Empties – October 2020

Hi there! Today’s the first working day in November, so this post is about all the products I emptied in October. Read on if you’re wondering which products I managed to finish last month.

1 Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Day Hand Cream – a lovely hand cream! I’d be happy to have it again as part of a gift set, but it’s quite expensive, so I won’t buy it on its own.

2 Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Lip Care – this is the best lip care product I’ve ever tried. Repurchase? Yes!

3 Boots Botanics Hydrating Serum Capsules – I loved these! I have one bottle left in my stash (and I’ll use those capsules soon). Unfortunately, these were discontinued. Otherwise, I’d buy them again and again…

4 Boots No. 7 Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil – one of the best facial oils I’ve tried so far. I will repurchase this one too, no doubt!

5 Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray – I love this fragrance! It’s sad that Boots discontinued the entire Extracts line, so unfortunately, I can’t buy this one again.

6 Palmolive Italian Gardens Shower Gel – this was an amazing shower gel! Too bad it was a limited edition…

7 Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Non-Greasy Lotion – this is a wonderful body lotion. Repurchase? Yes!

8 Gliss Liquid Silk Conditioner – this is a nice conditioner. I will buy it (and the matching shampoo) again, no doubt!

9 Palmolive Naturals Pomegranate Shower Gel – I liked this shower gel quite a bit. I think I’ll buy it again.

10 Original Source Mango & Macadamia Shower – this is a lovely shower gel. Too bad that it’s no longer available. I have one more bottle though!

11 Beauty UK White Nail Polish – an old favourite! Too bad it’s no longer available!

12 Garnier Skin Active Refreshing Botanical Toner With Aloe Extract – not my favourite. I won’t repurchase it.

13 Superdrug B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz – one of holy grail products! I have plenty of back-up!

14 Primark PS 2 in 1 Base & Top Coat – an OK clear polish. Dries a bit too slowly for my liking. I have 1 more bottle.

15 Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Bath Cream (x2) – I love this bath cream! Unfortunately, this product has been discotinued. I have one more bottle in my stash though.

16 Kallos Multivitamin Energising Hair Mask – a very good hair mask! But it was a 1000ml which took me ages to finish. I won’t ever buy such a big bottle of any kind of product again!

I’m happy with what I finished. I hope I can keep this up until at least the end of the year. Thanks for stopping by! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 5 – 11 October 2020

Hi there! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. I didn’t post on Monday and Friday, but there were 3 posts in between. So read on if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Tuesday 6 Oct – Nivea Love Fun Times Pink Grapefruit Caring Shower Gel, Nivea Love Splash Aquatic Caring Shower Gel

On Tuesday I reviewed these 2 shower gels. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 7 Oct – Revisiting Old Favourites – Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo & Conditioner

Wednesday’s post was about this hair care combo. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 8 Oct – Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Cleanup AHA Fruit Toner

On Thursday I reviewed this AHA toner. Click here to read the post.

And this is already it for today. Thanks for stopping by! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Old Favourites – Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo & Conditioner. I used to like these products very much, but with new products being launched all the time, I haven’t gotten around to revisit these old favourites in years – until now! And here’s what I think!

Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo is lovely! It does feel like liquid silk, and the amazing fragrance (like a mix of silk and velvet) is just perfect. I’m enjoying this shampoo very much.

Gliss Liquid Silk Conditioner is really nice too. It’s not the best conditioner on the planet, but it’s better than average at making my hair feel soft and silky. I also like that the beautiful fragrance lingers in my hair for hours. Nice!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend these products. Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo is available as 250ml, the Conditioner is available as 200ml. I paid £1 each (discount store).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Poundland Clearance Haul – New Stuff & 50% Off Everything!

Hi there! A week ago I mentioned that one of the local Poundland stores is closing down and that I might stock up on stuff… well, I did! The store is closing this Saturday, 11 March, and as of now everything’s 50% off! So let me show you what I bought. 🙂
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Poundland had 2 eyeshadow brushes and 2 foundation brushes left. They’re mine now. I think Poundland’s make-up brushes are really good. I’ve been using all sorts of different make-up brushes from Poundland for years – and I have yet to come across a dud. I also bought 4 nail art brush sets, and 2 sharpener & eyebrow brush sets. I wanted the sharpeners, but I don’t need the eyebrow brushes. But I can see that these eyebrow brushes might come in handy for nail art…
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Whilst almost all the shampoos were gone, the store had lots of conditioners left. I picked up 3 Gliss conditioners (I can pick up the matching shampoos elsewhere). They had all sorts of different conditioners, but I only bought conditioners that I actually like and use. The ones I got for myself are Ultimate Volume, Ultimate Colour and Liquid Silk.
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I got myself another Daily Defense Keratin conditioner (bought at Poundstretcher) and Alberto Balsam’s Mandarin & Papaya shampoo and conditioner.
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And there’s more hair stuff! I bought another Alberto Balsam conditioner – this one’s Stunning Shine. And I picked up another Harmony Hair Indulgence shampoo and conditioner combo. And I found one more L’Oréal Deep Conditioner.
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I found a Wonder Woman shower gel and shampoo set – and the matching fragrance as a roll-on! And I bought 5 nail products2 L’Oréal polishes, 1 Poundland glitter topper, 1 Poundland cuticle oil and 1 Poundland nail hardener.

This is what I bought. I paid £14 in total for all these goodies!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo & Conditioner. I really enjoy using these products every once in a while. Here’s why.

The shampoo is great. It makes my hair soft and silky without weighing it down. The fragrance is gorgeous. I would describe it as a mix of silk and cashmere. The new improved formula of the conditioner isn’t as good as the old one. Out of the bottle the conditioner is quite thick. But I always mix it with a splash of water to make it creamier and easier to use.

In summary, I’m really happy with Gliss’ Liquid Silk shampoo and conditioner. Not only do these products make my hair smell lovely. They also make my hair feel soft and silky. I would recommend these products. And I will definitely buy them again.

Gliss Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo (250ml) & Conditioner (200ml) are available at discount stores for about £1 each. Great value!

If you are considering buying Gliss’ Ultimate Volume or Oil Nutritive products, have a look at my reviews to find out if they would be suitable for you. If you think that the fragrance of a hair care product is more important than anything else, I’m sure you’ll be pleased with all of Gliss’ offerings. Some of the products smell quite strong from the bottle, but don’t let that put you off. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde