100% Vegan – Original Source Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about Original Source‘s Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion.

This body lotion contains natural oils, and the fragrance is 100% natural.

What’s the product like? Well, I don’t like it at all. And here’s why:

I have to say that the body lotion hydrates my skin nicely. However, the fragrance is terrible. The body lotion smells like a mix of overly ripe pineapple and furniture polish. Fortunately the fragrance doesn’t linger!

I remember the shower gels from the Skin Quench line – they didn’t smell great either! It’s not surprisig the Skin Quench line didn’t survive.

I won’t continue to use this body lotion on my body, but I’m sure it’ll be perfectly OK as a foot lotion.

Original Source‘s Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion is approved by the Vegan Society, and it is available as 200ml for £1.79 (Savers).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask which I picked up for 99p at my local Home Bargains store.

This face mask contains kaolin as well as bentonite, and it promises to absorb excess oils for a clearer complexion.

It’s super easy to use – apply it to cleansed skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

So how is it? I think this mask is very good. I can see that this mask is giving my skin a deep cleanse, and that it makes my skin feel squeaky clean but not dry. This is pretty awesome!

I also love the fresh grapefruit fragrance. It’s refreshing and natural.

I would recommend this face mask to anyone who’s looking for an effective but inexpensive clay mask.

Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask is available as 100ml.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Sukin Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about Sukin‘s Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum. This serum contains cocoa seed butter, vitamin E, avocado oil, grape seed oil, carrot seed oil, acai and goji fruit extracts, as well as kale, spirulina and parsley extracts.

The product does not contain SLS, mineral oils, animal derivatives, artificial colours, synthetic fragrances or parabens. It’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

What does it do? This serum promises to give skin a healthy glow. And does it work? I think it does!

I’ve been using the serum for about 4 weeks now, and I like it. Thanks to all the oils it contains, it seems to be very hydrating – almost nourishing. This is a welcome change from Scinic’s useless Aqua Ampoule. I enjoy using this serum mornings and evenings. It plays well with my hyaluronic acid face mist and with my day and night creams.

This serum isn’t like your normal serum. This one’s white and runny – it’s pretty much like milk! I’m OK with the scent, but I don’t love it. It smells like a random mix of oils.

I’m really happy with the results. My skin looks and feels much better now than 4 weeks ago. But I’m not surprised. Looking back, Scinic’s Aqua Ampoule was actually much worse than I thought it was! So thank you, Sukin, for making my skin look better and healthier!

Sukin‘s Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum is available as 30ml for £14. I paid £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nivea Shower Gels – Waterlily & Oil And Powerfruit Fresh

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels – Nivea Waterlily & Oil and Nivea Powerfruit Fresh. I haven’t used Nivea products for quite some time, so I thought it’s time to give some of their shower gels another try. 🙂

Nivea Waterlily & Oil is simply wonderful. It smells sweet and fresh, and it doesn’t have that weird and unpleasant algae note that many lotus or water lily scented products have. The oil pearls are pretty awesome too. I really like this one. Awesome stuff, Nivea!
Nivea Shower 2
Nivea Powerfruit Fresh is alright. From the bottle it smells gorgeous. However, the scent isn’t as great once the shower gel hits the skin – it starts to smell a bit like warm plastic. The formula is great. The shower gels feels amazing on the skin. However, because of the fragrance I won’t buy it again.

Nivea Waterlily & Oil and Nivea Powerfruit Fresh are available as 250ml. I paid £1 each (bargain store).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free -Pusheen Strawberry Sweetness & Vanilla Goodness Lip Balms

Hi there! Today’s post is about Pusheen‘s Strawberry Sweetness and Vanilla Goodness Lip Balms. I picked these up for half price (£3) on Boxing Day (at M&S). I’ve been using these lip balms for quite some time now, so it’s time for a review!

Pusheen Strawberry Sweetness is really nice. I’m not the biggest fan of strawberry flavours (or scents) in cosmetics, but this one is really well done. It’s sweet and fruity, but it’s not sickly sweet or overly ripe. And I’m very happy with its hydrating qualities!

Pusheen Vanilla Goodness is simply awesome! It’s super hydrating – just like the strawberry lip balm. And the vanilla flavour is sensational. It smells and tastes like vanilla cake batter. I love it!

I’m very happy with these lip balms. They look cute, they taste great, and they do a great job! What’s not to love? I hope M&S will do a similar lip balm set this Christmas. Fingers crossed!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Primark PS… Brightening Rinse Off Mask Black Diamond

Hi there! Today’s post is about Primark’s PS… Brightening Rinse Off Mask Black Diamond. This is a clay mask that contains exfoliating particles and promises to brighten skin tone. You’re supposed to apply the mask, let it dry for 15-20 minutes, then rinse it off – done! Sounds easy! But does the mask work?

I got 3 uses out of this sachet, so I’m satisfied I reached the right conclusion which is… this mask is useless. It doesn’t feel cleansing, it doesn’t have any brightening effect at all, and the small exfoliating particles are really sharp. Ouch!

If you’re interested, Primark’s PS… Brightening Rinse Off Mask Black Diamond is available as 15ml for 80p. But I wouldn’t recommend this face mask at all.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Beautifully Scrumptious Aloe Vera Body Butter

Hi there! I’ve got another skin care review for you today. A few weeks ago I picked up this Beautifully Scrumptious Aloe Vera Body Butter for £1 at Poundland. I’ve never had an aloe vera body butter, so it took me about 3 seconds to decide I had to give this one a try. And now that I’ve been using this product for a few weeks, here’s what I think. 🙂

I’m happy I bought this body butter. It’s not the most innovative product, but it hydrates my skin nicely and it doesn’t feel sticky. The biggest selling point is the aloe vera fragrance. It’s wonderfully fresh and natural. I’m enjoying it very much!

Beautifully Scrumptious Aloe Vera Body Butter is available as 220ml for £1 (give or take a few pence) at bargain stores. If you’re looking for a new body butter, you need to try this!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde