December Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the end of the month. So it’s time for my monthly favourites. As usual, I only picked products which I’ve reviewed this month. And since I’ve loved quite a few products, it wasn’t easy to pick three favourites and to limit myself to only a few honourable mentions. But I did it! So let’s take a look at the products I loved the most this month.

3rd place – Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Wash
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I love the taste and the fragrance of chocolate and cocoa. So it’s hardly surprising that I also love chocolate and cocoa scented shower products. Boots did an excellent job with their Cocoa Butter collection. It mops the floor with the more expensive offerings from a certain high street brand. 😉

Runner-Up – Boots Exracts Olive Body Butter
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Boots Extracts Olive Body Butter was one of my favourite products from the Extracts range. And then Boots discontinued it and replaced it with a cheap smelling strawberry body butter… Idiots! I have a few tubs of this wonderful olive body butter left but I know I’ll be sad once they’re finished.

WINNER – Flower Pharm Orange Flower Body Butter
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Flower Pharm’s Orange Flower Body Butter is simply fantastic. The formula is perfect, the orange flower fragrance is divine, the product bursts with natural ingredients and the price is very reasonable. If you see this body butter at your local Home Bargains or TK Maxx store (or wherever), you should just buy it.

Now onto the honourable mentions. I loved all the Superdrug face masks that I’ve tried this month:
Clearly Youthful 3 in 1 Mask / Cleanser / Scrub,
Vitamin E Leave On Mask,
Black Seaweed Peel-Off Mask, and
Superfruits Clay Mask.

And I’m really pleased with my new Olay Anti-Wrinkle cleansing products. I also love Givenchy’s original Ange Ou Démon fragrance. And Alberto Balsam’s Stunning Shine hair products are very nice too!

What do you think of my December favourites? Which products did (or do) you love this month? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Weekly Recap 12 – 18 Dec 2016

Hi there! I hope everyone had a good week. I had another busy week. But I’m looking forward to the holidays. I know – who isn’t? 😉 But let me tell you what I’ve been up to this week.

Monday 12 Dec – Givenchy Ange Ou Démon
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I bought myself an Ange Ou Démon gift set a while ago. I used the fragrance on and off (it’s a 50ml bottle, and I think I only have about 10ml left) but I haven’t touched the body care products until recently. I posted the review on Monday. Click here if you’d like to read it.

Tuesday 13 Dec – Dolly’s Mixtures Peach Melba “Just Peachy” Body Mist
Wednesday 14 Dec – Nail Of The Day / 31 Days Nail Art Challenge
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On Tuesday I reviewed a body mist which I picked up at my local Home Bargains store for 49p. If you’d like to read the review, click here. Wednesday’s post was another Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read this week’s nail post.

Thursday 15 Dec – Olay Anti-Wrinkle Cleansing Products
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Thursday’s post was about Olay’s Anti-Wrinkle Cleansing products. I reviewed the face wash, the cleansing milk and the toner. If you’ve missed the post, click here to read it.

Friday 16 Dec – Beauty Hoarder Problems…
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Friday’s post was about another beauty hoarder problem – about my inability to finish beauty products. Sure, I empty toiletries and face creams – but I can’t seem to finish any actual make-up. But I’m trying to break the curse – I’m trying to finish an eye palette! If you’ve missed the post, you can find it here.

This is it for this week! I hope everyone had a great week and everyone’s enjoying the last weekend before Christmas. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Givenchy Ange Ou Démon Le Secret Delicate Bath Gel, Silky Body Veil & Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today’s post is about a gift set I got my hands on during last year’s post-Chistmas sales. The gift set in question contained Givenchy’s Ange ou Démon Le Secret EdP (50ml), and the matching shower gel and body lotion (75ml).

The fragrance contains the following notes: lemon, cranberry and tea (top notes), jasmine, peony and waterlily (heart notes), and patchouli and woody notes (base notes). Cool. Now let’s get to the actual product review. 🙂
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The Delicate Bath Gel is quite nice. I’m using it as a shower gel (What difference does it make?). The fragrance is lovely and the formula is non-drying. I love it. The Silky Body Veil is very nice. It goes on like a light moisturiser, but it feels very silky. Again, the fragrance is nice – and actually quite strong!

OK, so what’s the fragrance like? Givenchy Ange ou Démon Le Secret is lovely. It smells like a mix of jasmine tea and lemon. It’s fresh, but feminine. It’s modern and youthful, but it’s not one of those sickly sweet candy fragrances. It’s suitable for the office, but also for a night out.

The only thing that’s not great is that it’s not a very long-lastig fragrance. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing (well, not for me) because I will be able to finish this one soon. I think I have about 10ml left in the bottle. And whilst I don’t think I’ll finish the fragrance this month, I’m confident it’ll be gone by the end of January.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde