Bubble Gum Heaven – Dolly’s Mixtures Bubble Gum ‘Blown Away’ Shower Gel

Dolly Bubble Gum ShowerHi there! If you remember that I’m totally obsessed with Carex’s Bubble Gum hand wash and hand gel, you probably know where this post is heading. 😉

You guessed it! Here’s another addition to my bubble gum scented toiletries collection – it’s this Dolly’s Mixtures Bubble Gum ‘Blown Away’ Shower Gel.

I love this shower gel! It smells absolutely delicious. I think everyone should try it.

The scent is a bit different from Carex’s signature bubble gum scent, but that’s OK because this shower gel smells really yummy as it is.

This shower gel is also very gentle which is great if you have dry or sensitive skin.

The Dolly’s Mixtures range is exclusive to Asda. It all started with a few shower gels, but now there are body mists (so far no bubble gum) and lip jellies.

Dolly’s Mixtures products are usually £2 each, but every now and then they’re £1 only at Asda!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Boots 17 Navy Glint & Foils (Nail Fail)

Boots 17 Navy Glint plus FoilsHi there! I was trying out my Boots 17 Navy Glint nail polish for the first time the other day. And I hated it. The colour looked amazing in the bottle, but unfortunately not in real life.

I also had trouble applying the polish. Not only was the polish quite thick, the flimsy brush didn’t pick up much colour and I found it difficult to control it. The photo speaks for itself. 😀

To be fair, my polish bottle is a mini from a gift set and the regular size bottles may have regular size brushes.

Anyway, I tried to save the mani with colourful foils, but that didn’t work either. I opted for a combo of silver and hot pink foils which did distract from the polish, but still looked hideous.

I wore the mani for a day because I didn’t have the time to redo it. But that was it. Now on to the next nail adventure which – I promise – will be a more interesting one. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick Lilac Belle

Hi there! Today’s post is about this MUA Lilac Belle Matte Lipstick. I’ve always hated frosty, shimmery and pearly finishes in lipsticks, so I’m easily tempted by anything matte. 🙂 So let’s have a look at this lippie.
MUA Matte Lipstick Lilac Belle
Lilac Belle is a pinkish lilac shade. I’m not a fan of this particular colour because it makes my teeth look yellow (which they’re not). I think this is a lipstick colour only girls with pearly white gnashers can wear.

In terms of quality, I’m not happy with MUA’s matte lipsticks. They’re very waxy which makes it hard to apply them and they’re very drying. And I’m sure I’m not the only one whose matte MUA lippie broke on first use.

The MUA Lilac Belle Matte Lipstick is clearly not for me and I won’t buy it again. It was £1 only, so it wasn’t much of a loss. If you’d like to try this lippie, check Superdrug’s web site or MUA’s online store.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Poundland Make-Up: MakeUp Gallery Colour Story Eyeshadows

Hi there! When Poundland launched its own make-up collection, women all over the country rushed out to grab a bargain. And just like almost every other woman I too was interesting to find out how Poundland’s own brand make-up would fare.

Poundland ESThe products at my local Poundland sold out almost immediately every time they were restocked, but at some point I was finally able to get my hands on three single eyeshadows and a lipstick.

I’ve now tried these MakeUp Gallery Colour Story Eyeshadows – and I don’t like them at all. I’ll tell you why in a minute, but let me tell you which shades I tried.

From top to bottom, the shades I’ve got are Nude 2, Smoke Screen 13 (matte) and Galaxy Grey 16 (shimmery).

I tried my best to do proper swatches, but the eyeshadows didn’t let me. They’re chalky, they’re not very pigmented and they’re not buildable because they’re so very chalky. Is this a vicious circle or what?!

I applied eight (!) layers of Nude, but the eyeshadow is hardly visible. I also tried to apply this shade with a bit of water and on top of a little lotion, but it hardly made a difference. I encountered the same problem with Smoke Screen and Galaxy Grey. However, I didn’t make as many attempts to present them as favourable as possible.

In all honesty, I really don’t understand why so many women seem to love Poundland’s own brand make-up. I think these eyeshadows are rubbish. I won’t buy them again and I won’t be trying any other shades. Anyway, if you’d like to try these MakeUp Gallery Colour Story Eyeshadows, they’re £1 at Poundland.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Red Berries Smoothie Limited Edition Eau de Toilette

YR Red Berries EDTHi there! Today’s post is about this Yves Rocher Red Berries Smoothie Limited Edition Eau de Toilette which I found online.

Let’s be honest, most cheap berry fragrances and body mists either smell of fruits that have gone off or they’re sickly sweet. So I was interested to find out how this EdT would fare.

OK, let’s start! This fragrance contains fruity notes of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.

This scent is quite pleasant and authentic – it’s fruity, juicy, light and transparent. I think Yves Rocher did a really good job with it.

Of course, it’s not a serious fragrance, but this fruity EdT is a good example of a well done berry fragrance. Despite the simple composition, it’s quite wearable and I think I will actually use it up.

I believe that this Yves Rocher Red Berries Smoothie Limited Edition Eau de Toilette has been discontinued, so you won’t find it easily. However, if you’d like to try it, you should check online.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 60 Seconds 625 Sir, Yes Sir & Foils

Rimmel Sir Yes Sir plus FoilsHi there! You can probably tell by now that I’ve got serious nail foil fever. So you won’t be surprised to see that I’ve done another foil mani.

This time I wanted two colours only, so I selected a gold and a fuchsia foil. I had a quick think about which base colour would be the best one, but it didn’t take me long to choose Rimmel 60 Seconds 625 Sir, Yes Sir! – the same polish I used for my last foil mani.

I don’t know if you like this mani (feel free to let me know), but I think the colours look great together and this mani would be fit for a queen. I love this mani so much that I’m already thinking of which polishes and foils I’d have to use to do a similar mani for Christmas. 😀

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA MakeUp Academy Blusher Bon Bon, Candyfloss, Cupcake

Hi there! I’ve been using the same blushers for the past six months, so I thought it’s about time to try out new ones. As I love a bargain, I went with MUA. I picked the following blushers (from top to bottom): Bon Bon, Candyfloss and Cupcake.
MUA Blushers
Bon Bon is a matte dark coral that goes with anything. I think this shade would suit most skin tones and – depending on how much product you apply – most occasions.

Candyfloss is a shimmery cool pink. The shimmer is quite subtle. However, I don’t like this shade as much as I thought I would because it’s too pink for my taste.

Cupcake is a matte light brown. I like this shade because it reminds me of Bambi. 🙂 I also think this shade is subtle enough to go with heavy eye make-up.

My favourite of the three is Bon Bon, followed by Cupcake and then Candyfloss. I’m very happy with the quality of these powder blushes because they last really well on my make-up and I rarely have to touch up during the day. Priced at £1 each these MUA Blushers are great value.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Olay Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Day Lotion

Olay Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Day LotionHi there! My neverending quest to try all the Olay products out there led me to Olay’s Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Day Lotion.

I’m really pleased with this day lotion because it’s unexpectedly rich (almost like a cream) and it’s also very moisturising. Despite this, it’s great under make-up.

This day lotion is fragrance free and it contains SPF 15 to protect skin from UV exposure. I think this is a great little moisturiser for women with dry or sensitive skin.

If you’d like to try Olay’s Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Day Lotion, a 100 ml bottle sets you back £10. However, there’s always a deal somewhere. If you prefer creams, Olay also does a sensitive skin day cream and a night cream! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde