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 – Christmas Nail Ideas / Maybelline Forever Strong 605 Hyper Jade & Pop Rocks Groupie

Hi there! Today’s post is the last post for this week. And, of course, it’s another Christmas Nail Ideas post.

For this mani I painted my nails with Maybelline Forever Strong 605 Hyper Jade (2 coats). This polish is almost a one-coater. Nice!

The top coat I used is called Pop Rocks Groupie. It’s a sheer green jelly topper that’s packed with silver holo glitter. I had to apply 2 coats, but I didn’t mind because the mani turned out to look amazing. 🙂

How do you like this mani? Will you do a Christmas mani? Which colours will you use? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

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 – 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 / 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

Hi there! I’ve got another Christmas Nail Ideas post for you today. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 046 Shout Out Loud (green), PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow (white), and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Time To Shine (gold). The glitter top coat I used on my middle fingers is Essence’s Come To Town Lametta Topper.

I like this mani because it was easy to do, and because it doesn’t look like any of those standard Christmas manis that everyone (and that includes me) does this time of year.

What do you think? Do you agree? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

A-Z Nail Art Challenge – Complete Wrap-Up Incl. ALL The Manicures!

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the manis I did for the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. I’m not going to explain the actual challenge again. However, if you want to read the intro post, click here. Now let me show you all the manis I did for the challenge. 🙂

1 Animals
2 Blue Gradient Nails
3 Coral Nails

4 Diva Nails
5 Exotic Nails
6 Fuzzy Topper

7 Galaxies
8 Holo Nails
9 Inspired By A Colour

10 Joy To The World
11 Kitties
12 Love

13 Movie
14 Nocturnal Creatures
15 Out Of Space

16 Purple Nails
17 Quick & Easy
18 Red Nails

19 Summer
20 TV
21 Underwater

22 Vibrant Nails
23 Whatever I Want
24 X-Plain To Me Why You’re Doing Red Nails Again

25 Yellow Nails
26 Zebra Nails
27 Encore – Recreate A Favourite (22 Vibrant Nails)

And this is already it! I’m happy that I managed to finish this nail art challenge. I already completed the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge last year, and now I have this one in the bag as well. 🙂

Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate you taking the time to read my blog. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 25 – 31 Dec 2017

Hi there! Welcome to my weekly blog recap which is also my last post in 2017! If you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week, just read on! 🙂

Monday 25 Dec – Palmolive Aroma Moments So Vibrant & Feel Glamorous

Monday’s post was about 2 amazing Palmolive shower products. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 26 Dec – Christina Aguilera Eau De Parfum

On Tuesday I reviewed one of Christina Aguilera’s fragrances. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 27 Dec – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 28 Dec – Montagne Jeunesse Black Out Peel-Off

On Wednesday I showed you a mani I did a couple of days ago. Click here to read the post.
And Thursday’s post was about a Montagne Jeunesse face mask. Click here to read the post.

Friday 29 Dec – Monthly Favourites / December Beauty Awards

Friday’s post was about my favourite products in December. Click here to read the post.

Saturday 30 Dec – 2017 Favourite Manis

On Saturday I showed you my favourite manis. Click here to read the post and to see all the manis.

And this is it for this week, this month, and this year! I hope everyone enjoys the last few hours of the year. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde