Jil Sander Simply Elixir Eau De Parfum & Rich Body Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 products – Jil Sander Simply Elixir Eau De Parfum & Rich Body Cream. The fragrance Simply Elixir contains the following notes: pink pepper, ginger and blood orange (top notes), violet, iris, cedar and rose (heart notes), and leather, vanilla and patchouli (base notes).

Let me start with the fragrance review and say… this fragrance is gorgeous! It’s violet and leather on a sweet iris and vanilla base. This fragrance is feminine and sophisticated, probably more suited to people aged 30 and over as it gives off a grown-up vibe. Simply Elixir could be a female version of Dior Fahrenheit, however, it would still be suitable for men who enjoy sweeter fragrances. The other day I doused my husband in Simply Elixir (he didn’t know the fragrance), and he actually liked the beautiful scent on himself (and so did I).

The body cream is great too. The formula is simply perfect. It’s quick and easy to apply the cream. It hydrates my skin perfectly, and it smells just like Simply Elixir. Awesome stuff!

If you’re interested, Jil Sander Simply Elixir Eau De Parfum (40ml) & Rich Body Cream (75ml) are available as a gift set. I paid £13.95 (post Christmas sale). The price is absolutely ridiculous. Even though the price has gone up to over £20 again after the sale, the gift set is still a total steal. This exact gift set is over 50 EUR in Germany (I looked it up and found it on a website for a department store chain similar to the UK’s John Lewis).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Treats Aloe Vera Restoring Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Skin Treats Aloe Vera Restoring Sheet Mask which I picked up at Savers a few weeks ago. The mask promises to have a soothing, calming and moisturising effect on the skin.

This face mask is easy to use. Cleanse your face, put the mask on, leave it on for 15 minutes while you relax. Then masssage the essence into the skin.

I tried this mask just yesterday, and I found it nice! It has a very subtle and pleasant aloe vera scent. With respect to what the mask does, I would agree that it calmed and hydrated my skin. I enjoyed how the mask felt while it was on, and I was also happy that it left my skin looking refreshed.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this face mask. If you’re interested, Skin Treats Aloe Vera Restoring Sheet Mask is available as a 20ml single-use sheet mask for £1 (Savers, B&M Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Sukin Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Sukin Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream which also contains pomegranate, kakadu plum and a bunch of other botanical ingredients. This day cream promises to help relieve dehydrated skin and fight the signs of ageing.

I’ve been using this day cream for a few weeks now and I think it’s not the best product for my skin type. It’s probably better suited to people with oily skin types. I don’t think someone with normal to dry skin would find this day cream hydrating enough. What I like about this day cream is that plays well with the other facial products I use and that it doesn’t irritate my skin. However, this cream is just not enough for my dry skin, and I often end up using face mist and facial oil as a booster.

If you’re interested, Sukin Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream is available as 120ml for £18.95. I got this product as part of a £12.99 gift set which contained Sukin products worth over £40! So far, the cleanser was disappointing, and this night cream is not suitable for my skin type (even though it says it is). Fingers crossed for the facial oil!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 17 – 23 January 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap, and these are the posts I’ve written this past week.

Monday 17 Jan – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 18 Jan – Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance-Free Non-Greasy Lotion

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

Wednesday 19 Jan – Scinic Sparkling Pore Toner

Wednesday’s post was about this toner. Click here to read my review.

Thursday 20 Jan – Essence XXXL Nude Lipgloss 06 Soft Almond, Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Lip Balm, Malibu Sun Lip Care Vanilla Flavour 

On Thursday I reviewed a few lip products. Click here to take a look.

Friday 21 Jan – Westlab Reviving Epsom Salt

And Friday’s post was about these bath salts. Click here to read my review.

And this is it for this week. Enjoy what’s left of the weekend, and thanks for stopping by! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Westlab Reviving Epsom Salt

Hi there! Today’s post is about these bath salts which I picked up for £2 at B&M Bargains – Westlab Reviving Epsom Salt. These bath salts claim to help relax aching muscles. Simply add 2-3 handfuls of these bath salts to your bath and relax!

I’ve given these scent-free bath salts a try, and I would agree that they help relieve sore muscles after a workout. My husband has tried these bath salts too, and he was just as happy with them as I was. These bath salts will be repurchased, no doubt!

If you’re interested, a 1kg bag of Westlab Reviving Epsom Salt is usually about £6, but they’re also often on a half price deal at the drugstores or the supermarkets. I only paid £2 at my local B&M store.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Essence XXXL Nude Lipgloss 06 Soft Almond, Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Lip Balm, Malibu Sun Lip Care Vanilla Flavour

Hi there! Today’s post is about 3 lip products I’m using at the moment – Essence XXXL Nude Lipgloss 06 Soft Almond, Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Lip Balm which is 100% vegan and cruelt-free, and Malibu Sun Lip Care Vanilla Flavour.

Let’s start with Essence XXXL Nude Lipgloss 06 Soft Almond! This is a gorgeous lip gloss. It has a subtle sweet flavour and a sheer brownish tint which is a good match for me (pale ginger with green eyes). I also like that the gloss doesn’t slip. All in all, this is a really good lipgloss! I paid £1 for it (Wilko, sale)

Onto Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Lip Balm! I’ve been enjoying this lip balm for a few months now, and it’s almost finished. Why is it good? It has a beautiful texture that glides on and provides a real hydration boost. I’ve even used it around my eyes and my nose to heal broken, flaky skin. One word of caution though – this lip balm has a strong ricinus oil scent – if that’s not your cup of tea, you won’t like this lip balm!

If you’re interested, this lip balm is available as a duo pack for £3.49. I paid just over £2 during a Save 1/3 promotion (which Superdrug runs most of the time). Also, this lip balm is vegan and certified cruelty-free as it carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Malibu Sun Lip Care Vanilla Flavour is a decent lip balm. It has SPF30 – this is great in many ways. However, this also means that the lip balm stings on broken skin. This lip balm is nice for healthy lips, and I would recommend as a summer holiday lip balm. The sweet vanilla flavour is alright too. Malibu Sun Lip Balms are usually available in sets of 3 for about £1.99 (Home Bargains and other bargain stores although the price may be different).

Whilst this post is not a product comparison, let me rate these lip products from best to 3rd best = Essence lipgloss, Superdrug lip balm, Malibu Sun lip balm. But I like them all; there’s not a single stinker amongst these products!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Pure Awesomeness – Scinic Sparkling Pore Toner

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Scinic Sparkling Pore Toner which I found at TK Maxx. This toner with sodium hyaluronate, lemon, lime and plenty more botanical extracts promises to remove sebum and dead skin cells, to soothe the skin and to make pores appear smaller.

I’ve been using this toner for a few weeks now, and I love it! Wow, what a product! Since this toner contains lemon and lime extracts as well as other fruit extracts, it has a brightening effect on the skin. It’s amazing! This toner has insane cleansing powers. It makes my face look and feel clean and clear, but at the same time it doesn’t feel drying at all. This is, without doubt, one of the best toners I’ve ever used!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this awesome toner. If you’re interested, Scinic Sparkling Pore Toner is available as 150ml. I paid £6 at TK Maxx.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance-Free Non-Greasy Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance-Free Non-Greasy Lotion.

This body lotion is usually over £3, so I just had to have it when I saw it for £1 at Poundland!

This body lotion is aimed at people with very dry skin. It promises to heal dry and rough skin within 5 days and to moisturise even the most stubborn dry patches. The lotion also claims to absorb fast and to be gentle on sensitive skin.

I’ve used this body lotion for a few days, and I can already tell that it’s amazing for my very dry and moody skin. The lotion absorbs in no time, it’s definitely not greasy at all, but it makes my skin feel deeply nourished.

I would have preferred a scented product, but I cannot fault this body lotion at all.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this body lotion to other people with very dry and/or moody skin. Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance-Free Non-Greasy Lotion is available as 200ml and 400ml. Prices vary quite a bit, and there’s often a Half Price or Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer somewhere!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Revlon 040 Fuchsia Fever, Ciaté Showtime & Stamping With Maniology BM-XL217

Hi there! Today’s post is a Nail Of The Day post.

For this mani I painted my nails with Revlon 040 Fuchsia Fever (thumbs, index and middle fingers). This is a great polish. I love the colour, and I’m obsessed with the formula and the quick drying time.

For the images I used my Maniology (formerly Bundle Monster) BL-XL217 stamping plate.

The black polish I stamped with is Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

On the ring fingers and pinkies I used Ciaté Showtime (3 coats).

I liked the girly look of this mani. However, I didn’t enjoy removing the glitter. It’s normal for glitter top coats and polishes to be a bit more difficult to remove than regular nail polish, but this glitter polish was an absolute nightmare. I think I might have buy peel-off base coat (in case I’ll ever wear this glitter polish again).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 10 – 16 January 2022

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 10 Jan – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 11 Jan – Yves Rocher Jardins Du Monde Well-Being Shower Gel With Lavandin

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

Wednesday 12 Jan – HAUL!

A bunch of new products were the stars of Wednesday’s HAUL post. Click here to read it.

Thursday 13 Jan – Valjean Labs Replenish Hydration Gel

On Thursday I reviewed a hydration gel for the face. Click here to read the post.

Friday 14 Jan – Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense Eau De Parfum

And Friday’s post was about this Agent Provocateur fragrance. Click here to read my review.

This is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde