Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Body Mists

Hi there! Today’s post is about the Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Body Mists that I bought a few months ago. These 5 body mists – which were available in a winter-themed set – are supposed to match (most of) the Winter Woodland shower gels and body lotions (which I’ve reviewed here and here). Now let me tell you if these body mists are any good. 🙂
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Snow Flurries smells like watered-down sugar water. You’re not sure what this means? Well, this body mist comes pretty close to being fragrance-free! It’s water with a hint of sweetness. Frosty Delight is some kind of sugar water as well. It’s not as weak as Snow Flurries, but that doesn’t make this ‘fragrance’ any better. Berry Frost smells nothing like the matching shower gel (which actually smells like frozen berries). This body mist is more like a random (and cheap) mix of sweet-smelling fragrance notes.

Peppermint Kiss smells quite strongly of peppermint – just like the matching shower gel. This one’s actually well done! However, I don’t like peppermint scents in toiletries. The Winter Snow body mist smells nothing like the Winter Snow shower gel. The shower gel smells like apple tea, but this body mist is more like a clean lotus fragrance. It’s actually quite alright.

All in all, I wouldn’t really recommend this set. And I’ll give these body mists away. If you’d still like to try this set, check if your local Poundstretcher still has it.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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I Love… Haul – 8 Products for £1 Each!

Hi there! Today’s post is just a little shopping advice. 😉 OK, here it is! If you love I Love… products, swing by your local Poundland! I was really happy when I found a few I Love… Cherry Almond Sparkle body butters the other day – but now I found so much more!

I bought…
– 500 ml I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Shower/Bath Gel (2 bottles),
– 200 ml I Love… Cherry Almond Sparkle Body Butter,
– 250 ml I Love… Coconut & Cream Body Lotion,
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– 100 ml I Love.. Mango & Papaya Fragrance Mist,
– 100 ml I Love… Coconut & Cream Fragrance Mist,
– 100 ml I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Fragrance Mist, and
– 100 ml I Love… Cherry Almond Sparkle Fragrance Mist!
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I won’t touch the Coconut & Cream products because I hate the taste, texture and smell of coconuts. But I know many people who love all things coconut. So the two I Love… Coconut & Cream products I bought will be given to someone who will like and use them. I also have a few (unopened) Cherry Almond Sparkle body butters now. These will also be given away.

So if you’re looking for a few little beauty treats for yourself, keep your eyes peeled the next time you’re at Poundland. Or if you’d like to give someone a really nice beauty hamper – go get a basket and fill it with I Love… products!

I Love… products are £2.99 at drugstores, supermarkets, etc. But Poundland currently stocks the Cherry Almond Sparkle limited edition and a few other lines (which I think are about to be discontinued). I’ll go back to Poundland soon!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Red Berries Smoothie Limited Edition Eau de Toilette

YR Red Berries EDTHi there! Today’s post is about this Yves Rocher Red Berries Smoothie Limited Edition Eau de Toilette which I found online.

Let’s be honest, most cheap berry fragrances and body mists either smell of fruits that have gone off or they’re sickly sweet. So I was interested to find out how this EdT would fare.

OK, let’s start! This fragrance contains fruity notes of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.

This scent is quite pleasant and authentic – it’s fruity, juicy, light and transparent. I think Yves Rocher did a really good job with it.

Of course, it’s not a serious fragrance, but this fruity EdT is a good example of a well done berry fragrance. Despite the simple composition, it’s quite wearable and I think I will actually use it up.

I believe that this Yves Rocher Red Berries Smoothie Limited Edition Eau de Toilette has been discontinued, so you won’t find it easily. However, if you’d like to try it, you should check online.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

NSPA Fresh Sweet Raspberry Shower & Bath Gel, Rich Body Butter, Fragrance Body Mist

Hi there! I’ve been shopping for toiletries again and I found an interesting looking spa-themed body care collection at Asda: NSPA. They do shower and bath gels, body scrubs, body butters and body mists with different scents (mango, raspberry, vanilla, coconut, passion fruit, etc.).

The products are £3 each, but they had a 3 for £4 offer so I opted for three products from the raspberry collection: NSPA Fresh Sweet Raspberry Shower & Bath Gel, Rich Body Butter and Fragrance Body Mist.
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Let me start with the Shower & Bath Gel. If you love the scent and flavour of raspberries, this is a shower gel you should try. The raspberry scent is sweet and quite intense – almost like the real thing. Well done NSPA and Asda! A big plus: You’ll get a 500 ml bottle for £3 which is great value.

Up next is the Rich Body Butter: I’m enjoying this body butter very much at the moment. It’s indeed rich and I can see this one becoming a winter favourite because it really takes care of dry skin. This sweetly-scented raspberry body butter is priced at £3 for a 200 ml tub.

The Fragrance Body Mist is almost literally the icing on the cake. If you want to smell of summery and sweet raspberries, spray this fragrance all over your body. Whilst the raspberry body mist won’t last all day, it really helps if you moisturise your skin with the matching body butter first. In any event, £3 get you a 200 ml bottle which means you’ll get plenty of product to douse yourself in. Incredible value!

I’m very pleased with NSPA‘s offerings and would recommend them if you love raspberry-scented body care products. The fruity products are £3 each , but at the moment most full-size NSPA products are £1.97 only at Asda (I just checked online).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde