Nail Of The Day – Rainbow Foils

Rimmel Sir Yes Sir plus FoilsHi there! I haven’t done an all-over rainbow foil mani in ages, so I thought it’s about time to do another one.

I didn’t want the foils to go on a clear base this time, so I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 625 Sir, Yes Sir! (on top of a base coat, of course).

When the polish had dried to the point that it was still tacky, I went nuts with foil leftovers in different colours. It looked pretty cool at this point, but I wanted more!

Then I applied a clear polish and added MORE colour from my foil leftovers. I let the mani dry and applied another coat of clear polish. Tadaa – here’s my autumn-style dark rainbow foil mani!

I really loved the finished mani. The last rainbow mani I did in August was pretty cheerful and the colours were lighter. This mani is just as cheerful and colourful, but I love that this time the colours are darker. Feel free to let me know your thoughts on this one.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Adidas for Women shower gels – Vitality & Happy

Adidas shower gelsHi there! Here’s another post about products I’ve bought ages ago, but haven’t used – until now. Meet Adidas Vitality and Happy!

Adidas Vitality smells green – I guess it’s a mix of lime and mint. The shower gel also contains massage pearls.

I like that this shower gel doesn’t make my skin feel dry, and the massage pearls feel quite nice.

However, this shower gel is one of the tingly ones (Hate!) and I won’t continue to use it in the shower. Saying this, it might be great for foot baths.

Adidas Happy on the other hand is a product I enjoy a lot. It’s just as gentle and non-drying as the Vitality shower gel. However, Happy smells wonderfully sweet, juicy and feminine – and it’s not a tingly shower gel. I will definitely buy it again!

If you’d like to try Adidas Vitality and Happy, you can find these full size 250 ml shower gels for only 99p or £1 in many discount stores.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Ultimate £1 Stocking Filler – Leafy & Lovely Summer Meadow Hand Lotion

Hi there! About two weeks ago I checked out Superdrug’s Christmas offerings and bought quite a few bits for myself. One of these items was this cute Leafy & Lovely Summer Meadow Hand Lotion. I loved the pretty packaging and the price, so I bought it.

When I opened the box I was really pleased to find this pretty tube inside. It reminded me of expensive hand creams from L’Occitane or Roger & Gallet. So yes, I love it when cheap hand creams come in tubes because it makes them appear a lot more luxurious than they actually are.
Superdrug Leafy Lovely Hand Cream
This hand lotion is quite light, it feels silky, and it’s non-sticky. The scent is very lovely and the name Summer Meadow fits perfectly. I think it smells like the air on a warm spring day in the countryside. The scent is a bit unusual for this time of the year (keep in mind, this is one of Superdrug’s Christmas offerings), but it’s really, really nice.

This 60ml Leafy & Lovely Summer Meadow Hand Lotion would be a great stocking filler (or just a little treat). At the moment it’s £1 only – which is excellent value – so grab it while you can!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Superdrug Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Lotion

Superdrug Cocoa Vanilla BL111Hi there! It’s been six months since I bought my first tub of Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Butter, so I’ve now given Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Lotion a try.

The scent is the same – this body lotion smells lovely and sweet, but it’s no surprise since it contains cocoa butter and vanilla. The scent leans towards vanilla, but I don’t mind because it reminds me of vanilla milk.

But this body lotion doesn’t only smell divine, it’s also fantastic at moisturising. This body lotion is wonderful and it makes my skin feel soft and silky all day long. I’ll definitely buy it again!

Superdrug Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Lotion is available as 200 ml for £2.99 – but now there’s a BOGOF offer. Just like the other Superdrug beauty products, this lotion carries the Leaping Bunny logo. It’s cruelty-free and suitable for vegans.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Fashionista Limited Edition Palette

Hi there! I don’t know who else remembers MUA’s former sister brand Fashionista, but I thought I’d struck gold when I found a few of their Limited Edition and Custom Design palettes online.
Fashionista Custom Design Palette
The first palette I opened was this Fashionista Limited Edition Palette. There’s no number or name on this palette, so I can’t tell you exactly which palette you’d have to look out for. However, I can tell you the names of the eyeshadows in this palette.

Fashionista Custom Design PaletteLet’s start with the pretty ones! The merged brown eyeshadow is called Private Fitting, and the merged pink eyeshadow is called Couture (I think this name is perfect). These are also the first two shades in the swatch.

Now on to the neutrals with the incredibly boring names! The matte light brown eyeshadow is simply called Nude Shade 20, and the shimmery beige gold eyeshadow is called Nude Glimmer Shade 19. Obviously these are the last two shades in the swatch.

This palette was a really nice surprise for me. I love these four eyeshadows because they’re very wearable and really easy to blend. £3 well spent!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lycra Pro 431 Stormy Skies & Glitter

Rimmel Stormy Skies GlitterHi there! So, after two attempts (Blood Spatter Nails and Bats on a monster slime green background) I’ve already run out of nail ideas for Halloween. So I thought I’d do a happy mani.

I used Rimmel Lycra Pro 431 Stormy Skies as my base colour and added lots of colourful matte glitter hexes (white, fuchsia, lime green) for a good mood effect.

I really like Stormy Skies. The colour is a creamy greyish blue / blueish grey and I think it’s a great autumn and winter shade. I also had to apply one coat only, so this polish is just perfect!

The matte glitter looks quite cute, I think. However, I think it would have looked better on an orange or a light yellow background. Well, there’s always a next time.

What do you think? 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes

Hi there! Today’s post is about B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes. I wouldn’t have bought these face wipes for myself, but Superdrug is currently giving them away for free if you spend £10 on skin care. Now that I have these wipes, I might as well just use them. 🙂
B. Pure Micellar Wipes
OK, let’s start. I was quite pleased to find that these wipes are really big, so one was definitely enough to remove my make-up. At first I was hesitant to use these wipes near my eyes, but then I just gave it a go and took my eyeshadow off – which worked out fine by the way. I won’t let these wipes getting any closer to my eyes though!

I was very pleased with how well these wipes removed my make-up. However, they left my skin feeling sticky and after a few minutes I could feel a tingling sensation on my face. So instead of taking chances, I washed my face (with my favourite face wash) to remove whatever residue these wipes left behind.

Now that I’ve used these wipes, I can say for sure that I won’t be buying them again. I’ll use up the ones I’ve got to remove heavy make-up,  but since I have to wash my face after using them anyway, they’re not saving me time or money, so I’ll stick to my face wash (or cream cleanser) plus toner routine.

If you’d like to try B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes, they’re £3.99 at Superdrug’s, but they’re currently free if you spend £10 on skin care!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde