Olay Hydration Balancing + Purifying Cleansing 2 In 1 Refreshing Face Wash

Olay Pink Face WashHi there! Today’s post is about Olay’s Hydration Balancing + Purifying Cleansing 2 In 1 Refreshing Face Wash.

This face wash contains aloe vera and cucumber extracts which promise to cleanse, purify and invigorate skin. At the same time the product claims to be non-drying.

Is this face wash any good? Yes, it is! I think this face wash is a wonderful facial cleanser. It’s effective, but it’s not harsh or drying at all. In addition, this face wash is fantastic if you use it with a konjac sponge.

Olay’s Hydration Balancing + Purifying Cleansing 2 In 1 Refreshing Face Wash is exclusive to Superdrug. It’s £2.99 for a 150ml tube. However, I only paid £1.45 (half price offer), so keep your eyes peeled for special offers to make the pennies go further. 🙂

Have you tried this face wash? Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Salon Pro 636 Hooray Henry & MoYou London Doodles 07

Hi there! I hope everyone had a good weekend. 🙂

I’m starting the new week with a mani post. I really like how this mani turned out, so let me tell you how I did it.

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Salon Pro 636 Hooray Henry. This polish is almost a one-coater. Great quality!

I wanted a cute mani, so I grabbed one of my favourite cute stamping plates, MoYou London Doodles 07, and I went to work! 🙂

The black polish I stamped with is Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin.

Feel free to comment if you want. And thank you for reading!

If you’d like to order from MoYou, you can get 10% off if you order through this link. In case you’re wondering… yes, I did purchase this stamping plate myself!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 10 – 16 Apr 2017

Hi there! Happy Easter! And welcome to my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week.

Monday 10 Apr – Yves Rocher Lemon Basil Refreshing Shower Gel
Tuesday 11 Apr – Nail Of The Day

On Monday I reviewed Yves Rocher’s Lemon Basil Refreshing Shower Gel. If you’ve missed the post, you can read it >>here<<. Tuesday’s post was about a manicure I did recently. >>Click here<< to read the post.

Wednesday 12 Apr – Calcot Manor The Perfect Day Rich Body Butter

On Wednesday I reviewed Calcot Manor’s The Perfect Day Body Butter. >>Click here<< if you’d like to read the post.

Thursday 13 Apr – Superdrug Extracts Grapefruit & Papaya Shampoo + Conditioner

Thursday’s post was about Superdrug’s Grapefruit & Papaya hair products. If you’ve missed the post, you can read it >>here<<.

Friday 14 Apr – L’Oréal Skin Perfection Correcting Concentrated Serum

L’Oréal’s Skin Perfection Correcting Concentrated Serum was the product I reviewed on Friday. If you’re interested, you can read the review >>here<<.

This is it for this week. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the Easter weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

L’Oréal Skin Perfection Correcting Concentrated Serum

Hi there! A few weeks ago I emptied the first L’Oréal serum I’ve ever used, and since then I’ve been using another L’Oréal serum – L’Oréal’s Skin Perfection Correcting Concentrated Serum. This serum is aimed at women aged 18-32 who want smoother, brighter and more radiant looking skin. In summary, this serum promises to tighten pores and to make first lines appear smoother – in 7 days!

Whilst this serum isn’t perfect, I do like it. Here’s why: I think the pump dispenser is great. Two pumps deliver the perfect amount of serum for my face and neck. Nice! The serum is lightly fragranced – the fragrance is nothing special, but it’s definitely pleasant.

I think that this serum feels great on my skin. The lightweight formula delivers a refreshing hydration boost which is very nice! Whilst I don’t think this serum made any difference to my pores at all, I’m still happy with it because it seems to maintain the ‘fresher skin’ look the other L’Oréal serum gave me.

I would recommend this serum – and I would recommend you get your 30ml bottle from B&M Bargains. L’Oréal’s Skin Perfection Correcting Concentrated Serum is £15.99 at Superdrug – but it’s only £4.99 at B&M!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Extracts Grapefruit & Papaya Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Whilst I love reasonably priced hair care products, I’ve never tried Superdrug’s Extracts hair products – until just a few weeks ago. So now let me tell you if Superdrug’s Extracts Grapefruit & Papaya Shampoo & Conditioner for fine hair are any good.

I think the shampoo is average. It cleanses alright, it feels OK on my head and in my hair… and that’s basically it. The conditioner is perfectly mediocre too. It’s not a good conditioner, but it’s also not a bad one. If I use a generous amount of product, I can detangle my hair without too much trouble. However, this conditioner doesn’t make my hair feel very smooth – and I haven’t noticed any other benefits.

I will continue to use these products. I think they’re OK for as long as they last me. But I won’t be buying the shampoo or the conditioner again. If you’re looking for great hair care products that smell lovely and cost next to nothing, try Alberto Balsam!

Superdrug’s Extracts Grapefruit & Papaya Shampoo & Conditioner are vegan and cruelty-free. They’re BUAV-approved and they carry the Leaping Bunny logo. Superdrug’s Extracts shampoos and conditioners are usually £1.99 each for 400ml. I paid 89p each (promotion)!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Calcot Manor The Perfect Day Rich Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about Calcot Manor’s The Perfect Day Rich Body Butter. This body butter claims to “melt effortlessly into skin” and to “leave a gorgeous, scented glow”. A quick scan of the ingredients revealed that this body butter contains quite a few natural ingredients – i.e. sunflower seed oil, bitter orange flower extract, fig extract, green tea leaf extract, rose flower extract, papaya fruit extract, etc… This sounds promising! Now let me tell you if this body butter is any good!
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I think this body butter is very hydrating. It feels rich – but it doesn’t leave my skin feeling sticky. I like it! However, I don’t think my skin looks any different. There’s definitely no glow. In addition, this body butter doesn’t smell gorgeous at all. I can detect a faint lemony fragrance – and that’s all there is.

Would I recommend this body butter? Yes and no. I will finish this body butter, but I wouldn’t repurchase it. And if you want a lovely smelling body butter, keep looking! However, if you want a rich (yet non-sticky) body butter, give this one a sniff. If you’re OK with the fragrance, you might be happy with this product.

Calcot Manor’s The Perfect Day Rich Body Butter is available as 250ml. Prices vary greatly – depending on where you shop. I paid 99p for this product (bargain store), but I’ve also found an online shop that sells this body butter for just under £10. So make sure you compare prices online before you buy!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 60 Seconds 622 Oh Boy You’re So Fine & Stamping With Pueen 72

Hi there! Today’s post is about an easy mani I did a few weeks ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 622 Oh Boy You’re So Fine (2 coats).

I love this nail polish. Rimmel’s 60 Seconds formula is fantastic. And I love the milky violet shade very much. It’s just so pretty!

I don’t remember which polish I used as my stamping colour – all I know is that it was, without doubt, a random drugstore nail polish.

I do, however, remember that I used Pueen’s 72 stamping plate. This stamping plate is one of my favourites. It’s part of Pueen’s awesome Stamping Buffet collection.

How do you like this mani? I think it looks really nice. It’s subtle, but not boring. Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Yves Rocher Lemon Basil Refreshing Shower Gel

Hi there! It’s been a while since I bought Yves Rocher’s Lemon Basil Refreshing Shower Gel.

But since this shower gel has now been repackaged and reintroduced as part of Yves Rocher’s Plaisirs Nature collection, I thought I should finally try it!

This shower gel contains essential oils of lemon and basil, and it promises to cleanse skin gently and to leave skin smelling delicately perfumed.

Is it good? Yes, I think this shower gel is quite nice. It doesn’t dry out my skin, and the fresh fragrance is perfect for spring and summer. I really enjoy it!

Now that Yves Rocher recycled this fragrance for their Plaisirs Nature collection, they offer several Lemon Basil products: 200ml shower gel, 400ml shower gel, 200ml exfoliating shower gel and 15g bath cube.

Have you tried this product? How did you like it? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 3 – 9 April 2017

Hi there! Welcome to my weekly recap. Let me show you what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 3 Apr – March Empties

Monday’s post was about all the products I emptied in March. I emptied quite a lot! If you’d like to read this post, >>click here<<.

Tuesday 4 Apr – Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Body Mists

On Tuesday I reviewed these Simple Pleasures body mists. >>Click here<< to read the post.

Wednesday 5 Apr – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
Thursday 6 Apr – Montagne Jeunesse Buttercream Dream Mud Face Mask

On Wednesday I showed you another mani. >>Click here<< to read which products I used. On Thursday I reviewed Montagne Jeunesse’s Buttercream Dream Mud face mask. If you want to read this post, >>click here<<.

Friday 7 Apr – Boots Extracts Body Sprays – Sweet Mango, Luscious Vanilla

Friday’s post was a quick review of these fantastic Boots Extracts Body Sprays. If you want to read the post, >>click here<<.

This is it for this week. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

You Need These In Your Life – Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray & Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray

Hi there! Today’s post is about Boots’ Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray & Boots’ Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray. I’ve already emptied one of these vanilla sprays (I have 3!), and I’m almost halfway through the mango spray. So it really is time for a review! 🙂
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Boots’ Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray is gorgeous! It smells exactly like the delicious and divine Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Butter. It’s so good that I could kick myself for not trying it sooner!

Boots’ Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray is really lovely too. It’s wonderfully sweet and cuddly – just like Boots’ Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Butter.

I would recommend these 2 body sprays to anyone! They’re available as 150ml for £3.50, which is good value. But on top of that, Boots runs 3 for 2 promotions quite frequently, so there’s no excuse not to stock up! Now go! Buy! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde