Empties – April 2021

Hi there! It’s the first weekday in May, so it’s time for my April Empties post. I used 11 single-use face masks – and you can read about my latest face mask finds here. Now let’s get to the bigger bottles, tubes and tubs!

1 Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo & Conditioner – I loved this conditioner (and the matching shampoo). Unfortunately, the entire Blends line has been discontinued. 😦

2 Sainsburys The Collection Sleep Relax Bath Soak – what a surprise find! I have repurchased this one already! My husband used this bath product too, so this is a shared empty.

3 Boots Live + Be Beautiful Connection Bath Soak – this was nice, but I wouldn’t buy it again. I’ve had enough rose-scented stuff for the moment.

4 Ciaté Cabaret – I liked this colour. I wore it on its own a few times, and it looked really good. I won’t repurchase it though. I have lots of similar nail polishes.

5 Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Lotion – a beauty staple! Love it! ♥

6 Cellio It’s True Honey Moisture Cream – a lovely moisturiser. I would buy it again!

7 Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Mist – the perfect Mugler Alien dupe as a body mist. I have already stocked up.

8 Tesco Kind & Pure Refreshing Face Wash – a decent face wash. I’d repurchase it (although not now as I have a few other face washes to finish).

9 Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Scrub – a great product. Too bad the entire line has been discontinued! 😦

10 Radox “Perky Peach” Peach & Berry Scent Shower Gel – a great shower gel! I’d like to buy it again.

11 Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Lotion – I’m glad this body lotion is gone! Bye!

12 Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Shower Foam – I didn’t care for it at all, and I won’t buy it again.

13 Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Body Mist – this was nice enough while it lasted, but I wouldn’t buy it again.

14 Creightons Manuka Honey Hydrating Hand Cream – one of my favourite hand creams. I would like to repurchase it!

15 Creightons Cocoa Butter Softening Hand Cream – another great hand cream that I’d be happy to buy again.

16 L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Cica-Masque – this is actually a really good hair mask but the fragrance started to annoy me half-way through the tub, so I won’t be repurchasing this product any time soon.

17 Boots Extracts Rosehip Body Butter – OMG, I love this body butter! The Extracts line has been discontinued, but I have a few more tubs.

And this is everything I managed to finish in April. Not bad! Which products have you said goodbye to recently? Feel free to let me know via the comments. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

March Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last day of the month, so it’s time for my Monthly Favourites post. I picked my TOP 3 and all the honourable mentions from the products I’ve reviewed this past month. And here they are.

3rd place – Cellio It’s True Honey Moisture Cream

I love Cellio’s honey face cream. I’m using it twice a day, and it serves me very well!

Runner-Up – Sanctuary Spa Mestizo Acai Rain Shower
WINNER – Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Mist

Sanctuary Spa’s Mestizo shower gel is the bomb! I’m so sad it was a limited edition.
Superdrug’s Blossom body mist smells like Thierry Mugler’s Alien – simply unbeatable!

I loved so many products in March, and this month’s honourable mentions are some of the best ones ever! I love Alberto Balsam’s Stunning Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. Boots Vitamin C Sheet Mask With Added Vitamin C is a new beauty staple. Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Body Mist is a new love.

Radox Perky Peach shower gel is another fabulous beauty find, while Westlab Pink Gin Epsom & Himalayan Bathing Salts With Juniperberry, Pomegranate & Lime are some of my favourite bath salts ever!

Have you tried any of these products of would you like to try any of them? Which products have you been loving lately? Feel free to get in touch via the comments, and thanks for reading! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 8 – 14 March 2021

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this past week. And here they are…

Monday 8 Mar – Cellio It’s True Honey Moisture Cream

Monday’s post was about the face cream I’m using at the moment. Click here to read my review.

Tuesday 9 Mar – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 10 Mar – Sanctuary Spa Mestizo Acai Rain Shower

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Wednesday I reviewed a shower gel. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 11 Mar – HAUL! New Stuff!

On Thursday I showed you what I bought recently. Click here to read the post.

Friday 12 Mar – The Battle Of The Pink Hand Creams

And Friday’s post was a product comparison. Click here to take a look.

And this is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Cellio It’s True Honey Moisture Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Cellio It’s True Honey Moisture Cream which I’ve been using as a day and night cream since January. This is a product from Korea, and it promises to hydrate and to nourish the skin. It contains honey extract, macadamia seed oil, aloe leaf juice, vitamin E, etc.

I think this is a very good face cream. It feels light on the skin, but it’s deeply nourishing. It makes my skin feel super soft without clogging any pores. It’s richer than Cellio’s acai berry face cream. And I think it’s perfect for people with dry skin that’s prone to breakouts!

Another added bonus is the subtle honey fragrance. It’s very nice. And I’m happy to report that this face cream works well with all the other products I’m using on my face – serum, face mist, foundation, etc.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this product. If you’re interested, Cellio It’s True Acai Berry Moisture Cream is available as 90ml. I paid £9.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Best Of Beauty 2020 – Face

Hi there! 2021 has just begun, but I thought I’d share my favourite products from 2020. Since I loved so many products, there’ll be a second post tomorrow. Anyhoo, today’s post is all about my 2020 favourites for the face (in no particular order).

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Cleanup AHA Fruit Toner

This toner is just WOW! It’s one of my all-time favourite skin care products!

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Aqua Rising Argan Gelato Steam Cream

Another amazing Elizavecca product! I loved this moisturiser!

Boots No. 7 Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil
Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Refreshing Toning Mist

Boots’ facial oil is the best facial oil I’ve used so far. 11 stars!
Superdrug’s face mist has served me very well, and I’ll buy it again soon!

Cellio It’s True Moisture Skin Pearl Natural Skin Care System

Cellio’s toner is one of my current beauty favourites.

Cellio It’s True Acai Berry Moisture Cream

Cellio’s Acai Berry moisturiser is another current beauty favourite.

Scinic Vita Ade Eye Cream

Scinic’s eye cream was incredible. I’m heartbroken that it’s been discontinued.

Zatik Rosehip & Black Seed Organic Oil Serum

Zatik’s insanely rich oil serum has kept my dry skin in great shape this winter.

Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads

Superdrug’s Vitamin C Facial Pads are lovely. I will repurchase them soon.

Primark PS… Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask

Primark’s Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask was one of my favourite beauty finds last summer.

Boots Sheet Mask With Added Dipeptide
Bling Pop Soothing & Brightening Face Mask With Pumpkin

Boots sheet mask with added Dipeptide is simply wonderful.
Bling Pop’s pumpkin sheet mask is awesome too.

DearBoo Lavender & Cactus Everyday Mask
Simple Pollution Protect Sheet Mask

DearBoo’s lavender & cactus mask was a very welcome surprise.
Simple’s Pollution Protect mask has been a firm beauty favourite since the beginning of 2020.

Spascriptions Brightening Spa Treatment Mask With Vitamin C & Glycolic Acid
Montagne Jeunesse Pink Cactus Flower Peel Off

SpaScription’s orange mask is something special.
And Montagne Jeunesse’s cactus flower mask is my favourite peel-off mask of 2020.

And these are my favourite skin care products in 2020. Have you tried any of these products, or would you like to give them a try? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thank you for reading! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Cellio It’s True Acai Berry Moisture Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Cellio It’s True Acai Berry Moisture Cream. This product from Korea promises to hydrate skin for a youthful look. I’ve been using this moisturiser twice a day since mid-October, and here’s what I think!

Whilst I think this isn’t the perfect moisturiser for my skin type (very dry and moody), I still think it’s very good. This moisturiser has a beautiful, subtle, floral scent. The formula is best described as a typical light day cream which would be most suited for normal to oily skin types.

The moisturiser feels very hydrating, but not greasy at all. At night time, I mix it with a drop of facial oil to make it perfect for my skin. But this won’t be necessary for other skin types. I’ve also noticed that this moisturiser plays well with make-up – there’s no smudging, and no balling-up, so I have no reason to complain!

All in all, I’m really happy that I bought this wonderful little moisturiser. And yes, I’d recommend it (unless you’re allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients, of course). Cellio It’s True Acai Berry Moisture Cream is available as 90ml. I paid £8 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

November Beauty Awards

Hi there! I know it’s already December… but these are the products I loved the most in November!

3rd place – Palmolive Naturals Irresistible Softness Black Orchid & Moisturising Milk
Runner-Up – Palmolive So Sweet With Rooibos Tea, Rose and Almond

These 2 shower gels are 2 of my all-time favourites. They would have made it into my TOP 3 pretty much every month, regardless of many reviews I would have written.

WINNER – Cellio It’s True Moisture Skin Pearl Natural Skin Care System

This toner turned out to be a wonderful surprise! I’m glad I picked it up because I’m enjoying it very much!

I hope to be back soon with more reviews and definitely more interaction with my blogging buddies. x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Cellio It’s True Moisture Skin Pearl Natural Skin Care System

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Cellio It’s True Moisture Skin Pearl Natural Skin Care System. When I ordered this product, I didn’t know what it was. So when it arrived, I looked at the how to use on the back of the box… and it turned out that this product is a toner!

I’ve been using this toner for about 4 weeks now (twice weekly in the morning, but every single night after cleansing). I think it’s very good! It has a cute powdery fragrance, it removes cleanser and make-up residue perfectly, and it leaves my skin feeling wonderful. I’m enjoying this toner very much!

Cellio It’s True Moisture Skin Pearl Natural Skin Care System is available as 250ml. I paid £6 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Haul! Nail Polish, Skin, Body & Hair Care, Korean Beauty, Sheet Masks, Scinic, Ciaté, L’Oréal, MoYou London, Revlon, Aussie & Many More!

Hi there! Today’s post is about the products I bought in November and December 2017. Well, it’s about most of the products I bought. I forgot to take pictures of a few things before I stashed them away… Anyway, let me show you the products I remembered to photograph. 🙂

1 Cellio It’s True Moisture Skin Pearl (£6) – this is, apparently, a toner. I’m looking forward to trying it.

2 Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel Apricot (£4) – this is my 4th product from this brand. I can’t wait to give it a try!

3 Scinic Honey All In One Ampoule (£12.99) – I can’t believe it’s mine! Finally! At the moment I’m using Scinic’s Aqua Ampoule, so this one will have to wait…

4 The Crème Shop – Charcoal & Lemonade Fusion Sheet Masks (£4.99 for a pack of 5 masks) – I’ve already used one of these masks and I’ll post the review in a couple of days.

5 Luxe Beauty Care Charcoal Spa Treatment Mask (£4.99 for a pack of 5 masks) – I bought these because they looked similar to these fantastic masks. I’ll try to test and review these masks asap!

6 Cellio It’s True Moisture Cream (£8) – the awesome packaging lured me in. And I love that this skin care range is called “It’s True”.

7 Cellio It’s True Deep Cleansing & Massage Cream (£6) – this one looks awesome too!

8- 10 Radox Feel Free, Feel Lively & Feel Fresh (£1.48 each, photo deleted by accident) – I’ve never tried these shower gels, and when I spotted them for half price, I thought “why not”. 🙂

11 – 13 Superdrug Face Masks – 99p each with a 3 for 2 offer. 🙂

14 L’Oréal Multi-Masking Play Kit – this was £3.50 for 3 x 10ml which, I think, is good value. In addition, this set gives me the chance to try these L’Oréal masks without having to commit to buying 3 full-sized jars. 🙂

15 + 16 TRESemmé Colour Shampoo & Conditioner – these were £2.69 each (half price offer).

17- 21 MoYou London Stamping Plates (Sci-Fi 4 + 7, Hipster 18, Rebel 6 + 7) – these were between £4.50 and £5.99 with an additional 20% discount. By the way, if you’d like to order from MoYou, you can get 10% off if you order through this link.

22 – 25 Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner, Aussie Colour Mate Shampoo & Conditioner – these were £1.95 each (half price offer).

26 Boots Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce Collage Boosting Wrinkle Filler – this was £5 only. Apparently the entire Time Delay collection is getting a makeover, so everything’s on special!

27 + 28 Revlon 050 White On White – I always pick up clear and white polishes from Poundworld and the likes. These were £1 each!

29 Boots Time Delay Deep Cleansing Facial Exfoliator – this was £3 only!

30 Ciaté Mini Mani Month 2017 – this is £50 on Ciaté’s web site, but I got this for £13. The box was a little damaged, and I guess this is why they reduced the price, but all the seals were still intact, so I knew there weren’t any polishes missing. 🙂

How pretty are those polishes?!

This is most of what I bought in November and December. But I’m sure I’ll buy a few more bits and bobs on Boxing Day… Anyway, have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try them? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde