Maxbrands Alpaca Face Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about a face mask that I found at my local Home Bargains store – Maxbrands Alpaca Face Sheet Mask. This face mask contains cucumber extract, and it promises to help improve skin’s elasticity and to boost the skin.

This is a normal sheet mask – you place it onto your cleansed face, leave it on for 15 minutes, then bin the mask, and massage the leftover essence from the sachet into your face. Job done! Read on if you’d like to know if this mask is any good. 🙂

Whilst I’m still not sure what boosting the skin is supposed to mean, I’m satisfied that this mask feels deeply hydrating without being sticky. This mask also seems to plump up my skin – I guess this is what boosting the skin might refer to…

Having said this, I think this mask could smell nicer. Parfum is listed as the last ingredient on the list, so there can’t be much fragrance in it. However, some people prefer products with little or no added fragrance, so if this is what you like, this mask might be worth a try.

Maxbrands Alpaca Face Sheet Mask is available as 25ml. I paid 79p (Home Bargains).

Have you tried this mask or would you like to try it? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Haul! Nail Polish, Skin Care, Make-Up, Beauty Tools & Cute Stationery (Rimmel, Models Own, Maybelline, Patisserie De Bain & More)

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the stuff I bought for the past couple of weeks. I’m not doing a big intro today. Here’s what I bought.

2 Models Own polishes for £1 each,
2 Rimmel polishes for 50p each,
3 white Primark polishes for 90p each.

Good Old Hand Cream for £1,
Primark Foundation & Contour Stick for £2.50,
Models Own lipstick for £1,
Maybelline Gloss for £1,
Cuticura hand cream for £1.

Patisserie De Bain Sugared Violet Hand & Body Lotion for £1,
2 Primark Bubble Masks for 80p each.

Set of 4 nail buffers for £1 (only 3 in the photo because 1 of the 4 is already in use),
Beautifully Scrumptious Almond Body Butter for £1.

Derma V10 Cocoa and Vanilla Body Butters. These were 80p each.

Then I swung by my local Poundland again and I bought…
2 Models Own polishes for £1 each,
2 more Maybelline lipglosses for £1 each,
2 Miss Sporty lipliners for 50p each,
4 Manhattan nail polishes for 50p each.

I found an amazing pencil case at B&M Bargains (£3.99), and I picked up 2 giant (!) sticker sheets (2 for £1).

I also swung by THE WORKS and bought…
2 Narwhal notebooks for £2 each,
and a Sloth 2019 Calendar for £1.50.

I went to B&M again the other day, and I picked up more stationery.
I bought… a pack of 4 A4 popper wallets (2 different designs) for £1.49,

a pack of 3 A6 lined notebooks for £1.29,

a super pretty sticky notes set for £2.49,

and this sensationally cute A5 Hanazuki notebook for £2.49.

I’m very happy with what I bought. I spent £44.05 in total for all these goodies! By the way, all these amazing products were bought on the high street! And one more thing, there’s Tokidoki stuff at B&M Bargains – I’ve seen backpacks and pencil cases which would also work as cosmetic bags! I’m tempted…

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Kawaii – Claire’s Meringue Flavoured Lip Balm

Hi there! Today’s short post is about a lip balm I picked up for £1 – it’s Claire’s Meringue Flavoured Lip Balm. I didn’t really need another lip balm, but I couldn’t resist the insanely cute packaging. I mean, look at it! Now let me tell you if this lip balm is any good…

This lip balm is bright pink in colour. But fortunately it only leaves a smidgen of colour on my lips. I think this lip balm is convenient to use because it’s one of those super-soft lip balms. Very nice! However, the flavour isn’t a meringue flavour, but a random sweet and fruity flavour.

I like this lip balm! It’s really good, I enjoy using it, and those cute meringue faces never fail to put a smile on my face. I have a few more cute Claire’s lip balms, and I’ll try to review them asap. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free & The Ultimate £1 Stocking Filler – Superdrug Flutter Lip Balm

Hi there! Today’s short post is about this cute Superdrug Flutter Lip Balm which I bought a few weeks ago. I love cats. And I love lip balms, so I was happy to pick up a few of these cute lip balms. But fear not, I’m not stock-piling them. I intend to give most of them away. 🙂

So how’s the lip balm? I love it! It has a pleasant berry and sugar flavour. And it’s super soft and it just glides on. It’s the same lip balm formula that Superdrug used for their cute Animal Mad lip balms last year!
superdrug-flutter-cat-lip-balm
Yes, I would definitely recommend this lip balm. And the cute kitten in a teacup makes me smile whenever I look at it. 🙂 The Flutter brand is exclusive to Superdrug. This Flutter lip balm is £1 only. And it carries the Leaping Bunny logo, so it’s 100% cruelty-free! If you’re more of a a dog person, Superdrug does the same lip balm with a puppy image on the packaging and on the lip balm bullet.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Kawaii Alert – PART 2! Positively Fruity Body Lotions – Smells Like Sunny Strawberries, Smells Like Wild Cherries, Smells Like Tropical Showers

Hi there! Not too long ago I told you what I think about Positively Fruity’s body washes. And now that I’ve tried the matching body lotions, I can tell you what I think about these products as well.

So here they are – Positively Fruity Smells Like Sunny Strawberries, Smells Like Wild Cherries, and Smells Like Tropical Showers. These body lotions share a few qualities – they all contain glycerin and aloe leaf juice which is nice. They’re a bit sticky, but they leave my skin moisturised for hours. Now let’s get to the scents!
Positively Fruity Body Lotions
Smells Like Sunny Strawberries hardly smells of anything. If you look for a body moisturiser with a long-lasting strawberry scent, look elsewhere because this isn’t it. Compared to the lovely body wash, this body lotion is quite a let down.

Smells Like Wild Cherries smells faintly of cherries. I was hoping this lotion would smell gorgeous – but the cherry scent is hardly noticeable. It’s better than the strawberry lotion, but unfortunately that doesn’t mean much.

In terms of intensity, Smells Like Tropical Showers is the best of the three. However, the scent is still quite faint. And if I hadn’t tested the other two lotions first, I’d probably complain about the lack of fragrance in this lotion.

All in all, I think I wouldn’t recommend the body lotions. They’re decent moisturisers, but the fragrances are hardly noticeable at all. Priced at £1 these Positively Fruity Body Lotions look like they’re good value, but they come in small 150ml tubes only. So they’re not really that good a deal if you keep in mind that Poundland stocks branded body lotions and body butters (i.e. I Love…, Vaseline, etc) in larger bottles or tubs – for the same price…

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Kawaii Alert! Positively Fruity Body Washes – Smells Like Sunny Strawberries, Smells Like Wild Cherries, Smells Like Tropical Showers

Hi there! I found these super cute looking Positively Fruity Body Washes at my local Poundland the other day. The tubes were sealed, so I couldn’t have a sniff. But they looked so cute I just had to have them! I found three fragrances – Smells Like Sunny Strawberries, Smells Like Wild Cherries, and Smells Like Tropical Showers.

Before I tell you about the fragrances, let me mention a few things the three body washes have in common: I think they’re quite thin. So be careful to avoid spilling them all over the place. I had to place the tubes in the corner in my shower – upside down! Oh, and the screw lids aren’t very practical…

What I love about these body washes is that they’re not drying at all. They’re gentle and they actually feel moisturising. But unlike some of the heavier shower creams (i.e. Dove), these body washes make me feel refreshed and clean. Thumbs up! And now let’s discuss the fragrances. 🙂
Positively Fruity Shower
Smells Like Sunny Strawberries smells sweet and fruity – like sunny strawberries! I think the strawberry fragrance is quite authentic and not overpoweringly sweet. Very well done!

Smells Like Wild Cherries
is my favourite of the three. It really smells of wild cherries. Again, very authentic. And much better than higher end products costing ten times as much. This one’s going to be a definite spring and summer beauty staple!

Smells Like Tropical Showers is sunny, sweet and tropical! It reminds me of gummy bears and jelly beans – minus the sugar. The coconut isn’t very noticeable (I think that’s great). All in all, a very nice and enjoyable fragrance!

Positively Fruity Body Washes are available as 200ml tubes for £1 each at Poundland. Now my local Poundland has more products from this range – bath salts, cosmetics bags and body lotions. I’ve now bought the body lotions as well, and I’ll try them shortly. So it won’t be long until I tell you what I think about the matching body lotions.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

My New Tokidoki MakeUp Bag

Hi there! Today’s post is a really short one. But I had to show you my new make-up bag which I bought for half price (Boots, £4) on Boxing Day. It’s a cute Tokidoki cosmetic bag which features Donutella, Donutino and two of the three Sprinklettes. And it’s got an all-over print featuring lots of different characters – including my favourite, SANDy!
Tokidoki MakeUp Bag 1
The cosmetic bag is medium-sized (about 18 cm x 8 cm) and all the cosmetics I need (define ‘need’…) have enough space in there. No more ‘stuff being beaten up by other stuff’! 😀 I bought another Tokidoki cosmetic bag, but I seem to have misplaced it. I’ll let you know when I find the other one which is just as cute!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde