June Beauty Awards

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Hi there! Today’s post is about my current beauty favourites. As always, I’ve picked my top 3 and a few honourable mentions from all the products I reviewed this month. And these are the products that I liked best!

3rd place – Montagne Jeunesse Berrylicious Mud Masque
Runner-Up – Nivea Age Defying Q10 Hand Cream

When I used Montagne Jeunesse’s Berrylicious Mud Masque for the first time, I liked it a lot. Then I used it again, and I started to love it! This mask is one of the best masks I’ve tried in the past 12 months. Awesome stuff!

Nivea’s Age Defying Q10 Hand Cream is a great product. This hand cream does everything you’d expect from a hand cream. But it also smells extremely nice, and it has sunscreen! Just fantastic!

WINNER – Primark PS… Cellulose Facial Cleansing Sponges

Primark’s PS… Cellulose Facial Cleansing Sponges are my new…

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Reducing My Samples Stash – Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Hi there! Not too long ago I received a Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel sample. Hydro Boost is a new range that promises (I’m quoting from their marketing leaflet…) “Lightweight yet intense hydration for skin so supple it bounces back”.

Neutrogena mentions hyaluronic acid, glycerin and an olive derivative as active ingredients which are supposed to hydrate skin and to (here’s another quote) “help fortify the skin barrier”. Sounds great. Now, how’s the water gel?

I’m not impressed. I think that the water gel felt nice for the first few minutes, but it made my skin feel in need of hydration after less than an hour. I tried to wait and see what would happen, but after 2 hours I gave up. I didn’t want my skin to feel dry, so I just applied some Olay moisturiser on top of the water gel, and this seemed to help.

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100% Cruelty-Free – Superdrug White Chocolate Mousse Mask

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

upload-3Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s White Chocolate Mousse Mask.

This face mask for normal to dry skin promises to cleanse and to nourish skin. So is this 99p mask any good?

This face mask seems to be the reincarnation of Superdrug’s Yoghurt Smoothie mask. It looks, feels and smells the same.

So yes, this mask cleanses my skin well, and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry. I would recommend it!

Superdrug’s White Chocolate Mousse Mask carries the Leaping Bunny logo. This means it’s BUAV-approved, so it’s 100% cruelty-free!

Have you tried this face mask If so, how did you like it? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

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Birchbox June 2017

Makeup and Skin Care for Mature Skin

Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription that is $10 per month. You receive 4-5 samples or deluxe samples each month. You get makeup, skincare, haircare, bath and body, perfume, or beauty tools. Birchbox has 3 choices each month. You can choose a specially curated box and you know exactly what is in it. The 2nd choice is to choose 1 of your samples from 3-5 choices. The final choice is to let them create the box based on your profile. I have chosen each option at one time or another. This month I chose the box based on my profile. You can see what I typically get in my boxes here,  here,  here,  here, and here.  If you would like to try Birchbox you can join here. That is my personal link and I will get points.

The theme for June is Face…

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Haul! New Products – Primark, Poundworld, Poundland, Boots, Wilko, Home Bargains, M&S

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Hi there! I’ve done a little shopping this month. I haven’t gone nuts, I promise. But I picked up quite a few bargains. So let me show you what I bought!

I bought 4 PS… Facial Cleansing Sponge duo packs. That’s 8 sponges for £4. The reason I stocked up is because I’ve been using one of these sponges for a few weeks now – and I love it! I also bought 2 more PS… Konjac Sponges. That’s £3 for 2 konjac sponges.

It appears that Superdrug has given up on selling reasonably priced konjac sponges which is their loss, really. They also discontinued a few other fantastic products, so I haven’t done much Superdrug shopping lately. So yeah, it really is their loss! Anyhoo, those PS… sponges are from Primark!

I don’t think I’ve ever left my local Poundworld store empty-handed. Poundworld and Bargain…

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100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin C Boost Mango & Papaya Body Butter

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Vitamin C Boost Mango & Papaya Body Butter. I’ve already gone through a tub of the matching body scrub, so I thought I should finally give the body butter a try!

I’ve been using this body butter on and off for almost 3 weeks now, and I must say that I really like it. This body butter contains pro-vitamin B5, vitamins C and E, and natural extracts, and it makes my skin feel soft and nourished. Great stuff!
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I also like the authentic mango & papaya fragrance. It’s quite strong when you open the tub, but it’s perfectly fine once it hits the skin. I would definitely recommend this body butter. And I’m pretty sure it will be one of my favourite moisturisers this summer!

Superdrug’s Vitamin C Boost Mango & Papaya Body Butter is available as 200ml for £3.99

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Summer Survival Essentials

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As i’m sure you are well aware if you live in the UK, it’s been *very* hot here the past few days. I feel like i’m melting whilst writing this! So i’ve put together my summer essentials that are helping me to get smoothly through these hot days and might help some of you reading who are suffering slightly too!

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They say ‘safety first’ so that’s what i’ll do. The Ladival sun cream has been my faithful friend not just the past week but this entire year! This helps me to never burn and I really feel protected when I wear this. I also always put this on my face before makeup as it helps to protect my sensitive skin and also provides a great base for makeup too.

Another product I think is great is the Lypsyl SPF 50 lip balm. This is made especially for this warmer weather…

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