Patisserie De Bain Sugared Violet Hand & Body Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Patisserie De Bain Sugared Violet Hand & Body Lotion.

I’ve been using this body lotion on and off since I bought it about 6 weeks ago. And here’s what I think…

This body lotion smells of sugared violets. However, the fragrance is rather synthetic. It’s not bad, but it’s simply not credible as a semi-genuine foody scent.

Whilst I think that this body lotion is easy to spread and that it sinks into the skin quickly, I don’t think that it’s particulary moisturising.

I would say that it’s good enough for “maintenance” and for when you’re in a hurry (early morning starts), but if you have dry skin, this body lotion is just not good enough.

I will finish this body lotion, but I wouldn’t repurchase it.

Patisserie De Bain Sugared Violet Hand & Body Lotion is available as 200ml for £4.99. I paid £1 (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde


Derma V10 Cocoa Body Butter

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing Derma V10‘s Cocoa Body Butter. I’ve previously tried one of Derma V10’s body butters, and I’ve been happy with it. So I thought I should try more products from this brand. And as a big fan of all things chocolatey, buying their cocoa body butter was an easy choice. 🙂

How’s the product? I’m very happy with it! This body butter hydrates my skin well without making it feel sticky. And the fragrance is extremely nice. It reminds me of cocoa powder for hot chocolate (similar to Nesquik’s). It’s yummy!

Derma V10‘s Cocoa Body Butter is available as 220ml for £1 at the usual bargain stores. I’m sure that I’ll finish this body butter in no time! And I have no doubt that I’ll buy it again!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Choc Orange Sauna

Hi there! Today’s post is about a face mask I picked up recently – Montagne Jeunesse Choc Orange Sauna.

This is a self-heating mask that promises to open pores to give skin a deep cleanse. Montagne Jeunesse recommends you leave it on for 10-15 minutes before washing it off.

I’ve now tried this mask, and I’m disappointed. I bought this mask recently, but most of the product had turned into a solid mass inside the sealed sachet.

I was able to use some of the product, however, the self-heating effect was non-existent, and the mask didn’t really do anything for my skin at all.

The sweet chocolate-orange fragrance was still spot on. But it didn’t matter.

All in all, I’m disappointed. I think it’s possible this is old stock. However, I would expect the manufacturer to be aware of the rather limited shelf life of their products, and I would also expect them to print a use by date on such products.

Montagne Jeunesse Choc Orange Sauna is available as 15g. I paid 90p. This mask is approved by the Vegetarian Society, and it’s certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nivea Indulgent Moisture Orange Shower Cream & Nivea Indulging Moisture Cocoa Caring Shower Cream

Hi there! I’m reviewing 2 shower gels today – Nivea Indulgent Moisture Orange Shower Cream and Nivea Indulging Moisture Cocoa Caring Shower Cream.

Nivea Indulgent Moisture Orange Shower Cream is an old favourite. I hadn’t bought it in years (and I don’t even know why), but it was on special when I saw it the other day, and so I picked it up! This shower cream is fantastic. It feels amazing on the skin, and the soapy orange fragrance is a delight. It’s a bit old-fashioned, but it also reminds me of cheese cake (with mandarin segments in it). Great stuff!

Nivea Indulging Moisture Cocoa Caring Shower Cream was new to me. But I’m glad I finally bought this shower cream because it feels great on my skin, and the dark chocolate fragrance is lovely. This is the perfect shower cream for this time of year.

Nivea Indulgent Moisture Orange Shower Cream and Nivea Indulging Moisture Cocoa Caring Shower Cream are available as 250ml each. I paid £1 each (special offer).

Merry Christmas!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Enliven Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel, Enliven Mango & Papaya Shower Gel

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing 2 shower gels – Enliven Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel & Enliven Mango And Papaya Shower Gel. I’ve never heard of the brand Enliven until I found these shower gels at my local Poundstretcher store. These are 400ml bottles, and they were 69p each. This is incredible value if you consider that these shower gels contain quality skin care ingredients like vitamin E, shea butter and argan oil. I’ve been using these shower gels on and off for little while now, and here’s what I think.

Enliven Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel smells like pink grapefruit! The fragrance is perfectly natural, sunny and slightly tangy. It’s the perfect shower gel to wake you up in the morning. It’s very nice, and I’ve been enjoying it a lot lately.

Enliven Mango And Papaya Shower Gel smells unbelievably natural. The fruity fragrance is 100% spot on. If you love sweet mango (with a touch of papaya), you should give this a try!

Based on my experience, I would recommend these shower gels. I love the grapefruit shower gel a little more, but they’re both excellent, and I can definitely see myself picking them up again! Enliven Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel & Enliven Mango And Papaya Shower Gel are available as 400ml.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skinlab Revitalize & Hydrate Facial Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about a skin care product that I’ve been using for about 4 weeks now – Skinlab Revitalize & Hydrate Facial Serum. This serum contains collagen, elastin, vitamin C, Moroccan rose oil, rose water, coconut water and shea butter. It promises to revitalise, hydrate, nourish, brighten, firm and tone the skin. Skinlab recommends the serum be used twice daily.

How do I use the product? I use the serum (2 pumps) right after I’ve sprayed my face with the wonderful B. Confident facial mist. Thanks to the facial mist, the serum is quickly and easily massaged into my skin (face and neck). At the same time, the serum locks in the extra hydration from the facial mist. Double score! Then I leave the serum alone for a few minutes before I apply my eye cream (at the moment it’s an eye gel) and my moisturiser.

How’s the product? I’ve been using this serum with a number of different face creams and lotions, and I think this serum works with all of them. I also think that my complexion looks more even and considerably (!) more radiant than usual. I have no doubt that it’s the serum that makes my skin look great because I don’t use any other new skin care products.

Having said this, I have to deduct imaginary points because this serum isn’t very hydrating. It’s fine when I use it in conjunction with the facial mist, but without it, the serum wouldn’t be hydrating enough for my very dry skin.

All in all, I am happy with the serum and with what it does for me. If you want a product that makes your complexion look more radiant and more even, I would definitely recommend it! Skinlab Revitalize & Hydrate Facial Serum is available as 30ml. I paid £5 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nivea Refining Peel Off Mask

Hi there! Today’s short post is about Nivea‘s Refining Peel Off Mask for combination skin. 🙂

This face mask promises to exfoliate skin gently, to remove sebum and to reduce shine for several hours.

It works like any other peel-off mask. Just apply it to your face, let it dry for 15-20 minutes, then peel it off.

How’s the mask? I think it’s one of the best peel-off masks I’ve ever used. It removes dead skin cells as well as grease and grime with ease. It’s really powerful!

Nivea‘s Refining Peel Off Mask for combination skin is available as 2x 5ml. I paid £1. I will definitely go back to Poundland to buy more of these masks!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde