By Nature Nourishing & Firming Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this By Nature Nourishing & Firming Face Mask. This face mask contains manuka honey, collagen and rosehip oil, and it promises to soothe, nourish, moisturise and firm the skin.

This sheet mask is supposed to be left on for 10 minutes before you have to rinse it off. OK then… but is this mask any good?

I didn’t expect much from this mask because I’ve previously tried a mask from this brand, and that mask it wasn’t good. However, this mask is actually very good. Even though this is a rinse-off mask, I noticed a firming effect which could be seen and felt for a day (maybe a day and a half). I have a few of these masks, and I’m happy to use them.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this face mask! By Nature Nourishing & Firming Face Mask is available as a pack of 5 single-use face masks. I paid £5.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Treats Let’s Be Mermaids Repair & Revitalise Sheet Mask, Skin Treats Time To Be A Unicorn Radiate & Rejuvenate Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 face masks that I found at my local Home Bargains store – Skin Treats Let’s Be Mermaids Repair & Revitalise Sheet Mask and Skin Treats Time To Be A Unicorn Radiate & Rejuvenate Sheet Mask. These masks are easy to use – just cleanse your skin, place the mask on your face for 15 minutes, then massage the remaining essence into your skin… I’ve given these 2 masks a try, and here’s what I think.

Skin Treats Let’s Be Mermaids Repair & Revitalise Sheet Mask feels deeply moisturising. However, the essence is very sticky, and the strong coconut fragrance isn’t my cup of tea at all. And since I dislike coconut flavours and scents, I won’t repurchase the mask. But if you have dry skin, you might want to give this mask a try.

I also tried Skin Treats Time To Be A Unicorn Radiate & Rejuvenate Sheet Mask. I thought it would be the same mask as the “original” unicorn mask. However, a look at the ingredients for the 2 unicorn masks revealed that the masks aren’t the same.

When I put the unicorn mask on my face, the first thing I noticed was a strong coconut smell. I found the mask just as moisturising as the mermaid mask, and I thought it was equally sticky… I went to check the ingredients for the two masks, and to make a long story short – Skin Treats Let’s Be Mermaids Repair & Revitalise Sheet Mask and Skin Treats Time To Be A Unicorn Radiate & Rejuvenate Sheet Mask are the exact same product (not counting the design).

I won’t be repurchasing these masks, but I’m glad I gave them a try! Skin Treats Let’s Be Mermaids Repair & Revitalise Sheet Mask and Skin Treats Time To Be A Unicorn Radiate & Rejuvenate Sheet Mask are available as 20ml single use sheet masks for £1 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Jiinju Avocado Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing this Jiinju Avocado Sheet Mask. This sheet mask promises to hydrate skin deeply. It’s very easy to use – cleanse your skin, place the mask on your face, leave it on for 10-20 minutes, then massage the leftover essence into your skin. I had 3 of these masks – and I’ve used them all now, and here’s what I think…

I think this is a really nice face mask. The “essence” is more of a fluid-to-cream formula. The mask looks and feels like it was drenched in a moisturising cream. I found this mask very enjoyable, and I would recommend it to people with dry skin. It’s probably too rich for people with oily skin, but that tells you how deeply moisturising and nourishing this mask is!

Jiinju Avocado Sheet Mask is available as a 20ml single use sheet mask. On the back of the sachet it says that the mask was not tested on animals, and that it’s suitable for vegans. I received a number of these masks as a gift with purchase (Superdrug).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 30 September – 6 October 2019

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 30 Sep – Monthly Favourites

Monday’s post was about all the products I loved the most in September. Click here to read it.

Tuesday 1 Oct – September Empties

On Tuesday I told you which products I said goodbye to in September. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 2 Oct – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 3 Oct – Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk

Wendesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
And on Thursday I reviewed a facial cleanser. Click here to read the post.

Friday 4 Oct – Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Bath & Shower Cream AND Shower Scrub

Friday’s post was about 2 fruity shower products. Click here to read it.

And this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the last few hours of the weekend! By the way, next week’s going to be Face Mask Week! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Baylis & Harding Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Bath & Shower Crème, Shower Scrub

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing 2 shower products – Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Bath & Shower Crème and Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Shower Scrub. I’ve used these products on and off for a few weeks now, and here’s what I think.

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Bath & Shower Crème is a nice enough shower gel. I have no complaints really. However, I’m about halfway through the bottle, and I’m bored of the sweet raspberry fragrance. This stuff is going in the hand soap dispenser in the kitchen.

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Shower Scrub is really nice. I like the sunny and fruity fragrance a lot, and I’m enjoying the exfoliating properties of this shower scrub. I’d recommend it!

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Bath & Shower Crème is available as 500ml, and Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Shower Scrub is available as 250ml. I paid £1 each (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk

Hi there! Today’s post is about one of the facial cleansing products I’m using at the moment – Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk.

This product contains ash tree sap, and it’s aimed at people with dry to very dry skin. It promises to eliminate impurities as well as traces of makeup for perfectly cleansed skin that’s fresh and velvety.

Tihis product is easy to use – just use it like any other cleansing cream. 🙂

Alrighty… I’ve been using this product on and off for just over a month now, and I like it very much!

The cleansing milk dissolves and removes makeup well, and it feels great on my skin.

I love the honey fragrance – it’s simply wonderful!

What else? I think this cleansing milk is perfect for dry to very dry skin. My skin certainly agrees!

I would recommend this product if you want a gentle, yet effective cleansing milk.

Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk is available as 200ml. I paid £2.50 (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Revlon Colorstay 290 Midnight & Foils

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did just last month. It’s not the most spectacular mani, and I’ve noticed that the middle finger looks weird in the photo (like there’s a dent in the nail), but it’s too late to take new photos now…

OK, for this mani I painted my nails with Revlon Colorstay 290 Midnight (1 coat). I like this polish a lot. The colour is gorgeous!

For the colourful effect I used rainbow foils. If you’re wondering how do to foil nails, check out this pictorial. Foil nails are incredibly easy to do!

As I said earlier, this mani was rather unspectacular. I didn’t love it. But it was alright for a few days.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – September 2019

Hi there! It’s the 1st day of a new month (Hello October!), and this means that today’s post is about all the products I said goodbye to in September. I have quite a few empties as well as a few old products that I binned.

1 Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum – this is a great serum, and I’d like to repurchase it!

2 Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Dragon Fruit – I enjoyed this body cream a lot this summer. Unfortunately, this one’s a limited edition, and it really is gone. Otherwise I’d buy it again.

3 Make Up Gallery Top & Base Coat – 100% rubbish. This stuff will make your new mani chip within hours, and it will cause your nails to split – well, that’s what it did to me. I poured this stuff into the bin so I wouldn’t accidentally use it.

4 The Body Shop Polynesian Island Tiaré Shower Gel – of all the TBS products I’ve tried over the years, this is my favourite by far. Unfortunately, it’s been discontinued, and I’m sad to see it go.

5 Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia Body Wash – this is a nice shower gel. I’d like to repurchase it, but I think it’s been discontinued as well.

6 Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Grapefruit & Mint Shower – one of my favourite shower gels this summer. Repurchase? Oh yes!

7 My Little Pony Coconut Lip Balm – I liked this lip balm (fortunately, the coconut flavour wasn’t very strong). I have a few more My Little Pony lip balms (different flavours), so I don’t need to stock up.

8 Essence XXXL Lipgloss 2 Coral Delight – I enjoyed this gloss very much. It’s been discontinued, but I wouldn’t repurchase it (only because I don’t want to buy the same product more than once – unless it’s an all-time favourite).

9 Bourjois 3D Effect Lipgloss 26 Cassis Tropical – this is really old! I won’t use it at this point, so I binned it.

10 UNE Sheer Lips Gloss S05 – another oldie I found by accident – bye bye!

11 Miss Sporty Perfect Colour Lipstick 122 Poem – another old lipstick that I won’t use anymore. On a positive note, back then I used the lipstick quite often… you know… before I “lost” it to the abyss that it my beauty stash…

12 Collection 2000 Volume Boost Lipstick 12 Cocoa – I remember that I didn’t use this lipstick in the first place because it was terrible. I think I have more of these (different shades). Anyhoo… good riddance!

13 Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask – this is a good face mask. I enjoyed using it, and I might buy it again.

14 Boots Extracts Olive Body Butter – I love this body butter, and it’s sad that Boots discontinued it. But I do have back-up!

15 Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel Apple – I enjoyed using this peeling gel. I have a back-up (different fragrance).

16 TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Conditioner – this conditioner isn’t terrible, but it’s just about average. For the first 10 washes I liked it, but it started to annoy me halfway through the bottle. I wouldn’t repurchase it.

17 Treacle Moon Marshmallow Hearts Shower & Bath Gel – this shower gel smells insanely yummy! I’ll buy it again for sure!

I also used a number of single-use face masks. And if you’d like to read about my latest face mask finds, click here.

Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to try any of them? Which products did you say goodbye to recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde