Empties – December 2021

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I managed to use up in December; there’s also a breakdown of all my 2021 empties at the bottom. But let’s start with the December empties!

1 M&S The Fragrance Collection Peony & Rhubarb Eau De Toilette – this is a nice fragrance. I’ve gone through 2 bottles (1 x 50ml, 1 x 100ml) now, and I might buy a third (although not too soon)!

2 Superdrug Layering Lab Gelato Body Mist – not a groundbreaking scent, but nice and pleasant enough for everyday wear or for your handbag. I won’t repurchase it though as it’s not a favourite.

3 Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic – one of my all-time favourite skin care products. Yes, I already repurchased it!

4 I Love Elderflower Fizz Scented Bath Salts – I didn’t enjoy these bath salts, and I won’t buy them again.

5 I Love… Tangerine Dream Revitalizing Shower Gel – this was a gigantic 750ml bottle! This shower gel smelled delicious; unfortunately, it has been discontinued.

Palmolive Memories Of Nature Flower Field Shower Gel – a decent shower gel, but not a favourite. I won’t repurchase it.

7 Sanctuary Spa Kuan Jin Lychee & Pearl Bodywash – a beautiful limited edition shower gel. Unfortunately, it can no longer be found, so I can’t buy it again.

8 Imperial Leather Indulgence Irresistible Rich Moisturising Body Wash – I’m not really a fan of lotus or water lily scents, but this shower gel is lovely! I have 1 more bottle in my stash.

9 Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Conditioner – I LOVE this shampoo and conditioner combo. I have a back-up set!

10 Asda Sleep & Relax Bath Soak – such a nice bath gel. I have a few more bottles in my stash.

11 Superdrug Nourishing Pro-Vitamin B5 Body Lotion For Dry Skin – a nice enough body lotion. Much, much better than its incredibly low price would suggest. But I don’t think that I’d buy it again.

12 NYC Expert Last 138 Classy Glassy – a decent clear polish. I think I have at least a few more of these in my stash.

13 Boots Extracts Shea Butter Body Butter – an all-time favourite! Unfortunately discontinued, but I have a few more tubs in my stash!

I also used a bunch of single-use face masks, and you can read about my latest face mask finds if you click here.

Onto the 2021 summary now! I finished 261 beauty products last year. Not bad at all!

109 Single-Use Face Masks
52 Shower & Bath Products
23 Fragrances & Fragrance Mists
16 Body, Hand & Foot Moisturisers
13 Conditioners (plus matching shampoos – but I don’t count these because once I finish a conditioner, I always pass the matching leftover shampoo onto my husband)
13 Nail Polish Bottles
8 Face Washes &  Scrubs
7 Face Creams
6 Facial Cleansers & Toners
4 Lip Products
3 Serums
2 Nail Polish Removers
2 Face Mists
1 Foundation
1 Eye Cream
1 Multi-Use Face Mask

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – September 2018

Hi there! September is over, so it’s time for my September Empties post. Read on if you’d like to know which products I said goodbye to last month. 🙂

1 Nivea Powerfruit Fresh Shower Gel – I didn’t love this shower gel, and I won’t buy it again.

2 Classics Nail Polish Remover – I love this nail polish remover. It does its job, it doesn’t smell too bad, and it’s £1 for 400ml. I have a few back-up bottles.

3 Gliss Hair Repair Supreme Length Conditioner – this is a great conditioner. I will buy it (+ the matching shampoo) again.

4 Essence Black Eyeliner Pencil (x2) – I love Essence’s eyeliner pencils. They’re £1 each, and they’re great. I have no complaints about them. I have several more in my stash (and rota).

5 Superdrug Naturally Radiant Renewing Night Cream – this is a great night cream. I will buy it again.

6 Superdrug Flutter Lip Balm – I loved this balm. I think I have 1 or 2 more of these in my stash.

7 Anna Sui Eau De Toilette – this is a very enjoyable floral fragrance. It’s all about iris, rose, lilac and powder. It’s very nice!

8 Olay Gentle Hydrating Rich Creamy Cleansing Milk – this is a great make-up remover. I will buy it again, no doubt.

9 Imperial Leather Indulgence Irresistible Body Wash – this is a sensational shower gel. I have a back-up bottle!

10 Patisserie De Bain Cranberries & Cream Bath & Shower Crème – I didn’t love the sweet fragrance, and I won’t buy it again.

11 Boots Essentials Cucumber 3-Minute Clay Mask – this is a great face mask. Very effective! I like to leave it on for about 15 minutes, and I love the deep cleanse it gives my skin. By the way, when I cut up the “empty” tube, there was enough product left for 2 more uses for me and my husband! Yes, I will buy it again.

12 Beautifully Scrumptious Aloe Vera Body Butter – this is a nice body butter. I would like to buy it again.

13 Yves Rocher Organic Raspberry Exfoliating Shower Gel – this was an awesome shower scrub. Too bad it’s been discontinued, otherwise I’d love to buy it again.

14 The Body Shop White Musk Breeze Body Purée – now that I’ve finished the 2nd bottle, I’m thinking this was actually a very nice little body moisturiser… but it was a limited edition from a few years ago, so this one’s definitely gone for good!

15 Superdrug Gentle Foaming Facial Wash For Dry Skin – another great product from Superdrug. Too bad it’s been discontinued.

I also used a few single-use face masks. I’m not counting them because I don’t keep the empty sachets. If you’d like to read about my latest face mask finds, click here.

This is everything I emptied in September. I think I’ve done well this month! What have you emptied recently? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

August Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last day of the month, so it’s time for my monthly favourites post – a.k.a. my August Beauty Awards. As always, I picked my top 3 from all the products I reviewed this month, and there are a few honourable mentions as well. Let’s start with the top 3!

3rd place – Imperial Leather Indulgence Precious & Irresistible
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These two Imperial Leather shower gels are simply wonderful. They smell amazing, and they’re gentle on the skin. Awesome stuff!

Runner-Up – Anna Sui Flight Of Fancy Eau De Toilette

Anna Sui Flight Of Fancy is a lovely summer fragrance. It’s sunny and lemoney, refreshing and juicy… it’s summer in a bottle!

WINNER – Malki Dead Sea The Miraculous Source Natural Sulphur Soap

This is probably the best product I’ve tried all year. Was there any doubt it would be my favourite product this month?

Onto the honourable mentions! Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care Shower Moisturiser almost made the top 3. Bling Pop Firming & Brightening Face Mask With Peach was a nice surprise, and I’m enjoying the the lovely fragrance of my Beautifully Scrumptious Aloe Vera Body Butter.

Have you tried any of these products? Which products are you loving at the moment? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 6 – 12 August 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Another week is pretty much over, so it’s time for my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 6 Aug – L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Air Shampoo & Conditioner

On Monday I reviewed L’Oréal’s Fibrology Air products. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 7 Aug – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 8 Aug – Bling Pop Firming  + Brightening Face Mask

On Tuesday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
Wednesday’s post was about a face mask. Click here to read it.

Thursday 9 Aug – Imperial Leather Indulgence Precious & Irresistible
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On Thursday I reviewed 2 amazing Imperial Leather shower gels. Click here to read the post.

Friday 10 Aug – Superdrug Hand & Nail Cream, Superdrug Anti-Ageing Hand Cream
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Friday’s post was about 2 Superdrug hand creams. Click here to read it.

And this is it for this week! I hope you enjoy the last few hours of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash – Precious & Irresistible

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels – Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Precious and Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Irresistible.

Let’s start with Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Precious! This shower gel with rosewater and sandalwood smells simply amazing. I’d describe the fragrance as a mix of sunlight and amber. It’s… wow! The moisturising argan oil pearls are effective too. This is the perfect shower gel for those hot summer days when you can’t bring yourself to use a body lotion.
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Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Irresistible with Indian lotus and waterlily is just as amazing. I’d describe it as the perfect mermaid shower gel! The marine fragrance is surprisingly sophisticated, and I know I’ll be enjoying it very much these next few weeks.

Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Precious and Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Irresistible are available as 250ml. They have disappeared from the drugstore and supermarket shelves, but they’re available at bargain stores. I picked these up for 89p each at B&M Bargains!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde