Empties – August 2019

Hi there! It’s the first weekday of a new month, and this means that today’s post is about all the toiletries and beauty products I finished last month. I’ve done very well again (yes, my husband helped), and for the first time in what feels like a million years I managed to use up a mono eyeshadow! YESSS! 🤣💪 Now, onto the empties!

1 Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Eye Renewal Gel – of all the eye creams / gels I’ve tried so far, this is my favourite! Yes, I have a backup.

2 Manhattan Multi Effect Eyeshadow 92W Caramel Fudge – I enjoyed this eyeshadow a lot! Great quality and colour. Repurchase? Nope! I’d never repurchase the same eyeshadow because of how long it takes to finish such a product.

3 Radox Scent Touch Feel Free – this is a good shower gel with a pleasant and long-lasting fragrance, and I might buy it again. This is a shared empty because my husband used this shower gel too.

4 Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Conditioner – this is a great conditioner, and I will buy it (and the matching shampoo) again, no doubt!

5 Original Source Lemon And Tea Tree Shower – this is a summer favourite and another shared empty. Repurchase? Yes!

6 – 7 Hello Kitty Lipstick & Lipgloss – these products aren’t empty, but they’ve been living in my drawer for far too long. I’m not going to use them at this point, so bye-bye!

8 Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer – another product I’m throwing out because I won’t use it. This is a lip lacquer in an insanely bright neon-raspberry kind of shade. I don’t know why I bought it because I can’t wear such shades.

9 Essence Eyeliner 02 Blue – I tried to get some use out of this light blue eyeliner, but it’s just not me, so I’m binning this one too. I have green eyes, and this shade of eyeliner just doesn’t work for me.

10 Baylis & Harding Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Fragrance Mist – I enjoyed this body mist while it lasted, but I don’t think I’d repurchase it because I’ve grown tired of the fragrance.

11 Good Things Spa Acai Berry Daily Essential Body Wash – I enjoyed this body wash, but it’s been discontinued, so I can’t repurchase it.

12 Carex Moisture Plus Shower Cream – this is another shared empty and another nice shower product that I might buy again!

13 Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Apple & Melon Shower – this is one of 2 hydrating (!) shower products that helped me stay on top of my dry skin and my eczema when it was almost 40C in July (I just couldn’t bring myself to use body lotion for 3 days). But I don’t think I’ll buy this particular fragrance again; the grapefruit & mint shower gel was nicer!

14 Sleek Au Naturel Eyeshadow Palette – this palette isn’t empty, but it’s as near-empty as it can possibly be. I’ve now decided to throw it away because I haven’t used it in ages, and I’m not going to use it anymore. But I DID empty 9 of the 12 pans! Anyhoo, before I took the photo, I gave the palette a quick wipe – but then I dropped it and the lid broke off.

15 Superdrug B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz – this is another amazing face mist from Superdrug. I enjoyed it very much, and I will buy it again!

16 Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream – one of the best cleansers I’ve ever tried. Repurchase? Yes!

17 Superdrug B. Hydrated Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz – I love this face mist! This was the first Superdrug face mist I’ve ever tried, and I loved it from day 1! Superdrug repackaged this one but the ingredients are 100% the same! If you’re wondering why I emptied 2 face mists, this was the one I had in my handbag.

August was a good month for Empties – I said goodbye to small items and big bottles, and I even threw out unloved stuff that I won’t be using and can’t repurpose. I do hope I can say goodbye to just as many products in September. Fingers crossed!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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July Beauty Awards

Hi there! Today’s the last day of the month, so today’s post is about all the products I’ve enjoyed the most for the past 4 weeks. I chose my TOP 3 from all the products I reviewed this month, and there will be a few honourable mentions as well. Let’s start with the TOP 3!

3rd place – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Herbal Essences did an amazing job with these 2 hair products. I would recommend them!

Runner-Up – Primark PS… Exfoliate & Cleanse Watermelon Body Scrub

Primark’s Watermelon Body Scrub is simply amazing. It smells like watermelon ice cream! I’m happy this is a big 475ml tub!

WINNER – Superdrug Vitamin E All Over Body Cream With Moonstone Extract

Superdrug created another mind-blowing limited edition moisturiser for their Vitamin E collection. This is truly awesome stuff!

Onto the honourable mentions! Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Blemish Mud is a great face mask, Beauty Formulas Deep Cleansing Gold Gel Cleanser & Peel Off Mask is an effective cleanser and mask duo which I’ve already repurchased, and I was really happy with the Skin Treats Pineapple Toning Sheet Mask.

The Crème Shop Pumpkin Spice Fusion Sheet Mask is very enjoyable, and Primark did a fab job with their PS… Deep Cleansing Cucumber Peel-Off Mask and their PS… Cleansing & Polishing Scrub Mask.

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 get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading! 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 15 – 21 July 2019

Hi there! It’s Sunday again, so today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this week. Scroll down to see if you’ve missed a post that you might have liked. 🙂

Monday 15 Jul – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

On Monday I reviewed a Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner combo. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 16 Jul – Primark PS… Exfoliate & Cleanse Watermelon Body Scrub

Tuesday’s post was about a body scrub. Click here to read the review.

Wednesday 17 Jul – Ted Baker London Body Wash, Body Spray, Bubble Bath & Body Soufflé

On Wednesday I reviewed a Ted Baker gift set. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 18 Jul – Nail Of The Day
Friday 19 Jul – Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

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

And this is it for this week! Thanks for stopping by! 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing a hair care combo that I’ve been using for a few weeks now – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner. Here’s what I think about these 2 products…

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo is very enjoyable. It lathers up well, and it cleanses my hair and scalp perfectly fine. I like how the shampoo feels on my head, and I do like the herbal fragrance – it’s a bit of a masculine scent, but it’s not bad at all.

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Conditioner is really good too. It helps me detangle my hair without weighing it down. One thing – the conditioner is quite thick, so I always mix it with water in the palm of my hand.

This all sounds fairly unspectacular. However, these 2 products make my hair look fantastic! This shampoo and conditioner combo gives my hair the most amazing volume and bounce! My hair has been looking great for a few weeks now, and I’m happy to say that I’ll buy these 2 products again!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml each for about £5.99 each. I paid £1.99 each (bargain bin).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde