Empties – May 2018

Hi there! Happy Friday! It’s the 1st of June, so it’s time for my May Empties post. As always, I’ve 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 if you click here. Now onto the ‘real’ empties!

1 Pacifica Island Vanilla Perfume – this was nice while it lasted, but I don’t think I’ll buy it again. Having said that, I believe I have 2 Island Vanilla scented perfume roll-ons in my stash…

2 Superdrug Optimum Skin Illuminating Glycolic Overnight Peel – I really liked this one. However, Superdrug sells another glycolic overnight peel that gives me the same results and that’s half the price, so I’ll stick with the cheaper product.

3 The Body Shop Early Harvest Raspberry Eau De Toilette – I’m glad this one’s finished. I wouldn’t buy it again. I have another bottle in my stash, but I’ll pass it on to my teenage relative who I hope will enjoy it more.

4 B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz – this is one of my holy grail products! 🙂

5 Olay Hydration & Cleansing 2 In 1 Cleanser & Moisturiser Duo – this is a nice cleansing milk. I will buy it again, no doubt!

6 Christina Aguilera Eau De Parfum – this is a really nice fragrance. I might buy it again.

7 Palmolive So Tempting Shower Gel – this is a lovely shower gel that reminds me of Flower by Kenzo. I am happy to buy it (the shower gel, not the perfume) again. 🙂

8 TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrant Colour Protection Conditioner – this conditioner is the epitome of “average”. I am glad it’s gone.

9 Treacle Moon Warm Cookie Dough Bath & Shower Gel – this shower gel is awesome. My husband enjoyed it too, so this one’s a shared empty. I’ll buy it again, no doubt!

10 Dr. Organic Aloe Vera Shampoo (travel size) – this is a decent shampoo. I might buy it again.

11 Boots Essentials Cucumber Facial Toner – this toner is excellent. I’m happy to repurchase it.

12 Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray – Boots’ mango fragrance is simply the best. I’m glad a have a few bottles of this awesome body spray in my stash.

13 Radox Feel Exotic Shower Gel – I didn’t love this shower gel, and I won’t buy it again.

14 Classics Nail Polish Remover – this is the best nail polish remover there is for £1. I’ve gone through several bottles over the years, and I’m sure I’ll buy many more.

15 Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Smoothing Nourishing Lotion With Cocoa Butter – this body lotion is awesome! I’ll buy it again, no doubt!

This is everything I finished in May. I’m happy I managed to finish a few fragrances and skin care products – and that 900ml conditioner. 🙂 Have you tried any of these products? Which products have you emptied recently? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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May Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last day of the month, so it’s time for my Monthly Favourites post, a.k.a. Mrs Strawberry Blonde’s May Beauty Awards. 😜 As always, I’ve chosen my TOP 3 from all the products 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 – Garnier Intensive 7 Days Smoothing Nourishing Lotion With Cocoa Butter
Runner-Up – The Crème Shop Resveratrol Face Mask

I love Garnier’s Cocoa Butter body lotion. It makes my skin feel super soft and silky, and it smells gorgeous!
The Crème Shop’s Resveratrol face mask is one of the best face masks I’ve tried so far this year.

WINNER – Thierry Mugler Alien Aqua Chic Eau De Toilette

I think Thierry Mugler did a great job with this limited edition fragrance. It made me curious about the other limited editions I missed!

Onto the honourable mentions! Radox‘s incredible Feel Rejuvenated Shower Gel almost made the TOP 3. It was very close! Montagne Jeunesse‘s Sunburst Sauna face mask is pretty awesome too.

Olay‘s Anti-Wrinkle Instant Hydration Eye Cream is very nice. And Garnier‘s Pure Active Anti-Imperfection Cleansing Gel is simply great!

Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try any of them? Which products did you love the most this month? Please get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 7 – 13 May 2018

Hi there! I hope everyone had a great week so far. Today’s post is my weekly recap. If you read on, I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 7 May – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 8 May – Garnier Intensive 7 Days Smoothing Nourishing Lotion With Cocoa Butter

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

Wednesday 9 May – Skin Republic Bubble Purifying + Charcoal Oxygen Facial Foaming Mask

Wednesday’s post was about a sheet mask. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 10 May – Nail Of The Day
Friday 11 May – Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfection Cleansing Gel

On Thursday I showed you another mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed a face wash. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Smoothing Nourishing Lotion With Cocoa Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about Garnier Intensive 7 Days Smoothing Nourishing Lotion with Cocoa Butter.

This body lotion is aimed at people with dry to rough skin, and it promises to reinforce the skin barrier, and to maintain long-lasting hydration.

The product also claims to improve skin texture and to brighten skin.

I’ve been using this body lotion on and off for a few weeks now, and here’s what I think. 🙂

The first thing I need to mention is the product’s fragrance – it smells like a mix of shea butter and cocoa butter. It smells heavenly!

And I agree with Garnier’s claim that the lotion is fast-absorbing. Awesome stuff!

But the most important thing is… the hydration! I don’t know if this body lotion has brightened my skin tone, but it made my skin feel super smooth and soft. I love it!

To sum it up, this body lotion is pretty awesome! I would definitely recommend it. Garnier’s Intensive 7 Days Smoothing Nourishing Lotion With Shea Butter is available as 250ml and 400ml. The smaller bottle can be yours for as little as £1.49 if you keep your eyes peeled for special offers. 😉

Mrs Strawberry Blonde