My Favourite Manis Of 2019

Hi there! I hope you’ve enjoyed the post-Christmas weekend. 😊 I thought I’d squeeze in a post about my favourite manis in 2019. And here they are:

1 Nautical Nails
2 Elegant Nails
3 Purple & Yellow Nails

4 Christmas Nails
5 Green Marble Nails
6 Purple Foil Nails

7 Purple & Yellow Nails
8 Orange & Green Nails
9 Floral Foil Nails

10 Inspired By A Flag (Belarus) Nails
11 Light Blue Nails
12 Galaxy Nails

13 Holo Nails
14 Pink & Lavender Nails
15 Purple Nails

16 Blue Marble Nails
17 Halloween Nails
18 Purple Glitter Nails

19 Purple Nails
20 Red & Green Nails
21 Nautical Nails

And this is already it! I hope I’ll be able to do lots of cute manis in 2020. I’ve got stamping plates, foils and glitter top coats – so I’ve got what I need… Thanks for stopping by today, and enjoy the weekend!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 23 – 29 December 2019

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this week. So if you’ve missed a post that you might have liked, this is your chance to catch up!

Monday 23 Dec – Anna Sui Romantica Eau De Toilette

Monday’s post was about a fragrance. Click here to read it.

Tuesday 24 Dec – I ♥ Revolution Mermaid’s Heart Eyeshadow Palette

On Tuesday I reviewed an eye palette. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 25 Dec – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 26 Dec -Primark Holler And Glow Gem Fest Moisturising Printed Sheet Mask
Wednesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Thursday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Friday 27 Dec – Radox Cherry Blast & Radox Feel Glam

And on Friday I reviewed 2 shower gels. Click here to read the post.

This is already it for the last full week in December! Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 60 Seconds Rapid Ruby, Revlon Top Speed 330 Emerald & Orly Hair Band

Hi there! I have another Nail Of The Day post for you today! 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 320 Rapid Ruby (2 coats) and Revlon Top Speed 330 Emerald (2 coats). These two polishes are pretty much one-coaters. And the colours are perfect for all kinds of Christmas-themed manis!

The glitter top coat I used is the one and only Orly Hair Band. This top coat is insanely pretty and sparkly. I love how dense it is. And guess what, I only applied 1 coat. Orly did a truly amazing job with this top coat.

This is a mani I did before. It’s super easy to do and it always looks amazing.

Have you done any Christmas manis already? Please do let me know via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Salon Pro 361 Acid House & Barry M Jingle Bells

Hi there! This week’s going to be Nail Week. This means that I’ll be posting about manis only.

I’m starting with this mani which I did before Christmas but somehow forgot to post about. Oops!

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Salon Pro 361 Acid House (2 coats).

This is a gorgeous dark green with micro-shimmer. It’s particularly pretty because it’s not brush-strokey at all. Great stuff, Rimmel!

The glitter top coat I used is the wonderful Barry M Jingle Bells. It features gold glitter in various shapes and sizes, as well as red glitter in the shape of winter boots. How cute is this glitter top coat?! 😍

I liked this mani a lot, but I didn’t like any of the photos I took. It was a grey and cloudy day with little natural light, and this photo (taken indoors with plenty of artificial light) was the best of the countless ones I took. In a nutshell, my cuticles look great, but the actual mani doesn’t look very crisp. Ah well…

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Primark PS… Nail Polish Snow White & Barry M Christmas Tree

Hi there! Here’s another Christmas-themed mani I did recently. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Primark PS… Nail Polish Snow White (2 coats, although I could have gotten away with 1 coat as well). Primark has done a great job with this polish. This is the perfect white!

Don’t waste £15 on a mediocre white polish from one of the “salon brands”. If you’re looking for a great white polish, head to Primark, and pick up this little beauty for 90p!

Onto the glitter! The beautiful glitter top coat I used is Barry M Christmas Tree. It’s the ultimate Christmas glitter topper. I love it!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nail Ideas / Revlon Colorstay 180 Indigo Night & Stamping

Hi there! Today’s nail post is about my interpretation of a blue and silver winter mani.

For this look I painted my nails with Revlon Colorstay 180 Indigo Night (2 coats).

I used my unbranded Christmas-themed stamping plate and 2 regular polishes (Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 280 Pure Silver and Orly Snow Cone) to stamp wintry images onto my nails.

I really love this mani! Blue and silver look great together, and the double-stamped images look amazing!

How do you like this mani? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nail Ideas / Ciaté Play Date & MakeUp Gallery 39 Rainbow Sparkle

Hi there! This week’s going to be nail week. I’ve done lots of christmassey manis, and I’d like to share all of them with you!

For this mani I painted my nails with Ciaté Play Date. I never liked this polish because it’s something between an unattractive pink and an ugly red.

However, this polish is also a low quality polish. It’s not well pigmented, and I had to apply 4 coats for a semi-acceptable finish.

Then I applied 1 coat of MakeUp Gallery’s 39 Rainbow Sparkle. This cute and christmassey top coat from Poundland contains gold micro glitter, gold and green hex glitter, and green and red bar glitter.

Whilst I didn’t love this mani, quite a few of my co-workers told me they loved my nails. I can only guess they liked this mani because of its simplicity. I’m not complaining! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nail Ideas / Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 046 Shout Out Loud, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Time To Shine, PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow, Essence Come To Town Lametta Topper & Stamping With Pueen 44

Hi there! It’s after Christmas, but… here’s another Christmas Nail Idea. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 046 Shout Out Loud (pinkies, index fingers, thumbs), Primark PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow (middle fingers), and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Time To Shine (ring fingers).

I used Essence’s Come To Town Lametta Topper to add a little sparkle to the white base. And I used Pueen’s 44 plate (which is part of Pueen’s Love Elements collection) and Revlon Brilliant Strength 110 Hypnotize to stamp golden stars onto the green base.

I like this mani. It’s christmassey, but it’s not over the top. I also like the individual look of the mani – it’s not one of those standard manis that everyone (myself included) does again and again, year after year… How do you like this mani? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nail Ideas / Fearne Devilish Diamonds & Stamping

Hi there! Today’s post is about another Christmas-themed mani I did a couple of days ago. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 280 Pure Silver (1 coat).

This polish looks gorgeous in the bottle. But it’s actually remarkably ugly because it’s very brush-strokey. So I had to fix my mani right there! I painted 1 coat of Fearne’s Devilish Diamonds over Rimmel’s ugly polish – and it saved my mani!

I used Filthy Gorgeous Midnight (the blue polish) and my new unbranded Christmas-themed stamping plate to add a few wintry images.

I think this mani looks great. It was impossible to capture the real life beauty of this mani, but it still looks pretty nice in the picture. And yes, this mani is more wintry than christmassey, but I think that’s perfectly alright. 🙂

How do you like this mani? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nail Ideas / China Glaze Red Satin, Astor Lacque Deluxe 880 Forest Green & Orly Hair Band / A-Z Nail Art Challenge J – Joy To The World

Hi there! I’ve got a Nail Of The Day post for you today!

For this Christmas-themed mani I painted my nails with China Glaze Red Satin (ring and middle fingers, thumbs) and Astor Lacque Deluxe 880 Forest Green (ring and index fingers).

I love these 2 polishes because the colours are 100% christmassey, and the polishes are of great quality. Aesome stuff!

The top coat is Orly Hair Band (1 coat) which is my favourite gold glitter top coat.

It’s packed with glitter, it dries quickly and the glitter lays flat which means that my nails feel super smooth.

I’m very happy with this mani! I do this mani every year, and I still love the red+green+gold look. I’ve also decided to make this mani part of the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. I’ll file it under J – Joy To The World. 🙂 How do you like this mani? Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde