Olay Anti-Wrinkle Instant Hydration Eye Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about my current eye cream – Olay Anti-Wrinkle Instant Hydration Eye Cream. This product promises deep hydration to help reduce the signs of ageing around the eye area for fresher, brighter, and more healthy looking skin.

I’ve been using this eye cream twice a day for a month now, and I’ve formed an opinion. So read on and I’ll tell you if this eye cream is any good. 🙂

This fragrance-free eye cream has a gel-like texture that feels light and refreshing when it’s applied to the eye area. It hydrates the skin around my eyes nicely, and it sits well under make-up. And I’m satisfied that my eye area looks fresher and brighter.

I’m really enjoying this eye cream because it does what it promises. I think it’s in my all-time top 5! So yes, I would recommend it!

Olay Anti-Wrinkle Instant Hydration Eye Cream seems to have been discontinued recently. However, it’s available online and in bargain stores. I was able to pick up the 15ml eye cream for £1.99 which is great value! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Gentle Foaming Facial Wash For Dry Skin

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Gentle Foaming Facial Wash For Dry Skin. I paid £1.69 for the 150ml bottle.

It appears that this product has been discontinued recently. However, some stores may have stock left, so someone else might still benefit from a review.

Alrighty… this product promises to remove make-up and impurities and to leave skin feeling fresh and revitalised. It contains vitamin E as well as aloe vera, rose and camomile extracts.

On the back of the bottle it says… dispense 2 to 3 pumps of product into your hand and massage it all over your wet face. Then rinse with warm water… job done.

I’ve been using this product once or twice a week for a few weeks now, so here’s what I think.

First of all, there’s no need to be wasteful. 1 pump dispenses enough foam for my face and my neck. 👍

I love the formula. The foam feels soft and gentle – which is exactly what you want if you have moody skin.

Having said that, I’m satisfied that the foam cleanses my skin properly.

All in all, this is a nice face wash! It’s certified cruelty-free, and it’s suitable for vegans! If your local SD still has it, just pick it up! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 7 – 13 May 2018

Hi there! I hope everyone had a great week so far. Today’s post is my weekly recap. If you read on, I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 7 May – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 8 May – Garnier Intensive 7 Days Smoothing Nourishing Lotion With Cocoa Butter

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a body lotion. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 9 May – Skin Republic Bubble Purifying + Charcoal Oxygen Facial Foaming Mask

Wednesday’s post was about a sheet mask. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 10 May – Nail Of The Day
Friday 11 May – Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfection Cleansing Gel

On Thursday I showed you another mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed a face wash. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfection Cleansing Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfection Cleansing Gel which is aimed at people with oily skin that’s prone to imperfections.

This product contains salicylic acid and zinc, and it promises to get rid of impurities and to tighten pores.

You’re supposed to use this face wash like any other face wash. Apply it to wet skin, and massage it all over your face. Rinse. Done.

So what’s it like? Using this face wash for the first time was a scary experience! I applied some product to a wet konjac sponge, and then I rubbed it all over my face. About 15 seconds later my face felt cold and tingly. 😨

In the past I’ve received treatment for angioedema and similar (seemingly random) allergic reactions on a number of occasions. So I’m always very cautious with new products, especially with products that have a cooling or warming effect, and anything that tingles.

But back to the product! Whilst the first use was a scary experience, everything turned out fine. I rinsed the face wash off of my face, and things went back to normal. I also didn’t experience any redness, dryness or any other unpleasant reaction. I did, however, notice that this face wash really helps to keep my skin perfectly clean and clear!

So all in all, I have no reason to complain. Well, there’s one thing – this face wash is clear. Transparent. I was hoping it would be blue (or at least blue-ish). It’s OK now. I got over it. 😜

Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfection Cleansing Gel is available as 200ml for £4.99. I spent £5 in total for this product and the matching scrub (2 for £5 offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Republic Bubble Purifying + Charcoal Oxygen Facial Foaming Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Skin Republic Bubble Purifying + Charcoal Oxygen Facial Foaming Mask. This mask is usually £5.49, but I got it for free (gift with purchase)!

This face mask contains fruit acids which exfoliate and brighten the skin. In addition, the product claims to refine and cleanse pores and to detoxify skin.

So how’s the the mask? I think it’s awesome fun. The bubble effect is truly unique because you can feel the bubbles burst on your skin. Awesome fun, really!

Having said that, this mask didn’t do anything for my skin. Nothing at all. My skin didn’t look or feel exfoliated, bright or refined. I get more impressive results from washing my face!

I would’t recommend the face mask, but if you’d like to try this mask, Superdrug sells it for £5.49 AND for £2 (online). Yes, that’s two different prices for the same product!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Smoothing Nourishing Lotion With Cocoa Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about Garnier Intensive 7 Days Smoothing Nourishing Lotion with Cocoa Butter.

This body lotion is aimed at people with dry to rough skin, and it promises to reinforce the skin barrier, and to maintain long-lasting hydration.

The product also claims to improve skin texture and to brighten skin.

I’ve been using this body lotion on and off for a few weeks now, and here’s what I think. 🙂

The first thing I need to mention is the product’s fragrance – it smells like a mix of shea butter and cocoa butter. It smells heavenly!

And I agree with Garnier’s claim that the lotion is fast-absorbing. Awesome stuff!

But the most important thing is… the hydration! I don’t know if this body lotion has brightened my skin tone, but it made my skin feel super smooth and soft. I love it!

To sum it up, this body lotion is pretty awesome! I would definitely recommend it. Garnier’s Intensive 7 Days Smoothing Nourishing Lotion With Shea Butter is available as 250ml and 400ml. The smaller bottle can be yours for as little as £1.49 if you keep your eyes peeled for special offers. 😉

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Sunburst Sauna

Hi there! Today’s post is about Montagne Jeunesse‘s Sunburst Sauna face mask.

This face mask is exclusive to Primark where I picked it up for 90p.

Initially I bought 1 mask. But I went back to the store to buy a few more of these masks because I was hoping this one would be the reincarnation of the incredible Grapefruit Sauna mask which I fell in love with.

I’ve now tried this mask, and guess what – it really is the reincarnation of the incredible Grapefruit Sauna mask! Yes! Score! 🙂

OK, now here’s what this mask does. This self-heating mask leaves skin feeling sensationally clean and clear. It really is amazing. Nothing else comes close to this mask’s skin cleansing powers.

One thing: If you leave the mask on for longer (I usually leave masks on for 30+ minutes), you’ll notice that this mask will make your skin feel dry. However, this mask has never irritated my skin, and the initial post-mask dryness is always completely gone within seconds after applying a normal moisturiser. What else? This mask has the most wonderful grapefruit fragrance – it’s 100% delicious!

Montagne Jeunesse‘s Sunburst Sauna face mask is certified cruelty-free, and it’s suitable for vegetarians. It’s approved by BUAV (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo) and by the Vegetarian Society.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde