100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Orange And Black Lava Exfoliating Mask

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Superdrug Orange Black Lava MaskHi there! Today I’m reviewing Superdrug’s (fairly new) Orange And Black Lava Exfoliating Mask. 🙂

This mask contains black lava pumice, orange peel and orange oil.

And it promises to… help eliminate dead skin cells and impurities, tighten pores and brighten the complexion… that’s exactly what it says on the back of the sachet.

This mask is like any other clay mask – apply, let dry, rinse. Easy!

Is the mask any good? Yes! But that’s not surprising. It’s a clay mask after all. I also like the pumice in this mask. It’s not too harsh, and it feels really good.

And I like the orange fragrance. It’s not a fruity orange, but more of a candied orange fragrance. It’s quite nice!

I would definitely recommend this face mask to anyone who’s looking for a clarifying face mask that exfoliates the skin gently. I will buy this face mask…

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Today I gave away 4 Mascara’s in favor of a free Tester…

Beauty over Forty

I own and test a lot of mascaras. Today I gave away Urban Decay’s Lash Perversion, Smashbox Xtreme Lash, Maybelline’s Push Up Drama and something else. I still own a lot of mascaras, but my favorite since November last year has been a tiny travel size freebie tarteistlashpaintfrom a makeup set:Tarte’s Tarteist Lash Paint. This tiny tube has lasted 3 months now, used nearly every day and still going strong. I have bought the full size for when it runs out.

Why do I love it so much? Compared to my other Favorite Too Faced Better Than Sex, it does not really clump, as it doesn’t contain fibers it also doesn’t create spider legs. It does evenly coat the lashes making them thicker, and impart a bit of length (not too much), but above all it’s dependable. It stays on reliably all day, never transferring, never smudging,never…

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Dr.PawPaw – worth the hype?

sunshine and teacups

Over the past year or so i’ve constantly seen the brand Dr.PawPaw on my social media. The brand has created a special balm which can be used in countless ways; from lips to cuticles to hands it seems to have endless uses and seems like it should be a staple in everyone’s handbags. Dr.PawPaw also have a couple of tinted versions which got me really intrigued as I love tinted lip products- they’re so effortlessly easy for minimal makeup looks. I’ve been trying them out and i’m here to give you my thoughts!


First off – the ‘tinted’ balms are super pigmented. I was so surprised when I first put the red one on as I was expecting a subtle bit of colour but it was pretty full on. I’ve found though that as you blend it in with your finger it seems to sheer out a lot which I…

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5 Faves in February

Makeup and Skin Care for Mature Skin

February is usually our coldest and snowiest month in Virginia. Typically favorites for this month would be moisturizing lotions and hydrating moisturizers for the face. This month was unusually mild so my favorites this month are not really about cold weather. Read on to see what products were my favorites this month.

e.l.f. Makeup Remover Pen – Mascara smears? Uneven eyeliner? Quickly remove or correct small makeup smudges, smears and mistakes without having to take off the rest of your makeup! The gentle and non-greasy formula erases even long wearing and waterproof makeup for flawless touch ups, perfect for throwing in your purse or gym bag when you’re on-the-go! Infused with Vitamin E, Cucumber and Chamomile to moisturize and condition skin. This is actually a favorite every single day! It is the rare day I don’t need to use it to clean up mascara. This is one of those “YouTube…

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Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner 038 Allure

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Hi there! If you’ve read yesterday’s post, you know that there are quite a few beauty products that I have several back-ups of. So I thought it would be very fitting to make today’s post about one of these products. 😀 Now meet Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner 038 Allure.
Allure is one of my favourite lipliners. It’s a true full-colour lipliner that doubles up as a (matte) nude lipstick. This lipliner is on the softer side, so it’s quick and easy to apply. However, lipliners can be drying, so I always use a bit of lip balm (for a demi-matte look) or lip gloss (for a slightly glossy look – like in the picture above) before I apply any lipliner.

Whilst the lip balm (or gloss) underneath the lipliner will lose its sheen within a few hours, the colour (= the actual lipliner) will stay put…

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Beauty | Winter Love.

SaidaChahid.} Fashion-Beauty & Lifestyle Blogger.


Winter comes almost to his end and I’m not complaining. The weather in the Netherlands is quite crazy, just a week ago, there was snow and now it is vanished like a ghost. Winter doesn’t do good to my body and skin. Sometimes I feel like a hamster with sandpaper hands and knees that prepares itself for hibernation. To make it easier for me I used these lovely goodies, they were such a great help during this winter!


I want to start with my UGG Australia boots and gloves, you either hate or love this brand. To me they are the perfect fashion items to wear during the cold, so warm and cosy! During the cold I, really don’t care if I would look like an Eskimo, they look good to me! Whenever I use Ziaja Coconut Hand Cream they stay extra moisturized when I put my hands in the…

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Sisley: The most Beautiful Lipsticks nobody is talking about…

Beauty over Forty

When you see pictures of my lips you are used to seeing something like this:


But, with the right lipstick I could be showing you guys something like this:


sisley-lippen-phyto_lip_shineThe lipstick I am wearing here is: Sisley ‘Phyto-Lip’ Shine in the shade 07 “Peach”. The finish is semi transparent and shiny, almost metallic. In any case it has a luminous sheen in it. The reason this looks so much better on my lips is: that sheer luminous colors will always look better on lips with fine lines, plus the lipstick contains plumping polymers. Not the lip plumper burning type thing many of us have tried, no tingle with this whatsoever, the polymers just seep into your lips making the lines somewhat plumped. The application is smooth and in wearing it is intensely hydrating, containing kokum and mango butter. The color lasts around 3 hours, with the hydrating feel lasting…

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