Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Top 5 Series: Nail Varnish!

Only two more Top 5 posts after this one, then what will I fill Wednesday's with!? This week I am talking my Top 5 choices for nail varnish! 

Up first is my all time favourite nail varnish. Sephora by OPI's 'Mermaid To Order' It is the most beautiful mix of colours depending on the light its in. As you can see from the picture it has hints of teal, green, blue and purple and it looks so nice on your nails. It has a thick consistency which means it takes one or two coats to make the colour as opaque as you need and with a top coat it lasts for a good 4 to 5 days without chipping badly on the nails. Its a shame OPI isn't more available in the UK because it is a really good quality polish.

The foil effect nail varnishes were a big hit last year and I will continue to wear this gold one by Barry M right into this year too. It gives such a nice finish to the nails almost as if you had just dipped your nails into liquid gold. Due to the consistency of the polish it is practically opaque with just one coat. I found that it didn't last a particularly long time on the nail but I tended just to cover up the chips to get the most wear from this as I could because I love it. I think this cost about £4 which is a pretty decent price for an instant effects polish.

A couple of years ago I received a massive set of nail varnishes, but cannot remember for the life of me the name of them, but it is mostly full of glitter polishes of all different sizes which I love. This colour is my favourite from the collection because it looks mostly pink but actually contains so many coloured glitters in it. I wear this alone, built up to create a fully glittered nail or on top of pretty much any colour to add a little sparkle. Who doesn't love a bit of glitter every now and then, or all the time, we don't judge here!

I got this nail polish free with Glamour magazine a long time ago and typically I would never go for a colour like this, I'm all about the brights you see, but when I actually tried the colour 'Jermyn Street' out I really liked it. It is a beautiful chocolate brown colour that make nails look good enough to eat. I own 3 nails inc. polishes all full size and free from magazines and I actually really like the consistency and staying power of these brands. I have recently done a nail look (soon to be blogged about) using this colour and the gold Barry M nail effect. I am thinking of trying out a few more nails inc shades soon, any recommendations?
This Barry M shade was the first I ever owned from the range and I have worn it so much. It is an absolutely beautiful blue colour that wears so well on the nail for a long period of time. I'm unsure if this shade is actually still available now which I will be very disappointed if it isn't because I'm running out and need this colour permanently in my collection. This is my summer colour because it actually looks really nice with a tan and gives that pop of colour in any outfit. I think everyone who buys Barry M polish owns this colour.



  1. I love Barry M nail paints :) never tried the gold one but it looks really nice, may have to invest in one! X

  2. I really want to try a foil effect polish. Sadly we don't have Barry M in Canada.

  3. Ah nail varnishes can be my weakness! Really got into OPI varnishes since moving merely because in comparison they are cheaper but I find they are lasting so much longer!

  4. Jermyn Street is mine and my best friends' favourite polish ever! I've never tried OPI, I really want to though. x

  5. love your nail polishes!

    thanks for the comment on my blog,

  6. A nice mix of cheaper and more expensive polishes!

  7. i like the gold Barry M one. it has a foil effect? sounds so cool.x

  8. the polish you got from glamour magazine is so pretty, I love neutral colours xx

  9. I have the nail inc one! but every colour is so pretty!! xx

  10. I am always a fan of Sephora nail polish, love how they go on and the range of colours!

    The Urban Umbrella

  11. I love the colour of Sephora Xx


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