Empties – November 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is about the products I emptied in November. I’d usually post on the 1st of a new month, but thanks to a ridiculous workload, I haven’t found the time to do a quick Empties post any sooner… Anyhoo, here’s what I finished in November.

1 Hugo Boss Pure Purple Eau De Parfum – this is a very nice fragrance. I enjoyed it, but it’s not something I’d buy for myself.

2 Maui Moisture Body Care Extra Hydrating + Shea Butter Body Lotion – sadly, this body lotion wasn’t for me. I wouldn’t buy it again.

3 Superdrug Fruity Vanilla Ice Cream Shower Gel – a lovely shower gel! My husband enjoyed it too. This was a limited edition shower gel which has sold out, but I have another bottle.

4 Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Wash – simply lovely! Too bad the entire line has been discontinued. I have a few random Extracts products left in my stash, and I’ll use them here and there.

5 Boots Glow Pineapple Gel Moisturiser – this was alright while it lasted. Not a bad moisturiser at all, but I didn’t care for its scent.

6 I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter – this is one of the best body butters ever. Too bad it was a limited edition. But I have a few more tubs.

7 MakeUp Gallery Time To Shine Completely Clear 1 (no photo as my husband binned the empty product) – this is a decent clear polish from Poundland. I finished a few of these, and I bought 2 more.

8 Dove Purely Pampering Almond Cream With Hibiscus – an oldie from my stash. I fell out of love with this fragrance, so I wouldn’t repurchase this shower gel any time soon.

9 Revisiting Holy Grail Products – Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Conditioner – holy grail stuff! I have plenty more (shampoo and conditioner) in my stash.

10 Imperial Leather Indulgence Rich Moisturising Body Wash Irresistible – this was lovely, but unfortunately this shower gel has been discontinued.

And this is everything I finished in November. Another so-so month for empties. I hope I can finish a few more products in December. Let’s see…

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Weekly Recap 11 – 17 July 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. I reviewed 3 products this past week, and here they are:

Tuesday 12 Jul – Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner

Tuesday’s post was about a hair care combo. Click here to read it.

Friday 15 Jul – Boots Glow Banana Toner
Saturday 16 Jul – Maui Moisture Body Care Extra Hydrating + Shea Butter Body Lotion

On Friday I reviewed a toner. Click here to read the post.
And Saturday’s post was about a body lotion I’m using at the moment. Click here to take a look.

And this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy what’s left of the weekend! xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Maui Moisture Body Care Extra Hydrating + Shea Butter Body Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Maui Moisture Body Care Extra Hydrating + Shea Butter Body Lotion for very dry skin. This body lotion also contains coconut oil and macadamia oil, and it promises to soften, quench and revive the skin.

According to the manufacturer, this body lotion is vegan and cruelty-free, and it doesn’t contain mineral oils, silicones, parabens, SLS, sulfate surfectants, synthetic dyes or ALES. Instead, the product contains pure coconut water and aloe juice.

I’ve been using this body lotion once to twice daily for the past 3 weeks, and I’m not blown away. Compared to Maui’s Volcanic Ash Body Lotion, this body lotion is reasier to massage into the skin. Definitely a good thing!

Unfortunately, I don’t feel any longlasting hydration. This body lotion feels sticky for a few minutes (the current hot weather doesn’t help), but a few hours later, my skin feels like paper. 🙁

The fragrance isn’t my favourite. It’s shea (nice) and coconut (not so nice). It’s not a bad fragrance at all – just not something I’d love. My husband actually likes the fragrance of this body lotion, so I will continue to use it a few times per week. However, I’m for the days that I’m not using this body lotion, I’m using a more hydrating skin care product.

I’m a bit sad that, of the 3 Maui products that I tried, none worked for me. But you might have a different experience. If you’re interested, Maui Moisture Body Care Extra Hydrating + Shea Butter Body Lotion is available as 384ml. I believe I paid £4 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Haul! Sukin, Mugler, Tonymoly, Nina Ricci, Maui Moisture, NIP+FAB, Bees Brilliance & Precision Beauty Tools

Hi there! Today’s post is about a bunch of products I ordered from TK Maxx. Some of the bargains were just too good to resist…

Sukin Hydrate Pack for a ridiculous £12.99! This set contains 3 products – with one of them being the full size 120ml Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream which is £18.95 on its own. What a bargain set!

Nina Ricci L’Extase, 30ml for £16.99. Mugler Aura Eau De Parfum Sensuelle, 50ml for £34.99.

NIP+FAB Renew Retinol Fix Tonic, 100ml for £10. This toner is usually around £22. Tonymoly I’m Seaweed pack of 10 face masks for £9.99.

Bees Brilliance Skin Brightening Spot Essence, 15g for £3. This stuff is usually £24.99. Insane saving! I bought 2 bottles. Maui Moisture Volcanic Ash Body Lotion, Maui Moisture Shea Butter Body Lotion, these are 384ml each for £4 each.

And lastly, Precision Beauty Rejuvenating Micro-Needle Derma Roller for £4.99. Precision Beauty Jade Beauty Roller Set for £10. This is a back-up!

This is already it. I didn’t go overboard – it’s just skin care and fragrance. It’s not like I bought 10 eye palettes… 😜 Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? Feel free to comment, and thanks for reading! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde