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Pretty Serious ‘Type 40′…and some overdue updates

It’s been months since I last blogged, I know. Last year was a pretty big one, with a wedding, a (seemingly never ending) house extension and some pretty major business changes so it’s probably not surprising that blogging has taken a bit of a back seat.

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Posted in: Barry M / Creams / Pastel / Pink / Plum / Purple
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Swatch & Review: Barry M new core colours

You might think I’ve posted enough Barry M polishes this week. You would be wrong though, because there is no such thing as too much Barry M. Today I have three new additions to the core range on a bit of a colour theme too.

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Posted in: Barry M / Creams / Pastel / Pink / Plum / Purple
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Pretty Serious Brand New Undies Collection nail polish on pollypolish.com
Posted in: Blue / Creams / Crelly / Jelly / Pink / Pretty Serious / Purple
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Swatch & Review: Pretty Serious Brand New Undies

Pretty Serious Brand New Undies Collection nail polish on pollypolish.com

While I might be allowing myself to blog without as much self-imposed pressure, Pretty Serious are one range that I will always make time for – even if that time is a little later than I’d have liked. Following up the beautiful Pinup collection of cremes are these bright and beautiful staple shades from Pretty Serious, the Brand New Undies.

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Posted in: Blue / Creams / Crelly / Jelly / Pink / Pretty Serious / Purple
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Kiko Daring Game 2, 3 and 5 swatches nail polish on pollypolish.com
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Swatch & Review: Kiko Daring Game

Kiko Daring Game 2, 3 and 5 swatches nail polish on pollypolish.com

Some lovely staple colours today from Kiko’s Daring Game collection.

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OPI Nordic Collection 'Do You Have This Color in Stockholm?' and 'Valking in a Vinter Vonderland' nail polish on pollypolish.com
Posted in: Creams / Grown-up polish / O.P.I. / Purple
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Swatch & Review OPI Nordic ‘Do You Have This Color In Stockholm’ and ‘Valking in a Vinter Vonderland’

OPI Nordic Collection 'Do You Have This Color in Stockholm?' and 'Valking in a Vinter Vonderland' nail polish on pollypolish.com

I love the inspiration behind OPI’s autumn collection. The Nordic polishes all look lovely, and while not necessarily super exciting, they are wonderfully reliable cremes in some rich tones that avoid the stereotypical (though much loved) autumn leaves inspired shades. Two of the purple based colours were my first picks when I saw the collection so I have them to show you today.

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Posted in: Creams / Grown-up polish / O.P.I. / Purple
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HJ Manicure 'Sub Zero' & 'Blue Lagoon' nail polish on pollypolish.com
Posted in: Blue / Creams / Grey / HJ Manicure / Teal
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HJ Manicure ‘Blue Lagoon’ and ‘Sub Zero’

HJ Manicure 'Sub Zero' & 'Blue Lagoon' nail polish on pollypolish.com

Cruelty free, vegan friendly and 5-free, HJ Manicure polishes are a generous 15ml of classic colours and are a new UK brand. There’s quite a nice array of colours to choose from considering the current line up consists of only 16 polishes, and I chose ‘Sub Zero’ and ‘Blue Lagoon’, two cremes.

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Posted in: Blue / Creams / Grey / HJ Manicure / Teal
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Pretty Serious Pinup Perfection Collection nail polish on pollypolish.com
Posted in: Creams / Jelly / Mushroom / Pink / Pretty Serious / Red
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Pretty Serious Pinup Perfection Swatch & Review

Pretty Serious Pinup Perfection Collection nail polish on pollypolish.com

It’s two-fer Tuesday! Sometimes samples arrive and they are so pretty that they jump the queue of backlogged polishes that need swatching. The new Pretty Serious Pinup Perfection collection arrived on my doorstep about 24 hours ago, so posting this quickly may be a record for me. The good news for everyone is that these polishes will be available tomorrow, well, today actually as 9am in Australia is the day before for us in the UK!

These pinup shades have been created around the ever popular ‘Hell On Wheels’, a brilliant bright red creme/jelly hybrid released a while back, and these five new polishes definitely live up to the standards set by ‘Hell On Wheels.’

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Posted in: Creams / Jelly / Mushroom / Pink / Pretty Serious / Red
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Essie 'After School Boy Blazer' and China Glaze 'Watermelon Rind' nail polish on pollypolish.com
Posted in: Blue / China Glaze / Creams / Essie / Glitter / Green
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Perfect Pairing: China Glaze ‘Watermelon Rind’ & Essie ‘After School Boy Blazer’

Essie 'After School Boy Blazer' and China Glaze 'Watermelon Rind' nail polish on pollypolish.com

Both China Glaze and Essie are the sorts of brands that seem to creep into my collection. The brands that are easy (and considerably cheaper too usually) to get a hold of in the US don’t often appear on my radar, but with Essie at a reasonable price of £7.99 and China Glaze at an absolute bargain of £4.35 from nailpolish.co.uk, it’s no surprise that somehow I’m developing a larger collection of these sorts of brands in recent times.

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Posted in: Blue / China Glaze / Creams / Essie / Glitter / Green
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