Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nail Ideas / China Glaze Red Satin, Astor Lacque Deluxe 880 Forest Green & Orly Hair Band / A-Z Nail Art Challenge J – Joy To The World

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

For this Christmas-themed mani I painted my nails with China Glaze Red Satin (ring and middle fingers, thumbs) and Astor Lacque Deluxe 880 Forest Green (ring and index fingers).

I love these 2 polishes because the colours are 100% christmassey, and the polishes are of great quality. Aesome stuff!

The top coat is Orly Hair Band (1 coat) which is my favourite gold glitter top coat.

It’s packed with glitter, it dries quickly and the glitter lays flat which means that my nails feel super smooth.

I’m very happy with this mani! I do this mani every year, and I still love the red+green+gold look. I’ve also decided to make this mani part of the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. I’ll file it under J – Joy To The World. 🙂 How do you like this mani? Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Nail Of The Day – Bourjois Anti-Choc No Chips 17, Astor Lacque Deluxe 875 Electric Blue & Water Decals / A-Z Nail Art Challenge V – Vibrant Nails

Hi there! Today’s Nail Of The Day post is about a mani I did recently.

For this mani I painted my nails with Bourjois Anti Choc / No Chips 17 and Astor Lacque Deluxe 875 Electric Blue.

And I used colourful water decals to add that je ne sais quoi to an otherwise fairly standard mani.

Since the water decals are quite eye-catching, this mani is going in the A-Z Nail Art Challenge folder. I’ll file it under V – Vibrant Nails.

I think this mani looks really cool! What do you think? Do you agree? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 002 Cotton Candy, Essence Glitter Jewels 03 Glitz & Glam, Orly Liquid Vinyl And Stamping With Pueen

Hi there! Today’s Nail Of The Day post is about a random mani that I did a while ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 002 Cotton Candy. The black base on the accent nail is Orly Liquid Vinyl. The glitter is Essence Glitter Jewels 03 Glitz & Glam.

I stamped with Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go and Pueen’s 54 plate (which is part of Pueen’s Stamping Buffet collection).

I didn’t like the colour combo, and I’ve never liked this stamping plate (I’ve never used it before). So, I didn’t like this mani. But it was OK for the 2 days that I wore it.

Onto new (and better) nail adventures! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Nail Art Challenge #30 Inspired By A Tutorial

Hi there! Today’s post is about another mani I did for the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. This mani is for challenge #30 Inspired By A Tutorial.

I was looking for cute and summery mani ideas online – and I found an easy looking tutorial for melon nails.

I tried to recreate those melon nails but, of course, I failed miserably. So I came up with a much easier melon mani (well, sort of).

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 002 Cotton Candy (pinky, ring and middle fingers, 2 coats) and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 50 In Record Lime (index fingers, thumbs, 2 coats).

I applied loose black glitter hexagons (the only black glitter I have) to my middle fingers, and I top-coated all my nails with Orly Love Each Other.

I think this mani turned out alright. I have zero (nail) art skills, I can’t even draw a straight line. However, I’m proud of myself for coming up with a simple ‘solution’. So whilst the mani didn’t turn out the way I hoped, I was inspired by a tutorial. So somehow I actually nailed this challenge! Now wait for my interpretation of kiwi nails! 😀

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Lacque Deluxe 875 Electric Blue & Essence Glamaxy Top Coat 34 Glamaxy Far, Far Away / Nail Art Challenge #31 Recreate A Favourite – Blue Nails

Hi there! Today’s Nail Of The Day post is about a simple mani I did recently.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Lacque Deluxe 875 Electric Blue (2 coats). I love this polish. The formula is a dream and the colour is amazing.

The cute flakie topper is Essence Glamaxy Top Coat 34 Glamaxy Far, Far Away. I bought this topper recently, and I’m glad I did!

I really liked this mani. It was a very simple mani, but it was really pretty.

With this mani I’ve also completed challenge #31 of the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. Awesome! However, I might redo two more challenges – galaxy nails and glitter nails! 🙂

How do you like this mani? Do you love flakie top coats? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Nail Art Challenge #10 Gradient Nails

Hi there! If you read my blog you probably know that I’m doing the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge.

I have a few more manis to do, but today’s mani, my entry for challenge #10 Gradient Nails, gets me a little closer to the finish line.

I used these nail colours:
Astor Fashion Studio 002 Cotton Candy (pinky),
Revlon Colorstay 050 Passionate Pink (ring finger),
L’Oréal Color Riche 210 Shocking Pink (middle finger),
L’Oréal Color Riche 211 Opulent Pink (index finger, thumb),
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear 235 Supernova (glitter topper).

I really like this mani. I’m satisfied that I’ve chosen the right nail colours (which isn’t as easy as you might think) and the right glitter topper. What do you think? Feel free to let me know. And thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 138 & Stamping With Pueen 74

Hi there! Today’s post is about a new version of a mani I did not too long ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 138. I don’t like this base colour, but the bottle is almost empty (!), so I’m trying to finish it. However, I might have a backup…

Anyhoo… today I tried to do something new – double stamping. So I stamped 2 layers of colour onto my base colour. I used Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go and Revlon Parfumerie Beachy.

The stamping plate I used is Pueen’s 74 plate which is part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure stamping collection.

I think the double stamping effect is very subtle – that’s because Beachy is a rather subtle golden shade. However, I’m not disappointed. I think this double-stamped mani turned out quite alright for a first attempt. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde