Weekly Recap 9 – 15 Apr 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to this week. πŸ™‚

Monday 9 Apr – The A-Z Nail Art Challenge Wrap-Up (all the manis)

On Monday I showed you all the manis I did for the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 10 Apr – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Day Cream

On Tuesday I reviewed one of Superdrug’s day creams. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 11 Apr – Boots Extracts Luscious Vanilla Collection

Wednesday’s post was about Boots’ Vanilla body care collection. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 12 Apr – Nail Of The Day
Friday 13 Apr – Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Scrub

On Thursday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed a Garnier face scrub. Click here to read the post.

And this is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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 – Essence Out Of Space Stories 07 1000 Light Years Away & Stamping With MoYou London Sci-Fi 04, Sci-Fi 07 / A-Z Nail Art Challenge O – Out Of Space

Hi there! Today’s post is the last one for this week. This also means that Nail Week has now come to an end.

OK, for this mani I painted my nails with Revlon Top Speed 880 Black Star (1 coat) and Essence Out Of Space Stories 07 1000 Light Years Away (1 coat).

I started with the black Revlon base because I didn’t want to waste the sensationally beautiful Essence polish. πŸ™‚

I decided it was time to break in a few new stamping plates – MoYou London Sci-Fi 04 and Sci-Fi 07.

The white polish I stamped with is Essence’s Stampy Polish which, unfortunately, has been discontinued.

I really liked this mani. I think I could have chosen a better (=smaller) image for the index finger, but I was still happy with the mani.

By the way, this mani is my interpretation of the Out Of Space challenge which is part of the A-Z Nail Art Challenge.

If you’d like to order from MoYou, you can get 10% off if you order through this link. Oh, in case you’re wondering… yes, I did purchase this stamping plate myself!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Orly Basket Case & Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 235 Supernova / A-Z Nail Art Challenge M – Movie

Hi there! Today’s NOTD post is about a mani I did for the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. It’s for M – Movie!

The movie that inspired this mani is Pretty In Pink (with β™₯ James Spader β™₯).

Alrighty! For this mani I painted my nails with Orly Basket Case (2 coats). I love this polish. It’s a dream to work with.

The glitter I used is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 235 Supernova.

This is my favourite glitter topper. It looks sensational, it dries quickly, it feels perfectly smooth, (no stand-offish glitter particles), and it makes my nails feel super strong. I love it!

I really liked this mani. It was simple and pretty. Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 5 – 11 Mar 2018

Hi there! This post is my weekly recap. So if you’ve missed a post that you might have liked, this is your chance to catch up. πŸ™‚

Monday 5 Mar – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 6 Mar – Treacle Moon Warm Cookie Dough Bath And Shower Gel

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a Treacle Moon shower gel. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 7 Mar – Beauty Duds
Naturtint Minis
Wednesday’s post was about a number of products that I hated. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 8 Mar – Nail Of The Day
Friday 9 Mar – Sukin Oil Balancing Clarifying Facial Tonic

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

This is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 002 Cotton Candy & Stamping With Pueen 77 / A-Z Nail Art Challenge L – Love

Hi there! Today’s post is about my Valentine’s Day mani. Quite late, huh?

Anyhoo… for this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 002 Cotton Candy (2 coats).

The stamping plate I used is Pueen‘s 77 plate (which is part of Pueen‘s Buffet Leisure collection).

I decided to double-stamp, and I used 2 non-stamping polishes for this – Essence Colour & Go 140 Go Bold (gold) and NYC In A Minute 230 Penn Station (red).

I think this mani was alright. It was nothing special, but it looked cute. And I really liked the double-stamping effect!

This mani goes in the A-Z Nail Art Challenge folder. I’ll file it under LLove! How do you like this mani? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 29 Jan – 4 Feb 2018

Hi there! And welcome to my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that you might have liked, this is your chance to catch up. πŸ™‚

Monday 29 Jan – Nail Of The Day / A-Z Nail Art Challenge
Tuesday 30 Jan – Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read the post.
On Tuesday I reviewed one of Montagne Jeunesse’s face masks. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 31 Jan – Monthly Favourites

Wednesday’s post was about my favourite products in January. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 1 Feb – January Empties

On Thursday I showed you which products I finished in January. Click here to read the post.

Friday 2 Feb – The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Hand Cream, Shower Cream & Body Butter

On Friday I reviewed The Body Shop’s Almond Milk & Honey skin care products. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Primark PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow & Stamping With Bundle Monster BM-S161, BM-S162 / A-Z Nail Art Challenge K – Kitties

Hi there! I’ve got a nail of the day post for you today. πŸ™‚

For this mani I painted my nails with Primark PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow (2 coats). This is one of the best white nail polishes I’ve ever had. Well done, Primark!

Since I wanted to do a cat mani, I used Bundle Monster’s BM-S161 and BM-S162 stamping plates (which are part of Bundle Monster’s Fuzzy & Ferocious collection).

The black polish I stamped with is Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go.

The mani looked a little messy – and I think the stamping plates are to blame. I’ve used these two plates before and I had the same problem. But in real life no one noticed. πŸ˜‰

This mani goes in the A-Z Nail Art Challenge folder. I’ll file in under K – Kitties. How do you like this mani? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

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.. πŸ˜‰ And there were a few manis that I really loved – and now I want to share my favourites (in no particular order) with you. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

Mrs Strawberry Blonde