Hi there! Since it’s the first working day of a new month, this post is about all the products I emptied last month. I used a few single use face masks (of which I didn’t keep the sachets – as usual). But if you want to read about the face masks I tried recently, click here. Alright, let’s look at the bigger tubs, tubes and bottles. 👀
1 My Little Pony Fruity Lip Balm – this was one of my all-time favourite lip balms. I’ll miss the heavenly honeydew flavour!
2 Max Factor Pan Stik 25 Fair – best foundation ever! I’m so sad this amazing oil-based makeup has been replaced by an oil-free matte foundation. 😭 I’m glad I stocked up on original Pan Stiks!
3 Olay Essentials Glow Perfectors BB Cream Light – a decent tinted moisturiser. The shade light is way too dark for me (it’s more like a sunkissed medium), but otherwise, it’s not a bad product. I won’t repurchase it, but I think I might have a backup!
4 Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba – a terribly cheap smelling fragrance. It was good enough for work for a few weeks. I got compliments from a few female co-workers who consider Impulse sprays to be fragrance. That tells you what this Bvlgari fragrance smells like! Yes, it’s perfectly OK to like Impulse sprays, but you wouldn’t pay £24 for a can, right? Anyhoo, I’m glad Omnia Paraiba is gone. And I won’t be blind-buying any more Bvlgari fragrances.
5 Herbal Essences Shimmering Colour Conditioner – this was the last of its kind! I’m sad to say goodbye to it. 😭
6 Radox Essentials Soft Care Bath Cream with Milk – one of my all-time favourite bath products. Too bad it was discontinued, but I have 1 more bottle in my stash!
7 Imperial Leather Japanese Spa – another lovely shower gel from Imperial Leather! And yes, I have another bottle in my stash!
8 Skin Assistant Collagen Morning Glow Serum (no photo) – I came close to finishing this facial oil when the lid broke. I didn’t want to bin the product, so I mixed the last few drops of oil with my current face mist – success! 💪 I might repurchase this facial oil once I’m a bit more on top of my facial oil and serum stash! I’m sorry there’s no photo. It was just too messy to even try to reattach the lid!
9 Radox Feel Glam With Berry Burst Shower Cream – I love this stuff! Repurchase? Absolutely!
10 Hair Repair Colour Shield Nourishing Conditioner – I liked this shampoo and conditioner combo, and I might buy it again.
11 Garnier Ultimate Blends Body Soothing Hydrating Lotion With Delicate Oat – this is a lovely body lotion that I will buy again, no doubt!
12 Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Eye Cream – this is a nice eye cream that’s a lot better than its price suggests. I’d recommend it, and I can definitely see myself buying it again!
13 Dove Purely Pampering Almond Cream With Hibiscus – this is a nice shower cream. I have another bottle.
14 Montagne Jeunesse Blemish Mud Face Mask – this one served me well. I might buy this face mask again in the future.
This is everything I finished last month. Not bad for a February! Sorry about the strange lighting in all the photos. I’m still figuring out how and where to take the best photos at our new place. And thanks for stopping by! 😘
Mrs Strawberry Blonde
Hi there! The first month of 2020 is already over (What? How?), and I’ve got quite a few empties to report. Yes, I used a few single use face masks. No, I still don’t keep the empty sachets. But if you’d like to know if the masks I used recently are any good, click here. Now, onto the big empties!
1 Gliss Hair Repair Magnificent Strength Conditoner – this is a great product, and I’ll buy it (+ the matching shampoo) again!
2 Rightguard Shower + Elixir Black Orchid Shower Cream – this is a great shower cream! I already bought a backup! This is a shared empty because my husband enjoyed this shower cream too!
3 Treacle Moon Her Mango Thoughts Shower Gel – a nice enough shower gel, but I won’t repurchase it. The 500ml bottle was plenty!
4 Radox Cherry Blast Shower Gel – this is a nice shower gel. I might buy it again if I find it for cheap.
5 Classics Nail Polish Remover – my go-to nail polish remover. It’s £1 at Poundland!
6 Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk – this is a lovely product that I’d like to repurchase!
7 Balance Active Formula Instant Effect Wrinkle Filler – this stuff doesn’t fill lines or wrinkles at all, but it’s a decent moisturiser. I won’t buy it again though. There’s better stuff out there.
8 My Little Pony Bath Bubbles (travel size)- this one was nice. I might purchase another MLP toiletries set!
9 + 10 99p Stores Wood & Forest Body Lotion AND The Red Forest Body Lotion (travel size) – I bought these ages ago, and because of this, I used these body lotions as foot moisturisers. These are shared empties because my husband used these too!
11 Yves Rocher Baies Des Merveilles / Marvellous Berries Bath & Shower Gel – a lovely shower gel that I’d buy it again if it hadn’t been a limited edition.
12 Yves Rocher Baies Des Merveilles / Marvellous Berries Perfumed Body Lotion – same thing here – I wish this hadn’t been a limited edition…
13 Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner – a great toner! I’ll repurchase it for sure!
14 Sanctuary Spa Classic Eau De Toilette – I love this fragrance! I’ve got several bottles from years of picking up half price gift sets on Boxing Day! 😁
15 Rightguard Shower Oils Pink Jasmine Shower Gel – a nice shower gel that I might buy again.
16 Superdrug B. Comforted Camomile Facial Spritz – this is a decent facial mist, but I dislike the fragrance, so I won’t buy it again.
17 Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Moonstone Extract – an amazing moisturiser. Too bad it was a limited edition. This is the 2nd (and unfortunately the last) tub I had. If Superdrug ever decides to bring this product back, I’ll stock up!
18 Boots Botanics Luxurious Coconut Body Wash (travel size) – a nice enough shower gel. I have more minis from this range!
Wow, I emptied quite a lot in January! But to be fair, I had to get on top of all the half-full bottles and tubs before the move. And I have high hopes for February as well, so I’ll keep going! 💪 Which products have you said goodbye to recently? Please feel free to comment! And thanks for stopping by!
Mrs Strawberry Blonde
Hi there! Welcome to part 2 of my Best Of Beauty 2019 round-up. This post is about the skin care products I loved the most in 2019, and it’s about everything except face masks since these were covered in yesterday’s pots. Alrighty, onto the skin care favourites!
Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream SPF 15
Boots’ All Bright Hydrating Day Cream with SPF 15 is amazing for very dry skin!
Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream & Cleansing Toner
Boots’ All Bright facial cleansing products are fantastic!
Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum, Eye Cream, Protect & Perfect Lip Care
No 7 is Boots’ premium skin care range for a reason. These products are outstanding!
Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream, Night Cream
More amazing products from Boots! 🥰
Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum
This is the best vitamin C serum you can buy for under £3!
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads
These cleansing pads are sensational. I love them!
Superdrug Deep Action Extreme Skin Brightening Solution
Superdrug B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz
Superdrug knocked it out of the park with this skin brightening solution! And their vitamin facial spritz is simply awesome!
Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Eye Cream
Poundland did an amazing job with this £1 eye cream!
The Crème Shop Depuffing & Anti-Inflammatory Overnight Gel Mask With Rose Oil
I enjoyed The Crème Shop’s Overnight Gel Mask very much!
Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk
Skin Assistant Collagen Morning Glow Serum
Yves Rocher’s cleansing milk is simply wonderful. And Skin Assistant’s serum was a revelation!
These are the best skin care products that I came across in 2019! Have you tried any of these products or would you like to give them a try? If there’s anything you’d recommend, please do let me know via the comments!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’re back tomorrow when I’ll publish part 3 of my 2019 beauty favourites – tomorrow’s post is about everything not covered so far, and that’s fragrances and beauty stuff for hair, body and lips.
Mrs Strawberry Blonde
Hi there! It’s the last working day of the month, so today’s post is about the products I loved the most in November. I picked my favourites from all the products I reviewed this past month. There are a few honourable mentions (what else is new…), but let’s start with the TOP 3!
3rd place – Spa Life Hydrating Facial Mask
Runner-Up – Skin Assistant Collagen Morning Glow Serum
SpaLife did an amazing job with this deeply hydrating sheet mask. And Skin Assistant’s rich serum (oil) is perfect for my very dry skin.
WINNER – Bioré Charcoal Whipped Purifying Detox Mask
This face mask is one of the best face masks I’ve ever tried. It’s definitely the best face mask I’ve tried this year. 11 STARS!
Onto the honourable mentions… Yves Rocher’s Vanilla body products are amazing, Imperial Leather’s bath creams are super lovely, and I’m enjoying Ekel’s Apricot Peeling Gel very much!
Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try any of these products? Which products have you been loving lately? Feel free to share you thoughts via the comments. And thanks for stopping by! 😊
Mrs Strawberry Blonde
Hi there! I’ve got a new skin care review for you today, and it’s about this Skin Assistant Collagen Morning Glow Serum.
This product promises to help skin firming, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and to provide uplift throughout the day.
The instructions state that you should apply 1-2 pumps of serum to your face and neck twice a day.
I’ve been using this product on and off for about 2 months now, and I think it’s simply excellent.
But this isn’t a serum. This product is a rich and heavy blend of oils (safflower, cotton seed, almond, argan, olive, jojoba, avocado, etc) with collagen listed as the next to last ingredient (parfum’s the last one).
I’m using a few drops of this oil in conjunction with a face mist, and the result is deeply nourished skin that looks rosey and more even.
What I do is… I mist my face (5 sprays of Nourish’s face mist), then I apply a few drops of oil to my forehead and cheeks. Then I massage the mix into my skin (face and neck). The face mist helps break up the dense and rich oil, whilst it also provides extra moisture which the oil locks in. I leave the mix to absorb for a few minutes before I use my eye cream and my day cream with SPF.
Whilst this is a rich oil, it plays very well with my other skin care and my oil-based foundation. I’m very happy with this product, and I have no doubt that it’ll help my skin look its best this coming winter. Based on my experience, I’m satisfied that this oil does indeed reduce the appearance of fine lines, and I’d recommend this product to everyone with dry or very dry skin. Just check that you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients!
Skin Assistant Collagen Morning Glow Serum is available as 59ml. I paid £6 (TK Maxx).
Mrs Strawberry Blonde