Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin, Barry M Bubblegum, MUA Whitewash & Revlon Colorstay 170 Coastal Surf / A-Z Nail Art Challenge F – Fuzzy Topper

Hi there! Today’s post is about the first mani I did for the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. This challenge is called Fuzzy Topper. Cute, eh?

I have quite a few ‘fuzzy toppers’. But, unfortunately, I rarely use them. So this challenge provides the perfect opportunity to sport one of those fuzzy toppers!

And these are the nail polishes that I used:
Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin (base colour, pinkies, index fingers, thumbs),
Barry M Bubblegum (fuzzy topper),
MUA Whitewash (base colour, ring fingers),
Revlon Colorstay 170 Coastal Surf (base colour, middle fingers).

I also stamped! I chose an ornamental floral image for my middle and ring fingers. The stamping plate I used is Pueen’s 74 plate (which is part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure collection). The black polish I stamped with is Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 080 Black Cab.

How do you like this mani? I think it looks quite nice. And I think I did a good job with these 3 colours! Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Nail Of The Day – Manhattan Lotus Effect 67N & Barry M Treasure Chest

upload-1Hi there! Today’s nail post is about another mani I did some time ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Manhattan Lotus Effect 67N. I love the purple colour! If only Manhattan had given this polish a cooler name than “67N”… Ah well, it is what it is. 😉

The gold glitter topper is Barry M’s Treasure Chest which is part of Barry M’s Aquarium collection. I think this glitter topper is no longer available, but I’m sure there are other gold flakie toppers out there.

I didn’t like this mani as much as I hoped I would. I usually love gold and purple, but I think I applied too much glitter this time.

What do you think? Feel free to get in touch if you want to. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Essence The Gel Nail Polish 33 Wild White Days & Barry M Christmas Tree

christmas nailsHi there! If you read my blog regularly, you know I’m trying to complete the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge as a lifetime nail challenge.

However, I couldn’t find any christmassey challenges, so I’m putting the nail challenge on hold for a few weeks.

Now onto today’s mani! I painted my nails with Essence The Gel Polish 33 Wild White Days (one coat). I love this polish. And I hate it.

I love it because it’s opaque in one coat. But I hate it because the formula is a complete nightmare. It’s thick and goopy – and nail polish thinner doesn’t help. And it’s impossible to apply it without making a mess.

Anyway, I was going for a christmassey mani, so I applied one of my favourite christmas glitter toppers, Barry M Christmas Tree. This is a fantastic topper – it’s packed with glitter (I applied one coat of topper) and it dries reasonably quickly. I love it!

I’ve done the same mani last year but I’m OK with that because I love the white base and the christmassey glitter. I really love the look of this mani because it’s not the standard ‘Mrs Santa Red’. What do you think? Do you like this mani? Or is it too much glitter? Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Bourjois So Lacque 61 Vert Chlorophylle & Barry M Jingle Bells / Nail Art Challenge #17 Glitter

Christmas NailsHi there! I’m continuing with the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge, and I’m also doing Christmas manis this month. And today’s nail art challenge is #17 Glitter!

For this easy mani I painted my nails with Bourjois So Lacque 61 Vert Chlorophylle (2 coats). I really like this polish – it dries reasonably quickly and the formula is easy to work with.

The glitter polish is one that sat in my stash for quite some time. It’s Barry M Jingle Bells, a cute gold and red limited edition glitter topper from 2014.

So whilst this mani is far from being unique, it’s a wearable green/glitter Christmas mani that shouldn’t raise too many eyebrows. 🙂

How do you like this mani? Feel free to let me know. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Barry M Eyeshadows 4 & 6

Hi there! I bought these two Barry M Eyeshadows a while back. And now I’ve finally gotten around to try them. 🙂 The two shades that were in the duo pack are 4 (purple) and 6 (green).

Both colours look very nice in their pans. However, they come out much paler on my eyelids. The purple shade isn’t a proper purple, but more of a purple-to-grey shifting colour. It’s not my favourite. The green eyeshadow is quite alright. It’s nicely pigmented and it has a slight shimmer. It’s nothing special, but I like it!
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In regards to lasting power and fallout I have no reason to complain. These eyeshadows last all day on my eyelids, and I haven’t noticed much fallout. In terms of quality, I think these eyeshadows are similar to Rimmel eyeshadows – even though these two Barry M eyeshadow are a little paler than I expected.

These two eyeshadows are available as duo pack for £1 (Poundland and Poundworld). Neutral colours are also available now! Have you picked up any of the Barry M eyeshadow duos at the Poundstores? If so, I’d love to hear what you think. In any event, thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Beauty & Cutie Haul – Superdrug, Poundland, Poundworld

Hi there! You know that a true bargain hunter never sleeps. Well, at least not when out and about. 😉 So you won’t be surprised to read that I’ve gotten my hands on a few bargains this month. And I didn’t buy any toiletries at all which is… something new! But let me show you what I did buy.
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I bought a Maybelline Color Show nail polish (£1) because I liked the colour, a Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm (£1) – which I’ve already reviewed, a Barry M Duo Eyeshadow Pack (£1), and 3 I Love… Tinted Moisture Balms (£1 each). That’s £6 in total for these 7 products!
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I also bought 9 more face masks – 1 Montagne Jeunesse Super Fruit Mud mask (£1), 2 Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pac + Amore Rose mask duos (£1 each), 2 Superdrug Orange & Black Lava masks and 4 Superdrug Superfruits Exfoliating masks. Superdrug’s masks are 99p each – but they were on a 3 for 2 promotion. That’s £6.98 in total for these 11 masks.
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In regards to non-beauty items, I picked up a My Little Pony Calendar (£1) at one of the Poundstores. And I found My Little Pony PEZ Dispensers at Superdrug. They were £1.50 each. So I spent £5.50 in total for these non-beauty cuties.

What do you think of my little haul? I’m happy because I didn’t go overboard. I’ve been a good girl! Feel free to let me know what you think. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

22 New Products – Home Bargains, Poundworld, Poundland & Asda Beauty Haul

Hi there! If you read my blog, and if you remember this post – you know I’d like to get away from being a beauty and toiletries hoarder. However, I simply can’t resist a bargain when I see one. Now let’s have a look at the new stuff that’s going to be stashed away somewhere at my place…
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I found these NSPA shower gels at Home Bargains – for 79p each. These are 500ml and they’re normally £3 at Asda. I think these ones are going to be discontinued. 😦 By the way, all NSPA products are made in the UK.
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Home Bargains also had a few nice and cheap body mists. From left to right: Anovia Fragranced Body Mist With Fruit Extracts Sensual Argan & Marula 150ml, Anovia Fragranced Body Mist With Fruit Extracts Light & Refreshing Passion Fruit & Pineapple 150ml, Dolly’s Mixtures Peach Melba ‘Just Peachy’ Body Mist100ml, NSPA Luscious Fresh Clementine Body Mist 200ml.

The Dolly’s Mixtures Body Mist was 49p (usually £2 at Asda), the other three body mists were 79p each. I’ve never seen the brand Anovia anywhere before today, so I can’t comment on what their products cost elsewhere, but the NSPA fragrances are usually £3 at Asda. Oh, and all these body mists were made in the UK!
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Up next we’ve got Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine shampoo & conditioner. They’re 300ml each and they were £1 each (special offer) at Asda. The next item is NSPA’s Cherry Body Scrub – also from Home Bargains. The 225ml scrub set me back 79p (instead of £3 at Asda). The eyeshadow brush is from Poundworld – of course it was £1.
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And here’s the actual beauty stuff – 2 Barry M eyeshadows (£1 for the pack of 2), 2 Sally Hansen nail polishes, 2 Max Factor eyeshadows, 2 Max Factor nail polishes, 2 L’Oréal nail polishes and 1 Rimmel nail polish which is a backup. Some of these products came from Poundland, some from Poundworld. All in all I paid £10 in total for all these eyeshadows and nail polishes.

Yes, I stocked up on stuff I didn’t really need. But everything was so cheap. In fact I only paid £19.02 for everything! I live for bargains, you know. Bargain hunting might actually be ma raison d’être. 🙂 Have you done any shopping recently? Any hauls you’d like to tell me about? Feel free to let me know in the comments. And thanks for reading!