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 💙💛

Weekly Recap 25 – 31 July 2022

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap, and here are the posts that I’ve written this past week:

Wednesday 27 Jul – Pantene Pro-V Miracles Silky & Glowing Biotin & Hydrolised Silk Protein Shampoo & Conditioner

I didn’t post on Monday and Tuesday, but on Wednesday I reviewed a Pantene hair care combo. Click here to take a look.

Friday 29 Jul – July Beauty Awards

No post on Thursday, but I told you which products I loved the most in July in Friday’s post. Click here to read it.

This is already it for the last week of July. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take care and thanks for stopping by. xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

July Beauty Awards

Hi there! Happy Friday! It’s the last working day of the month, so today’s post is about my favourite products in July. And here are the TOP 3!

3rd place – Yves Rocher Un Matin Au Jardin Cerisier En Fleurs Eau De Toilette
Runner-Up – Salvador Dali Dalissime Eau De Toilette

The bronze medal goes to Yves Rocher for their beautiful Cerisier En Fleurs fragrance. This was a lovely surprise!

And Salvador Dali’s Dalissime came in 2nd. Dalissime is one of my all-time favourite fragrances, and it would have taken the number 1 spot in almost any other month – just not this month.

WINNER – Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner

What can I say about Aussie Mega? These 2 products are pure heaven for daily hair washers like me! My husband also loves the shampoo – he uses a mild shampoo in the morning, but Aussie Mega is the perfect after-work shampoo for him.

This is it for this month. Please feel free to let me know if you’ve tried any of these products. Or let me know which products you can’t get enough of at the moment. And thanks for stopping by today! xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Weekly Recap 11 – 17 July 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. I reviewed 3 products this past week, and here they are:

Tuesday 12 Jul – Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner

Tuesday’s post was about a hair care combo. Click here to read it.

Friday 15 Jul – Boots Glow Banana Toner
Saturday 16 Jul – Maui Moisture Body Care Extra Hydrating + Shea Butter Body Lotion

On Friday I reviewed a toner. Click here to read the post.
And Saturday’s post was about a body lotion I’m using at the moment. Click here to take a look.

And this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy what’s left of the weekend! xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Revisiting Old Favourites – Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about a hair care combo that I loved but haven’t used for ages – Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner. These 2 products are aimed at daily washers like me, and they promise effective everyday cleansing.

Let’s start with the shampoo! I simply love Aussie Mega Shampoo! It smells divine – like gummy bears and flowers. And it cleanses my hair and my scalp gently and effectively. Truly great stuff!

Aussie Mega Conditioner is amazing too. I don’t even need to use a lot of product to condition and to detangle my hair. This stuff is brilliantly effective! I love it!

I’m glad I repurchased these amazing products. It won’t be another 4 years until I pick them up again. In fact, I’m already on the lookout for special offers, so these hair super heroes will become beauty staples!

If you’re interested, Aussie Mega Shampoo is available as 90, 300 and 500ml. Aussie Mega Conditioner is available as 90, 200 and 350ml. Price vary greatly (taking special offers into account).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Best Of Beauty 2019 – Hair, Lips, Fragrance, Body

Hi there! Welcome to my third and final Best Of Beauty 2019 post. As a quick reminder, I’ve done two posts already – one about skin care, the other one about face masks, and today’s post is about everything else!

And why am I doing this post in January 2020? I wanted to include the stuff I tried and used in December as well. I also didn’t want to reschedule posts I had already scheduled. Anyhoo, let’s get to the products!

Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner

Aussie’s Mega products are simply amazing! They’ve become all-time favourites!

Gliss Hair Repair Magnificent Strength Shampoo & Conditioner

Gliss’ Magnificent Strength products are absolutely brilliant! 11 stars!

Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Gliss’ Total Repair hair products are fantastic too!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

The best Herbal Essences hair care combo since their stellar classics from the 90s! Yes, yes, yes!

Yves Rocher Monoï Eau Des Vahinés Eau De Toilette

Yves Rocher did an outstanding job with this fragrance!

Anna Sui Romantica Exotica Eau De Toilette

This Anna Sui fragrance is incredibly dreamy. I fell in love with it!

Jennifer Lopez Glow Eau De Toilette
Calvin Klein CK IN 2 U Eau De Toilette

Whilst I’m not a fan of the actress/singer Jennifer Lopez, I’m very fond of her Glow fragrance. Calvin Klein’s CK IN 2 U fragrance has been an everyday favourite for a little while as well.

UNE Casual Matt Colour Lipstick M08

UNE’s lipsticks are just wow!

Miss Sporty Lipliners – 007 Slow, 013 Coconut, 014 Earth

I love the neutral shades of Miss Sporty’s lipliner range!

Makeup Revolution London Lip Hug Love Can Set You Free

How beautiful is this Revolution lipstick?

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Moonstone Extract

Superdrug’s limited edition body cream is a skin care superstar!

Primark PS… Exfoliate & Cleanse Watermelon Body Scrub

This primark body scrub is the best body scrub I tried all year!

Have you tried any of these products, or would you like to give them a try? Which products have you been loving lately? Please feel free to get in touch via the comments, and thanks for stopping by! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

March Beauty Awards

Hi there! Today’s the last working day of the month, so it’s time for my Monthly Favourites post, a.k.a. Mrs Strawberry Blonde’s March Beauty Awards. 😜 I’ve picked my favourites from all the products I reviewed in March. Let’s start with the Top 3!

3rd place – UNE Casual Matt Colour Rouge Demi-Mat Lipstick M08

UNE did an amazing job with this lipstick. I love the colour and the formula. I’m sad the entire line has been discontinued.

Runner-Up – Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner

Aussie’s Mega hair products are in my all-time top 10 of shampoo and conditioner combos. I’ll stock up the next time there’s a half price or buy 1 get 1 free offer.

WINNER – Yves Rocher Monoï Eau Des Vahinés Eau De Toilette

This gorgeous fragrance is one of my new all-time favourites. I bought several back-up bottles. Just in case!

Onto the honourable mentions! Palmolive‘s Aroma Moments shower gels are amazing. Yves Rocher‘s White Vanilla products are super lovely, and Dove‘s Go Fresh shower gels are very enjoyable!

Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try any of these products? Which products have you been loving lately? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 11 – 17 Mar 2019

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve written about this week. 🙂

Monday 11 Mar – Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner

On Monday I reviewed Aussie’s Mega products. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 12 Mar – Sante Naturkosmetik Instantly Smoothing Night Cream

Tuesday’s post was about a night cream. Click here to read it.

Wednesday 13 Mar – Palmolive Aroma Moments Just Fabulous & So Luminous Shower Gels

On Wednesday I reviewed 2 shower gels. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 14 Mar – Nail Of The Day
Friday 15 Mar – Patisserie De Bain Sweet As Cherry Pie Body Mist


On Thursday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed a cherry-scented body mist. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing the hair care products I’m using at the moment – Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner. These 2 products contain kangaroo paw flower extract, and they promise to leave hair soft, shiny and full of bounce.

To be honest, I didn’t expect much from the Mega products. Last year I tried Aussie’s Colour Mate hair care combo which turned my hair into a dry and dull mess. However, I decided to give the Mega products a chance. And here’s what I think…

Aussie Mega Shampoo is simply wonderful. It smells like paradise, and it feels amazing! It expands once it lathers up – this is awesome fun, and it also means that you only need to use a small amount of shampoo. If you’ve never tried this shampoo, you need to change that. I could kick myself for not trying it sooner!

Aussie Mega Conditioner is very nice too. It detangles my hair well – not perfectly, but definitely well enough. However, what’s really important is that this conditioner delivers on its promises! It makes my hair soft, shiny, big and bouncy. This is truly impressive!

I think Aussie did an amazing job with these 2 Mega products – which are in my all-time top 10! I love using them, and I’ll buy them again – soon! Aussie Mega Shampoo (300ml) & Conditioner (250ml) are available for £4.19 each. I paid £1.95 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Haul! Nail Polish, Skin, Body & Hair Care, Korean Beauty, Sheet Masks, Scinic, Ciaté, L’Oréal, MoYou London, Revlon, Aussie & Many More!

Hi there! Today’s post is about the products I bought in November and December 2017. Well, it’s about most of the products I bought. I forgot to take pictures of a few things before I stashed them away… Anyway, let me show you the products I remembered to photograph. 🙂

1 Cellio It’s True Moisture Skin Pearl (£6) – this is, apparently, a toner. I’m looking forward to trying it.

2 Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel Apricot (£4) – this is my 4th product from this brand. I can’t wait to give it a try!

3 Scinic Honey All In One Ampoule (£12.99) – I can’t believe it’s mine! Finally! At the moment I’m using Scinic’s Aqua Ampoule, so this one will have to wait…

4 The Crème Shop – Charcoal & Lemonade Fusion Sheet Masks (£4.99 for a pack of 5 masks) – I’ve already used one of these masks and I’ll post the review in a couple of days.

5 Luxe Beauty Care Charcoal Spa Treatment Mask (£4.99 for a pack of 5 masks) – I bought these because they looked similar to these fantastic masks. I’ll try to test and review these masks asap!

6 Cellio It’s True Moisture Cream (£8) – the awesome packaging lured me in. And I love that this skin care range is called “It’s True”.

7 Cellio It’s True Deep Cleansing & Massage Cream (£6) – this one looks awesome too!

8- 10 Radox Feel Free, Feel Lively & Feel Fresh (£1.48 each, photo deleted by accident) – I’ve never tried these shower gels, and when I spotted them for half price, I thought “why not”. 🙂

11 – 13 Superdrug Face Masks – 99p each with a 3 for 2 offer. 🙂

14 L’Oréal Multi-Masking Play Kit – this was £3.50 for 3 x 10ml which, I think, is good value. In addition, this set gives me the chance to try these L’Oréal masks without having to commit to buying 3 full-sized jars. 🙂

15 + 16 TRESemmé Colour Shampoo & Conditioner – these were £2.69 each (half price offer).

17- 21 MoYou London Stamping Plates (Sci-Fi 4 + 7, Hipster 18, Rebel 6 + 7) – these were between £4.50 and £5.99 with an additional 20% discount. By the way, if you’d like to order from MoYou, you can get 10% off if you order through this link.

22 – 25 Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner, Aussie Colour Mate Shampoo & Conditioner – these were £1.95 each (half price offer).

26 Boots Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce Collage Boosting Wrinkle Filler – this was £5 only. Apparently the entire Time Delay collection is getting a makeover, so everything’s on special!

27 + 28 Revlon 050 White On White – I always pick up clear and white polishes from Poundworld and the likes. These were £1 each!

29 Boots Time Delay Deep Cleansing Facial Exfoliator – this was £3 only!

30 Ciaté Mini Mani Month 2017 – this is £50 on Ciaté’s web site, but I got this for £13. The box was a little damaged, and I guess this is why they reduced the price, but all the seals were still intact, so I knew there weren’t any polishes missing. 🙂

How pretty are those polishes?!

This is most of what I bought in November and December. But I’m sure I’ll buy a few more bits and bobs on Boxing Day… Anyway, have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try them? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde