My Favourite Manis Of 2018

Hi there! Today’s post is about my favourite manis of 2018. I stamped like a maniac, I used a lot of glitter, and I did plenty of foil manis. Scroll down if you’d like to know which manis I really liked this year. πŸ™‚

Galaxy Nails
Yellow Nails
Foil Nails

Purple Nails
Halloween Nails
Christmas Nails

Blue Nails
Mixed Nails
Halloween Nails

Foil Nails
Orange Nails
Out Of Space Nails

These were my favourite manis from 2018. I bought more stamping plates, and I have a crazy amount of foils and glitter toppers, so I’m sure 2019 will be a similarly colourful year for nails. πŸ™‚

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Weekly Recap 24 – 30 September 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday. The week is pretty much over, and it’s time for my weekly blog recap. If you’ve missed a post that you might have liked, here’s what I’ve been up to on my blog this week.

Monday 24 Sep – Nail Of The Day
Tuesday 25 Sep – Retinol-X Anti-Aging Sheet Mask

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

Wednesday 26 Sep – Radox Scent Touch Feel Lively & Feel Free

I wrote about 2 of Radox’s Scent Touch shower gels on Wednesday. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 27 Sep – Manhattan Matte Lip Cream

Thursday’s post was about a lip product. Click here to read the post.

Friday 28 Sep – September Beauty Awards

And on Friday I told you which products I love the most this month. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week – and this month. Enjoy the day! And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 10 – 16 September 2018

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Welcome to my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this week.

Monday 10 Sep – Sukin Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum

On Monday I reviewed a face serum. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 11 Sep – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 12 Sep – Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask

Tuesday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Wednesday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 13 Sep – Gliss Supreme Length Shampoo & Conditioner

Thursday’s post was about Gliss’ Supreme Length hair products. Click here to read the post.

Friday 14 Sep – Haul!

Friday’s post was about the beauty products I bought over the past few weeks – there’s stamping stuff, hair care, skin care and make-up. Click here to read the post.

This is it for this week. I hope you enjoy the day. Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel 60 Seconds 625 Sir Yes Sir! & Foils

Hi there! I’ve got a Nail Of The Day post for you today. For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 625 Sir Yes Sir! (1 coat). I love this dusty purple colour!

Then I applied large chunks of rainbow foil. Initially I wanted a more subtle look, but I couldn’t stop myself, and so I ended up with a very colourful mani.

I liked how this mani turned out. It was very eye-catching, and I got a few compliments from random strangers.

Have you done foil nails before? If yes, how did you like them? If not, why not? What colour nail polish are you wearing at the moment? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The 31 Days Nail Art Challenge Wrap-Up – Incl. Photos Of All The Manicures!

Hi there! If you read my blog, you’re probably aware that I’ve been doing the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge – but not in 31 days. Since I’ve done this challenge for no one but myself, I’ve taken my time to complete it. And now that I’ve done all the manis, today’s post is a quick wrap-up. And without further ado, let me show you the 31 (+2) manis! πŸ™‚

1 Red Nails
2 Orange Nails
3 Yellow Nails

4 Green Nails
5 Blue Nails
6 Violet Nails

7 Black & White Nails
8 Metallic Nails
9 Rainbow Nails

10 Gradient Nails
11 Polka Dots
12 Stripes

13 Animal Print
14 Flowers
15 Delicate Print

16 Tribal Print
17 Glitter
18 Half Moons My Husband’s Polish Picks (base colour + top coat)

19 Galaxies
20 Water Marble (Cheat)
21 Inspired By A Colour

22 Inspired By A Song
23 Inspired By A Movie
24 Inspired By A Book

25 Inspired By Fashion
26 Inspired By A Pattern
27 Inspired By Artwork

28 Inspired By A Flag
29 Inspired By The Supernatural
30 Inspired By A Tutorial

31 Recreate A Favourite (5 Blue Nails)
31 Recreate A Favourite (17 Glitter)
31 Recreate A Favourite (19 Galaxies)

And this is really it! I’m really proud of myself for finishing this nail art challenge! Yes, I bent the rules a few times, but I’m OK with that because I did this nail art challenge for no one but myself! πŸ™‚ Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Nail Art Challenge #9 Rainbow Nails

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did recently. It’s also another mani that counts toward the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. And this rather chaotic mani is my attempt at challenge #9 Rainbow Nails.

Before I tell you which products I used, let me tell you how I ended up with this mani… one of my friend’s daughters celebrated her 11th birthday over the Easter weekend. I’m not good at baking or decorating, so I offered my friend to give her daughter a manicure.

I had lots of different nail colours and glitter toppers with me when I came to my friend’s house on Good Friday, so it wasn’t surprising that the young lady couldn’t decide which nail colour she liked best.

I suggested to paint her nails in different colours – and she agreed! The young lady opted for (more or less) pastel shades – light blue, orange, lilac, yellow and light green. And she chose a super cute glitter topper to complete the look.

When I got home I painted my nails in the same colours:
MakeUp Revolution True Blue (pinky),
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 844 On The Mango (ring finger),
NYC Expert Last 255 Late Night Lilac (middle finger),
P2 240 Joyful (index finger),
Rimmel 60 Seconds 816 Green-Eyed Monster (thumb),
Jess Rainbow (glitter topper).
The only difference was that I used a peel-off base coat (for easy removal) on my friend’s daughter’s nails, whilst I used a regular base coat on my own nails. πŸ™‚

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