Weekly Recap 26 Mar – 1 Apr 2018

Hi there! And Happy Easter! It’s Sunday, so it’s time for my weekly recap. So if you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, this is your chance to catch up. 🙂

Monday 26 Mar – Maybelline Color Sensational Luscious Lipgloss 130 Crushed Candy & 160 Treat Me Sweet

On Monday I reviewed 2 Maybelline lipglosses. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 27 Mar – NSPA Clementine Shower & Bath Gel, Fragrance Body Mist

Tuesday’s post was about 2 NSPA products. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 28 Mar – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 29 Mar – Anna Sui Eau De Toilette

On Wednesday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And on Thursday I reviewed an Anna Sui fragrance. Click here to read the post.

Friday 30 Mar – Monthly Favourites

Friday’s post was about my favourite products in March. Click here to read the post.

What else? I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch with anyone lately. My health has been all over the place, and I had a personal matter to deal with… but I’ll be back in touch with everyone asap!

This is it for this week! I’ll be back tomorrow with my March empties post. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Empties – March 2017

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I emptied in March 2017. I used a few face masks (what else is new…) but I haven’t kept the empty sachets. So let’s get to the (more or less) big empties right away! 🙂

1 L’Oréal Youth Code Luminizer Serum – this serum is very good! It’s been discontinued, so I don’t think I’d be able to repurchase it at a reasonable price. I have, however, started to use a new L’Oréal serum just a few days ago, and I think the new serum (which I’ll review soon) is very good too!

2 B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz – fantastic stuff! I only discovered this product in December 2016 – but it became a beauty staple and an all-time favourite in a matter of days. I have four back-up bottles! 🙂

3 Superdrug Clearly Youthful Retexturising Glycolic Peel Off Mask – this mask is the most effective spot-fighting product I’ve ever used. Unfortunately this product has been discontinued. But I still have two back-up tubes.
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4 Olay Total Effects CC Cream Complexion Corrector Fair To Medium – I liked the rich and nourishing formula, but the shade fair to medium (which is the lightest shade) was way too dark for me. Because of this I won’t purchase this moisturiser again.

5 Pacifica Vanilla Hibiscus Color Quench Lip Tint – this is a really nice tinted lip balm. I might repurchase it again at some point in the future, but for now I have more than enough lip balms and glosses in my stash…

6 Miss Sporty Dr Balm Gossip Kiss SOS Lip Balm – this is a decent lip balm, but I wouldn’t buy it again. I finished one of these before and I must say that the melon flavour has been annoying me for quite some time…

7 Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Radiance Balm – I’m glad this product is finished. It didn’t do anything for my skin, it wasn’t hydrating at all, and the chunky shimmer particles weren’t great either. I wouldn’t buy this product again.

8 Boots Botanics Quenching Body Lotion – another oldie that’s been sitting in my stash for ages. I found this body lotion very hydrating. However, it was also quite sticky. I wouldn’t repurchase it (but it’s been discontinued anyway…).

9 Boots Botanics Skin Brightening Toner – this toner is fantastic. Too bad it’s been discontinued – otherwise I’d buy it again and again and again… However, I do have another small 75ml bottle of this toner in my stash! 🙂

10 Maybelline Color Sensational Luscious Lipgloss 410 Peach Sorbet – a decent lipgloss! It’s never been a true favourite, but I did enjoy using this lipgloss. I have several of these Maybelline lipglosses – another peach-flavoured one, a cherry-flavoured one, and several pink ones (not sure about those flavours though).

11 Rimmel Pro Super Wear Ultra Shine Topcoat – a nice top coat! I think this one’s been discontinued, but if it pops up in some bargain store at some point in the future, I’d repurchase it!

12 Markwins Orange Shimmer Nail Polish – I’ve had this nail polish in my stash for ages but it seemed to have dried out over the years. This polish has never been a favourite of mine, so I didn’t mind letting it go.

13 Possibility Raspberry Pavlova Shower & Bath Gel – I liked this one in the beginning, but the sweet raspberry fragrance started to annoy me half-way through the huge 500ml bottle. I wouldn’t buy this one again.

14 Boots Marshmallow Peppermint Body Butter – I didn’t like the fragrance, so I’m glad this one is gone. I hope Boots won’t repeat this fragrance for this year’s limited Christmas edition.

15 Essence Nail Art White Stampy Polish – the best white stamping polish you can find for £1.50. I have two back-ups, but I’d like to stock up because this one’s sold out online at the moment. I’ll see if I can still find it in store… Fingers crossed!

16 Superdrug Vitamin C Boost Body Scrub Mango & Papaya – a really nice scrub. I will buy it again! This one’s a shared empty. My husband used this scrub a few times too.

17 Superdrug Raspberry Bubblegum Shower Gel – this is a decent shower gel, but it’s not special. I wouldn’t buy it again. This one’s also a shared empty.

18 Classics Nail Polish Remover – this is one of my nail care staples. As long as Poundland, Poundworld and the likes stock this product, I’ll repurchase it.

19 Radox Passionfruit Splash Shower Gel – this one is very nice. I’ll repurchase it, no doubt.

20 Daily Defense Moisturizing Conditioner With Keratin – I think this conditioner is fantastic. I already bought another bottle. 🙂

I think March was surprisingly good for empties. I’m very proud of how many ‘small’ products I finished! Right now I’m thinking I won’t be able to finish anything this month, but I’m sure I’ll have a few empties. For now… feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Maybelline Color Sensational Luscious Lipgloss 410 Peach Sorbet & 520 Cherry Kiss

Hi there! I spotted these cute Maybelline Color Sensational Luscious Lipglosses at Poundland the other day. I’m not very much into Maybelline, and their Popsticks left me pretty much underwhelmed. But I thought these glosses looked promising. I’ve tried them both now. So it’s time I put my thoughts into words.
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Maybelline Color Sensational Luscious Lipgloss 410 Peach Sorbet has a peachy tint which is invisible on the lips. I’m OK with that because I don’t care for peachy, orange or coral lips. Maybelline Color Sensational Luscious Lipgloss 520 Cherry Kiss looks tinted in the tube as well. But the soft cherry tint doesn’t show on the lips at all. I’m OK with that too because I’m not a red lips gal at all.

I really like these glosses. Here’s what’s good:
– fruity flavours that last,
– very moisturising,
– no shimmer or sparkle

I have to mention that I find the cherry flavour a bit too sweet for my taste, and I think the glosses are quite sticky (certainly above average sticky). But overall I really like them and I’ll use them up for sure.

I believe these Maybelline Color Sensational Luscious Lipglosses have been discontinued. However, they can still be found online or in discount stores like Poundland, etc.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde