Weekly Recap 15 – 21 July 2019

Hi there! It’s Sunday again, so today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this week. Scroll down to see if you’ve missed a post that you might have liked. 🙂

Monday 15 Jul – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

On Monday I reviewed a Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner combo. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 16 Jul – Primark PS… Exfoliate & Cleanse Watermelon Body Scrub

Tuesday’s post was about a body scrub. Click here to read the review.

Wednesday 17 Jul – Ted Baker London Body Wash, Body Spray, Bubble Bath & Body Soufflé

On Wednesday I reviewed a Ted Baker gift set. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 18 Jul – Nail Of The Day
Friday 19 Jul – Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

On Thursday I showed you a mani I did a little while ago. 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

Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Lotion which I received a sample of. This product claims to moisturise skin for 24 hours, and it promises to significantly improve the condition of dry skin in just 2 weeks. Since this is a 10ml sample, my review is based on a single use of the product.

I’ve never tried Aveeno products before. In comparison to other moisturisers, this stuff is expensive! Also, a few people I know have mentioned that Aveeno products have a strong and unpleasant scent. But I’ve now given this lotion a try, and here’s what I think.

When I used the lotion from the sample, I was pleased to find that it hardly smells of anything. I later saw that it says “fragrance free” on the front of the sachet, so this explains it!

I’m happy to report that the 10ml sample was the perfect amount to moisturise my entire body. I found the lotion easy to apply, and I would agree that it feels somewhat hydrating. However, the lotion is quite tacky, and this was very noticeable. When I got dressed (this was around 20+ minutes after moisturising), my clothes stuck to my skin, and unfortunately, I could feel my clothes sticking to my body all day. This was very uncomfortable and insanely annoying!

Based on my experience, I wouldn’t recommend the product. I know I won’t be buying the full size because there are plenty of body lotions and body butters that give me much better results without making me feel like I’ve rubbed glue all over my body. I know, everyone’s different, and the next person might say this is their holy grail product, so if you’re interested, Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Lotion is available as 200ml for £6.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Rita Ora 860 Bestival Blue & Stamping With Maniology BM-XL216

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Rita Ora 860 Bestival Blue (2 coats). I love this polish. The colour really zings!

For the images I used my relatively new Maniology BM-XL216 stamping plate. It’s a very beautiful and versatile plate. 😍

The black polish I stamped with is Essence‘s amazing black stamping polish. Unfortunately, Essence discontinued their stamping polishes. I should have stocked up in time!

Anyhoo, I liked this mani a lot. I’ll be redoing this mani soon, but next time I’ll be doing a green base.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Ted Baker London Body Wash, Body Spray, Bubble Bath & Body Soufflé

Hi there! I received this Ted Baker gift set for Christmas last year. I wouldn’t have chosen it for myself because I don’t care for the brand, but I’m glad I received this gift set because I got the chance to try these products! 😊

This gift set contains 4 products – a body wash, a bubble bath, a body soufflé and a body spray. Onto the reviews!

The body wash is a clear gel. It lathers up reasonably well, and it cleanses my skin gently. The fragrance is a bit random but nice enough.

The body spray isn’t my favourite product of the bunch because it’s a “floral alcohol hairspray” type of fragrance. It doesn’t smell terrible, and I think I might have loved it if I were a teenager (… do you remember Chipie?), but it’s not something I would choose for myself now. On a positive note, my husband says he likes the smell of this body spray, and I would definitely consider buying it as a present for a teenage relative.

I think the bubble bath is the same product as the shower gel. Same consistency / thickness, smells the same, feels the same on my skin…

Last but not least… the body soufflé! I’m really enjoying this moisturiser because it feels very hydrating without being sticky. This one’s definitely suitable for warm-to-hot summer days!

All in all, I’m grateful that I received this gift set, and I’m glad that I had the chance to try these products!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Primark PS… Exfoliate & Cleanse Watermelon Body Scrub

Hi there! Today’s short post is about Primark’s PS… Exfoliate & Cleanse Watermelon Body Scrub. I saw this product at my local Primark a few weeks ago, and I just had to have it! At the moment I’m actually trying to finish 2 different body scrubs, but hey, it’s summer, and this stuff is watermelon-scented… 🌞 🍉

I’ve already used this body scrub a few times, and I love it! It’s effective but not too harsh, and the watermelon ice cream fragrance is to die for! This is one of my favourite products this summer. 🥰 11 stars!

Primark’s PS… Exfoliate & Cleanse Watermelon Body Scrub is available as 475ml for £3. Go! Buy!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing a hair care combo that I’ve been using for a few weeks now – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner. Here’s what I think about these 2 products…

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo is very enjoyable. It lathers up well, and it cleanses my hair and scalp perfectly fine. I like how the shampoo feels on my head, and I do like the herbal fragrance – it’s a bit of a masculine scent, but it’s not bad at all.

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Conditioner is really good too. It helps me detangle my hair without weighing it down. One thing – the conditioner is quite thick, so I always mix it with water in the palm of my hand.

This all sounds fairly unspectacular. However, these 2 products make my hair look fantastic! This shampoo and conditioner combo gives my hair the most amazing volume and bounce! My hair has been looking great for a few weeks now, and I’m happy to say that I’ll buy these 2 products again!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml each for about £5.99 each. I paid £1.99 each (bargain bin).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Foils & Stamping Feat. Rimmel, Revlon, MoYou London, etc.

Hi there! A few weeks ago I did a colourful mani. I had no idea what I was going for, but I did like the result!

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 625 Sir Yes Sir (middle and ring fingers, thumbs, 2 coats) before I applied leftover gold foil.

For the other nails I made decals! I used my unbranded stamping mat, MoYou London‘s cute Flower Power 16 plate and a number of colour polishes:

Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto (black), Primark PS… Nail Polish Snow White, Rimmel Salon Pro 500 Peppermint, NYC In A Minute 900 Wonder Purple, and a nameless Beauty UK polish in a maroon colour.

As I said earlier, I liked this mani a lot. I will be doing something similar in the not too distant future! Alrighty, this post is the last one for this week. This means that Nail Week has come to an end. I’m back tomorrow with a product review! Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Miss Sporty Lasting Colour 500 & Miss Sporty Sparkle Touch 888

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Miss Sporty Lasting Colour 500 (2 coats). This is a gorgeous purple polish!

The glitter top coat is Miss Sporty Sparkle Touch 888 (1 coat). I like this silver holo top coat. It looks amazing in the sun! 😍

I liked this mani a lot. I wish my camera had been able to capture its purple holographic amazingness better.

I’m very happy with the quality of these polishes. It’s sad Miss Sporty products can no longer be found anywhere.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Essence Vintage District 04 Get Arty & Stamping With Pueen 107

Hi there! Here’s another mani that I did a little while ago. This is also one that I consider to be a Nail Fail.

Alright… for this mani I painted my nails with Essence Vintage District 04 Get Arty (3 coats). In the bottle, this is one of the most amazing polishes I’ve ever seen. It’s a colour-shifting grey with plenty of yellow-to-orange-to-red shimmer. Like burning lava. Gorgeous!

However, once the polish is on your nails, it’s nothing but an uninspired khaki. A major disappointment!

Then I stamped – I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 819 Coat Of Arms and Pueen‘s 107 plate (which is part of Pueen‘s Make Your Day stamping plate collection.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Salon Pro 500 Peppermint & Stamping With MoYou London Flower Power 08

Hi there! Since this week is Nail Week, I have a Nail Of The Day post for you today.

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Salon Pro 500 Peppermint (2 coats).

I haven’t used this polish since last summer, but I just remembered how much I liked it so I dug it up again.

For the images I used my MoYou London Flower Power 08 stamping plate.

The black polish I stamped with is Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

I could have done a better job stamping. But I shouldn’t complain because I liked this mani a lot. I will use the polish and the stamping plate again soon!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde