Another week and another little nail polish haul from me, I just can’t help myself!
Remember yesterday in my metallic challenge (link) post I wondered about the Barry M foil effect polish? Well I spotted them yesterday in boots and the silver one practically leaped in to my basket of its own accord (honest!) I’m very glad I got it- it’s amazing! It only takes two coats to become opaque, (though it is quite unforgiving on ridged nails and it does show the brush strokes a little) and I think it will be brilliant as a stamping colour (I feel a NOTD post coming along!) and for accent nails etc. For £3.99 it’s a good bargain and a lovely polish for the party season.
|Barry M Silver Foil Effect|
I also picked up some cotton buds and cosmetic cotton buds(they’re on buy one get one half off- a good time to stock up) which meant that I got myself a £5 off No7 voucher; I’ve been looking for Lucky Lilac for a while now (ever since I first saw it on a blog) but because it’s such a popular one it’s been sold out every time I’m near a Boots- today must be my lucky day, it was in stock! It’s a lovely pastel shade, and unlike the e.l.f. lilac polish it’s opaque in just two coats :) The No7 polishes have a new brush- it’s still long and thick, but now it’s flatter and curved at the bottom (much like the 17 maxi brush one) and I really like it :)
|No7 Lucky Lilac|
I also went to Asda (innocently trying to do food shopping, and getting sidetracked by polish yet again) and I spotted a few new shades, and some crackles. I tried the silver crackle (£2) and it was rubbish- barely cracked at all, but the other shades (red, white, teal and some others I think) seemed pretty good. The regular polishes are on 2 for £2- and it didn’t take long for me to find two polishes I just ‘had’ to get.
|George Ultraviolet and Witchcraft|
Ultraviolet caught my eye immediately- it’s stunning! It has a purple base with a bright blue duo chrome effect- but I think there’s some bright pink too. The picture below (which does not do it justice at all- I hate the bad lighting in autumn and winter!) shows just 3 coats alone and it looks amazing, but I think it would be awesome over so many other colours.
Witchcraft is a lovely grey shade- I got it in the hopes that it would be paler than my Models Own Grey Day (I love grey polishes, and I’d really like a super-pale grey shade) unfortunately it’s not much lighter, but it is quite different; it’s a lot more blue-toned, so it was worth £1!.
These pictures are not brilliant (I’m really sorry, I hate British seasons!) but the colours are pretty accurate, so please just ignore the blurriness!
L-R: Witchcraft, Ultraviolet, Lucky Lilac and Silver Foil Effect
I saw something I need to put on my Christmas list too- M&S have a rainbow holographic polish! It's £7.50 which is why it's a Christmas list item as I think it's on the pricey side (although there's still 54 days to go, I may crack and buy it before then) It looks pretty similar to GOSH Holographic (check out PrettyDigits comparison post) and it's so beautiful!
|Photograph is courtesy of PrettyDigits|
Have you been buying anything recently? I'm going to try my best to go on a nail polish no-buy, if I don't I'll run out of space for polishes!