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: 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,