Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 085 & Stamping With Pueen 51

upload-1Hi there! Today’s post is about a simple mani I did the other day.

I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 085. I like the cool pink shade and the easy to work with and quick-dry formula. However, this Astor polish is a scented polish – and the burned raspberry scent annoyed me quite a bit. Scented polish… who thought this up?

Anyway, let’s get to step 2! I wanted to see if Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go stamped well. So I gave it a try – and it worked out fine! Do you agree?

Oh, I almost forgot to mention the stamping plate… I chose Pueen’s 51 plate (which is part of Pueen’s Stamping Buffet collection) because it’s one of my favourite stamping plates. 🙂

I think this mani turned out quite alright. I like it! What do you think? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 220 Lagoon Lace, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 30 Man-Go Team & Stamping With Flowers 01

Sally Hansen Man-go TeamHi there! Today’s post is another nail of the day post.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 220 Lagoon Lace (two coats). I really like this green shade. It’s so fresh!

Then I picked up my Flowers 01 stamping plate (one of my biggest and cheapest stamping plates), I selected a few random floral images, and then I stamped away.

The yellow(ish) polish I used to stamp on the images is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 30 Man-go Team!

Whilst Man-go Team! isn’t a ‘real’ stamping polish, it stamps nicely (like the majority of the Insta-Dri polishes). £1 well spent on this polish! 🙂

I’m happy with how the mani turned out. Sure, if you look closely, it’s not perfect. But in real life no one gets this close to my nails, and from one foot away it actually looks flawless. 😉

What do you think of this green and yellow combo? Feel free to let me know your thoughts. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 242 Aqua Leaf & Stamping With Rimmel Salon Pro 544 Bewitch & Flowers 02 Plate

Astor Aqua Leaf StampingHi there! This is a mani from a few weeks ago. In mid-July the UK enjoyed a few really hot summer days – and I wanted a ‘cool’ mani.

I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 242 Aqua Leaf (two coats). I love this fresh and cute shade.

I didn’t want my mani to be too flashy – so I went for a simple green on green look.

I chose Rimmel Salon Pro 544 Bewitch as my stamping colour. It’s dark green in the bottle, but it goes on as a pretty medium greeen when it’s stamped on.

And I used my Flowers 02 stamping plate. I have no idea who makes this plate, but many online stores sell it.

I really love how this mani turned out. It looked cool and fresh and it had a strong holiday vibe. 🙂 Do you agree? Feel free to let me know what you think. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Colourful Nails & Stamping With Pueen 63

Pueen 63Hi there! Today’s post concludes nail week. I hope you like that I saved the best for last. 🙂

I never really knew what to do with Pueen’s 63 plate from their Stamping Buffet collection. I thought I’d just paint all my nails in a different colour and give this stamping plate a try.

I used: Boots 17 Pretty In Peach (pinky), Rimmel Salon Pro 500 Peppermint (ring), Astor Fashion Studio 137 (middle), NYC In A Minute 264 Lincoln Square Lavender (index).

If you wonder about the thumbs – I used Orly Snow Cone (light blue). Too bad I didn’t capture that one! And the black ‘stamping polish’ is Revlon Colorstay Stiletto.

I love how this mani turned out! I love the colours and the different images – and now I think Pueen’s 63 plate is a total gem! Feel free to let me know what you think. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 201 & Stamping with Pueen 73

Astor 201 PLUS Pueen 73Hi there! I tried another new Astor nail polish the other day. I couldn’t warm up to the colour at all, so I decided to do what I did the last time I didn’t like my mani – I spruced it up with a floral pattern.

But let’s start from the beginning. I’m wearing two coats of Astor Fashion Studio 201, a dusty pink which doesn’t suit my skin tone at all. It was 50p only, so it wasn’t much of a financial loss. 🙂

This time I chose another floral stamping plate, Pueen 73 from Pueen’s Stamping Buffet collection. In case you’re wondering, the black polish is Revlon Colorstay.

I’m really enjoying stamping again. I’ve got a lot of stamping plates, so be prepared for more nail posts in the future. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 242 Aqua Leaf & Stamping with Pueen 72

Astor Aqua Leaf PLUS Pueen 72Hi there! Here’s another quick nail post. My nails have recovered since I filed them down after breaking one a couple of weeks ago – this usually means that disaster is about to strike again…

But in the meantime I can paint and stamp as I like. 🙂 I’m now wearing Astor Fashion Studio 242 Aqua Leaf. This polish is quite thick so it wasn’t as easy to apply as I hoped. So yeah, it didn’t look right.

On top of that I woke up to streaks and sheet marks (I blame the hot weather) so I had to do something.

I thought stamping would be the easiest option, so I chose a random black nail polish and one of my Pueen stamping plates, Pueen 72 from Pueen’s first Stamping Buffet collection, to cover up the sheet marks.

It’s not perfect, but if you don’t stare at my nails for too long, you’ll probably agree that this mani doesn’t look too bad considering how horrible my nails looked when I woke up. Plus: I’ve learnt that all-over stamping is a great idea when you have little time to fix your mani properly.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde