Pantene Pro-V Miracles Lift N’ Volume Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Pantene Pro-V Miracles Lift N’ Volume Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner combo. I really enjoyed the Grow Strong shampoo and conditioner from this range, but I didn’t care for the Silky & Glowing products. So how did these volume products do?

Pantene Pro-V Miracles Lift N’ Volume Thickening Shampoo works. it just works. I knew it was volumising the first time I tried it. It felt amazing on my head, and I could tell that it managed to thicken my hair immediately. The only downside is the scent – it smells like a mix of that awful Chloe rose fragrance (yes, many people love it, but if you hate it, you really hate it) and cold air.

Pantene Pro-V Miracles Lift N’ Volume Thickening Conditioner is just as brilliant as the shampoo. It detangles my hair with ease, but it doesn’t flatten it or weigh it down. Most volume conditioners either give me crunchy hair – or they’re just so bad that I end up using a ludicrous amount of product which then has a flattening effect. But not this one. Nope! This conditioner is excellent. Soft and bouncy hair, tons of volume… my only complaint is the smell.

Based on my experience, I’d actually recommend these products. And if you like fragrances like that Chloe fragrance, you’ll love the scent of these 2 products. I don’t know if I’ll buy these products again. Time will tell. If you’re interested, Pantene Pro-V Miracles Lift N’ Volume Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml and 275ml respectively. These products are usually about £5 each, but I paid £2.50 each (half price offer, Tesco Clubcard).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Weekly Recap 28 November – 4 December 2022

Hi there! Today’s super short post is about the posts I’ve written this past week. Only 2 posts – and here they are

Wednesday 30 Nov – November Favourites

Wednesday’s post was about my favourite products in November. Click here to see the TOP 3.

Saturday 3 Dec – November Empties

And on Saturday I showed you which items I managed to use up last month. Click here to see them all.

This is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by and take care! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Empties – November 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is about the products I emptied in November. I’d usually post on the 1st of a new month, but thanks to a ridiculous workload, I haven’t found the time to do a quick Empties post any sooner… Anyhoo, here’s what I finished in November.

1 Hugo Boss Pure Purple Eau De Parfum – this is a very nice fragrance. I enjoyed it, but it’s not something I’d buy for myself.

2 Maui Moisture Body Care Extra Hydrating + Shea Butter Body Lotion – sadly, this body lotion wasn’t for me. I wouldn’t buy it again.

3 Superdrug Fruity Vanilla Ice Cream Shower Gel – a lovely shower gel! My husband enjoyed it too. This was a limited edition shower gel which has sold out, but I have another bottle.

4 Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Wash – simply lovely! Too bad the entire line has been discontinued. I have a few random Extracts products left in my stash, and I’ll use them here and there.

5 Boots Glow Pineapple Gel Moisturiser – this was alright while it lasted. Not a bad moisturiser at all, but I didn’t care for its scent.

6 I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter – this is one of the best body butters ever. Too bad it was a limited edition. But I have a few more tubs.

7 MakeUp Gallery Time To Shine Completely Clear 1 (no photo as my husband binned the empty product) – this is a decent clear polish from Poundland. I finished a few of these, and I bought 2 more.

8 Dove Purely Pampering Almond Cream With Hibiscus – an oldie from my stash. I fell out of love with this fragrance, so I wouldn’t repurchase this shower gel any time soon.

9 Revisiting Holy Grail Products – Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Conditioner – holy grail stuff! I have plenty more (shampoo and conditioner) in my stash.

10 Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Irresistible – this was lovely, but unfortunately this shower gel has been discontinued.

And this is everything I finished in November. Another so-so month for empties. I hope I can finish a few more products in December. Let’s see…

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

November Beauty Awards

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite products in November – I’ve only got my TOP 3 this months, and here they are!

3rd place – Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream With SPF 15

This Olay moisturiser is simply wonderful! I’d recommend it, and I’d buy it again.

Runner-Up – I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter
WINNER – Kenzo Amour Eau De Parfum

I Love’s Chocolate Truffle body butter is an all-time favourite. Delicious!
Kenzo Amour Eau De Parfum is even more delicious – it’s one of my all-time top 10 fragrances.

And this is it for today and also for the month. Thanks for stopping by! xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Revisiting Old Favourites – I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about this I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter. This is an old favourite, so when these body butters hit the shelves of the local discount stores, I stocked up. I mean, we all know that a lot of the products that can be found at Home Bargains, B&M Bargains, etc are end of line items which have already been discontinued. So when your favourite product makes an appearance there, and it’s 80% off… well, this is your last chance!

I’ve rediscovered this body butter in my stash. And I started to use it immediately. And OMG – I love it! This body butter smells like chocolate ice cream. Proper chocolate ice cream. Whenever I use it, it fills the room with the most amazing chocolate ice cream fragrance. Even my husband loves the fragrance so much that he’s using this body butter as a hand cream.

I also love how nourishing this body butter is. It’s taken care of all the dry patches that the other moisturiser I’m using at the moment just isn’t nourishing enough for. And despite the rich formula, this body butter is quick and easy to massage into the skin, and it’s absorbed in my time.

What’s not to love? I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter is (or was) available as 200ml. Fortunately, I have a few more of these. However, I would hope that I Love… will bring this gem back. None of their current products tickle my fancy, so I hope that the brand can revive the Chocolate Truffle and the Raspberry & Blackberry collections. Fingers crossed!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Weekly Recap 14 – 20 November 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is my weekly recap. Again – only 2 posts this week – and here they are.

Tuesday 15 Nov – Kenzo Amour Eau De Parfum
Saturday 19 Nov – Superdrug Fruity Vanilla Ice Cream Shower Gel

Tuesday’s post was about one of my all-time favourite fragrances. Click here to take a look.
And on Saturday I reviewed a limited edition shower gel. Click here to read my review.

And this is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by today! xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Fruity Vanilla Ice Cream Shower Gel

Hi there! Today’s super short post is about this Superdrug Fruity Vanilla Ice Cream Shower Gel.

This is a limited edition that I picked up after one of my friends told me I had to try Superdrug’s Birthday Cake shower gel. My store didn’t have the Birthday Cake shower gel, but I picked up 2 bottles of the Vanilla Ice Cream shower gel as it sounded nice enough.

I’ve been using this shower gel a few times, and whilst I don’t love it, I think it’s quite enjoyable, although I can see it getting old quickly too.

The fragrance is sweet and vanilla-like, although it doesn’t really smell like ice cream. But that’s OK. I didn’t expect that. If you like vanilla-scented toiletries, you might want to check out this shower gel.

Superdrug Fruity Vanilla Ice Cream Shower Gel is available as 250ml for £1.79. I think this is too much for a drugstore own brand shower gel.

I bought 2 shower gels on a Buy 1 Get 1 Free special promotion. Also, this shower gel is certified cruelty-free. It carries THE Leaping Bunny logo. This shower gel is also vegan!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Pure Awesomeness – Kenzo Amour Eau De Parfum

Kenzo AmourHi there! Today’s post is about this Kenzo Amour Eau De Parfum which I’ve had in my stash for ages but forgot about.

I’ve actually gone through several bottles of this fragrance in the past (before I started this blog), so this fragrance isn’t new to me. However, even though I used to love it, I kind of forgot it existed. I’m not proud of it!

Alrighty, let’s look at the notes! Kenzo Amour contains rice and white tea (top notes), frangipani, cherry blossom and heliotrope (heart notes), and vanilla, incense, musk and thanaka wood (base notes).

Kenzo Amour is the most delicious vanilla, powder and rice pudding fragrance imaginable. It couldn’t be any more beautiful. Kenzo Amour is bottled innocence, hugged by love, light, more love and warmth. It’s so special!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this fragrance to absolutely everyone. Go and give it a sniff! Kenzo Amour Eau De Parfum is available as 30, 50 and 100ml.

Kenzo used to do different colours for the different bottle sizes. I know because I have them all (plus lots of limited editions but that’s for another day). However, I think they only do red bottles now. The one in the photo is a 100ml – the bottles used to be orange, but now they’re red. Ah well, as long as they don’t change the fragrance, I don’t mind the colour of the bottle it comes in.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Hugo Boss Pure Purple Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Hugo Boss Pure Purple Eau De Parfum which I got in a swap with a good friend.

This fragrance contains the following notes: Nectarine and cyclamen (top notes), black velvet und floral notes (heart notes), and marzipan, suede and amber (base notes). This sounds like a rather unusual and interesting combo!

I’ve worn this fragrance most days for the past 3 weeks, and I think it’s pretty in its own way, but it’s not a favourite.

When I spray it on me, Pure Purple is a cyclamen and sugar bomb. Fortunately, the sugar doesn’t cancel out the floral freshness – although it disappears within minutes. Then the fragrance gets sweeter and sweeter. I think the “velvet” and the “floral notes” are basically violets. Maybe with a hint of orris root? There’s no suede – at least I can’t smell any. The marzipan note is very strong though! And it lasts and lasts and lasts…

I wouldn’t necessarily think that this fragrance smells “purple”. It has more of a pink feel to it. Sweet pink – very suitable for teenagers. Although this fragrance is, of course, much more elegant compared to what the drugstore has to offer to teens.

If you’re interested, Hugo Boss Pure Purple Eau De Parfum is available as 50ml and 90ml. I’ve seen these 2 sizes on ebay.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream With SPF 15

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream with SPF 15. This face cream promises to hydrate the skin, to reduce wrinkles in 14 days and to make the skin appear firmer in 28 days.

I’ve been using this product on and off only for about 2 months. On and off because I only use it when I leave the house – which is 3 times per week tops. I can’t really say whether this product has any dramatic effect on my skin, but I love its subtle and fresh scent, I love the non-greasy formula, I love that it delivers the perfect level of hydration, and I love that it plays well with my foundation. I love everything about this face cream! I enjoy using it, and I know I will buy it again!

I bought this face cream for about £5 at either B&M Bargains or Home Bargains. The box looks beaten up – but who cares?! Olay has refreshed the packaging of this product – but the formula appears to be the same. Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream With SPF 15 is available as 50ml for £14, although Boots has it for half price with Boots Advantage Card right now.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛