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 – 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 – 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

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

Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nail Ideas / Primark PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow & Barry M Christmas Tree

Hi there! If you read my blog regularly you might remember that all my nail posts in October were Halloween-themed.

I really enjoyed thinking up halloweeney manis the entire month. And because of this I thought I should try to do Christmas-themed manis only in December.

For this mani I painted my nails with Primark PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow (2 easy coats). This is a really good white polish that’s 90p only. You need to try it!

The glitter topper I used is Barry M Christmas Tree. It’s the perfect Christmas gitter topper!

I really liked this mani! It was super easy to do, and it looked very christmassey. Doy ou agree? Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 60 Seconds 231 Blue-Eyed Girl & Essence Mountain Calling Snow Effect Top Coat 01 Snow Alert / Nail Art Challenge #11 Polka Dots

Rimmel Blue Eyed GirlHi there! Today’s post is about another mani I did recently.

This mani is my attempt at Polka Dots – which is challenge #11 of the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. I don’t really like polka dot manis, so this is the closest I’ll ever get to sporting polka dots on my nails.

Anyway, with this mani I was going for a blue and white Christmas look. Whilst I think red, green and gold are the typical Christmas colours, quite a few people seem to prefer blue, silver and white.

So for this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 231 Blue-Eyed Girl (2 coats).

And I used a limited edition topper – Essence Mountain Calling Snow Effect Top Coat 01 Snow Alert.

Does this mani look christmassey? No, not really. But I think it looks like winter. And the white glitter really looks like snow. And I actually like how this mani isn’t all red, green & gold. 🙂

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

Easy Christmas Nail Ideas – Red, Green, Gold, Trees and Tinsel

Hi there! As Christmas isn’t really that far away, I thought I’d show you a few easy Christmas nail ideas. You can click the photo to enlarge it. And now let’s get started!

The first mani is one anyone can do. I chose China Glaze With Love and Astor Lacque Deluxe 880 Forest Green as my base colours. The gold glitter topper is Essie As Gold As It Gets.

Mani number two is another quick and easy one. The green polish is (again) Astor’s Lacque Deluxe 880 Forest Green. I teamed up the pretty green polish with Beauty UK’s White and a no-name iridescent white shimmer polish. The tree images can be found on Pueen’s 42 plate (Love Elements set).
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I really love the third mani. I called it Tinsel in the Snow. 🙂 The white base is Beauty UK’s White nail polish – again. The cute topper I used is Barry M’s Christmas Tree – a limited edition from 2014 (I think). This topper is packed with green micro, bar and hex glitter, red glitter flakes, golden holo hex glitter and silver holo stars.

I did these manis last year. But I’m sure I’ll be doing something similar again this year because green, red, gold, trees and tinsel are just perfect for Christmas-themed manis. I’ll probably do a few different manis as well, but I thought I’d share these manis with you before Christmas – just in case you’re looking for easy Christmas nail art inspiration.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde