I'm nearly in spring mode and decided I was fed up of neutral shades, only for a bit, so got out this polish from China Glaze's Up & Away 2010 collection. It reminds me of Barry M Pink Flamingo, which is a good thing as my Pink Flamingo is so thick and nearly unusable now.
This was 3 coats I believe, but only to make sure it was completely even. I do love China Glaze polishes, the application is always brilliant!
This is a polish that I hadn't worn before but I was wearing a neutral coloured dress and wanted to wear bright coloured nails, inspired by Sarah of Temporary Secretary.
This was 2 coats and 1 coat of Orly Polishield. This is one of Rimmel's Lycra Pro polishes which are meant to last up to 10 days, it lasted 5 days on me before I needed to change the colour. Rimmel polishes are one of my favourites, and I think this has become my favourite pink, it almost has a jelly finish which I love.
Both Nubar and Chanel have bought out nail polish collections based on jeans recently, I picked up 2 of the Nubar polishes. I can only justify Chanel if the colour is unique or a cult colour (Particuliere). I left out the lightest blue shade as I knew I just wouldn't wear it.
Dark Wash Jeans:
Both of these were 2 coats, the application was very similar of both, they were uneven on the first coat but evened out when the second coat was drying. This is also with no top coat, they're so shiny!
I am a huge fan of Nubar polishes, and their top coat Nubar Diamont is amazing, application is always brilliant. I picked these up from eBay, but Feel Unique sells Nubar polishes so no excuse not to try them!
OPI have decided to jump on the soak-off-gel polish bandwagon, OPI Gel Color is the same as Gelish and Shellac, click here if you haven't heard of these polishes before. The advantage of OPI Gel Color is that it's available in the most popular colours of their normal polish range.
I ordered 2 of the new gel polishes from an American site and this is the first My Private Jet is the 2nd one I have to try. Application was brilliant, this was one of the easiest gel polishes to apply.
I love the shine, I think this is why I love gel polishes so much! This lasted for 1 and a half weeks before I removed it, but I think it would have easily lasted 2 weeks without any chips.
I'm not sure if this is available in UK nail salons yet, but if you like Gelish then I would definitely recommend this as the colour range is lovely.
Firstly, I love the name of this polish! This came out with Essie's Winter collection, and its actually a pretty unique shade. Its a bluey/greeny/grey shade.
It's been a while since I've used an Essie polish so I forgot how small the brush was, but I actually like them, they take more strokes but I find you can get a nice application. This was 2 coats, but it dried quite slowly.
I know it's a huge cliche but I have decided to make some resolutions for this year, mainly related to my spending and beauty addiction!
I will start Project 10 Pan. I have so many products that don't get used, so I have to use up 10 products before I am allowed to purchase anything else! I'm thinking of posting mini reviews at the end of each month of what I've used up like Joy does, as I personally love to read these posts..
This is the current contents of my shower, I am going to aim to use all of this up, it has sat in my shower too long!
I have made one little exception to the spending ban. I have recently started using Superdrug's version of the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, so have told myself if I use this everyday to take my make up off then I can buy the Liz Earle version when I finish it.
I will have a nail polish allowance. I am only allowed to buy 10 nail polishes this year, I have taken this idea from Sandra, she managed it last year and has encouraged me that I can do it! I have enough and there really can't be that many unique shades coming out this year that I will need! If I can get rid of some as well, even better!
I will finish off at least 2 nail polishes. I'm sure if I try I can easily do this, not actually sure how long it takes to finish nail polish, we'll find out I guess.
These are my most used polishes it seems, Nails Inc London, Barry M Pink Flamingo, Rimmel Rose Libertine, OPI Tickle-My-Francy, Maybelline Ivory Rose.
I will keep you all updated on whether I achieve this! Have you made any beauty resolutions?
I'm going to start 2012 with one of my favourite polishes from 2011, I first saw it on All Lacquered Up and have wanted it ever since. I always resisted buying it online, but caved when I saw it in a Boots store, it's so pretty.
I have already worn this polish 3 times and can see myself wearing it many times more! This was 2 coats, and no top coat, it dries pretty quickly! Nails Inc polishes cost £11, it's a lot of money, but this one is definitely worth it!