Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 60 Seconds 625 Sir Yes Sir, Boots No. 7 Hot To Trot, Foils, & Stamping With MoYou London

Hi there! Happy Monday, everyone! Today’s post is about this mani that I did about 2 weeks ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Boots No. 7 Hot To Trot (2 coats, pinkies, ring fingers). This is an amazing polish. With most gold, silver and metallic shades, you get visible brushstrokes – but not with this one! 😍 For the images I used my MoYou London Zodiac 01 stamping plate and a black Rimmel polish.

I painted my thumbs, index and middle fingers with Rimmel 60 Seconds 625 Sir Yes Sir (2 coats). I like this polish a lot. It looks great on its own – but I think it looks even better with those cute rainbow foils. 🌈

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots No. 7 Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots No. 7 Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil which I’ve been using since June.

This facial oil with jojoba oil and retinyl palmitate is one of the core pieces of the No. 7 skin care collection.

It promises to give dry skin the boot and to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. The product page on Boots’ website says “turn back the clock” and “say bye-bye to dry and dehydrated skin…” Well, OK then!

When I started to use this facial oil, I didn’t believe that it would live up to its promises. I didn’t like it for the first few days, and I didn’t think it was rich enough. However, I kept using it, and after about 10 days, I found that it that killed off the 2 eczema patches which I’ve had for a few months now.

I’ve tried other products, and some did help with the eczema. But this facial oil has really gone the extra mile for my skin. I’m glad I continued to use it even though I was sceptical at first.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this facial oil. It’s a non-greasy formula, so you might be thinking it’s not rich enough for dry skin. But it actually is rich and deeply hyrating. I will buy it again, no doubt!

Boots No. 7 Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil is available as 30ml for £23. Smaller 15ml bottles are usually available as part of seasonal gift sets.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Sheet Mask With Added Dipeptide

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots Sheet Mask With Added Dipeptide. This mask promises to fill in fine lines and to make skin look more radiant.

How does it work? Cleanse your skin, place the mask on your face, leave it on for 15 minutes, then massage the remaining essence from the sachet into your skin.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s really nice! There are 4 masks in this collection, and this is by far the best of the bunch! First of all, this mask doesn’t have that weird fragrance (it’s actually more of a smell) that the other 3 masks have. This was a nice surprise!

I’m also happy to report that this mask seems to fill in the fine lines on my forehead, and that it gave my skin a nice glow. I really liked that a lot!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this face mask! Boots Sheet Mask With Added Dipeptide is available as a 25g single-use sheet mask for £1.50.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – The Ultimate Halloween Mani Feat. Revlon, Rimmel, MoYou London & More

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

For this spooky Halloween mani I painted my nails with:
MUA Whitewash (pinkies, index fingers), Revlon Colorstay 090 Sorbet (ring fingers), and Rimmel I  ♥ Lasting Finish 401 Wedge Of Lime (middle fingers, thumbs).

I used Boots No 7 Devils Delight and a small piece of a sponge for the blood effect. The stamping plate I used is MoYou London’s Festive 53 plate. The black polish I stamped with is Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

For this mani I simply “recycled” a few old mani ideas from the past few years and put them together. And I liked the result!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Sheet Mask With Added Collagen

HI there! I’ve got a face mask review for you today – and it’s about this Boots Sheet Mask With Added Collagen. This ultra-thin sheet mask promises to leave skin looking smoother and more radiant.

The mask is easy to use (once you’ve managed to free it from the mask-shaped piece of plastic it’s wrapped around). So… cleanse your skin, place the mask on your face, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then massage the remaining essence into your skin. Job done!

I’ve given this mask a try, and I found that it made my skin look smoother. There was no difference in skin radiance (my skin looks quite alright at the moment, so I have no reason to complain right now), but I’ve noticed that this mask plumped up my skin. This was visible on my forehead and around my eyes. Impressive!

Having said this, I won’t repurchase this sheet mask. The piece of plastic that comes with these ultra-thin sheet masks is very annoying, and I don’t like the strong, chemical fragrance. To be fair, the other 2 masks I’ve previously tried and reviewed from this range smelled the same; I haven’t mentioned it before, but now that I’ve used mask number 3, the fragrance registers as unpleasant to me.

Anyhoo, if you’d like to give it a try… Boots Sheet Mask With Added Collagen is available as a 25g single-use sheet mask for £1.50.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Botanics All Bright Night Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Night Cream for people with normal or dry skin. This face cream promises to brighten and to hydrate skin. Here’s what I think about this product…

Unfortunately, I had to bin this face cream. A few weeks ago my eyes started to swell up. It was bad! Fortunately, I have a prescription for steroids, so I was able to take care of my eyes as soon as I noticed what was happening, and yes, I was able to prevent a full-blown angioedema. However, I also thought that a new beauty product might be to blame.

Since I started to use a few new products and new makeup brushes around the same time (silly me), I stopped using all of the new products and I went back to a full Olay skin care regime. Then I re-introduced the new products – 1 product or tool at a time, and no more than 1 new product or tool every 5 days. I also kept track of every single product and tool that I used around my eyes. 👍

5 weeks later I finally had my answer – it was this night cream that caused a terrible skin reaction. Whilst I love Boots’ Botanics All Bright Day Cream and a few more products from their All Bright collection, I won’t go anywhere near this night cream again.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Sheet Mask With Added Peptide

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing this Boots Sheet Mask With Added Peptide. This mask promises to leave your skin looking smoother & feeling nourished. Using this mask is easy – cleanse your skin, place the mask on your face, leave it on for 20 minutes, then massage the leftover essence into your skin.

I don’t like that this ultra-thin sheet mask is wrapped around a mask-shaped piece of plastic. It’s incredibly messy, and it wastes a lot of the essence.

Having said that, this mask is actually very good. It made my skin feel super soft, and I have to say that it made my skin look smooth and glowy too. Based on this, I would recommend it. However, I won’t repurchase it.

Boots Sheet Mask With Added Peptide is available as a 25g single-use sheet mask for £1.50.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Peel Off Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Boots’ Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Peel Off Face Mask. It promises to lift dirt out of skin pores, to help remove blackheads, to help tighten pores and to prevent future breakouts.

The instructions state that you should apply the mask to cleansed skin, leave it to dry for 15-20 minutes, peel it off and then wash your face to make sure you remove any mask residue.

I’ve given this mask (2 of these masks actually) a try, and I think this is one of the most pointless face masks I’ve ever used. It removes nothing at all – not even itself. I think you’d be better off trying to remove blackheads and dead skin cells with sticky tape (although I wouldn’t recommend that).

I won’t be repurchasing this mask. But if you’re interested, Boots’ Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Peel Off Face Mask used to be available as single-use sachets. However, Boots now offers this mask as a 50ml tube for £3.50.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Sheet Mask With Added Hyaluronic Acid

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots Sheet Mask With Added Hyaluronic Acid. This mask promises to maintain skin’s natural moisture balance and to make skin feel nourished.

The instructions state that you should cleanse your face, then place the mask on your face, leave it on for 15 minutes, then massage the remaining essence into your skin. I’ve given this mask a try, and here’s what I think.

The ultra fine sheet mask is wrapped around a face-mask-shaped plastic thingy (?) which is designed to keep the sheet mask in shape. I’m not a fan because, in my opinion, that extra piece of plastic is not only messy to handle, but it’s also useless.

I did like the fit and the feel of the sheet mask. It fit my face shape reasonably well, and it stayed in place.

This mask provides enough essence for 2 sheet masks, so once I took the sheet mask off of my face, I threw it back in the sachet, so it would soak up the remaining essence, and then I enjoyed a second sheet mask right after the first one. 😀

The sheet mask felt great whilst it was still on my face. But this changed quickly once I took it off. The mask left a sticky layer on my face, but it didn’t feel moisturising at all. Underneath the sticky layer, my skin felt tight. This means that the mask did the opposite of what it promised. I had to use plenty of face mist and facial oil to restore my skin to its pre-mask state!

I wouldn’t recommend this face mask at all, but if you’re interested… Boots Sheet Mask With Added Hyaluronic Acid is available as a 25g single-use sheet mask for £1.50.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream SPF15

Hi there! Today’s post is about the face cream I’m using at the moment – Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream with SPF 15. This face cream for people with normal to dry skin promises to brighten and protect skin for 24 hours. I’ve been using this face cream for a few weeks now, and here’s what I think.

I’m enjoying this day cream very much! I can’t comment on whether it’s actually brightening (my face has reached maximum brightness levels since I started using Superdrug’s Skin Brightening Solution almost 2 months ago). However, I think this day cream is very good because it feels rich and insanely moisturising, and it plays amazingly well with my foundation (Max Factor Pan Stik). I think Boots did a fantastic job with this day cream!

Boots Botanics All Bright Day Cream with SPF15 is available as 50ml for £6.99. I paid £2.50 (clearance, old packaging).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde