Empties – December 2018

Hi there! Happy New Year, everyone! 🙂 Since it’s the 1st of the month, this post is about everything I finished last month. I’ve used a few single-use face masks. Whilst I don’t keep the empty sachets, you can read about my latest face mask finds if you click here. Onto the empty bottles, tubes and tubs!

1 Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Butter – this is, without doubt, one of the best body butters I’ve ever tried. I have a few back-up tubs in my stash!

2 NYC Expert Last Nail Polish 138 Classy Glassy – this is a lovely clear polish. I love to use it as a top coat when I do foil manis. I have a few more bottles in my stash.

3 Orly Nail Lacquer Clear – this is the best quick-dry polish ever. I have 10+ back-up bottles.

4 Enliven Mango & Papaya Shower Gel – this is a nice shower gel that I can see myself buying again. My husband used this shower gel too, so it’s a shared empty.

5 Yves Rocher 3 Min. Cranberry Cooling Effect Mask – this is, without doubt, one of the most useless “beauty” products I’ve ever come across. It doesn’t do anything at all.

6 Boots Garden Collection Rose Body Wash (travel size) – this is a great little shower gel. I have one more bottle in my stash.

7 Max Factor Pan Stik 12 True Beige – my holy grail foundation!

8 Palmolive Aroma Moments So Vibrant Shower Gel – this is a fantastic shower gel that I would love to repurchase.

9 Herbal Essences Bio Renew Whipped Cocoa Butter Strength Conditioner – I thought this conditioner and the matching shampoo were not bad, but I’ve changed my mind. They were bad! For weeks, I thought my hair needed a trim, but I realised how incredibly flattening these 2 products were just after I had finished this conditioner (which was the day I passed the matching leftover shampoo on to my husband). I started a new shampoo and conditioner combo (Gliss), and those new products made my hair look big from day 1. Thank you Gliss! Goodbye and good riddance Herbal Essences Cocoa Butter products.

10 Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray – this stuff smells gorgeous! It’s the best mango fragrance out there! I have another bottle – which is already in use!

11 Enliven Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel – another great shower gel that I would like to repurchase. My husband helped with this one, so this one’s a shared empty.

12 Imperial Leather Thai Fusion Bath Moments – if this one hadn’t been discontinued, I’d buy it again.

13 Classics Nail Polish Remover – I will continue to buy this nail polish remover for as long as it’s made.

14 Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Frosty Delight Body Lotion (travel size) – I found this half-empty bottle in my stash, so I made an effort to finish it. Success! This one was alright, but I wouldn’t buy anything from this brand again.

15 Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Scrub – I liked this gentle scrub, but I didn’t love it. I don’t think that I’ll repurchase it.

16 Wonder Woman 2 In 1 Shampoo / Conditioner (travel size) – this is a nice shampoo. Very clarifying! But it doesn’t replace a conditioner. I might pick up another Wonder Woman toiletries set in the future.

17 Elizavecca Milky Piggy Kangsi Pack – this is another product that didn’t do anything for me. I won’t repurchase it.

18 Ciaté Amazing Gracie – another low quality polish from Ciaté that I am happy to say goodbye to.

19 Super Facialist By Una Brennan Vitamin C + Brighten Sleep & Reveal Night Cream  – this night cream isn’t the most suitable product for dry skin. And I think it didn’t do anything for my skin. I won’t buy it again.

20 Superdrug Treat Me Salted Caramel Shower & Bath Soak – this is a nice shower gel that I would repurchase. Since my husband used this shower gel too, this is another shared empty.

I did well again in December, didn’t I? I’m glad I finished all these shower and bath products. Some of them have been sitting by the shower – in various states of empty – for much, much longer than I’d care to admit. But (with a little help from my husband) I finished them – one by one. I’m actually a little proud of myself!

Since this is also the last Empties post for last year, I thought I’d let you know that I emptied 239 products in 2018. This figure includes the single-use face masks I’ve used. Whilst I don’t keep the empty sachets for my Empties posts, I do count them in my overall empties.

Again, Happy New Year! I hope it’s going to be a great year for everyone!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Weekly Recap 25 – 31 Dec 2017

Hi there! Welcome to my weekly blog recap which is also my last post in 2017! If you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week, just read on! 🙂

Monday 25 Dec – Palmolive Aroma Moments So Vibrant & Feel Glamorous

Monday’s post was about 2 amazing Palmolive shower products. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 26 Dec – Christina Aguilera Eau De Parfum

On Tuesday I reviewed one of Christina Aguilera’s fragrances. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 27 Dec – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 28 Dec – Montagne Jeunesse Black Out Peel-Off

On Wednesday I showed you a mani I did a couple of days ago. Click here to read the post.
And Thursday’s post was about a Montagne Jeunesse face mask. Click here to read the post.

Friday 29 Dec – Monthly Favourites / December Beauty Awards

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

Saturday 30 Dec – 2017 Favourite Manis

On Saturday I showed you my favourite manis. Click here to read the post and to see all the manis.

And this is it for this week, this month, and this year! I hope everyone enjoys the last few hours of the year. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

December Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the end of the month, so it’s time for my monthly favourites – a.k.a. Mrs Strawberry Blonde’s December Beauty Awards. I’ve chosen this month’s favourite products from all the products I’ve reviewed this month. And I’ve thrown in a couple of honourable mentions as well. Let’s start with the top 3!

3rd place – Palmolive Aroma Moments So Vibrant & Feel Glamorous

I love these Palmolive shower products! I could kick myself for not trying them sooner!

Runner-Up – Superdrug Optimum Skin Illuminating Glycolic Overnight Peel

This glycolic overnight peel is very effective! And it seems that it’ll last me for quite some time!

WINNER – Olay Total Effects 7 In 1 Day Moisturiser

This is another fantastic Olay moisturiser. It’s simply perfect. 11 stars!

Onto the honourable mentions! I’m enjoying my Christina Aguilera fragrance, I think Superdrug’s Sweet Snuggles Vanilla Body Butter is simply wonderful, and I’m impressed with Gliss’ Colour Protect Shampoo.

Have you tried these products? Or would you like to try them? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Palmolive Aroma Moments So Vibrant & Feel Glamorous

Hi there! And Merry Christmas! A few months ago I reviewed 2 shower gels from Palmolive’s Aroma Moments collection. I really loved these 2 shower gels – so I thought I should try the other 2 shower gels as well. Now meet Palmolive Aroma Moments So Vibrant and Feel Glamorous.
Palmolive Vibrant Glamorous
Palmolive Aroma Moments So Vibrant with goji berries, ginger essential oil and hibiscus is simply marvellous. On the bottle it says “Glossy Touch” – they weren’t kidding. This shower gel feels amazing on my skin. I love it! And the fragrance is wonderful. It smells like… a warm summer morning. 100% dreamy!

Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Glamorous with blackberry, bourbon vanilla and dragon fruit is gorgeous! It’s an effective body scrub that smells… unbelievable! The fragrance is a sensationally delicious and sweet mix of red fruit jelly, tea, ice cream and berries. 100% yummy!

Palmolive Aroma Moments shower gels are available as 250ml for £2 – £3. However, the more reasonable retailers run promotions all the time, so you should be able to find these shower gels for £1 each at least every once in a while.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde