Empties – February 2021

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I emptied in February. I used 12 single-use face masks. I didn’t keep the empty sachets (I never do), but the big bottles are more fun anyway. 🙂

1 Westlab Cleansing Himalayan Salt – my husband and I like these bath salts a lot. I have 2 more big bags in my stash – 1 of them is already in use. Since my husband used these bath salts too, this is a shared empty!

2 Radox Feel Relaxed Lavender & Waterlily Bath Soak – I used to like this bath soak, but they changed the fragrance, and now it doesn’t smell great anymore. I won’t repurchase it. This was a shared empty too.

3 Garnier Intensive 7 Days Nourishing Lotion with Mango Oil – this is an alright body lotion. “Alright” isn’t good enough for a repurchase.

Herbal Essences Revitalise Blue Ginger Conditioner – this is a very nice conditioner. I will buy it and the matching shampoo again!

5 Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Original Moisturising Shower Cream – a lovely shower gel. I have a backup bottle!

6 Paco Rabanne Ultrared (x 2) – this is a cute berry and liquorice fragrance. I think I have a few more bottles (I used to be obsessed with it when it was new about 10 years ago).

7 Zatik Rosehip & Black Seed Organic Oil Serum – this is excellent for very dry skin! I might buy it again.

8 Creightons Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream – my husband and I used this hand cream as a foot cream, and it did a good job. I would (re)purchase other hand creams from Creightons, but I didn’t like how this one smelled (I’m generally not the biggest fan of argan oil scented products).

9 Rimmel 60 Seconds 313 Rita Rouge – a nice colour! I’ve worn this a lot over the past few months. But I wouldn’t buy it again. I have dozens of similar nail colours in my stash.

10 Boots No 7 Radiant Results Revitalising Daily Face Polish (travel size x 3) – these were really nice. I might buy the full-size.

This is everything I finished in February. 13 products in total (not counting the single use face masks) – not too bad! Thanks for stopping by, lovelies! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Creightons Cocoa Butter Softening Hand Cream, Creightons Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream, Creightons Manuka Honey Hydrating Hand Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about 3 fancy looking hand creams that I found at Home Bargains – Creightons Cocoa Butter Softening Hand Cream, Creightons Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream and Creightons Manuka Honey Hydrating Hand Cream.

Let’s start with Creightons Cocoa Butter Softening Hand Cream with vitamin E! This product is deeply hydrating and it makes my hands feel soft. I do like the cocoa butter scent too. I’m happy to keep using this product.

Creightons Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream with pro-vitamin B5 is my least favourite of the bunch. The formula feels heavy, and I don’t care for the scent. Having said that, this hand cream works wonders on rough skin, so my husband and I are using it as a foot cream – and it does a brilliant job.

Creightons Manuka Honey Hydrating Hand Cream with vitamin E is my favourite of the bunch. It’s wonderfully hydrating, it makes my hands look and feel amazing, and the honey fragrance is an added bonus. Awesome stuff!

Creightons Cocoa Butter Softening Hand Cream, Creightons Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream and Creightons Manuka Honey Hydrating Hand Cream are available as 50ml each. I’m trying to remember what I paid for these, but I’m not sure. It definitely was under £1 per tube, so these hand creams are a total steal!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask which I picked up for 99p at my local Home Bargains store.

This face mask contains kaolin as well as bentonite, and it promises to absorb excess oils for a clearer complexion.

It’s super easy to use – apply it to cleansed skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

So how is it? I think this mask is very good. I can see that this mask is giving my skin a deep cleanse, and that it makes my skin feel squeaky clean but not dry. This is pretty awesome!

I also love the fresh grapefruit fragrance. It’s refreshing and natural.

I would recommend this face mask to anyone who’s looking for an effective but inexpensive clay mask.

Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask is available as 100ml.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Haul! New Products – Primark, Poundworld, Poundland, Boots, Wilko, Home Bargains, M&S

Hi there! I’ve done a little shopping this month. I haven’t gone nuts, I promise. But I picked up quite a few bargains. So let me show you what I bought!

I bought 4 PS… Facial Cleansing Sponge duo packs. That’s 8 sponges for £4. The reason I stocked up is because I’ve been using one of these sponges for a few weeks now – and I love it! I also bought 2 more PS… Konjac Sponges. That’s £3 for 2 konjac sponges.

It appears that Superdrug has given up on selling reasonably priced konjac sponges which is their loss, really. They also discontinued a few other fantastic products, so I haven’t done much Superdrug shopping lately. So yeah, it really is their loss! Anyhoo, those PS… sponges are from Primark!

I don’t think I’ve ever left my local Poundworld store empty-handed. Poundworld and Bargain Buys (which is part of the Poundworld family) have awesome nail products. I bought a cute Nails Inc. glitter topper (RRP £13), a Revlon Base Coat (RRP £6.49) and a J Lo exclusive collection L’Oréal polish (RRP £4.99). I paid £1 per polish – that’s £3 in total for these 3 polishes.

I picked up 4 new Montagne Jeunesse masks – Relaxing Spa Mud Mask, Candyfloss Scrub, Sea Splash Peel Off and Blueberry Blast Mud Masque. These masks seem to be exclusive to Primark, and they were 90p each. This adds up to £3.60 for 4 face masks.

Sukin’s Purifying Facial Masque is normally £11.95 at Boots. Thanks to a Save 1/3 offer it was £7.97. However, I didn’t spend any money, I paid with points!

I picked up 3 more Montagne Jeunesse face masks (they’re £1 each at Boots). However, these were on a 3 for 2 promotion, so I paid £2 (I paid with points for these products as well!) for these 3 face masks. I also went to Poundland where I found this Imperial Leather Foamy Banana shower cream – I paid £1 for it.

I bought these 10 Essence Colour Boost nail polishes – these are supposed to be one-coaters, so I bought them all to find out if they stamp on a black base. Well, if they stamp, they’re the cheapest quality stamping polishes out there (£1.80 each). If they don’t stamp, they don’t.

I got myself 2 more Essence Out Of Space Stories nail polishes (£2 each) and 4 Essence Glamaxy top coats (£2 each). Why 4? This is a flakie topper! All in all, I paid £30 for these 16 Essence nail polishes.

When I went to Home Bargains the other day I picked up 3 promising products. Creightons Charcoal Deep Cleansing Scrub and Creightons Charcoal Detoxifying Clay Mask were 79p each, I believe (sorry, I lost the receipt). I also picked up a strawberry-flavoured kids’ toothpaste. Yes, I bought it because of the Twilight Sparkle image!

Then I went to a different Primark store where I picked up a My Little Pony Lip Balm duo for £1.50, a My Little Pony Body Mist (100ml) for £2, and another Montagne Jeunesse Sunburst Sauna mask. On the way back home I swung by Marks & Spencer – and I bought a 100ml Monotheme Il Libro Degli Agrumi Pompelmo fragrance for £22.

Have you tried any of these products? Have you done any shopping recently? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Creightons Vanilla & Macadamia Cocoon Shower Burst

Creightons Macadamia VanillaHello beauties. This is just a quick post about one of my latest favourites. It’s a shower gel – but it’s a heavenly one.

I found Creightons Vanilla & Macadamia Cocoon Shower Burst a couple of days ago when I paid my local Home Bargains a quick visit. I thought, hmmm, vanilla… macadamia… oh, and it’s made in England… I should give it a sniff.

Now what does it smell like? The scent reminded me of Werther’s Original cream candy. And was I in love right away? Yesss! So I had to try it the same day.

While the shower gel smells slightly different when wet, it still bursts with the sweetness of caramel, cream and vanilla and a hint of roasted macadamia nuts. Yummy!

I like the formula too. The shower gel is gentle, mild and it didn’t do my dry skin any harm at all.

I think Creightons Vanilla & Macadamia Cocoon Shower Burst could become a winter favourite for me. I will definitely buy it again.

Priced at 99p for a 250ml bottle it’s a steal! And I can’t wait to try more products from their line.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde