Weekly Recap 12 – 18 Feb 2018

Hi there! Welcome to this week’s episode of… my weekly blog recap! 😉 If you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, this is your chance to catch up.

Monday 12 Feb – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 13 Feb – Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Tea Tree Peel-Off

On Monday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
Tuesday’s post was about a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 14 Feb – NSPA Rich Body Butter With Moisturising Shea Butter
NSPA Shea Butter
Wednesday’s post was about NSPA’s Shea Butter Body Butter. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 15 Feb – Nail Of The Day
Friday 16 Feb – Yves Rocher Secrets D’Essences Vanille Noire

I showed you another mani on Thursday. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed an Yves Rocher fragrance. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Yves Rocher Secrets D’Essences Vanille Noire Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing a fragrance that I’ve been using on and off for about a year – it’s Yves Rocher’s Secrets d’Essences Vanille Noire.

This fragrance contains the following notes: vanilla from different countries (Uganda, Tahiti, Madagascar), mimosa, mandarin, and cedar.

Yves Rocher describes the fragrance as “between sensuality and freshness”, and “between transparency and depth”.

OK, so what’s the fragrance like? I think Vanille Noire is rather unspectacular. It’s not a bad fragrance, but it’s just so unremarkable.

The actual scent is a mix of vanilla, almond and cold smoke. Vanille Noire is also rather faint. And it doesn’t last very long.

Since my husband thinks that the fragrance is nice, I will continue to wear it around the house until I finish the bottle (which will happen very soon). However, I will not repurchase the fragrance.

And if you’re interested, Yves Rocher’s Secrets d’Essences Vanille Noire is available as 50ml for £63. However, Yves Rocher runs half price or buy one get one free promotions frequently, so there’s no reason to pay full price! By the way… my bottle is a 30ml which was free (gift with purchase)!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day

Hi there! Today’s Nail Of The Day post is about a mani I did last month. For this mani I painted my nails with my home-made white polish.

Well, some time ago I poured all my near-empty white polishes into an empty Rimmel polish bottle – the result was an almost full bottle of white nail polish. 🙂

I opted for a white base because I wanted to finish a near-empty colour polish. And stamping is simply the easiest way to get those hard to reach last drops of polish out of the bottle.

The colour polish I stamped with is Bourjois Sunset A Rio 47. The stamping plate I chose is Pueen‘s 77 plate (part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure collection).

The coral polish was paler than expected, so I double-stamped. This seemed to mess up the images, but I was OK with that because I managed to empty the Bourjois polish! Success!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

NSPA Rich Body Butter With Moisturising Shea Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about NSPA‘s Rich Body Butter with Moisturising Shea Butter. NSPA is a brand that’s exclusive to Asda. And this body butter was made in the UK (like NSPA’s entire product range). Onto the review! 🙂

I think this body butter smells amazing. The shea butter fragrance is sweet, warm and cuddly. It’s gorgeous, and I can’t get enough of it!
NSPA Shea Butter
This body butter doesn’t just smell great. It’s also a fantastic moisturiser. It’s rich and nourishing, and it makes my skin feel super soft. This body butter feels a little sticky, but it’s fine once it’s absorbed (which takes 2 or 3 minutes).

All in all, I think this body butter is wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a nourishing body moisturiser. NSPA‘s Rich Body Butter with Moisturising Shea Butter is available as 200ml for £3.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Tea Tree Peel-Off

Hi there! Today’s post is about Montagne Jeunesse’s 7th Heaven Tea Tree Peel-Off.

This face mask with tea tree, witch hazel and willowherb promises to lift away dead skin cells. It also claims to minimise pores.

Does the mask work? Yes, it does. I have to say that I’m not fond of the smell (no, it’s not a fragrance – it really is a smell…). 😀

And I didn’t like the stinging sensation I felt when I applied the mask.

However, this mask packed quite a punch. It made my skin feel soft, and my pores looked visibly smaller.

I won’t buy this face mask again. But if you’re not sensitive to tea tree oil and if you don’t mind the smell, I think you should try it!

Montagne Jeunesse’s 7th Heaven Tea Tree Peel-Off face mask is certified cruelty-free. It’s available as 10ml for about £1. By the way, Boots and Home Bargains often run 3 for 2 promotions on Montagne Jeunesse’s face masks!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – NYC In A Minute 296 Water Street Blue & Essence Mountain Calling Snow Effect Top Coat

Hi there! Today’s Nail Of The Day post is about a mani I did not too long ago.

I thought that a simple winter mani would be nice. So I opted for snowflakes on a blue background.

For this mani I painted my nails with NYC In A Minute 296 Water Street Blue (2 easy coats).

And I used Essence’s Mountain Calling Snow Effect top coat to add snowflakes to an otherwise unspectacular mani.

I really liked this mani because it looked cute. How do you like this mani? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 5 -11 Feb 2018

Hi there! Welcome to my weekly blog recap. Let me show you what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 5 Feb – My Little Pony Lip Balm Trio

On Monday I reviewed a couple of My Little Pony lip balms. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 6 Feb – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 7 Feb – Vaseline Intensive Care Hand Cream + Anti-Bac

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
And on Wednesday I reviewed a hand cream. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 8 Feb – Caolion O2 Sparkling Purifying Soap

Thursday’s post was about Caolion’s amazing face soap. Click here to read the post.

Friday 9 Feb – TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrant Colour Protection Shampoo & Conditioner

And on Friday I reviewed TRESemmé’s Colour Revitalise shampoo and conditioner. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde