This week I’m wearing my second new polish from Nubar. This one is called Vogue Vert and is sort of a faded green colour. It’s really different from any other colour I have and I really like it. In real life, it’s actually a bit less minty – have a look at the photos on this blog. I would say that the real life colour is half way between my photos and these ones!
The only downside for me is that it looks very patchy after one coat (I often try and get away with just one coat!). You need at least two coats for the colour to be opaque – on some of my nails I had to use three coats. This is my first Nubar colour, all the others I’ve tried have been top coats. Has anyone else tried any Nubar polishes and have you found them patchy?!
I’ve got loads of coursework to do this week so just went for simple nails which only took 5 minutes! I’m wearing Milan from the No7 Stay Perfect range which is one of my favourite ever nail polishes – it is a lovely colour with just the right amount of sparkle. I’m only wearing one coat here and it’s already completely opaque. This polish is a really easy consistency to apply and it dries quickly too. Has anyone else got Milan?
I was sent this Body Collection nail varnish to review a few months ago but managed to forget about it until now. I’ve also forgotten who sent it to me and even after looking on Google I can’t find it for sale anywhere! I still want to show it to you as I really love the Autumn colour so if anyone recognises the bottle please let me know!
I’ve used two coats as after one it was still slightly patchy but the consistency is easy to apply and I love the way it looks different colours in different lights. It’s quite a unique colour – I definitely haven’t got anything else similar. It’s really hard to photograph and is actually more red in real life!
Over the last year or so I’ve stopped wearing pink nail varnishes as I’ve just got a bit bored of them. That was until I found this lovely nail polish by Miners. The shade is called plum which I’d have thought would be a purple colour but you can see that’s not the case!
The colour is a bit darker than pinks I’ve owned in the past and actually looks quite purple in some lights. I love how much the colour stands out as well as the glossy finish. In this photo I’m wearing two coats but it was opaque after just one coat so you could easily get away with just wearing one – I always apply two coats of nail varnish as I tend to chip my nails really easily!
If you want to try out this nail vanish, you can buy it online for £2.99.
This is another brilliant nail varnish by e.l.f. The colour is bright and summery, it stays put for days without chipping, is easy to apply and dries really quickly. Definitely a thumbs up from me!
Here’s another of the new shades from e.l.f……
I really like this colour although it wasn’t what I was expecting after seeing the nail polish online. The photo to the left is straight from the e.l.f website and you can see that in real life, the colour of the nail varnish is much warmer. I actually prefer the real colour to the online image!
Like other e.l.f nail polishes I’ve tried, this one is really hard wearing and easy to apply. e.l.f is fast becoming one of my favourite places to find good nail varnishes and I’m amazed by how cheap they are!
Last week I tried out one of the new nail polishes by e.l.f. and was majorly impressed by how long it stayed on my nails without chipping. Another new shade that they’ve just released is ‘Teal Blue’ which is a lovely, bright blue / green – I can’t quite decide which! After the summery weather last week, I thought it would be the perfect time to try out this summery shade but unfortunately it seems to have been raining ever since I applied it.
The colour is quite hard to photograph… it looks more like mint green here but it is definitely more blue in real life.
I kept this on my nails for five days before it started to chip!
This e.l.f nail polish is such amazing value at just £1.50! It is really easy to apply and the photo below shows two coats along with the top and base coats. I put the nail varnish on on Wednesday morning and by today (Saturday), only one nail had chipped which I don’t think has ever happened for me with any other nail varnish I’ve used. Usually they start to chip by the second day. The chip is tiny as well so I’m hoping I won’t need to remove it for another few days yet.
I really like the colour but I’ve got to admit that I was slightly disappointed when it came out of the bottle. It looks as though it will come out really glittery but, as you can see in the photo, the glitter barely shows up on my nails. I did give the bottle a good shake before I opened it, and again after doing the first nail, but I think the glitter is just not very sparkly! The colour is still lovely, just not what I was expecting.
My newest nail varnish is the 2true Fast Dry Colour Quick Nail Polish from Superdrug. It is ok but not as good as other brands I’ve used; however as it costs just £1.95 I didn’t expect it to be the best nail varnish I’d ever tried.
I’ve got Shade 5 which looks like a bright pinky red in the bottle but actually dries slightly orange on my nails. I’ve been finding it quite hard to apply as it is so runny and I end up having far too much on the brush. On the plus side, the nail varnish does dry quickly so is good to use if you’re running late! Every time I’ve used this nail varnish it has chipped by the next day which is a bit disappointing as I can usually wear nail varnish for longer than that before it chips. I think this nail varnish might stay on your nails for longer without chipping if you used a base coat and top coat which I don’t normally bother with as they seem like a lot of effort!
I’m not sure whether I’d buy another nail varnish from the same range, I think I’ll have to try it with the top coat before I decide!