Weekly Recap 25 November – 1 December 2019

Hi there! Happy Sunday! And welcome, December! Today’s post is just my short weekly blog recap – just in case you missed a post that you might have liked.

Monday 25 Nov – Olay Essentials Glow Perfectors BB Cream Light

On Monday I reviewed a BB Cream. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 26 Nov – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 27 Nov – SpaLife Hydrating Facial Mask

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Wednesday I reviewed a sheet mask. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 28 Nov – Imperial Leather SkinKind Refreshing Body Wash & Hydrating Body Wash

Thursday’s post was about 2 skin-friendly shower gels. Click here to read the review.

Friday 29 Nov – November Favourites

And on Friday I told you which products I loved the most in November. Click here to read the post.

And this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the last few hours of the weekend. 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Olay Essentials Glow Perfectors BB Cream Light

Hi there! Today’s post is about the facial moisturiser that I’ve been using for almost 3 weeks now – Olay Essentials Glow Perfectors BB Cream. I bought the shade “Light“. This product is a moisturising cream mixed with a Max Factor Foundation. It contains niacinamide, vitamins B and E, pro-vitamin B5, as well as SPF 15.

This moisturiser promises 24-hour hydration and an even complexion for a perfect everyday look. Alrighty… read on if you’d like to know if this product is any good.

I like this product, but I don’t love it. First of all, the shade light is way too dark for pale girls. I have to mix it with my pale winter foundation (Max Factor Pan Stik 12 True Beige) because it looks grotesque if I use it with my regular foundation (Max Factor Pan Stik 25 Fair). When blended with my pale winter foundation, it does look good.

I’m happy to report that this BB Cream is very hydrating, and that it plays well with all the makeup products I apply on top of it. So based on this, I have no reason to complain. However, whilst I will finish this product for sure, I won’t repurchase it because it just isn’t the most suitable moisturiser for me.

If you’re interested, Olay Essentials Glow Perfectors BB Cream is available as 50ml. I paid £3.50 (clearance).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

L’Oréal Youth Code Luminizer BB Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about L’Oréal‘s Youth Code Luminizer BB Cream (light shade, import from Germany) which I picked up for £4.99 at my local B&M Bargains store. This BB cream with SPF 15 promises 24-hour hydration and luminous skin.

It also claims to cover up blemishes and to make skin discolourations appear less visible. L’Oréal also says that, after 2 weeks, the skin looks more radiant and more even.
L'Oreal Luminizer BB Cream
I’ve been using this BB cream almost every day for just over a month now. And I’m satisfied that it hydrates my skin well. It does cover up minor skin discolourations, but it doesn’t replace a foundation. In addition, the light shade is way too dark for me, so I wouldn’t be able to wear the bb cream on its own anyway.

Having said that, this BB cream sits well under my foundation. No issues at all! However, I don’t think that my skin looks more radiant or more even. But I’ve been using all sorts of brightening products for some time now, so at this point I wouldn’t expect a random day moisturiser to pack a punch.

All in all, this is a nice BB cream. I would definitely recommend it to everyone who’s looking for a rich day moisturiser that plays well with foundation. The 50ml tube is £4.99 only (B&M Bargains) which is a total steal!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – 100% Cruelty-Free – Superdrug B. B Cream Complete 6 in 1 Beauty Balm Light

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s B. B Cream which I picked up from the clearance shelf (£2!). I’m sure the Light shade has been discontinued, but I saw a couple of Medium B.B Creams at my local Superdrug the other day. I assume that the formula is the same for the light and medium shades, so a review might still be helpful for those who consider buying the medium bb cream.
B. B Cream 6 in 1 Beauty Balm Light
So, how’s the product? Well, this is the greasiest moisturiser I’ve ever had. The light shade isn’t much too dark for me, but this product is just too greasy. Because of this I’m using it on my dry patches only – this works well. There’s one more thing I need to mention – and that’s the product’s smell. It’s weird. Not funky or off. Just weird. I think the smell is extremely unlikeable.

All in all, I don’t like this moisturiser. It helps with my dry patches. But I wouldn’t use it anywhere else on my face. Anyhoo, have you tried this product? How do / did you like it? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Olay Total Effects CC Cream Complexion Corrector

Olay Total Effects CC CreamHi there! Some of you may remember that I’m a total Olay nut – so it was only natural that I picked up Olay’s CC Cream Complexion Corrector when I found it for half price.

I’ve read dozens of reviews about this product after I bought it, and a lot of reviewers said that they didn’t like this moisturiser, so I was hesitant to try it.

However, I tried it and I like it! And here’s why: Olay’s CC Cream feels smooth and silky on my skin, and it moisturises very well. As someone with dry skin I’m very happy with this product, but I can see that women with oily skin might prefer a lighter moisturiser.

I think Olay’s CC Cream is a great base for make-up and it also doubles as a primer which saves time and money! I’m very happy about this.

Saying this, I understand why some of the reviewers didn’t like this moisturiser. I have to say that it’s difficult to apply this CC cream evenly. So I usually end up with a few darker patches on my face. Because of this I wouldn’t recommend this CC Cream if you don’t intend to wear make-up on top of it.

However, if you use a foundation after moisturising and if you don’t have oily skin, you’ll love the result! I think that Olay’s CC Cream really makes my make-up last longer. I guess it’s the rich, moisturising formula that helps make-up hold on to dry skin.

In summary, I’m very happy with this product and I’m sure I’ll buy it again. This CC Cream feels amazing on my skin, it smells nice and it’s got SPF 15 – what’s not to like?

If you’d like to try Olay’s Total Effects CC Cream Complexion Corrector, it’s £14.99 at the big supermarket’s and drugstores. I got my bottle for half price, so I recommend you compare prices online before buying. 😉

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Miss Sporty Morning Baby BB Cream 001 Nude Radiance

miss psortyMiss Sporty Morning Baby BB CreamHi there! I could never warm up to primers because they make my dry skin worse, but someone suggested I try a BB Cream – and that’s what I did. I thought I’d start with a cheap product and see how it goes first. And that’s how I ended up using Miss Sporty Morning Baby BB Cream in 001 Nude Radiance.

At first let me tell you that this product is not a BB Cream. It doesn’t contain sunscreen and I don’t feel like I’m getting any skin benefits from it. It claims to be a skin perfecting make-up, but I don’t see it. At all.

Based on my experience using this product under my actual make-up for several weeks now, I don’t think it’s moisturising, it doesn’t erase skin imperfections, it doesn’t make my skin feel or look smoother, and it doesn’t give my skin a natural complexion.

I find the shade 001 Nude Radiance to be too dark and too orange. I would have expected a lighter shade. I’m also not happy with the coverage I get from this BB Cream – it doesn’t do much in this regard.

Another thing that really annoys me is that I have to apply the right amount the first time as it’s not buildable and it will start to crumble (yes, crumble!). I have now found the right amount of product to use, but the tube is almost empty…

I wouldn’t really recommend Miss Sporty Morning Baby BB Cream – unless you have oily skin and an even skin tone. I know this product is aimed at teenagers, but I don’t see how it would help cover up blemishes and the likes.

If you want to try Miss Sporty Morning Baby BB Cream, it’s available in two shades – Nude Radiance and Beach Radiance – for £3.49 each at most drugstores.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde