Weekly Recap 7 – 13 Aug 2017

Hi there! I hope everyone had a great week so far. Today’s post is my weekly recap. If you read on, I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to on my blog.

Monday 7 Aug – Anatomicals Look, You’ve Got Chocolate All Over Your Face Anti-Stress Face Mask

Monday’s post was about Anatomicals’ Anti-Stress Face Mask. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 8 Aug – The 31 Days Nail Art Challenge Wrap-Up!

Tuesday’s post was about all the manis I did for the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. Click here to read the post and to see all the manis!

Wednesday 9 Aug – Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream

On Wednesday I reviewed Sukin’s Moisture Restoring Night Cream. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 10 Aug – My Little Pony Lovely Lipbalms

Thursday’s post was about the My Little Pony lip balms I found at Primark. Click here to read the post.

Friday 11 Aug – Superdrug Extracts Aloe Vera & Mango Shampoo & Conditioner

On Friday I reviewed Superdrug’s Aloe Vera & Mango Shampoo & Conditioner. Click here to read the post.

And I have a little make-up update!

I’ve been using this Manhattan eye palette a lot lately. The shimmery champagne shade is my current go-to inner corner shade. And I’ve been loving the light brown shade too – I’ve already hit pan! 🙂 I tried to love the orange eyeshadow, but it’s not going to happen, so I’ll see if I can use it to make an orange stamping nail polish. I’ll let you know if it works. 🙂

Now onto the lipsticks! MUA’s Shade 11 lipstick is one of my favourites. I have several lipsticks in the same shade, and 3 of them are in use. Since I’d like to finish at least one of them, I slapped a sticker on the lid – so I know which one’s the one. My beloved UNE Casual Matt M18 lipstick is almost finished. Almost. From now on I have to apply it with a lip brush… And then there’s my Freedom Bare 115 Mannequin lipstick which I hope to finish as well…

This is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The 31 Days Nail Art Challenge Wrap-Up – Incl. Photos Of All The Manicures!

Hi there! If you read my blog, you’re probably aware that I’ve been doing the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge – but not in 31 days. Since I’ve done this challenge for no one but myself, I’ve taken my time to complete it. And now that I’ve done all the manis, today’s post is a quick wrap-up. And without further ado, let me show you the 31 (+2) manis! 🙂

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 My Husband’s Polish Picks (base colour + top coat)

19 Galaxies
20 Water Marble (Cheat)
21 Inspired By A Colour

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 Recreate A Favourite (5 Blue Nails)
31 Recreate A Favourite (17 Glitter)
31 Recreate A Favourite (19 Galaxies)

And this is really it! I’m really proud of myself for finishing this nail art challenge! Yes, I bent the rules a few times, but I’m OK with that because I did this nail art challenge for no one but myself! 🙂 Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 31 Jul – 6 Aug 2017

Hi there! Welcome to my weekly blog recap.

Monday 31 Jul – Monthly Favourites / July Beauty Awards

Monday’s post was about my favourite products from last month. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 1 Aug – July Empties

Tuesday’s post was about all the products I emptied in July. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 2 Aug – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
Thursday 3 Aug – Montagne Jeunesse Sea Splash Peel Off

On Wednesday I showed you another recent mani. Click here to read the post.
And on Thursday I reviewed Montagne Jeunesse’s Sea Splash Peel Off face mask. Click here to read the post.

Friday 4 Aug – Original Source Shower Gels

Friday’s post was about a few different Original Source shower gels. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – W7 Lava Flow / Nail Art Challenge #31 Recreate A Favourite – Glitter

Hi there! Today’s Nail Of The Day post is a special post. It’s about the final mani I did for the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge.

This mani is for challenge #31 Recreate A Favourite. Yes, I’ve already done challenge #31 twice, but I said I would do another glitter mani – and here it is!

For this mani I painted my nails with W7 Lava Flow (2 coats), an off-white polish that’s packed with red and blue hex glitter. I love this polish! It’s so cute!

However, this glitter polish feels quite rough, so I had to slather it in top coat.

And this is already it! This is the simplest mani I’ve done in years! 🙂

How do you like this glitter polish? Feel free to comment if want to. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 24 – 30 Jul 2017

Hi there! I hope everyone had a great week so far. Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, this is your chance to catch up. 🙂

Monday 24 Jul – Haul! Lots Of New Products!

Monday’s post was about all the products I bought in July. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 25 Jul – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
Wednesday 26 Jul – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge

I showed you 2 recent manis on Tuesday and Wednesday. Click here to read Tuesday’s post. Or click here to read Wednesday’s post.

Thursday 27 Jul – Superdrug Vitamin E All Over Body Cream

On Thursday I reviewed Superdrug’s Vitamin E All Over Body Cream. Click here to read the post.

Friday 28 Jul – Katy Perry Killer Queen, Etienne Aigner Clear Day, Jesus Del Pozo Halloween Fever

Friday’s post contained a couple of fragrance reviews. Click here to read the post.

And this is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Manhattan Buffalo 12 & Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 235 Supernova / Nail Art Challenge #18 My Husband’s Polish Picks

Hi there! I’ve got a nail of the day post for you today. I let my husband choose the base colour and the glitter top coat, and this is the result!

For this mani I painted my nails with Manhattan Buffalo 12 (2 coats). And I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 235 Supernova to add a touch of glitter. This mani is also challenge #18 My Husband’s Polish Picks of the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge.

OK, challenge #18 should have been ‘half moons’ but I couldn’t bring myself to attempt ‘proper’ half moon nails. I’ve looked up countless half moon manis over the past few months, but there wasn’t a single mani that I found at least semi-likeable.

Sure, there were lots of manis that were extremely well done. However, I really don’t like the look of half moon nails, so I’ve just replaced this challenge. 🙂

By the way, I really liked my husband’s polish picks. The base colour is really pretty, and the glitter is one of my all-time favourites – but my husband knows that, that’s why he chose this glitter topper. Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Galaxy Nails / Nail Art Challenge #31 Recreate A Favourite – Galaxies

Hi there! Today’s post is about the galaxy mani I did the other day. For this super easy mani I painted my nails with Revlon 999 Blackest Black (2 coats).

Then I used small pieces of a make-up sponge to apply different colour polishes to my nails.

I used 4 different Essence Colour Boost nail colours: Instant Friendship (pale nude pink), Instant Feeling (dusty lavender), Instant Summer (yellow), and Instant Match (blue).

I liked how my nails looked at this point. However, I knew I wanted star dust too! So I applied 1 coat of the one and only Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear 235 Supernova.

This mani is 1 of the 3 encores I’m doing for the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. This would be challenge #31 Recreate A Favourite II.

How do you like this mani? I have to say that I love it. I can’t stop staring at my nails! 😀 Feel free to let me know if you like this mani. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde