2021 Beauty Awards – Part 2 – Hair, Body & Nails

Hi there! Today’s post is Part 2 of my 2021 beauty favourites. Yesterday, I focused on fragrances and products for the face. And today is all about hair and body products and my favourite manis of the past year. Onto the favourites!

HAIR

Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Holy grail stuff!

Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Shampoo & Conditioner

More holy grail stuff!

Revisiting Old Favourites – L’Oréal Elvive Colour Protect Caring Shampoo & Conditioner

Elvive Colour Protect is an all-time favourite combo. Great stuff!

Alberto Balsam Exotic Mango Shampoo & Conditioner

These mango-scented hair products are simply amazing!

Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Shampoo & Conditioner With Ginseng Extract

It’s a shame that the Harmony collection has been discontinued. This particular hair care combo was a delight.

Daily Defense Advanced Deep Conditioner With Argan Oil From Morocco

This deep conditioner is simply fantastic!

BODY

Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Smoothing All Over Body Cream With Acacia Collagen

This body cream with acacia collagen has been my favourite body moisturiser this year. I love it!

Palmolive Aroma Therapy Morning Tonic, Sensual, Absolute Relax

If I could only use 10 different shower gels for the rest of my life, these 3 would be in my top 10!

Radox “Shell Yeah” Sea Mineral Scent Shower Gel, Radox “Donut Mind If I Do” Vanilla Bean & White Chocolate Scent Shower Gel

These Radox shower gels were one of the most delightful beauty surprises this year.

Sanctuary Spa Mestizo Acai Rain Shower
Westlab Himalayan Salt Cleansing Bath & Shower Gel

2 more totally fabulous shower gels!

Sanctuary Spa Foaming Bath Soak
Soap & Glory The Scrub Of Your Life
Palmolive My Fresh Splash Shower Gel

And the final 3 shower and bath favourites from this year.

NAILS

Marble Nails
Purple Nails
Blue & Red Nails

Some of my favourite manis from 2021. In no particular order!

Foil Nails
Gold & Magenta Nails
Lilac Nails

Here’s another 3 manis.

Marble Nails
Purple Nails
Red Nails

The last set of my favourite manis from 2021.

Thanks for stopping by today! And I hope you have a great start into the new year. Happy 2022! 😘🥂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – October 2021

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I finished in October. I used a few single-use face masks, and you can click here if you’d like to read my latest face mask reviews. Now let’s look at the big bottles…

Imperial Leather Grapefruit & Pomegranate Shower Cream – I liked this one a lot! It’s been discontinued, and I believe this was the last one I had in my stash. 😢

2 Radox “Donut Mind If I Do” Vanilla Bean & White Chocolate Scent Shower Gel – very nice! Definitely repurchase-worthy!

3 Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Conditioner – a holy grail product! I have plenty of backup (shampoos AND conditioners!) 😁

4 Gosh Cracked Nail Lacquer 04 Gold – didn’t like it. Wouldn’t give it a second look.

5 Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Magenta Moves – I loved this polish so much! I think I have another bottle. Fingers crossed!

6 Primark PS… 2 In 1 Base & Top Coat – a decent clear polish. I should have 1 more bottle in my stash.

7 Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing Regenerating Night Cream – I love this night cream! I have another one in my stash.

8 Superdrug Anti-Ageing Hand Cream – I used this hand cream as a foot cream, and it did a good job. But I won’t buy it again.

9 Garnier Body Tonic Firming Hydrating Lotion – a very nice body lotion! Repurchase-worthy, no doubt!

10 Original Source Sweet Apple & Vanilla Milk Moisturising Shower Milk – a really nice shower cream. Unfortunately, it has been discontinued, otherwise I’d buy it again.

11 Olay Essentials Refreshing Face Wash – a great face wash! I believe this product has been repackaged and is now called “Olay Cleanse Foaming Cleanser Jelly”, although I’m not 100% sure if it’s the exact same formula.

12 Asda Sleep & Relax Bath Soak – I love this bath soak! I already bought a few back-up bottles!

13 Classics Nail Polish Remover – they shrunk the bottle from 400ml to 250ml, but the price remained the same. Rather greedy from the manufacturer, but this will remain my go to nail polish remover.

I think I did more than alright with my empties in October. Hopefully November will be just as good. Fingers crossed!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

September Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last day of the month of September, so today’s post is about the products I loved the most in September. Let’s start with the TOP 3, and there are a few honourable mentions too. 🙂

3rd place – Radox “Shell Yeah” Sea Mineral Scent Shower Gel, Radox “Donut Mind If I Do” Vanilla Bean & White Chocolate Scent Shower Gel

Radox’s Shell Yeah and Donut Mind If I Do Shower Gels were the most wonderful surprises. I didn’t expect to love them, but these shower gels are simply wow!

Runner-Up – Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing Regenerating Night Cream
WINNER – Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skincare Brightening Vitamin C Tonic

Olay’s Regenerist Night Cream is one of the best night creams (maybe the best) I’ve ever used. 11 stars!
Superdrug’s Vitamin C Toner has saved my skin! Words cannot express how much I love it! 11 stars!

Onto the honourable mentions! Westlab’s Sleep Epsom & Dead Sea Salts With Lavender & Jasmine are very lovely. A definite repurchase. And Farm Skin’s Kale Purifying Sheet Mask was very enjoyable too!

Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to try them? Which products have you been loving lately? Feel free to comment, and thanks for stopping by! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 6 – 12 September 2021

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 6 Sep – Nail Of The Day (Nail Fail)
Tuesday 7 Sep – Superdrug Calm Skin Skincare Blemish Rescue Gel

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a blemish gel. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 8 Sep – Radox “Shell Yeah” Sea Mineral Scent Shower Gel, Radox “Donut Mind If I Do” Vanilla Bean & White Chocolate Scent Shower Gel

Wednesday’s post was about 2 shower gels I’m using at the moment. Click here to read it.

Thursday 9 Sep – Superdrug Layering Lab Exotic Body Mist, Superdrug Layering Lab Gelato Body Mist

On Thursday I reviewed 2 body mists. Click here to read the post.

Friday 10 Sep – Manhattan Perfect Eyes Eyeshadow Falling For Purple, Manhattan Perfect Eyes Eyeshadow Brown Effects 

And Friday’s post was about 2 eyeshadow compacts. Click here to read it.

And this is it for this week. Enjoy what’s left of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Radox “Shell Yeah” Sea Mineral Scent Shower Gel, Radox “Donut Mind If I Do” Vanilla Bean & White Chocolate Scent Shower Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels which I started to use in August – Radox “Shell Yeah” Sea Mineral Scent Shower Gel and Radox “Donut Mind If I Do” Vanilla Bean & White Chocolate Scent Shower Gel.

Radox “Shell Yeah” Sea Mineral Scent Shower Gel is wonderful! It’s exactly what a sea mineral scent shower gel should smell like – blue and refreshing with a pinch of salt. The formula is gentle on the skin. Great stuff! My husband likes this shower gel a lot too, and we’re going through it rather quickly.

Radox “Donut Mind If I Do” Vanilla Bean & White Chocolate Scent Shower Gel is another nice surprise. This shower gel smells absolutely delicious! It has the cutest vanilla and white chocolate fragrance I can imagine. And I love that the fragrance lingers in the bathroom for hours. I’m enjoying this shower gel so much!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend these amazing shower gels! Radox “Shell Yeah” Sea Mineral Scent Shower Gel and Radox “Donut Mind If I Do” Vanilla Bean & White Chocolate Scent Shower Gel are available as 400ml each for about £2.49. Superdrug ran a Buy One Get One Free promotion on these recently – maybe the promotion is still on?

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

HAUL! New Products From Boots, No 7, Sanctuary Spa, Marks & Spencer, Fragonard, Olay, Westlab, Radox, Dead Sea & More

Hi there! Today’s post is about most of the stuff I bought since the post-Christmas sale started. I’m saying most of the stuff because I always forget a lot… OK, let’s take a look at the goodies!

Boots Skincare Treats The Discovery Collection – this was £10 on Boxing Day. I bought 3 of these. The 2 moisturisers are worth £25 alone! The set would have been great value for full price = £20, but it was the most amazing bargain for half price on Boxing Day!

I bought more face masks – but what else is new? Some half price Disney masks, some £1 masks from B&M Bargains.

The Sanctuary Spa Celebration Hamper – this was £20 on Boxing Day and it had the following goodies:

These look amazing!

And these too!

I bought a few more products from Boots’ discontinued Live + Be range. The cheapest item was £1, the most expensive item was £1.75.

A few more Live + Be products.

I also bought fragrances from M&S. The first 2 were £9.50, the third was £12.50. All of them are repurchases.

I bought a number of different Westlab bath salts, the one above was £2.99 at Boots.

I also bought more Radox bath salts. The one above was £2.25 at Sainsburys.

2 more Radox shower gels – these were about £1.30 (or so) each at Superdrug.

Fragonard Belle De Nuit fragrance – £20 at M&S, the Olay Face Wash was £2.09 at Boots, the the Botanics Face Scrub was 33p (£2.33 plus 200 Advantage points for buying a Botanics product).

I also rescued 2 Dead Sea Natural Mineral Soaps from the clearance bin.

And this is it! Quite a bit, eh? Well, what can I say. I’ll always be a bargain hunter! Thanks for stopping by today! 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde