Small Beauty Haul!

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mini haul I did over the weekend. Let’s look at the goodies!

Danielle 2 in 1 Jade Dual-Sided Facial Roller £9.99 at TK Maxx.

M&S Black Amber & Wood EdT, M&S Vanilla & Woods EdT, 100ml each, £12.50 each at M&S.

Max Factor Face Finity Foundation 40 Light Ivory, £4.99 at TK Maxx.
Esfolio Hyaluronic Acid With Peach Essence Mask Set, £7.99 (10 masks) at TK Maxx.

Farm Skin Superfood For Skin Mask Set, £6.99 (7 masks) at TK Maxx.

Imperial Leather Tropical Rainforest Reviving Shower Gel, 500ml, £1.49 at B&M Bargains.
Imperial Leather Toucan Tango Limited Edition Icons Hand Wash, 475ml, £1 at B&M Bargains.

A nice little mini haul. I look forward to using the facial roller and the new face masks, and I love that I found a big bottle of the wonderful Imperial Leather Tropical Rainforest shower gel AND the matching hand wash! 😍

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

January Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last working day of the month, so today’s post is about the products I loved the most in January. My top 3 and the honourable mentions were taken from all the products I reviewed this month. Let’s start with the top 3!

3rd place – Primark PS… Revitalising Cucumber Peel Off Mask
Runner-Up – Montagne Jeunesse Cosmic Rose Quartz Peel-Off

Primark’s cucumber peel-off mask was simply amazing. I can’t wait to buy it again. Montagne Jeunesse’s rose quartz peel-off mask was a revelation! I want to buy more of these!

WINNER – Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless Flexi-Hold 3 In 1 Foundation 30 Porcelain

Max Factor’s Face Finity foundation is my favourite product this month. I’m so happy that I gave it a try!

Onto the honourable mentions! There were so many amazing products that I reviewed this past month. M&S Discover Water Jasmine is an outstanding fragrance, Imperial Leather’s Icons shower gels and Herbal Essences’ Blue Ginger hair products are new favourites, Skin Treats did a great job with their Manuka mask, the cheap Masked Beauty mask was a nice surprise, and Jayjun’s sheet mask was lovely too.

Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? Which products have you been loving lately? Feel free to get in touch and thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless Flexi-Hold 3 In 1 Foundation 30 Porcelain

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless Flexi-Hold 3 In 1 Foundation 30 Porcelain which I’ve been using on and off for a few months now. This product is a 3 in 1 = primer, concealer and foundation. It promises a flawless, shine-proof and matte finish that lasts all day and buildable medium to full coverage. This foundation is non-comedogenic, and it has SPF 20!

I have very dry skin, and based on the description, this isn’t the most suitable foundation for me. I’m glad I didn’t know much about the foundation before I bought it, otherwise I would have given it a pass. But I’m happy that I discovered it and made it work for me! And here’s why I love this foundation:

It’s a perfect match for my face. With most foundations I’ve tried, the lightest shade is often 1-3 nuances too dark for me, so I was over the moon to find the perfect shade. The foundation is liquid – which isn’t my favourite formula, but it can be applied easily with clean hands. I tried a make-up sponge and a foundation brush, but these methods aren’t the best. In terms of coverage, one and a half pump is the perfect amount of foundation that I need for flawless, full coverage. The foundation is best applied quickly.

I’ve noticed that this foundation doesn’t play well with every serum or face cream. Some products make the foundation ball up, others make it impossible to even apply the foundation. What works for me is face mist + oil serum + rich moisturiser. When I apply the foundation on top of the perfect base, it gives me a flawless finish that really lasts all day. One thing though: If you’re like me and you have very dry skin, you need to get on top of your dry patches first as this foundation is not very forgiving.

All in all, I love this foundation! I found the right products to make it work for me, and I love how it makes my face look and feel. Once I run out of Pan Stiks, this will be my new go-to foundation (unless Max Factor ruins this formula too).

Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless Flexi-Hold 3 In 1 Foundation 30 Porcelain is available as 30ml for about £13.99 (although Boots and Superdrug often do 3 for 2). I bought 2 bottles for £4.99 each at B&M Bargains!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 19 – 25 Feb 2018

Hi there! And welcome to my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 19 Feb – Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 In 1 Foundation Natural 50

Monday’s post was about Max Factor’s awesome Face Finity foundation. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 20 Feb – Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Raspberry Shower Gel & Silky Lotion
YR PN Raspberry
On Tuesday I reviewed Yves Rocher’s raspberry-scented toiletries. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 21 Feb – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 22 Feb – Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Chocolate Mud Masque

Wednesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
And on Thursday I reviewed a chocolate face mask. Click here to read the post.

Friday 23 Feb – Haul!

And Friday’s post was about all the products I bought since after Boxing Day. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation Natural 50

Hi there! Today’s post is about Max Factor’s Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 In 1 Foundation which I had a sample of. The shade I tried was Natural 50.

OK, so what does the product do? In a nutshell, this foundation promises to prime, conceal and cover (this is the 3 in 1 bit). And it claims to provide longlasting and flawless coverage. Read on if you’d like to know if it’s any good.

Max Factor Face Finity is a liquid foundation. I’m not the biggest fan of liquid foundations, but this one was quick and easy to apply. The shade Natural 50 was a bit too dark for me, but it wasn’t too bad. It was in the “still OK” range. 🙂

I was very impressed with the way the foundation looked on me because it gave me pretty much full coverage. Despite this, the foundation didn’t look cakey or unnatural, and it didn’t settle into my fine lines. So yeah, I think the finish was almost flawless!

I checked my face numerous times throughout the day, and I’m happy to report that the foundation stayed put. I wore it for 12 hours, and I really liked it!

To make a long story short – I was impressed with this foundation. I know I will buy a full-size bottle in the not too distant future. I would, however, choose a lighter shade.

Max Factor’s Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 In 1 Foundation is available as 30ml for £12.99.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde