100% Awesome – The Crème Shop Charcoal Lemonade Fusion Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about The Crème Shop’s Charcoal Lemonade Fusion Sheet Mask. This sheet promises to draw out toxins to make skin appear purified and clear. It also claims to have antibacterial and brightening properties.

How does it work? The instructions state that the mask is supposed to be left on for 20-30 minutes – or until it’s completely dry. Any excess serum should be massaged into the skin (face AND neck).

I always leave sheet masks on until they’re perfectly dry. Sometimes this can take an hour – but that’s OK. Sheet masks are for evenings, weekends and days off! I also don’t ‘waste’ the excess serum that’s left in the sachet. I just pop a compressed sheet mask into the sachet – the new sheet mask will then absorb the excess serum, and I get another sheet mask that’s dripping with serum for free!

So what about the mask? This mask is simply sensational. It gave me incredible results after a single use. The mask made my skin feel deeply cleansed and refreshed. And it made my skin tone look perfectly even and insanely bright. This mask has set new standards because I still cannot believe what a difference it made. 24 hours ago I couldn’t have imagined that my skin could look half as good as it looks now. I am completely over the moon!

I would recommend this mask to anyone who’s looking for a product that brightens skin and evens out skin tone. If you want instant results, this mask is your cheapest and most effective option!

The Crème Shop’s Charcoal Lemonade Fusion Sheet Masks are £4.99 for a pack of 5 masks (TK Maxx). Outstanding value! 11 stars!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Super Facialist By Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Intense Moisture Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about a face mask that I picked up for £4Super Facialist By Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Intense Moisture Mask.

This mask is aimed at people with dry or sensitive skin. And it promises to boost skin moisture levels and radiance.

The mask contains white willow extract, vitamin E, urea and marshmallow extract (!). And apparently these ingredients have hydrating, calming and replenishing properties.

How does it work? You’re supposed to apply the mask to your face and neck after cleansing and leave it on for 5 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. Done!

Is the mask any good? Yes and no. If I stick to the instructions, the mask leaves a residue on my face. It’s awful. I have to admit that it makes my skin feel soft to the touch, but it feels fake and the residue seems to dry out my skin.

However, I’ve been experimenting with the product, and I found a way to make it work for me. 🙂 I apply the mask first thing in the morning (usually on a Sunday), and I leave it on for 30 minutes. Then I follow with my regular morning routine, which means that I wash my face with a foaming cleanser and a sponge.

The result is… properly cleansed skin that feels sensationally soft. Whilst I wouldn’t say that the mask makes my skin feel more hydrated, I’ve noticed that the products that I apply afterwards seem to be absorbed faster and better than usual. And that’s actually quite awesome! 🙂

All in all, I’m happy that I found a way to make the mask work for me. If you’re interested, Super Facialist By Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Intense Moisture Mask is available as 125ml for £4 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Ingredients Cleansing & Purifying Sheet Face Mask With Charcoal & Willow Bark

Hi there! And welcome to face mask week! Today’s post is about Boots’ Ingredients Cleansing & Purifying Sheet Face Mask With Charcoal & Willow Bark.

This sheet mask promises cleansed and revitalised skin in 15 minutes. Just cleanse your face, put the mask on, leave it on for 15 minutes (or until the sheet mask is dry), remove the mask, and massage any excess serum into your skin – job done!

So how’s the mask? Well, I think it’s excellent! When I used this mask for the first time, I could feel a tingling sensation on my skin. It wasn’t painful, and it didn’t feel scary. It was just enough for me to know that the product would work. And it did work!

This mask made my skin feel and look clearer than usual. At the same time it made my pores look smaller. It also seemed to have a calming effect because my skin tone looked a lot more even. To sum it up, this mask packed quite a punch! I would definitely recommend this face mask, and I will buy it again, no doubt!

Boots Ingredients Cleansing & Purifying Sheet Face Mask With Charcoal & Willow Bark is available for £2.50 at Boots. I bought this mask (and a few others) when Boots ran a 4 for £3 promotion.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 1 – 7 Jan 2018

Hi there! Welcome to my first weekly blog recap of 2018! Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week.

Monday 1 Jan – December Empties

Monday’s post was about all the products I emptied in December. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 2 Jan – Nail Of The Day / A-Z Nail Art Challenge
Wednesday 3 Jan – Tesco Pro Formula Fresh Skin Brightening Face Scrub

Tuesday’s post was about a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And on Wednesday I reviewed a face scrub. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 4 Jan – Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia & Enchanting Romance

On Thursday I reviewed 2 Imperial Leather shower gels. Click here to read the post.

Friday 5 Jan – Boxing Day Haul

And Friday’s post was about all the stuff I bought on Boxing Day. Click here to read the post.

And this is already it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boxing Day Haul – Lots Of New Stuff

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the stuff I bought on Boxing Day + 1 present I received. I won’t be doing a big intro today. So let me just show you the stuff. 🙂

I got this The Body Shop gift set as a present. It contained 3 Almond Milk & Honey products + 1 body puff.

I bought this Boots No 7 Youthful Skincare Collection set. It was £10.

It contained 6 products – facial oil, serum, day & night creams, exfoliator, micellar water.

I only paid £5 for this Boots Extracts Sweet Mango set. Awesome value! The set contained 200ml body wash, 200ml body lotion, 70ml body spray, 50ml sugar scrub.

I bought a Sanctuary Spa toiletries set. It was £12.50.

The set contained 4 full-size products: hand cream, body wash, bath soak, body butter.

I also bought this year’s Boots Extracts limited edition toiletries collection – for £7.

This year’s limited edition is called Tangy Passion Fruit. The big tin contained 200ml body wash, 200ml body lotion, 200ml sugar scrub, and 75ml hand cream.

I also bought this year’s Boots Extracts “4 seasons” set. It was £10. I didn’t take a picture of the packaging because it was kind of bulky. Anyhoo… the set contained 4 body washes…

… 4 body lotions…

… 2 body butters, and 2 sugar scrubs. Awesome stuff!

This is everything I bought on Boxing Day. I managed to restrain myself – I only bought the bare necessities.

Have you been sale shopping? What did you buy? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia and Enchanting Romance

Hi there! The last time I swung by my local Poundstretcher, they had lots of big 500ml Imperial Leather shower gels for £1. I picked up a few bottles for my husband and myself. However, I also remembered that I still had quite a few Imperial Leather shower gels in my stash…

So I decided to move Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia with pink peony and raspberry and Imperial Leather Enchanting Romance with plum blossom and violet from one of those boxes under the bed into the bathroom. I’ve been using these two products on and off for a few weeks now, so it’s time for a review. 🙂
Imperial Leather Shower
Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia with pink peony and raspberry smells like a blend of tea and flowers. I like it! The formula is simply fantastic because this body wash makes my skin feel hydrated. Wow!

Imperial Leather Enchanting Romance with plum blossom and violet is lovely. This body wash feels just as hydrating as the Funfair Nostalgia one. And I’d describe the fragrance as a dense and dark floral fragrance with a dollop of plum jam. Wonderful!

Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia and Enchanting Romance are available as 250ml (drugstores, supermarkets) as well as 500ml (bargain stores). The RRP for the regular 250ml bottles is around £2, but they’re often on special for half price or less. The big 500ml bottles that you can find in bargain stores are usually around £1. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Tesco Pro Formula Fresh Skin Brightening Face Scrub With Grapefruit & Cranberry

Hi there! Today’s review is about Tesco’s Pro Formula Fresh Skin Brightening Face Scrub.

This product contains salicylic acid, vitamin C, and grapefruit and cranberry extracts. And it promises to enegise, brighten, exfoliate and purify skin.

This scrub is supposed to be used like every other scrub – just massage it into your skin in circular motions, and make sure you don’t get this stuff into your eyes. 🙂

How’s the scrub? I think it’s quite good! It’s effective but also gentle. I can see and feel that it exfoliates my skin properly, but it doesn’t feel too harsh. Cool!

The mixed fruits fragrance isn’t very spectacular, but it’s not unpleasant. It’s perfectly alright – so I have no reason to complain.

Tesco’s Pro Formula Fresh Skin Brightening Face Scrub is £3 for a 150ml tube.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde