100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Argan Oil Mud

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Argan Oil Mud mask. This face mask promises to cleanse skin deeply and to improve skin texture.

Before you use the mask, make sure that you cleanse your skin. Then simply apply the mask, leave it on until dry (about 15-20 minutes), then wash it off.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s actually quite good. I found the mask cleansing, and I noticed that it made my skin feel very soft. However, I found the strong argan oil scent hard to bear, and because of this, I won’t be buying this face mask again.

If you want a cleansing mask and don’t mind a strong argan oil fragrance, I’d recommend this mask!

Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Argan Oil Mud mask is available as a single-use 15g face mask for £1. This face mask is also certified cruelty-free as it carries the Leaping Bunny logo.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Mad Beauty Disney Frozen Passion Fruit Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Mad Beauty Disney Frozen Passion Fruit Face Mask which promises to help refresh and rejuvenate the skin. The way this mask should be used is after you’ve cleansed your face, then put on the mask, leave it on for 10-12 minutes, then wash it off.

I tried this mask just yesterday, and I think it’s alright. I agree that the mask felt refreshing, but it was nothing special. The mask itself was a printed mask – and it was the most grotesque mask I’ve ever seen. With lips, eyebrows and even eye make-up in bright colours, it looked Silence-Of-The-Lambs-scary. I could hardly look at myself.

I won’t buy this mask again, but if you’re interested, Mad Beauty Disney Frozen Passion Fruit Face Mask is available as a 25ml single-use face mask for £3 (Superdrug). I paid £1.50 (sale).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Techniques Volcanic Mud Bubble Sheet Mask

Hi there! This week’s going to be Face Mask Week, so until Sunday I’ll be reviewing face masks only. Let’s start with this Skin Techniques Volcanic Mud Bubble Sheet Mask which I found at my local B&M Bargains store.

This face mask claims that the volcanic ash cleanses and exfoliates the skin and tightens large pores, whilst the mud hydrates and revitalises the skin. You’re supposed to leave the mask on for 15 minutes, then wash your face with warm water.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it does nothing at all. The bubble effect is almost non-existent, and it looks like my pores got bigger. I mean, how is this even possible? Based on my experience, I wouldn’t recommend this mask.

However, if you’re interested, Skin Techniques Volcanic Mud Bubble Sheet Mask is available as a single-use 25ml mask for £1 (B&M Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 8 – 14 February 2021

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap, so if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this week… this is it!

Monday 8 Feb – Agent Provocateur Fatale Eau De Parfum

Monday’s post was about an Agent Provocateur fragrance. Click here to read it.

Tuesday 9 Feb – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 10 Feb – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Original Moisturising Shower Cream

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to take a look.
On Wednesday I reviewed a new Vitamin E product from Superdrug. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 11 Feb – Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Whipped Body Cream

Thursday’s post was about one of the body moisturisers I’m using at the moment. Click here to read it.

Friday 12 Feb – HAUL!

And on Friday I told you what I bought since the post-Christmas sales started. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. Next week is going to be face mask week, so I’ll be posting about face masks only. Thanks for stopping by, lovelies! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

HAUL! New Products From Boots, No 7, Sanctuary Spa, Marks & Spencer, Fragonard, Olay, Westlab, Radox, Dead Sea & More

Hi there! Today’s post is about most of the stuff I bought since the post-Christmas sale started. I’m saying most of the stuff because I always forget a lot… OK, let’s take a look at the goodies!

Boots Skincare Treats The Discovery Collection – this was £10 on Boxing Day. I bought 3 of these. The 2 moisturisers are worth £25 alone! The set would have been great value for full price = £20, but it was the most amazing bargain for half price on Boxing Day!

I bought more face masks – but what else is new? Some half price Disney masks, some £1 masks from B&M Bargains.

The Sanctuary Spa Celebration Hamper – this was £20 on Boxing Day and it had the following goodies:

These look amazing!

And these too!

I bought a few more products from Boots’ discontinued Live + Be range. The cheapest item was £1, the most expensive item was £1.75.

A few more Live + Be products.

I also bought fragrances from M&S. The first 2 were £9.50, the third was £12.50. All of them are repurchases.

I bought a number of different Westlab bath salts, the one above was £2.99 at Boots.

I also bought more Radox bath salts. The one above was £2.25 at Sainsburys.

2 more Radox shower gels – these were about £1.30 (or so) each at Superdrug.

Fragonard Belle De Nuit fragrance – £20 at M&S, the Olay Face Wash was £2.09 at Boots, the the Botanics Face Scrub was 33p (£2.33 plus 200 Advantage points for buying a Botanics product).

I also rescued 2 Dead Sea Natural Mineral Soaps from the clearance bin.

And this is it! Quite a bit, eh? Well, what can I say. I’ll always be a bargain hunter! Thanks for stopping by today! 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Whipped Body Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Whipped Body Cream. This body cream contains shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba seed oil, and it smells of mandarin, yuzu, mimosa and almond. And like all the products from the Live + Be collection, this body cream is cruelty-free and suitable for vegans.

I’ve been using this body cream on an off since mid-January, and I think it’s good but not great. Whilst this body cream nourishes my skin (it’s better than the Garnier body lotion I’m also using at the moment), the fragrance isn’t as nice as expected. I just finished the matching shower gel, so I know what the Awakening Glow products are supposed to smell like. However, the body cream doesn’t have that cute yellow yoghurtiness of the shower gel.

I wouldn’t buy this product again, but if you’re interested, Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Whipped Body Cream is available as 300ml for £1.75.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Original Moisturising Shower Cream

Hi there! Happy Wednesday! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Original Moisturising Shower Cream.

This shower cream promises a rich lather that gently cleanses the skin without drying it out. It also claims to leave skin feeling softer.

I’ve been using this shower gel on and off for 3 weeks now, and I’m happy to report that I’m enjoying it.

The fragrance could be stronger – it’s Superdrug’s iconic Vitamin E fragrance after all. But apart from this, I have no reason to complain.

This shower cream feels amazing on my skin, and I can confirm that it’s not drying at all. Great stuff!

Now I wouldn’t say that this shower cream is actually moisturising, but I do feel comfortable skipping my regular body lotion or cream every once in a while when I use this shower cream.

Based on my experience, I would recommend this shower cream. I know I’ll buy it again, and I’m very interested in trying the other fragrances from this line!

Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Original Moisturising Shower Cream is available as 250ml for £2.29. I think I paid £1.20 each (half price offer), but Superdrug also does Buy One Get One Free every now and then on these products. Also – this product is suitable for vegans, and it’s certified cruelty-free as it carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Color Club Blossoming & Stamping With MoYou London Sailor 06

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did last week.

For this mani I painted my nails with Color Club Blossoming (2 coats). This is a great polish. I love that it’s opaque in 2 easy coats, and the quick drying time is an added bonus.

For the images I used my MoYou London Sailor 06 stamping plate. The black polish I stamped with is the amazing Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

I did like the look of the mani, and I already have an idea on what to do next with this stamping plate. 💡

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Agent Provocateur Fatale Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today’s post is about a fragrance I started to wear just a few weeks ago – Agent Provocateur Fatale Eau De Parfum. This fragrance was a blind-buy for me. I’ve never smelled it before, but the 50ml bottle was under £15, and the notes sounded promising.

And those notes are pink pepper, mango and blackcurrant (top notes), gardenia, orris and patchouli (heart notes) and musk, vanilla orchid, chocolate and labdanum (base notes). Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

To make a long story short – the fragrance is nice! Very nice actually! On my skin, it’s mainly patchouli, musk and blackcurrant with a touch of powder (orris) and a hint of chocolate. I love it! On my clothes it’s vanilla, chocolate and patchouli. This is lovely too! Whilst this fragrance isn’t particularly longlasting, I don’t mind spraying it every few hours. I love the rich and slightly bitter blackcurrent note that I get with every spray. It’s really beautiful, and it works well with the patchouli and the musk.

I think this is a great fragrance for people who are just getting into musk and patchouli in perfumes. It’s not a real chypre, but it’s also not a random fruity patchouli fragrance (of which there are too many). It’s a modern and wearable composition; definitely suitable for men as well. And despite the name – Fatale – it’s a well-behaved (almost tame) fragrance that’s perfectly suitable for the office.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this fragrance! Agent Provocateur Fatale Eau De Parfum is available as 30ml, 50ml and 100ml.  I’ve got a 50ml, but I’ve already ordered a 100ml as a back-up.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 1 – 7 February 2021

Hi there! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’re wondering what I’ve written about this past week.

Monday 1 Feb – January Empties

Monday’s post was about my January Empties. Click here to read it.

Tuesday 2 Feb – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 3 Feb – Garnier Intensive 7 Days Nourishing Lotion With Mango Oil

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to take a look.
On Wednesday I reviewed a body lotion. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 4 Feb – Radox Mineral Therapy Muscle Soak Bath Salts

On Thursday I reviewed these Radox bath salts. Click here to read the post.

Friday 5 Feb – Creightons Cocoa Butter Softening Hand Cream, Creightons Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream, Creightons Manuka Honey Hydrating Hand Cream

And on Friday I told you about these 3 hand creams. Click here to read the review.

This is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde