Thursday, 6 September 2012

Ribbons in our hair and our eyes gleamed mean

Ever since I was a little girl I remember loving nail polish. Once School broke up for summer holidays my mum would paint my nails for me, I loved it! I'd feel so grown up and glam. As I got older my love for the polish continued. My collection grew and grew and I started discovering different brands of polish and finding my way in the vast colourful polish world!

These days I seem unable to enter a supermarket or shop and not find my self standing In the beauty isle searching through nail polishes. Always on a mission to find that different shade of pink or that extra sparkly glitter polish. It might sound silly but I get so excited by all the different colours laid out before my eyes! Kid in a candy store springs to mind.

I realised today that I have a significant amount of nail polishes but I always seem to use the same ones over and over. So, on a little mission to correct this I've gone about trying to arrange my collection in an attempt to use all of my various colours!

Quite a lot huh?!

These are the polishes I use the most, can you spot a theme?!

This Ciate polish came in my 'Caviar' set. I love the colour and it's a long lasting polish, lasts a good few days with no chips.

The OH got this for me from work a few weeks ago (he works in the beauty industry!) and it's a really nice, light colour. It needs a few coats in order to get the full effect but you end up with a nice light pink with a slightly blue undertone to it.

I LOVE this shade! I've really got into OPI this year & so far I'm impressed!

I purchased my first Essie polish a few weeks ago, I've seen quite a few bloggers saying how good it is. So far I'm impressed, lasts a good time with no chips.

Big fan of the Rimmel 60 second polishes, as you can tell! Really good if you're like me and super impatient waiting for nails to dry. Nothing worse than spending a good half an hour painstakingly painting to then smudge it.

I grouped all of my glitter & nail effect polishes together in an old glossy box, they are really good for storing polishes and make up. If you're really creative you can make your own draws with your old boxes. I'm yet to try that however..!

One of my friends let me have the use of her hairdressers card at the local beauty supply warehouse. Keeerr-Ching, everything was so much cheaper than on the high street. I picked up this set of glitter polishes by 'Sinfull' I'm like a magpie, drawn to anything that sparkles.

Models own juicy jules. Fab glitter polish. You really do get a good range of sparkly-glitterness, if that makes sense?! I really like applying this over a hot pink colour.

OPI rainbow connection..I stumbled across this polish on amazon, it may as well have had my name written all over it! You get some big chunks of glitter in this polish so it can take a few coats to get an even covering.

I'd had my eye on the Ciate 'Caviar' collection after I read quite a few blogs about it. I couldn't find anywhere online that still had it in stock, everyone went crazy for it! However, on a little trip out to the Trafford Centre with the Mr man I spotted that selfridges had a pop up Ciate caviar shop... So over I trotted (once again like a child at a candy store) I had a little demonstrate of it on my finger, spent half an hour deciding whether or not I needed it in my life (I knew all along I did!) and hey presto here it is!

I think this box is perfect for polish storage... Cute and very spacious.

My polishes are now all grouped together in colour order. Fingers crossed I might stop sticking to my trusted colours.

I'll let you know how I get on!

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  1. Like you, I have a slight nail polish addiction. In fact, I only blogged about the Ciate Caviar polishes last week, though I have yet to try them out. I'm hoping that they'll look half decent on my nails!


  2. I love all your nail polish colors! I might have to buy the OPI one, the color is amazing!
    Love your blog, below is my blog address.
    Rachael x


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