Skin Treats Aloe Vera Restoring Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Skin Treats Aloe Vera Restoring Sheet Mask which I picked up at Savers a few weeks ago. The mask promises to have a soothing, calming and moisturising effect on the skin.

This face mask is easy to use. Cleanse your face, put the mask on, leave it on for 15 minutes while you relax. Then masssage the essence into the skin.

I tried this mask just yesterday, and I found it nice! It has a very subtle and pleasant aloe vera scent. With respect to what the mask does, I would agree that it calmed and hydrated my skin. I enjoyed how the mask felt while it was on, and I was also happy that it left my skin looking refreshed.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this face mask. If you’re interested, Skin Treats Aloe Vera Restoring Sheet Mask is available as a 20ml single-use sheet mask for £1 (Savers, B&M Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Sukin Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Sukin Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream which also contains pomegranate, kakadu plum and a bunch of other botanical ingredients. This day cream promises to help relieve dehydrated skin and fight the signs of ageing.

I’ve been using this day cream for a few weeks now and I think it’s not the best product for my skin type. It’s probably better suited to people with oily skin types. I don’t think someone with normal to dry skin would find this day cream hydrating enough. What I like about this day cream is that plays well with the other facial products I use and that it doesn’t irritate my skin. However, this cream is just not enough for my dry skin, and I often end up using face mist and facial oil as a booster.

If you’re interested, Sukin Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream is available as 120ml for £18.95. I got this product as part of a £12.99 gift set which contained Sukin products worth over £40! So far, the cleanser was disappointing, and this night cream is not suitable for my skin type (even though it says it is). Fingers crossed for the facial oil!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Pure Awesomeness – Scinic Sparkling Pore Toner

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Scinic Sparkling Pore Toner which I found at TK Maxx. This toner with sodium hyaluronate, lemon, lime and plenty more botanical extracts promises to remove sebum and dead skin cells, to soothe the skin and to make pores appear smaller.

I’ve been using this toner for a few weeks now, and I love it! Wow, what a product! Since this toner contains lemon and lime extracts as well as other fruit extracts, it has a brightening effect on the skin. It’s amazing! This toner has insane cleansing powers. It makes my face look and feel clean and clear, but at the same time it doesn’t feel drying at all. This is, without doubt, one of the best toners I’ve ever used!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this awesome toner. If you’re interested, Scinic Sparkling Pore Toner is available as 150ml. I paid £6 at TK Maxx.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Valjean Labs Replenish Hydration Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Valjean Labs Replenish Hydration Gel. This gel moisturiser contains titanium dioxide, collagen, sea fennel and marine algae extracts, as well as sodium hyaluronate. It’s an easy-to-use moisturiser; simply apply it after you’ve cleansed your face.

I’ve been using this gel moisturiser since some time in November. I use it most nights. Why do I use it at night time? Unfortunately, this gel moisturiser and my foundation (Max Factor Pan Stik or Max Factor Face Finity) don’t get along, so I can only use it if I don’t intend to wear make-up.

Having said this, I’m actually very happy with the “workaround” because this gel moisturiser is very hydrating, it lets me wake up to a refreshed looking face even if I only get 4 hours of sleep, I can slather on A LOT and it will still absorb, and the subtle fragrance (which reminds me of baby food) never fails to put a smile on my face.

All in all, I like this gel moisturiser, and I would recommend it. If you’re interested, Valjean Labs Replenish Hydration Gel is available as 100ml. I paid £6 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Treats Fennel Brightening Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Skin Treats Fennel Brightening Sheet Mask. In addition to its skin brightening claim, this mask also promises to revitalise, replenish, rejuvenate, calm and soothe the skin.

How does it work? Cleanse your face, put the mask on and leave it alone for 15 minutes while you relax and enjoy the mask. Then take the mask off and massage the essence into the skin.

I’ve given this mask a try, and whilst it wasn’t the most original mask, I liked it a lot. The mask had a revitalising effect. My skin looked and felt refreshed, and I would also agree that it had a calming and slightly brightening effect. The subtle spicy scent didn’t really remind me of fennel, but it was pleasant nonetheless.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this face mask. If you’re interested, Skin Treats Fennel Brightening Sheet Mask is available as a 20ml single-use sheet mask for £1 (Savers, B&M Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

2021 Beauty Awards – Part 1 – Face & Fragrances

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite beauty products in 2021 – well, this is Part 1, and it’s about fragrances and products for the face. Part 2 will follow tomorrow with hair and body products and my favourite manis of 2021. Alrighty, let’s start with Part 1 now!

FACE

Danielle 2 In 1 Jade Dual Sided Facial Roller

This facial roller is my favourite beauty tool of 2021! It changed my life!

Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skincare Brightening Vitamin C Tonic
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic

These 2 toners are total game changers. I love them both so much, and I cannot imagine my skin care without them!

Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless Flexi-Hold 3 In 1 Foundation 30 Porcelain

I’m glad I tried Max Factor’s Face Finity foundation. I love it!

Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Eye Renewal Gel

Olay’s eye gel is one of my all-time favourite eye products.

Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing Regenerating Night Cream

Olay’s Regenerist night cream is soooo good!

Cellio It’s True Honey Moisture Cream

I enjoyed Cellio’s honey moisturiser very much!

Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Retinol Day Cream With SPF 25

Poundland’s £3 retinol day cream is absolutely lovely (just like the matching serum and night cream).

Primark PS… Revitalising Cucumber Peel Off Mask
Montagne Jeunesse Cosmic Rose Quartz Peel-Off

These 2 peel off masks are very effective! I love them!

Global Beauty Care Anti Aging Collection Glycolic Acid Spa Treatment Mask
DearBoo Collagen & Canola Flower Everyday Mask

And these 2 sheet masks made a positive difference to my skin care. Highly recommended!

Jayjun Pollution-Proof Refreshing Mask
100% Cruelty-Free – Primark PS… Vitamin C Revitalizing Bubble Sheet Mask

2 more face masks which worked amazingly well for me!

Mitomo Retinol Facial Essence Mask
Esfolio Hyaluronic Acid With Peach Essence Mask Sheet

And here’s another 2 face masks I’d highly recommend.

Astor Rouge Couture 301 Nude Silk

Astor’s Nude Silk lipstick is so beautiful! I love it!

FRAGRANCES

Nina Ricci L’Extase Eau De Parfum

L’Extase is such a beautiful fragrance. It’s in my all-time top 40 from the past 25+ years.

Antonio Banderas Her Golden Secret Eau De Toilette

Who would have thought that Antonio Banderas fragrances are actually very good? I was surprised (almost shocked) to find such a quality fragrance at a drugstore price. Wow!

Agent Provocateur Fatale Eau De Parfum

Fatale EdP has blown me away! I already bought another bottle – this time I bought a big 100ml!

Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Mist
Superdrug Layering Lab Paradise Body Mist

Superdrug’s fantastic Layering Lab body mists resemble some of the most popular designer fragrances. Blossom is a dupe for Mugler’s Alien, and Paradise is a dupe for Olympéa.

Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? Which products do you love the most? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Treats Spirulina Renewing Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Skin Treats Spirulina Renewing Sheet Mask. This face mask is aimed at all skin types, and it promises to tone and revitalise the skin for a purified and refreshed feel.

How does it work? Start with a cleansed face. Put the mask on, leave it on for 15-20 minutes while you relax, then massage the essence into your skin.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I liked it. It felt refreshing and stimulating, and it left my skin looking clear and dewy. I also liked the subtle soapy fragrance – very nice!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this face mask. If you’re interested, Skin Treats Spirulina Renewing Sheet Mask is available as a 20ml single-use sheet mask for £1 (Savers, B&M Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Old Favourites – Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Eye Renewal Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Eye Renewal Gel. This product promises to reduce fine line and wrinkles and to help fight puffiness and dark circles. Use the eye gel twice a day, and expect results within 21 days – that’s what it says on the box. I haven’t used this eye gel for quite some time, but I was very happy when I found a few of these in my stash!

I’ve been using this eye cream for a few months now, and I love it just as much as I used to love it back then. This eye gel is at least in my all-time Top 3 eye products – it maybe even be the best eye product I’ve ever used. It kills lines and dark circles, and it makes me look well-rested even if I slept less than 4 hours. A true 11 stars product!

Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Eye Renewal Gel has been discontinued and replaced with another eye gel with a very similar ingredients list – Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. However, the original eye gel can still be found online for a decent price!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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

Hi there! Happy Tuesday! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic.

This glycolic toner is an old beauty favourite, but I neglected using it for a while because I had so many other toners that I wanted to get to. But I’ve started using in again in September, and I’m over the moon with it. But let’s start with what the product promises…

This toner with 5% glycolic acid, kiwi fruit and mulberry extracts promises to exfoliate and to retexturise the skin, to fade pigment irregularities and to reduce discolouration, to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and to brighten and even out the skin tone. Wow, that’s quite a few promises!

But guess what – this toner keeps all of its promises! I’m using this toner once a day, in the morning, after I’ve showered. I love to start the day with a squeaky clean face, and this toner really makes it happen.

What does it do? It’s the ultimate post-cleansing product that catches all the dirt and gunk that your other cleansers and toners don’t catch. This toner keeps improving my skin tone – my skin is more even and brighter, and, my skin feels and looks smoother as well.

I’m in love with this toner’s exfoliating and brightening powers. It’s just incredible that this toner manages to keep my melasma in check. I know where the dark patches are (one of them is the size of a coaster), but you wouldn’t notice them unless I told you to look for them.

I love this toner so much, and I would recommend it! Since this toner has glycolic acid, please make sure to do a patch test before you use it, and use it gently, at least for the first few days until you’re satisfied that your skin tolerates it. Also make sure to use sunscreen!

If you’re interested, Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic is available as 100ml for £6.99 and 300ml for £11.99. Superdrug runs Buy 1 Get 1 Free or Better Than Half Price off promotions almost all the time. The 2 toners I bought were on a Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal.

Also, this toner is 100% vegan and certified cruelty-free. It carries THE Leaping Bunny logo! 😍

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Farm Skin Coconut Nourishing Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Farm Skin Coconut Nourishing Sheet Mask. I’m not the biggest fan of coconut-scented products. I wouldn’t have chosen this face mask for myself. But it was part of a set of 7 face masks which I bought a few months ago.

How does the mask work? Cleanse your face, put the mask on, leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then massage the essence into the skin. Pretty standard…

I’ve given this face mask a try, and I think it’s quite good. The coconut fragrance wasn’t too strong, but it was a rather dense and sweet coconut scent – I’m not really a fan. The mask felt good whilst it was on, and it was also nourishing. I liked the mask, and I would recommend it (provided you like coconut-scented skin care).

Farm Skin Coconut Nourishing Sheet Mask is part of Farm Skin’s Superfood 7 Pcs face mask set which I bought for £6.99 (TK Maxx). Also, this face mask is vegan!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde