Wednesday, 11 April 2012

perfect polish

good afternoon dolls. it's a rainy day here in london and i'm feeling less than 100% so i thought i'd take the time to organise some of my nail polishes. like many girls, i hoard nail polishes like they've been discontinued. honestly, the majority of mine are dried up and entirely unusable - god knows why i feel the need to stash them away and pretend that one day i'll use them again. but today i've been reunited with some old favourites and it has inspired me to mention a few of my favourites. i've whittled it down to five and made sure they're all different. so, here goes...!


here we have the ultimate barbie pink: rimmel's '270 hot shot', a lovely nude: models own in 'nude beige', a perfect plum: rimmel's '410 trend spotting', an insane metallic: 'mirror, mirror' by sephora, and finally chanel's 'pirate' - everyone's must-have red.

unfortunately sephora products cannot be bought in the UK but if you're ever in paris or the USA, there are plenty of sephora stores that are worth a look around. i purchased 'mirror, mirror' in paris last summer for around €5. all of the other polishes mentioned can be found in boots and superdrug stores around the UK. rimmel polishes tend to cost around £5, models own are also £5 and chanel's are a steep £17.50. the shade 'pirate' is (i'm almost certain) discontinued, however chanel's 'dragon' is a VERY close match, and equally lovely colour.



i have also chosen two of my favourite top coats. jessica's 'brilliance' and sally hansen's 'hard as nails'.

sally hansen's 'hard as nails' can be purchased in boots and superdrug stores for around £4.75. jessica products are slightly harder to get hold of in stores however can be found in many beauticians and salons, as well as online. you can find their website here, where they supply multiple colours, shades and nail treatments.

my favourite nail products and colours change regularly but these are definitely my most used! what are your favourites?

emma xo

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  2. I totally know what you mean about hoarding nail polishes. I finally went through my collection last weekend and got rid of a few that really don't make the cut anymore. Those are great colours that you have! Love the barbie pink shade :)

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  3. I have to try Model's Own i've heard so many nice things about it! Fun colours.

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  6. Ahh the Chanel color is beautiful. I have yet to own a pair of chanel polish since they're too darn expensive. :(

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  10. love the nude shade from models own!
    I wish i knew where to buy those in shops here in Ireland :(



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  14. Thanks for sharing, Pirate is a gorgeous shade of red.:D

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  17. I like the pink Rimmel and the Chanel one. =]

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  18. I have a total nail polish problem so I can relate :p The nude and silver are so pretty :)

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  19. That Sephora polish looks so pretty! xxx

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  21. I have the same Chanel and Rimmel nail polishs. I always Love Chanel colours, but the annoying part about Chanel nail polishs is chipping! brrr!

    Great collection you have here!

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  22. ohhh ive been wanting to try the jessica polishes for ages, always forget to look at them when im ordering going to have a look for some now :) xx - great blog xx

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  24. those Chanel nail varnishes are SO good, but SO expensive!

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  25. Hey x I know .weather in UK is awful :( great post.love red nail polish xx

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  27. i really rate models own at the moment, best nail polish coverage ive found so far!

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