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Christmas Stocking Fillers With Bilou

Please don’t ask me anything about beauty blogging because I won’t be able to help (my makeup bag has like 3 items). However, I do know an awesome looking brand when I see one. I’ve noticed bilou products pop up around the blog world for a while now and I’ve always admired their cool and colourful packaging. The other week, I was asked if I’d like to review their shower foams and body sprays and even though I don’t blog about beauty, I do wash and like to smell nice, so I thought go on then, it’s Christmas!

Don’t you think these would make the cutest stocking fillers? All bilou products are made with love and passion, taking inspiration for fragrances from all that is delicious and fun. The brand is 100% vegan and cruelty free, plus it’s all silicone, paraben, mineral oil free as well. bilou is super kind to the skin and make the most creamiest, sweetest smelling shower foams, ever. You can buy bilou products from Superdrug.

I was sent two creamy shower foams in Cotton Candy and Tasty Donut, plus the Coco Cocktail 2 in 1 Body Spray. The packaging is totally Instagram-worthy, I love the cute little doodles, yay for rainbow candy floss!

Cotton Candy smells just like a mix of candy floss, sweets, marshmallow and caramel – absolute heaven! It reminds me of those fruit salad chews that always came with black jacks, but everyone knew the fruit salads were the nicer of the pair. It’s super creamy (a little goes a long way) and made from all good things like aloe vera, almond and avocado oils to gently cleanse and nourish the skin.

Tasty Donut smells deliciously like a big bag of strawberry laces, it’s delightful! I love that each of these shower foams remind me of being a kid again and take me on a 90’s nostalgic trip back to the newsagents, buying pick’n’mix and getting a copy of Smash Hits Magazine. As well as the sweet stuff, it also contains almonds and olive oil to keep the skin soft and healthy.

You can follow bilou on Instagram and keep up with the delicious range!

Coco Cocktail 2 in 1 Body Spray smells like a Caribbean party of sunshine, reggae music, coconuts and Piña colada cocktails. It’s a little bit of tropical paradise on a Wintery day. The 2 in 1 part means that it can be used as both a nourishing perfume spray and a deodorant too. The moisturising ingredients reduce the tightness of dry skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth and coconutty.

I hope you enjoyed my bilou review and maybe it’s inspired a couple of cute Christmas stocking filler ideas! Thank you to bilou for sending me these wonderful products, I’m very much loving the summery beach vibes during the colder darker months. You can see the full range at Superdrug and check out the other scrumptious flavours such as Fizzy Berry and Pink Melon. Have you tried bilou shower creams and body sprays? Which flavours are your favourite? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear from you!

*This is a sponsored post which means I received a product/payment in exchange for an honest review. All views are my own.

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72 Comments

  1. December 17, 2018 / 9:04 am

    Bexa, your photos are so dreamy!! The opening sentences of this post made me laugh – I know nothing about make up, either. I’ve seen a few reviews of these and I definitely need to get some. I love anything that smells sweet and is a bit more fun than your standard shower gels/creams. Your description of Coco Cocktail sounds amazing, and I think I’d really like that one. Also, Smash Hits was THE BEST! :’) xxx

    • December 17, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Aww, thank you so much for the lovely comment Ruth! I’m glad I’m not the only one who is clueless about makeup, he he! Coco Cocktail smells so sweet and tropical, I’m wearing it now and dreaming of the beach. Yay for Smash Hits too! <3 xxx

  2. December 17, 2018 / 9:57 am

    Aww, you had me until “almond oil” – I’ve a major nut allergy and can’t use anything with that in. Shame, because they do look cute and sound like they smell amazing.

    • December 17, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      Aww no, that is a shame! I agree, the packaging is so cute and they smell so nice! Thanks for the comment Misa! <3 xx

  3. December 17, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    I’ve seen bilou pop up on other blogs too and every time I walk past their products in Superdrug. I think the fragrances are probably too sweet for me but I know exactly who would LOVE them, especially if they’re as moisturising as they sound. Your idea of using them for stocking fillers is perfect, Flora is going to be very happy on Christmas Day! And I agree with you completely about fruit salads, and Smash Hits – I always had an inner battle over whether or not to rip out the posters because of the inevitable song lyrics on the back, haha. Lovely review and gorgeous photos as always, Bexa, thank you for sharing! xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      Thanks so much for the sweet comment Lisa! Aww yes, I’m sure Flora will love them, they are such a cute stocking filler! He he, yay for fruit salads and yesss I had the same dilemma with Smash Hits, although if it was a Robbie Williams poster, there was no debate, it went straight on the wall, haha! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  4. December 17, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    Your photos are so beautiful! I’ve seen a few bilou products on other blogs, and they’ve always gotten such rave reviews! They sound like they smell absolutely gorgeous, and they are so pretty as well! I’ve got a few secret santas this year and I think this would be ideal! Also I love the smell of strawberry laces so I’d definitely beeline for Tasty Donut!
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment Hels! Ooh yes, these would make perfect Secret Santa gifts, good thinking! Tasty Donut is such a delicious smell, it makes me actually crave strawberry laces haha! <3 xx

  5. December 17, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    I’ve never heard of these before but they’re so cute, I want them all! They seem like they’d make a good present for both children and adults (I wouldn’t complain if someone bought me these and I’m in my 30s!).

    Nicola
    http://nicshealthylife.co.uk

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      Thanks so much for the kind comment Nicola! I agree, I’m in my 30’s too and I’d be super happy with these in my stocking! <3 xx

  6. December 17, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    I keep seeing Bilou products all over the blogging world but I’m ashamed to say I still haven’t tried them. They look incredible though, I love that they have such unique scents and are a little pop of energy and brightness into a routine. And you’re right, the packaging is gorgeous. I think I’d love the body spray, that’d make me feel like I was on a Caribbean holiday! And the cotton candy scent sounds incredible too. I really need to pick some of these up! Stunning photos too 🙂
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment Beth! I love your line: “a little pop of energy and brightness into a routine” (kinda wish I thought of that myself, haha!) I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely and I’d definitely recommend trying bilou! <3 xx

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:19 pm

      Thanks so much Chloe! Cotton Candy is such a lovely product, it smells delicious! <3 xx

  7. December 17, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    I agree that these would be the cutest stocking fillers, i love the packaging!

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:20 pm

      Thanks Bryony! The packaging is so cute and fun! <3 xx

  8. December 17, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    These products fit your blog and personality so well! super colourful and fun (: I like the sound of these and will definitely be keeping them in mind for future gift hampers, I love giving people a few little gifts instead of one big one! Thanks for sharing xx

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:21 pm

      Aww thanks so much lovely, that is such a sweet thing to say! These would be perfect in gift hampers, great idea! <3 xx

  9. December 17, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    Oooo Bexa, I want to try the Coco Cocktail, I’m for anything that makes me feel like I’m sipping on a coconut while laid out on the beach, it’s my dream come true or at least an easy way to fantasize😂. I’m glad you did this post because I heard about Bilou but was hesitant. Think I’ll check it out a bit more now 😁

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:22 pm

      Thanks so much for the sweet comment Natonya! Aww yes, I’m wearing Coco Cocktail right now and it’s giving me all the beach vibes, hehe! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely! <3 xx

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:23 pm

      Thanks so much Amie, they are fabulous! <3 xx

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:23 pm

      Thanks Lizzie, they are so cute! <3 xx

  10. December 17, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    These look amazing! My make up bag is full, I’m a sucker for cute things.

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:25 pm

      Thanks so much Bianca, yay for cute things! <3 xx

  11. December 17, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    I know I would be so happy to receive one of these in a stocking! Adorable packaging and I love how affordable these are x
    Morgan // http://www.justmorgs.com

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:29 pm

      Thanks so much Morgan! These would be such cute stocking filler gifts! <3 xx

  12. December 17, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    WOW this is a Kawaai looking brand – The packaging is amazing!! x

    I love your blog – Its so CUTE X

    Hugs
    Hayley (http://www.ourdubailife.com)

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:30 pm

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment Hayley! <3 xx

  13. December 17, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    Girl I’m pretty basic at makeup myself, so I can totally relate haha! These products sound so dreamy & definitely perfect as a stocking stuffer. I think that Tasty Donut would definitely be my choice out of these three x

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:34 pm

      He he, I’m glad you can relate! Ooh yes, Tasty Donut is delightful! I’m glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for the lovely comment! <3 xx

  14. December 17, 2018 / 10:59 pm

    These are fab stocking fillers, and they also sound amazing! The Tasty Donut one that smells like strawberry laces oh my word, they’re my absolute favourite sweets ever, so I think I might need to put that in my stocking myself hehe. I love the packaging of these, they’re so cute and colourful, and you’re so right even though you don’t blog much beauty they go so well with your amazing colourful theme ♥️ lovely post as alwayssss!!

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

    • December 18, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      Thanks so much for the sweet comment Chloe! Tasty Donut is sooo good, you should definitely pop it in your stocking, he he! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely and thanks for your kind words! <3 xx

  15. December 18, 2018 / 1:24 am

    “I do wash and like to smell nice” I don’t know why but that part had me in stitches. I’ve seen Bilou products pop up a lot on people’s blogs and they always say such great things about the scents! The packaging is super cute too. They sound like they’re made from quality ingredients which is always amazing x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • December 18, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      Hehehe, I’m glad it made you laugh, it sounded kinda funny when I typed it. I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely, the scents are amazing! Thanks for the kind comment Sophie! <3 xx

  16. December 18, 2018 / 9:50 am

    I love Bilou for cutest packaging and scents! I have the coconut spray and totally agree with you- it completely makes you feel like you could be in the Caribbean (if you close your eyes and put the heating on really high haha). I love the watermelon scent too but would love to try the donut and cotton candy ones, they sound amazing.

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • December 18, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      Hehe, “if you close your eyes and put the heating on really high” that made me laugh! Ooh, I’ll have to give the watermelon scent a try sometime, I imagine it smells so nice too! Thanks for the lovely comment Soph, I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  17. December 18, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    Your pictures are so beautiful! I love these products, the packaging is so cute isn’t it! Great post as always x

    http://new-lune.com

    • December 19, 2018 / 5:55 pm

      Aww thank you so much lovely! <3 xx

  18. December 18, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    Haven’t heart of this brand yet; but you’re right! Their packaging is beyond adorable! And I love how you used your pretty Christmas decorations from your DIY post as a backdrop! You should totally do a photography tips post!!

    xo Ros | Zenhealth

    • December 19, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      Aww, thank you so much for the sweet comment Ros! Well spotted! I had some left over baubles and thought they would be perfect for these Christmas posts. Thank you for the kind words lovely! <3 xx

  19. December 18, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    I have actually never heard of this brand before or seen any of their products! But I love the packaging with the image of the sent. So retro! I love scents like these, they are different! I will have to check these out, as I definitely still have Christmas shopping still to do 🙈. Your photographs are beautiful 🥰👏🏻Thank you for sharing! Xxxx

    • December 19, 2018 / 6:08 pm

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Lauren! Retro is a very good way to describe them! I’m glad you enjoyed the post and good luck with the rest of your Christmas shopping lovely! <3 xxxx

    • December 19, 2018 / 6:09 pm

      Thanks lovely! They really are perfect! <3 xx

  20. December 18, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    These pictures are fabulous! Not only are these great stocking but they are cruelty free. My nieces will love these!

    • December 19, 2018 / 6:09 pm

      Thanks so much lovely, hope your nieces like them! <3 xx

  21. December 18, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    These look SO cute! I bet they smell delicious haha, hopefully not enough to eat them 😂 xx

    amerzwithlove.com

    • December 19, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Haha, they do smell good enough to eat! Thanks for the lovely comment Amita! <3 xx

  22. Michelle Blackadar
    December 18, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    the quality of your photos always leaves me in awe, they are so good!! i don’t have access to this brand in america but i’m going to have to see if i can get them sent here because tasty donut sounds like a dream. i absolutely love shower foams. they just feel softer and more like a luxurious experience than normal body wash. great review bexa!

    mich / simplymich.com

    • December 19, 2018 / 6:11 pm

      Aww thank you so much Mich, that is such a sweet thing to say! Fingers crossed you can get them sent to you, I am sure you will love them! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  23. December 18, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    I love the adorable packing bilou has for their products. I love that they are 100% vegan and cruelty free, plus it’s all silicone, paraben, mineral oil free as well. I would like to try Coco Cocktail. The bilou shower foam and body spray would make a fabulous stocking stuffer for women.

    • December 19, 2018 / 6:12 pm

      Thank you so much Deb! I agree, they are such a great product and the perfect stocking filler! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  24. December 18, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    These are amazing! The packaging is ADORABLE! I hadn’t heard of this brand before, but I’ll definitely have to grab a few of their products when I’m next in Superdrug, they sound like they smell amazing. Especially tasty donut, I would LOVE that one! I think my sister would too, and I needed another small little gift to go with her present so I think this would be great! So thank you! 😀 Also, is it bad that I actually preferred the black jack sweets over the fruit salad? 😂

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • December 19, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Amy! Aww yay, I hope your sister loves them, they are such a cute gift idea. Tasty donut smells so nice! He he, the black jacks were okay but team fruit salads all the way for me! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

    • December 19, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      Thanks Jenny, I love it, it’s so cute! <3 xx

  25. Taiwo
    December 18, 2018 / 10:22 pm

    These products are super cuteee! And the smells seem so heavenly! I love that they’re so cheap. They would make great stocking fillers! Lovely post as always Bexa ❤

    Taiwo | htps://www.alifestylenerd.wordpress.com

    • December 19, 2018 / 6:19 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment, they would make the most perfect stocking fillers! <3 xx

  26. Roxie Watt
    December 18, 2018 / 10:28 pm

    I love the Tasty Donut shower foam! It reminds me of foam shrimps you get in a Pick n Mix. I really need to try more in their collection.

    • December 19, 2018 / 6:28 pm

      Thanks so much Roxie! Yes! It actually does! You should defo try some others, they all smell so nice <3 xx

  27. December 19, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    I absolutely love Bilou! Their shower foams are my favourite, the Tasty Donut scent especially! Love how sweet it smells. I agree they would be brilliant stocking fillers, that’s such a good idea! Such a great review Bexa and absolutely gorgeous photos! xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    • December 19, 2018 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Tiffany! Tasty Donut smells amazing doesn’t it! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  28. December 19, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    This packaging is so cute! Gimme all the scents that make me smell edible and happy! LOL Somebody is going to love their stocking this year!

    Alana| SolelyLiving.com

    • December 19, 2018 / 6:38 pm

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment Alana! <3 xx

  29. December 20, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    Bexa, I’m always in awe of your stunningly colourful photos! 😍 I’ve never tried Bilou products before but I have seen them pop up on Instagram, I had no idea they were available in Superdrug. The shower foam scents you’ve described sound delicious and I agree, they would make great stocking fillers. Thank you for sharing. x x

    • December 22, 2018 / 1:25 pm

      Aww, thank you so much for the kind comment Kim, you are so kind! I would definitely recommend Bilou, they have such fab products! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  30. December 23, 2018 / 11:26 pm

    I absolutely love this brand, I’ve always got one on the go in my shower. Both my daughter and I use it all the time! My favourite is Tasty Donut but I’m not fussy! Love the sweet scents as that’s my fragrance preference generally. Lucky you being sent all those to try – fab aren’t they and being vegan and CF is lovely! x

    Samantha | https://thebeautuspyglass.com

    • December 24, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you so much Samantha! They are such fab products, I am definitely going to buy some more when these run out, they smell amazing! Tasty donut is such a gorgeous scent. I’m glad you and your daughter love them too! <3 xx

  31. Gemma
    December 30, 2018 / 11:27 am

    Thank-you for a lovely review! These would make a great present, even for a birthday. I fell in love when I used them myself! They’re soo magical and like you, I adore the packaging, it’s soo bright and vibrant! Tasty Donut sounds amazing, definitely would love to try that one!

    Gemma | https://anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com/

    • December 30, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Gemma! The packaging is awesome isn’t it and Tasty Donut is so nice, I’d defo recommend! <3 xx

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