Empties – April 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I finished in April. I used a bunch of single-use face masks – but I didn’t keep the empty sachets (I never do). But here are the big bottles and tubes.

Yves Rocher Monoï Lagoon Moisturizing Perfumed Body Mist – a very nice tropical body mist. I have at least 1 more bottle in my stash.

2 Anna Sui La Vie De Bohème Body Lotion – not my favourite Anna Sui fragrance. The body lotion was nice to use, but I wouldn’t repurchase it (or the matching fragrance).

3 Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Mist – the best cheap Mugler Alien dupe you can find. I have a few more bottles, and I’d always repurchase this body mist.

4 Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum – one of the best serums ever. A definite repurchase.

5 Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense Eau De Parfum – a really nice fragrance, similar to Mugler’s Angel. I don’t think I’d buy it again though. I have a bunch of other Angel dupes to try and use (and use up).

6 MakeUp Gallery Time To Shine Completely Clear 1 – Poundland’s own brand clear polish. Not the best clear polish, but definitely good enough as a base or top coat.

7 Palmolive Aroma Moments So Sweet Shower Gel With Rooibos Tea, Rose And Almond – one of Palmolive’s best shower gels ever! My husband likes this one too. Unfortunately discontinued, but I have a few more bottles in my stash!

8 Sainsbury’s The Collection Sleep Relax Bath Soak – a very nice bath gel, and a definite repurchase!

9 Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Beautiful – a lovely shower gel. Unfortunately discontinued, otherwise I’d buy it again.

10 Yves Rocher Jardins Du Monde Energising Shower Gel With Grapefruit – a decent shower gel. Not my favourite type of grapefruit scent, but I would probably still repurchase this shower gel.

11 Rightguard Shower + Oils With Argan, Marula & Almond Oil – what a beautiful shower gel! My husband used it a few times too, and he also liked it a lot! Unfortunately, this one appears to have been discontinued.

12 Gliss Ultimate Volume Conditioner – just lovely! Too bad Gliss discontinued the Ultimate Volume product line, otherwise I’d buy this conditioner (and the matching shampoo) again.

April was a decent month for empties. I’m glad I managed to finish 3 fragrances and 5 shower and bath products. I hope May will be good too. I already finished 2 products today.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

January Beauty Awards

Hi there! Since it’s the last day of the month, today’s post is about all the products I loved the most in January. It’s quite a few products this month. Let’s start with the Top 3, and there are a few honourable mentions further down.

3rd place – Jil Sander Simply Elixir Eau De Parfum & Rich Body Cream

Jil Sander Simply Elixir was a lovely surpise! The fragrance smells a lot more expensive that it is. You could call it a female version of Dior Fahrenheit!

Runner-Up – Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense Eau De Parfum

Fatale Intense smells like a lighter version of Angel. What a great find!

WINNER – Scinic Sparkling Pore Toner

Whilst the 2 fragrances above have really blown me away, this toner is in another dimension. I worship this toner!

Onto the honourable mentions! Skin Treats Aloe Vera Restoring Sheet Mask and Skin Treats Fennel Brightening Sheet Mask were lovely. Westlab Reviving Epsom Bath Salts are a new household favourite. And Carex’s gentle shower products definitely deserve a mention too!

Valjean Labs Replenish Hydration Gel is a brilliant facial moisturiser, whilst Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance-Free Non-Greasy Lotion is wonderful for the body. Essence XXXL Nude Lipgloss 06 Soft Almond is my current favourite lip product, and Lux Soft Touch Soap With SilkEssence TM & Rose Water is already on my list of products to buy again.

Wow, so many favourites! Have you tried any of these products? Which products have been your beauty heroes lately? Feel free to let me know via the comments, and thanks for stopping by! xo

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 10 – 16 January 2022

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 10 Jan – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 11 Jan – Yves Rocher Jardins Du Monde Well-Being Shower Gel With Lavandin

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a shower gel. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 12 Jan – HAUL!

A bunch of new products were the stars of Wednesday’s HAUL post. Click here to read it.

Thursday 13 Jan – Valjean Labs Replenish Hydration Gel

On Thursday I reviewed a hydration gel for the face. Click here to read the post.

Friday 14 Jan – Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense Eau De Parfum

And Friday’s post was about this Agent Provocateur fragrance. Click here to read my review.

This is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense Eau De Parfum. I’ve previously had 2 fragrances from the Fatale collection – the original Fatale and the lighter Fatale Pink. And now I’ve finally given Fatale Intense a try!

Fatale Intense contains the following notes: liquorice, dewberry and chili pepper (top notes), champaca flower, red rose and lotus (heart notes), and vanilla, leather and amber (base notes).

I can’t distinguish between any of the individual notes; all I can smell is Thierry Mugler’s Angel! To be fair, Fatale Intense is not a carbon-copy of Angel, but it would definitely pass for a lighter limited edition of Angel.

Fatale Intense is a winter fragrance, no doubt. But where Angel feels dense and almost suffocating, Fatale Intense is a lot more wearable as it lets you breathe. At the same time, Fatale Intense still has a very strong Angel vibe about it!

If you’ve always wanted to love Thierry Mugler’s Angel but you just couldn’t because it’s way too strong, you should give Fatale Intense a try! If you’re interested, Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense Eau De Parfum is available as 30ml, 50ml and 100ml. I paid £13.02 for a 50ml bottle. What a bargain!

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