Weekly Recap 19 – 25 August 2019

Hi there! Happy Sunday! It’s the end of the week, so today’s post is my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that you might have liked, this is your chance to catch up. 😉

Monday 19 Aug – Tresemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner With Marula Oil

Monday’s post was about 2 hair products. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 20 Aug – Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream SPF 15

On Tuesday I reviewed the day cream I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 21 Aug – Original Source Hydrating Water Infusions Apple & Melon Shower, Grapefruit & Mint Shower

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

Thursday 22 Aug – Nail Of The Day
Friday 23 Aug – Superdrug Pink Clay Purifying Mask

On Thursday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And Friday’s post was a face mask review. Click here to read it.

And this is it for this week! Thanks for stopping by! 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Nail Of The Day – Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Ion & Stamping With Sugar Bubbles 031

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did a little while ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Ion (3 coats). This is a terrible polish. The formula is chalky, the polish takes ages to dry, the polish is prone to chipping, and the colour is just awful. 😧

Nail colours like this one always look best when you see as little as possible of them. And that’s why I decided to stamp!

I used the super beautiful Sugar Bubbles 031 stamping plate. The dark blue polish I stamped with is Filthy Gorgeous Midnight.

Whilst I didn’t love the mani, I think it looked alright. But I do love marine manis, and I think the sea, beach and flip flops theme fits the season. 🙂

Another thing: If you’re wondering how stamping works, I’ve done a tutorial on everything you need to know  – and everything I wish I had known when I started to stamp. Don’t worry, you’ll figure out stamping in an hour, but the tutorial will answer all the questions that you will have about stampers, scrapers, polishes, stamping plates, extra stuff you might need and everything else really! The tutorial is here.

And I also did a post on how I made my own stamping polish. This post can be found here.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 12 – 18 August 2019

Hi there! It’s the last day of the week, and this means that today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week. 🙂

Monday 12 Aug – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 13 Aug – Superdrug Deep Action Extreme Skin Brightening Solution

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed Superdrug’s new Skin Brightening Solution. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 14 Aug – Yves Rocher Framboise Nourishing Lip Balm, Manhattan Lipjelly 59N, MUA MakeUp Academy Sheer Finish Lipgloss Perk Me Up

Wednesday’s post was about a bunch of lip products. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 15 Aug – Nail Of The Day
Friday 16 Aug – Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Foam Wash

On Thursday I showed you another mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I told you about Boots’ All Bright face wash. Click here to read the review.

One more thing of a personal nature – we had another mumps outbreak at work. Yikes! Apparently the initial outbreak happened at a university nearby… Work was crazy with some of us having to cover for other people and other departments. People, if you haven’t had mumps as a child, please get vaccinated. Mumps is serious, and it takes you out for 2 weeks! And if you feel symptoms, please stay at home and don’t spread the virus on the train / bus / work place / sandwich place…

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

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 – NYC In A Minute 900 Wonder Purple & Stamping With Finger Angel A024

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

For this simple mani I painted my nails with NYC In A Minute 900 Wonder Purple (2 coats).

I love this polish, but I think this is (well, was) the last decent mani I managed to do with it. The bottle is about 85% empty, and the polish has thickened quite a bit. I hope I can use the leftover polish to make decals.

For the images I used my relatively new Finger Angel A024 stamping plate. The black polish I stamped with is the wonderful Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 5 – 11 August 2019

Hi there! Since it’s Sunday, today’s post is my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that you might have liked, this is your chance to catch up with my blog. 😊

Monday 5 Aug – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 6 Aug – Superdrug B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz

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

Wednesday 7 Aug – MakeUp Revolution London Unicorns Unite Eyeshadow Palette

This eye palette was the star of Wednesday’s post. Click here to read it.

Thursday 8 Aug – Carex Original Shower Gel, Carex Moisture Plus Shower Cream

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

Friday 9 Aug – Montagne Jeunesse Face Food Blackcurrant & Blueberry Peel-Off Masque AND Lime & Lemon Purifying Masque

Friday’s post was about 2 face masks. Click here to read it.

This is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Bourjois Cocktail A Barcelona 29 & Stamping With MoYou Nails 491

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did a little while ago.

For this mani I painted my nails with Bourjois Cocktail A Barcelona 29 (2 coats). I like this polish. The colour and the shimmery finish are gorgeous. And it’s opaque in 2 coats which is unusual for such a light colour.

For the images I used my relatively new MoYou Nails 491 plate. MoYou Nails is different from MoYou London.

Apparently, there used to be 1 company called MoYou, but the co-owners went their separate ways, and now there’s 1 company trading as MoYou London and 1 company trading as MoYou Nails. That’s sorted then!

Oh, and the black polish I stamped with is the wonderful Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto (which, unfortunately, is near empty…).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde