Empties – May 2017

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I finished in May 2017. I threw out a konjac sponge (I am now using a cellulose sponge which I’ll review soon). And as always, I’ve used quite a few single-use face masks. I haven’t kept those empty face mask sachets, but let me show you what else I managed to finish. 🙂

1 Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Body Spray – I’ve been using this fantastic body spray on and off since February. This is the 2nd small 70ml bottle that I’ve gone through this year. I’ve already stocked up – I have two big bottles in my stash!

2 Sanctuary Spa Mela Rose & Pistachio Body Butter – this is heaven in a tub! I think I started to use this body butter in September – maybe October – last year. I’ll review the Sanctuary Spa Mela collection shortly. 🙂

3 Olay Regenerist Regenerating UV Lotion – this is a fantastic moisturiser! I started to use it in March last year (!) but then I decided to focus on finishing all those part-used skin care products I had in my stash, and then this fantastic moisturiser became of those ‘to be finished’ ones… well, I managed to use up the last oldie about 6 weeks ago, then I’ve been using this moisturiser again. And two weeks later it was finished. But I’ll buy it again, no doubt.

4 Kenzo Amour Le Parfum – this is a lovely fragrance! It’s sweet, warm and incensey. This is an old limited edition fragrance that sold out years ago – so I can’t repurchase it. However, I don’t think I would repurchase this fragrance because a little goes a long way and bottle number 2 would probably last me for another 10 years or so…

5 Boots Extracts Marshmallow & Peppermint Body Scrub (75ml travel size) – this is an okayish scrub. I’m not a fan of the fragrance, though. This scrub was a limited edition product, so I couldn’t repuchase it even if I wanted to. I started to use this scrub in March.

6 Palmolive Chocolate Passion Shower Cream – this is nice! My husband and I used this shower cream on and off for 6 or 7 weeks. This is a shared empty. Yes, I will repurchase this shower cream!

7 Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Conditioner – this is the best conditioner that was ever made. I will continue to buy it. This conditioner lasted for almost 5 weeks (I wash my hair every day). If you’re wondering what happened to the matching shampoo… I passed the leftover Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine shampoo on to my husband (I always do that once I finish a conditioner) and now I’m using a different shampoo and conditioner combo. 🙂

8 Baylis & Harding Blueberry Donut Glaze Shower Crème – this is a decent shower cream. I started to use it in early May – and now it’s finished. Whilst this shower cream was nice while it lasted, I don’t think I’d repurchase it.

9 Calcot Manor The Perfect Day Rich Body Butter – not a favourite. The strange fragrance started to annoy me halfway through the tub. I’m glad this body butter is gone. It took me about 8 weeks of on-and-off use to finish this body butter. I won’t repurchase it.

10 Superdrug Red Colour Conditioner – this product is completely useless. Fortunately it was just a small 50ml bottle (which contained just enough product to “condition” my hair 3 times). I won’t repurchase this product.

11 Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Snow Flurries Body Lotion (120ml travel size) – I’ve been using this body lotion since early March. It was nice while it lasted, but I don’t think I’d buy it again.

12 Olay Regenerist Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Cream Moisturiser – this has been my night cream for 10 weeks. Awesome stuff! I already bought a back-up!

13 Boots Extracts Luxurious Coconut Body Butter (50ml travel size) – this body butter is nice. I wouldn’t purchase it on its own, but if it’s in this year’s Extracts Christmas set again, I won’t complain.

14 Boots Extracts Luxurious Coconut Body Wash (75ml travel size) – this is a nice body wash. In regards to repurchasing it… see my comment on the matching body butter. 🙂

I think May was another good month for empties. I’m not sure how many items I can finish this month, but let’s hope I’ll continue to make progress! Have you tried any of the products I finished? If so, how do / did you like them? What did you finish this month? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 8 – 14 May 2017

Hi there! 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 8 May – The Battle Of The Strawberry Body Mists

Monday’s post was a product comparison. I tested 2 strawberry-scented body mists. If you want to read the post, click here.

Tuesday 9 May – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 10 May – Superdrug Red Colour Conditioner

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. If you want to read the post, click here.
And Wednesday’s post was about Superdrug’s Red Colour Conditioner. If you want to read the post, click here.

Thursday 11 May – Manhattan Tasty Lips Lipgloss American Grapefruit

On Thursday I reviewed the best lipgloss ever. 🙂 If you want to read the post, click here.

Friday 12 May – Baylis & Harding Beauticology Donut Shop Bath Treats

Friday’s post was about Baylis & Harding’s Donut Shop Bath Treats. If you want to read the post, click here.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Red Colour Conditioner

uploadHi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Red Colour Conditioner which I picked up for 99p.

This colour conditioner is meant to be used weekly, and it promises to protect and maintain red hair colour.

The product claims to lock in colour and to make hair extra smooth and shiny.

Well, that sounds great! But does it work? My guess is that it doesn’t, but I don’t really know. Here’s why:

The problem with this conditioner is that it’s not conditioning at all.

Every time I apply this product, it makes my hair feel in need of actual conditioner. So I have to use regular conditioner after this cololur conditioner…

To make a long story short, I think this product is rubbish!

I’ve already emptied this tube. Fortunately it was a small 50ml tube only and it barely lasted for 3 ‘attempts’. Good riddance!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde