Nail Of The Day – Miss Sporty Lasting Colour 500, Jess Nail Polish Oxygen, Water Decals & Stamping With Pueen 77 / 31 Day Nail Art Challenge #6 Violet Nails

Hi there! Today’s post is about another mani that I’m doing for the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge. This is challenge #6 VIOLET NAILS.

For this mani I painted my nails with Miss Sporty Lasting Colour 500 (2 coats, middle and index fingers, thumbs). This is a gorgeous purple polish.

I used MoYou London‘s Orchid Chic stamping polish and Pueen‘s 77 stamping plate (which is part of Pueen‘s Buffet Leisure collection).

For the ring fingers and pinkies I used floral water decals and 2 coats of Jess Oxygen. Jess nail polishes used to be exclusive to Poundland, but the brand disappeared.

I really liked this mani. Purple is one of my favourite (nail) colours, and the decals looked very nice with the holo glitter top coat.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Models Own Goose, Rimmel 60 Seconds 507 Round And Round In Circles & Stamping With Pueen 61 / 31 Day Nail Art Challenge #3 Yellow Nails

Hi there! This is another mani that I’m doing for the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge (which I’m doing for the 2nd time and on my own terms). This is mani is for challenge #3 YELLOW NAILS.

For this easy mani I painted my pinkies and ring fingers with 4 (!) coats of Models Own Goose.

I painted my thumbs, index and middle fingers with 2 coats of white polish, and then 2 coats of Rimmel 60 Seconds 507 Round And Round In Circles.

I used Pueen‘s 61 plate (which is part of Pueen‘s Stamping Buffet collection) and the one and only Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Sally Hansen Sugar Coat 260 Candy Corn, Sleek Nailed By Sleek Quick Drying Polish 22 Florida & Stamping / 31 Day Nail Art Challenge #2 Orange Nails

Hi there! Today’s post is about the second mani I did for the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge – it’s challenge #2 ORANGE NAILS.

For this mani I painted my nails with Sally Hansen Sugar Coat 260 Candy Corn (3 coats, pinkies, ring fingers) and with Sleek‘s Quick Drying Polish 22 Florida (2 coats over a white base, middle and index fingers, thumbs).

I needed a white base because Sleek’s orange polish isn’t of great quality. It’s incredibly thin, and I doubt that even 4 coats would have been enough. I also found that this polish took ages to dry. Yikes! It’s obvious why Sleek discontinued this nail polish collection!

The stamping plate I used is the my trusted unbranded Flowers 02 plate. The black polish I stamped with is Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

I liked this mani – especially the textured polish. I didn’t like textured polishes when they were the rage a few years ago, but I do like them now! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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

My Favourite Manis Of 2017

Hi there! If you read my blog regularly, you know I’m a nail nut. I’ve done about 150 manis this year – and I was happy with most of them. There were a few manis that I didn’t like – but I won’t remind you of the stinkers.. 😉 And there were a few manis that I really loved – and now I want to share my favourites (in no particular order) with you. 🙂

Marine Nails
Orange Halloween Nails
Purple Nails

Bats & Blood Halloween Nails
Blue, Black & Gold Nails
Purple Nails

Pink To Red Gradient
Foils
Green, Grey & Black Nails

Blue Marine Nails
Red & Gold Nails
Silver Marine Nails

Christmas Nails
Grey Halloween Nails
Purple & Gold Nails

Galaxy Nails
Marine Tricolore
Black & White Nails

Are you a nail nut too? Or would you like to be a nail nut? Is there anything I can do to inspire you to become a nail nut? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 18 – 24 Dec 2017

Hi there! It’s not only Christmas Eve, but it’s also Sunday. So it’s time for my weekly blog recap. Let me show you what I’ve been up to on my blog this week. 🙂

Monday 18 Dec – Boots Being By Sanctuary Spa Body Mists

On Monday I reviewed 2 body mists. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 19 Dec – My Little Pony Cutie Beauty Bath Set

Tuesday’s post was about a number of My Little Pony branded body care products. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 20 Dec – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 21 Dec – Montagne Jeunesse Relaxing Spa Mud Mask

On Wednesday I showed you a Christmas-themed mani. Click here to read the post.
And on Thursday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Friday 22 Dec – Haul!

Friday’s post was about the products I bought in November and December. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. I hope you’ll enjoy a long Christmas weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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