Weekly Recap 23 – 29 September 2019

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Since it’s the last day of the week, today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Scroll down if you’d like to know what I’ve written about this past week. 🙂

Monday 23 Sep – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 24 Sep – XBC Black Tissue Charcoal Detox Facial Mask

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

Wednesday 25 Sep – Anna Sui Romantica Exotica Eau De Toilette

Wednesday’s post was about an Anna Sui fragrance. Click here to read it.

Thursday 26 Sep – Nail Of The Day
Friday 27 Sep – Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Peel Off Face Mask

On Thursday I showed you another mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

And this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the last few hours of the weekend. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lycra Pro 313 Cocktail Passion & Stamping

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did not too long ago. I thought I’d share this summery mani before we have to say goodbye to the summer of ’19.

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lycra Pro 313 Cocktail Passion (2 coats). I like this polish a lot because the colour is simply gorgeous, and I like Rimmel’s Lycra Pro formula in general.

For the images I used my unbranded FLOWERS 02 stamping plate. I don’t remember which polish I stamped with. I just picked the first black polish I could find because I had trouble locating my black Revlon polish that day. Typical, I know! 🤣

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lycra Pro 500 Peppermint & Stamping With Pueen 80

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lycra Pro 500 Peppermint (2 coats). This is a great polish. Whilst I’m not the biggest fan of light green nail colours, I like this one a lot because the colour really pops. I’m also happy with the quality of the polish. It dries reasonably quickly and it’s opaque in 2 coats. Thumbs up!

For the images I used Pueen‘s 80 plate (which is from Pueen‘s Buffet Leisure stamping plate collection). The black polish I stamped with is Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

I liked this mani a lot, and I will redo it once my nails have grown a bit longer.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Sally Hansen Sugar Coat 260 Candy Corn, Sleek Nailed By Sleek Quick Drying Polish 22 Florida & Stamping / 31 Day Nail Art Challenge #2 Orange Nails

Hi there! Today’s post is about the second mani I did for the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge – it’s challenge #2 ORANGE NAILS.

For this mani I painted my nails with Sally Hansen Sugar Coat 260 Candy Corn (3 coats, pinkies, ring fingers) and with Sleek‘s Quick Drying Polish 22 Florida (2 coats over a white base, middle and index fingers, thumbs).

I needed a white base because Sleek’s orange polish isn’t of great quality. It’s incredibly thin, and I doubt that even 4 coats would have been enough. I also found that this polish took ages to dry. Yikes! It’s obvious why Sleek discontinued this nail polish collection!

The stamping plate I used is the my trusted unbranded Flowers 02 plate. The black polish I stamped with is Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

I liked this mani – especially the textured polish. I didn’t like textured polishes when they were the rage a few years ago, but I do like them now! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Revlon Colorstay 120 Red Carpet, Rimmel 60 Seconds 831 Magic Stardust & Water Decals / 31 Day Nail Art Challenge #1 Red Nails

Hi there! Happy Monday! This week’s going to be NAIL WEEK, so I’ll be posting about manis only.

I’ve also decided to redo the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge. I’ve done it before (I’ve completed it in summer 2017), and I want to do it again – but on my own terms. I won’t be doing 31 manis in 31 Days, but over the next couple of months.

I might also skip a few individual challenges and replace them with something else, but I’ll try not to pick and choose too much. 🙂

Alright! For this mani, which is challenge #1 RED NAILS, I painted my nails (pinkies, ring fingers) with Revlon Colorstay 120 Red Carpet (2 coats).

I used water decals on my thumbs, index and middle fingers. I tore one of the decals, and another one ended up looking very wrinkly. So I decided to cover up the mistakes with glitter. I chose Rimmel 60 Seconds 831 Magic Stardust.

I liked this mani, and I am looking forward to using decals more often. Just a few weeks ago I bought around 130 sheets of nail decals, so I better use them! 🙂

And just in case, these are the individual nail art challenges:

1 Red Nails
2 Orange Nails
3 Yellow Nails
4 Green Nails
5 Blue Nails
6 Violet Nails
7 Black & White Nails
8 Metallic Nails
9 Rainbow Nails
10 Gradient Nails
11 Polka Dots
12 Stripes
13 Animal Print
14 Flowers
15 Delicate Print
16 Tribal Print
17 Glitter
18 Half Moons
19 Galaxies
20 Water Marble
21 Inspired By A Color
22 Inspired By A Song
23 Inspired By A Movie
24 Inspired By A Book
25 Inspired By Fashion
26 Inspired By A Pattern
27 Inspired By Artwork
28 Inspired By A Flag
29 Inspired By The Supernatural
30 Inspired By A Tutorial
31 Encore – Recreate A Favourite

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 11 – 17 February 2019

Hi there! It’s Sunday, so it’s time for my weekly recap. Read on to find out what I’ve written about this week.

Monday 11 Feb – The Crème Shop Depuffing & Anti-Inflammatory Rose Oil Overnight Gel Mask

On Monday I reviewed another overnight gel mask. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 12 Feb – Treacle Moon Happy Melon Sorbet & Sugared Grapefruit Sunrise

Tuesday’s post was about 2 shower gels. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 13 Feb – Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream & Cleansing Toner

On Wednesday I reviewed 2 amazing facial cleansing products. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 14 Feb – Nail Of The Day
Friday 15 Feb – The Crème Shop Last Christmas Nice Forever Young Face Mask

On Thursday I showed you a mani I did not too long ago. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

And this is it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Revlon Colorstay 280 Blue Slate & Stamping With Bundle Monster BM 703

Hi there! I have a Nail Of The Day post for you today.

For this mani I painted my nails with Revlon Colorstay 280 Blue Slate (2 coats). This is one of my favourite Revlon nail polishes. I love everything about it!

I decided to stamp. I used Bundle Monster‘s BM 703 plate (which is part of Bundle Monster‘s awesome Secret Garden stamping plate collection.

The polish I stamped with is MoYou London‘s Scandi Sun. This polish is quite chalky which makes it difficult to pick up smaller images.

I didn’t love the mani, but I think it looked nice enough for a few days.

What colour nail polish are you wearing at the moment? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde