Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lycra Pro 425 My Denim & Ciaté Party Shoes

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

For this simple mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lycra Pro 425 My Denim (2 quick and easy coats). This is a beautiful blue polish. I love the colour and the formula. And despite the intense colour, it doesn’t stain.

The glitter top coat I used it Ciaté Party Shoes (1 coat). This is a so-so top coat. The glitter is actually really cute, but the top coat has a strangely dull finish, so it requires an extra layer of clear polish or regular top coat on top. 🤦‍♀️

All in all, this mani looked alright. My husband liked it a lot, so I have no reason to complain.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Ciaté Cabaret & Foils

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

For this mani, which I did about 2 weeks ago, I painted my nails with Ciate Cabaret (2 coats).

I’m not the biggest Ciaté fan, but this colour is really lovely. This particular bottle is finished now – well, there’s about 1ml of goopy polish left, but I can’t do anything with it. 🤷‍♀️

For the colourful accents I used some of my leftover rainbow foil.

I really liked this mani. I even filled in the tips and applied top coat daily to make the mani last longer!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Galaxy Nails

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did.

For this mani I painted my nails with Ciaté Reign Supreme (2 coats). This is an almost black purple shade. Really pretty!

I used a cheap white nail polish (I can’t remember which one) to sponge random white blobs onto my nails.

Then I sponged pink and purple nail polish on top of the white blobs – I used Ciaté Kiss Chase (pink), Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 370 Wild Orchid (milky purple) and Ciaté Reign Supreme (purple).

The glitter top coat I used is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 450 Ice Pop.

This isn’t my best galaxy mani, but I haven’t done any in a while, so it’s not too bad. I do need practice though!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Ciaté Kiss Chase & Stamping With Pict You PY-J034

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Ciaté Kiss Chase (2 coats). I’m not a big fan of “cute” pink colours like this – and that goes for pretty much everything – clothes, nail and lip products, accessories, etc. But I thought it would make a good base for stamping.

For the images I used my Pict You PY-J034 stamping plate and Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

I liked this mani very much, and I’m glad I was able to dig up this stamping plate again.  I have 200+ stamping plates (I should give some of them away). Looking for a certain stamping plate is needle in a haystack territory. But that’s 100% my fault!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Candy Corn, Ciaté Cabaret & Ciaté Party Shoes

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Sally Hansen Sugar Coat 260 Candy Corn (2 coats, pinkies, ring fingers). This is a textured polish. I never really understood the appeal, but I do have a few textured polishes, and I think they work well in mixed manis.

I painted my thumbs, index and middle fingers with Ciaté Cabaret (2 coats). This is a nice purplish polish. I do like the colour.

The glitter top coat I used is Ciaté Party Shoes. It has a remarkably dull finish and it would have required an extra coat of clear polish on top. Yikes!

All in all, this would have been a decent mani if it hadn’t been for the awful top coat. I would have applied a coat of clear polish, but it literally too late – I had to go to bed! 🤷‍♀️

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Ciaté Cabaret & Nfu Oh 51

Hi there! Happy Monday! Today’s post is about a mani I did just last week.

And for this mani I painted my nails with Ciaté Cabaret (2 coats).

I’m not the biggest fan of Ciaté. However, they did a good job with this polish. I’m very happy with the colour, the formula and the drying time. Thumbs up!

The beautiful rainbow flakie top coat I used is the one and only Nfu Oh 51.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture its magic in any of the photos I took, but I’ll use it again shortly, so hopefully I’ll be able to take a better picture next time.

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 – Ciate What The Shell & Stamping With MoYou London Mexico 04

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Ciaté What The Shell (2 coats). This is a nice dark purple polish. For some reason it looks blue in the photo… however, it really is purple!

For the images I used my MoYou London Mexico 04 stamping plate.

The silver polish I stamped with is Nails Inc. South Kensington. This is a “foil effect” polish which looks remarkably bad when used as an actual nail polish. But it’s highly pigmented, so it’s perfect for stamping! I’ll move this one into my stamping stash!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Ciaté Heirloom & Stamping With Pueen 100 / 31 Day Nail Art Challenge #8 Metallic Nails

Hi there! This is another Nail Of The Day post. And it’s another mani I did for the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge. It’s #8 METALLIC NAILS.

For this mani I painted my nails with Ciaté Heirloom (3 coats). This polish took ages to dry, and it chipped quickly. Terrible quality!

I decided to stamp, and I used Pueen‘s 100 plate (which is part of Pueen‘s Make Your Day stamping plate set) and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 819 Coat Of Arms.

This mani looked amazing in real life, but it was impossible to capture it. I’m not proud of this photo for a number of reasons, but it was actually the best of the bunch I took!

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