Empties – February 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I said goodbye to in February. I used a bunch of single-use face masks, and you can read about my latest face mask finds if you click here. Now let’s take a look at the bigger bottles and tubs!

1 Yves Saint Laurent Elle Limited Edition 2012 – a dreamy fragrance. I wish it was still around!

2 Yves Saint Laurent Elle Limited Edition 2011 – another great YSL fragrance that I wish I could buy again.

3 Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Conditioner – my all-time favourite conditioner. I have plenty of these (plus the matching shampoos) in my stash!

4 Superdrug Vitamin E Moisture Boost Facial Serum – what a lovely serum this was! Happy to buy it again!

5 Superdrug Naturally Radiant Refreshing Complete Cleanser – I didn’t like this face wash. It started out okayish, but the smell… I couldn’t stand it anymore. I poured what was left of the face wash down the sink.

6 I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Refreshing Body Spritzer – what a beautiful body mist! It’s bursting with fresh and fruity raspberries and blackberries! I think I have another bottle (or two) in my stash!

7 Radox Raspberry Scent Bath Bomb (no photo) – this was a nice bath bomb. A possible repurchase.

8 Carex Vitamin Fresh Shower Gel – a really good shower gel! Also repurchase-worthy.

9 Westlab Reviving Epsom Salt – those bath salts were lovely, and I would buy them again.

10 Baylis & Harding Skin Spa Rose, Ylang Ylang & Patchouli Steam Shower Body Cleanser – definitely nice while it lasted but not a favourite. I wouldn’t buy this shower gel again.

11 Rimmel Stronger Base Coat – I liked this one. I might have another bottle or two in my stash.

12 Baylis & Harding Skin Spa Rose, Ylang Ylang & Patchouli Rich Intensive Body Butter – a decent moisturiser. I have one more tub in my stash which I intend to use soon, but I wouldn’t buy this product again.

And this is it for February – not too bad for a short month!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛

Weekly Recap 17 – 23 January 2022

Hi there! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap, and these are the posts I’ve written this past week.

Monday 17 Jan – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 18 Jan – Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance-Free Non-Greasy Lotion

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a body lotion. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 19 Jan – Scinic Sparkling Pore Toner

Wednesday’s post was about this toner. Click here to read my review.

Thursday 20 Jan – Essence XXXL Nude Lipgloss 06 Soft Almond, Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Lip Balm, Malibu Sun Lip Care Vanilla Flavour 

On Thursday I reviewed a few lip products. Click here to take a look.

Friday 21 Jan – Westlab Reviving Epsom Salt

And Friday’s post was about these bath salts. Click here to read my review.

And this is it for this week. Enjoy what’s left of the weekend, and thanks for stopping by! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Westlab Reviving Epsom Salt

Hi there! Today’s post is about these bath salts which I picked up for £2 at B&M Bargains – Westlab Reviving Epsom Salt. These bath salts claim to help relax aching muscles. Simply add 2-3 handfuls of these bath salts to your bath and relax!

I’ve given these scent-free bath salts a try, and I would agree that they help relieve sore muscles after a workout. My husband has tried these bath salts too, and he was just as happy with them as I was. These bath salts will be repurchased, no doubt!

If you’re interested, a 1kg bag of Westlab Reviving Epsom Salt is usually about £6, but they’re also often on a half price deal at the drugstores or the supermarkets. I only paid £2 at my local B&M store.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – November 2021

Hi there! It’s the first day of a new month, so this means that today’s post is about last month’s beauty trash = November’s empties. I used a bunch of single use face masks, and you can read about my latest face mask finds if you click here. Now let’s look at the big bottles and tubs and…

1 Radox Blueberry Scent Bath Bomb (no photo) – this was a single-use bath bomb, hence no photo. I enjoyed this bath bomb, and I might buy it again.

2 Original Source Green Banana & Bamboo Milk Moisturising Shower Milk – this is a really nice shower gel! I’d buy it again, but unfortunately, it was discontinued.

3 Radox Muscle Relax Bath Salts With Peppermint Scent – I used them twice and didn’t care for them. My husband used most of these salts, but he also didn’t love them. I won’t buy these bath salts again.

4 Max Factor Pan Stik 12 True Beige – my all-time favourite foundation! I have a few more of these!

5 Superdrug Layering Lab Paradise Body Mist – I liked this one a lot, and I will buy it again.

6 Valjean Labs Restore Facial Serum – a decent serum. Not groundbreaking though. I won’t repurchase it.

7 Boots No7 Total Renewal Micro-Dermabrasion Exfoliator – this is a very nice product. I will buy it again, no doubt.

8 Patisserie De Bain Mango Sorbet Hand Cream – a decent hand cream. Repurchase-worthy.

9 Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream – this is the US version of the cream, and I didn’t like it as much as the UK version. This one isn’t very moisturising, unfortunately.

10 Palmolive Aroma Therapy Absolute Relax – an all-time holy grail shower gel. I have a few more of these.

11 L’Oréal Elvive Colour Protect Caring Conditioner – a very nice conditioner! I have another shampoo and conditioner combo in my stash.

12 Westlab Dead Sea Salt Soothing Bath & Shower Gel – a nice shower gel. I can see myself buying it again.

November wasn’t a bad month for empties. I hope I can keep the streak going and finish the year with at least 12 more products (aiming for a few more, though…). Fingers crossed!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Westlab Himalayan Salt Cleansing Bath & Shower Gel, Westlab Dead Sea Salt Soothing Bath & Shower Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about Westlab Himalayan Salt Cleansing Bath & Shower Gel and Westlab Dead Sea Salt Soothing Bath & Shower Gel. According the manufacturer, these shower gels are 97% natural, vegan and cruelty-free. 😍

Let’s start with Westlab Himalayan Salt Cleansing Bath & Shower Gel! Wow, what a wonderful surprise! This shower gel is simply amazing. It has a subtle lemony, soapy and bath-salty scent. Lovely! The formula is fantastic too. It feels cleansing but not drying, and it leaves my skin feeling nice and balanced. What’s not to love?

Onto Westlab Dead Sea Salt Soothing Bath & Shower Gel! Whilst this shower gel is nice too, I didn’t like that it hardly smells of anything. If you prefer shower gels which are almost scent-free, this is one to try as it’s cleansing but also gentle on the skin.

Westlab Himalayan Salt Cleansing Bath & Shower Gel and Westlab Dead Sea Salt Soothing Bath & Shower Gel are available as 400ml for £2.99. I paid £1.99 each (Save 1/3 offer at Boots).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – September 2021

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the products I managed to finish in September. It wasn’t the best month for empties, but hey ho… Onto the products!

1 Antonio Banderas Her Golden Secret Eau De Toilette – this is an incredible fragrance. I can see myself buying it again!

2 Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia Body Wash (travel size) – I enjoyed this body wash very much. Beautiful fragrance and gentle formula. Definitely something I’d consider buying again.

3 Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 110 Clear’d For Takeoff – a decent clear polish. Yes, I would repurchase it.

4 NYC In A Minute 900 Wonder Purple – one of my favourite purple polishes. I’m sad to see it go, but I have a bunch of similar shades which I love too.

5 L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist Reinforcing Shampoo & Conditioner – an old favourite. I will buy it (plus the matching shampoo) again!

6 Westlab Sleep Epsom & Dead Sea Salts With Lavender & Jasmine – these bath salts were very good. I will buy them again!

7 Radox “Shell Yeah” Sea Mineral Scent Shower Gel – this is a very nice shower gel. A very likely repurchase!

8 Westlab Pink Gin Epsom & Himalayan Bathing Salts With Juniperberry, Pomegranate & Lime – I loved these bath salts. Another very likely repurchase!

Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skincare Brightening Vitamin C Tonic – one of my favourite products this year. Repurchase? You bet!

10 Soap & Glory Clean On Me – I didn’t care much for this shower gel. It’s not bad, but it’s just not for me. I won’t buy it again.

11 Superdrug Layering Lab Exotic Body Mist – this is an OK body mist. I would agree that it smells similar to YSL Black Opium, but it’s not my favourite fragrance (that goes for both the SD body mist and the YSL fragrance). I won’t buy it again.

I also used a bunch of single-use face masks, and you can click here if you want to check out my latest face mask finds. x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 13 – 19 September 2021

Hi there! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 13 Sep – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 15 Sep – Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skincare Brightening Vitamin C Tonic

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Wednesday I reviewed a toner. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 16 Sep – Westlab Sleep Epsom & Dead Sea Salts With Lavender & Jasmine

And Thursday’s post was about these Westlab bath salts. Click here to read it.

And this is it already for this week. Have a great Sunday, and thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Westlab Sleep Epsom & Dead Sea Salts With Lavender & Jasmine

Hi there! Today’s post is about these Westlab Sleep Epsom & Dead Sea Salts With Lavender & Jasmine (which also contain valerian root extract and ylang ylang flower oil) which I picked up at Boots for half price.

These bath salts promise to encourage a restful night’s sleep. Simply dissolve 2-3 handfuls of these bath salts in your bath and relax!

I’ve given these bath salts a try, and I think they’re very good. They dissolved fully without leaving any bits behind. The lavender scent is strong and incrediby natural, and I actually felt sleepy after the bath! My husband has used these bath salts too, and he agrees with me.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend these bath salts. Westlab Sleep Epsom & Dead Sea Salts With Lavender & Jasmine are available as 1kg for about £5.99 but they’re often on special. I paid £2.99 (half price offer at Boots).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Empties – June 2021

Hi there! It’s the first of a new month (wow, halfway through the year already…), and this means that today’s post is about all the products I finished last month. As always, I used a bunch of single-use face masks, and you can read about my latest face mask finds if you click here. Now, let’s look at the big bottles, tubes and tubs!

1 Agent Provocateur Fatale Eau De Parfum (50ml) – what a beautiful fragrance! I’ve already repurchased it – and I went for the big 100ml bottle this time!

2 Boots Vitamin C Brightening Cleansing Gel – this is a good face wash. But the strong yuzu scent put me off, and that’s why I won’t repurchase this face wash.

3 Anna Sui L’Amour Rose Versailles Eau De Parfum – this is a really nice fragrance, and I enjoyed wearing it very much, but I won’t buy it again.

4 Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Conditioner With Ginseng Extract – I loved this conditioner (and the matching shampoo) so much! I’m sad this line has been discontinued. 😢

5 Imperial Leather Tropical Rainforest & Exotic Papaya Shower Gel – I love this shower gel! Repurchase? Yes!

6 Imperial Leather Cotton Clouds & White Cashmere Shower Cream – this shower gel is very good too, and I hope to buy it again soon.

7 Sanctuary Spa Heel Balm – a very good product. It’s too expensive, so I won’t buy it on its own, but I’d be delighted to find it in another Sanctuary Spa gift set.

8 Radox Mineral Therapy Muscle Soak Bath Salts – I really enjoyed these bath salts. I will buy them again!

9 Westlab Mindful Epsom & Himalayan Salts With Frankincense & Bergamot – these were good but not great. I might buy them again for half price, but I might not.

10 Westlab Cleansing Himalayan Salt – I like these a lot. Whilst these salts are unscented, they make my skin feel amazing. I enjoy using these on their own or mixed in with scented bath salts. I will buy these bath salts again, no doubt!

And this is everything for this month. Not a huge number of products, but finishing bath salts (those Westlab ones are 1kg each) frees up a lot of space under the sink! I expect a bit of skin care to finish next month, and at least 4 shower gels as well, so there should be more than 10 products in total.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 15 – 21 March 2021

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap – read on if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 15 Mar – Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Mist, Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Eau De Toilette

On Monday I reviewed a body mist and an EdT. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 16 Mar – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 17 Mar – Valjean Labs Restore Facial Serum

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Wednesday I reviewed the face serum that I’ve been using for about a month now. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 18 Mar – Westlab Pink Gin Epsom & Himalayan Bathing Salts With Juniperberry, Pomegranate & Lime

Thursday’s post was about some new bath salts. Click here to read the post.

Friday 19 Mar – Barry M Gloss Me Up Lipgloss 826 Party Starter, I Love… Tinted Moisture Balm Peach

On Friday I reviewed 2 lip products. Click here to read my reviews.

And this is already it for this week. Enjoy what’s left of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde