Astor Rouge Couture Lipstick 112 Lilac Tulle, 114 Aubergine Veil, 208 Red Vinyl

Hi there! Today’s post is about 3 lipsticks I used to love. I’m letting them go because I stopped wearing them some time ago, and now they’re simply too old to be used anymore. But since I loved them, here they are:

Astor Rouge Couture Lipstick 112 Lilac Tulle is a cute pink with a bit of shimmer. It’s a great shade for pale skin tones. Whilst I prefer brownish lipsticks, I liked this pink lipstick a lot!

Astor Rouge Couture Lipstick 114 Aubergine Veil is a powerful burgundy shade. I think this lipstick suited me quite well. However, I think this one would have suited someone with a darker skin tone even more.

Astor Rouge Couture Lipstick 208 Red Vinyl is a black cherry kind of shade. This is another shade that I think would have been more suitable for someone with a darker skin tone, but I think I wore Red Vinyl well too. And I’m glad I managed to dig up an old photo of me wearing it.

I really loved those lipsticks. The quality was outstanding, and they had the most amazing raspberry flavour. I’ll miss them!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 112 Red Velvet & Essie Rock At The Top

Hi there! Today’s post is about a simple mani I did just last week.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 112 Red Velvet (2 easy coats). This isn’t the most spectacular colour, but it’s a decent bright red.

The glitter top coat I used is Essie Rock At The Top (1 coat). It was impossible to capture the bright gold hex glitter, but believe me, in real life this glitter top coat looks much, much prettier than in this photo.

What colour nail polish are you wearing at the moment? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading! xx

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Barry M Boy Bye & Stamping With Nicole Diary

Hi there! I hope everyone had a good week so far! 😊 Let me show you a cute mani I did a little while ago…

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 201 (2 coats). I used this polish as a dusty lavender base underneath Barry M Boy Bye (1 coat). I didn’t want to waste the pretty colour-shifting polish by applying multiple coats.

And I double-stamped. I used Rimmel 60 Seconds 805 Grey Matter for the light grey circles and stars, and Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto for the black images. The 2 stamping plates I used are Nicole Diary 062 (ring and index fingers) and 067 (pinkies, middle fingers, thumbs).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Galaxy Nails Feat. Rimmel, Astor, Primark & Pop Rocks

Hi there! After yesterday’s Empties post, today’s post is about a mani I did a few weeks ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lycra Pro 416 Night Flight (1 coat). Since galaxy nails aren’t about precision or perfection, I thought I could get away with 1 coat – and I did!

Then  I used a small piece of a make-up sponge to apply small blobs of white polish (Primark PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow).

Once the white polish had dried, I sponged pink (Astor Fashion Studio 002 Cotton Candy) and blue (Rimmel 60 Seconds 825 Sky High) polish onto the white areas on my nails.

And once the colour polishes had dried, I applied 1 coat of holographic glitter top coat (Pop Rocks With The Band) to add stars to the galaxies.

I liked this mani a lot. Whilst I’ve done better galaxy nails in the past, I did like the addition of a “proper” holo top coat. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 201, Models Own Goose & Stamping With Pueen 80

Hi there! I have another short Nail Of The Day post for you today. ☺️

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 201 (2 coats, middle and index fingers, thumbs). This is a nice polish. I like that it’s opaque in 2 coats. This was a nice surprise!

For the ring fingers and pinkies I used Models Own Goose (3 coats). I love this cute glitter polish so much!

For the images I used Pueen‘s 80 plate (which is part of their Buffet Leisure stamping plate collection). The black polish I stamped with is Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 002 Cotton Candy, Orly Hair Band, Water Decals & Stamping With Pueen 103

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did a few weeks ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 002 Cotton Candy (2 coats, thumbs, index and middle fingers).

This is an OK nail polish. I decided to use it for this mani because the bottle is more than half-empty, and I’m thinking I might actually finish this polish!

I used Pueen‘s 103 plate (which is part of Pueen‘s Make Your Day stamping plate collection) and Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto for the images.

I used floral water decals for my ring fingers and pinkies, and I painted 1 coat of Orly Hair Band over them.

I didn’t love the mani, but I did like it. This was a nicer than expected filler mani. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Quick ‘N Go 321 & Stamping With Pueen 76

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Quick ‘N Go 321 (2 coats). I like this colour. It’s really pretty. I’d call it vintage rose.

I used one of my favourite stamping plates – Pueen‘s 76 plate which is part of Pueen‘s Buffet Leisure stamping plate collection.

The pale orange polish I stamped with is MoYou London Cancun Coral.

I liked this mani. It looked nice without being over the top. I also like the photo. Note to self – take more nail photos at the bus stop! 😁

Oh, and by the way, if you’d like to order from MoYou London, you can get 10% off if you order through this link.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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

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