Nail Of The Day – Ciaté Heirloom & Stamping With Pueen 100 / 31 Day Nail Art Challenge #8 Metallic Nails

Hi there! This is another Nail Of The Day post. And it’s another mani I did for the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge. It’s #8 METALLIC NAILS.

For this mani I painted my nails with Ciaté Heirloom (3 coats). This polish took ages to dry, and it chipped quickly. Terrible quality!

I decided to stamp, and I used Pueen‘s 100 plate (which is part of Pueen‘s Make Your Day stamping plate set) and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 819 Coat Of Arms.

This mani looked amazing in real life, but it was impossible to capture it. I’m not proud of this photo for a number of reasons, but it was actually the best of the bunch I took!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Nail Of The Day – Primark PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow & Stamping With Biutee 10 / 31 Day Nail Art Challenge #7 Black & White Nails

Hi there! This week is going to be NAIL WEEK. This means that I’ll be posting about nail stuff only. 😎

I did another mani for the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge (which I’m doing on my own terms – not in 31 days and not in chronological order). This mani is for challenge #7 BLACK & WHITE NAILS.

And for this mani I painted my nails with Primark PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow (2 coats). This is a fantastic polish. I love it!

For the images I used my relatively new Biutee 10 stamping plate and Essence‘s amazing black stamping polish. Too bad that Essence discontinued their stamping polishes. 🙁

I liked this mani a lot. I know I’ll be using this stamping plate a lot in the not too distant future!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 3 – 9 June 2019

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve written about this past week. ☺️

Monday 3 Jun – May Empties

Monday’s post was about all the products I emptied in May. Click here to read it.

Tuesday 4 Jun – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 5 Jun – Garnier Skin Active Matcha + Kaolin Mask

On Tuesday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
Wednesday’s post was a face mask review. Click here to read it.

Thursday 6 Jun – The Battle Of The Glycolic Acid Pads

Thursday’s post was a product comparison. Click here to read it.

Friday 7 Jun – Nivea Free Time, Nivea Harmony Time
Nivea Shower 1
And on Friday I reviewed 2 shower creams. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! 😘 By the way, next week is going to be Nail Week, so I’ll be posting about manis only.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nivea Shower Creams – Free Time & Harmony Time

Hi there! Today’s post is about Nivea‘s Free Time and Harmony Time Shower Creams. I’ve had these 2 products in my stash for quite some time, and I’ve finally gotten around to giving them a try.

Nivea Free Time smells wonderfully refreshing. The aloe and star fruit fragrance is gorgeous. I also love the formula because it’s not drying at all. Well done, Nivea!
Nivea Shower 1
Nivea Harmony Time was a nice surprise. I thought it would have a random rose scent, but it smells of sweet almond milk. It’s absolutely lovely! As expected, the shower cream formula is gentle on my dry and moody skin.

I think Nivea did a great job with these shower creams. I’ll continue to use them, and I can definitely see myself repurchasing both shower creams. Nivea Free Time and Harmony Time Shower Creams are available as 250ml each. I paid £1 each (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Battle Of The Glycolic Acid Cleansing Pads – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads VS Superdrug B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads

Hi there! Today’s post is a product comparison. Not too long ago I purchased Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads and Superdrug‘s B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads. It’s obvious these come from the same supplier, and the majority of the ingredients are identical. However, these products aren’t the same!

Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads are pretty awesome. They promise to awaken skin’s natural glow and to improve skin tone and texture.

I’m always using at least 1 brightening product, so it’s not always easy to determine which product does what. However, these cleansing pads are really something! I’m satisfied they maintained my skin’s brightness, and an improvement in my skin texture could be felt after a single use. In case you’re wondering, I used these 5 times a week (on the tub it says these can be used twice daily, but I didn’t want to over-exfoliate).

Superdrug‘s B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads do essentially the same thing. I have no doubt they work jus as well because the difference in ingredients is minimal. However, they don’t feel as powerful. I think there are 2 reasons for this:

1. the Naturally Radiant pads have a strong scent that matches the power of the product. The B. pads aren’t fragranced.
2. whilst the B. pads are moist, the Naturally Radiant pads are wet, so it feels like you’re getting more out of them.

All in all, these are great products, but the Naturally Radiant cleansing pads are the winners of The Battle Of The Glycolic Acid Cleansing Pads. I will repurchase the Naturally Radiant pads, no doubt! Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads and Superdrug‘s B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads are available in tubs with 60 pads each. They’re usually £5.99 each, but I paid £2.99 each (half price offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Skin Active Matcha + Kaolin Mask

Hi there! ☺️ Today I’m reviewing this Garnier Skin Active Matcha + Kaolin Mask which I picked up for £1 (Poundland).

This face mask contains matcha tea and kaolin clay, and it promises to cleanse pores and to purify skin.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I’m very happy with it.

When I applied the mask, the first thing I noticed was the gorgeous white tea fragrance. It’s mildly refreshing, it’s clean, it’s perfect.

The mask dries quickly without making skin feel uncomfortable. This is nice. After I’d rinsed off the mask, my skin felt squeaky clean but not stripped. I loved how my skin felt and looked.

Based on my experience, I would recommend this face mask to anyone who wants an effective clay mask.

Garnier Skin Active Matcha + Kaolin Mask is available as an 8ml single-use face mask. I will buy it again, no doubt!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Essence Colour Boost 05 Instant Summer & Stamping With Maniology BM-S161 / 31 Day Nail Art Challenge #12 Stripes

Hi there! I have a Nail Of The Day post for you today. I did this mani for the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge. It’s #12 STRIPES (as you can see, I went for animal stripes).

For this mani I painted my nails with Essence Colour Boost 05 Instant Summer (2 coats). This is a beautiful polish. It’s bursting with pigment (it’s almost a one-coater), and I love the soft yellow shade.

For the images I used Maniology‘s BM-S161 stamping plate (which is part of their Fuzzy & Ferocious stamping plate collection) and Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde