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Powder Perfect Lower Kingdom
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Powder Perfect Egyptology Part one – The Lower Kingdom

Powder Perfect Lower Kingdom

This collection makes for one hell of a sparkly post! This is part one of Powder Perfect’s Egyptology series – The Lower Kingdom – a set of five super sparkly glitters.

You can read more about Jacinta’s inspiration for the collection here, and I’ll never get bored of saying how much I admire her sources of inspiration that go way beyond over-done pop culture, but I’ll crack on with the sparkly pictures now!

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Powder Perfect 'Foreboding' nail polish on pollypolish.com
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Powder Perfect: Foreboding

Powder Perfect 'Foreboding' nail polish on pollypolish.com

Sometimes I don’t have time for many words. Sometimes a polish speaks for itself better than I can for it. Today is one of those days, and Powder Perfect ‘Forboding’ is one of those polishes…

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The New Black Rock & Roll Royalty

The New Black 'Rock & Roll Royalty' nail polish on pollypolish.com

The New Black ‘Rock & Roll Royalty’

The New Black is a polish company that focuses on providing whole looks more than individual solutions. It mean you can pick up a set of mini bottles that go together, with everything you need to create a particular look.

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Posted in: Black / Red / Studs / The New Black
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Pretty Serious – Tux

Pretty Serious 'Tux' nail polish on pollypolish.com

Pretty Serious ‘Tux’

Like any good lacquerhead, I have far too many polishes left unswatched (read that sentence properly – I didn’t say I have too many polishes, just too many that are not swatched!) So I’m trying, oh so gradually to catch up with the somewhat futile aim of one day having all polishes swatched. If you’re a nail blogger who has swatched everything they own then you must impart your wisdom on me so that I too may learn your trickery. If your method is to merely have a small enough number of polishes to keep on top of them all then the only trick you have is true restraint and that is something I will never master.

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Posted in: Black / Blue / Pretty Serious
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31DC2013 Tribal

31 Day Challenge 2013 Tribal nail polish on pollypolish.com

31 Day Challenge 2013 Tribal

This is not my finest attempt ever, but I do like where I was going with it if not where I actually ended up!

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Posted in: 31DC2013 / Barry M / Black / Grey / Kiko / Nail art
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Barry M Matte Polka Dots for 31DC2013

Barry M Matte 31 Day Challenge Polka Dots 2013 nail polish on pollypolish.com

Barry M Matte 31 Day Challenge Polka Dots

Yes, yes. I am aware that I owe you a couple of posts for the 31 Day Challenge. I have not forgotten, and I will be catching up – eventually. So here’s some matte dots using the new Barry M Matte collection polishes. You can see swatches and reviews of the full collection here.

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Posted in: Barry M / Beige / Black / Matte
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Barry M A/W Matte Collection Swatches & Review

Barry M Matte Collection Autumn/Winter 2013 nail polish on pollypolish.com

Barry M Matte Collection Autumn/Winter 2013

If you follow me on Instagram (@pollypolish) you may have noticed I like autumn. Though I feel royally cheated by this rubbish excuse for summer that is seemingly well and truly over, I do welcome autumn in England. I have a strange soft spot for anything featuring acorns, squirrels and oak leaves, oh and autumn polishes too! Before anyone comments that I am a hypocrite for regularly stating my dislike for orange and brown polishes, I have in fact warmed to halloween style oranges (summery oranges are still yuk), and have a love for copper leaning browns. What I love most about autumn polishes though is that they’re generally deep, rich, and dark colours and usually no more than 2 coaters. I have zero tolerance for wishy washy spring ‘good for layering’ polishes and am yet to be persuaded otherwise.

Right, enough of my waffle, here’s the swatches!

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Posted in: Barry M / Beige / Black / Matte / Wine
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Metallic 31DC2013

31DC2013 Metallic 31 Day Challenge nails polish on pollypolish.com

I finally stamped successfully!

I think I owe you a post, don’t I? Well, my metallic nails were supposed to be Layla Mirror Effect in ‘Chrome’ but more on that below. The stamping is one from the vault that I can’t believe I haven’t posted. I finally stamped without smudging or ending up with super faint patterns. Possibly the first, and maybe only, time ever.

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Posted in: 31DC2013 / a-england / Barry M / Black / Layla / Silver
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