Yves Rocher Retropical Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about Yves Rocher Retropical Eau De Toilette. Retropical is a limited edition fragrance, and I bought it off someone for £10. What a bargain! And yes, I’m really pleased with myself! 🙂

Before we get to the actual review, let me tell you a little more about the fragrance. Retropical contains fruity and aquatic notes (top note), floral notes (heart note) and warm woody notes (base note). I would have loved to know the actual fruits, flowers and woods. But Yves Rocher wasn’t more specific. Ah well…

So what’s the fragrance really like? It’s the dreamiest blend of marzipan, oranges, bubblegum, honey and sunlight. It’s sweet (adult-sweet, NOT sugary), tropical, warm, cuddly, exotic and happy. It smells like… the most beautiful relaxing summer holiday. Well done, Yves Rocher!

Yves Rocher Retropical is a limited edition fragrance from 2013. You won’t find it in YR stores or on YR’s web site anymore. So if you’re interested in this fragrance, look online. I see YR’s older limited editions popping up on that auction web site all the time. 😉

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Yves Rocher 3 Min. Cranberry Cooling Effect Mask

Yves Rocher Cooling MaskHi there! Today’s post is about Yves Rocher’s 3 Min. Cranberry Cooling Effect Mask.

You’re supposed to apply the mask, leave it on for 3 minutes, and wash it off. Yves Rocher recommends the mask be used once or twice a week.

This face mask promises to refresh skin (‘radiant freshness’) thanks to its cooling effect, and to leave skin looking radiant. Does this mask deliver on its promise?

No, not really. First of all, this mask isn’t cooling. I was hoping it would feel fresh or cool, but it didn’t. Ah well…

I also didn’t notice any other effect. My skin didn’t feel or look different, so I’m not convinced that this mask does anything at all.

I will continue to use this face mask on a weekly basis. If I notice any positive effects in the future, I will let you know. However, as of now (after 4 uses) I’d say that I wouldn’t buy this mask again.

Yves Rocher’s Cranberry Cooling Effect Mask. is available as 50ml for £7.50. I got my mask for half price.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Yves Rocher Lemon Basil Refreshing Shower Gel

Hi there! It’s been a while since I bought Yves Rocher’s Lemon Basil Refreshing Shower Gel.

But since this shower gel has now been repackaged and reintroduced as part of Yves Rocher’s Plaisirs Nature collection, I thought I should finally try it!

This shower gel contains essential oils of lemon and basil, and it promises to cleanse skin gently and to leave skin smelling delicately perfumed.

Is it good? Yes, I think this shower gel is quite nice. It doesn’t dry out my skin, and the fresh fragrance is perfect for spring and summer. I really enjoy it!

Now that Yves Rocher recycled this fragrance for their Plaisirs Nature collection, they offer several Lemon Basil products: 200ml shower gel, 400ml shower gel, 200ml exfoliating shower gel and 15g bath cube.

Have you tried this product? How did you like it? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Apple Star Anise Refreshing Fragrance Mist

uploadHi there! Today’s post is about Yves Rocher’s Apple Star Anise Refreshing Fragrance Mist which I’ve been using a lot this summer.

I bought this 100ml fragrance mist (along with the apple star anise shower gel and shower scrub) when it was on sale (clearance, actually) for £2.70. Dirt cheap, I know! 🙂

Now let’s get to the actual review! I think this fragrance mist is very nice. I’ve said it before and I say it again – Yves Rocher’s apple star anise product line is the most natural smelling apple-scented product line I’ve ever come across.

And this fragrance mist is no exception. The apple scent is fresh, natural and juicy. Well done, Yves Rocher!

I’m also pleased with the longevity of this fragrance mist. The lovely apple scent lasts several hours on my skin, and it basically lasts forever (well, until the next wash) on my scarves.

What’s not great is that this fragrance mist is (was) a limited edition from last summer, so I can’t buy it again. 😦

I really hope Yves Rocher kept the formula safe and they’ll relaunch the entire collection at some point. I’d certainly repurchase the shower gel, the scrub and the fragrance mist!

Have you tried this fragrance or any other products from Yves Rocher’s apple star anise collection? How did you like them? Feel free to comment if you want to get in touch. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Apple Star Anise Refreshing Exfoliating Shower Gel

YR Exfoliating Shower Apple AniseHi there! Not too long ago I told you I went nuts at Yves Rocher’s clearance sale. And I’ve already reviewed Yves Rocher’s Apple Star Anise Shower Gel.

And now that I’ve finally tried Yves Rocher’s Apple Star Anise Refreshing Exfoliating Shower Gel, I’ll tell you what this product’s like.

This exfoliating shower gel claims to be gentle enough for daily use. And it containts kiwi seeds and apricot kernel powder – these two ingredients are meant to give your skin a good scrub!

So how’s the product? It’s really good. It exfoliates my skin, but it’s also gentle. I don’t use it every day, but I think I could.

The fresh and sunny apple scent is very authentic. Other manufacturers of toiletries should take note because this is the apple fragrance they should aim for!

All in all, this is a very nice exfoliating shower gel. It feels good, it smells good, it’s refreshing… I should have bought two bottles! 🙂 The exfoliating shower gel is/was (?) available as 200ml (£4.50). I found it in the clearance sale for just under £2. I think Yves Rocher should consider making it a permanent edition!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Sérum Végétal Deep Wrinkle Expert Care Day / Night

YR sample Serum Vegetal2Hi there! Today’s post is about Yves Rocher’s Serum Végétal Deep Wrinkle Expert Care Day / Night which I received a sample of a while ago.

Neither the sample nor Yves Rocher’s web site give a lot of information about the product. So the only thing I know is that this product promises to be an expert care product that combats deep wrinkles with instant and long-lasting effects. Now, let’s take a closer look!

I used this cream after I had cleansed my face. I didn’t like the smell, but I liked applying it because it felt really good. And my skin felt soft and moisturised the entire day.

I cannot comment on any long-term effects on wrinkles. However, this cream didn’t have any instant effect on my (admittedly few) wrinkles. And I’m not really happy that this product doesn’t contain sunscreen.

I won’t purchase the full-size product. Priced at £31 for a 30ml tube I find Yves Rocher’s Serum Végétal Deep Wrinkle Expert Care Day / Night quite expensive. Olay has a similar product which costs a fiver, so I’ll be trying that one. However, if you’re interested in Yves Rocher’s products, keep your eyes peeled for half price or BOGOF promotions!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Apple Star Anise Refreshing Shower Gel

Yves Rocher Apple Star Anise Shower GelHi there! I bought lots of Yves Rocher products recently – including a few limited editions.

Today I’ll tell you what I think about Yves Rocher’s Apple Star Anise Refreshing Shower Gel.

I thought this was a Christmas-themed product – but I was wrong.

Apparently Yves Rocher’s apple & star anise collection was a limited edition from last summer! But let’s move on to the actual product review. 🙂

The shower gel smells pleasant and refreshing. The apple frragrance isn’t too tangy (which is a good thing in my book), it’s more like a sunny apple scent.

The shower gel lathers up nicely without being too harsh on my skin. Great quality.

The refreshing shower gel is (was?) available as 50ml (£1.95) and 400ml (£5.50). I found this product for 90p in the clearance sale.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde