Nail Of The Day – NYC In A Minute 900 Wonder Purple & Stamping With Finger Angel A024

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

For this simple mani I painted my nails with NYC In A Minute 900 Wonder Purple (2 coats).

I love this polish, but I think this is (well, was) the last decent mani I managed to do with it. The bottle is about 85% empty, and the polish has thickened quite a bit. I hope I can use the leftover polish to make decals.

For the images I used my relatively new Finger Angel A024 stamping plate. The black polish I stamped with is the wonderful Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Weekly Recap 5 – 11 August 2019

Hi there! Since it’s Sunday, today’s post is my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that you might have liked, this is your chance to catch up with my blog. 😊

Monday 5 Aug – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 6 Aug – Superdrug B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz

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

Wednesday 7 Aug – MakeUp Revolution London Unicorns Unite Eyeshadow Palette

This eye palette was the star of Wednesday’s post. Click here to read it.

Thursday 8 Aug – Carex Original Shower Gel, Carex Moisture Plus Shower Cream

Thursday’s post was about 2 shower gels. Click here to read the review.

Friday 9 Aug – Montagne Jeunesse Face Food Blackcurrant & Blueberry Peel-Off Masque AND Lime & Lemon Purifying Masque

Friday’s post was about 2 face masks. Click here to read it.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Face Food Blackcurrant & Blueberry Peel-Off Masque AND Lime & Lemon Purifying Masque

Hi there! Today’s post is about this face mask duo that I found at my local Savers drugstore – Montagne Jeunesse Face Food Blackcurrant & Blueberry Peel-Off Masque AND Lime & Lemon Purifying Masque. I think this face mask duo was 69p! A total steal! I’ve now given these masks a try, and here’s what I think…

Montagne Jeunesse Face Food Blackcurrant & Blueberry Peel-Off Masque promises to peel away impurities and dead skin cells with the help of antioxidant-rich blackcurrant and blueberry. I think this is a good face mask. It did make my skin softer, so I have no doubt that it removed dead skin cells.

Montagne Jeunesse Face Food Lime & Lemon Purifying Masque is a clay mask which promises to gives skin a deep and refreshing cleanse. Whilst I didn’t care for the bathroom cleanser fragrance, the mask did what it promised to do. It’s definitely worth a try if you have problem skin.

Montagne Jeunesse Face Food Blackcurrant & Blueberry Peel-Off Masque AND Lime & Lemon Purifying Masque is available as a face mask duo. I’ve also seen (and purchased) other varieties, so if you’re interested in trying out new face masks, you should swing by your local Savers drugstore.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Carex Original Shower Gel, Carex Moisture Plus Shower Cream

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing 2 shower products – Carex Original Shower Gel and Carex Moisture Plus Shower Cream. I picked these up for £1 each (Poundland). I’ve been using these shower gels for a little while now, and here’s what I think.

Carex Original Shower Gel was a nice surprise. This shower gel has a very pleasant, refreshing and transparent blue fragrance. It isn’t spectacular, but it’s very well done, and I think it’s definitely one of the best unisex shower gels I’ve ever tried. I would repurchase it!

Carex Moisture Plus Shower Cream is the best “white” shower cream I’ve ever used. I love the cute fragrance which I can’t really describe… but I’d say the shower gel smells like multi-vitamin juice mixed with velvet and sunshine. 😜 I think the formula is lovely too, and I agree with Carex that this shower cream is moisturising. I’ll buy this one again for sure! Well done, Carex!

Carex Original Shower Gel and Carex Moisture Plus Shower Cream are available as 250ml and 500ml. Prices depend on where you shop. I paid £1 each for the big bottles (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MakeUp Revolution London Unicorns Unite Eyeshadow Palette

Hi there! Today’s post is about MakeUp Revolution London‘s Unicorns Unite Eyeshadow Palette. MakeUp Revolution launches new products all the time, so some of their products disappear from their (and Superdrug’s) online shop quickly. However, thanks to end-of-line specialist online retailers, those products can still be found for a looong time… and this palette is one of those products. 😋

The Unicorns Unite palette contains 18 eyeshadows – 12 shimmers and six mattes. Here are the swatches!

Top row: The shades are “Legend”, “Grace”, “Medieval”, “Unicorn”, “Believe”, “Symbol”. All of them are super gorgeous and well pigmented. “Believe” is one of the purple shades I’ve known from a number of MUR palettes. I will use this one to make stamping polish.

2nd row: These shades are called “Spiral”, “Fortune”, “Fantasy”, “Beauty”, “Spiritual”, “Creature”. The first 5 shades are lovely, and they burst with pigment, but the 6th shade is a bit of a stinker. I know the first 4 shades from other MUR palettes, and these will be turned into stamping polish as well! 😊

Bottom row: “Pure”, “Buttercup”, “Unite”, “Horn”, “Special”, “History” are the names of the matte shades. The first shade is pretty much invisible in the swatch because it’s a perfect match for my skin tone, the second swatch isn’t much better because this shade’s just a bit darker and a bit more peachy than my skin tone. I think the first 5 shades are well pigmented, but again, the 6th shade is of poor quality.

I’ve worn all of the eyeshadows at least once now, and the shimmers (minus “Creature”) wear very well. The mattes (minus “History”) are good but not great.

All in all, this is a really good palette, and I would recommend it. I paid £4 for this one, so I have no reason to complain. 😎

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz. This product contains caffeine, vitamin C and cucumber juice which promise to energise skin. In addition, the product claims to boots skin radiance for a well-rested and healthy glow.

I’ve used this facial spritz for the past 2 months (I finished it just a few days ago), and I was very happy with it.

Here’s how I used the spray:
1. As the first step in my post-cleansing skin care routine. I spray my face (4-5 sprays), then I apply my serum and then I massage the mix into my skin. This helps me hydrate my skin better, and it makes it easier to spread the serum all over my face and neck.

2. As the second step in my skin care routine. I always let my skin absorb the serum for a few minutes. Then I spray my face again (2-4 sprays) right before I use my day or night moisturiser on my face.

3. In conjunction with my foundation. I use Max Factor’s Pan Stik – which is the only foundation that doesn’t highlight eczema patches – no, it even makes them disappear! The Pan Stik is a heavy full-coverage foundation, but I spray my face again (2 sprays) after I’ve “drawn” foundation all over my face. Then I let it sit for about 20 seconds, and then I blend it with my fingers. I still get the same flawless coverage, but I also get a nice, dewy finish.

4. I also use the spray whenever I want a bit of extra hydration. It works on cleansed skin, as well as over moisturiser or makeup.

Based on my experience, I would recommend this product to everyone! If you have dry skin, you should definitely try a face mist – and you could give this one a try!

Superdrug‘s B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz. is available as 75ml for £8.99 (it used to be £7.99 but Superdrug increased the prices on their own brand products). I paid £3.89 (half price offer).  This products is also suitable for vegans, and it’s certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo)!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Bourjois Cocktail A Barcelona 29 & Stamping With MoYou Nails 491

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did a little while ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Bourjois Cocktail A Barcelona 29 (2 coats). I like this polish. The colour and the shimmery finish are gorgeous. And it’s opaque in 2 coats which is unusual for such a light colour.

For the images I used my relatively new MoYou Nails 491 plate. MoYou Nails is different from MoYou London.

Apparently, there used to be 1 company called MoYou, but the co-owners went their separate ways, and now there’s 1 company trading as MoYou London and 1 company trading as MoYou Nails. That’s sorted then!

Oh, and the black polish I stamped with is the wonderful Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto (which, unfortunately, is near empty…).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde