Empties – July 2022

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 💙💛

June Beauty Awards

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite products in June. I picked my favourites from all the products I’ve reviewed since the beginning of the month. I’ve got a few honourable mentions further down, but let’s start with the TOP 3!

3rd place – Giorgio Armani Armani Code Summer Eau Fraîche
Runner-Up – Nip + Fab Renew Retinol Fix Tonic Extreme

Armani Code Summer is such a lovely fragrance! I’m enjoying it very much!
Nip + Fab’s retinol toner is one of my all-time favourite facial products!

WINNER – Marks & Spencer Spiced Bergamot Eau De Toilette

Spiced Bergamot is a very special fragrance. I’ll keep buying it for as long as M&S sells it!

Onto the honourable mentions! I Love… Choca Mocha Lala Moisturizing Lip Balm and Vaseline Lip Therpay + SPF 15 are 2 of my favourite lip balms at the moment. Astor Color Last VIP 240 Desire is such a beautiful lipstick, and Nivea Caring Shower Gel Splashy Ocean is a fab unisex shower gel.

Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try them? Which products are your current beauty favourites? Feel free to let me know via the comments, and thank you for stopping by! xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Weekly Recap 20 – 26 June 2022

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

Tuesday 21 Jun – Giorgio Armani Armani Code Summer Eau Fraîche

Tuesday’s post was a fragrance review. Click here to read it.

Thursday 23 Jun – Superdrug Leafy & Lovely Summer Meadow Hand Lotion

Thursday’s post was about this hand cream. Click here to read it.

Saturday 25 Jun – Marks & Spencer Spiced Bergamot Eau De Toilette

Another fragrance review on Saturday. Click here to read the post.

And this is it for this week. Thank you for stopping by! xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Giorgio Armani Armani Code Summer Eau Fraîche

Hi there! Today’s post is about a fragrance I’ve had for a while but never used until last week – Giorgio Armani Armani Code Summer Eau Fraîche. This fragrance contains the following notes: bitter orange, neroli and pear (top notes), orange flower, jasmine, ginger and cyclamen (heart notes), and musk, vanilla and woody notes (base notes).

I’ve been wearing this fragrance for a week now, and I like it a lot. Armani Summer Code starts with a burst of neroli, then develops into a more floral direction with a strong orange flower note and a hint of jasmine. I don’t get much from the base notes, just a hint of musk, almost hidden under the neroli and the orange flowers.

I think this fragrance is a summer holiday fragrance – it’s for a more sophisticated holiday though. Somewhere in Italy, away from tourist hotspots, but maybe in a nice, secluded casa by the orange grove where you spend your time relaxing in the shade, reading a book and enjoying the peace and quiet.

Armani Summer Code doesn’t last long. But it’s just an Eau Fraîche, so it’s clear you can’t expect a fragrant spectacle that would go on for hours and hours… I think Armani Code Summer lasts for about an hour or two, and it doesn’t leave much of a trail on clothes or scarves. But that’s OK. At least you can spray away to your heart’s content!

Giorgio Armani Armani Code Summer Eau Fraîche is available as 75ml. This is a discontinued limited edition, so it’s probably not easy to find outside of ebay. I can’t comment on the price for this fragrance, but I snapped it up at a clearance sale a long time ago.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛