September Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last day of the month of September, so today’s post is about the products I loved the most in September. Let’s start with the TOP 3, and there are a few honourable mentions too. 🙂

3rd place – Radox “Shell Yeah” Sea Mineral Scent Shower Gel, Radox “Donut Mind If I Do” Vanilla Bean & White Chocolate Scent Shower Gel

Radox’s Shell Yeah and Donut Mind If I Do Shower Gels were the most wonderful surprises. I didn’t expect to love them, but these shower gels are simply wow!

Runner-Up – Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing Regenerating Night Cream
WINNER – Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skincare Brightening Vitamin C Tonic

Olay’s Regenerist Night Cream is one of the best night creams (maybe the best) I’ve ever used. 11 stars!
Superdrug’s Vitamin C Toner has saved my skin! Words cannot express how much I love it! 11 stars!

Onto the honourable mentions! Westlab’s Sleep Epsom & Dead Sea Salts With Lavender & Jasmine are very lovely. A definite repurchase. And Farm Skin’s Kale Purifying Sheet Mask was very enjoyable too!

Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to try them? Which products have you been loving lately? Feel free to comment, and thanks for stopping by! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Dove Go Fresh Nourishing Body Wash With Plum & Sakura Blossom Scent, Dove Go Fresh Revive Body Wash With Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena Scent

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 creamy shower gels – Dove Go Fresh Nourishing Body Wash With Plum & Sakura Blossom Scent and Dove Go Fresh Revive With Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena Scent. Let’s get to the reviews!

Dove Go Fresh Nourishing Body Wash With Plum & Sakura Blossom Scent is not great. The shower gel doesn’t feel very cleansing. Definitely only for when you haven’t broken a sweat. Also, the fragrance is simply awful. It’s a sweet mess… what were they thinking?! I had this shower gel before and didn’t like it. No idea why I bought it again – what was I thinking?! This shower gel will now be squeezed into our hand wash dispenser in the kitchen.

Dove Go Fresh Revive Body Wash With Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena Scent is nicer but I’m not blown away. Overall, the scent is nice and fruity, but it also has that borderline annoying Dove cream aroma mixed in. I aim to finish this one as a shower gel – but it will depend on how quickly I grow tired of it. On another notes, I found this shower gel to be drying. It’s supposed to be gentle, but it really isn’t. 30 minutes after the shower my skin felt tight and dry.

I won’t buy them again, but if you’re interested, Dove Body Washes are available as 225ml for about £2.50. I bought mine when they were half price at my local Asda store.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Freeman Renewing Cucumber Peel-Off Gel Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Freeman Renewing Cucumber Peel-Off Gel Mask which I picked up for £1 at my local Sainsbury’s store.

This face mask promises to cool and to quench the skin, and to gently peel away impurities. You’re supposed to apply this mask after you’ve cleansed your face. Then let it dry for about 10-15 minutes, then peel it off and rinse off any residue.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I didn’t care for it. I did like the jelly formula which was a welcome change from the usual runny peel off masks. The cucumber and aloe vera scent was pleasant too. However, I didn’t like that, after 50 minutes, the mask still hadn’t dried in some places. And when I eventually peeled it off, I was very disappointed to find that it did absolutely nothing at all for my skin.

I’m not going to buy this mask again, but if you’re interested, Freeman Renewing Cucumber Peel-Off Gel Mask is available as 15ml for £1.50. I made use of a Save 1/3 offer, so mine was £1.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Revlon Top Speed 570 Vintage & Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 833 Vintage Confetti

Hi there! Today’s post is a Nail Of The Day post.

For this mani I painted my nails with Revlon Top Speed 570 Vintage (2 easy coats).

This polish is amazing! It dries quickly and it looks utterly gorgeous. I love it!

The glitter top coat is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 833 Vintage Confetti (2 coats).

This is a very cute glitter top coat. But I’d like it more if the glitter-to-clear-polish ratio was higher.

I always need to apply 2 coats to have a decent amount of glitter on my nails when 1 coat should do it.

I liked the look of this mani a lot, and I look forward to plenty of glitter manis this coming autumn and winter.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 20 – 26 September 2021

Hi there! A short post today – my weekly blog recap! Read on if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 20 Sep – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 21 Sep – Farm Skin Kale Purifying Sheet Mask

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

Saturday 25 Sep – Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing Regenerating Night Cream

Olay’s Regenerist Night Cream was the star of Saturday’s post. Click here to read it.

Only 3 posts this past week, so this is already it. Thanks for stopping by! xo

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing Regenerating Night Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing Regenerating Night Cream which I’ve been using since early August. This night cream promises…to renew the skin’s youthful look, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and to exfoliate, smooth and brighten the skin. It further claims that “over time, skin will appear revitalised and younger with reduced visible signs of fatigue.”

First thing, this night cream has been repackaged (probably why I found it at B&M Bargains in the first place). However, I checked the ingredients, and the formula is still the exact same one – with niacinamide being the 4th 😍 ingredient.

Now onto the product! After almost 2 months of using this night cream, there’s no doubt that I’m blown away. The cream feels silky, and it makes my skin feel silky. It provides the perfect amount of hydration regardless of how much sleep I get – it doesn’t make my skin feel dry or greasy at any point. That’s how I know that my skin loves it!

What else? My skin has gotten brighter this summer – I believe the majority of the credit actually goes to another product, but this beautiful night cream makes me wake up to bright and refreshed looking skin, so there’s no doubt it’s a major contributor to my skin’s current great look and feel.

Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing Regenerating Night Cream is available as 50ml. It’s usually around £30, but Tesco has it for half price with Tesco Clubcard (not sure for how long though). I paid a ridiculous £8 for it (so I bought 2 of these night creams when I found them at B&M Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Farm Skin Kale Purifying Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Farm Skin Kale Purifying Sheet Mask which promises to cleanse, nourish and refine the skin for a more youthful look. This is a leave-on sheet mask, so cleanse your face first, then leave the mask on for about 15-20 minutes, then massage the leftover essence into your skin.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I liked it a lot. Whilst the mask didn’t feel purifying, it actually made a visible difference by making my pores appear smaller for the day. I also enjoyed the gentle hydration boost and the subtle soapy scent. This is a mask that I’d be happy to recommend!

Farm Skin Kale Purifying Sheet Mask is part of Farm Skin’s Superfood 7 Pcs face mask set which I bought for £6.99 (TK Maxx). Also, this face mask is vegan! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lycra Pro 411 Navy Seal & Stamping With MoYou London

Hi there! Today’s post is a short Nail Of The Day post.

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lycra Pro 411 Navy Seal (2 coats).

For the images I used my marine-themed MoYou London Zodiac Collection 02 Pisces stamping plate (ring and index fingers) and my MoYou London Sailor Collection 06 stamping plate (pinkies, middle fingers, thumbs).

The polish I stamped with is the beautiful Revlon Brilliant Strength 110 Hypnotize.

I liked this mani a lot, and I look forward to creating more marine-themed manis!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 13 – 19 September 2021

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

Monday 13 Sep – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 15 Sep – Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skincare Brightening Vitamin C Tonic

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

Thursday 16 Sep – Westlab Sleep Epsom & Dead Sea Salts With Lavender & Jasmine

And Thursday’s post was about these Westlab bath salts. Click here to read it.

And this is it already for this week. Have a great Sunday, and thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Westlab Sleep Epsom & Dead Sea Salts With Lavender & Jasmine

Hi there! Today’s post is about these Westlab Sleep Epsom & Dead Sea Salts With Lavender & Jasmine (which also contain valerian root extract and ylang ylang flower oil) which I picked up at Boots for half price.

These bath salts promise to encourage a restful night’s sleep. Simply dissolve 2-3 handfuls of these bath salts in your bath and relax!

I’ve given these bath salts a try, and I think they’re very good. They dissolved fully without leaving any bits behind. The lavender scent is strong and incrediby natural, and I actually felt sleepy after the bath! My husband has used these bath salts too, and he agrees with me.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend these bath salts. Westlab Sleep Epsom & Dead Sea Salts With Lavender & Jasmine are available as 1kg for about £5.99 but they’re often on special. I paid £2.99 (half price offer at Boots).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde