November Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last day of the month, so it’s time for my monthly favourites post. This post is a bit awkward because the top 3 products are all from Superdrug! Well, the reason is that I’ve simply tried lots of Superdrug products recently. But I’ll definitely do a few Boots products reviews next month, I promise! But let’s get to the favourites now!

3rd place – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Intensive All Over Body Cream
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Whilst I prefer body creams that are a little less rich, I still think Superdrug’s Vitamin E Intensive All Over Body Cream is really good. It smells extremely nice (you’d think it’s a high-end product!) and it’s very nourishing. I’ll be using it a lot this winter!

Runner-Up – Superdrug Clearly Youthful Resurfacing Night Serum 
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I’ve been using Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful Resurfacing Night Serum for a few months now – and I think it’s great. It’s made quite a difference to my skin, and I’ve already repurchased it.

WINNER – Superdrug Dehydrated Facial Konjac Sponge
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I loooooove my konjac sponge. I never want to be without a konjac sponge again. If you’ve never used a konjac sponge, you really need to change that! Thank you Stashy and Kathy for making me curious about konjac sponges!

Now on to the honourable mentions! I really like Superdrug’s Vitamin E Eye Cream and Superdrug’s Flutter Lip Balm. And I’m impressed with Burt’s Bees Calla Lily Tinted Lip Balm.

This is it for this month! Feel free to let me know what you think of my favourites. Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to try any of them? And which products did you enjoy this month? Get in touch if you want to. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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100% Cruelty-Free & The Ultimate £1 Stocking Filler – Superdrug Flutter Lip Balm

Hi there! Today’s short post is about this cute Superdrug Flutter Lip Balm which I bought a few weeks ago. I love cats. And I love lip balms, so I was happy to pick up a few of these cute lip balms. But fear not, I’m not stock-piling them. I intend to give most of them away. 🙂

So how’s the lip balm? I love it! It has a pleasant berry and sugar flavour. And it’s super soft and it just glides on. It’s the same lip balm formula that Superdrug used for their cute Animal Mad lip balms last year!
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Yes, I would definitely recommend this lip balm. And the cute kitten in a teacup makes me smile whenever I look at it. 🙂 The Flutter brand is exclusive to Superdrug. This Flutter lip balm is £1 only. And it carries the Leaping Bunny logo, so it’s 100% cruelty-free! If you’re more of a a dog person, Superdrug does the same lip balm with a puppy image on the packaging and on the lip balm bullet.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Barry M Eyeshadows 4 & 6

Hi there! I bought these two Barry M Eyeshadows a while back. And now I’ve finally gotten around to try them. 🙂 The two shades that were in the duo pack are 4 (purple) and 6 (green).

Both colours look very nice in their pans. However, they come out much paler on my eyelids. The purple shade isn’t a proper purple, but more of a purple-to-grey shifting colour. It’s not my favourite. The green eyeshadow is quite alright. It’s nicely pigmented and it has a slight shimmer. It’s nothing special, but I like it!
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In regards to lasting power and fallout I have no reason to complain. These eyeshadows last all day on my eyelids, and I haven’t noticed much fallout. In terms of quality, I think these eyeshadows are similar to Rimmel eyeshadows – even though these two Barry M eyeshadow are a little paler than I expected.

These two eyeshadows are available as duo pack for £1 (Poundland and Poundworld). Neutral colours are also available now! Have you picked up any of the Barry M eyeshadow duos at the Poundstores? If so, I’d love to hear what you think. In any event, thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 21 – 27 Nov 2016

Hi there! I hope everyone had a good week. Today’s post is just a summary of what I’ve been up to this week – so let’s get started!

First of all, I did two nail posts this week, so I just lumped them together! 🙂

Monday 21 Nov – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
Friday 25 Nov – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
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Monday’s nail post was about yellow nails, and Friday’s nail post was about metallic nails. Yes, I’m still working my way through the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. And you can read this week’s nail posts here and here.

Tuesday 22 Nov – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Intensive All-Over Body Cream
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I really like Superdrug’s body cream. I prefer my moisturisers to be a little less rich, but this cream is going to be a skin care staple this winter. Click here to read the full review.

Wednesday 23 Nov – Haul!
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Wednesday’s post was about stuff I picked up recently. The majority of said stuff was beauty-related, but I also bought My Little Pony merchandise. 🙂 If you want to find out what else I bought, click here.

Thurday 24 Nov – Possibility Raspberry Pavlova & Vanilla Crème Brûlée
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On Thursday I reviewed these two Possibility shower gels. They’re very moisturising (!) and they smell very authentic (more expensive high street brands should take note). Click here to read the review.

This was is for this week. I hope you liked this little recap. Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of the weekend! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Time To Shine & Stamping With Pueen 44 / Nail Art Challenge #8 Metallic Nails

upload-2Hi there! I’ve got another nail post for you today. This mani is my attempt at #8 Metallic Nails for the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge (which I’m doing as a lifetime challenge).

For this mani I painted my nails with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Time To Shine, a pale gold with a metallic finish.

The star images I opted for are featured on Pueen’s 44 plate (which is part of Pueen’s Love Elements collection). And the black polish I stamped with is NYC In A Minute 001 Evil.

I like how this mani turned out. It’s got gold and stars, and I think it’s perfect as a pre-Christmas mani.

Feel free to let me know what you think. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Possibility Ultra Rich Shower Gel, Shampoo & Bubble Bath – Raspberry Pavlova and Vanilla Crème Brûlée

Hi there! Today’s post is about two shower and bath creams which I found at one of the bargain stores a while ago – Possibility Raspberry Pavlova Ultra Rich Shower Gel, Shampoo & Bubble Bath and Possibility Vanilla Crème Brûlée Ultra Rich Shower Gel, Shampoo & Bubble Bath. Whilst I don’t remember what I paid for these two 510ml bottles, I’m sure it was around £1 each. And now, let’s get to the products!
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Possibility Raspberry Pavlova really smells like a raspberry pavlova. Whilst it’s not my favourite dessert (or fragrance), I have to say it’s quite authentic. If you love raspberries and / or raspberry pavlovas, this is the shower gel you’ve always wanted. Another plus: The formula is very moisturising!

Possibility Vanilla Crème Brûlée is very nice. I love the moisturising formula, and I think the fragrance is wonderfully natural. It smells of sweet and innocent vanilla and cream. It’s lovely! In fact, it’s that lovely that my husband already moved it closer to his shower gels. I think I’ll use it a few more times, and then I’ll let him have it. It’s not like I’m running out of shower gels any time soon! 😉

Possibility is a brand from the UK. Whilst the big 4 supermarket chains and the big 2 drugstore chains don’t stock Possibility products (yet), you can find them in bargain stores!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Beauty & Cutie Haul – Superdrug, Poundland, Poundworld

Hi there! You know that a true bargain hunter never sleeps. Well, at least not when out and about. 😉 So you won’t be surprised to read that I’ve gotten my hands on a few bargains this month. And I didn’t buy any toiletries at all which is… something new! But let me show you what I did buy.
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I bought a Maybelline Color Show nail polish (£1) because I liked the colour, a Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm (£1) – which I’ve already reviewed, a Barry M Duo Eyeshadow Pack (£1), and 3 I Love… Tinted Moisture Balms (£1 each). That’s £6 in total for these 7 products!
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I also bought 9 more face masks – 1 Montagne Jeunesse Super Fruit Mud mask (£1), 2 Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pac + Amore Rose mask duos (£1 each), 2 Superdrug Orange & Black Lava masks and 4 Superdrug Superfruits Exfoliating masks. Superdrug’s masks are 99p each – but they were on a 3 for 2 promotion. That’s £6.98 in total for these 11 masks.
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In regards to non-beauty items, I picked up a My Little Pony Calendar (£1) at one of the Poundstores. And I found My Little Pony PEZ Dispensers at Superdrug. They were £1.50 each. So I spent £5.50 in total for these non-beauty cuties.

What do you think of my little haul? I’m happy because I didn’t go overboard. I’ve been a good girl! Feel free to let me know what you think. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde