Nail Of The Day – Barry M Molten Metal Holographic Moon, Rimmel Lycra Pro 425 My Denim, Miss Sporty Sparkle Touch 888 & Stamping With MoYou London Sci-Fi 07

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Barry M Molten Metal Holographic Moon (2 coats, thumbs, index and middle fingers) and Rimmel Lycra Pro 425 My Denim (2 coats, ring fingers, pinkies).

For the images I used my MoYou London Sci-Fi 07 stamping plate.

The black polish I stamped with is the wonderful Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

The glitter top coat on the blue nails is Miss Sporty Sparkle Touch 888. This is a beautiful silver holographic top coat. It looks incredibly dull in the photo, but it’s gorgeous in real life.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lycra Pro 411 Navy Seal & Stamping With MoYou London

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lycra Pro 411 Navy Seal (2 coats).

For the images I used my marine-themed MoYou London Zodiac Collection 02 Pisces stamping plate (ring and index fingers) and my MoYou London Sailor Collection 06 stamping plate (pinkies, middle fingers, thumbs).

The polish I stamped with is the beautiful Revlon Brilliant Strength 110 Hypnotize.

I liked this mani a lot, and I look forward to creating more marine-themed manis!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Declutter & Swatches Part 2 – Maybelline, B., Astor, Manhattan, Rimmel, & Technic

Hi there! Welcome to part 2 of the inofficial major declutter and swatchfest of 2021. I’m going through my stash – I’ll bin everything that I don’t want anymore or that has gone off. Let’s see how these products fared!

1 Superdrug B. Brilliant Rich Colour Lipgloss 185 Bambi

I regret not having used this lipgloss when it was new. The colour is nice! But it’s old now, and it has to go!

2 Superdrug B. Lipstick 186 Rose Quartz

Same as above! I should have given this lipstick a try when it was new. Now it has to go.

3 Superdrug B. Lipstick 083 Tagine

Wow, what an unflattering lipstick shade! Binned.

4 Manhattan X-Treme Last & Shine Lipstick 56T

Not a terrible lip colour, but not really my colour. Also – it has micro shimmer which I find ugly on me. Binned.

5 Manhattan Soft Mat Lip Cream 95M

I’m not the biggest fan of matte lip products but this shade looks nice. I’ll give it some wear over the next few weeks.

6 Astor Rouge Couture 104 Satin Fuchsia

Wow, what a colour! Unfortunately, it doesn’t look good on me. I’m a pale girl, and this lipstick gives me neon lips. Unfortunately, this one has to go.

7 Astor Colour Last VIP 345 Provocative

Not a bad colour, but it doesn’t really look good on me. So it has to go too.

8 Technic Juicy Sticks Plum

Technic is a super cheap brand with so-so products. This moisturising lip colour is not terrible, but the shade is awful on me. Another product I’m saying goodbye to.

9 Rimmel Vinyl Gloss Mirror Shine Lipgloss 115 Snog

“Mirror Shine” – not true! I didn’t care for this one. Binned.

10 Maybelline Colorsensational Lipgloss 550 Watermelon Punch

This looks amazing – but it has to go because it’s old.

I’ll do a post about eye products shortly. Maybe next week? Let’s see how far I get with those! Thanks for stopping by today! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lycra Pro 425 My Denim & Stamping With MoYou London & Nicole Diary (Nail Fail)

Hi there! Today’s post is about the mani I did over the weekend.

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lycra Pro 425 My Denim (2 coats). I like this polish a lot. It’s a beautiful blue!

For the images I used my MoYou London Scandi Sun stamping polish. It doesn’t work very well with every stamping plate – as you can see here.

I used 2 different stamping plates – Nicole Diary 024 and MoYou London Zodiac Collection 03 Aries.

If you don’t look too closely, the mani looks alright, but I do look closely all the time, so… next!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Declutter & Swatches Part 1 – Rimmel, Essence, NYC, Manhattan, Astor, Beauty UK & W7

Hi there! I’m in the process of going through my almost bottomless stash of cosmetics – and will throw out what I don’t want anymore or what has gone off. A few products will be kept. Lots of swatches too – all swatches were done on a well moisturised forearm! OK, let’s take a look!

1 Manhattan X-Treme Last & Shine Lipstick 94P

What a beautiful lipstick! I wish I tried it sooner! I will keep this one and start using it asap!

2 Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 330 Sloane’s Plum

This lipstick looks almost black. But when applied, it’s a medium plum shade.

3 Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 860 Auburn Breeze

A reddish brown in the bullet, but a sheer brownish red on skin.

4 Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 680 Precious Brown

Precious Brown is a bit too pale and too sheer for me.

5 Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 840 Burgundy Shine

Not a bad colour, but too vampy for me. I’m very pale, and this shade gives me an unwanted goth look.

6 NYC Cityproof Twistable Intense Lip Color 050 Park Slope Peach

Now this is one ugly colour! Binned right away!

7 Astor Rouge Couture 301 Nude Silk

Nude Silk is a beautiful shade. I will keep this one too.

8 Astor Colour Last VIP 344 Classy Red

I like this one! It’s a nice, wearable red. I will keep this one for now.

9 Beauty UK Eye Shadow Palette No. 4 Earth Child

This is what the eyeshadows look like.

Top row swatches – decent shades and pigmentation!

Bottom row swatches… yikes!

This palette will be binned!

10 Essence All About Nude Eyeshadow

Not sure if this is mould (top right), but this eye palette is not only new and unused – it is still sealed! 🤢

And the last two for today… Essence Silky Touch Blush 20 Babydoll. It was my go-to blush until March 2020. But I haven’t touched it since – because I work from home permanently, and whenever I don’t have to be on camera, I don’t bother with make-up. Anyhoo, I’m now saying goodbye to this pretty blush.

I’m also letting this W7 Silky Eyes Bare It All eye compact go. I haven’t touched in since March 2020. I loved the 2 brown shades so much! But it’s goodbye now!

I’m happy that I started to go through my stash. It’s not always easy to let things go, especially when there are hidden gems which I never even tried… but it has to be done. By the way, I’ve also binned about 20 products which I didn’t find swatch-worthy – not too bad!

Thanks for stopping by! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 702 Marshmallow Heaven & CiatĂ© Snow Globe (Nail Fail)

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 702 Marshmallow Heaven (2 coat). This is a great polish. I just love the colour and the formula.

The top coat I used is CiatĂ© Snow Globe. I had high expectations for this top coat, but it turned out to be a disappointment. It’s on the goopy side, there aren’t many flakies in this top coat, and those few that make it onto the nails are VERY stand-offish, so they get caught in everything.

I didn’t care for this mani at all… Onto the next one!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lycra Pro 425 My Denim & CiatĂ© Party Shoes

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

For this simple mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lycra Pro 425 My Denim (2 quick and easy coats). This is a beautiful blue polish. I love the colour and the formula. And despite the intense colour, it doesn’t stain.

The glitter top coat I used it Ciaté Party Shoes (1 coat). This is a so-so top coat. The glitter is actually really cute, but the top coat has a strangely dull finish, so it requires an extra layer of clear polish or regular top coat on top. 🤦‍♀️

All in all, this mani looked alright. My husband liked it a lot, so I have no reason to complain.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 60 Seconds 503 Mind The Gap Victoria & Stamping With Nicole Diary 078

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 503 Mind The Gap Victoria (2 coats). This is one of the best light blue polishes I’ve ever seen. It’s stunning! I’m more than halfway through this bottle, and the polish is getting thicker, but I think I have another bottle – well, at least I hope so!

For the images I used my Nicole Diary-078 stamping plate. The black polish I stamped with is Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

The mani didn’t look as nice as I hoped. The kitties are cute, but not all images came out great. Ah well…

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 370 Wild Orchid & Stamping With Maniology Secret Garden BM 718

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 370 Wild Orchid (2 coats). This is my favourite nail colour. đź’ś

For the images I used my Maniology Secret Garden BM 718 plate.

The 2 polishes I stamped with are Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto (black) and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 819 Coat Of Arms (gold).

I liked this mani a lot – it has purple and black & gold double-stamping which is an all-time favourite look.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Galaxy Nails

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Ciaté Reign Supreme (2 coats). This is an almost black purple shade. Really pretty!

I used a cheap white nail polish (I can’t remember which one) to sponge random white blobs onto my nails.

Then I sponged pink and purple nail polish on top of the white blobs – I used CiatĂ© Kiss Chase (pink), Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 370 Wild Orchid (milky purple) and CiatĂ© Reign Supreme (purple).

The glitter top coat I used is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 450 Ice Pop.

This isn’t my best galaxy mani, but I haven’t done any in a while, so it’s not too bad. I do need practice though!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde