DearBoo Collagen & Canola Flower Everyday Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this DearBoo Collagen & Canola Flower Everyday Mask which I found at my local TK Maxx. This sheet mask promises to nourish nutrient-deficient skin and to improve skin firmness. It’s a regular leave-on sheet mask – cleanse your skin, apply the mask, leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then remove the mask and massage the leftover essence into your skin.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s very good. I love the hydrating (yet not sticky) formula and the plumping effect the mask had on my skin. I’ve already used 3 of these amazing masks, and based on my experience, I would recommend them!

If you’re interested, DearBoo Collagen & Canola Flower Everyday Mask is available as a pack of 10 x 27ml single use face masks. I paid £6.99 (TK Maxx) for this set of 10 masks.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 31 May – 6 June 2021

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 31 May – May Favourites

Monday’s post was about all the products I loved in May. Click here to read it.

Tuesday 1 Jun – May Empties

On Tuesday I told you which products I emptied in May. Click here to take a look.

Thursday 3 Jun – Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Retinol Night Cream

I didn’t post on Wednesday, but on Thursday I reviewed Poundland’s new Retinol night cream. Click here to read the post.

Friday 4 Jun – Imperial Leather Tropical Rainforest & Exotic Papaya Shower Gel, Imperial Leather Cotton Clouds & White Cashmere Shower Cream

And Friday’s post was about these shower gels. Click here to take a look.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Imperial Leather Tropical Rainforest & Exotic Papaya Shower Gel, Imperial Leather Cotton Clouds & White Cashmere Shower Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels I’m using at the moment – Imperial Leather Tropical Rainforest & Exotic Papaya Shower Gel and Imperial Leather Cotton Clouds & White Cashmere Shower Cream.

Let’s start with Imperial Leather Tropical Rainforest & Exotic Papaya Shower Gel which is simply amazing! I love everything about this shower gel – the formula, the lather, how gentle it is… and, of course, the fragrance! I can’t describe the fragrance in many words, but I can describe it in 1 word = paradise!

Onto Imperial Leather Cotton Clouds & White Cashmere Shower Cream which is really nice too. The scent of this shower gel is best described as a mix of sugarfree marshmallows and, indeed, cotton. I prefer the wonderful Tropical Rainforest scent, but Cotton Clouds is very good too!

Imperial Leather Tropical Rainforest & Exotic Papaya Shower Gel and Imperial Leather Cotton Clouds & White Cashmere Shower Cream are available as 250ml. I paid £1 each. I’ve also seen bigger bottles, but I’m not sure of the exact size (I assume those are 400ml or 500ml).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Retinol Night Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Retinol Night Cream which I’ve been using since the end of April.

This night cream contains 1% retinyl palmitate, hyaluronic acid, green tea extract and shea butter. It promises to fight the signs of ageing, to hydrate and regenerate the skin, and to improve the skin’s elasticity. The result is firmer and younger looking skin.

I like this night cream a lot. I’m definitely impressed by it! I love how nourishing it is. It’s perfect for my dry skin. I also like the gentle formula. I haven’t experienced any issues. Au contraire! Thanks to this night cream, I’m waking up to refreshed and well-rested looking skin – even though I often sleep less than 5 hours.

I cannot comment on how well this night cream fights visible signs of ageing. I’ve always taken great care of my skin, and I wouldn’t expect any single new product to outperform every other skin care product I’m using (or have used in the past).

In any event, based on my experience, I’d recommend this night cream. Priced at £3, the 50ml tub is a total steal! This is quite possibly the cheapest retinol night cream. So if you’re on a budget, you might want to check out this product! Always make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients, and keep in mind that retinol makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so sunscreen is a must for your day skin care if you go out. What else? Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Retinol Night Cream is also suitable for vegans – what’s not to like?

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – May 2021

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I finished in May. I used 12 single-use face masks. Whilst I don’t take photos of those empty face mask sachets, you can read about my latest face mask finds here. Now let’s take a closer look at the big bottles!

1 Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Cleanup AHA Fruit Toner – I love this toner! I hope I can find it again!

2 Cellio It’s True Moisture Skin Pearl Natural Skin Care System – another lovely toner! I’d be happy to get my hands on it again!

3 Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion – I don’t think I’ll buy this product again. There’s much better stuff out there for a similar price.

4 Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Conditoner – my holy grail of hair care!

5 Classics Nail Polish Remover – my go-to nail polish remover. £1 at Poundland for a 400ml bottle.

6 Treacle Moon The Raspberry Kiss – a decent shower gel, but not a favourite. I don’t think I’ll buy it again.

7 My Little Pony Lovely Lipbalm Cutie Kiss – a wonderful lip balm! I hope to find it or a similar one again!

8 NSPA Fruit Extracts Luscious And Juicy Red Cherry Rich Body Butter – this is a nice body butter. I believe this fragrance has been discontinued. Unfortunately, I can’t repurchase it.

9 Manhattan Buffalo 12 – I liked this nail polish a lot. I have 20+ similar ones though.

10 Sanctuary Spa Mestizo Acai Rain Shower – I love this! I’m sad that I can’t buy it again.

11 Nivea Love Adventure Caring Shower Gel – it was nice while it lasted, but I also won’t buy this one again.

12 Nivea Indulgent Moisture Cashmere Shower Cream – I enjoyed the moisturising formula, but not the fragrance, so I won’t buy it again.

13 Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Shower Jelly (no photo) – OMG, I hate this shower jelly so much! I gave it a second chance, but this stuff is vile, and it’s not worth cleaning the entire shower 360 just to get rid of the green flecks it leaves everywhere. I binned it right after the 2nd try. Good riddance!

14 Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Wash (no photo) – I can’t bring myself to keep using this stuff. Binned.

I think I did well again this month – 4 shower gels finished, 2 unloved shower products binned, some more skin care finished as well. I think June will be good too, as I have a bunch of products in various states of less than half full…

Thanks for reading, lovelies! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

May Beauty Awards

Hi there! Today’s post is my Monthly Favourites post. I’ve picked my top 3 from all the products I reviewed in May. And there are a few honourable mentions as well. Let’s take a look at the goodies!

3rd place – Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Shampoo & Conditioner With Ginseng Extract

These Harmony Hair Indulgence products with ginseng were lovely! I’m so sad that this line has been discontinued!

Runner-Up – Astor Rouge Couture 301 Nude Silk

OMG, this lipstick is just wow! I love this shade, it’s perfect for me.

WINNER – Mitomo Retinol Facial Essence Mask

This retinol face mask is the bomb! I love it! It’s one of the best sheet masks I’ve ever tried.

Onto the honourable mentions! I enjoyed Sanctuary Spa’s Salt Scrub and I’m still enjoying Sanctuary Spa’s Hand Cream and Heel Balm. Primark’s Pearl Mask and Global Beauty Care’s Collagen Mask were lovely. And Boots’ Glycolic Acid Mask was a surprise find which will now become a regular purchase.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Imperial Leather Dreamy Donuts Sweet Treats Soap

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Imperial Leather Dreamy Donuts Sweet Treats Soap. This shower soap is supposed to smell of sweet vanilla buttercream and a drizzly strawberry icing. The soap claims to be gentle on skin. Since the soap is housed in cardboard, the packaging is 100% recyclable. This is great!

I’ve given this soap a try, and I found it disappointing. Whilst I agree that the soap is gentle and that it left my skin feeling great, I didn’t care for the fragrance at all. I’d describe the fragrance as stale, a bit like old bread. This wasn’t great. So I threw out the soap after the first unpleasant use.

I won’t recommend this product, but if you’re interested, Imperial Leather Dreamy Donuts Sweet Treats Soap is available as a 100g bar soap for 70p (Sainsbury’s).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Rose Water

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 facial cleansing products which I’ve been using since the beginning of May – Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Rose Water, aimed at people with dry and sensitive skin.

Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk With Rose Water promises to dissolve and remove make-up gently and effectively. I think it removes make-up OK. This cleanser is better than the 2 other cleansers from this collection (aloe, honey), but it’s not nearly as good as Olay’s cleanser, which sets the standards in the lower price range.

Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Toner With Rose Water claims to remove residue from make-up and cleansing products. I think this toner is OK too, but it’s nowhere near perfect. When I go over my face with a different toner afterwards, the other toner will pick up make-up residue which the Garnier products didn’t catch.

I’ve tried double-cleansing with the cleansing milk and double-toning with the toner – but these products aren’t the best. They smell lovely, but I can’t base my beauty decisions solely on how products smell. All in all, I won’t repurchase these products.

If you’re interested, Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Rose Water, are available as 200ml each for about £3.49 each. I paid £1.99 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Sanctuary Spa Hand Cream, Sanctuary Spa Heel Balm

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 products which were in one of the Sanctuary Spa gift sets I picked up for half price on Boxing Day – Sanctuary Spa Hand Cream and Sanctuary Spa Heel Balm.

Let’s start with Sanctuary Spa Hand Cream with shea butter and sweet almond oil. This hand cream promises non-greasy hydration – and it delivers exactly that! My husband and I are enjoying this hand cream so much. It feels amazing, and it has the beautiful Sanctuary Spa fragrance! This hand cream is £3 for the tiny 30ml tube or £6 for the bigger 75ml tube.

Onto Sanctuary Spa Heel Balm with shea butter and wheatgerm oil. I’ve had the heel balm before, but that was the old formula. The new formula is really good too. This product works wonders on dry feet. Priced at £7.50 for a 75ml tube, I won’t buy it, but I’d love to find it again in another half price gift set on Boxing Day!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Ultra Fine Sheet Mask With Added Mixed Berries Extract

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots Ultra Fine Sheet Mask With Added Mixed Berries Extract. This face mask with soldium hyaluronate and acai, raspberry, blueberry and black mulberry extracts promises to leave the skin more radiant, revitalised and with tightened pores.

This is a leave-on mask. Start by cleansing your face, then put the mask on. Leave it on for at least 15 minutes, then take it off and massage the essence into the skin. Then continue with your regular skin care.

I’ve given this face mask a try, and I liked it. I would say that it felt both relaxing and revitalising. My pores didn’t look different, and I wouldn’t say that my skin looked any more radiant, but it was still an enjoyable mask. The essence was lightweight and not overly sticky, and the fragrance was very subtle. All in all, this is a good mask!

If you’re interested, Boots Ultra Fine Sheet Mask With Added Mixed Berries Extract is available as a 25g single-use mask for £1.50. I bought it as part of a bundle of different face masks (6 masks for £5).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde