Empties – July 2017

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I finished last month. I used a few single-use face masks. Whilst I don’t keep the empty sachets, you can read about my latest face mask finds here. Now onto the ‘big’ empties! 🙂

1 Superdrug Clearly Youthful Resurfacing Night Serum – this is a great serum. Since it contains AHA and BHA it doesn’t smell great, but this serum gives real results. Unfortunately this product has been discontinued, but I have one more back-up bottle.

2 Superdrug B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz – I love this product! I will continue to buy it for as long as it’s made. Awesome stuff!

3 Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Perfume Roll-On – this fragrance is nice. It says coconut nectar, but it’s more like a heavy vanilla with lots of honey and a drop of coconut milk. I won’t buy it again because I don’t love the fragrance.

4 I Love… Mango & Papaya Refreshing Body Spritzer – this body spritzer was a nice surprise. The fragrance is sunny and summery – and it’s very well done. Definitely a lot better than all those £15 celebrity fragrances. I have 1 back-up bottle!

5 Boots Botanics Skin Brightening Deep Clean Gel – this is a wonderful face wash (and I have a back-up). I’d love to buy this product again and again, but, unfortunately, it’s been discontinued.

6 I Love… Tropical Paradise Nourishing Body Butter – this body butter was really nice. Very nourishing, but not sticky. Great for summer! I would buy this body butter again, but it appears that Tropial Paradise was a limited edition that sold out quickly.

7 L’Oréal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Crystal Sparkling Conditioner – this is an average conditioner. However, I might buy it again one more time because I’d like to test if the Nutri-Gloss Luminizer shampoo would be a better prep for this conditioner.

8 I Love… Tropical Paradise Bath & Shower Crème – this is a nice shower gel with a pleasant exotic fragrance. I would buy it again. However, it appears that this limited edition product is gone for good!

9 Nail Polish Remover – quite effective and not too stinky, and dirt cheap (£1 for 400ml)! Yes, I have a back-up.

10 Astor Fashion Studio 221 Cabaret – this was an ugly pearly-white polish with a frosty finish. I used it as a base coat. Repurchase? Nope!

11 Rimmel Lycra Pro 421 Clearly Clear – one of my favourite clear polishes. Great as a base coat or as a top coat. I have several bottles in various states of empty. 🙂

12 MUA Top Clear Coat – yes, its name is Top Clear Coat! This is a reasonable top coat. And I have a few back-up bottles.

13 The Healing Garden JasmineSensations – this is a super sweet jasmine and bubble gum fragrance. Gorgeous! I have a few 15ml bottles!

14 Leafy & Lovely Summer Meadow Hand Lotion – a very nice hand cream! It also looks super fancy but it was £1 only. This hand cream has been repackaged – and I have one more tube in my stash!

15 Garnier Skin Naturals Fresh Radiance Boosting Scrub – a reasonable scrub. Effective, but not harsh at all. I’ve been using this scrub every Saturday for 10 months, and it’s finally finished! Whilst I would recommend this scrub, I won’t buy it again because I have countless scrubs in my stash.

16 Garnier Moisture + Protect Daily Protective Moisturiser – this is a good moisturiser. However, I don’t like the fragrance at all, so I wouldn’t buy it again.

This is what I emptied last month. I’m glad I managed to finish another big 500ml shower gel and lots of smaller items! Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for reading. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

June Beauty Awards

Hi there! Today’s post is about my current beauty favourites. As always, I’ve picked my top 3 and a few honourable mentions from all the products I reviewed this month. And these are the products that I liked best!

3rd place – Montagne Jeunesse Berrylicious Mud Masque
Runner-Up – Nivea Age Defying Q10 Hand Cream

When I used Montagne Jeunesse’s Berrylicious Mud Masque for the first time, I liked it a lot. Then I used it again, and I started to love it! This mask is one of the best masks I’ve tried in the past 12 months. Awesome stuff!

Nivea’s Age Defying Q10 Hand Cream is a great product. This hand cream does everything you’d expect from a hand cream. But it also smells extremely nice, and it has sunscreen! Just fantastic!

WINNER – Primark PS… Cellulose Facial Cleansing Sponges

Primark’s PS… Cellulose Facial Cleansing Sponges are my new go-to facial cleansing tools. Beauty and skin care trends come and go, but I think these sponges might become all-time favourites, so I’ve already stocked up on these wonderful (and sensationally cheap) sponges. You really, really need to try these amazing beauty tools!

Now onto the honourable mentions! I really liked I Love…’s Tropical Paradise and Mango & Papaya body care products. Superdrug’s Vitamin C Boost Body Butter, Superdrug’s Manuka Honey Peel-Off face mask, and Gliss’ Satin Relax hair products were very nice too!

Have you tried any of these products? If so, how do / did you like them? Which products did you like best this month? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 5 – 11 Jun 2017

Hi there! Welcome to my weekly recap. Let me show you what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 5 Jun – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 6 Jun – Montagne Jeunesse Berrylicious Mud Masque

Monday’s post was about a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
Tuesday’s post was about Montagne Jeunesse’s awesome Berrylicious Mud Masque. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 7 Jun – I Love… Tropical Paradise Bath & Shower Crème,
I Love… Tropical Paradise Nourishing Body Butter


On Wednesday I reviewed I Love…’s Tropical Paradise body care products. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 8 Jun – Nivea Age Defying Q10 Hand Cream
Friday 9 Jun – Nail Of The Day

Nivea’s Age Defying Q10 Hand Cream was the star of Thursday’s post. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I showed you another mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.

This is for this week. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

I Love… Tropical Paradise Bath & Shower Crème, Nourishing Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about I Love…’s Tropical Paradise Bath & Shower Crème and Nourishing Body Butter. I bought these two products a few months ago, and I think now’s the right time to actually use these summery products. And since I’ve been using these two products for a week now, I’m ready to let you know what I think. 🙂
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I Love…’s Tropical Paradise Bath & Shower Crème isn’t a shower cream. It’s a shower gel. However, it isn’t too drying which is nice. I like this shower gel mainly because of its fragrance – it’s 95% passion fruit with just a hint of a mix of tropical fruit and coconut milk. Very summery. Very tropical.

I Love…’s Tropical Paradise Nourishing Body Butter smells just as tropical as the shower gel. This body butter is also perfectly suitable for warm summer days because it’s not sticky. But it hydrates my skin well!

I would recommend these I Love… products to everyone. I found these products at my local Poundworld, but I’ve also seen them at Bargain Buys – for £1 each!

I Love…’s Tropical Paradise Bath & Shower Crème is available as 500ml, and
I Love…’s Tropical Paradise Nourishing Body Butter is available as 200ml.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde