Weekly Recap 7 – 13 Aug 2017

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.

Monday 7 Aug – Anatomicals Look, You’ve Got Chocolate All Over Your Face Anti-Stress Face Mask

Monday’s post was about Anatomicals’ Anti-Stress Face Mask. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 8 Aug – The 31 Days Nail Art Challenge Wrap-Up!

Tuesday’s post was about all the manis I did for the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. Click here to read the post and to see all the manis!

Wednesday 9 Aug – Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream

On Wednesday I reviewed Sukin’s Moisture Restoring Night Cream. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 10 Aug – My Little Pony Lovely Lipbalms

Thursday’s post was about the My Little Pony lip balms I found at Primark. Click here to read the post.

Friday 11 Aug – Superdrug Extracts Aloe Vera & Mango Shampoo & Conditioner

On Friday I reviewed Superdrug’s Aloe Vera & Mango Shampoo & Conditioner. Click here to read the post.

And I have a little make-up update!

I’ve been using this Manhattan eye palette a lot lately. The shimmery champagne shade is my current go-to inner corner shade. And I’ve been loving the light brown shade too – I’ve already hit pan! 🙂 I tried to love the orange eyeshadow, but it’s not going to happen, so I’ll see if I can use it to make an orange stamping nail polish. I’ll let you know if it works. 🙂

Now onto the lipsticks! MUA’s Shade 11 lipstick is one of my favourites. I have several lipsticks in the same shade, and 3 of them are in use. Since I’d like to finish at least one of them, I slapped a sticker on the lid – so I know which one’s the one. My beloved UNE Casual Matt M18 lipstick is almost finished. Almost. From now on I have to apply it with a lip brush… And then there’s my Freedom Bare 115 Mannequin lipstick which I hope to finish as well…

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about Sukin’s Moisture Restoring Night Cream. I’ve been using this night cream since late May, so the review is actually overdue! Before we get to the review, let me tell you a little about the brand.

Sukin is an Australian company. They specialise in “skin care that doesn’t cost the earth”. Their products are carbon-neutral, vegan and cruelty-free. In addition, Sukin products don’t contain SLS, SLES, synthetic fragrances, animal derivatives, harsh detergents, propylene glycol, artificial colours, triethanolamine, mineral oils, EDTA or parabens. Now onto the review! 🙂

Sukin’s Moisture Restoring Night Cream is quite rich. It feels good on my skin and it moisturises very well. At the moment I don’t have any dry patches on my face which is something I don’t get to experience often – although equal credit goes to Superdrug’s hyaluronic acid face mist.

However, it isn’t the most suitable face cream for people with problem skin. I’ve noticed that this cream seems to clog up my pores a little. Because of this I’m using this cream in conjuction with a clarifying serum or with a glycolic overnight peel – with great results!

All in all, I think this night cream is really good, and I would recommend it. However, because of all the natural ingredients in this cream, I would recommend you do a patch test before you use the cream on your face. Sukin recommends patch testing before use as well. I think that’s reasonable!

So whilst I like this cream, I’m not 100% happy. This cream has a shelf life of only six months – that’s because it doesn’t contain any synthetic preservatives. However, the face cream jar is huge and 120ml is a lot of product! I’ve been using this cream rather liberally on my face and neck, and I’m using this face cream on my husband’s face as well. However, after 10 weeks of daily use, the cream is nowhere near half-empty. I think it would be best if Sukin reduced the size of the product – to make sure people manage to finish it before it goes off.

I found Sukin’s Moisture Restoring Night Cream at TK Maxx where I paid £8 for it. Boots sells a number of Sukin products as well!

Have you tried this face cream or any other Sukin product? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

PS: A special thanks to Jodi who got me interested in Sukin products.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde