Empties – September 2019

Hi there! It’s the 1st day of a new month (Hello October!), and this means that today’s post is about all the products I said goodbye to in September. I have quite a few empties as well as a few old products that I binned.

1 Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum – this is a great serum, and I’d like to repurchase it!

2 Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Dragon Fruit – I enjoyed this body cream a lot this summer. Unfortunately, this one’s a limited edition, and it really is gone. Otherwise I’d buy it again.

3 Make Up Gallery Top & Base Coat – 100% rubbish. This stuff will make your new mani chip within hours, and it will cause your nails to split – well, that’s what it did to me. I poured this stuff into the bin so I wouldn’t accidentally use it.

4 The Body Shop Polynesian Island Tiaré Shower Gel – of all the TBS products I’ve tried over the years, this is my favourite by far. Unfortunately, it’s been discontinued, and I’m sad to see it go.

5 Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia Body Wash – this is a nice shower gel. I’d like to repurchase it, but I think it’s been discontinued as well.

6 Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Grapefruit & Mint Shower – one of my favourite shower gels this summer. Repurchase? Oh yes!

7 My Little Pony Coconut Lip Balm – I liked this lip balm (fortunately, the coconut flavour wasn’t very strong). I have a few more My Little Pony lip balms (different flavours), so I don’t need to stock up.

8 Essence XXXL Lipgloss 2 Coral Delight – I enjoyed this gloss very much. It’s been discontinued, but I wouldn’t repurchase it (only because I don’t want to buy the same product more than once – unless it’s an all-time favourite).

9 Bourjois 3D Effect Lipgloss 26 Cassis Tropical – this is really old! I won’t use it at this point, so I binned it.

10 UNE Sheer Lips Gloss S05 – another oldie I found by accident – bye bye!

11 Miss Sporty Perfect Colour Lipstick 122 Poem – another old lipstick that I won’t use anymore. On a positive note, back then I used the lipstick quite often… you know… before I “lost” it to the abyss that it my beauty stash…

12 Collection 2000 Volume Boost Lipstick 12 Cocoa – I remember that I didn’t use this lipstick in the first place because it was terrible. I think I have more of these (different shades). Anyhoo… good riddance!

13 Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask – this is a good face mask. I enjoyed using it, and I might buy it again.

14 Boots Extracts Olive Body Butter – I love this body butter, and it’s sad that Boots discontinued it. But I do have back-up!

15 Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel Apple – I enjoyed using this peeling gel. I have a back-up (different fragrance).

16 TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Conditioner – this conditioner isn’t terrible, but it’s just about average. For the first 10 washes I liked it, but it started to annoy me halfway through the bottle. I wouldn’t repurchase it.

17 Treacle Moon Marshmallow Hearts Shower & Bath Gel – this shower gel smells insanely yummy! I’ll buy it again for sure!

I also used a number of single-use face masks. And if you’d like to read about my latest face mask finds, click here.

Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to try any of them? Which products did you say goodbye to recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

 

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June Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last working day of the month. This means that today’s post is about all the products I loved the most this month. I picked my top 3 from all the products I reviewed in June, and there are a few honourable mentions as well. Let’s start with the top 3!

3rd place – Miss Sporty Lipliners 007 Slow, 013 Coconut, 014 Earth

I enjoy using these lipliners. They can also be used as matte lipsticks, and they look amazing with gloss on top!

Runner-Up – Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum

This vitamin C serum is one of the best serums I’ve ever tried. I think Balance did an amazing job with this one!

WINNER – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads

These glycolic acid cleansing pads are absolutely fantastic. I’ve enjoyed them very much, and I’ll repurchase them soon!

Onto the honourable mentions! I liked Garnier’s Skin Active Matcha + Kaolin Mask and The Crème Shop’s Holiday Cheer And Clear “Nice” Stay In Control Face Mask.

Nivea’s Free Time and Harmony Time Shower Creams are very enjoyable, the two Body-X shower gels I tried are lovely, and Superdrug’s B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads are great too.

Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to try them? Feel free to comment, and thanks for reading! 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 17 – 23 June 2019

Hi there! Happy Sunday! It’s the last day of the week. This means that today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 17 Jun – Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum

On Monday I reviewed the face serum I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 18 Jun – Nutrafix Keratin Hair Mask

Tuesday’s post was about a hair mask I tried recently. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 19 Jun – Body-X Endless Weekend & Feel Enchanted

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

Thursday 20 Jun – Nail Of The Day
Friday 21 Jun – Primark PS… Brightening Foaming Bubble Mask

On Thursday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

This is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about the serum I’m using at the moment – Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum. This is a lightweight and non-greasy serum that is aimed at all skin types. It contains 2 forms of vitamin C which promise a brighter and more even looking complexion as well as glowing and smoother looking skin.

I was curious about the 2 forms of vitamin C, so I did some research and found out that… sodium ascorbyl phosphate (which is listed as the 3rd ingredient) is supposed to be the gold standard vitamin C derivative for acne-prone skin. It’s one of the most stable vitamin C derivatives, and it’s said to treat acne without side effects. Wow! And ascorbyl glucoside (which is listed as the 6th ingredient) is apparently one of the most effective vitamin C derivatives when it comes to brightening. This sounds great, doesn’t it?

I’ve been using this serum twice a day for well over a month now, and I think it’s excellent. I haven’t had a single spot since I started using the serum. This stuff is truly impressive and I’m blown away! 😱 😍

I’m also happy to report that this serum helps with brightening skin. My skin is brighter and my skin tone looks more even and more refreshed. I’m enjoying this serum very much, and I will continue to use it during the summer. But I’m also looking forward to using the other Balance serums I bought last week.

Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum is available as 30ml. I paid £2.99 (Home Bargains) for this gem!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde