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Rimmel Mattes & Glitters
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Rimmel Mattes & Glitters

Rimmel Mattes & Glitters

The end of 2014 saw Rimmel London add to their ever growing nail polish line with a collection of 5 velvet mattes and 5 clear based glitter toppers.

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Posted in: Glitter / Matte / Rimmel London
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Spell Polish Cardinal Sin and Wool of Bat
Posted in: Indie Brands / Matte / Purple / Red / Spell Polish
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Spell Polish ‘Cardinal Sin’ and ‘Wool of Bat’

Spell Polish Cardinal Sin and Wool of Bat

I’d been wanting to try Spell Polish for a while when I finally bit the bullet and bought these two lovely colours (I also have 3 provided as samples that I’ll be showing later but for the sake of transparency, yes I paid for these). Spell is a lovely little boutique range from the U.S. that have really nailed their branding. The site, bottles, labels and packaging all match beautifully, and on top of this each polish comes with a cute little spell card unique to that shade. I’ll try to take photos of the cards soon, but for now I couldn’t get a shot that did them justice! Suffice to say, the whole image of the brand is cohesive and incredibly appealing. Heather, the powerhouse behind the brand is also a delightful woman which just makes it all so much lovelier. So on to the polish…

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Posted in: Indie Brands / Matte / Purple / Red / Spell Polish
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Barry M Flowers Spring 2015
Posted in: Barry M / Dots / Matte / Nail art
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Barry M Speedy Nail Art – Flowers

Barry M Flowers Spring 2015

What happens when you have lots of pretty colours to play with and a dotting tool? Lots of flowery tiny dots that result in hand cramps is what! I did this on both hands too I’ll have you know.

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Posted in: Barry M / Dots / Matte / Nail art
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Barry M Summer Mattes: Swatches and Review

Barry M Mattes Summer 2014 nail polish on pollypolish.com

Barry M Gelly ‘Waikiki’, ‘Cancun’, ‘Copa Cabana’, ‘Malibu’, ‘Miami’ and ‘Rhossili’

In the spirit of the glorious weather we’ve had over the past few days here in Norwich I’ve got the Barry M Summer Mattes collection to share with you today! I made all kinds of joyous noises when I saw the first press release of these. Some of you lucky ducks managed to get your hands on them earlier than me too due to a bit of a cock up by Boots so I’d imagine some of you out there are already enjoying these beauties. They’re pretty freakin’ rad so if you haven’t got them yet, read on and then dash to the shops pronto! There’s also a matte top coat so you can turn all your favourites matte too, and I’ve thrown in a comparison of that too. As usual, lots of pictures and a more about formulas and so on at the end.

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Posted in: Barry M / Brights / Matte / Satin
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More valentines hearts with Barry M Matte

Drag marble hearts with Barry M Matte 'Vanilla' and 'Crush' nail polish on pollypolish.com

Drag marble hearts with Barry M Matte ‘Vanilla’ and ‘Crush’

What’s this, two posts in one day? Yes!

Because I loved my drag marble nails with candy pinks and reds on white, I thought I’d try a more sophisticated version with Barry M Matte nail paints.

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Posted in: Barry M / Beige / Hearts / Matte / Nail art / Red / Valentines
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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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A bit of a Fetish on Valentines

Cult Nails 'Fetish' nail polish on pollypolish.com

Cult Nails ‘Fetish’

I don’t really do Valentines. I think those Me to You bears with the patchwork bits look like they’ve been in a car accident. After five years with Mr Polly Polish this will be the first time we’ve done anything on February 14th and we’re seeing Die Hard, because it’s the day of release and I love Bruce Willis. So, I don’t really do gushy romantic nonsense. How about a bit of matte black polish instead then? With hearts, see, romance ‘n’ shit.

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Posted in: Cult Nails / Hearts / Matte
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