Nail Of The Day – Boots No. 7 Devil’s Delight & Essence Mountain Calling Snow Effect Top Coat

Hi there! I have another short Nail Of The Day post for you today. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Boots No. 7 Devil’s Delight (2 coats). This is a gorgeous red polish. I love everything about it.

Before I applied 1 coat of Essence Mountain Calling Snow Effect top coat, I applied 1 coat of clear polish. I did this to make sure the top coat stays pretty (and without it taking on an unwanted pink hue from the red polish).

I liked this mani very much. It was super easy to do, and I think it looked cute and christmassey. The snow effect top coat is simply awesome! Thanks, Essence!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nail Ideas / Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 046 Shout Out Loud, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Time To Shine, PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow & Essence Come To Town Lametta Topper

Hi there! I’ve got another Christmas Nail Ideas post for you today. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 046 Shout Out Loud (green), PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow (white), and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Time To Shine (gold). The glitter top coat I used on my middle fingers is Essence’s Come To Town Lametta Topper.

I like this mani because it was easy to do, and because it doesn’t look like any of those standard Christmas manis that everyone (and that includes me) does this time of year.

What do you think? Do you agree? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nail Ideas / Revlon Colorstay 180 Indigo Night & Stamping

Hi there! Today’s nail post is about my interpretation of a blue and silver winter mani.

For this look I painted my nails with Revlon Colorstay 180 Indigo Night (2 coats).

I used my unbranded Christmas-themed stamping plate and 2 regular polishes (Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 280 Pure Silver and Orly Snow Cone) to stamp wintry images onto my nails.

I really love this mani! Blue and silver look great together, and the double-stamped images look amazing!

How do you like this mani? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nail Ideas / Ciaté Play Date & MakeUp Gallery 39 Rainbow Sparkle

Hi there! This week’s going to be nail week. I’ve done lots of christmassey manis, and I’d like to share all of them with you!

For this mani I painted my nails with Ciaté Play Date. I never liked this polish because it’s something between an unattractive pink and an ugly red.

However, this polish is also a low quality polish. It’s not well pigmented, and I had to apply 4 coats for a semi-acceptable finish.

Then I applied 1 coat of MakeUp Gallery’s 39 Rainbow Sparkle. This cute and christmassey top coat from Poundland contains gold micro glitter, gold and green hex glitter, and green and red bar glitter.

Whilst I didn’t love this mani, quite a few of my co-workers told me they loved my nails. I can only guess they liked this mani because of its simplicity. I’m not complaining! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 10 – 16 December 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly recap. I wrote 5 blog posts this week, and here they are:

Monday 10 Dec – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 11 Dec – Nivea Refining Peel Off Mask

On Monday I showed you a mani I did a while ago. Click here to read the post.
Tuesday’s post was about a face mask. Click here to read it.

Wednesday 12 Dec – Skinlab Revitalize & Hydrate Facial Serum

On Wednesday I told you all about the serum I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 13 Dec – Major Haul!

Thursday’s post was about all the beauty stuff and all the stationery I bought over the past 4 weeks. It was a lot! Click here to read the post.

Friday 14 Dec – Enliven Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel, Enliven Mango And Papaya Shower Gel

These 2 shower gels were the stars in Friday’s post. Click here to read it.

This is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Enliven Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel, Enliven Mango & Papaya Shower Gel

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing 2 shower gels – Enliven Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel & Enliven Mango And Papaya Shower Gel. I’ve never heard of the brand Enliven until I found these shower gels at my local Poundstretcher store. These are 400ml bottles, and they were 69p each. This is incredible value if you consider that these shower gels contain quality skin care ingredients like vitamin E, shea butter and argan oil. I’ve been using these shower gels on and off for little while now, and here’s what I think.

Enliven Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel smells like pink grapefruit! The fragrance is perfectly natural, sunny and slightly tangy. It’s the perfect shower gel to wake you up in the morning. It’s very nice, and I’ve been enjoying it a lot lately.

Enliven Mango And Papaya Shower Gel smells unbelievably natural. The fruity fragrance is 100% spot on. If you love sweet mango (with a touch of papaya), you should give this a try!

Based on my experience, I would recommend these shower gels. I love the grapefruit shower gel a little more, but they’re both excellent, and I can definitely see myself picking them up again! Enliven Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel & Enliven Mango And Papaya Shower Gel are available as 400ml.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Haul! Nail Polish, Skin Care, Make-Up, Beauty Tools & Cute Stationery (Rimmel, Models Own, Maybelline, Patisserie De Bain & More)

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the stuff I bought for the past couple of weeks. I’m not doing a big intro today. Here’s what I bought.

2 Models Own polishes for £1 each,
2 Rimmel polishes for 50p each,
3 white Primark polishes for 90p each.

Good Old Hand Cream for £1,
Primark Foundation & Contour Stick for £2.50,
Models Own lipstick for £1,
Maybelline Gloss for £1,
Cuticura hand cream for £1.

Patisserie De Bain Sugared Violet Hand & Body Lotion for £1,
2 Primark Bubble Masks for 80p each.

Set of 4 nail buffers for £1 (only 3 in the photo because 1 of the 4 is already in use),
Beautifully Scrumptious Almond Body Butter for £1.

Derma V10 Cocoa and Vanilla Body Butters. These were 80p each.

Then I swung by my local Poundland again and I bought…
2 Models Own polishes for £1 each,
2 more Maybelline lipglosses for £1 each,
2 Miss Sporty lipliners for 50p each,
4 Manhattan nail polishes for 50p each.

I found an amazing pencil case at B&M Bargains (£3.99), and I picked up 2 giant (!) sticker sheets (2 for £1).

I also swung by THE WORKS and bought…
2 Narwhal notebooks for £2 each,
and a Sloth 2019 Calendar for £1.50.

I went to B&M again the other day, and I picked up more stationery.
I bought… a pack of 4 A4 popper wallets (2 different designs) for £1.49,

a pack of 3 A6 lined notebooks for £1.29,

a super pretty sticky notes set for £2.49,

and this sensationally cute A5 Hanazuki notebook for £2.49.

I’m very happy with what I bought. I spent £44.05 in total for all these goodies! By the way, all these amazing products were bought on the high street! And one more thing, there’s Tokidoki stuff at B&M Bargains – I’ve seen backpacks and pencil cases which would also work as cosmetic bags! I’m tempted…

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skinlab Revitalize & Hydrate Facial Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about a skin care product that I’ve been using for about 4 weeks now – Skinlab Revitalize & Hydrate Facial Serum. This serum contains collagen, elastin, vitamin C, Moroccan rose oil, rose water, coconut water and shea butter. It promises to revitalise, hydrate, nourish, brighten, firm and tone the skin. Skinlab recommends the serum be used twice daily.

How do I use the product? I use the serum (2 pumps) right after I’ve sprayed my face with the wonderful B. Confident facial mist. Thanks to the facial mist, the serum is quickly and easily massaged into my skin (face and neck). At the same time, the serum locks in the extra hydration from the facial mist. Double score! Then I leave the serum alone for a few minutes before I apply my eye cream (at the moment it’s an eye gel) and my moisturiser.

How’s the product? I’ve been using this serum with a number of different face creams and lotions, and I think this serum works with all of them. I also think that my complexion looks more even and considerably (!) more radiant than usual. I have no doubt that it’s the serum that makes my skin look great because I don’t use any other new skin care products.

Having said this, I have to deduct imaginary points because this serum isn’t very hydrating. It’s fine when I use it in conjunction with the facial mist, but without it, the serum wouldn’t be hydrating enough for my very dry skin.

All in all, I am happy with the serum and with what it does for me. If you want a product that makes your complexion look more radiant and more even, I would definitely recommend it! Skinlab Revitalize & Hydrate Facial Serum is available as 30ml. I paid £5 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nivea Refining Peel Off Mask

Hi there! Today’s short post is about Nivea‘s Refining Peel Off Mask for combination skin. 🙂

This face mask promises to exfoliate skin gently, to remove sebum and to reduce shine for several hours.

It works like any other peel-off mask. Just apply it to your face, let it dry for 15-20 minutes, then peel it off.

How’s the mask? I think it’s one of the best peel-off masks I’ve ever used. It removes dead skin cells as well as grease and grime with ease. It’s really powerful!

Nivea‘s Refining Peel Off Mask for combination skin is available as 2x 5ml. I paid £1. I will definitely go back to Poundland to buy more of these masks!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Salon Pro 636 Hooray Henry! & Stamping With Pueen 106

Hi there! I have another Nail Of The Day post for you today. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Salon Pro 636 Hooray Henry! (2 coats). This is a lovely blue shade. It’s pretty, and it’s a great base for stamping.

The stamping plate I used is Pueen‘s 106 plate which is part of Pueen‘s Make Your Day stamping plate collection. This is a gorgeous plate. I’ve used it before, and I have no doubt I’ll be using it again soon!

I stamped with 2 polishes – Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto and a random gold metallic polish (but I don’t remember which one).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde