Empties – March 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the stuff I finished in March. Let’s take a look at all the products I said goodbye to. 🙂

1 Jil Sander Simply Elixir Rich Body Cream – a very nice body cream. This one was part of a gift set. I don’t think I’d buy a full-size body lotion, but if I can get my hands on another gift set for a decent price, I’d be happy to have it! By the way, if you’re looking for a lady’s version of Dior Fahrenheit, you might want to check out this fragrance!

2 Sanctuary Spa Hand Cream – just lovely! I have a few more tubes in my stash.

3 Patisserie De Bain Pineapple Paradise Hand Cream – actually a really good hand cream. Repurchase-worthy.

4 Olay Essentials Smoothing Face Scrub – a decent face scrub. I have at least one more tube in my stash.

5 Carex Nourishing Shower Cream – a nice shower cream. Repurchase-worthy!

6 Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance-Free Non-Greasy Lotion – a really good body lotion for very dry skin. I might buy it again.

7 Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel Apricot – what a lovely peeling gel! I have another one (different scent) in my stash

8 Imperial Leather SkinKind Raspberry & Lime Blossom Enriching Body Wash – I liked this shower gel, and I have one more bottle in my stash.

9 Palmolive Naturals Irresistible Softness Black Orchid & Moisturising Milk Shower Milk – a wonderful shower gel. Unfortunately it has been discontinued. I think I have another bottle though!

10 Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skincare Revitalising Jam Face Mask – this is a decent scrub mask. I would buy it again!

11 Oriflame M by Marcel Marongiu – what a lovely, unique fragrance! Too bad it was a limited edition from eons ago…

12 Pantene Pro-V Miracles Grow Strong Biotin + Bamboo Shampoo & Conditioner – such a nice surprise! I will buy this conditioner (and the matching shampoo) again. My husband is enjoying the leftover shampoo too (once I finish a conditioner, I pass the matching leftover shampoo on to my husband).

13 Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Wash – a lovely shower gel. Unfortunately discontinued.

I’m glad I finished a few more shower gels which were in various states of empty. I also used a bunch of single use face masks. I think I did well again in March! I hope April will be good too. I know I’ll finish 2 more products this weekend.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

January Beauty Awards

Hi there! Since it’s the last day of the month, today’s post is about all the products I loved the most in January. It’s quite a few products this month. Let’s start with the Top 3, and there are a few honourable mentions further down.

3rd place – Jil Sander Simply Elixir Eau De Parfum & Rich Body Cream

Jil Sander Simply Elixir was a lovely surpise! The fragrance smells a lot more expensive that it is. You could call it a female version of Dior Fahrenheit!

Runner-Up – Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense Eau De Parfum

Fatale Intense smells like a lighter version of Angel. What a great find!

WINNER – Scinic Sparkling Pore Toner

Whilst the 2 fragrances above have really blown me away, this toner is in another dimension. I worship this toner!

Onto the honourable mentions! Skin Treats Aloe Vera Restoring Sheet Mask and Skin Treats Fennel Brightening Sheet Mask were lovely. Westlab Reviving Epsom Bath Salts are a new household favourite. And Carex’s gentle shower products definitely deserve a mention too!

Valjean Labs Replenish Hydration Gel is a brilliant facial moisturiser, whilst Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance-Free Non-Greasy Lotion is wonderful for the body. Essence XXXL Nude Lipgloss 06 Soft Almond is my current favourite lip product, and Lux Soft Touch Soap With SilkEssence TM & Rose Water is already on my list of products to buy again.

Wow, so many favourites! Have you tried any of these products? Which products have been your beauty heroes lately? Feel free to let me know via the comments, and thanks for stopping by! xo

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 24 – 30 January 2022

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this past week, and here they are:

Monday 24 Jan – Sukin Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream

Monday’s post was about the day cream I’m using at the moment. Click here to read my review.

Wednesday 26 Jan – Skin Treats Aloe Vera Restoring Sheet Mask

I didn’t post on Tuesday, but Wednesday’s post was about this face mask. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 27 Jan – Carex Vitamin Fresh Shower Gel & Carex Nourishing Shower Cream

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

Friday 28 Jan – Jil Sander Simply Elixir Eau De Parfum & Rich Body Cream

And Friday’s post was about a fragrance and the matching body lotion. Click here to take a look.

This is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Jil Sander Simply Elixir Eau De Parfum & Rich Body Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 products – Jil Sander Simply Elixir Eau De Parfum & Rich Body Cream. The fragrance Simply Elixir contains the following notes: pink pepper, ginger and blood orange (top notes), violet, iris, cedar and rose (heart notes), and leather, vanilla and patchouli (base notes).

Let me start with the fragrance review and say… this fragrance is gorgeous! It’s violet and leather on a sweet iris and vanilla base. This fragrance is feminine and sophisticated, probably more suited to people aged 30 and over as it gives off a grown-up vibe. Simply Elixir could be a female version of Dior Fahrenheit, however, it would still be suitable for men who enjoy sweeter fragrances. The other day I doused my husband in Simply Elixir (he didn’t know the fragrance), and he actually liked the beautiful scent on himself (and so did I).

The body cream is great too. The formula is simply perfect. It’s quick and easy to apply the cream. It hydrates my skin perfectly, and it smells just like Simply Elixir. Awesome stuff!

If you’re interested, Jil Sander Simply Elixir Eau De Parfum (40ml) & Rich Body Cream (75ml) are available as a gift set. I paid £13.95 (post Christmas sale). The price is absolutely ridiculous. Even though the price has gone up to over £20 again after the sale, the gift set is still a total steal. This exact gift set is over 50 EUR in Germany (I looked it up and found it on a website for a department store chain similar to the UK’s John Lewis).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde