June Beauty Awards

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite products in June. I picked my favourites from all the products I’ve reviewed since the beginning of the month. I’ve got a few honourable mentions further down, but let’s start with the TOP 3!

3rd place – Giorgio Armani Armani Code Summer Eau Fraîche
Runner-Up – Nip + Fab Renew Retinol Fix Tonic Extreme

Armani Code Summer is such a lovely fragrance! I’m enjoying it very much!
Nip + Fab’s retinol toner is one of my all-time favourite facial products!

WINNER – Marks & Spencer Spiced Bergamot Eau De Toilette

Spiced Bergamot is a very special fragrance. I’ll keep buying it for as long as M&S sells it!

Onto the honourable mentions! I Love… Choca Mocha Lala Moisturizing Lip Balm and Vaseline Lip Therpay + SPF 15 are 2 of my favourite lip balms at the moment. Astor Color Last VIP 240 Desire is such a beautiful lipstick, and Nivea Caring Shower Gel Splashy Ocean is a fab unisex shower gel.

Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try them? Which products are your current beauty favourites? Feel free to let me know via the comments, and thank you for stopping by! xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Weekly Recap 6 – 12 June 2022

Hi there! Happy Sunday! This post is about all the posts I’ve written this past week = my weekly blog recap! Scroll down to see if you’ve missed a post that you might have liked.

Monday 6 June – Declutter & Swatches Part 3 – Astor, B., MUA, NYC, Rimmel, L’Oréal

Monday’s post was about a bunch of lipsticks and eyeshadows that I swatched. Click here to see them all.

Thursday 9 June – Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hands Stronger Nails Non-Greasy Hand Cream
Friday 10 June – Nip + Fab Renew Retinol Fix Tonic Extreme

No posts on Tuesday and Wednesday. But Thursday’s post was about a hand cream. Click here to read it.
And on Friday I reviewed a retinol toner. Click here to read the post.

And this is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy what’s left of the weekend! xoxo

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Nip + Fab Renew Retinol Fix Tonic Extreme

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Nip + Fab Renew Retinol Fix Tonic Extreme.

This is a toner that promises visible anti-ageing results – but it doesn’t say how long it would take for you to see any results. 🤷‍♀️

The toner contains retinol which is known for its skin rejuvenation properties, an amino acid derivative to improve skin clarity and to even out the skin tone, and panthenol to deeply hydrate the skin.

You’re supposed to use this toner 2-3 times per week (evenings only) on your face and neck. The toner comes with a few warnings: Overuse can lead to dry skin or skin irritation, don’t use the toner on irritated skin, and consult your doctor before use if you’re pregnant! 😮

Wow, this sounds exciting and scary at the same time!

I’ve been using this toner once every 5-6 days for almost a year (10 months?), and I can safely say that it’s one of my favourite beauty products ever. I’m also still on my first bottle! 😍

Alrighty, let’s start with what I’ve learned… I couldn’t use this toner 2-3 times per week. It will irritate my skin, especially the skin around the eyes, quite a bit. How do I know? Because I tried to use it once every 3 days – but this was too frequent for me.

Then I tried to use this toner once every 4 days. Still not it. Then I went on to using it once every 5 days – this works well, and this is what I stick to. Occasionally, I give my skin an extra day, and that’s usually when I have to be outside the next day. That’s because retinol treatments and sunlight are not meant to go together.

What’s the toner like? It’s a clear toner, and it smells OK. I can’t describe the scent, but it’s definitely nothing natural. It does smell like “product”, but it’s not bad or unpleasant at all.

Onto more important things now! This toner feels amazing on my skin. I love using it. I can feel a bit of a pleasant tingle every time I use it. The toner feels very cleansing, and I can feel that it penetrates my skin to work its magic. I love it! I also love how quickly I can see results. Within minutes of using this toner, my skin looks more even in tone and texture. Amazing!

I know that, with all the different products I use, it’s sometimes not easy to tell which product does what, but having used this toner for almost a year, I know what it does, and I know that it helps me look refreshed and youthful.

If you’re interested, Nip + Fab Renew Retinol Fix Tonic Extreme is available as 100ml for £24.95. I paid £10 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Haul! Sukin, Mugler, Tonymoly, Nina Ricci, Maui Moisture, NIP+FAB, Bees Brilliance & Precision Beauty Tools

Hi there! Today’s post is about a bunch of products I ordered from TK Maxx. Some of the bargains were just too good to resist…

Sukin Hydrate Pack for a ridiculous £12.99! This set contains 3 products – with one of them being the full size 120ml Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream which is £18.95 on its own. What a bargain set!

Nina Ricci L’Extase, 30ml for £16.99. Mugler Aura Eau De Parfum Sensuelle, 50ml for £34.99.

NIP+FAB Renew Retinol Fix Tonic, 100ml for £10. This toner is usually around £22. Tonymoly I’m Seaweed pack of 10 face masks for £9.99.

Bees Brilliance Skin Brightening Spot Essence, 15g for £3. This stuff is usually £24.99. Insane saving! I bought 2 bottles. Maui Moisture Volcanic Ash Body Lotion, Maui Moisture Shea Butter Body Lotion, these are 384ml each for £4 each.

And lastly, Precision Beauty Rejuvenating Micro-Needle Derma Roller for £4.99. Precision Beauty Jade Beauty Roller Set for £10. This is a back-up!

This is already it. I didn’t go overboard – it’s just skin care and fragrance. It’s not like I bought 10 eye palettes… 😜 Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? Feel free to comment, and thanks for reading! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde