Skin Techniques Vitamin C Eye Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Skin Techniques Vitamin C Eye Serum. This eye serum promises to repair the skin around the eyes and to improve the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles.

You’re supposed to use this product after you’ve cleansed your skin. Simply pat 1-2 drops of this eye serum around the orbital bone without pulling or stretching your skin. Then apply your regular moisturiser.

I’ve been using this eye serum for just 2 weeks now, but I like it a lot! The eye cream that I used for the past 6 (or so) months was nice, but this eye serum is much better. I love the watery formula – it’s very hydrating. The serum plays very well with my other facial products – face mist, moisturiser, make-up and so on. No issues at all!

I’ve also noticed that the skin around my eyes feels smoother. No difference in how it looks though – hey, it’s only 2 weeks. But based on the feel and the rich hydration I’m getting from this eye serum, I’m already very happy with it.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this product. If you’re interested, Skin Techniques Vitamin C Eye Serum is available as 15ml. I paid £1.49 (B&M Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Boots Glow Pineapple Sleep Mask

Hi there! Today’s short post is about this Boots Glow Pineapple Sleep Mask. This is a night cream with a fancy name, and it promises to smooth and to hydrate the skin. I’ve been using this product for about a month now, and here’s what I think.

I’ve been positively surprised by this product. While the gel moisturiser from the same range wasn’t a favourite, this sleep mask is much better. I love the thick formula, although I always mist my face before I use this sleep mask to lock in some extra moisture, and to make it easier to massage it into my skin.

I’m very happy with the nourishing formula, although it’s probably not the best product if your skin tends to develop impurities. I’ve also been using product as a day cream during the recent cold spell, and I’m happy to report that it’s a brilliant base for my foundation. Very nice! The fragrance is alright – it’s not annoying, so this is a huge step up from the gel moisturiser.

I’m happy with this product and I would recommend it. If you’re interested, Boots Glow Pineapple Sleep Mask is available as 50ml for £4. I bought 3 items from this range on a 3 for 2 special offer.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

I Love… Mango & Papaya Nourishing Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s short post is about this I Love… Nourishing Mango & Papaya Body Butter. I’ve tried and liked quite a few products from I Love…’s Mango & Papaya range, so it was more than time that I tried the matching body butter.

I started to use this body butter about 2 weeks ago, and I like it! This is a great body butter if you don’t want to waste spend time rubbing white moisturiser residue into your skin. This body butter sinks into the skin beautifully, it doesn’t leave any white residue behind, and it also doesn’t feel sticky. The fragrance is fruity and summery which makes me look forward to much nicer weather in a few months.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this product. I Love… Nourishing Mango & Papaya Body Butter is available as 200ml. I think mine was from one of the bargain stores or from a reduced price gift set, so I’m not sure what I would have paid for this product.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

November Beauty Awards

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite products in November – I’ve only got my TOP 3 this months, and here they are!

3rd place – Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream With SPF 15

This Olay moisturiser is simply wonderful! I’d recommend it, and I’d buy it again.

Runner-Up – I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter
WINNER – Kenzo Amour Eau De Parfum

I Love’s Chocolate Truffle body butter is an all-time favourite. Delicious!
Kenzo Amour Eau De Parfum is even more delicious – it’s one of my all-time top 10 fragrances.

And this is it for today and also for the month. Thanks for stopping by! xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Revisiting Old Favourites – I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about this I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter. This is an old favourite, so when these body butters hit the shelves of the local discount stores, I stocked up. I mean, we all know that a lot of the products that can be found at Home Bargains, B&M Bargains, etc are end of line items which have already been discontinued. So when your favourite product makes an appearance there, and it’s 80% off… well, this is your last chance!

I’ve rediscovered this body butter in my stash. And I started to use it immediately. And OMG – I love it! This body butter smells like chocolate ice cream. Proper chocolate ice cream. Whenever I use it, it fills the room with the most amazing chocolate ice cream fragrance. Even my husband loves the fragrance so much that he’s using this body butter as a hand cream.

I also love how nourishing this body butter is. It’s taken care of all the dry patches that the other moisturiser I’m using at the moment just isn’t nourishing enough for. And despite the rich formula, this body butter is quick and easy to massage into the skin, and it’s absorbed in my time.

What’s not to love? I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter is (or was) available as 200ml. Fortunately, I have a few more of these. However, I would hope that I Love… will bring this gem back. None of their current products tickle my fancy, so I hope that the brand can revive the Chocolate Truffle and the Raspberry & Blackberry collections. Fingers crossed!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream With SPF 15

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream with SPF 15. This face cream promises to hydrate the skin, to reduce wrinkles in 14 days and to make the skin appear firmer in 28 days.

I’ve been using this product on and off only for about 2 months. On and off because I only use it when I leave the house – which is 3 times per week tops. I can’t really say whether this product has any dramatic effect on my skin, but I love its subtle and fresh scent, I love the non-greasy formula, I love that it delivers the perfect level of hydration, and I love that it plays well with my foundation. I love everything about this face cream! I enjoy using it, and I know I will buy it again!

I bought this face cream for about £5 at either B&M Bargains or Home Bargains. The box looks beaten up – but who cares?! Olay has refreshed the packaging of this product – but the formula appears to be the same. Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream With SPF 15 is available as 50ml for £14, although Boots has it for half price with Boots Advantage Card right now.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Boots Glow Pineapple Gel Moisturiser

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots Glow Pineapple Gel Moisturiser which promises to nourish the skin and to prep the skin for the day ahead (that’s what it says on the tub). Accodring to Boots, this moisturiser is suitable for day and night time use.

I’ve been using this moisturiser on most days for well over a month now (maybe even two months), and I think it’s actually alright. I think the scent could be nicer – it’s an old-fashioned fruity mes. It’s not “off”, and it’s not even bad, but it reminds me of fruity teenage “fragrances” from the 90s. I know because those were my teenage years too! Read on…

This moisturiser is hydrating my skin nicely. I’m actually surprised because I find that gel moisturisers are often more suitable for oilier skin types. But I haven’t had a single dry patch since I’ve been using this moisturiser, and my skin feels nice and comfy. I have no reason to complain actually.

However, I don’t love the glibbery formula and the fragrance is starting to get old. I’m now 80% through the tub, and whilst this moisturiser is actually decent, I know I won’t buy it again.

If you’re interested, Boots Glow Pineapple Gel Moisturiser is available as 50ml for £4. I bought 3 items from this range on a 3 for 2 special offer.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glow Gentle Cleansing Milk

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glow Gentle Cleansing Milk.

The Naturally Radiant Glow range intends to rebalance the skin and to minimise blemishes and signs of irritation for a calmer, soothed and more healthy looking complexion.

This cleansing milk contains vegan coconut yoghurt and a prebiotic complex which promises to help maintain the skin’s natural microbiome.

How do you use it? Use it as you’d use any other cleansing milk or cleansing cream. Squeeze a bit of product onto a cotton pad, and use it to dissolve and remove your make-up. Then use a toner after and follow with your regular skin care routine.

I’ve been using this product on and off for a few weeks now, and I think it’s quite good. I like the faint yoghurty scent – nice, clean, fresh.

I’m happy to report that this cleansing milk doesn’t smell overly coconutty. This is great because I’m not a fan of coconut flavours and scents.

This cleansing milk also does a reasonable job removing make-up. Granted, I’m not making the biggest effort with eye make-up at the moment, and I mainly wear foundation and lipstick, but this cleansing milk gets rid of almost all traces of make-up. I tried a few different toners to see how much leftover product they’d catch – and it’s always just a hint of beige.

I will continue to use this product, and I would recommend it (as always – just make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients). If you’re interested, Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glow Gentle Cleansing Milk is available as 150ml. The price has recently gone up from £6.99 to £7.99. I paid £3.49 (half price offer before the price went up). Keep your eyes peeled for the very frequent Better Than Half Price and Buy One Get One Free promotions on the Naturally Radiant range. Oh, one more thing, this product is vegan and cruelty-free (it carries The Leaping Bunny logo). 😍

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Boots Glow Pineapple Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots Glow Pineapple Serum.

This serum promises “to smooth and care for the skin.” This isn’t the most specific claim, but I guess they don’t really bother with a £4 product.

Anyhoo… I’ve been using this product for a few weeks now. And I think it’s actually quite alright. The serum I used before (also Boots) wasn’t great, so this one was much nicer from day 1!

This is a typical serum formula. It’s not a gel, but it’s also not watery. I guess it’s something in between. Quite nice. I like it!

The serum sinks into my skin beautifully. It does feel like “product” but in the most non-smothering way. It feels quite good.

Would I say that this serum is smoothing and caring? I guess it is. Don’t expect miracles, but this is definitely a decent serum, especially for the tiny price tag.

If you’re interested, Boots Glow Pineapple Serum is available as 30ml for £4 (I think it’s £3 at the moment for Advantage Card holders). I bought this product when Boots ran a 3 for 2 promotion on their Glow products.

By the way, according to Boots, this product is vegan and cruelty-free! 😍

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

A’kin Sensitive Calming Day & Night Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this A’kin Sensitive Calming Day & Night Cream. This face cream doesn’t contain sulfates, parabens, silicones, ethoxylated cleansers, PEGs, phthalates, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, artificial colours and animal derivatives. According to the manufacturer, this face cream is vegan and cruelty-free. 😍

This face cream promises to nourish the skin and to enhance the skin’s appearance. Infused with chamomile, shea butter and vitamin E, this face cream also promises long lasting hydration that leaves even the most delicate skin feeling great.

I’ve been using this moisturiser on and off for a few weeks, and I don’t like it. Its not necessarily a bad product, but it’s just definitely not right for me. And here’s why. First of all, this moisturiser has a strong scent that reminds me of a kale-based skin care line that I tried (and hated) a long time ago. The scent is definitely botanical, but it’s not the most suitable scent for a cosmetic product.

Then there’s the formula. This face cream leaves white marks all over the face unless you go over it again and again. I would say that it takes about 15 swipes to work the white stuff into my skin. The formula feels overly rich, but it doesn’t seem to penetrate the skin. It just sits on top of the dry patches. Weird.

Lastly, this face cream doesn’t play nice with my foundation. It makes my foundation ball up. I tried to give it longer to absorb, but it didn’t work. I tried extra facial oil – but using facial oil in addition to a rich moisturiser AND an oil-based foundation is just ridiculous.

I think I will continue to use this face cream as a night cream. But since its richness appears to be superficial, I need to dig up the facial oil again. If you’re interested, A’kin Sensitive Calming Day & Night Cream is available as 50ml. The RRP is £24 but I paid £3 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛