Weekly Recap 2 – 8 September 2019

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Scroll down to see what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week. 🙂

Monday 2 Sep – August Empties

On Monday I told you which products I said goodbye to in August. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 3 Sep – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 4 Sep – Super Facialist By Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Calming Creamy Cleanser

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
And on Wednesday I reviewed a cleanser. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 5 Sep – Nourish Protect Cooling Toning Mist

On Thursday I reviewed a face mist. Click here to read the post.

Friday 6 Sep – The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig Shower Gel, The Body Shop Polynesian Island Tiaré Shower Gel

Friday’s post was about 2 shower gels. Click here to read it.

And this is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! By the way, next week’s going to be face mask week! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Empties – May 2019

Hi there! It’s already the 3rd of June, so it’s time for my May Empties post. As always, I used a number of single use face masks. I didn’t keep the empty sachets, but if you’re interested, you can click here to read about my latest face mask finds. Without further ado, onto the big bottles, tubes and tubs! 😎

1 Nourish Balance Refining Toning Mist – I didn’t love this face mist, and I won’t be buying it again.

2 Palmolive Aroma Moments Just Fabulous – this is a lovely shower gel that I will buy again, no doubt! My husband used this shower gel too, so this is a shared empty.

3 Treacle Moon The Honeycomb Secret – another amazing shower gel from Treacle Moon. Another shower gel that I will repurchase.

4 Boots Botanics Skin Brightening Deep Clean Gel – this is one of my all-time favourite face washes. Unfortunately, it’s been discontinued ages ago, and this was the last tube I had. 😪

5 Beautifully Scrumptious Almond Body Butter – this is a nice body butter that I might pick up again.

6 Aussie Mega Conditioner – this is one of the best conditioners I’ve ever used. It’s not as good as the original Herbal Essences conditioners, but nothing comes close to those really. In any event, I will repurchase this conditioner (and the matching shampoo) for sure!

7 Original Source Passionfruit and Jojoba Milk Shower Milk – this is a nice shower gel that I might buy again.

8 Pantene Pro-V Youth Protect Rejuvenating Intensive Conditioner – one of Pantene’s best hair products! I would buy this deep conditioner again!

9 Superdrug Cranberry & Pomegranate Body Butter – this body butter was much older than I’d care to admit. It smelled and looked perfect, but I didn’t want to use it on my body – so I decided to use it on my feet instead. It did a great job! This body butter has been discontinued ages ago, and repurchasing it would be impossible!

10 Nivea Age Defying Q10 Hand Cream – a great hand cream! I have a few more of these in my stash!

11 Maybelline Eyeliner Chestnut (x2) – these are nice eyeliners. Now that I’ve finished these 2, I think I just have 2 or 3 more in my stash.

12 Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads – I’ll be reviewing these very shortly! 😊

13 Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Buff – a simple and unspectacular nothing colour. I used this one as a base coat. I wouldn’t buy this polish again.

I’m happy with what I finished in May! Which products have you said goodbye to recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 1 – 7 April 2019

Hi there! It’s the last day of the week, so it’s time for my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve written about this past week. 🙂

Monday 1 Apr – March Empties

Monday’s post was about all the products I said goodbye to in March. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 2 Apr – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 3 Apr – Skin Treats Unicorn Hydrating Sheet Mask

On Tuesday I showed you a mani I did not too long ago. Click here to read the post.
And on Wednesday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 4 Apr – Nourish Balance Refining Toning Mist

Thursday’s post was about the face mist I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the review.

Friday 5 Apr – MakeUp Revolution Re-Loaded Marvellous Mattes

On Friday I reviewed an eyeshadow palette. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nourish Balance Refining Toning Mist

Hi there! Today’s post is about the face mist I’m currently using – Nourish Balance Refining Toning Mist for Combination Skin. This product, which is 97% organic, promises to balance skin PH, to close pores, and to prepare skin for nourishment.

This face mist contains vitamins C, B3, B5 and E, as well as well as niacinamide. Sounds great, doesn’t it? I’ve been using this face mist for a few weeks now, and here’s what I think.

I think this product is a lot better than the last facial water I’ve had. And whilst I think that this product is alright, I don’t love it. And here’s why…

I think this product works well as the first step in my skin care (after cleansing). I spray my face (about 4-5 sprays) right before I use my serum or facial oil. However, I’d like this product more if it had a better spray nozzle. With this nozzle, a spray is more like a splash, and I’d prefer a light mist. Superdrug managed to get the spray nozzles right for their cheap face mists, so I’d expect “better” brands to get this feature right too. Apparently I’m expecting too much.

Another thing I don’t like is the strong fragrance. It’s a mix of concentrated apple juice and something else. I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s very strong and it’s cloyingly sweet. Fortunately, the fragrance doesn’t linger!

I haven’t noticed any benefits other than hydration. My pores look the same, and my skin tone and texture don’t appear any different. I will continue to use this product because it plays well with my serums and facial oils, but I wouldn’t repurchase it. As of now, Superdrug’s B. Facial Spritz and Superdrug’s Calm Skin Facial Spritz are still my favourite face mists.

Nourish Balance Refining Toning Mist for Combination Skin is available as 100ml for £12 through Nourish’s own web site. I paid £3 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Haul! Lots Of New Products – Herbal Essences, True Skin, Ekél, Valjean Labs, Sante Naturkosmetik, Skinlab, By Nature, Gliss & More

Hi there! I haven’t done a haul post for quite some time, so here’s what I bought over the past couple of weeks (months even…). 🙂

1 True Skin Hydrating Facial Water – 207ml for £5.99
2 Sante Naturkosmetik Instantly Smoothing Night Cream – 30ml for £4.99
3 Nourish Cooling Toning Mist – 100ml for £3.00
4 Nourish Refining Toning Mist – 100ml for £3.00

5 Skin Assistant Collagen Morning Glow Serum – 59ml for £6.00
6 Skinlab Facial Serum – 30ml for £5.00
7 Spa Cosmetics Rose Serum Oil – 50ml for £6.00
8 Valjean Labs Restore Facial Serum – 54ml for £6.00

9 By Nature Nourishing & Firming Face Mask – Pack of 5 for £5.99
10 Boo Bamboo Bamboo Fibre Charcoal Sheet Mask – Pack of 3 for £4.00
11 Rata & Co. Activated Charcoal & Natural Clay Sheet Face Mask – Pack of 5 for £3

12 Ekél Green Tea Cleansing Cream – 300ml for £4.99
13 Ekél Aloe Cleansing Cream – 300ml for £4.99

14 + 15 Gliss Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner – £1 each
16 + 17 Nutrafix Keratin Hair Mask & Argan Oil Hair Mask – £1 each

18 Carex Fun Edition Unicorn Magic Shower And Bath – 500ml for £1
19 Imperial Leather Cosmic Unicorn Fantasy Icon Bath Soak – 500ml for £1

20 + 21 Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo & Conditioner – 400ml for £1.99 each

22 + 23 Enliven Pink Grapefruit & Mango And Papaya Shower Gels – 400ml for 69p each

This is most of what I’ve bought over the past couple of weeks (or months…). It’s quite a lot, but I’ve finished quite a few shower and skin care products, so I deserved to treat myself!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde