Patisserie De Bain Strawberry Cupcake Review

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

This week, I'll be reviewing some beauty products I purchased from Rose & Company Apothecary (UK). Their products caught my eye a couple of years ago on social media and I couldn't wait to place an order. I loved the way they combined beauty with vintage & dessert themes, and their packaging has to be the cutest I've ever seen. Today, I'll be reviewing their Strawberry Cupcake Collection from their new Patisserie De Bain line of products.


Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)

Strawberry Cupcake Lip Balm - Supersweet

I really love this lip balm! The color of it is gorgeous! The beautiful red, screams JUICY STRAWBERRIES! This lip balm will tint your lips the same color, but there is no taste to it. It's very creamy and extremely moisturizing! It lasted a good 4-6 hours on my lips. It has a subtle strawberry scent to it. Nothing overwhelming. The tin that it comes in is lovely. Use a lip applicator to apply this lip balm to your lips. This lip balm also comes in a tube, for anyone that doesn't want to deal with a tin. I love that Rose & Co gives you options. I collect cute packaging, that's why I wanted the tin.

Strawberry Cupcake Hand Cream TUBE and JAR - Bittersweet

Let's first talk packaging. This hand cream can be purchased in a TUBE or JAR. A tube is great if you want to drop it in your purse, leave it in your office drawer or use for travel! The jar is really cute if you want to display it on a vanity. So the packaging you choose, depends on how and where you plan on using it. From the website, the formula (ingredients) seem to be the same for both. However, the hand cream in the jar seemed FRESHER and had a slightly stronger scent than the hand cream in the tube. The hand cream in the jar also seemed to be more moisturizing. This baffled me, because I have another scent of theirs in a tube and it smells & feels just fine. So, I'm not sure what happened. Both (jar & tube) have a delicate strawberry scent, but what I didn't particularly care for was the formula. It applies creamy, lightly moisturizes, but my hands felt clammy or like there was a residue on them after applying it. I didn't like that feeling. So, I was disappointed with these two things. You'll see what I loved further down.

Strawberry Cupcake Fine English Soap - Bittersweet

Doesn't the strawberry shortcake on the box look scrumptious? If I could just have a bite! HaHaHa Oh, I digress! I love the box. I love the beautiful inscription on the soap. This soap has a delicate scent of freshly picked strawberries. It's a really nice size, but I would use it more as a hand soap than a body soap. It doesn't provide a lot of moisture. It's not as drying as regular soap, but I don't see the benefits of using it as a body cleanser or moisturizer.

Strawberry Cupcake Body Cream - Supersweet

Love! Love! Love! This body cream is rich yummy goodness for your skin! I LOVE IT! The lip balm and this body cream had THE BEST strawberry scent out of all the products I tried. Both smelled like fresh picked strawberries! The texture of this body cream reminded me of a mousse or souffle. Very whipped! Very light! But oh so moisturizing! You can feel it sinking in your skin. My skin felt so soft after using this. I highly recommend you purchase this. Loved it. Those are my thoughts for this collection!

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Andrea said...

ahhh love the cupcake theme on your blog right now! The strawberry cupcake lipbalm and body cream sound amazing! :D and the packaging is way too cute! love it ! I definitely want to smell them! xo
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daisyperson said...

That looks super pretty!!!

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Annie Lee said...

it looks rather delicious :P

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I Trucchi Di Ela said...

OMG BEAUTYFUL!
I want it ;)
Big Kisses Lovely

Jackie Harrison said...

I love strawberry to begin with to eat and make mask now is in product oh yeah I will want them great review Kim great products you introduce us too.

Elke De Smit said...

Aawwhh, everything looks so cute! :)

Elke De Smit said...

Aawwhh, everything looks so cute! :)

Ari Carr said...

The packaging is adorable! I love strawberries so I may have to pick some up :) Great reviews!
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Mica T said...

It's a shame there were some misses in the collection you tried, but I hope the ones you did like made up for it!

Perfect for anyone who likes strawberries (like myself!) I bet you'd smell amazing after trying all these, hehe! :)

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Candice Petersen said...

I just adore the pretty pink packaging!

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little luxury list said...

The strawberry body cream sounds fab! It's a shame the hand cream didn't work well at all. I'm so curious about the scent now too! Thanks for introducing this company!

xoxo,
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Diva Desle said...

I absolutely love the pretty packaging. The body cream looks good enough to eat! ;-)

Emmylou MW said...

I love discovering these new brands (to me anyhoo), Kim:) Too bad about the bittersweet stuff, but that lip balm and body cream sound amazeballs!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

The packaging does look lovely! x

Samantha Mariko said...

I agree, the packaging for all of these are so cute!! this would make a nice gift :)
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Darcy said...

I love all things strawberry so I am sure i would love how these smell!!
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Ashley said...

These are all so cute! I feel like I need to eat strawberry flavored ice cream or something now LOL! The lip balm and body cream sound so nice, too bad about the others though!

Cee said...

The packaging of these products is super cute - that strawberry shortcake on the soap box, yum! But it sounds like the products themselves are hit or miss. The body butter looks and sounds divine, though. I find body butters are often good but rarely great, so I'm putting this one on my list for future shopping.
xox,
Cee

Shireen L. Platt said...

Shame about the hand cream and it's weird that the quality between the tube and the jar is different. The ones in the jar is probably fresher? I do love the sounds of the Body Cream, with summer fully here, I have been obsessed with body lotion, body milk and whatever that I can slather all over my body. LOL!

Great review, Kim but dammit, you make me want to bake cupcakes now. LOL!

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miss b said...

I'm always amazed by the number of brands you come across and even though I'm in the UK, you manage to introduce me to brands I've not heard of! You know how I love cupcakes and this packaging is so cute! The lip balm in particular appeals to me as it is long-lasting with just a hint of fragrance which I prefer. Another informative review, Kim!

Pilar said...

Everything is so cute and nicely packaged! Great review Kim!

Alice said...

awww i love the packaging ^__^

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Jane said...

i love the packaging and i love strawberries! sounds perfect for summer!

Lorena said...

I can almost smell this ! wow the packaging is superb..
and I wonder if you ever feel like trying the creams as in tasting them… they make me hungry.

crafty-zone said...

I really like your review, Kim and sorry to hear that 2 of 4 products were bittersweet. But btw, they all have great packaging :)

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Miss Val's Creations said...

The packaging is beautiful! Strawberry is one of my favorite flavors and scents. It sounds like I wouldn't care for this hand lotion either though. The body cream sounds divine.

Emma Henderson said...

It's a pity it was such a mixed bag but my, the packaging sure is pretty - and your photos are gorgeous!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

That packaging is indeed so eye catching and totally looks like it came from a patisserie :) It's a same not all the products were winners but that strawberry cupcake cream sounds totally divine!

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JOURNAL OF STYLE said...

Yay! Finally a new yummy, sweet post, Kim! To use this soap for the hands is not bad at all either, huh?! Glad you like the other products since I love, love the consistence of those!!! Thanks for sharing, dear! Fantastic photos and review! <3

xoxo Ira
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Lauren Carter said...

These sound so delicious! Yes, I just called these body care products delicious! lol I've never heard of this brand, but the lip balm and body cream sound amazing. The packaging is so cute, and strawberry cupcake sounds like the best scent for summer!

Carmen Varner said...

That's a shame that some of these were bittersweet. I hate the feeling of lotion residue on my hands. At least the body cream turned out well. :]

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Miss Kellie said...

I can imagine this smells heavenly ;^; And the packaging is just gorgeous!

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

So cute collection <3333

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Tina Bradley said...

I adore the scent of strawberries; especially this time of year. I think the lip gloss would be my fave as I could smell it right under my nose. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Lizzy Fresh said...

Totally agree with you on this packaging, they're some of the prettiest products I've ever seen! The hand cream not having a good formula is a huge bummer but I definitely love me some body creams and I'm a huge fan of lip balms in a tin like this, they last so long and the scent of these sounds ah-mazing! Need to check out their site pronto :{D

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Kizzy Von Doll said...

The body cream sounds perfect, shame some of the others were duds for you!! Just love the packaging though, it's so pretty!! Super super :)) xx

Dale Janée said...

This definitely looks like one of those products that looks good enough to eat...hehe. The texture and packaging is adorable, but that's a bummer about the bar soap. I'd be most interested in trying the lip balm though and I like that it has no taste and only a light scent. Thanks for sharing Kim, I've never heard of this company!

-Dale

Margarita Bloom said...

I love Rose and Co! I've never tried anything from them yet but they have this utterly adorable bunny night lamp that is on my wish list. I want to try their little bath cakes so bad. Great review...you've definitely made me want to get their strawberry lip balm! So cute!!

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Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

so cute, looks good enough to eat :) Sorry to hear that some items didn't work out but at least others did! We love anything strawberry at our house, just seeing the photos made us happy!

Fashion Blawger said...

The strawberry balm is in such a beautiful color! So shocked it has no taste. Shocked and well kind of disappointed. :-/

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jo said...

Seriously Kim, where do you find all these cool brands? Their packagings are soooo pretty!

xo Jo

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