Empties – June 2017

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I emptied in June. I used several face masks (What else is new?!), but I don’t keep empty face mask sachets, so I can’t show you which masks I used recently. However, if you’re interested, click here to read about my latest face mask finds. Alright! Now onto the bulky empties = the ‘real’ empties. 🙂

1 Wonder Woman Shampoo & Conditioner (100ml travel size) – this is a surprisingly nice shampoo. However, it doesn’t replace a conditioner. I used this shampoo once a week, followed by a deep conditioner (this one or that one). I think I got 8 uses out of this bottle. I have another Wonder Woman shampoo bottle.

2 I Love… Yummy Caramel Body Butter – a great body butter. Smells as yummy as it sounds. I started to use this body butter in April, and I finished it in early June. Unfortunately I cannot repurchase this product because Yummy Caramel was a limited edition.

3 L’Oréal Skin Perfection Serum – this was a nice serum. I started to use it in early April, and I really enjoyed using it. I believe L’Oréal discontinued their entire Skin Perfection collection, so I cannot repurchase this product.

4 Gliss Satin Relax Conditioner – a decent conditioner. I started to use it in May, and I finished it in early June. I got 14+ uses out of this bottle which is actually quite good. I have passed the matching leftover shampoo on to my husband – I am now using a different shampoo and conditioner combo. I am fairly certain that I will repurchase Gliss’ Satin Relax products!

5 Sudocrem Skin Healing Cream – this is great skin healing cream. Helps with cuts and grazes, helps with spots and all sorts of skin impurities. It took me over a year to finish this tube. I will repurchase this cream, no doubt!

6 The Red Forest Moonlight Raspberry Shower Gel (60ml travel size) – this was an OK shower gel to use for a few times. Nothing special. Random fragrance. This was from an old bargain-store gift set, so I doubt I’d ever come across it again. In any event, I wouldn’t buy it again. Saying this… I have a few more random products from this line!

7 Boots Botanics Firming Body Gel (40ml travel size) – this product had no effect at all. However, I just got a few uses out of this small tube, so I don’t think I can actually judge the product. This product has been discontinued, but I don’t think I’d have repurchased it anyway.

8 I Love… Yummy Caramel Bath & Shower Crème – I really liked this shower cream, and so did my husband! So this one is a shared empty. I started to use this shower cream in April, and I finished it in early June, just a few days after I’d finished the matching body butter. Unfortunately I cannot repurchase this product because Yummy Caramel was a limited edition.

9 Baylis & Harding Vanilla Sugar Donut Body Butter – this is a decent body butter. I started to use it in May, and now it’s finished. I don’t think I’d repurchase it because the fragrance is quite faint. In addition, I prefer Boots’ and Superdrug’s own brand vanilla body butters.

10 Moschino Cheap & Chic Toujours Glamour Bath & Shower Gel (50ml travel size) – I liked this shower gel. However, I don’t love the Toujours Glamour fragrance, so I won’t be repurchasing this shower gel.

11 Moschino Cheap & Chic Toujours Glamour Body Lotion (50ml travel size) – this is a decent body lotion. But I wouldn’t buy it again.

12 Wood & Forest Body Lotion (60ml travel size) – this body lotion was alright. I think it lasted for 5 or 6 days. I wouldn’t repurchase it.

13 Ciaté Sugar Plum – a decent polish. But it was never a favourite. Took me ages to finish it. I wouldn’t have bought this polish if it hadn’t been in Ciaté’s advent calendar…

14 NYC Expert Last 138 Classy Glassy – this is a great clear polish. Perfect base + top coat. Dries reasonably quickly, doesn’t shrink colour polish. I have several back-up bottles.

15 The Red Forest Body Lotion (50ml travel size) – this is the exact same product as the Wood & Forest body lotion. This one lasted me for about 5 or 6 days as well.

16 Boots Extracts Luxurious Coconut Body Scrub (75ml travel size)  – this is an okayish scrub. I prefer grittier scrubs, so I wouldn’t purchase this one on its own. However, if this scrub is part of the big 2017 Boots Extracts Christmas gift set (which I intend to buy on Boxing Day), I really won’t mind using this scrub again.

17 The Sanctuary Spa Classic Eau De Toilette – I love this fragrance. I have several bottles in various states of empty. 🙂

18 Treacle Moon That Vanilla Moment Bath And Shower Gel – this shower gel is fantastic. My husband loves it too. And yes, I will repurchase this shower gel, no doubt! Oh, this one is a shared empty.

19 Olay Anti-Wrinkle Cleansing Milk – this is a fantastic cleansing milk. I’ve been using it since November or December last year. I cannot repurchase this product because, unfortunately, it has been discontinued.

I’m quite happy with what I emptied this month. I’m glad I was able to get rid of so many travel-sized products, and I feel a sense of achievement because I finished 2 big 500ml shower gels! I hope I can keep up the good work over the next few months! Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Weekly Recap 17 – 23 Apr 2017

Hi there! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that you might have liked, this is your chance to catch up.

Monday 17 Apr – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 18 Apr – Olay Hydration Balancing + Purifying Cleansing 2 In 1 Refreshing Face Wash

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here if you want to read it. And Tuesday’s post was about Olay’s 2 In 1 Refreshing Face Wash. If you’d like to read the post, click here.

Wednesday 19 Apr – I Love… Yummy Caramel Bath & Shower Crème,
I Love… Yummy Caramel Nourishing Body Butter


On Wednesday I reviewed I Love…’s Yummy Caramel products. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 20 Apr – Superdrug Yoghurt Smoothie Mask
Friday 21 Apr – Nail Of The Day

Thursday’s post was about Superdrug’s Yoghut Smoothie Mask. Click here if you want to read the post. Friday’s post was another Nail Of The Day post. If you’d like to know which products I used for this mani, click here.

Oh, and let me show you what I found just this week…

I found a few TBS products which I used to love. I’m sure some of you remember The Body Shop Neroli Jasmin and the original Vanilla products… I already had a sniff and all these products seem to be perfectly fine. I was sceptical because the body spray seems to have changed colour, but it smells the way it should smell. In case you’re wondering… I found these products in my stash – where else? I also think I might have more. 🙂

This is it for this week. Thanks for reading. And enjoy the rest of the weekend! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

I Love… Yummy Caramel Bath & Shower Crème, Nourishing Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 I Love… products that I found at my local Poundworld. I Love… had 2 limited editions last Christmas – Chocolate Truffle and Yummy Caramel. The Chocolate Truffle products were everywhere (I stocked up!), but I couldn’t find the Yummy Caramel products anywhere – until a few weeks ago.

And now that I’ve been using these 2 products for about a week, let me tell you if I Love…’s Yummy Caramel Bath & Shower Crème and Nourishing Body Butter are any good. 🙂
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I Love…’s Yummy Caramel Bath & Shower Crème is a nice shower product. The caramel fragrance is sweet and yummy (they weren’t kidding), and the formula is gentle and non-drying. Great stuff! I Love…’s Yummy Caramel Nourishing Body Butter is rich and nourishing indeed, and it smells sweet and yummy too. This body butter is a real skin treat!

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde