Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe 2 In 1 Rose Water Cleanser & Toner

Hi there! I’ve got a skin care review for you today. 🙂 This post is about this Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe 2 in 1 Rose Water Cleanser & Toner.

This product contains rose water, vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5. It promises to remove even waterproof makeup without harsh rubbing, to cleanse skin thoroughly for a refreshed feel, and to tone and purify the skin without drying it out.

On the back of the bottle it says that the product works like a magnet (!) that removes dirt and impurities. The result it claims to achieve is soft, smooth and healthy looking skin that can breathe.

This product works like a normal cleanser. Massage it into your skin and take it off with a cotton pad or water.

Well, this product sounds like the perfect product for anyone who wears makeup. However, I’ve been using this product since the beginning of the new year, and I don’t think that it keeps any of its promises.

When I use the product with a cotton pad, it’s not very effective. I have to use quite a bit of product to dissolve my makeup!

In addition, when I use this product I have to go over my face again and again and again… it’s not great. What makes it even worse is that the product has a strangely dull feel to it. I don’t think that this is good for anyone’s skin!

Wait, there’s more… this product doesn’t replace a toner. You actually NEED to use a proper toner after you’ve used this product because it’ll leave plenty of makeup and dirt on your face.

This product is better when removed with water, ideally with a hot cloth (although I’d still recommend you use a toner right after). However, there are better products (in the same price range) out there for this way of facial cleansing

What else? This product has a very strong fragrance. Granted, it’s from the rose water and not from added fragrance. However, I don’t like the fragrance, so this is another reason why I won’t repurchase this product. I’ll try to finish it, but I’m no longer interested in trying any other products from Nivea’s MicellAIR range.

If you’re interested, Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe 2 in 1 Rose Water Cleanser & Toner is available as 200ml. I paid £1.99 at Home Bargains!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads with goji berry and kakadu plum extracts. These pads promise to cleanse skin and to remove impurities, excess oil and makeup – including mascara.

They also claim to leave skin feeling softer, smoother and visibly brighter. I’ve been using these pads on and off for over a month now, and here’s what I think!

I’m enjoying these cleansing pads very much! I use them instead of a toner, and I’m happy to report that they’re effective at removing all sorts of gunk, and that they’re gentle enough to be used around the eyes (which was expected since they claim to remove mascara).

These pads aren’t as powerful as Superdrug’s Glycolic Acid Pads, but these pads are perfect if you have sensitive or delicate skin that doesn’t tolerate AHAs, BHAs and the likes, or if you want an all-in-one pad that you can use around your eyes.

Superdrug‘s Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads (which are vegan and certified cruelty-free) are available for £4.99 (for 60 pads), and most of the time there’s also a Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price offer on Superdrug’s Vitamin C products!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Best Of Beauty 2019 – Skin Care

Hi there! Welcome to part 2 of my Best Of Beauty 2019 round-up. This post is about the skin care products I loved the most in 2019, and it’s about everything except face masks since these were covered in yesterday’s pots. Alrighty, onto the skin care favourites!

Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream SPF 15

Boots’ All Bright Hydrating Day Cream with SPF 15 is amazing for very dry skin!

Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream & Cleansing Toner

Boots’ All Bright facial cleansing products are fantastic!

Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum, Eye Cream, Protect & Perfect Lip Care

No 7 is Boots’ premium skin care range for a reason. These products are outstanding!

Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream, Night Cream

More amazing products from Boots! 🥰

Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum

This is the best vitamin C serum you can buy for under £3!

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads

These cleansing pads are sensational. I love them!

Superdrug Deep Action Extreme Skin Brightening Solution
Superdrug B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz

Superdrug knocked it out of the park with this skin brightening solution! And their vitamin facial spritz is simply awesome!

Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Eye Cream

Poundland did an amazing job with this £1 eye cream!

The Crème Shop Depuffing & Anti-Inflammatory Overnight Gel Mask With Rose Oil

I enjoyed The Crème Shop’s Overnight Gel Mask very much!

Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk
Skin Assistant Collagen Morning Glow Serum

Yves Rocher’s cleansing milk is simply wonderful. And Skin Assistant’s serum was a revelation!

These are the best skin care products that I came across in 2019! Have you tried any of these products or would you like to give them a try? If there’s anything you’d recommend, please do let me know via the comments!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’re back tomorrow when I’ll publish part 3 of my 2019 beauty favourites – tomorrow’s post is about everything not covered so far, and that’s fragrances and beauty stuff for hair, body and lips.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Best Of Beauty 2019 – TOP 11 Face Masks

Hi there! Today’s post is about some of my favourite beauty products from 2019. There will be 3 posts altogether – this one’s about face masks only because I’ve tried so many amazing face masks. The top 11 are in no particular order, but if you keep reading I’ll tell you my top 3! OK, let’s start!

The Crème Shop Holiday Cheer & Clear “Naughty” Clarifying Face Mask

This face mask is simply wonderful – it helps with impurities and it’s hydrating!

The Crème Shop Turmeric Face Mask

This sheet mask with turmeric brightens the skin – actual results are visible within minutes!

Sukin Anti Pollution Oil Balancing + Charcoal Facial Masque

Sukin’s charcoal mask is very powerful! Outstanding stuff!

SpaLife Hydrating Facial Mask

This SpaLife sheet mask is insanely hydrating. Amazing for very dry skin!

Valjean Labs Glow Face Mask

Valjean Labs’ Glow Face Mask delivers on its “glow” promise. Truly great stuff!

Maxbrands Luxurious Gold Mask / Peel-Off Face Mask

This is the most powerful peel off mask I’ve ever tried. It sucks blackheads right out your pores. No other peel off mask comes close. This is one of my TOP 3 masks this year!

Primark PS… Plumping Sheet Mask With Vitamin E

Primark’s Vitamin E Sheet Mask is a superhero! I love it!

Beauty Formulas Charcoal Detoxifying Bubble Mask

The best bubble mask I’ve ever tried is from one of the UK’s cheapest skin care brands!

Skin Treats Unicorn Hydrating Sheet Mask

Skin Treats did an amazing job with its original unicorn sheet mask which is perfect for very dry skin. The unicorn mask is the cutest printed sheet mask ever! Those eyelashes! Those nostrils! Squeeeee!

Bioré Charcoal Whipped Purifying Detox Mask

This is the best face mask I’ve tried in 2019. It’s… WOW!

Primark PS… Smoothing Dead Sea Mask

This is the second best face mask I tried all year. It’s also… WOW!

Have you tried any of these face masks? Would you like to try any of them – if so, which ones? Which face masks would you recommend? Feel free to get in touch via the comments.

Oh, and if you’re wondering why I’m doing my best of 2019 posts in January 2020… I didn’t want to mess up my normal blogging schedule, and I also didn’t want to leave out potential December favourites – 1 December favourite is featured in this post, and there are 2 more to come in the next Best Of Beauty 2019 posts! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Primark Holler And Glow Gem Fest Moisturising Printed Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Primark‘s Holler And Glow Gem Fest Moisturising Printed Sheet Mask. This face mask contains coconut fruit extract, sodium hyaluronate, panthenol, witch hazel and other botanical extracts. It promises to hydrate skin deeply.
The instructions show that you’re supposed to cleanse your skin, place the mask on your face, leave it on for 15 minutes, then massage the remaining essence into your skin. And that’s pretty much it.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s really good. I found the mask to be deeply hydrating – without being sticky. So yeah, I’m happy to report that the mask did what it promised to do! Based on my experience, I’d recommend it!

Primark‘s Holler And Glow Gem Fest Moisturising Printed Sheet Mask is available as a 22ml single use face mask for £3. I paid £1 (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Primark PS… Plumping Sheet Mask

Hi there! I’ve got a skin care review for you today, and it’s about Primark’s PS… Plumping Sheet Mask with vitamin E, panthenol, papaya fruit extract, anise extract and witch hazel. The mask promises to nourish and to plump up skin. And the actual sheet mask itself is bio-degradable – awesome stuff!

This mask is easy to use – cleanse your skin, place the mask on your face, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then massage the remaining essence into your skin and follow with your regular skin care.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s very good! It feels deeply hydrating, and I would agree that it has a plumping effect. When I took the mask off, my face was glowing! I will buy this mask again, and I would recommend it.

Primark’s PS… Plumping Sheet Mask with vitamin E is cruelty-free. It’s Leaping Bunny certified – like all of Primark’s own brand beauty products. And it’s 80p!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Face Facts Reindeer Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about a face mask I tried just recently – Face Facts Reindeer Sheet Mask with blackberry extract, panthenol and sodium hyaluronate. This face mask promises to leave skin feeling nourished and refreshed. The instructions state that the mask should be left on for 20-30 minutes.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s really good. I didn’t expect the mask to be both refreshing and hydrating – but it kept its promise! When I removed the mask, my face looked and felt hydrated, and some of the essence was still “sitting” on my skin. I was also happy with the fit of the mask. So yeah, the mask was actually quite enjoyable!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this face mask! This Face Facts Reindeer Sheet Mask with blackberry extract is available as a 20ml single-use sheet mask. On the packaging, it states that the mask is vegan, that it was not tested on animals, and that it’s paraben-free. If the mask is something you’d like to try (or buy as a stocking filler), you can get it at Home Bargains. I don’t remember the exact price for the mask, but it was under £1.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde