Weekly Recap 29 May – 4 Jun 2017

Hi there! Happy Sunday everyone! Today’s post is my weekly recap – so you can check what I’ve been up to on my blog this week.

Monday 29 May – Montagne Jeunesse Raspberry Smoothie
Tuesday 30 May – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge

On Monday I reviewed Montagne Jeunesse’s Raspberry Smoothie face mask. Click here to read the post.
Tuesday’s post was about a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 31 May – May Favourites


Wednesday’s post was about my May 2017 beauty favourites. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 1 Jun – May Empties

On Thursday I showed you all the products I finished in May. Click here to read the post.

Friday 2 Jun – Oriflame Giordani Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation

And on Friday I reviewed Oriflame’s Giordani Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation. Click here to read the post.

And something else… look what I found in my stash!

I found a part-used Boots Botanics Firming Body Gel – this smells 100% fine, so I’ll use it up. It’s just enough for 2 two uses, so you’ll see this one again in the next Empties post. And I found a full bottle of those amazing Boots Botanics Hydrating Serum Capsules – JOY! And I found a tube of Boots’ Botanics Complexion Refining Clay Mask. This was my go-to clay mask before it was discontinued, so I’m happy that I found another tube in my stash!

And this is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Samples Stash – Oriflame Giordani Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation Natural Beige

Hi there! Today’s post is about Oriflame’s Giordani Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation in Natural Beige. I’ve had this sample for quite some time. And I haven’t been keen on giving this foundation a try. That’s because, based on my experience, those ‘natural beige’ shades are usually way too dark for me (I’m a pale redhead). However, I’m making an effort to use the products I already have – and that includes all those samples too!

Now onto the review! The first thing I noticed was that 3ml is a lot of product for a foundation sample. Wow! The second thing I noticed was that the shade of this liquid foundation wasn’t really a natural beige – it was more of an orangey shade. But that was OK. It was a Sunday, I didn’t have to go anywhere, and so I just applied the foundation…

Then I took a really close look in the mirror, and I was ready to wash my face again! My face looked orange – but that wasn’t even the main issue. The main issue was that this foundation didn’t provide any coverage at all. I didn’t even look like I was wearing make-up. I looked like I had slathered my face in carrot oil. Ridiculous!

But since I wanted to give this foundation a chance, I left it on for the entire day. I must say that I expected the foundation to settle into the fine lines, and I was sure it would highlight dry patches – but it didn’t. And it actually felt nice on my skin. Now, I make room for the possibility that I helped by not applying powder, but who knows? And who cares? I certainly don’t because this foundation doesn’t cover anything at all, so I wouldn’t buy it anyway!

Oriflame’s Giordani Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation has been renamed. It’s current name is Oriflame Giordani Gold Long Wear Mineral Foundation. It’s available as 30ml for £18.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde