Nail Of The Day – Sinful Colors Blue La La & Stamping With Pueen 93

Hi there! Today’s post is a short Nail Of The Day post.

For this mani I painted my nails with Sinful Colours Blue La La. I really like this shade of blue. It’s cute and cool!

The stamping plate I chose is Pueen’s 93 plate (which is available as part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure collection).

And the blue polish I stamped with is Filthy Gorgeous Midnight. It’s not a “real” stamping polish,  but it stamps perfectly.

I think this mani turned out OK. It’s not my favourite, but I couldn’t come up with a more creative mani. I also didn’t want to do another underwater mani just yet. Ah well, maybe next time. 🙂

Anyway, feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 60 Seconds 622 Oh Boy You’re So Fine & Stamping With Pueen 72

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 622 Oh Boy You’re So Fine (2 coats).

I love this nail polish. Rimmel’s 60 Seconds formula is fantastic. And I love the milky violet shade very much. It’s just so pretty!

I don’t remember which polish I used as my stamping colour – all I know is that it was, without doubt, a random drugstore nail polish.

I do, however, remember that I used Pueen’s 72 stamping plate. This stamping plate is one of my favourites. It’s part of Pueen’s awesome Stamping Buffet collection.

How do you like this mani? I think it looks really nice. It’s subtle, but not boring. Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Maybelline Forever Strong 795 Cloudy Grey & Stamping With Pueen 53 / Nail Art Challenge #16 Print

upload-4Hi there! Today I’ve got another nail post for you. 🙂

With today’s post I’m continuing “my” 31 Days Nail Art Challenge.

However, today’s challenge is the first challenge that I have changed a little. I thought that changing it would be better than skipping it altogether!

The original challenge #16 would have been Tribal Print. However, I dislike tribal print manis just as much as I dislike polka dot manis, so I changed Tribal Print to Print.

And this means… the new challenge is #16 Print! Hey, what’s more print than newspaper print? 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Maybelline Forever Strong 795 Cloudy Grey (1 coat). And I could finally use my Pueen 53 plate (from Pueen’s Stamping Buffet collection)! The black polish I stamped with is Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin.

How do you like this mani? I think it’s alright. It’s not my favourite mani, but it certainly beats beige nail colours (yawn…) and the likes. 🙂 If you want to comment, please do so. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 080 Black Cab + Foils

upload-1Hi there! I’ve got another mani post for you today. I’ve done quite a few manis which I never got around to show you, so I’ve decided that I’m doing another nail week this week.

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 080 Black Cab (2 coats).

This polish is one of those that I only use as a background colour for foil manis because the formula is just awful. 😦

Why? Well, the polish is thin, it’s poorly pigmented, it takes ages to dry and (despite the name) this polish just doesn’t last long.

I’m talking about visible tip wear in under half a day and chipping within 24 hours…

Rimmel’s I ♥ Lasting Finish collection is definitely my least favourite Rimmel collection.

But back to this mani! I intended to do a messy foil gradient (green, yellow, orange, red). But the first attempt (which you’ll never see any photographic evidence of) went wrong, so I redid the mani – in a much simpler way. So whilst I didn’t manage to do a foil gradient this time, I was still happy with how this mani turned out.

What do you think? Feel free to let me know. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Underwater Mani – Featuring Max Factor, Orly, Pueen & Sugar Bubbles

Marine Mani with Orly and Max FactorHi there! I’ve done a few underwater-themed manis in the past few months – and I haven’t run out of ideas for even more underwater-themed manis. So here’s another one! 🙂

I painted my nails with Max Factor Glossfinity 140 Cobalt Blue. This is a really nice polish – it’s basically opaque in one coat!

I selected images from two stamping plates – Sugar Bubbles SB 031 (pinky, ring finger) and Pueen 91 (middle and index fingers) from Pueen’s Buffet Leisure collection.

The light blue polish I used to stamp on the images is Orly Snowcone. It’s not a real stamping polish but it stamps so well that I’ll use it for stamping only from now on.

I think this mani turned out even better than I hoped. I really love it. Please feel free to tell me what you think. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Revlon Colorstay 040 Provence & Stamping

Revlon Provence Stamping QA88Hi there! Today’s mani is a simple one. As usual, I didn’t have much time so I went with a random boring base colour and an easy all-over stamping pattern.

My base colour is Revlon Colorstay 040 Provence – a greyish pale lavender shade. It came out quite grey in the photo. But in reality it’s the colour of Twilight Sparkle. Well, almost. 🙂

What’s really great about Revlon Provence is that the colour is fully opaque in two easy coats. I’m really impressed!

I used my favourite black, Revlon Colorstay Stiletto, to stamp on images from my QA88 plate. The plate features an all-over floral pattern, so it’s great if you want to do a simple mani.

I think the images could have turned out nicer. But I was in a hurry and I’ve got the feeling my QA88 plate isn’t really the best quality. Anyway, the mani was good enough for a day. And one of my colleagues actually complimented me on my nails!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rainbow Foils

072015 Foils2Hi there! Today’s post is a short one about the foil mani I did the other day.

I had to do something with my nails but I didn’t have much time as it was quite late already and I knew I’d be waking up with sheet marks the next day if I painted my nails.

So I went for an all-over rainbow mani using leftover bits from foils in all colours.

The foil mani looks a bit patchy and uneven in the photo. However, in real life it was the exact opposite – even and without any visible bald spots.

I’ve done countless foil manis which looked much, much better, but I think this mani looks kind of cute. 🙂 I think I will do another rainbow mani soon.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde