July Beauty Awards

Hi there! The month of July is pretty much over, so it’s time for my monthly favourites post. As always, I’ve chosen my top 3 from all the products I reviewed this month, and I’ve thrown in a few honourable mentions. But let’s start with the top 3! 🙂

3rd place – Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel With Apple

So far I’ve tried 2 of Ekél’s peeling gels. I like the grape peeling gel a little more, but that doesn’t change the fact that the apple peeling gel is an excellent product that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

Runner-Up – Thierry Mugler Alien Flora Futura

Alien Flora Futura is a magical fragrance. I’m sad it’s a limited edition, but I hope they’re going to bring it back at some point because the fragrance is just too beautiful to be a limited edition.

WINNER – Nature Love Hydrating & Soothing Hyaluronic Face Mask

Nature Love’s Hyaluronic Face Mask is the best sheet mask I’ve ever used. No other mask has made my skin feel anywhere near as hydrated as this one. 11 stars!

Onto the honourable mentions! I love Montagne Jeunesse‘s 7th Heaven Red Hot Earth Sauna Masque. I also love NSPA‘s Lemon Shower & Bath Gel and Yves Rocher‘s Organic Raspberry Exfoliating Shower Gel.

Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to any of these products? Which products did you love this month? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Weekly Recap 23 – 29 July 2018

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

Monday 23 Jul – Daily Defense Argan Oil Body Wash & Pomegranate Body Wash

On Monday I reviewed 2 Daily Defense body washes. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 24 Jul – Thierry Mugler Alien Flora Futura

Tuesday’s post was about Thierry Mugler’s Alien Flora Futura fragrance. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 25 Jul – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 26 Jul – Kina Cosmetics Pure Volcanic Facial Sheet Mask

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

Friday 27 Jul – Derma V10 Mango Body Butter

Friday’s post was about a mango-scented body butter. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Thierry Mugler Alien Flora Futura

Hi there! Today’s post is about Thierry Mugler‘s Alien Flora Futura fragrance. I picked up the 30ml eau de toilette for £25 (clearance, House Of Fraser).

It appears that no two websites have the same information about this fragrance. Mugler Europe and Mugler USA list different notes, and a number of other sources lack credibility. However, some notes are listed considerably more often than others, and these notes are night-blooming cactus flower, white amber and sandalwood.

Alright, what’s the fragrance like? It’s… wow! It smells fresh, sweet, floral, pink and yellow, transparent, youthful and full of energy. It smells like magic, sunlight and happiness!

Thierry Mugler‘s Alien Flora Futura Eau De Toilette is available as 30ml for £42 and 60ml for £52. There aren’t too many online stores that still have the fragrance in stock. It appears that many online retailers were able to sell the fragrance at full price. However, I’m glad I swung by House Of Fraser the other day because I bagged myself a bargain! If you’d like to try this fragrance and there’s a department store near you… you know what to do! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Haul! Thierry Mugler, Retinol-X, L’Oréal, T-Zone, Derma V10, Primark, Astor, Nature Love, Bling Pop, Manhattan Cosmetics, Precision Beauty, Asda & Daily Defense

Hi there! I haven’t done a haul post since May, so let me tell you what I bought since then. 🙂

1 T-Zone Rose Gold Peel Off Mask – I don’t know how much this was, but I picked it up at B&M Bargains. So it’s fair to assume it was dirt cheap!
2 Thierry Mugler Alien Flora Futura – this was on sale, £25 only!

3 Derma V10 konjac sponges – these were 99p each, and I bought 3.

4 Primark PS… Face Masks – I bought a number of Primark face masks. I think I bought about 20. Most of them were 80p.

5 L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo & Detangling Conditioner – these are the big 400ml bottles, and they were £2.25 each.

6 Bling Pop Firming & Brightening Face Mask with Peach – pack of 10 for £5.99.
7 Nature Love Charcoal Face Mask – pack of 5 for £4.99.

8 Retinol-X Anti Aging Sheet Mask – pack of 5 for £4.99.
9 Precision Beauty Charcoal Face Mask – pack of 5 for £4.99.

10 Derma V10 Mango Body Butter – this was 99p for a regular 220ml tub.

11 Manhattan Nail Polishes – blue and red. 99p each.
12 Astor Heidi Klum Lipstick – brownish nude colour, £1.75.

12 Daily Defense Pomegranate Shampoo & Conditioner – these are 473ml bottles, and they were £1.25 each!

And I bought 2 more duvet cover sets from Asda. The one on the left was £14, the one on the right was £7 (half price offer, but it’s back to £14 now for the king size).

I’m really pleased with what I bought. I know I picked up a lot of face masks, but everything else is quite reasonable! What have you bought recently? Have you tried any of the products I bought? Would you like to try any of these products? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde