Empties – January 2018

Hi there! It’s the 1st of February, so it’s time for my January 2018 Empties post. So let me show you which products I finished. 🙂

1 Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream – I enjoyed using this eye cream, and I would recommend it to everyone who’s looking for an eye cream that hydrates well and that plays well with make-up. I won’t buy this eye cream again – I just have too many eye creams in my stash!

2 Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Wash – this is a lovely body wash. I’ll buy it again, no doubt!

3 Zatik Beauty Essentials Passionfruit Cacao Organic Lotion Moisture Recovery – I didn’t love this product because it’s not the most suitable product for my skin type. I wouldn’t repurchase this particular product, but I’d like to try other products from this brand.

Olay Anti-Wrinkle 2 in 1 Instant Hydration + Radiant Glow – a lovely moisturiser! I have 1 or 2 back-up bottles, so I don’t need to stock up any time soon.

5 Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Glamorous – I loved this shower scrub – and so did my husband. So this one is a shared empty. I’ll repurchase this product again, no doubt!

B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz – this is one of my holy grail products. It changed my life. I don’t want to be without it. Yes, I have several back-up bottles!

7 Claire’s Meringue Flavoured Lip Balm – this was a nice lip balm. I’ve got more Claire’s lip balms that I can’t wait to try!

8 Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask – this stuff is awesome. I will repurchase it soon!

9 Olay Hydration Balancing + Purifying Cleansing 2 In 1 Refreshing Face Wash – a lovely face wash. Happy yo buy it again!

10 L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Extreme Repairing Conditioner – one of the best conditioners L’Oréal ever made. It appears that, unfortunately, the Full Restore 5 Extreme collection has been discontinued. 😦

11 Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia – this is a lovely shower cream. I’ve already repurchased it.

12 Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Vanilla Eau De Toilette – this is a wonderful vanilla fragrance. If you liked the original The Body Shop vanilla fragrance, you’ll love this one!

13 Sanctuary Spa Crème Soufflé – this moisturiser feels very luxurious. And I love the Sanctuary Spa fragrance! I’ll probably repurchase this product.

14 TRESemmé Renewal Hair & Scalp Nourish & Renew Deep Conditioning Masque – I think this is a good deep conditioner. I would repurchase it.

15 NSPA Pineapple Fragrance Body Mist – I enjoyed the product, but I don’t think that I’ll buy this body mist again because the big 200ml bottle takes ages to finish – and I have too many fragrances and body mists in my stash.

16 Rossmann Wellness & Beauty Mango & Ylang-Ylang Body Lotion – I bought this body lotion a very long time ago. I thought that, after such a long time, I shouldn’t use it as a body lotion, so I used it as a foot cream. Result = happy feet!

17 I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter – this body butter smells insanely delicious. This was a limited edition product, and I’m glad I bought several tubs!

18 Sanctuary Spa Intensive Heel Balm – this product is amazing. It really helps with cracked and dry heels! I would like to repurchase it, but the small tube is £7.50 which, I think, is quite expensive. So I’ll keep my eyes peeled for special offers!

19 Essence Black Eyeliner – my favourite cheap eyeliner. I have lots more in my stash. 🙂

20 Manhattan Only Button Baby Eye Palette – I’m incredibly proud of myself for finishing this eye palette!

21 Bourjois Sunset A Rio 47 Nail Polish – I got every last drop of polish out of this polish (thanks to stamping!), and I’m really proud of myself for finishing another colour polish!

I’ve also used quite a few single-use face masks – but I didn’t keep the sachets. If you’d like to read about my latest face mask finds, click here. This is everything I finished in January. I’m very happy that I managed to empty a few more skin care products and a small eye palette! What have you emptied recently? Any product you’re proud of finishing? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for reading!

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