Patisserie De Bain Sugared Violet Hand & Body Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Patisserie De Bain Sugared Violet Hand & Body Lotion.

I’ve been using this body lotion on and off since I bought it about 6 weeks ago. And here’s what I think…

This body lotion smells of sugared violets. However, the fragrance is rather synthetic. It’s not bad, but it’s simply not credible as a semi-genuine foody scent.

Whilst I think that this body lotion is easy to spread and that it sinks into the skin quickly, I don’t think that it’s particulary moisturising.

I would say that it’s good enough for “maintenance” and for when you’re in a hurry (early morning starts), but if you have dry skin, this body lotion is just not good enough.

I will finish this body lotion, but I wouldn’t repurchase it.

Patisserie De Bain Sugared Violet Hand & Body Lotion is available as 200ml for £4.99. I paid £1 (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Nail Of The Day – Primark Holler & Glow Pink Unicorn, Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin, Ciaté Putting On The Ritz & Stamping With MoYou London Suki 16

Hi there! Happy Monday! I have a Nail Of The Day post for you today.

For this mani I painted my nails with Primark Holler & Glow Pink Unicorn (pinkies, ring fingers, 2 coats). This polish is described as a long wear polish. And guess what, it is! I “use” my nails a lot, and I only had very minor tip wear after 3 days. Truly impressive stuff!

I used Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin (2 coats) on my middle and index fingers and my thumbs. This is supposed to be a long-lasting polish too, but I had to fill in the tips every day.

For the images I used MoYou London‘s Suki 16 plate and (since it was right there) Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin.

The gold glitter topper I used is the gorgeous Ciaté Putting On The Ritz which has been sititing in my stash for ages. Yes, I regret not trying it sooner!

I liked this mani. Since I had zero inspiration, it was supposed to be a “filler mani”, but it turned out much better than expected.

What nail polish are you wearing at the moment? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 HR Breathable Foundation With SPF 20 / 200 Soft Beige

Hi there! Today’s post is about Rimmel‘s Lasting Finish 25 HR Breathable Foundation With SPF 20. The shade I’ve tried is 200 Soft Beige. I would have needed the lightest shade, but this one was alright for the purpose of testing the foundation on a stay-at-home day.

This foundation promises medium flawless coverage that lasts all day as well as UV protection. Applying the foundation is easy – Rimmel says it’s best applied with your fingers or with a make-up brush. I’ve now tried this foundation, and here’s what I think.

I can make a long story short – I think this foundation is awful! It’s not suitable for dry skin at all. The foundation dried too quickly, it creased badly, and it highlighted lines that I’ve never even seen before! I also found the coverage disappointing. I think the coverage is light to medium at best.

As if this weren’t enough… despite the relatively poor coverage, this foundation felt like a mask, and it looked extremely cakey. I tried to fix it with a damp sponge, but it didn’t work. And here’s the best bit! This foundation made my face look like the land of one million pores. Yikes! 😨

Based on my experience, I wouldn’t recommend this foundation at all. I make room for the possibility that it might work for other skin types, but if you have dry skin, this foundation isn’t for you.

Rimmel‘s Lasting Finish 25 HR Breathable Foundation With SPF 20 is available as 30ml for £8.29.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Gliss Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner. Whilst this hair care combo has been around for ages, I never actually tried it. I guess I favoured the look of the other Gliss products because they’re more colourful. However, I’ve now tried the Total Repair hair products, and here’s what I think.

Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Shampoo is one of those shampoos that make hair feel super soft. The shampoo smells lovely (similar to all the other Gliss products), and I love that it doesn’t tangle up my hair. This is a great little shampoo!

Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Conditioner is very nice too. It makes my hair feel super silky, and a little goes a long way. Gliss did an amazing job with this conditioner. It’s definitely one of their best conditioners!

I have noticed that my hair starts to get a little greasy if I use these products for more than 3 days in a row. So I am now using these products in a 2-1 rota. This means that I use these Gliss products for 2 consecutive days, then I use one of Alberto Balsam’s shampoo and conditioner combos for 1 day, then back to Gliss… and so on.  This 2-1 rota works very well for my hair, and I love how my hair looks and feels. It’s a huge difference compared to the lifeless mess my hair was when I used Herbal Essences’ Cocoa products.

Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 250ml and 200ml, respectively. They’re usually around £1 each, and they can be found in bargain stores such as Poundland, Poundstretcher, B&M Bargains and Home Bargains. I would recommend these products to those who want softer hair, and I think these products will make a difference for people with dry hair. I will definitely buy these products again!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Derma V10 Cocoa Body Butter

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing Derma V10‘s Cocoa Body Butter. I’ve previously tried one of Derma V10’s body butters, and I’ve been happy with it. So I thought I should try more products from this brand. And as a big fan of all things chocolatey, buying their cocoa body butter was an easy choice. 🙂

How’s the product? I’m very happy with it! This body butter hydrates my skin well without making it feel sticky. And the fragrance is extremely nice. It reminds me of cocoa powder for hot chocolate (similar to Nesquik’s). It’s yummy!

Derma V10‘s Cocoa Body Butter is available as 220ml for £1 at the usual bargain stores. I’m sure that I’ll finish this body butter in no time! And I have no doubt that I’ll buy it again!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Salon Pro 557 Yes Sir! & Stamping With Pueen 92

Hi there! Here’s the last Nail Of The Day post for the week. This means that Nail Week is now finished. Well, almost. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Salon Pro 557 Yes Sir! (2 coats). This is a great polish. It dries reasonably quickly, and the formula is a dream.

I’ve used a stamping plate that I’ve never used before – Pueen‘s 92 plate (which is part of Pueen‘s brilliant Buffet Leisure collection).

The gold polish I stamped with is Revlon Brilliant Strength 110 Hypnotize.

This is another mani that was inspired by boredom but looked much nicer than expected. Well, I’m not complaining. 🙂

Do you like green and gold nails? What nail colour are you wearing at the moment? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 860 Bestival Blue, NYC Expert Last 205 Boundless Berry, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 833 Vintage Confetti & Stamping With Bundle Monster BM-719

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did a long time ago. I think this one’s from last summer! Oops!

Ayhoo… for this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 860 Bestival Blue (2 coats, middle and index fingers, thumbs) and NYC Expert Last 205 Boundless Berry (2 coats, ring fingers, pinkies).

I wanted glitter, but I also wanted to stamp so… the pretty glitter top coat I used is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 833 Vintage Confetti.

I used Bundle Monster‘s BM-719 plate (which is part of Bundle Monster‘s amazing Secret Garden stamping plate collection).

I didn’t like this mani very much. It’s not a complete fail, but I expected it to look much better. Ah well…

Mrs Strawberry Blonde