Hi there! Today’s post is my July Empties post – so it’s about all the products I used up last month. Let’s take a closer look at them!
1 Prada Infusion D’Iris Hydrating Body Lotion – this is an alright body lotion for spring and summer. Basic hydration but a long-lasting and powerful fragrance. I wouldn’t pay full price for this body lotion, but I wouldn’t mind picking it up as part of another reduced price fragrance gift set! 😋
2 A’kin Brightening Vitamin C & Niacinamide Correcting Eye Gel – a basic eye cream. I wouldn’t buy it again.
3 Giorgio Armani Armani Code Summer Eau Fraîche – an elegant and pretty summer fragrance. I’d repurchase it.
4 Olay Anti-Wrinkle 2 In 1 Firm & Lift Anti-Wrinkle Booster + Firming Serum – a very nice serum! I’d be more than happy to buy it again!
5 Max Factor Pan Stik 12 True Beige – my holy grail foundation! 🥰
6 Boots Botanics Refreshing Toning Spritz – not my favourite face mist. I won’t buy it again.
7 Aussie Mega Conditioner – this conditioner is one half of one of my all-time favourite hair care combos. A definite repurchase (along with the shampoo).
8 Cussons Creations Peace Bottled Apple & Elderflower Shower Gel – a decent shower gel. Definitely refreshing. It was nice enough while it lasted, but it wasn’t a favourite, so I won’t buy it again. My husband used this shower gel too – quite a few times actually – so he helped me use it up!
9 Nivea Refreshing Face Wash – a basic face wash. I won’t buy it again.
10 Imperial Leather Awakening Mango & Papaya Infusions Shower Cream – a lovely shower gel! Unfortunately, this one has been discontinued, so I can’t buy it again.
11 Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Wash – another discontinued beauty. I have a few more products from this range in my stash.
I also used a few single use face masks. You can read about my latest face mask finds if you click here. All in all, not a bad month for empties. I love to finish skin care, but I also love to finish big shower gel bottles and tubes. So based on that, I’ve done pretty well!
Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛
Hi there! 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 28 Feb – February Favourites
Monday’s post was about all the products I loved the most in February. Click here to take a look.
Tuesday 1 Mar – February Empties
On Tuesday I wrote about everything I emptied in February. Click here to read the post.
Thursday 3 Mar – A’kin Brightening Vitamin C & Niacinamide Correcting Eye Gel
No post on Wednesday, but on Thursday I reviewed an eye gel. Click here to take a look.
Friday 4 Mar – Pantene Pro-V Minerals Grow Strong Biotin + Bamboo Shampoo & Conditioner
And Friday’s post was about the new new hair combo I’m using. Click here to read my review.
And this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by!
Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛
Hi there! Today’s post is about this A’kin Brightening Vitamin C & Niacinamide Correcting Eye Gel which I’ve been using for a few weeks now. This eye gel also contains pro-vitamin B5, vitamins C and E, hyaluronic acid, bisabolol, Australian jojoba oil and other botanical extracts. According to A’kin, this eye gel is vegan and cruelty-free! 😍
This eye gel promises to do a lot – to reduce dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, to brighten, even out and tone the skin, to soften fine lines and wrinkles, to sooth and hydrate the skin and to fight signs of premature ageing for firmer and more luminous skin.
Since I’ve been using this eye gel for a few weeks, I think it’s not great. Definitely not repurchase-worthy – especially not for its usual price of £24. I paid £3 for this eye gel (TK Maxx), and I think that price is more in line with what the product does – which is to provide basic hydration (although I need to use a lot more product compared to other eye gels or creams).
With respect to its other claims, this eye gel is actually quite a letdown. I have to compare it with Olay’s eye gel which I’ve used for a few months right until I started to use this eye gel. The difference in quality is quite remarkable. Olay’s eye gel had a visible positive effect. This A’kin eye gel can’t maintain what Olay’s eye gel did for me.
All in all, I will use up this eye gel, but I wouldn’t recommend it. If you’re interested, A’kin Brightening Vitamin C & Niacinamide Correcting Eye Gel is available as 15ml. The price will depend on where you shop.
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 4 Oct – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 5 Oct – Superdrug Nourishing Pro-Vitamin B5 Body Lotion For Dry Skin
Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a body lotion. Click here to read the post.
Wednesday 6 Oct – TK Maxx A’kin Haul – MAJOR Bargains!
On Wednesday I showed you which A’kin bargains I scored at TK Maxx. Click here to take a look at all the goodies.
Friday 8 Oct – Westlab Himalayan Salt Cleansing Bath & Shower Gel, Westlab Dead Sea Salt Soothing Bath & Shower Gel
I didn’t post on Thursday, but Friday’s post was about 2 Westlab shower gels. Click here to read my review.
And this is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! xo
Mrs Strawberry Blonde
Hi there! The other day I was browsing through TK Maxx’s online offerings, and I found a bunch of A’kin products for unbelievable prices. For a moment I thought I might have confused this brand with some cheap copycat brand, but I realised quickly that A’kin is the Australian skin care brand I thought it was. Without hesitating, I bought these amazing goodies – the bargain bin prices will make your eyes pop!
A’kin Invigorating Facial Scrub – £2 (I googled and found this to be around £10)
A’kin Hydrating Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (x2) – £3 each (this is usually £20)
A’kin Sensitive Calming Day & Night Cream – £3 (usually between £16 and £24)
A’kin Age Defy Line Smoothing Day Cream – £3 (usually between £16 and £24)
A’kin Rosehip Oil Moisture Rich Facial Moisturiser – £3 (usually £20)
A’kin Oil Control Intensive Sebum Controller – £3 (usually between £10 and £16)
A’kin Brightening Vitamin C & Niacinamide Correcting Eye Gel – £3 (usually £24)
A’kin Age Defy Firming Collagen Booster Facial Oil – £6.99 (found this for about £20)
Here’s a screenshot of a part of the oder confirmation. When I received the email, I still double-checked the prices. And I triple-checked the order slip when these goodies arrived! 😝🤯
But yes, I paid just under £30 for all these goodies which would have been about £167 (I used the prices that I found online for comparison) if I had bought them elsewhere. I very much look forward to using these products soon!
Mrs Strawberry Blonde