Primark Charcoal Purifying Peel Off Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Charcoal Purifying Peel Off Face Mask which I picked up at my local Primark.

This mask promises to lift off dirt and impurities. It works like any other peel off mask. Apply the liquid to your face, let it dry for about 15-20 minutes, then peel it off.

How’s the mask? I enjoyed using this mask. It was definitely one of the more effective peel off masks that I’ve tried. It made my face look and feel squeaky clean.

This Charcoal Purifying Peel Off Face Mask is available as 10ml for 80p at Primark. I’ll pick up a few more masks for sure!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde


Nail Of The Day – Primark PS… Marshmallow & Stamping With Pueen 114

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did recently. And it’s another Halloween-inspired mani. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Primark PS… Marshmallow (2 coats). I like this polish. It’s opaque in 2 easy coats, and it was 90p. Thanks, Primark!

I used Pueen‘s 114 plate (which is part of Pueen‘s Make Your Day stamping plate collection) and Manhattan Quick Dry 46K for the images. I did another mani with this stamping recently, and my blogging buddy Helen from Brokedown Vanity thought the image would be perfect for Halloween. I don’t think she had this kind of mani  in mind, but when she mentioned Halloween, I thought “OMG, yes”. 🙂

I do like this mani because it reminds me very much of Dexter. I did smudge a few bits, but all in all, I think this is another mani I’m happy to file under Halloween Nail Ideas.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 15 – 21 October 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this week. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 15 Oct – Wonder Woman Shower Gel, Eau De Toilette, 2in1 Shampoo & Conditioner

On Monday I reviewed a few Wonder Woman branded toiletries. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 16 Oct – Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Honey Flower

On Tuesday I reviewed Garnier’s Honey Flower facial cleasing products. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 17 Oct – Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Flavoured Lip Balm

Wednesday’s post was about a super cute lip balm. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 18 Oct – Nail Of The Day
Friday 19 Oct – Primark PS… Foaming Bubble Mask

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

This is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! Next week I have a few more reviews and 2 Halloween-themed manis for you. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Primark PS… Foaming Bubble Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Primark’s PS… Foamig Bubble Mask.

This face mask promises to give skin a deep clean to remove grease and grime. You’re supposed to apply the mask, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, and then simply wash it off.

Is this mask any good? It’s OK, I think.

The mask is plain white. It’s creamy, but within seconds of it touching the skin, it starts to bubble up. It’s awesome fun!

However, I don’t think that the mask was particularly cleansing. Based on my experience, I’d say the mask didn’t do anything at all for my skin. Whilst it was fun to use, it was actually useless.

My husband enjoyed using the mask – but this was solely because of its novelty. However, we had a great time taking photos of each other with the bubble mask on. 😀

Primark’s PS… Foamig Bubble Mask is made in Korea, and it’s 80p at Primark!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin, Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 270 Steel Grey, Water Decals & Foils

Hi there! I have a Nail Of The Day post for you today. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin (2 coats, middle and index fingers, thumbs) and Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 270 Steel Grey (2 coats, pinkies, ring fingers).

I love the black polish. It’s a true black. Gorgeous! “Steel Grey” isn’t grey at all. It’s more like one of those (more or less) nude-ish shades with maybe a hint of grey.

I used gold foil to add a contrast to the black base colour, and I used water decals to give the mani a halloweeney look. Yes, it’s not Halloween yet, but doing several Halloween manis throughout the month of October is simply more fun.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Flavoured Lip Balm

Hi there! Today’s post is about a lip balm that I bought a little while ago for £1Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Flavoured Lip Balm. I know I say this all the time, so here it goes again… I have too many lip balms, and I didn’t really need this one, but it looked too cute to resist! 🙂

How’s the lip balm? It’s brilliant! It hydrates my lips perfectly, and it really tastes and smells like popcorn. The flavour is 100% spot on! I’m keeping this lip balm in my make-up bag or on my desk, and several co-workers have commented on how cute it is. I should have bought 10 of these lip balms to give away to a few friends and co-workers, so that they could experience this freakinshly fantastic popcorn flavour too!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Honey Flower

Hi there! Today’s post is about Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk and Toner with Honey Flower. These 2 products are aimed at people with dry to very dry skin.

Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk is meant to be used with a cotton pad. It promises to remove make-up and impurities whilst leaving skin feeling nourished and comfortable. I’ve been using this cleansing milk for a few weeks now, and I’m not impressed.

I don’t think the cleansing milk feels particularly nourishing. It feels like a basic cream cleanser. I’ve also noticed that it’s not effective at removing make-up. No matter how much time or effort I put into cleansing my face, this stuff doesn’t get rid of all the make-up, and it’s very visible around the eyebrows and eyelashes. It really doesn’t matter how many times I go over my eyebrows and eyelashes. This stuff just isn’t good enough.

I always use a toner after a cream cleanser. And the toner I used for the first few weeks (Superdrug’s glycolic toner) still picked up a lot of make-up! The only good thing about this cleansing milk is the lovely fragrance – it’s a mix of honey and bubblegum. Delicious! But all in all, this is a disappointing product.

Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Toner is similarly disappointing. I’ve only been using it for a week now (I just finished a different toner), but I’ve already noticed that it’s not great.

First of all, when I started to use this toner, I noticed that it didn’t catch half the leftover make-up that my previous toner picked up with ease. When I used another toner (L’Oréal’s velvety toner) after this one, I noticed that the other toner picked up a lot of the make-up residue that this one didn’t catch.

I also don’t love the fragrance. Whilst the cleansing milk smells gorgeous, the toner smells like a mix of honey, sun cream and a wet towel. And there’s more! This toner doesn’t feel nourishing. The other 2 toners that I used recently were a lot more effective at removing make-up, and they made my skin feel a lot better and considerably less dry.

All in all, I’m really disappointed. I will continue to use these 2 products, but I won’t be using them together. I’ll use Garnier’s cleansing milk with L’Oréal’s velvety toner, and I’ll use Garnier’s toner after I’ve cleansed my face with an effective cleanser, such as Superdrug’s brightening cleanser.

Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk and Toner with Honey Flower are available as 200ml each for £3.49 each. I paid £2.29 each (save 1/3 offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde