Nail Of The Day – Astor Perfect Stay Smooth Velvet Effect 612 Devil In Me, Essence Aquatix 04 Under The Sea & Stamping

Hi there! Here’s another Nail Of The Day post!

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Perfect Stay Smooth Velvet Effect 612 Devil In Me (2 coats, thumbs, index and middle fingers). This polish is matte, and it does feel and look a bit like velvet. I wanted a shiny blue, so I used clear polish to get rid of the matte look.

I painted my ring fingers and pinkies with Essence Aquatix 04 Under The Sea (3 coats). This is a silver holo polish, but the holo effect isn’t very strong.

I used an unbranded Christmas-themed stamping plate (pinkies, middle fingers) as well as MoYou London‘s Hipster 22 plate (index and ring fingers, thumbs).

The polishes I stamped with are Essence Colour Boost 11 Instant Match (blue) and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Presto Pewter (silver).

This is another mani I liked. It wasn’t perfect, but it came pretty close to what I wanted it to look like.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Nail Art Challenge #30 Inspired By A Tutorial

Hi there! Today’s post is about another mani I did for the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. This mani is for challenge #30 Inspired By A Tutorial.

I was looking for cute and summery mani ideas online – and I found an easy looking tutorial for melon nails.

I tried to recreate those melon nails but, of course, I failed miserably. So I came up with a much easier melon mani (well, sort of).

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 002 Cotton Candy (pinky, ring and middle fingers, 2 coats) and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 50 In Record Lime (index fingers, thumbs, 2 coats).

I applied loose black glitter hexagons (the only black glitter I have) to my middle fingers, and I top-coated all my nails with Orly Love Each Other.

I think this mani turned out alright. I have zero (nail) art skills, I can’t even draw a straight line. However, I’m proud of myself for coming up with a simple ‘solution’. So whilst the mani didn’t turn out the way I hoped, I was inspired by a tutorial. So somehow I actually nailed this challenge! Now wait for my interpretation of kiwi nails! 😀

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 220 Lagoon Lace, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 30 Man-Go Team & Stamping With Flowers 01

Sally Hansen Man-go TeamHi there! Today’s post is another nail of the day post.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 220 Lagoon Lace (two coats). I really like this green shade. It’s so fresh!

Then I picked up my Flowers 01 stamping plate (one of my biggest and cheapest stamping plates), I selected a few random floral images, and then I stamped away.

The yellow(ish) polish I used to stamp on the images is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 30 Man-go Team!

Whilst Man-go Team! isn’t a ‘real’ stamping polish, it stamps nicely (like the majority of the Insta-Dri polishes). £1 well spent on this polish! 🙂

I’m happy with how the mani turned out. Sure, if you look closely, it’s not perfect. But in real life no one gets this close to my nails, and from one foot away it actually looks flawless. 😉

What do you think of this green and yellow combo? Feel free to let me know your thoughts. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde