Weekly Recap 22 – 28 March 2021

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. And here’s what I’ve written about this past week.

Monday 22 Mar – Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

On Monday I reviewed a shampoo and conditioner combo. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 23 Mar – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 24 Mar – Simple Ultra Calming Sheet Mask With Hemp Seed Oil

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Wednesday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 25 Mar – My Little Pony Lovely Lipbalm

Thursday’s post was about these cute lip balms. Click here to read it.

Friday 26 Mar – Radox “Perky Peach” Peach & Berry Scent Shower Gel, Radox “Mint To Be” Lime & Peppermint Scent Shower Gel

Friday’s post was about 2 Radox shower gels. Click here to read it.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Old Favourites – Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 hair products that I’m using at the moment – Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo & Conditioner. Unfortunately, these products have been discontinued and replaced with a terrible new line. But thanks to end-of-line retailers, Alberto Balsam’s Stunning Shine proucts haven’t totally disappeared just yet.

Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo is simply lovely. It has the most amazing fruity floral peach and peach blossom fragrance. I like that it’s clarifying but not drying. Great stuff!

Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Conditioner is great too. It detangles my hair with ease, and it makes my hair feel soft. I’m enjoying this conditioner very much!

Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 300ml each for about £1 – £1.50 each. I’d recommend these lovely products!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – August 2020

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I finished in August. I used quite a few single-use face masks. You can read about my latest face mask finds here. Now let’s get to the big bottles and tubes!

1 Thierry Mugler Alien Flora Futura – such a stunning fragrance. I love it! It’s a limited edition from 2018, but it can still be found online. I might buy another bottle.

2 Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum – this is a lovely serum. This is the last tube of the “old” formula. But the current version is awesome too, so I will repurchase that.

3 Superdrug B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz – my go-to face mist. I have plenty of back-up!

4 Lucy B. Royal Water Lotus & Vanilla Musk – another amazing fragrance. I would love to buy it again if I find it somewhere (without having to pay for international shipping plus tax)

5 Imperial Leather Grapefruit & Pomegranate – one of my old favourites. It’s been discontinued, but I have 1 more bottle in my stash.

6 Palmolive Santorini Breeze – this is a very nice shower gel. Those big 500ml are quite a commitment, but I might buy this one again.

7 Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Conditoner – I like this conditoner (and the matching shampoo) a lot. This collection has been discontinued (and replaced with a terrible new line), but I have another shampoo and conditoner combo as a back-up!

8 + 9 Essence Eyeliners Boogie Nights & Forever Green – I used to like these colours, but I won’t be using these anymore, so bye-bye!

10 Boots Extracts Luxurious Coconut Body Lotion (travel size) – a decent body lotion. I got this as part of a gift set, otherwise I wouldn’t have bought a coconut-scented product. I may have a few more of these…

11 Olay 2 in 1 Cleanser & Toner – such a lovely toner. I have a back-up bottle!

12 Maybelline Color Elixir By Colorsensational 135 Raspberry Rhapsody – I enjoyed this gloss very much, and I’m glad that I have another one in my stash!

13 Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go – this is one of the polishes I used as a stamping polish. I have no doubt that I have a few back-up bottles in my stash.

This is everything I emptied in August. I’ve done better than last month, and I’m happy with this. 🙂 Which products have you finished recently? Anything worth repurchasing? Feel free to let me know in the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

 

Poundland Clearance Haul – New Stuff & 50% Off Everything!

Hi there! A week ago I mentioned that one of the local Poundland stores is closing down and that I might stock up on stuff… well, I did! The store is closing this Saturday, 11 March, and as of now everything’s 50% off! So let me show you what I bought. 🙂
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Poundland had 2 eyeshadow brushes and 2 foundation brushes left. They’re mine now. I think Poundland’s make-up brushes are really good. I’ve been using all sorts of different make-up brushes from Poundland for years – and I have yet to come across a dud. I also bought 4 nail art brush sets, and 2 sharpener & eyebrow brush sets. I wanted the sharpeners, but I don’t need the eyebrow brushes. But I can see that these eyebrow brushes might come in handy for nail art…
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Whilst almost all the shampoos were gone, the store had lots of conditioners left. I picked up 3 Gliss conditioners (I can pick up the matching shampoos elsewhere). They had all sorts of different conditioners, but I only bought conditioners that I actually like and use. The ones I got for myself are Ultimate Volume, Ultimate Colour and Liquid Silk.
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I got myself another Daily Defense Keratin conditioner (bought at Poundstretcher) and Alberto Balsam’s Mandarin & Papaya shampoo and conditioner.
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And there’s more hair stuff! I bought another Alberto Balsam conditioner – this one’s Stunning Shine. And I picked up another Harmony Hair Indulgence shampoo and conditioner combo. And I found one more L’Oréal Deep Conditioner.
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I found a Wonder Woman shower gel and shampoo set – and the matching fragrance as a roll-on! And I bought 5 nail products2 L’Oréal polishes, 1 Poundland glitter topper, 1 Poundland cuticle oil and 1 Poundland nail hardener.

This is what I bought. I paid £14 in total for all these goodies!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Alberto Balsam’s Stunning Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. I picked up these two items when they were on special for £1 each at my local Asda. It’s a great deal, I know! 🙂 But let’s not discuss my bargain hunting. Let’s get to the review!

The shampoo smells lovely. Many peach-scented products smell of peach skin, but this shampoo smells like the actual fruit. It’s fruity, but it’s not artificially sweet. I like it! I also think this shampoo cleanses my hair well. And at the same time it’s not harsh. Very nice!
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The conditioner is good too. It’s quite thin, but it conditions and detangles my hair surprisingly well. And the pleasant peach fragrance really lingers. Awesome stuff!

I don’t think these two products make my hair particularly shiny. But I would say they help maintain my hair’s natural shine. I’m enjoying these products very much and I will buy them again, no doubt!

Alberto Balsam’s Stunning Shine Shampoo and Conditioner are available as 300ml for £1.50 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde