Anatomicals Look You’ve Got Chocolate All Over Your Face Anti-Stress Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Anatomicals Look You’ve Got Chocolate All Over Your Face Anti-Stress Face Mask. This face mask is part of Anatomicals’ Now You’re Ready To Face The World face mask set. I’ve already reviewed one of the masks from this set. And you can read the review here.

Alrighty! Now onto the chocolate mask! This mask is a regular clay mask. You apply it, you let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes, and then you wash it off. And what does the mask do? It promises a relaxing skin cleansing experience. If you read on, I’ll let you know if the mask keeps its promise. 🙂

This face mask is fun to apply. The formula is similar to chocolate mousse. And the mask smells like chocolate. Applying this face mask is almost like rubbing chocolate mousse all over your face. Awesome fun! 🙂

The mask made no visible difference to my face. However, it made my skin feel cleansed and refreshed which was really nice. So in summary, this is a good mask. I hope the third mask from this set will be equally good or better! I hope I’ll be able to try and review it asap.

Anatomicals’ Now You’re Ready To Face The World trio mask set is available for £3 at Superdrug. I paid £2 only for the set (Save 1/3 offer). Have you tried any Anatomicals face masks? Or would you like to try them? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading. 🙂

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

You Need These In Your Life – Primark PS… Cellulose Facial Cleansing Sponges

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing the PS… Facial Cleansing Sponges that I found at Primark. I’ve been using one of these sponges for about 4 weeks now – and I love it! I think I love these cellulose sponges more than konjac sponges! Now let me tell you why I think that you need to try these sponges too. 🙂

I think these sponges are super easy to use – you use them just as you would use any other facial sponge or washcloth. Just apply a small amount of face wash to the moist sponge and rub it all over your face. And that’s it! I think this sponge makes my skin feel super soft and clean, however, it’s not harsh at all. This sponge is definitely suitable for daily use, and I’m sure it’s perfect for all skin types.

I also like that these sponges are easy to clean. Just squeeze out any residue under running water – job done! Another big plus is that these sponges dry quickly. Whilst I’m not sure how long it takes for these sponges to dry, my sponge is always dry when I want to use it – and sometimes I use it twice a day.

To make a long story short – these sponges are fantastic! I’d recommend them in an instant, and I’ve already stocked up (I’ll do another haul post soon). PS… Facial Cleansing Sponges are exclusive to Primark. A pack of 2 sponges is £1!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Olay Anti-Wrinkle Facial Cleansing Products – Cleansing Milk, Face Wash & Toner

Hi there! A few weeks ago I bought a few new Olay products – they were on a better than half price offer (£2.95 each instead of £5.99 each), so I had to have them. Now meet Olay Anti-Wrinkle Cleansing Milk, Olay Anti-Wrinkle Face Wash and Olay Anti-Wrinkle Toner.

Olay’s Ani-Wrinkle cleansing products promise…
– to help reduce the appearance of fine lines,
– to improve dull skin,
– to make skin look and feel smoother,
– to maintain skin suppleness,
– to promote the renewal of skin cells,
– and to “fight signs of ageing as you cleanse” (that’s what it says on the back of these three products).

I’ve now used these products for three weeks. And if you read on, I’ll tell you what I think of Olay’s Anti-Wrinkle cleansing products.
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I think the cleansing milk is quite effective. It removes my make-up very well, and it doesn’t cause any problems when I use it to remove my eye make-up. I think this cleansing milk makes my skin feel and look smooth and supple. Nice!

I really like the face wash. It reminds me very much of Olay’s Total Effects Face Wash – the texture and the fragrance are the same! I think this face wash makes my skin feel great. It’s creamy and it exfoliates my skin gently. It’s perfect for dry skin and for everyday use.

The toner is very nice too. It removes make-up and cleanser residue without problems, and it makes my skin feel clean and refreshed. Whilst I prefer the fragrance of Olay’s blue toner, I can’t find any issue with this toner.

I don’t think that any of these products have made a difference to my fine lines. But I really enjoy using these cleansing products because they make my skin feel great. In addition, I’m 35, so I can accept that the fine lines aren’t going away. 🙂

Olay’s Anti-Wrinkle cleansing products are available for £5.99 each. The toner and the cleansing milk are 200ml, the face wash is 150ml.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

You Need This In Your Life – Superdrug Dehydrated Facial Konjac Sponge

Hi there! Today’s post is about my new favourite beauty accessory – Superdrug’s Dehydrated Facial Konjac Sponge. I didn’t know what to expect because I’ve never used a konjac sponge before. I know they’ve been around for a while, but over the past couple of weeks I’ve read several blog posts in which fellow bloggers mentioned how much they loved their konjac sponges – and all of a sudden I wanted one! 🙂

And now I have my konjac sponge! Well, I bought 3 sponges – but there was a 3 for 2 offer. OK, let’s get to the product. This konjac sponge is made from pure vegetable fibres – I’m assuming it would be suitable for vegans. The sponge is dehydrated, so it has to be soaked in water for a few minutes before it can be used for the first time. But this is a one-time-thing, and from then on all you need to do is rinse the sponge under the tab for a few seconds – and it will be ready for use.
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And what does the sponge do? This konjac sponge promises to exfoliate and to cleanse skin, and to improve circulation for clear and soft skin. And does it work? Yes, absolutely! All you have to do is use the sponge on your face – the same way you’d use any other sponge, flannel or washcloth.

Does it work with cleansing products? Yes. You can apply a drop of cleansing milk or face wash (or whatever you use to remove your make-up or to cleanse your face) to the moist sponge. Just rub it all over your face and you’ll see that it removes make-up, dirt and dead skin cells very well. Your skin will look and feel soft and clear. Awesome stuff!

Another good thing is that konjac sponges are gentle enough for daily use. Whilst harsh scrubs can damage skin, konjac sponges are perfectly suitable for dry, sensitive and flaky skin. And even people with rosacea can use them – because apparently they don’t irritate skin – at least that’s what a dermatologist told Allure magazine (I refer to this article). Personally, I believe these sponges are perfect for every day use – and I’ve made them part of my cleansing routine.

More good stuff: Konjac sponges are all natural, so when they fall apart you can compost them. 🙂 I’ll continue to use Superdrug’s konjac sponges – they’re £1.99 each, so they’re much better value than the “cheap” ones you can find on that auction web site or that online marketplace. 😉

Feel free to let me know what you think of konjac sponges. Do you love them too? For how long have you been using them? Or if you’ve never used konjac sponges before, will you give them a try? Please let me know your thoughts. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Tea Tree Skin Care Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash

Superdrug Grapefruit Face WashHi there! Last summer I tried Superdrug’s Tea Tree & Lemon Face Wash. I thought it was a really decent face wash, so it was obvious that I’d have to try its sister product – the grapefruit face wash – too.

Now, several months later I’m using Superdrug’s Tea Tree Skincare Grapefruit Facial Wash with tea tree and grapefruit oils and camomile extract. And I couldn’t be happier with this product.

Just like the lemon face wash, this grapefruit face wash is really effective. It makes my face feel really clean and refreshed. But it’s not drying, so I can use it twice daily without having to worry about dry skin. Awesome stuff!

The grapefruit fragrance isn’t as lovely as I had hoped. Sure, it smells nice, but it’s not the most intense or the purest grapefruit fragrance.

Saying this, I’ll definitely buy this face wash again! And I’d totally recommend this face wash to anyone who wants an effective, but gentle facial cleanser, or anyone who loves cosmetics or toiletries containing tea tree oil and / or grapefruit.

Superdrug’s Tea Tree Skincare Grapefruit Facial Wash (150 ml) is available for £3.29. But keep an eye on Superdrug’s half price or BOGOF offers! There was one BOGOF offer recently – maybe it’s still on? And don’t foget about the best bit: This products is vegan and cruelty-free, and it carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Simply Pure Smoothing Face Scrub

Superdrug Simply Pure Face Scrub 2Hi there! Superdrug has a relatively new product line. It’s called Simply Pure and it’s aimed at people with sensitive skin. Superdrug ran a half price promotion recently, so I thought I’d give some of these new products a try.

I’ve now used Superdrug’s Simply Pure Smoothing Face Scrub for a few times and I’m really happy with it.

First of all, this scrub doesn’t contain crushed apricot seeds or walnut shells which have become unpopular because they’re very harsh and they can cause tiny cuts on the skin’s surface.

So this scrub would be great for those who look for a non-abrasive and gentle facial scrub that won’t harm their skin.

The Simply Pure scrub won’t give your face the ‘St. Ives treatment’, but I think it’s definitely effective. And it’s very gentle and doesn’t aggravate my sensitive skin. So I could probably use it every day if I wanted to.

I would definitely recommend Superdrug’s Simply Pure Smoothing Face Scrub – not only to people with sensitive skin, but to everyone. If you have sensitive skin, you’ll probably be glad to hear this scrub is fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. In addition, it also doesn’t contain methylisothiazolinone, so that’s another potential irritant you don’t need to worry about.

Superdrug’s Simply Pure Smoothing Face Scrub is available as 75ml for £2.69. Mine was £1.29, so I’d recommend you keep your eyes peeled for better than half price promotions. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde