October Beauty Awards

Hi there! Welcome to the October Beauty Awards, a.k.a. Mrs Strawberry Blonde’s monthly favourites. 🙂 I’ve reviewed quite a few awesome products, so let me tell you which products I loved the most this month.

3rd place – Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Good & So Sweet

These 2 Palmolive shower products are simply amazing. 11 stars!

Runner-Up –  SpaScriptions Anti-Aging Spa Treatment Mask With Grapefruit & Collagen

This mask delivers on its anti-aging promise. 11 stars!

WINNER – Alberto Balsam Blends Volume Boost Shampoo & Conditioner With Jericho Rose & Pink Grapefruit
alberto-balsam-volume-boost
What? These hair care products are better than an anti-aging skin care products that gives instant results? Yes! These Alberto Balsam hair products are 100% awesome! 11 stars!

Now onto the honourable mentions! I really like Superdrug’s Chocolate Orange Self-Heating Mask, and the Super Facialist Clay Mask is just as great. And the first Panda Mask I’ve ever tried turned out to be a hit too!

Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try them? Which products did you like best this month? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Reducing My Oldies Stash – 100% Cruelty-Free – Superdrug B. B Cream Complete 6 in 1 Beauty Balm Light

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s B. B Cream which I picked up from the clearance shelf (£2!). I’m sure the Light shade has been discontinued, but I saw a couple of Medium B.B Creams at my local Superdrug the other day. I assume that the formula is the same for the light and medium shades, so a review might still be helpful for those who consider buying the medium bb cream.
B. B Cream 6 in 1 Beauty Balm Light
So, how’s the product? Well, this is the greasiest moisturiser I’ve ever had. The light shade isn’t much too dark for me, but this product is just too greasy. Because of this I’m using it on my dry patches only – this works well. There’s one more thing I need to mention – and that’s the product’s smell. It’s weird. Not funky or off. Just weird. I think the smell is extremely unlikeable.

All in all, I don’t like this moisturiser. It helps with my dry patches. But I wouldn’t use it anywhere else on my face. Anyhoo, have you tried this product? How do / did you like it? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 23 – 29 Oct 2017

Hi there! Happy Sunday everyone! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, this is your chance to catch up!

Monday 23 Oct – Montagne Jeunesse Goji Berry Body Smoothie

On Monday I reviewed a Montagne Jeunesse moisturiser. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 24 Oct – Major Haul! Lots Of New Products!

On Tuesday I told you about all the products I bought in September and October. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 25 Oct – Balance Active Formula Dragon’s Blood Eye Lift Balm

Wednesday’s post was about an eye cream which I started to use not too long ago. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 26 Oct – Nail Of The Day

Saturday 28 Oct – Nail Of The Day

I did 2 Halloween nail ideas posts this week. Click here to read Thursday’s Nail Of The Day post.
Or click here to read Saturday’s Nail Of The Day post.

And this is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Halloween Nail Art Ideas / NYC In A Minute 019 A Perfect Day & Stamping

Hi there! Today’s post is the 6th and last Halloween Nail Art Ideas post for this year.

If you’re still unsure what to do with your nails this Halloween, how about something like this? 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with NYC In A Minute 019 A Perfect Day (2 coats). The black polish I stamped with is Rimmel 60 Seconds Hot Black To Go.

I used a number of different stamping plates:
Bundle Monster BM-224, JQ-L18, and a few unbranded stamping plates.

I also tried to double-stamp with gold polish, but I picked the wrong polish. The golden hues are hardly visible – unless you look for them.

Anyway, I still like this mani. I think it looks great with the grey base, the barren tree, the spooky mansion and the bats. Do you agree? Feel free to let me know. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Halloween Nail Art Ideas / Revlon Colorstay 090 Sorbet & Stamping With MoYou London Festive 53

Hi there! I’ve got a Nail Of The Day post for you today.

For this mani I painted my nails with Revlon Colorstay 090 Sorbet (3 coats). I don’t really love the colour, but I think it’s the perfect Halloween-pumpkin colour!

I used MoYou London’s Festive 53 plate and Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go to stamp on the images.

I also used one of my unbranded stamping plates to add a few small bats. 🙂

I think this mani turned out OK. I was hoping it would look cooler and cuter, but all in all, it’s not bad, and it’s definitely very halloweeny!

How do you like this mani? Feel free to let me know! And by the way, if you’d like to order from MoYou, you can get 10% off if you order through this link. Oh, in case you’re wondering… yes, I did purchase this stamping plate myself!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Balance Active Formula Dragon’s Blood Eye Lift Balm

Hi there! Today’s post is about an eye cream that I found for £1.99 – it’s called Balance Active Formula Dragon’s Blood Eye Lift Balm. This eye cream promises instant lifting and tightening of the skin around the eyes, and it claims to be wrinkle-smoothing. And on the box it says that it contains a trademarked active breakthrough ingredient…

I’ve been using this eye cream for a month now, and I think it’s OK. I don’t think that it made the skin around my eyes look or feel firmer or smoother at all. However, this eye cream is hydrating without being greasy – this is nice! I’m also happy that this eye cream plays well with my make-up.

So all in all, I would recommend this product – if you’re looking for a simple eye cream that hydrates the skin around your eyes. The standard 15ml tube can be yours for £1.99 which is great value if you consider that the average cheap bottom-shelf eye cream (that doesn’t live up to its promise) is usually at least twice the price of this eye cream.

Have you tried this product? Or would you like to try it? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Major Haul! Awesome New Products / Beauty Stuff I Bought In September And October

Hi there! I forgot to do a haul post last month, so today I’m showing you what I bought in September and October. 🙂

I bought a set of 5 SpaScriptions face masks – the set was £4.99. I also bought a set of 5 panda face masks – this set was £4.99 as well. TK Maxx

I bought a Superfacialist Rose Hydrate Mask (£4), a large 1kg Kallos Multivitamin hair mask (£7.99), and a Superfacialist Rose Hydrate Creamy Cleanser (£4). TK Maxx

I picked up 3 Superdrug items – a Salted Caramel Shower & Bath Soak (£1.47), a Glycolic Tonic (=toner) and another Glycolic Overnight Peel to replace the one I finished. The last 2 products were £5.99 each, but there was a buy 1 get 1 free offer, so I paid £5.99 in total for the 2 Naturally Radiant products.

I got a few more masks – I couldn’t resist those Hunny Bee grapefruit masks (£4.99 for a set of 5 masks), and I bought another SpaScriptions mask set (£4.99 for a set of 5 masks). TK Maxx

I found an Argan & Marula shampoo and conditioner combo (99p each) and a My Little Pony shower gel (99p). Home Bargains

I got another Superfacialist Rose Hydrate product – I bought the Day Cream (£6.99), and I picked up 2 Sanctuary Spa Being fragrances (£3.75 each). And I spent £6.99 on my Superfacialist Vitamin C + Brighten night cream. TK Maxx, Boots

The Zatik Passionfruit Cacao Lotion was £5, the Scinic Vita Ade Eye Cream was £6, and the Scinic Sparkling Pore Toner was £6 as well. TK Maxx

I bought a big It’s True Moisture Cream (£9.99), a Smack Beauty Firming Night Cream (£3), and another Hunny Bee mask set (£4.99 for 5 masks). TK Maxx

I got my hands on a Skin Care Chemist Macadamia Beauty Oil (£3), and I bought a Sukin Chia Seed Oil+ Foaming Facial Cleanser set. The set was £7.99 which is excellent value because the chia seed oil is usually £14.95 on its own! TK Maxx

And I bought 2 big jars of compressed sheet masks. These were £4.99 each. The bamboo jar contained 22 masks, the assorted jar contained 23 masks. TK Maxx

This is everything I bought in September and October. It’s quite a lot, I think. 🙂 Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try any of them? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde