Empties – September 2021

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I managed to finish in September. It wasn’t the best month for empties, but hey ho… Onto the products!

1 Antonio Banderas Her Golden Secret Eau De Toilette – this is an incredible fragrance. I can see myself buying it again!

2 Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia Body Wash (travel size) – I enjoyed this body wash very much. Beautiful fragrance and gentle formula. Definitely something I’d consider buying again.

3 Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 110 Clear’d For Takeoff – a decent clear polish. Yes, I would repurchase it.

4 NYC In A Minute 900 Wonder Purple – one of my favourite purple polishes. I’m sad to see it go, but I have a bunch of similar shades which I love too.

5 L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist Reinforcing Shampoo & Conditioner – an old favourite. I will buy it (plus the matching shampoo) again!

6 Westlab Sleep Epsom & Dead Sea Salts With Lavender & Jasmine – these bath salts were very good. I will buy them again!

7 Radox “Shell Yeah” Sea Mineral Scent Shower Gel – this is a very nice shower gel. A very likely repurchase!

8 Westlab Pink Gin Epsom & Himalayan Bathing Salts With Juniperberry, Pomegranate & Lime – I loved these bath salts. Another very likely repurchase!

Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skincare Brightening Vitamin C Tonic – one of my favourite products this year. Repurchase? You bet!

10 Soap & Glory Clean On Me – I didn’t care much for this shower gel. It’s not bad, but it’s just not for me. I won’t buy it again.

11 Superdrug Layering Lab Exotic Body Mist – this is an OK body mist. I would agree that it smells similar to YSL Black Opium, but it’s not my favourite fragrance (that goes for both the SD body mist and the YSL fragrance). I won’t buy it again.

I also used a bunch of single-use face masks, and you can click here if you want to check out my latest face mask finds. x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

April Beauty Awards

Hi there! Happy Friday! It’s the last day of the month, so it’s time for my Monthly Favourites post. Let’s start with the TOP 3 – but there’ll be a few honourable mentions as well. 🙂

3rd place – Primark PS… Vitamin C Revitalizing Bubble Sheet Mask

Primark did an amazing job with this bubble sheet mask. It’s one of the best bubble sheet masks I’ve ever tried.

Runner-Up – Antonio Banderas Her Golden Secret Eau De Toilette

Her Golden Secret was a major surprise. The quality of the fragrance is unbelievable! I’m blown away!

WINNER – Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

The undisputed winners are Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine shampoo & conditioner. These are my all-time favourite hair care products, and I rate them above my favourite skin care, my favourite foundation, etc.

Onto the honourable mention! I’m enjoying my Manhattan Colour Loop Lipgloss 45B Red Passion very much. Mitomo Vitamin Facial Essence Mask is great. The cheap Home Bargains Avocado Moisturising Face Mask and Masked Beauty Apple & Green Tea Sheet Mask are very good too! And last but not least, Anna Sui L’Amour Rose Versailles Eau De Parfum is a very beautiful fragrance that I enjoy wearing.

Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 12 – 18 April 2021

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

Monday 12 Apr – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 13 Apr – Boots Vitamin C Brightening Cleansing Gel

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a face wash. Click here to read my review.

Wednesday 14 Apr – Antonio Banderas Her Golden Secret Eau De Toilette

Wednesday’s post was about a fragrance I discovered recently. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 15 Apr – Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Wash, Body Lotion, Shower Foam & Shower Jelly

On Thursday I reviewed 4 body products from Superdrug’s Layering Lab Blossom range. Click here to read the post.

Friday 16 Apr – I Heart MakeUp Lip Geek Dream About Success, Manhattan Colour Loop Lipgloss 45B Red Passion

Friday’s post was about 2 lip products – 1 stinker, 1 new favourite. Click here to have a look.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Antonio Banderas Her Golden Secret Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about a fragrance I discovered by accident – Antonio Banderas Her Golden Secret Eau De Toilette. Celebrity fragrances can be hit or miss – I loved Priscilla Presley’s Moments and Indian Summer, and J Lo has a few lovely fragrances. But I don’t care for most celebrity fragrances. Still, when I found Her Golden Secret for just over £10 for 80ml, I looked up reviews, and then decided to blind-buy it.

Her Golden Secret has the following notes – bergamot, mandarin, apple and peach (top notes), gardenia, orange blossom, and black currant (heart notes), and patchouli, cedar, tonka, vanilla and musk (base notes).

I’ve worn Her Golden Secret for the past 3 weeks, and I am absolutely blown away. This fragrance is a little gem. It starts out fresh with plenty of juicy peach and bright citrus notes, and as time passes, the gardenia note takes centre stage – followed by sweet vanilla and tonka. The colours of the bottle – white and gold – represent the fragrance perfectly. If I had to describe Her Golden Secret with just a few keywords, I’d describe it as a bright, honeyed white floral fragrance.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this fragrance. It smells a lot more expensive than the price suggests, and I think it’s great for all occasions or places – office, meeting friends, dinner with your loved one, theatre, etc… Honestly, it’s so cheap, but so good! Go, grab a bottle! Antonio Banderas Her Golden Secret Eau De Toilette is available as 80ml. I paid £10.38.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde