100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Original Moisturising Shower Cream

Hi there! Happy Wednesday! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Original Moisturising Shower Cream.

This shower cream promises a rich lather that gently cleanses the skin without drying it out. It also claims to leave skin feeling softer.

I’ve been using this shower gel on and off for 3 weeks now, and I’m happy to report that I’m enjoying it.

The fragrance could be stronger – it’s Superdrug’s iconic Vitamin E fragrance after all. But apart from this, I have no reason to complain.

This shower cream feels amazing on my skin, and I can confirm that it’s not drying at all. Great stuff!

Now I wouldn’t say that this shower cream is actually moisturising, but I do feel comfortable skipping my regular body lotion or cream every once in a while when I use this shower cream.

Based on my experience, I would recommend this shower cream. I know I’ll buy it again, and I’m very interested in trying the other fragrances from this line!

Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Original Moisturising Shower Cream is available as 250ml for £2.29. I think I paid £1.20 each (half price offer), but Superdrug also does Buy One Get One Free every now and then on these products. Also – this product is suitable for vegans, and it’s certified cruelty-free as it carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – M&S Discover Water Jasmine, Fresh Lychee, White Coconut

Hi there! Today’s post is about a fragrance set that I picked up about 4 weeks ago – M&S Discover Water Jasmine, Fresh Lychee, White Coconut. On the back of the pack it reads that these fragrances are suitable for vegetarians, but the actual product pages for the individual scents confirm that these fragrances are suitable for vegans even. And they’re also certified-cruelty-free as they carry the Leaping Bunny logo! 😍

M&S Discover Water Jasmine is my favourite of the bunch, and I’ve already bought the big 100ml bottle. The notes for this fragrance are citrus (top note), jasmine and rose florals (heart note), and soft musk, cedar and amber (base note). The fragrance smells like… a green version of D&G Light Blue! This means that, within the Discover collection, M&S has made 2 fragrances which are reminiscent of D&G Light Blue (the other fragrance is M&S Spided Bergamot). Outstanding stuff!

M&S Discover Fresh Lychee lists lychee, pear and jasmine as top notes and amber and musk as base notes. This fragrance is the one that should have been called Water Jasmine! It has a very clean (and watery) and transparent jasmine note with hints of lychee and pear. It’s really nice too, and of all the 6 fragrances from the Discover collection, this is the 3rd best, in my opinion.

M&S Discover White Coconut has sea-salted coconut and exotic white flowers as top notes, sweet blossom and iced citrus nuances as heart notes and vanilla musk, sea moss and amber as base notes. I don’t like coconut scents and flavours, so I was expecting to hate this fragrance, but it’s actually not bad – the coconut note is on the transparent side, and the salt and the citrus notes are strong too, so the coconut note isn’t overpowering. This is actually a wearable fragrance!

Based on my experience, I would recommend this M&S Discover Water Jasmine, Fresh Lychee, White Coconut set. I picked it up when M&S ran a pre-Christmas 30% off promotion on certain gift sets, but even at £9.50, this is a total steal! Even if you end up not loving every single one of these fragrances, I’m sure you have a friend or colleague who will be happy to have it. If you like any of the individual scents, they’re available as 100ml for £9.50, and I’ve now also seen smaller 30ml bottles (same size as in these gift sets) for £5.

And now that I tried all the fragrances from the Discover collection, I’d rank them in this order (3 yays, 3 nays):

Water Jasmine(I already purchased the 100ml)
Spiced Bergamot
(I already purchased the 100ml)
Fresh Lychee (I might repurchase it)

Soft Iris (I liked wearing it while the 30ml bottle lasted, but I won’t repurchase as it’s not very special)
White Coconut (I have better fragrances to wear, so I think I’ll give this one away)
Pink Pepper (I absolutely hate it and will give it away)

If you want to read about the other 3 fragrances, click here.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Lavender

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Lavender. This body cream is meant to be used before bedtime as it promises to hydrate your skin while you sleep.

In addition to vitamin E and lavender, it also contains shea butter, lactic acid (!), retinyl palmitate (!), and horse chestnut extract. This body cream is certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo), and it’s suitable for vegans.

I’ve been using this body cream on and off for almost 3 weeks now, and I think it’s very good. It’s richer than the “regular” vitamin E body cream, and feels like it’s sitting on the skin for a bit before it’s absorbed. Based on this, I’d agree that this body cream is more suitable for use before bedtime, especially during the colder months.

The lavender scent is quite strong, so you should like or love lavender, otherwise you won’t get much joy from this body cream. Luckily, I love lavender, so I’m very happy with my purchase!

If you’re interested, Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Lavender is available as 300ml for £4.99. I bought it (and another body cream from this range) when Superdrug ran a Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price promotion in December.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – M&S Discover Spiced Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Soft Iris

Hi there! Today’s post is about a fragrance set (3 x 30ml) that I picked up about 2 weeks ago – M&S Discover Spiced Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Soft Iris. I’ve now given these fragrances a try (= I’ve worn each of these fragrances for at least 3 days in a row), and here’s what I think of them.

M&S Discover Spiced Bergamot contains the following notes: bergamot, lemon and orange flower (top notes), white flowers and cardamom (heart notes), and cedar and amber musk (base notes). Spiced Bergamot smells like a pink version of D&G Light Blue. It’s lovely! The fragrance is on the fleeting side, but it’s dirt cheap, so… spray away! This fragrance is my favourite of the bunch and I’ve already purchased the large 100ml bottle. 😍

M&S Discover Pink Pepper contains the following notes: bergamot, grapefruit and mandarin (top notes), iris and jasmine (heart notes), and pink pepper, vetiver, vanilla and musk (base notes). The notes sound promising, but Pink Pepper is a rather unsophisticated scent which smells of candy floss with hints of fruit chew (during the first few minutes) and coffee (towards the end). This is my least favourite fragrance from this set, and I think it would be most suited to a teenager or someone who generally likes sweet and simple fragrances.

M&S Discover Soft Iris contains the following notes: iris, jasmine and bergamot (top notes), orange blossom essence (heart note), and vetiver, amber and patchouli (base notes). This is an inoffensive floral and powdery scent – it’s perfect for the office or for wherever you just want to smell nice without trying to attract attention. This isn’t the most special fragrance, but it’s definitely nice and pleasant.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend the set. M&S Discover Spiced Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Soft Iris is £9.50 (I paid £6.65 thanks to a pre-Christmas 30% off offer), and you get 3 30ml fragrances to try and wear for a short while. Even if you end up not liking one of the fragrances, I’m sure you’ll have a friend or relative who will be happy to have it. For those who end up loving one or more of these fragrances, they’re also available as individual 100ml bottles for £9.50 each.

Also – these fragrances carry the Leaping Bunny logo – this means they’re certified cruelty-free. On the individual product pages on M&S’ website I found “suitable for vegans” under the product description of every single one of these fragrances!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Zatik Rosehip & Black Seed Organic Oil Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Zatik Rosehip & Black Seed Organic Oil Serum which is aimed at people with dry and mature skin. This oil serum promises intense hydration for soft and radiant skin.

This serum oil is actually an oil blend – it contains a number of certified organic oils such as black seed, rosehip, jojoba, argan, etc. and vitamin E. On the pack it reads that these oils are rich in vitamin C, and that the oil blend is lightweight. People with dry skin are supposed to use the oil twice daily, all other skin types just in the morning.

I’ve been using this facial oil on and off for a over a month now, and I think it’s amazing. It works absolute wonders for dry skin! 😍 And the natural ingredients are just wow!

Having said this, the oil is not lightweight at all – it’s incredibly rich, and if I use it every day, my skin will break out – I know because this happened to me within a week of using this product. I now use it 3-4 times a week, and this is the perfect dose for glowing skin. (It is for me, it might be different for you.)

All in all, I love this product, and I will continue to use it. And based on my experience, I’d recommend it to everyone with dry skin. Just check the label to make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients.

Zatik Rosehip & Black Seed Organic Oil Serum is available as 30ml. I paid £5.99 (TK Maxx). This product is certified cruelty-free. It carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Sukin Nourishing Chia Seed Oil & Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 skin care products that I’m using at the moment – Sukin Nourishing Chia Seed Oil & Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser. I bought a set containing these 2 products for £7.99 a little while ago – this was a total bargain because the 25ml chia seed oil alone was £14.95 back then. Thanks, TK Maxx!

Now let’s look at the products! Sukin Nourishing Chia Seed Oil for all skin types is rich in omega 3 and 6, amino acids, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Sukin recommends the oil be applied to the face once or twice a day. However, they also recommend patch testing before you start using this product – I think this is generally the right thing to do!

I’ve used this facial oil since the beginning of March, and I think it’s good but not great. This is a heavy oil that isn’t easy to spread. I use it in conjunction with a face mist, and this helps a lot! I do agree that the oil is nourishing, and it helps boost my current night cream. But I don’t like the strong fragrance (which is 100% natural), so I wouldn’t buy another chia seed oil.

I’ve been using Sukin’s Foaming Facial Cleanser since the beginning of the month, and I think it’s nice. I use this clear gel cleanser with a konjac sponge in the morning, and even though it doesn’t have SLS, it lathers up well. It seems to remove dirt effectively without drying out my skin. And despite it containing a number of oils, it doesn’t make my skin oily.

What else? This cleanser is bursting with natural ingredients – aloe vera, chamomile, tea tree, witch hazel, evening primrose, rosehip, avocado, wheat germ, sesame, lavender, etc. Good stuff! If you’re interested, Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser is available as 125ml for £7.95.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Refreshing Toning Mist

upload-3Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Vitamin E Skin Care Hydrating Mist. This product used to be called Refreshing Toning Mist (as you can see in the photo), but the name has been changed recently.

Anyhoo… this product contains vitamin E as well as vitamins A, B, F and H which, together with horse chestnut extract, promise to care for dry skin. The product also claims that its antioxidant complex protects skin from environmental damage and that it prevents premature skin aging.

I’ve been using this face mist since January, and I love it! I use it twice a day, right after I’ve cleansed my face, and immediately before I apply my serum.

Sometimes I also spray my face again right before I apply my moisturiser or a facial oil. And I also use it after I’ve put on my make-up, although in this case I spray the product into the air and let it fall on my face. I do this because otherwise I’d end up with wet patches on my face (this is because of the spray nozzle…)

All in all, this face mist is truly outstanding! It’s definitely one of the best face mists I’ve ever tried. It’s super hydrating, and it helps me stay on top of my winter skin. Based on my experience, I’d recommend it to everyone, especially to those with dry skin!

Superdrug‘s Vitamin E Skin Care Hydrating Mist is available as 150ml for £3.49. This product is 100% vegan and cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo). Superdrug usually runs a Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price promotion on their Vitamin E products which makes the product even better value!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Hair Repair Colour Shield Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about one of the two hair care combos that I’m using at the moment – Hair Repair Colour Shield Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner. These products promise to nourish and protect coloured hair. Are they any good?

I think Hair Repair Colour Shield Nourishing Shampoo is really good. It’s a creamy white shampoo. It’s clarifying, but it doesn’t feel harsh at all. The fragrance is very random, but all in all, this is a really good shampoo!

I’m equally happy with Hair Repair Colour Shield Nourishing Conditioner because it detangles my hair with ease. I’ve also noticed that it seems to give my hair a little extra volume which is always welcome! The fragrance is not very special, but I don’t mind this at all.

On the back of the bottles, it also says that these products are vegan and that they were not tested on animals. Good stuff! I would recommend these 2 hair products! Hair Repair Colour Shield Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 300ml each for £1 each (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads with goji berry and kakadu plum extracts. These pads promise to cleanse skin and to remove impurities, excess oil and makeup – including mascara.

They also claim to leave skin feeling softer, smoother and visibly brighter. I’ve been using these pads on and off for over a month now, and here’s what I think!

I’m enjoying these cleansing pads very much! I use them instead of a toner, and I’m happy to report that they’re effective at removing all sorts of gunk, and that they’re gentle enough to be used around the eyes (which was expected since they claim to remove mascara).

These pads aren’t as powerful as Superdrug’s Glycolic Acid Pads, but these pads are perfect if you have sensitive or delicate skin that doesn’t tolerate AHAs, BHAs and the likes, or if you want an all-in-one pad that you can use around your eyes.

Superdrug‘s Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads (which are vegan and certified cruelty-free) are available for £4.99 (for 60 pads), and most of the time there’s also a Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price offer on Superdrug’s Vitamin C products!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Face Facts Reindeer Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about a face mask I tried just recently – Face Facts Reindeer Sheet Mask with blackberry extract, panthenol and sodium hyaluronate. This face mask promises to leave skin feeling nourished and refreshed. The instructions state that the mask should be left on for 20-30 minutes.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s really good. I didn’t expect the mask to be both refreshing and hydrating – but it kept its promise! When I removed the mask, my face looked and felt hydrated, and some of the essence was still “sitting” on my skin. I was also happy with the fit of the mask. So yeah, the mask was actually quite enjoyable!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this face mask! This Face Facts Reindeer Sheet Mask with blackberry extract is available as a 20ml single-use sheet mask. On the packaging, it states that the mask is vegan, that it was not tested on animals, and that it’s paraben-free. If the mask is something you’d like to try (or buy as a stocking filler), you can get it at Home Bargains. I don’t remember the exact price for the mask, but it was under £1.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde