Empties – July 2018

Hi there! It’s the 1st of August, so it’s time for my monthly empties post. Before I show you the big bottles and tubes I emptied, let me add that I also used a number of single use face masks – but I didn’t keep the sachets. I never do! Now, onto the big empties.

1 Kenzo Madly Kenzo Eau De Toilette – this is a lovely fragrance! It’s fresh, youthful and happy. Great stuff, Kenzo!

2 NSPA Luscious Fresh Clementine Fragrance Body Mist – I enjoyed this body mist quite a bit. I think the fragrance is fresh and tangy, and the body mist felt really cool on the skin. I’d like to buy it again, but NSPA replaced the clementine products with a different fragrance.

3 Sukin Purifying Shampoo – this was a nice enough shampoo. I don’t think it was very purifying, but if you don’t get your head & hair dirty, this is alright for daily use. I won’t buy it again.

4 Aussie Colour Mate Conditioner – this is a below average conditioner, and I wouldn’t buy it again.

5 Boots Luscious Vanilla Body Spray – this is a nice vanilla fragrance. I have 2 back-up bottles, I think.

6 Imperial Leather Foamy Banana Shower Cream – I love it! I have another bottle in my stash!

7 Sukin Oil Balancing Clarifying Facial Tonic – this is a nice toner. It’s really powerful, so I couldn’t use it every day, but I can see myself picking it up again!

8 NSPA Lemon Shower & Bath Gel – this is a very refreshing shower gel. My husband used it too, so this one’s a shared empty. I’m happy to repurchase this shower gel!

9 Tesco Pro Formula Fresh Skin Brightening Facial Scrub – this was nice while it lasted, but I wouldn’t buy it again. There are much better face scrubs out there.

10 Original Source Lemon & Tea Tree Shower Gel – this is a nice shower gel. It’s one of my summer staples. I have a few more bottles in my stash, and I think there might be another empty bottle next month! By the way, this is a shared empty because my husband used it too.

11 Daily Defense Moisturizing Argan Oil Body Wash – this is a very nice shower cream. I’ve been using it on and off since November! I wouldn’t repurchase this huge 946ml bottle, but I would buy a normal size.

12 L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist 60 Second Saviour – this is a lovely deep conditioner. I’d love to buy it again, but I can’t find it anywhere. 😦

This is what I emptied in July. Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try any of them? What have you emptied this month? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Weekly Recap 26 Mar – 1 Apr 2018

Hi there! And Happy Easter! It’s Sunday, so it’s time for my weekly recap. So if you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, this is your chance to catch up. 🙂

Monday 26 Mar – Maybelline Color Sensational Luscious Lipgloss 130 Crushed Candy & 160 Treat Me Sweet

On Monday I reviewed 2 Maybelline lipglosses. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 27 Mar – NSPA Clementine Shower & Bath Gel, Fragrance Body Mist

Tuesday’s post was about 2 NSPA products. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 28 Mar – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 29 Mar – Anna Sui Eau De Toilette

On Wednesday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And on Thursday I reviewed an Anna Sui fragrance. Click here to read the post.

Friday 30 Mar – Monthly Favourites

Friday’s post was about my favourite products in March. Click here to read the post.

What else? I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch with anyone lately. My health has been all over the place, and I had a personal matter to deal with… but I’ll be back in touch with everyone asap!

This is it for this week! I’ll be back tomorrow with my March empties post. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – NSPA Luscious Fresh Clementine Shower & Bath Gel And Fragrance Body Mist

Hi there! Not too long ago I saw NSPA’s Clementine products on sale at my local Asda. I remembered I had the shower gel and the body mist in my stash, and I thought it’s time to (finally) use and review these products. 🙂

NSPA’s Luscious Fresh Clementine Shower & Bath Gel is very nice! It feels sunny and refreshing, and I think NSPA captured the orange and green nuances of clementines perfectly. I’m also happy to report that this shower gel doesn’t feel drying at all. Well done, NSPA!
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NSPA’s Luscious Fresh Clementine Fragrance Body Mist is just as nice as the shower gel. Sure, it’s a simple fragrance. However, I think it’ll be great for the warmer months ahead of us. I’ll keep this one in the fridge so whenever I feel like it, I can use it to douse myself in a cool, juicy and fresh mist.

NSPA’s Clementine Shower & Bath Gel is available as 500ml for £3, NSPA’s Clementine Fragrance Body Mist is available as 200ml for £3.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

22 New Products – Home Bargains, Poundworld, Poundland & Asda Beauty Haul

Hi there! If you read my blog, and if you remember this post – you know I’d like to get away from being a beauty and toiletries hoarder. However, I simply can’t resist a bargain when I see one. Now let’s have a look at the new stuff that’s going to be stashed away somewhere at my place…
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I found these NSPA shower gels at Home Bargains – for 79p each. These are 500ml and they’re normally £3 at Asda. I think these ones are going to be discontinued. 😦 By the way, all NSPA products are made in the UK.
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Home Bargains also had a few nice and cheap body mists. From left to right: Anovia Fragranced Body Mist With Fruit Extracts Sensual Argan & Marula 150ml, Anovia Fragranced Body Mist With Fruit Extracts Light & Refreshing Passion Fruit & Pineapple 150ml, Dolly’s Mixtures Peach Melba ‘Just Peachy’ Body Mist100ml, NSPA Luscious Fresh Clementine Body Mist 200ml.

The Dolly’s Mixtures Body Mist was 49p (usually £2 at Asda), the other three body mists were 79p each. I’ve never seen the brand Anovia anywhere before today, so I can’t comment on what their products cost elsewhere, but the NSPA fragrances are usually £3 at Asda. Oh, and all these body mists were made in the UK!
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Up next we’ve got Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine shampoo & conditioner. They’re 300ml each and they were £1 each (special offer) at Asda. The next item is NSPA’s Cherry Body Scrub – also from Home Bargains. The 225ml scrub set me back 79p (instead of £3 at Asda). The eyeshadow brush is from Poundworld – of course it was £1.
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And here’s the actual beauty stuff – 2 Barry M eyeshadows (£1 for the pack of 2), 2 Sally Hansen nail polishes, 2 Max Factor eyeshadows, 2 Max Factor nail polishes, 2 L’Oréal nail polishes and 1 Rimmel nail polish which is a backup. Some of these products came from Poundland, some from Poundworld. All in all I paid £10 in total for all these eyeshadows and nail polishes.

Yes, I stocked up on stuff I didn’t really need. But everything was so cheap. In fact I only paid £19.02 for everything! I live for bargains, you know. Bargain hunting might actually be ma raison d’être. 🙂 Have you done any shopping recently? Any hauls you’d like to tell me about? Feel free to let me know in the comments. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde