Never Again – The Ultimate Beauty Duds – Part 3

Hi there! Welcome to Part 3 of the Ultimate Beauty Duds. I’ve already done parts 1 and 2, and these posts were well received. So her’s part 3! 🙂

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

This Neutrogena moisturiser made my skin feel terribly dry. But Olay saved the day (and my skin).

Dolly’s Mixtures Rainbow Sherbet & Strawberry Daiquiri

These 2 Dolly’s Mixtutes shower gels were disappointing. The fragrances are best described as fizzy plastic and random soapy nothingness.

Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Body Mists
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The ultimate cheap body mist collection. These are the kind of body sprays you give to a young girl to experiment with – if you want her to dislike fragrances…

I Love… Chocolates & Orange Bath & Shower Crème, Refreshing Body Spritzer

I like quite a few I Love… toiletries, but the Chocolates & Oranges products smell like cheap dish soap. Yikes!

Paperchase Cherry, Strawberry & Blackcurrant Lip Balms

These Paperchase lip balms tasted like plastic. I binned them a long time ago.

I Love… Chocolate Truffle Bath Fizzer & Yves Rocher Cranberry Cooling Effect Mask

I Love…’s Chocolate Truffle products are excellent. However, there’s one stinker – the Bath Fizzer! It smells like cardboard with the faintest hint of cheap chocolate. Not pleasant at all.

Yves Rocher’s Cranberry Cooling Effect mask is pretty useless. It doesn’t do anything at all. This is, without doubt, one of Yves Rocher’s most disappointing products.

Accessorize Paradise Eyeshadow Palette
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I think the Paradise palette is extremely pretty. But of 32 eyeshadows, 16 are so poorly pigmented that they’re essentially useless. Check out my original post which includes swatches of all 32 eyeshadows – you’ll be disappoited, no doubt.

This was part 3 of The Ultimate Beauty Duds! Whilst I’m not saying that no one could ever like any of these products (some of them are still around), I found these products to be rubbish. But if you do like any of these products, that’s good for you.

Feel free to get in touch if you want to. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Weekly Recap 26 Jun – 2 Jul 2017

Hi there! How’s your week been? I hope you’ve had a good week so far! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. And this is what I’ve been up to this week… 🙂

Monday 26 Jun – L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Masque

Monday’s post was about L’Oréal’s Elvive Fibrology Thickening Masque. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 27 Jun – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
Wednesday 28 Jun – Superdrug White Chocolate Mousse Mask

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read the post.
And on Wednesday I reviewed Superdrug’s White Chocolate Mousse Mask. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 29 Jun – Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Thursday’s post was about Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Water Gel. Click here to read the post.

Friday 30 Jun – June Beauty Awards a.k.a. June 2017 Favourites

On Friday I told you about all the products I loved in June. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Samples Stash – Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Hi there! Not too long ago I received a Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel sample. Hydro Boost is a new range that promises (I’m quoting from their marketing leaflet…) “Lightweight yet intense hydration for skin so supple it bounces back”.

Neutrogena mentions hyaluronic acid, glycerin and an olive derivative as active ingredients which are supposed to hydrate skin and to (here’s another quote) “help fortify the skin barrier”. Sounds great. Now, how’s the water gel?

I’m not impressed. I think that the water gel felt nice for the first few minutes, but it made my skin feel in need of hydration after less than an hour. I tried to wait and see what would happen, but after 2 hours I gave up. I didn’t want my skin to feel dry, so I just applied some Olay moisturiser on top of the water gel, and this seemed to help.

Whilst I was expecting Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Water Gel to be a moisture bomb, it turned out to be the exact opposite. In terms of hydration, I think this water gel is just as disappointing as Garnier’s Skin Active Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask and Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Brightening Radiance Balm.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde