Empties – October 2018

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I emptied last month. As always, I used a number of single use face masks. Whilst I don’t keep the empty sachets, you can read about my latest face mask finds here. Onto the big empties!

1 Olay Anti-Wrinkle 2 in 1 Instant Hydration + Radiant Glow – this is a lovely moisturiser. I have a back-up bottle!

2 Essence Black Eyeliner Pencil – my favourite eyeliner pencil! I have several more in my stash and in my rota!

3 Sukin Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum – another great product from Sukin. I can definitely see myself buying this serum again.

4 Superdrug Naturally Radiant Flycolic Tonic – this is one of my new holy grail products!

Nivea Waterlily & Oil Shower Gel – this is a lovely shower gel. My husband used it too, so this is a shared empty. I hope I’ll find it again somewhere.

6 Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Conditioner – the best conditioner ever. It’s been discontinued, but I have an impressive number of back-up bottles (shampoo and conditioner).

7 The Body Shop Atlas Mountain Rose Body Lotion – I enjoyed using this body lotion while it lasted, but I won’t buy it again.

8 The Crème Shop Detoxing & Renewing Overnight Gel Mask With Charcoal – whilst I liked using this product, I don’t think I’ll buy it again. When the seasons changed, I noticed that I would need a more hydrating product for 9 months of the year.

9 Max Factor Pan Stik 25 Fair – this is my holy grail foundation!

10 My Little Pony Strawberry Lip Balm – a nice lip balm. It’s very hydrating, and it has a fruity taste. I have a few more My Little Pony branded lip balms.

11 Superdrug Lip Balm – a nice vanilla-flavoured lip balm. I have a few more of these.

12 Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel With Grape – this is a truly awesome product. I have 3 more of these with different fragrances (apple, apricot, rice bran).

13 My Little Pony Shower Gel – a nice shower gel. The melon fragrance is lovely. I might repurchase it at some point.

14 Radox Scent Touch Feel Lively Body Wash – I don’t like the fragrance of this one very much. I managed to use it up but I won’t buy it again.

15 Superdrug Cucumber Peel-Off Mask – this is a nice face mask. I enjoyed using it. I have a back-up!

16 Anna Sui Flight Of Fancy – this is a lovely fragrance. I can definitely see myself picking it up again!

I think I’ve done well again this month. I’m happy I managed to finish a lot of skin care products. What did you empty last month? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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September Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last working day of the month, so it’s time for my monthly favourites post – a.k.a. Mrs Strawberry Blonde’s September Beauty Awards. As always, I’m telling you about my top 3 products, and there are a few honourable mentions as well.

3rd place – Pusheen Strawberry Sweetness and Vanilla Goodness Lip Balms

I love these lip balms! And the cute Pusheen images are an added bonus. Awesome stuff!

Runner-Up – Gliss Supreme Length Shampoo & Conditioner

Gliss’ Supreme Length hair products are simply amazing. They’re in my all-time top 10 of hair products.

WINNER – Sukin Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum

This serum is simply awesome! I would recommend it to everyone! It’s a truly impressive product!

Onto the honourable mentions! I like Prada’s Infusion d’Iris Eau de Toilette very much, Creightons’ Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask is a total bargain, Nivea’s Waterlily & Oils shower gel is sensational, and Possibility’s Amber & Lavender Shower Scrub is another awesome product.

Which poducts did you love the most in September? Have you tried any of my favourites? Would you like to try any of these products? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 10 – 16 September 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Welcome to my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week.

Monday 10 Sep – Sukin Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum

On Monday I reviewed a face serum. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 11 Sep – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 12 Sep – Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Wednesday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 13 Sep – Gliss Supreme Length Shampoo & Conditioner

Thursday’s post was about Gliss’ Supreme Length hair products. Click here to read the post.

Friday 14 Sep – Haul!

Friday’s post was about the beauty products I bought over the past few weeks – there’s stamping stuff, hair care, skin care and make-up. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the day. Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Sukin Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about Sukin‘s Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum. This serum contains cocoa seed butter, vitamin E, avocado oil, grape seed oil, carrot seed oil, acai and goji fruit extracts, as well as kale, spirulina and parsley extracts.

The product does not contain SLS, mineral oils, animal derivatives, artificial colours, synthetic fragrances or parabens. It’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

What does it do? This serum promises to give skin a healthy glow. And does it work? I think it does!

I’ve been using the serum for about 4 weeks now, and I like it. Thanks to all the oils it contains, it seems to be very hydrating – almost nourishing. This is a welcome change from Scinic’s useless Aqua Ampoule. I enjoy using this serum mornings and evenings. It plays well with my hyaluronic acid face mist and with my day and night creams.

This serum isn’t like your normal serum. This one’s white and runny – it’s pretty much like milk! I’m OK with the scent, but I don’t love it. It smells like a random mix of oils.

I’m really happy with the results. My skin looks and feels much better now than 4 weeks ago. But I’m not surprised. Looking back, Scinic’s Aqua Ampoule was actually much worse than I thought it was! So thank you, Sukin, for making my skin look better and healthier!

Sukin‘s Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum is available as 30ml for £14. I paid £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde