Sanctuary Spa Salt Scrub

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Sanctuary Spa Salt Scrub. This is a single-use scrub, and it was part of one of the Sanctuary Spa Christmas gift sets I bought for half price on Boxing Day. This salt scrub contains Dead Sea salts and a blend of jojoba, coconut and almond oils. It promises to exfoliate and nourish skin in one go.

There are 2 ways to use this scrub. If you use it in the shower, rub the scrub into wet skin. But you can also use it in the bath. In this case, rub it over dry skin, then carefully (!) step into the bath and let the warm water melt away the salts!

I’ve given this scrub a try, and I think it’s excellent. It’s a typical salt scrub – it’s a very effective exfoliant, but it also nourishes the skin. I enjoyed it very much! The fragrance is the typical Sanctuary Spa fragrance. So whilst this scrub contains coconut oil, I’m happy to report that it doesn’t smell of coconut at all.

What else? Of course, this type of products leaves the shower or bath slippery, so please be super careful and get your partner, child, house-mate, etc to clean the shower or bath tub. ūüėĀ Hey, this is a spa treatment. You’re not supposed to clean your own bathroom right after!

If you’re interested, Sanctuary Spa Salt Scrub is available as 650g for ¬£14.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Sanctuary Spa Mestizo Acai Rain Shower

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Sanctuary Spa Mestizo Acai Rain Shower gel which I’ve been using on and off for a few weeks now.

This is a limited edition Sanctuary Spa shower gel with an interesting subtitle – “bursting Brazilian vitality”.

This shower gel contains a number of fabulous extracts and oils – apple, acai berry, argan oil, citrus essential oils, mangosteen, pomegranate and passionfruit.

It’s also packed with small oil pearls which burst on the skin and give a little extra hydration. Lovely!

And what’s this shower gel like? It’s paradise in a bottle! It smells absolutely amazing – like a tropical rainforest, exotic flowers and fruits, and despite this, it smells like nothing I’ve ever smelled before – and there’s no cheap coconut or pineapple.

I think this shower gel is simply amazing, and I find it unbelievable that this sensational fragrance was wasted on a limited edition while, at the same time, Sanctuary Spa keeps making these forgettable lemon and orange blossom products.

I also used to have the matching body butter – and I forgot how amazing it was. I hope this fragrance will eventually be recycled for a future limited edition. If so, I’ll make sure to stock up on shower gels and body butters. Fingers crossed!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Westlab Mindful Epsom & Himalayan Salts With Frankincense & Bergamot

Hi there! Today’s post is about these Westlab Mindful Epsom & Himalayan Salts With Frankincense & Bergamot. These bath salts promise to “restore calm and serenity amidst modern life”. You’re supposed to use 2-3 handfuls of these salts for a nice, relaxing bath.

I think these bath salts are good, but they’re not my favourites. I like the mix of epsom and Himalayan salts, and I’m happy that these bath salts have their own scent. However, the scent is quite strong, and it will linger in the bathroom for hours. I’m fine with the scent, but not everyone loves incense and bergamot. I also found these bath salts to be a bit drying.

In order to be able to enjoy these bath salts more, I’ll now mix these (half and half) with my regular Westlab Himalayan Salts which make my skin feel amazing. If you’re interested, Westlab Mindful Epsom & Himalayan Salts With Frankincense & Bergamot are available as 1kg for about ¬£6. I paid ¬£2.99 (half price offer at Boots).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Shower Cream, Boots Live + Be Beautiful Connection Bath Soak

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 bath and body products which I’ve been using since December – Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Shower Cream and Boots Live + Be Beautiful Connection Bath Soak. According to Boots, all the products in their Live + Be collection are suitable for vegans.

Let’s start with Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Shower Cream with mandarin, yuzu, mimosa and almond. This shower cream is meant to wake you up gently, and I would agree that it does what it says. The formula is super gentle, and the cute fragrance is best described as yellow and yoghurty!

Boots Live + Be Beautiful Connection Bath Soak with rosewood, peony, lily of the valley and amber is meant to make you feel positive and “connected”. I think the airy rose fragrance is very nice and relaxing, so I guess you can say that it makes you feel positive. I am certainly enjoying this product!

Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Shower Cream and Boots Live + Be Beautiful Connection Bath Soak are available as 400ml each. I paid £1.25 for the shower cream, and £1.50 for the bath soak.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Kirstie Allsopp Nerolina Orange Blossom Shower Gel & Calcot Manor The Perfect Day Shower & Bath Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels which I picked up for ¬£1 each. And here they are!

Kirstie Allsopp Nerolina Orange Blossom Shower Gel has a true orange flower fragrance. I’m enjoying it very much. This shower gel seems to have low SLS. It doesn’t lather up very well. If you like low SLS shower gels, you should consider giving this one a try. I found this large 400ml shower gel at Home Bargains (clearance).

Calcot Manor The Perfect Day Shower & Bath Gel is good but not great. The shower gel is gentle enough, and it smells citrusy, but I doubt this is anyone’s favourite fragrance. This shower gel is available as 300ml (Tesco).

I will continue to use both shower gels. I’d pick up the Kirstie Allsopp shower gel again, but I’m not repurchasing this Calcot Manor shower gel.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Calcot Manor The Lazy Evening Moisture Souffl√©

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Calcot Manor The Lazy Evening Moisture Soufflé. This product contains chamomile, sweet fig and vitamin E, and it promises to soothe and to hydrate skin. I’ve been using this product for about a week now, and here’s what I think.

This body cream was a nice surprise! It has a gorgeous, fresh fragrance, and I love the rich and nourishing formula. It leaves my skin feeling super soft ‚Äď even after a long day. Upon application, the body cream is a little sticky, but it only takes 2 minutes for the skin to absorb it.

I’m very happy with this product! If you’re interested, Calcot Manor The Lazy Evening Moisture Soufflé is available as 250ml at Tesco.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Sanctuary Spa Mandelular Sensuous Body Scrub

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Sanctuary Spa Mandelular Sensuous Body Scrub. I found this body scrub in my stash, and I thought it looked promising, so I decided that I should (finally) give it a try. And that’s what I did!

I think Sanctuary Spa Mandelular Sensuous Body Scrub is simply amazing. I’m enjoying the classic Sanctuary Spa fragrance, and I love the runny-yet-gooey texture of the scrub. What else? The scrub is easy to use, and it exfoliates my skin without being harsh. Another big plus is that the scrub doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind. This is an outstanding product!

Sanctuary Spa Mandelular Sensuous Body Scrub is available as 500ml. I’ve also seen a moisturiser from this collection, and I’m keen to give that product a try too!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Vanilla Shower Gel & Silky Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 vanilla-scented products I’m using at the moment – Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Vanilla Shower Gel & Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Vanilla Silky Lotion.

Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Vanilla Shower Gel is simply lovely. It feels cleansing, yet not drying, and the sweet and warm vanilla fragrance is simply wonderful. I love it!
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Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Vanilla Silky Lotion is just as amazing as the shower gel. This body lotion is very hydrating, and the dreamy vanilla fragrance lingers quite a bit.

Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Vanilla Shower Gel & Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Vanilla Silky Lotion are available as 50ml (seasonal), 200ml and 400ml.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Treacle Moon Her Mango Thoughts

Hi there! Today’s post is about a shower gel – Treacle Moon Her Mango Thoughts Shower & Bath Gel.

Since I liked or loved almost every single Treacle Moon shower product that I’ve tried so far, I had no doubt that I’d be a fan of this one.

And now that I’ve gotten around to give it a try, I’m happy to report that I like this shower gel too. It doesn’t smell of pure mango, but more like a mango-based multi fruit juice. It’s not what I expected, but the fragrance is lovely, sunny and very fruity – what’s not to like?

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this shower gel. If you’re looking for a fruity shower gel that takes you back to warm summer days, you should try this one!

Treacle Moon Her Mango Thoughts Shower & Bath Gel is a limited edition. It’s available as 500ml for ¬£3. I paid ¬£2 (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig Shower Gel & The Body Shop Polynesian Island Tiar√© Shower Gel

Hi there! Happy Friday! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels I picked up when they went on sale – The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig and The Body Shop Polynesian Island Tiar√©. To be perfectly clear, I’m not the biggest TBS fan, but these shower gels were cheap, so I thought I should give them a try.

The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig is very nice. I thought it would be a random filler shower gel, but I was so wrong! This shower gel smells incredibly beautiful and natural. The fragrance is green, but also warm. It’s… wow!

The Body Shop Polynesian Island Tiar√© is just as amazing! I love tropical floral fragrances, and this one’s right up my alley. I think the tiar√© fragrance in this shower gel is extremely well done, and I’m enjoying it very much.

I’m blown away by these 2 shower gels! They smell amazing, and they’re gentle on the skin. I wish I had discovered them sooner! The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig and The Body Shop Polynesian Island Tiar√© are available as 250ml. I paid ¬£3 for the fig shower gel, and ¬£2 for the tiar√© shower gel.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde