Imperial Leather Guava & Lotus Flower, Blackberry Blossom & Wild Fig, Grapefruit & Pomegranate

Hi there! Some of you know that I’m a serious toiletries hoarder. However, I’m doing my best to use up as much ‘old stock’ as possible. And that’s why today’s post is about Imperial Leather Tempting Shower Creme with Guava and Lotus Flower, Bewitching Shower Creme with Blackberry Blossom and Wild Fig and Revitalising Grapefruit & Pomegranate Shower Cream. Now that’s a lot of bold print, so let’s get started with the actual review.
Imperial Leather Shower
Guava & Lotus Flower is not my favourite because the scent is a tad too marine and too masculine for my taste. It’s not bad, it’s just that the fragrance doesn’t tickle my fancy. However, this shower cream feels surprisingly moisturising and it is very gentle to the skin.

Blackberry Blossom & Wild Fig smells quite strongly of figs. The warm and sweet fragrance is not for everybody (my husband hates it), but I think Imperial Leather managed to create a very authentic fig scent. This shower cream is just as moisturising as the guava & lotus flower one, but it gets an extra star for being pretty. Why is that? This shower cream contains micro shimmer – bewitching indeed!

Grapefruit & Pomegranate is a nice one. 🙂 I love grapefruits and blood oranges, so I had to have this shower gel. The scent is very realistic and I like it. However, I would have loved it if Imperial Leather had left out the pomegranate.

I believe that these three shower creams have been discontinued. The guava & lotus flower and grapefruit & pomegranate shower creams were briefly available in Imperial Leather’s new slim bottles, but I haven’t seen them in a while. The blackberry blossom & wild fig fragrance is now available as Foamburst.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Nail Of The Day – Boots 17 Supreme Shine Love & Barry M Confetti Bubblegum

Boots 17 Love PLUS Barry M Confetti BubblegumHi there! I haven’t prepared any product reviews because I’ve been really busy with work all week. So here’s another NOTD post. 🙂

I’ve worn this mani since Thursday and I think it looks very cute. The fuchsia base shade is called Love and it’s a Boots 17 Supreme Shine nail polish.

The fuzzy glitter topper (light blue and white) is called Bubblegum and it’s from Barry M’s Confetti range.

I’ve got quite a few of these fuzzy/feather/confetti top coats and I love them so much. If you’re bored of plain pink, orange or red nails, I recommend these fun toppers because they really make a difference!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MakeUp Revolution Haul! Products Worth over £30 FOR FREE!

Hi there! Just a few weeks ago MakeUp Revolution did a sensational promotion. It was something like buy stuff worth £30 and get lots of products FOR FREE! Let me show you the goodies – which items I paid for and which ones came for free.
MUR Haul
The Fastlove and MakeUp Geek palettes were part of the free products bundle. The Fastlove palette is usually £5.99, the MakeUp Geek palette is £7.99. I’ve been ogling both palettes for a while, so it’s great they came for free. 🙂
MUR Haul
The next palettes are Unicorns Unite, Welcome To The Pleasuredome and Girl Panic. These palettes are normally £6, but MUR did a 3 for 2 promotion, so I paid £12 in total for these three palettes.

MUR HaulNow on to the smaller products. I bought 8 liphug lipsticks (red packaging) for £1.50 each – that’s £12 in total. Everything else in the pic to the right came for free! The freebies were 3 lip geek lipsticks, a purplish WOW lipgloss, a blush stick (‘Malibu’), an ultra velour lip lacquer, a single eyeshadow (black) and a small plastic container filled with loose pigments. I won’t be using all these products, but I can give some of them away!

I understand that the freebies are either not as popular as the bestsellers or that they’re going to be discontinued, but seriously, the products are good and some of them were on my wish list, so I won’t complain. 😀

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Salon Pro 312 Ultra Violet & Rimmel Glitter Bomb 020 Midnight Mistletoe

Rimmel Ultra Violet PLUS Rimmel Midnight MistletoeHi there! Today’s NOTD is a bit of an odd one. Well, this is what happened when I couldn’t think up any cute colour/glitter combo and asked Mr Strawberryblonde for help. 🙂

I applied two coats of Rimmel Salon Pro 312 Ultra Violet on top of a strengthening base coat; Ultra Violet is one of my favourites. I love the colour and the formula is great too.

Now here’s how and where it went wrong: Once the second coat of Ultra Violet had dried, I applied one coat of Rimmel Glitter Bomb 020 Midnight Mistletoe, a Christmas glitter topper.

I didn’t like the combo at all, but one of the girls at work complimented me on the ‘cute’ mani. I’m glad my colleague liked the mani, but I won’t use these two polishes together again.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA MakeUp Academy Eyeshadow Palette Going For Gold

Hi there! Today’s post is about one of the eyeshadow palettes I got for £1 during MUA’s winter sale – MUA MakeUp Academy Going For Gold. If my memory serves me right, this palette was launched around the time of the 2012 London Olympics.
MUA Going For Gold
The Going For Gold palette contains ten shimmery eyeshadows in gold, silver and bronze shades. My favourite shades are 1, 3, 7 and 9 – the safe ones. 🙂 In terms of quality, these eyeshadows are exceptional. The colour payoff is insane, the eyeshadows stay put and there’s hardly any fallout.
MUA Going For Gold
Whilst I think that some of these eyeshadows are a bit too intense for my taste (bold golds, I’m looking at you), I believe that I’ll find a way to make all the shades work for me. If you like this palette, it’s available at MUA’s online store for £4.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Extra Free! Imperial Leather Relaxing Shower Cream, Revitalising Shower Gel

Hi there! I’m always bargain hunting so it’s no surprise that I’m a regular at Poundworld, Poundland, Home Bargains, etc. Just a few weeks ago I found these 500 ml Imperial Leather shower gels for £1. I haven’t had these before, so I had to have them now.

Now meet Imperial Leather Relaxing Shower Cream with lavender and nightblooming jasmin and Imperial Leather Revitalising Shower Gel with uplifting summer fruits!
Imperial Leather Shower
I really love the Relaxing Shower Cream. It ‘s hydrating and it feels great on the skin. I also like the scent. I find most lavender scented products to smell a bit harsh, but this shower cream has a pleasant floral fragrance. Well done, Imperial Leather!

The Revitalising Shower Gel smells fruity and summery – nice! However, I think this is one is one of the most drying shower gels I’ve used in the past couple of months. I think it would be OK if you don’t have dry skin, but if you do have dry skin, you won’t be able to skip the moisturiser after the shower.

If you too can’t resist anything that says 100% Extra Free, you should pop by your local Poundland to see if they stock these huge 500 ml Imperial Leather shower products. I’ll definitely go back soon to check if they’ve got any other fragrances. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Olay Total Effects CC Cream Complexion Corrector

Olay Total Effects CC CreamHi there! Some of you may remember that I’m a total Olay nut – so it was only natural that I picked up Olay’s CC Cream Complexion Corrector when I found it for half price.

I’ve read dozens of reviews about this product after I bought it, and a lot of reviewers said that they didn’t like this moisturiser, so I was hesitant to try it.

However, I tried it and I like it! And here’s why: Olay’s CC Cream feels smooth and silky on my skin, and it moisturises very well. As someone with dry skin I’m very happy with this product, but I can see that women with oily skin might prefer a lighter moisturiser.

I think Olay’s CC Cream is a great base for make-up and it also doubles as a primer which saves time and money! I’m very happy about this.

Saying this, I understand why some of the reviewers didn’t like this moisturiser. I have to say that it’s difficult to apply this CC cream evenly. So I usually end up with a few darker patches on my face. Because of this I wouldn’t recommend this CC Cream if you don’t intend to wear make-up on top of it.

However, if you use a foundation after moisturising and if you don’t have oily skin, you’ll love the result! I think that Olay’s CC Cream really makes my make-up last longer. I guess it’s the rich, moisturising formula that helps make-up hold on to dry skin.

In summary, I’m very happy with this product and I’m sure I’ll buy it again. This CC Cream feels amazing on my skin, it smells nice and it’s got SPF 15 – what’s not to like?

If you’d like to try Olay’s Total Effects CC Cream Complexion Corrector, it’s £14.99 at the big supermarket’s and drugstores. I got my bottle for half price, so I recommend you compare prices online before buying. 😉

Mrs Strawberry Blonde