Weekly Recap 6 – 12 July 2020

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. So read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week. 😊

Monday 6 Jul – Herbal Essences Bio Renew White Grapefruit & Mint Volume Shampoo & Conditioner

On Monday I reviewed the hair care products I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 7 Jul – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 8 Jul – I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Bubble Bath & Shower Crème

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

Thursday 9 Jul – Haul! New Products!

Thursday’s post was about a number of products I bought recently. Click here to read the post.

Friday 10 Jul – Yves Rocher Collection Été

Friday’s post was about a limited edition Yves Rocher fragrance. Click here to have a read.

And this is it for this week. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Bubble Bath & Shower Cream

Hi there! Today’s short post is about this I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Bubble Bath & Shower Crème which I started to use just last week.

I’ve used a lot of different I Love… products over the past few years, but I only just tried the raspberry & blackberry products – I fell in love with the amazingly refreshing I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Refreshing Body Spritzer. So it was about time for me to try the matching shower gel!

To make a long story short – this shower gel is amazing. I love the fresh and fruity berry fragrance. It’s wonderfully lively and uplifting. I can’t get enough of it!

I’d recommend this shower gel! I’m glad I have a few bottles in my stash. 😇

I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Bubble Bath & Shower Crème is available as 250ml and 500ml.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – June 2020

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I said goodbye to in June. As always, I used a number of single-use face masks, and if you’d like to read about my latest face mask findings, you can click here. Now let’s focus on the big bottles and tubes.

1 Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Refreshing Toning Mist – this is an amazing face mist which I’ll buy again for sure!

2 Nivea Clay Fresh Deep Cleansing Shower With Hibiscus & White Sage Scent – this is a nice shower gel. I’ll buy this again in the future.

3 Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Wash – I love this stuff! I might have a few more tubes in my stash – I certainly hope so because the entire Extracts collection has been discontinued. 😢

4 Beauty UK 76 Jade – this is a good quality polish! I won’t repurchase it though because I have at least 15 very similar shades in my stash.

5 CND Creative Play Top Coat – this is an amazing top coat. I found it at Poundland! I’m glad I have a few more of these in my stash.

6 Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum – this is a lovely serum. I have one more, and I’m halfway through the second tube as well. I will repurchase the current version of this serum, no doubt!

7 Manhattan Colour Loop Lipgloss 52S Soft Nude – I love this lipgloss! This is already the 2nd one of these that I’ve gone through. I have one more, and I aim to finish it this or next month.

8 Sukin Nourishing Chia Seed Oil – this is a very rich facial oil. It has served me very well. However, I didn’t care for its strong smell, so I won’t repurchase this one.

9 The Body Shop Frosted Berries Shower Gel – I liked the sweet berry fragrance, but the formula was just too drying.

10 Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Conditioner – this is my HOLY GRAIL conditioner. It has been discontinued but I’m sitting on a significant stash of original Herbal Essences shampoos and conditioners. 😁

11 Imperial Leather Narwhal Always Love You – I loved this one! I think I’ll buy it again!

12 Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser – this cleanser is good but it’s not in my all-time favourites, so I don’t think that I’ll buy it again.

13 Scinic Vita Ade Eye Cream – This is an amazing eye cream. I hope I can find it again.

14 Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Lotion – I loved this body lotion. Too bad it has been discontinued.

15 Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray – another sensational Boots Extracts product that I’ll miss dearly!

16 I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Refreshing Body Spritzer – this is a lovely all-over body spray. I have at least 1 more of these in my stash.

I think June has been another amazing month for empties. I hope I can continue the streak! 😂

Which products have you said goodbye to recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments, and thanks for stopping by! 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

June Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last day of the month, so it’s time for my monthly favourites post. I picked my TOP 3 from all the products I reviewed this past month. And I’ve got a couple of honourable mentions as well. 🙂

3rd place – I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Refreshing Body Spritzer
Runner-Up – Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Body Oil Gel

This I Love… body spritzer smells wonderful, and it’s insanely refreshing. I love it!
Vaseline’s cocoa body oil gel is simply amazing. Another new favourite!

WINNER – Elizavecca Milky Piggy Aqua Rising Argan Gelato Steam Cream

This Elizavecca moisturiser is truly special. Another new favourite for sure! 🥰

Onto the honourable mentions! I was impressed with Beauty Formulas’ collagen sheet mask. And I’m very happy with the formula and the flavour of Rimmel’s Sunkissed lip balm.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 15 – 21 June 2020

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this past week. Read on if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog. 🙂

Monday 15 Jun – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 16 Jun – I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Refreshing Body Spritzer

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a fragrance mist. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 18 Jun – Garnier Skin Active Refreshing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Aloe Extract

I didn’t post on Wednesday, but I reviewed these 2 Garnier products on Thursday. Click here to read the post.

I also didn’t post on Friday (busy week), so this is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by, lovelies! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Refreshing Body Spritzer

Hi there! Today’s post is about this I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Refreshing Body Spritzer which I’ve been using on and off since March.

I’ve used so many different I Love… products over the years. And I had this body mist in my stash for a while. I can’t believe I’ve only started to use it this year! 🤦‍♀️

Anyhoo, how’s the product? Well, it’s amazing! I could kick myself for not trying it sooner! The fragrance itself is incredibly yummy. It smells of sunny blackberries and raspberries, and it’s as refreshing as a cool lemonade on a hot summer day. This is so much better than all of those sickeningly sweet strawberry fragrances many women seem to enjoy.

Whilst this is obviously not a sophisticated fragrance, I’m enjoying the refreshing scent quite a bit. My husband likes this one too!

I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Refreshing Body Spritzer is available as 100ml. I paid £1 (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – November 2017

Hi there! Today’s post is the penultimate beauty empties post of the year 2017. So let me tell you which products I managed to finish in November. Before we get to the big bottles and tubs, I need to mention that I’ve also used a few single-use face masks. If you’d like to read about my latest face mask finds, click here. Now… onto the big empties! 🙂

1 Montagne Jeunesse Goji Berry Body Smoothie – I really liked this moisturiser. However, I wouldn’t buy it again because I’ll always prefer Montagne Jeunesse’s Buriti Fruit Body Smoothie (same formula, cooler fragrance).

2 Pâtisserie De Bain Crème Pâtissière Body Souffle – a nice enough moisturiser. Not special. I wouldn’t buy it again.

Pâtisserie De Bain Crème Pâtissière Shower Gel – this shower gel was alright, but it’s another product I wouldn’t repurchase.

4 L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist Reinforcing Conditioner – this is one of my favourite conditioners. I’ll buy it (+ the matching shampoo) again.

5 Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream – I think this night cream is very good. I’ll buy it again, no doubt!

6 I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Nourishing Body Butter – we (my husband and I) used this one as a foot butter because this one’s been in my stash for far too long. I have one more super old tub of this body butter which we’ll have to use as a foot butter as well.

7 L’Oréal Skin Perfection Soothing Gel-Cream Wash – this is a great face wash! I believe it’s been discontinued (I haven’t seen it in a little while) which is a shame because I would have liked to repurchase it.

Boots Botanics Radiant Youth Microdermabrasion Polish – another awesome Boots Botanics product! I would definitely buy it again. Saying this, I have a few comparable products to go through first.

9 Beauty Formulas Rejuvenating Glorious Mud Facial Mask – I really liked this face mask. I can definitely see myself picking it up again in the future! Oh, and I’m sorry the tube looks so unfortunate in the picture. I just couldn’t be bothered. And I knew that, once the photo would be taken, I’d be cutting up the tube (to get to the last bits of product) anyway…

10 NYC In A Minute 202 Grand Central Station – this is one of my favourite clear polishes. I have a few back-ups (I’ve already been using one of my half-empty back-ups for a few weeks now, and I’m confident that this one will be featured in my December empties), but I’ll continue to buy this polish for as long as I can find it.

11 OM SHE Aromatherapy Skin Lift Hydrating Face Serum – I think this serum was OK. It smelled lovely, but I won’t buy it again because I would expect a hydrating serum to be more hydrating…

12 Boots Botanics Skin Brightening Toner – this product was discontinued years ago and this was the last bottle I had. This toner was packed with AHA, BHA, glycolic acid, lactic acid… it was super effective, yet gentle enough not to cause any issues at all around the eyes. I will miss this toner dearly!

13 Manhattan Pro Care Nail Repair – this base coat was alright. For 99p or £1 I’d pick it up again.

14 Olay Essentials Cleansing Milk – I love this cleansing milk. It’s been repackaged and the formula has been changed, but the ‘new’ version of this product seems to be just as good. I’m happy to continue to buy and use Olay products!

15 Boots Extracts – Cocoa Butter Bath Cream – this is a lovely bath product. It’s been discontinued, otherwise I’d buy it again.

16 NSPA Pineapple Shower & Bath Gel – this is a nice pineapple shower gel. I might buy it again.

This is everything I emptied in November. I’m pleased that I finished lots of skin care products. Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try any of these products? What have you emptied last month? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde