Empties – January 2019

Hi there! January 2019 is already over, so it’s time for my January Empties post. Read on if you’d like to know which products I said goodbye to last month and what I’d repurchase. 🙂

1 Elizavecca Gold CF Nest Collagen Jella Pack Mask – this stuff was terrible. Good riddance!

2 Wonder Woman Shower Gel (travel size, x2) – I did enjoy these. I would definitely pick up another Wonder Woman toiletries set in the future.

3 The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Calming & Protecting Hand Cream – this is a nice hand cream, but priced at £5 for 30ml it’s too expensive for what it is. I received this hand cream as part of a gift, but I wouldn’t buy it for myself.

4 Nivea Indulging Moisture Cocoa Caring Shower Cream – my husband and I loved this shower cream, so this is a shared empty. I will repurchase it.

5 Imperial Leather Uplifting Raspberry & Pomegranate Shower Gel – this is a nice shower gel that, fortunately, doesn’t smell half as sweet as it sounds. I might buy it again.

6 Patisserie De Bain Sugared Violet Hand & Body Lotion – this is an average body lotion. It’s good for when you’re in a hurry because it absorbs quickly, but it’s not good enough for dry to very dry skin. I won’t repurchase it.

7 NSPA Orient – a lovely and unique fragrance that I enjoyed very much. I’d love to buy it again, but it’s been discontinued.

8 Boots Garden Collection Magnolia Body Wash (travel size, x2) – this is a lovely shower gel. I hope Boots will bring back their Garden Collection at some point because I would love to buy the set again!

9 Skinlab Revitalise & Hydrate Facial Serum – this serum makes my skin glow! I would like to buy it again!
10 Nivea Indulgent Moisture Orange Shower Cream – I love it! I have another bottle or 2 in my stash.

11 Original Source Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion – this body lotion smelled terrible, so my husband and I used it as a foot lotion – and it actually did a great job. I wouldn’t buy it again, though.

12 Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Conditioner – this is a lovely conditioner. I will repurchase it (and the matching shampoo), no doubt.

On top of this I’ve used a number of single-use face masks. No, I still don’t keep the empty sachets for the monthly empties post, but if you’re interested in the masks I’ve tried recently, click here to read about my latest face masks finds. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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January Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last day of the month, so it’s time for me to tell you about my favourite products in January. I’ve chosen my favourites from all the products I’ve reviewed this month. And here they are:

3rd place – Sukin Anti-Pollution Oil Balancing + Charcoal Facial Masque

Sukin did an amazing job with this bamboo charcoal face mask. Results after the first use = great stuff!

Runner-Up – Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

This is one of Gliss’ best hair care combos. The shampoo is super soft and gentle, and the conditioner is incredibly effective. I love these 2 products!

WINNER – The Crème Shop Turmeric Face Mask

This mask is simply amazing. Yes, it does brighten skin, it is soothing, and the results are visible almost instantly. 11 stars!

Onto the honourable mentions! Derma V10‘s Cocoa Body Butter is pretty awesome, Treacle Moon‘s Honeycomb Secret Bath & Shower Gel is wonderful, my skin loved Nivea‘s Honey Mask, I enjoyed my Boo Bamboo Face Masks, and The Crème Shop‘s Santa’s List Charcoal Face Mask was super lovely too.

Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to try any of them? Which products have you been loving lately? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 14 – 20 January 2019

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this week. And here they are:

Monday 14 Jan – Derma V10 Cocoa Body Butter

On Monday I reviewed a body butter. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 15 Jan – Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Tuesday’s post was about a hair care combo. Click here to read it.

Wednesday 16 Jan – Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 HR Breathable Foundation With SPF 20 / 200 Soft Beige

On Wednesday I reviewed a foundation. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 17 Jan – Nail Of The Day
Friday 18 Jan – Patisserie De Bain Sugared Violet Hand & Body Lotion

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

This is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! By the way, next week is going to be Face Mask Week! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Gliss Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner. Whilst this hair care combo has been around for ages, I never actually tried it. I guess I favoured the look of the other Gliss products because they’re more colourful. However, I’ve now tried the Total Repair hair products, and here’s what I think.

Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Shampoo is one of those shampoos that make hair feel super soft. The shampoo smells lovely (similar to all the other Gliss products), and I love that it doesn’t tangle up my hair. This is a great little shampoo!

Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Conditioner is very nice too. It makes my hair feel super silky, and a little goes a long way. Gliss did an amazing job with this conditioner. It’s definitely one of their best conditioners!

I have noticed that my hair starts to get a little greasy if I use these products for more than 3 days in a row. So I am now using these products in a 2-1 rota. This means that I use these Gliss products for 2 consecutive days, then I use one of Alberto Balsam’s shampoo and conditioner combos for 1 day, then back to Gliss… and so on.  This 2-1 rota works very well for my hair, and I love how my hair looks and feels. It’s a huge difference compared to the lifeless mess my hair was when I used Herbal Essences’ Cocoa products.

Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 250ml and 200ml, respectively. They’re usually around £1 each, and they can be found in bargain stores such as Poundland, Poundstretcher, B&M Bargains and Home Bargains. I would recommend these products to those who want softer hair, and I think these products will make a difference for people with dry hair. I will definitely buy these products again!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde