My Favourite Manis Of 2018

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite manis of 2018. I stamped like a maniac, I used a lot of glitter, and I did plenty of foil manis. Scroll down if you’d like to know which manis I really liked this year. πŸ™‚

Galaxy Nails
Yellow Nails
Foil Nails

Purple Nails
Halloween Nails
Christmas Nails

Blue Nails
Mixed Nails
Halloween Nails

Foil Nails
Orange Nails
Out Of Space Nails

These were my favourite manis from 2018. I bought more stamping plates, and I have a crazy amount of foils and glitter toppers, so I’m sure 2019 will be a similarly colourful year for nails. πŸ™‚

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 237 Orange Cosmos, Sally Hansen HD Hi-Definition Nail Colour 07 Three D

Hi there! Today’s post is about another mani I’m filing under Halloween Nail Ideas.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 237 Orange Cosmos (2 coats). This is a nice pale orange shade which would have been perfect for stamping.

However, I decided to do decals! And I wanted a much cooler base colour. So I painted 1 coat of Sally Hansen HD Hi-Definition Nail Colour 07 Three D over the pale orange.

Once the polish was dry, I applied a few halloweeney decals. Then 1 coat of clear polish… job done! πŸ™‚

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin, Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 270 Steel Grey, Water Decals & Foils

Hi there! I have a Nail Of The Day post for you today. πŸ™‚

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin (2 coats, middle and index fingers, thumbs) and Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 270 Steel Grey (2 coats, pinkies, ring fingers).

I love the black polish. It’s a true black. Gorgeous! “Steel Grey” isn’t grey at all. It’s more like one of those (more or less) nude-ish shades with maybe a hint of grey.

I used gold foil to add a contrast to the black base colour, and I used water decals to give the mani a halloweeney look. Yes, it’s not Halloween yet, but doing several Halloween manis throughout the month of October is simply more fun.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 229 Soft Hydrangea, Rimmel 60 Seconds 323 Don’t Be Shy, Essie Rock At The Top & Nail Decals

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 229 Soft Hydrangea (middle fingers, 2 coats) and Rimmel 60 Seconds 323 Don’t Be Shy (ring fingers, 2 coats).

I used floral nail decals on my pinkies, index fingers and thumbs. I could have used a clear polish to seal the decals, but I went for a glitter top coat = Essie Rock At The Top.

I really liked this mani. The pink and the fuchsia nail colours looked nice together, and the decals and the glitter topper looked cute together as well. I can’t wait to do another mani using water decals! πŸ™‚

Have you ever tried water decals for your mani? What colour nail polish are you wearing at the moment. Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Superdrug B. Complete 154 Brit, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 419 Coat Of Arms, Essence 3D Glitter 10 Glorious Aquarius, Essie As Gold As It Gets, Essie Rock At The Top & Nail Decals

Hi there! Let me show you another mani I did not too long ago!

For this mani I painted my nails with B. Complete 154 Brit (2 coats, ring fingers, thumbs) and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 419 Coat Of Arms (2 coats, middle fingers).

And I used white and blue floral decals on my pinkies and index fingers.

I thought this mani would look better with glitter, so I top-coated my nails with Essie As Gold As It Gets (pinkies, index fingers), Essie Rock At The Top (ring fingers, thumbs), and Essence 3D Glitter 10 Glorious Aquarius.

I really liked this blue, white and gold glittery floral look. Do you like blue manicures? Do you like nail decals and glitter? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

A-Z Nail Art Challenge – Complete Wrap-Up Incl. ALL The Manicures!

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the manis I did for the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. I’m not going to explain the actual challenge again. However, if you want to read the intro post, click here. Now let me show you all the manis I did for the challenge. πŸ™‚

1 Animals
2 Blue Gradient Nails
3 Coral Nails

4 Diva Nails
5 Exotic Nails
6 Fuzzy Topper

7 Galaxies
8 Holo Nails
9 Inspired By A Colour

10 Joy To The World
11 Kitties
12 Love

13 Movie
14 Nocturnal Creatures
15 Out Of Space

16 Purple Nails
17 Quick & Easy
18 Red Nails

19 Summer
20 TV
21 Underwater

22 Vibrant Nails
23 Whatever I Want
24 X-Plain To Me Why You’re Doing Red Nails Again

25 Yellow Nails
26 Zebra Nails
27 Encore – Recreate A Favourite (22 Vibrant Nails)

And this is already it! I’m happy that I managed to finish this nail art challenge. I already completed the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge last year, and now I have this one in the bag as well. πŸ™‚

Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate you taking the time to read my blog. πŸ™‚

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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

Hi there! Today’s post is about another Christmas-themed mani I did a couple of days ago.

I started by painting my nails with Revlon Colorstay 180 Indigo Night (2 coats).

I love this polish. The formula is a dream to work with, and the colour is stunning.

I used my new unbranded Christmas-themed stamping plate and Orly Snow Cone (which is my favourite light blue polish) to stamp images onto my nails.

The stamping plate isn’t the best because the images didn’t transfer perfectly. However, no one gets that close to my nails in real life. So no one noticed. πŸ™‚

I used water decals on my ring fingers to make the mani look more christmassey, and I think it worked! By the way, I’m sorry about those blue splotches in the image. I don’t know where they came from. It can only be a technical issue with the camera. It’s just unfortunate that I didn’t notice it until I wrote the post. And now I’m already 2 coats of polish into a new mani…

All in all I’m happy with this mani. Whilst the stamped images didn’t turn out to be perfect, I still think this mani looks really nice. I also love the blue + light blue + red theme because it’s different from all those standard red/green/gold and blue/silver manis.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde