Weekly Recap 17 – 23 June 2019

Hi there! Happy Sunday! It’s the last day of the week. This means that today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 17 Jun – Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum

On Monday I reviewed the face serum I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 18 Jun – Nutrafix Keratin Hair Mask

Tuesday’s post was about a hair mask I tried recently. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 19 Jun – Body-X Endless Weekend & Feel Enchanted

On Wednesday I reviewed 2 shower gels. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 20 Jun – Nail Of The Day
Friday 21 Jun – Primark PS… Brightening Foaming Bubble Mask

On Thursday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

This is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nutrafix Keratin Hair Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Nutrafix Keratin Hair Mask which I found at my local Poundland store. This hair mask with keratin, vitamin B5 and wheat protein promises to heal damaged roots and split ends in order to restore hair’s natural beauty.

The instructions state… wash your hair, towel it dry, apply the hair mask, cover your hair with a warm towel, leave the mask on for 5 minutes, then rinse and follow up with a conditioner (from the same brand, of course).

I’ve given this hair mask a try, and I think it’s one of the worst hair products I’ve ever had. Its awfulness is comparable with the awfulness of Naked Colour and Naturtint. And here’s why:

I applied a generous amount of product. Unfortunately, it turned my hair into an unflexible mess pretty much immediately. I applied some more product hoping it would help, but it didn’t. When I rinsed the product 5 minutes later, I tried to detangle my hair – gently – with my fingers, but it was impossible. The hair mask turned my hair into a knotty mess. Awful!

To make a long story short, in the end I had to double-condition my hair just to get the knots out. I lost 3 times as much hair as I normally do, and I probably wasted around 20-30 litres of water because I had to rinse my hair 4 times (shampoo, hair mask, conditioner x2).

I’m usually against binning stuff because most of the time I can find a way to repurpose an unloved product, but there was no point trying to find a raison d’être for this hair mask. I threw it out. If you’d like to try it, Nutrafix Keratin Hair Mask is available as 150ml for £1 (Poundland).

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