You Need These In Your Life – Primark PS… Cellulose Facial Cleansing Sponges

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing the PS… Facial Cleansing Sponges that I found at Primark. I’ve been using one of these sponges for about 4 weeks now – and I love it! I think I love these cellulose sponges more than konjac sponges! Now let me tell you why I think that you need to try these sponges too. 🙂

I think these sponges are super easy to use – you use them just as you would use any other facial sponge or washcloth. Just apply a small amount of face wash to the moist sponge and rub it all over your face. And that’s it! I think this sponge makes my skin feel super soft and clean, however, it’s not harsh at all. This sponge is definitely suitable for daily use, and I’m sure it’s perfect for all skin types.

I also like that these sponges are easy to clean. Just squeeze out any residue under running water – job done! Another big plus is that these sponges dry quickly. Whilst I’m not sure how long it takes for these sponges to dry, my sponge is always dry when I want to use it – and sometimes I use it twice a day.

To make a long story short – these sponges are fantastic! I’d recommend them in an instant, and I’ve already stocked up (I’ll do another haul post soon). PS… Facial Cleansing Sponges are exclusive to Primark. A pack of 2 sponges is £1!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nivea Age-Defying Q10 Hand Cream – With SPF!

Hi there! Since summer has basically arrived, I thought I should try and review a hand cream with SPF!

So today’s post is about Nivea’s Age Defying Q10 Hand Cream. This hand cream is aimed at people who want an anti-wrinkle hand cream that takes care of dry hands, protects hands from sun damage and helps prevent sun spots.

So how’s this hand cream? I think it’s great! It’s quite rich, so it’s not the formula you’d expect from a summer hand cream. But it’s not sticky and it’s absorbed quickly.

I don’t think that this hand cream made my hands appear younger. However, I’ve always taken care of my hands (I think that my hands look 15 years younger than they are), so I wouldn’t expect a new product to do wonders anyway.

I also don’t have any sun spots, but I am satisfied that this hand cream protects my skin from sun damage. My hands look as pale as they did in March, so I trust the SPF in this hand cream.

Oh, one more thing… this hand cream smells lovely. I’d describe the fragrance as happy and yellow – which is perfect for summer!

Nivea’s Age-Defying Q10 Hand Cream (which I would recommend to everyone) is available as 75ml for £4. Nivea used to do 100ml tubes (like the ones I have) for about the same price. However, Nivea updated (= shrunk) the packaging of this hand cream.

If you wonder if the 100ml tubes are still around… yes, they are! Just a few weeks ago I found this hand cream at Poundland (or Poundworld?). And I bought 5 tubes for £1 each. Fantastic value!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Olay Regenerist Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Cream Moisturiser

Hi there! Today’s post is about Olay’s Regenerist Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Cream Moisturiser which I’ve been using since early March. In summary, this face cream promises to brighten, exfoliate and smooth skin, to reduce the appearance of dark spots over time, and to regenerate the skin’s appearance for a healthy and luminous complexion. In addition, this face cream promises younger looking skin in two weeks! Now let me tell you more…

First of all, this cream doesn’t contain sunscreen, so I’m using it as a night cream only. And guess what, it’s a great night cream! I don’t think I look any younger than a month ago. However, for the past couple of weeks I’ve woken up to a fresh and well-rested looking face, which is as amazing as it is unusual because even though I have to get up at 5:30 every weekday now, I never go to bed before midnight…

So based on my experience I’m satisfied that this Olay moisturiser does quite a lot! Yes, it exfoliates, and it does make my skin feel smooth. And I have no doubt that it somehow regenerates my skin’s appearance because my skin does look fantastic now! Thank you, Olay!

I would definitely recommend Olay’s Regenerist Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Cream Moisturiser. It’s £29.99 for 50ml, so it’s one of Olay’s most expensive products. However, I only paid £14.99 (half price offer). So don’t forget to compare prices! Oh, and I’ve already bought a back-up which, by the way, was only £9.99.

Have you tried this product? If so, what do you think? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

You Need These In Your Life – Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray & Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray

Hi there! Today’s post is about Boots’ Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray & Boots’ Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray. I’ve already emptied one of these vanilla sprays (I have 3!), and I’m almost halfway through the mango spray. So it really is time for a review! 🙂
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Boots’ Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray is gorgeous! It smells exactly like the delicious and divine Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Butter. It’s so good that I could kick myself for not trying it sooner!

Boots’ Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray is really lovely too. It’s wonderfully sweet and cuddly – just like Boots’ Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Butter.

I would recommend these 2 body sprays to anyone! They’re available as 150ml for £3.50, which is good value. But on top of that, Boots runs 3 for 2 promotions quite frequently, so there’s no excuse not to stock up! Now go! Buy! 🙂

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask

Hi there! Not too long ago I bought Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask for the first time. This mask is a serum-like gel which is packed with vitamins (E, A, B, F, H) and other goodies like horse chestnut extract and jojoba oil.

You’re supposed to apply the mask after you’ve cleansed your face, and to leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes. Then you’re supposed to either massage the excess product into your skin, or remove it with a cotton wool pad. I’ve been using this mask for a few weeks now – but not as directed. 😉 Read on, I’ll tell you more!
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When I used the mask for the first time, I found the strong coconut fragrance too overwhelming. I thought I’d never be able to use this mask on a weekly basis. But fortunately the fragrance didn’t linger for too long. And once the fragrance had evaporated, I took a closer look at the product – and my face.

What happened? Well, first of all I loved the way my skin looked. I have dry and moody skin, and on top of that I also have eczema. But this mask made my skin look all plump and supple – within minutes! And this is when I knew the mask and I would be friends. 🙂

I think it’s remarkable how I went from “Ugh, coconuts!” to “Wow, this is magic!” in about 10 minutes. I rarely change my mind about products – certainly not within minutes. But I’m glad I gave this mask a chance. Otherwise I would have missed out. Big time!

How do I use this mask? I’ve never been wasteful with products. And I don’t see why I should apply too much product when I’d have to wipe off the excess or make an effort to massage it into my skin after a few minutes. So what do I do now? Once a week I use this mask as a night cream. I apply a generous (but not wasteful) amount of product to my face before I go to bed. And when I get up in the morning, my skin feels soft and supple, and it looks nourished. I love it!

I would definitely recommend this face mask to everyone. It’s awesome, it’s cheap, and it even helps with dry patches. If it didn’t smell of coconuts, this mask would be my Number 1 favourite product this month.

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask is available as 100ml for £2.99. But Superdrug runs buy one get second half price promotions on its Vitamin E products almost all the time. 🙂

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Clearly Youthful Resurfacing Night Serum

Hi there! I’ve been using Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful Resurfacing Night Serum for quite a while, so I thought it’s about time I write a review!

Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful product line is aimed at women who want to tackle skin impurities and skin ageing – at the same time. This serum promises to resurface skin texture, to refine pores and to even out skin tone. At the same time the serum claims to contain collagen boosting tetrapeptide and anti-pigmenting red algae extract. In regards to skin impurities, this serum promises to control excess sebum and to prevent outbreaks with continued use.
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Now, let’s take a closer look. This night serum is housed in a dropper bottle. In my opinion this isn’t ideal. I never get the dosage right, and, over time, dried-up product residue settles under the lid. I would have preferred a pump bottle – like the one they did for the day serum.

But now let’s talk about the actual serum! First of all, this night serum doesn’t smell great. The smell is tolerable, but it’s not great. But then, all the Clearly Youthful products have a chemical smell… Anyway, since this serum is actually really good, I accept its smell as a ‘quirky feature’. 😉

I use this serum 3 to 4 times per week, and I think it makes a difference to my skin. At the moment I’m not using the Clearly Youthful day serum or the Clearly Youthful glycolic peel-off mask, so this night serum has to do all the work. And it does what I need it to. It makes my skin look and feel significantly clearer, my pores appear smaller, and I have fewer spots. So yes, this night serum works! And I have already purchased another bottle. 🙂

I can’t comment on the serum’s anti-ageing properties (thanks to Olay my face is basically wrinkle-free). But if you struggle with spots or even minor skin impurities, I’d definitely recommend this night serum. I’d also recommend you try the day serum and the glycolic peel-off mask from the same line.

Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful Resurfacing Night Serum is available as 50ml for £4.89. I got mine for half price! So keep your eyes peeled for promotions.

You Need This In Your Life – Superdrug Dehydrated Facial Konjac Sponge

Hi there! Today’s post is about my new favourite beauty accessory – Superdrug’s Dehydrated Facial Konjac Sponge. I didn’t know what to expect because I’ve never used a konjac sponge before. I know they’ve been around for a while, but over the past couple of weeks I’ve read several blog posts in which fellow bloggers mentioned how much they loved their konjac sponges – and all of a sudden I wanted one! 🙂

And now I have my konjac sponge! Well, I bought 3 sponges – but there was a 3 for 2 offer. OK, let’s get to the product. This konjac sponge is made from pure vegetable fibres – I’m assuming it would be suitable for vegans. The sponge is dehydrated, so it has to be soaked in water for a few minutes before it can be used for the first time. But this is a one-time-thing, and from then on all you need to do is rinse the sponge under the tab for a few seconds – and it will be ready for use.
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And what does the sponge do? This konjac sponge promises to exfoliate and to cleanse skin, and to improve circulation for clear and soft skin. And does it work? Yes, absolutely! All you have to do is use the sponge on your face – the same way you’d use any other sponge, flannel or washcloth.

Does it work with cleansing products? Yes. You can apply a drop of cleansing milk or face wash (or whatever you use to remove your make-up or to cleanse your face) to the moist sponge. Just rub it all over your face and you’ll see that it removes make-up, dirt and dead skin cells very well. Your skin will look and feel soft and clear. Awesome stuff!

Another good thing is that konjac sponges are gentle enough for daily use. Whilst harsh scrubs can damage skin, konjac sponges are perfectly suitable for dry, sensitive and flaky skin. And even people with rosacea can use them – because apparently they don’t irritate skin – at least that’s what a dermatologist told Allure magazine (I refer to this article). Personally, I believe these sponges are perfect for every day use – and I’ve made them part of my cleansing routine.

More good stuff: Konjac sponges are all natural, so when they fall apart you can compost them. 🙂 I’ll continue to use Superdrug’s konjac sponges – they’re £1.99 each, so they’re much better value than the “cheap” ones you can find on that auction web site or that online marketplace. 😉

Feel free to let me know what you think of konjac sponges. Do you love them too? For how long have you been using them? Or if you’ve never used konjac sponges before, will you give them a try? Please let me know your thoughts. And thanks for reading!