Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Nail Polishes | Current Favourites

Here are a few of the nail polishes I've found myself reaching for a lot recently...

I really like the Maybelline Colour Show and Barry M Nail Paint polishes, especially as they are only £2.99 each. I've been loving blue (Cyan Blue 294) or green on my nails recently because I like how they make your hands look tanned in summer! I much prefer the formula of the Barry M Nail Paints to the Maybelline polishes but the colour range for both is brilliant.

I first tried one of the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints a few months ago and really didn't like the formula. I used the shade Watermelon a couple of times and found it to be too thick and gloopy. So many people kept on raving about how amazing these polishes are so I decided to give them another chance and try one of the more summery shades. I'm still not a massive fan of the formula but I love the shade (Passion Fruit) and can see myself using it quite a lot because I do like the shiny effect it gives once dry. The Essie polish in Capri is one of my all time favourite polishes (I'm wearing it on my nails right now). I love the formula because Essie polishes are slightly thinner so I find them easy to apply and this colour in particular is just beautiful.

I got the bright pink nail polish on the left in a set from Boots at Christmas and love the colour. The Sinful Colours (Easy Going 300) is a recent addition to my ever growing nail polish collection and I really like it. I've never tried Essie's Fiji but had heard that this one is a great dupe and it's only £1.99! They started selling Sinful Colours in my local Boots a couple of months ago so I decided to pick one up and give it a try and I absolutely love the shade. The formula is a tiny bit on the runny side but I'd definitely recommend this brand because the quality is good for the price and the colour range is great. 

What summer shades have you been wearing on your nails? Got any favourite brands?

Disclosure: The views expressed are based on my own experience.


  1. Oooh, Lovin that Sinful color! Going to have to check that out :)
    Kallie, But First, Coffee

  2. I'm loving the pastel colours that BarryM do! perfect for summer!


  3. I picked up a few of the Sinful shades as well, so interesting to see your review. Love the shades but am feeling sceptical of the formula ... Xx

    1. I do agree with you on the formula to be honest, it's pretty runny! I just did a couple of very thin coats and seemed to make it work for me.

  4. I've tried a couple of Sinful Colors and found the colours nice but the formula runny and the brush a bit too thin for my liking, it made application a bit tricky but for £1.99 you can't complain too much! xx

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

  5. I love the Maybelline Colorshows, especially the metallic ones. I really love your green/blue choice for that!

    Jenna ♥ ♥

  6. So amazing! <3
    I really loved your blog. What do you think about following each other ?

  7. Hi Hannah just tagged you in a post for Makeup first and fails, hope you'll join in and look forward to your stories :o):


    1. Thank you Charlotte, i'll check it out now!

  8. I want to try the Barry M one, looks amazing!

    nice blog