Weekly Recap 4 – 10 November 2019

Hi there! It’s Sunday, so 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 4 Nov – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 5 Nov – Skin Assistant Collagen Morning Glow Serum

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

Wednesday 6 Nov – Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel Apricot

Wednesday’s post was about a peeling gel. Click here to read the review.

Thursday 7 Nov – Imperial Leather Relaxing Orchid & Ylang Ylang Infusions Bath Cream, Imperial Leather Moroccan Spa Orange Blossom & Argan Oil Spa Escape Bath Cream

On Thursday I reviewed 2 bath products. Click here to read the post.

Friday 8 Nov – Superdrug B. Hydrated Leave On Face Mask & B. Detoxed Clay Face Mask

And on Friday I reviewed 2 face masks. Click here to read the post.

And this is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 Oh, and next week’s going to be Nail Week, so I’ll be posting about manis only!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel Apricot

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel with Apricot. This easy-to-use product promises to exfoliate skin. All you have to do is massage a small amount of peeling gel (half a teaspoon tops) over your face and neck. The gel balls up – and this is how it exfoliates your skin. Ekél recommends the product be used once a week.

I’ve been using this peeling gel once to twice weekly for a few weeks now, and I’m enjoying it very much. I’ve already used a few peeling gels from this brand, and I’m happy to report that this apricot version is simply lovely. I’m satisfied that this peeling gel removes dead skin cells and takes care of rough and dry patches, and that it makes my skin feel super soft.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this peeling gel to anyone who’s looking for a gentle, yet effective facial exfoliating product. Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel with Apricot is available as 180ml. I paid £4 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – September 2019

Hi there! It’s the 1st day of a new month (Hello October!), and this means that today’s post is about all the products I said goodbye to in September. I have quite a few empties as well as a few old products that I binned.

1 Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum – this is a great serum, and I’d like to repurchase it!

2 Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Dragon Fruit – I enjoyed this body cream a lot this summer. Unfortunately, this one’s a limited edition, and it really is gone. Otherwise I’d buy it again.

3 Make Up Gallery Top & Base Coat – 100% rubbish. This stuff will make your new mani chip within hours, and it will cause your nails to split – well, that’s what it did to me. I poured this stuff into the bin so I wouldn’t accidentally use it.

4 The Body Shop Polynesian Island Tiaré Shower Gel – of all the TBS products I’ve tried over the years, this is my favourite by far. Unfortunately, it’s been discontinued, and I’m sad to see it go.

5 Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia Body Wash – this is a nice shower gel. I’d like to repurchase it, but I think it’s been discontinued as well.

6 Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Grapefruit & Mint Shower – one of my favourite shower gels this summer. Repurchase? Oh yes!

7 My Little Pony Coconut Lip Balm – I liked this lip balm (fortunately, the coconut flavour wasn’t very strong). I have a few more My Little Pony lip balms (different flavours), so I don’t need to stock up.

8 Essence XXXL Lipgloss 2 Coral Delight – I enjoyed this gloss very much. It’s been discontinued, but I wouldn’t repurchase it (only because I don’t want to buy the same product more than once – unless it’s an all-time favourite).

9 Bourjois 3D Effect Lipgloss 26 Cassis Tropical – this is really old! I won’t use it at this point, so I binned it.

10 UNE Sheer Lips Gloss S05 – another oldie I found by accident – bye bye!

11 Miss Sporty Perfect Colour Lipstick 122 Poem – another old lipstick that I won’t use anymore. On a positive note, back then I used the lipstick quite often… you know… before I “lost” it to the abyss that it my beauty stash…

12 Collection 2000 Volume Boost Lipstick 12 Cocoa – I remember that I didn’t use this lipstick in the first place because it was terrible. I think I have more of these (different shades). Anyhoo… good riddance!

13 Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask – this is a good face mask. I enjoyed using it, and I might buy it again.

14 Boots Extracts Olive Body Butter – I love this body butter, and it’s sad that Boots discontinued it. But I do have back-up!

15 Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel Apple – I enjoyed using this peeling gel. I have a back-up (different fragrance).

16 TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Conditioner – this conditioner isn’t terrible, but it’s just about average. For the first 10 washes I liked it, but it started to annoy me halfway through the bottle. I wouldn’t repurchase it.

17 Treacle Moon Marshmallow Hearts Shower & Bath Gel – this shower gel smells insanely yummy! I’ll buy it again for sure!

I also used a number of single-use face masks. And if you’d like to read about my latest face mask finds, click here.

Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to try any of them? Which products did you say goodbye to recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

 

Empties – October 2018

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I emptied last month. As always, I used a number of single use face masks. Whilst I don’t keep the empty sachets, you can read about my latest face mask finds here. Onto the big empties!

1 Olay Anti-Wrinkle 2 in 1 Instant Hydration + Radiant Glow – this is a lovely moisturiser. I have a back-up bottle!

2 Essence Black Eyeliner Pencil – my favourite eyeliner pencil! I have several more in my stash and in my rota!

3 Sukin Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum – another great product from Sukin. I can definitely see myself buying this serum again.

4 Superdrug Naturally Radiant Flycolic Tonic – this is one of my new holy grail products!

Nivea Waterlily & Oil Shower Gel – this is a lovely shower gel. My husband used it too, so this is a shared empty. I hope I’ll find it again somewhere.

6 Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Conditioner – the best conditioner ever. It’s been discontinued, but I have an impressive number of back-up bottles (shampoo and conditioner).

7 The Body Shop Atlas Mountain Rose Body Lotion – I enjoyed using this body lotion while it lasted, but I won’t buy it again.

8 The Crème Shop Detoxing & Renewing Overnight Gel Mask With Charcoal – whilst I liked using this product, I don’t think I’ll buy it again. When the seasons changed, I noticed that I would need a more hydrating product for 9 months of the year.

9 Max Factor Pan Stik 25 Fair – this is my holy grail foundation!

10 My Little Pony Strawberry Lip Balm – a nice lip balm. It’s very hydrating, and it has a fruity taste. I have a few more My Little Pony branded lip balms.

11 Superdrug Lip Balm – a nice vanilla-flavoured lip balm. I have a few more of these.

12 Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel With Grape – this is a truly awesome product. I have 3 more of these with different fragrances (apple, apricot, rice bran).

13 My Little Pony Shower Gel – a nice shower gel. The melon fragrance is lovely. I might repurchase it at some point.

14 Radox Scent Touch Feel Lively Body Wash – I don’t like the fragrance of this one very much. I managed to use it up but I won’t buy it again.

15 Superdrug Cucumber Peel-Off Mask – this is a nice face mask. I enjoyed using it. I have a back-up!

16 Anna Sui Flight Of Fancy – this is a lovely fragrance. I can definitely see myself picking it up again!

I think I’ve done well again this month. I’m happy I managed to finish a lot of skin care products. What did you empty last month? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 16 – 22 July 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Another week is pretty much over, so it’s time for my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to this week. 🙂

Monday 16 Jul – Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel With Apple

On Monday I reviewed one of Ekél’s peeling gels. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 17 Jul – Card Making / Embellishing Cards For Beginners

On Tuesday I told you that I got into embellishing cards. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 18 Jul – Haul!

Wednesday’s post was about all the stuff I bought since late May. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 19 Jul – Nail Of The Day
Friday 20 Jul – Yves Rocher Organic Raspberry Exfoliating Shower Gel

Thursday’s post was about a mani I did not too long ago. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed an exfoliating shower gel. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. Thanks for reading. Take care! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel Apple

Hi there! Today’s post is about Ekél‘s Natural Clean Peeling Gel with Apple. This product promises gentle exfoliation. You’re supposed to massage a small amount of product all over your cleansed and dry face. Then rinse, and that’s it!

I’ve previously reviewed Ekel’s Grape Peel, so I’m not just reviewing this product. I’m comparing it with its sister product as well. 🙂

First of all, a few months ago I started to use the Grape Peel as a make-up remover. I’ve been using it once or twice a week to take my make-up off right before my evening shower. And it works perfectly! I’m now alternating between the Grape Peel and the Apple Peel, and here’s what I think…

Ekél’s Apple Gel is pretty much as effective as the Grape Peel. Whilst I rub it all over my face, it balls up, thus removing make-up, dead skin cells and all sorts of gunk that clogs up pores. However, the Apple Peel doesn’t smell as yummy as the grape peel, and I’ve also noticed that the Apple Peel is a bit thinner which means it takes a bit longer for the product to be effective (=ball up).

All in all, this is a very good product, and I would recommend it to everyone. And if you love the scent of fresh apples in cosmetics, I have no doubt that you’ll love this product! 🙂

Ekél‘s Natural Clean Peeling Gel with Apple is available as 180ml. I spent £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

September Beauty Awards

Hi there! Welcome to my September Beauty Awards, aka my monthly favourites post. As always, I’ve chosen my top 3 products from all the poducts I’ve reviewed this month. And I’ve thrown in a few honourable mentions as well. Let’s start with the top 3!

3rd place – Daily Defense Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner With Argan Oil

Daily Defense’s Argan Oil hair products are amazing. Just wow! I’ll buy them again, no doubt.

Runner-Up – Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel With Grape

I love Ekél’s Grape Natural Clean Peeling Gel. I already bought 2 more Ekél products because I love this product so much.

WINNER – Olay Essentials Complete Care Multiradiance Moisturising Lotion

Olay’s Multiradiance Moisturising Lotion is simply wonderful. It makes my skin look and feel refreshed, and it smells like… a summer morning. Awesome stuff!

Now onto the honourable mentions! I think J Lo’s Live Luxe fragrance is really nice. Garnier’s Intense 7 Days Ultra-Replenishing Lotion with Shea Butter is very good, and I’m sure it’ll serve me well this autumn and winter. And Boots’ Essentials Cucumber products were a fantastic surprise. If you’ve never tried Boots’ own brand cucumber products, you need to change that!

Have you tried any of these products, or would you like to try them? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for  reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde