100% Vegan – Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Apple & Melon, Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Grapefruit & Mint

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing 2 shower gels – Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Apple & Melon and Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Grapefruit & Mint. I bought these shower gels (and a few others) a few weeks ago when they were on special.

Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Apple & Melon smells like ripe honeydew melon. I was hoping for a more refreshing fragrance, but all in all, this is a pleasant fruity shower gel. I also agree that the shower gel is mildly hydrating which is nice.

Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Grapefruit & Mint feels mildly hydrating too. However, the mint and grapefruit fragrance is much better! This shower gel smells refreshing, herbal and green. I’m enjoying this one very much!

Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Apple & Melon and Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Grapefruit & Mint are available as 250ml. I paid 95p each (special offer, Tesco). These shower gels are approved by The Vegan Society!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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100% Vegan – Original Source Passionfruit And Jojoba Milk Shower Milk, Original Source Orange Shower Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels which I picked up at a local independent bargain store – Original Source Passionfruit & Jojoba Milk Shower Milk and Original Source Orange Shower Gel. These shower gels are imports from Germany.

Original Source Passionfruit & Jojoba Milk Shower Milk smells like the perfect fusion of juicy and tangy passionfruit and creamy jojoba. It’s very enjoyable. This shower milk is also gentle on the skin. I like it!

Original Source Orange Shower Gel is very nice. It smells like juicy oranges. This shower gel is refreshing, and I think it’s perfect for early mornings because it really wakes me up! Well done, Original Source!

Original Source Passionfruit & Jojoba Milk Shower Milk and Original Source Orange Shower Gel are available as 250ml. I paid 90p each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Haul! New Products From… Revolution, Barry M, Bundle Monster, The Crème Shop, Treacle Moon, Montagne Jeunesse, CND, Superdrug & More!

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I’ve bought over the past few weeks. I picked up a lot of face masks, but I also bought toiletries, nail stuff and other skin care. The following goodies are mine now!

The Crème Shop Clean Up, Skin set of 3 sheet masks for £4, TK Maxx. Polish’d Vitamin C Brightening Face Mask set of 5 sheet masks for £4.99, TK Maxx.

Skin Treats Glitter Face Pink Hydrogel Glitter Mask, £1 at B&M Bargains, 3 Holler And Glow Sheet Masks, £1 each at Primark.

2 fantastic Montagne Jeunesse Purple Acai Peel Off Face Masks, 30p each at Primark, Maxbrands Panda Face and Kitty Face Sheet Mask, 2 for £1 (intro offer) from the independent bargain store (formerly Poundworld) in East Ham.

2 Original Source shower gels – 90p each from the independent bargain store (formerly Poundworld) in East Ham.

Superdrug Calm Skin Blemish Rescue Gel, Superdrug Calm Skin Refreshing Facial Spritz – these were £2.99 each but there was a Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price offer. 2 CND Clear Top Coats – £1 each at Poundland. I bought 1 of these before, tried it, liked it, bought 2 more.

The incredible Treacle Moon Happy Melon Sorbet 4x500ml, £2 each (save 1/3 offer) at Waitrose!

Treacle Moon Her Mango Thoughts shower gel, £2 (save 1/3 offer) at Waitrose. Pack of 10 Fascy Aqua Sheet Masks, £5.99 at TK Maxx.

Superdrug Vitamin E products – 2 lip balms, £1.99 each but Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price, the Facial Exfoliating Bar and the Vitamin E Leave On Moisture Mask were £2.99 each but also Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price.

Palmolive Welcome To Madagascar Forest, Palmolive Welcome To Japanese Garden, £1 each, Superdrug.

Jiinju Sheet Mask Duo – I got 3 of these sets for free (gift with purchase), B. face masks, £1.45 each. Superdrug.

Barry M Molten Metal Holographic nail polishes, these were on special (3 for 2 across all makeup and nails at Superdrug, so I bought 6 items for £4 each and I paid £16 instead of £24). The Barry M Rockstar Lip & Nail Kit was a free gift with purchase.

Revolution Reloaded Marvellous Mattes, £4 but 3 for 2. I’m going to use this palette to make more stamping polishes! I bought another eye palette, but I don’t know where I placed it. Oops!

B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz, B. Comforted Camomile Facial Spritz, £3.89 each (half price offer).

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Facial Pads, B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads, £2.89 each (half price) – these seem to be the exact same product! 🤔 I’ll give them a try and report back!

And I bought 11 new Bundle Monster stamping plates, the cheapest plate was £1, the most expensive one was £2.60. Bundle Monster is now Maniology. Either way, I bought these stamping plates from a fantastic online shop – Nail Art UK. I’ve shopped with them before, and I think they provide excellent service! I’m not affiliated with them in any way, I’m just a happy customer.

Wow, I bought quite a lot! And I have no excuse really! Any new products you picked up recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan – Original Source Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about Original Source‘s Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion.

This body lotion contains natural oils, and the fragrance is 100% natural.

What’s the product like? Well, I don’t like it at all. And here’s why:

I have to say that the body lotion hydrates my skin nicely. However, the fragrance is terrible. The body lotion smells like a mix of overly ripe pineapple and furniture polish. Fortunately the fragrance doesn’t linger!

I remember the shower gels from the Skin Quench line – they didn’t smell great either! It’s not surprisig the Skin Quench line didn’t survive.

I won’t continue to use this body lotion on my body, but I’m sure it’ll be perfectly OK as a foot lotion.

Original Source‘s Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion is approved by the Vegan Society, and it is available as 200ml for £1.79 (Savers).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Suitable For Vegans – Original Source Shower Hibiscus & Pomegranate Tea, Vanilla & Raspberry, Skin Quench Cherry & Jojoba Oil

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing 3 shower gels which sound perfect for summer – Original Source Hibiscus & Pomegranate Tea, Vanilla & Raspberry, and Skin Quench Cherry & Jojoba Oil. These shower gels are also suitable for vegans – they’re approved by the Vegan Society.

You can find Original Source shower gels in most supermarkets and drugstores where the 250ml bottles retail for £2 to £2.30. Or you can pick them up for £1 or less (bargain stores, special offers). Now onto the reviews!

Original Source Hibiscus & Pomegranate Tea is very nice. It smells of tea, red fruits and exotic flowers. Despite the ‘red’ fragrance this shower gel is actually refreshing. I think it’s one of the best limited editions Original Source ever did!

Original Source Vanilla & Raspberry sounds great – but it’s not. From the bottle it smells like raspberry ice cream, but as soon as you start to lather it up on your skin, the ice cream fragrance disappears, and the shower gel starts to smell like candle wax. The only good thing about this shower gel is that it doesn’t feel drying. However, since I don’t want to shower with anything that smells like candle wax, this shower gel will end up in the hand soap dispenser in the kitchen…

Original Source Skin Quench Cherry & Jojoba Oil is really good. This shower gel is very moisturising (those jojoba oil beads really work), and it smells like boiled cherry sweets. Awesome fun!

Have you tried any of these shower gels, or would you like to try them? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Suitable For Vegans – Original Source Extreme Deep Clean Liquorice Body Scrub, Tropical Pineapple Shower and Mango & Macadamia Shower

Hi there! Today’s post is about three new Original Source shower gels I picked up. (Actually it’s six because I bought two bottles of each fragrance!) I’ve never seen them at the local drugstores, so I was curious when I spotted them at Home Bargains and Poundworld. When I got home, I checked Original Source’s web site and I found out that…

Original Source Extreme Deep Clean Liquorice Body Scrub is for men, Original Source Tropical Pineapple Shower is an Australia-only edition (well, not anymore!), and Original Source Mango & Macadamia Shower is exclusive to Poland (and to British bargain stores, it seems). 🙂
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Original Source Extreme Deep Clean with Liquorice is an effective body scrub that’s suitable for every day use. But I don’t use it daily – I use it two to three times per week. In regards to the fragrance – if you love liquorice, you’ll love this scrub. It smells delicious!

Original Source Tropical Pineapple Shower smells almost like the white Haribo gummy bears – but without the plasticky sweetness. It’s very pleasant. Unfortunately the fragrance is also very faint. So by the time your body is lathered up, the fragrance is already gone.

Original Source Mango & Macadamia Shower is one of Original Source’s best products. It smells heavenly. I can’t really describe the fragrance – it’s just… heavenly! I have no idea why this product is exclusive to Poland. I’m sure I’m not the only who’d love to see the sickly sweet Mango shower replaced with this amazing Mango & Macadamia shower.

Original Source shower products are usually around £2.20 – but they’re often on sale and you can find them in bargain stores for £1 or less. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Poundland & Bargain Store Beauty Haul

Hi there! When I went to back to Poundland the other day, I felt like I hit the jackpot. I found Nails Inc. polishes for £1 each! I got Old Bond Street, Hampstead Gardens, Royal Arcade, Gatwick and Chelsea.

Not too long ago Nails Inc. came up with new bottle designs – so the ‘old’ bottles have to go now. Nails Inc. polishes are usually more than £10 each (I’d never spend that much money on a mediocre polish). So thank you, Nails Inc., for redoing your bottle design and for letting people buy your old polishes for less than 10% of the normal price! 🙂
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I also bought more hand cream (which I don’t really need more of at the moment) and a small eyeshadow trio. I got Vaseline’s Intensive Care Hand Cream + Anti-Bac. And I picked up a Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Trio in 2 Naughty n Nude. And I couldn’t resist when I saw another promising hand cream – I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Hand Cream. Another £3 (in total) well spent at Poundland.
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I’ve never used any TRESemmé products (commitment issues – their bottles are too big). But I picked up a regular-sized Renewal Hair & Scalp Deep Conditioning Masque. I’m looking forward to trying it! And I also bought a Pantene Pro-V Nutri-Plus Youth Protect Rejuvenating Intensive Conditioner. So that’s two more products for £2 in total.
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Last but not least – I also went to B&M Bargains. Generally I prefer Home Bargains (they’re cheaper), but every now and then I swing by the local B&M to see what they’ve got. I picked up a limited edition shower gel and two Gliss hair care products which I haven’t had before. Original Source’s Hibiscus & Pomegranate Tea Shower sounds really lush. And I’ll soon find out how Gliss’ Satin Relax Shampoo & Conditioner pan out. I spent £3 in total for these three products.
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I’m super happy with the bargains. 🙂 I spent £13 in total and I got so many products! My husband isn’t happy that our toiletries stash is growing again (yeah, I’m working on it…), but he appreciates that we’ll never run out of toiletries and that everything in our stash was half price or less. 🙂

Did you pick up any bargains lately? Have you tried any of the products I bought? Feel free to let me know in the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde