April Beauty Awards

Hi there! And welcome to this month’s Beauty Awards! April 2017 is almost over, so it’s time for my monthly favourites post. As always, I’ve chosen 3 favourites of all the products I’ve reviewed this month, and I’ve also thrown in a few honourable mentions. Now onto the favourites!

3rd place – Olay Hydration Balancing + Purifying Cleansing 2 In 1 Refreshing Face Wash
Runner-Up – Boots Extracts Body Sprays – Sweet Mango & Luscious Vanilla

I only paid £1.45 for this Olay face wash, so I’m extremely happy that it turned out to be such a fantastic product! I also love these two Boots Extracts Body Sprays. They smell great!

WINNER – Olay Regenerist Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Moisturiser

Olay’s Regenerist Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Moisturiser is just great. I already bought a back-up!

Now onto the honourable mentions! I really enjoyed Montagne Jeunesse’s Buttercream Dream Mud face mask, and I think Superdrug’s Yoghurt Smoothie Mask is very good too. I Love…’s Yummy Caramel products were a nice surprise, and L’Oréal’s Skin Perfection Correcting Concentrated Serum is another good product that’s worth mentioning.

Have you tried any of these products? If so, how did you like them? And which products did you like this month? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde


You Need These In Your Life – Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray & Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray

Hi there! Today’s post is about Boots’ Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray & Boots’ Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray. I’ve already emptied one of these vanilla sprays (I have 3!), and I’m almost halfway through the mango spray. So it really is time for a review! 🙂
Boots’ Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray is gorgeous! It smells exactly like the delicious and divine Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Butter. It’s so good that I could kick myself for not trying it sooner!

Boots’ Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray is really lovely too. It’s wonderfully sweet and cuddly – just like Boots’ Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Butter.

I would recommend these 2 body sprays to anyone! They’re available as 150ml for £3.50, which is good value. But on top of that, Boots runs 3 for 2 promotions quite frequently, so there’s no excuse not to stock up! Now go! Buy! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 23 – 29 Jan 2017

Hi there! I hope everyone had a good week so far. This post is my weekly recap – so if you’ve missed any of my posts, this will bring you up to speed. 🙂

Monday 23 Jan – Radox Passionfruit Splash & Mango Mayhem
Radox Shower
I love these Radox shower gels. They’re exotic and juicy, fruity and summery, tropical and dreamy – they’re awesome! Click here to read Monday’s post.

Tuesday 24 Jan – Boots Extracts Fruity Strawberry Body Spray & Zingy Satsuma Body Spray
On Tuesday I reviewed two Boots Extracts Body Sprays – Strawberry & Satsuma. Click here if you want to read the post.

Wednesday 25 Jan – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 26 Jan – Osiris Avisé Exfoliating Facial Scrub
Wednesday’s post was another nail post. Click here to read it. And on Thursday I wrote about Osiris Avisé’s apricot scrub. If you want to read the post, click here.

Friday 27 Jan – Maybelline Colorshow Blush ‘Em
Friday’s post was about a Maybelline blush I picked up for £1. If you’d like to read the post, click here.

Oh, and I had a few more spam comments. These two were my favourites.
Oh dear! 😀

And another week is… history! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Boots Extracts Fruity Strawberry Body Spray & Zingy Satsuma Body Spray

Hi there! I’m still working through my 2015 Christmas toiletries sets, and I realised that I bought a Boots Extracts fragrance set (just like 2016…). The set was £3 and it contained 3 fragrances (70ml each) – and I will review 2 of them today. Now meet Boots Extracts Fruity Strawberry Body Spray and Boots Extracts Zingy Satsuma Body Spray.
Boots Extracts Fruity Strawberry Body Spray isn’t a favourite. The strawberry fragrance isn’t unpleasant, but it smells very generic. I used this body spray once to test it. And now I’ll pass it on to my teenage relative. Actually, my relative will receive 2 of these sprays because both the 2015 set and the 2016 set contained a strawberry body spray. If you’d like to try this product, it’s £3.50 for a 150ml bottle at Boots.

Boots Extracts Zingy Satsuma Body Spray is a limited edition fragrance from 2015. Whilst I think it’s not that special, I have to say that it does smell pleasant. That’s because the satsuma fragrance isn’t just a one-dimensional fruity fragrance. It smells like a mix of satsumas, satsuma peel and orange flower. Quite nice, actually.

Have you tried Boots Extracts products? If so, which products do you love the most? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Major Boxing Day Haul – 80 New Products (Sanctuary Spa, Boots Extracts, My Little Pony, Pusheen And More)

Hi there! I know I did a haul post only 2 weeks ago. But I also said I’d be doing some serious bargain shopping on Boxing Day. I ordered lots of stuff online, and I also went to a few stores (Boots, M&S, Poundstretcher, B&M). Here’s what I bought!

I found this My Little Pony Lip Balm Trio at B&M Bargains. I don’t know how much it was because…
1. I didn’t care, and 2. I lost the receipt. I guess it was £2.99 – the My Little Pony nail polish set which I bought recently was £2.99, and I just assume these sets would cost the same.
My local Poundstretcher had a few different Daily Defense hair products. I bought the Keratin shampoo and conditioner, and the Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner. These are huge 473ml bottles – and they were £1 each. I’ve never seen these before, and my guess is they were discontinued ages ago. But I sniffed the products before I decided to buy them – and these 4 products smelled excellent! And something else – these products were made in Canada – and they’re cruelty-free!
Boots Extracts Vanilla House Of Treats was on top my Boxing Day wish list – because my husband loves Boots’ vanilla fragrance very much. I ended up buying 2 of these vanilla sets, each of which contains 200ml shower gel, 200ml body lotion, and 150ml body mist. The Vanilla House Of Treats was half price on Boxing Day – so I only spent £5 per set.
Another half price bargain I got my hands on was this cute Pusheen plush cosmetic bag. It was £4 only (Boots). The cosmetic bag is quite big – it’s the biggest cosmetic bag I’ve ever owned. I’ll take measurements… I promise.
The next awesome half price set is I Love…’s The Takeaway Trio. It contains 3 chocolate truffle scented products – 500ml bath & shower cream, 200ml body butter and a big 150g bath fizzer. Priced at £4 (Boots) this set is amazing value!
Then I spent £2.50 on this Garden Collection Mini Indulgence set (Boots). It contains 5 products – a lavender body wash and a lavender body lotion, a rose body wash and a rose body lotion, and a magnolia body wash. The bottles are 100ml.
I found 2 cute Winter Woodland toiletries sets. The first set contains 3 shower gels and 3 body lotions.
And the second Winter Woodland set contains 5 body mists. These sets are from Poundstretcher.
I also bought a Boots Extracts Body Spray trio. For £3 I got Vanilla (My husband’s favourite!), Strawberry (I’ll give it a sniff, but I think I’ll have to pass this one on to my teenage relative), and Mango (Yummy!). The body sprays are 70ml.
My local Marks & Spencer store had a few Pusheen sets for half price too. I bought a nail polish set for £5 and a lip balm duo for £3.

Up next is the My Little Pony Cutie Beauty Bath Set. It was £3.99 at B&M Bargains. It’s that cute that I don’t even care if any of these products are good. 🙂
I also got the big Boots Extracts House Of Treats – which contains several shower gels, shower scrubs and body butters. All of these products are travel-sized. This set was £10.
And here’s what’s in the House Of Treats – 4 shower gels, 4 body scrubs, 4 body butters. The fragrances are Marshmallow & Peppermint (limited Christmas edition), Coconut, Vanilla & Mango.
I was glad that I Love…’s Pamper Me Essentials set wasn’t sold out by Boxing Day. So I got this set for £5.
The Pamper Me Essentials set contains a 200ml Raspberry & Blackberry Shower Gel and the matching hand cream, and it contains 2 chocolate Truffle products – a body butter (which I already had in a different set) and a body mist (which was the reason I bought this set – I really wanted this Chocolate Truffle body mist).
I bought the Sanctury Spa’s Escape And Let Go set which contains an exfoliating mitt, a 100ml body butter, a full size shower gel and a full-size body scrub. All these products have the same fragrance – White Lily & Damask Rose.
I think this Sanctuary set was good value. It was £8! The shower gel and the shower scrub are usually £5.50 each, so I’m really happy with this set.
I Love…’s The Big Tub Of Fun was £7.50 only. Yes, I only bought it for the Chocolate Truffle products… anyhoo, this set contains a 500ml Chocolate Truffle shower cream, a bath fizzer, a body puff and three Raspberry & Blackberry products – body butter, hand cream and body mist. I think this set is fantastic considering the low price!
I also bought the huge Sanctuary Spa Make A Wish And Let Go box. It was £22.50 and it’s packed with awesome products!
What’s in the box? Heel balm, mini shower gel, bath soak, face mask, body butter, shower gel, salt scrub, body scrub and hand cream.
And here are two non-beauty items – I bought a My Little Pony ringbinder. It was £1.99. And I got myself a foam sticker set for 99p. I found these items at B&M Bargains. 🙂

So this is what I got myself on Boxing Day (in store and online). It’s quite a lot, I know. But it’s nothing compared to what I’ve bought in the past. This Boxing Day (well, technically it’s last boxing Day already…) I managed to ignore all those half-price make-up and nail polish sets. Well, I got the Pusheen nail polish set but that doesn’t count because it’s Pusheen!

I also spent just over £106 for all of this. And whilst I don’t know where to store all these sets and products, I don’t think I spent too much. I do think that I’m a reasonable Boxing Day shopper because I’ve never been someone who’d spend hundreds of £ on ‘impulse items’ (aka stuff you’ll regret buying – like those 5 evening dresses, or those 9 pairs of red high heels…). Yeah, I had to get that out of my system because I know people who still pay off their 2012 Christmas shopping…

Feel free to comment if you want to. Oh, and congratulations if you’ve made it to the end of the post. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde