Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation Natural 50

Hi there! Today’s post is about Max Factor’s Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 In 1 Foundation which I had a sample of. The shade I tried was Natural 50.

OK, so what does the product do? In a nutshell, this foundation promises to prime, conceal and cover (this is the 3 in 1 bit). And it claims to provide longlasting and flawless coverage. Read on if you’d like to know if it’s any good.

Max Factor Face Finity is a liquid foundation. I’m not the biggest fan of liquid foundations, but this one was quick and easy to apply. The shade Natural 50 was a bit too dark for me, but it wasn’t too bad. It was in the “still OK” range. 🙂

I was very impressed with the way the foundation looked on me because it gave me pretty much full coverage. Despite this, the foundation didn’t look cakey or unnatural, and it didn’t settle into my fine lines. So yeah, I think the finish was almost flawless!

I checked my face numerous times throughout the day, and I’m happy to report that the foundation stayed put. I wore it for 12 hours, and I really liked it!

To make a long story short – I was impressed with this foundation. I know I will buy a full-size bottle in the not too distant future. I would, however, choose a lighter shade.

Max Factor’s Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 In 1 Foundation is available as 30ml for £12.99.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Tea Tree Peel-Off

Hi there! Today’s post is about Montagne Jeunesse’s 7th Heaven Tea Tree Peel-Off.

This face mask with tea tree, witch hazel and willowherb promises to lift away dead skin cells. It also claims to minimise pores.

Does the mask work? Yes, it does. I have to say that I’m not fond of the smell (no, it’s not a fragrance – it really is a smell…). 😀

And I didn’t like the stinging sensation I felt when I applied the mask.

However, this mask packed quite a punch. It made my skin feel soft, and my pores looked visibly smaller.

I won’t buy this face mask again. But if you’re not sensitive to tea tree oil and if you don’t mind the smell, I think you should try it!

Montagne Jeunesse’s 7th Heaven Tea Tree Peel-Off face mask is certified cruelty-free. It’s available as 10ml for about £1. By the way, Boots and Home Bargains often run 3 for 2 promotions on Montagne Jeunesse’s face masks!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Awesome – Caolion O2 Sparkling Purifying Soap

Hi there! Today’s post is about Caolion’s O2 Sparkling Purifying Soap. This handmade facial soap is 100% natural. It promises to purify and exfoliate the skin by getting rid of impurities. It also claims to control sebum and to tighten pores. It further promises to hydrate the skin.

A quick look at the ingredients revealed that the soap contains… charcoal powder, lavender oil, tea tree leaf oil, hyaluronic acid, olive fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, cocoa extract, coconut oil, shea butter and licorice root extract. Of course, there are a number of other ingredients, but these are the ones I consider to be the most natural (sounding) ones. 🙂

OK, why is this facial soap so awesome? When I used it for the first time, I noticed a huge difference. My skin felt and looked super clean and my pores were visibly smaller. At the same time my skin didn’t feel dry at all. I was impressed! After about 10 days I also noticed that this soap seemed to have lifted those pesky little mini-blackheads off from my nose. I was blown away!

I think this facial soap is sensational! My husband uses it too – and he loves it just as much! I would recommend this facial soap to everyone! If you don’t try it, you’re missing out!

Caolion’s O2 Sparkling Purifying Soap is available as 25g and 100g. I bought my 25g soap at Boots (where it seems to be out of stock at the moment), and I paid £4!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac

Hi there! Today’s post is about Montagne Jeunesse’s 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac with Dead Sea salt, sea kelp and lavender.

This face mask promises to draw out impurities and to open blocked pores for clear and soft skin.

I’ve tried this mask for the first time now, and I think I’m somehow familiar with it.

The mint green colour of the mask reminded me of 2 mud masks I reviewed (and liked) not too long ago. And the marine fragrance reminded me of 2 peel-off masks which I reviewed (and didn’t like) a little while ago.

However, this mask was still new to me. So… is this mask any good? Well, I didn’t love the marine fragrance (it’s too much ‘pond’ and ‘algae’), but I think this mask gave my skin a deep cleanse.

I also thought that this mask made my pores look smaller, so all in all I think this is a reasonable face mask that I would recommend to those who want an effective mud mask and who wouldn’t mind the strong marine fragrance. 🙂

Montagne Jeunesse’s 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac is available as a 20g sachet for £1 or as a 175g tube for about £6. This product is certified cruelty-free. It carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Vanilla Sundae Scrub Mask

Hi there! Today’s skin care post is about Montagne Jeunesse’s Vanilla Sundae Scrub Mask.

This mask is exclusive to Primark where I picked it up for 90p!

Onto the review! I think this face mask is nice. It’s not as thick as most other clay masks, but it works just fine.

I also like that it’s a scrub mask, so it exfoliates my skin twice – once when I apply the mask, and then again right before I rinse it off.

And the sweet vanilla and sugar fragrance makes the mask smell almost good enough to eat! Tempting! 😀

Montagne Jeunesse’s Vanilla Sundae Scrub Mask is certified cruelty-free. It carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Olay Hydration & Cleansing 2 In 1 Cleanser & Moisturiser Duo

Hi there! Today’s product is about Olay’s Hydration & Cleansing 2 In 1 Cleanser & Moisturiser Duo with aloe vera and cucumber extracts.

This product promises effective cleansing by removing make-up and impurities. In addition, it claims to hydrate the skin.

How does it work? You can use the cleanser with a cotton wool pad, or you can massage it into your skin and then “polish it off” with a damp muslin cloth.

Apparently you can also use it as a moisturiser (it says so on the back).

So how’s the product? I like it. It dissolves and removes my make-up with ease. Whilst I’m not using this product as a moisturiser, I can feel that it’s hydrating, and I believe it has helped me stay on top of my dry patches this winter.

In summary, I think this cleanser is really nice. I would recommend it to everyone with normal to dry and / or sensitive skin.

Olay’s Hydration & Cleansing 2 In 1 Cleanser & Moisturiser Duo
is exclusive to Superdrug. The 200ml bottle is £2.99. I paid £1.48 (better than half price offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Sanctuary Spa Cleanse 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask

Hi there! I’ve got another face mask review for you today. 🙂 The Sanctuary Spa Cleanse 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask is a self-heating mask. It contains charcoal and essentials oils which promise to cleanse and purify the skin.

When I applied the mask, it felt warm. However, the warming effect lasted for just a few seconds. I left the mask on for about an hour before I washed it off with a foaming cleanser and a sponge.

I didn’t think that my skin felt particularly soft or that my pores looked different. But the mask did a great job around my nose! All in all, I am happy that the mask gave the skin around my nose a deep cleanse. However, the mask didn’t do much else, so I don’t think that I’d repurchase it.

The Sanctuary Spa Cleanse 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask is available as 15ml (sachet) for £2.99 and 100ml (tube) for £10.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde