Empties – April 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I finished in April. I used a bunch of single-use face masks – but I didn’t keep the empty sachets (I never do). But here are the big bottles and tubes.

Yves Rocher Monoï Lagoon Moisturizing Perfumed Body Mist – a very nice tropical body mist. I have at least 1 more bottle in my stash.

2 Anna Sui La Vie De Bohème Body Lotion – not my favourite Anna Sui fragrance. The body lotion was nice to use, but I wouldn’t repurchase it (or the matching fragrance).

3 Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Mist – the best cheap Mugler Alien dupe you can find. I have a few more bottles, and I’d always repurchase this body mist.

4 Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum – one of the best serums ever. A definite repurchase.

5 Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense Eau De Parfum – a really nice fragrance, similar to Mugler’s Angel. I don’t think I’d buy it again though. I have a bunch of other Angel dupes to try and use (and use up).

6 MakeUp Gallery Time To Shine Completely Clear 1 – Poundland’s own brand clear polish. Not the best clear polish, but definitely good enough as a base or top coat.

7 Palmolive Aroma Moments So Sweet Shower Gel With Rooibos Tea, Rose And Almond – one of Palmolive’s best shower gels ever! My husband likes this one too. Unfortunately discontinued, but I have a few more bottles in my stash!

8 Sainsbury’s The Collection Sleep Relax Bath Soak – a very nice bath gel, and a definite repurchase!

9 Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Beautiful – a lovely shower gel. Unfortunately discontinued, otherwise I’d buy it again.

10 Yves Rocher Jardins Du Monde Energising Shower Gel With Grapefruit – a decent shower gel. Not my favourite type of grapefruit scent, but I would probably still repurchase this shower gel.

11 Rightguard Shower + Oils With Argan, Marula & Almond Oil – what a beautiful shower gel! My husband used it a few times too, and he also liked it a lot! Unfortunately, this one appears to have been discontinued.

12 Gliss Ultimate Volume Conditioner – just lovely! Too bad Gliss discontinued the Ultimate Volume product line, otherwise I’d buy this conditioner (and the matching shampoo) again.

April was a decent month for empties. I’m glad I managed to finish 3 fragrances and 5 shower and bath products. I hope May will be good too. I already finished 2 products today.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Boots No7 Skin Illuminator

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots No7 Skin Illuminator.

This product promises “natural looking radiance for a beautiful glow” – this sounds great!

This product can be used in 3 ways – as a primer before you apply your make-up, mixed with your foundation, or as a highlighter on your cheeks and brow bones.

I’ve been using this product on and off for a few months now. It doesn’t work as a primer prior to applying my make-up (it makes my foundation ball up). And I don’t think that it makes my skin look glowing or radiant.

However, it works wonders when I mix it with my foundation and apply both products in one go. I have very dry skin as well as eczema and psoriasis, and moisturisers, face mists and facial oils will always just be temporary fixes.

Because of this, I’m happy to say that this product makes my foundation look dewy all day long. My foundation does lose a bit of coverage, but it’s not too bad.

This product might or might not work for you, and this will depend on your skin type and which other products you use on your face. Some products are simply not compatible, or they might only be compatible if used in a specific way.

I’m hesitant to recommend this product for the above reasons, and whilst it only works for me when used in one specific way, I’m enjoying it a lot, and I can see myself buying it again.

Boots No7 Skin Illuminator is available as 30ml for £12.50. Mine is from a half price No7 gift set I bought for myself.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛