Weekly Recap 14 – 20 June 2021

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 14 Jun – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Smoothing All Over Body Cream With Acacia Collagen

Monday’s post was about Superdrug’s amazing vegan collagen body cream. Click here to read it.

Tuesday 15 Jun – Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Shampoo & Conditioner

On Tuesday I revisited some of my holy grail hair products. Click here to read my review.

Wednesday 16 Jun – Nail Of The Day
Thursday 17 Jun – Boots No7 Total Renewal Micro-Dermabrasion Exfoliator

Wednesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Thursday I reviewed a powerful micro-dermabrasion product. Click here to read the post.

Friday 18 Jun – Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Retinol Facial Serum With SPF 25

And Friday’s post was about the facial serum I’m using at the moment. Click here to read my review.

And this is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by. x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – MUA Love Hearts U ROK & Colors By Llarowe Madame Vastra

Hi there! Today’s short post is about the mani I’m currently wearing.

For this mani I painted my nails with MUA Love Hearts U ROK (2 coats). This is a quick-drying and cute light purple polish. I like it a lot!

The top coat I used is Colors By Llarowe Madame Vastra. This is a gorgeous flakie top coat. Gorgeous! The photo doesn’t do it any justice at all.

I’ll do another mani with this top coat soon. And I’ll take photos during the day in natural light.

I like this mani a lot. It looks incredible in real life. Purple + flakies = LOVE!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 702 Marshmallow Heaven & Ciaté Snow Globe (Nail Fail)

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 702 Marshmallow Heaven (2 coat). This is a great polish. I just love the colour and the formula.

The top coat I used is Ciaté Snow Globe. I had high expectations for this top coat, but it turned out to be a disappointment. It’s on the goopy side, there aren’t many flakies in this top coat, and those few that make it onto the nails are VERY stand-offish, so they get caught in everything.

I didn’t care for this mani at all… Onto the next one!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 22 – 28 June 2020

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. And these are the posts I wrote this week:

Monday 22 Jun – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 23 Jun – Skin Treats Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel Collagen Face Mask

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 24 Jun – Rimmel Colour Rush Long Lasting Intense Colour Balm 610 Sun-Kissed

On Wednesday I reviewed this colour lip balm. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 25 Jun – Nail Of The Day
Friday 26 Jun – Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Body Oil Gel

I showed you another mani I did on Thursday. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed the body moisturiser I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the post.

And this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by, lovelies! 🥰

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

My Favourite Manis Of 2018

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite manis of 2018. I stamped like a maniac, I used a lot of glitter, and I did plenty of foil manis. Scroll down if you’d like to know which manis I really liked this year. 🙂

Galaxy Nails
Yellow Nails
Foil Nails

Purple Nails
Halloween Nails
Christmas Nails

Blue Nails
Mixed Nails
Halloween Nails

Foil Nails
Orange Nails
Out Of Space Nails

These were my favourite manis from 2018. I bought more stamping plates, and I have a crazy amount of foils and glitter toppers, so I’m sure 2019 will be a similarly colourful year for nails. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 702 Marshmallow Heaven & Essence Glamaxy Far Far Away

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 702 Marshmallow Heaven (2 easy coats).

I love these milky purple shades. Of all the nail colours (and finishes) out there, “milky purple” is my favourite nail colour.

I also used one one of my favourite top coats, Essence Glamaxy Far Far Away (1 coat). This is a gorgeous rainbow flakie top coat. It doesn’t photograph well, but you can catch a glimpse of its incredible colour-shifting beauty in this photo.

I really liked this mani. It was a simple mani, it was super easy to do, but it was very eye-catching!

Do you like purple nails? Do you glitter flakie top coats? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Essence Colour Boost 04 Instant Love & Essence Glamaxy Top Coat 34 Glamaxy Far, Far Away / A-Z Nail Art Challenge X – X-Plain To Me Why You’re Doing Red Nails Again

Hi there! Today’s post is the last one for this week. This means that Nail Week comes to an end as well.

For this mani I painted my nails with Essence Colour Boost 04 Instant Love.

This polish is a true one-coater. Great quality! Essence was stupid to discontinue the entire Colour Boost collection.

The top coat I used is the one and only Essence Glamaxy 34 Glamaxy Far, Far Away.

This is the most beautiful flakie topper. No matter which base colour you choose, this flakie topper will always look good. Too bad that Essence discontinued this gem as well.

I’ve done this mani for the A-Z Nail Art Challenge which I’m doing on my own terms. This mani is for the X-Plain To Me Why You’re Doing Red Nails Again challenge.

Now let me explain why I’m doing red nails again… the reason is that I have too many red nail polishes. I think red is one of the most boring nail colours, and that’s why I tend to neglect the red polishes in my stash. So this challenge provided the perfect opportunity to do red nails. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Lacque Deluxe 875 Electric Blue & Essence Glamaxy Top Coat 34 Glamaxy Far, Far Away / Nail Art Challenge #31 Recreate A Favourite – Blue Nails

Hi there! Today’s Nail Of The Day post is about a simple mani I did recently.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Lacque Deluxe 875 Electric Blue (2 coats). I love this polish. The formula is a dream and the colour is amazing.

The cute flakie topper is Essence Glamaxy Top Coat 34 Glamaxy Far, Far Away. I bought this topper recently, and I’m glad I did!

I really liked this mani. It was a very simple mani, but it was really pretty.

With this mani I’ve also completed challenge #31 of the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. Awesome! However, I might redo two more challenges – galaxy nails and glitter nails! 🙂

How do you like this mani? Do you love flakie top coats? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Ghosts / Nail Art Challenge #29 Inspired By The Supernatural

upload-1Hi there! Halloween is just a week away, so I thought I’d do another Halloween-inspired mani which also doubles up as challenge #29 (Inspired By The Supernatural) of the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge.

I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 843 Midnight Skinny Dip (3 coats). Midnight Skinny Dip is a blue polish with a bit of an old-fashioned metallic finish.

This kind of colour is often recycled for all kinds of Christmas-themed nail polish collections. Not my favourite.

The ghosts are decals that I found online. I think they’re really cute and they’re perfect for Halloween and for the Inspired By The Supernatural theme. 🙂

I wanted to do a glitter accent nail, and I chose Sally Hansen Triple Shine 300 Pearly Whites (which is a cheaper dupe for Color Club Covered In Diamonds). I love this flakie topper. It’s gorgeous and it goes well with any colour.

I’m happy with how this mani turned out. It’s a bit more individual (and less scary) than your average spiderweb or eyeball mani. Feel free to let me know what you think. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde