Weekly Recap 31 January – 6 February 2022

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about the posts I’ve written this past week. Continue to read if you’re interested. x

Monday 31 Jan – January Favourites

Monday’s post was about my favourite products in January. Click here to take a look.

Tuesday 1 Feb – January Empties

On Tuesday I showed you which products I said goodbye to in January. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 3 Feb – Ciaté Liquid Velvet Oh Honey, Ciaté Eyeshadow Fierce (12 Days Of Ciaté London Calendar)

I didn’t post on Wednesday, but Thursday’s post was about 2 products from Ciaté’s 12 Days Of Christmas Calendar. Click here to read my review.

Friday 4 Feb – Small Haul! Boots, Wright’s, Little Soap Company, M&S, Botanical Lab & Nivea

And on Friday I posted about what I bought recently – 15 products in total. Click here to take a look.

And this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! On another note, next week will be face mask week, so I’ll be posting face mask reviews only. xo

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 20 – 26 December 2021

Hi there! I hope you’ve enjoyed Christmas so far. Today’s post is my weekly blog recap, so read on if you’d like to know what I’ve posted about this past weeek.

Monday 20 Dec – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 21 Dec – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I re-reviewed a toner with glycolic acid. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 22 Dec – Baylis & Harding Skin Spa Rose, Ylang Ylang & Patchouli Steam Shower Body Cleanser AND Rich Intensive Body Butter 
Wednesday’s post was about 2 body products. Click here to take a look.

Thursday 23 Dec – Ciaté Liquid Velvet Delight, Ciaté Bamboo Bronzer Palm Island (12 Days Of Ciaté London Calendar)

On Thursday I reviewed 2 products from Ciaté’s advent calendar. Click here to read the post.

Friday 24 Dec – Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Eye Renewal Gel

And on Friday I re-reviewed Olay’s wonderful eye gel. Click here to read the post.

And this is already it for this week! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy what’s left of the holidays! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Ciaté Play Date, Revlon Nail Art Expressionist 330 Silhouette, Glitter & Stamping With Bundle Monster Secret Garden BM 720

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Ciaté Play Date (pinkies, ring fingers, 2 coats) and Revlon Nail Art Expressionist 330 Silhouette (the beige one – middle and index fingers, thumbs, 2 coats).

The subtle gold glitter on the pinkies and ring fingers is Essie As Gold As It Gets.

For the images on the thumbs, index and middle fingers I used a random black nail polish. The stamping plate is Bundle Monster Secret Garden BM 720. A quick note in case you’re wondering: Bundle Monster is now Maniology.

I liked this mani. It was a mix of 2 manis which – on their own – would have bored me senseless in less than a day. But I did like the mix!

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 – Ciaté Dangerous Affair & Foils

Hi there! Here’s another mani post. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Ciaté Dangerous Affair (4 coats). This is another low quality polish from Ciaté. I don’t know why I keep buying the Ciaté Mini Mani Month Calendars…

If you like the dark red colour, try Rimmel Salon Pro 391 Celebrity Bash, or Essence Colour Boost 09 Instant Passion which is opaque in 1 coat!

Back to this mani… Even after 4 coats Ciaté’s Dangerous Affair looked pretty ugly (you really need a top coat with this polish), so I decided to beautify the mani with the help of golf foil. Tadaaa! Mani saved! 🙂

Do you like foil manis? Which colour nail polish are you wearing at the moment? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Ciaté Hopscotch & Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat 800 Tweedy (Nail Fail)

Hi there! I’ve got another short Nail Of The Day post for you today. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Ciaté Hopscotch (4 coats). This is one of my least favourite Ciaté polishes. Why? The quality is poor, and I don’t like the colour at all.

At first I wanted to stamp, but then I decided to apply a funky top coat. This is Sally Hansen’s Fuzzy Coat in 800 Tweedy.

I love these fuzzy top coats. They look like Muppet fur trimmings! 🙂

I think this mani wasn’t my best work. But in real life it looked better than in the photo! Anyhoo, next time I’ll pair this topper with a more appealing base colour.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde