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

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

I Love… Haul – 8 Products for £1 Each!

Hi there! Today’s post is just a little shopping advice. 😉 OK, here it is! If you love I Love… products, swing by your local Poundland! I was really happy when I found a few I Love… Cherry Almond Sparkle body butters the other day – but now I found so much more!

I bought…
– 500 ml I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Shower/Bath Gel (2 bottles),
– 200 ml I Love… Cherry Almond Sparkle Body Butter,
– 250 ml I Love… Coconut & Cream Body Lotion,
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– 100 ml I Love.. Mango & Papaya Fragrance Mist,
– 100 ml I Love… Coconut & Cream Fragrance Mist,
– 100 ml I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Fragrance Mist, and
– 100 ml I Love… Cherry Almond Sparkle Fragrance Mist!
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I won’t touch the Coconut & Cream products because I hate the taste, texture and smell of coconuts. But I know many people who love all things coconut. So the two I Love… Coconut & Cream products I bought will be given to someone who will like and use them. I also have a few (unopened) Cherry Almond Sparkle body butters now. These will also be given away.

So if you’re looking for a few little beauty treats for yourself, keep your eyes peeled the next time you’re at Poundland. Or if you’d like to give someone a really nice beauty hamper – go get a basket and fill it with I Love… products!

I Love… products are £2.99 at drugstores, supermarkets, etc. But Poundland currently stocks the Cherry Almond Sparkle limited edition and a few other lines (which I think are about to be discontinued). I’ll go back to Poundland soon!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde