Empties – April 2021

Hi there! It’s the first weekday in May, so it’s time for my April Empties post. I used 11 single-use face masks – and you can read about my latest face mask finds here. Now let’s get to the bigger bottles, tubes and tubs!

1 Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo & Conditioner – I loved this conditioner (and the matching shampoo). Unfortunately, the entire Blends line has been discontinued. 😦

2 Sainsburys The Collection Sleep Relax Bath Soak – what a surprise find! I have repurchased this one already! My husband used this bath product too, so this is a shared empty.

3 Boots Live + Be Beautiful Connection Bath Soak – this was nice, but I wouldn’t buy it again. I’ve had enough rose-scented stuff for the moment.

4 Ciaté Cabaret – I liked this colour. I wore it on its own a few times, and it looked really good. I won’t repurchase it though. I have lots of similar nail polishes.

5 Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Lotion – a beauty staple! Love it! ♥

6 Cellio It’s True Honey Moisture Cream – a lovely moisturiser. I would buy it again!

7 Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Mist – the perfect Mugler Alien dupe as a body mist. I have already stocked up.

8 Tesco Kind & Pure Refreshing Face Wash – a decent face wash. I’d repurchase it (although not now as I have a few other face washes to finish).

9 Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Scrub – a great product. Too bad the entire line has been discontinued! 😦

10 Radox “Perky Peach” Peach & Berry Scent Shower Gel – a great shower gel! I’d like to buy it again.

11 Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Lotion – I’m glad this body lotion is gone! Bye!

12 Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Shower Foam – I didn’t care for it at all, and I won’t buy it again.

13 Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Body Mist – this was nice enough while it lasted, but I wouldn’t buy it again.

14 Creightons Manuka Honey Hydrating Hand Cream – one of my favourite hand creams. I would like to repurchase it!

15 Creightons Cocoa Butter Softening Hand Cream – another great hand cream that I’d be happy to buy again.

16 L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Cica-Masque – this is actually a really good hair mask but the fragrance started to annoy me half-way through the tub, so I won’t be repurchasing this product any time soon.

17 Boots Extracts Rosehip Body Butter – OMG, I love this body butter! The Extracts line has been discontinued, but I have a few more tubs.

And this is everything I managed to finish in April. Not bad! Which products have you said goodbye to recently? Feel free to let me know via the comments. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 10 – 16 August 2020

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 10 Aug – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 11 Aug – Skin Treats Fig Soothing Sheet Mask

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 12 Aug – L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Cica-Masque

Wednesday’s post was about this hair mask. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 13 Aug – L’Oréal Color Riche 231 Sepia / Silk

Thursday’s post was about a lipstick I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the post.

I didn’t post on Friday, so this is it for this week. Next week is going to be face mask week. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, everyone! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Cica-Masque

Hi there! Today’s post is about this L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Cica-Masque. This hair mask promises to reinforce hair and to protect it from daily wear and tear. It also claims to make hair super smooth and soft.

Using this hair mask is easy. Simpy use it after you’ve washed your hair. Leave it in for 2-3 minutes, then rinse. All done!

I’ve given this hair mask a try, and I think it’s quite good. I’m not sure whether this mask would really protect my hair from daily wear and tear, but this mask made my hair feel super soft. I’m happy to say that it didn’t make my hair feel crunchy at any point, although I found that this hair mask seemed to flatten my mane a little.

All in all, I’m happy to continue to use this mask, and I would recommend it (unless you have thin or flat hair). L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Cica-Masque is available as 300ml for £6. I paid £2.97 (half price offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde