Empties – March 2017

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I emptied in March 2017. I used a few face masks (what else is new…) but I haven’t kept the empty sachets. So let’s get to the (more or less) big empties right away! 🙂

1 L’Oréal Youth Code Luminizer Serum – this serum is very good! It’s been discontinued, so I don’t think I’d be able to repurchase it at a reasonable price. I have, however, started to use a new L’Oréal serum just a few days ago, and I think the new serum (which I’ll review soon) is very good too!

2 B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz – fantastic stuff! I only discovered this product in December 2016 – but it became a beauty staple and an all-time favourite in a matter of days. I have four back-up bottles! 🙂

3 Superdrug Clearly Youthful Retexturising Glycolic Peel Off Mask – this mask is the most effective spot-fighting product I’ve ever used. Unfortunately this product has been discontinued. But I still have two back-up tubes.
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4 Olay Total Effects CC Cream Complexion Corrector Fair To Medium – I liked the rich and nourishing formula, but the shade fair to medium (which is the lightest shade) was way too dark for me. Because of this I won’t purchase this moisturiser again.

5 Pacifica Vanilla Hibiscus Color Quench Lip Tint – this is a really nice tinted lip balm. I might repurchase it again at some point in the future, but for now I have more than enough lip balms and glosses in my stash…

6 Miss Sporty Dr Balm Gossip Kiss SOS Lip Balm – this is a decent lip balm, but I wouldn’t buy it again. I finished one of these before and I must say that the melon flavour has been annoying me for quite some time…

7 Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Radiance Balm – I’m glad this product is finished. It didn’t do anything for my skin, it wasn’t hydrating at all, and the chunky shimmer particles weren’t great either. I wouldn’t buy this product again.

8 Boots Botanics Quenching Body Lotion – another oldie that’s been sitting in my stash for ages. I found this body lotion very hydrating. However, it was also quite sticky. I wouldn’t repurchase it (but it’s been discontinued anyway…).

9 Boots Botanics Skin Brightening Toner – this toner is fantastic. Too bad it’s been discontinued – otherwise I’d buy it again and again and again… However, I do have another small 75ml bottle of this toner in my stash! 🙂

10 Maybelline Color Sensational Luscious Lipgloss 410 Peach Sorbet – a decent lipgloss! It’s never been a true favourite, but I did enjoy using this lipgloss. I have several of these Maybelline lipglosses – another peach-flavoured one, a cherry-flavoured one, and several pink ones (not sure about those flavours though).

11 Rimmel Pro Super Wear Ultra Shine Topcoat – a nice top coat! I think this one’s been discontinued, but if it pops up in some bargain store at some point in the future, I’d repurchase it!

12 Markwins Orange Shimmer Nail Polish – I’ve had this nail polish in my stash for ages but it seemed to have dried out over the years. This polish has never been a favourite of mine, so I didn’t mind letting it go.

13 Possibility Raspberry Pavlova Shower & Bath Gel – I liked this one in the beginning, but the sweet raspberry fragrance started to annoy me half-way through the huge 500ml bottle. I wouldn’t buy this one again.

14 Boots Marshmallow Peppermint Body Butter – I didn’t like the fragrance, so I’m glad this one is gone. I hope Boots won’t repeat this fragrance for this year’s limited Christmas edition.

15 Essence Nail Art White Stampy Polish – the best white stamping polish you can find for £1.50. I have two back-ups, but I’d like to stock up because this one’s sold out online at the moment. I’ll see if I can still find it in store… Fingers crossed!

16 Superdrug Vitamin C Boost Body Scrub Mango & Papaya – a really nice scrub. I will buy it again! This one’s a shared empty. My husband used this scrub a few times too.

17 Superdrug Raspberry Bubblegum Shower Gel – this is a decent shower gel, but it’s not special. I wouldn’t buy it again. This one’s also a shared empty.

18 Classics Nail Polish Remover – this is one of my nail care staples. As long as Poundland, Poundworld and the likes stock this product, I’ll repurchase it.

19 Radox Passionfruit Splash Shower Gel – this one is very nice. I’ll repurchase it, no doubt.

20 Daily Defense Moisturizing Conditioner With Keratin – I think this conditioner is fantastic. I already bought another bottle. 🙂

I think March was surprisingly good for empties. I’m very proud of how many ‘small’ products I finished! Right now I’m thinking I won’t be able to finish anything this month, but I’m sure I’ll have a few empties. For now… feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 21 – 27 Nov 2016

Hi there! I hope everyone had a good week. Today’s post is just a summary of what I’ve been up to this week – so let’s get started!

First of all, I did two nail posts this week, so I just lumped them together! 🙂

Monday 21 Nov – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
Friday 25 Nov – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
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Monday’s nail post was about yellow nails, and Friday’s nail post was about metallic nails. Yes, I’m still working my way through the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. And you can read this week’s nail posts here and here.

Tuesday 22 Nov – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Intensive All-Over Body Cream
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I really like Superdrug’s body cream. I prefer my moisturisers to be a little less rich, but this cream is going to be a skin care staple this winter. Click here to read the full review.

Wednesday 23 Nov – Haul!
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Wednesday’s post was about stuff I picked up recently. The majority of said stuff was beauty-related, but I also bought My Little Pony merchandise. 🙂 If you want to find out what else I bought, click here.

Thurday 24 Nov – Possibility Raspberry Pavlova & Vanilla Crème Brûlée
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On Thursday I reviewed these two Possibility shower gels. They’re very moisturising (!) and they smell very authentic (more expensive high street brands should take note). Click here to read the review.

This was is for this week. I hope you liked this little recap. Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of the weekend! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Possibility Ultra Rich Shower Gel, Shampoo & Bubble Bath – Raspberry Pavlova and Vanilla Crème Brûlée

Hi there! Today’s post is about two shower and bath creams which I found at one of the bargain stores a while ago – Possibility Raspberry Pavlova Ultra Rich Shower Gel, Shampoo & Bubble Bath and Possibility Vanilla Crème Brûlée Ultra Rich Shower Gel, Shampoo & Bubble Bath. Whilst I don’t remember what I paid for these two 510ml bottles, I’m sure it was around £1 each. And now, let’s get to the products!
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Possibility Raspberry Pavlova really smells like a raspberry pavlova. Whilst it’s not my favourite dessert (or fragrance), I have to say it’s quite authentic. If you love raspberries and / or raspberry pavlovas, this is the shower gel you’ve always wanted. Another plus: The formula is very moisturising!

Possibility Vanilla Crème Brûlée is very nice. I love the moisturising formula, and I think the fragrance is wonderfully natural. It smells of sweet and innocent vanilla and cream. It’s lovely! In fact, it’s that lovely that my husband already moved it closer to his shower gels. I think I’ll use it a few more times, and then I’ll let him have it. It’s not like I’m running out of shower gels any time soon! 😉

Possibility is a brand from the UK. Whilst the big 4 supermarket chains and the big 2 drugstore chains don’t stock Possibility products (yet), you can find them in bargain stores!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde