Purity Made Simple by Philosophy

Makeup and Skin Care for Mature Skin

I have loved this cleanser from the beginning and it is still my favorite nighttime cleanser. It is so gentle yet effective. For reference, I use tretinoin 6 nights a week and some type of AHA the other night. I have normal skin with a tendency to shine in the summer and feel drier in the winter. I also get dry patches around my mouth, nose, and chin.

From the Philosophy website:

philosophy: purity is natural. we come into this world with all the right instincts. we are innocent and, therefore, perceive things as they should be, rather than how they are. our conscience is clear, our hands clean and the world at large is truly beautiful. it is at this time we feel most blessed. to begin feeling young again, we must begin with the most basic step of all, the daily ritual of cleansing.

our award-winning cleanser is loved…

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Hunny Bee Pink Grapefruit Face Mask Infused With Collagen

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Hi there! Today’s post is about Hunny Bee’s Pink Grapefruit Infused With Collagen Face Mask. I bought a pack of 5 masks. So far I’ve used 2 of them. And I’m definitely ready to review the product! So read on if you’d like to know if these masks are any good. 🙂

This sheet mask promises to repair dull and uneven skin, to brighten, smooth and hydrate skin, and to restore skin’s youthful glow. All you have to do is place the mask onto your cleansed face, leave it on for 15 minutes (I leave it on until the sheet mask is dry which takes about an hour), remove it, and massage the serum that’s left on your face into your skin. You’re supposed to use the mask on a weekly basis.

How’s the mask? I think it’s excellent! I love the subtle grapefruit fragrance and the refreshing serum…

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Cerave Skin Renewing Night Cream

Makeup and Skin Care for Mature Skin

I don’t have a Holy Grail night cream so I am always trying new ones. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is a Holy Grail skincare product for me so I thought I would try a night cream from the brand. Cerave Skin Renewing Night Cream looked like a good one so I bought a jar.

I trust this brand and it is highly recommended by dermatologists. This night cream says it is for all skin types. What made me buy it is that it has ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. Those are three ingredients that I look for in my skincare products.

CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream is formulated to restore the skin barrier overnight so you can wake up with skin that looks refreshed and renewed. This nongreasy formula contains an exclusive ceramide and peptide complex, along with kollaren and chronoline to help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and…

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Makeup and Skin Care for Mature Skin

I received the #repiel #syringemask #timelesslineshotbiomask from Repiel and #08L for free to try for an honest review. I got a pack with 5 masks in it. They came in a package that looked like a syringe.


The mask was inside and was saturated with serum. The serum was a watery essence that smelled amazing. It was a floral scent. The #sheetmask was between 2 mesh sheets. It fit my face well and the mouth, nose, and eye holes were a good size and fit my face well. The mask also fit my face well.


It felt very cooling on my face. I left it on for about 40 minutes and it was starting to dry a bit. It adhered well to my face. When I removed it I had to peel it off. Most of the serum had absorbed into my skin. It was not tacky or sticky at…

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Makeup and Skin Care for Mature Skin

The #OctoberMaskChallenge was hosted by @halfpastoctober on Instagram. I decided to participate because I have so many masks that I need to use and because my skin has been having some flaky spots. I wasn’t able to do every day because I didn’t have masks for every day.

Read on to see what the theme was for each day and what mask I choose for that day.

  1. Tea – Llang On the Skin Mask Sheet Tea from United Kingdom. These masks come in the cutest packaging! It left my face bright and hydrated.
  2. Rice – Leaders Labotica Rice Skin Soft Mask. This was a good mask that was hydrating.
  3. Aloe – Nots Soothing Multi Gel Mask. This was a hydrating mask but it was thin and flimsy. I tore it trying to get it on. I wouldn’t repurchase. This was in my Ipsy Mask Bundle.
  4. Egg. I didn’t have…

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Makeup and Skin Care for Mature Skin

As most of you know I subscribe to multiple beauty boxes/bags. I have accumulated so, so, so many sample blushes, highlights, and single shadows to last a lifetime. I thought a change might do me good.

So, I considered all my current subscriptions and determined that I had not been overly thrilled with Ipsy the past several months. The sample sizes were too often so small that it was nearly impossible to get a brush in them. And how many bronzish single eyeshadows does 1 person need? And blushes?

I thought I needed to go in a different direction and I picked the TutiiMask subscription. It is $13.95 per month on the month-to-month plan. You can expect to get 7-8 masks in each bag. I recently received my first bag and you can keep reading to see what I got.

Missha X We Bare Bears Herb in Nude Sheet Mask…

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October Beauty Awards

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Hi there! Welcome to the October Beauty Awards, a.k.a. Mrs Strawberry Blonde’s monthly favourites. 🙂 I’ve reviewed quite a few awesome products, so let me tell you which products I loved the most this month.

3rd place – Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Good & So Sweet

These 2 Palmolive shower products are simply amazing. 11 stars!

Runner-Up –  SpaScriptions Anti-Aging Spa Treatment Mask With Grapefruit & Collagen

This mask delivers on its anti-aging promise. 11 stars!

WINNER – Alberto Balsam Blends Volume Boost Shampoo & Conditioner With Jericho Rose & Pink Grapefruit
What? These hair care products are better than an anti-aging skin care products that gives instant results? Yes! These Alberto Balsam hair products are 100% awesome! 11 stars!

Now onto the honourable mentions! I really like Superdrug’s Chocolate Orange Self-Heating Mask, and the Super Facialist Clay Mask is just as great. And the first Panda Mask I’ve…

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