Empties – October 2020

Hi there! Today’s the first working day in November, so this post is about all the products I emptied in October. Read on if you’re wondering which products I managed to finish last month.

1 Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Day Hand Cream – a lovely hand cream! I’d be happy to have it again as part of a gift set, but it’s quite expensive, so I won’t buy it on its own.

2 Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Lip Care – this is the best lip care product I’ve ever tried. Repurchase? Yes!

3 Boots Botanics Hydrating Serum Capsules – I loved these! I have one bottle left in my stash (and I’ll use those capsules soon). Unfortunately, these were discontinued. Otherwise, I’d buy them again and again…

4 Boots No. 7 Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil – one of the best facial oils I’ve tried so far. I will repurchase this one too, no doubt!

5 Boots Extracts Sweet Mango Body Spray – I love this fragrance! It’s sad that Boots discontinued the entire Extracts line, so unfortunately, I can’t buy this one again.

6 Palmolive Italian Gardens Shower Gel – this was an amazing shower gel! Too bad it was a limited edition…

7 Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Non-Greasy Lotion – this is a wonderful body lotion. Repurchase? Yes!

8 Gliss Liquid Silk Conditioner – this is a nice conditioner. I will buy it (and the matching shampoo) again, no doubt!

9 Palmolive Naturals Pomegranate Shower Gel – I liked this shower gel quite a bit. I think I’ll buy it again.

10 Original Source Mango & Macadamia Shower – this is a lovely shower gel. Too bad that it’s no longer available. I have one more bottle though!

11 Beauty UK White Nail Polish – an old favourite! Too bad it’s no longer available!

12 Garnier Skin Active Refreshing Botanical Toner With Aloe Extract – not my favourite. I won’t repurchase it.

13 Superdrug B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz – one of holy grail products! I have plenty of back-up!

14 Primark PS 2 in 1 Base & Top Coat – an OK clear polish. Dries a bit too slowly for my liking. I have 1 more bottle.

15 Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Bath Cream (x2) – I love this bath cream! Unfortunately, this product has been discotinued. I have one more bottle in my stash though.

16 Kallos Multivitamin Energising Hair Mask – a very good hair mask! But it was a 1000ml which took me ages to finish. I won’t ever buy such a big bottle of any kind of product again!

I’m happy with what I finished. I hope I can keep this up until at least the end of the year. Thanks for stopping by! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – China Glaze Pure Joy, Primark PS… Nail Polish Snow White & Stamping With MoYou London Festive 04

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

For this mani I painted my nails with China Glaze Pure Joy (2 coats, pinkies, ring fingers) and Primark PS… Nail Polish Snow White (2 coats, middle and index fingers, thumbs).

Pure Joy is one of my favourite Christmas glitter polishes. It’s an oldie, but it’s definitely a goldie!

For the images I used MoYou London‘s cute Festive 04 stamping plate. The 2 polishes I stamped with are Manhattan Quick Dry 46K (red) and Rimmel Salon Pro 544 Bewitch (green).

Again – Merry Christmas, everyone! 🎅

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Primark PS… Nail Polish Snow White & Stamping With Nicole Diary ND 076

Hi there! I’ve got a short Nail Of The Day post for you today. Since we’re just days away from Halloween, I thought I’d share this mani now – just in case you’re looking for Halloween nail art inspiration.

Alrighty! For this mani I painted my nails with Primark PS… Nail Polish Snow White (2 coats). I have a number of white Primark polishes and most of them are one-coaters, and they’re much better than the considerably more pricey stuff out there!

For the images I used my Nicole Diary ND 076 stamping plate. The red polish I stamped with is Manhattan Quick Dry 46K.

I liked how this mani turned out. No, I loved it! This stamping plate is… 😍 🔥 💖

Will you do a spooky Halloween mani? If you’d like to share your ideas with me, please do so via the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Foils & Stamping Feat. Rimmel, Revlon, MoYou London, etc.

Hi there! A few weeks ago I did a colourful mani. I had no idea what I was going for, but I did like the result!

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 625 Sir Yes Sir (middle and ring fingers, thumbs, 2 coats) before I applied leftover gold foil.

For the other nails I made decals! I used my unbranded stamping mat, MoYou London‘s cute Flower Power 16 plate and a number of colour polishes:

Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto (black), Primark PS… Nail Polish Snow White, Rimmel Salon Pro 500 Peppermint, NYC In A Minute 900 Wonder Purple, and a nameless Beauty UK polish in a maroon colour.

As I said earlier, I liked this mani a lot. I will be doing something similar in the not too distant future! Alrighty, this post is the last one for this week. This means that Nail Week has come to an end. I’m back tomorrow with a product review! Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Primark PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow & Stamping With Biutee 10 / 31 Day Nail Art Challenge #7 Black & White Nails

Hi there! This week is going to be NAIL WEEK. This means that I’ll be posting about nail stuff only. 😎

I did another mani for the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge (which I’m doing on my own terms – not in 31 days and not in chronological order). This mani is for challenge #7 BLACK & WHITE NAILS.

And for this mani I painted my nails with Primark PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow (2 coats). This is a fantastic polish. I love it!

For the images I used my relatively new Biutee 10 stamping plate and Essence‘s amazing black stamping polish. Too bad that Essence discontinued their stamping polishes. 🙁

I liked this mani a lot. I know I’ll be using this stamping plate a lot in the not too distant future!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 60 Seconds 320 Rapid Ruby, Revlon Top Speed 330 Emerald, PS… Nail Polish Snow White & Stamping With MoYou Festive 04 / 31 Day Nail Art Challenge #28 Inspired By A Flag

Hi there! Since it’s Nail Week, I have another Nail Of The Day post for you today. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with…
Primark PS… Nail Polish Snow White (2 coats, pinkies),
Rimmel 60 Seconds 320 Rapid Ruby (2 coats, ring and middle fingers) and
Revlon Top Speed 330 Emerald (2 coats, index fingers, thumbs).

I used MoYou London‘s Festive 04 plate and Rimmel 60 Seconds 320 Rapid Ruby for the images on the pinkies.

So why this mani? Well, the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge has a challenge that’s called INSPIRED BY A FLAG. It’s challenge #28.

I chose the Belarusian flag 🇧🇾 because I’ve been supporting Belarus’ Fed Cup team for years. I’m a major tennis fan, and I hope Belarus wins the semifinal tie against Australia this weekend! Go Aryna, Saschka, Vera und Lida! 💪

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Galaxy Nails Feat. Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Revlon & More

Hi there! A few weeks ago I did a galaxy mani. It wasn’t my favourite galaxy mani, but I have to say that I still liked how it turned out.

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro 430 Black Satin (2 coats).

I used a small piece of a make-up sponge to apply blobs of Primark PS… Nail Polish Snow White to my nails.

I used a few colour polishes (and more small make-up sponge pieces) for the accents: Collection 2000 Hot Looks 30 Sherbet Lemons (yellow), Revlon 044 Blue Lagoon (pale turquoise), and NYC In A Minute 258 Prospect Park Pink (pink).

The beautiful glitter top coat is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 235 Supernova – which happens to be my all-time favourite glitter top coat!

Do you like galaxy nails? Have you tried to do galaxy nails? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Primark PS… Nail Polish Snow White & Barry M Christmas Tree

Hi there! Here’s another Christmas-themed mani I did recently. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Primark PS… Nail Polish Snow White (2 coats, although I could have gotten away with 1 coat as well). Primark has done a great job with this polish. This is the perfect white!

Don’t waste £15 on a mediocre white polish from one of the “salon brands”. If you’re looking for a great white polish, head to Primark, and pick up this little beauty for 90p!

Onto the glitter! The beautiful glitter top coat I used is Barry M Christmas Tree. It’s the ultimate Christmas glitter topper. I love it!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nail Ideas / Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 046 Shout Out Loud, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Time To Shine, PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow & Essence Come To Town Lametta Topper

Hi there! I’ve got another Christmas Nail Ideas post for you today. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 046 Shout Out Loud (green), PS… Nail Polish Marshmallow (white), and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Time To Shine (gold). The glitter top coat I used on my middle fingers is Essence’s Come To Town Lametta Topper.

I like this mani because it was easy to do, and because it doesn’t look like any of those standard Christmas manis that everyone (and that includes me) does this time of year.

What do you think? Do you agree? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Galaxy Nails Feat. Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Max Factor, Primark & Essence

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

Alrighty, for this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds Hot Black To Go (2 coats, but 1 would have been enough).

Then I used a small piece of a make-up sponge to apply white blobs (Primark PS Nail Polish Marshmallow) to my nails.

I repeated the process with 2 random colour polishes – Essence Colour & Go 06 Instant Happiness and Max Factor Glossfinity 95 Flaming Pink.

The glitter top coat I used is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 235 Supernova which is not just my favourite glitter top coat, but most likely also the most beautiful and the most versatile glitter top coat in the history of the planet.

I really liked this mani. It was inspited by boredom, but it turned out to be quite cool. Have you tried galaxy nails? If not, why not? Would you like to try galaxy nails? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde