July Beauty Awards

Hi there! I can’t believe it’s the end of the month. Time really flies! And now’s already the time to look at my monthly favourites. Of all the new products I’ve tried this month, these are the ones I liked the most. 🙂

3rd place – Superdrug Refreshing Day Cream SPF 15 For Normal Skin
Superdrug Refreshing Day Cream SPF 15
I think this cream is very nice. It has SPF 15, and it’s great for dry skin too – and it’s only £3.49. This is the ultimate no-nonsense moisturiser.

Runner-Up – I Heart MakeUp Go! To The City Palette
I Heart MakeUp Go To The City 1
I really like this palette. It contains a highlighter, two blushes and six eyeshadows. I’m happy with the quality and I know I’ll be using this palette a lot.

WINNER – NYC 16H Lipstain 493 Champagne Stain
NYC 16h Lipstain 493 Champagne Stain 03
I think NYC did a fantastic job with this lip stain. The product is a bit drying when I use it for a few days in a row. But I love the colour, the formula, and the finished look which is essentially a ‘my lips but better’ look. What’s not to love?

I’d like to throw in a few honourable mentions as well. I really love Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Micro Polish and Yves Rocher’s Apple and Star Anise products. I think Boots’ Vitamin Recovery Mask is brilliant, and I’m enjoying my I Love… shower products.

Have you tried any of these products? Or have you discovered any new beauty favourites recently? Please feel free to let me know what you think. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Refreshing Day Cream SPF 15 For Normal Skin

Hi there! A few weeks ago Superdrug ran a half price and triple points promotion on lots of different own-brand products. I’m a serial bargain hunter, so I took advantage of the best deals. 🙂 I stocked up on Naturally Radiant and Clearly Youthful products – and I tried Superdrug’s Refreshing Day Cream SPF 15 For Normal Skin.

I paid £1.69 for this 50ml pot – which is an incredible bargain. But even without any deals or promotions, this cream is usually £3.49 – so it’s still cheap. This cream is also 100% vegan and cruelty-free – it is BUAV-approved and it carries the Leaping Bunny logo! Now let’s get to the actual product review…
Superdrug Refreshing Day Cream SPF 15
I must say I’m surprised by how good this face cream is. I wasn’t expecting more than basic hydration. But this cream is actually nice. The formula is surprisingly rich – but despite this, the cream sits really well under my make-up. Another thing that’s great is that this cream makes my skin feel hydrated for hours – probably even for an entire day. I think this is fantastic considering I’ve got dry skin and eczema!

I’d have to deduct (imaginary) points though. I’m not in love with the fragrance. It’s not unpleasant, but it’s not great. (Yeah, years and years of using Olay products spoiled me!) And I don’t love that this cream comes in a pot. I don’t like to dip my fingers into a pot for weeks (or even months). I would have preferred a tube or a small bottle. But these two bits are down to personal preferences – the next person might adore the fragrance and / or love that this cream comes in a pot.

Anyway, I would definitely recommend this face cream, no matter if you’re on a budget or not. If you just want a reasonable face cream (with SPF 15) that moisturises your skin well, you should try it.

Superdrug’s Refreshing Day Cream SPF 15 For Normal Skin (and dry skin) is available as 50ml for £3.49. But keep your eyes peeled for half price and BOGOF promotions to bag even better bargains. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde