Best Of Beauty 2019 – TOP 11 Face Masks

Hi there! Today’s post is about some of my favourite beauty products from 2019. There will be 3 posts altogether – this one’s about face masks only because I’ve tried so many amazing face masks. The top 11 are in no particular order, but if you keep reading I’ll tell you my top 3! OK, let’s start!

The Crème Shop Holiday Cheer & Clear “Naughty” Clarifying Face Mask

This face mask is simply wonderful – it helps with impurities and it’s hydrating!

The Crème Shop Turmeric Face Mask

This sheet mask with turmeric brightens the skin – actual results are visible within minutes!

Sukin Anti Pollution Oil Balancing + Charcoal Facial Masque

Sukin’s charcoal mask is very powerful! Outstanding stuff!

SpaLife Hydrating Facial Mask

This SpaLife sheet mask is insanely hydrating. Amazing for very dry skin!

Valjean Labs Glow Face Mask

Valjean Labs’ Glow Face Mask delivers on its “glow” promise. Truly great stuff!

Maxbrands Luxurious Gold Mask / Peel-Off Face Mask

This is the most powerful peel off mask I’ve ever tried. It sucks blackheads right out your pores. No other peel off mask comes close. This is one of my TOP 3 masks this year!

Primark PS… Plumping Sheet Mask With Vitamin E

Primark’s Vitamin E Sheet Mask is a superhero! I love it!

Beauty Formulas Charcoal Detoxifying Bubble Mask

The best bubble mask I’ve ever tried is from one of the UK’s cheapest skin care brands!

Skin Treats Unicorn Hydrating Sheet Mask

Skin Treats did an amazing job with its original unicorn sheet mask which is perfect for very dry skin. The unicorn mask is the cutest printed sheet mask ever! Those eyelashes! Those nostrils! Squeeeee!

Bioré Charcoal Whipped Purifying Detox Mask

This is the best face mask I’ve tried in 2019. It’s… WOW!

Primark PS… Smoothing Dead Sea Mask

This is the second best face mask I tried all year. It’s also… WOW!

Have you tried any of these face masks? Would you like to try any of them – if so, which ones? Which face masks would you recommend? Feel free to get in touch via the comments.

Oh, and if you’re wondering why I’m doing my best of 2019 posts in January 2020… I didn’t want to mess up my normal blogging schedule, and I also didn’t want to leave out potential December favourites – 1 December favourite is featured in this post, and there are 2 more to come in the next Best Of Beauty 2019 posts! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Crème Shop Holiday Cheer And Clear “Nice” Stay In Control Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about a sheet mask I’m glad I dug up from TK Maxx’s clearance section – The Crème Shop Holiday Cheer And Clear “Nice” Stay In Control Face Mask.

This face mask promises to balance skin tone, to reduce inflammation and puffiness, and to combat acne and oil. On the back of the sachet it says that the mask can be used “to deeply cleanse and detoxify” skin. This sounds great!

I’ve now given this mask a try (well, 2 tries, actually), and I think it’s very good. This is a standard sheet mask that’s supposed to left on the face for 15-20 minutes. I left it on until the mask was dry, and I was (still am) happy with the results.

This mask doesn’t feel sticky, but it feels deeply hydrating and refreshing. A look at the back of the sachet reveals that sodium hyaluronate is the 4th ingredient – this is great! This mask also contains a number of botanical extracts – with lemon fruit extract being one of them. I have no doubt this is why the mask made my skin look and feel clean, clear, refreshed and bright!

I think this is another great mask from The Crème Shop! I’m very happy I picked it up! The Crème Shop Holiday Cheer And Clear “Nice” Stay In Control Face Mask is available as part of a set containing 3 Naughty and 3 Nice face masks – that’s 6 masks in total. I paid £5.99 for the set (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 25 February – 3 March 2019

Hi there! It’s the end of the week, and this means that it’s time for my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that you might have liked, this is your chance to catch up with my little blog. 🙂

Monday 25 Feb – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 26 Feb – The Crème Shop Holiday Cheer And Clear Naughty Clarifying Face Mask

On Monday I showed you a mani. Click here to read the post.
And on Tuesday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 27 Feb – Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter

Wednesday’s post was about a body butter. Click here to read the review.

Thursday 28 Feb – February Beauty Awards

On Thursday I told you about the products I loved the most in February. Click here to read the post.

Friday 1 Mar – February Empties

And on Friday I told you which products I emptied in February. Click here to read the post.

And this is already it for this week! Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂 Oh, by the way, next week is going to be Nail Week! This means I’ll be posting about manis only. Some of them are from quite some time ago – one’s from just before Christmas, another one’s from last summer… 😝

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

February Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last day of the month, so it’s time for my Monthly Favourites post – a.k.a. Mrs Strawberry Blonde’s February Beauty Awards. As always, I’ve picked my top 3 from all the products I’ve reviewed this month. And, of course, there are a few honourable mentions as well. 🙂

3rd place – The Crème Shop Rose Oil Depuffing & Anti-Inflammatory Overnight Gel Mask

I’m very impressed with The Crème Shop’s Rose Oil Overnight Gel Mask. This product makes my skin look great, and it’s also fun to use. Recommended!

Runner-Up – The Crème Shop Holiday Cheer And Clear “Naughty” Clarifying Face Mask

This Clarifying Face Mask from The Crème Shop is simply amazing. It reduces redness significantly, it calms down angry skin, it shrinks pores, and it’s deeply hydrating. What’s not to love?!

WINNER – Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream & Cleansing Toner

Boots did a fantastic job with these All Bright facial cleansing products. I saw a huge difference after 2 weeks of using the cleanser and the toner. These products are outstanding. 11 stars!

Onto the honourable mentions! I loved The Crème Shop’s Last Christmas “Nice” Forever Young Face Mask and Primark’s PS… Deep Cleansing Bubble Mask With Blueberry.

But I was also impressed with a couple of body care items. Baylis & Harding’s Beauticology Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry products (especially the body butter) are really lovely, Superdrug’s Cherry & Macadamia Body Scrub is fantastic, and Treacle Moon’s Happy Melon Sorbet is one of the best shower gels I’ve ever used. It’s… wow!

Which products have you been loving lately? Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Crème Shop Holiday Cheer And Clear “Naughty” Clarifying Face Mask

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing The Crème Shop‘s Holiday Cheer And Clear “Naughty” Clarifying Face Mask. This mask is like any other normal sheet mask – place it on your face, leave it on for around 20 minutes (I always leave sheet masks on until they’re dry), and massage the excess serum into your skin (I always pop a compressed sheet mask into the sachet with the leftover serum, this way I get to enjoy another sheet mask the next day).

This face mask is aimed at women who… sleep with their makeup on, who pick at pimples or who eat too much chocolate (that’s what it says on the box). Whilst I don’t go to sleep with makeup on, and whilst I think that there’s no such thing as too much chocolate, I am guilty of picking at my skin. So I tried this mask, and here’s what I think.

Before I used the mask, I wasn’t sure whether it would do much because it appeared to be a little random. However, I am glad I used the mask because it’s actually very nice! It calmed and soothed my skin – which I was in desperate need of that day. It reduced the redness around my chin, it seemed to (temporarily) shrink my pores, and it was very hydrating. So yeah, this is a great mask that helps with a number of skin issues. I am glad I have two more of these masks!

The Crème Shop‘s Holiday Cheer And Clear “Naughty” Clarifying Face Mask is available as part of a set containing 3 Naughty and 3 Nice face masks – that’s 6 masks in total. I paid £5.99 for the set (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Major Haul! Yves Saint Laurent, Thierry Mugler, The Crème Shop, Patisserie De Bain, Soap & Glory, Sanctuary Spa, Boots No.7, Valjean Labs & More!

Hi there! Since I’ve been shopping a lot lately, I thought I’d let you know what I got my hands on. It’s mainly stuff from the bargain stores and discounted gift sets from the post-Christmas sale. OK, here’s everything I picked up!

Thierry Mugler Aura gift set£32.66. Debenhams.

Max & More No. 4 Nude Eyeshadow Palette£2. I haven’t heard of Max & More, so I looked up the brand… apparently it’s a cruelty-free brand from the Netherlands. Fantastic stuff!

Max & More No. 1 Forest Eyeshadow Palette£2. I found these palettes at Poundland.

Primark Holler And Glow Nails Before Tails Nail Polish Set£4.
Patisserie De Bain Raspberry Roulade Hand Cream, Orange Crush Hand Cream£1 each.
Patisserie De Bain Sweet As Cherry Pie Body Mist£1.
The Patisserie De Bain products are Poundland finds!

Lisseau Cocoa Body Butter80p.
Liseau Vanilla Body Butter80p.
These body butters are from Poundstretcher!

YSL Cinéma Eau de Parfum£31.50 (half price offer, Debenhams).
Malki Dead Sea Natural Sulphur Soap x2, £3.75 each and a 3 for 2 offer, so I am pretty annoyed that Boots forgot the 3rd item – but I have dropped them an email, and I hope they send me the missing Dead Sea soap asap.

The Crème Shop Santa’s List Charcoal Sheet Mask (pack of 5)£4.99.
The Crème Shop Pumpkin Spice Fusion Sheet Mask (pack of 5) £4.99.
These masks are from TK Maxx!

The Crème Shop Last Christmas Naughty & Nice Sheet Masks (pack of 6, 3 Naughty and 3 Nice masks) – £5.99.
TK Maxx, again.

The Crème Shop Holiday Cheer & Clear Sheet Masks (pack of 6, 3 Naughty and 3 Nice masks) – £5.99.
Yup, they’re from TK Maxx as well.

Valjean Labs Revive + Renew Day Serum And Sleeping Mask Duo £9.99.
Another TK Maxx find!

Sanctuary Spa gift set£7. Boots.

Another Sanctuary Spa gift set. This one contains a shower gel, luxury bath float, body butter and hand cream. These are all full sizes. I’m sorry I haven’t opened this one yet. 1 at a time! This set was £12.50. Boots.

Sanctuary Spa gift set number 3 – £10. Yes, Boots again.

Soap & Glory Clean On Me and Scrub Of Your Life. These came in a gift set with…

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter, Hand Food and 2 bath bombs. I am not going to use the bath bombs. They’re glittery. I’ll give them to the first person who wants them. The gift set with all 6 products was £10. Boots.

Creightons Hand CreamsArgan Oil, Cocoa Butter, Manuka Honey. I am not sure how much these were, but I’ll check the next time I swing by Home Bargains.

2 more Patisserie De Bain Hand Creams – these were £1 each. Poundland.

Boots No.7 gift set – this set contains all sorts of goodies. It was £39 (better than half price offer before the sale even started). Boots.

And finally… I bought 2 more George at Asda duvet cover sets. They’re king size, and they were £14 each. I love these designs! However, I need to stop buying duvet cover sets. I bought 6 over the past year, and even though I got rid of all the old (very old, actually) duvet cover sets, I have more than enough now.

*** By the way, please remember not to dispose of unwanted textiles of any kind (clothes, towels, bedding, etc) with your household rubbish. Your local charity shop will gladly accept items in good condition, H&M and other high street stores run textile recycling schemes (H&M accepts clothes and household textiles like towels and bedding), and animal shelters are usually happy to accept towels and duvet covers (but not duvets as they’re difficult to clean and they can’t be recycled). ***

Mrs Strawberry Blonde