Don’t mind me.. just casually adding a few more polishes to my already-full stash. I was recently contacted by NailPolish.co.uk, an online nail store which stocks a number of popular brands and over 1,000 shades of polishes, and of course the heart eyes were out in full force when I was asked if I would like to try a few shades for myself. The selection is so huge that I found it a bit difficult to narrow my choices down, but in the end I opted for a Gel Effect polish from Nails Inc, a pretty pink from OPI and the cult product that is the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. Delivery was super quick and I was so excited to get both shades on my nails straight away..
OPI Japanese Rose Garden* (£6.50, unfortunately out of stock right now) – I know what you’re thinking: “Kirsty, did you really need another pink nail polish in your life?”, but I’ll try and justify myself by saying that this particular shade is different to anything else I already own. Japanese Rose Garden may look like your bog standard bright pink but it also has a gorgeously subtle pearlescent shimmer running through it. From further away this shimmer is barely noticeable on the nails but on closer inspection you can see that the nails have a beautiful sheen to them, something that a creme shade just wouldn’t be able to give you. As with the other OPI nail shades that I’ve tried, Japanese Rose Garden has a great formula that’s not too thick or thin, and gives a completely paque covering in two coats.
Nails Inc Gel Effect in Colville Mews* (£3.95) – Next up is this gel effect polish and definitely my favourite of the two, mainly because I’m a lover of all things neutral. Colville Mews is a gorgeous nude that works so well with my fairer skin as it’s not too warm and not too cool – the perfect nude in my eyes. There’s something I find so sophisticated and classy about nude nails so this particular shade was always going to be a winner, and I love that it’ll be a shade I reach for all year round. The polish itself was nice enough to apply and once again, I was left with a gorgeously opaque colour in two coats. I’m a big fan of the super shiny finish left on the nails, although I’d still argue that the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shines have a better formula in terms of their shine and overall formula.
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat* (£7.95) – A good top coat is always a must, and what better formula to go for than one that’s incredibly fast drying, long lasting and super shiny on the nails. I’ve already tried the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat and while I loved the formula, I was a bit disappointed that it dried up so quickly, so I’ll be aiming to use this bottle as best as I can!
I’d love to know – are you a fan of these nail shades too?