Weekly Recap 19 – 25 September 2022

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. I’ve only written 2 posts this past week, and here they are:

Thursday 22 Sep – Imperial Leather Monkey Business Guava Blossom & Jungle Leaves Icons Shower Gel, Cussons Creations Comfort Bottled Magnolia & Almond Milk Shower Gel

Thursday’s post was about 2 shower gels I’m using at the moment. Click here to have a read.

Saturday 24 Sep – Sofia Vergara Tempting Eau De Parfum

And on Saturday I reviewed a fragrance. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by. And take care! xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Sofia Vergara Tempting Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Sofia Vergara Tempting Eau De Parfum. This fragrance contains the following notes: pineapple, acai berry and mandarin blossom (top notes), passion flower, vanilla orchid and star jasmine (heart notes), and musk, vanilla and sandalwood (base notes).

I’ve given this fragrance a try, and I didn’t care for it. I gave it another try, and another, and another… but this fragrance is just not good. Don’t believe anyone who says this fragrance smells like Deseo. It doesn’t. Deseo was such a sophisticated, grown-up and sexy tropical fragrance. Tempting smells nothing like it. OK! But what does it smell like? It’s a good question. Tempting doesn’t smell of much, and what little I can smell is a fruity mess, mixed with headache-inducing powder and… pencil shavings. If I hadn’t know that this is an actual celebrity fragrance, I would have thought it’s a cheap body spray.

I’m really disappointed with this fragrance, and I wouldn’t recommend it. Not even as a joke gift because it’s too expensive for that. But if you’re interested, Sofia Vergara Tempting Eau De Parfum is available as 100ml. I paid just under £20, I believe. A total waste of money. This is another fragrance I’ll “forget” next time I go to the office. I hope someone else will be happy to have it.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Imperial Leather Monkey Business Guava Blossom & Jungle Leaves Icons Shower Gel, Cussons Creations Comfort Bottled Magnolia & Almond Milk Shower Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels I picked up at Poundland and B&M Bargains – Imperial Leather Monkey Business Guava Blossom & Jungle Leaves Icons Shower Gel and Cussons Creations Comfort Bottled Magnolia & Almond Milk Shower Gel.

Let’s start with Imperial Leather Monkey Business Guava Blossom & Jungle Leaves Icons Shower Gel! This is a fun shower gel. It smells sweet and fruity, but also tropical. It’s difficult to describe. A tropical candy scent? Well, I’m definitely enjoying it. I think most women would enjoy it. Kids too. And even some men. My husband gave this shower gel a try too, and he also liked it. I would buy this shower gel again!

Onto Cussons Creations Comfort Bottled Magnolia & Almond Milk Shower Gel. This shower gel is a strange one. It smells of almond blossoms, but it’s too floral and too soapy for my taste. It comes across as a bit old-fashioned. This isn’t a bad thing, and the next person might love it. But it’s just not my favourite type of scent in shower or bath products. The shower gel is super gentle though. And it’s also certified cruelty-free as it’s PETA-approved. 😍

Imperial Leather Monkey Business Guava Blossom & Jungle Leaves Icons Shower Gel and Cussons Creations Comfort Bottled Magnolia & Almond Milk Shower Gel are available as 400ml each. I paid £1 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Weekly Recap 12 – 18 September 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Wednesday 14 Sep – A’kin Sensitive Calming Day & Night Cream

Wednesday’s post about a face cream. Click here to take a look.

Saturday 17 Sep – NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream SMLC 30 Seoul, NYC Smooch Proof Liquid Lip Stain 320 Unforgettable Fuchsia

And on Saturday I reviewed 2 lip products. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream SMLC 30 Seoul, NYC Smooch Proof Liquid Lip Stain 320 Unforgettable Fuchsia

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 lip products I picked up at Poundland for £1 each – NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream SMLC 30 Seoul and NYC Smooch Proof Liquid Lip Stain 320 Unforgettable Fuchsia.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream SMLC 30 Seoul is lovely! I’m enjoying the colour, the matte look, the cute vanilla flavour and, of course, the soft and velvety feel of this lip cream. I’m glad I bought it. I know I’ll be wearing it a lot this autumn and winter.

NYC Smooch Proof Liquid Lip Stain 320 Unforgettable Fuchsia is nice too (in a way), but it’s not going to be a favourite product of mine. The colour is insanely intense and bright – which I didn’t expect. Also, this lip stain is very difficult to remove from wherever you apply it. This stuff on your skin is like ink on a piece of blotting paper. But I’ll see if I can incorporate it into my “pretty working from home” routine.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend the NYX lip cream. However, I woldn’t recommend the NYC lip stain unless you’re into very bright and bold lip colours. However, if you’re interested, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream SMLC 30 Seoul is available as 8ml, and NYC Smooch Proof Liquid Lip Stain 320 Unforgettable Fuchsia is available as 7ml.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

A’kin Sensitive Calming Day & Night Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this A’kin Sensitive Calming Day & Night Cream. This face cream doesn’t contain sulfates, parabens, silicones, ethoxylated cleansers, PEGs, phthalates, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, artificial colours and animal derivatives. According to the manufacturer, this face cream is vegan and cruelty-free. 😍

This face cream promises to nourish the skin and to enhance the skin’s appearance. Infused with chamomile, shea butter and vitamin E, this face cream also promises long lasting hydration that leaves even the most delicate skin feeling great.

I’ve been using this moisturiser on and off for a few weeks, and I don’t like it. Its not necessarily a bad product, but it’s just definitely not right for me. And here’s why. First of all, this moisturiser has a strong scent that reminds me of a kale-based skin care line that I tried (and hated) a long time ago. The scent is definitely botanical, but it’s not the most suitable scent for a cosmetic product.

Then there’s the formula. This face cream leaves white marks all over the face unless you go over it again and again. I would say that it takes about 15 swipes to work the white stuff into my skin. The formula feels overly rich, but it doesn’t seem to penetrate the skin. It just sits on top of the dry patches. Weird.

Lastly, this face cream doesn’t play nice with my foundation. It makes my foundation ball up. I tried to give it longer to absorb, but it didn’t work. I tried extra facial oil – but using facial oil in addition to a rich moisturiser AND an oil-based foundation is just ridiculous.

I think I will continue to use this face cream as a night cream. But since its richness appears to be superficial, I need to dig up the facial oil again. If you’re interested, A’kin Sensitive Calming Day & Night Cream is available as 50ml. The RRP is £24 but I paid £3 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Weekly Recap 5 – 11 September 2022

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about the posts I’ve written this past week. I only reviewed 2 amazing products, so this is a short post.

Thursday 8 Sep – Ramer Sponges Cleansing Shammy For Sensitive Skin

Thursday’s post, which was this week’s first post, was about this fabulous cleansing shammy. Click here to read the post.

Saturday 10 Sep – Marks & Spencer Water Jasmine Eau De Toilette

And on Saturday I reviewed this sensational fragrance. Click here to read the post.

This is already it for this week. Enjoy what’s left of the weekend, and thanks for stopping by today! xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Marks & Spencer Water Jasmine Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Marks & Spencer Water Jasmine Eau De Toilette. I’ve previously given this fragrance a quick review. So I could have written today’s post under the “Revisiting Old Favourites” tag. But the heading just didn’t look right. And this fragrance deserves its own stand-alone review.

Anyhoo, back to this fragrance! The notes for Water Jasmine are citrus (top note), jasmine and rose florals (heart note), and soft musk, cedar and amber (base note). Sounds fresh and summery! 😍

What’s this fragrance like? It’s a burst of citrus freshness. It’s like Light Blue – but Light Green. I am in love with the fresh and unisex citrus aroma and the transparent shades of jasmine. This fragrance is a delight, not just on hot days. I’m glad I bought 2 big 100ml bottles which I know I’ll enjoy!

I cannot recommend this beautiful fragrance enough. If you’re interested, Marks & Spencer Water Jasmine Eau De Toilette is available as 30ml for £5 and 100ml for £9.50. Also, this fragrance is vegan and certified cruelty-free (it carries THE Leaping Bunny logo).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Pure Awesomeness – Ramer Sponges Cleansing Shammy For Sensitive Skin

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Ramer Sponges Cleansing Shammy For Sensitive Skin. According to Ramer Sponges (I’m almost quoting them) the shammy’s tiny sponge pores make it ultra soft to the touch and ensure that cleansing and toning are quick and easy.

The shammy also promises to leave the skin feeling squeaky clean. This sounds great! And how do you use it? That’s easy! Use it like you’d use any face cloth. Give it a thorough rinse after cleansing, and leave it to dry naturally.

I picked up this little shammy at an independent pharmacy, and I used it for the very first time this past Monday. And I am absolutely blown away! From now on, I don’t think I’ll ever use anything else to remove my make-up. Here’s what I do: Instead of removing my make-up with cleansing milk and a cotton pad, I just massage the cleansing milk into my skin. Then I use the moist shammy to remove all the beige. It works perfectly, and I no longer end up with cleansing milk residue or cotton pad fluff in my hair.

The shammy leaves my skin feeling incredibly clean. It feels so gentle. But it’s the most effective make-up removing tool or accessory I’ve ever used. Also, the shammy is machine-washable at 40 degrees. 😍 So it will last for a long time! I love it so much that I already ordered a few more directly from the manufacturer. If you’re interested, the incredible Ramer Sponges Cleansing Shammy For Sensitive Skin is available in pharmacies, at B&M Bargains and directly from Ramer Sponges.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Weekly Recap 29 August – 4 September 2022

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 29 Aug – Botanical Lab Neem Leaf + Salicylic Acid Anti-Blemish Gentle Face Wash
Tuesday 30 Aug – Neutrogena Clear & Soothe Toning Mist With Turmeric

Monday’s post was about my new face wash. Click here to take a look.
On Tuesday I reviewed a face mist. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 31 Aug – August Favourites

Wednesday’s post was about my favourite products in August. Click here to see them all.

Thursday 1 Sep – August Empties

And on Thursday I showed you all the products I said goodbye to in August. Click here to read my Empties post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛