Nail Of The Day – Essie Smooth Sailing, Technic Double Trouble Bollywood & Stamping With JQ-L12

Hi there! Happy Monday! Today’s post is about a mani I did just last week.

For this mani I painted my nails with Essie Smooth Sailing (2 coats, pinkies, ring fingers) and Technic Double Trouble Bollywood (2 coats, middle and index fingers, thumbs).

I used the gold glitter top coat from the double-ended Technic Double Trouble Bollywood to add some sparkle to the blue nails.

For the images on the minty nails I used my JQ-L12 stamping plate and a random black polish.

I didn’t like this mani because the stamped images didn’t look right. Ah well, onto the next mani!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 8 – 14 June 2020

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this past week. And here they are…

Monday 8 Jun – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 9 Jun – Beauty Formulas Collagen Essence Facial 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.

Thursday 11 June – Elizavecca Milky Piggy Aqua Rising Argan Gelato Steam Cream

I didn’t post on Wednesday, but on Thursday I reviewed my current moisturiser. Click here to read the post.

Friday 12 June – MakeUp Revolution London Rebel With Cause Lipstick

Friday’s post was about this lipstick. Click here to read it.

And this is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Sunday! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MakeUp Revolution London Rebel With Cause Lipstick

Hi there! Happy Friday! Today’s post is about this MakeUp Revolution London Rebel With Cause Lipstick. This lipstick is from MUR’s cheapest lipstick collection. So whilst I was keen to try the lipstick, I didn’t expect much from it.

When you look at the lipstick itself (= the colour in the lid), you’d expect a deep, dark wine shade. However, the lipstick is more of a fuchsia shade.

Also – the colour is a bit patchy and I’ve noticed that, due to the very creamy formula, it bleeds into my foundation. This isn’t acceptable. But here’s the worst bit: This lipstick stains badly. I even tried a body scrub to get rid of it (after everything else failed) but I can still see the ugly pale pink residue it left on my lips.

I have binned this lipstick. However, if you’re interested MakeUp Revolution London Rebel With Cause Lipstick is available for £1.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Aqua Rising Argan Gelato Steam Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Elizavecca Milky Piggy Aqua Rising Argan Gelato Steam Cream which I’ve been using for a few weeks now. This product contains a number of great ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and a number of botanical extracts. Sounds good!

This face cream has a lovely and subtle floral fragrance. Its texture feels waxy – but it changes to thick-yet-watery as soon as it’s applied to the skin. I cannot really describe the change of texture any better, but it feels like the wax is turning to water on your skin. At the same time it still feels rich and deeply nourishing. This is definitely unique!

I’m also very happy with the level of hydration my skin is getting from this face cream. My skin looks nice and plump, and whilst the look and sound of the cream made me a bit cautious (if your skin has ever reacted badly to a product, you know what I mean), I’m happy to report that the face cream is super gentle on my skin. This is one of my favourite products this month for sure!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this face cream to everyone with normal to dry skin. However, always check the ingredients to make sure a product is suitable for you, and if in doubt, please do a patch test!

And about Elizavecca products – when you buy those, please be careful. There are lots of fakes out there – some more obvious than others. Please only buy from reputable sellers. If the product isn’t sealed or the spelling is funny (i.e cosmetiocs), get a refund and always report the seller as it’s quite possible that they sit on a large quantity of counterfeit stock which they will continue to sell.

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Aqua Rising Argan Gelato Steam Cream is available as 100g. I paid £9.99 at TK Maxx.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Beauty Formulas Collagen Essence Facial Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about a face mask I tried a few weeks ago – Beauty Formulas Collagen Essence Facial Mask.

This mask with marine collagen, ginkgo and mulberry promises to leave skin feeling hydrated, smooth and supple.

You’re supposed to cleanse your skin, apply the sheet mask to your face, leave it on for 15 minutes – then rinse with water.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s really good! I agree that the mask made my skin look and feel amazing. In a nutshell – it kept all its promises!

Whilst I like leave-on formulas much more than rinse-off formulas, I’m very happy with this mask, and I will buy it again!

Beauty Formulas Collagen Essence Facial Mask is available as a single use sheet mask at Savers drugstores. I believe I paid 79p for it!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Revlon Nail Art Neon White, Essence Out Of Space Stories 01 Outta Space Is The Place & Stamping With Pict You PY-PJ034

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

For this mani I painted my nails with my white Revlon Nail Art Neon nail polish (2 coats) and Essence Out Of Space Stories 01 Outta Space Is The Place (1 coat). The Essence polish added a nice pearly shine to the white base.

For the images I used my fairly new Pict You-PY-J034 stamping plate and a random black Rimmel polish.

I liked this mani a lot. And that was because of the amazing images on this particular stamping plate. I can’t wait to use it again!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 1 – 7 June 2020

Hi there! Happy Sunday! This post is my weekly blog recap – just in case you missed a post that you might have liked. 🙂

Monday 1 Jun – May Empties

On Monday I told you which products I said goodbye to in May. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 2 Jun – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 3 Jun – Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel-Off

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
Wednesday’s post was about a face mask. Click here to read it.

Friday 5 Jun – MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick Scarlet Siren

I didn’t post on Thursday, but on Friday I reviewed a lipstick. Click here to read the post.

And this is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by, and take care! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick Scarlet Siren

Hi there! Today’s post is about MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick in the shade Scarlet Siren. I’ve previously tried a number of matte lipsticks from MUA, and so far all of them were disappointing. But I found this one in my stash, and I thought I should give it a try!

I think, all in all, this isn’t a good lipstick. The colour is pretty, but it doesn’t suit me. It’s an odd shade that makes my teeth look yellow – which they’re not.

I also dislike the waxy texture. This lipstick isn’t as bad as the other matte lipsticks I had from MUA. However, the formula is still unpleasant to wear. I think wearing this lipstick is a waste of time, so I will bin it.

Just fyi – MUA MakeUp Academy Matte Lipstick Scarlet Siren is available for £1.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel-Off

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel Off face mask with green tea and ginger.

This face mask promises to give pores a deep cleanse. You’re supposed to apply the mask to cleansed skin and to leave it alone for 15-20 minutes so it can dry. Once dry, simply peel it off.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s good but not great. I’m satisfied that the mask seems to lift off some dirt and a few dead skin cells. However, it’s not powerful enough for a deep cleanse.

I’ll continue to use this mask, but I won’t buy it again.

Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel Off face mask is available as 80ml for £1 (Poundland). This face mask is cerfified cruelty-free. It carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Barry M Molten Metal Holographic Sunburst & Stamping With Pict You Stamping Plates

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Barry M Molten Metal Holographic Sunburst (2 coats). This is a lovely holographic polish. I like it a lot!

For the images I used 2 of my new stamping plates – Pict You PY-J025 and Pict You PY-J028.

I stamped with a random black polish.

I liked this mani very much. The base colour is amazing, and I love the images on my new stamping plates.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde