Friday, January 17, 2014


Nail polishes are something you will find in every room of my house. The collection is endless. One of my New Year's resolutions was to look after my nails. After a few acrylic nightmares, my nails had gotten weak, bendy and generally worse for wear. The past 17 days has been a whirl wind of Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Salon Strength Treatment and L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream. I'm definitely seeing a massive difference already and if you don't already own these items, get your purse out and whip them up!

After a thorough treatment routine, I start debating nail colours. This is generally a long process because I get distracted by some many pretty bottles! For the sake of a shorter blog post - here are my three favourites for this month!

CIATE IN ENCORE* If you're after an alternative to red then this is your shade. It's a beautiful tomato based orange with a muted shine finish. It's long lasting, trans-seasonal and one coat has great opacity!

BARRY M NAIL PAINT IN RED BLACK Barry M can bit a bit iffy with their polishes. I think their collection of colours can be incredible but the durability isn't great. For the price you cannot complain and I can forgive them for this polish because the shade is beautiful - a deep red wine with a high gloss finish. It goes on a bit watery but bare with it. It will build up to a rich dark and opaque colour.

MAYBELLINE COLOURSHOW BROCADES IN WOVEN SKYLINE I don't actually own many Maybelline polishes but this collection caught my eye in the aisles of Superdrug. It's a very unique formula with small and chunky silver glitters in a black base that comes up as a shimmery purple in bright light. I often find that there are two types of glitter polishes - ones that take forever to removes from your nails (normally a finer milled glitter) and ones that are quite easily chipped. This took really well and with a nice coat of Seche Vite, stayed on my hands for a good five days.


  1. i love the ciaté color. its so bright and fun.

  2. lovely post!

  3. oh that glitter is so pretty!

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  4. Hello lovely, just came across your blog and it's great - love the colours!

    I'm your newest follower and look forward to your next post! :)


  5. great post, love the nailpolishes <3

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  6. I use loccitane shea butter hand cream as well for my nails it's so good! X

  7. love this burgundy color:)
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  8. I have a few of the Maybelline brocades polishes but not that one and I really like the look of it! It does chip super easily though :( xx
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  9. Wow the maybelline glitter polish looks fab, perfect on a night out!! I am following you now!

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  10. Love the colour of the Barry M nail paint - perfect! Wish I could paint my nails at the mo but I'm not allowed to cos of work :( xxx

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  11. IN BLOODY LOVE with that Ciate colour!
    I have the gold version of maybelline brocades and I absolutely love it (especially over nude polish)! Would highly recommend it!
    Might have to try this one and the others! Looks really good just on its own!

  12. Love the ciate shade! Everyone needs a colour like this in their nail polish collection!

  13. Love these polishes

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