Empties – February 2017

Hi there! It’s the 1st of the month – so it’s time for last month’s empties. In February I threw out a konjac sponge and a nail buffer, and I used several face masks. I didn’t keep the beaten-up beauty tools or the empty face mask sachets – this kind of stuff gets thrown in the bin right away. Now, let’s get to the ‘real’ empties!
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1 Laura Biagiotti Venezia – I can’t believe it’s gone! Venezia is one of the most gorgeous fragrances from the 90s. It’s strong, powerful, warm, sensual and multi-dimensional. I’m sad I can’t repurchase it, but I’m glad that it didn’t turn whilst it’s been sitting in my stash for all those years. To sum it up – I’m happy that I had the chance to enjoy this fragrance!

2 Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray – this body spray smells exactly like the one and only Boots Extracts Vanilla Body Butter. So yes, this body spray smells wonderful! I’ll review this one properly – very soon! Oh, and I have two back-up bottles – another small 70ml bottle and a full-size 150ml bottle.

3 Dolly’s Mixtures Peach Melba ‘Just Peachy’ Body Mist – a decent body mist. Nothing special though. I won’t repurchase it, but if you like the scent of peaches and peach skin, give this one a try.
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4 Boots Extracts Olive Body Butter – one of my favourite Boots Extracts body butters. Unfortunately this body butter has been discontinued. But I have a few tubs left! 🙂

5 Superdrug Tea Tree Skin Care Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash – a decent face wash. I really liked it in the beginning but I grew tired of it because it took me ages to finish it. I might repurchase this product in the future. However, I’ve got lots of other face washes to go through, so I won’t be repurchasing this one any time soon.
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6 Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Conditioner – this conditioner is the best thing ever! If you’ve never used the original Herbal Essences products, you have no idea what you’ve been missing out on. Buy this conditioner – and the matching shampoo. And buy the pink versions (Herbal Essences Classics Silk N’ Shine) as well. The shampoos are clarifying, and the conditioners give your hair tons of moisture without making your hair feel heavy or greasy. 100% Awesome!

7 Radox Relax Bath Gel – I really like this one. The lavender and waterlily fragrance is wonderful. I’ll buy this bath gel again, no doubt.

8 NSPA Caramel Chocolate Shower & Bath Gel – this shower gel has been one of my favourites this winter. It was a limited Christmas edition and I hope that NSPA will relaunch it (together with the one and only NSPA Caramel Fudge shower gel) this autumn. Fingers crossed!
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9 Boots Mediterranean Bergamot Olive & Orange Body Butter – this is a nice body butter. Rich and hydrating – but not sticky. Too bad Boots discontinued their Mediterranean collection. Otherwise I’d probably repurchase this body butter!

10 Max Factor Pan Stik (2) – I almost despaired when I realised that I’ve been using 6 Max Factor Pan Stik foundations at the same time. However, I managed to prioritise the near-empty ones – this means that I finished 2 Pan Stiks this month! The Pan Stik is also my Holy Grail foundation and I would recommend it to everyone with dry skin. I will repurchase this product, no doubt. However, in addition to the other 4 Pan Stiks I’m currently using, I think I have at least 6 unused Pan Stiks in my stash. So I don’t need to buy foundation any time soon.
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11 Radox Mango Mayhem Shower Gel – this is a fantastic shower gel. The mango fragrance is just lovely – it’s almost as good as the Boots Extracts Mango fragrance! Repurchase? Yes!

12 Imperial Leather Effortless Rich Moisturising Body Wash – this one smells great. One of the best shower gels I’ve ever had. Ever! Repurchase? No doubt!

13 Nivea Q10 Firming Body Lotion – I really liked this body lotion. It’s not the richest formula, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing – especially when you’re in a hurry. I will definitely repurchase this body lotion!

This is it for this month. I think I did quite well! I wasn’t sure whether I’d be able to finish the Imperial Leather shower gel, but I did it! Success! I hope I’ll be able to finish just as many (or more) products next month. Wish me luck! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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January Beauty Awards

Hi there! And welcome to my first ‘beauty awards’ – aka my monthly favourites – of 2017. 🙂 As always, I’ve chosen three favourites (and a few honourable mentions) from all the products I’ve reviewed this month. So let’s see which products I liked best!

3rd place – NSPA Caramel Chocolate Shower & Bath Gel
Runner-Up – Nivea Q10 Firming Body Lotion
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NSPA’s Caramel Chocolate Shower & Bath Gel is a fantastic shower gel. It smells… delicious! Too bad it’s a limited edition. I also really like Nivea’s Q10 Body Lotion. Yes, it made my skin feel firmer within days. I will buy this body lotion again, no doubt!

superdrug-b-hyaluronic-acid-facial-spritzWINNER – Superdrug B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz

I’ve never used a facial spray/spritz/mist until I tried Superdrug’s B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz.

And what happened when I started to use this product? I fell in love with it. Now, just 8 weeks later, I can’t imagine being without it.

I use this hyaluronic acid mist almost every day. And I even have a bottle in my handbag!

On top of that I already bought four back-up bottles – just in case! 😀

If you haven’t tried this product, I’d definitely recommend you buy it right away. It’s great for dry skin (I think it’s probably suitable for all skin types), and it hasn’t caused my sensitive and moody skin any trouble at all.

Now onto the honourable mentions! I really like Imperial Leather’s Effortless and Beautiful shower gels. They’re 100% fantastic.

And Radox’s Mango Mayhem and Passion Fruit Splash shower gels are extremely nice too. These two products remind me of my favourite season of the year = summer!

These are the ‘new’ products that I liked best this month. Have you used any of these products? If so, how did you like them? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 9 – 15 Jan 2017

Hi there! And Happy Sunday! How was everyone’s week? I hope you guys are doing well! I had a busy week (what else is new…) and I’m glad I managed to finish my weekly recap post. 🙂

Monday 9 Jan – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
Tuesday 10 Jan – Montagne Jeunesse Wild Strawberry Peel Off Mask
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On Monday I showed you a manicure I did recently. Click here if you want to read what I used and how I did it. On Tuesday I reviewed Montagne Jeunesse’s Wild Strawberry Peel Off Mask. Click here if you want to read the post.

Wednesday 11 Jan – Imperial Leather Indulgence Effortless & Beautiful
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Wednesday’s post was about two heavely shower gels I picked up at the bargain store. If you want to read Wednesday’s post, click here.

Thursday 12 Jan – B. Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz
Friday 13 Jan – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
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On Thursday I reviewed Superdrug’s B. Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz. I love this product! If you want to read the full review, click here. Friday’s post was another nail post. And I went for blue nails again. Click here if you want to see which products I used for this mani.

But before I finish this post, I’d like to share two brilliant spam comments with you:
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How awesome are these spam comments?! 😀

OK, this is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of this Sunday! And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash – Effortless & Beautiful

Hi there! Not too long ago I picked up quite a few toiletries at my local B&M Bargains Store. They had lots of different Imperial Leather shower gels – for 89p only! Of course I stocked up… 😉

And (finally) I’ve now tried Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Effortless and Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Beautiful.
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Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Effortless with citrus and gardenia is very nice. It’s a clean and modern fragrance – it’s the kind of fragrance I wish I had as an actual fragrance. Yes, it’s that good!

Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Beautiful with jasmine, lychee and peony is… wonderful. It smells like a high end product. I can’t get enough of it!

I think these two Imperial Leather shower gels are extremely nice – Sanctuary Spa nice! If I hadn’t known these were Imperial Leather shower gels, I would have thought these two could be new additions to the Sanctuary Spa collection. Like I said, these two shower gels smell absolutely lovely. I also love the argan oil pearls – they really are moisturising! I think Imperial Leather did a fantastic job with these products. 11 stars!

Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Effortless and Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Beautiful are available as 250ml. The price depends on where you shop! 😉

Mrs Strawberry Blonde