Empties – February 2019

Hi there! It’s the 1st of March – this means that it’s time for my February Empties post. I’ve used a number of single-use face masks. As always, I didn’t keep the empty sachets. But you can click here if you want to read about my latest face mask finds.

Another thing – I achieved something big! What? Well, over the past 2 weeks, I managed to finish 3 lip products! Wow! Anyway, read on if you’d like to know which products I finished between 1 and 28 February!

1 Treacle Moon Happy Melon Sorbet (travel size) – one of the best shower gels ever! I hope Treacle Moon makes this available in 500ml bottles! Pretty please!

2 Flower Pharm Wild Rose Body Butter – one of the best body butters I’ve ever used. Unfortunately, it’s been discontinued! 😪

3 Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk – this is a disappointing product. I wouldn’t buy it again.

4 Alberto Balsam Volume Boost Conditioner – this is a fantastic conditioner that I will buy again. If you’re wondering what happened to the matching shampoo… whenever I finish a conditioner, I pass the matching leftover shampoo on to my husband, and I start with a new shampoo and conditioner combo.

5 Tesco Pro Formula Fresh Skin Brightening Foaming Face Wash With Grapefruit & Cranberry – a nice face wash. But I wouldn’t repurchase it because I have too many face washes in my stash.

6 Carex Fun Edition Unicorn Magic Shower And Bath – a nice shower gel. I might buy it again.

7 Imperial Leather Foamy Banana Bath Cream (x2) – yes, I bathed a lot in February. I had a cold, and those warm baths really helped. Anyhoo, Imperial Leather’s Foamy Banana products are simply wonderful. I need to stock up!

8 Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Lip Balm – one of the best lip balms ever. I’m sad it’s gone because it’s been discontinued, and I can’t repurchase it. 😢

9 Freedom MakeUp London Pro Lipstick Bare 115 Mannequin – I liked the colour, but all in all, this was a low quality lipstick. I wouldn’t buy it again.

10 Manhattan Cosmetics Soft Mat Lip Cream 95G – another unloved lip product that I’m glad is finished. I wouldn’t repurchase it.

11 Vaseline Intensive Care Hand Cream + Anti-Bac – this is a nice hand cream. I have plenty of hand creams to go through before I buy any new ones, but I would repurchase this one.

12 Derma V10 Cocoa Body Butter – this is a great little body butter. I will repurchase it.

13 Treacle Moon Sugared Grapefruit Sunrise – I didn’t like this shower gel at all. It didn’t smell pleasant.

February has been another good month for empties. I’m proud of myself for finishing 3 lip products – I’ve never managed to do this before, and I think it’s been a year since I finished my last lipstick or lip balm!

Which products have you said goodbye to recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Weekly Recap 27 Feb – 5 Mar 2017

Hi there! Happy Sunday everyone! Today’s post is my weekly recap – so you can check what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 27 Feb – Small Haul, New Products
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Monday’s post was about a few new beauty items I bought for myself. I bought a few Boots sheet masks and an I Love… Chocolate Truffle and Raspberry & Blackberry gift set. If you’d like to read the post, click here.

Tuesday 28 Feb – Monthly Favourites
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Tuesday’s post was about my favourite products from last month. There were quite a few products I fell in love with! Click here if you’d like to read the post.

Wednesday 1 Mar – February Empties

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Wednesday’s post was about all the products I emptied in February. I emptied quite a lot! If you’d like to read my February Empties post, click here.

Thursday 2 Mar – Nail Of The Day
Friday 3 Mar – Boots Ingredients Luminous Youth Sheet Mask
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Thursday’s post was another nail post. If you’d like to read it, click here. And on Friday I reviewed Boots’ Luminous Youth Sheet Mask. Click here to read the review!

And this is it for this week. Thank you for stopping by. And I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

February Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the end of the month, so it’s time for my monthly favourites. As always, I picked three favourites of all the products I reviewed this month. But since I loved more than three products, I have a few honourable mentions as well. So let’s get to my favourites!

3rd place – Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner 038 Allure
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I love this lipliner. Whilst it’s not my all-time favourite, it’s definitely one of my favourite lipliners. If you’d like to read the review, click here.

Runner-Up – L’Oréal Youth Code Luminizer Serum
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I’m glad that I bought this serum when I found it at my local B&M Bargains store. It’s so good! I reviewed this serum a few days ago. If you’d like to read my review, click here.

WINNER – Flower Pharm Wild Rose Body Products
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I know the winner should be 1 product – but I don’t think it would have made sense to have these 3 Flower Pharm products take gold, silver and bronze. So I decided that Flower Pharm’s entire Wild Rose collection would be my number 1. Hey, it’s my blog, and I can do whatever I want with it! 😉 I reviewed these fantastic products earlier this month. If you’d like to read my review, click here.

Now onto the honourable mentions! I really enjoyed Superdrug’s Orange & Black Lava Face Mask and Montagne Jeunesse’s Glacial Spa Face Mask. These two masks were new to me, and I’m glad I finally tried them! I also need to say that I fell in love with Madly Kenzo again. This fragrance is just lovely!

Have you tried any of these products? Which products did you like best this month? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 6 – 12 Feb 2017

Hi there! This post is just my weekly recap. So if you’ve missed any of my posts, this is your chance to catch up. 🙂

Monday 6 Feb – L’Oréal Youth Code Luminizer Serum
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On Monday I reviewed L’Oréal‘s fantastic Youth Code Luminizer Serum. If you want to read the post, click here.

Tuesday 7 Feb – Flower Pharm Wild Rose Body Wash, Body Scrub, Body Butter
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Tuesday’s post was about Flower Pharm’s Wild Rose products. These body products are great! Click here if you’d like to read my review.

Wednesday 8 Feb – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 9 Feb –  Madly Kenzo Eau De Toilette
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Wednesday’s post was another Nail Of The Day post. Click here to see which products I used for this mani. On Thursday I reviewed a fragrance that I rediscovered in my stash – Madly Kenzo! If you want to read this post, click here.

Friday 10 Feb – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Radiance Balm
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On Friday I reviewed Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Brightening Radiance Balm. It’s not a product I’d repurchase. I’m glad this product will be finished soon! If you’d like to know more, click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Awesome – Flower Pharm Wild Rose Body Wash, Body Scrub & Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about Flower Pharm’s Wild Rose Body Wash, Body Scrub and Body Butter. It’s been some time since I bought my Flower Pharm Wild Rose gift set (Asda, £5). But when I saw a similar Flower Pharm set (same contents, slightly different packaging) at my local Tesco store the other day (I thought these products were discontinued – ?!), I knew I should finally try the products that I already have!

I have reviewed the body butter (which I have a big tub of) some time ago, and you can read my review here. In summary, this body butter is amazing! It’s rich, but not sticky. It feels great on my skin and it makes my skin feel great. I love it! And instead of mineral oil and synthetic fragrances, it contains coconut oil and real Damascus rose flower water. This body butter is fantastic!
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The body scrub is very nice and effective. It contains pecan shell powder but it feels like a sea salt scrub. Great stuff! In addition, this body scrub contains sweet almond oil and shea butter – I guess this is why this scrub makes my skin feel so soft and conditioned. The body wash is wonderful. It’s a clear gel that lathers up nicely and cleanses my skin gently. It smells lovely and it doesn’t feel drying at all. Well done, Flower Pharm!

If you’re wondering what the fragrance is like… it’s a charmingly old-fashioned and pure rose fragrance. And it doesn’t have that sweaty note that most rose fragrances seem to have nowadays. This is the kind of rose I’d like to smell in all rose-scented products. So yes, I would recommend Flower Pharm’s Wild Rose collection! As Flower Pharm’s products seem to be stocked by the most random stores, you should check if your local supermarket, drugstore or bargain store has them. You won’t be disappointed by Flower Pharm products, I promise!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Flower Pharm Wild Rose Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about a product which, unfortunately, has been discontinued. It’s this lovely Flower Pharm Wild Rose Body Butter. I’ve seen different products from this brand in TK Maxx (about £3) and Home Bargains (99p to £1.99) recently, so if you fancy trying this body butter, you should swing by your local discount stores. But before you rush out, let me tell you what this product’s actually like. 🙂
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I think it’s super easy to rub this body butter into my skin. The formula is lovely, the butter melts into my skin and it’s not too sticky. Well done, Flower Pharm! The fragrance is beautiful and charmingly old-fashioned – just like wild roses!

I checked the ingredients and this body butter appears to contain more quality ingredients than other comparable products. So instead of mineral oil and the likes, this body butter contains lots of coconut oil (it’s the second ingredient listed – after water), and it contains real rosa damascena (Damascus rose) flower water!

I’ve only used this body butter for a few days, but it seems to have made a difference already. My skin feels very soft and silky. And my semi-permanent eczema patch on my shin isn’t half as itchy as usual.

I think Flower Pharm’s Wild Rose Butter is absolutely fantastic, so I can’t understand why the entire line has been discontinued. Seriously, what were they thinking? I’ll definitely buy a few more tubs from my local Home Bargains store this weekend!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde