Empties – January 2019

Hi there! January 2019 is already over, so it’s time for my January Empties post. Read on if you’d like to know which products I said goodbye to last month and what I’d repurchase. 🙂

1 Elizavecca Gold CF Nest Collagen Jella Pack Mask – this stuff was terrible. Good riddance!

2 Wonder Woman Shower Gel (travel size, x2) – I did enjoy these. I would definitely pick up another Wonder Woman toiletries set in the future.

3 The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Calming & Protecting Hand Cream – this is a nice hand cream, but priced at £5 for 30ml it’s too expensive for what it is. I received this hand cream as part of a gift, but I wouldn’t buy it for myself.

4 Nivea Indulging Moisture Cocoa Caring Shower Cream – my husband and I loved this shower cream, so this is a shared empty. I will repurchase it.

5 Imperial Leather Uplifting Raspberry & Pomegranate Shower Gel – this is a nice shower gel that, fortunately, doesn’t smell half as sweet as it sounds. I might buy it again.

6 Patisserie De Bain Sugared Violet Hand & Body Lotion – this is an average body lotion. It’s good for when you’re in a hurry because it absorbs quickly, but it’s not good enough for dry to very dry skin. I won’t repurchase it.

7 NSPA Orient – a lovely and unique fragrance that I enjoyed very much. I’d love to buy it again, but it’s been discontinued.

8 Boots Garden Collection Magnolia Body Wash (travel size, x2) – this is a lovely shower gel. I hope Boots will bring back their Garden Collection at some point because I would love to buy the set again!

9 Skinlab Revitalise & Hydrate Facial Serum – this serum makes my skin glow! I would like to buy it again!
10 Nivea Indulgent Moisture Orange Shower Cream – I love it! I have another bottle or 2 in my stash.

11 Original Source Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion – this body lotion smelled terrible, so my husband and I used it as a foot lotion – and it actually did a great job. I wouldn’t buy it again, though.

12 Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Conditioner – this is a lovely conditioner. I will repurchase it (and the matching shampoo), no doubt.

On top of this I’ve used a number of single-use face masks. No, I still don’t keep the empty sachets for the monthly empties post, but if you’re interested in the masks I’ve tried recently, click here to read about my latest face masks finds. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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NSPA Pineapple Shower & Bath Gel, Pineapple Fragrance Body Mist

Hi there! Today’s post is about two summer-themed products – NSPA Pineapple Shower & Bath Gel and NSPA Pineapple Fragrance Body Mist. NSPA products are exclusive to Asda, and the fruity body care products (500ml shower gels, 200ml body mists) are usually £3 each. I paid £2 each (2 for £4 promotion). Now onto the review!
NSPA Pineapple
NSPA Pineapple Shower & Bath Gel is more like a shower cream. It’s not the most refreshing shower poduct, but it’s not drying which is nice. The fragrance is sweet and exotic – almost like real pineapples. NSPA Pineapple Fragrance Body Mist is quite enjoyable as well. The pineapple fragrance isn’t very longlasting, but that’s OK really because this is obviously just a body mist.

All in all, I think these two products are quite reasonable and definitely good value for money. If you’re interested, give these products a sniff the next time you swing by your local Asda store. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

NSPA Haul – Orient Fragrance, Caramel Fudge Shower & Bath Gel, Grapefruit Raspberry Face Scrub, Grapefruit Raspberry Face Wash

Hi there! A few days I picked up a few amazing beauty bargain at my local Asda store: NSPA Orient Eau de Toilette, NSPA Caramel Fudge Shower & Bath Gel and NSPA Grapefruit Raspberry Face Scrub and Face Wash. I think all these products were on special – I only paid £10 in total!
NSPA Haul 1
I can’t wait to use the fragrance and the shower gel! The face products will probably be left untested for a little while because at the moment I’m using quite a few different face washes and scrubs and I would really like to empty at least one product before opening another one. But I’m trying my best to get there – and my husband is helping by using one of my face scrubs on a more regular basis. So it shouldn’t be that long before I’ll try the Grapefruit Raspberry face products. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

NSPA Fresh Sweet Raspberry Shower & Bath Gel, Rich Body Butter, Fragrance Body Mist

Hi there! I’ve been shopping for toiletries again and I found an interesting looking spa-themed body care collection at Asda: NSPA. They do shower and bath gels, body scrubs, body butters and body mists with different scents (mango, raspberry, vanilla, coconut, passion fruit, etc.).

The products are £3 each, but they had a 3 for £4 offer so I opted for three products from the raspberry collection: NSPA Fresh Sweet Raspberry Shower & Bath Gel, Rich Body Butter and Fragrance Body Mist.
NSPA Raspberry
Let me start with the Shower & Bath Gel. If you love the scent and flavour of raspberries, this is a shower gel you should try. The raspberry scent is sweet and quite intense – almost like the real thing. Well done NSPA and Asda! A big plus: You’ll get a 500 ml bottle for £3 which is great value.

Up next is the Rich Body Butter: I’m enjoying this body butter very much at the moment. It’s indeed rich and I can see this one becoming a winter favourite because it really takes care of dry skin. This sweetly-scented raspberry body butter is priced at £3 for a 200 ml tub.

The Fragrance Body Mist is almost literally the icing on the cake. If you want to smell of summery and sweet raspberries, spray this fragrance all over your body. Whilst the raspberry body mist won’t last all day, it really helps if you moisturise your skin with the matching body butter first. In any event, £3 get you a 200 ml bottle which means you’ll get plenty of product to douse yourself in. Incredible value!

I’m very pleased with NSPA‘s offerings and would recommend them if you love raspberry-scented body care products. The fruity products are £3 each , but at the moment most full-size NSPA products are £1.97 only at Asda (I just checked online).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde