Best Of Beauty 2020 – Hair, Lips, Body

Hi there! After yesterday’s post about my favourite face products from 2020, today’s post is about my favourite non-face products from 2020 – so that’s hair and body products, but also lip products which I didn’t want to lump together with the creams and serums. Let’s start with hair, then onto lips, then shower products, fragrances and, finally, body lotions and creams.

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Herbal Essences did an amazing job with their bourbon and manuka honey products.

L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist Reinforcing Shampoo & Conditioner

Triple Resist is one my favourite hair care combos from L’Oréal.

NYC Kissgloss 534 Tribeca Tangerine

NYC’s banana-flavoured lipgloss was one of the big surprises of 2020. I love this lipgloss!

Astor Rouge Couture Lipsticks

Astor’s Rouge Couture lipsticks were simply wonderful.

Rimmel Colour Show Off Lipstick 250 Stare At Me

Rimmel did a fabulous job with this lipstick. I love it!

L’Oréal Color Riche 231 Sepia / Silk

L’Oréal’s silk lipstick was a lovely surprise.

Manhattan Colour Loop Lipgloss 52S Soft Nude

Manhattan’s soft nude lipgloss is an all-time favourite. I’ve gone through 2 or 3 of these already.

Sanctuary Spa Mandelular Sensuous Body Scrub

Whilst the photo is one of the worst photos I took last year, the actual product is one of the stars of 2020.

Palmolive Naturals Irresistible Softness Black Orchid & Moisturising Milk Shower Milk, Palmolive Aroma Moments So Sweet Shower Gel With Rooibos Tea, Rose And Almond

Palmolive’s black orchid and So Sweet shower gels are long-term body care favourites.

Palmolive Aroma Moments So Relaxed Aromatic Bath Foam
Yves Rocher Monoï Lagoon Moisturizing Perfumed Body Mist


Palmolive’s So Relaxed bath is truly outstanding.
Yves Rocher’s Monoï body mist smells like the most wonderful summer holiday.

Yves Rocher Collection Été

Another amazing Yves Rocher fragrance!

M&S The Fragrance Collection Vanilla & Woods Eau De Toilette

I didn’t expect an M&S fragrance to be in my best of 2020 post – but this beautiful fragrance is a firm favourite, and I already repurchased it.

Lucy B. Royal Water Lotus & Vanilla Musk Eau De Parfum
I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Refreshing Body Spritzer

Lucy B.’s fragrances are amazing – this one is no exception.
I Love…’s raspberry and blackberry body mist smells like sugar-free fruit jelly. Delicious!

Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream

Nivea Soft Cream is now a firm beauty favourite!

Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Body Oil Gel
Vaseline Intensive Care Essential Healing Non-Greasy Lotion
Garnier Ultimate Blends Body Soothing Hydrating Lotion With Delicate Oat

Vaseline’s cocoa oil gel is amazing for dry skin.
Vaseline’s essential healing lotion is awesome too.
And Garnier’s oat body lotion is simply lovely.

These are my favourite non-face products from 2020. Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? Feel free to let me know via the comments. And thanks for stopping by! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – May 2020

Hi there! I hope you had a great start into the week and into June. 😘 Today’s post is about all the products I managed to finish in May. I’ve done really well, and here’s everything I said goodbye to.

1 Yves Rocher Monoï Eau Des Vahinés Eau De Toilette – this is an amazing fragrance! I have a few more bottles in my stash!

2 Yves Rocher Monoï Lagoon Moisturizing Perfumed Body Mist – another lovely fragance from Yves Rocher. Yes, I have a few more of these too!

3 Vaseline Intensive Care Essential Healing Non-Greasy Lotion – one of my of favourite body moisturisers. I will buy it again, no doubt!

4 Manhattan Tasty Lips Lipgloss American Grapefruit – a truly amazing lipgloss. If this one hadn’t been discontinued, I’d pick it up again.

5 Superdrug Deep Action Extreme Skin Brightening Solution – this is the best pore-unclogging and brightening product I’ve never used. I have a few more of these in my stash!

6 Boots The Garden Collection Rose Body Lotion (travel size) – this is a lovely non-greasy body lotion which I’d be happy to buy again.

7 Smack Beauty Sleeping Beauty Firming Night Cream – this is an OK night cream. I wouldn’t buy it again as there’s much better stuff out there.

8 Nivea Clay Fresh Deep Cleansing Shower Ginger & Basil Scent – a nice shower gel. I think I’ll buy it again!

9 Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Conditioner – one of the best conditioners I’ve ever used. I’ve already repurchased it (+ the matching shampoo).

10 Radox Scent Touch Feel Positive – this is a nice shower gel that I might buy again.

11 Rightguard Shower + Oils Purple Orchid – I love this shower gel! I’ll buy it again next time I see it.

12 Radox Eastern Spirit – this is a really nice bath gel. Unfortunately, this fragrance has been discontinued.

13 Classics Nail Polish Remover – my go-to nail polish remover. I have a few more bottles in my stash.

14 Burberry Brit Red – I loved this fragrance! Too bad it was a limited edition…

15 Primark PS… Pink Grapefruit Overnight Jelly Mask – this is a decent jelly moisturiser, but I won’t buy it again as there’s better stuff waiting to be used!

I also used a few single-use face masks. If you’d like to know which masks I tried recently, click here. I’m very happy with what I finished this month. I hope June will be amazing for empties too!

Thanks for stopping by! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 25 – 31 May 2020

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this week. So read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Tuesday 26 May – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 27 May – Bling Pop Soothing & Brightening Face Mask With Pumpkin

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 28 May – Imperial Leather Narwhal Always Love You, Imperial Leather Drop It Like A Sloth

Thursday’s post was about 2 cute shower gels. Click here to read it.

Friday 29 May – Monthly Favourites

And on Friday I told you which products I loved the most in May. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

May Beauty Awards

Hi there! Happy Friday. Today is the last working day of the month. This means that today’s post is about my favourite products in May. I chose my favourites from all the products I’ve reviewed since the beginning of the month. I’ll start with the Top 3, and there will be honourable mentions as well. 🙂

3rd place – Bling Pop Soothing & Brightening Pumpkin Face Mask
Runner-Up – Vaseline Intensive Care Essential Healing Non-Greasy Lotion

Bling Pop did an amazing job with their Pumpkin face mask.
Vaseline’s Non-Greasy Lotion was a very welcome surprise!

WINNER – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Herbal Essences’ wonderful Bourbon & Manuka Honey hair products have been my favourite products this month! 😍

Onto the honourable mentions! Essence Plumping Nudes 07 So Heavy Lipgloss is fabulous. I’m enjoying Imperial Leather’s Narwhal Always Love You and Drop It Like A Sloth shower gels. And Skinfood New Zealand’s Mud Masque turned out to be a great face mask!

Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to try them? Which products have you been loving lately? Feel free to get in touch via the comments, and thanks for reading! 😚

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about a hair care combo I’m using at the moment – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. And here’s what I think…

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo is a dream come true. Whilst the creamy white shampoo is boring to look at, it feels amazing on my head and hair. Wow! And then there’s the fragrance which is… unbelievable! 🥰

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Conditioner is just as amazing. It’s really effective, and I don’t need much product at all. And again, there’s this insanely beautiful fragrance…

All in all, I think these products are some of the best hair products I’ve ever tried. I didn’t think Herbal Essences would do anything that would come close to its fabulous originals but this shampoo and conditioner combo comes pretty close in terms of quality and fragrance.

My husband also fell in love with the fragrance of this shampoo. He found these for half price at Sainsbury’s a few weeks ago, and he bought himself 3 bottles! Well, what can I say… if you’re not trying these lovely products, it’s your own fault really!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo and Conditioner are available as 400ml for £5.99 each. I paid £2.99 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde