Radox Revive & Uplifting

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 Radox shower gels that have been sitting in my stash for quite some time – Radox Revive with mandarin & lemongrass and Radox Uplifting with pink grapefruit and basil. Since these two shower gels sounded summery and refreshing, I thought now’s the right time to (finally) give them a try!
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Radox Revive (which has been renamed and is now called Radox Feel Revived) with mandarin and lemongrass is quite nice. I would describe the fragrance as a refreshing and tangy citrus fragrance! Whilst I expected a considerably sweeter fragrance, I’m not disappointed. I like the fresh fragrance!

Redox Uplifting (which has been renamed and is now called Radox Feel Uplifted) with pink grapefruit and basil is very nice. The grapefruit note is very authentic whilst (fortunately) the basil note is hardly noticeable. This is a great shower gel. I really enjoy using it!

I know that I’ll buy these 2 Radox shower gels again, and I would recommend them to everyone! Radox shower gels are available as 250ml, and they’re usually around £2 each, but you can find them for £1 each as well (Poundstores, half price promotions, etc.).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – I Love… Mango & Papaya Exfoliating Shower Smoothie + Refreshing Body Spritzer

Hi there! Today’s post is about I Love… Mango & Papaya Exfoliating Shower Smoothie and I Love… Mango & Papaya Refreshing Body Spritzer. I’m not entirely sure where and when I bought these products. But I’m sure I’ll be able to finish them this summer. Now onto the review!

I Love… Mango & Papaya Exfoliating Shower Smoothie is a true 2 in 1 product. It exfoliates my skin nicely, but it’s also a proper shower product. And it smells fruity and juicy. It’s really nice!

I Love… Mango & Papaya Refreshing Body Spritzer turned out to be just as nice. Initially I thought this body spray was OK, but after a  few days I started to like it. The mango & papaya fragrance is quite well done. It’s fruity and juicy, but it’s not cloyingly sweet. It smells just like… summer!

I Love… Mango & Papaya Exfoliating Shower Smoothie is available as 200mlI Love… Mango & Papaya Refreshing Body Spritzer is available as 100ml. Superdrug no longer sells I Love…’s Mango & Papaya collection, so I’m not sure where you’d be able to get these products. But there are quite a few bargain stores that seem to stock I Love… products (incl. gift sets) from time to time, so don’t ignore those stores. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Eva & Davis Fragrance Mists – Berries & Love, Green Inspiration, Vanilla Seduction

Hi there! Today’s post is about 3 fragrance mists I picked up from TK Maxx – Eva & Davis Berries & Love, Green Inspiration and Vanilla Seduction. These fragrance mists are described as lightweight, refreshing and non-greasy, and they promise hydration and antioxidant benefits.

Let’s start with my favourite! Berries & Love with wild berries and spring flowers smells amazing. It smells like a chilled red fruit jelly (raspberries, redcurrant, pomegranate…) without added sugar. It’s delicious!

Green Inspiration – with notes of green and white tea, bergamot, lime and precious woods – is really nice too. The white tea note is very strong but that’s fine because it’s so nice! By the way, this fragrance mist would be suitable for men too!
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Eva & Davis Vanilla Seduction isn’t very enjoyable. It smells cheap. The vanilla and amber mix is too sweet and quite artificial. However, I think that people who love very sweet fragrances would like or love this fragrance.

I think 2 of these 3 fragrance mists are very good – definitely better than certain designer fragrances that you can find in department stores, and they’re much cheaper! I paid £4.99 per fragrance mist (TK Maxx).

I tried to find out more about the brand Eva & Davis, but their social media accounts and their web site have been abandoned, and there are no links to any stores that might sell their products. So I think it’s safe to assume they’re no longer in business which is a shame because I would have been happy to buy Berries & Love and Green Inspiration again!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Made In The UK – Anovia Fragranced Body Mists With Fruit Extracts – Light & Refreshing Passion Fruit & Pineapple, Sensual Marula & Argan

Hi there! A few weeks ago I bought lots of new products. And today’s post is about two of them – Anovia Fragranced Body Mist With Fruit Extracts Light & Refreshing Passion Fruit & Pineapple and Anovia Fragranced Body Mist With Fruit Extracts Sensual Marula & Argan.

These two body mist are made in the UK, they’re paraben-free, and they contain real fruit extracts! This sounds great, I know. But I haven’t told you about the best thing yet. OK, the best thing is that these 150ml body mists are 79p only at Home Bargains! Now let me tell you if they’re any good.
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The Passion Fruit & Pineapple body mist is very fruity. It’s tropical and tangy – like passion fruits. And it’s also sweet and juicy – like pineapples! Whilst this body mist isn’t particularly long-lasting (it’s just a body mist after all), the fruity scent is refreshing and very pleasant while it lasts.

The Sensual Marula & Argan body mist is very nice. It smells warm, cuddly, feminine, and yes, sensual! It lasts longer than the fruity body mist, so if I douse myself in it, it lingers for almost half a day.

I think these body mists are really nice. They’re certainly as good as the considerably more expensive body mists that you can buy on the high street. Sure, these body mists aren’t ‘real’ perfumes, so you can’t expect them to last for long on your skin. However, they cling to fabrics, so I spray them on my scarves as well. 🙂

I would definitely recommend these body mists if you’re looking for a cheap pick-me-up or if you want a new body mist to pop into your handbag. I also think these body mists would be great for young teenage girls who are just getting into fragrances – that’s because these two scents are pleasant, they’re not too strong, and they’re cheap!

Have you tried these body mists? Or would you like to try them? Have you ever had anything from this brand?  Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for reading!

Body Fantasies Pink Grapefruit Fantasy & Japanese Cherry Blossom Perfume Body Sprays

Hi there! If you read my blog regularly, you know I don’t just hoard toiletries and nail polish – I also have a ridiculous stash of fragrances and body mists. And today’s post is about two cheap fragrances I picked up at Superdrug a while ago, Body Fantasies Pink Grapefruit Fantasy and Body Fantasies Japanese Cherry Blossom.

Pink Grapefruit Fantasy is a pleasant body mist. It smells like… summertime in Florida. I’d describe the fragrance as a mix of grapefruit juice and vanilla sugar. And I think this body mist is perfectly suitable for warm summer days. But, whilst I do like this body mist, it’s not my dream grapefruit fragrance.
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Japanese Cherry Blossom isn’t a scent I particularly enjoy. In my opinion this body mist is too strong, too heavy and too dense. I can’t even ‘analyse’ the fragrance itself because I just find it overwhelming. And unfortunately it also reminds me of the deodorant my mum used to wear in the eighties. I think if you like floral scents, you might want to try this. But if you too struggle with dense floral fragrances, this one might not be for you. I’ll pass my bottle on to a teenage relative.

Body Fantasies Pink Grapefruit Fantasy and Japanese Cherry Blossom are available as 94ml Perfume Body Spray for £3.99 each at Superdrug (if you’re in the UK). I got these two for £1.99 each (half price offer), so I can’t really complain. 😉

Guilty Pleasure – Jennifer Lopez Live Eau De Parfum

J Lo LiveHi there! Today’s post is about a guilty pleasure of mine – Jennifer Lopez Live EDP. It’s one of my favourite fragrances. But I try to keep it a secret in real life. 😉

What I love about Live is that it’s not like ‘all the other fruity fragrances’, and that it’s definitely one of the best celebrity fragrances out there.

Live is full of live. It’s juicy, it’s sunny, it’s full of energy, it’s optimistic and it’s youthful. It’s alive. I think most fruity fragrances smell pink, but Live is different. It smells yellow! 🙂

Now, Live contains the following fragrance notes: Sicilian lemon, Italian orange and pineapple (top notes), redcurrant, peony and violet (heart notes), and tonka beans, sandalwood and caramel (base notes). Live sounds delicious, doesn’t it?

I think Live smells like a mix of fresh pineapple, caramel and vanilla with a hint of powder. It’s perfect for the colder seasons because the juicy, tropical fragrance is a real pick-me-up. But it’s just as perfect for the hottest summer days because it’s not too sweet. Yes, it’s got all these sweet notes, but it’s a lot more juicy and sunny than it is sweet. Like I said, it’s a yellow fragrance.

Jennifer Lopez Live is available as 30, 50 and 100ml EDP. Prices vary greatly – the RRP for the small 30ml bottle is around £24. However, lots of stores sell the big 100ml bottle for under £20.

Do you have any guilty pleasure fragrances? Feel free to let me know in the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

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