Weekly Recap 24 – 30 September 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday. The week is pretty much over, and it’s time for my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that you might have liked, here’s what I’ve been up to on my blog this week.

Monday 24 Sep – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 25 Sep – Retinol-X Anti-Aging Sheet Mask

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a sheet mask. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 26 Sep – Radox Scent Touch Feel Lively & Feel Free

I wrote about 2 of Radox’s Scent Touch shower gels on Wednesday. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 27 Sep – Manhattan Matte Lip Cream

Thursday’s post was about a lip product. Click here to read the post.

Friday 28 Sep – September Beauty Awards

And on Friday I told you which products I love the most this month. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week – and this month. Enjoy the day! And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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September Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last working day of the month, so it’s time for my monthly favourites post – a.k.a. Mrs Strawberry Blonde’s September Beauty Awards. As always, I’m telling you about my top 3 products, and there are a few honourable mentions as well.

3rd place – Pusheen Strawberry Sweetness and Vanilla Goodness Lip Balms

I love these lip balms! And the cute Pusheen images are an added bonus. Awesome stuff!

Runner-Up – Gliss Supreme Length Shampoo & Conditioner

Gliss’ Supreme Length hair products are simply amazing. They’re in my all-time top 10 of hair products.

WINNER – Sukin Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum

This serum is simply awesome! I would recommend it to everyone! It’s a truly impressive product!

Onto the honourable mentions! I like Prada’s Infusion d’Iris Eau de Toilette very much, Creightons’ Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask is a total bargain, Nivea’s Waterlily & Oils shower gel is sensational, and Possibility’s Amber & Lavender Shower Scrub is another awesome product.

Which poducts did you love the most in September? Have you tried any of my favourites? Would you like to try any of these products? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Manhattan Soft Mat Lip Cream 56K

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing another matte lip product – Manhattan Soft Mat Lip Cream 56K. I’ve already reviewed one of these matte lip products, and you can read the review here. But let’s focus on this one!

Right… I don’t like this product at all. And here’s why: First of all, both the look and the feel of this product are dry af. Terrible! This lip cream feels wonderfully velvety when it’s applied, but once it’s dry, it really is dry! But there’s more…

The colour is something else! This shade is clearly not for me. Since I hate letting products go to waste, I am now mixing this mat lip cream with the other one (pale nude shade) AND with an overly creamy lipstick (the kind that doesn’t just bleed into the foundation but actually almost “slips off”). I know it sounds over the top but it actually works well, so I’m getting more than just some use out of a number of unloved products. 🙂

If you’re interested in matte lip products, Manhattan‘s Soft Mat Lip Creams (different shades) are available at the Poundstores for £1 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Radox Feel Lively & Radox Feel Free

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 Radox body washes – Radox Scent Touch Feel Lively and Radox Scent Touch Feel Free. These body washes promise to leave skin smelling gorgeous for up to 12 hours.

Radox Scent Touch Feel Lively with wild peony and lychee smells very strong. I’d describe the fragrance as a dense floral fragrance. I can’t say whether it’s peony, and I can’t smell any lychee – the fragrance is just way too strong for my liking. I’ll try it a few more times. But if I can’t make friends with this shower gel, I think it may end up in the hand soap dispenser in the kitchen…

I do like Radox Scent Touch Feel Free with green tea and coconut water a lot better. The fragrance is very strong too, but I like the green tea fragrance, so I’m happy to use this body wash.

Bottom line… the scent touch technology really works. The fragrances of these body washes stay on the skin for several hours. If you like to smell perfumey without using perfume, you should give these body washes a try. Radox Scent Touch Feel Lively and Radox Scent Touch Feel Free are available as 200ml. I paid £1.48 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Retinol-X Anti-Aging Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Retinol-X Anti-Aging Sheet Mask. This sheet mask promises to make lines and wrinkles appear smoother, to improve the look of firmness and skin tone, and to restore skin’s radiance and glow. The key ingredients are vitamin A, green tea, aloe vera and vitamin E.

I bought a set of 5 of these masks, and I’ve already used 3 of them. Based on my experience, I would say that the mask doesn’t do anything for me. It makes no visible difference to my skin at all. I think these Retinol-X masks are a total disappointment.

Retinol-X Anti-Aging Sheet Mask is available as a set of 5 masks for £4.99 (TK Maxx). If you’re looking for a sheet mask that really helps make lines and wrinkles less visible, try this Boots Ingredients mask or this SpaScriptions sheet mask.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Salon Pro 391 Celebrity Bash & Foils

Hi there! Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend. 🙂 I have another Nail Of The Day post for you today.

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Salon Pro 391 Celebrity Bash ( 2 easy coats).

I like this polish! Great colour, great quality. But it’s no surprise because the Salon Pro collection is one of Rimmel’s best collections in terms of quality and colour.

Moving on… I wanted to do a foil mani, so I waited until the 2nd coat of polish had almost dried. Then I applied the foils (random leftover colours).

Once I was happy with the look of the mani, I sealed it with 1 coat of clear polish. I really liked this mani. I was happy with the random colours, and I loved how different all the nails looked.

What colour nail polish are you wearing at the moment? Have you tried nail foils? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 17 – 23 September 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! 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 17 Sep – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 18 Sep – Possibility Amber & Lavender Bath And Shower Body Scrub

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a body scrub. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 19 Sep – The Ultimate Beauty Duds Part 5

On Wednesday I told you about a number of products I didn’t like at all. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 20 Sep – Nail Of The Day
Friday 21 Sep – Original Source Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion

On Thursday I showed you another mani. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed a body lotion. Click here to read the post.

And this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde