Empties – October 2022

Hi there! I hope you had a good start into November! Today’s post is my Empties post. Unfortunately, October wasn’t the best month, but hey ho…

1 Antonio Banderas Her Secret Temptation Eau De Toilette – a lovely fragrance. I’d consider buying it again!

2 Yves Rocher Retropical Eau De Toilette – one of the most special fragrances ever. I’m sad it was a limited edition, and that I can’t buy it again.

3 Superdrug Layering Lab Sweetie Body Mist – this one got old about halfway through the bottle. I managed to use it up now. It’s a nice fragrance, but I’m tired of it right now.

4 Imperial Leather Monkey Business Guava Blossom & Jungle Leaves Icons Shower Gel – a lovely shower gel! I would buy it again!

5 uperdrug Revive Hair Care Collagen Conditioner – I enjoyed this conditioner (and the matching shampoo) quite a bit. I’ll buy them again.

6 Cussons Creations Comfort Bottled Magnolia & Almond Milk Shower Gel – this shower gel grew on me. I can see myself picking it up again.

7 Original Source Skin Quench Cherry & Jojoba Oil Moisturising Shower – this is an old favourite. It’s been discontinued, and this was my last bottle.

8 Kirstie Allsopp Lansdowne Rose Hand Lotion – it took me ages to finish this hand cream. I used it as a foot cream as my husband didn’t like the strong rose fragrance.

9 Original Source Pink Grapefruit Shower – another old favourite. But I do have a few more bottles in my stash.

I also used a bunch of single use face masks – but nothing worth keeping as empty face mask sachets are rather icky and sticky. Hopefully November will be a better month for Empties! And thanks for stopping by today. xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

March Beauty Awards

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite products this March. As always, I have my TOP 3, and there are a few honourable mentions as well. Let’s start with the TOP 3!

3rd place – Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Whipped Body Cream

Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Whipped Body Cream is amazing. I love it!

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

Wow, Antonio Banderas Her Secret Temptation Eau De Toilette is such a beautiful fragrance!

WINNER – Pantene Pro-V Miracles Grow Strong Biotin + Bamboo Shampoo & Conditioner

Pantene Pro-V Miracles Grow Strong Biotin + Bamboo Shampoo & Conditioner promise to make hair stronger – and these products really work. Unbelievable quality! A definite regular purchase from now!

Onto the honourable mentions! Boots No7 Skin Illuminator is a wonderful product. It’s a great addition to my current make-up routine. Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Shower Cream is one amazing shower gel. Montagne Jeunesse Turmeric & Matcha Glow Clay Face Mask has been lovely. And Weil Belle En Weil Eau De Parfum has been an incredible surprise!

Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? Which products are you loving right now? Feel free to comment, and thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Weekly Recap 7 – 13 March 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the post I’ve written this past week = my weekly blog recap. And here are the posts.

Tuesday 8 Mar – Antonio Banderas Her Secret Temptation Eau De Toilette

I didn’t post on Monday, but Tuesday’s post was about this Antonio Banderas fragrance that I’m using at the moment. Click here to read my review.

Wednesday 9 Mar – Boots Live + Be Beautiful Connection Hand Cream, Boots Live + Be Captivating Pause Hand Cream

These 2 hand creams were the stars of Wednesday’s post. Click here to read it.

Friday 11 Mar – Derma V10 Vanilla Body Butter

No post on Thursday, but on Friday I reviewed a body butter. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Antonio Banderas Her Secret Temptation Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Antonio Banderas Her Secret Temptation Eau De Toilette. This fragrance has the following notes: bergamot, orange, peach and pink pepper (top notes), orange blossom, sambac jasmine, rose and iris (heart notes), and cedar, musk, vanilla and amber (base notes).

Her Secret Temptation is a sensational fragrance. It has a beautiul and warm oriental-floral aura, filled with rose, jasmine, amber, musk and vanilla. I’ve seen it being compared with Black XS and La Vie Est Belle. While I don’t think that Her Secret Temptation is a dupe for either fragrance, there are some similarities. I’d say Her Secret Temptation could pass for a “cousin” of Black XS or La Vie Est Belle.

On another note, Her Secret Temptation is also rather long-lasting. It leaves its beautiul scent on clothes and scarves for ages, and if I use it in the evening, I can still catch a whiff of it on my skin the next morning. Awesome stuff!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend you give this beautiful fragrance a sniff! I think Her Secret Temptation is a safe blind buy for those who like sweet and warm oriental-floral fragrances. It’s also safe for the office (during spring, autumn and winter).

Antonio Banderas Her Secret Temptation Eau De Toilette is available as 80ml. I paid £12.15 which is a ridiculous price for such a quality fragrance!

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