Empties – June 2021

Hi there! It’s the first of a new month (wow, halfway through the year already…), and this means that today’s post is about all the products I finished last month. As always, I used a bunch of single-use face masks, and you can read about my latest face mask finds if you click here. Now, let’s look at the big bottles, tubes and tubs!

1 Agent Provocateur Fatale Eau De Parfum (50ml) – what a beautiful fragrance! I’ve already repurchased it – and I went for the big 100ml bottle this time!

2 Boots Vitamin C Brightening Cleansing Gel – this is a good face wash. But the strong yuzu scent put me off, and that’s why I won’t repurchase this face wash.

3 Anna Sui L’Amour Rose Versailles Eau De Parfum – this is a really nice fragrance, and I enjoyed wearing it very much, but I won’t buy it again.

4 Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Conditioner With Ginseng Extract – I loved this conditioner (and the matching shampoo) so much! I’m sad this line has been discontinued. 😢

5 Imperial Leather Tropical Rainforest & Exotic Papaya Shower Gel – I love this shower gel! Repurchase? Yes!

6 Imperial Leather Cotton Clouds & White Cashmere Shower Cream – this shower gel is very good too, and I hope to buy it again soon.

7 Sanctuary Spa Heel Balm – a very good product. It’s too expensive, so I won’t buy it on its own, but I’d be delighted to find it in another Sanctuary Spa gift set.

8 Radox Mineral Therapy Muscle Soak Bath Salts – I really enjoyed these bath salts. I will buy them again!

9 Westlab Mindful Epsom & Himalayan Salts With Frankincense & Bergamot – these were good but not great. I might buy them again for half price, but I might not.

10 Westlab Cleansing Himalayan Salt – I like these a lot. Whilst these salts are unscented, they make my skin feel amazing. I enjoy using these on their own or mixed in with scented bath salts. I will buy these bath salts again, no doubt!

And this is everything for this month. Not a huge number of products, but finishing bath salts (those Westlab ones are 1kg each) frees up a lot of space under the sink! I expect a bit of skin care to finish next month, and at least 4 shower gels as well, so there should be more than 10 products in total.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – May 2021

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I finished in May. I used 12 single-use face masks. Whilst I don’t take photos of those empty face mask sachets, you can read about my latest face mask finds here. Now let’s take a closer look at the big bottles!

1 Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Cleanup AHA Fruit Toner – I love this toner! I hope I can find it again!

2 Cellio It’s True Moisture Skin Pearl Natural Skin Care System – another lovely toner! I’d be happy to get my hands on it again!

3 Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion – I don’t think I’ll buy this product again. There’s much better stuff out there for a similar price.

4 Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Conditoner – my holy grail of hair care!

5 Classics Nail Polish Remover – my go-to nail polish remover. £1 at Poundland for a 400ml bottle.

6 Treacle Moon The Raspberry Kiss – a decent shower gel, but not a favourite. I don’t think I’ll buy it again.

7 My Little Pony Lovely Lipbalm Cutie Kiss – a wonderful lip balm! I hope to find it or a similar one again!

8 NSPA Fruit Extracts Luscious And Juicy Red Cherry Rich Body Butter – this is a nice body butter. I believe this fragrance has been discontinued. Unfortunately, I can’t repurchase it.

9 Manhattan Buffalo 12 – I liked this nail polish a lot. I have 20+ similar ones though.

10 Sanctuary Spa Mestizo Acai Rain Shower – I love this! I’m sad that I can’t buy it again.

11 Nivea Love Adventure Caring Shower Gel – it was nice while it lasted, but I also won’t buy this one again.

12 Nivea Indulgent Moisture Cashmere Shower Cream – I enjoyed the moisturising formula, but not the fragrance, so I won’t buy it again.

13 Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Shower Jelly (no photo) – OMG, I hate this shower jelly so much! I gave it a second chance, but this stuff is vile, and it’s not worth cleaning the entire shower 360 just to get rid of the green flecks it leaves everywhere. I binned it right after the 2nd try. Good riddance!

14 Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Wash (no photo) – I can’t bring myself to keep using this stuff. Binned.

I think I did well again this month – 4 shower gels finished, 2 unloved shower products binned, some more skin care finished as well. I think June will be good too, as I have a bunch of products in various states of less than half full…

Thanks for reading, lovelies! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Haul! New Products From Nuxe, Rochas, Anna Sui, Agent Provocateur, Caudalie And More!

Hi there! Today’s post is about a bunch of products I bought over the past few weeks. Let’s take a look at the goodies!

Nuxe gift set – half price at M&S, £14.

Another Nuxe set from M&S – 4 different oils for £11.

Rochas Mademoiselle Rochas Couture, 30ml, £14.72.
Agent Provocateur Aphrodisiaque, 40ml, £12.98.

Agent Provocateur Fatale, 100ml, £18.16.
Agent Provocateur Fatale Pink, 100ml, 19.07.

Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense, 50ml, £13.02.
Antonio Banderas Her Golden Secret, 80ml, £10.38.

Caudalie Thé Des Vignes, 30ml, £13.20
Antonio Banderas Her Secret Temptation, 80ml, £12.15.

Christina Aguilera By Night, 50ml, £13.95.
Anna Sui L’Amour Rose Versailles, 50ml, £13.61.

I bought all of these based on reviews ; the AP Fatale is a repurchase, but I only discovered it a few months ago, and it was also a blind-buy based on reviews.

Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? What have you bought recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. Thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

February Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the end of the month, so it’s time for my Monthly Favourites post. As usual, I picked my favourites from all the products I reviewed this past month, and there’s a Top 3 as well as a few honourable mentions.

3rd place – Alberto Balsam Exotic Mango Shampoo & Conditioner

Alberto Balsam did a great job with these amazing mango-scented hair products.

Runner-Up – Jayjun Pollution-Proof Refreshing Mask

Jayjun’s green sheet mask was a lovely surprise! I can’t wait to stock up!

WINNER – Agent Provocateur Fatale Eau De Parfum

Fatale is simply a great fragrance. I already bought a big 100ml bottle as a backup!

Onto the honourable mentions! Radox Mineral Therapy Muscle Soak Bath Salts, Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Original Moisturising Shower Cream and Palmolive Gourmet Chocolate Passion Body Butter Shower Cream are super lovely.

Boots No 7 Radiant Results Revitalising Daily Face Polish, Creightons Manuka Honey Hydrating Hand Cream and Masking Beautifying Rose & Green Tea Sheet Face Mask are awesome too!

Have you tried any of these products, or would you like to try any of them? Which products have you been loving lately? Feel free to comment and thanks for stopping by! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 8 – 14 February 2021

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap, so if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this week… this is it!

Monday 8 Feb – Agent Provocateur Fatale Eau De Parfum

Monday’s post was about an Agent Provocateur fragrance. Click here to read it.

Tuesday 9 Feb – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 10 Feb – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Original Moisturising Shower Cream

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to take a look.
On Wednesday I reviewed a new Vitamin E product from Superdrug. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 11 Feb – Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Whipped Body Cream

Thursday’s post was about one of the body moisturisers I’m using at the moment. Click here to read it.

Friday 12 Feb – HAUL!

And on Friday I told you what I bought since the post-Christmas sales started. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. Next week is going to be face mask week, so I’ll be posting about face masks only. Thanks for stopping by, lovelies! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Agent Provocateur Fatale Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today’s post is about a fragrance I started to wear just a few weeks ago – Agent Provocateur Fatale Eau De Parfum. This fragrance was a blind-buy for me. I’ve never smelled it before, but the 50ml bottle was under £15, and the notes sounded promising.

And those notes are pink pepper, mango and blackcurrant (top notes), gardenia, orris and patchouli (heart notes) and musk, vanilla orchid, chocolate and labdanum (base notes). Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

To make a long story short – the fragrance is nice! Very nice actually! On my skin, it’s mainly patchouli, musk and blackcurrant with a touch of powder (orris) and a hint of chocolate. I love it! On my clothes it’s vanilla, chocolate and patchouli. This is lovely too! Whilst this fragrance isn’t particularly longlasting, I don’t mind spraying it every few hours. I love the rich and slightly bitter blackcurrent note that I get with every spray. It’s really beautiful, and it works well with the patchouli and the musk.

I think this is a great fragrance for people who are just getting into musk and patchouli in perfumes. It’s not a real chypre, but it’s also not a random fruity patchouli fragrance (of which there are too many). It’s a modern and wearable composition; definitely suitable for men as well. And despite the name – Fatale – it’s a well-behaved (almost tame) fragrance that’s perfectly suitable for the office.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this fragrance! Agent Provocateur Fatale Eau De Parfum is available as 30ml, 50ml and 100ml.  I’ve got a 50ml, but I’ve already ordered a 100ml as a back-up.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde