Empties – May 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I finished in May. And here they are!

1 Lancôme Hypnôse Eau De Parfum – what a fragrance! I’d buy it again, but it has been discontinued. I guess Lancome needs the shelf space for another version of La Vie Est Belle…

2 Thierry Mugler Alien Sunessence Eau de Toilette Legère – one of the best fragrances I’ve ever had. Very much like the original Alien (before L’Oréal ruined the Mugler brand) but lighter and with a touch of lemon. Amazing stuff! If this was relaunched (same formula, of course), I’d buy several bottles.

3 Prada Infusion De Fleur D’Oranger Eau De Parfum – what a wonderful fragrance! 11 stars! I hope it will be relaunched – so I can buy another bottle or two!

4 Daily Defense Advanced Deep Conditioner With Argan Oil From Morocco – what a wonderful conditioner! I have one more tub in my stash (plus 2 keratin hair masks from the same brand).

5 Scinic Sparkling Pore Toner – one of the best toners ever. I hope to find it again!

6 Lux Soft Touch Soap With SilkEssence TM & Rose Water (no photo) – this soap is amazing. A definite repurchase.

7 Rightguard Shower + Elixir With Black Orchid – I love this shower gel. Unfortunately, it seems to be discontinued.

8 L’Oréal Elvive Hydra Hyaluronic Moisture Locking Conditioner – a very good conditioner (the shampoo is lovely too). I will buy it again, no doubt. My husband is currently using the leftover shampoo, and he likes it a lot. (I always use more conditioner than shampoo, and once I finish a conditioner, I pass the matching shampoo on to my husband, and I move on to another shampoo and conditioner combo.)

9 Soap & Glory The Scrub Of Your Life – this is a lovely body scrub. Very effective! I’m not the biggest fan of the girly-pink fragrance of most the Soap & Glory products, but I would consider repurchasing this scrub.

10 Lancôme Hypnôse Hypnotising Shower Gel – a great shower gel. Too bad the Hypnôse line has been discontinued.

11 Lancôme Hypnôse Hypnotising Body Lotion – I liked this body lotion a lot too. Ah well… one can hope for a relaunch at some point.

12 Valjean Labs Replenish Hydration Gel – a really decent moisturiser. But I don’t think I’d buy it again as it doesn’t work as a base for make-up.

And this is it for May. Not too bad, I think! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

May Beauty Awards

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite products in May – and here they are!

3rd place – MakeUp Revolution Redemption Palette Romantic Smoked

MakeUp Revolution did an amazing job with this eye palette. So many lovely shades!

Runner-Up – Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel Rice Bran

This is my 4th peeling gel from the brand Ekél – and I love it!

WINNER – Lancôme Hypnôse Eau De Parfum, Hypnotising Shower Gel, Hypnotising Body Lotion

Lancôme’s Hypnôse products are simply awesome! It’s crazy that this beautiful fragrance has been discontinued!

Onto the honourable mentions! NYC City Mono Eyeshadow 906 Luxury Reborn is a sensationally beautiful eyeshadow, and I Love… Mango & Papaya Bubble Bath & Shower Crème is the perfect shower gel for spring to summer.

Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? Which products are you enjoying right now? Feel free to comment, and thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Weekly Recap 9 – 15 May 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap, and here are the post I’ve written this past week.

Monday 9 May – I Love… Mango & Papaya Bubble Bath & Shower Crème
Tuesday 10 May – Maui Moisture Body Care Detoxifying + Volcanic Ash Body Lotion

On Monday I reviewed a shower gel. Click here to read the post.
Tuesday’s post was about this Maui Moisture body lotion. Click here to take a look.

Thursday 12 May – Skin Treats Matcha Purifying Sheet Mask

I didn’t post on Wednesday, but on Thursday I reviewed a sheet mask. Click here to read the post.

Friday 13 May – Lancôme Hypnôse Eau De Parfum, Hypnotising Shower Gel, Hypnotising Body Lotion

And Friday’s post was about Lancôme Hypnôse. Click here to read it.

And this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Lancôme Hypnôse Eau De Parfum, Hypnotising Shower Gel, Hypnotising Body Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about Lancôme Hypnôse Eau De Parfum, Hypnotising Shower Gel and Hypnotising Body Lotion. These 3 items formed a gift set which I picked up during some post-Christmas sale spree a little while ago. I’ve now heard that the fragrance Hypnôse is being discontinued, so I thought I’d give these products a try before they disappear from the shelves for good.

Alrighty, let’s start with Lancôme Hypnôse Hypnotising Shower Gel which has a colour-shifting (beige to blue) effect. It’s so pretty! I also love how well the shower gel lathers up – a little goes a long way. And the fragrance is so beautiful!

Onto Lancôme Hypnôse Hypnotising Body Lotion. This is a very nice body lotion! It’s rather runny, but despite the light formula, it hydrates my skin very well. And the fragrance is heavenly! Also, thanks to the light but wonderfully hydrating formula, I don’t need to use a lot of product, so I should be getting a few uses out of this 50ml tube.

Now let’s get to the star of the show – Lancôme Hypnôse Eau De Parfum which contains the following notes – passion flower (top note), gardenia and jasmine (heart notes), and vanilla and vetiver (base notes). I think the name Hypnôse is perfect for this fragrance. It’s charming, alluring and captivating – and yes, hypnotic! The blurple colour is also a great match for the fragrance. The colour of my EdP turned brownish after a few years in my stash – but that’s normal with vanilla fragrances, and the fragrance itself still smells absolutely perfect.

I love the strong vanilla note – it’s warm and sensual. As the fragrance develops, there’s also a warm and cuddly woody note. Nice! I cannot smell any gardenia or jasmine, but Hypnôse has the most beautiful passion flower note. Passion flower in fragrances can be a difficult note. It’s often too crisp, too dusty, too tangy (too sour even) – and just way too “in your face”. But not in this fragrance! Hypnôse gets passion flower right.

I’m enjoying this fragrance very much – my husband also said that it’s very beautiful. Based on my experience, I’d recommend it. Hypnôse is a quality fragrance which would suit people in most age groups. It’s definitely a feminine fragrance, but a man can also get away with wearing it. And I know because I tested it on my husband (who is the best husband / guinea pig ever). 😇😁

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛