Haul! New Stuff I bought since Boxing Day! 👀

Hi there! Today’s post is about most of the stuff I bought since Boxing Day. There is one gift set I have no photo of because it’s already been packed up for the house move. The gift set is a Thierry Mugler Aura fragrance set (plus mini shower gel and mini body lotion). OK, now let’s look at the goodies I was able to take photos of!

I bought plenty of face masks. Primark had a number of heavily discounted face masks (some £1, some 50p), and I bought over 20. I also picked up 3 Yes To face masks for a total of £2 (reduced to clear for £1 each and a 3 for 2 offer on top at Boots). I also found Simple face masks at Poundland, Boots and B&M Bargains. They normally retail for £2.99 each, but most of them were £1, some £1.49.

A set of mini nail files from Superdrug. The set was 10p (clearance). Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar for £1.99 at Home Bargains!

A set of 4 Charcoal Self-Heating One Minute Masks from Bioré£1.99 at Home Bargains. And a set of 3 fruity face masks from Superdrug for £1.49 (I bought 2 sets).

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Micro Polish – 3 tubes for 60p each (clearance). A set of nail files – these were 50p at Poundland (clearance bin). I use glass nail files at home, but I always carry one of those cheapo files in my handbag.

Sanctuary Spa face mask set£2.99 at Superdrug. I bought 2 sets! I have no idea if these are any good, but I thought I might give one of these sets to a friend.

Imperial Leather Narwhal Always Love You and Imperial Leather Drop It Like A Sloth shower gels. I found these at Poundland – 400ml each for £1 each. I’m looking forward to using these cute shower gels! 😍

And this is most of what I bought since Boxing Day. I did buy 5 nail polishes (all Revlon, £1 each at Poundland), but these have been packed up for the move as well.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Imperial Leather Mauritian Spa, Japanese Spa

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels I’m using at the moment – Imperial Leather Mauritian Spa and Imperial Leather Japanese Spa. I found these at one of the bargain stores, and I’m glad I did!

Imperial Leather Mauritian Spa with vanilla bean and cherry blossom is 100% fantastic. The vanilla and cherry fragrance smells like a mix of Cherry Garcia ice cream and Kenzo Amour perfume. It’s just wow!

Imperial Leather Japanese Spa is an old favourite of mine. I adore the sweet green fragrance. It’s lovely!

Imperial Leather Mauritian Spa and Imperial Leather Japanese Spa are available as 250ml. I paid £1 each. The shower gels are limited editions, but these 2 fragrances have been renamed and repackaged a few times already, so it’s likely that Imperial Leather will recycle the fragrances and formulas at some point.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Imperial Leather SkinKind Refreshing Body Wash, Imperial Leather SkinKind Hydrating Body Wash

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels I picked up at Poundland – Imperial Leather SkinKind Refreshing Body Wash with cucumber and aloe vera and Imperial Leather SkinKind Hydrating Body Wash with cotton extract and oat milk.

Imperial Leather SkinKind Refreshing Body Wash with cucumber and aloe vera is not a favourite. Whilst I’m happy to report that this shower gel is gentle on sensitive skin, I don’t care for the insanely boring cucumber and aloe vera fragrance. I’ll squeeze this shower gel into the hand wash dispenser in the kitchen.

Unfortunately, Imperial Leather SkinKind Hydrating Body Wash with cotton extract and oat milk will end up in the hand wash dispenser as well. It’s not a terrible product, but the fragrance is too boring for words…

I won’t repurchase these shower gels, but if you’re interested… Imperial Leather SkinKind Refreshing Body Wash and Imperial Leather SkinKind Hydrating Body Wash are available as 500ml. I paid £1 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Imperial Leather Relaxing Orchid & Ylang Ylang Infusions Bath Cream, Imperial Leather Moroccan Spa Orange Blossom & Argan Oil Spa Escape Bath Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 bath products – Imperial Leather Relaxing Orchid & Ylang Ylang Infusions Bath Cream and Imperial Leather Moroccan Spa Orange Blossom & Argan Oil Spa Escape Bath Cream.

Imperial Leather Relaxing Orchid & Ylang Ylang Infusions Bath Cream is really lovely! It’s gentle on dry skin, and it smells floral, warm and strangely seductive. I think the fragrance is best described as a velvety purple petal fragrance!

Imperial Leather Moroccan Spa Orange Blossom & Argan Oil Spa Escape Bath Cream is fantastic! I love the non-drying formula and the fragrance – which I’d describe as an oriental floral honey bubblegum fragrance.

I’ll buy these 2 bath creams again for sure! If you’re interested, Imperial Leather Relaxing Orchid & Ylang Ylang Infusions Bath Cream and Imperial Leather Moroccan Spa Orange Blossom & Argan Oil Spa Escape Bath Cream are available as 500ml each. I paid £1 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Imperial Leather Polynesian Spa Passion Flower & Almond Milk Spa Escape Shower Cream, Imperial Leather Moisturising Night Blooming Jasmine & Vanilla Infusions Shower Cream

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing 2 shower creams which I started to use a few weeks ago – Imperial Leather Polynesian Spa with Passion Flower & Almond Milk and Imperial Leather Moisturising Night Blooming Jasmine & Vanilla.

Imperial Leather Polynesian Spa with Passion Flower & Almond Milk is a nice enough shower cream. It feels mildly hydrating. The fragrance is best described as a pink floral fragrance with an almond core. I don’t care for the fragrance. It’s not terrible, but it’s incredibly unremarkable.

Imperial Leather Moisturising Night Blooming Jasmine & Vanilla feels just as hydrating as the Polynesian Spa shower cream. This fragrance is a bit nicer. However, I’d still describe it as an unspectacular jasmine fragrance with a hint of vanilla.

Imperial Leather Polynesian Spa with Passion Flower & Almond Milk and Imperial Leather Moisturising Night Blooming Jasmine & Vanilla are available as 250ml and 400ml. I paid 90p each for the 400ml bottles.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Haul! New Stuff From Garnier, Yves Rocher, Max Factor, Treacle Moon, Valjean Labs & More!

Hi there! Today’s post is about the products I’ve bought over the past month (or so). And here they are!

Pack of 5 gold masks for 99p, pack of 5 blackhead peel-off masks for 99p.
Home Bargains.

Valjean Labs Hydrate & Glow face masks – set of 5 each, £4.99 per set.
TK Maxx.

Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Derma Serum, Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Eye Cream, £1 each.
You guessed it – Poundland.

Imperial Leather Polynesian Spa Passion Flower & Almond Milk, Imperial Leather Moisturising Night Blooming Jasmine & Vanilla, 90p each.
Independent bargain store.

Yves Rocher Vanille Blanche White Vanilla Mini Shower (£1), Hand Cream (£1.25), Mini Body Lotion (£1).
Yves Rocher UK.

Yves Rocher Cleansing Milk (£2.80), Yves Rocher Baies Des Merveilles Marvellous Berries Shower (£1.30) & Body Lotion (£2).
Yves Rocher UK.

Yves Rocher Monoï Eau Des Vahinés (free gift with purchase, Yves Rocher), Boots Glycerin & Rosewater Toner (£2.39, Boots), The Art Of Radiance Rose Oil & Collagen (£5, TK Maxx).

Garnier Skin Active Aloe Vera Cleansing Milk & Toner – £1.74 each (half price offer).
Boots.

3 Pan Stiks, shade 25 Fair, £7.99 each but 3 for 2 offer, 2 Boots Tea Tree & With Hazel Peel Off Face Masks, 2 for £1.48.
Boots.

Treacle Moon One Ginger Morning & Marshmallow Hearts. £1.50 each.
Tesco.

Treacle Moon The Raspberry Kiss & The Honeycomb Secret. £1.50 each.
Tesco.

I’m happy with what I’ve bought. However, I’m disappointed Yves Rocher will cease trading in the UK 14 days before Brexshit becomes effective. I understand Yves Rocher’s decision, and I don’t blame them at all. But it’s still sad. 😦

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Battle Of The Unicorns – Carex Fun Edition Unicorn Magic Shower And Bath vs. Imperial Leather Cosmic Unicorn Fantasy Icon Bath Soak

Hi there! I haven’t done a product comparison for quite some time. So when I saw these 2 unicorn-themed products, I thought they would be perfect for a comparison post! And here’s how these 2 products fared. 🙂

Carex Fun Edition Unicorn Magic Shower & Bath is good but not great. The fragrance is best described as a sugared violet sweets fragrance. It’s enjoyable but very fleeting. The formula is nice. I wouldn’t say the shower gel is hydrating, but it certainly doesn’t make my skin feel dry. Like I said, this shower gel is good but not great.

Imperial Leather Cosmic Unicorn Fantasy Icon Bath Soak was a nice surprise! From the bottle it smells terribly bland, and I thought this one might end up in the hand wash dispenser. However, I’m glad I gave this product a try because once it hits the skin, it smells pleasantly floral and soapy. Whilst the fragrance isn’t very special, I do like it. I’m also happy to report that this product doesn’t make my skin feel dry.

Whilst I ended up liking both products, I think Carex‘s Unicorn Magic is the better product. The cute fragrance fits the cute unicorn theme perfectly.

Carex Fun Edition Unicorn Magic is available as Hand Wash and Shower & Bath.I paid £1 for the 500ml Shower & Bath. Imperial Leather Cosmic Unicorn Fantasy Icon Bath Soak is available as Shower Gel and Bath Soak. I paid £1 for the 500ml Bath Soak.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde