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 💙💛

Empties – June 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I said goodbye to in June. I used a few single-use face masks, and you can read about my latest face mask finds by clicking here. But let’s focus on the bigger bottles now!

1 MakeUp Gallery Time To Shine Completely Clear 1 – Poundland’s own brand clear polish. Not the best clear polish, but definitely good enough as a base or top coat.

2 Caudalie Thé Des Vignes Eau Fraîche – a pleasant enough but basic fragrance. I wouldn’t repurchase it.

3 Boots Rose Toner – a decent toner. Better than Garnier’s rose toner, but I don’t think I’ll buy it again.

4 Sukin Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream – not the best face cream for my skin type. Another product I wouldn’t buy again.

5 Nivea Caring Shower Gel Splashy Ocean – a really nice shower gel. I would buy it again.

6 Original Source Blood Orange Daily Scrub – this one is really nice! Too bad it’s been discontinued.

7 I Love… Mango & Papaya Bubble Bath & Shower Crème – a lovely shower gel. I would repurchase it!

8 Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Conditioner – holy grail stuff. I have plenty of backup!

9 Maui Moisture Body Care Detoxifying + Volcanic Ash Body Lotion – not my favourite body lotion. I wouldn’t buy it again.

10 Original Source Mango & Macadamia Shower – this is a lovely shower gel. Unfortunately discontinued. I might have another one in my stash.

And this is everything I finished in June. Not terrible, but definitely not a great month for finishing up stuff. I hope I can do better in July as there’s new stuff I want to buy (but I need to make space first).

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 💙💛

Maui Moisture Body Care Detoxifying + Volcanic Ash Body Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Maui Moisture Body Care Detoxifying + Volcanic Ash Body Lotion for rough, dull skin.

I’m quoting from the bottle here… this body lotion promises to smooth, purify and restore the skin. It contains exotic volcanic ash, citrusy bergamot oil and tangy white ginger.

The bottle states that this body lotion is made with 100% aloe juice as the first ingredient. It also states that this product contains no mineral oils, no silicones, no parabens, no SLS, no sulfate surfectants, no synthetic dyes, and no ALES. In addition, Maui Moisture claims that this product is vegan – which is great!

I’ve been using this body lotion for about 2 weeks now, and I think it’s not great. The formula is rather thick, so it’s more like a cream than a lotion. However, this product is nowhere near as nourishing as I expected. About 2 hours after using this body lotion, my skin feels like I didn’t use any moisturiser. So I would say that this product behaves like a light summer lotion.

Another thing I want to mention is that this body lotion smells of coconut and nothing else. Maui Moisture products contain coconut oil – which is, of course, a good skin care ingredient. But let’s be honest, when you read about “citrusy bergamot oil” and “tangy white ginger” on the bottle, you’re not really expecting a pure coconut fragrance. Fortunately, the fragrance doesn’t last very long, so I should be able to commit to finishing this product.

if you’re interested, Maui Moisture Body Care Detoxifying + Volcanic Ash Body Lotion is available as 384ml. I paid £4 (TK Maxx). This body lotion and a few other Maui Moisture products are available at Savers (in-store and via their website) too!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛