Monday, February 13, 2012

I love...Strawberries and Milkshake Body Wash

I am a sucker for magazine advertisements. Yes, I see something and if it is well advertised, I want it immediately. I know that that is exactly what they want to occur and that I should try and resist these urges, but seriously, I don't mind. I'm quite happy to develop my beauty wish list based on the advertisements I see in the magazines. So, it was no surprise when I saw this ad (shown below) and decided I needed the product.

Actually, now that I think about it, it kind of is surprising because the advertisement isn't particularly good. Anyway, I was in need of some body wash/shower creme and anything with the words "Strawberries" and "Milkshake" is sure to be a winner, so I decided I was going to have it. Yes, this little - well kind of large - bottle was going to be mine.

And it was, but not the way I thought it would be. A friend of mine bought it for my birthday, with a couple of other lovely things too. It even had a pretty white ribbon tied around it!

So, is it as good as I had expected? Yes it really is! As usual I am going to start with the fragrance because after all, that is the most important part!

It smells absolutely gorgeous, reasonably similar in fact, to my Strawberry body butter. I could smell this non stop for the rest of my life and I would never get sick of it. It's so creamy and sweet, if this was a dessert, it would be truly incredible. The strawberry scent is very noticeable which I like - this is not a subtle scent at all.

The body wash itself is amazing. It lathers up so well and gets all soapy and bubbly in no time. It feels so good on the skin and it washes off really well (you know how sometimes you have to spend hours scrubbing trying to get the soap off, well this isn't one of those products).

A fair amount is required per use, however the bottle is 500mL which I think will last a pretty long time. The flip top cap is really handy and easy to use in the shower. I have had one with a screw top lid once which was the biggest pain ever, so this is magical to me!

I love the packaging. Even though it is so simple I think it is really affective. All the text is wonderful, and I spend half my time in the shower reading it! The front of the bottle says "Fall in love again; there's something about the super smoothness of my thick creamy aroma, united with a burst of fresh strawberries, that leaves your senses elated and your taste buds-a-tingling!" Well, fall in love I did! On the back it's just as wonderful. Although, I was kind of disappointed when I read "I am not a food. Please do not try to eat me." Haha!

There was only one problem that I had with this, and that was that it didn't last on my skin. In fact, as soon as I got out of the shower the fragrance had left me. Is that common? Do shower gel fragrances usually stay on the skin or not?

Apart from that, I loved this product, which fits in with the product name, and give it 8/10 (yes, I am really disappointed the fragrance doesn't stay!) The lip balm is next on my list, and I'm sure that that will be just as good.


  1. Glad you liked the shower gel. I got a trio set of lip balms from them. It's called I love... luscious lip set. It's ok. I don't hate 'em or anything but kind of greasy on the lips. Not a fan of the scents either. Or maybe I will like the fruity scents better in the summers.Sorry for the long comment :)

  2. Really? That's not good. Such a shame you didn't like the scent or the products themselves, I loved it! Hopefully it was a bad batch... :)

  3. Oh boy that is such a huge markup, grr I hate Aussie pricings! The wash and body butter are both only £2 here, and the lipbalm is only £1.
    I'll be doing a trip back home from the UK in May, maybe I should fill my suitcase with beauty bits for the Aussie bloggers :)

  4. i love these products they are amazing!
    lovely post and blog!


  5. Youlittlebeauty - I was wondering how you managed to get the price! Haha, now I realise it was from the advertisement. Prices are a little insane...

    Elliebea - Oh thankyou, I checked out your blog and I am now a follower!


  6. Love your blog, I'm following now :) Feel free to check out mine!

    Laura x
    Petit Chatons

  7. I use this goats milk shower cream and it has a really nice flowery scent and it stays on me after I've gotten out of the shower. Especially when I have a shower before bed and it's so relaxing and I feel so fresh and I smell nice when I go sleep!

  8. I picked up the body butter of the same brand but I think it was raspberry and something but didn't actually ended up buying it! It was on sale at Myer for $8 but when I was about to go up to the registers, I noticed that the consistency of the body butter seemed...yucky. Because you know how the actual container's clear and only the lid is coloured so you can actually see the product? I shook the body butter and the mixture didn't look looked expired to me. I don't know if that's how it normally looks like because I've never owned any of these I Love Strawberries brand of products before.

    1. Hmmm, sounds a bit dodgy. I think this is a pretty usual kind of consistency, this certainly didn't look funny in my opinion. Perhaps check it out again to see if you happened to come across a dud or if they are all like that.


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