Empties – January 2021

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I finished last month. I used 11 single use face masks, and you can read about my latest face mask finds here. But let’s look at the bigger bottles and tubs…

1 Cellio It’s True Acai Berry Moisture Cream – a lovely moisturiser! I’d recommend it!

2 M&S Discover Fresh Lychee – this is a beautiful fragrance! I might buy the 30ml again – or I might even buy the 100ml.

3 M&S Discover Soft Iris – this was nice while it lasted, but it hasn’t wowed me, so I won’t buy it again.

4 Cutex Quick ‘N Go 100 Clearly Speeding – a decent clear polish. I would buy it again.

5 Imperial Leather Shake Your Bambootay Luscious Bamboo With A Fruity Twist Icons Shower Gel – I liked this shower gel. I might buy it again.

6 Gliss Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner – this is a very good conditioner, and I will buy it (and the matching shampoo) again!

7 Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Shower Cream – it’s too bad that Boots has discontinued the entire collection. I would have loved to have this (and other items from the same collection) again.

8 Makeup Revolution London Lip Hug Love Can Set You Free – one of my favourite lipsticks ever! This collection has now been discontinued, and I’m sad to see it go. I bought a few different shades from this collection, and I’ll try these asap.

9 Essence Plumping Nudes Lipgloss 05 Bold Love – I liked this lipgloss, and I can see myself giving other shades from this collection a try.

10 Essence XXXL Longlasting Lipgloss 1 Baby Doll’s Favourite – not my favourite shade, but I liked the rich formula and the cute vanilla flavour.

11 Superdrug B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz – one of my holy grail products. I have a few more bottles in my stash.

12 The Body Shop Amorito – one of TBS’s best fragrances – of course discontinued. This little fragrant gem smells like white chocolate and vanilla. I know I’ll miss it!

This is everything I managed to finish in January. I’m happy with how many products I was able to use up, and I think February will be a good month for Empties too.

Thanks for stopping by today! 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Cutex Quick ‘N Go 410 Quick Set Coral & Stamping With JQ-L02 (Partial Nail Fail)

Cutex 410 Quick Set Coral StampingHi there! Today’s NOTD is about a recent nail fail. I didn’t like the polish and I also didn’t like the stamped images, so I didn’t even bother cleaning up around my nails properly.

However, since I’d taken a picture, I thought I might as well just share this nail misadventure with you. 🙂

I painted my nails with two thin coats of Cutex Quick ‘N Go 410 Quick Set Coral. The polish was almost opaque in one coat – but just almost.

The polish claims to dry in 45 seconds. Of course there is no polish that dries in such a short time. But I didn’t expect this polish to take ages to dry. It took, in fact, about 25 minutes (per coat) for the polish to dry. That was quite disappointing.

Anyway, I then decided to stamp. I chose my JQ-L02 stamping plate which features several designs. The images look amazing on the stamping plate, but unfortunately I didn’t manage to transfer their amazingness onto my nails. That is, of course, my fault.

So… the leafy image didn’t come out right on the pinky. The images on the ring finger and the middle finger came out wonky. And the image on the index finger is just… I don’t know… it doesn’t look right.

Just in case you’re wondering, the black polish I used to stamp on the images was Maybelline MNY 677. Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde