Sunday, 3 January 2016

Nail Polish collection

If, like me, you are dreading the return to work, the dullness and drudgery that January brings, and months of wearing vests and knitwear (together) and early morning car defrosting... let me bring a little bit of easy colour in to your life.  Nail polishes.  A quick fix hit of colour which makes your nails and hands look smart, 'polished' and can totally brighten up any outfit.

Whilst it's nice to treat yourself to a professional Gelish/Shellac manicure and these look great and last for a good couple of weeks, they are a pain to remove yourself.  But nearly all the store bought polishes now offer a gel range and these really are very good, and with a bit of care, can last up to 10 days without any chips.  And of course are so much easier to remove.  What I like about applying my own polish is that you can change the colour as often as you want, you're not committed to 2 weeks of the same colour.  (I get bored easy).

And it's a very affordable way of keeping on trend.  I often get compliments on my current nail colour, because you do use and show your hands and nails much more than a new pair of shoes would catch someone's attention.

I love Barry M polishes, and in particular their Gelly range (pictured above).  The Gelly polishes are super hi-shine and long wearing.
Barry M Speedy Quick Dry polishes are brilliant, and come with a very easy to use wide flat brush and are cheap as chips, with a wide range of colours and new colours coming out often.

If you've been stood in the queue for the tills in New Look and have cast your eye over their make up range, you really should leave the queue and go and have a closer look. More on their make up range at a later date but I am so impressed with their Pure Colour nail polishes.  The colour range is impressive and they have colours I've never seen before. The brush is a wide flat brush that makes applying in one stroke really easy and 2 coats, applied in thin layers will go un-chipped for 7 days.

Tanya Burr is a You Tube sensation and has her own cosmetics range, which includes palettes, polishes and eyelashes.  The range of polish colours is growing fast and again these apply smoothly and have good staying power.

My current winter nail polish favourites are:

Tanya Burr in shade Penguin Chic, £4.99.  The range has recently been repackaged and the new bottle shape is really high end looking.

New Look Pure Colour shades in 34, Khaki and 08, Light Grey. £2.99.

Good luck all for the return to normality, post the holidays.  But return to normality with colourful nails.



  1. I love changing my nail varnish often, problem is I get lazy, I tend to apply but just slowly let it chip away. Terrible haha.

    Corinne x

    1. Like an ombré effect?! haha. Thanks for your comment.
      Julie x

  2. OMG....lurrrvvvveeeee nail polish!


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