Daily Defense Body Wash – Moisturizing Argan Oil & Moisturizing Pomegranate

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 Daily Defense shower products – Daily Defense Argan Oil Body Wash and Daily Defense Pomegranate Body Wash. These 2 products were made in Canada, and they’re cruelty-free!

Alright, let’s start with Daily Defense Argan Oil Body Wash! I’ve been using this shower gel on and off since November. And I like it a lot! This shower gel feels gentle and hydrating (!), and it smells warm and creamy. Very nice! My husband tried this shower gel as well – and he agrees. 🙂

Daily Defense Pomegranate Body Wash is nice too. It feels just as gentle as the argan oil shower gel. I’d describe the fragrance as a pink fruity mixture. It’s not the most exciting fragrance for a shower gel, but it’s nice enough.

Daily Defense Argan Oil Body Wash and Daily Defense Pomegranate Body Wash are available as 473ml and 946ml. I paid 99p for the big Argan Oil Body Wash and £1.79 for the big Pomegranate Body Wash.

If you’d like to try Daily Defense products, you should swing by your local Home Bargains and Pounstretcher stores! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 16 – 22 July 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Another week is pretty much over, so it’s time for my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to this week. 🙂

Monday 16 Jul – Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel With Apple

On Monday I reviewed one of Ekél’s peeling gels. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 17 Jul – Card Making / Embellishing Cards For Beginners

On Tuesday I told you that I got into embellishing cards. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 18 Jul – Haul!

Wednesday’s post was about all the stuff I bought since late May. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 19 Jul – Nail Of The Day
Friday 20 Jul – Yves Rocher Organic Raspberry Exfoliating Shower Gel

Thursday’s post was about a mani I did not too long ago. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed an exfoliating shower gel. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. Thanks for reading. Take care! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Organic Raspberry Exfoliating Shower Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about Yves Rocher’s Organic Raspberry Exfoliating Shower Gel. This product contains fruit seeds and ground apricot stones. These exfoliants are 100% natural. And the raspberry extract is organic!

I’ve been using this product twice a week for a few weeks now, and I like it!

The raspberry fragrance is sweet and natural. And the exfoliants do a great job. Thanks to the shower gel formula, this product doesn’t just exfoliate, it also cleanses the skin properly. This product mops the floor with those hard to spread and sticky sugar scrubs!

Yves Rocher’s Organic Raspberry Exfoliating Shower Gel has been discontinued. Whilst Yves Rocher continues to make exfoliating shower gels, the raspberry fragrance has been replaced with a raspberry & peppermint fragrance.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 229 Soft Hydrangea, Rimmel 60 Seconds 323 Don’t Be Shy, Essie Rock At The Top & Nail Decals

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did not too long ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 229 Soft Hydrangea (middle fingers, 2 coats) and Rimmel 60 Seconds 323 Don’t Be Shy (ring fingers, 2 coats).

I used floral nail decals on my pinkies, index fingers and thumbs. I could have used a clear polish to seal the decals, but I went for a glitter top coat = Essie Rock At The Top.

I really liked this mani. The pink and the fuchsia nail colours looked nice together, and the decals and the glitter topper looked cute together as well. I can’t wait to do another mani using water decals! 🙂

Have you ever tried water decals for your mani? What colour nail polish are you wearing at the moment. Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Haul! Thierry Mugler, Retinol-X, L’Oréal, T-Zone, Derma V10, Primark, Astor, Nature Love, Bling Pop, Manhattan Cosmetics, Precision Beauty, Asda & Daily Defense

Hi there! I haven’t done a haul post since May, so let me tell you what I bought since then. 🙂

1 T-Zone Rose Gold Peel Off Mask – I don’t know how much this was, but I picked it up at B&M Bargains. So it’s fair to assume it was dirt cheap!
2 Thierry Mugler Alien Flora Futura – this was on sale, £25 only!

3 Derma V10 konjac sponges – these were 99p each, and I bought 3.

4 Primark PS… Face Masks – I bought a number of Primark face masks. I think I bought about 20. Most of them were 80p.

5 L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo & Detangling Conditioner – these are the big 400ml bottles, and they were £2.25 each.

6 Bling Pop Firming & Brightening Face Mask with Peach – pack of 10 for £5.99.
7 Nature Love Charcoal Face Mask – pack of 5 for £4.99.

8 Retinol-X Anti Aging Sheet Mask – pack of 5 for £4.99.
9 Precision Beauty Charcoal Face Mask – pack of 5 for £4.99.

10 Derma V10 Mango Body Butter – this was 99p for a regular 220ml tub.

11 Manhattan Nail Polishes – blue and red. 99p each.
12 Astor Heidi Klum Lipstick – brownish nude colour, £1.75.

12 Daily Defense Pomegranate Shampoo & Conditioner – these are 473ml bottles, and they were £1.25 each!

And I bought 2 more duvet cover sets from Asda. The one on the left was £14, the one on the right was £7 (half price offer, but it’s back to £14 now for the king size).

I’m really pleased with what I bought. I know I picked up a lot of face masks, but everything else is quite reasonable! What have you bought recently? Have you tried any of the products I bought? Would you like to try any of these products? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Card Making / Embellishing Cards For Beginners

Hi there! For the past 3+ years I’ve reviewed toiletries, make-up and skin care products, and I’ve shown you countless manicures I’ve done. However, most of you don’t really know anything about me. To be fair, I won’t give up my (relative) anonymity, so I won’t post any pictures of my face, but I’d like to share a few bits and bobs with you. 🙂

Alrighty… one of my relatives has been into card making for quite some time. She makes cards from scratch, but she also embellishes store-bought cards using buttons, cabochons, acrylic gems and, of course, stickers. So for a few years now, I’ve received many beautiful cards for all kinds of occasions (birthdays, Christmas, Easter, invitations, etc.).

A few months ago I thought that I could try to make more of an effort with cards. I wasn’t really sure where to start, but I bought mixed gems, mixed buttons and colourful pearls (flat back ones). In addition, Paperchase had a big sale going on, so I bought a number of cards and writing sets. Amongst many other items, I picked up these 2 cute cards for 40p each.

I really liked the “Hello Lovely” card. I knew right away that I would use some of the colourful gems to make the flowers pop. And the “Floral Cat” card caught my eye because of its beauty. I also noticed right away that the cat would look more glamorous with a sparkly bow tie (which I also happened to have). And here’s what the embellished cards looked like!

I was really happy with my first attempt at embellishing cards! And the recipients of these cards were happy as well. 🙂

However, I didn’t just buy 2 cards. Amongst a number of different items, I also picked up a set of unusual looking craft note cards (6 different designs, 2 each). These were 70% off! 😉 My husband doesn’t like these cards at all. And whilst I understand why he feels this way, I don’t agree with him at all. I think these cards are pretty awesome. They’re unusual, and they’re perfect for craft projects!

Whilst I’m still not sure what I’m going to do with the “Shattered” cards, I instantly knew that I’d use a few colourful gems to beautify the “Blobs” cards. I glued pink gems onto the first card and purple gems onto the second card. I still have the card with the pink gems, but I already gave the one with the purple gems away. The recipient liked it very much!

I’ve only been embellishing cards for a few weeks now, but I’m already hooked. I don’t think I’ll ever make cards from scratch, but embellishing store-bought cards is awesome fun. In addition, it’s super easy to do. If I can do it, so can you!

Are you into craft or card making? Do you have any (new) hobbies you’d like to share? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel Apple

Hi there! Today’s post is about Ekél‘s Natural Clean Peeling Gel with Apple. This product promises gentle exfoliation. You’re supposed to massage a small amount of product all over your cleansed and dry face. Then rinse, and that’s it!

I’ve previously reviewed Ekel’s Grape Peel, so I’m not just reviewing this product. I’m comparing it with its sister product as well. 🙂

First of all, a few months ago I started to use the Grape Peel as a make-up remover. I’ve been using it once or twice a week to take my make-up off right before my evening shower. And it works perfectly! I’m now alternating between the Grape Peel and the Apple Peel, and here’s what I think…

Ekél’s Apple Gel is pretty much as effective as the Grape Peel. Whilst I rub it all over my face, it balls up, thus removing make-up, dead skin cells and all sorts of gunk that clogs up pores. However, the Apple Peel doesn’t smell as yummy as the grape peel, and I’ve also noticed that the Apple Peel is a bit thinner which means it takes a bit longer for the product to be effective (=ball up).

All in all, this is a very good product, and I would recommend it to everyone. And if you love the scent of fresh apples in cosmetics, I have no doubt that you’ll love this product! 🙂

Ekél‘s Natural Clean Peeling Gel with Apple is available as 180ml. I spent £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde