Empties – December 2020

Hi there! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Today’s post is about all the products I emptied in December. I’ve done much better again, and I’m happy to report that I’ll be returning to a normal blog schedule soon – and this includes catching up with all of my blogging buddies. 🥰

So what kind of stuff did I finish last month? I used quite a few single use face masks, but let’s look at the big bottles, tubes and tubs.

1 Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Wash (travel size) – unfortunately discontinued. 😢 Otherwise I’d buy this amazing body wash again.

2 Alberto Balsam Mandarin & Papaya Conditioner – this is an old favourite, and I have no doubt that I’ll buy it and the matching shampoo again.

3 Garnier Skin Active Refreshing Botanical Cleansing Milk– not bad, but also not a favourite. I won’t buy this cleanser again.

4 Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Non-Greasy Lotion – this is a very good body lotion, and I’ll buy it again for sure!

5 Classics Nail Polish Remover – my go-to nail polish remover. Already repurchased.

6 NSPA Green Tea & Aloe Vera Bath & Shower Gel – a lovely shower gel that I can see myself buying again.

Max Factor Pan Stilk 12 True Beige – unfortunately, this HOLY GRAIL product has been discontinued, but fortunately I stocked up on original Pan Stiks as soon as I read that the Pan Stik would be relaunched with a “new and improved” 🙄 formula, so I’ll be OK for a long time.

8 Patisserie De Bain Raspberry Roulade Hand Cream – this is a nice hand cream. I would repurchase it.

9 Essence Plumping Nudes 07 So Heavy – what a wonderful lipgloss! Too bad that this shade is no longer available.

10 Rimmel 60 Seconds 740 Clear – a nice clear polish. I’d buy this polish again, but I think I have a few more of these. 😁

11 Yves Rocher Jardin Des Nymphes Eau De Toilette – not my favourite type of fragrance, so I wouldn’t buy it again.

12 I Love… Chocolate Truffle Bath & Shower Crème – this is one of the best shower gels I’ve ever used. Too bad it was a limited edition.

13 Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Cream Wash – this is a very good face wash, and I can definitely see myself buying it again.

And this is everything I finished in December 2020! Which products have you used up recently? Feel free to let me know via the comments.

And below is a breakdown of all the products I said goodbye to over the entire year (256 products in total).

Single Use Face Masks 86
Shower + Bath Gels, Bath Salts 54
Body + Hand + Foot Moisturisers 23
Conditioners 14
Fragrances 12
Nail Polish 12
Facial Cleansers, Toners, Pads 10
Lip Products 10
Facial Serums, Oils 8
Facial Moisturisers 7
Face Washes 5
Face Mists 4
Nail Polish Remover 3
Multi Use Face Mask Tubes or Tubs 2
Pan Stiks 2
Eye Creams 2
Eyeliners 2

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – March 2020

Hi there! Today’s post is my monthly Empties post. Read on if you’d like to know which products I said goodbye to in March 2020.

1 Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Precious – I love this shower gel! It’s been discontinued, but I might have another bottle in my stash. Fingers crossed!

2 Café De Bain Raspberry & Rose Crème Tarte Softening Shower Crème – if you like sweet, foody shower gels, this one might be for you. I found this one hard to finish.

3 Calcot Manor The Perfect Day Shower & Bath Gel – I didn’t love this shower gel, and I won’t buy it again.

4 Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum (travel size, x2) – I found these (and 2 full sizes) when we got ready for the house move. These smelled and looked perfectly fine, so I was happy to use them. I love this stuff! Boots improved this serum a few times already, and I’ll buy the current version again, no doubt! But I’m now going to focus on the 2 full size serums I have left in my stash.

5 Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Butter (travel size) – I love Boots Extracts. I’m sad the collection was discontinued. But I’ve got a few more mango-scented products from this collection in my stash.

6 Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream – I love this stuff! I’ll buy it again soon!

7 Superdrug Sweet Snuggles Vanilla Body Butter (travel size) – a lovely, rich vanilla body butter. It was a limited edition. Unfortunately, I can’t buy it again.

8 NSPA Fruit Extracts Pink Grapefruit Raspberry Face Wash – a decent face wash. I wouldn’t buy it again though as there are better products out there.

9 L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Conditioner – this is a good conditioner, but I don’t think I’l buy it again. L’Oréal has nicer hair products!

10 Cuticura Skin Balance Protective Hand & Nail Cream -my husband and I used this hand cream as a foot cream because we didn’t like its strange fragrance. It served our feet well, but I wouldn’t buy this product again.

11 Maybelline Dr. Rescue Base Coat – this is a decent base coat. If I can still find it at Poundland, I’ll buy it again.

12 L’Oréal Color Riche – J Lo’s Delicate Rose – the last few drops at the bottom of the bottle are too goopy to be used. I’m not going to buy this nail polish again as I have plenty of reds in my stash.

13 Lisseau Vanilla Body Butter – this is a nice body butter. I might buy it again.

I’ve also used a number of single-use face masks – if you’d like to look at my latest face mask finds, click here. 🙂

I finished quite a bit of skin care, and I’m really proud of myself for getting through a few travel-sized products too. Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to try them? Which products have you said goodbye to recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Café De Bain Softening Shower Gel – Sweet Vanilla Madeleine, Raspberry & Rose Crème Tarte

Hi there! Today’s post is about Café De Bain Sweet Vanilla Madeleine and Raspberry & Rose Crème Tarte shower crèmes which I picked up a little while ago (Superdrug).

Let’s start with Café De Bain Sweet Vanilla Madeleine! This shower cream smells like Werther’s Originals Butter Candies. 100% delicious! I also like that this shower cream is not drying at all. This one’s really nice!
Cafe De Bain Shower
Café De Bain Raspberry & Rose Crème Tarte shower cream is just as gentle on the skin. This shower cream smells sweet and fruity, but it’s not sugary-sweet. I’d describe the scent as a mix of milk and red fruits with a hint of coconut.

Café De Bain Sweet Vanilla Madeleine and Raspberry & Rose Crème Tarte shower crèmes are available as 250ml for £2.99 each. I paid £1.49 each (half price offer). 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde