Empties – March 2023

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I said goodbye to in March. The post is a bit late – again. Hopefully work will be less of a hot mess soon! Alrighty, onto the empties!

1 Diesel Fuel For Life Unlimited Body Lotion – the perfect body lotion to match the incredible Fuel For Life Unlimited fragrance. I found another bottle of this amazing body lotion in my stash. I hope this means that there’s another Fuel For Life Unlimited fragrance somewhere!

2 Pantene Pro-V Miracles Grow Strong Biotin + Bamboo Conditioner – a great conditioner! I will buy it (and the matching shampoo) again. My husband is enjoying the leftover shampoo quite a bit.

3 Imperial Leather SkinKind Raspberry & Lime Blossom Enriching Body Wash – a decent shower gel but not a favourite. It’s been discontinued and I’m OK with that.

4 Palmolive Naturals Black Orchid & Moisturising Milk Shower Milk – I think this was the last of its kind. So sad that this incredible shower gel has been discontinued!

5 Nivea Happy Time Shower Cream – this is a nice shower gel that I bought and enjoyed before and that I’ll buy again. Although it pales in comparison to the beautiful Palmolive shower gel…

6 I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Bubble Bath & Shower Cream – this is a lovely shower gel. I have a few more of these in my stash!

7 Beckham Fragrances Intimately Beckham Eau De Toilette – I love this fragrance! Such a shame that this beauty has been discontinued!

8 L’Oréal Skin Perfection Velvety-Soft Toner – this toner is awesome! It’s not available anymore with this packaging, but I believe the current Fine Flowers toner is the same (or similar). I will try it soon.

9 I Love… Choca Mocha Lala Moisturizing Lip Balm – this was such an amazing lip balm. Sadly, discontinued as well.

I thought March would be better for empties, but hey ho… Thanks for stopping by today! xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Weekly Recap 13 – 19 June 2022

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. And here are the posts that I’ve written this past week.

Monday 13 Jun – Primark PS… Revitalising Marine Algae + Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask

Monday’s post was about a face mask. Click here to read it.

Wednesday 15 Jun – Pantene Pro-V Miracles Strong & Long Biotin + Bamboo Keratin Reconstruct Mask

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

Friday 17 Jun – Vaseline Lip Therpay + SPF 15, I Love… Choca Mocha Lala Moisturizing Lip Balm

And Friday’s post was about 2 lip balms that I’m enjoying very much right now. Click here to read my review.

And this is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the weekend. xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Lip Balm Favourites – Vaseline Lip Therpay + SPF 15, I Love… Choca Mocha Lala Moisturizing Lip Balm

Hi there! Today’s short post is about 2 lip balms that I’ve been using for the past few weeks – Vaseline Lip Therpay + SPF 15 and I Love… Choca Mocha Lala Moisturizing Lip Balm. I think these 2 lip balms are amazing, and here’s why.

Vaseline Lip Therpay + SPF 15 is a classic. It has the most wonderful formula. The lip balm just glides on, and it makes my lips feel hydrated and cared for. The yummy cocoa flavour is an added bonus. A great lip balm!

I Love… Choca Mocha Lala Moisturizing Lip Balm was a lovely surprise. I’ve had this lip balm in my stash for a little while, and I’ve never tried it until a few weeks ago. I fell in love instantly because this lip balm is very hydrating and it has the most amazing flavour – it comes close to Kinder chocolate! Another great lip balm!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend both these lip balms. The price for each item will depend on where you shop, but I found them both at Poundland!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Empties – November 2016

Hi there! After yesterday’s monthly favourites post, today’s post is about last month’s empties. As always, I used several face masks, and I also used up basics like cosmetic pads (which I never thought of mentioning before – and I might not do it again – who knows…). And I threw out one old eyeshadow brush. But now let’s get to the bulky empties, the REAL empties! 🙂
1 Herbal Essence Silk N’ Shine Conditioner – the BEST conditioner ever. Ladies with thick, long or curly hair will appreciate this conditioner the most! I have lots of back-up bottles, but I’ll continue to buy the (pink and yellow) Herbal Essences Classics hair products. If you’re wondering what happened to the shampoo, my husband is using it up. Whenever I finish a conditioner, I pass the matching shampoo on to my husband.

2 Yardley Invigorating Blue Orchid Hydrating & Enrichting Body Lotion – not great. My husband and I used this one as a foot lotion. So this one is a shared empty. Repurchase? No!

3 Classics Nail Polish Remover – my favourite nail polish remover. 400ml for £1. You can’t find a great nail polish remover for less than that. I’ll repurchase this product – and I’ll always have at least one back-up bottle.
4 Olay Essentials Complete Care Day Fluid – my favourite moisturiser! I always buy the big 200ml bottles. And yes, I have a back-up bottle! 🙂

5 I Love… Choca Mocha lala Shower – this is the ultimate hot chocolate shower gel. I started to use this shower gel this spring, then ignored it this summer, but I used it again when it got colder. And now I’ve finished it. Too bad it’s been discontinued, so I can’t repurchase it. I need to try I Love…’s current chocolate fudge shower gel – hopefully it’s the same – or at least similar!

6 Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Manuka Honey – this body cream is simply fantastic. It should be a permanent item in Superdrug’s Vitamin E collection. I can’t repurchase this cream because it was a limited edition, but I have two back-up tubs!
7 Kenzo Amour Florale Body Lotion – I got this body lotion as part of a gift set. It’s a nice floral fragrance but it’s nothing like the original Kenzo Amour. I did like this body lotion because it hydrated my skin well. It was nice while it lasted but I wouldn’t buy it again.

8 Olay Anti-Wrinkle 2 In 1 Firm & Lift Anti-Wrinkle Booster + Firming Serum – I love this stuff. It’s… perfect. I’ve already repurchased it. 🙂

9 Anna Sui Secret Wish Magic Romance 75ml EdT – a nice and inoffensive office fragrance. It’s not very special, but certainly pleasant. It smells like a floral and less cool version of D&G Light Blue, although this one isn’t as powerful as Light Blue, and it only lasts a few hours on me. I bought this fragrance on a whim a few years ago. It was nice while it lasted, but I wouldn’t buy it again.

10 The Red Forest Moonlight Raspberry Body Lotion – this body lotion was OK but not very memorable. The ‘moonlight raspberry’ fragrance smelled more like a mix of roses and waterlilies. This was a limited edition product (from a gift set). I don’t think I’d buy it again even if I could.

11 The Body Shop Vanilla Body Lotion – this body lotion was OK but it was nothing special. I’ve had better moisturisers from the drugstore. This body lotion has been discontinued. But I wouldn’t buy it again anyway.

12 Superdrug Shea Butter & Bamboo – a nice shower gel. It smells like caramel. I will buy it again, no doubt.

So this is what I emptied last month. I didn’t empty as many products as I hoped I would, but that’s OK. At the moment I have all these big 500ml bottles in the shower, I have a few more fragrances which are near empty, and I’m using different skin care products in a rota – and I know I’ll emtpy at least two of them within one week from now. So I think I’ll have more empties this month! 🙂

Oh, and I’ll be using up lots of foundations over the next few months. I realised I’ve been using six different Max Factor Pan Stiks (2 different shades) for the past six months or so – and I expect to finish them all (one at a time, of course) in the next 2 to 3 months.

Have you used any of these products? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

I Love… Choca Mocha lala, Tangerine Dream, Raspberry Vanilla

Hi there! I found a few I Love… shower products for 89p each (!) at my local Home Bargains store a while back. I had a sniff, I liked them, and I bought them. Now meet I Love… Choca Mocha Lala, Tangerine Dream and Raspberry Vanilla.
I Love Shower
Choca Mocha Lala is a shower cream. The formula is quite runny, and the shower cream doesn’t produce much of a lather. But it’s really gentle and it makes my skin feel soft and nourished. The authentic (!) chocolate fragrance is absolutely addictive – it’s super sweet and yummy. 🙂 I think I’ll leave this one for autumn.

Tangerine Dream is a shower gel. It’s just as runny as the Choca Mocha Lala shower cream. However, this one isn’t very nourishing. Saying this, I love the fragrance. Tangerine Dream smells of sunny citruses. It’s like a refreshing breeze on a summer morning. It’s wonderful!

Raspberry Vanilla is another shower cream. It’s quite thick and it feels rich and nourishing. The fragrance is perfectly delicious – like raspberry ice cream!

All these shower products have been discontinued – which is a shame. I know I Love… revamped its entire collection – and I hope the ‘new’ (?) chocolate and raspberry products are similar to Choca Mocha Lala and Raspberry Vanilla. I’ll give the new products a sniff soon! However, it’s sad that Tangerine Dream didn’t make a comeback.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde