My Favourite Manis Of 2018

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite manis of 2018. I stamped like a maniac, I used a lot of glitter, and I did plenty of foil manis. Scroll down if you’d like to know which manis I really liked this year. 🙂

Galaxy Nails
Yellow Nails
Foil Nails

Purple Nails
Halloween Nails
Christmas Nails

Blue Nails
Mixed Nails
Halloween Nails

Foil Nails
Orange Nails
Out Of Space Nails

These were my favourite manis from 2018. I bought more stamping plates, and I have a crazy amount of foils and glitter toppers, so I’m sure 2019 will be a similarly colourful year for nails. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Nail Of The Day – Astor Perfect Stay Smooth Velvet Effect 612 Devil In Me, Essence Aquatix 04 Under The Sea & Stamping

Hi there! Here’s another Nail Of The Day post!

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Perfect Stay Smooth Velvet Effect 612 Devil In Me (2 coats, thumbs, index and middle fingers). This polish is matte, and it does feel and look a bit like velvet. I wanted a shiny blue, so I used clear polish to get rid of the matte look.

I painted my ring fingers and pinkies with Essence Aquatix 04 Under The Sea (3 coats). This is a silver holo polish, but the holo effect isn’t very strong.

I used an unbranded Christmas-themed stamping plate (pinkies, middle fingers) as well as MoYou London‘s Hipster 22 plate (index and ring fingers, thumbs).

The polishes I stamped with are Essence Colour Boost 11 Instant Match (blue) and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Presto Pewter (silver).

This is another mani I liked. It wasn’t perfect, but it came pretty close to what I wanted it to look like.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 004 Deliciously Violet & Stamping With Bundle Monster BM 723

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did quite a while ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 004 Deliciously Violet (2 coats). The colour didn’t come out right in the picture. In real life it’s a mix between grey and lilac with tons of micro-shimmer. It’s actually a beautiful colour.

The stamping plate I used is Bundle Monster‘s BM 723 plate which is part of Bundle Monster‘s Secret Garden stamping collection. The black polish I stamped with is Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

This wasn’t the most spectacular mani, but I think it looked nice.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 237 Orange Cosmos, Sally Hansen HD Hi-Definition Nail Colour 07 Three D

Hi there! Today’s post is about another mani I’m filing under Halloween Nail Ideas.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 237 Orange Cosmos (2 coats). This is a nice pale orange shade which would have been perfect for stamping.

However, I decided to do decals! And I wanted a much cooler base colour. So I painted 1 coat of Sally Hansen HD Hi-Definition Nail Colour 07 Three D over the pale orange.

Once the polish was dry, I applied a few halloweeney decals. Then 1 coat of clear polish… job done! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Astor Soft Sensation Lipstick 114

Hi there! Today’s short post is about Astor‘s Soft Sensation Lipstick. The shade I’m wearing is 114. I think this is a lovely shade for this time of year. It’s a soft berry to plum shade that suits a lot of skin tones. I love this shade because it looks good with my pale skin. Many darker berry or plum shades give me an unwanted gothic look, so this kind of shade is just right for me. 🙂

I’m also in love with the formula. This is a super creamy lipstick that feels lovely on my lips. Whilst this lipstick doesn’t survive a meal, it lasts well if I don’t drink or snack every couple of minutes. And it lasts pretty much all day if I seal it with a lipliner (yes, a plain and simple lip liner). All in all, I’m very happy that I picked up this pretty lipstick for £1 at one of the bargain stores!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Perfect Stay Gel Shine 604 Just Fabulous, Rimmel 60 Seconds 507 Round And Round In Circles, Revlon Shining Strength & Stamping With Pueen 83

Hi there! This is the 7th Nail Of The Day post this week, so Nail Week is now over!

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Perfect Stay Gel Shine 604 Just Fabulous (pinkies, ring fingers, 2 coats) and Rimmel 60 Seconds 507 Round And Round In Circles (middle and index fingers, thumbs, 2 coats).

To be honest, the yellow polish could have used another coat, but instead of that I decided to use a random light blue(ish) polish and a small piece of a sponge to add a few blobs of colour.

Then I used Revlon Shining Strength (a.k.a. Revlon 261 Sparkling) to add some sparkle to the ring fingers and pinkies.

And I used Pueen‘s 83 plate (which is part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure collection) and Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go for the images.

I didn’t love the mani, but I think it was nice enough. I was also happy to find out how beautiful Revlon Shining Strength is. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 004 Deliciously Violet & L’Oréal Color Riche Top Coat Tweed 917 Jackie Tweed (Nail Fail)

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani that I did a few months ago. I thought the mani would look awesome – but it didn’t. So I only for it for a day.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 004 Deliciously Violet (2 coats). I’d describe the shade as a violet-tinted grey. It’s not my favourite colour, but I bet it’s a great base colour for stamping.

Actually, I wanted to stamp (I should have done that!), but I also wanted to try L’Oréal’s Color Riche Top Coat Tweed 917 Jackie Tweed. I went for the fuzzy top coat – and it was the wrong choice.

Nail fails happen. Onto the next mani! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde