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 15 – 21 October 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! 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 15 Oct – Wonder Woman Shower Gel, Eau De Toilette, 2in1 Shampoo & Conditioner

On Monday I reviewed a few Wonder Woman branded toiletries. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 16 Oct – Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Honey Flower

On Tuesday I reviewed Garnier’s Honey Flower facial cleasing products. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 17 Oct – Claire’s Popcorn Popcorn Flavoured Lip Balm

Wednesday’s post was about a super cute lip balm. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 18 Oct – Nail Of The Day
Friday 19 Oct – Primark PS… Foaming Bubble Mask

Thursday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
And on Friday I reviewed a bubble face mask. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! Next week I have a few more reviews and 2 Halloween-themed manis for you. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Honey Flower

Hi there! Today’s post is about Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk and Toner with Honey Flower. These 2 products are aimed at people with dry to very dry skin.

Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk is meant to be used with a cotton pad. It promises to remove make-up and impurities whilst leaving skin feeling nourished and comfortable. I’ve been using this cleansing milk for a few weeks now, and I’m not impressed.

I don’t think the cleansing milk feels particularly nourishing. It feels like a basic cream cleanser. I’ve also noticed that it’s not effective at removing make-up. No matter how much time or effort I put into cleansing my face, this stuff doesn’t get rid of all the make-up, and it’s very visible around the eyebrows and eyelashes. It really doesn’t matter how many times I go over my eyebrows and eyelashes. This stuff just isn’t good enough.

I always use a toner after a cream cleanser. And the toner I used for the first few weeks (Superdrug’s glycolic toner) still picked up a lot of make-up! The only good thing about this cleansing milk is the lovely fragrance – it’s a mix of honey and bubblegum. Delicious! But all in all, this is a disappointing product.

Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Toner is similarly disappointing. I’ve only been using it for a week now (I just finished a different toner), but I’ve already noticed that it’s not great.

First of all, when I started to use this toner, I noticed that it didn’t catch half the leftover make-up that my previous toner picked up with ease. When I used another toner (L’Oréal’s velvety toner) after this one, I noticed that the other toner picked up a lot of the make-up residue that this one didn’t catch.

I also don’t love the fragrance. Whilst the cleansing milk smells gorgeous, the toner smells like a mix of honey, sun cream and a wet towel. And there’s more! This toner doesn’t feel nourishing. The other 2 toners that I used recently were a lot more effective at removing make-up, and they made my skin feel a lot better and considerably less dry.

All in all, I’m really disappointed. I will continue to use these 2 products, but I won’t be using them together. I’ll use Garnier’s cleansing milk with L’Oréal’s velvety toner, and I’ll use Garnier’s toner after I’ve cleansed my face with an effective cleanser, such as Superdrug’s brightening cleanser.

Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk and Toner with Honey Flower are available as 200ml each for £3.49 each. I paid £2.29 each (save 1/3 offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde