Empties – March 2019

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I finished in March. As always, I used a number of single-use face masks. I don’t keep the empty sachets for my monthly empties posts, but you can click here if you’d like to read about my latest face mask finds. Now… onto the big bottles and tubs! 🙂

1 I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter – this is one of my favourite body butters. It smells like chocolate ice cream! I have a few more tubs of this body butter.

2 True Skin Hydrating Facial Water – I’m glad this stuff is finished. I didn’t like it at all. Good riddance!

3 Palmolive Naturals Pampering Touch Shower Milk With Coconut – this is a lovely shower cream. And it doesn’t smell of coconut at all! Great stuff! I will repurchase this one, no doubt.

4 Palmolive Aroma Moments So Luminous Shower Gel – this is a nice shower gel that I can see myself buying again.

5 Super Facialist By Una Brennan Salicylic Acid Anti Blemish Pore Purifying Clay Mask – this is a great mask. Very effective! At the moment I have too many face masks to even think about repurchasing any of them, but this is definitely one I would be happy to have again.

6 Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Micro Polish – this is a great product. I had it before, and I’ll buy it again.

7 Daily Defense Moisturising Conditioner With Keratin – one of my all-time favourites. I have 2 more shampoo and conditioner combos in my stash!

8 Dolly’s Mixtures Candy Floss Sweetness & Light Shower Gel – this is a cute shower gel. It’s very sweet! I might buy it again.

9 Yves Rocher Vanille Blanche / White Vanilla Bath & Shower Gel – a lovely shower gel. Too bad it was a limited edition.

10 Yves Rocher Vanille Blanche / White Vanilla Perfumed Body Lotion – another nice YR product. Limited edition as well.

11 Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter – good but not great. I wouldn’t repurchase it, but it were part of a gift set, I wouldn’t mind using it again.

This is what I used up in March. It’s not much compared to the past few months, but I’m not unhappy. As long as I finish at least 10 products per month, I won’t complain. 😎

What have you used up recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – April 2018

Hi there! Another month is history (time really flies…), so it’s time for my April Empties post. I’ve thrown out a konjac sponge (note to self: Primark’s konjac sponges are much better than Superdrug’s). And I’ve used a few single-use face masks, but I didn’t keep the empty sachets (what else is new…). You can read about my latest face mask finds if you click here. Alrighty, onto the big empties!

1 Caolion O2 Sparkling Purifying Soap (not in the photo because it was a soap and I used it up…) – I finished this awesome face soap after almost 4 months. This soap was £4, so it was excellent value! I’ve already repurchased it!

2 Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Wash (travel size) – this is a great little body wash. I have more of these in my stash!

3 NSPA Shea Butter Shower & Bath Gel – this is a lovely shower gel that I’m happy to buy again. My husband enjoyed it too, so this one’s a shared empty.

4 I Love… Chocolate Truffle Refreshing Body Spritzer – this body spritzer was just as nice as the matching body butter. I have 1 back-up bottle.

5 Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Butter (travel size) – another awesome product from Boots. I do have several vanilla body butters in my stash!

6 Superdrug Optimum Phyto Brighter Triple Action Illuminating Black Moisturiser – I’m glad this stuff is now finished. Repurchase? Nope!

7 Dr. Organic Bioactive Haircare Organic Aloe Vera Conditioner (travel size) – it conditioned well, but it smelled unpleasant. I wouldn’t buy this conditioner again, but I’d like to try more products from this brand.

8 Flower Pharm Orange Flower Body Butter – one of the best body butters I’ve ever had. Perfect formula, sensational fragrance. The entire Flower Pharm collection has been discontinued, but I do have a few back-up body butters!

9 Max Factor Pan Stik 12 True Beige – this is my holy grail foundation!

10 Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Day Cream (Normal To Dry Skin) – this is a reasonable day cream that really helps with dry skin (it’s super rich and hydrating). I think I’ll buy it again, but not before autumn or winter.

11  The Body Shop Frosted Plum Shower Gel – this is the ultimate “filler” shower gel. It’s basic in every way. No one, absolutely no one, needs to buy it twice!

12 Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Wash – this one’s a shared empty (my husband used it too).

13 Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Lotion (travel size) – this is a great body lotion. I believe I have 2 full-size tubes in my stash (and quite possibly another 75ml tube). I finished quite a few vanilla-scented products this month, didn’t I? 🙂

This is what I’ve emptied in April. I’m happy that the black moisturiser is gone, and I’m proud of myself for finishing a few more travel-sized products, as well as one of the big 500ml shower gels. 🙂 Have you tried any of these products? What have you emptied last month? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – January 2018

Hi there! It’s the 1st of February, so it’s time for my January 2018 Empties post. So let me show you which products I finished. 🙂

1 Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream – I enjoyed using this eye cream, and I would recommend it to everyone who’s looking for an eye cream that hydrates well and that plays well with make-up. I won’t buy this eye cream again – I just have too many eye creams in my stash!

2 Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Wash – this is a lovely body wash. I’ll buy it again, no doubt!

3 Zatik Beauty Essentials Passionfruit Cacao Organic Lotion Moisture Recovery – I didn’t love this product because it’s not the most suitable product for my skin type. I wouldn’t repurchase this particular product, but I’d like to try other products from this brand.

Olay Anti-Wrinkle 2 in 1 Instant Hydration + Radiant Glow – a lovely moisturiser! I have 1 or 2 back-up bottles, so I don’t need to stock up any time soon.

5 Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Glamorous – I loved this shower scrub – and so did my husband. So this one is a shared empty. I’ll repurchase this product again, no doubt!

B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz – this is one of my holy grail products. It changed my life. I don’t want to be without it. Yes, I have several back-up bottles!

7 Claire’s Meringue Flavoured Lip Balm – this was a nice lip balm. I’ve got more Claire’s lip balms that I can’t wait to try!

8 Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask – this stuff is awesome. I will repurchase it soon!

9 Olay Hydration Balancing + Purifying Cleansing 2 In 1 Refreshing Face Wash – a lovely face wash. Happy yo buy it again!

10 L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Extreme Repairing Conditioner – one of the best conditioners L’Oréal ever made. It appears that, unfortunately, the Full Restore 5 Extreme collection has been discontinued. 😦

11 Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia – this is a lovely shower cream. I’ve already repurchased it.

12 Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Vanilla Eau De Toilette – this is a wonderful vanilla fragrance. If you liked the original The Body Shop vanilla fragrance, you’ll love this one!

13 Sanctuary Spa Crème Soufflé – this moisturiser feels very luxurious. And I love the Sanctuary Spa fragrance! I’ll probably repurchase this product.

14 TRESemmé Renewal Hair & Scalp Nourish & Renew Deep Conditioning Masque – I think this is a good deep conditioner. I would repurchase it.

15 NSPA Pineapple Fragrance Body Mist – I enjoyed the product, but I don’t think that I’ll buy this body mist again because the big 200ml bottle takes ages to finish – and I have too many fragrances and body mists in my stash.

16 Rossmann Wellness & Beauty Mango & Ylang-Ylang Body Lotion – I bought this body lotion a very long time ago. I thought that, after such a long time, I shouldn’t use it as a body lotion, so I used it as a foot cream. Result = happy feet!

17 I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter – this body butter smells insanely delicious. This was a limited edition product, and I’m glad I bought several tubs!

18 Sanctuary Spa Intensive Heel Balm – this product is amazing. It really helps with cracked and dry heels! I would like to repurchase it, but the small tube is £7.50 which, I think, is quite expensive. So I’ll keep my eyes peeled for special offers!

19 Essence Black Eyeliner – my favourite cheap eyeliner. I have lots more in my stash. 🙂

20 Manhattan Only Button Baby Eye Palette – I’m incredibly proud of myself for finishing this eye palette!

21 Bourjois Sunset A Rio 47 Nail Polish – I got every last drop of polish out of this polish (thanks to stamping!), and I’m really proud of myself for finishing another colour polish!

I’ve also used quite a few single-use face masks – but I didn’t keep the sachets. If you’d like to read about my latest face mask finds, click here. This is everything I finished in January. I’m very happy that I managed to empty a few more skin care products and a small eye palette! What have you emptied recently? Any product you’re proud of finishing? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 27 Nov – 3 Dec 2017

Hi there! And welcome to my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 27 Nov – Imperial Leather Paradise Island & Sea Of Tranquility
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Monday’s post was about 2 Imperial Leather bath creams. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 28 Nov – Nail Of The Day / A-Z Nail Art Challenge
Wednesday 29 Nov – Montagne Jeunesse Fruity Beauty Peel Off

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read the post.
On Wednesday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 30 Nov – November Favourites

Thursday’s post was about the products I loved in November. Click here to read the post.

Friday 1 Dec – November Empties

And on Friday I showed you which products I managed to finish in November. Click here to read the post.

And this is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

November Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last day of the month, so it’s time for my Monthly Favourites post. I have chosen my top 3, and I have thrown in a few honourable mentions as well. Onto the products! 🙂

3rd place – L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Extreme Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner

I love this L’Oréal hair care combo! The shampoo and the conditioner are fantastic!

Runner-Up – Hunny Bee Pink Grapefruit Face Mask Infused With Collagen

I’m enjoying these Hunny Bee masks very much!

WINNER – I Love… Chocolate Truffle Collection

I Love…’s Chocolate Truffle collection is simply sensational! The shower cream, the body butter, the fragrance… these 3 products are just awesome!

Now onto the honourable mentions! I think Montagne Jeunesse’s Pumpkin Pie Sauna Mask is great, and I really love Imperial Leather’s Paradise Island Bath Cream!

Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try them? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Awesome – I Love… Chocolate Truffle Bath & Shower Crème, Nourishing Body Butter, Bath Fizzer, Refreshing Body Spritzer

Hi there! It’s been a while since I picked up a number of I Love…’s Chocolate Truffle products. Whilst I hadn’t forgotten about these gems, I haven’t managed to actually try them – until now! If you read on, I’ll tell you why I love these products (well, 3 out of 4) so much. 🙂

Let’s start with I Love…’s Chocolate Truffle Bath & Shower Crème! I think this shower cream is amazing. The chocolate truffle fragrance is simply delicious! But there’s more! This shower cream produces the perfect lather, and it doesn’t feel drying at all. Great stuff!

I Love…’s Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter is one of the best body butters I’ve ever tried. It’s rich and nourishing. However, it’s not sticky! And the chocolate truffle fragrance is 100% awesome!

I Love…’s Chocolate Truffle Bath Fizzer is kind of a dud. This bath fizzer hardly smells of anything. I’d describe the fragrance as carton with a hint of bottom shelf milk chocolate. Disappointing!

I Love…’s Chocolate Truffle Refreshing Body Mist is really lovely! It’s not the most longlasting fragrance – but I wouldn’t expect a body mist to last all day anyway. In any event, this body mist smells lovely, and the yummy chocolate truffle fragrance lingers on my scarves. Wonderful!

If you’re interested in this collection, you can find the following products:
I Love… Chocolate Truffle Bath & Shower Crème 500ml,
I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter 200ml,
I Love… Chocolate Truffle Bath Fizzer 150g (= 2 fizzers, 75g each)
I Love… Chocolate Truffle Refreshing Body Mist 100ml

Most of these products are only available as part of gift sets (I’ve seen Chocolate Truffle gift sets at TK Maxx just days ago). However, I managed to buy about 8 single tubs of this fantastic body butter (Poundworld).

Have you tried these products? Or would you like to try them? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Small Haul – New Products!

Hi there! If you’ve read some of my posts from January, you may remember that I’ve implemented a 3 out / 1 in policy. In summary, my beauty and toiletries stash seemed to take over our place (Help!). And I knew I had to do something. So I thought about my options… I’m not someone who’d bin perfectly good products. And I also knew that 1 in / 1 out wouldn’t be good enough. So I decided that a 3 out / 1 in policy would be my best option – because I would be able to (slowly) reduce my stash, and at the same time I’d get a reward for every 3 products I’d finish. 🙂

By the end of January I had 21 products on my ‘finished’ list. Yes, I had less than 21 product in my Empties post. That’s because I don’t keep track of single-use face masks for my Empties posts. However, every single face mask I use goes on the ‘out’ list. Hey, a face mask is a beauty product too! Oh, and I get half a point for every part-used shampoo I pass on to my husband. Anyway, since I finished 21 products, I was allowed to buy 7 new products! So my husband and I went to Boots…
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A few weeks ago Boots’ Ingredients sheet masks were on special. They’re usually £2.50 each, but there was a 2 for £3 promotion. Whilst there are 5 different sheet masks in Boots’ Ingredients collection, my local store only had 4 of the 5 masks in stock. But that was actually great because I didn’t have to think about which one I’d leave behind. 🙂
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I also bought another I Love… Pamper Me Essentials set. This set was £5 (post-Christmas half price sale on Christmas-themed gift sets). And it was the last of its kind. And I wanted it! If you’re thinking “Didn’t she already buy one of these?” – you’re right. But hey, this set contains a Chocolate Truffle Body Butter and a Chocolate Truffle Body Mist! Chocolate Truffle!!!

Sure, there’s also a Blackberry & Raspberry hand cream and a Blackberry & Raspberry shower gel in this set. So this set actually contains 4 products – which means that I’ve gone over my allowance. However, I’ll pass the hand cream on to my teenage relative (I have two more of these hand creams anyway), so I’ve only bought 7 products for myself. 🙂 Job done!

At this point I’d have to make it clear that I bought these products a few weeks ago (I bet the half price gift sets are long gone by now). But I misfiled the photos, and then I used one of the sheet masks – so I couldn’t take ‘new’ pics… But today I found the photos! Yay! Anyway, I’m still happy to report that, so far, I managed to stick to my 3 out / 1 in policy!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde