Haul! New Products From… Revolution, Barry M, Bundle Monster, The Crème Shop, Treacle Moon, Montagne Jeunesse, CND, Superdrug & More!

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I’ve bought over the past few weeks. I picked up a lot of face masks, but I also bought toiletries, nail stuff and other skin care. The following goodies are mine now!

The Crème Shop Clean Up, Skin set of 3 sheet masks for £4, TK Maxx. Polish’d Vitamin C Brightening Face Mask set of 5 sheet masks for £4.99, TK Maxx.

Skin Treats Glitter Face Pink Hydrogel Glitter Mask, £1 at B&M Bargains, 3 Holler And Glow Sheet Masks, £1 each at Primark.

2 fantastic Montagne Jeunesse Purple Acai Peel Off Face Masks, 30p each at Primark, Maxbrands Panda Face and Kitty Face Sheet Mask, 2 for £1 (intro offer) from the independent bargain store (formerly Poundworld) in East Ham.

2 Original Source shower gels – 90p each from the independent bargain store (formerly Poundworld) in East Ham.

Superdrug Calm Skin Blemish Rescue Gel, Superdrug Calm Skin Refreshing Facial Spritz – these were £2.99 each but there was a Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price offer. 2 CND Clear Top Coats – £1 each at Poundland. I bought 1 of these before, tried it, liked it, bought 2 more.

The incredible Treacle Moon Happy Melon Sorbet 4x500ml, £2 each (save 1/3 offer) at Waitrose!

Treacle Moon Her Mango Thoughts shower gel, £2 (save 1/3 offer) at Waitrose. Pack of 10 Fascy Aqua Sheet Masks, £5.99 at TK Maxx.

Superdrug Vitamin E products – 2 lip balms, £1.99 each but Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price, the Facial Exfoliating Bar and the Vitamin E Leave On Moisture Mask were £2.99 each but also Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price.

Palmolive Welcome To Madagascar Forest, Palmolive Welcome To Japanese Garden, £1 each, Superdrug.

Jiinju Sheet Mask Duo – I got 3 of these sets for free (gift with purchase), B. face masks, £1.45 each. Superdrug.

Barry M Molten Metal Holographic nail polishes, these were on special (3 for 2 across all makeup and nails at Superdrug, so I bought 6 items for £4 each and I paid £16 instead of £24). The Barry M Rockstar Lip & Nail Kit was a free gift with purchase.

Revolution Reloaded Marvellous Mattes, £4 but 3 for 2. I’m going to use this palette to make more stamping polishes! I bought another eye palette, but I don’t know where I placed it. Oops!

B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz, B. Comforted Camomile Facial Spritz, £3.89 each (half price offer).

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Facial Pads, B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads, £2.89 each (half price) – these seem to be the exact same product! 🤔 I’ll give them a try and report back!

And I bought 11 new Bundle Monster stamping plates, the cheapest plate was £1, the most expensive one was £2.60. Bundle Monster is now Maniology. Either way, I bought these stamping plates from a fantastic online shop – Nail Art UK. I’ve shopped with them before, and I think they provide excellent service! I’m not affiliated with them in any way, I’m just a happy customer.

Wow, I bought quite a lot! And I have no excuse really! Any new products you picked up recently? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Simply Pure Leave On Water Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Simply Pure Leave On Water Mask. This product is fragrance-free, and it promises “lightweight, cooling hydration to uncomfortable and sensitive skin”.

On the back of the tub it says the mask should be applied to cleansed skin. Leave the mask alone for 5 to 10 minutes, then rub in the excess – gently!

I’ve used this mask a couple of times now, so let me tell you what I think. 🙂

When I tried the mask for the first time, I didn’t like it at all. I was sure I’d return it for a refund. Why? Well, this mask has a strong menthol smell. I understand that this is what causes the cooling sensation. But I found it scary. I thought I might have a problem if I get this stuff anywhere near my eyes. So I took extra care when I applied it – and it was fine. No redness, no weird tingling sensations on my face. No issues. After a few times I started to use the mask everywhere on my face – that includes my eyelids and the delicate skin under my eyes – and everything’s 100% fine.

However, the mask (which is pretty much a thick jelly) feels super tacky. If you apply too much product, you won’t be able to rub it into your skin. Once this mask sits on the skin, you can’t do anything with it. So it’s best to apply a reasonable amount in the first place, that way you don’t have to deal with it again. Just leave it alone, and it’ll be fine. 🙂

It took me a few weeks to make peace with this product. Now I’m happy that I didn’t return it. The first few times I found the mask awful, but then I started to appreciate it. Now I actually like it! At the moment I’m using this mask once a week (on stay-at-home days only). I apply it right after my morning shower. I leave the mask alone for a few minutes, and then I apply a normal day moisturiser on top of it. Yes, my face will still feel tacky all day, but I’m being rewarded with incredibly plumped up skin. Great stuff!

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‘s Simply Pure Leave On Water Mask is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. The 75ml tub is £3.99. Superdrug runs promotions frequently. I paid £2.99 (buy 1 get 2nd half price offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – January 2018

Hi there! It’s the 1st of February, so it’s time for my January 2018 Empties post. So let me show you which products I finished. 🙂

1 Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream – I enjoyed using this eye cream, and I would recommend it to everyone who’s looking for an eye cream that hydrates well and that plays well with make-up. I won’t buy this eye cream again – I just have too many eye creams in my stash!

2 Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Wash – this is a lovely body wash. I’ll buy it again, no doubt!

3 Zatik Beauty Essentials Passionfruit Cacao Organic Lotion Moisture Recovery – I didn’t love this product because it’s not the most suitable product for my skin type. I wouldn’t repurchase this particular product, but I’d like to try other products from this brand.

Olay Anti-Wrinkle 2 in 1 Instant Hydration + Radiant Glow – a lovely moisturiser! I have 1 or 2 back-up bottles, so I don’t need to stock up any time soon.

5 Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Glamorous – I loved this shower scrub – and so did my husband. So this one is a shared empty. I’ll repurchase this product again, no doubt!

B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz – this is one of my holy grail products. It changed my life. I don’t want to be without it. Yes, I have several back-up bottles!

7 Claire’s Meringue Flavoured Lip Balm – this was a nice lip balm. I’ve got more Claire’s lip balms that I can’t wait to try!

8 Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask – this stuff is awesome. I will repurchase it soon!

9 Olay Hydration Balancing + Purifying Cleansing 2 In 1 Refreshing Face Wash – a lovely face wash. Happy yo buy it again!

10 L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Extreme Repairing Conditioner – one of the best conditioners L’Oréal ever made. It appears that, unfortunately, the Full Restore 5 Extreme collection has been discontinued. 😦

11 Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia – this is a lovely shower cream. I’ve already repurchased it.

12 Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Vanilla Eau De Toilette – this is a wonderful vanilla fragrance. If you liked the original The Body Shop vanilla fragrance, you’ll love this one!

13 Sanctuary Spa Crème Soufflé – this moisturiser feels very luxurious. And I love the Sanctuary Spa fragrance! I’ll probably repurchase this product.

14 TRESemmé Renewal Hair & Scalp Nourish & Renew Deep Conditioning Masque – I think this is a good deep conditioner. I would repurchase it.

15 NSPA Pineapple Fragrance Body Mist – I enjoyed the product, but I don’t think that I’ll buy this body mist again because the big 200ml bottle takes ages to finish – and I have too many fragrances and body mists in my stash.

16 Rossmann Wellness & Beauty Mango & Ylang-Ylang Body Lotion – I bought this body lotion a very long time ago. I thought that, after such a long time, I shouldn’t use it as a body lotion, so I used it as a foot cream. Result = happy feet!

17 I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter – this body butter smells insanely delicious. This was a limited edition product, and I’m glad I bought several tubs!

18 Sanctuary Spa Intensive Heel Balm – this product is amazing. It really helps with cracked and dry heels! I would like to repurchase it, but the small tube is £7.50 which, I think, is quite expensive. So I’ll keep my eyes peeled for special offers!

19 Essence Black Eyeliner – my favourite cheap eyeliner. I have lots more in my stash. 🙂

20 Manhattan Only Button Baby Eye Palette – I’m incredibly proud of myself for finishing this eye palette!

21 Bourjois Sunset A Rio 47 Nail Polish – I got every last drop of polish out of this polish (thanks to stamping!), and I’m really proud of myself for finishing another colour polish!

I’ve also used quite a few single-use face masks – but I didn’t keep the sachets. If you’d like to read about my latest face mask finds, click here. This is everything I finished in January. I’m very happy that I managed to empty a few more skin care products and a small eye palette! What have you emptied recently? Any product you’re proud of finishing? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 5 – 11 Dec 2016

Hi there! And happy Sunday everyone! Today’s post is my weekly recap – so let’s take a look what I’ve been up to this week. 🙂

Monday 5 Dec – Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Wash & Bath Cream
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Monday’s post was about Boots’ delicious cocoa butter scented body wash and bath cream. I love these two products. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 6 Dec – Flower Pharm Orange Flower Body Butter
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On Tuesday I wrote about Flower Pharm’s Orange Flower body butter. Great stuff! If you want to read the post, you can find it here.

Wednesday 7 Dec – Superdrug Clearly Youthful Cleanser, Mask & Scrub
Thursday 8 Dec – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
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Wednesday’s post was about Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful 3 in 1 Triple Action Cleanser, Mask & Scrub. Here’s the post. And on Thursday I showed you another recent christmassey mani. If you want to know which products I used, click here.

Friday 9 Dec – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask
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And on Friday I reviewed Superdrug’s Vitamin E Leave-On Moisture Mask. If you want to read the post, click here.

This is it for this week! I hope you enjoy the rest of the day. Get in touch if you want to. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask

Hi there! Not too long ago I bought Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask for the first time. This mask is a serum-like gel which is packed with vitamins (E, A, B, F, H) and other goodies like horse chestnut extract and jojoba oil.

You’re supposed to apply the mask after you’ve cleansed your face, and to leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes. Then you’re supposed to either massage the excess product into your skin, or remove it with a cotton wool pad. I’ve been using this mask for a few weeks now – but not as directed. 😉 Read on, I’ll tell you more!
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When I used the mask for the first time, I found the strong coconut fragrance too overwhelming. I thought I’d never be able to use this mask on a weekly basis. But fortunately the fragrance didn’t linger for too long. And once the fragrance had evaporated, I took a closer look at the product – and my face.

What happened? Well, first of all I loved the way my skin looked. I have dry and moody skin, and on top of that I also have eczema. But this mask made my skin look all plump and supple – within minutes! And this is when I knew the mask and I would be friends. 🙂

I think it’s remarkable how I went from “Ugh, coconuts!” to “Wow, this is magic!” in about 10 minutes. I rarely change my mind about products – certainly not within minutes. But I’m glad I gave this mask a chance. Otherwise I would have missed out. Big time!

How do I use this mask? I’ve never been wasteful with products. And I don’t see why I should apply too much product when I’d have to wipe off the excess or make an effort to massage it into my skin after a few minutes. So what do I do now? Once a week I use this mask as a night cream. I apply a generous (but not wasteful) amount of product to my face before I go to bed. And when I get up in the morning, my skin feels soft and supple, and it looks nourished. I love it!

I would definitely recommend this face mask to everyone. It’s awesome, it’s cheap, and it even helps with dry patches. If it didn’t smell of coconuts, this mask would be my Number 1 favourite product this month.

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask is available as 100ml for £2.99. But Superdrug runs buy one get second half price promotions on its Vitamin E products almost all the time. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde