Empties – December 2021

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I managed to use up in December; there’s also a breakdown of all my 2021 empties at the bottom. But let’s start with the December empties!

1 M&S The Fragrance Collection Peony & Rhubarb Eau De Toilette – this is a nice fragrance. I’ve gone through 2 bottles (1 x 50ml, 1 x 100ml) now, and I might buy a third (although not too soon)!

2 Superdrug Layering Lab Gelato Body Mist – not a groundbreaking scent, but nice and pleasant enough for everyday wear or for your handbag. I won’t repurchase it though as it’s not a favourite.

3 Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic – one of my all-time favourite skin care products. Yes, I already repurchased it!

4 I Love Elderflower Fizz Scented Bath Salts – I didn’t enjoy these bath salts, and I won’t buy them again.

5 I Love… Tangerine Dream Revitalizing Shower Gel – this was a gigantic 750ml bottle! This shower gel smelled delicious; unfortunately, it has been discontinued.

Palmolive Memories Of Nature Flower Field Shower Gel – a decent shower gel, but not a favourite. I won’t repurchase it.

7 Sanctuary Spa Kuan Jin Lychee & Pearl Bodywash – a beautiful limited edition shower gel. Unfortunately, it can no longer be found, so I can’t buy it again.

8 Imperial Leather Indulgence Irresistible Rich Moisturising Body Wash – I’m not really a fan of lotus or water lily scents, but this shower gel is lovely! I have 1 more bottle in my stash.

9 Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Conditioner – I LOVE this shampoo and conditioner combo. I have a back-up set!

10 Asda Sleep & Relax Bath Soak – such a nice bath gel. I have a few more bottles in my stash.

11 Superdrug Nourishing Pro-Vitamin B5 Body Lotion For Dry Skin – a nice enough body lotion. Much, much better than its incredibly low price would suggest. But I don’t think that I’d buy it again.

12 NYC Expert Last 138 Classy Glassy – a decent clear polish. I think I have at least a few more of these in my stash.

13 Boots Extracts Shea Butter Body Butter – an all-time favourite! Unfortunately discontinued, but I have a few more tubs in my stash!

I also used a bunch of single-use face masks, and you can read about my latest face mask finds if you click here.

Onto the 2021 summary now! I finished 261 beauty products last year. Not bad at all!

109 Single-Use Face Masks
52 Shower & Bath Products
23 Fragrances & Fragrance Mists
16 Body, Hand & Foot Moisturisers
13 Conditioners (plus matching shampoos – but I don’t count these because once I finish a conditioner, I always pass the matching leftover shampoo onto my husband)
13 Nail Polish Bottles
8 Face Washes &  Scrubs
7 Face Creams
6 Facial Cleansers & Toners
4 Lip Products
3 Serums
2 Nail Polish Removers
2 Face Mists
1 Foundation
1 Eye Cream
1 Multi-Use Face Mask

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 29 November – 5 December 2021

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog… just keep scrolling. 🙂

Monday 29 Nov – I Love Elderflower Fizz Scented Bath Salts

Monday’s post was about these bath salts. Click here to read my review.

Tuesday 30 Nov – November Favourites

On Tuesday I told you which products I loved the most in November. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 1 Dec – November Empties

Wednesday’s post was about all the products I finished in November. Click here to take a look.

Thursday 2 Dec – Agent Provocateur Aphrodisiaque Eau De Parfum

On Thursday I reviewed an Agent Provocateur fragrance. Click here to read the post.

And this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely Sunday! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

I Love Elderflower Fizz Scented Bath Salts

Hi there! Today’s post is about these I Love Elderflower Fizz Scented Bath Salts. In addition to elderflower, other key notes are jasmine, apple and cucumber. To enjoy these bath salts, you’re supposed to use 2-3 handfuls for a bath. Aha! Now onto the review!

I’ve used these bath salts twice now, and I’m very disappointed. These bath salts smell like a weird green mix – the scent is not very nice or feminine. It’s just something green… random green notes. I was looking forward to a refreshing bath with notes of spring, but these bath salts are simply underwhelming. I think I’ll mix the leftover salts with other bath salts, or maybe I’ll let my husband try them (=use them up).

Based on my experience, I wouldn’t recommend these bath salts. If you’re interested, I Love Elderflower Fizz Scented Bath Salts are available as 500g for about £3.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde