Weekly Recap 28 March – 3 April 2022

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap, and here are the posts I’ve written this past week.

Monday 28 Mar – Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Whipped Body Cream

Monday’s post was about a moisturiser I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 31 Mar – March Favourites

On Tuesday I told you which products I loved the most in March. Click here to read the post.

Friday 1 Apr – March Empties

And Friday’s post was about all the products I finished in March. Click here to take a look at my trash.

I only wrote 3 posts, so this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! xo

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

March Beauty Awards

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite products this March. As always, I have my TOP 3, and there are a few honourable mentions as well. Let’s start with the TOP 3!

3rd place – Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Whipped Body Cream

Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Whipped Body Cream is amazing. I love it!

Runner-Up – Antonio Banderas Her Secret Temptation Eau De Toilette

Wow, Antonio Banderas Her Secret Temptation Eau De Toilette is such a beautiful fragrance!

WINNER – Pantene Pro-V Miracles Grow Strong Biotin + Bamboo Shampoo & Conditioner

Pantene Pro-V Miracles Grow Strong Biotin + Bamboo Shampoo & Conditioner promise to make hair stronger – and these products really work. Unbelievable quality! A definite regular purchase from now!

Onto the honourable mentions! Boots No7 Skin Illuminator is a wonderful product. It’s a great addition to my current make-up routine. Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Shower Cream is one amazing shower gel. Montagne Jeunesse Turmeric & Matcha Glow Clay Face Mask has been lovely. And Weil Belle En Weil Eau De Parfum has been an incredible surprise!

Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? Which products are you loving right now? Feel free to comment, and thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Whipped Body Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Whipped Body Cream. Live + Be is a vegan & cruelty-free collection which, unfortunately, has been discontinued.

Woodland Whisper is, in my opinion, the stand-out fragrance of the entire collection. I already love the shower gel and the body mist, so trying the matching body cream was a no-brainer.

Let’s start with the fragrance – Woodland Whisper has the following notes – fennel, coriander, cardamom and charcoal. I don’t think it smells like any of these notes (or the sum of these notes), but I would describe the fragrance as warm, sweet and woody. It’s beautiful!

The formula of this whipped body cream is just as lovely as its scent. The cream is rich, but it’s easy to spread and it sinks right into the skin. It moisturises my skin well, it feels velvety on the skin, but it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy at all. It’s perfect!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this product! Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Whipped Body Cream is available as 300ml for £1.75. What a bargain!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Shower Cream, Boots Live + Be Captivating Pause Bath Soak

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 products I started to use earlier this month – Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Shower Cream and Boots Live + Be Captivating Pause Bath Soak. These are part of Boots’ vegan Live + Be collection.

Let’s start with Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Shower Cream which is a dream come true! The shower cream feels amazing on the skin! Wow! And the fragrance is just dreamy. It’s woody, warm, green, slightly sweet, but still transparent. Wow! I’m so glad I bought this product. It’s one of my favourite products so far this year!

Onto Boots Live + Be Captivating Pause Bath Soak! This product is rich and creamy, and I was impressed to find that it’s not drying at all. Lots of so-called creamy bath products feel nourishing, but 10 minutes after the bath the skin is dry. This bath product is NOT one of those products. It makes my skin feel really good. However, the scent isn’t my favourite. I had a body mist with the same fragrance before, and it got old quickly. I do think this one would make a nice hand wash though.

Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Shower Cream and Boots Live + Be Captivating Pause Bath Soak are available as 400ml each for £1.25 each. A total steal!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Weekly Recap 1 – 7 March 2021

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 1 Mar – February Empties

Monday’s post was about all the products I said goodbye to in February. Click here to take a look.

Tuesday 2 Mar – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 3 Mar – Boots Vitamin C Sheet Mask With Added Vitamin C

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Wednesday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 4 Mar – Westlab Mindful Epsom & Himalayan Salts With Frankincense & Bergamot

Thursday’s post was about Westlab’s Mindful bath salts. Click here to read the post.

Friday 5 Mar – Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow, Captivating Pause, Woodland Whisper Body Mists

And on Friday I reviewed 3 body mists. Click here to read the post.

This is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow, Captivating Pause, Woodland Whisper Body Mists

Hi there! Today’s post is about 3 body mists from Boots’ vegan & cruelty-free Live + Be collection. The entire collection is being discontinued, and all the products have been heavily discounted. These 100ml body mists were £1.25 each!

Let’s start with Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Body Mist! This body mist smells just like the matching shower gel (I mention this because the matching whipped body cream smells different). What does this mean? According to Boots, this body mist contains notes of mandarin, yuzu, mimosa and almond. I would describe the scent as yellow and yoghurty, with a strong yuzu note. It doesn’t last very long, but it produces a nice scent cloud when I spray it generously all over my body.

Onto Boots Live + Be Captivating Pause Body Mist! I haven’t used any of the matching body products yet, but this body mist is supposed to smell like a mix of nutmeg, jasmine, coconut and black sugar. I can’t smell any coconut or jasmine, but I would describe the fragrance as unisex, dry, powdery, slightly herbal and a tad sweet. This body mist isn’t ground-breaking, but it’s great for when you want to smell nice but don’t feel like wearing fragrance.

And last but certainly not least… Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Body Mist – which is the best of the bunch! This one is supposed to smell like fennel, coriander, cardamom and charcoal. I would describe the scent as woody, warm and slightly sweet with a touch of musk. It’s a wonderful sweater weather fragrance that makes me think of a cosy night in a cabin with a fireplace. I’m glad I bought 2 of these body mist as well as additional products from this range (2 body creams, shower cream, bath fizzer).

If you’re interested in trying products from Boots’ vegan and cruelty-free Live + Be collection, be quick! If you’ve had any products from this collection, feel free to let me know your favourite via the comments! And thanks for stopping by today! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

HAUL! New Products From Boots, No 7, Sanctuary Spa, Marks & Spencer, Fragonard, Olay, Westlab, Radox, Dead Sea & More

Hi there! Today’s post is about most of the stuff I bought since the post-Christmas sale started. I’m saying most of the stuff because I always forget a lot… OK, let’s take a look at the goodies!

Boots Skincare Treats The Discovery Collection – this was £10 on Boxing Day. I bought 3 of these. The 2 moisturisers are worth £25 alone! The set would have been great value for full price = £20, but it was the most amazing bargain for half price on Boxing Day!

I bought more face masks – but what else is new? Some half price Disney masks, some £1 masks from B&M Bargains.

The Sanctuary Spa Celebration Hamper – this was £20 on Boxing Day and it had the following goodies:

These look amazing!

And these too!

I bought a few more products from Boots’ discontinued Live + Be range. The cheapest item was £1, the most expensive item was £1.75.

A few more Live + Be products.

I also bought fragrances from M&S. The first 2 were £9.50, the third was £12.50. All of them are repurchases.

I bought a number of different Westlab bath salts, the one above was £2.99 at Boots.

I also bought more Radox bath salts. The one above was £2.25 at Sainsburys.

2 more Radox shower gels – these were about £1.30 (or so) each at Superdrug.

Fragonard Belle De Nuit fragrance – £20 at M&S, the Olay Face Wash was £2.09 at Boots, the the Botanics Face Scrub was 33p (£2.33 plus 200 Advantage points for buying a Botanics product).

I also rescued 2 Dead Sea Natural Mineral Soaps from the clearance bin.

And this is it! Quite a bit, eh? Well, what can I say. I’ll always be a bargain hunter! Thanks for stopping by today! 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde