Weekly Recap 14 – 20 September 2020

Hi there! Happy Sunday. Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this past week – so read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog.

Monday 14 Sep – Nail Of  The Day
Tuesday 15 Sep – Superdrug Anti-Ageing Moisture Mask

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 16 Sep – Battle Of The Peachy Shower Gels – Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Yellow Peach Shower Gel vs. NSPA Deliciously Soft And Sweet Peach Shower & Bath Gel
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Wednesday’s post was about 2 peachy shower gels. Click here to read it.

Thursday 17 Sep – 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Zatik Rosehip & Black Seed Organic Oil Serum

On Thursday I reviewed one of the facial oils I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the post.

Friday 18 Sep – MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick Fawn Fancy, NYC Color Instinct Eyeshadow Palette 969 Rooftop Cocktails

And on Friday I reviewed a lipstick and a small eyeshadow palette. Click here to have a quick read.

And this is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick Fawn Fancy, NYC Color Instinct Eyeshadow Palette 969 Rooftop Cocktails

Hi there! Today’s post is about a lipstick and a small eyeshadow palette. And I’m starting with this MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick in the shade Fawn Fancy which was £1.

This lipstick is awful. The shade is nice, but the lipstick is waxy, strangely dry and impossible to apply. It broke off the first time I used it. Not a surprise – I tried a few lipsticks from this line before, and I remember that this happened with at least 2 of them. I don’t think I’ll ever buy a matte lipstick from MUA again. Having said this, their creamy lipsticks (which are also £1 only) are lovely!

Onto this NYC Color Instinct Eyeshadow Palette 969 Rooftop Cocktails which was 99p at Fragrance Direct.

This is a small eye palette that contains 4 eyeshadows – a dusty lavender, a light blue, a light green, and a pale champagne highlighter shade.

I bought this palette a while ago, but I never used it until I gave it a try a few weeks ago. The dusty lavender shade is nice, but it’s poorly pigmented. And I didn’t care for the other 3 shades.

Since I have no use for this palette, it’ll be the latest victim of my 6 months early spring declutter.

Have you tried these products? Which products did you get rid of recently? Feel free to get in touch, and thanks for reading! 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick Scarlet Siren

Hi there! Today’s post is about MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick in the shade Scarlet Siren. I’ve previously tried a number of matte lipsticks from MUA, and so far all of them were disappointing. But I found this one in my stash, and I thought I should give it a try!

I think, all in all, this isn’t a good lipstick. The colour is pretty, but it doesn’t suit me. It’s an odd shade that makes my teeth look yellow – which they’re not.

I also dislike the waxy texture. This lipstick isn’t as bad as the other matte lipsticks I had from MUA. However, the formula is still unpleasant to wear. I think wearing this lipstick is a waste of time, so I will bin it.

Just fyi – MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick Scarlet Siren is available for £1.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 11 – 17 May 2020

Hi there! Happy Sunday. This post is about all the post I’ve written this past week. So read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog. 😊

Monday 11 May – MUA MakeUp Academy Lipsticks Shade 1 & Shade 2

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

Tuesday 12 May – Nivea Clay Fresh Ginger & Basil Scent, Nivea Clay Fresh Hibiscus & White Sage Scent

Tuesday’s post was about 2 shower gels which I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 13 May – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

On Wednesday I reviewed the hair care combo I’m currently using. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 14 May – Nail Of The Day
Friday 15 May – 100% Cruelty-Free PS… Pink Grapefruit Overnight Jelly Mask

Thursday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
And on Friday I reviewed a jelly moisturiser. Click here to read the post.

And this is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by, lovelies! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA MakeUp Academy Lipsticks Shade 1, Shade 2

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 lip products – MUA MakeUp Academy Lipstick Shade 1 and MUA MakeUp Academy Lipstick Shade 2. Yes, I’m wearing lipstick in lockdown! And I still follow my usual morning routine – I brush my teeth, I shower and wash my hair, I use my skin care products (face and body) the same way as always, I put on nice clothes – usually a dress, and then I put on some lipstick. I don’t do a full face of make-up though – I think that would be too much! Alrighty, onto the lipsticks!

MUA MakeUp Academy Lipstick Shade 1 is a deep, dark red shade. It’s not the most flattering colour for pale ladies like myself. I think this lipstick would look much nicer on ladies with darker skin tones. This lipstick is highly pigmented, and I do like its creamy formula. However, because of the creamy formula, the lipstick will smudge and come off easily.

MUA MakeUp Academy Lipstick Shade 2 is a cool fuchsia shade that bursts with colour. This one works better with my pale skin, but I also think this shade would look better on ladies with darker skin tones. The formula is rich and creamy too, so this one is just as prone to smudging or coming off as the red lipstick.

All in all, I would recommend these lipsticks – but only if you don’t drink or snack all the time. 😉 MUA MakeUp Academy Lipstick Shade 1 and MUA MakeUp Academy Lipstick Shade 2 are £1 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick Wild Berry

Hi there!Today I’ve got another lipstick to review. It’s MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick Wild Berry. I’ve previously reviewed a matte lipstick from MUA – and I wasn’t impressed. And unfortunately today’s review isn’t a positive one either. Now let me tell you why I’ve already binned this lipstick.

First of all, I don’t like how the lipstick applies and how it feels on my lips. The formula is thick and waxy, the colour doesn’t transfer well onto the lips, and the lipstick feels drying and sticky at the same time.
MUA Matte Lipstick Wild Berry
I also don’t love the colour. It looks like a dark berry colour in the bullet. But it’s a fuchsia / plum shade on the lips. The colour pay-off isn’t that great either. I’ve got a white spot on my bottom lip (it’s just a lack of pigment). Most lipsticks cover this small area easily, so it was quite a disappointment that this lipstick didn’t.

All in all, I think this isn’t a good lipstick. I know the reviews about it are mixed – lots of people seem to love MUA’s matte lippies (I really don’t get it), but just as many don’t. I compare every matte lipstick to UNE’s brilliant matte lipsticks (they feel like velvet, but they’re matte). And based on that comparison I’d be flattering MUA’s Wild Berry lipstick if I were to say it’s ‘below average’…

MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick in Wild Berry is available for £1 (Superdrug, MUA online store).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick Lilac Belle

Hi there! Today’s post is about this MUA Lilac Belle Matte Lipstick. I’ve always hated frosty, shimmery and pearly finishes in lipsticks, so I’m easily tempted by anything matte. 🙂 So let’s have a look at this lippie.
MUA Matte Lipstick Lilac Belle
Lilac Belle is a pinkish lilac shade. I’m not a fan of this particular colour because it makes my teeth look yellow (which they’re not). I think this is a lipstick colour only girls with pearly white gnashers can wear.

In terms of quality, I’m not happy with MUA’s matte lipsticks. They’re very waxy which makes it hard to apply them and they’re very drying. And I’m sure I’m not the only one whose matte MUA lippie broke on first use.

The MUA Lilac Belle Matte Lipstick is clearly not for me and I won’t buy it again. It was £1 only, so it wasn’t much of a loss. If you’d like to try this lippie, check Superdrug’s web site or MUA’s online store.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde