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 💙💛

Empties – August 2021

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I finished in August. I went through a lot of single-use face masks, and you can click here if you’d like to check out my latest face mask finds. Now let’s take a closer look at the big bottles, tubes and tubs!

1 Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava Body Wash – this is a really nice shower gel. It smells sweet and warm, and the formula is very cleansing but also gentle on the skin. Nice one!

2 Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Smoothing All Over Body Cream With Acacia Collagen – I love this body cream. A definite repurchase!

3 Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Conditioner For Chemically Damaged Hair – not a terrible conditioner, but the not the most suitable one for my hair type. I won’t buy it again.

4 Radox Mineral Therapy Sleep Aromatherapy Bath Salts With Lavender & Ylang Ylang – these are wonderful bath salts! A definite repurchase!

5 Agent Provocateur Fatale Pink Eau De Parfum – a major disappointment. This stuff isn’t worth anyone’s time or money.

6 M&S The Fragrance Collection Vanilla & Woods Eau De Toilette – I LOVE this fragrance. It’s a modern classic. Feminine and cuddly. An ageless beauty. You wouldn’t believe it considering the ridiculously low price, but this fragrance is simply fabulous.

7 Superdrug Calm Skin Skincare De-Stress Refreshing Facial Spritz – I love this face mist. Too bad it has been discontinued, otherwise I’d pick it up again!

8 Palmolive Aroma Therapy Morning Tonic – I love this shower gel. Why did Palmolive discontinue this beauty? Fortunately, I have one more bottle in my stash.

9 Palmolive Aroma Therapy Sensual – same as above! 😢

10 Sanctuary Spa Ultra Rich Wet Skin Moisture Miracle – this is a really nice in-shower moisturiser, and I can see myself buying it again.

11 Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Eye Cream – this £1 eye cream is much better than its price suggests. A very likely repurchase.

12 Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Mist (x2) – this is the perfect dupe for Thierry Mugler’s Alien – but this body mist is actually better considering that it wraps you in a nice fragrance cloud (which L’Oréal’s watered-down version of Alien can’t do anymore). I have at least 2 more bottles in my stash, and I will continue to buy this body mist.

13 Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Retinol Night Cream – a very good night cream! I might buy it again!

14 Poundland Anti-Ageing Retinol Day Cream With SPF 25 – same as above! 👌

I’m happy with the amount of products I finished in August. I don’t think September will be a great month for empties since I finished a lot of skin care in August already, but let’s see how it goes. Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? What have you finished recently? Feel free to comment, and thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 12 – 18 July 2021

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap – just in case you were wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 12 Jul – M&S Fragrance Collection Mimosa & Bergamot Eau De Toilette

Monday’s post was about a fragrance. Click here to read my review.

Tuesday 13 Jul – Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skincare Revitalising Jam Face Mask

On Tuesday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 15 Jul – Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo & Conditioner For Chemically Damaged Hair

And on Friday I told you about the hair care combo I’m using at the moment. Click here if you’d like to know if they’re any good.

This is already it for this week. Thanks for reading and be safe! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo & Conditioner For Chemically Damaged Hair

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo & Conditioner which I started to use just under 2 weeks ago. These products contain agave, hibiscus oil and pineapple extract, and they promise to smooth, revive and quench chemically damaged hair.

Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo lathers up quite well for an SLS-free shampoo. However, it doesn’t make my hair feel as squeaky clean as other shampoos do. I wash my hair every day, so I’m satisfied that my hair is squeaky clean, but I do prefer the clean feel that shampoos with SLS give me.

Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Conditioner isn’t my favourite because it makes it difficult for me to detangle my hair in the shower. I never brush my hair. I only “comb” through my hair once a day – using only my fingers and a dollop of conditioner in the shower. But this conditioner isn’t a great help when it comes to detangling my hair.

Unfortunately, these products haven’t blown me away. They’re not bad, and I think they would work well if you have dry hair and/or if you don’t rely on your conditioner to detangle your hair. But I don’t think that I’d buy them again. They’re not the best products for my hair type (not their fault), and I’m also not the biggest fan of their coconut scent. I would, however, give other products from this range a try as I like what the brand does!

If you’re interested, Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 385ml each for £9 each. I paid £2.49 (B&M Bargains)! According to Maui Moisture, all their products are vegan-friendly! 😍

Mrs Strawberry Blonde