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

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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

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 229 Soft Hydrangea, Rimmel 60 Seconds 323 Don’t Be Shy, Essie Rock At The Top & Nail Decals

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did not too long ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 229 Soft Hydrangea (middle fingers, 2 coats) and Rimmel 60 Seconds 323 Don’t Be Shy (ring fingers, 2 coats).

I used floral nail decals on my pinkies, index fingers and thumbs. I could have used a clear polish to seal the decals, but I went for a glitter top coat = Essie Rock At The Top.

I really liked this mani. The pink and the fuchsia nail colours looked nice together, and the decals and the glitter topper looked cute together as well. I can’t wait to do another mani using water decals! 🙂

Have you ever tried water decals for your mani? What colour nail polish are you wearing at the moment. Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 201 & Stamping With Pueen 107

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 201 (2 coats). This is a great little polish. I was impressed with the quality because the polish dried quickly and it was opaque in 2 easy coats. In addition, I really like the unusual colour!

For the stamping I used a random black nail polish (can’t remember which one, but it wasn’t one of the usual suspects) and Pueen‘s 107 stamping plate (which is part of Pueen‘s Make Your Day stamping plate collection).

The images weren’t perfect, but I did like the mani! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde