Empties – July 2019

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I emptied last month. I’m not doing a big intro, but let me say that I finished quite a few products. Please have a look! 🙂

1-4 Ted Baker Toiletries (travel sizes) – whilst I’m grateful to have received a Ted Baker toiletries gift set from a friend, I would not purchase these products for myself.

5 Imperial Leather Polynesian Spa Passion Flower & Almond Milk Spa Escape Shower Cream – a nice enough shower gel. But I won’t repurchase it because it’s nothing special. This is a shared empty because my husband used this shower gel too.

6 Sukin Anti-Pollution Oil Balancing + Charcoal Facial Masque – this is a great face mask. I’d love to repurchase it!

7 The Crème Shop Depuffing + Anti-Imflammatory Rose Oil Overnight Gel Mask – I enjoyed this product a lot. I might repurchase it (I say might because there are so many other night creams I want to try first…)

8 Nivea Free Time Shower Cream – I liked this shower cream a lot, and I would like to buy it again!

9 Radox Eastern Spirit Shower Gel – this is a nice shower gel. I’d buy it again, but I haven’t seen it in a while. I guess it was discontinued… This one’s a shared empty – my husband used and enjoyed this shower gel too!

10 Superdrug Refreshing Foaming Facial Wash For Normal Skin – this is an OK face wash. It’s been discontinued, but I wouldn’t repurchase it anyway.

11 Rimmel Lycra Pro 436 White Bright – good enough as a base coat, but I wouldn’t repurchase this polish.

12 MUA Lipstick Shade 11 – this is one of the best natural-yet-not-nude lipsticks out there. It’s a true “my lips but better” shade for me. With the help of a lip brush I was able to get every last bit of product out of the bullet! I have a backup, and I will review this lippie shortly. 😊

13 Yves Rocher Nourishing Lip Balm Framboise – I enjoyed this lip balm a lot. Since YR ceased trading in the UK, I don’t think I’ll (be able to) buy this one again.

14 Max Factor Pan Stik 25 Fair – my holy grail foundation!

15 Anovia Healthy Shine Bamboo & Lotus Conditioner – this is an average conditioner that I won’t repurchase.

16 Carex Original Shower Gel – I’ll review this one shortly! This is another shared empty.

17 Palmolive Welcome To Madagascar Forest – another amazing shower gel from Palmolive. This one’s definitely worth buying again. By the way, this one’s another shared empty.

I’ve also used a few single-use face masks. I never keep the empty sachets, but you can read my latest face mask reviews if you click here. All in all, I’m happy with the stuff I emptied this month. Whilst more than half the products I emptied were small items, I’m glad to have finished those, and I’m thrilled (!) that I managed to say goodbye to a few more shower gels (the Radox and Carex ones took ages to finish even though my husband helped). What have you emptied recently? Feel free to comment, and thanks for stopping by!

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 РThe Cr̬me 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

Weekly Recap 11 – 17 February 2019

Hi there! It’s Sunday, so it’s time for my weekly recap. Read on to find out what I’ve written about this week.

Monday 11 Feb РThe Cr̬me Shop Depuffing & Anti-Inflammatory Rose Oil Overnight Gel Mask

On Monday I reviewed another overnight gel mask. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 12 Feb – Treacle Moon Happy Melon Sorbet & Sugared Grapefruit Sunrise

Tuesday’s post was about 2 shower gels. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 13 Feb – Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream & Cleansing Toner

On Wednesday I reviewed 2 amazing facial cleansing products. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 14 Feb – Nail Of The Day
Friday 15 Feb РThe Cr̬me Shop Last Christmas Nice Forever Young Face Mask

On Thursday I showed you a mani I did not too long ago. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

And this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Crème Shop Depuffing & Anti-Inflammatory Rose Oil Overnight Gel Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about my current night cream – The Crème Shop‘s Depuffing & Anti-Inflammatory Rose Oil Overnight Gel Mask which promises skin that feels silky and that looks well-rested and bright.

This product is easy to use – use it like a normal night cream. By the way, I’ve checked the ingredients, and I found that this poduct contains macadamia oil – great stuff! And now that I’ve been using this product for a few weeks now, here’s what I think!

I think this is a great product! I love the gel formula. It feels refreshing, it absorbs quickly, and whilst it feels hydrating, it doesn’t feel sticky at all. In addition, I’m happy to confirm that my skin feels soft and looks well-rested and bright in the morning. Since I have very dry skin, I generally prefer richer night creams. However, this overnight gel mask does everything I need it to do, and I am very happy with it!

I’ve previously used one of The Crème Shop’s Overnight Gel Masks – the Charcoal version, and I was happy with that one too. This rose version is more hydrating, and I would consider it most suitable for people with normal to dry skin, whilst the charcoal version is best suited for people with normal to oily skin. Either way, I would recommend both products because they do what they promise to do, and they’re awesome fun! 🙂

The Crème Shop’s Depuffing & Anti-Inflammatory Rose Oil Overnight Gel Mask is available as 50ml. I paid £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Major Skin Care & Beauty Haul Featuring The Crème Shop, SpaLife, Global Beauty Care, Kina Cosmetics, Nature Love, Herbal Essences, Zatik & L’Oréal

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the stuff I bought since mid-April. I’m not going to do a long intro. Here are the goodies:

The Crème Shop Tumeric Face Masks (pack of 5 sheet masks), The Crème Shop Rose Oil Overnight Gel Mask, The Crème Shop Charcoal Overnight Gel Mask, The Crème Shop Collagen Overnight Gel Mask, The Crème Shop Maca Root Face Masks (pack of 5 sheet masks). These were £4.99 each.

Kina Coametics Pure Volcanic Facial Sheet Masks (pack of 10 masks, £7.99), and Nature Love Hyaluronic Face Masks (pack of 5 masks, £4.99).

Global Beauty care Anti-Aging Collagen Face Masks (pack of 5 masks, £4.99), and SpaLife Hydrating Facial Masks with Volcanic Ash (pack of 6 masks, £4.99).

The Crème Shop Resveratrol Face Masks (pack of 5, £4.99), and The Crème Shop Charcoal Face Masks (pack of 5, £4.99).

I managed to get my hands on another L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist shampoo and conditioner combo (400ml each, 2 for £5), and I picked up L’Oréal’s Fine Flowers Gel-Cream Wash for £1.99 (half price offer).

And last but not least… Herbal Essences Bio Renew Whipped Cocoa Butter shampoo & conditioner (400ml each, 2 for £5), and Zatik Rosehip Black Seed Organic Oil Serum (30ml, £5.99).

This is everything I bought since mid-April. I know I’ve been a bad girl, but I really wanted to treat myself to a few new products when I started my new job. 🙂

Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try any of them? What have you bought recently? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde