Nail Of The Day – NYC In A Minute 238 MoMa & Stamping With Pueen 65

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

For this mani I painted my nails with NYC In A Minute 238 MoMa (2 coats).

And I stamped with Pueen’s 65 plate (which is part of Pueen’s Stamping Buffet collection) and Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go.

I think this mani looks alright. But I don’t love it because the pink polish turned out to be darker than expected. I wanted a pale pink, but I got a bright pink…

How do you like this mani? Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Nail Of The Day – Primark PS… Quick Dry Nail Polish 18 Strobe & Stamping With Bundle Monster BM-S161 / A-Z Nail Art Challenge Z – Zebra

Hi there! Today I’m showing you another mani that I did for the brilliant A-Z Nail Art Challenge.

For the Z – Zebra challenge I painted my nails with Primark PS… Quick Dry Nail Polish 18 Strobe (2 easy coats). This is a very good white polish. And it’s 60p only. I will stock up!

I used Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go and Bundle Monster’s BM-S161 plate (from Bundle Monster’s Fuzzy And Ferocious set) to stamp zebra stripes onto my nails.

I’ve never done a zebra mani before but I think it turned out quite alright. What do you think? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Make Your Own Stamping Polish!

Hi there! If you read my weekly recap posts, you may remember that I said I wanted to try to make my own stamping polish. Well, I did it! 🙂 I wasn’t sure whether it would work out, but I really wanted to (at least try to) give unloved products (in this case a light orange nail polish and an orange eyeshadow) a new life. So here’s what I did…

I knew I wouldn’t use that orange eyeshadow, so I just crushed it up and funneled it into my (unloved) light orange Astor nail polish (which I might have another bottle of…). The 2 ingredients formed a thick paste, so I used some nail polish thinner to turn the paste into a liquid. Then I asked my husband to give the nail polish a good shake.

Of course, I tried my home-made stamping polish right away. I stamped an image onto black paper, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. And I’m really proud of myself for turning 2 unloved products into 1 product that I’ll actually use!

So if you have unloved nail colours and eyeshadows in your stash, you could try to turn them into stamping polishes! Buttery eyeshadows won’t work (obviously), but those (cheap) chalky ones should be perfect. Sure, there are no guarantees as to which products will work and which ones won’t – but if your unloved products are just gathering dust, you have nothing to lose. 🙂

Have you ever repurposed a beauty product? If so, what did you do? Feel free to get in touch, and thanks for stopping by!

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 – Nail Art Challenge #28 Inspired By A Flag

Hi there! Today’s post is about another mani I did for the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. And this mani is for challenge #28 Inspired By A Flag.

This challenge is (well, was) one of the few that I thought I might have to skip. However, I remembered that Canada Day is just around the corner. And I also have quite a few Canadian blogging buddies, so I thought I could do Canada nails. 😉

I didn’t have any stamping plates with large maple leaf images, and I couldn’t draw a maple leaf if my life depended on it. So I opted for a stamping image that featured small maple leaves.

Which products did I use? I chose Boots No 7 Devil’s Delight as my red base colour. The white nail polish I used for the accent nail is MUA White Wash. The red stamping colour is Rimmel 60 Seconds 320 Red Ruby, and the stamping plate is an unbranded one that’s just called CF-17.

I really like how this mani turned out! One of the maple leaves didn’t stamp perfectly, but all in all I’m happy with this mani.

How do you like this mani? And if you’re Canadian – will you try a Canada Day mani? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Ciaté Sugar Plum & Stamping With Pueen 74

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

For this mani I painted my nails with 1 coat of Ciaté’s Sugar Plum. And then I sponged on another coat of polish.

Why? Well, the bottle is almost empty, and it was next to impossible to get any polish out of the bottle.

There’s still a little polish left in the bottle, but it won’t be enough for a full mani. It might be enough for 2 accent nails – we’ll see… 🙂

Now back to this mani! The stamping plate I used is Pueen’s 74 plate (you’ve seen it before, and it’s part of Pueen’s Stamping Buffet collection).

And the black polish I stamped with is NYC In A Minute 001 Evil.

I’m really happy with this mani. What do you think? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Sinful Colors Blue La La & Stamping With Pueen 93

Hi there! Today’s post is a short Nail Of The Day post.

For this mani I painted my nails with Sinful Colours Blue La La. I really like this shade of blue. It’s cute and cool!

The stamping plate I chose is Pueen’s 93 plate (which is available as part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure collection).

And the blue polish I stamped with is Filthy Gorgeous Midnight. It’s not a “real” stamping polish,  but it stamps perfectly.

I think this mani turned out OK. It’s not my favourite, but I couldn’t come up with a more creative mani. I also didn’t want to do another underwater mani just yet. Ah well, maybe next time. 🙂

Anyway, feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde