Weekly Recap 5 – 11 October 2020

Hi there! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. I didn’t post on Monday and Friday, but there were 3 posts in between. So read on if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Tuesday 6 Oct – Nivea Love Fun Times Pink Grapefruit Caring Shower Gel, Nivea Love Splash Aquatic Caring Shower Gel

On Tuesday I reviewed these 2 shower gels. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 7 Oct – Revisiting Old Favourites – Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo & Conditioner

Wednesday’s post was about this hair care combo. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 8 Oct – Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Cleanup AHA Fruit Toner

On Thursday I reviewed this AHA toner. Click here to read the post.

And this is already it for today. Thanks for stopping by! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Cleanup AHA Fruit Toner

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Cleanup AHA Fruit Toner. As you can tell by its name, this product promises to give skin the ultimate deep cleanse. I’ve been using this product for a few weeks now, and here’s what I think.

I’m using this toner right after I come out of the shower in the morning. I use it 3 days on, 1 day off. Why this? Because it’s insanely powerful. This toner sucks the grease and grime right out of my pores – and I’m not kidding! It’s also the best skin brightening product I’ve ever used. It’s absolute madness – in the best possible way!

I also love the packaging of the product. The bacteria look cute, but they also look like they know that their days are numbered. So, I’d say the packaging reflects the power of the product it houses!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this product to everyone. Just be careful – this is powerful stuff, and please check the ingredients to make sure there’s nothing you’re allergic to.

I paid £9.99 (TK Maxx) for this Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Cleanup AHA Fruit Toner.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – September 2020

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I emptied in September. As always, I used a number of single-use face masks, and if you’re wondering if they were any good, you can click here to read about my latest face mask finds. Now let’s take a look at the big bottles, tubs, etc…

1 Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic – one of my favourite skin care products. I’ve already repurchased it.

2 L’Oréal Fine Flowers Gel-Cream Wash – this is a decent face wash. Repurchase? Probably!

3 NSPA Deliciously Soft And Sweet Peach Shower & Bath Gel – this isn’t a great shower gel. Most of it went into the hand wash dispenser. I wouldn’t care to buy it again.

4 Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Pineapple & Lemon Zest Shower – this is a nice shower gel that I might buy again.

5 I Love… Juicy Watermelon Revitalizing Shower Gel – a decent shower gel. However, this is a huge 750ml bottle, and the fragrance got old less than halfway through the bottle, so I repurposed this shower gel as a hand wash.

6 Original Source Plum & Blackcurrant Shower – I really liked this one. Smells like yummy cough lozenges. 😍 I believe this one has been discontinued, but I think I have one more bottle in my stash.

7 Orly Clear Nail Polish – the best quick-dry polish I’ve ever used. I can paint my nails with it and 2 minutes later I can get in the shower and wash my hair. I have 7 or 8 more bottles of this amazing nail polish.

8 NYC 16H Lipstain 491 Forever Freesia – this is an amazing product. I think that I have a backup!

9 Manhattan Colour Loop Lipgloss 52S Soft Nude – I love this lipgloss. I think this is the 3rd one I’ve finished. And I have 4 more – 2 red, 1 brown(ish) as above, 1 berry! 😍

10 Elizavecca Milky Piggy Aqua Rising Argan Gelato Steam Cream – this is a very good face cream. It doesn’t have SPF, but since I’ve been working from home since March (and still am), I used it as a day and night cream. I would buy this face cream again! But I have a few other Elizavecca products to try first.

11 Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Raspberry & Rose Water – a nice shower gel. I can see myself buying it again.

12 L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist Reinforcing Shampoo & Conditioner – this is a very good conditioner. I will buy it (and the matching shampoo) again.

13 Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Lotion – I loved this body lotion. Unfortunately, the entire line has been discontinued, and I’m sad that I won’t be able to buy it again.

I think I’ve done well with the big bottles – 5 more shower gels are history. And I’m glad to have finished a few more skin care products as well! Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? What have you emptied recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments and thanks for reading! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Aqua Rising Argan Gelato Steam Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Elizavecca Milky Piggy Aqua Rising Argan Gelato Steam Cream which I’ve been using for a few weeks now. This product contains a number of great ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and a number of botanical extracts. Sounds good!

This face cream has a lovely and subtle floral fragrance. Its texture feels waxy – but it changes to thick-yet-watery as soon as it’s applied to the skin. I cannot really describe the change of texture any better, but it feels like the wax is turning to water on your skin. At the same time it still feels rich and deeply nourishing. This is definitely unique!

I’m also very happy with the level of hydration my skin is getting from this face cream. My skin looks nice and plump, and whilst the look and sound of the cream made me a bit cautious (if your skin has ever reacted badly to a product, you know what I mean), I’m happy to report that the face cream is super gentle on my skin. This is one of my favourite products this month for sure!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this face cream to everyone with normal to dry skin. However, always check the ingredients to make sure a product is suitable for you, and if in doubt, please do a patch test!

And about Elizavecca products – when you buy those, please be careful. There are lots of fakes out there – some more obvious than others. Please only buy from reputable sellers. If the product isn’t sealed or the spelling is funny (i.e cosmetiocs), get a refund and always report the seller as it’s quite possible that they sit on a large quantity of counterfeit stock which they will continue to sell.

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Aqua Rising Argan Gelato Steam Cream is available as 100g. I paid £9.99 at TK Maxx.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Elizavecca Gold CF Nest Collagen Jella Pack Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Elizavecca’s Gold CF Nest Collagen Jella Pack. This face mask is a peel-off mask that promises to remove dead skin cells, provide hydration, brighten skin, and improve skin’s elasticity.

How does it work? You’re supposed to apply the mask, leave it on (and let it dry) for 30 minutes, then peel it off and enjoy (?) the results. I’ve used this mask several times now, and if you read on, I’ll tell you more. 🙂
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I hate to say it, but this mask doesn’t deliver any noticeable results. It doesn’t make my skin look or feel better, it doesn’t brighten my skin, it doesn’t do anything for skin elasticity… this mask hasn’t done anything for me.

But let me mention 2 more things! First of all, you have to apply a thick layer of product, otherwise you won’t be able to peel it off. If you try not to be wasteful, it will backfire because if the mask is too thin, you’ll have to rub it off (!), and it’ll flake like something out of a horror movie.

The second thing I need to mention is that the mask isn’t hydrating at all. When you remove the mask, your skin will feel like it’s been slathered in lard. It’s not hydrating, it’s just disgusting.

If you’d like to try this mask, do it first thing in the morning because you’ll want to shower and wash your hair afterwards. Oh, in case you’re wondering… I paid £8 for this mask (not sure about the size – TK Maxx said it’s 80ml, but there’s no info at all on the packaging).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Kangsi Pack

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing another face mask – Elizavecca Milky Piggy Kangsi Pack. I’m not entirely sure what this mask promises to do because the manufacturer doesn’t have any information in English. I have, however, found some information about this product online. And based on said information it appears that this mask is supposed to cleanse and to brighten skin. If you read on, I’ll let you know if this mask is any good.

First of all, let’s talk about the ‘what’ and ‘how’. When you squeeze the mask out of the tube, it’s a thick golden liquid. It’s pretty! The mask is easy to apply. Just apply it as if it were a clay mask. Then let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse it off, and continue with your regular skin care.

Alright! And what does the mask do? Well, the mask changes colour as it dries. It goes from gold to white in a matter of minutes. Once the mask is fully dry, it looks like a bone-dry clay mask that’s just waiting to be washed off! 😀 Oh, and the mask smells of peachy yoghurt and soap. That’s nice!

But what about the actual benefits? Well, I didn’t notice anything. I’ve used the mask 5 or 6 times now, and it doesn’t seem to do anything for my skin. I will continue to use this mask, and if I change my mind, I will report back. However, as of now I’d say that the best thing about this mask is its cool look.

I got my Elizavecca Milky Piggy Kangsi Pack from TK Maxx. I paid £8 for this 150ml tube.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 27 Mar – 2 Apr 2017

Hi there! And welcome to this week’s blog recap. If you read on, I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to on my blog this week!

Monday 27 Mar – Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream

Monday’s post was about this Elizavecca eye cream. Click here if you’d like to read the post.

Tuesday 28 Mar – Boots Botanics Marshmallow & Peppermint Toiletries

On Tuesday I reviewed these Boots Extracts Marshmallow & Peppermint limited edition products. If you’d like to read the post, click here.

Wednesday 29 Mar – 7th Heaven Manuka Honey Peel-Off
Thursday 30 Mar – Nail Of The Day

Wednesday’s post was about Montagne Jeunesse’s 7th Heaven Manuka Honey Peel-Off face mask. If you’d like to read it, click here. And Thursday’s post was another Nail Of The Day post. Click here, if you’d like to know how I did this mani and which products I used.

Friday 31 Mar – March Favourites

On Friday I told you about my favourite products in March. Six products made the favourites list! Click here if you’d like to read this post.

This is for this week. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about my (relatively) new Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream. I bought this eye cream in early December last year, and I started to use it about 6 weeks ago (after I lost 2 part-used Superdrug eye creams to my underwear drawer…).

Now, what does this Elizavecca eye cream claim to do? It promises to brighten skin and to help with wrinkles – well, that’s what I gather from Elizavecca’s web site. But I cannot be entirely sure because it appears they overdid it with google translate! 😀 Moving on… like I said, I’ve been using this eye cream for 6 weeks now, so let me tell you if it’s any good.
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This eye cream is probably the most nourishing eye cream I’ve ever had. It’s quite rich, but it plays very well with my make-up. I haven’t noticed any issues with make-up balling up or sliding off. However, I don’t think this eye cream has had any brightening effect, and I don’t think it would have an effect on wrinkles.

I would recommend this eye cream to anyone who’s looking for a hydrating eye cream that sits well under make-up. I paid £9.99 for a big 30ml tube (TK Maxx). So whilst this eye cream doesn’t work wonders, I think it’s good value nonetheless!

Have you tried Elizavecca’s Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream or any other Elizavecca products? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde