May Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last day of the month, so it’s time for my Monthly Favourites post, a.k.a. Mrs Strawberry Blonde’s May Beauty Awards. 😜 As always, I’ve chosen my TOP 3 from all the products I’ve reviewed this month, and I’ve thrown in a few honourable mentions as well. Let’s start with the TOP 3!

3rd place – Garnier Intensive 7 Days Smoothing Nourishing Lotion With Cocoa Butter
Runner-Up – The Crème Shop Resveratrol Face Mask

I love Garnier’s Cocoa Butter body lotion. It makes my skin feel super soft and silky, and it smells gorgeous!
The Crème Shop’s Resveratrol face mask is one of the best face masks I’ve tried so far this year.

WINNER – Thierry Mugler Alien Aqua Chic Eau De Toilette

I think Thierry Mugler did a great job with this limited edition fragrance. It made me curious about the other limited editions I missed!

Onto the honourable mentions! Radox‘s incredible Feel Rejuvenated Shower Gel almost made the TOP 3. It was very close! Montagne Jeunesse‘s Sunburst Sauna face mask is pretty awesome too.

Olay‘s Anti-Wrinkle Instant Hydration Eye Cream is very nice. And Garnier‘s Pure Active Anti-Imperfection Cleansing Gel is simply great!

Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try any of them? Which products did you love the most this month? Please get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Pacifica Island Vanilla Perfume

Hi there! Today’s post is about Pacifica’s Island Vanilla Perfume. I’ve already tried quite a few Pacifica products – some were good, some weren’t. So now I’m reviewing their vanilla fragrance!

But before we get to the actual review, let me say a few words about the brand. Pacifica is a company from Oregon, USA. They specialise in vegan and cruelty-free products. They sell body care products, candles, fragrances and cosmetics. If you’re in the UK, you can find Pacifica products at Holland & Barrett’s.

Onto the fragrance! Pacifica’s Island Vanilla is based on Tahitian vanilla – which is said to have fruity and floral nuances – and bourbon vanilla – the ultimate “sweet treat” vanilla.

I think this vanilla fragrance is really nice. It smells sweet and cuddly, and it has a youthful feel to it. It’s not the most sophisticated fragrance, but it’s pleasant and inoffensive. I also think it’s a reasonable (but not perfect) replacement for Yves Rocher’s stellar Bourbon Vanilla fragrance which seems to be out of stock almost all the time.

Pacifica’s Island Vanilla Perfume is available as 29ml spray and 10ml roll-on. Pacifica also offers vanilla-scented candles and body care products!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Crème Shop Resveratrol Face Mask

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing The Crème Shop‘s Resveratrol Face Mask. Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant that can be found in dark chocolate and red wine. It promises to reduce inflammation, to reverse skin damange and to make skin appear smoother.

You’re supposed to leave the mask on for 20 – 30 minutes, or until the mask is dry (which is what I do). Don’t wash it off! Just proceed with your normal skin care routine. 🙂

So how’s the mask? I think it’s great! The serum is really powerful. It made my lines disappear for just over a day. It was impressive! I also loved the feel and the fragrance of the serum. My skin felt pampered, and the fragrance is what I imagine gummiberry juice to smell (and maybe taste) like. 😊

I’d recommend The Crème Shop‘s Resveratrol Face Mask in an instant. If you’d like to try this mask, TK Maxx sells packs of 5 sheet masks for £4.99 which is great value!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 370 Wild Orchid, Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto & Stamping With Pueen 93

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

For this mani I painted my nails with…
Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 370 Wild Orchid (2 coats, pinkies, ring fingers, thumbs), and
Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto (2 easy coats, middle and index fingers).

I used Pueen‘s 93 stamping plate (which is part of Pueen‘s Buffet Leisure stamping collection).

And I stamped with 2 different polishes – a home-made black polish mix (ring fingers, pinkies, thumbs) and Ciaté Heirloom (middle and index fingers).

I think this mani looked alright. But I love purple and black, so I might be biased. 🙂 Do you like purple and black nails? Which nail polish colours are your favourites? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 21 – 27 May 2018

Hi there! 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 21 May – Olay Anti-Wrinkle Instant Hydration Eye Cream

On Monday I reviewed an eye cream. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 22 May – Imperial Leather Japanese Spa, Thai Fusion
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Tuesday’s post was about 2 Imperial Leather bath creams. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 23 May – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 24 May – Superdrug Detoxifying Dead Sea Mineral Mask

Wednesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
And on Thursday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Friday 25 May – Major Skin Care Haul!

Firday’s post was about all the products I bought since mid-April. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Major Skin Care & Beauty Haul Featuring The Crème Shop, SpaLife, Global Beauty Care, Kina Cosmetics, Nature Love, Herbal Essences, Zatik & L’Oréal

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the stuff I bought since mid-April. I’m not going to do a long intro. Here are the goodies:

The Crème Shop Tumeric Face Masks (pack of 5 sheet masks), The Crème Shop Rose Oil Overnight Gel Mask, The Crème Shop Charcoal Overnight Gel Mask, The Crème Shop Collagen Overnight Gel Mask, The Crème Shop Maca Root Face Masks (pack of 5 sheet masks). These were £4.99 each.

Kina Coametics Pure Volcanic Facial Sheet Masks (pack of 10 masks, £7.99), and Nature Love Hyaluronic Face Masks (pack of 5 masks, £4.99).

Global Beauty care Anti-Aging Collagen Face Masks (pack of 5 masks, £4.99), and SpaLife Hydrating Facial Masks with Volcanic Ash (pack of 6 masks, £4.99).

The Crème Shop Resveratrol Face Masks (pack of 5, £4.99), and The Crème Shop Charcoal Face Masks (pack of 5, £4.99).

I managed to get my hands on another L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist shampoo and conditioner combo (400ml each, 2 for £5), and I picked up L’Oréal’s Fine Flowers Gel-Cream Wash for £1.99 (half price offer).

And last but not least… Herbal Essences Bio Renew Whipped Cocoa Butter shampoo & conditioner (400ml each, 2 for £5), and Zatik Rosehip Black Seed Organic Oil Serum (30ml, £5.99).

This is everything I bought since mid-April. I know I’ve been a bad girl, but I really wanted to treat myself to a few new products when I started my new job. 🙂

Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try any of them? What have you bought recently? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Detoxifying Dead Sea Mineral Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is Superdrug‘s Detoxifying Dead Sea Mineral Mask.

This face mask is suitable for vegetarians, and it’s certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo). Cool!

What does it do? This mask, which is aimed at people with normal to dry skin, promises to cleanse and detoxify skin for a clearer and more vibrant complexion.

Does it work? To some extent it does. I’m happy that this mask cleanses my pores, but it doesn’t give my skin that deep clean feel that it gets from almost every other mask. And I don’t think that it makes my complexion look any different, so I have to say that it doesn’t give me any visible results.

Superdrug‘s Detoxifying Dead Sea Mineral Mask is available for 99p. Superdrug runs 3 for 2 promotions on own-brand face masks almost all the time.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde