I know I said this blog would be mainly about nails but, let's be honest, it really hasn't been has it? Haha! I just have so much else I want to write about aswell and I never realised how much there was swimming around in my head!
When in America, I didn't buy nearly half as many polishes as I had imagined. To be honest, I barely bought any! But I thought I would share the ones I have bought with you. I bought some as gifts for friends back home so I won't be swatching them but I will swatch all the ones I bought for myself!
Essie Watermelon is a colour that I have been constantly picking up and putting back down whenever I pop into Boots. I have quite a few pinks in my collection but none quite like this one. It's a really pretty purpley toned dark pink but is also quite a hot pink at the same time. If you like pinks on your nails, this is such a perfect colour to have as a staple in your collection! And when Essie is $8 in the US compared to £8 here, it's obvious that I would take advantage of such a great deal!
|Essie - Watermelon|
|Essie - Avenue Maintain|
I bought three colours from OPI, and I think they were around $8 each if I remember correctly, but one was for my good friend, Marina. I bought her one of the Liquid Sand range, in the colour Can't Let Go (from the Mariah Carey collection). It's a really fun, bright, glittery purple that, when dried, has an amazing texture to it. Marina is a very fun girl and I thought it suited her personality perfectly! Even with a top coat, it looks amazing (although it drinks the stuff).
|OPI - Can't Let Go (with no top coat)|
|OPI - Can't Let Go (with top coat)|
|OPI - Vesper (with no top coat)|
|OPI - Red Lights Ahead... Where?|
Moving on to Nails Inc, I bought Porchester Square. This polish is one that I've wanted for ages, if I'm honest! I'm so happy I bought it, and with the difference in price I actually saved about £5 per bottle which is amazing. Looking back, I should've bought a few! The first time I ever saw this polish was in February of this year when my sister and I went to have a spa day together (as a late Christmas present from our parents) at The Savoy hotel in London. As part of the package, we got a massage and a manicure. In The Savoy spa, they only use Nails Inc products. Since I didn't own any Nails Inc polishes by the point, it meant all of the colours were quite new to me and had their own twist to ones I had similar to. I chose Porchester Square because it had a beautiful neutral essence to it and, when painted on the nails, it dried to be a gorgeous grey-beige and I was in love. I think you can tell you love a polish colour when you remember the time you first saw it and the history behind why you want it! The reason it took me a while to get round to buying was because of the price tag. I felt that the £11 wasn't quite justifiable for a colour I wasn't sure I'd wear all the time, but when I saw how cheap it was in America ($9) it was a sign, and I'm so happy to finally call it mine!
|Nails Inc - Porchester Square|
|Nails Inc - Black Taxi|
Which is your favourite from my picks?
Until next time!