Sunday, 19 June 2011

Nail Polish Haul

Hi all, just a little nail polish haul for you all. I don’t know about you but every now and then I feel the need to expand my nail polish collection. With my current nail polish storage bursting at the seams this would appear rather foolish; yet no beauty buy of late seems to excite me quite like a beautiful shade of pastel. Bright’s and muddy colours are not as appealing to me anymore. 6 months ago I would have bought anything which resembled muddy wellington boots, but now with summer in full bloom (or not in North East England) I am all for pastels. I feel a girl can never have enough pastel nail polishes. 

So here I present you with my latest nail splurge. I was as you can see enticed by the whole ‘crackle’ trend, and can say that it’s not for me. I think that I prefer a well presented, classic manicure. Rough, bumpy nails are annoying, I couldn’t stop touching them. It looks great in pictures, but up close…. not so much.  

I also decided to add China Glaze classic mint nail polish (re-fresh mint) to my nail polish collection. It’s a bright choice, and looks fabulous on toes. If however a bright pastel mint shade is not for you; Essie’s latest offering absolutely shore, may be the shade for you. It’s a more toned down, chic affair, perfect for holiday sun.  I am pleased with my choices minus the crackle glazes, and will show you some nail of the day shots during the summer months.

Just in case a colour catches your eye; here is the line-up from left to right: all images are unedited and taken without flash to avoid colour distortion because I simply hate that!.
Essie: Sand Tropez
Essie: Absolutely Shore
Essie: Neo Whimsical
Essie: Smooth Sailing
Essie: Knock out pout
China Glaze:  crackle glaze, Lightning Bolt
China Glaze:  crackle glaze, Crushed Candy
China Glaze:  Re-fresh mint

I hope you are all keeping well, and enjoying the sun whenever it decides to show its face.  I have been spending most of my down time, reading using my new love; The Kindle. Any great book recommendations would be delightful.

Thanks for reading,


  1. These all look amazing, I love the look of the Essie - Smooth Sailing, looks like a gorgeous colour! I always feel like I need to buy more nail varnish! My sister always manages to stop me though and reminds me that I already have a collection and a half ;D

  2. Gorgeous colours - I think I need to get some more pastel shades x

  3. I love pastel colors from Essie. Their application is amazing! Great haul :D

  4. I haven't tried Essie yet, knock off point looks gorgeous! Can I ask where you bought it from? xx

  5. Fab haul! Re-fresh mint looks gorgeous, have a nice weekend! :)

  6. I love all of them.. I am in pastel kick lately

  7. I love all of them! Spoilt for choice.

    You have a wonderful blog, I will difintily be checking back to read more of your posts. Good luck with the blog, although I am sure you do not need it!

    All the best,

  8. awesome colors!! :) great blog, im your new follower i hope you'll follow back

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  10. oh my gosh those colors are gorgeous! i need to get shopping hahah :DD



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