Weekly Recap 3 – 9 January 2022

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about all the posts I’ve written this past week = my weekly blog recap. And here are the posts.

Monday 3 Jan – December Empties

Monday’s post was about all the products I emptied in December plus the 2021 total. Click here if you’re curious.

Tuesday 4 Jan – Nail Of The Day
Wednesday 5 Jan – Skin Treats Fennel Brightening Sheet 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 6 Jan – Lux Soft Touch Soap With SilkEssence TM & Rose Water

Thursday’s post was about Lux’s rose-scented body soap. Click here to read my review.

Friday 7 Jan – Claire’s Vanilla Cookie Flavoured Lip Balm, Claire’s Trifle Flavoured Lip Balm

And on Friday I reviewed 2 lip balms. Click here to take a closer look.

And this is aleady it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! xo

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Revlon Top Speed 570 Vintage & Essence Glamaxy Top Coat 34 Glamaxy Far Far Away (Photo Fail)

Hi there! Today’s post is about the mani I wore over the New Year’s weekend.

For this mani I painted my nails with Revlon Top Speed 570 Vintage (2 coats). I like this nail polish a lot. It’s a gorgeous red – it’s dark with a touch of wine and plum – it’s so beautiful!

The flakie top coat I used is Essence Glamaxy Top Coat 34 Glamaxy Far Far Away (1 coat).

This top coat is stunning. It’s a shame it doesn’t look great in the photo. Unfortunately, there was hardly any natural light, and this top coat doesn’t photgraph well under artificial light.

But the mani looked great in real life. I’ll redo it in the spring to show off the beautiful top coat in all its glory.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 702 Marshmallow Heaven & Ciaté Snow Globe (Nail Fail)

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

For this mani I painted my nails with Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 702 Marshmallow Heaven (2 coat). This is a great polish. I just love the colour and the formula.

The top coat I used is Ciaté Snow Globe. I had high expectations for this top coat, but it turned out to be a disappointment. It’s on the goopy side, there aren’t many flakies in this top coat, and those few that make it onto the nails are VERY stand-offish, so they get caught in everything.

I didn’t care for this mani at all… Onto the next one!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Ghosts / Nail Art Challenge #29 Inspired By The Supernatural

upload-1Hi there! Halloween is just a week away, so I thought I’d do another Halloween-inspired mani which also doubles up as challenge #29 (Inspired By The Supernatural) of the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge.

I painted my nails with Rimmel 60 Seconds 843 Midnight Skinny Dip (3 coats). Midnight Skinny Dip is a blue polish with a bit of an old-fashioned metallic finish.

This kind of colour is often recycled for all kinds of Christmas-themed nail polish collections. Not my favourite.

The ghosts are decals that I found online. I think they’re really cute and they’re perfect for Halloween and for the Inspired By The Supernatural theme. 🙂

I wanted to do a glitter accent nail, and I chose Sally Hansen Triple Shine 300 Pearly Whites (which is a cheaper dupe for Color Club Covered In Diamonds). I love this flakie topper. It’s gorgeous and it goes well with any colour.

I’m happy with how this mani turned out. It’s a bit more individual (and less scary) than your average spiderweb or eyeball mani. Feel free to let me know what you think. And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde