Empties – December 2017

Hi there! Happy New Year, everyone! My first post in 2018 is about all the products I emptied in December 2017. If you read my empties posts regularly, you know that, every month, I use a number of single-use face masks and that I don’t keep the empty sachets. If you want to read about my latest face mask finds, click here. Now… onto the tubs, tubes and bottles… the big empties… the real empties!

1 Olay Total Effects 7 In 1 Day Moisturiser – this is a fantastic moisturiser. I will buy it again, no doubt!

2 NYC In A Minute 202 Grand Central Station – this is one of the best clear polishes. I emptied one last month, and I emptied one this month. I’m really getting on top of my part-used clear polishes!

3 Max Factor Pan Stik 25 Fair – my holy grail foundation!

4 The Body Shop Vanilla Eau De Toilette – I loved the original TBS Vanilla, but this stuff is just average. I do have a few more bottles in various states of empty. I hope my teenage relative or someone at work wants them…

5 Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Good – this shower gel is wonderful. Happy to buy it again!

6 Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream – this is a lovely moisturiser. It smells divine and it’s not sticky at all which makes it the perfect moisturiser for whenever you need to get ready in a hurry. Plus: This is a huge 475ml tub which is £2.99 only – and there’s usually a buy 1 get 2nd half price offer on SD Vitamin E products as well! 🙂

7 Gliss Ultimate Colour Conditioner – this is a good conditioner. I’ll buy it (+ the matching shampoo) again.

8 Radox Uplifting – this is a wonderful grapefruit shower gel. I will buy it again!

9 Classics Nail Polish Remover – 400ml for £1. Awesome stuff! I have a few more bottles, and I’ll continue to stock up on this nail polish remover.

10 Garnier Intensive 7 Days Ultra-Replenishing Lotion With Shea Butter – this is a lovely body lotion. It’s nourishing and it smells gorgeous. Happy to buy it again!

11 Manhattan Colour Loop Lipgloss 52S Soft Nude – this lip gloss was awesome. I’ve got a few more of these glosses (different colours), and I’ll review them soon!

12 My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Shower Gel – this travel-sized shower gel was part of a gift set. The shower gel was nice, and I’m sure I’ll buy MLP branded toiletries again soon!

13 Boots Essentials Cucumber Facial Scrub – this scrub was really good. I’ll buy it again!

This is what I emptied in December. I was hoping I’d be finishing a few more products, but it wasn’t meant to be. Ah well, so I have a few more empties this month. 🙂

One more thing… I finished 191 products in 2017. Those 191 products are…
41 shower and bath gels,
31 body and hand moisturisers,
22 fragrances (fragranced body mists included),
16 conditioners and deep conditioners (I don’t count shampoos – I’ve explained this here),
16 nail polishes,
11 face creams and lotions,
6 face serums,
6 face washes and cleansers,
5 Max Factor Pan Stiks
4 body scrubs,
4 face scrubs,
4 toners,
4 foot creams,
4 nail polish removers,
4 lip balms and lip glosses,
4 eyeliner pencils,
3 B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritzes,
2 eye creams,
2 glycolic peels,
2 face mask tubes (I didn’t count single-use face masks).
Not bad, eh?

Anyway… Happy New Year, everyone! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Weekly Recap 24 – 30 Jul 2017

Hi there! I hope everyone had a great week so far. Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, this is your chance to catch up. 🙂

Monday 24 Jul – Haul! Lots Of New Products!

Monday’s post was about all the products I bought in July. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 25 Jul – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
Wednesday 26 Jul – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge

I showed you 2 recent manis on Tuesday and Wednesday. Click here to read Tuesday’s post. Or click here to read Wednesday’s post.

Thursday 27 Jul – Superdrug Vitamin E All Over Body Cream

On Thursday I reviewed Superdrug’s Vitamin E All Over Body Cream. Click here to read the post.

Friday 28 Jul – Katy Perry Killer Queen, Etienne Aigner Clear Day, Jesus Del Pozo Halloween Fever

Friday’s post contained a couple of fragrance reviews. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Awesome & 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream for normal to dry skin. This cream contains all sorts of good ingredients, like vitamins E, A, B, F and H, as well as calcium and coconut oil. And it promises to defend the skin against environmental damage. If you read on, I’ll let you know if this cream is any good. 🙂

What can I say? This cream is fantastic. The fragrance is to die for. I’d describe it as warm, tropical and ‘high end’. This cream smells just gorgeous! I also love the formula because this cream isn’t sticky at all, and it doesn’t feel like product on my skin. This is just what I want on warm summer days!

I could spend hours raving about this product, but I won’t! All I’m going to say is… this body cream is one of my all-time favourites. If you’ve never tried it, you’ve been missing out!

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream is available as 475ml for £2.99 which is fantastic value! This product carries the Leaping Bunny logo – it’s cruelty-free and suitable for vegans!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Intensive All Over Body Cream

Hi there! Since I’ve stocked up on Superdrug own-brand prodcts, today’s post is another Superdrug own-brand product review. Now meet Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Intensive All Over Body Cream. This body cream is aimed at people with dry to very dry skin, and it promises 24 hour moisturisation. Is it any good? If you read on, I’ll let you know.
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First of all, this body cream smells wonderful. The fragrance is warm, cuddly and exotic. I think it smells like a high end product! So in regards to the fragrance, this one is similar to the limited edition manuka honey body cream.

I also think this cream is very nourishing. It’s considerably richer than the manuka honey cream, so it takes a little longer to rub it into my skin. This cream does feel sticky for a few minutes, but as soon as it’s absorbed, it’s no bother at all.

Whilst I think this body cream is very nice, I must say I prefer the less rich formula of the manuka honey cream. Saying this, I’m glad I bought this cream, and I’m sure it’ll serve my skin well this winter. And all in all, I would definitely recommend this cream, especially if you have dry skin.

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care Intensive All Over Body Cream is available as 475ml for £3.49. But Superdrug runs buy 1 get 2nd half price promotions frequently, so you might as well buy two tubs. 😉

Mrs Strawberry Blonde