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

November Beauty Awards

Hi there! I know it’s already December… but these are the products I loved the most in November!

3rd place – Palmolive Naturals Irresistible Softness Black Orchid & Moisturising Milk
Runner-Up – Palmolive So Sweet With Rooibos Tea, Rose and Almond

These 2 shower gels are 2 of my all-time favourites. They would have made it into my TOP 3 pretty much every month, regardless of many reviews I would have written.

WINNER – Cellio It’s True Moisture Skin Pearl Natural Skin Care System

This toner turned out to be a wonderful surprise! I’m glad I picked it up because I’m enjoying it very much!

I hope to be back soon with more reviews and definitely more interaction with my blogging buddies. x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels which are old favourites of mine – Palmolive Naturals Irresistible Softness Black Orchid & Moisturising Milk Shower Milk and Palmolive Aroma Moments So Sweet Shower Gel With Rooibos Tea, Rose And Almond. I found these gems in my stash just a few weeks ago. I remembered how much I used to love these, so I wanted to retry them right away!

Palmolive Naturals Irresistible Softness Black Orchid & Moisturising Milk Shower Milk is amazing! It smells of velvety ochid petals mixed with sweetness and femininity. Wow! Simply dreamy!

Palmolive Aroma Moments So Sweet Shower Gel With Rooibos Tea, Rose And Almond is another stellar product. I love the rose, almond and tea fragrance. It’s sweet, it’s floral, and it smells like… you’re being hugged by sunlight. Truly awesome stuff!

I love these shower gels! Palmolive Naturals Irresistible Softness Black Orchid & Moisturising Milk Shower Milk and Palmolive Aroma Moments So Sweet Shower Gel With Rooibos Tea, Rose And Almond are available as 250ml each. These fragrances have been discontinued, but I’ve actually seen these at discount stores very recently (and I stocked up).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – October 2017

Hi there! Another month has passed, so it’s time for my monthly empties post. I’ve gone through a number of single-use face masks. I don’t keep the empty sachets, but you can read about my latest face mask finds here. Now let’s take a closer look at the ‘real’ empties. 🙂

1 Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel – I love this product. I’ve already replaced it. 🙂

2 Superdrug B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz – this product is a beauty staple. I stocked up some time ago already, and I have a few back-up bottles.

3 The Body Shop White Musk Breeze Cooling Chiffon Body Mist – this is (was) a reasonable all-over body spray. It was really nice while it lasted, but I wouldn’t buy it again.

4 Olay Essentials Complete Care Plus Multi-Radiance Moisturising Lotion – this is another product I love. Yes, I’ll buy it again!

5 Maybelline MNY Black Eyeliner (x2) – I picked up 5 or 6 of these eyeliners when they were on sale (£1 each), and I tried my best to like them and make them work. But these eyeliners are rubbish. They can’t even be sharpened properly. I had these 2 in my current eyeliner rota, but I’ve had it with them. I’ve binned them.

6 The Body Shop White Musk Breeze EdT (x2) – I finished 2 of these over the past 6 months. They were nice enough while they lasted, but I wouldn’t buy them again. However, about 2 weeks ago I discovered that I have another bottle of White Musk Breeze, so I’m still thinking about whether I should just finish the 3rd bottle or give it away…

7 Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Perfume – another ‘nice enough while it lasted’ fragrance. I also have 2 roll-on fragrances (+ body care products), but I don’t think I’ll buy any of the Tuscan Blood Orange products again.

8 Rimmel 60 Seconds 740 Clear – one of my favourite clear polishes. I have several back-up bottles. 🙂

9 Boots French Lavender Relaxing Bath Essence – I really liked this product. Too bad it’s been discontinued, so I can’t repurchase it.

10 Superdrug Moisturising Crème Bath – I think this is one of the loveliest sweet floral bath products I’ve ever tried. I’d love to buy it again.

11 Superdrug Nourishing Crème Bath – another awesome Superdrug own brand product. I’d love to repurchase this one too!

12 Original Source Hibiscus & Pomegranate Tea Shower – this is a great limited edition shower gel from Original Source. I enjoyed the lovely fragrance very much, and I can see myself buying this one again as well!

13 I Love… Mango & Papaya Exfoliating Shower Smoothie – I liked this shower product. It did have an exfoliating effect, but it wasn’t too harsh. I might buy this product again.

14 Alberto Balsam Blends Volume Boost Conditioner – this conditioner is awesome – and so is the matching shampoo. I will buy these again. Soon!

15 Palmolive Aromatherapy So Sweet Shower Gel – this is a fantastic shower gel. My husband loved it too. This one is a shared empty! I’ve already stocked up!

16 Boots Botanics Relaxing Bath Elixir (x2, travel size) – I love Boots’ old Botanics products. I think these were the last 2 bath elixirs I’ve had in my stash. I’ll miss the gorgeous fragrance!

17 The Red Forest Moonlight Raspberry Scented Body Scrub (travel size) – I think this body scrub was OK, but not special. I wouldn’t buy it again.

This is what I emptied in October. I think I’ve done well again last month, and I hope I can keep up the good work. 🙂 Oh, and in case you’re wondering why I finished so many bath products this month… well, I caught a nasty cold around the 3rd. And then I caught another nasty cold around the 20th. And because of this I’ve enjoyed quite a few hot baths!

Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try them? What have you emptied last month? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

October Beauty Awards

Hi there! Welcome to the October Beauty Awards, a.k.a. Mrs Strawberry Blonde’s monthly favourites. 🙂 I’ve reviewed quite a few awesome products, so let me tell you which products I loved the most this month.

3rd place – Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Good & So Sweet

These 2 Palmolive shower products are simply amazing. 11 stars!

Runner-Up –  SpaScriptions Anti-Aging Spa Treatment Mask With Grapefruit & Collagen

This mask delivers on its anti-aging promise. 11 stars!

WINNER – Alberto Balsam Blends Volume Boost Shampoo & Conditioner With Jericho Rose & Pink Grapefruit
alberto-balsam-volume-boost
What? These hair care products are better than an anti-aging skin care product that gives instant results? Yes! These Alberto Balsam hair products are 100% awesome! 11 stars!

Now onto the honourable mentions! I really like Superdrug’s Chocolate Orange Self-Heating Mask, and the Super Facialist Clay Mask is just as great. And the first Panda Mask I’ve ever tried turned out to be a hit too!

Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try them? Which products did you like best this month? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 2 – 8 Oct 2017

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, this is your chance to catch up! 🙂

Monday 2 Oct – September Empties

Monday’s post was about all the products I finished in September. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 3 Oct – Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Perfume

On Tuesday I reviewed Pacifica’s Tuscan Blood Orange perfume. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 4 Oct – Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Good & So Sweet

Wednesday’s post was about 2 sensational Palmolive shower gels. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 5 Oct – Nail Of The Day / A-Z Nail Art Challenge
Friday 6 Oct – Nail Of The Day

I showed you two Halloween-themed manis on Thursday and Friday. Click here to read Thursday’s nail of the day post. Or click here to read Friday’s nail of the day post.

Oh, by the way, next week is going to be face mask week! Over the past few weeks I’ve tried quite a few new face masks, so the reviews have been piling up. And because of this I’ll be posting 7 face mask reviews next week.

Alright… this is it for this week. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Good & So Sweet

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 Palmolive shower gels that I picked up when they were brand-new. I wanted to try and review them asap – but that didn’t happen because I also wanted to get on top of all the toiletries that I’ve been hoarding… I was destined to fail!

Well, I’m now making an effort to use what I’ve already got (instead of stocking up). So I finally managed to try Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Good and So Sweet.
Palmolive Good Sweet
Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Good wih frangipani, neroli and mango is gorgeous. It smells floral, fruity and tropical. I also love how soft and gentle the lather feels on my skin. Fantastic stuff!

Palmolive Aroma Moments So Sweet with rooibos, rose and almond has become one of my favourite shower gels. The fragrance is sweet and cuddly… it’s 100% dreamy! I’d describe it as a floral caramel tea fragrance. Pure awesomeness!

Palmolive Aroma Moments shower gels are available as 250ml for £2 – £3. However, the more reasonable retailers run promotions all the time, so you should be able to find these shower gels for £1 each at least every once in a while.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde