Weekly Recap 9 – 15 July 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this week. So if you’ve missed a post that you might have liked, here’s your chance to catch up. 🙂

Monday 9 Jul – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 10 Jul – Nature Love Hyaluronic Face 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 11 Jul – Aussie Colour Mate Shampoo & Conditioner

Wednesday’s post was about Aussie’s Colour Mate hair care products. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 12 Jul – Nail Of The Day
Friday 13 Jul – NSPA Lemon Shower & Bath Gel

I showed you another mani on Thursday. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed a lemon-scented shower gel. Click here to read the post.

And this is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the last few hours of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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NSPA Sharp And Uplifting Lemon Bath & Shower Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about NSPA‘s Sharp And Uplifting Lemon Shower & Bath Gel.

I had this shower gel stashed away for quite some time, and I almost forgot about it. But about 2 weeks ago I did an inventory of one of the boxes under the bed (don’t ask…), and this shower gel was one of a few summery shower products that I moved to the bathroom. 🙂

Now… is this shower gel any good? Yes, it is. The lemon fragrance is tangy and refreshing. It smells just as awesome as Original Source’s lemon shower gel. I also love the sherbet-like texture which adds to the cool feel of the shower gel.

I know NSPA‘s Sharp And Uplifting Lemon Shower & Bath Gel will serve me well this summer. If you’d like to try this shower gel, it’s available as 500ml for £3. I bought it when Asda ran a 3 for £4 promotion.

Have you tried this product? Have you tried any of the other NSPA shower gels? If so, which ones are your favourites? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 60 Seconds 323 Don’t Be Shy & Stamping With Pueen 111

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did a few weeks ago. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 323 Don’t Be Shy (2 coats). I really like this polish. Great formula, great colour. Great stuff!

Then I decided to double-stamp. I used Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto (black) and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 819 Coat Of Arms (gold).

The stamping plate I used is Pueen‘s 106 plate (which is part of Pueen‘s fantastic Make Your Day stamping plate collection).

I really like this mani. The base colour looks great, the images are super cute, and the gold and black stamping effect looks very nice.

Have you tried double-stamping? If not, why not? 😉 What nail polish are you wearing at the moment? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Aussie Colour Mate Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Aussie’s Colour Mate Shampoo & Conditioner with wild peach extract. These two hair products for “vibrant, coloured hair that refuses to be dull” promise a gentle cleanse to make sure colour is retained and hair is extra shiny.

I think the shampoo is decent. I’m satisfied it cleanses my hair and my scalp well. It doesn’t feel drying and the fragrance is alright (nice enough, generic, forgettable). In summary, this is an average shampoo.

The conditioner is below average. It helps detangle my hair in the shower, but it doesn’t make my hair feel soft or silky. I’ve never had dry hair, but thanks to this conditioner I think I’m halfway there!

In addition to the dryness, I’ve also noticed that my hair hasn’t been as glossy as usual. So based on my experience I’d say that these 2 products don’t deliver on their promise at all, and I won’t be buying them again. If you think these products are good, I recommend you try other products. Cheap brands like Alberto Balsam do much better products!

Aussie Colour Mate Shampoo (300ml) & Conditioner (250ml) are available for £4.19 each. I paid £1.95 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nature Love Hyaluronic Face Mask

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing Nature Love‘s Hyaluronic Face Mask. This sheet mask contains hyaluronic acid, cucumber and honeysuckle extracts, and it promises to soothe and hydrate skin.

This sheet mask is easy to use – cleanse your face, apply the mask, leave it alone for 20 minutes, then massage the excess serum into your skin. Now, read on to find out if the mask is any good…

I can make a long story short – this mask is absolutely amazing. I never had a sheet mask that left my skin anywhere near as hydrated as this mask. So yes, this mask set new standards! But it isn’t that much of a surprise. Looking at the ingredients, I can see that sodium hyaluronate is listed as the 3rd ingredient. This explains why the mask is so incredibly hydrating!

I would recommend this sheet mask to everyone! Nature Love‘s Hyaluronic Face Mask is available as a pack of 5 masks. I paid £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Galaxy Nails Feat. Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Max Factor, Primark & Essence

Hi there! I’ve got a Nail Of The Day post for you today!

Alrighty, for this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds Hot Black To Go (2 coats, but 1 would have been enough).

Then I used a small piece of a make-up sponge to apply white blobs (Primark PS Nail Polish Marshmallow) to my nails.

I repeated the process with 2 random colour polishes – Essence Colour & Go 06 Instant Happiness and Max Factor Glossfinity 95 Flaming Pink.

The glitter top coat I used is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 235 Supernova which is not just my favourite glitter top coat, but most likely also the most beautiful and the most versatile glitter top coat in the history of the planet.

I really liked this mani. It was inspited by boredom, but it turned out to be quite cool. Have you tried galaxy nails? If not, why not? Would you like to try galaxy nails? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 2 – 8 July 2018

Hi there! The first week of July is (almost) behind us, so it’s time for my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 2 Jul – June Empties

Monday’s post was about all the products I emptied in June. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 3 Jul – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 4 Jul – Montagne Jeunesse Red Hot Earth Sauna Masque

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

Thursday 5 Jul – L’Oréal Youth Code Luminizer BB Cream
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On Thursday I reviewed one of L’Oréal’s moisturisers. Click here to read the post.

Friday 6 Jul – Patisserie De Bain Strawberries & Cream Bath & Shower Crème, Hand & Body Lotion
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On Friday I reviewed Patisserie De Bain’s Strawberries & Cream body care products. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week! I hope you enjoy the last few hours of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde