Anatomicals Grease Isn’t The Word (Tell Me More, Tell Me More) Mattifying Face Mask

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing Anatomicals’ Grease Isn’t The Word (Tell Me More, Tell Me More) Mattifying Face Mask. This mask is 1 of the 3 face masks in Anatomicals’ Now You’re Ready To Face The World trio mask set. I picked up this mask set because the design looked fun. 😉 And it was on special (Save 1/3 offer), so there was no point in not buying it. Alright, now onto the review…

This Anatomicals mask is a regular clay mask. It’s not as thick as the masks that I’m used to (Montagne Jeunesse, Superdrug, Boots). However, I’m OK with this. This mask is mint green in colour (which looks quite cool), and I would describe its fragrance as soapy – it smells alright, but I don’t love the fragrance.

I’m satisfied that this mask cleanses my pores properly, but it doesn’t have a mattifying effect. But then, how could a rinse-off product really have a mattifying effect? Anyway… all in all, this is a reasonable face mask. If the other 2 masks from this set turn out to be equally good, I can definitely see myself buying this mask set again.

Anatomicals’ Now You’re Ready To Face The World trio mask set is available for £3 at Superdrug. I paid £2 only for the set (Save 1/3 offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Cucumber Cooling Clay Mask

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing Superdrug’s Cucumber Cooling Clay Mask.

This mask is aimed at people with sensitive skin, and it promises a deep cleanse.

Well, I agree that this mask makes my skin feel and look cleansed. However, the mask isn’t cooling.

When I applied the mask, it actually felt quite warm for a minute (and it was considerably warmer than a self-heating mask).

The warm sensation went away, and my face was 100% fine afterwards. However, I can see how this might scare people – especially those who have suffered skin reactions in the past.

What else… I think this mas smells fairly nice. It’s the same cucumber fragrance that almost every other cucumber skin care product has. And I happen to like that cucumber fragrance!

Superdrug’s Cucumber Cooling Clay Mask is 100% vegan and cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo). It’s 99p at Superdrug, In addition, Superdrug often runs 3 for 2 promotions on face masks!

By the way, this week’s going to be face mask week. I’ve tried quite a few new face masks, and I’ve already written the reviews. And I want to post those reviews! In theory, I could save these reviews for later, but I don’t really want to sit on completed posts, so… I hope you enjoy face mask week! 😀

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 10 – 16 Jul 2017

Hi there! Today’s post is a quick summary of what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. If you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, this is your chance to catch up.

Monday 10 Jul – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
Tuesday 11 Jul – Montagne Jeunesse Berry Sorbet Peel Off

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed Montagne Jeunesse’s Berry Sorbet Peel Off. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 12 Jul – L’Oréal Elvive Nutri Gloss Crystal Shampoo & Conditioner

Wednesday’s post was about L’Oréal’s Elvive Nutri Gloss Crystal hair products. If you’d like to read the post, click here.

Thursday 13 Jul – Dolly’s Mixtures Strawberry Daiquiri Shower Gel
Friday 14 Jul – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge

On Thursday I reviewed Dolly’s Mixtures’ Strawberry Daiquiri shower gel. Click here to read the post.
And Friday’s post was another nail post. Click here to read it.

And this is already it for this week. Thanks for reading. And enjoy the rest of the weekend. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Nail Art Challenge #30 Inspired By A Tutorial

Hi there! Today’s post is about another mani I did for the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. This mani is for challenge #30 Inspired By A Tutorial.

I was looking for cute and summery mani ideas online – and I found an easy looking tutorial for melon nails.

I tried to recreate those melon nails but, of course, I failed miserably. So I came up with a much easier melon mani (well, sort of).

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 002 Cotton Candy (pinky, ring and middle fingers, 2 coats) and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 50 In Record Lime (index fingers, thumbs, 2 coats).

I applied loose black glitter hexagons (the only black glitter I have) to my middle fingers, and I top-coated all my nails with Orly Love Each Other.

I think this mani turned out alright. I have zero (nail) art skills, I can’t even draw a straight line. However, I’m proud of myself for coming up with a simple ‘solution’. So whilst the mani didn’t turn out the way I hoped, I was inspired by a tutorial. So somehow I actually nailed this challenge! Now wait for my interpretation of kiwi nails! 😀

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Dolly’s Mixtures Strawberry Daiquiri ‘Shake It Up’ Shower Gel

Hi there! And welcome to the latest episode of Reducing My Oldies Stash. 🙂 Today I’m reviewing Dolly’s Mixtures Strawberry Daiquiri ‘Shake It Up’ shower gel.

From the bottle this shower gel smells exactly like strawberry daiquiri. I mean it! I can smell strawberry puree, lime juice, ice and booze! Wow!

However, as soon as you lather up the shower gel, it changes from “wow” to a random (and faint) soapy fragrance. I think this is rather disappointing. And I’m saying this as someone who doesn’t even drink alcohol.

I think it’ll probably take me a while to finish this shower gel. I don’t see myself reaching for it more often than once a week…

The brand Dolly’s Mixtures is exclusive to Asda. Dolly’s Mixtures products are usually £2 each. The shower gels are 300ml, the body sprays are 100ml. I paid £1 for this shower gel (half price offer).

If you’d like to try Dolly’s Mixtures shower gels, I would recommend their fantastic Bubble Gum shower gel!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

L’Oréal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Crystal Sparkling Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about L’Oréal Elvive Nutri Gloss Crystal Sparkling Shampoo & Conditioner. These products claim to provide weightless moisture to make hair feel ‘velvety soft and as light as a feather’. In addition, these products promise to make hair extra shiny by smoothing the hair surface to boost light reflection. Alrighty! Now let me tell you if this hair care combo is any good.
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L’Oréal Elvive Nutri Gloss Crystal Sparkling Shampoo is the prettiest shampoo ever. It’s a clear gel that shimmers and sparkles. It looks gorgeous! I think this shampoo cleanses my hair and scalp nicely. However, for some reason it causes my hair to tangle up which isn’t the best prep for a conditioner…

L’Oréal Elvive Nutri Gloss Crystal Sparkling Conditioner is an average conditioner. I think it’s not good enough to detangle the knots that the matching shampoo causes. No matter how much conditioner I use, I always end up with at least 2 messy knots, so I have to double-condition those knots, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to detangle them at all…

All in all, I think these two products are just OK. I don’t think that my hair looks shinier than usual, and I also don’t think that my hair feels smoother. Saying this, I’m happy that these two products don’t grease up my hair.

Will I buy these products again? Yes – because I want to do an experiment! L’Oréal’s Nutri Gloss Luminiser products made my hair feel super soft and silky. However, they made my hair go greasy rather quickly. So they did the opposite of what the Nutri Gloss Crystal products did. Because of this I want to find out if the Luminiser shampoo + Crystal conditioner and the Crystal shampoo + Luminiser conditioner would be better match-ups.

L’Oréal Elvive Nutri Gloss Crystal Sparkling Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml each for £4.50 each. But they’re almost always on special (half price, BOGOF, 2 for £5, etc.) somewhere. I always (!) wait for half price or BOGOF offers! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Berry Sorbet Peel Off

Hi there! Not too long ago I got my hands on Montagne Jeunesse’s Berry Sorbet Peel Off face mask (exclusive to Primark, 90p).

And now that I’ve tried it, let me tell you what it’s like. 🙂

First of all, this is a regular peel off mask. You apply it, you let it dry, and then you peel it off. Awesome fun!

I think this mask does its job well. It makes my skin feel clear and refreshed.

I also like that the mask is almost transparent (it has a barely-there pink hue) because the reddish colour on the sachet looks scary!

Another good thing is that this mask smells fresh and fruity (yes, it’s a pink fragrance but it’s not sweet) which is very nice!

I would recommend this face mask, and I will try to pick up a few more. If you’re interested, you should check if your local Primark sells this mask. And don’t forget that Montagne Jeunesse’s face masks are approved by BUAV (they carry the Leaping Bunny logo) and by the Vegetarian Society, and they’re certified cruelty-free!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde