Empties – February 2019

Hi there! It’s the 1st of March – this means that it’s time for my February Empties post. I’ve used a number of single-use face masks. As always, I didn’t keep the empty sachets. But you can click here if you want to read about my latest face mask finds.

Another thing – I achieved something big! What? Well, over the past 2 weeks, I managed to finish 3 lip products! Wow! Anyway, read on if you’d like to know which products I finished between 1 and 28 February!

1 Treacle Moon Happy Melon Sorbet (travel size) – one of the best shower gels ever! I hope Treacle Moon makes this available in 500ml bottles! Pretty please!

2 Flower Pharm Wild Rose Body Butter – one of the best body butters I’ve ever used. Unfortunately, it’s been discontinued! 😪

3 Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk – this is a disappointing product. I wouldn’t buy it again.

4 Alberto Balsam Volume Boost Conditioner – this is a fantastic conditioner that I will buy again. If you’re wondering what happened to the matching shampoo… whenever I finish a conditioner, I pass the matching leftover shampoo on to my husband, and I start with a new shampoo and conditioner combo.

5 Tesco Pro Formula Fresh Skin Brightening Foaming Face Wash With Grapefruit & Cranberry – a nice face wash. But I wouldn’t repurchase it because I have too many face washes in my stash.

6 Carex Fun Edition Unicorn Magic Shower And Bath – a nice shower gel. I might buy it again.

7 Imperial Leather Foamy Banana Bath Cream (x2) – yes, I bathed a lot in February. I had a cold, and those warm baths really helped. Anyhoo, Imperial Leather’s Foamy Banana products are simply wonderful. I need to stock up!

8 Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Lip Balm – one of the best lip balms ever. I’m sad it’s gone because it’s been discontinued, and I can’t repurchase it. 😢

9 Freedom MakeUp London Pro Lipstick Bare 115 Mannequin – I liked the colour, but all in all, this was a low quality lipstick. I wouldn’t buy it again.

10 Manhattan Cosmetics Soft Mat Lip Cream 95G – another unloved lip product that I’m glad is finished. I wouldn’t repurchase it.

11 Vaseline Intensive Care Hand Cream + Anti-Bac – this is a nice hand cream. I have plenty of hand creams to go through before I buy any new ones, but I would repurchase this one.

12 Derma V10 Cocoa Body Butter – this is a great little body butter. I will repurchase it.

13 Treacle Moon Sugared Grapefruit Sunrise – I didn’t like this shower gel at all. It didn’t smell pleasant.

February has been another good month for empties. I’m proud of myself for finishing 3 lip products – I’ve never managed to do this before, and I think it’s been a year since I finished my last lipstick or lip balm!

Which products have you said goodbye to recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Weekly Recap 28 January – 3 February 2019

Hi there! It’s Sunday, so it’s time for my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve written about this week. 🙂

Monday 28 Jan – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 29 Jan – Boots Time Delay Deep Cleansing Facial Exfoliator

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

Wednesday 30 Jan – The Battle Of The Unicorns

On Wednesday I reviewed 2 unicorn-themed shower and bath products. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 31 Jan – Monthly Favourites

Thursday’s post was about all the products I loved the most in January. Click here to read the post.

Friday 1 Feb – January Empties

And on Friday I told you which products I emtied in January. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Battle Of The Unicorns – Carex Fun Edition Unicorn Magic Shower And Bath vs. Imperial Leather Cosmic Unicorn Fantasy Icon Bath Soak

Hi there! I haven’t done a product comparison for quite some time. So when I saw these 2 unicorn-themed products, I thought they would be perfect for a comparison post! And here’s how these 2 products fared. 🙂

Carex Fun Edition Unicorn Magic Shower & Bath is good but not great. The fragrance is best described as a sugared violet sweets fragrance. It’s enjoyable but very fleeting. The formula is nice. I wouldn’t say the shower gel is hydrating, but it certainly doesn’t make my skin feel dry. Like I said, this shower gel is good but not great.

Imperial Leather Cosmic Unicorn Fantasy Icon Bath Soak was a nice surprise! From the bottle it smells terribly bland, and I thought this one might end up in the hand wash dispenser. However, I’m glad I gave this product a try because once it hits the skin, it smells pleasantly floral and soapy. Whilst the fragrance isn’t very special, I do like it. I’m also happy to report that this product doesn’t make my skin feel dry.

Whilst I ended up liking both products, I think Carex‘s Unicorn Magic is the better product. The cute fragrance fits the cute unicorn theme perfectly.

Carex Fun Edition Unicorn Magic is available as Hand Wash and Shower & Bath.I paid £1 for the 500ml Shower & Bath. Imperial Leather Cosmic Unicorn Fantasy Icon Bath Soak is available as Shower Gel and Bath Soak. I paid £1 for the 500ml Bath Soak.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Haul! Lots Of New Products – Herbal Essences, True Skin, Ekél, Valjean Labs, Sante Naturkosmetik, Skinlab, By Nature, Gliss & More

Hi there! I haven’t done a haul post for quite some time, so here’s what I bought over the past couple of weeks (months even…). 🙂

1 True Skin Hydrating Facial Water – 207ml for £5.99
2 Sante Naturkosmetik Instantly Smoothing Night Cream – 30ml for £4.99
3 Nourish Cooling Toning Mist – 100ml for £3.00
4 Nourish Refining Toning Mist – 100ml for £3.00

5 Skin Assistant Collagen Morning Glow Serum – 59ml for £6.00
6 Skinlab Facial Serum – 30ml for £5.00
7 Spa Cosmetics Rose Serum Oil – 50ml for £6.00
8 Valjean Labs Restore Facial Serum – 54ml for £6.00

9 By Nature Nourishing & Firming Face Mask – Pack of 5 for £5.99
10 Boo Bamboo Bamboo Fibre Charcoal Sheet Mask – Pack of 3 for £4.00
11 Rata & Co. Activated Charcoal & Natural Clay Sheet Face Mask – Pack of 5 for £3

12 Ekél Green Tea Cleansing Cream – 300ml for £4.99
13 Ekél Aloe Cleansing Cream – 300ml for £4.99

14 + 15 Gliss Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner – £1 each
16 + 17 Nutrafix Keratin Hair Mask & Argan Oil Hair Mask – £1 each

18 Carex Fun Edition Unicorn Magic Shower And Bath – 500ml for £1
19 Imperial Leather Cosmic Unicorn Fantasy Icon Bath Soak – 500ml for £1

20 + 21 Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo & Conditioner – 400ml for £1.99 each

22 + 23 Enliven Pink Grapefruit & Mango And Papaya Shower Gels – 400ml for 69p each

This is most of what I’ve bought over the past couple of weeks (or months…). It’s quite a lot, but I’ve finished quite a few shower and skin care products, so I deserved to treat myself!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde