Major Haul! Yves Saint Laurent, Thierry Mugler, The Crème Shop, Patisserie De Bain, Soap & Glory, Sanctuary Spa, Boots No.7, Valjean Labs & More!

Hi there! Since I’ve been shopping a lot lately, I thought I’d let you know what I got my hands on. It’s mainly stuff from the bargain stores and discounted gift sets from the post-Christmas sale. OK, here’s everything I picked up!

Thierry Mugler Aura gift set£32.66. Debenhams.

Max & More No. 4 Nude Eyeshadow Palette£2. I haven’t heard of Max & More, so I looked up the brand… apparently it’s a cruelty-free brand from the Netherlands. Fantastic stuff!

Max & More No. 1 Forest Eyeshadow Palette£2. I found these palettes at Poundland.

Primark Holler And Glow Nails Before Tails Nail Polish Set£4.
Patisserie De Bain Raspberry Roulade Hand Cream, Orange Crush Hand Cream£1 each.
Patisserie De Bain Sweet As Cherry Pie Body Mist£1.
The Patisserie De Bain products are Poundland finds!

Lisseau Cocoa Body Butter80p.
Liseau Vanilla Body Butter80p.
These body butters are from Poundstretcher!

YSL Cinéma Eau de Parfum£31.50 (half price offer, Debenhams).
Malki Dead Sea Natural Sulphur Soap x2, £3.75 each and a 3 for 2 offer, so I am pretty annoyed that Boots forgot the 3rd item – but I have dropped them an email, and I hope they send me the missing Dead Sea soap asap.

The Crème Shop Santa’s List Charcoal Sheet Mask (pack of 5)£4.99.
The Crème Shop Pumpkin Spice Fusion Sheet Mask (pack of 5) £4.99.
These masks are from TK Maxx!

The Crème Shop Last Christmas Naughty & Nice Sheet Masks (pack of 6, 3 Naughty and 3 Nice masks) – £5.99.
TK Maxx, again.

The Crème Shop Holiday Cheer & Clear Sheet Masks (pack of 6, 3 Naughty and 3 Nice masks) – £5.99.
Yup, they’re from TK Maxx as well.

Valjean Labs Revive + Renew Day Serum And Sleeping Mask Duo £9.99.
Another TK Maxx find!

Sanctuary Spa gift set£7. Boots.

Another Sanctuary Spa gift set. This one contains a shower gel, luxury bath float, body butter and hand cream. These are all full sizes. I’m sorry I haven’t opened this one yet. 1 at a time! This set was £12.50. Boots.

Sanctuary Spa gift set number 3 – £10. Yes, Boots again.

Soap & Glory Clean On Me and Scrub Of Your Life. These came in a gift set with…

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter, Hand Food and 2 bath bombs. I am not going to use the bath bombs. They’re glittery. I’ll give them to the first person who wants them. The gift set with all 6 products was £10. Boots.

Creightons Hand CreamsArgan Oil, Cocoa Butter, Manuka Honey. I am not sure how much these were, but I’ll check the next time I swing by Home Bargains.

2 more Patisserie De Bain Hand Creams – these were £1 each. Poundland.

Boots No.7 gift set – this set contains all sorts of goodies. It was £39 (better than half price offer before the sale even started). Boots.

And finally… I bought 2 more George at Asda duvet cover sets. They’re king size, and they were £14 each. I love these designs! However, I need to stop buying duvet cover sets. I bought 6 over the past year, and even though I got rid of all the old (very old, actually) duvet cover sets, I have more than enough now.

*** By the way, please remember not to dispose of unwanted textiles of any kind (clothes, towels, bedding, etc) with your household rubbish. Your local charity shop will gladly accept items in good condition, H&M and other high street stores run textile recycling schemes (H&M accepts clothes and household textiles like towels and bedding), and animal shelters are usually happy to accept towels and duvet covers (but not duvets as they’re difficult to clean and they can’t be recycled). ***

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask which I picked up for 99p at my local Home Bargains store.

This face mask contains kaolin as well as bentonite, and it promises to absorb excess oils for a clearer complexion.

It’s super easy to use – apply it to cleansed skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

So how is it? I think this mask is very good. I can see that this mask is giving my skin a deep cleanse, and that it makes my skin feel squeaky clean but not dry. This is pretty awesome!

I also love the fresh grapefruit fragrance. It’s refreshing and natural.

I would recommend this face mask to anyone who’s looking for an effective but inexpensive clay mask.

Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask is available as 100ml.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Creightons Vanilla & Macadamia Cocoon Shower Burst

Creightons Macadamia VanillaHello beauties. This is just a quick post about one of my latest favourites. It’s a shower gel – but it’s a heavenly one.

I found Creightons Vanilla & Macadamia Cocoon Shower Burst a couple of days ago when I paid my local Home Bargains a quick visit. I thought, hmmm, vanilla… macadamia… oh, and it’s made in England… I should give it a sniff.

Now what does it smell like? The scent reminded me of Werther’s Original cream candy. And was I in love right away? Yesss! So I had to try it the same day.

While the shower gel smells slightly different when wet, it still bursts with the sweetness of caramel, cream and vanilla and a hint of roasted macadamia nuts. Yummy!

I like the formula too. The shower gel is gentle, mild and it didn’t do my dry skin any harm at all.

I think Creightons Vanilla & Macadamia Cocoon Shower Burst could become a winter favourite for me. I will definitely buy it again.

Priced at 99p for a 250ml bottle it’s a steal! And I can’t wait to try more products from their line.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde