Weekly Recap 13 – 19 January 2020

Hi there! Happy Sunday! This post is my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that you might have enjoyed reading… this is your chance to catch up with my little blog. 🙂

Monday 13 Jan – Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads

Monday’s post was a skin care post. Click here to read it.

Tuesday 14 Jan – Nutrafix Hair Mask With Argan Oil

On Tuesday I reviewed a hair mask. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 15 Jan – Imperial Leather Mauritian Spa, Imperial Leather Japanese Spa

Wednesday’s post was about 2 shower gels I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 16 Jan – Nail Of The Day
Friday 17 Jan – Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe Rose Water 2 in 1 Cleanser & Toner

On Thursday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And Friday’s post was a skin care post. Click here to read it.

And this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe 2 In 1 Rose Water Cleanser & Toner

Hi there! I’ve got a skin care review for you today. 🙂 This post is about this Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe 2 in 1 Rose Water Cleanser & Toner.

This product contains rose water, vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5. It promises to remove even waterproof makeup without harsh rubbing, to cleanse skin thoroughly for a refreshed feel, and to tone and purify the skin without drying it out.

On the back of the bottle it says that the product works like a magnet (!) that removes dirt and impurities. The result it claims to achieve is soft, smooth and healthy looking skin that can breathe.

This product works like a normal cleanser. Massage it into your skin and take it off with a cotton pad or water.

Well, this product sounds like the perfect product for anyone who wears makeup. However, I’ve been using this product since the beginning of the new year, and I don’t think that it keeps any of its promises.

When I use the product with a cotton pad, it’s not very effective. I have to use quite a bit of product to dissolve my makeup!

In addition, when I use this product I have to go over my face again and again and again… it’s not great. What makes it even worse is that the product has a strangely dull feel to it. I don’t think that this is good for anyone’s skin!

Wait, there’s more… this product doesn’t replace a toner. You actually NEED to use a proper toner after you’ve used this product because it’ll leave plenty of makeup and dirt on your face.

This product is better when removed with water, ideally with a hot cloth (although I’d still recommend you use a toner right after). However, there are better products (in the same price range) out there for this way of facial cleansing

What else? This product has a very strong fragrance. Granted, it’s from the rose water and not from added fragrance. However, I don’t like the fragrance, so this is another reason why I won’t repurchase this product. I’ll try to finish it, but I’m no longer interested in trying any other products from Nivea’s MicellAIR range.

If you’re interested, Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe 2 in 1 Rose Water Cleanser & Toner is available as 200ml. I paid £1.99 at Home Bargains!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Barry M Boy Bye & Stamping With Nicole Diary

Hi there! I hope everyone had a good week so far! 😊 Let me show you a cute mani I did a little while ago…

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 201 (2 coats). I used this polish as a dusty lavender base underneath Barry M Boy Bye (1 coat). I didn’t want to waste the pretty colour-shifting polish by applying multiple coats.

And I double-stamped. I used Rimmel 60 Seconds 805 Grey Matter for the light grey circles and stars, and Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto for the black images. The 2 stamping plates I used are Nicole Diary 062 (ring and index fingers) and 067 (pinkies, middle fingers, thumbs).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Imperial Leather Mauritian Spa, Japanese Spa

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels I’m using at the moment – Imperial Leather Mauritian Spa and Imperial Leather Japanese Spa. I found these at one of the bargain stores, and I’m glad I did!

Imperial Leather Mauritian Spa with vanilla bean and cherry blossom is 100% fantastic. The vanilla and cherry fragrance smells like a mix of Cherry Garcia ice cream and Kenzo Amour perfume. It’s just wow!

Imperial Leather Japanese Spa is an old favourite of mine. I adore the sweet green fragrance. It’s lovely!

Imperial Leather Mauritian Spa and Imperial Leather Japanese Spa are available as 250ml. I paid £1 each. The shower gels are limited editions, but these 2 fragrances have been renamed and repackaged a few times already, so it’s likely that Imperial Leather will recycle the fragrances and formulas at some point.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nutrafix Argan Oil Hair Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Nutrafix Hair Mask With Argan Oil, pro-vitamin B5 and silk protein. This product promises to give hair a natural boost and to leave it hydrated, soft and silky.

The instructions state that this hair mask is meant to be used on towel-dry hair (after washing). You’re supposed to leave the hair mask on for 5 minutes, and you should ideally cover your hair with a warm towel. Then rinse (and condition if you want) and follow with your normal hair routine.

I’ve given this hair mask a try, and I think it’s awful! It turned my hair into a completely unflexible and unmanageable mess, and I had to double-condition (!) my hair to get it back to normal. What a waste of time. And what a waste of water! Oh, and I’ve also lost plenty of hair when I tried to get this rubbish out of my hair. Yikes!

I’ve binned the product after 1 use – but I should have binned it without even opening it! I’ve previously tried another hair mask from this brand, and the result was pretty much the same. Well, I can safely say that I won’t be trying any other poducts from this brand.

However, if you’re interested in this terrible product (maybe you want to prank someone…), Nutrafix Hair Mask With Argan Oil is available as 150ml for £1 (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads with goji berry and kakadu plum extracts. These pads promise to cleanse skin and to remove impurities, excess oil and makeup – including mascara.

They also claim to leave skin feeling softer, smoother and visibly brighter. I’ve been using these pads on and off for over a month now, and here’s what I think!

I’m enjoying these cleansing pads very much! I use them instead of a toner, and I’m happy to report that they’re effective at removing all sorts of gunk, and that they’re gentle enough to be used around the eyes (which was expected since they claim to remove mascara).

These pads aren’t as powerful as Superdrug’s Glycolic Acid Pads, but these pads are perfect if you have sensitive or delicate skin that doesn’t tolerate AHAs, BHAs and the likes, or if you want an all-in-one pad that you can use around your eyes.

Superdrug‘s Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads (which are vegan and certified cruelty-free) are available for £4.99 (for 60 pads), and most of the time there’s also a Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price offer on Superdrug’s Vitamin C products!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Barry M Crush & Stamping With Nicole Diary 089

Hi there! Today’s post is the last post for this week. This also means that Nail Week has come to an end, and I’ll be back with a product review tomorrow. 🙂

But for now, let’s focus on the nails! 👀 For this mani I painted my nails with Barry M Crush. This polish is part of Barry M’s Matte Nail Paint collection. I don’t care for matte nail colours, so I used a regular clear top coat for a glossy finish.

The stamping plate I used is Nicole Diary‘s 089 plate which features tropical floral and leafy images.

The polish I stamped with is Revlon Brilliant Strength 110 Hypnotise.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde