Weekly Recap 2 – 8 Oct 2017

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that might have interested you, this is your chance to catch up! 🙂

Monday 2 Oct – September Empties

Monday’s post was about all the products I finished in September. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 3 Oct – Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Perfume

On Tuesday I reviewed Pacifica’s Tuscan Blood Orange perfume. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 4 Oct – Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Good & So Sweet

Wednesday’s post was about 2 sensational Palmolive shower gels. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 5 Oct – Nail Of The Day / A-Z Nail Art Challenge
Friday 6 Oct – Nail Of The Day

I showed you two Halloween-themed manis on Thursday and Friday. Click here to read Thursday’s nail of the day post. Or click here to read Friday’s nail of the day post.

Oh, by the way, next week is going to be face mask week! Over the past few weeks I’ve tried quite a few new face masks, so the reviews have been piling up. And because of this I’ll be posting 7 face mask reviews next week.

Alright… this is it for this week. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Nail Of The Day – Halloween Nail Art Ideas / Blood Spatter Nails / A-Z Nail Art Challenge T – TV

Hi there! It’s October, and Halloween is just 4 weeks away.

So I thought I’d do a couple of Halloween Nail Art Ideas posts this month. 🙂

Let’s start with a classic – blood spatter nails! Nail enthusiasts have been doing this kind of mani for ages. But thanks to Dexter the classic blood spatter mani gained new fans. 🙂

This mani is super easy to do. I painted my nails with Primark’s own brand white polish (2 coats). And I used a toothpick and a random red polish (sorry, I don’t remember which one I used) to apply the “blood”. Job done!

By the way, this mani goes in the A-Z Nail Art Challenge folder. I’ll file it under T – TV (Dexter). How do you like this mani? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Gosh 549 Holographic Hero & Stamping With Pueen 76 / A-Z Nail Art Challenge H-Holo

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

This mani is another one that I did for the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. And I’m filing this one under H – Holo.

For this mani I painted my nails with Gosh 549 Holographic Hero (2 coats). This holo polish is not great, but holo polishes aren’t readily available in the UK, so I’m actually happy to have this one (and several back-up bottles) in my stash.

I also did a little stamping – and I used Pueen’s 76 plate (which is part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure collection) and Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go for that. 🙂

I think this mani looks quite nice. Do you agree? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 4 – 10 Sep 2017

Hi there! Happy Sunday! And welcome to my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week.

Monday 4 Sep – Nail Of The Day / Nail Art Challenge
Tuesday 5 Sep – J Lo Live Luxe Eau De Parfum

Monday’s post was about a mani I did for the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. Click here to read the post.
And on Tuesday I reviewed J Lo’s Live Luxe fragrance. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 6 Sep – Boots Essentials Cucumber Facial Scrub, Facial Toner, 3-Minute Clay Mask

Wednesday’s post was about a couple of Boots Essentials products. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 7 Sep – Esprit Styling Color Palette Eyeshadow 204 Australian Bush

On Thursday I reviewed an Esprit eyeshadow palette. Click here to read the post.

Friday 8 Sep – Make Your Own Stamping Polish!

And on Friday I told you how I made my first stamping polish. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 702 Marshmallow Heaven, Revlon Colorstay 260 Bold Sangria, Sally Hansen Salon Manicure 310 Gilty Pleasure, Orly Hair Band & Stamping With Pueen 76 / A-Z Nail Art Challenge P – Purple

Hi there! I’ve got a nail post for you today. 🙂 I did this mani recently, and I think it turned out great!

For this mani I used these products and tools:
Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 702 Marshmallow Heaven (creamy purple base colour),
Revlon Colorstay 260 Bold Sangria (dark purple base colour),
Sally Hansen Salon Manicure 310 Gilty Pleasure (golden base colour),
Orly Hair Band (gold glitter top coat),
Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go (black stamping colour),
Pueen 76 stamping plate which is part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure collection.

I know I already said it, but I want to say it again… I think this mani looks great. And I’m happy to have completed the A-Z Purple Nail Art Challenge. 🙂 Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin, Barry M Bubblegum, MUA Whitewash & Revlon Colorstay 170 Coastal Surf / A-Z Nail Art Challenge F – Fuzzy Topper

Hi there! Today’s post is about the first mani I did for the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. This challenge is called Fuzzy Topper. Cute, eh?

I have quite a few ‘fuzzy toppers’. But, unfortunately, I rarely use them. So this challenge provides the perfect opportunity to sport one of those fuzzy toppers!

And these are the nail polishes that I used:
Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin (base colour, pinkies, index fingers, thumbs),
Barry M Bubblegum (fuzzy topper),
MUA Whitewash (base colour, ring fingers),
Revlon Colorstay 170 Coastal Surf (base colour, middle fingers).

I also stamped! I chose an ornamental floral image for my middle and ring fingers. The stamping plate I used is Pueen’s 74 plate (which is part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure collection). The black polish I stamped with is Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 080 Black Cab.

How do you like this mani? I think it looks quite nice. And I think I did a good job with these 3 colours! Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – L’Oréal Collection Exclusive By JLo – JLo’s Delicate Rose & Stamping With Pueen 77 / A-Z Nail Art Challenge R – Red

Hi there! I’ve got another nail of the day post for you today. This mani is another mani that counts towards the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. The actual challenge is R – Red.

For this mani I painted my nails with L’Oréal Collection Exclusive By JLo – JLo’s Delicate Rose (1 coat).

This polish is amazing – the colour, the formula, the brush… well done, L’Oréal!

Then I used Pueen’s 77 plate (which is part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure stamping collection) and Essence Wave Goddess 01 (which is a really old limited edition polish) to stamp these pretty and delicate images onto my nails. Job done!

I really like how this mani turned out. The vampy red base colour is gorgeous, and the images are beautiful and subtle. How do you like this mani? Please let me know via the comments. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde