Weekly Recap 17 – 23 September 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Welcome to my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week.

Monday 17 Sep – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 18 Sep – Possibility Amber & Lavender Bath And Shower Body Scrub

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a body scrub. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 19 Sep – The Ultimate Beauty Duds Part 5

On Wednesday I told you about a number of products I didn’t like at all. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 20 Sep – Nail Of The Day
Friday 21 Sep – Original Source Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion

On Thursday I showed you another mani. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed a body lotion. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Never Again – The Ultimate Beauty Duds – Part 5

Hi there! I’ve already done a few posts to tell you about some of the beauty products I didn’t like at all. But let me tell you about a few more products that I hated! 🙂

Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest Collagen Jella Pack Mask
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This mask is simply awful. It makes your skin feel like it’s covered in lard. In addition, the only way to remove the mask is to rub it off. This causes the mask to flake big time (but there’s nothing else you can do) which means that you have to wash your hair after you’ve used this mask. A truly awful product!

TRESemmè Colour Revitalise Vibrant Colour Protection Conditioner – I didn’t like this conditioner at all because it made my hair go greasy quickly. And the “fragrance” was borderline unpleasant. The shampoo was OK, though.

Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Charcoal Masque – this mask contains crushed walnut shells which are unsuitable for the face. Awful!

L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Masque

L'Oreal Fibrology Masque
I could write an essay about why I didn’t like this hair masque, but I won’t. In summary, it took 24 hours for the thickening effect to kick in, and the product made my hair feel crunchy. 😠

The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus Body Lotion – this body lotion smells really bad. I have to admit I’m not the biggest fan of lotus or water lily scents, but this is the worst lotus “fragrance” I’ve ever smelled in a product.

L’Oréal Elvive Smooth & Polish Thermo Detangling Spray – it doesn’t detangle hair, but it seems to straighten and flatten it, so if you have wavy or curly hair, this spray just ruins your hairdo…

Boots Being By The Sanctuary Spa Cloudberry & Lychee Blossom Body Mist – one of the cheapest fragrances I’ve ever smelled. I tried to give it away, but none of my colleagues wanted it…

Superdrug Red Colour Conditioner – this stuff was anti-conditioning! Truly awful! Guess what, it’s been discontinued!

Superdrug Optimum Phyto Brighter Triple Action Illuminating Black Moisturiser

This moisturiser left a grey residue on the skin. I can’t believe I actually finished it…

Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation

One of the worst foundations I’ve ever tried. Poor coverage, but cakey look, feels super silky, but impossible to blend. Rubbish!

This was part 5 of The Ultimate Beauty Duds! Whilst I’m not saying that no one could ever like any of these products (some of them are still around), I found these products to be rubbish. But if you do like any of these products, that’s good for you. Feel free to get in touch if you want to. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 25 June – 1 July 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! 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 week. 🙂

Monday 25 Jun – Imperial Leather Foamy Banana Shower Cream, Bath Cream, Hand Wash

Monday’s post was about Imperial Leather’s Foamy Banana products. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 26 Jun – Superdrug Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste VS XOC Cleansing Charcoal Toothpaste

On Tuesday I reviewed 2 charcoal toothpastes. One was awesome, one was terrible. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 27 Jun – The Ultimate Beauty Duds Part 4
MUA Matte Lipstick Lilac Belle
Wednesday’s post was about a number of beauty products I found awful. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 28 Jun – Nail Of The Day
Friday 29 Jun – Monthly Favourites

On Thursday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And Friday’s post was about my favourite products in June. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Never Again – The Ultimate Beauty Duds – Part 4

Hi there! Over the past few months I did a couple of posts about beauty products that I think are useless. Those posts were quite popular, so here’s Part 4 of The Ultimate Beauty Duds. 🙂

MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick Lilac Belle
MUA Matte Lipstick Lilac Belle
MUA’s matte lippies are probably the worst matte lippies out there. I’ve read a few positive reviews (?), but I can only guess the reviewers never had a decent matte lippie to compare MUA’s offerings with. Or they never actually tried the lippie. Or they found it rubbishy too, but didn’t want to be negative because they got the lippie for free. Who knows?

Now why is this lipstick so horrible? Well, this lipstick is very waxy. It’s almost impossible to apply it properly, it’s poorly pigmented and it’s drying. And because it’s so difficult to apply, my lippie broke off the first time I’ve used it. Rubbish!

Pantene Breakage Defence Hair Strength Tonic

This stuff scared me! I tried it, I got scared, then I binned the product! I thought of giving the product away – but I didn’t want anyone else to be scared by this truly binworthy product.

Superdrug Simply Pure Refreshing Toner For Sensitive Skin &
I Love… Cherry Almond Sparkle Refreshing Body Spritzer

Superdrug’s Simply Pure toner for sensitive skin isn’t very effective. As if this weren’t enough, this toner gave me an unpleasant skin reaction. I’m now using it to clean my nail art stampers! 🙂 I Love…’s Cherry Almond Sparkle smells like bread. Not a great fragrance, eh?

John Frieda Forever Smooth Shampoo, Conditioner, Anti-Frizz Primer
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I’ve never used John Frieda hair products before – and thanks to these samples I can safely say that I won’t be using John Frieda hair products again. Complete rubbish!

Superdrug Moisturising Cocoa Butter Body Lotion
Yardley Invigorating Blue Orchid Body Lotion &
Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter

I can make this one short – these 3 moisturisers didn’t smell great at all. And Pacifica’s Indian Coconut Body Butter is the worst smell I’ve ever came across in a moisturiser. These 3 products were used as foot lotions.

Superdrug Clearly Youthful SPF 15 Skin Balancing Moisturiser
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It’s impossible to apply this cream without causing it to ball up. The only way to use the product at all is to use it as a targeted treatment. But again, you can’t rub it into your skin. Major fail!

Pantene Volume & Body Shampoo & Conditioner
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The shampoo wasn’t completely horrible. However, the conditioner was rubbish. It failed to detangle my hair, and it didn’t feel conditioning at all. As if this weren’t enough, the conditioner also flattened my hair. Bye-bye Pantene Volume & Body hair products. You won’t be missed!

Have you tried any of these products? Which products have you hated recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 14 – 20 May 2018

Hi there! And welcome to my weekly blog recap! If you’ve missed a post that you might have liked, this is your chance to catch up! 🙂

Monday 14 May – Garnier Ultimate Blends The Gloss Reviver Shampoo & Conditioner

On Monday I reviewed a shampoo and conditioner combo. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 15 May – Beauty Duds Part 3

Tuesday’s post was about a number of products I didn’t like at all. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 16 May – Thierry Mugler Alien Aqua Chic

On Wednesday I reviewed a fragrance. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 17 May – Nail Of The Day
Friday 18 May – Superdrug Gentle Foaming Facial Wash For Dry Skin

Thursday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
And on Friday I reviewed a face wash. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Never Again – The Ultimate Beauty Duds – Part 3

Hi there! Welcome to Part 3 of the Ultimate Beauty Duds. I’ve already done parts 1 and 2, and these posts were well received. So her’s part 3! 🙂

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

This Neutrogena moisturiser made my skin feel terribly dry. But Olay saved the day (and my skin).

Dolly’s Mixtures Rainbow Sherbet & Strawberry Daiquiri

These 2 Dolly’s Mixtutes shower gels were disappointing. The fragrances are best described as fizzy plastic and random soapy nothingness.

Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Body Mists
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The ultimate cheap body mist collection. These are the kind of body sprays you give to a young girl to experiment with – if you want her to dislike fragrances…

I Love… Chocolates & Orange Bath & Shower Crème, Refreshing Body Spritzer

I like quite a few I Love… toiletries, but the Chocolates & Oranges products smell like cheap dish soap. Yikes!

Paperchase Cherry, Strawberry & Blackcurrant Lip Balms

These Paperchase lip balms tasted like plastic. I binned them a long time ago.

I Love… Chocolate Truffle Bath Fizzer & Yves Rocher Cranberry Cooling Effect Mask

I Love…’s Chocolate Truffle products are excellent. However, there’s one stinker – the Bath Fizzer! It smells like cardboard with the faintest hint of cheap chocolate. Not pleasant at all.

Yves Rocher’s Cranberry Cooling Effect mask is pretty useless. It doesn’t do anything at all. This is, without doubt, one of Yves Rocher’s most disappointing products.

Accessorize Paradise Eyeshadow Palette
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I think the Paradise palette is extremely pretty. But of 32 eyeshadows, 16 are so poorly pigmented that they’re essentially useless. Check out my original post which includes swatches of all 32 eyeshadows – you’ll be disappoited, no doubt.

This was part 3 of The Ultimate Beauty Duds! Whilst I’m not saying that no one could ever like any of these products (some of them are still around), I found these products to be rubbish. But if you do like any of these products, that’s good for you.

Feel free to get in touch if you want to. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 2 – 8 Apr 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this week. So if you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, this is your chance to catch up. 😉

Monday 2 Apr – March Empties

Monday’s post was about all the products I emptied in March. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 3 Apr – Superdrug Simply Pure Leave On Water Mask

On Tuesday I reviewed Superdrug’s Simply Pure Leave On Water Mask. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 4 Apr – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 5 Apr – Boots Ingredients Super Hyaluronic Moisturising & Nourishing Sheet Face Mask

Wednesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Thursday I reviewed one of Boots’ Ingredients sheet masks. Click here to read the post.

Friday 6 Apr – Never Again! The Ultimate Beauty Duds – Part 2

Friday’s post was about a number of beauty products that I hated. Click here to read the post.

And this is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the last few hours of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde