Weekly Recap 14 – 20 October 2019

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

Monday 14 Oct – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 15 Oct – NSPA Cherry Daily Refresh Shower Scrub

Monday’s post was about a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
On Tuesday I reviewed a shower scrub. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 16 Oct – Haul – New Beauty & Fragrance

Wednesday’s post was about a number of new beauty products. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 17 Oct – Nail Of The Day
Friday 18 Oct – Jennifer Lopez Glow

Thursday’s post was another Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
And on Friday I reviewed a J Lo fragrance. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Jennifer Lopez Glow Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about Jennifer Lopez Glow Eau De Toilette.

I’ve had this fragrance in my stash for ages, and I’ve never even given it a try – until this summer.

Jennifer Lopez Glow contains orange blossom, neroli and grapefruit (top notes), tuberose, jasmine and rose (heart notes), as well as sandalwood, amber, musk, orris root and vanilla (base notes).

What does the fragrance smell like? It’s difficult to say! It smells soapy, powdery, a little musky and strangely clean. It leaves my clothes and scarves smelling like bubblegum. The fragrance is beautiful, and the “leftover” bubblegum scent is incredibly addictive.

I’m pretty sure I’ll finish my bottle of Glow over the next 4 weeks, and I can definitely see myself buying it again!

Jennifer Lopez Glow Eau De Toilette is available as 30, 50 and 100ml. Prices vary quite a bit – depending on where you shop.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Revlon Colorstay 290 Midnight & Rainbow Foils

Hi there! I’ve got a short and sweet Nail Of The Day post for you today.

For this mani I painted my nails with 2 coats of Revlon Colorstay 290 Midnight. This polish is gorgeous. I love everything about it – the colour, the formula, the finished look…

I decided to do a foil mani. I used some leftover rainbow foil, and I was super happy with the result.

Unfortunately, the photos didn’t do the mani justice. It’s difficult to take photos of foil manis this time of year. Natural light is already scarce, and this photo shows why it’s next to impossible to capture a foil mani in artificial light…

Anyhoo… onto the next mani! And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Haul! New Stuff From Thierry Mugler, Cacharel, Bvlgari, Dead Sea Collection, Faith In Nature, etc.

Hi there! I haven’t done a haul post in a while – and I don’t even know why. But today’s post is about some of the stuff I picked up over the past few weeks.

Superdrug Vitamin C Revitalising Jam Face Mask & Superdrug Refreshing Cleansing Pads. These products are £4.99 each, but I picked them up when they were on a Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price promotion.

Dead Sea Collection Anti Wrinkle Retinol Day & Night Creams. I think these ones were £4.99 each, but I’m not sure. Either way, I found these at Home Bargains.

Dead Sea Collection Anti Wrinkle Facial Serum. Also £4.99, I believe. Yes, Home Bargains. And there’s Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba£24 at Debenhams.

Palmolive Pampering Clay & Palmolive Purifying Clay shower gels for £1 each (Tesco).

Thierry Mugler Alien Fusion limited summer edition for £41 at Boots, and Cacharel Amor Amor for £31.50 at Debenhams.

Faith In Nature Lavender Soap & Faith In Nature Aloe Vera Soap. These were £1.50 each at Boots.

I’m looking forward to using these products. Apart from Amor Amor, all these products are new to me! Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try them? Feel free to comment, and thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

NSPA Luscious And Juicy Red Cherry Daily Refresh Shower Scrub

Hi there! Today’s post is about this NSPA Luscious And Juicy Red Cherry Daily Refresh Shower Scrub.

I love NSPA products in general, but I can’t with those terribly long names…

Anyhoo, let’s focus on the product! I’ve been using this shower scrub on and off for 2 weeks now, and I think it’s actually very good!

This scrub is packed with small exfoliating particles. This means that it’s quite effective. However, the scrub isn’t too harsh, and I think it’s definitely OK to use it on a daily basis. I’m using this scrub 2-3 times per week, and I think this is perfectly sufficient for me.

The cherry fragrance is sweet and natural. I’ve come across quite a few nasty cherry fragrances over the past 20+ years, so this one was a very nice suprise!

I’m enjoying this body scrub a lot, and I will use it up for sure! NSPA Luscious And Juicy Red Cherry Daily Refresh Shower Scrub is available as 225ml. I paid 79p (Home Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Rita Ora 860 Bestival Blue & Stamping With Nicole Diary ND 076

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did a few weeks ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Rita Ora 860 Bestival Blue (2 coats). I love this polish! Great quality, stunning colour!

I was actually going for a marine mani, but then I decided to do something else.

So for the images I used my Nicole Diary ND 076 stamping plate and Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

I loved this mani! And that’s because of the beautiful base colour and this amazing stamping plate! I’ll be redoing this mani shortly because I love the look of it. Next time I’ll go for a milky purple or lilac base.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Sheet Mask With Added Peptide

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing this Boots Sheet Mask With Added Peptide. This mask promises to leave your skin looking smoother & feeling nourished. Using this mask is easy – cleanse your skin, place the mask on your face, leave it on for 20 minutes, then massage the leftover essence into your skin.

I don’t like that this ultra-thin sheet mask is wrapped around a mask-shaped piece of plastic. It’s incredibly messy, and it wastes a lot of the essence.

Having said that, this mask is actually very good. It made my skin feel super soft, and I have to say that it made my skin look smooth and glowy too. Based on this, I would recommend it. However, I won’t repurchase it.

Boots Sheet Mask With Added Peptide is available as a 25g single-use sheet mask for £1.50.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Primark PS… Moisturising Ginkgo Rinse Off Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Primark‘s PS… Moisturising Ginkgo Rinse Off Mask. This mask contains ginkgo and oat kernel meal, and it promises to hydrate skin. The mask is easy to use – just cleanse your face, apply the mask, leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse it off and pat your face dry.

This mask was quite enjoyable. I loved the fresh, green fragrance, and I found it awesome that small oat kernel bits could be seen and felt in the mask. I was also happy with how the mask felt on my face, and based on my experience, I would agree that it was mildly hydrating. Whilst I think that this kind of mask isn’t the most effective method to hydrate skin, I liked the overall spa feel of the mask.

Primark‘s PS… Moisturising Ginkgo Rinse Off Mask is available as 15ml for 80p. I got 3 uses out of this sachet (and yes, I did seal the sachet after each use and I stored it in the fridge).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Rata & Co. Activated Charcoal & Natural Clays Sheet Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Rata & Co. Activated Charcoal & Natural Clays Sheet Face Mask. This face mask promises to… cleanse, purify, calm, replenish and condition the skin. It contains coconut charcoal, shea butter, collagen and clay.

You’re supposed to cleanse your skin, place the mask on your face, leave it on for 10 minutes, then take it off and wash your face again… and you’re good to go.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s alright. It feels cleansing for sure, but I don’t think that it “conditions” the skin. I’ve used 3 of these masks, and I’ve noticed that they leave my skin feeling dry. It’s nothing that a bit of moisturiser can’t fix, but it’s disappointing when a product does the opposite of what it claims to do. I’ll use the remaining 2 masks from the pack, but I won’t repurchase them.

Rata & Co. Activated Charcoal & Natural Clays Sheet Face Masks are available in packs of 5 masks. I paid £3 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Maxbrands My Skin Facial Sheet Mask “Kitty Face”

Hi there! Today’s post is about a face mask I tried just recently – Maxbrands My Skin Facial Sheet Mask “Kitty Face”. This sheet mask promises to give pores a deep cleanse and to remove oils and dirt.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s alright. I would agree that it has a cleansing effect, but I found the mask to be a little sticky. This isn’t a big issue since you’re supposed to wash your face after you’ve used the mask, but I thought I’d mention it in case you DO mind sticky skin care.

Maxbrands My Skin Facial Sheet Mask “Kitty Face” is available as a 25ml single use mask. I paid 50p (independent bargain store)

Mrs Strawberry Blonde