Empties – March 2018

Hi there! It’s the 2nd of April, so it’s time for my March Empties post! As always, I used a couple of single-use face masks. I didn’t keep the empty sachets, but you can read about my latest face mask finds if you click here. Now onto the “real” empties!

1 My Little Pony Rarity Shampoo – this is a good quality shampoo. If Hasbro does another MLP toiletries set for Christmas this year, I can see myself picking it up!

2 The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Shower Cream – I think this shower cream was alright. I received it as part of a gift set, but I wouldn’t buy it for myself.

3 The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Shower Gel – my husband and I liked this shower gel a lot. So yes, I would buy it again. This one’s a shared empty.

4 Herbal Essences Rainforest Flowers Shimmering Colour Conditioner – one of the best conditioners ever. And yes, this product has been discontinued. I think I have one more Rainforest Flowers Shimmering Colour shampoo & conditioner combo in my stash

5 Boots Extracts Zingy Satsuma Body Wash – I really enjoyed this one. Too bad it was a limited edition!

6 Boots Extracts Zingy Satsuma Body Lotion – another lovely body lotion from Boots! And, unfortunately, another limited edition.

7 Superdrug Intensive Moisture Hand Cream – this is a decent hand cream, but I wouldn’t buy it again because (thanks to Poundland, Poundworld and the likes) there are better hand creams out there for the same price.

8 Superdrug Sweet Snuggles Hand Lotion – I really liked this hand lotion. I am fairly certain I have a back-up!

9 The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist – I’m glad it’s gone, and I wouldn’t buy it again. If you’re looking for a nice and simple vanilla fragrance, don’t bother with this one!

10 Nina Ricci Ricci Ricci – I received this one as a present. Ages ago. I liked the fragrance, but I didn’t love it. So I wouldn’t purchase it again. And yes, the name of this fragrance is Nina Ricci Ricci Ricci (or Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci).

11 Superdrug Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub – this is a great body scrub. It’s effective and it smells lovely. I have 2 back-up tubs!

12 Bourjois UNE M18 Casual Matt Colour Lipstick M18 – this is the perfect lip colour for me. I’ve already repurchased this lipstick!

13 Boots Time Dimensions Nourishing Eye Cream – this is a decent eye cream. Hydrates nicely, plays well with make-up. It’s super old, and it’s not available anymore. But I do have a back-up!

14 NSPA Rich Body Butter With Moisturising Shea Butter – this is a really nice body butter. I’m sure I’ll buy it again!

This is everything I emptied in March. Not bad, eh? By the way, here’s a photo of what I do with every single moisturiser tube!

Once a tube’s almost empty, I cut it open. Yes, I do that with every single tube that contains a product that I can’t rinse out in the shower (so that’s basically everything that’s not a shower gel or a shampoo). This way I get to use every last drop of product. Some may say I’m overdoing it, but I like that I’m not being wasteful. By the way, I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager!

Now… have you tried any of the products I finished? If so, let me know your thoughs. And what have you finished last month? Please feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

 

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Weekly Recap 14 – 20 Aug 2017

Hi there! And welcome to my weekly blog recap! Read on to find out what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 14 Aug – A-Z Nail Art Challenge Intro

On Monday I told you about the upcoming A-Z Nail Art Challenge which I’ll be doing. (The photos above shows 3 manis I did for the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge which I did previously.) Click here to read Monday’s post.

Tuesday 15 Aug – Montagne Jeunesse Buriti Fruit Body Smoothie

On Tuesday I reviewed Montagne Jeunesse’s Buriti Fruit Body Smoothie. Click here to read Tuesday’s post.

Wednesday 16 Aug – Boots Botanics Super Serum Triple Age Renewal

Wednesday’s post was about the Boots Botanics Triple Age Renewal Super Serum which I’m currently using. Click here to read Wednesday’s post.

Thursday 17 Aug – Superdrug Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub

On Thursday I reviewed Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub. Click here to read Thursday’s post.

Friday 18 Aug – NSPA Pineapple Bath & Shower Gel, Pineapple Fragrance Body Mist

And Friday’s post was about NSPA’s Pineapple-scented products. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week! I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!

By the way, next week is going to be NAIL WEEK! I’ve already done quite a few manis for the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. That’s because I had written the A-Z Nail Art Challenge announcement post right after the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge wrap-up post. And I haven’t shown you any new manis since the first week of August. So… the nail posts have been piling up! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub. I really like Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Butter, so I thought I really should try the matching scrub. And when I saw it was on special (£2.45, half price offer), I bought it. 🙂 Now let me tell you if the scrub is any good…

I think this scrub is quite effective. It makes my skin feel super soft – almost polished! But don’t worry, this scrub isn’t too harsh, and it certainly doesn’t cut my skin. 🙂 The cocoa and vanilla fragrance is very nice. It’s sweet and cuddly, and it’ll be perfect for the colder seasons.

Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub is suitable for vegans. The product is also 100% cruelty-free. If you’d like to try the scrub, it’s available as 200ml for £4.99. But don’t miss out on deals – Superdrug does half price and BOGOF deals very often.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde