Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin & Foils

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did a few months ago.

I’ve wanted to do a foil tutorial for ages, and I wanted to use this photo for said tutorial, but I haven’t had the time to put everything together. But I hope to do a proper tutorial next month!

Alright, back to this mani! I painted my nails with Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin (2 coats). I like this black polish!

And whilst this polish looked nice on its own, I wanted more than plain black nails. So I used blue and fuchsia foils to add some colour to my nails. Job done!

I was very happy with how this mani turned out. Do you agree? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Treacle Moon That Vanilla Moment Bath And Shower Gel

treacle-moon-that-vanilla-moment-2Hi there! Today’s post is about Treacle Moon’s That Vanilla Moment Bath And Shower Gel. My husband and I call it amazingness in a bottle. 🙂

I’ve been avoiding Treacle Moon products for years. I have nothing against the brand – au contraire! I do think the brand is actually very quirky.

However, I just somehow made the decision to ignore all things Treacle Moon. I guess it was some anti-hoarding impulse that kicked in… 😀

Anyway, now the shower gel is mine, and I’ve given it a try! I think this shower gel is lovely. The vanilla fragrance isn’t a pure vanilla. I think it’s a mix of vanilla and yoghurt with a hint of lemon.

This shower gel smells sweet and refreshing at the same time. And I love the non-drying formula. I’m very happy with this product!

I would recommend this shower gel to everyone! Treacle Moon That Vanilla Moment Bath And Shower Gel is available as 500ml for £3 (Waitrose, Tesco). I paid £2 (save 1/3 promotion).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Body Fantasies Kissing In The Rain & Pink Sweet Pea Fantasy Fragrance Body Sprays

Hi there! Just recently I managed to finish one of the two Body Fantasies Pink Grapefruit Fantasy body sprays that I’ve had in my stash. So I decided to try two new Body Fantasies body sprays. I ordered these online, so I didn’t know if they were any good. But they were dirt cheap (special offer, £1.98 each) so I just bought them. And now that I’ve given these two body sprays a try, let me tell you more…

Body Fantasies Kissing In The Rain is afwul. It’s not a fragrance – it’s a smell! And I would describe the smell as a mix of cheap hairspray, bed head, wet dog and sweat. Truly awful.

Body Fantasies Pink Sweet Pea Fantasy isn’t much better. This fragrance is definitely ‘pink’, but it’s also sour. No, it’s not fresh, tangy or crisp. It smells sour. And that’s rather unpleasant…

Body Fantasies Kissing In The Rain and Pink Sweet Pea Fantasy are available as 94ml Perfume Body Spray for £3.99 each at Superdrug (if you’re in the UK). I got these two for £1.98 each (half price offer). However, I wish I had just ignored the half price offer! 😀

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

L’Oréal Skin Perfection Soothing Gel-Cream Wash

L'Oreal Face WashHi there! today’s post is about L’Oréal’s Skin Perfection Gel-Cream Wash for dry and sensitive skin.

This fragrance-free and soap-free face wash promises to remove make-up and impurities, to reveal a better skin texture, and to make skin feel silky-soft.

I’ve been using this face wash for 2 weeks now, and I’m very happy with it.

I think this face wash is definitely gentle and non-drying. And when used with a sponge or a wash cloth (or similar), it’s a fantastic facial cleanser.

Whilst I agree that this face wash leaves my skin feeling soft, I haven’t noticed any improvement in my skin texture. However, this is still a great face wash, and I would recommend it!

It appears that L’Oréal is replacing its entire Skin Perfection collection. So if you want to try this face wash, or stock up before it’s sold out, you need to be quick! My local B&M Bargains store sells this face wash. It’s £1.99 for a 150ml tube which is great value! B&M also sells other Skin Perfection products (toner, cleansing milk, serum, day and night creams…), so you might want to swing by your local B&M too!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Ciaté Sugar Plum & Stamping With Pueen 74

Hi there! I’ve got a Nail Of The Day post for you today.

For this mani I painted my nails with 1 coat of Ciaté’s Sugar Plum. And then I sponged on another coat of polish.

Why? Well, the bottle is almost empty, and it was next to impossible to get any polish out of the bottle.

There’s still a little polish left in the bottle, but it won’t be enough for a full mani. It might be enough for 2 accent nails – we’ll see… 🙂

Now back to this mani! The stamping plate I used is Pueen’s 74 plate (you’ve seen it before, and it’s part of Pueen’s Stamping Buffet collection).

And the black polish I stamped with is NYC In A Minute 001 Evil.

I’m really happy with this mani. What do you think? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 8 – 14 May 2017

Hi there! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, this is your chance to catch up. 🙂

Monday 8 May – The Battle Of The Strawberry Body Mists

Monday’s post was a product comparison. I tested 2 strawberry-scented body mists. If you want to read the post, click here.

Tuesday 9 May – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 10 May – Superdrug Red Colour Conditioner

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. If you want to read the post, click here.
And Wednesday’s post was about Superdrug’s Red Colour Conditioner. If you want to read the post, click here.

Thursday 11 May – Manhattan Tasty Lips Lipgloss American Grapefruit

On Thursday I reviewed the best lipgloss ever. 🙂 If you want to read the post, click here.

Friday 12 May – Baylis & Harding Beauticology Donut Shop Bath Treats

Friday’s post was about Baylis & Harding’s Donut Shop Bath Treats. If you want to read the post, click here.

This is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Blueberry Glaze Donut Shower Crème, Vanilla Sugar Donut Body Butter & Frosted Sprinkles Bath Soak Crystals

Hi there! Just last weekI told you that I bought a 3-piece Baylis & Harding gift set. I just couldn’t resist the Donuts theme. Yes, I know I’m weak! 🙂 I’ve already given these products a try, so here’s what I think.

Baylis & Harding’s Beauticology Blueberry Glaze Donut Shower Crème is quite nice. The fragrance is definitely yummy, and the shower cream formula is really gentle. But there’s one issue… the tube has a screw cap which is not very practical…

Baylis & Harding’s Beauticology Vanilla Sugar Donut Body Butter moisturises my skin well. The vanilla sugar donut fragrance is rather faint, but I have to say that it’s very authentic!

Baylis & Harding’s Beauticology Frosted Sprinkles Bath Soak Crystals are a nice treat. I think the Frosted Sprinkles fragrance is inredibly sweet and rather strong, but it smells like the perfect mix of frosting and sprinkles!

All in all I am happy with these fun products. I paid £6 (Asda) for my Baylis & Harding Beauticology Donut set (which, I think, would also make a cute gift). Have you tried these products? If so, please feel free to let me know how you liked them. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Best 50p I Ever Spent – Manhattan Tasty Lips Lipgloss American Grapefruit

Hi there! Today’s post is a short one. And it’s about this clear Manhattan Tasty Lips Lipgloss with American Grapefruit flavour. This lipgloss was part of a £1 Manhattan Cosmetics duo pack (lipgloss + eyeshadow duo) at Bargain Buys!

I already lost the eyeshadow duo – well, it’s somewhere in my stash – I just have no idea where it could be. 🙂 But let’s focus on the lipgloss…

I think this lipgloss is fantastic! The gloss is clear, there’s no sparkle (Yay!), it’s very hydrating but it doesn’t feel too sticky. And the grapefruit flavour is… the ultimate yummy grapefruit flavour! It’s perfect. It’s dreamy. I love it! I will have to go back to Bargain Buys to see if I can find more. Wish me luck, OK? 🙂

Have you tried this lipgloss? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Red Colour Conditioner

uploadHi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Red Colour Conditioner which I picked up for 99p.

This colour conditioner is meant to be used weekly, and it promises to protect and maintain red hair colour.

The product claims to lock in colour and to make hair extra smooth and shiny.

Well, that sounds great! But does it work? My guess is that it doesn’t, but I don’t really know. Here’s why:

The problem with this conditioner is that it’s not conditioning at all.

Every time I apply this product, it makes my hair feel in need of actual conditioner. So I have to use regular conditioner after this cololur conditioner…

To make a long story short, I think this product is rubbish!

I’ve already emptied this tube. Fortunately it was a small 50ml tube only and it barely lasted for 3 ‘attempts’. Good riddance!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Sinful Colors Blue La La & Stamping With Pueen 93

Hi there! Today’s post is a short Nail Of The Day post.

For this mani I painted my nails with Sinful Colours Blue La La. I really like this shade of blue. It’s cute and cool!

The stamping plate I chose is Pueen’s 93 plate (which is available as part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure collection).

And the blue polish I stamped with is Filthy Gorgeous Midnight. It’s not a “real” stamping polish,  but it stamps perfectly.

I think this mani turned out OK. It’s not my favourite, but I couldn’t come up with a more creative mani. I also didn’t want to do another underwater mani just yet. Ah well, maybe next time. 🙂

Anyway, feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde