Maybelline Color Elixir By Colorsensational 135 Raspberry Rhapsody

Hi there! Today’s review is about Maybelline Color Elixir By Colorsensational 135 Raspberry Rhapsody. This is one of the products I picked up very recently. Since I haven’t used a lipgloss in a while, I gave this one a try right away, and here’s what I think. 🙂

I love it! This lipgloss has the most amazing colour; it’s a dark raspberry shade which, unfortunately, was impossible to capture with any of the phones or cameras we own. Sorry! But I love the colour (it makes my teeth look whiter than they are, and it looks great with pale skin), I love the glossy finish (no glitter), I love the taste (candy vanilla), and I love that it hydrates my lips.

In summary, I love this lipgloss very much. I already went back to Poundland and bought a back-up! Maybelline Color Elixir By Colorsensational 135 Raspberry Rhapsody is available for £1 (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Reducing My Oldies Stash – Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Butter. I can’t believe I never reviewed this! Boots seem to be redoing their Extracts collection, and I hope this one’s going to be part of whatever new collection they come up with. Here’s why…

This body butter is the most wonderful cocoa butter I’ve ever tried. The fragrance is hot cocoa and chocolate, and the formula is a dream. This body butter is insanely nourishing. It makes my skin feel super soft without making it feel sticky. This body butter is simply amazing!

Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Butter is available as 200ml. I purchased this body butter as part of a half price gift set.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Bling Pop Soothing Face Mask With Charcoal

Hi there! Today’s post is about Bling Pop‘s Soothing Face Mask With Charcoal. This face mask promises to moisturise and to soothe skin. This mask works like any other regular sheet mask – place it on your face, leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then massage the excess into your skin. I always leave these masks on until they’re dry. I just can’t bin a sheet mask that’s still dripping with serum. I hate being wasteful.

How’s the mask? I think it’s pretty awesome! It feels deeply hydrating and it has a soothing effect. I’ve used a few of these masks already, and they helped turn angry skin into calm and happy skin in no time. I’ve also noticed that my skin tone looks brighter and more even every time I use one of these masks. In summary, if you see these masks at your local TK Maxx (or wherever), you really should pick them up!

Bling Pop‘s Soothing Face Mask With Charcoal is available as a pack of 10 sheet masks for £5.99 (TK Maxx). What an incredible bargain!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Care Chemist Macadamia Beauty Oil

Hi there! Today’s post is about Skin Care Chemist‘s Macadamia Beauty Oil. This facial oil is aimed at people with mature skin. It promises to help restore skin’s natural, radiant looking glow, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and to lift, plump, smooth and soften the skin.

This facial oil contains vitamin E as well as a number of botanical ingredients, such as macadamia oil, sunflower seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil, raspberry fruit extract, sage leaf extract, nettle extract, rosemary leaf extract, etc.

How’s the product? I’ve been using this oil for a few weeks now, and I’m blown away. I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to try a facial oil. I could kick myself! This oil is simply fantastic. It bursts with botanical ingredients, it feels amazing on my skin, it makes my skin feel sensationally soft, it takes care of dry patches, and it looks like it’s filling in my fine lines! I love this facial oil. It’s one of the most amazing products I’ve tried all year. 11 stars!

How do I use the oil? I’m using this oil instead of a serum. I let it sink in for 5-10 minutes, then I apply my eye cream and my day cream. I know some people like to use a facial oil only, others use their facial oil after their serum and instead of a moisturiser. But there are no rules, really. And using this facial oil instead of a serum works best for me. 🙂

Skin Care Chemist‘s Macadamia Beauty Oil is available as 30ml. I paid £3. What an amazing bargain!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Sanctuary Spa Kyphi 24-Hour Moisturising Shower Cream & Nourishing Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 products which I’ll miss dearly when they’re gone – Sanctuary Spa Kyphi 24-Hour Moisturising Shower Cream & Sanctuary Spa Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter.

Sanctuary Spa Kyphi 24-Hour Moisturising Shower Cream is one of the best shower products I’ve used all year. It cleanses my skin, but it also makes my skin feel super soft. I love it! The oriental fragrance is simply gorgeous – it’s dark, feminine and positively addictive. This product deserves 11 stars!

Sanctuary Spa Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter with sweet almond oil, shea butter and argan oil is a perfect 11 too! This body butter is one of the richest body butters that I’ve ever tried. However, this body butter is absorbed quickly, and it doesn’t feel sticky at all. The fragrance is 100% gorgeous and longlasting. This body butter is simply perfect!

Unfortunately, Sanctuary Spa Kyphi 24-Hour Moisturising Shower Cream & Sanctuary Spa Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter have been discontinued and replaced with lesser products. 😦

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Flavoured Lip Balm

Hi there! Today’s post is about a lip balm that I bought a little while ago for £1Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Flavoured Lip Balm. I know I say this all the time, so here it goes again… I have too many lip balms, and I didn’t really need this one, but it looked too cute to resist! 🙂

How’s the lip balm? It’s brilliant! It hydrates my lips perfectly, and it really tastes and smells like popcorn. The flavour is 100% spot on! I’m keeping this lip balm in my make-up bag or on my desk, and several co-workers have commented on how cute it is. I should have bought 10 of these lip balms to give away to a few friends and co-workers, so that they could experience this freakinshly fantastic popcorn flavour too!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic with 5% glycolic acid.

In addition to glycolic acid, this product also contains kiwi, lemon and mulberry fruit extracts, lotus flower extract and witch hazel.

This toner claims to… help revive skin’s radiance, even out skin tone, refine pores, retexturise the skin surface, and make fine lines and wrinkles appear smoother. The promised result is a brighter, healthier and more youthful complexion.

Use this product like any other toner. Superdrug recommends it be used twice a day (mornings and evenings). I’ve been using this toner once a day (evenings) on most days since some time in July, and I think it worked wonders for me.

I don’t think this toner refined my pores at all, but it did everything else it promised. This summer, I’ve had new dark skin patches (I learned that this is called melasma) develop on my forehead, above my upper lip, on the bridge of my nose, and on my cheekbones. Thanks to this toner, these dark patches have almost disappeared. I can still see them if I take a very close and prolonged look, but this toner has been amazing at brightening and evening out my skin tone.

I have been really impressed with this toner. I already bought 4 back-up bottles! I would also recommend this toner to everyone! If you don’t at least give this toner a try, it’s your own fault!

Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic with 5% glycolic acid is available as 100ml for £5.99. I paid £2.99 (half price promotion). This product is suitable for vegans, and it’s certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde