A-Z Nail Art Challenge – Complete Wrap-Up Incl. ALL The Manicures!

Hi there! Today’s post is about all the manis I did for the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. I’m not going to explain the actual challenge again. However, if you want to read the intro post, click here. Now let me show you all the manis I did for the challenge. πŸ™‚

1 Animals
2 Blue Gradient Nails
3 Coral Nails

4 Diva Nails
5 Exotic Nails
6 Fuzzy Topper

7 Galaxies
8 Holo Nails
9 Inspired By A Colour

10 Joy To The World
11 Kitties
12 Love

13 Movie
14 Nocturnal Creatures
15 Out Of Space

16 Purple Nails
17 Quick & Easy
18 Red Nails

19 Summer
20 TV
21 Underwater

22 Vibrant Nails
23 Whatever I Want
24 X-Plain To Me Why You’re Doing Red Nails Again

25 Yellow Nails
26 Zebra Nails
27 Encore – Recreate A Favourite (22 Vibrant Nails)

And this is already it! I’m happy that I managed to finish this nail art challenge. I already completed the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge last year, and now I have this one in the bag as well. πŸ™‚

Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate you taking the time to read my blog. πŸ™‚

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Nail Of The Day – Hello Kitty Raspberry & Foils / A-Z Nail Art Challenge Encore – Recreate A Favourite (V – Vibrant Nails)

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

For this mani I painted my nails with my raspberry-coloured Hello Kitty polish (2 coats). I like this polish because the formula is a dream to work with, and the colour is super pretty! πŸ™‚

I decided to beautify my nails with the help of foils. I chose a random leftover gold foil and a transparent holographic foil. Then I applied 1 coat of clear polish. Job done!

I’m including this mani in the A-Z Nail Art Challenge. The individual challenge is called Encore – Recreate A Favourite. And the challenge I’ve chosen to redo is V – Vibrant Nails.

I liked this mani. The base colour is simply gorgeous, and the foils effects are quite eye-catching! How do you like this mani? Is this a mani you’d sport? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Beauty UK Purple & Foils

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

For this mani I painted my nails with a purple Beauty UK polish (2 coats) that came in a nail polish gift set. I think this purple polish is fantastic (formula, brush, application, opacity, drying time) – but it’s too bad it doesn’t have a name!

Initially I wanted to stamp. However, I decided to do a foil mani.

I used a random gold foil and some leftover fuchsia foil to make my mani stand out – and it worked!

I got lots of compliments – one of my co-workers said she loved the drama in this mani! Pretty cool, eh? πŸ™‚

Yes, I was really happy with this mani! How do you like it? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

My Favourite Manis Of 2017

Hi there! If you read my blog regularly, you know I’m a nail nut. I’ve done about 150 manis this year – and I was happy with most of them. There were a few manis that I didn’t like – but I won’t remind you of the stinkers.. πŸ˜‰ And there were a few manis that I really loved – and now I want to share my favourites (in no particular order) with you. πŸ™‚

Marine Nails
Orange Halloween Nails
Purple Nails

Bats & Blood Halloween Nails
Blue, Black & Gold Nails
Purple Nails

Pink To Red Gradient
Foils
Green, Grey & Black Nails

Blue Marine Nails
Red & Gold Nails
Silver Marine Nails

Christmas Nails
Grey Halloween Nails
Purple & Gold Nails

Galaxy Nails
Marine Tricolore
Black & White Nails

Are you a nail nut too? Or would you like to be a nail nut? Is there anything I can do to inspire you to become a nail nut? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Essence Colour Boost 09 Instant Passion & Foils / A-Z Nail Art Challenge D-Diva Nails

Hi there! Since this week is Nail Week, I have another Nail Of The Day post for you today.

This mani is also my attempt at Diva Nails which is part of the A-Z Nail Art Challenge which I’m doing for no one but myself!

I just wanted to do plain dark red nails, but I was bored of the simple mani before the polish had dried. So I kept thinking… now what? Then I had an idea – foils!

So… I painted my nails with Essence Colour Boost 09 Instant Passion (1 coat). And I used some leftover gold foil to add a little sparkle to my nails. Then one coat of clear polish – job done! πŸ™‚

I really liked this quick and easy to do mani. What do you think? Feel free to let me know your thoughts. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin & Foils

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

I’ve wanted to do a foil tutorial for ages, and I wanted to use this photo for said tutorial, but I haven’t had the time to put everything together. But I hope to do a proper tutorial next month!

Alright, back to this mani! I painted my nails with Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin (2 coats). I like this black polish!

And whilst this polish looked nice on its own, I wanted more than plain black nails. So I used blue and fuchsia foils to add some colour to my nails. Job done!

I was very happy with how this mani turned out. Do you agree? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 20 – 26 Feb 2017

Hi there! I hope everyone had a good week. πŸ™‚ Today’s post is my weekly recap. So let me tell you what I’ve been up to on my blog this week…

Monday 20 Feb – Beauty Hoarder Problems / Countless Back-Ups
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Monday’s post was about another problem that beauty hoarders have to deal with – countless back-ups! Click here if you want to read the post.

Tuesday 21 Feb – Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner 038 Allure
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On Tuesday I reviewed one of the lipliners that I have several back-ups of – Rimmel’s Allure lipliner. If you’d like to read the post, click here.

Wednesday 22 Feb – John Frieda Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Samples
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Wednesday’s post was about the John Frieda Frizz Ease Forever Smooth hair products (shampoo, conditioner, anti-frizz primer) which I had samples of. Click here if you’d like to read my review.

Thursday 23 Feb – Nail Of The Day
Friday 24 Feb – Superdrug Orange & Black Lava Exfoliating Face Mask
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Thursday’s post was another nail post. I did a colourful foil mani. Click here to read the post. And on Friday I reviewed Superdrug’s (fairly new) Orange & Black Lava Exfoliating Mask. If you’d like to read this post, click here.

Oh, and I’d like to give you an update on the progress I’ve made with my Sleek Au Naturel palette. A little while back I told you that I’m trying to finish this eye palette. If you’d like to read the post, click here. Anyway, I’ve now emptied 5 of the 12 pans, I’ll be emptying 2 more pans soon (pans 3 and 6, top row), and I’m also concentrating on the dark matte shades (pans 3 and 5, bottom row). Not bad, eh? Feel free to let me know what you think! πŸ™‚
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And this is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Mrs Strawberry Blonde