Wednesday, 11 September 2013

My Nail Polish Collection Part 2

Hey Everyone!

As promised, here is the second installment of my nail polish collection. If you missed Part 1, read it here.

NB: Shades are written from left to right
MUA Nail Polish in shades black "2", blue "9", red "8" , green "13", pink "16", nude "19"and purple "Plum Noir"
Nail Quake Nail Varnish in "Shattered Ice", Love Hearts Nail Varnish in shades "Love U 24/7", "I WANT YOU" and "U ROK"

I absolutely love the MUA basic range because they are such good value, apply really easily and have a good selection of colours. Of course MUA have changed their basic nail polish range up and these are no longer available and I've yet to try the new, essie-esque bottles. My favourites were the red and the nude, both of these bottles are repurchases.

The shatter polish was a good way to try the trend while it was around without wasting money. I got the first two Love Hearts nail polishes free with an order I placed online with MUA but I never really wear them. The third is a lovely lilac colour that I really like.

OPI Nail Lacquer in shades "Make Love" and "?" - sorry I've lost the sticker!

I like how much product you get in these bottles but I personally don't get all the hype around OPI. I don't think nail polish is worth paying a lot for as in my opinion there aren't huge differences regarding quality. These are nice enough though and I will use them- especially the purple which is very pretty.

Avon nailwear pro in shade "viva pink", nail experts french manicure duo, nailwear in shade "cotton" and nailwear pro in shade "vintage blue"

I really like the nailwear pro from Avon as they are good value (2 for £5 I think) and have a nice consistency. I'm not so keen on the others as they apply quite streaky. 
Topshop Nails in shades "eclipse" and "ice crush"

I absolutely love Topshop nail polish. Although they're more expensive than other drugstrore brands, they are my favourite because of the packaging, consistency (so opaque after 2 coats) and they dry very quickly. I've been wearing "eclipse" non stop recently as its the only polish I don't peel off. It stays on for ages and is such a pretty olive green/ vibrant blue colour.

LA Colors in shades "treasure island", "infrared", "jewel tone" and "electric charge"

Although the LA Colors range is very affordable, I don't rate them too highly. The glitters especially are really not up to scratch- not opaque at all.

Claire's Nail Polish - sorry I peeled the sticker with shade names off- my bad!

I absolutely love the glitters from Claire's- they're by far the most opaque I've tried and I would definitely recommend them.

Finger Paints Nail Color in shades "art you kidding me?" and "drawn to this shade"

I actually won these in the lovely Melanie's giveaway this time last year and love the names, packaging and colours.

Evie Mai Nail Polish - no shades names

I really like these polishes! The mini brush makes application really easy and they build up well. I especially like the middle shade which is a just-off-white-light-pink. They're very pearly and pretty.

LA Colors Nail Art Pen, Elegant Touch Nail Art Pens

I absolutely loved this LA Colors nail art pen until I dropped it and it smashed all over my floor (what a mess!) so I'll need to buy another. The others are quite sticky and I don't like them as much.

MUA Nail Polish in shade "17"- I added my own glitter- another failed DIY! BHS Nail Polish, Sally Hansen Nail Nutrition

I like the BHS polish as it proves a really pretty, shimmery top coat. I use the Sally Hansen during my many failed attempts to grow my nails but I don't notice a whole lot of difference with it.

So, finally, there we have it. My entire nail polish collection! Do let me know if you have tried any of these and how you got on with them. I'm currently, and have been for the last few months, on a nail polish buying ban because I have so many and I just peel it off my nails when its on (except Topshop eclipse!).
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  1. I darent even think about how many polishes I have xx

    lots of love Beautyqueenuk xx

    1. I didn't realise I had so many! I'm not buying any more xx