Nail Of The Day – MUA MakeUp Academy U ROK & Stamping With Pueen 72

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did just a few days ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with MUA MakeUp Academy U ROK (2 coats). This is a good quality polish. It dries quickly, and the formula is great too.

For the images I used a random black nail polish and my Pueen 72 stamping plate (which is part of Pueen‘s amazing Stamping Buffet collection).

I really liked this mani. I love this beautiful shade of purple, and this Pueen stamping plate is one of favourites too.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA MakeUp Academy Lipsticks Shade 1, Shade 2

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 lip products – MUA MakeUp Academy Lipstick Shade 1 and MUA MakeUp Academy Lipstick Shade 2. Yes, I’m wearing lipstick in lockdown! And I still follow my usual morning routine – I brush my teeth, I shower and wash my hair, I use my skin care products (face and body) the same way as always, I put on nice clothes – usually a dress, and then I put on some lipstick. I don’t do a full face of make-up though – I think that would be too much! Alrighty, onto the lipsticks!

MUA MakeUp Academy Lipstick Shade 1 is a deep, dark red shade. It’s not the most flattering colour for pale ladies like myself. I think this lipstick would look much nicer on ladies with darker skin tones. This lipstick is highly pigmented, and I do like its creamy formula. However, because of the creamy formula, the lipstick will smudge and come off easily.

MUA MakeUp Academy Lipstick Shade 2 is a cool fuchsia shade that bursts with colour. This one works better with my pale skin, but I also think this shade would look better on ladies with darker skin tones. The formula is rich and creamy too, so this one is just as prone to smudging or coming off as the red lipstick.

All in all, I would recommend these lipsticks – but only if you don’t drink or snack all the time. 😉 MUA MakeUp Academy Lipstick Shade 1 and MUA MakeUp Academy Lipstick Shade 2 are £1 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – The Ultimate Halloween Mani Feat. Revlon, Rimmel, MoYou London & More

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

For this spooky Halloween mani I painted my nails with:
MUA Whitewash (pinkies, index fingers), Revlon Colorstay 090 Sorbet (ring fingers), and Rimmel I  ♥ Lasting Finish 401 Wedge Of Lime (middle fingers, thumbs).

I used Boots No 7 Devils Delight and a small piece of a sponge for the blood effect. The stamping plate I used is MoYou London’s Festive 53 plate. The black polish I stamped with is Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

For this mani I simply “recycled” a few old mani ideas from the past few years and put them together. And I liked the result!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Framboise Nourishing Lip Balm, Manhattan Lipjelly 59N, MUA MakeUp Academy Sheer Finish Lipgloss Perk Me Up

Hi there! Today’s post is about 3 lip products – Yves Rocher Framboise Nourishing Lip Balm, Manhattan Lipjelly 59N and MUA MakeUp Academy Sheer Finish Lipgloss Perk Me Up.

Yves Rocher Framboise Nourishing Lip Balm is one of the better lip balms I’ve used over the past few years. I just finished it, but I’m happy to report that It made my lips feel hydrated. The raspberry flavour is 100% spot on! This lip balm is tinted; the colour of the lip balm matches the colour of the raspberry on the front. I enjoyed using this one!

Manhattan Lipjelly 59N is my favourite gloss-balm type of lip product at the moment. I picked it up as part of a nail polish + lip duo for £1 at Poundland, so I didn’t expect much from it. But guess what, this lip jelly is amazing! It tastes like… paradise (!), it hydrates my lips perfectly, and the sheer tint is super gorgeous. I love it!

MUA MakeUp Academy Sheer Finish Lipgloss Perk Me Up is another lip product I’m enjoying very much. This gloss is very nourishing, and it has a beautiful sheer brownish tint. I also love the classic lipstick flavour! The best bit – I paid 50p for this one (bargain bin).

I’m happy with the lip products I’m using at the moment. I do have a few more in my rota, and I will do another post about the other products soon!

Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to try them? Which lip products are you loving at the moment? Please feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! ☺️

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – MUA Bright Coral & Barry M Amethyst Glitter

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

For this mani I painted my nails with MUA Bright Coral (2 coats). I like this polish because it’s not a coral shade, but more of a raspberry shade. Pretty!

MUA’s nail polish line has been discontinued which is too bad because some of their polishes are pretty great! I’m glad I stocked up when they were 50p each (clearance).

Anyhoo… I didn’t want to stamp, so I used Barry M‘s Amethyst Glitter to add some sparkle to my nails.

This is another mani that (thanks to the cute glitter top coat) looked really nice in real life. However, it was impossible to capture the beauty of the glitter properly.

Do you like glittery nails? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA Luxe Utopia 10 Shade Eye Palette

Hi there! Today’s post is about MUA‘s Luxe Utopia 10 Shade Eyeshadow Palette. This limited edition palette is available for £8 through MUA’s own web store (where it’s out of stock at the moment), but you can also buy it through a number of online stores.

The Utopia palette features “10 luxuriously smooth and silky eyeshadows in soft golds, nudes and browns”. I think this palette looks super pretty! Well done, MUA!

Onto the swatches! I think these eyeshadows swatched very well. But it’s not surprising because they wear well too. 🙂 I haven’t had any issues with these eyeshadows. I think they’re super silky, they burst with pigment, they’re easy to blend, and they look awesome!

I’m not the biggest fan of the 2 lightest shades (1 and 9), but that’s not MUA’s fault. I do love the other 8 shades, and I’ve been enjoying them very much for a few weeks now!

Have you tried this palette? Or would you like to try it? Have you (re)discovered any beauty products lately? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA MakeUp Academy Eyeshadow Palette Spring Break

Hi there! Spring has finally arrived and I teated myself to the new MUA Spring Break eyeshadow palette. (Scroll down for swatches.) It contains the following 12 shades:

Top: Refine, Cherub, Amber, Spearmint, Posy, Sorrel
Bottom: Aurora, Bronze Blush, Catacomb, Sea Foam, Gold Khaki, Damson
MUA Spring Break
Most of the shades in this palette are neutrals, so I wouldn’t call the palette spectacular. However, it’s great to create wearable everyday looks with a dash of colour.

My favourite shades are Refine, Posy, Sorrel and Catacomb (shades 1, 5, 6 and 9 in the swatch below). They’re fairly standard neutral shades, but sometimes I just want a natural look and these are perfect for this.
MUA Spring Break
The eyeshadows are soft, buttery and easy to blend, and they stay in place for several hours. I’m happy with the palette and would recommend it.

You can buy the MUA Spring Break eyeshadow palette at Superdrug and MUA’s online store. Priced at £4 it’s excellent value.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde