Empties – February 2018

Hi there! It’s the 1st of March, so it’s time for my February Empties post! Here’s what I finished last month!

1 Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Raspberry Shower Gel – I’m sad Yves Rocher discontinued this.

2 Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Raspberry Silky Lotion – I’ll miss this body lotion dearly!

3 Yves Rocher Secrets d’Essences Vanille Noire – I received this as GWP. I didn’t love this fragrance, and I wouldn’t buy it for myself.

4 Imperial Leather Sea Of Tranquility Bath Cream – I really enjoyed this bath cream, and I’m sure I’ll buy it again.

5 Imperial Leather Enchanting Romance – a lovely shower cream and another Imperial Leather product that I’m happy to repurchase.

6 Daily Defense Moisturizing Conditioner With Macadamia Oil – this is a lovely conditioner! Yes, I’m happy to buy it (+ the matching shampoo) again.

7 Rimmel 60 Seconds 740 Clear – one of my favourite clear polishes. Yes, I have a few back-up bottles.

8 The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Body Butter (travel size) – this was an okayish body butter. I received it as a gift, but I wouldn’t buy it for myself.

9 B. First Base Coat – this is a good base coat that also works well as a top coat. I believe I have 2 back-up bottles. By the way, the brush is from an old Rimmel polish (I needed the clean B. brush for another polish bottle…)

10 Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Wash – I have the review scheduled for tomorrow.

11 Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter – same thing – tomorrow. 🙂

12 Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Intensive All Over Body Cream – this is a lovely rich body cream that smells very nice. I’m happy to repurchase it!

What else? I’ve used a few single-use face masks. Whilst I didn’t keep the sachets, you can read about my latest face mask finds here! I also threw out a konjac sponge and a glass nail file – yes, I replaced these two essentials right away.

I would have liked to have a few more empties, but I had so many empties in January that I can’t be unhappy with what I finished in February. Now… how about you? What did you finish? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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January Beauty Awards

Hi there! Welcome to Mrs Strawberry Blonde’s January Beauty Awards – a.k.a. my monthly favourites post. I’ve chosen my top 3 from all those products that I’ve reviewed in January. And I’ve thrown in a few honourable mentions as well. Onto the favourites! 🙂

3rd place – Daily Defense Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner With Macadamia Oil

Daily Defense’s Macadamia Oil hair products are brilliant!

Runner-Up – Boots Ingredients Cleansing & Purifying Sheet Face Mask With Charcoal & Willow Bark

This face mask from Boots is really powerful! I’ll use it regularly from now on!

WINNER – The Crème Shop Charcoal Lemonade Fusion Sheet Mask

This face mask is a revelation. 11 stars!

Onto the honourable mentions! Imperial Leather’s Funfair Nostalgia and Enchanting Romance shower gels are wonderful. Montagne Jeunesse’s purple face masks are all-time favourites. And the Sanctuary Spa’s Intensive Heel Balm is a new favourite!

Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try them? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 1 – 7 Jan 2018

Hi there! Welcome to my first weekly blog recap of 2018! Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week.

Monday 1 Jan – December Empties

Monday’s post was about all the products I emptied in December. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 2 Jan – Nail Of The Day / A-Z Nail Art Challenge
Wednesday 3 Jan – Tesco Pro Formula Fresh Skin Brightening Face Scrub

Tuesday’s post was about a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And on Wednesday I reviewed a face scrub. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 4 Jan – Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia & Enchanting Romance

On Thursday I reviewed 2 Imperial Leather shower gels. Click here to read the post.

Friday 5 Jan – Boxing Day Haul

And Friday’s post was about all the stuff I bought on Boxing Day. Click here to read the post.

And this is already it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia and Enchanting Romance

Hi there! The last time I swung by my local Poundstretcher, they had lots of big 500ml Imperial Leather shower gels for £1. I picked up a few bottles for my husband and myself. However, I also remembered that I still had quite a few Imperial Leather shower gels in my stash…

So I decided to move Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia with pink peony and raspberry and Imperial Leather Enchanting Romance with plum blossom and violet from one of those boxes under the bed into the bathroom. I’ve been using these two products on and off for a few weeks now, so it’s time for a review. 🙂
Imperial Leather Shower
Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia with pink peony and raspberry smells like a blend of tea and flowers. I like it! The formula is simply fantastic because this body wash makes my skin feel hydrated. Wow!

Imperial Leather Enchanting Romance with plum blossom and violet is lovely. This body wash feels just as hydrating as the Funfair Nostalgia one. And I’d describe the fragrance as a dense and dark floral fragrance with a dollop of plum jam. Wonderful!

Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia and Enchanting Romance are available as 250ml (drugstores, supermarkets) as well as 500ml (bargain stores). The RRP for the regular 250ml bottles is around £2, but they’re often on special for half price or less. The big 500ml bottles that you can find in bargain stores are usually around £1. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde