lychee and pear. It’s really nice too, and of all the 6 fragrances from the Discover collection, this is the 3rd best, in my opinion.

M&S Discover White Coconut has sea-salted coconut and exotic white flowers as top notes, sweet blossom and iced citrus nuances as heart notes and vanilla musk, sea moss and amber as base notes. I don’t like coconut scents and flavours, so I was expecting to hate this fragrance, but it’s actually not bad – the coconut note is on the transparent side, and the salt and the citrus notes are strong too, so the coconut note isn’t overpowering. This is actually a wearable fragrance!

Based on my experience, I would recommend this M&S Discover Water Jasmine, Fresh Lychee, White Coconut set. I picked it up when M&S ran a pre-Christmas 30% off promotion on certain gift sets, but even at £9.50, this is a total steal! Even if you end up not loving every single one of these fragrances, I’m sure you have a friend or colleague who will be happy to have it. If you like any of the individual scents, they’re available as 100ml for £9.50, and I’ve now also seen smaller 30ml bottles (same size as in these gift sets) for £5.

And now that I tried all the fragrances from the Discover collection, I’d rank them in this order (3 yays, 3 nays):

Water Jasmine(I already purchased the 100ml)
Spiced Bergamot
(I already purchased the 100ml)
Fresh Lychee (I might repurchase it)

Soft Iris (I liked wearing it while the 30ml bottle lasted, but I won’t repurchase as it’s not very special)
White Coconut (I have better fragrances to wear, so I think I’ll give this one away)
Pink Pepper (I absolutely hate it and will give it away)

If you want to read about the other 3 fragrances, click here.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Cosmic Rose Quartz Peel-Off

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Montagne Jeunesse Cosmic Rose Quartz Peel-Off face mask.

Just cleanse your skin, apply the mask, leave it to dry for about 15-20 minutes, then peel it off and wash off any residue.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s one of Montagne Jeunesse’s best peel-off masks, quite possibly THE best. It’s very effecting at removing dead skin cells and pulling dirt out of pores. It also rips out peach fuzz – it’s THAT powerful!

I will buy this amazing face mask again! Montagne Jeunesse Cosmic Rose Quartz Peel-Off is available as a 10ml face mask for 90p at Primark. This mask is also certified cruelty-free – it carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Primark PS… Revitalising Cucumber Peel Off Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Primark PS… Revitalising Cucumber Peel Off Mask. This face mask contains a number of botanical extracts, and it promises to lift off dirt and to revitalise skin. You’re supposed to use the mask after you’ve cleansed your face. Simply leave the mask on until it’s dry, then peel it off.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s one of Primark’s best masks. This peel off mask is very powerful! I had to remove it carefully because it stuck to my face. Fortunately, it left my skin intact, and it only removed gunk and peach fuzz (although I would have preferred my peach fuzz to remain on my skin).

I will definitely buy this face mask again, and I would recommend it to anyone on the lookout for an effective peel off mask and who doesn’t mind powerful (borderline painful) masks. Primark PS… Revitalising Cucumber Peel Off Mask is available as a single use 10ml face mask for 80p at Primark. Also – this product carries the Leaping Bunny logo – this means that it’s certified cruelty-free.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Lavender

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Lavender. This body cream is meant to be used before bedtime as it promises to hydrate your skin while you sleep.

In addition to vitamin E and lavender, it also contains shea butter, lactic acid (!), retinyl palmitate (!), and horse chestnut extract. This body cream is certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo), and it’s suitable for vegans.

I’ve been using this body cream on and off for almost 3 weeks now, and I think it’s very good. It’s richer than the “regular” vitamin E body cream, and feels like it’s sitting on the skin for a bit before it’s absorbed. Based on this, I’d agree that this body cream is more suitable for use before bedtime, especially during the colder months.

The lavender scent is quite strong, so you should like or love lavender, otherwise you won’t get much joy from this body cream. Luckily, I love lavender, so I’m very happy with my purchase!

If you’re interested, Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Lavender is available as 300ml for £4.99. I bought it (and another body cream from this range) when Superdrug ran a Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price promotion in December.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – M&S Discover Spiced Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Soft Iris

Hi there! Today’s post is about a fragrance set (3 x 30ml) that I picked up about 2 weeks ago – M&S Discover Spiced Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Soft Iris. I’ve now given these fragrances a try (= I’ve worn each of these fragrances for at least 3 days in a row), and here’s what I think of them.

M&S Discover Spiced Bergamot contains the following notes: bergamot, lemon and orange flower (top notes), white flowers and cardamom (heart notes), and cedar and amber musk (base notes). Spiced Bergamot smells like a pink version of D&G Light Blue. It’s lovely! The fragrance is on the fleeting side, but it’s dirt cheap, so… spray away! This fragrance is my favourite of the bunch and I’ve already purchased the large 100ml bottle. 😍

M&S Discover Pink Pepper contains the following notes: bergamot, grapefruit and mandarin (top notes), iris and jasmine (heart notes), and pink pepper, vetiver, vanilla and musk (base notes). The notes sound promising, but Pink Pepper is a rather unsophisticated scent which smells of candy floss with hints of fruit chew (during the first few minutes) and coffee (towards the end). This is my least favourite fragrance from this set, and I think it would be most suited to a teenager or someone who generally likes sweet and simple fragrances.

M&S Discover Soft Iris contains the following notes: iris, jasmine and bergamot (top notes), orange blossom essence (heart note), and vetiver, amber and patchouli (base notes). This is an inoffensive floral and powdery scent – it’s perfect for the office or for wherever you just want to smell nice without trying to attract attention. This isn’t the most special fragrance, but it’s definitely nice and pleasant.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend the set. M&S Discover Spiced Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Soft Iris is £9.50 (I paid £6.65 thanks to a pre-Christmas 30% off offer), and you get 3 30ml fragrances to try and wear for a short while. Even if you end up not liking one of the fragrances, I’m sure you’ll have a friend or relative who will be happy to have it. For those who end up loving one or more of these fragrances, they’re also available as individual 100ml bottles for £9.50 each.

Also – these fragrances carry the Leaping Bunny logo – this means they’re certified cruelty-free. On the individual product pages on M&S’ website I found “suitable for vegans” under the product description of every single one of these fragrances!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – M&S The Fragrance Collection Vanilla & Woods Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about a fragrance I’m using at the moment – M&S The Fragrance Collection Vanilla & Woods Eau De Toilette.

This fragrance has the following notes – bergamot, orange flower and mandarin (top notes), lavender, orris and blonde woods (heart notes), and amber, patchouli, vanilla and musk (base notes).

This fragrance has the most wonderful vanilla scent. It’s sweet, gentle, has a touch of warm lavender and a hint of sweet orange to it. It’s wonderfully cuddly, and I can’t imagine that any lover of vanilla fragrances wouldn’t love this fragrance. I think it’s the cutest vanilla fragrance since Kenzo Amour, and based on my experience (love at first sniff), I would recommend it.

M&S The Fragrance Collection Vanilla & Woods Eau De Toilette is available as 100ml for £12.50. I paid £10 (special offer). Another great thing is that this fragrance is certified cruelty-free! It carries the Leaping Bunny logo! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Primark PS… Plumping Vitamin E Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Primark PS… Plumping Vitamin E Sheet Mask with witch hazel, tea extract and papaya extracts. This mask promises to have a plumping effect on skin. You’re supposed to cleanse your face, then use this mask and leave it on for about 15-20 minutes.

I’ve given this sheet mask a try, and I think it’s very good. It felt hydrating and plumping, and I give it an extra star for not being sticky. I’ll buy this face mask again, no doubt!

If you’re interested, Primark PS… Plumping Vitamin E Sheet Mask is available as a single use 23g sheet mask for 80p – a total steal! This mask is certified cruelty-free – it carries the Leaping Bunny logo. The sheet mask itself is bio-degradable (I wish all sheet masks were!). 💚

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Fruity Strawberry & Raspberry Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Fruity Strawberry & Raspberry Face Mask. This is a sheet mask which is supposed to be used after cleansing. Simply leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes, then massage the leftover essence from the sachet into your skin.

This mask contains witch hazel, sodium hyaluronate, as well as a number of botanical extracts. There is no mention of who the mask is aimed at and what it’s supposed to do. Interesting!

I’ve given this mask a try, and I can report positive and negative bits. Positive – the mask felt hydrating, and it plumped up my skin. This was very ice! Negative – this is one of these ultra-thin sheet masks which are wrapped around a mask-shaped piece of plastic. This stuff is terrible for the environment, and it cancels out the vegan & cruelty-free aspect of the mask. I also didn’t care for the sickly sweet fragrance.

Based on my experience, I wouldn’t really recommend the mask. If you’re interested, Superdrug Fruity Strawberry & Raspberry Face Mask is available as a set of 3 sheet masks. I paid £1.49 (clearance, Boxing Day 2019). But I’ve seen that Superdrug still sells these masks, so if you want to give it a try, you know what to do.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Primark PS… Hydrating Rose Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this PS… Hydrating Rose Sheet Mask. This is a bio-degradable sheet mask that promises to infuse skin with hydration. You’re supposed to use the mask after you’ve cleansed your skin. Just leave it on for about 20 minutes, then massage the rest of the essence into your skin.

I think this mask is quite enjoyable. I’m happy to confirm that it left my skin feeling wonderfully hydrated. I also liked the subtle and refreshing pink rose fragrance – it complemented the feel of the mask very well!

If you’re interested, PS… Hydrating Rose Sheet Mask is available as a 23g single-use mask for 80p at Primark. This face mask is certified cruelty-free – it carries the Leaping Bunny logo! 😍

Mrs Strawberry Blonde