Nail Of The Day – Revlon Colorstay 120 Red Carpet, Rimmel 60 Seconds 831 Magic Stardust & Water Decals / 31 Day Nail Art Challenge #1 Red Nails

Hi there! Happy Monday! This week’s going to be NAIL WEEK, so I’ll be posting about manis only.

I’ve also decided to redo the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge. I’ve done it before (I’ve completed it in summer 2017), and I want to do it again – but on my own terms. I won’t be doing 31 manis in 31 Days, but over the next couple of months.

I might also skip a few individual challenges and replace them with something else, but I’ll try not to pick and choose too much. 🙂

Alright! For this mani, which is challenge #1 RED NAILS, I painted my nails (pinkies, ring fingers) with Revlon Colorstay 120 Red Carpet (2 coats).

I used water decals on my thumbs, index and middle fingers. I tore one of the decals, and another one ended up looking very wrinkly. So I decided to cover up the mistakes with glitter. I chose Rimmel 60 Seconds 831 Magic Stardust.

I liked this mani, and I am looking forward to using decals more often. Just a few weeks ago I bought around 130 sheets of nail decals, so I better use them! 🙂

And just in case, these are the individual nail art challenges:

1 Red Nails
2 Orange Nails
3 Yellow Nails
4 Green Nails
5 Blue Nails
6 Violet Nails
7 Black & White Nails
8 Metallic Nails
9 Rainbow Nails
10 Gradient Nails
11 Polka Dots
12 Stripes
13 Animal Print
14 Flowers
15 Delicate Print
16 Tribal Print
17 Glitter
18 Half Moons
19 Galaxies
20 Water Marble
21 Inspired By A Color
22 Inspired By A Song
23 Inspired By A Movie
24 Inspired By A Book
25 Inspired By Fashion
26 Inspired By A Pattern
27 Inspired By Artwork
28 Inspired By A Flag
29 Inspired By The Supernatural
30 Inspired By A Tutorial
31 Encore – Recreate A Favourite

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Weekly Recap 8 – 14 April 2019

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve writted this week. So if you’ve missed a post that you might have liked… read on to see what I’ve written about. 🙂

Monday 8 Apr – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 9 Apr – Valjean Labs Glow Face Mask

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 10 Apr – Original Source Passionfruit And Jojoba Milk Shower Milk, Original Source Mouthwatering Orange Shower Gel

On Wednesday I reviewed 2 shower gels. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 11 Apr – Nail Of The Day
Friday 12 Apr – Garnier Body Repair Anti-Dryness Restoring Lotion

Thursday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
And on Friday I reviewed a body lotion. Click here to read the post.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Body Repair Anti-Dryness Restoring Lotion For Extra Dry Skin

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing this Garnier Body Repair Anti-Dryness Restoring Lotion. This body lotion with maple sap is aimed at people with extra dry skin.

It promises nourishment extraordinaire as well as soothed and protected skin that’s free from discomfort, tightness and roughness.

I used this body lotion a lot in 2005 and 2006, but I somehow “forgot” about it when I jumped on the body butter bandwagon. But a little while ago I saw this body lotion on sale for £1.59, and I remembered that I used to like it a lot, so I picked it up.

I’ve been using this body butter on and off for 2 months now, and I think it’s just as amazing as it used to be back then.

The formula is a dream. It’s easy to apply this body lotion. It’s a true lotion, so it’s not sticky at all. However, it does feel like a soothing and protective layer on the skin. It’s lovely.

The fragrance is pleasant too. I can’t liken it to anything, but it’s one of those cosmetic scents which are perceived as nice all year round.

If you’re looking for a body lotion that nourishes skin deeply and pretty much immediately, you should give this one a try! Garnier Body Repair Anti-Dryness Restoring Lotion is available as 250ml and 400ml. I paid £1.59 (special offer) for the 250ml bottle.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Revlon Colorstay 290 Midnight & Stamping With MoYou London Animals 05

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Revlon Colorstay 290 Midnight (2 coats). I love this polish (I love quite a few Revlon Colorstay polishes because they’re awesome).

I used my (relatively new) MoYou London Animals 05 plate – which I bought because it has a number of marine images. I own several stamping plates with marine images, and I’ve done quite a few marine manis over the years – and I know I’ll be doing many more!

The light blue polish I stamped with is Orly Snow Cone. It’s not a stamping polish, but it stamps perfectly. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan – Original Source Passionfruit And Jojoba Milk Shower Milk, Original Source Orange Shower Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 shower gels which I picked up at a local independent bargain store – Original Source Passionfruit & Jojoba Milk Shower Milk and Original Source Orange Shower Gel. These shower gels are imports from Germany.

Original Source Passionfruit & Jojoba Milk Shower Milk smells like the perfect fusion of juicy and tangy passionfruit and creamy jojoba. It’s very enjoyable. This shower milk is also gentle on the skin. I like it!

Original Source Orange Shower Gel is very nice. It smells like juicy oranges. This shower gel is refreshing, and I think it’s perfect for early mornings because it really wakes me up! Well done, Original Source!

Original Source Passionfruit & Jojoba Milk Shower Milk and Original Source Orange Shower Gel are available as 250ml. I paid 90p each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Valjean Labs Glow Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Valjean LabsGlow Face Mask with vitamin C and magnesium. This mask promises to brighten skin and to even out skin tone.

This mask is easy to use. Cleanse your face, place the sheet mask on your face, leave it on for 20 minutes (I always leave sheet masks on until they’re dry) and relax. Then take it off and massage the remaining essence into your skin.

I’ve now used 2 of these masks, and I think they’re pretty awesome. Since Valjean Labs’ Hydrate masks weren’t great, I didn’t expect these Glow masks to be much better. But I couldn’t have been more wrong!

These masks do what they claim to do. I used 2 Glow masks on 2 consecutive days, and I’m happy to confirm that they made my skin tone look brighter and more even. In addition, these masks left my skin feeling great. The essence is rich, but it’s not sticky and it doesn’t feel uncomfortable. It really feels great on my skin.

Based on my experience, I’m happy to recommend these masks! Valjean Labs Glow Face Mask is available as a set of 5 masks. I paid £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lycra Pro 416 Night Flight & Stamping With Pueen 76

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lycra Pro 416 Night Flight (2 coats). I love everything about this polish – the colour is gorgeous, the polish dries reasonably quickly, and it doesn’t stain. Great stuff!

I went for a quick and easy to do mani. For the images I used Pueen‘s 76 plate (which is part of Pueen‘s Buffet Leisure stamping plate collection) and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Presto Pewter.

I really liked this mani. The two colours look great together, and the images transferred very well.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde