Empties – July 2020

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I emptied in July. If you read my blog regularly, you know I don’t take photos of empty face mask sachets, but rest assured that I used lots of face masks last month! If you want to read about my latest face mask finds, click here! Now let’s get to the big bottles…

1 Palmolive Aroma Moments So Relaxed Aromatic Bath Foam (no photo) – one of my favourite bath products! Sorry, I have no photo. My husband was the one who finished the bath foam, and he binned the empty bottle.

2 Spa Premium Epsom Salts (no photo) – I enjoyed these bath salts, and I want to pick them up again next time I swing by my local Poundstretcher. Sorry there’s no photo. My husband finished these bath salts, and, of course, he doesn’t keep empty packs or bottles around. And no, he also doesn’t know that I photograph my trash! 😁

3 Herbal Essences Bio Renew White Grapefruit & Mint Volume Shampoo & Conditioner – not a bad conditioner, but not good enough for me to buy it again.

4 Body-X Twilight Amber – I liked this shower gel a lot, and I’d like to buy it again.

5 Imperial Leather Drop It Like A Sloth – a nice shower gel. The scent is a bit too masculine for my taste, but I think I’ll pick it up again for my husband.

6 Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skincare Refreshing Cleansing Pads – these were lovely, and I’l repurchase them, no doubt!

7 Color Club Nail Polish – not sure about the name of the shade. This was 1 of the 6 polishes from their Bridal Collection set. I used this polish as a base coat. I think I emptied one of these before, so I have 4 more… In any event, I wouldn’t buy any of these non-colours again.

8 Barry M Base Coat Top Coat Nail Hardener – I think this is an OK clear polish for all sorts of purposes. I don’t think I’ll buy it again (unless it’s an emergency purchase).

9 I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Shower & Bath Crème – This is I Love…’s best fragrance. I have several bottles (250ml and 500ml) of this amazing shower gel in my stash.

10 Radox Scent Touch Feel Fresh – I won’t buy this shower gel again. It smells too masculine for my taste.

11 Baylis & Harding Skin Spa Rose, Ylang Ylang & Patchouli Hand Lotion – it took me ages to finish this hand lotion – and most of it was actually used as a foot lotion. But it doesn’t matter. I DID IT! With my husband’s help. So this is a shared empty.

July wasn’t the greatest month for empties, but August should be better. I know I’ll finish a shower gel, a fragrance, a toner, a serum and a face mist well before the end of this week.

Which products have you said goodbye to recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments, and thanks for stopping by! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

April Beauty Awards

Hi there! Welcome to Mrs Strawberry Blonde’s April Beauty Awards. Well, this post is about my favourite products in April. I chose my favourites from all the products I reviewed this month. I’m starting with the TOP 3, but there are quite few honourable mentions too!

3rd place – Palmolive Aroma Moments So Relaxed Bath Foam
Runner-Up – Yves Rocher Monoï Lagoon Moisturizing Perfumed Body Mist

Palmolive’s So Relaxed is one of my all-time favourite shower and bath products. The fragrance is outstanding!
Yves Rocher did a fantastic job with their Monoï body mist. I’m glad I have several bottles in my stash!

WINNER – Scinic Vita Ade Eye Cream

Scinic’s eye cream is one of my two all-time favourite eye creams. It’s simply marvellous!

Onto the honourable mentions! Alberto Balsam’s Zesty Orange Shampoo & Conditioner are amazing! They came really close to getting into my top 3! Primark’s PS… Charcoal. Detox, Purify & Cleanse Bubble Sheet Mask was lovely, and Primark’s PS… Prep & Perfect Glow Priming Sheet Mask was great too!

I was impressed with Beauty Formulas’ Radiate & Glow Facial Mask, and I’m enjoying Body-X’s Twilight Amber Shower Gel and Rightguard’s Shower + Oils Purple Orchid Shower Gel.

Wow, those are lots of great products! I didn’t think it would be this many, but those cheap face masks and shower gels were unexpectedly lovely! Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try any of them? Feel free to get in touch via the comments, and thanks for stopping by! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 6 – 12 April 2020

Hi there! Happy Sunday. 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 6 Apr – Alberto Balsam Zesty Orange Shampoo & Conditioner

Monday’s post was about the hair care products I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 7 Apr  – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 8 Apr – Yves Rocher Monoï Lagoon Moisturising Perfumed Body Mist

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Wednesday I reviewed a fragrance mist. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 9 Apr – Scinic Vita Ade Eye Cream

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

Friday 10 Apr – The Batte Of The Purples – Palmolive Aroma Moments So Relaxed Bath Foam vs. Carex Sensitive Bath Soak
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And on Friday I reviewed 2 bath products. Click here to read the post.

This is already it for this week. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Battle Of The Purples – Palmolive Aroma Moments So Relaxed Aromatic Bath Foam vs. Carex Sensitive Bath Soak

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 bath products – Palmolive Aroma Moments So Relaxed Aromatic Bath Foam with essential oil & Carex Sensitive Bath Soak.

Palmolive Aroma Moments So Relaxed Aromatic Bath Foam with essential oil is one of my all-time favourites. The formula is gentle, and the fragrance is sensational – it smells wonderfully purple – thanks to lavender oil and ylang-ylang. I’m enjoying this bath gel very much!
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Carex Sensitive Bath Soak is nice but not special. I found the formula a bit drying. And whilst the bath gel smells amazing when you sniff it from the bottle, it doesn’t smell as nice once dissolved in water. It doesn’t smell bad, but it has a strong waterlily note which I don’t care for. This isn’t a terrible product, but it’s also not a great product.

As expected, Palmolive Aroma Moments So Relaxed Aromatic Bath Foam is the clear winner of the Battle Of The Purples. If you’d like to try these bath gels, they’re available as 500ml, and they’re £1 each (if you pick them up at a bargain store).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde