December Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s not only New Year’s Eve, it’s also (plain and simple) the last day of the month. This means that it’s time for me to tell you which products I loved the most in December. I have chosen 3 favourites, and there are a few honourable mentions as well. 🙂

3rd place – Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Butter

Boots’ Botanics Cocoa Butter Body Butter is one of the best body butters ever.

Runner-Up – Bling Pop Soothing Charcoal Face Mask

Bling Pop’s Soothing Charcoal Face Mask is truly awesome.

WINNER – Maybelline Raspberry Rhapsody

Maybelline’s amazing Raspberry Rhapsody lipgloss is my favourite product this month. I already bought a backup!

Onto the honourable mentions! I’m enjoying Nivea’s Orange and Cocoa shower creams, I think Nivea’s Peel-Off Mask is fantastic, and Skinlab’s Revitalize & Hydrate Facial Serum is very nice too!

Wow, this is already it! Please let me know if you’ve tried any of these products or if you’d like to try any of them. 🙂

Thanks for reading. Have a great evening, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2019 be a great year for everyone!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Weekly Recap 24 – 30 December 2018

Hi there! The week’s pretty much over, so it’s time for my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that you might have liked, you can catch up with my blog right here. 🙂

Monday 24 Dec – Nivea Indulgent Moisture Orange & Indulging Cocoa Shower Creams

On Monday I reviewed 2 Nivea shower creams. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 25 Dec – Maybelline Color Elixir By Colorsensational 135 Raspberry Rhapsody

Tuesday’s post was about a Maybelline lipgloss. Cick here to read the review.

Wednesday 26 Dec – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 27 Dec – Montagne Jeunesse Choc Orange Sauna

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

Friday28 Dec – 2018 Favourite Manis

And on Friday I showed you my favourite manis of 2018. Click here to check them out.

And this is it for this week! Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

My Favourite Manis Of 2018

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite manis of 2018. I stamped like a maniac, I used a lot of glitter, and I did plenty of foil manis. Scroll down if you’d like to know which manis I really liked this year. 🙂

Galaxy Nails
Yellow Nails
Foil Nails

Purple Nails
Halloween Nails
Christmas Nails

Blue Nails
Mixed Nails
Halloween Nails

Foil Nails
Orange Nails
Out Of Space Nails

These were my favourite manis from 2018. I bought more stamping plates, and I have a crazy amount of foils and glitter toppers, so I’m sure 2019 will be a similarly colourful year for nails. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Choc Orange Sauna

Hi there! Today’s post is about a face mask I picked up recently – Montagne Jeunesse Choc Orange Sauna.

This is a self-heating mask that promises to open pores to give skin a deep cleanse. Montagne Jeunesse recommends you leave it on for 10-15 minutes before washing it off.

I’ve now tried this mask, and I’m disappointed. I bought this mask recently, but most of the product had turned into a solid mass inside the sealed sachet.

I was able to use some of the product, however, the self-heating effect was non-existent, and the mask didn’t really do anything for my skin at all.

The sweet chocolate-orange fragrance was still spot on. But it didn’t matter.

All in all, I’m disappointed. I think it’s possible this is old stock. However, I would expect the manufacturer to be aware of the rather limited shelf life of their products, and I would also expect them to print a use by date on such products.

Montagne Jeunesse Choc Orange Sauna is available as 15g. I paid 90p. This mask is approved by the Vegetarian Society, and it’s certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Revlon 097 Plum Seduction & Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 40 Midnight Glitz

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Revlon 097 Plum Seduction (2 coats). This is a gorgeous polish. I love the shade and the formula. Great stuff, Revlon!

The glitter topper I used is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 40 Midnight Glitz (1 coat). This is an insanely gorgeous black and gold holographic glitter mix that looks like Christmas, disco and galaxies. It takes ages to dry, but it looks insanely gorgeous!

I really liked this mani. The base colour is very pretty, and the glitter topper looks cute and pretty. I can’t wait to use these 2 polishes again!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Maybelline Color Elixir By Colorsensational 135 Raspberry Rhapsody

Hi there! Today’s review is about Maybelline Color Elixir By Colorsensational 135 Raspberry Rhapsody. This is one of the products I picked up very recently. Since I haven’t used a lipgloss in a while, I gave this one a try right away, and here’s what I think. 🙂

I love it! This lipgloss has the most amazing colour; it’s a dark raspberry shade which, unfortunately, was impossible to capture with any of the phones or cameras we own. Sorry! But I love the colour (it makes my teeth look whiter than they are, and it looks great with pale skin), I love the glossy finish (no glitter), I love the taste (candy vanilla), and I love that it hydrates my lips.

In summary, I love this lipgloss very much. I already went back to Poundland and bought a back-up! Maybelline Color Elixir By Colorsensational 135 Raspberry Rhapsody is available for £1 (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nivea Indulgent Moisture Orange Shower Cream & Nivea Indulging Moisture Cocoa Caring Shower Cream

Hi there! I’m reviewing 2 shower gels today – Nivea Indulgent Moisture Orange Shower Cream and Nivea Indulging Moisture Cocoa Caring Shower Cream.

Nivea Indulgent Moisture Orange Shower Cream is an old favourite. I hadn’t bought it in years (and I don’t even know why), but it was on special when I saw it the other day, and so I picked it up! This shower cream is fantastic. It feels amazing on the skin, and the soapy orange fragrance is a delight. It’s a bit old-fashioned, but it also reminds me of cheese cake (with mandarin segments in it). Great stuff!

Nivea Indulging Moisture Cocoa Caring Shower Cream was new to me. But I’m glad I finally bought this shower cream because it feels great on my skin, and the dark chocolate fragrance is lovely. This is the perfect shower cream for this time of year.

Nivea Indulgent Moisture Orange Shower Cream and Nivea Indulging Moisture Cocoa Caring Shower Cream are available as 250ml each. I paid £1 each (special offer).

Merry Christmas!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde