Nail Of The Day – L’Oréal Collection Exclusive By JLo – JLo’s Delicate Rose & Stamping With Pueen 77 / A-Z Nail Art Challenge R – Red

Hi there! I’ve got another nail of the day post for you today. This mani is another mani that counts towards the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. The actual challenge is R – Red.

For this mani I painted my nails with L’Oréal Collection Exclusive By JLo – JLo’s Delicate Rose (1 coat).

This polish is amazing – the colour, the formula, the brush… well done, L’Oréal!

Then I used Pueen’s 77 plate (which is part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure stamping collection) and Essence Wave Goddess 01 (which is a really old limited edition polish) to stamp these pretty and delicate images onto my nails. Job done!

I really like how this mani turned out. The vampy red base colour is gorgeous, and the images are beautiful and subtle. How do you like this mani? Please let me know via the comments. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Sinful Colors Blue La La & Stamping With Sugar Bubbles SB 031, Revlon Brilliant Strength 110 Hypnotize, Filthy Gorgeous Midnight / A-Z Nail Art Challenge S – Summer

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani that I did recently. A mani that I’m quite proud of! And with this mani I’ve also completed the A-Z Nail Art Summer Challenge. Yeah!

OK, so for this mani I painted my nails with Sinful Colors Blue La La (2 coats).

The stamping plate I chose is Sugar Bubbles SB 031. This stamping plate bursts with summery images. It’s the ultimate ‘day at the beach’ stamping plate.

The 2 stamping colours I used are Filthy Gorgeous Midnight (dark blue) and Revlon Brilliant Strength 110 Hypnotize (gold).

I love how this mani turned out. I love it! Do you agree? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 14 – 20 Aug 2017

Hi there! And welcome to my weekly blog recap! Read on to find out what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 14 Aug – A-Z Nail Art Challenge Intro

On Monday I told you about the upcoming A-Z Nail Art Challenge which I’ll be doing. (The photos above shows 3 manis I did for the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge which I did previously.) Click here to read Monday’s post.

Tuesday 15 Aug – Montagne Jeunesse Buriti Fruit Body Smoothie

On Tuesday I reviewed Montagne Jeunesse’s Buriti Fruit Body Smoothie. Click here to read Tuesday’s post.

Wednesday 16 Aug – Boots Botanics Super Serum Triple Age Renewal

Wednesday’s post was about the Boots Botanics Triple Age Renewal Super Serum which I’m currently using. Click here to read Wednesday’s post.

Thursday 17 Aug – Superdrug Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub

On Thursday I reviewed Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub. Click here to read Thursday’s post.

Friday 18 Aug – NSPA Pineapple Bath & Shower Gel, Pineapple Fragrance Body Mist

And Friday’s post was about NSPA’s Pineapple-scented products. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week! I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!

By the way, next week is going to be NAIL WEEK! I’ve already done quite a few manis for the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. That’s because I had written the A-Z Nail Art Challenge announcement post right after the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge wrap-up post. And I haven’t shown you any new manis since the first week of August. So… the nail posts have been piling up! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

NSPA Pineapple Shower & Bath Gel, Pineapple Fragrance Body Mist

Hi there! Today’s post is about two summer-themed products – NSPA Pineapple Shower & Bath Gel and NSPA Pineapple Fragrance Body Mist. NSPA products are exclusive to Asda, and the fruity body care products (500ml shower gels, 200ml body mists) are usually £3 each. I paid £2 each (2 for £4 promotion). Now onto the review!
NSPA Pineapple
NSPA Pineapple Shower & Bath Gel is more like a shower cream. It’s not the most refreshing shower poduct, but it’s not drying which is nice. The fragrance is sweet and exotic – almost like real pineapples. NSPA Pineapple Fragrance Body Mist is quite enjoyable as well. The pineapple fragrance isn’t very longlasting, but that’s OK really because this is obviously just a body mist.

All in all, I think these two products are quite reasonable and definitely good value for money. If you’re interested, give these products a sniff the next time you swing by your local Asda store. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub. I really like Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Butter, so I thought I really should try the matching scrub. And when I saw it was on special (£2.45, half price offer), I bought it. 🙂 Now let me tell you if the scrub is any good…

I think this scrub is quite effective. It makes my skin feel super soft – almost polished! But don’t worry, this scrub isn’t too harsh, and it certainly doesn’t cut my skin. 🙂 The cocoa and vanilla fragrance is very nice. It’s sweet and cuddly, and it’ll be perfect for the colder seasons.

Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub is suitable for vegans. The product is also 100% cruelty-free. If you’d like to try the scrub, it’s available as 200ml for £4.99. But don’t miss out on deals – Superdrug does half price and BOGOF deals very often.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Botanics Super Serum Triple Age Renewal

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing the day serum that I’ve been using for quite some time now. It’s called Boots Botanics Super Serum Triple Age Renewal. This serum claims to stimulate cell renewal, to visibly reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles, and to improve skin firmness in 4 weeks. It contains hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, C and E, soy protein, moisturising sugars and plant antioxidants from purple orchids. Oh, and the serum is made in the UK!

So how’s the serum? I think it’s quite good! It’s quick and easy to apply, it’s absorbed almost instantly, and it feels moisturising. It also plays well with all sorts of different moisturisers. I don’t think that my skin feels firmer, and I can’t comment on whether this serum helps with deep lines and wrinkles because, fortunately, I don’t have any deep lines or wrinkles (yet). However, I do have a few fine lines on my forehead, and they seem to be less visible than a few weeks ago. Awesome!

In summary, I like this serum and I would recommend it! Boots repackaged the entire Botanics collection, and the prices seem to have gone up quite a bit. I paid £4 for my 30ml pump bottle in the old packaging, whilst the current version of the serum is just under £10, I believe. But please correct me if I’m wrong!

Have you tried this product? If so, how do / did you like it? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Buriti Fruit Body Smoothie

Hi there! Today’s post is about Montagne Jeunesse’s Buriti Fruit Body Smoothie. I thought Montagne Jeunesse did face, hair and foot masks only. So I was quite surprised to find this body moisturiser at my local Poundworld.

Since it was £1 only, I picked it up staight away. Alright! So, this product claims to have a unique and fluffy texture that absorbs quickly and is 100% loveable! But is it really that good?

Yes, it is! First of all, this body smoothie smells fresh and cool – very much like lemons. And the formula is… unique! It’s definitely not a body butter, but it’s also not a mousse. I would describe the texture as fluffy and bouncy – and yes, I love it!

I can also confirm that this moisturiser absorbs quickly. It’s quite hydrating, but it’s not sticky at all – not even for a second. I think this is the ultimate summer moisturiser!

I would recommend Montagne Jeunesse’s Buriti Fruit Body Smoothie. It’s £1 for 200ml (Poundworld and Bargain Buys) which is great value. I’ve already gone back to Poundworld to buy a back-up tub!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde