what nailpolish are you wearing? and where do you buy from?

(225 Posts)
BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Mon 15-Oct-12 18:26:21

I love polishes, I'm not a fan of make up, but nailpolish is the equivilant of shoes, or jewellery. It finishes an outfit.

Today I am wearing Essie school of hard rocks, an ace dark teal. With a barry m yellow topaz glitter topcoat. The topcoat looks like models own, but is half the price, from superdrug, buy 2 get a web or croc effect free. And the essie came from cheapsmells.com

Conflugenglugen Thu 25-Oct-12 13:06:26

Me too - highly meditative (unless I have to go to the loo between coats, which ends up in a slanging match with my zip-fly!).

Another thing I learned which has been really useful in that respect. I'm sure it's common knowledge: submerge your hands in ice-cold water for 20 seconds and it will harden the polish instantly.

Happy painting, hugandroll! smile

BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Thu 25-Oct-12 17:15:30

I love painting my nails too.

Dh and ds are buying me a special vanity case for all my polishes for xmas. As well as an urban decay set.

HoopDePoop Thu 25-Oct-12 20:53:09

Ooh Issima that Milan is lovely, agree with that blog that it'd be what Barbie would wear.

issimma Thu 25-Oct-12 21:01:16

hoop It is lovely and lasting really well. Have had one compliment but that was from DM so unsure if it counts.

hugandroll Thu 25-Oct-12 21:35:07

Pompous is so beautiful that when I finished my fingers I got dh to remove my toe varnish so they can be done too grin

Jackstini Fri 26-Oct-12 04:06:46

Ooh Meta - I love Sensationail! Used to have to make gel polish a treat at the salon now I do it all the time.
Currently have Taupe Tulips on fingers and on toes have 1 coat of Scarlet Red topped with 1 coat of Raspberry Wine.
Am very happy you can now buy it direct too as they have new colours coming soon grin

Hopefully Fri 26-Oct-12 07:56:35

Hoop thanks for the Essie Geranium tip. My mother leaves today. I will beeline for Boots afterwards grin

I've been inspired by this thread to dig out my bottle of Pompous, I had forgotton how lovely it is. Just admiring the nails now.

HoopDePoop Fri 26-Oct-12 19:55:44

Update: Rimmel Celebrity Bash for the weekend grin

If they did one called Pooey Nappies or Go The Fuck To Sleep it would be more appropriate for my weekend plans

issimma Fri 26-Oct-12 20:07:05

grin at hoop.
My signature nail polish would be Weetabix Stain or Pampers Delight.

I need to top up mine. I know I should strip and redo, but how bad would it be to put another coat of varnish on over the top coat, and then another lick of top coat?

MrsSJG Sat 27-Oct-12 11:25:59

I went out and bought pompous yesterday after reading about it on here. I agree it's a beautiful colour

GhoulaPaloooooooooza Sat 27-Oct-12 12:24:46

Had a manicure yesterday evening and am sporting a very pretty red from OPI - Deer Valley Spice

Weird name, beautiful colour.

Plus I got a free Nails Inc nail polish with Glamour magazine (DM bought me a subscription for Christmas, bless her). St James

EuroShagmore Sat 27-Oct-12 13:38:12

I am wearing my first ever "effects" polish (yes, I am late to this particular party). It is the Barry M croc effect over a gold base. I love it.

BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Sun 28-Oct-12 22:38:58

Ooh, what colour croc?

Today I am rocking the chic and understated look. Essie Brooch The Subject, a gorgeous nude. Only £3.25 from cheapsmells.

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Sun 28-Oct-12 22:49:17

Huge offer on China Glaze nail polishes on the Sallyexpress site - polishes £1.28 and 3 for 2. This may be a glitch & get cancelled but I've ordered 15 a few anyway. Thread on MSE: forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4255575

MissFoodie - thank you! I followed your advice to wipe nails with polish remover before painting, according to this thread I did my Pompous on Friday morning and apart from a bit of wear on the tips, which I can retouch, they are still entirely intact. I used to get 48 hours max without chipping. I can't believe I didn't think of it before.

It probably also explains why I find buffing makes the polish come off even more easily, it will be because I have been painting onto a layer of dust, doh!

BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Wed 31-Oct-12 11:59:24

I have done a dripping blood mani for halloween. Opi seraphine base (greyish green) and red tips with splodges (essie size matters) I love it.

Dec glamour magazine has a free nails inc nail polish.

GhoulaPaloooooooooza Wed 31-Oct-12 16:02:39

I'm wearing that freebie Nails Inc today. It's luffly.

You're Halloweenmani sounds fab!

Stila Wed 31-Oct-12 17:03:10

I'm wearing Basil St - I bought a few when it was the Glamour freebie this time last year .

Celticlassie Wed 31-Oct-12 17:57:55

I love Topshop nail varnish - I am currently wearing Hidden Treasure which is lovely

Mrscoghoul Wed 31-Oct-12 21:45:40

None on my right hand, and then a different colour on each nail of my left... I indulged in testing at the Chanel counter today. I love chanel nail varnish, but only have one. I just love the way it feels so rock solid yet a thin coat once it's dry. I've got a lovely subtle pink, then a gold, then a nude, then the famous beige colour and then a dark grey called vertigo. I want them all! Trying to decide which to add to my Christmas list!

buttercrumble Thu 01-Nov-12 16:41:58

Essie , skirting the issue A beautiful deep red.

Just had a quick look at the Skirting the Issue, it's gorgeous

BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Thu 01-Nov-12 16:57:25

I love essie, not tried chanel, though I've given dh the name of a dior two piece that I need want.

Today I am wearing my glamour/nails inc freebie, motcomb sreet with models own copperpot "flames" and a red dot by the cuticle. So it looks like a fire/night sky. I actually really like it.

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