Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Lotion

Hi there! I’ve already done a couple of posts about Olay products recently – and I’ll be doing a lot more. 🙂 I’m a real Olay nut and I’m currently testing several different products. I know I’ll always return to the incredible Complete Care Day Fluid, but that doesn’t stop me from trying different moisturisers in between.

At the moment I’m using Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Lotion. I’m quite impressed with the product because it’s similar to my favourite Complete Care moisturiser, and I can see that it might become one of my beauty staples.
Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm and Life Day Lotion 1
And here’s why: I love the formula and the scent of this moisturiser. It smells wonderfully sunny and optimistic and it moisturises my skin very well without leaving a greasy film behind. It’s also perfect under make-up because it’s easy to apply and it doesn’t sit on the skin. I cannot comment on its wrinkle-smoothing qualities because – thanks to Olay – I don’t have wrinkles, but that goes to show that Olay’s products really work.

What can I say other than… you need to try this moisturiser if you haven’t already. I cannot recommend it enough. Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Lotion is available as 100 ml for £10. However, there’s always a half price offer somewhere, so you can buy this gorgeous moisturiser for £5!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Miss Sporty Morning Baby BB Cream 001 Nude Radiance

miss psortyMiss Sporty Morning Baby BB CreamHi there! I could never warm up to primers because they make my dry skin worse, but someone suggested I try a BB Cream – and that’s what I did. I thought I’d start with a cheap product and see how it goes first. And that’s how I ended up using Miss Sporty Morning Baby BB Cream in 001 Nude Radiance.

At first let me tell you that this product is not a BB Cream. It doesn’t contain sunscreen and I don’t feel like I’m getting any skin benefits from it. It claims to be a skin perfecting make-up, but I don’t see it. At all.

Based on my experience using this product under my actual make-up for several weeks now, I don’t think it’s moisturising, it doesn’t erase skin imperfections, it doesn’t make my skin feel or look smoother, and it doesn’t give my skin a natural complexion.

I find the shade 001 Nude Radiance to be too dark and too orange. I would have expected a lighter shade. I’m also not happy with the coverage I get from this BB Cream – it doesn’t do much in this regard.

Another thing that really annoys me is that I have to apply the right amount the first time as it’s not buildable and it will start to crumble (yes, crumble!). I have now found the right amount of product to use, but the tube is almost empty…

I wouldn’t really recommend Miss Sporty Morning Baby BB Cream – unless you have oily skin and an even skin tone. I know this product is aimed at teenagers, but I don’t see how it would help cover up blemishes and the likes.

If you want to try Miss Sporty Morning Baby BB Cream, it’s available in two shades – Nude Radiance and Beach Radiance – for £3.49 each at most drugstores.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Superdrug Strawberry & Raspberry Fruity Body Spritz

Superdrug Strawberry and Raspberry Fruity Body SprayHi there! I went a little overboard with my Superdrug shopping again.

This time Superdrug’s Strawberry & Raspberry Fruity Body Spritz was among the random items I felt I had to have.

I’ve been looking for the perfect juicy berry fragrance for years. I can’t bring myself to love the fruity scents from The Body Shop (too synthetic) or Yves Rocher (too sweet), so I was hoping this one could be it.

Well, it’s not. For once, the strawberry note is too pronounced while the raspberries remain in the background.

I also hoped the scent would be at least somewhat fresh – but it’s quite sweet, so it wouldn’t be a good idea to wear it on hot summer days.

On a positive note, the scent lasts for a few hours and it’s a lot less synthetic than The Body Shop’s fruity body mists.

If you are looking for an inexpensive and sweet berry fragrance that’s also cruelty-free, Superdrug’s Strawberry & Raspberry Fruity Body Spritz (100 ml) can be yours for £1.99 only.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Rightguard Shower + Vitamin C with Pink Grapefruit & Rightguard Shower + Oils with Argan, Marula and Almond Oil

Hi there! Another post about random products, but… I’ve discovered something new – well, something that’s new to me! I can’t remember the last time I bought a Rightguard product, but there was a half price offer recently, so I picked up Rightguard Shower + Vitamin C with Pink Grapefruit and Rightguard Shower + Oils with Argan, Marula and Almond Oils. And these two shower gels are absolutely delightful.
Rightguard Shower
I love the Vitamin C shower gel and its gorgeous pink grapefruit scent in the morning. It’s refreshing and energising – it’s the perfect shower gel to start the day with. The oils-packed shower gel is a new evening favourite. It smells warm and feminine, but it’s not overpowering. The shower gel is gentle and caring and perfect when I can’t be bothered to moisturise before I go to bed.

If you haven’t tried these Rightguard shower gels already, you should give them a try. I bet you’ll love them just as much as I do. As always, keep your eyes peeled for half price offers and you can pick them up for £1.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

My Little Pony MakeUp Bag

Hi there! A couple of days ago I had to say goodbye to my makeup bag. It was quite worn out anyway, but when the zipper broke, it had to go. Now I’m someone who has dozens of makeup bags (because they’re just given away as free gifts everywhere), but that didn’t stop me from picking up this cute My Little Pony makeup bag at Poundland.
My Little Pony MakeUp Bag
Actually, it’s a pencil case, but the size is quite alright (I reckon it’s about 24 cm x 10 cm) and all the stuff I need (define ‘need’…) fits in there, so… I now have a My Little Pony makeup bag! 😀

Who else came across something cute that made them smile recently? Thank you for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA MakeUp Academy Blusher Shade 1, Shade 2

Hi there! I know quite a few bloggers went nuts during MUA’s winter sale, and I was one of them. I snapped up lip and nail products, eyeshadows and two blushers. These little beauties are simply called MUA MakeUp Academy Blusher Shade 1 and Shade 2. I’m sorry the swatches came out a little pale in the photo, but I believe they still show the vibrancy of Shade 1 and the classic beauty of Shade 2.
MUA Blusher Shades 1 and 2
Shade 1 (top) is a bright coral with a hint of shimmer. But fear not, the shimmer is invisible on the cheeks. I think it’s a pretty shade for spring and summer and I really enjoyed wearing it for the past few days. Shade 2 (bottom) is a soft matte vintage pink which, I think, is perfect for all seasons. It’s a classic shade that will always look good.

In terms of quality I couldn’t be happier with these blushers. They last and look pretty all day long. When I bought these blushers they were 50% off, but even at full price – which is £1 each – they’re still an incredible bargain. Well done, MUA!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Superdrug Lotus Flower & Cherry Blossom Body Butter

Hi there! I’ve emptied two of the three Superdrug own brand body butters already, and now it’s time to review the third one which I’ve been using for the past week. So this little beauty is Superdrug Lotus Flower & Cherry Blossom Body Butter. Just like its ‘siblings’ (here and here), this body butter is a fabulous moisturiser with pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E.
Superdrug Lotus Flower Cherry Blossom
And what about the scent? Honestly, this butter smells heavenly. It bursts with freshness and sweetness – the perfect combination of lotus and cherry blossoms. Beautiful!

Superdrug Lotus Flower & Cherry Blossom Body Butter
is available as 200 ml for £3.99 – but I’ve bought it for half price, so make sure you keep an eye on what’s on special offer. And before I forget… just like the other Superdrug beauty products, this body butter carries the Leaping Bunny logo. It is cruelty-free and suitable for vegans.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Alberto Balsam Mango and Passion Fruit Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! A couple of weeks ago I bought my first Alberto Balsam shampoo and conditioner combo in years. And I liked it so much (yes, really) that I thought I’d give the other two Superfruits combos a try too.

I’ve been using the Alberto Balsam Superfruits Mango and Passion Fruit shampoo and the matching conditioner for the past two weeks now and I’m fairly happy with these products which claim to strengthen normal or dry hair. The shampoo cleans my scalp and my hair well and it smells delicious of exotic fruits. The conditioner is good too. It detangles my hair without making it feel greasy or heavy.

I think this shampoo and conditioner combo is softer than the Mulberry and Acai Berry one, so if you’ve got dry hair, you’ll most certainly prefer the Mango and Passion Fruit set.

My husband likes this shampoo a lot too. He’s happy with how well it cleanses his hair and scalp afterthe gym. Alberto Balsam Superfruits Mango and Passion Fruit Shampoo and Conditioner are available as 400ml. They’re £1.29 each at the big supermarkets, but you can find these products for £1 in Poundstores.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde