Thursday 28 May 2020

Hershey's Strawberries & Creme Chocolate Bar Review

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that today, I would talk to you all about some chocolate that I tried recently.

When I was in Home Bargains doing my weekly necessary shopping, I saw that Home Bargains were selling Strawberries and Creme Hersheys and I knew that I had to try them. I have tried the Hershey's Cookies and Creme several times due to Luke being obsessed with them so I thought that it was fitting to try this product too.

A rectangular pale pink rectangular chocolate bar with little white sugar crystals running throughout in a white rectangular packet with Hersheys in bold black font with strawberries and creme underneath in pink small font on a bright background

From what I could tell, this product was a white chocolate bar with a strawberry sort of flavouring to it with little sugar crystals running all the way through the bar.

I'm not the biggest fan of White Chocolate so I was a little bit anxious when trying it, mainly as some White Chocolate products can make me feel sick after a bite or two, but this product wasn't like that at all. The White Chocolate was more of a backdrop which allowed the Strawberry flavour to sing. To me, the Strawberry is more of an artificial strong Strawberry flavour compared to a more sour real Strawberry flavouring that ive tried in other products before. The best way to summarise this, is imagine a Strawberries and Cream iced drink from a Coffee Chain but in Chocolate Bar form. The sugar crystals make a good surprising textural contrast against the smooth chocolate. The reason that I say surprising is because compared to other bars that have a crunchy texture, this one is a bit more fine thus making you go ooh when you encounter the crystals.

I think that this a great sweet treat and can imagine this particular flavour being released within other products such as ice-cream and frozen desserts. I bought this bar from Home Bargains for 50p whilst it was on offer. Would I buy it again? Yes. Would I buy it regularly? Maybe not, just because I'm not the biggest fan of White Chocolate so unless I;m craving a Strawberry sweet treat then I might not remember to pick this up regularly.

Have you tried this product? Have you tried any new food products lately? Let me know down below!

Read my last post here.

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

Wednesday 13 May 2020

The Body Shop Hemp Overnight Moisturising Rescue Mask Review

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! Skincare is always important so I thought that I would talk to you all about a Face Mask that I have tried.

A square black sachet with a picture of a cylindrical black tub filled with green liquid with the body shop hemp overnight moisturising rescue mask in white font on a bright background

List Of Ingredients: 
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Myristyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum/Fragrance, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Limonene, Linalool, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Geraniol, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Citral, CI 77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 19140/Yellow 5.

The Body Shop released this as a part of their Spring Range. If you have ever been to The Body Shop, then you will probably know about their very well known Hemp Hand Cream. Well, for 2020, The Body Shop have decided to branch out the Hemp range into other parts of the store rather than the range just consisting of the well known Hand Cream. I really don't know much about the benefits of Hemp and thought that it would be good to try it out to see if it helps my skin in any way, shape or form.

I wasn't sure on what to expect when it came to the scent of this product as I wasn't really that sure of what Hemp smelt of. The scent of this product is kind of a mix of sort of grass mixed with a sort of cooling beach inspired cologne. At first, I wasn't sure whether or not I enjoyed the scent, but the longer I left it on my face, the more I enjoyed the scent.

The directions called for me to either use the face mask for 10 minutes or to leave it on overnight, so, I decided to leave it on overnight. The texture of the product when I was applying it to my face was light and creamy. It reminded me of a Day Cream that I had used before. I left it on just before I went to bed and left it to do it's magic whilst I slept, which is rare at the minute due to everything that is going on. I woke up and my skin felt great. My skin felt plump but as my skin is pretty much super dry at the minute, I felt like I still needed a tad more moisturising but I think that's a skin thing more than the mask.

Would I buy it again? If they did it in the sort of sample size that I have been using then sure as I think that its a great mask to boost moisture every now and again? Would I buy it in it's full size? Probably not, mainly because I don't think I would use it enough to rationalise the price of this product.

Do try it out for yourself when you can and tell me what you think of the product! 

Thanks for reading!
Jamie x

Saturday 9 May 2020

Lush Valkyrie Conditioner Review

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that today, I would talk to you all about a cool conditioner from Lush that I have been using for a while now.

A cylindrical plastic clear bottle with a cylindrical black lid filled with pale pink thick liquid with a black rectangular label that says valkyrie conditioner lush in white font on a white rectangular blanket with a blue-green leaf pattern all over it on a bright background

List Of Ingredients: 

Water (Aqua) Chickpea Cream Cetearyl Alcohol Ethyl Macadamiate Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Perfume Propylene Glycol Behentrimonium chloride Fresh Grapefruit Juice Titanium Dioxide Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane Rose Absolute Rose Oil Geranium Oil Sicilian Lemon Oil Aquafaba Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten Arginine HCL Lysine HCL Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) Cetrimonium Chloride Phenoxyethanol Benzyl Alcohol Citronellol Coumarin Geraniol *Limonene Colour 17200 Colour 45410:2]

Let's start with the scent of the product. If you're a big fan of Lush, then you will know that most products that contain Rose Absolute, Rose Oil and Sicilian Lemon Oil, make up the very well known Rose Jam scent, and this product is no different. If you're not a big fan of Lush, then imagine a bright yet quite sweet Rose scent, Not too florally with almost slight berry notes to it compared to the light sort of Rose that you might know that normal has powdery notes to it. This conditioner has that scent to it. However, when I smell it through the lid, I almost get a slight sort of plastic smell to it before any of the Rose scent comes through. This may be due to the Chickpea Cream mixing with everything else, or the Wheat Gluten, I'm not sure but it goes away as soon as you apply it to your hair. The scent does also last a long time post using the product, as I could smell it in my hair for the next two days!]

Two cylindrical plastic bottles with black cylindrical lids. One filled with dark pink liquid and one  filled with light pink thick liquid one with a black label that says rose jam shower gel in white font and one that says valkyrie conditioner in white font  next to a big black bottle with a black label that says rose jam body spray in white font on a bright background

The texture of the Valkyrie when squeezing it out of the bottle, is quite thick. Thick to the point that it takes a good amount of squeezing to get any product out. However, when you apply water to this conditioner, Valkyrie becomes a luxurious sort of serum in my opinion. I guess, kind of like the new Shower Gel formula in kind of a way. Even though, it may not feel like there is much in your hair due to the lightness of the formula, you definitely know that its doing something to your hair, as soon as the scent hits your nose!

As I bleach and dye my hair a mixture of three different shades of Pink, I knew that I needed something that could sort my hair out. As soon as I saw this product on Lush UK's website, I knew that I had to try it to see if it would save my hair from total destruction. I normally do my hair on a night and then leave it to air dry. When I woke up after using Valkyrie the night before, my hair felt amazing. It felt a mixture of thick, shiny and healthy, which was a miracle for someone who has been slowly killing their hair to feel and look fabulous. I do try to not use this all the time, as I think that if I did then personally it might make me hate any and every product that contains Rose for the near future, so I use this once a week which is more than enough for me, as I use American Cream and sometimes Candy Rain as more as everyday conditioners. (I may do reviews on them within the future.)

Overall, I would give this a 9.5/10. My only problem is that it is an exclusive to Liverpool Spa, therefore, you have to either make a online order or make a trip to Lush Liverpool Spa to try it. If it was in all stores then I would buy it for the rest of my lifetime!

Have you tried Valkyrie? What hair care products are your favourite at the minute? 

Check out my last Lush post here. 

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x