My Nail Polish Collection

While I was packing up my room at the end of term, I took the opportunity to go through a lot of my stuff and get rid of a lot of things. One of the areas I tackled was my rather large nail polish collection!

P1000829I forced myself to be quite realistic and get rid of anything that I never wore or always took off straight after applying (does anyone else do this?). I admitted to myself that I don’t like bright pink nail polish, or glitter in a clear top coat, and despite the prettiness of the bottles, cleared those out too. Now all my polish fits in one box (with the exception of A England, which I will never cull, and which I’ll show my collection of another day).  Continue reading

Mini Haul: Jessica Nail Polish

IMG_1658Returning home for the holidays means returning to my gym and spa membership at Nirvana Spa, which is an excellent thing. Obviously it’s good to get some exercise, but far far better is sinking into the swimming pool-sized jacuzzi, or the scented steam room, or even just having a quiet moment on the heated stone loungers in the faux-Roman tepidarium. Of course, this tranquil haven comes with many opportunities to spend more on top of the exorbitant membership fees: the spa stocks Mii mineral make up, Decleor skin care, their own range of fruity body wash and moisturiser (although they no longer do the lovely sweetie-flavoured things) and my favourite, Jessica nail products. These are fairly expensive, but since there’s no real money involved anywhere in the spa, it’s easy to just swipe your membership card and pretend it’s not linked to your bank account.

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Autumn Nails!

Natural (next to no) light

Flash.

So, my parents are lovely and sent me a little surprise in the post – China Glaze’s Harvest Moon polish, from the Hunger Games collection. Ever since I saw Jessica’s Pumpkin Delight polish, I’ve been wishing for a pretty sparkly orange colour, and this is even better! It’s so perfect for autumn, and it’s fascinating to have on your fingers. The first day I wore it, I kept getting distracted in the library, it was so sparkly. It’s a good formula, too, a more chemical smell than I’ve ever had before, but it dries quickly and evenly.

It was crying out to be made even more autumnal, so I added little leaves in Jessica Shall We Dance (sparkly red) and Notorious (a deep brown with red sparkles). The first picture is just to show the design, but the flash is much much truer to the bright colours, although it wipes out the red somewhat. I really really love having this on my nails, it’s so pretty and it’s had so many compliments! Do you like the idea of seasonal nail polish, or do you just wear the same colours all year round?