I’m in a holiday mood, so of course it’s time for something real fun! I bought this beautiful drop dead gorgeous polish from eBay – Missha Crystal Nail Polish in HGR01. This photo doesn’t do it justice, but it reminds me of Shu Uemura’s Metallic Green Eyeshadow – I think it was number 555. It’s a green metallic with a beautiful silver pearl throughout. You know I don’t swoon over polish that often, but I […]
Following in the footsteps of other brands that make mini polishes (like Orly!) are the Oh My Gosh mini nail lacquers from Superdrug! This range is limited edition and comes in 20 colours split into a few key looks; Femme Fatale, Pop Art, Rock Chick & Nude Power. I have 5 of these to swatch:The packaging is quite 80s – I don’t know why but it reminds me of a t-shirt my aunt wore back […]
I really adore Becca cosmetics so was interested to see that they are launching new polishes. They’ve kept it simple with just 3 shades, and they are pretty neutral. Each polish has a self-levelling colour brush, and is fast drying. They’re free from formaldehyde and toluene. The summer shades are peachy/orange. Tangerine Dream is a bright sunset coral.
You love free stuff, I know you do – so if you like free stuff (well kinda free stuff) and nail polishes then here’s your chance to get two Nails Inc polishes (in exclusive shades, Atomic and OMP!, which coincidentally is the sound my stomach makes after a session at Buffet City): You need to cut out and collect THREE tokens printed over the next FOUR weeks (do the math) starting from this Sunday, 19th […]
For some reason I went a bit nuts in Topshop recently buying a selection of make up! (more reviews coming soon!). One thing that they do which I really like is the Topshop Nail Polishes! I like the packaging and I think the colours are pretty cool for £5: I bought Dust Storm, a sheer grey with a pearl shot through it, Bees Knees, a cute yellow and Peaches & Cream, a peachy orange pastel. […]
Majolica Majorca have a cute collection of nail polishes that are very affordable , although the bottles are quite dinky in comparison to some Western brands. They Speedy & Glossy range were on sale recently, so I picked up 4 new colours from adambeauty.com. Pinks…I am really into pink at the moment! Hot pinks and bright pinks! Here they are: I think I paid about £3-£4 each for these? What I do like about them […]
I featured some ELF Nail Polish a few weeks ago – very good for the price, so I purchased 4 more to try. See, my favourite polish colours are hot pinks and bright corals! I noticed that 2 of these were “new formulas” and mango madness is a new colour. Anyway here are the polishes I bought. Fluorescent Pink: Quite a nice warm pink with pearl through it. Not completely my cup of tea, in […]
Jill Stuart is probably one of the prettiest, if not the prettiest make up brand out there! On the downside…gah it’s so expensive and hard to get hold of. Oh and the results are…so-so! Here I am with two limited edition polishes, 104 Shine Beige and 105 Violet Red from the 2009 collection. I saw these on eBay for a bargain price (£17 for both) and thought I’d give them a try! First things first, […]
Innisfree is a Korean Eco Beauty Brand with a number of cosmetic and skincare products. I’ve tried a few things and recently purchased these Eco Nail Polishes (I can’t find ingredient details anywhere!) because there were so many pretty shades to choose from (over 60!). Overall I’m not sure what I think of the Korean and Japanese nail polishes I’ve used so far. They can be on the gloopy side. I bought 4 shades of […]
My favourite kind of nail colour is bold and bright, because it seems to suit my olive skintone whereas pale shades disappear and overly dark ones are a bit harsh. L’oreal’s Tropical collection is just up my street! 5 new shades of bright purple, pink and orange reds! There is: 430 Wonderful Watermelon, 151 Dapper Dragon Fruit, 451 Popping Pomegranate, 125 Perfect Passion Fruit and 651 Feisty Fig. I was sent 2 of the shades […]
Regular readers may know I like mini polishes like Mavala because I find it very hard to finish a polish so a dinky one is enough for me. Orly Mini Nail Polishes are just 5.3ml each but are rather nifty and come in 50 colours! The shade I have here is Terracota, a bright orange based red: Their size means they fit perfectly into pockets and handbags, ideal for girls on the go. The collection […]
Ready for some super chic nail polish? CND (Creative Nail Design) have been working with designer Jason Wu for the last 8 seasons and have, for the first time, taken 5 polishes to retail! The set contains 4 colours and one textured topcoat which gives a ‘tweed effect’. Swatches….
Estee Lauder nail polishes come in these distinctive ice cube shaped bottles and I quite like them because they’re sort of nostalgic AND they’re really study. No knocking them over accidentally… They have 9 new shades at the moment: 3 pretty shades I have: One very natural, one bold and spring-y, one deep…
MeMeMe have had a pretty stylish make over and they’re certainly looking more chic! I have already tried 3 shades here. Two new additions, in shades of green: I like their Maxi Brush which is basically a wide, square brush. It means you can do a nail in 2 swipes (or at least I can!) so less time faffing about. What do you think of these greens for spring? Swatches:
It’s the start of random nail week! Where I swatch some of the pretty polishes that have come my way! First up is the cheapest of them all, ELF nail polish. Here are two of their newer shades, Purple Dream and Teal Blue: I knew these would be cheap, I didn’t realise how cheap. I presumed they were about £3 each – they are only £1.50 each! Amazing! I’m not one for super expensive nail […]
Etude House Petit Darling polishes are pretty nice – they’re cute, affordable and are fairly easy to apply. They do chip easily though..here are some swatches. I couldn’t resist this sweet trio set which is part of the Miss Tangerine kit. You get three orange polishes which you can wear together: I the set is a sheer peach, a glittery light orange and a brighter tangerine with fine gold glitter….
I mentioned in my post last week that there were two products from Face Stockholm that I liked the look of so I popped in last week to buy them. They were a nail polish in no. 56 (£11.50) – a hot pink with blue micro sparkle and a pot gloss (£14.00) in Fanatic, a pink-beige with loads of green sparkle (see I like the sparkle!): I’ve been comparing what I have and the swatches […]
I did a review of Aqmore water based polishes a few weeks ago! They’ve got in touch to offer a discount code to those who are interested! You can get 10% off with the discount code row10. To clarify, international shipping is calculated by weight, $5 for 1st 500gm and $1.50 for every subsequent 100gm. Polishes average at $10 per colour. Visit the shop here – they do have quite a nice range of colours.
Would you rather be Filthy Gorgeous or Filthy Rich? I’d rather be rich, any day. When you have money and power you don’t need to be gorgeous, look at Harvey Weinstein. But I digress. They say: “Trendsetting Beauty Service Apothecary and Retail Emporium, Filthy Gorgeous has launches its first nail collection.” Ok let me come clean, I don’t know what a beauty service apothecary is. I thought an apothecary was someone with a beard who […]
Estee Lauder has 16 new shades of nail lacquer – some from the core range and some are limited (see the colour chart at the end of the post!). Given the chance to choose some shades to try I decided to go for something different from my usual bright pinks and hot corals. I went for Sizzling Taupe, more of a subtle brown shimmer and Wicked Green – because it totally reminds me of Wicked […]