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

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

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

I started by painting my nails with Revlon Colorstay 180 Indigo Night (2 coats).

I love this polish. The formula is a dream to work with, and the colour is stunning.

I used my new unbranded Christmas-themed stamping plate and Orly Snow Cone (which is my favourite light blue polish) to stamp images onto my nails.

The stamping plate isn’t the best because the images didn’t transfer perfectly. However, no one gets that close to my nails in real life. So no one noticed. 🙂

I used water decals on my ring fingers to make the mani look more christmassey, and I think it worked! By the way, I’m sorry about those blue splotches in the image. I don’t know where they came from. It can only be a technical issue with the camera. It’s just unfortunate that I didn’t notice it until I wrote the post. And now I’m already 2 coats of polish into a new mani…

All in all I’m happy with this mani. Whilst the stamped images didn’t turn out to be perfect, I still think this mani looks really nice. I also love the blue + light blue + red theme because it’s different from all those standard red/green/gold and blue/silver manis.

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

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lycra Pro 322 Sweet ‘N’ Spicy & China Glaze Pure Joy / Mrs Santa Nails

upload-1Hi there! I hope everyone’s still enjoying the holidays. Today is one of my favourite days of the year – Boxing Day! 🙂

Why? Because the big 50% off in-store post-Christmas sale is on! I’ll show you all the stuff I bought – in a few days. Now onto the mani!

I painted my nails with Rimmel Lycra Pro 322 Sweet’N’ Spicy (one coat). And I topped off my mani with two coats of China Glaze Pure Joy, a limited edition glitter topper from a few years ago.

Pure Joy is a densely packed red and gold glitter topper. But I still wanted a simple red base just so that I could skimp on the glitter topper.

Whilst I have dozens of red polishes, I only have 2 bottles of China Glaze’s Pure Joy. And I want to wear this polish again and again and again. By the way, Pure Joy isn’t just a Mrs Santa glitter polish, it’s also great for Halloween – if you’re going for a non-gory vampy vampire or devil look. 😉

Anyway, I really like my Mrs Santa nails. How do you like this mani? Feel free to let me know if you want to. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 19 – 25 Dec 2016

Hi there! And Merry Christmas! Today’s post is my weekly recap. If you’ve missed any of my posts this week, this post will bring you up to speed. So let’s start!

Monday 19 Dec – Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo & Conditioner
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Monday’s post was about Alberto Balsam’s Stunning Shine shampoo and conditioner. I like these two products. You can read the full review here.

Tuesday 20 Dec – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 21 Dec – Superdrug Black Seaweed Peel-Off Mask
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Tuesday’s post was a nail post. I went for christmas glitter on a white base. If you want to know which products I used, click here to read the post. On Wednesday I reviewed Superdrug’s Black Seaweed Peel-Off Mask. This mask is fantastic! You can read the full review here.

Thursday 22 Dec – Superdrug Clearly Youthful SPF15 Skin Balancing Moisturiser
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Thursday’s post was about a product that I won’t miss when it’s gone – Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful SPF 15 Skin Balancing Moisturiser. If you’ve missed the post, you can read it here.

Friday 23 Dec – Haul! 20+ New Products
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Friday’s post was about the new products I bought recently. I didn’t need any of these products, but I couldn’t resist. Click here to see all the goodies I bought.

This is it for this week! I hope everyone’s enjoying the long Christmas weekend – no matter if you celebrate it or not. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Essence The Gel Nail Polish 33 Wild White Days & Barry M Christmas Tree

christmas nailsHi there! If you read my blog regularly, you know I’m trying to complete the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge as a lifetime nail challenge.

However, I couldn’t find any christmassey challenges, so I’m putting the nail challenge on hold for a few weeks.

Now onto today’s mani! I painted my nails with Essence The Gel Polish 33 Wild White Days (one coat). I love this polish. And I hate it.

I love it because it’s opaque in one coat. But I hate it because the formula is a complete nightmare. It’s thick and goopy – and nail polish thinner doesn’t help. And it’s impossible to apply it without making a mess.

Anyway, I was going for a christmassey mani, so I applied one of my favourite christmas glitter toppers, Barry M Christmas Tree. This is a fantastic topper – it’s packed with glitter (I applied one coat of topper) and it dries reasonably quickly. I love it!

I’ve done the same mani last year but I’m OK with that because I love the white base and the christmassey glitter. I really love the look of this mani because it’s not the standard ‘Mrs Santa Red’. What do you think? Do you like this mani? Or is it too much glitter? Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 5 – 11 Dec 2016

Hi there! And happy Sunday everyone! Today’s post is my weekly recap – so let’s take a look what I’ve been up to this week. 🙂

Monday 5 Dec – Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Wash & Bath Cream
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Monday’s post was about Boots’ delicious cocoa butter scented body wash and bath cream. I love these two products. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 6 Dec – Flower Pharm Orange Flower Body Butter
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On Tuesday I wrote about Flower Pharm’s Orange Flower body butter. Great stuff! If you want to read the post, you can find it here.

Wednesday 7 Dec – Superdrug Clearly Youthful Cleanser, Mask & Scrub
Thursday 8 Dec – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
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Wednesday’s post was about Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful 3 in 1 Triple Action Cleanser, Mask & Scrub. Here’s the post. And on Thursday I showed you another recent christmassey mani. If you want to know which products I used, click here.

Friday 9 Dec – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask
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And on Friday I reviewed Superdrug’s Vitamin E Leave-On Moisture Mask. If you want to read the post, click here.

This is it for this week! I hope you enjoy the rest of the day. Get in touch if you want to. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Bourjois So Lacque 61 Vert Chlorophylle & Barry M Jingle Bells / Nail Art Challenge #17 Glitter

Christmas NailsHi there! I’m continuing with the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge, and I’m also doing Christmas manis this month. And today’s nail art challenge is #17 Glitter!

For this easy mani I painted my nails with Bourjois So Lacque 61 Vert Chlorophylle (2 coats). I really like this polish – it dries reasonably quickly and the formula is easy to work with.

The glitter polish is one that sat in my stash for quite some time. It’s Barry M Jingle Bells, a cute gold and red limited edition glitter topper from 2014.

So whilst this mani is far from being unique, it’s a wearable green/glitter Christmas mani that shouldn’t raise too many eyebrows. 🙂

How do you like this mani? Feel free to let me know. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde