Empties – May 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I finished in May. And here they are!

1 Lancôme Hypnôse Eau De Parfum – what a fragrance! I’d buy it again, but it has been discontinued. I guess Lancome needs the shelf space for another version of La Vie Est Belle…

2 Thierry Mugler Alien Sunessence Eau de Toilette Legère – one of the best fragrances I’ve ever had. Very much like the original Alien (before L’Oréal ruined the Mugler brand) but lighter and with a touch of lemon. Amazing stuff! If this was relaunched (same formula, of course), I’d buy several bottles.

3 Prada Infusion De Fleur D’Oranger Eau De Parfum – what a wonderful fragrance! 11 stars! I hope it will be relaunched – so I can buy another bottle or two!

4 Daily Defense Advanced Deep Conditioner With Argan Oil From Morocco – what a wonderful conditioner! I have one more tub in my stash (plus 2 keratin hair masks from the same brand).

5 Scinic Sparkling Pore Toner – one of the best toners ever. I hope to find it again!

6 Lux Soft Touch Soap With SilkEssence TM & Rose Water (no photo) – this soap is amazing. A definite repurchase.

7 Rightguard Shower + Elixir With Black Orchid – I love this shower gel. Unfortunately, it seems to be discontinued.

8 L’Oréal Elvive Hydra Hyaluronic Moisture Locking Conditioner – a very good conditioner (the shampoo is lovely too). I will buy it again, no doubt. My husband is currently using the leftover shampoo, and he likes it a lot. (I always use more conditioner than shampoo, and once I finish a conditioner, I pass the matching shampoo on to my husband, and I move on to another shampoo and conditioner combo.)

9 Soap & Glory The Scrub Of Your Life – this is a lovely body scrub. Very effective! I’m not the biggest fan of the girly-pink fragrance of most the Soap & Glory products, but I would consider repurchasing this scrub.

10 Lancôme Hypnôse Hypnotising Shower Gel – a great shower gel. Too bad the Hypnôse line has been discontinued.

11 Lancôme Hypnôse Hypnotising Body Lotion – I liked this body lotion a lot too. Ah well… one can hope for a relaunch at some point.

12 Valjean Labs Replenish Hydration Gel – a really decent moisturiser. But I don’t think I’d buy it again as it doesn’t work as a base for make-up.

And this is it for May. Not too bad, I think! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

April Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last working day of the month, so today’s post is my monthly favourites post. I’ve chosen my Top 3 from all the products I reviewed in April, and I have a few honourable mentions too. It was really close this month! Alrighty, let’s start with the Top 3 now!

3rd place – Revlon Custom Eyes 020 Naturally Glamorous

This small Revlon eye palette is everything! Incredible quality!

Runner-Up – Marks & Spencer Lip Balm
WINNER – Prada Infusion De Fleur D’Oranger Eau De Parfum

Who would have thought that a random lip balm that was part of a random cheap gift set would be this good? Well, I’m not complaining. This M&S lip balm is one of the best lip products I’ve ever used!
Prada’s Infusion De Fleur D’Oranger is something else. Wow, what a fragrance!

Onto the honourable mentions! L’Oréal Elvive Hydra Hyaluronic Moisture Boosting Shampoo & Moisture Locking Conditioner are amazing products. They suit me and my hair routine perfectly. Rightguard Shower + Oils With Argan, Marula & Almond Oil and Rightguard Shower + Elixir With Black Orchid are wonderful shower products. And Radox Detoxed Bath Salts With Acai Berry are absolutely brilliant. My husband loves these bath salts too!

Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? Which products have you been loving lately? Feel free to comment, and thanks for stopping by! xo

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Prada Infusion De Fleur D’Oranger Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Prada Infusion De Fleur D’Oranger Eau De Parfum.

I’ve had this fragrance for a very long time, and I’m just over halfway through the bottle, so it’s definitely time for a review!

This fragrance contains the following notes: orange blossom, jasmine, neroli, tuberose and mandarin.

Infusion De Fleur D’Oranger Eau De Parfum is amazing. It captures only the sweetest, sunniest and most desirable nuances of orange flowers and neroli, mixed with a touch of feminine jasmine and with the brightest hues of juicy mandarins.

This fragrance has a certain soapy / clean laundry quality about it. It’s so fresh and beautiful!

Based on my experience, I would recommend this fragrance, especially if you love the sweetness and freshness of orange flowers without any of the bitter nuances. And if you like Prada’s Infusion D’Iris, you might like this one too as the feel of the fragrance (soapy / clean laundry) is the same – it’s just a different floral composition on top of the “laundry basket”. Personally, I think that this fragrance is more beautiful than Infusion D’Iris.

If you’re interested, Prada Infusion De Fleur D’Oranger Eau De Parfum is available as 50, 100 and 200ml. I have the 50ml. This 2009 version was a limited edition, but it has been relaunched in 2015. My fingers are crossed for another relaunch in the not too distant future (or maybe Prada can ditch the rose fragrance in favour of this gorgeous orange flower fragrance).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Prada Infusion D’Iris Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing Prada Infusion d’Iris Eau de Toilette.

I’ve been wearing this fragrance a lot this spring and summer, and I wanted to review it before it’s finished.

This fragrance contains the following notes: iris, violet, heliotrope, cedar, galbanum and lily-of-the-valley.

What’s the fragrance like? It smells of iris root, violet, powder, clean laundry and spring. Despite the powdery notes, the fragrance has an overall fresh feel.

I think this is a great fragrance for spring and summer. When it’s over 30C, I prefer lemon and grapefruit scents. However, I think Infusion d’Iris wears really well on the warmest summer days. Awesome stuff, Prada!

Prada Infusion d’Iris Eau de Toilette is available as 50ml, 100ml and, apparently, even as 200ml!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde