Weekly Recap 30 March – 5 April 2020

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this past week. So read on if you’ve missed a post that you might have liked…

Monday 30 Mar – Malibu Lip Care Balm – Mango, Mint, Tropical

I reviewed a lip balm set on Monday. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 31 Mar – Monthly Favourites

Tuesday’s post was about my favourite products from March. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 1 Apr – March Empties

On Wednesday I told you which products I finished in March. Click here to read my Empties post.

Thursday 2 Apr – Nail Of The Day

Friday 3 Apr – Primark PS… Charcoal. Detox, Purify & Cleanse Bubble Sheet Mask

Thursday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
And on Friday I reviewed a bubble sheet mask. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Primark PS… Charcoal. Detox, Purify & Cleanse Bubble Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Primark‘s PS… Charcoal Detox, Purify & Cleanse Bubble Sheet Mask. This mask promises to draw out excess oil and impurities for cleansed pores and purified skin.

The essence contains orange and lemon fruit extracts, another few botanical extracts and charcoal powder. This mask is supposed to be left on for 10-15 minutes, and you should wash your face after use.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s really powerful! I could feel the cleansing effect within seconds of placing the mask on my face. It was lovely! I was also happy when I saw that the mask left my pores looking smaller, and that it made my skin look a bit brighter. I think this is a great bubble sheet mask, and I will buy it again, no doubt!

Primark‘s PS… Charcoal Detox, Purify & Cleanse Bubble Sheet Mask is available as a 20g single-use face mask for £1.50.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 60 Seconds 503 Mind The Gap, Victoria & Stamping With Born Pretty BP-L078

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 503 Mind The Gap, Victoria. This nail polish is inspired by London’s Victoria line. I think the colour is a pretty good match! Well done, Rimmel!

The stamping plate I used is Born Pretty BP-L078 (yes, again…). And since I still haven’t found my favourite black stamping polish, I used a random black polish – and you can see that the images came out a bit pale.

Anyhoo… I still liked this mani! What colour nail polish are you wearing at the moment? Feel free to let me know via the comments!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – March 2020

Hi there! Today’s post is my monthly Empties post. Read on if you’d like to know which products I said goodbye to in March 2020.

1 Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Precious – I love this shower gel! It’s been discontinued, but I might have another bottle in my stash. Fingers crossed!

2 Café De Bain Raspberry & Rose Crème Tarte Softening Shower Crème – if you like sweet, foody shower gels, this one might be for you. I found this one hard to finish.

3 Calcot Manor The Perfect Day Shower & Bath Gel – I didn’t love this shower gel, and I won’t buy it again.

4 Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum (travel size, x2) – I found these (and 2 full sizes) when we got ready for the house move. These smelled and looked perfectly fine, so I was happy to use them. I love this stuff! Boots improved this serum a few times already, and I’ll buy the current version again, no doubt! But I’m now going to focus on the 2 full size serums I have left in my stash.

5 Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Butter (travel size) – I love Boots Extracts. I’m sad the collection was discontinued. But I’ve got a few more mango-scented products from this collection in my stash.

6 Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream – I love this stuff! I’ll buy it again soon!

7 Superdrug Sweet Snuggles Vanilla Body Butter (travel size) – a lovely, rich vanilla body butter. It was a limited edition. Unfortunately, I can’t buy it again.

8 NSPA Fruit Extracts Pink Grapefruit Raspberry Face Wash – a decent face wash. I wouldn’t buy it again though as there are better products out there.

9 L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Conditioner – this is a good conditioner, but I don’t think I’l buy it again. L’Oréal has nicer hair products!

10 Cuticura Skin Balance Protective Hand & Nail Cream -my husband and I used this hand cream as a foot cream because we didn’t like its strange fragrance. It served our feet well, but I wouldn’t buy this product again.

11 Maybelline Dr. Rescue Base Coat – this is a decent base coat. If I can still find it at Poundland, I’ll buy it again.

12 L’Oréal Color Riche – J Lo’s Delicate Rose – the last few drops at the bottom of the bottle are too goopy to be used. I’m not going to buy this nail polish again as I have plenty of reds in my stash.

13 Lisseau Vanilla Body Butter – this is a nice body butter. I might buy it again.

I’ve also used a number of single-use face masks – if you’d like to look at my latest face mask finds, click here. 🙂

I finished quite a bit of skin care, and I’m really proud of myself for getting through a few travel-sized products too. Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to try them? Which products have you said goodbye to recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

March Beauty Awards

Hi there! Welcome to Mrs Strawberry Blonde’s March Beauty Awards. 😉 This post is about the products I loved the most in March. I picked my favourites from all the products I reviewed this past month. It was really difficult this month because I reviewed quite a few awesome products. Now, let’s start with the TOP 3!

3rd place – Montagne Jeunesse Pink Cactus Flower Peel Off
Runner-Up – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Refreshing Toning Mist

Montagne Jeunesse did a fabulous job with this face mask. I bought a dozen more of these masks!
Superdrug’s Vitamin E Refreshing Toning Mist is simply wonderful. It’s a new beauty staple!

WINNER – Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream

Nivea’s Soft Cream is one of my all-time favourite body moisturisers. I cannot believe I’ve never tried it until a few weeks ago! But from now on, I’ll be buying it frequently!

Onto the honourable mentions! Palmolive’s Pampering Clay and Purifying Clay shower gels are awesome! I’d recommend them to everyone! Malibu Sun’s Tropical Flavour Lip Care is amazing, and Maxbrands’ Charcoal Peel Off Mask is simply fantastic!

I liked the Spa Premium Epsom Salts And Eucalyptus, I found Primark’s PS… Soothing Cream Mask to be a lovely surprise, and Rimmel’s Sun Safari eyeshadow quad has enhanced my current eye make-up routine!

Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to try them? Which products have you been loving lately? Feel free to tell me via the comments. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Malibu Lip Care Balms – Mango Flavour, Mint Flavour & Tropical Flavour

Hi there! Today’s post is about 3 Malibu Lip Care BalmsMango Flavour, Mint Flavour and Tropical Flavour! These lip balms claim to be extra resistant to sun, sweat and water, and they promise UVA and UVB protection. I’ve given them a try, and I’m happy to say that these 3 lip balms are hydrating, and that they stay on. This is great. Now let’s focus on the flavours!

Malibu Mango Flavour Lip Care is my least favourite lip balm of the bunch. The flavour is terribly artificial, and I would never have guessed that it’s supposed to be mango.

Malibu Mint Flavour Lip Care is nice if you like mint-flavoured products. I’m not a fan, but my husband will be happy to use this lip balm.

Malibu Tropical Flavour Lip Care is my favourite of the three lip balms. The fruity flavour is really well done, and I’m enjoying it very much!

Based on my experience, I think these are decent products. If you want lip balms that stay on your lips and don’t slip down to your chin, you might want to give these ones a try. If you order through Malibu Sun’s website, these are £3.99 for a pack of 3, but the same pack of 3 is £1.49 at B&M Bargains (where I found them).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Primark PS… Soothing Cream Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is the last one for this week, and it’s also the last post this Face Mask Week. And it’s about this Primark PS… Soothing Cream Mask.

This mask promises to soothe and to hydrate skin. You’re supposed to cleanse your skin, then apply the mask to your face and neck. After about 15 minutes, rinse it off! And that’s already it!

A look at the ingredients shows that the mask is bursting with botanical extracts. This is great! I’ve given the mask a try, and I think it’s really nice. I would agree that the mask felt soothing and hydrating! One more thing I’d like to mention is that the mask has an interesting texture – it’s a jelly with pulp. It’s unusual, but it’s the perfect mask for a home spa day!

Primark PS… Soothing Cream Mask is available as 15ml for 80p at Primark. I’ll buy more of these!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde