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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October Beauty Awards

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite products in October. As always, I’ve chosen my top 3 from the products I’ve reviewed this month. And there are a few honourable mentions as well. 🙂

3rd place – Astor Soft Sensation Lipstick 114

I love this lipstick and I’ll be wearing it a lot this autumn and winter.

Runner-Up – Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Flavoured Lip Balm

Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Flavoured Lip Balm was a lovely surprise. It’s the best lip balm since My Little Pony’s melon-flavoured lip balm.

WINNER – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic

How obvious was it that this toner would be my favourite product this month?! Superdrug’s glycolic tonic has blown me away. It really is a game-changer!

Over the summer I’ve developed dark patches on my face again (it’s actually a skin condition that’s called melasma, as I found out a few months ago). Getting rid of those patches is not easy at all, but this toner got it done. I’ve already bought 4 back-up bottles. I will continue to use this toner for as long as it’s made. This is truly an 11 stars product!

Onto the honourable mentions!

I’m still enjoying my Daily Defense Pomegranate shampoo and conditioner. This is the 4th Daily Defense hair care combo I’ve tried, and they’ve all been pretty awesome. If your local bargain store stocks Daily Defense hair products, you really should pick them up!

Another product line I enjoyed is the Wonder Woman toiletries collection which I picked up at Poundland. The shampoo is clarifying, the shower gel is gentle on the skin, and the fragrance roll-on is brilliant too. The products share the same lovely fragrance – rose and powder.

Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to try them? Which products have you been loving lately? Feel free to get in touch, and thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 15 – 21 October 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this week. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 15 Oct – Wonder Woman Shower Gel, Eau De Toilette, 2in1 Shampoo & Conditioner

On Monday I reviewed a few Wonder Woman branded toiletries. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 16 Oct – Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Honey Flower

On Tuesday I reviewed Garnier’s Honey Flower facial cleasing products. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 17 Oct – Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Flavoured Lip Balm

Wednesday’s post was about a super cute lip balm. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 18 Oct – Nail Of The Day
Friday 19 Oct – Primark PS… Foaming Bubble Mask

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

This is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! Next week I have a few more reviews and 2 Halloween-themed manis for you. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Flavoured Lip Balm

Hi there! Today’s post is about a lip balm that I bought a little while ago for £1Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Flavoured Lip Balm. I know I say this all the time, so here it goes again… I have too many lip balms, and I didn’t really need this one, but it looked too cute to resist! 🙂

How’s the lip balm? It’s brilliant! It hydrates my lips perfectly, and it really tastes and smells like popcorn. The flavour is 100% spot on! I’m keeping this lip balm in my make-up bag or on my desk, and several co-workers have commented on how cute it is. I should have bought 10 of these lip balms to give away to a few friends and co-workers, so that they could experience this freakinshly fantastic popcorn flavour too!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde