Nail Of The Day – Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 702 Marshmallow Heaven, Astor Perfect Stay Velvet Effect 610 Sensual Candle & Stamping With Pueen 81

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Perfect Stay Smooth Velvet Effect 610 Sensual Candle (2 coats, pinkies, index fingers, thumbs) and Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 702 Marshmallow Heaven (2 coats, ring and middle fingers).

The Astor polish is truly unique. It doesn’t really feel like velvet, but it feels sensationally smooth.

I used Pueen‘s 81 plate (which is part of Pueen‘s Buffet Leisure collection). I tend to ignore stamping plates with funny shapes, but I’m glad I gave this one a try. I like the image! Oh, and I stamped with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 370 Uptempo Plum. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 60 Seconds 844 Out Of The Blue & Stamping With Sugar Bubbles SB 031

Hi there! Today’s post is about a cute marine-themed mani. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 844 Out Of The Blue (2 coats).

The colour looks nice, but I really don’t like this polish at all. It stains badly. I should use it as a stamping polish only – this should be OK.

Anyway, since I already had a dark blue base, I decided to do (another) marine-themed mani. So I used Sugar Bubbles‘ cute SB 031 stamping plate.

And I double-stamped with Orly Snow Cone (light blue) and Essence Colour & Go 140 Go Bold (gold).

I really like this mani. It’s like… the sea, marine creatures and sunlight. Do you agree? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Primark PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow & Stamping With Bundle Monster BM-S161, BM-S162 / A-Z Nail Art Challenge K – Kitties

Hi there! I’ve got a nail of the day post for you today. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Primark PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow (2 coats). This is one of the best white nail polishes I’ve ever had. Well done, Primark!

Since I wanted to do a cat mani, I used Bundle Monster’s BM-S161 and BM-S162 stamping plates (which are part of Bundle Monster’s Fuzzy & Ferocious collection).

The black polish I stamped with is Rimmel 60 Seconds 820 Hot Black To Go.

The mani looked a little messy – and I think the stamping plates are to blame. I’ve used these two plates before and I had the same problem. But in real life no one noticed. 😉

This mani goes in the A-Z Nail Art Challenge folder. I’ll file in under K – Kitties. How do you like this mani? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Essence Colour & Go 171 Galactic Glam & Stamping With MoYou London Doodles 07

Hi there! Today’s nail of the day post is about a mani I did a little while ago. I didn’t love the mani, so I wasn’t sure whether to do a post or not… well, here we are!

For this mani I painted my nails with Essence Colour & Go 171 Galactic Glam (2 coats). I don’t like this polish. The colour is a mix of blue, green and gold and it has a metallic (almost foil) finish. It’s a mess.

Then I thought that double-stamping might save the mani. (It didn’t work!) I used Orly Snow Cone (light blue) and Revlon Briliant Strength 110 Hypnotize (gold) to stamp images onto my nails. The stamping plate I used is MoYou‘s super cute Doodles 07 plate.

I really didn’t like this mani. Quite a few ladies at work told me how much they loved this particular mani (?). However, it’s definitely one of my least favourite manis of 2017.

How do you like this mani? Feel free to get in touch. By the way, if you’d like to order from MoYou, you can get 10% off if you order through this link.

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.. 😉 And there were a few manis that I really loved – and now I want to share my favourites (in no particular order) with you. 🙂

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 – Christmas Nail Ideas / Fearne Devilish Diamonds & Stamping

Hi there! Today’s post is about another Christmas-themed mani I did a couple of days ago. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 280 Pure Silver (1 coat).

This polish looks gorgeous in the bottle. But it’s actually remarkably ugly because it’s very brush-strokey. So I had to fix my mani right there! I painted 1 coat of Fearne’s Devilish Diamonds over Rimmel’s ugly polish – and it saved my mani!

I used Filthy Gorgeous Midnight (the blue polish) and my new unbranded Christmas-themed stamping plate to add a few wintry images.

I think this mani looks great. It was impossible to capture the real life beauty of this mani, but it still looks pretty nice in the picture. And yes, this mani is more wintry than christmassey, but I think that’s perfectly alright. 🙂

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

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